Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Best Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

I'm heading up to Creative Expressions HQ today to run a couple of Workshops. Should be fun as always. Details of my next workshop at CE HQ are at the bottom of this post and in the Workshops section of this blog.

Just a reminder - details of my demos, etc are always in the left hand side bar of this blog, usually with a couple of months notice. There are a couple of secret demo dates that will be revealed as soon as I get the go ahead from the shops concerned.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I used a paper from Phill Martin's Decadent Damask 8 x 8 Paper Pad. I cut a frame out of Milk Card using the largest 3 dies in Sue Wilson's Classic Adorned Squares Noble Die Set. I rubbed Phill's CS Decadent Grape Gilding Wax over the surface. I cut the largest die from Sue's Ornate Pierced Squares Noble Die Set out of Rich Plum Card. I glued the 2 die cuts together, reseated the die that I used for the inside of the frame and ran it through the Grand Calibur to remove the centre from the Rich Plum Card. I popped it onto the backing paper using 3d Foam and then onto a Milk mat cut using the largest die from the Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics A Die Set.

I cut the Sue's Best Wishes Expressions Die out of Milk Card. I pressed Perfect Medium all over the die cut, added Phill's CS Decadent Grape Embossing Powder and heat set. I added more Perfect Medium, more powder and heat set again.

I tied a bow using Creative Expressions Antique White Satin Ribbon and tied another using the thinner Raisin Satin Ribbon. I made a flower out of Milk Card using Spellbinders Flower Play Die Set, added CS Dries Clear Glue and then sprinkled with CS Iced Snow Glitter Jewels.

I made a couple of Decorative Stick Pins using Creative Expressions Stick Pin Elements and Glossy Accents. Once dry, I popped them into the 3d Foam under the frame at the back of the bow.

Here are the details of the next workshops at CE HQ on Tuesday 12th May -

Morning Workshop -

An actual proper card! I know, don't faint! We'll be using brand new Sue Wilson Dies, you'll do some paper grouting, make a couple of Decorative Stick Pins and learn how to use Sue's new Classic Foldover Flower Dies.

Afternoon Workshop -

Lots of new dies on this one!

As always for Kettering Workshops, please contact Tracey on 01536 481778 during office hours or email her at tracey@creative-expressions.uk.com for more information or to book a place.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia
    Some great cards thanks tracyw

  2. Morning Julia. Thank you great cards. Looking forward to the new flower dies. Take care Kitty.

  3. Morning Julia,

    Gorgeous card, love the colour. Love the other two cards too, I am sure you will have a fun day in your workshop.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  4. Morning Julia, and a big wow, beautiful card today and also the workshop ones, oh I wished I could get to them but they are too far away for me especially being disabled. I love Phil Martin's papers, they really are superb.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy everyone, hugs, June Smith xxx

  5. Hi Julia, todays card is gorgeous, I love the background paper, it is so elegant, and as always you combine many different products to produce beautiful creations. Love the look of the workshop cards, some great new dies on their way. Have a good day with the demos today. Bx

  6. A great card and the workshop cards are nice too xx enjoy you day xxx

  7. Morning Julia, three fantastic cards they are all fabulous.
    Nancyd xx

  8. A lovely card. I am sure everyone will enjoy the workshop - I was so pleased with the box when I joined you last time.

  9. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the design and the colours. The cards for the workshops are amazing. I so wish I could be there but there is always work. I must try to get to one of your weekend workshops. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  10. Lovely card & the workshop ones look great.


  11. All three cards are lovely I'm intrigued by the sound of these fold over flower dies....

  12. Morning Julia,
    Three stunning cards, love them all. Looks like the new dies will be a hit.

  13. Lovely card Julia enjoy your day xx hazel

  14. Love these cards their beautiful have a good day wish it wasn't so far away love June horrocks xx

  15. Hi Julia
    Lovely card today, or should I say cards. I've looked at your demo day, my word you do get about. I wish I'd looked before as I could have told my sister in law that you were in Lyndhurst.

  16. Morning Julia
    Stunning cards - will try to get to one of your workshops soon

  17. Hi Julia. Lovely cards. Have a great time at your workshops. SueL x

  18. Hi Jilia
    Love the cards, I see you will not be at the Glitter Pot this weekend after all.
    Ginnie xx

  19. Morning Julia, Hmmmmmm, secret demo dates eh, intriguing, it's a 'watch this space' scenario.
    Gorgeous card samples shown today, love them all.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  20. Morning Julia, Hmmmmmm, secret demo dates eh, intriguing, it's a 'watch this space' scenario.
    Gorgeous card samples shown today, love them all.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  21. Lovely cards Julia....I feel a plum phase coming on....!
    Can't wait for the next C & C shows
    Luv Rach :)

  22. Hello Julia and all

    Lovely card. I like the background paper you have used and the colours are lovely. It has a classic look and I think the two thickness's of ribbon gives a great effect. Thanks for sharing.

    Thank you for showing the workshop cards, it is a very nice opportunity to have a sneek peek at some of Sue's new dies. They always look different cut out, I will have to change my pre-order now, lol

    Best wishes.

  23. Hi Julia, lovely card today and also the workshops cards are very nice !wish I could be at one of them !Take care Jane B.

  24. Hi Julia,
    Wonderful card ! Enjoy your work shops. Wish I could join you in May but no can do :-(
    Hope you are ok, Take care,
    Maria x

  25. Another stunning creation, love everything about it, the samples for the workshop are amazing , wish, wish, wish, I could get to one of them, but still working:(. hugs to all, Linda.

  26. Hi Julia

    My favourite of the noble squares as I love the pattern- almost celtic. Beautiful colours too.

    First workshops with the new dies must be very exciting for all concerned!


    T x


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