Thursday, 14 May 2015

Wishing You the Happiest of Birthdays

Hi Bloggers.

Using up demo bits again - this time the Fire & Ice Technique with Sue Wilson's Portuguese Background.

I cut 2 of the decorative dies from Sue's Portuguese Background Die Set out of Coconut White Card. I added a piece of Creative Expressions Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet to the front of the die cut. I turned it over and added Cosmic Shimmer Gemstones Gilding Flakes. I removed the excess with a piece of Rubit Scrubit. I turned it over, removed the backing from the adhesive and added Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Sprinkles Glitter Jewels.

I dusted a piece of Coconut White Card with my Anti Static Bag and stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Amazing Sentiments Stamp Set using Perfect Medium. I added Copper Cosmic Shimmer Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. I cut it out using the smallest plain die from the Background Die Set.

I made a flower out of Coconut White Card using Sue's Perfect Peony Complete Petals Die Set and following her tutorial on her blog here and here. I added some Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue and Cosmic Shimmer Iced Snow Glitter Jewels. I cut some leaves out of Coconut White Card using Sue's Cornflower Die Set. I tied a knot in a piece of White Tulle, trimmed it a little and added the leaves and the flower.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White 8mm Pearls to the corners.

My next workshop at Creative Expressions HQ is on Thursday 28th May.

John Lockwood will be running a workshop in the morning and I'll be running one in the afternoon.

This is my afternoon project - there'll be 6 colour variations (all from Phill Martin's Chic Collection) and a choice of dies.

For all workshops at CE HQ, you can either contact Tracey on 01536 481778 during office hours or email her at for more information or to book a place.

I think we'll start with the sneak peeks from Monday's show tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, three fabulous cards they are all gorgeous, good luck with your shows at CE I will be thinking about you as it is my 70th birthday on that day but we will be away on holiday of to Fuertoventura.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia,

    Stunning cards each and every one. Love the use of dies.

    Have a great day

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  3. Some great cards today Julia xx looking forward to the sneak peaks tomorrow xxx

  4. Morning Julia.
    Thank you a row of little beautys, take care Kitty.

  5. Three beautiful cards for us today, thank you so much. crafty hugs, Linda.

  6. Hello Julia, wow what a treat this morning, all beautiful cards, and aren't those that you are doing for the workshops just stunning, love the pop out centres. Have a fabulous day. Bx

  7. Lovely cards & looking forward to the sneak peeks.


  8. What a great hat trick...lovely cards....The guilding flakes and the Portuguese background ....this is the best card I've seen with the background it's beautiful...!
    Fantastic idea to use the die on the inside of the other cards ....can't make up my mind if I like the blue card or the pink best...just have to like them both ...!
    Luv Rach :)

  9. lovely card Julia, I have yet to try this fire and ice technique.
    hugs michelle xxxx

  10. Hi Julia, What beautiful cards today I love them all !! Thank you so much for sharing! Take care Jane B.

  11. Morning Julia, all the cards are lovely.

    Enjoy your workshops
    Maggie in Solihull

  12. Hard to choose between these beautiful cards thank you
    Love June horrocks xxxx

  13. Lovely cards love them all xx hazel

  14. Morning Julia,
    Lovely cards, all of them are so pretty.

  15. Hi Julia
    I love all these cards. They are simply gorgeous. I hope we see either of these demoed at some time.

  16. Hi Julia,
    Lovely cards today, saw the pop out centre one at Samuel Taylors last week...STUNNING ! Looking forward to your shows on Monday.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  17. Love the colours, love the cards.

  18. Hello Julia and all.

    Lovely card. I love the fire and ice technique and the Gemstone gilding Flakes are stunning.

    Your workshop cards are beautiful. The dies and background papers you have used are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

    I'm looking forward to the sneeky peeks.

    Best wishes.

  19. Beautiful cards Julia saw these at Leeds last weekend. I just love the Portugeese background die. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

  20. Lovely colour gilding flakes and they photographed well - nice card

  21. What a beautiful card. Gilding flakes always look so classy. The ones for your workshop are great too.

  22. Hi Julia Gorgeous card love the gilding flakes and what beautiful colours on the other cards thankyou for showing us .

  23. Hello Julia, I love all of these stunning cards on your blog today, they are really lovely. Will have to try and get to one of your demo days soon. X Ros

  24. Hi Julia all the cards are gorgeous you have been very busy. Enjoy the rest of the day. Hugs Jackie

  25. Hi Julia
    Gorgeous cards today and fabulous techniques, I love the inside of your cards stunning. xxx

  26. Beautiful cards today Julia, I love the way you have done the insert. Pat x

  27. Hi Julia, love all the cards an really like the inside of them, looking forward to seeing your sneak preview tomorrow. Take Care Melody xx

  28. Hi Julia, Lovely cards and great samples for the workshops.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  29. Hi Julia, Lovely cards and great samples for the workshops.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  30. Oooh Julia, these are gorgeous. You're very clever using the background dies inside to pop out. I wish I didn't live so far away fro CE, would love to come to one of your workshops. Have a great evening, blessings - Deb C xx

  31. Hi Julia

    wonderful, more 'leftovers' but they don't look leftover. So happy I brought the portugal background as it looks stunning on the top card


    T x


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