Saturday 29 August 2015

Simply Sparkle Texture Paste

Hi Bloggers.

I'm demoing at the Strikes Garden Centre in Carlise today 10am till 4pm. Do pop in and say hello if you're in the area. I left home at 10.30am yesterday and was booked into my hotel just after 5pm. So glad I left early as I dread to think how long it would have taken if I had left after lunch like I usually do. I parked a bit here and there on the M6 but overall not toooooo bad! The hills in the Lakes and the Dales looked beautiful in the dappled sunlight.

As the title of this post suggests, this is a really simple card made with Sparkle Texture Paste -

I've spread some Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Frosty Mink Sparkle Texture Paste through the Baubles Mask onto Milk Card. Once dry, I inked around the edges with PM CS Frosty Mink Colour Cloud Ink using a Smoothie.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Peace on Earth Stamp Set onto Milk Card using Frosty Mink Colour Cloud Blending Ink via a Smoothie. I cut it out using a Spellbinders Romantic Labels Two Die and inked through the die with the Frosty Mink Colour Cloud.

I assembled the card as shown piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

Before I sign off, I just wanted to tell you that for the Bank Holiday I'm giving 10% discount on all purchases on my website till midnight on Monday 31st August. The weather might not be brilliant this weekend so why not have a browse! Free postage to the UK on orders £20 and over.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful card a good one for batch making, have a great day and hope you have a good journey home.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Beautiful card Julia ...enjoy your day.
    Luv Rach :)

  3. Morning Julia.
    So glad your journey was'nt too bad.
    Lovely card Thank you take care Kitty. Have a good weekend all.

  4. Morning Julia

    Beautiful card and it uses the paste to great effect. Simple maybe but never the less very effective.

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  5. A great card that would be suitable for batch making. What a long drive yesterday I hope you enjoy today xxx

  6. Morning Julia, another stunning card today, and I hope you enjoy yourself demo'ing, I hope to see you doing some at Ally Pally.

    Have a great Saturday whatever you are doing, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  7. Beautiful card Julia. Hope you have a better triip back, I had a trip up North from South this week and it was also a nightmare. I'm very jealous of people living up North, they seem to get all the best presenters demoing. Are you at Ally Pally this year?

  8. How effective is that! Just looked to see if the mask is available and think I will need to purchase. On my list for Ally Pally! Have a good day.
    Lovely ride past The Lakes either on the train or M6.

  9. Hi Julia, great card, quick and easy if you are not like me and get into a mess every time I try to use paste.
    Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

  10. Hi Julia, it might be a simple card but a very effective one! Jane B.

  11. Morning Julia, I love it !! the colours are gorgeous, in fact I love all Phill's new colours.
    Enjoy your demo'ing in Carlisle, and safe journey home.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  12. Hi Julia,
    What a beautiful card, love the colours too. So pleased that you had a reasonable journey, the M6 on a Friday can be awful. Love the lakes!
    Hope you have a great demo day and safe journey home.
    Thanks for all the great inspiration,
    Heather Treble

  13. This looks so effective, Julia.
    I hope you have a free day Monday - after today and the Craftathon tomorrow you are going to a rest! Hope all goes well.

    Anne (Northampton)

  14. Lovely card, have a great weekend x xhazel

  15. Gorgeous card. Hope the demo goes OK.


  16. Hi Julia this is a fantastic Christmas card I love the texture paste through the mask it is very effective. Have a great day today I hope the demos go well and that you meet lots of lovely crafters. Hugs Jackie

  17. Hi Julia,
    I Really Just Love Today's Fantastic Card As I So Love Those Amazing Texture Paste And The Tremendous Colours They Come In!!
    Thank You For Sharing Your Card With Us Have A Great Day I Hope You Meet Lots Of Wonderful People
    Hugs From Sam x

  18. I did precisely this a couple of weeks ago but it didn't come anywhere near as good as yours; but then I don't have your experience so perhaps practice will make perfect!!!!!! Your card is so nice that I know I will try again

  19. Lovely card Julia. Hope you have an enjoyable weekend.
    Rosemary xx

  20. Hi Julia. I love your card as I love the effect of texture paste. Watched John yesterday spreading it with his medical card. I use my old football season ticket which is perfect. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow, must pack my extra large shopping bag!! SueL x

  21. Morning Julia,
    Love your card, really must buy some textured paste and have a go.

  22. Hi julia love this card not tried the paste yet must get on with it thank you julia love safe journey home
    June horrocks xxxx

  23. Hi Julia,
    Brilliant card so clean and crisp looking. Love the baubles.
    Have a great weekend, bet you will be tired at the end of it, you never seem to stop. Safe journey home.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  24. Hello Julia, so glad you got there safely, enjoy the demos today. This card is perfect for batch making and is really elegant, love the different baubles. Take care. Bx

  25. A long journey for you Julia but the roads are always extra busy on the Friday before a bank holiday weekend. I hope you enjoy your day at Carlisle - my grandson went to uni there. Love today's card, I can imagine how much it glitters in real life - if only cameras could capture sparkle! Pat x

  26. Hi Julia
    Great card - one to try today as I will be home alone - so able to play!!
    Wonderful part of the UK - lots of happy family holidays in the Lake District when I was small.
    Have a good weekend and safe journey home.

  27. Hi Julia,
    Glad you arrived safely! What a journey. I heard the M6 was a nightmare yesterday going South as well. Have a lovely day.
    Today's card is really lovely and an ideal one to make for posting. Lovely texture and colour.
    Love Myra xx

  28. Lovely card Ideal for posting and batch making have a great day I've even got sunshine today
    PS your freebie card arrived safely and it's more beautiful in the flesh Thank you I particularly like that you've written the ingredients on the reverse Thank you

  29. Hello Julia.

    As you say the title is fitting but a very effective card. I really like it for it's simplicity. It would be a great batch make. Thanks for sharing.

    Wow that's a fair distance you have travelled. I hope you have a good day and a safe journey home.

    Best wishes.

  30. Hi Julia, really nice easy to do card but with a great affect it looks great.Take Care Melody xxx

  31. Beautiful card using the Sparkle Paste x So glad you had you had a good journey too xx Love Karen xx


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