Thursday, 19 November 2015


Hi Bloggers.

Thanks for all your lovely comments over the One Day Special. The Platinum really is a great machine.

I'm back on Hochanda on Monday with some more Justrite Stamps and Dies at silly prices. Be sure to have a look. But before that,I have Phill's Craftathon on Sunday. I know that several of you will be there so I'll see you then!

Here's today's card from the One Day Special -

For the background, I used the Spellbinders Elite M-Bossabilities Folder with Coconut White Card through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine. I rubbed Phill Martin Frosty Heather Gilding Wax over the surface and put aside to dry for a few minutes. Once dry, I buffed it up using a dry wet wipe.

I stamped the rose frame and the sentiment from John Lockwood's Rosebud Elements onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival. I coloured in using Chic Aubergine and Basil Leaf Colour Cloud Blending Ink using a Water Brush (applied from ink on my mat not directly from the pot). I cut it out using scissors.

I cut the largest die in the Spellbinders Fancy Ribbon Threader Die Set together with a die from the Spellbinders Gold Squares One Die Set out of Coconut White Card. I threaded some Light Orchid Satin Ribbon in both of the sizes through the holes and slits as shown.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Light Orchid Satin Ribbon. I cut an accent out of Coconut White Card using Spellbinders Lace Doily Accents Die Set and added a little Purple Dazzler.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 8mm White Pearls and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

I have added my schedule for my local workshops next year to the workshops section of my blog here. You can book via my website here. As well as the regular workshops, I have added master classes in masks, stamping and backgrounds. I'll be starting the year with a big sale and demo day with myself and John Lockwood on Saturday January 9th. Venue - Yardley Gobion Silver Jubilee Hall, just outside Milton Keynes.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful card have managed to catch most of your shows so far hope to watch the rest this afternoon when I get back home they were fantastic as usual and the new machine looks great saw it at my craft shop on Monday it was the first I had seen it but it was great seeing you demo it.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia, a stunningly beautiful card, love the colour combinations, looks like I will have to look out for the fancy ribbon threader die set.

    As I am down in the South East it is impossible for me to get up to your workshops as much as I would love too, I know everyone will be spoilt and thoroughly enjoy themselves.

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

  3. Hi Julia
    What a beautiful card love the colours thank you tracyw

  4. Morning Julia.
    Thank you I am still catching up on your shows.
    It is lovely to see all the old spellbinders dies and embossing folders coming back.
    I like the look of the new machine too, Thank you, have fun and take care Kitty.

  5. Lovely card Julia. Beautiful ribbon detail. The colours you've chosen really make it. Keep up the good work. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

  6. Lovely card Julia. Love the ribbon detail. The colours you've chosen really make it. Keep up the good work. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

  7. Hello Julia, love the card and all the elements, the ribbon is a beautiful shade, wow you are super organised to have all the workshops planned for next year. Shows that I have watched were great, just need to catch up on the other recordings. Take care. Bx

  8. Lovely card, really pretty.


  9. Hi Julia this is a stunning card. I enjoyed your shows the new machine looks amazing. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  10. Hi Julia this is a stunning card. I enjoyed your shows the new machine looks amazing. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  11. Very pretty card Julia. Made a note of 9 January to come and see you and John and look at your goodies!

  12. Hi Julia
    Beautiful card and color, the Machine looks very impressive.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  13. Lovely card great shows x xhazel

  14. Will have to hitch a lift with Jan on the 9th!

    Anne (Northampton)

  15. Julia this card is stunningly beautiful x

  16. Great shows Julia, fab card too, xxx

  17. Lovely card. Like the colours.

    Want the machine but have nowhere to put another one but may be tempted more when the electric component comes out.


  18. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, I did mange to catch your last show yesterday.

  19. Love the card Julia it's stunning enjoyed your shows new machine looks good Love June Horrocks xxx

  20. love this card , missed a few of the shows, recorder problems

  21. Hi Julia. Really enjoyed your shows. I bought the Eyelets die to make the rosette. Can feel a fight on my hands, but I'm ready for the challenge.
    SueL x

  22. Hi Julia,
    Absolutely stunning card, I saw some of your shows yesterday and it was good to be reminded of some of my older dies, I must get them out and have a go with them.
    Thanks for all the great inspiration,

  23. Hi Julia
    I'm Back Up And About So I'm Commenting Once Again, I Just Love Your Tremendous Card I Loved The Fabulous Show's On Hochanda I Think The Only Presenter That Didn't Get On My Nerve Ends Was The Lovely Alex Yes Sell Products But I Was Hoping We'd Get To See More Demos On This Channel I Only Watch Now When Any Of The Creative Expression Team Are On I'm Looking Forward To Watching You On Monday Have A Great Day With Phill I'm Sure You'll Have Lots Of Laughs
    Hugs From Sam x
    Carry On Crafting ✂️✂️✂️

  24. Hi Julia,
    Gorgeous card and colours, loved the shows lots of tips and inspiration as always...THANK YOU!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  25. Hi Julia, stunning card, love the colour, great prices on your shows yesterday, will watch more often now I gave found the channel. X

  26. Hi Julia
    Stunning card I love the colours & dies used. I recorded all your Hochanda shows but they all crashed Grrrr im so mad.
    Craft Hug's Lynda Brock xx

  27. This card looked beautiful on the telly. I will there on Sunday - if ever I get the email about where to go to.

  28. Beautiful card Julia. Still not managed to watch any of the shows I recorded yet but hopefully soon.

  29. Hello Julia.

    I think this is a pretty delicate card. I really like the embossing folder and the colour. Thanks for sharing.

    I will see you Monday, I love Justrite.

    Best wishes

  30. Great card Julia , as usual you were a delight to watch yesterday ,

  31. Lovely card today and I enjoyed all the shows. New machine looks good.

  32. A beautiful card Julia, just love the colour....luv Ursula xx

  33. A beautiful card Julia, just love the colour....luv Ursula xx

  34. Hi Julia, absolutely beautiful card, love lilac. Love John's beautiful stamp too. Great machine and great demo too. xx Love Karen xx

  35. Hi Julia
    Beautiful card & lovely soft Colours.
    Especially love the sentiment & the way you have threaded the ribbon through the card which looks amazing & all the finishing touches makes a perfect gorgeous card.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx

  36. Beautifully detailed card and a gorgeous colour. Loved watching your shows, the machine looks fab. Pat x

  37. Hi Julia, This card is stunning, I love the colours and all the dies you have used. You have reminded me of the ribbon threader die, I must get mine out, it looks gorgeous on your card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xcx

  38. Hi Julia. This is a beautiful card and I love the soft mauve colours. X

  39. Hi Julia, lovely card an the dies look fab, your shows were great it was really good to see you being able to use the GC plates, as I said the 1st day I had answered someone on the spellbinders Facebook page saying I used the raspberry plate an someone from spellbinders was on my case straight away saying shouldn't be mixing the plates they don't recommend it. But now that I have seen you using them I feel more comfortable about it. I have brought it for my granddaughters birthday tomorrow well today now. Take Care Melody xXx

  40. Morning Julia, I watched the demo absolutely beautiful card,and the colour x

  41. Fab card. Love the colour and the fab ribbon


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