Friday, 21 August 2015

Freebie Friday and workshop news

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card that's looking for a new home -

You can read how this card was made here.

As always, leave a comment below to be in with a chance of winning this card. To qualify for the draw, you must leave a comment on this post. I'll do the draw on Monday lunchtime so you have until then to comment.

I have a couple of workshops coming up at Creative Expressions HQ. The first one is on Wednesday 26th August -

This is the project for the morning -

This is the afternoon workshop -

Lots of colour variations of the above card.

The next one is on Tuesday 22nd September  -

Morning Workshop -

Afternoon Workshop -

The afternoon card can be made in a large variety of colours - we will be using the new Colour Cloud Blending Inks!

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.

There are only 3 spaces left on my workshop in Yardley Gobion on 12th September. Here's a reminder of the projects -

 Lots of colours of the above card to choose from - choose on the day.

Lots of colours of Gilding Flakes to choose from on the day for the above card.

You can book a place on the above workshop via my website here.

As always current workshop details are permanently available to view on the Workshops page of this blog.

Thanks for stopping by.

Ask for a free card (in the order comments box at checkout) when you order in August!


  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful card hope I'm lucky this week, your demo cards are fabulous too.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia.
    Thank you these cards are so lovely. I wish your workshops at HQ were on a Saturday, I just cannot make weekdays. Take care Kitty.

    1. All my Milton Keynes ones are on Saturdays!

  3. Today's card is stunning the dies you have used for the leaves and flowers are lovely, so delicate and fresh looking. Good luck with your workshops.

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  4. Hi Julia Stunning card thank you tracyw

  5. Beautiful cards Julia they're stunning anyone going to your workshops will be so lucky.
    Have a great day.
    Luv Rach :)

  6. Hi Julia,
    Your Cards That You've Shared With Us Today Are Truly Magnificent I Just Love Each And Everyone Your A Very Talented Lady.
    Good Luck To The Recipient Of The Friday Free Gift Card
    Have A Great Weekend Julia
    Hugs From Sam x

  7. Love all the cards I envy all those attending your workshops they are very lucky people xx

  8. Morning Julia, oh what a delight todays blog is, to see all your really lovely creations, I am loving the first card which is the giveaway, so someone is going to be a very lucky person, enjoy it. Then to see all the creations from your workshops, I would so love to attend one but it is not to be as I am disabled and cannot get to them so seeing the pictures will have to suffice. Will you ever do tutorials or videos on these, after the events of course as I would love to have a go at making them.

    Enjoy Friday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  9. Hi Julia
    Absolutely beautiful. Have a great weekend.
    Love Jan x x

  10. wow gorgeous collection of cards love then all the turquoise ones being my favourites xx hazel

  11. Hello Julia, todays giveaway cards is stunning. I love the background. I have that swirl stencil and use it a lot. Must go look at the original post to see what colour you used. The collection of cards for the workshop really showcase a variety of techniques, dies and products, I am sure you will have, very happy and inspired attendees. Have a good day all. Bx

  12. Love today's card. The ones for your workshops are beautiful too - will do another soon but can't manage those dates.

  13. Wonderful card today! Got my fingers crossed for this one. I'm so envious of those attending your workshops getting to make those gorgeous cards. Debra x

  14. Morning Julia
    Love today's give away card. It is just gorgeous. I also love the display of your work shop cards too. You really have been busy....have a lovely day...Rosie xxxx

  15. Today's card is beautiful, as are the ones for your workshops, just wish I lived nearer!
    Rosemary xx

  16. Wow-today's card is gorgeous, so pretty & delicate. The workshop cards look great.


  17. Wow Julia what a wonderful selection of cards. You are a very busy lady. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  18. All of the cards are amazing I just wish I lived closer/could drive and come to one of your workshops

  19. A beautiful giveaway card today Julia, so are the workshops cards ,beautiful selection.wish I could come to one of them! Have a nice weekend . Jane B.

  20. Hi Julia,
    Lovely cards, the one that you're giving away is so elegant. I love the ones for your workshops, particularly the turquoise one.
    Hope all your workshops go well,
    Heather Treble

  21. Stunning blog today julia wow love them all the colours the dies and your work is brill. Thank you love always June horrocks xxxxx

  22. Hi Julia, what lovely cards you always give us lots of inspiration with your techniques, thanks for sharing. Carol xxx

  23. Morning Julia,
    Wow! what a gorgeous array of cards today, they are all beautiful.

  24. All your cards are lovely. Lots of workshops coming up, busy, busy, busy. SueL x

  25. Like the card a lot. The use of glitter paste and a mask makes a beautiful background and the mosaic flowers are gorgeous.

  26. Fabulous card Julia, love it

  27. All the cards are lovely Julia. Your giveaway is very pretty and the Christmas cards are so special. Will have to try and get to a workshop sometime I;m sure it would be great.

  28. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful give away card today, love all your demo cards especially the musical background one...........GORGEOUS!. If only I lived nearer!!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  29. Hi Julia
    Love love love all of these cards. My favourite is the one with what looks likes notes on. I bought this die after you showed the grey card before. These cards are gorgeous. Did I mention that before.

  30. Love this week's giveaway Julia, thanks for the chance to win it. The workshop samples are stunning. My favourite is the aqua card from the afternoon session, probably because aqua is one of my top 3 favourite colours. Pat x

  31. Gorgeous Card Julia, love that swoosh mask. Great workshops coming up too. Enjoy.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  32. Lovely Card Julia and what a lot of workshops.

  33. Morning Julia, Stunning, stunning, stunning, cards.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  34. Morning Julia, Stunning, stunning, stunning, cards.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  35. Hello Julia.

    White on white is always a winner for me, I think this is a very pretty card. Thanks for sharing.

    You have some beautiful cards for your workshops. I don't think I could choose one from the selection if I had the opportunity, lol

    Best wishes

  36. Hi Julia, this is really a bonus day. Just love your Friday Freebie card. Always love the white on white. Your workshop cards are gorgeous. Wish I could take one of them but live in Canada so will just have to try to recreate them by myself. Have a wonderful weekend.

  37. Hi Julia

    What a stunning bundle of cards! The giveaway card is very pretty, todays card- I love how you made those flowers. The workshop cards are amazing. So many to pin so little time!

    Hugs, T x

  38. Hi Julia,
    A lovely array of beauties today and today's card is lovely too.
    Thank you,
    Love Myra xx

  39. Hi Julia
    What a lovely set of cards today! The give away card is so pretty I would love a chance to win it. Thanks
    Chris Harrison

  40. Wish I lived closer so I could attend these workshops....beautiful cards! Exciting news about the new crafting show! Can darkly wait...

  41. Gorgeous card again, so elegant. Brilliant news about the new channel, cannot wait to tune in.
    Love & best wishes
    Tracey, Hull

  42. Hi Julia,
    a lovely card ! White on white is really lovely.
    On holiday until the 13th so wont be able to see you in MK
    the ladies who are going have a treat of cards to make.
    hugs Maria x

  43. Hi Julia,

    WOW some amazing Christmas cards - oh I wish I lived near enough to come to the workshops.

    Shirley T.

  44. Hi Julia, what a lovely show of cards today they are all so beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Take care Melody xxx

  45. Hi Julia
    Wow, such a gorgeous collection of stunning & beautiful cards & love everyone equally.
    Your such a talented lady & keep em coming !!

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx

  46. Beautiful card as ever. The samples for the workshops look amazing too, maybe I'll make it to one one day x


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