Hi Thank you for joining me for this fabulous collaboration Blog Hop with Pink & Main! For my card I have used the fabulous Pink & Main Air Mail stamp set with my favourite embossing powder from WOW! - Platinum. It's fabulous to be part of this great ...

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"Cards by Julie" - 5 new articles

  1. Blog Hop Time
  2. WOW! Embossing Powder Monthly Challenge - Shimmer
  3. WOW! Embossing Powder and Pink Fresh Studio Blog Hop!
  4. Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge 29th August 2018
  5. Bank Holiday Inky Fun!
  6. More Recent Articles

Blog Hop Time

Hi
Thank you for joining me for this fabulous collaboration Blog Hop with Pink & Main!

For my card I have used the fabulous Pink & Main Air Mail stamp set with my favourite embossing powder from WOW! - Platinum.


It's fabulous to be part of this great Blog Hop!



We have fabulous prizes up for grabs! $25 gift certificate to Pink & Main store, 6 x powders + carry case to the WOW! Embossing Powder Store. To be in with a chance of winning you just need to leave a comment on each designer's blog! The Blog Hop prize announcement will be made on Wednesday, October 22, 2018, 9am Eastern Standard Time. Winners will be announced on both Pink & Main & WOW! Embossing blog!

Check out the fabulous line up we have for you. Grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy what everyone has made for you all, first up.....


WOW! Embossing Powder then hop over to....


Pink & Main, next we have....


Andrea, now its time to head over to....


Ankita,, and now to....


Dana, now hop over and see....


Donna, next up its....


Jackie, now over to...


Jaine, your next stop is...


Jeannie, then its over to see...


Jo, then its the turn of...oh yes its my turn!
Julie, (you are here), now over to...


Kathy, lets go see...


Kimberly, now hop onto...
Laurie, whose next? lets go see...


Lynnea, hop on over to...


Michelle, and now over to...
Olga, and next up is...


Raluca, oh lets hop over to...


Riikka, time to hop over to....


Tracy, next up is....


Yasmin and last but by no means least is...



So here is what I made with this gorgeous stamp set from Pink & Main with my fabulous WOW! Embossing Powders!
I love how cute these little birds are and you even get little baby birds too!
I stamped and embossed the birds using WOW! Embossing Pad with Platinum embossing powder - its my favourite!



I then used brush markers and a water brush to add all the colour details to the birds. I felt the birds could be whatever colour I wanted them to be - so it was pretty pink and girlie colours!  Just look at that gorgeous Platinum embossing!


I stamped my sentiment onto white card stock and cut to a banner shape and then added some blue ink around the edges using a Distress Oxide ink pad.

Inking around the edge of the card to create a frame draws your eye into the centre of the card, again I used a Distress Oxide ink pad.

To finish the card I added little dots of Glitter Glue in Stardust just to add that touch of sparkle to the background of my card. 


I hope you like my card, I really enjoyed making it!

Thanks for stopping by, please don't forget to head over to Kathy's blog now to see more of the amazing inspiration from Pink & Main and WOW! Embossing Powders super talented Design Team. Be sure to leave a comment on everyone's blog to be in with a chance of winning!

Happy crafting!
Julie
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WOW! Embossing Powder Monthly Challenge - Shimmer

Hi everyone
Hope you are all well.

For my Challenge card this month I have used my Julie Hickey Designs Essential Poinsettia stamp set with the verse that comes with my Floral Tree stamp set.

I have used WOW! Embossing Powder - Copper Pearl not used this powder before and oh boy its gorgeous! Such a pretty soft tone to it and when I coloured the poinsettia's in with Distress Oxide Abondoned Coral they just went together so well. They were made for each other.


It gives me such a thrill to see my very own stamps - stamped and embossed - how gorgeous does that sentiment look!  Just fabulous!


Up close to see the gorgeous soft tones of that Copper Pearl Embossing! 


How fabulous does my Poinsettia look in that wonderful embossing powder?
Hope you like it as much as I do!  

I cut around the edge of the poinsettia to give a shaped edge to my card, then placed a strip of platinum glitter card stock behind.  A little inking around the edge of my card using abandoned coral and expresso, and a few sequins added and thats my card for today.


If you want to treat yourself to anything from WOW! Embossing Powder head on over to their website, click here, and remember - please tick the "I heard about it from Julie Hickey box" and add this code at checkout to receive 10% discount on all your purchases - WOWDTJHI (capital i)

Thank you for joining me today, head over to WOW! Embossing Powders blog to see all the amazing creations from the Design Team too!

If you would like to treat yourself to some of my stamps, or to see the full range, they are all available from Crafts U Love, click here to go to their website!

See you back here soon!
Have a great rest of your day
Julie
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WOW! Embossing Powder and Pink Fresh Studio Blog Hop!

Hello crafting friends! 
We are joining forces with the fabulous Pink Fresh Studio Creative Team for a fun-filled Blog Hop.


We love how much joy blog hops brings to our customers, so we are brining you a wonderful, creative and inspirational line up. 
Not only will you be inspired BUT if you leave a comment on each designer’s blog, you’ll earn a chance to win a 6 powders from your choosing along with a WOW carry case to store you powders safely in and a Pink Fresh Studio $50 Gift Card!
The Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on ALL THE POSTS of this blog hop by 7th September 2018 and the will be announced on the blog the week of 10th September 2018.
If you are hopping along, you should have come from Jo Herbert
Your next stop is Keeway Tsao
If you get lost along the way, heed back over to the WOW! Embossing Powder / Pink Fresh Studio blog for the complete listings of designers joining in the hop.

List of DT’s here – 
So this is what I have made today for this exciting Blog Hop, which I hope you like!

I used the gorgeous Pink Fresh Studio Fluer 1 Stamp set with the Hello with Botanicals die - oh there are so many fabulous flower stamps in this set, 17 in total which includes a large arrangement of flowers too - such a versatile set!
I started by stamping the flowers and leaves down the right hand edge of my card...

I created an inky background using the Tonic Nuvo Shimmer Powders - Violet Brocade and then die cut the 'hello' letters. I then covered them with WOW! Embossing pad and sprinkled over Clear Sparkle embossing powder and heated.

WOW! the sparkle is amazing!!

I then added the letter to my card front...
Colouring the flowers using Violet Brocade to match my letters.


I then cut around the flowers, giving the edge of my card lots of interest.
I stamped one of the flowers designs on a panel of inky background card stock and attached it to the inside back of my card...




I really love how my card turned out and cannot wait to have more of a play with this beautiful set of flower stamps and that 'hello' die.

You need to head over to Keeway Tsao ????????? to see more amazing inspiration from the awesome Design Teams!

Enjoy!
Julie
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Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge 29th August 2018


This weeks theme is: Anything Goes!

My final card for August as part of my....


The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt, and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of their post!



You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! 
All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! 
Good Luck to everyone! 

Ive used Pink Fresh Studio Fleur 1 Stamp Set designed by Susan Driscoll, with some beautiful WOW! Embossing Powder : Bright White to heat emboss the design onto Watercolour card stock.


Once I'd embossed the design at the top and bottom of my watercolour card I then selected some of my favourite Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink pads : Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry.


I then set about colouring the design in - I find this so therapeutic - its good for the soul! I use a water brush with the ink pads to give a soft look.


I decided to add a bit of could around the edge of the white embossed design, making it pop off the paper more. I loved how the soft green really lifted the design so I repeated it on the opposite corner too.


Now to mount my panel to my card blank. I first cut a thin strip of gold card stock and attached it down the side of the panel. This really does add something to the panel.


Next I wanted to try something that I have seen the super talented, Jennifer McGuire, do recently. She heat embossed her sentiment onto a panel of vellum and attached it over her busy background - I loved how this looked and thought this card would be perfect to try this technique out on.


I then wrapped the vellum around the panel, secured on the back and attached panel to front of 6x4 card blank.  I thought a little butterfly on the sentiment would finish it off and so I heat embossed in white a butterfly from Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day Stamp set.  I used the same ink pads to add colour to the back of the vellum.  I then cut out the butterfly and attached to the sentiment.


This is the finished card.....Hope you like it as much as I do!


Up close to see the finer details...


I enjoyed making this card so much I just had to stamp some more and create a few different cards.


Up close to see the finer details...



A 6x6 card ready to send to a friend for her Birthday...


Up close to see the finer details...


Why not head over to the Simon Says Stamp website now and treat yourself to any of the goodies I've used to create todays cards!


I want to say a really big THANK YOU to Lorraine for offering me this Guest Designer Spotlight with Simon Says Stamp - I have so enjoyed creating some special cards to share as part of Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Happy creating everyone!
Julie
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Bank Holiday Inky Fun!

Hi 
Hope you have all enjoyed the bank holiday weekend - as per usual the weather wasn't so good so I decided to take advantage of it and have a little play in my cabin creating some inky backgrounds.

I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxides which I absolutely love - they are so creamy, they blend and layer so well and every time I just love the results!

Once I start I just can't stop!  I actually have to limit myself to a certain number of sheets of watercolour card and just wipe up the ink sometimes as I could just keep on going!


I also saw a card on Pinterest a while a go where the background was made up of circles and I wanted to try it. I just used a sponge and altered the pressure I used when stamping it out.  I then added splats of watered down ink and I was quite pleased with the result - it looked nothing like the beautiful card that inspired me!



I then stamped with my Essential Sentiments : Thinking of You Stamp Set, using just the flower from the set.  I added in the sentiment from my Essential Sentiments : Happy Birthday Stamp Set.
Tied twine around my panel and sprinkled some sequins on to finish the card that I layered onto black card stock before attaching to my card blank.
The colours I used for this card Distress Oxide : Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves and Wild Honey


Up close to see the finer details...


And a little more...


I only managed to make another card from all those backgrounds, ran out of time!
I used one of the slim panels and stamped with my Garden Treasures Stamp Set, just in black ink, added a sentiment and layered onto black card stock before attaching to my card. A few sequins sprinkled around and the card is done! Simples - said like a meerkat!
The ink I used for this card was Distress Oxide - Seedless Preserves


Up close to see the finer details...


And a little more...


Hope you like the cards - which is your favourite? Why?

If you would like to treat yourself to any of my Julie Hickey Design stamps they are available from Crafts U Love, click here to see my full Summer Blooms Collection!

Have a great week
Julie
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