Monday 11 April 2016

Thank you for Everything

Hi Bloggers.

Well, we all had a fabulous time at Ally Pally. It was fantastic to have Hochanda there broadcasting 6 live hours from the show. The show was busier than ever and had quite a few new exhibitors. Roll on September when we do it all again!

Here's a card that I made as a demo for Ally Pally -

The background is a piece of Coconut White Card embossed with the Creative Expressions Provencal Lace Embossing Folder.

I spritzed a piece of Watercolour Card with water. I sprinkled Peacock Green and Rich Gold CS Pixie Powder over and put aside to dry. Once dry I dusted it with my Anti Static Bag. I stamped the largest image from the Justrite Pinwheel Daisies Stamp Set using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Black Detail Embossing Powder. I coloured in using more Pixie Powders. I did this by tapping the nozzle of the powder on the side of a Mixing Palette and then using my Water Brush to make it into a paint. I used Lava Red, Mango Blaze and Teal Wash. I cut it out using Spellbinders Astoria Labels and used the next sized die in the set to cut a mat out of Black Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Doodled Roses Stamp Set onto some more of my Pixie Powder Background using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Black Detail Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Savoy Labels. I cut a mat out of Black Card using Spellbinders Savoy Decorative Accents Die Set.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Black Satin Ribbon. I cut a Spellbinders Lacework Button Flowers Die out of my Pixie Powder Background. I cut the corresponding button die from the same die set out of Black Card and added it to my fancy die cut. I also added an 8mm White Pearl.

I assembled the card as shown adding a Small Black Circle Dazzler to each corner.

The winner from Freebie Friday on 8th April is ............................

Anne (Northampton)

Please email me at with your address and I'll pop your card in the post.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia.
    A lovely card Thank you.
    So glad you all had a great time.
    Great ending with the scoring for Phill lol.
    Congratulations to Anne.
    take care Kitty.

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  3. Morning Julia, lovely card today xx

  4. Hi Julia. Gorgeous card, love the stamp. Sue XXX

  5. Hi Julia, such a lovely card, fresh and vibrant to brighten the day. Glad to hear Ally Pally was a success, and a good time was had by all. Have a great day. Well done Anne on winning the card. Bx

  6. Good morning Julia,
    Wow what an awesome card!!! Background is stunning and the stamping really "pops"
    Just love it!!!!!
    Ally Pally looked fantastic from what I saw on TVs. (Would love to go but awaiting surgery on my knees 😂)
    Hope you are not to exhausted after your hectic prep week and show weekend.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxx

  7. A great background Julia it was lovely seeing you,all at Ally Pally you were all having so much fun your samples were amazing. Xxx

  8. Lovely card, very striking colours.

    Congrats to the card winner.


  9. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love it. I so enjoyed Ally Pally it was so lovely to meet you and the rest of the team. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  10. Hi Julia
    Looked good fun at Ally Pally. Love the card today. Will play with the pixie powders sooon!
    Anne M xxx

  11. Lovely card Julia. Must try out the Pixie powders I bought from you the other day. Glad AP was a success.
    Well done Anne - look forward to seeing the card you've won.

  12. I thoroughly enjoyed myself at AP and watched you demo this You can guess what I did straight after that! A lovely card today

  13. Lovely card Julia, really like and I think need that stamp!

  14. Golly, I can't believe I've won another of your gorgeous cards, Julia. The other is proudly displayed in my craft room. Thank you.

    These Pixie powders are fast becoming a must have! A lovely card.

    Anne (Northampton)

  15. Morning Julia, another gorgeous card today, I am sorry I missed you making this one, but I had to get back home.

    I agree it was fantastic to have Hochanda there and to see the show so busy, you wait until September they will have to open up more halls at this rate. haha

    Congratulations on the winner.

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

  16. Stunning card Julia so glad it was fab at a p
    Thanks for sharing I so want the powders there brill
    Love June Horrocks xxx congrats to the winner

  17. I loved this when I saw it on your stand and would happily have pinched it if you hadn't been so eagle-eyed!!!!!! Mind you, there were others there I wanted as well! Hope the drive back up the M1wasn't too onerous and you get a little relaxation this week.


  18. Morning Julia

    Another lovely card, I especially like the colour tones



  19. A very lovely card Julia
    Congrats to your winner .
    Elaine H X

  20. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. Great Dies, pretty stamps, lovely layout and I love your Pixie Powder backgrounds. Thanks for sharing.

    I'm glad you enjoyed Ally Pally.

    Congratulations Anne (Northampton)

    Best wishes

  21. Hi Julia. Beautiful card. I love the Pixie Powder background and that stamp is gorgeous. SueL x

  22. Lovely card today. I have been using my Pixie Powders I bought on Saturday.

  23. Glad you had a good show. Beautiful card. hmm pixie powders look interesting, they will probably be my next "must have" product.

  24. Beautiful, those colours are stunning...a really lovely card...glad Ally Pally went well...luv Ursula xx

  25. Hi Julia, So glad your weekend at Ally Pally went well, let's hope you have had some 'me'time today.
    A lovely card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  26. Hi Julia, So glad your weekend at Ally Pally went well, let's hope you have had some 'me'time today.
    A lovely card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  27. What a stunning colour this is Julia, I just love your card. I'm glad to see that you enjoyed Ally Pally, wish I could have been there. Pat x

  28. Hi Julia,
    Wow what a striking card....stunning.
    Love Janet X
    From Wakefield

  29. Evening Julia. Lovely card. Both yourself and Sue have used pixie powders today but with completely different results. X

  30. Hi Julia, a beautiful card.
    Nancyd xx

  31. Hi Julia, a lovely card. Nice different mediums used
    Maria x


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