Monday 18 January 2016


Hi Bloggers.

What a busy, fun weekend! Hope you enjoyed it too. I can tell you, I was pretty tired by the time I got home last night! A day of unpacking and catching up on stuff today.

Here's today's card -

This card is made from Coconut White Card - change the colour ink pad to suit.

I dusted a piece of card with my Anti Static Bag and stamped the Justrite Stitched Frame Background using Clear Perfect Medium. I embossed with CS Clear Embossing Powder. I then applied Mountain Rose Adirondack Dye Ink using a Smoothie. I rubbed a piece of Kitchen Roll over it to removed the excess ink from the embossed design (the ink won't dry there).

I made a rosette - this time with the Couture Creations Christmas Seedling Die cut twice. I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Friends Antique Labels One Stamp Set using Mountain Rose Ink applied with a Smoothie. I cut it out using Justrite Antique Labels One Dies and inked through the die with Mountain Rose.

I inked a piece of White Crochet Ribbon with Mountain Rose ink applied with my Smoothie. I cut it in half lengthways and made 2 flowers. I cut the Couture Creations Holly Branch Die 4 times, trimming a little off them at the berries end.

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

The winners of the cards from Freebie Friday on 15th January are -

White Card ..............................Ginny

Black Card ...............................Rosie

Please email me at with your addresses and I'll pop your cards in the post - as long as they came back from the studio!!

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you,todays card is so pretty.
    Have a good rest now, Thank you for all the great shows. Take care kitty.

  2. Sorry I forgot to congratulate the winners,
    So congratulations Kitty.

  3. Morning Julia, the shows were brilliant, so many great hints and tips. Love todays card, pretty and vibrant. Congratulations to the 2 Freebie Friday winners. Have a great Monday all. Bx

  4. Hi Julia
    It was a fun weekend and I mabaged to record all the shows but reception was a bit iffy in my area cos of the snow. We got about 3" of the stuff. It's gone now - great!
    The shows were good fun but I bet you are all really tired from it.
    Let's do it all again!!!
    Well done to you all!
    Anne M xxx

  5. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the beautiful bright colour. I so enjoyed the shows at the weekend. I do hope that you get to do it again sometime. I also hope that you get everything done today that you are planning to do. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  6. Morning Julia, loved all the weekend shows, although had lots of problems with the buffeting but managed to catch some of them. Love this card, beautiful.

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

  7. Lovely card, very pretty.

    Congrats to both card winners.


  8. Morning Julia, thank you for the brilliant tips and techniques that you gave us, this is truly a beautiful card. x

  9. You should see my Sky box planner! It is full of the weekend's shows! Caught some of them and watch the rest after work today Loved this idea I hope you do it again and soon! Congrats to winners of your lovely cards

  10. Lovely cheery card for a dull miserable day x xhazel

  11. Lovely card and great weekend shows Julia, you always do a great job!!

  12. Good morning Julia. As always some great tips and techniques from your shows. Glad you all enjoyed the weekend.

  13. I'm not surprised you were tired last night, but I hope you feel it was worth it. I picked up some great ideas from you all. Thank you.

    Anne (Northampton)

  14. Good morning Julia
    Loved your show and the wonderful technics you shared with us all. I bet you are worn out now, as it was non stop. Love today's day and the colours used. Now i know how to make rosettes after watching your show. I am also the proud winner of your black card.....quite looking forward to receiving it and admiring it in the flesh.....Thank you, sent you my address in a private mail....L Rosie xxx.

  15. Morning Julia,
    I can fully understand you being tired, hope you get a rest today.
    I managed to catch quite a few of the shows which I enjoyed.

  16. Gorgeous card Julia, really enjoyed the shows this weekend, good fun was had by all

  17. good card for today ,nice and bright for a dull rainy day ,enjoyed the shows I managed to see you all gave out sone good tips

  18. This is lovely - nice and bright for a Monday morning. Thank you all for the weekend - must catch up with all the recording I have done !!!
    Sue Mac

  19. Hi Julia. Lovely cheerful card. Nearly caught up with the weekend's programmes. You all must be shattered. SueL x

  20. Loved the shows Julia great fun as well as hard work hope it can happen again. Today's card is a beauty love it hope you get s rest today love June xxxxx

  21. A beautiful bright card for a cold winter's morning.

    Thanks for the shows over the weekend, I really enjoyed them? Enjoy a well earned rest.


  22. Well done all of you , you did a grand job at the weekend, tis no wonder you were tired Julia.
    Loving your very pretty card .
    Well done to your winners.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  23. Really funny shows this weekend and a lot of tips and tricks you showed us...
    And the trailers were so funny!!!
    By the way a beautiful card today...
    Rolf xxx

  24. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card, love the way you have done the background and the rosette is so pretty. I managed to catch quite a few if the shows and really enjoyed all the hints and tips as well as some bargains!
    Thanks for sharing,

  25. Morning Julia, a beautiful card lovely bright colour. Disappointed I didn't catch any of the shows the signal wasn't strong enough I think it wouldn't stream so hopefully you will all do it again.
    Nancyd xx

  26. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. Pictures of the Justrite Stitched Frame Background don't do it justice, I love your flowers and the colour. Thanks for sharing.

    Congratulations Ginny and Rosie.

    Best wishes

  27. Hi Julia,
    Absolutely stunning card today, love the stitched frame background and the colour is amazing!
    Thank you for an amazing weekend of fun, inspiration and tips.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  28. A super super card, love those colours and again those techniques....I bet you are shattered after that long marathon weekend, must catch up on some recordings as never sat at it 100%...thanks for the wonderful up now !!!! luv Ursula xx

  29. Gorgeous card, how on earth do you manage to come up with so many different ideas everyday. Loved the HOCHANDA weekend with each one of you really getting into 'character' keeping us entertained and wanting more, many thanks to you all ...

  30. Congratulations to the winners. Very pretty card today. Loved the shows at the weekend.

  31. Hi Julia, I've thoroughly enjoyed the CE Takeover of Hochanda, all the shows have been fantastic and all the techniques greatly appreciated by us all. Thank you.
    A beautiful card.
    Congratulations to Ginny and Rosie.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  32. Hi Julia, I've thoroughly enjoyed the CE Takeover of Hochanda, all the shows have been fantastic and all the techniques greatly appreciated by us all. Thank you.
    A beautiful card.
    Congratulations to Ginny and Rosie.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx


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