Thursday 28 January 2016

One Day Special continues on Hochanda today

Hi Bloggers.

My One Day Special continues on Hochanda today with Couture Creations dies at great prices. Shows are at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. Hope you can join me.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Milk Card through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine with the Couture Creations Great Dandelion Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design.

I cut one of the borders from the Couture Creations Simone's Style Die Set out of Black Card. I cut it in half, rounded off the excess using scissors and added the pieces to either side of the background.

I cut the Couture Creations Moulin Rouge Die out of Vintage Gold Card and the largest die in the Couture Creations Scrolled Tomentosa Die Set.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Fabulous Sentiments Stamp Set onto Vintage Gold Card using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using the middle die in the Scrolled Tomentosa Die Set.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Black Satin Ribbon. I made a flower out of Vintage Gold Card using the Falling Blossoms Die Set and added a Small Black Circle Dazzler.

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

I have a few of the items on the ODS in stock on my website. I'm offering 10% discount on them till midnight tonight. You can find them here. Discount is applied at checkout.

I've managed to get stock of Vintage Gold and Vintage Silver Card. It has increased in price to £9.99 for a pack of 25 sheets. This is due to the fact that the gsm has increased from 200 to 250gsm. There isn't a lot of stock at Creative Expressions so I don't know how many times I'll be able to re-order - just ot warn you!

On another note, I've noticed that the number of followers of my blog has reduced dramatically over the last week so we are further from the number of followers needed to reach the next blog candy draw! With John & Sue's help I have discovered the reason. Those people who were following my blog with a non google account have been automatically removed (you can read more about it here). If you're one of these people and you still want to follow me, please set up a gmail account. It's free. Then you will need to re-follow my blog. You will then see updates in google reader whenever I or any of the other members of the CE team post (you will need to re-follow each blog that you're interested in - I have a list of blogs I follow in the right hand side bar of my blog which may be a good start for you?). Here's to reaching the 1400 target for the next draw!

Thanks for stopping by.

Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (28th January) - Phill Martin Sentimentally Yours Chic Floral Border, Corner & Icons only £9.99!


  1. Morning Julia.
    The recorder is set as I am babysitting today.
    Last nights show was great beautiful cards and dies.
    Thank you. take care and have fun Kitty.

  2. Morning Julia, a beautiful card have recordered your shows glad you found out why your followers have dropped you would be thinking everyone had fell out with you which I'm sure never would happen.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Hi Julia
    What a stunning card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw

  4. good that you found out why your followers have dropped you I 'm pleased I use google to comment another lovely card

  5. Lovely card Julia. The colours work really well together. I finally got my platinum machine. It's brilliant. All the dies go through first time. It's the best machine I've used. I'm really impressed with it. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

  6. Morning Julia, stunning card today x

  7. Hi Julia,
    Really nice colections on your shows and the card is stunning.
    You are so clever at putting these together.
    Anne M xxx

  8. Morning Julia, I missed your show last night but it is being repeated at 7 (in a few minutes) so I will be watching whilst having my breakfast. I like the card today, the colours are lovely and rich, beautiful.

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

  9. Stunning card, I love the border die.


  10. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love those dies the flower is beautiful. I am hoping to watch your shows later. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  11. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card, will be watching for more of your great hints and tips.
    Thanks for sharing,

  12. Lovely card, I like the colour combination. Just catching up with last night's show and am looking forward to catching up with the day's shows tonight.


  13. Good morning Julia. Enjoyed last night's show and recorder set for today. Very pretty card this morning.

  14. Morning Julia, A stunning card, loving the die-cuts and also I'm really loving the dandelion embossing folder.
    I have had to re-follow your site this morning, as normally my name shows under 'Followers' word, but it was saying 'Join this Site', isn't it a pain when technology 'takes over' grrrrr haha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  15. Morning Julia,. Enjoyed your show last night .I love the style of this card " exquisite" Gloria (Sidcup) xx

  16. So gorgeous, why did I think shows were yesterday ?? Senior moment me thinks, xxx

  17. Morning Julia, A stunning card, loving the die-cuts and also I'm really loving the dandelion embossing folder.
    I have had to re-follow your site this morning, as normally my name shows under 'Followers' word, but it was saying 'Join this Site', isn't it a pain when technology 'takes over' grrrrr haha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  18. Hi Julia
    A lovely card. Glad you sorted out the mystery of the lost followers!
    B xx

  19. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, sorry I missed the show last night as I was out. Hope I get to see today's

  20. Love this card, Julia. So stylish.

    Anne (Northampton)

  21. Lovely card Julia,
    Watching you on the telly this morning. Missed the evening shows. Looking forward to your demo.
    Pat Platt

  22. Stunning card Julia, loved the show last night and will be watching again today

  23. Hi Julia. Lovely card, lovely combo of colours. SueL x

  24. Loved the show Julia cards were stunning love today's card I'll be watching today thank you love June xxx

  25. Hi Julia,lovely card and colors used.
    Elaine H X

  26. Beautiful card Julia. Have watched the shows and looking forward to the 12noon one now. Thank you for all the great tips.

  27. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card, great colour scheme and a very pretty embellishment. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  28. Hi Julia
    A gorgeous card today and i love the colour combination too. I have recorded your shows today and will watch them all later on...L Rosie xxx

  29. Hi julia thank for my order from start of the week grateful service love the free card have order again last night item from your 8pm show the card is beautiful I am recording today shows

  30. If I am sitting here writing this comment I cannot be watching the 4 pm show - sorry! I did catch last night's launch - you show greater restraint with your bell sleeves than I would have - nice top - perhaps not for crafting especially if inking. Saw you make a similar card to this on the TV - looks great. Also wanted to say you looked much better today than you did over the takeover weekend, so you must be feeling much better. Take Care

  31. A stunning card, have been watching you today, just love your cards, and this one is no exception....luv it.....thanks Julia....luv Ursula xx

  32. Hi Julia,
    Fab card today,love the gold and black together looks very rich and opulent.
    Love Janet X
    From Wakefield

  33. Hi Julia
    Gorgeous card & love the combination of the black, white & gold which looks very regal & opulent.
    Looks amazing with all the different layers & textures & love the sentiment & must get those for my growing craft collection.

    Beautiful as always

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx (Norwich)

  34. Hi Julia

    Some super demos today and last night, really enjoyed them. Stunning card today, love the colours. I have checked and I'm counted in your numbers... just so you know! ;-)

    Hugs, T x

  35. Nice card Julia, like the dies you have used.
    hugs Maria x

  36. Had a great day watching all your demo's. Don't usually get the opportunity as I work full time. Your samples were great as always and I am loving this card. I especially love the dark pattern behind central panel. So pretty
    Nicola x

  37. Lovely card Julia. All the cards you made on Hochanda were beautiful as usual and I couldn't resist buying some of the dies! X

  38. so beautiful Julia the mix of dies and embossing


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