Monday 28 September 2015


Hi Bloggers.

Back from a great weekend at Craftasmic in Taunton. I've been given some extra shows on Hochanda tomorrow at 10am, 1pm and 6pm. They're very techniques driven so I hope you can join me.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I popped a piece of Creative Expressions Double Sided Self Adhesive on to a paper from the Couture Creations Hearts Ease 6 x 6 Paper Pad. I removed the backing sheet and added Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Sprinkles. I popped a Cream Pearl Corner in each corner.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Fabulous Sentiments Stamp Set onto Milk Card using Coffee Archival. I cut it out using the Couture Creations Scrolled Tomentosa Die Set and inked through the die with Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Decadent Oak Colour Cloud Blending Ink using a Smoothie.

I cut the largest die in the Scrolled Tomentosa Die Set out of Milk Card. I rubbed Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax over the surface of the frame and cover the inner section with Decadent Oak Colour Cloud.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Antique White Satin Ribbon. I rubbed some Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax over the surface of a Dazzler Setting and a Gold Dazzler.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 5mm White Pearls and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Absolutely lovely Julia; looking forward to your shows

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  2. Stunning Card Julia love the colours very spicy...!
    Luv Rach :)

  3. Morning Julia.
    A lovely card Thank you. I shall have to record the shows. Take care Kitty.

  4. Morning Julia, lovely card today, and I will be watching tomorrow.

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

  5. Morning Julia, a beautiful card like the colour will look forward to your shows tomorrow.
    Nancyd xx

  6. Hello Julia, a really lovely card today, love the soft tones of the background. Glad you had a great weekend. Looking forward to the shows. Bx

  7. Morning Julia, a lovely card today.
    The colours are really nice,

  8. An unusual colours but very nice I do like the die that you have used.
    Hope you had a great weekend xx

  9. Good morning Julia this is a gorgeous card I love the background. Extra shows on Hochanda that sounds like fun. I do hope you get a bit of rest after your busy weekend. Hugs Jackie

  10. Hi Julia
    absolutely gorgeous,i love this card, so elegant.
    Love Jan x x

  11. A very elegant card today Julia! Really wonderful design. Debra x

  12. Lovely card Julia.
    I will be recording your shows as I am at work for 2 of them.
    Hugs Michelle xxxx

  13. Lovely card and background xx hazel

  14. Hi Julia. Lovely card yet again. No rest for the wicked is there? Sky+ all set.
    SueL x

  15. Great card I will have to record shows because I'll be at work

  16. What a great card today. I will be watching tomorrow :)

  17. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card, I love the way that the glitter jewels softens the colours of the background paper, absolutely gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  18. Beautiful card using a gorgeous background paper.

  19. Lovely card, Julia. I was going to say I hope you can have a rest today after Taunton but that is obviously not going to be the case! It's great that you and the rest of the team are being given time to show us techniques in detail.

    Anne (Northampton)

  20. Love this card Julia - really beautiful, very different.

  21. Beautiful card Julia watched all the shows it was great to see you on screen again. Crafty Regards Julie kay xxx

  22. Stunning card the background...see you on Hochanda tomorrow, good luck....luv Ursula xx

  23. Stunning card the background...see you on Hochanda tomorrow, good luck....luv Ursula xx

  24. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card, looking forward to seeing the shows tomorrow.

  25. Hello Julia.

    I love the Hearts Ease papers especially with the pearl corners, the Scrolled Tomentosa Die Set looks very effective on it. Thanks for sharing.

    It will be good to see you tomorrow, a nice surprise.

    Best wishes

  26. Hi Julia
    Missed this card yesterday. Love the die you've used on this card. It's so unusual.

  27. Pretty card, love what you have done with the background.
    Rosemary xx

  28. Hi Julia beautiful card today love that background looking forward to your shows.
    Jeanie .e

  29. Hi Julia, This card is beautiful, I love the background.
    It's great that you have more shows tomorrow, I bet you are a 'busy bee' prepping !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  30. hi Julia,
    WOW Gorgeous card and fabulous background paper....LOVE IT!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  31. I absolutely love this one, the background is so pretty and the pearls in
    the corners finish it off beautifully.
    I must get the dies as they are so pretty and different.

  32. Lovely card, Ido like the micro beads. Looking forward to your shows tomorrow, I've got the dat off, yeahhhhhhh! Linda.

  33. Hi Julia, amazing card. Love the backing paper, especially coated with the diamond sprinkles. I love sentiments too and this one is lovely. It made me smile when I read it, so a little happiness all around then! "Thank you Julia" it's stunning xx Love Karen xx

  34. What lovely paper and the whole card is gorgeous.
    Can't keep pace with all the shows - I have so many to watch and make notes on. Will all make good winter viewing.

  35. Pretty card Julia, the background looks fabulous. Looking forward to watching you on TV tomorrow. Pat x

  36. Hi Julia

    Another stunning card & love that gorgeous background, the colours are amazing & the scrolled Tomentosa dies are lush too & I want them !!

    Lovely in every aspect

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx


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