Thursday, 3 July 2014

Live Your Dream

Hi Bloggers.

Just a reminder that whenever I have a product that I've used in stock in my Amazon Store, you will see it highlighted in the text. Just click on it and you will go straight to the product in my store. Postage is charged at £2.90 for the first item and then 10p extra for each extra item in the same order. I'm sorry, I just cannot afford to offer you free postage. I would, if I could. Please be careful that if you order from another seller who offers free postage that they quite often increase the price of the item so if you order more than one item you may end up paying more. I do try to post same or next day depending on my work schedule.

Here's today's card -

Sorry about the wonky photo!

For the background, I popped the Lace Mask onto a piece of Milk Card and ran it through the Grand Calibur. Leaving the mask in place, I inked through it with Stonewashed Adirondack Dye Ink using Cut n Dry Foam. I then inked through one of the designs in the Floral Elements Mask in each corner, again using Stonewashed Ink.

I stamped the sentiment from the All Occasions Sentiments Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Pastel Blue Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Couture Creations Square Plaque and inked through the die with Stonewashed Ink. I cut a Spellbinders Majestic Circle out of Milk Card and inked through the die with Stonewashed.

I cut some flowers in 2 different sizes using Sue's Faux Quilled Blooms Die Set. I cut 3 sets of leaves using Couture Creations Ivy Die, cut them up into individual leaves and popped a couple behind each flower.

I completed the card adding Cream Pearls to the centre of each flower and in the corners of the background and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pastel Blue PVA around the edges.

I've just finalised my next set of workshops at Creative Expressions HQ, Ketteting. Tuesday August 5th - a morning and an afternoon workshop. The morning workshop is mainly mica powder based though other products will be used. Pic below.

The afternoon will be mainly Shimmer Paint based, again other products will be used. Pic below.

 Each session is approx 2 1/2 hours (never exact!) and the price is £25 per session. Please contact Tracey on 01536 481778 to book a place.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you all the cards are lovely, You could only choose by picking your favourite colour. I would love to come to a work shop, but I look after my two disabled grandsons, so I take each day as it comes I cannot make plans. Take care Kitty.

  2. Hello Julia, lovely card, a favourite colour combo of mine. I think your service when buying from your amazon store is fantastic. I would love to come to the workshops, but the day job just does not give me a break. Take care. Bx

  3. Hi Julia, gorgeous cards, the circle of quilled flowers is beautiful, hugs Carole Z X

  4. Great card Julia -
    wish I could attend one of your workshops but I live too far away xx

  5. Morning Julia
    This card was my favourite from your show - as I said only yesterday! What a lovely surprise when I saw it this morning!
    Unfortunately I will have my daughter home from Hong Kong for a week and we are visiting my 93 year old father in Lincoln on the 5th!!
    What a busy life we all lead.
    Enjoy your day.
    Sheila x

  6. Hi Julia lovely card and colours. So pretty and great layout. Rather too far for me to attend a workshop, would be nice though. X

  7. Good morning Julia wow there is so much going on in this post. All the cards are gorgeous I do love the wreath of flowers on the main one. Now workshops, school holidays you have got me thinking. I won some of your samples on EBay I'm so looking forward to them arriving in the post. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  8. Hi, this card is just lovely, ilove the small flowers ina ring. I also think your service is great and always look to see if you have what I am looking for first. I am a penioner so not a lot of spare cash at the moment. Cornwall is just too far away for me to come to one of your classes, I am sure they are great. Lilian

  9. Another brilliant card Julia, gorgeous colour combo, and love the two samples for the workshop. Sorry I won't be there as too far away x

  10. Love the cards especially the first one. I would love to attend your workshop but I work fulltime & its a bit too far for me, one day maybe...!


  11. Morning Julia, more fab cards from you, I think you for sharing and giving us all inspiration. Enjoy your day, keep up the great work love Wendy xx

  12. Hi Julia. What a lovely blue card. Love those little flowers. Just bought Sue's quilled leaves. Maybe I should have bought the flowers as well!
    Love Val in Spain x

  13. This mornings card is adorable Julia , so pretty!
    Thanks for info on your amazon site and workshop,

  14. Morning Julia, a beautiful card love the wreath of tiny flowers I made a card
    yesterday and used the same flowers.
    Nancyd xx

  15. Morning Julia
    Another stunning card and the flower wreath is beautiful

  16. Such a charming card Julia and I love the blue you have used, best wishes Jackie D

  17. I love today's card and using the unusual colour of blue for the flowers Note to self - be more imaginative with colour, flowers don't have to be pink, yellow or white! Workshops are too far away for me and working too

  18. Hi Julia
    What a stunning card you have made today. That sounds like you don't make many stunning cards. But believe me all your cards are stunning. Just loving the faux flowers you have done in a circle. They are so eye catching. Would love to attend one of your workshops. I bet they are so much fun.

  19. Morning Julia, love all the cards today, especially the first one. Love Jean xxx

  20. Morning Julia,
    Love all three cards but especially the blue one with the circle of flowers, so pretty.

  21. Hi Julia. well you are spoiling us with all of these beautiful cards. I have to admit though that the first one is my favourite, I loved it on C&C so it is so good to see it again. it really is a real stunner : ) Can't make the workshops but I live in hope that I will manage it one day : ) Take care.

  22. Good morning Julia. Not just one, but three absolutely beautiful cards for us to feast our eyes on today!! Every one is a masterpiece!!
    Have a good day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

  23. Morning Julia,
    Great cards. The first one beautiful and fresh. X

  24. Love todays card and the other two are gorgeous too.Really love the delicate blues of the card.

  25. Morning Julia
    Simply stunning - that's all I can say.
    Amanda x

  26. Such a pretty card and I love the gorgeous blue. The faux quilled flowers look stunning arranged like this. Pat x

  27. Really pretty and love the colour! Will eventually get to one of your workshops don't mind a long drive but school hols and ny birthday so couldn't do this one. Just to say I always buy crafty stash from Julia service is amazing. Julia responds to email queries immediately, delivery virtually instant or so it seems and I believe it is important to support small businesses its a case of use them or lose them! Xxx

  28. Watched you on C&C yesterday Julia. Stunning cards as usual and the ones above are brilliant. I have a few sets of Sue's dies and will be giving this a go.

    I will be travelling upto Northallerton next Thursday to see you and Sue - I can't wait. i don't know if you have been before but it is alovely part of the country, as is Edinburgh and Glasgow. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

  29. Hello Julia, Such a pretty card, love the soft colour. The workshops sound fun, maybe one day I will get to one, I don't drive and would have to stay overnight in the area as the trains are a bit fiddly for a day trip. Your Amazon service is amazing, second to none.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  30. Morning Julia. Love todays card but love everything you make the cards for your workshop are fab, would love to come to your workshop but have my grandchildren during the hols. Maybe you will go through the 2 cards you are showing on your blog. Mave x

  31. Hi Julia, a beautiful card. Love the flowers.

  32. Hi Julia, such beautiful cards and colours so pretty . love Jean Z xx

  33. Lovely card today Julia, very pretty, those little flowers are so dainty.

  34. Takes my breath away the blue one Julia just beautiful x you are so clever. I love the others of course. I live in the north so too far for me I would love to come thank you for sharing xxxxlove June xx

  35. Hi Julia, A lovely card, and fabulous embossing, it is gorgeous. The piccies are brilliant and the workshops sound fantastic.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  36. Hi Julia,
    Still having trouble. It's driving me mad!
    Lovely card - favourite from the shows and I loved loads of the samples.
    Think I may be addicted to those little flowers!
    Thanks Julia, gorgeous card, thank you.
    Love Myra

  37. Hi Julia,

    This is gorgeous, love the colour of the flowers.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  38. Hello Julia - Well I have just won a second set of your samples on ebay - I am looking forward to them arriving - there are a couple that will be come wall-hanging gifts to friends who are fans of your work.

    Sorry you felt you had to put that comment on about your Amazon site - has someone been having a go at you? I am only an occasional (private) seller on Amazon and Amazon decide the postage charges and charge a high final valuation fee.

    Now to the first card - I love the small dinky blue flowers you made with Sue's die.

    Now to your workshops at Kettering - they look very tempting but I had better get selling on eBay to pay for them. Fingers crossed, I can get the money together before all the places go!

  39. Stunning card Julia xx hazel

  40. Hi Julia

    Very pretty card. Lovely colours

    Crafty hugs,

    T x

  41. Hi Julie, I really like these cards.They are lovely!

  42. Hi Julia, such a beautiful card today love the colours and those flowers are quite divine. Your course cards are so lovely too, such a pity I don't live nearer to CE headquarters,
    Margaret corgi owner

  43. A very pretty card with beautiful flowers and shading.x

  44. very pretty card. delicate with lovely tones xx


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