Thursday, 28 May 2015


Hi Bloggers.

I'm at Creative Expressions HQ today running a workshop this afternoon. John Lockwood is there running a workshop this morning. For details of my next workshop at Creative Expressions, please see the end of this post.

Here's today's card -

I started by cutting an aperture in a piece of Sky Blue Card using the largest tag die in the Couture Creations 2 Tags & Flower Pot Die Set. I placed the Sky Blue Card on a piece of Cobalt Card and placed the smaller tag die in the centre of the aperture. I removed the Sky Blue Card and cut the smaller tag. I cut the Couture Creations Nostalgia Die from a piece of Coconut White Card. I glued it into place on another piece of Coconut White Card using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue, so that it could be seen through both apertures. I secured both pieces of Blue Card using 3D Foam Tape.

I cut the Couture Creations Love Everyday Essentials Die out of Coconut White Card. I pressed Clear Perfect Medium into it, added Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Decadent Denim Embossing Powder and heat set. I added more Perfect Medium, more powder and heat set again.

 I cut the Couture Creations Edith Border out of Coconut White Card and rubbed some Decadent Denim Gilding Wax over.

I cut the Couture Creations Edith & Baby Die Set out of Coconut White Card and again rubbed some Decadent Denim Gilding Wax over them.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 3mm and 5mm White Pearls to the butterflies, some Pearl Corners and piercing around the edges.

My next workshops at Creative Expressions HQ in Kettering are on Tuesday 16th June. This is the project for the morning -

This is the afternoon workshop -

Please contact Tracey on 01536 481778 during office hours or email her at for more information or to book a place.

I'm also going to be doing some workshops at That's Really Crafty in Loughborough.

Contact Christian on 01509 767740 for more details and to book a place.

Monday 27th July 

Morning workshop -

Afternoon Workshop -

Other dates - Saturday 8th August and Monday 17th August. Details to follow soon.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    wow what a lovely set of cards ,you are going to be busy. Have fun and take care, Kitty.

  2. Morning Julia, another beautiful card.; You are so busy with the workshops, I love the cards that you are making on them, shame it is not down south.

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

  3. A lovely card, Julia. Why is it I am always working when you have a workshop in Kettering?! I will get to one eventually.

    Anne (Northampton)

  4. Morning Julia. your sample cards especially the burgundy one with the noble dies..... hope your workshop goes well.
    Luv Rach :)

  5. Hello Julia, todays card is very pretty, and different with the apertures and layout. Have a great day with the workshops. I love the look of the cards you have planned for the next ones. Take care. Bx

  6. Beautiful card Julia love them all have a great day xx hazel

  7. Today's card is lovely-have you embossed the card on it? The sample cards are brilliant, I hope to see you create some wonderful cards on Saturday.


  8. Have a good day - will be a lot of laughs if John is there too! Unfortunately I can't do the next one either as it is a babysit Tuesday.

  9. Morning Julia, a very pretty card today and love all your cards for your workshops will be trying to replicate the weaving ones when I get home.
    Nancyd xx

  10. Morning Julia, A plethora of gorgeous cards today. Have great workshops.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  11. Morning Julia,
    Hope you have a good day at your workshop.
    A lovely array of cards.

  12. Hi Julia,
    Fabulous cards today, but just love the butterfly one so simple, delicate, gorgeous.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  13. Fabulous cards Julia, wish I could get to one of your workshops. Pat x

  14. Hi Julia, there are do beautiful cards on offer in your workshops, I'd love to come to them all. I'll settled for today's for now. See you later on. X Ros

  15. Wow julia what a perfect collection of beautiful cards you are so gifted. Have a great workshop wish I could be there love June horrocks xxxxxxxx

  16. Hi Julia

    A whole bunch of amazing cards. Have a fun time today


    T x

  17. Hi Julia. Lovely cards, I'm a big fan of the weaving dies. SueL x

  18. Hi Julia, lovely set of cards.

  19. Hello Julia and all.

    Lovely card. I really like the depth to your apertures and the tonal colour. Thanks for sharing.

    Thank you for showing your workshop cards.

    Best wishes.

  20. Lovely card today an nice to see the work shop cards. Take Care Melody xx


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