Tuesday 10 January 2017

Just For You

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

A bit of mica and ice on this one except I've used Pixie Powders.

I started by cutting dies #1, #3 and #5 from Sue Wilson's Swirly Vine Background together out of Coconut White Card. It's easier if you cut just the largest die first, then add the #3 die and cut that and finally add the smallest die and cut that.

I placed a piece of Creative Expressions Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet over the front. I turned it over to reveal the sticky areas and added some CS Pixie Powders. I used Aubergine Dream, Pale Olive, Straw Yellow and Burnt Orange. I removed as much of the excess powder as possible then I spritzed with a little water to wake them up and intensify the colours. It's important at this stage to leave them to dry completely.

Once dry, I glued a piece of white copy paper over the area sealing in any stray powder. I turned my piece over, removed the other backing sheet and rubbed CS Glacier Ice Glitter Jewels over. I used a die from Sue's Double Pierced Squares to cut the background out neatly and matted onto a piece of Coconut White Card.

I stamped the sentiment from Phill Martin's Scribbled Frame Sentiments onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Sue's Pierced Flags and cut the next sized die as a mat.

I made a flower using Sue's Cape Daisy Die Set using Coconut White Card and a little Antique Gold Pearl Card.

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

John Lockwood is continuing with his One Day Special on Hochanda today with shows at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. I'm offering 10% discount on products I have in stock from the shows.You can find them here. Discount valid till  midnight tonight or while stocks last and will be applied at checkout.

Thanks for stopping by.

Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).

Deal of the Day today (10th January) -  Phill Martin Sentimentally Yours - Bracket 'Occasions' Sentiments only £8.99!


  1. Morning Julia.
    A very pretty card Thank you.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  2. Morning Julia, a lovely card, great colour mix on the panel, must give this a try. Have a great day. Bx

  3. Morning Julia, absolutely gorgeous card love the bling and the subtle colour. Finally used my weaving dies again yesterday to make a birthday card after all your great inspiration, I think leaving the ends on make a huge difference don't know if that's what put me off before but really enjoyed this one, so will be using them a lot more now.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Good morning Julia and crafters all
    Love the colours and techniques used to make this card, simple looking but stylish.
    My crafting is on hold at the moment as I have a husband who is extremely poorly.
    Love and crafty hugs to all
    Tina T xxxx

  5. Hi Julia
    Stunning card no other word describes it. Great technique and beautiful colours.
    Jan x

  6. Lovely, pretty card Julia.
    Annette x

  7. Love this card. I bought the swirling vines die when you had it on Hochanda but haven't used it yet as Christmas and New Year got in the way. Must have a go now.

  8. Gorgeous card, really lovely.


  9. Hi again Julia, just watched the video on Hochanda you are hilarious loved it and I will miss it again as we are away on holiday same as last year, will try and catch some shows on catch up when we get home.

  10. Good morning Julia

    This is a WOW card for me. The colours are beautiful and is the complete design. Thank you for sharing!

    June x

  11. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love it the colours are so pretty. I really enjoyed the Hochanda take over video it is so funny. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  12. Good morning Julia, gorgeous card, those colours of pixie powders look so pretty. Looking forward to the weekend shows, the video is great.
    Marion S x

  13. Morning Julia, a stunning card today using the pixie powders, yes I like it. Enjoyed the 'CE take over' video on Hochanda with you and John for the weekend shows.

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

  14. Hi Julia. Really lovely card, love the sparkle. The video made me laugh. Didn't recognise Phill at first, surprised he let them paint black stripes on his cheeks, perhaps they did it whilst he was asleep! SueL x

  15. Lovely card Julia. I too loved the video. Looking forward to the shows.

  16. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card. Tbe swirly vine die is brilliant, it can make a plainish card for men or something pretty for females.
    I loved the CE takeover weekend video, great fun.
    B xx

  17. Morning Julia, 'Blingy and Beautiful'
    I'm looking forward the the CE 'Takeover'.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  18. I like this variation of fire/ice technique

  19. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, like the pixie powders with the ice.

  20. Hi Julia,
    Stunning card, love the pretty colours of the pixie powders and the die is so beautiful. Absolutely love it!
    Thanks for sharing,

  21. Lovely card julia x looking forward to the takeover x the ad did make me chuckle x
    Theresa w x

  22. This is so pretty, Julia. Love the colours you have used.

    Anne (Northampton)

  23. Hi Julia I love today's card the die & pixie powders are beautiful

  24. Love the fire and ice technique and this is a great card using it. Many thanks.

  25. Gorgeous card Julia. Thank you for sharing.

  26. I'm loving this card today - all that bling and pixie powder! Thank you for sharing your ideas.

  27. This is just so amazing, I just love this card and the technique you have used....thanks Julia....luv Ursula xx

  28. Hello Julia.

    Beautiful Card. This technique gives the P P a very gentle muted appearance, it's very nice. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  29. Hello Julia,
    Gorgeous card! You have created a lovely effect with the mica Powders ! Thank you!
    Love Myra xx

    1. Not Mica Powders Myra - I used Pixie Powders.

  30. Lovely card. The technique can produce a wonderful end product.


  31. Gorgeous card Julia. Lots of bling xx


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