Monday 6 March 2017

Chase Your Dreams

Hi Bloggers.

I have a card featuring some brand new products today - I've been using up some of my demo bits from the recent Trade Show.

For my background, I misted a piece of Coconut White Card with water and sprinkled a little CS Golden Mint Pixie Powder over. I added more water to diffuse the colour and put aside to dry. Once dry, I inked through the new Matrix Mask with Basil Leaf CS Colour Cloud using a Smoothie, moving the mask down to cover the whole area. I gave the ink a few minutes to settle and then inked around the edges. I gave this a couple of minutes to dry and then dusted with an Anti-Static Bag. I ran the edges through a Clear Perfect Medium Ink Pad, added new Everglades CS Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set.

I stamped the new Woodware Paris Collage onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Everglades Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder. I cut it out using die #2 from Sue Wilson's Scalloped Lattice Frames Set B and inked around the edges with Basil Leaf Colour Cloud. I matted onto Black Card and added some 3mm Black Pearls.

For the long heart panel, I dusted a piece of Coconut White Card using an Anti-Static Bag. I inked up the new Lots of Love Mask with Clear Perfect Medium. I placed the mask, inked side up onto my Platinum platform, then my card (dusted side down), my tan mat then my embossing plate and ran through the machine. I added Everglades Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set. I cut it down into 2 hearts wide and trimmed a little off a row from the top and added to my background. I wrapped a piece of May Arts Sheer Iridescent Ribbon around to hide the join. I matted onto Black Card and added to a Coconut White Card blank.

I added my Paris Collage using 1mm Foam Tape. I tied a bow from more of the ribbon and added another bow of Black Twine with a Craft Consortoim Charm.

I stamped the sentiment from the new Woodware Warm Fuzzy Greetings Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Everglades Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder. I trimmed it down, inked around the edges with Basil Leaf Colour Cloud and matted onto Black Card. The heart embellishment is left over from my UTEE shows on Hochanda in December. Basically, I lit the tea lights in the EFCO Enamel Pot. I added some CS Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals to a pie dish and popped it on the hot plate. Once moulten, I added more Cosmic Shimmer Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals in Bright Gold and Malachite Fire. I popped a small heart cookie cutter onto the Creative Expressions Feather Background. Once my UTEE was moulten, I poured it into the cookie cutter. I removed it after a few minutes. I added it to my sentiment panel securing with CS Glue.

Lisa Horton is launching a One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm with some more of her lovely new stamp designs and introducing her new Pop-ems to co-ordinate. I'm offering 10% discount on items I have on my website from the shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tomorrow night or while stocks last. Discount will be applied at checkout.

The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on 3rd March is ...........................


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

Just before I go, I wanted to let you know that my daughter, Kathryn, has started blogging again. If you're interested in reading about the lovely life she's making for herself in Hampshire you can find her blog here.

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 (6th March) - Sue Wilson Pierced Roses Mini Background only £7.99!


  1. Morning Julia.
    A beautiful card Thank you.
    Congratulations to pussycats.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  2. Good morning Julia

    WOW, this is a fabulous creation! Love the colour choices and the design

    Congratulations to Pussycats... enjoy!

    June x

  3. Hello Julia, absolutely love this card, especially the colour, it is so fresh and cheerful. Well done Pussycats. Have a great day all. Bx

  4. Morning Julia, lovely card today. Congratulations to Pussycats

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

  5. Good Morning Julia
    Anther great piece of art.Love the colour.
    Jan x

  6. Morning Julia, a fantastic card loving this stamp hope you have it on your website as I am doing a mixed media piece for my granddaughter and she loves Paris. So keeping fingers crossed. Congratulations Pussycats enjoy your lovely card.
    Nancyd xx

  7. Good morning Julia today's card is stunning that stamp is amazing. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  8. Hi Julia
    A stunning card, lots of techniques. A real Spring colour.
    Congrats to Pussycats.
    B xx

  9. Bright & cheerful card.

    Congrats to the card winner.


  10. What a lot of techniques included in this card. The colour contrast is really striking.

  11. Morning Julia,
    A great card, very different. love it.

  12. I think Golden Mint is my favourite Pixie Powder - it never fails to impress. Another great card, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  13. Good Morning Julia . Stunning card this morning and the love the colour of Pixi powder you have used to create the back ground. The Woodware Paris Stamp works so well. I am so excited to have won as well, thank you..... Wendy

  14. Great card Julia, would look lovely framed.
    Congratulations to Pussycats.
    Marion S x

  15. Beautiful I forget techniques like using PM on masks etc So thanks for the reminder

  16. Good Morning Julia, a beautiful card I love the colour choice. hugs Shirleyxx

  17. Well this card does not look like a leftovers card. Nice to see a bit of UTEE as well.

  18. Lovely card Julia. Liked the stamp when I saw it on your website. Thank you for sharing.

  19. Morning Julia, I love everything you have done on this card, the stamping is fabulous and the colourway is gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  20. Almost forgot - Congratulations to Pussycat, enjoy your 'Julia Original'.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  21. Lovely card, gorgeous colour. SueL x

  22. Beautiful card julia x loving all the new things x
    Congratulations pussycat x
    Theresa w x

  23. Loving all of your beautiful card Julia.
    Elaine H X

  24. Hello Julia,
    Sorry I haven't been commenting but been away for a week!
    I loved looking at all your work though! I loved Friday's blue and white and yesterday's tag was gorgeous!
    Thank you,
    Love Myra xx

  25. Hi Julia Wow today's card is stunning I love the colour & the Paris stamp You've used a lot of different techniques it would make a lovely canvas
    Congratulations to pussycat

  26. You made a far better job with the Parisian stamp than I did, but then I would expect no more from you. Lovely card.


  27. Hi Julia.
    Love the stamp you have used on this card. Lovely colour.
    Maria x

  28. Beautiful card Julia. Gorgeous stamp and so many techniques.
    Congratulations to Pussycats on your win. X


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