Tuesday 9 December 2014

Shows on Create & Craft Today

Hi Bloggers.

UPDATE - Sorry folks my 3pm show has been cancelled by C&C.

I have shows on Create & Craft today at 10am and 3pm with some of my favourite Creative Expressions Stamps from this year. There are different stamps of each show so if you're buying, please be sure to check both shows before checking out your basket.

Here's a card that would have been shown on the 3pm show -

Every once in a while, I make a card that surprises me. I find I like it much more than I expected. This is one of those cards which is why I thought I'd share it today. The rose stamp looks lovely in pale blue and the Spellbinders Majesty looks stunning gilded.

Ok, so for the background, I started by randomly inking through the Criss Cross Mask with Stormy Sky Distress Ink onto Coconut White Card. Then, with the stamp in my hand, I randomly stamped Phill Martin's Resplendent Roses Background with Stormy Sky. I repeated the process using Phill's Grungy Honeycomb Background, again with Stormy Sky. I made sure the ink was dry and ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Rambling Blossoms Embossing Folder and inked around the edges with Stormy Sky. I runned Pearl Moon Gilding Wax all over the surface. I left it to dry for a few minutes and then buffed it up using a dry wet wipe.

I mixed a little Harebell Mica Powder (from the Cosmic Shimmer Subtle Shades Mica Spray Set) with some Cosmic Shimmer True White Detail Embossing Powder. I stamped the Rose Entwined Stamp onto Coconut White Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with my custom made powder. I used a dry wet wipe to remove the excess mica. I used a trimmer to cut it down and inked the very edges with Stormy Sky.

I stamped the sentiment that comes wth the rose stamp, again using Perfect Medium and embossed with my custom made powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 29 and inked around the edges with Stormy Sky.

I cut the largest 2 dies together from the Spellbinders Majesty Die Set out of Coconut White Card (best to use Wax Paper with this one). I rubbed Phill Martin's Vintage Blue Gilding Wax all over. I cut the largest die only from the set out of Sky Blue Card and glued the gilded die cut on top using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.

I cut a couple of leaves out of Coconut White Card using Sue's Curled Vines Dies Set and rubbed Vintage Blue Gilding Wax over. I made 2 flowers out of White Crochet Ribbon.

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

I've added photos of the cards from Saturday's shows to my Faebook page. You can see them here.

Hope you can join me later.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia and all crafters, another stunning card today, I have taped your show yesterday and will watch it later today so I can see you making this one.

    Wrap up warm everyone as it is very chilly out there today.

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

  2. Hi Julia, the card is really gorgeous, love the rose stamp, hope the shows are great. Bx

  3. Morning Julia. Yes that sometimes happens to me I make a card and it turns out better than i expected, so I keep it it does'nt go to the charity shop. Todays card is very pretty I shall record the shows. Take care Kitty

  4. I agree with you Julia this is a stunning card I am recording the shows so look forward to watching them tonight xxx

  5. Lovely card today, off to set the sky box to record your programmes.


  6. Morning Julia, Wow, this card is truly stunning, everything about it I love !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  7. Stunning Julia, love it
    I will be recording your shows as I am at work this afternoon
    Hugs Michelle xxxx

  8. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the rose stamp it is so pretty. I am looking forward to your shows today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  9. Gorgeous Julia, love it. Good luck with the shows.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  10. Morning Julia, absolutely gorgeous love the background and the
    Nancyd xx

  11. Good morning Julia, lovely card and my fav colour blue for the back ground.
    X Ros

  12. Beautiful card love the colours xx hazel

  13. Beautiful card Julia .. your favourite colour too. I will be tuning in to C&C at 10 and 3. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

  14. Stunner again today Julia hope you have good shows I'll be there love June xxx

  15. Morning Julia,
    Very pretty card, love it.
    Hope the shows go well.

  16. Good morning Julia, love this card today. I'm recording your program so I can watch it later Beryl xx

  17. Oh Wow Julia, love the whole card. Watched you make the background on TV and it is fabulous. Thank you for sharing. Kay

  18. Was sat here waiting for you at 3 and they cancelled just for tattered lace again oh well least you get home not earlier. carol

  19. Hi Julia
    Stunning card, totally in love with it. And the colour is dab.
    Amanda xx

  20. Hi julia
    whattttttttt I dashed home quicker than Santa can deliver on Christmas Eve only to find you not there - what happened so disappointed.
    Amanda 😡😢😡😢😡😢😡

  21. What an amazing background Julia, it is absolutely beautiful. Love the colour too, a truly fabulous card. Pat x

  22. Hi Julia. Sorry to hear your show was cancelled, was hoping to catch up with them all tomorrow but there is one less now, shame as your card is lovely. SueL x


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