Saturday 18 November 2017

Industrial Chic One Day Special continues today

Hi Bloggers.

Back from a great beady week - I will share some photos next week, after I've had chance to take some pics. Unfortunately, our cat, Smokey, died on Tuesday. It was very sudden. A neighbour found her and brought her round to our house. The vet thinks that she had a heart attack. Totally unexpected as she was very healthy, very active and only 10 years old 😿. I've put a couple of pics of Smokey at the end of this post.

Lisa Horton continues with her One Day Special on Hochanda today with Sue Wilson's Industrial Chic Collection with shows at 9am, 1pm and 5pm.

Here's another card that I made featuring the dies -

The background was one that I made as a demo at the recent workshop I ran with Leonie Pujol.

I dusted a piece of Coconut White Card with an Anti-Static Pad. I stamped some of the stamps from the Woodware Pocket Watches Stamp Set using Onyx Black Versafine Ink. I added CS Matt Clear Embossing Powder and heat set. I misted a little CS Phill Martin Misters in Sunshine Yellow, Lime Burst and Purple Paradise onto my background. I dabbed off excess ink with a little Kitchen Roll which also transferred a little of the ink to other areas. I inked around the edges with CS Lime Burst Colour Cloud using a Smoothie. I misted a little of the Purple Paradise Mister onto my Craft Sheet and picked it up with a paint brush to colour the butterflies. I repeated the process with Lime Burst and coloured some of the areas on the pocket watches. I matted onto Black Card and then Coconut White.

I cut the sentiment from the Inspirational Words die set out of Black Gloss Card.

I cut the Industrial Chic Swirl out of Black Gloss Card.

I cut the head from the Industrial Chic Mixed Essentials out of Black Gloss Card.

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Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card.
    I'm glad you enjoyed your beady break. So sorry about Smokey, I know you will miss her lots.
    B xx

  2. Good Morning Julia

    I am so sorry to hear about your cat. How awful for you to come back to that after such a lovely time away. We have to be grateful when our lovely pets pass so quickly without suffering. My thoughts are with you though.

    A lovely card today and there were some lovely cards last night too. So many dies so little money.........

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  3. Hello Julia, so sorry to hear about Smokey, she was lovely. Glad you enjoyed the beading. Your card is brilliant, love the bright colours. Have a good day everyone. Bx

  4. Lovely card, nice bright background.

    Sorry to hear about Smokey, very sad.


  5. Morning julia, lovely card today, so sorry to hear about smokey.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

  6. Hi Julia, lovely card and the background is gorgeous.
    So sorry to hear about Smokey
    Marion S x

  7. Morning Julia,
    So sorry to hear you have lost your Smokey, must have been a shock for you.
    Great card.

  8. Good Morning Julia , hope you had fun at your beading break. I love to days card , spotted it on Lisa show last night.
    So Sorry to hear the news of Smokey. I am big cat lover my self, sending you lots of hugs.

  9. Good Morning Julia. First of all let me say how sorry I am for you about your car passing away. It is very sad losing a much loved pet.
    I love this card Julia the dies are brilliant and that background would cheer anyone up. Thank you for your wonderful ideas. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

  10. Julia I am so sorry that meant to say
    " cat " not car. So sorry. Regards Ann. X x x

  11. Thinking of you and your family, Julia. Hugs, Diane (Cards2Di4) xx

  12. An interesting card to say the least. Love the background.


  13. Fantastic card Julia x so sorry about Smokey x
    Theresa w x

  14. Hi Julia. Love the card, great colours. What a sad ending to your beading holiday. SueL x

  15. Hello Julia.

    Great Card. I love the background, such lovely bold colours. Thanks for sharing.

    I'm so sorry for your loss. They bring so much love but so sad when they go.

    Best wishes

  16. Hi Julia gorgeous card I love the colours you've used So sorry to hear about Smokey pets become so much a part of family it's always so sad to lose them

  17. Hi Julia this is a stunning card I love how you have used the dies. I am very sorry for your loss it must have been such a shock being so sudden. I will be thinking of you. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  18. So sorry for the loss of your dear cat Smokey. I know you will miss this sweet member of your family.

  19. RIP Smokey there over the rainbow.....Lovely card Julia, love the background technique, colours stunning....luv Ursula xx

  20. I’m so sorry about smokey Julia she has crossed rainbow bridge couldn’t bear to say good bye to you’ll know you will think I’m a soft ......
    love the card really good thank you love june Horrocks

  21. So sad when we lose a pet as they are part of the family .
    Lovely card great work Julia.
    Elaine H X

  22. Hi Julia, Such sad news about Smokey, when an animal 'goes to Heaven' it is as bad as a 'human', they are all part of our families, and it is heartbreaking when they 'pass', my heartfelt condolences.
    On to a lighter subject, your card is fabulous, colours are lovely and as you know, I absolutely adore these die sets.
    So glad you enjoyed your beading retreat.
    Take care.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  23. So sorry to hear about Smokey it's so sad. Beautiful card, I need those dies xxx Ellie

  24. Hi Julia. Firstly so sorry to hear about your beautiful cat Smokey. Such a shock for you all.
    Lovely card today using the Industrial Chic dies xx

  25. Hi Julia, so sorry to hear about Smokey. Always so sad when you lose one of your pets.
    Like the background on today's card
    Maria x

  26. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card.
    So sorry for the loss of your Smokey. Sending a big hug to you.

  27. Brilliant card Julia. Sorry you have lost Smokey.


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