Sunday 16 November 2014

Toolshed on Create & Craft today

Hi Bloggers.

I'm on the Toolshed on Create & Craft today at 12noon for 2 hours. Looks like it's with Dean. Hope you can join me.

Here's today's card which will hopefully be the first demo -

Now, I'll start with the fancy die that's on there - this is your heads up! It's the Couture Creations Tied Together Die. It's based on the very popular Tied Together Embossing Folder. The die has been around for a little while but it's been selling out every time we've had it in so have been unable to get it onto a show. We've more stock this time so I've grabbed some for the Toolshed. You may have to be quick though! Anyways, I cut it out of Sky Blue Card, added some dots of Phill Martin Vintage Blue PVA and put aside to dry.

For the background, I stamped the Justrite Cornflower Damask Background onto Coconut White Card using Perfect Medium. I stamped it a second time to extend the design. I then dusted Tropic Blue Mica Powder (from the Garden Flora Cosmic Shimmer Mica Spray Set) all over. I removed the excess using a dry wet wipe.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Birthday Florals Vintage Labels 8 & 9 Clear Stamp Set onto Sky Blue Card using Perfect Medium and embossed using Cosmic Shimmer True White Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using a Justrite Vintage Labels 8 Die.

I mixed a little Tropic Blue Mica Powder with some True White Detail Powder to make my own shade of Embossing Powder. I stamped the frame from the same stamp set onto Coconut White Card using Perfect Medium, added the custom made powder and heat set. I removed the excess mica using a dry wet wipe. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels 8.

I popped a Creative Expressions Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet onto a piece of Coconut White Card. I cut some flowers using Sue's Delicate Daisies - Complete Petals Die Set. I peeled away the backing and added Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Sprinkles to them all. I stacked them up to make 3 flowers and added some Phill Martin Vintage Blue Twinkles to the centres. I cut some leaves out of Sky Blue Card using Sue's Curled Vines Die Set.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Small Circle Dazzlers to the corners and some dots of Phill Martin Vintage Blue PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia and all crafters, another beautiful card today, I was lucky enough to get the tied together die but have not used it yet, this card has given me an idea, looking forward to seeing you on the tool shed with Dean, I bet there will be laughs all round for those 2 hours.

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

  2. Hi Julia
    Great card will be watching today thankyou tracyw x

  3. Morning Julia.
    I shall be recording the show. Very pretty card today Thank you. Take care quite foggy up this way today Kitty.

  4. Morning Julia, absolutely gorgeous card the tied together die
    looks fabulous and your bespoke embossing powder as usual
    looks great. Have set to record the shows as we are in and out
    on a Sunday so I always set recorder night before just in case.
    Nancyd xx

  5. Love this card Julia. I have had a peek at what is coming on your shows and really want to get that die, plus a few other things of course !! Will be watching eagerly, after ordering. Thank you.

  6. Good morning Julia this card is gorgeous I love the soft colours. I am looking forward to your long show today I know you can keep Dean under control. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  7. Morning Julia,
    A very pretty card, love the pale blue, not a colour I use very often. I also love the die. Looking forward to the show.

  8. Great card today. I have the tied together die & haven't used it so this is great for me. I'll be recording your show as I need to get all the housework done first.


  9. Hello Julia, love this card, the colours are perfect and that die cut looks stunning. Hope the show goes well, will be recording it to watch later. Have a great day. Bx

  10. Hi Julia, always love a blue and white combo and this is no exception, it's lovely. Good luck with the show today, will watch this demo on catch up later x

  11. Love the card Julia love the colours hope you have a great tool shed I will be watching thank you love June xxxxxxxxx

  12. Love the card Julia love the colours hope you have a great tool shed I will be watching thank you love June xxxxxxxxx

  13. Beautiful card Julia love the new die and colours used xx hazel

  14. Hi Julia. Lovely yet again. I am packing to go away but think I will need a coffee break about 12. Good luck with Dean, ha ha. SueL x

  15. Morning Julia, beautiful card, will miss the shows but will have to watch catch up! Love Jean xxx

  16. Morning Julia
    Beautiful card - love the daisies glittered - will see how it works with the open daisies!
    Can't wait for the show - be gentle with Dean - lots of laughs I'm sure!!
    Sheila x

  17. Beautiful creation Julia, looking forward to the shows.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  18. Hi Julia
    Love the card can't wait to see you again on C & C with my favoutire Dean
    Carol x

  19. Beautiful card Julia. Just looked at the time and going to switch the t.v. on so I do not miss the programme. Helen

  20. Stunning! Love the background, the die is gorgeous and the flowers so pretty! Perfect card! xxx

  21. Beautiful card Julia. I bought the tied together die some time ago but haven't got around to using it yet so nice to have a project to follow. Enjoying your tool shed show at the moment.

  22. Hi Julia, Beautiful card it's "for you" from me. Wanted to see your show live but something came up so I have recorded it so will watch it when I get a quiet time.
    Hope you had a good day, Maria x

  23. Beautiful card Julia. I thoroughly enjoyed your demos today, Pat x

  24. Lovely card That "background" die is lovely Sadly I missed the shows I hope to get them on Catch up

  25. loved your show today and you managed to do 5 demos and keep dean under control well done.

  26. Hi Julia
    Wow wow wow, just love the tied together die, I have the embossing folder and it's gorgeous. Haven't seen the die. Well I have seen pictures of it but didn't know what it was called. Another stunning card today.


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