Wednesday 24 December 2014

Cats rule, Dogs drool

Hi Bloggers.

Happy Christmas Eve!

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Daisy Tiers Embossing Folder and inked around the edges with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. I rubbed Pewter Gilding Wax over the surface. Once dry, I buffed it up using a dry wet wipe.

I stamped the Kitten Treats Background twice using Pumice Stone. I cut 4 squares out using Spellbinders Classic Squares Small. I cut 4 Squares out of Slate Grey Card using Spellbinders Marvelous Squares.

I stamped Poppy using Pumice Stone and pulles a little of the colour out using a Tim Holtz Water Brush. I cut it out using Spellbinders Classic Squares Small and inked through the die with Pumice Stone. I cut the largest die in the Spellbinders Captivating Squares out of Slate Grey Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Paws-itively Great Stamp Set using Pumice Stone. I cut it out using Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Ovals Large and inked through the die with Pumice Stone.

I tied a bow using Pewter Solid Satin Centre Band Ribbon and added a Heart Sparkler.

I assembled the card as shown adding a Small Circle Dazzler to each corner and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Cosmic Pearl PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, oh this is absolutely gorgeous, I love this one.

    Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas and a healthy, safe and happy new year 2015. June Smith xxxxx

  2. Morning Julia.
    Thank you very much for all your inspiration and helpful tips, TV appearances, and all the work you put in for us crafters. I wish you and your family a very happy Christmas and happy new year. oh the is lovely take care Kitty.

  3. Morning Julia
    Lovely card - gorgeous ribbon!!
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
    Sheila x

  4. Lovely card-great colour. only today to get through at work then 4 whole days off!!!


  5. Lovely card Julia, I really love these dog and cat stamps.
    I hope you and your family have a great Christmas and a well earned rest
    Hugs Michelle xxxx

  6. Good morning Julia I love this card the dog and cat stamps are such fun, Hugs Jackie

  7. I love the way you've used the Marvellous Squares as a sort of background

  8. Hi Julia
    Lovely card today. I do love the cat and dog stamps. I hope that you and your family have a fantastic Christmas.

  9. Hi Julia, great card, fab sentiment for a cat lover, that ribbon is so sumptuous. Have a wonderful Christmas, looking forward to all the super inspiration from you in the New Year. Hugs Bx

  10. Hi Julia you know what they say Dogs have owners and Cats have Staff. Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year and thanks for all the inspiration you have given me Beryl xx

  11. Lovely card Julia I just love this ribbon. Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy new Year, although I am sure i will be popping in. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

  12. Morning Julia
    Again another beautiful card, thank you so much for sharing all your tips and expertise. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and looking forward to more of your tuition in 2015
    Carol x

  13. Dear Julia,
    Happy Christmas to you and your family. Lovely card.

  14. Hello Julia

    I really like the card layout, I surprised by how nice grey can look.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Best wishes

  15. Cat power!!!! Lovely card Julia.

  16. Loved all these cards Julia thank you love the ribbon happy Christmas julia God bless June xxxxxx

  17. Hello Julia, Love, love, love this card, I must get those cat stamps, sooo cute, the background is amazing ant the bow and dazzler are lush.
    Merry Christmas and A Happy and Healthy 2015 to you and your family.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  18. Lovely card, love your stamping and messy backgrounds. Merry Christmas. Lilian.

  19. Lovely card Julia, sorry I haven't been by in a while, life has been pretty hectic...Happy Christmas to you! Hugs Carole Z X

  20. Hi Julia
    Lovely card & love the sepia tones you've used.

    Thank you for all your hard work & beautiful card creations through the year & for giving so much inspiration to all us lucky crafters..

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas & Happy new year & look forward to more of your stunning creations in 2015.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze xx

  21. Hi Julia,

    Not in my house, lol...

    I really like the greys, I must try that sometime.

    Have a lovely Christmas, thank you for sharing your cards with us.


    T x

  22. Hi Julie
    Gorgeous card today. Sorry i have not been around for a while but have been busy getting things ready for the festive season. Just thought i would take this opportunity to Wish You and Your Family a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy, Healthy New Year.....thank you for sharing all your lovely work with us....
    Hugs Rosie xxxx

  23. Just want to wish you a Healthy and Happy Christmas, and also to thank you for your amazing blog, I have grown in my abilities thanks to you. Hope 2015 is a really good year for you and yours.
    X Ros

  24. Hi Julia, I adore this card, the colour is lovely, the die-cuts are lovely and the stamps are lovely. A truly beautiful card.
    I would like to wish you and yours a very Happy Christmas Day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  25. Lovely card Julia, really like the bow.
    Merry Christmas.
    Lynne x


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