Tuesday 20 January 2015

Pawprints on Our Hearts and a giveaway!

Hi Bloggers.

Thanks for all your comments about the Craft Clinic yesterday - those 2 hours just flew by! I'm offering all the little demo bits from yesterday as a giveaway - not the pva or texture paste bits as they were still wet so I left them at the studio. So, if you'd like some homework, leave a comment and I'll draw the winner on Friday.

Today's card features a couple of techniques from the Craft Clinic yesterday.

For the main background, I spread some Clear Cosmic Shimmer Texture Paste through the More Squares Mask onto Chestnut Card and put aside to dry. Once dry, I rubbed Cast Bronze Gilding Wax over the surface.

I stamped Poppy onto Milk Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Ancient Copper Metallic Embossing Powder. I cut her out using Spellbinders Majestic Circles and inked through the die with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

I stamped the sentiment from the Pawprints on Your Heart Clear Stamp Set, again using Perfect Medium and embossed with Ancient Copper Powder. I cut it out using a Justrite Antique Labels One Die and inked through the die with Vintage Photo.

I tied a bow using Brown Solid Satin Centre Band Ribbon and added a Vintage Metal Button.

I prepared the Paved Pearl Border separately using Cosmic Shimmer Ivory PVA and once dry added it to the rest of my card.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. morning Julia.
    First of all thank you for the brilliant show yesterday, now I can go to town on my micas. You were so funny with Dean If you don't glitter you have'nt been crafting. Todays card is lovely too. Take care Kitty.

  2. Hi Julia, the show was super yesterday, you crammed so much inspiration into it. Loved watching you with Dean, you just bounce off each other. I packed up laughing when you shouted at him for shaking the PVA. I am sure whoever wins the homework will just love it. Todays card is lovely, especially the colours. Have a great day. Bx

  3. Morning Julia and all crafters, I also watched the show yesterday and taped it as well, would love to have seen Deans shoes and trousers all glittered up, you both had me in stitches. It was also really nice to go over the techniques again as like many people I buy things and forget how to use them so it was very useful. I love this card today, adore the stamps and also would love to know where you et your ribbons from they are really beautiful. Good luck everyone.

    Have a great Tuesday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy and please be careful on any ice and snow out there. hugs June Smith xxx

  4. Morning all what a frosty start to the day xx lovely card Julia xx. Will catch the show from yesterday later as I recorded it but I know it will be great, your shows always are xxxx

  5. Gorgeous card today. I'll try to watch your show tonight as it sounds like you had fun!!


  6. Lovely card love the background xx hazel

  7. Had to watch the show on playback Julia, halfway through!
    As usual you nailed it!

  8. The craft clinic was great yesterday with so many technique . I watched it twice! Thank you Julia for a great show.

    Love Elaine x

  9. Morning Julia, loved the shows, brilliant watching you and Dean together. Brilliant card too loved this one on the show.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  10. Managed to watch first show and really looking forward to seeing second I use the paved pearl technique a lot and I mean a LOT mainly because I'm not very good at keeping PVA the same size if I try to do a border This is a great way to practice too Love today's colours

  11. Morning Julia, a great card use the paved pearl a lot really like it
    watched you and Dean yesterday doing it he done very well.
    Nancyd xx

  12. Loved the show yesterday julia very entertaining and all the tips about things you just don't try put the stuff in a cupboard and forget it You've made me want to try love June horrocks xxxx

  13. Morning Julia,
    Loved the show yesterday, so many laughs and so many tips, thanks for a great two hours.

  14. Morning Julia
    Loved the shows yesterday so very informative. Lots of tips and help.
    Thank you for your expert help with the things we put away. I bought Clear Matt chalk paint, Gloss Finish glaze, shimmer pearl glaze and crackle glaze and haven't seen any since using them HELP
    Carol x

  15. Hi Julia, a gorgeous card. Still have to watch yesterday's shows.

  16. Hello Julia and all

    I'm not a huge fan of browns but this is nice it might be the white that lifts it. I really like the paved pearl technique. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  17. Hi Julia
    While having as rest decided to watch the Craft Clinic - from Thailand!!
    Loved watching all your tips and tricks - especially the glitters and gliding flakes.
    Thank you for all your hard work!!
    Sheila x

  18. Lovely card Julia, the background using the mask is really nice.
    Lynne x

  19. Hi Julia,
    I planned to watch live but alas I was interrupted! However I did watch the first hour last night as I had recorded both. Very entertaining but informative too. It is nice to spend more time on techniques . Cosmic Shimmer products are super. The Demonstator isn't half bad either!
    Thanks Julia,
    Love Myra

  20. Good Morning Julia

    Watched the show yesterday it was brilliant. We all buy goodies that we forget how to use, or the ideas pass us by. So thank you for the reminders.

    You seemed to be having such a good laugh with Dean - it's not really work is it.

    Once again many thanks.

    Crafty Regards.

    Julie Kay

  21. Hi Julia this is a fantastic card. Well done for yesterday you were fab. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  22. Loved yesterday's show & have it recorded so that I can watch again. Cute card today - love the background. Pat x

  23. Hi Julia
    Another stunner today. I'll have to invest in these stamps I think. I totally missed the shows yesterday. So I'll have to watch them later on the laptop. I'd seen the post regarding the times you were on after I came home from school, so totally missed them.

  24. Hi Julia. Lovely card, I do like the dots so thanks for showing us the technique yesterday. In fact I found the whole 2 hours very informative. Brilliant job. SueL x

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  26. I have just bought this stamp - I hope by omitting the butterfly it will look like a cat waving bye - bye - for a sorry you're leaving card for a cat mad colleague. What do you think? Sorry missed the show (was at work) - hope to catch it on catch up. Have just seen today the banner on Phill's Honey Pot website advertising the demo day on 1st Feb with his messy crafter and tidy crafter comments - cheeky monkey.

  27. Loved the show yesterday. It is so easy to buy things, then the blonde/senior moment strikes, and I forget what to do with them. This was a great reminder, and looked like you were both having fun too.
    Janice W

  28. Sweet card Julia,The background look fun. I Can't believe it
    but my recordings failed buhu! I'm looking everywhere for a repeat
    or to find you on catch-up hopefully. Take care Maria

  29. Hi Julia, This card is scrumptious !! it has made me think of chocolate, and I normally make myself wait until 9pm for choccie, think I will be having it earlier tonight !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  30. Hi Julia
    such a cute & fun card today & purrfect for cat lovers.....
    Really liking the background effect & love the Paved pearls effect so much as it gives that special finishing touch to every card & looks as though it taken forever to do....Have only watched the first hour of yesterdays craft clinic which I really enjoyed all your crafty hints, tips & ideas & going to watch the 2nd one tomorrow..
    Thank you for all your amazing inspiration with everything craftiness....

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze xx

  31. Hi Julia

    Cute card. I know lots of cat lovers so maybe I should think about this stamp.

    I'm so glad I watched craft clinic as I had never seen the clear texture paste used before and I'd see it online and think "why?" but it has such a lovely effect on the matt card. I'd imagine you can mix colour, glitter, mica or other pastes into it so it'd be a good value buy. Thank you for demonstrating that! Shame I didn't get to watch it properly til earlier tonight as I reckon they are all out of it! (will check after this though!)


    T x

  32. Hi Julia
    another beautiful card - just love it - could you answer my request yesterday and e-mail me on clarke.carol13@virginmedia.com
    Carol x

  33. Loved watching you as always - had to record as i was working and have only just got a day off ! Now for Pinterest to post your cards on my Gorgeous Card boards !


  34. Loved the show, great demos as always.


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