Saturday 10 October 2015


Hi Bloggers.

John Lockwood & I are demoing for MJ Crafts in Gloucester today. It's actually being held at Northgate Hall, St Johns lane, Northgate street but it's via ticket so please contact the shop for info.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I first cut the Couture Creations Dasher Die out of Coconut White Card to cut an aperture. I then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Gradient Mask. I wrapped some Metallic Bakers Twine around the card, tied a bow and added a Pine Cone which I had cut down a little to remove the berries.

I cut the Dasher Die again out of Vintage Gold Card and glued him into the aperture.

I cut the Couture Creations Believe Die out of Vintage Gold Card - I just used the wording on this card, not the flourish.

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.

John will be launching a One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm with Sue Wilson's Portuguese Collection. Shows will continue at tomorrow at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. Hope you can tune in.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, absolutely gorgeous watched you demo this one and am tempted to but another stag die as I thought at the time this is beautiful.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia, another cracker of a card, am loving all the new ones you are making with the couture creations stuff, take card today.

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

  3. Morning Julia.
    Thank you a lovely card. Thank you. Have fun and take care Kitty.

  4. Hi Julia

    Good luck with your workshops. Lovely card today very effective.

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  5. Love this card, so stunning, Linda.

  6. Hi Julia,
    Another lovely card for us today. Hope you have a great day. I will definitely be watching your shows.

    Linda xx

  7. The reindeer looks so effective.
    Have a good day.

  8. Hi Julia. What a lovely plain and simple but very effective card. I know you will have fun with John today. SueLx

  9. Good morning Julia today's card is beautiful I love the stag die. Have a great day today I am sure that you will have fun. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  10. Lovely card, simple but quite striking.


  11. Gorgeous card Julia, have a good weekend

  12. Lovely card Julia, have a fun day with John, xxx

  13. Hi Julia,
    A really beautiful and elegant card, have a great day with John.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  14. This is a lovely car, Julia. Hope the day goes well.

    Anne (Northampton)

  15. I love this card Julia very elegant saw you demo this one
    Have a good day with John
    Love June xxxxxxxx

  16. Morning Julia,
    Gorgeous card, love the white with the gold card. Have a good day with John.

  17. Another fine card Julia. Have a good day in the county of my birth!!!


  18. Lovely card Julia , these dies are great,

  19. I watched you making this card and thought it looked lovely on the TV and close up its even better.

    Crafty hugs Pen x

  20. Beautiful C&S design Julia, it looks so elegant. Have a lovely day at MJ crafts. Pat x

  21. Hi Julia, lovely card and love how you have done the reindeer die. The added touch of the twine and pine cones really sets it off x "Thank you Julia xx Love Karen xx Have a great day in Gloucester! xx

  22. Hi Julia, todays card is really elegant, love the Dasher die. Have a great day in Gloucester with John. Take care. bx

  23. Hi Julia,
    Brilliant card today, I so love dasher he looks alive!
    Have a great day with John.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  24. stunning Julia. Have a great day.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  25. Hi Julia, what a beautiful and elegant card today. I do love the deer die.
    It is just so pretty. The pine cone and twine give it a lovely simple finish.

  26. All of the cards you've made recently with these dies are just gorgeous Making a reindeer aperture is just genius Enjoy ur day x

  27. Hello Julia.

    A simple yet very elegant Card. The splash of colour from the Vintage Gold card is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

    I hope you have a good demo day.

    Best wishes

  28. Hi Julia, I loved watching you demo this card, and thought how beautifully it looked when finished, looking at it on my laptop in close up now, the tv didn't do it justice, it is absolutely gorgeous. I'm especially loving the pine cones.
    Have a great demo day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  29. What a beautiful card Julia. The dasher die is gorgeous. Enjoy your day xx

  30. Hi Julia
    Lovely card today. The reindeer are gorgeous. I hope you gave a great day. Will be recording Johns shows as usual.

  31. Gorgeous card Julia, love the way you have done the reindeer....luv Ursula xx

  32. Hi Julia, lovely card that reindeer is fantastic such a cutie. Take Care Melody xXx

  33. Elegant and beautiful.


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