Wednesday 22 February 2017

You're So Special

Hi Bloggers.

Back from the Trade Show. Lots of new goodies will be appearing on my website in the next few weeks! Lisa Horton's new stamps are due in today - I'll get them added to my website as soon as I can. I'll be spending today getting caught up with my website orders (hopefully!).

Here's today's card -

I started by creating a couple of Pixie Powder backgrounds - I misted 2 pieces of Coconut White Card with water. On one piece, I sprinkled over Straw Yellow Pixie Powder and on the other I sprinkled Emerald Green Pixie Powder over. I put both pieces aside to dry.

I stamped the Woodware Old Letter Stamp onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival.

I dusted a piece of Coconut White Card with an Anti-Static Bag. I inked the deboss die (#5) from Sue Wilson's Classic Adorned Rectangles with Clear Perfect Medium using a Brayer. I added it inked side down to the dusted side of the card and added dies #4 and #6. I ran it through using the cut sandwich only. The ink transferred to the deboss pattern. I sprinkled Straw Yellow and Emerald Green Pixie Powders over and spread the powder around using a Soft Brush. I removed as much of the excess as possible using a dry wetwipe. I then spritzed with water to wake up the powders. Once dry, I added it to my stamped background using 3D Foam Tape and trimmed away the excess using scissors.

I matted onto Coconut White Card, then Black Card and added to a Coconut White Card blank.

I stamped the Woodware Tulip Patch onto my PP backgrounds using Jet Black Archival and cut them out. I added them to the letter background.

I stamped the sentiment from the Woodware Special Bird Stamp Set onto my Straw Yellow Background and cutit out using Justrite A2 Card Front Basics Die Set,

I finished my card by adding a Small Black Circle Dazzler to the corners.

The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on 17th February is...................

Maria Illsley

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

John Lockwood is launching a One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm. I'm offering 10% discount on items I have on my website from the shows. You will be able to find them here (I'll add them as soon as I know what they are). Offer applies till midnight tomorrow night or while stocks last. Discount 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 (22nd February) - Phill Martin Sentimentally Yours - Blossom Occasions Sentiments Tags only £8.99!


  1. Morning Julia, a very pretty card. Congratulations Maria a very lucky lady.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia.
    A lovely card Thank you.
    I remember the demo of this one.
    Take care and have fun kitty.

  3. A great card Julia I must buy the emerald green pixie powder it is a gorgeous colour. I'm off to the Farnborough make it show on Friday so I hope pick up a few bits.. thanks for choosing me to receive your card xxx

  4. I like this stamp. Effective card. Sounds like a busy time ahead for you.

  5. Lovely card, really like that stamp.

    Congrats to the card winner.


  6. Morning Julia, beautiful card today, you are going to be very busy with your website orders.

    Congratulations to card winner

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

  7. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card, I love the debossed pixies.
    B xx

  8. Beautiful card Julia, love both of those pixie colours.
    Congratulations to Maria on her winning the Friday freebie.
    Looking forward to the new goodies over the coming weeks.
    Marion S x

  9. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card.

  10. Pretty card. Did enjoy learning the new technique of embossing and using pixie powders on your Hochanda show when I finally caught up with it last week. Another method for my note book!


  11. What a lovely card, Julia. You keep reminding us on different ways to use pixie powders and as a result I am using mine more.

    Anne (Northampton)

  12. Morning Julia, Glad you are back home safe and sound.
    I'm loving this card, lovely colourway and gorgeous stamping, the Old Letter Stamp is on my Wish List, I need this stamp haha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  13. Hi Julia. Lovely card. I do like these stamps, they are ideal for a bit of colouring in or paper piecing. SueL x

  14. Morning Julia, I dont know where you get your energy for all this rushing around, running your shop and your demos to, I love this stamp combo and your card is stunning. Looking forward to seeing Johns new stamps they really are gorgeous and so wantable. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  15. I've got those stamps!!! I bought the ODS when it was on, I had two of the stamps in the set already but it was still good value. Have not had time to play with them yet. You are determined to get to the bottom of your pixie powder bottles!

  16. Lovely card julia x looking forward to seeing all the new goodies x
    Theresa w x

  17. I love this especially the paper pieced idea

  18. Loving the script background.
    Elaine H X

  19. Quite a striking card today, love your colouring...Look forward to seeing all the new goodies....glad you had a good time Julia....luv Ursula xx

  20. Julia this is beautiful, love those colours and the stamps.

  21. Hi Julia this is a stunning card I love the stamps you have used. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  22. Love this card and the tulip stamp. Thank you for sharing this. Looking forward to see what new goodies we will have.

  23. Stunning card Julia, so happy that you saved Woodware as I collect the stamps and looking forward to your demos in the future. Wendy


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