Tuesday 27 October 2015

Sneak Peek

Hi Bloggers.

I thought I'd share a sneak peek from tomorrow's shows. The shows feature some goreous Justrite Stamps at some really great prices. I'm hoping to be able to share a whole bunch of techniques with you across the 3 hours.

Back in January this year I showcased the A Flower For Your Thoughts Stamp Set which is so very pretty. I made a bunch of lovely samples with this set, even though I say so myself. But, do you think I can find them? Not a single one! I'm sure they're somewhere. It's very frustrating. So, as I can't show them tomorrow, you can see them as featured on the blog in these posts (ignore the last few posts - can't seem to narrow the search!)

Anyhow, here's one of the new samples that I've made -

The flower heads and the foliage come as different stamps in this stamp set which is brilliant for getting different colours on your images. I stamped the foliage in Fern Green Archival and the flowers in Saffron Archival. I cut them all out using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares and then a mat for each one out of Black Card using the same die set.

I made a messy background on Coconut White Card. With the stamp in my hand, I randomly stamped the Justrite Dotted Fronds Background using Saffron Archival. I repeated the process with the Justrite Cornflower Damask Background and Fern Green Archival. I then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Christmas Vineyard Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design. I inked around the edges with Saffron Archival.

I stamped the frame from the Justrite Enjoy the Day Vintage Labels Four Stamp Set using Fern Green Archival then stamped the sentiment within it using Saffron Archival. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels Four Die Set. I cut the same die out of Black Card. I cut it right down the centre and then offset the two pieces behind the sentiment.

I assembled the card as shown adding a Small Black Circle Dazzler in each corner and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

Phill Martin is continuing with his One Day Special on Hochanda today at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. You can see the items I have in stock on my website here.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful card Murphy's law you'll find them when your shows are over but at least we will get to see them on your great blog.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Hi Julia

    Lovely card; like the pictures on a wall! Looking forward to the shows I love watching you craft very therapeutic!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  3. Morning Julia.
    A lovely card thank you. I see you are back to your lovely backgrounds.
    Take a break from searching, then go back and you may find they are right in front of you.lol Take care Kitty.

  4. Morning Julia, I have the same problem where I make things and then can't find them.....what are we crafters like...........anyway the card today is gorgeous, as all of your creations are. Must have a go at this.

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

  5. A great card Julia with some lovely cards on the link.
    Fingers crossed you will find the cards I am always putting stuff down in my craft room and then "loose" it for a while xxx

  6. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the flower stamps. It is so frustrating that you can't find your samples they will turn up when you don't need them any more. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  7. Hi Julia, such a beautiful, bright card, love the others on the previous post too. Hope you find them. Nothing like losing something you want to keep for future use or reference. Take care. Bx

  8. This is lovely with a gorgeous background. Look forward to watching tomorrow.

  9. Hi Julia,
    A really beautiful card, what a great idea for the stamps to have the foliage and flowers separated. Looking forward to your shows, the weather forecast for Wednesday is for rain all day here so a crafty day is on the cards as well as watching!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  10. Julia is a very very gorgeous card xx

  11. Stunning stunning I love it the colours remind you of s beautiful summer day xxxxlove June horrocks xxxx

  12. Simply gorgeous Julia, so looking forward to your shows tomorrow

  13. Lovely card. Like the background a lot. Am away so missing both yours and Phil's shows, wish Hochanda would get its act together so we can catch up.


  14. Hi Julia, lovely card. I'll set up the recorder for your shows tomorrow.
    B xx

  15. Hi Julia, You must have put those samples "somewhere safe"... You'll probably find them on Thursday when you're looking for something else.

    Anyway, the new sample is gorgeous - love the colours you have used. Am looking forward to the shows. It's so nice to be seeing all of the CE team more often.
    Ruth x

  16. Hi Julia,
    How can you go wrong with any kind of flower, really pretty. What a good idea having the foliage and flower head separate. Looking forward to the shows have them all on record ready and waiting.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  17. I remember the lovely bluebells from last time. Messy backgrounds on TV are always fun, the presenters never seem to believe what you are doing and the result at the end - I enjoy looking at their faces! I am sure the rest of the samples are just as great as this one.

  18. Beautiful card Julia, lovely sweet stamps.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  19. Morning, horrid weather here but your card has brightened up my day. Just lovely

    Happy days Pen x

  20. Morning Julia, Gorgeous !! I've missed your 'messy backgrounds' and this is fabulous. I love Justrite stamps so I'm looking forward to your shows.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  21. Morning Julia,
    A pretty card, looking froward to seeing the rest of your creations.

  22. Hello Julia.

    Firstly I must say that I love the Flower For Your Thoughts Stamp Set, when you demoed it before I had to buy it, it is so lovely. I also love your messy stamps in hand backgrounds and the colouring, for some reason you see very few Yellow cards. I wish there were more yellow tones in Foundation Card. Thanks for sharing.

    Congratulations Rosemary Stickland.

    Best wishes

  23. Hi Julia, gorgeous card that along with the colours, would brighten anyone's day! It's so so pretty x It's just like a woman.....(me too!)...that you put something somewhere and you can't blinkin' find it! When you stop looking it'll turn up! Lol! xx Frustrating I know......"Thank you Julia" I can say I have the Dotted Fronds background stamp.....! :) xx Love Karen xx

  24. Very pretty card Nice to see your messy backgrounds making an sppearance

  25. Hi Julia
    Love love these little stamps. I actually bought these after seeing the cards you've made with them.

  26. Look forward to the shows....gorgeous cards....x

  27. Oh wow this is so pretty, I love those flowers and the way you have layered it.
    really love this one it brightens a cold damp day.

  28. Such a pretty card Julia, I love the background that you've made. Looking forward to the shows. Pat x

  29. Hi Julia
    Beautiful Card & love the vibrant fresh colours.
    Lovely stamps which look amazing, stunning creation.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx


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