Thursday 30 October 2014


Hi Bloggers.

A great day yesterday at Creative Expressions HQ in Kettering with 2 fun workshops with John Lockwood hindering - I mean helping!

My next workshops are on Tuesday 25th November. There are 3 different one and a half hour workshops using Sue Wilson's 3rd Release Dies which are due out mid November. Exciting!!

Here's today's card -

For the background, with the stamp in my hand, I randomly stamped Phill Martin's Vintage Sheet Music Background onto Milk Card using Black Soot Distress Ink. I repeated the process with Phill Martin's Vintage Script Background using Raisin Adirondack Dye Ink. I made sure the ink was dry and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Floral Brocade PinPoint Embossing Folder (I ended up debossing it but actually quite liked it). I inked around the edges with Raisin Ink.

I stamped the Jive Stamp using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Lava Black Aurora Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 29 and inked through the die with Raisin Ink. I cut a Spellbinders Devine Eleoquence Die out of Black Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Step by Step Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Lava Black Aurora. I cut it out using a Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Two Die and inked through the die with Raisin Ink.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Small Black Circle Dazzlers to the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Black Pearl PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia, great card, fab colours, and I think this sentiment has to be one of my favourites along with the jive stamp. If you close your eyes, you can just imagine the couples dancing with abandon. Have a lovely day. Bx

  2. Morning Julia and all crafters, such a beautiful card today, I have that stamp so will definitely be trying this one out.

    Also I am so looking forward to Sue's new dies, I wonder what the theme is?

    Have a great Thursday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

  3. Morning Julia.
    I love jiving it brings back so many happy memories, lovely card thank you. Take care, Kitty.

  4. Morning Julia
    Another beautiful card today.
    Oh no a 3rd release of Sue's dies - I'm still buying some of the 2nd! !!
    Sheila x

  5. Great card Julia, that sentiment is so good.
    Lovely background as usual,

  6. Great card Julia, so glad you had a good day yesterday lol, say no more on that one!
    Gosh more dies from Sue, help! I have not been able to purchase the last ones yet lol! At least I know what will be on my Christmas list this year!!!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  7. Lovely card reminds me of jive bunny for some strange reason xx hazel

  8. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. I am pleased that the workshops went well yesterday. Oh boy more dies from Sue they are bound to be gorgeous. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  9. Morning Julia
    This card is beautiful - you are telling us there are more dies from Sue - wont have any money at this rate ha ha !!
    Glad to hear your workshop was a success
    Carol x

  10. Morning Julia,
    Pleased you had a good workshop with John. It seems that you have let the cat out of the bag regarding Sue's new dies. Great card too.

  11. Lovely card Julia love this stamp thank you love June xx

  12. Wonderful! Love your background and the sentiment made me giggle! xxx

  13. At the risk of repeating myself - I really love this stamp Julia.

  14. LOve it, the stamp is so happy.Think I will have to get one.Wish I could do the Jive again,married one with two left feet :-) .
    Have a nice day, Maria x


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