Saturday 13 September 2014

Wake Up

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Milk Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Art Deco Fanfare Embossing Folder. I rubbed Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax all over the embossed surface. I put it aside for about 5 minutes and then buffed it up using a dry wet wipe which makes it smoother and shinier. I wrapped a piece of Cream Crochet Ribbon around the centre.

I stamped the Filigree Frame as it comes using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using the largest die in the Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B. I cut a Spellbinders Grand Rectangle out of Vintage Gold Card.

I tied a bow out of Cream Crochet Ribbon and added a Vintage Metal Embellishment.

I cut a couple of leaves out of Vintage Gold Card. I cut some flowers out of Milk Card using Sue's Faux Quilled Blooms Die Set and added some Cream Pearls to the centres.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Cream Pearls to the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Ivory PVA around the edges.

I have added photos of all the samples from Thursday's shows onto Facebook. You can see them here.

Sue has shows today on Create & Craft with a Weekender with her Festive Dies. Please check the schedule or Sue's Blog for show times.

I'm demoing at MSA Crafts in Cradley Heath today. Please call in if you're in the area.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. Thank you for all the tips about gilding wax the other day. I hope your demos go well today I wish I lived closer so I could join you. Hugs Jackie

  2. Morning Julia and all crafters, such a gorgeous card today, so warming and festive, I absolutely love it, will certainly have to get the stamps, going to Ally Pally next week so hopefully can pick them up there.

    Hope all goes well at Cradley Heath today.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy everyone, hugs June Smith xxx

  3. Morning Julia, stunning card, love the stamps. Love Jean xxx

  4. Hi Julia. Stunning card, love the new stamps, they are perfect for posting. Have a brilliant day today. Sue xxx

  5. Lovely card-classis colour combination.


  6. Morning Julia,
    Stunning card and to festive. Enjoy your weekend, we shall be glued to the box watching Sue
    Carol x

  7. Good morning Julia lovely card today I am really liking these new stamps Beryl xx

  8. Morning Julia.
    beautiful card with lovely sentiment thank you. Have a good weekend take care Kitty.

  9. Great card Another tip for "revitalising" the older waxes is to add a tiny drop of proper turpentine (not the substitute stuff) Hels mentioned this on C&C Love the colours you had on C&C yesterday

  10. Morning Julia,
    Another lovely card, great colours. Enjoy your demo day.

  11. Lovely card Julia thank you have a good day Love June xxx

  12. Hello Julia, a very elegant card, love the sentiment. Have a great demo day. Need to set Sue's shows to record. Bx

  13. Gorgeous card, Julia, love the new stamps.
    Hope your demo day goes swimmingly and have a great weekend everyone!
    Hugs Annie x

  14. Beautiful, Julia. Elegant as ever.

  15. Morning Julia,

    Beautiful card. Love the whole design. X

  16. Hi Julia. What a fabulous card today, I love it all. Have a great time at MSA Crafts. Take care.

  17. This is a beautiful card Julia!
    Have a great weekend,

  18. Love today's fabulous card. Now I'm off to facebook to look at all your other samples. Pat x

  19. HI Julia,

    Such a pretty card. Have seen the frame stamp a few times and admired it but this time I couldn't resist and just ordered it from your website!!!!! I do check your blog most days but don't always have time to comment. Thank you.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  20. Hello Julia, Stunning card, love the frame stamp and the sentiment. The colour is so rich and opulent. Enjoy your day at Cradley Heath. Loving Sue's shows.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  21. Stunning card! I love the new stamps, they are fab! So were your shows! xxx

  22. Morning Julia, a beautiful card the stamps and the colour are fab.
    Tried this morning again at 6 10 but no luck again.
    Nancyd xx

  23. Great card Julia love the frame stamps- thanks for the tip on C & C about embossing large dies first before cutting - I have tried it and makes it a lot easier.xx

  24. Hi Julia. Just finished watching your shows which I had to record so now off to facebook to have a good look at the samples again. Thanks for uploading them. SueL x

  25. Hi Julia, Very beautiful card love the new stamps. love Jean Z xx

  26. Lovely card - another one when I can play stamp along with Julia when my multibuy arrives.

  27. Beautiful card. Will have a good look at your new stamps. It was a pleasure to see you demonstrating locally its nice to be interactive with you and see up close and personal the results of some great cards and ideas. (The kids weren't too disruptive and a McDonalds helped lol)


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