Thursday, 11 December 2014

For You and a couple of Giveaways

Hi Bloggers.

Here's another card that was intended as a demo on Tuesday afternoon -

For the background, I inked through the Lattice Mask onto Coconut White Card using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I moved the mask along the card to extend the design. I ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Eternity Embossing Folder and inked around the edges with Tumbled Glass. I rubbed Pearl Moon Gilding Wax over the surface. I left it to dry for a few minutes and then buffed it up using a dry wetwipe.

I masked off the 'For' and the image panel on the For You Stamp, inked up the 'you' with Perfect Medium, removed the mask and stamped onto Aqua Card. I added Cosmic Shimmer True White Detail Embossing Powder. On a separate piece of Aqua Card, I stamped the 'For' and the image panel from the Just a Note Stamp using Perfect Medium and embossed with True White Detail Powder. Icut them out and popped them down next to the 'you'. I selected a die to fit - the largest in Sue's Valencia Die Set, removed the 'For' and image panel and ran through the Calibur. I inked through the die with Tumbled Glass. I added the 'For' and the image panel using 3D Foam.

I cut a couple of leaves out of Aqua Card using Sue's Curled Vines Die Set. I swiped some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink onto my Craft Sheet and mixed in some Cosmic Shimmer Warm White Chalk Paint. I picked some up onto some Cut n Dry Foam and rubbed it onto a piece of White Crochet Ribbon. I left it to dry (you can also dry it with a heat tool), cut it down the centre lengthways and a flower.

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

Rather than waste the afternoon demo packs, I have made up yesterday's and today's cards and I'm offering them up as a giveaway. So, please leave a comment on today's post and Monday lunchtime I'll make the draw for 2 winners to receive a demo card each.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia and all crafters, I am so pleased with todays card it has my favourite colours, embossing folder, ribbon, and dies, I think this is rated as being right up in the top ten of cards you have made, fabulous.

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

  2. Morning Julia.
    Beautiful as usual Thank you Take care Kitty.

  3. Morning Julia, another incredible card, with every element ticking all the boxes for me. Love the aqua with the white stamping. I am sure everyone is crossing their fingers to win one of your cards. Take care. Bx

  4. Morning Julia
    A beautiful card today - love your backgrounds. Love the colour - ticks all the boxes for me!!
    Such a shame the afternoon show was cancelled.
    Take care.
    Sheila x

  5. A lovely card Julia I do like the colours and the crochet flower xxx

  6. Lovely card & would love the chance to win it. Watched your progs from the weekend & Tues, last night -they were very inspiring.


  7. Hi Julia, lovely card, you're cards are always so inspirational, I love stamping .
    Best wishes Lilian

  8. Hi Julia this is such a pretty card I love the colours they work so well together. It is a shame your show was cancelled you are always a joy to watch. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  9. Lovely card Julia, I love the colours
    Hugs to all Michelle xxxx

  10. Lovely card this morning, love the aqua colours. Such a shame your show was cancelled on Tuesday afternoon, especially as I had the day off and was looking forward to your demos. xx

  11. What a pretty card Julia! Love the delicate colour. Like lots of people I was so disappointed your show wasn't on. I always watch you as you do fab demos. I have a card you made on a show which has pride of place in my craft room. X

  12. Loving these pretty backgrounds and colours you are using on these cards Julia!

  13. Morning Julia,

    Beautiful card, love the design and the soft Blue is gorgeous.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  14. Pretty colours and I love the embossing folder - which I've not noticed before Off to explore that one now!

  15. Morning Julia
    How disappointed it was that you were not one, got myself already with a cuppa but no Julia.
    This card is beautiful, love the embossing and colour you have used, Phil's set are lovely
    Carol x

  16. Morning Julia,
    A lovely card, such a waste of your valuable time when you don't get to show off your work, so disappointing for you.

  17. Very pretty card Julia my favourite colour love it thank you love June xxxxx

  18. Hi Julia and all

    Beautiful Card I love the colours. Disappointed about Tuesday afternoon.

  19. Gorgeous card Julia. Colours are beautiful.

  20. Lovely card as always Julia. Really missed your second show was really looking forward to it.

  21. Beautiful delicate colours and so pretty ! Really quite sophisticated - gorgeous !

  22. Lovely card Julia. Real shame your was cancelled.
    Have a nice day Maria x

  23. Lovely card as always Julia, shame the show was cancelled and will have to miss your Cosmic Shimmer shows too as I'll be away :-(

  24. Hi Julia. It's my birthday today and I'd love to go in your prize draw😀 Thanks x

    1. Happy Birthday, Karen, it's mine tomorrow xx

  25. This is a beautiful card Julia the soft colourway is gorgeous, thank you for sharing.
    Lynne x

  26. Hi Julia, once again a beautiful card , you always inspire. Fingers crossed that I am lucky enough to win xx

  27. Afternoon Julia, I 'love' this card !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  28. Hi Julia
    Yet another beautiful & stunning card & love everything about it.
    The background is amazing & just love that embossing folder &
    must get it to add to my crafting collection.
    Crafty Hugs
    Haze xx

  29. Hi Julia, Lovely card and I love the colour. What a good idea to use blocks with the sentiment, So clever. Shame they cancelled the 3pm show, glad I taped the first one.

  30. I was looking forward to watching you on Tuesday afternoon so was disappointed, now seeing what we missed is some comfort. Love tumbled glass, and this card is a stunner. Thank you.

  31. Hi Julia,
    Love your card today. The combination of aqua and white is lovely. It is both delicate and feminine, a "breath of fresh air". Look forward to all of your posts. Have a nice day.

  32. Such a shame the 3pm show didn't happen. I love watching your demos as I learn something new each show. Beautiful colour on this card too.


  33. Hi Julia
    Sorry I've not been in a position to comment, have enjoyed the email alerts though.
    I love how the eternity folder gives so much to the inking from the mask. Its a lovely card and tbe stamps were used in a clever way. I was disappointed to by no 3pm show as I love watching you demo.

    Crafty hugs,

    T x

  34. Stunning card, I love the colours. I definitely need to buy that embossing folder, it's absolutely beautiful. Pat x

  35. Lovely colourway Julia. Shame did not get to see it on the telly in all its glory.

  36. hi Julia, sad to have missed your show, I had forgotten to record the morning one, glad you have put such a beautiful card on today, showing us what we missed, see you next time xx

  37. Hi Julia. What a good idea using tiles this way. I do like white embossing powder. What a shame you didn't get to demo your cards. Shame on you C & C when Julia has put in all this work. SueL x

  38. Hi Julia
    Just want to say I was gutted about your 3pm show and I jolly well let then know about it on their Facebook page, so did a few others! It was an outrageous decision and I am still waiting for a proper answer! They said it was for 'Commercial, reasons, what on earth does that mean? Load of rubbish! Today's card is fab!
    Sandra xxx


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