Friday, 28 November 2014

Have a tail waggingly good day!

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I swiped some Pumice Stone Distress Ink onto my Craft Sheet and mixed in some Cosmic Shimmer Gold Pearl Texture Paste. I then spread it through the More Squares Mask onto Milk Card and put aside to dry.

I stamped Toby using Pumice Stone. I cut it out using one of Sue's Saltzburg Dies and inked through the die with Pumice Stone. I cut the largest of Sue's Innsbruck Dies out of Slate Grey Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Paws-itively Great Clear Stamp Set using Pumice Stone. I cut it out using Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics B and inked through the die with Pumice Stone. I cut another die from the same set out of Slate Grey Card.

I assembled the card as shown adding a Cream 8mm Pearl in each corner and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Ivory PVA around the edges.

I have a Craft Clinic on Create & Craft in January. Have any of you any questions on our Cosmic Shimmer products that you would like me to answer on the show?

Just to let you know that I have over 300 items for sale on ebay at the moment. Click on the ebay link in the top menu of this blog if you'd like to have a look.

I raised £32.11 for Help for Heroes in the latest batch of sample auctions.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Hope

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Mauve Card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Retro Flowers Embossing Folder. I rubbed Phill Martin Vintage Lavender Gilding Wax all over. I ran some Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Lavender Twinkles around the edges and put aside to dry.

I popped a piece of Creative Expressions Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet onto some Coconut White Card. I cut the Couture Creations Tied Together Die, removed the backing sheet and applied some Micro Beads.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Hope & Love Vintage Labels 8 & 9 Clear Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels 9 and inked through the die with Dusty Concord. I cut the largest Vintage Labels 9 out of Mauve Card.

I stamped the flower from the Justrite Birthday Floral Vintage Labels 8 & 9  Clear Stamp Set into an Offset SVG cut using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured it using mica powders from the Cosmic Shimmer Garden Flora Mica Spray Set.

I assembled the card as shown adding Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Lavender PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Paw prints on our hearts

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I mixed some Clear Cosmic Shimmer Texture Paste with some Dark Bronze Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Metallics Mica Spray Set on my Craft Sheet. I then spread it through the Triple Scallop Mask onto Milk Card. Once dry, I inked around the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

I stamped Willow onto Milk Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Ancient Copper Metallic Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Petite Ovals Large and inked through the die with Vintage Photo. I cut a Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Ovals Large Die out of Chestnut Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Pawprints on Your Heart Clear Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Ancient Copper Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Antique Labels One and inked through the die with Vintage Photo.

I tied a bow using Brown Solid Satin Centre Band Ribbon and added a Vintage Metal Embellishment.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Birthday Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

Off to Creative Expressions HQ today to run 3 workshops with Sue Wilson's new dies. Should be fun!

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Milk Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Rambling Blossoms Embossing Folder and inked around the edges with Aged Mahogany Distess Ink.

I stamped the image from the Justrite Birthday Florals Clear Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using Burnt Red, Burnt Marigold and Mustard Green Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Golden Winter Mica Spray Set. I cut if out using Sue's Saltzburg Die Set. I cut the largest die from the Justrite Vintage Labels 8 Die Set out of Rich Red Card.

I cut one of Sue's Auvergne Dies our of Milk Card and then the largest die in the set out of Rich Red Card.


I stamped the sentiment and the frame from the same stamp set, again using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels 9 and inked through the die with Aged Mahogany. I cut the largest Vintage Labels 9 Die out of Rich Red Card.

I cut a Couture Creations Simplicity Border out of Rich Red Card.

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

Thanks for stopping by,

Julia.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Our Whole Life

Hi Bloggers.

Here's a demo card from last Tuesday's shows -

For the background, I randomly inked through the Tiles Mask using Black Soot Distress Ink onto a piece of Milk Card till the while area was pretty much covered. Then, will my stamp in my hand, I randomly stamped the Pawprint Lattice A6 Background using Black Soot.

I stamped Alfie using Black Soot. I cut him out using Spellbinders Classic Squares Large. I stamped the area around Alfie's neckerchief onto Black Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Ivory Embossing Powder. I cut the neckerchief out and added it to the original image with Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Pawprints on Your Heart Clear Stamp Set onto Milk Card using Black Soot. I cut it out using Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Ovals Large.

I cut a Couture Creations Moulin Rouge out of Black Card.

I cut a border out of Black Card using Sue's Mosaic 3d Bow Die Set. I cut the border so that the gap was underneath the image die cut.

I made a bow out of Black Card using other dies from the Mosaic 3d Bow Die Set.


I assembled the card as shown adding a Cream 8mm Pearl in each corner and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Ivory PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

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.