Sunday, 23 November 2014

Love & Care

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I stamped the Justrite Cornflower Damask onto Coconut White Card using Scattered Straw Distress Ink. I covered it with a piece of Creative Expressions Double-Sided Self Adhesive Sheet and then rubbed Iced Snow Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels all over.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Sympathy Vintage Labels 8 & 9 Clear Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and added Cosmic Shimmer Gold Detail Embossing Powder (I did not heat set just yet). I stamped the frame from the Justrite Birthday Florals Vintage Labels 8 & 9, again using Perfect Medium, added Gold Detail Powder and heat set. I cut it out using a Justrite Vintage Labels 9 Die and inked through the die with Scattered Straw. I cut the largest of the Vintage Labels 9 Dies out of Primrose Card and inked through the die with Scattered Straw.

I cut a couple of Justrite Vintage Flourish One Dies out of Coconut White Card and inked through the die with Scattered Straw. I added them behind the die cuts as shown.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White Pearls and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Cosmic Pearl PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Paws-itively Great!

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I started by randomly inking through the Tiles Mask using Pumice Stone Distress Ink. I repeated the process with the Stripy Spots Mask and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. With the stamp in my hand, I randomly stamped the Kitten Treats Background using Pumice Stone and then the Pawprint Lattice Background using Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I inked around the edges with Pumice Stone.

I stamped the Best Friends Stamp using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles and inked through the die with Pumice Stone. I drew around the outside edge of the die onto Chestnut Card and cut it out using sissors to make a faux nestie.

I stamped the sentiment from the Paws-itively Great Clear Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Ovals Large and inked through the die with Pumice Stone.

I cut the Couture Creations Moulin Rouge Die out of Chestnut Card. I rubbed Pewter Gilding Wax all over the die cut.

I ran a couple of strips of of Hi-Tack Tape along the bottom section of the card. I ruffled some Brown Solid Satin Centre Band Ribbon along it.

I tied a bow using the same ribbon and added a Vintage Metal Embellishment.

I assembled the card as shown adding a couple of Cream Pearls to the top corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Choco Brown PVA around the edges.

I'm demoing at Domino Crafts in Wolverhampton today 10 till 4. If you're in the area, please call in.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Love & Hugs

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I started by stamping the corner from the Justrite Sympathy Labels 8 & 9 Clear Stamp Set onto Milk Card in all 4 corners using Dusty Concord Distress Ink. I ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Retro Flowers Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Dusty Concord. I added Phill Martin's Vintage Lavender Twinkles around the edges and put aside to dry.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Dusty Concord. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels 9 and inked through the die with Dusty Concord.

I stamped the frame from the same stamp set using Dusty Concord and cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels 8.

I cut one of Sue's Delicate Daisies - Complete Petals out of Milk Card a couple of times. I rubbed Phill Martin's Vintage Lavender over the surface. I cut the corresponding Delicate Daisies - Open Petals out of Milk Card a couple of times and glued them to the Complete Petal Die Cuts. I added a Small Black Circle Dazzler. I cut a couple of leaves out of Black Card using Sue's Curled Vines Die Set.

Once the Twinkles were dry, I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Phill Martin's Vintage Lavender PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

A 'ruff' time

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I popped some Cosmic Shimmer Flake & Glitter Glue onto my craft sheet and picked some up onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam. I used it to 'ink up' the Pawprint Lattice Background Stamp and stamped it 4 times to cover the card. I put it aside for a few minutes whilst I cleaned the glue off my stamp using a Grime Boss. I then added Dark Bronze Cosmic Shimmer Polished Silk Glitter to the stamped area. Tip - you can cover any joins in the background that aren't perfect with the other components of your card! I inked the very edges of the background with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.

I added a piece of Creative Expressions Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet to a piece of Coconut White Card. I dusted the Triple Scallop Mask with my Anti Static Bag and added it to the adhesive. I rubbed Sahara Gold Polished Silk Glitter into the exposed adhesive. I brushed off the excess glitter and removed the mask to reveal the reamining adhesive. I added Dark Bronze Polished Silk Glitter and brushed off the excess. I added a strip to the background as shown.

I stamped the Toby stamp using Flake & Glitter Glue and added Dark Bronze Polished Silk Glitter. I cut it out using a die from Sue's Innsbruck Die Set and inked through the die with Pumice Stone.

I stamped the sentiment from the Pawprints on Your Heart Clear Stamp Set using Flake & Glitter Glue and added Dark Bronze Polished Silk Glitter. I cut it out using a Justrite Antique Labels One Die and inked through the die with Pumice Stone.

I tied a bow using Brown Solid Satin Centre Band Ribbon and added a Vintage Black Button.

I assembled the card as shown adding a Small Black Circle Dazzler to each corner and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Choco Brown PVA around the edges.

The latest auctions of card samples end tonight on ebay. Please click on the ebay link in the top menu of this blog to go and have a look. Proceeds going to Help for Heroes this time.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Cat's Motto

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card.

For the background, I inked through the Stripy Spots Mask with Black Soot Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam. I moved the mask along a little to extend the design. I then inked around the edges with Black Soot.

I stamped The Triplets Stamp onto Coconut White Card using Black Soot. I cut it out using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B. I cut a Spellbinders A2 Polka Dots out of Black Card.

I stamped a section of the Kitten Treats Background onto some Blue White American Seam Binding using Jet Black Archival. I repeated stamping until I have covered a suffiecent length to wrap around the card and to tie a bow with 3 lengths of ribbon.

I stamped the sentiment from the Paws-itively Great A6 Clear Stamp Set using Black Soot. I cut it out using a die from Sue's Saltzburg Die Set.

I assembled the card as shown adding a Black Crystal Sparkler to the bow, some Small Black Dazzlers to the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Cosmic Pearl PVA around the edges.

I've popped the sample cards onto Facebook. You can see them all here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Shows today on Create & Craft

Hi Bloggers.

I have shows today on Create & Craft at 10am and 3pm. Looks like both shows are with Nigel. Hope you can join me.

The theme for the shows is Cats & Dogs. There are 8 Singles stamps, 2 clear stamp sets with sentiments and 2 A6 background stamps. There's also a couple of new Couture Creations Dies and some gorgeous new ribbons. There are some different products on the morning and the afternoon shows so please be sure to check both shows out.

Talking of the ribbon - there's some on today's card. There are going to be some big bows on some of the cards and some of the cards may be a little dark for some of you but as this is a positive inspirational blog, I know that there'll be no negative comments here!

Anyways, here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Eternity Embossing Folder and inked around the edges with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.

For the panels, I popped some Black Soot Distress Ink onto my Craft Sheet and mixed in some Cosmic Shimmer Clear Texture Paste. I applied it to a piece of Coconut White Card through the Tiles Mask and put aside to dry. Once dry, I cut it into strips and matted 3 of them onto Slate Grey Card.

I stamped the image called Charlie using Pumice Stone. I cut it out using a die from Sue's Innsbruck Die Set and inked through the die with Pumice Sone. I cut the 2 outer dies from the set out of Slate Grey Card.

I tied a bow using Pewter Solid Satin Centre Band Ribbon and added a Heart Sparkler.

I assembled the card as shown adding a Small Circle Dazzler to each corner and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Cosmic Pearl PVA around the edges.

I've popped photos of all of the cards from Sunday's Toolshed onto Facebook. You can see them here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Love and workshop details

Hi Bloggers.

I hope you enjoyed the Toolshed yesterday. I know I did and I was amazed to actually get all 5 demos completed! Hopefully, you found a little inspiration here and there. There were certainly some really beautiful stamps from Justrite.

Here's a simple little card from yesterday's show -

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Eternity Embossing Folder.

I stamped the rose from the Justrite Hope & Love Vintage Labels 8 & 9 Clear Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using a die from Sue's Saltzburg Die Set. I cut the 2 largest dies from the Saltzburg Set out of another piece of Coconut White Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, again using Perfect Medium and embossed with Silver Shine Detail Powder. I cut it out using the smallest die in Sue's Auvergne Die Set.

I assembled the card as shown, adding a couple of White Mini Pearl Swirls, some 8mm White Pearls and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Cosmic Pearl PVA around the edges.

For those of you that haven't visited Sue Wilson's Blog today, you should be interested to know that all this week she's previewing her Release 3 Dies with free dies all over the place!

So, now I can finally share the photos of the projects for the workshops at CE HQ in Kettering on November 25th featuring some of Sue's Release 3 Dies. All the workshops are 1 1/2 hours long. If you're interested please contact Tracey on 01536 481778 during office hours. You'll need to be quick though as over half the places have gone before the projects are even revealed!

Workshop 1 - 10am till 11.30am


Workshop 2 - 12noon till 1.30pm


Workshop 3 - 2.30pm till 4pm

With all the projects there are lots of variations with dies and stamps that we'll use - I doubt if anyone will make the same card! Workshop 2 uses Gilding Flakes and I think that most of the colours in the range will be out to use so lots of variation there too! It promises to be a real fun day!

So far, everyone that has booked is staying the whole day. If you're doing that or doing just workshops 2 & 3, please bring some lunch or you can wander down to Greggs which is very close by.

I have more shows on Create & Craft tomorrow - I'll share a card from them in the morning.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Toolshed on Create & Craft today

Hi Bloggers.

I'm on the Toolshed on Create & Craft today at 12noon for 2 hours. Looks like it's with Dean. Hope you can join me.

Here's today's card which will hopefully be the first demo -

Now, I'll start with the fancy die that's on there - this is your heads up! It's the Couture Creations Tied Together Die. It's based on the very popular Tied Together Embossing Folder. The die has been around for a little while but it's been selling out every time we've had it in so have been unable to get it onto a show. We've more stock this time so I've grabbed some for the Toolshed. You may have to be quick though! Anyways, I cut it out of Sky Blue Card, added some dots of Phill Martin Vintage Blue PVA and put aside to dry.

For the background, I stamped the Justrite Cornflower Damask Background onto Coconut White Card using Perfect Medium. I stamped it a second time to extend the design. I then dusted Tropic Blue Mica Powder (from the Garden Flora Cosmic Shimmer Mica Spray Set) all over. I removed the excess using a dry wet wipe.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Birthday Florals Vintage Labels 8 & 9 Clear Stamp Set onto Sky Blue Card using Perfect Medium and embossed using Cosmic Shimmer True White Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using a Justrite Vintage Labels 8 Die.

I mixed a little Tropic Blue Mica Powder with some True White Detail Powder to make my own shade of Embossing Powder. I stamped the frame from the same stamp set onto Coconut White Card using Perfect Medium, added the custom made powder and heat set. I removed the excess mica using a dry wet wipe. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels 8.


I popped a Creative Expressions Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet onto a piece of Coconut White Card. I cut some flowers using Sue's Delicate Daisies - Complete Petals Die Set. I peeled away the backing and added Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Sprinkles to them all. I stacked them up to make 3 flowers and added some Phill Martin Vintage Blue Twinkles to the centres. I cut some leaves out of Sky Blue Card using Sue's Curled Vines Die Set.


I assembled the card as shown adding some Small Circle Dazzlers to the corners and some dots of Phill Martin Vintage Blue PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.