Saturday 2 March 2013


Hi Bloggers.

Today I'm at Melbicks Garden & Leisure, Coleshill, Birmingham. I'm demoing some Spellbinders dies and some Creative Expressions products. If you're in the area, please stop by and say hello.

As promised, today I have a sneak peak from tomorrow's Wedding Shows. But before I show you it, I want to show you the embossing powders I have on the shows. I've picked 4 yummy Cosmic Shimmer Lustre Embossing Powders - in big 20ml pots. I am not planning on stocking my Amazon Store with these or any other products for the next 3 weeks at least as I have to devote as much time as possible prepping for a Pick of the Week starting March 15th. I need to come to terms with the fact that I'm not Superhuman! There are still lots of products still in stock and a whole bunch on auction on ebay - see the links in the right-hand sidebar of this blog.

By the way, if you have any questions for me, it's better if you ask me via email to rather than asking here on the blog. I can't guarantee that I'll reply immediately at the moment as I am a bit snowed under!

Anyway, these Lustre embossing powders are fab. Here's what they look like on white card -

And here's the same powders in the same order on black card - cool, eh?

They are a bit of a challenge to photograph so I'm apologising ahead of time for some of the rubbish photos that are to come in future posts!

Here's today's card -

For the background I used Coconut White Card. I stamped one of the flourishes from the Eco Green Embellishing Flourishes Stamp Set using Antique Linen Distress Ink. I made sure the ink was dry and then ran it though the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Wild Poinsettia Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern and then inked around the edges with Cut n Dry Foam. I wrapped a piece of Cream Crochet Ribbon around it.

I stamped the image from the Creative Expressions Wedding Bliss Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with the Cosmic Shimmer Lapis Pearl Lustre Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Blossom 5 and inked through the die with Antique Linen. I cut a large square motif using Spellbinders Asian Motifs and inked through the die with Antique Linen.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, again using Perfect Medium and embossed with Lapis Pearl Lustre. I cut it out using Matting Basics B and inked through the die with Antique Linen.

I tied a bow using the Cream Crochet Ribbon. I changed the colour of the Fancy Pearl Embellishment slightly by pressing it into Perfect Medium, sprinkling with Lapis Pearl Lustre and heat setting.

I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Golden Pearl around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. love the powders,a must have i think.
    will watch your show tommorrow,hope it all goes well

  2. Hi Julia great powders must get mind out and try using them again a little scared of them at the moment never used them before keep looking at them and then I put them away but the cards stunning will watch tomorrow Tracy w x

  3. Agree with Lin W the powders are fab! Definitely watching tomorrow :-) Love the card too. Take care of yourself, it's easy to think you can do everything and then more!! Do you ever have time off?!! If I was not so far away I would pop in to your demos in Birmingham but alas, I live in The south. Have a good weekend, "see" you tomorrow Hugs Annie

  4. Morning Julia wow what a beautiful card i like these embossing powders. They make some beautiful cards. Ive set the sky box to record your shows. Take care Julie xxx

    Debs A

  5. Julia,
    Your cards are fantastic, while I think you are super human just being human is good, take time for you.... Love these cards...


  6. Morning Julia,

    Lovely card, beautiful embossing powders. X

  7. Lovely card Julia so looking forward to your shows tomorrow. Those embossing powders look lush xx hazel

  8. Powders look gorgeous hoping to catch the shows take care of yourself too

  9. hello julia,i think this card would make a lovely wedding invite love bluebell-flowerwood.

  10. Hi Julia, what a stunningly beautiful card, stamps look fabulous. Hope the show goes well, going to be a fab week with both you and Sue, and Barbara on. Bx

  11. Morning Julia, Wow, this card is stunning, I love everything about it.
    Can't wait for your shows tomorrow, looking forward to your demo's.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  12. Hi Julia. WOW how amazing the powders look on different coloured card. Beautiful card today. Who wouldn't want to receive that on their Wedding Day?

    Don't be working too hard. If you just stood there and smiled during the demos we'd still love ya.

    Val in Spain xxx

  13. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card so elegant, and the powders are such super colours. Hope your show goes well.

  14. Morning Julia
    What a lovely wedding card very simply but it says it all. The embossing powders are a definate must have and also the stamps. This list of mine gets ever longer...
    Will be tuning in tomorrow to see all the inspiration.
    Try not to get to stressed prepping rememeber when you started craft it was for the fun ensure that it always is.
    Amanda x

  15. Hello Julia, A stunning wedding card, sooo delicate. The embossing powders, are scrummy, the difference in card colour is amazing. Looking forward the shows and agree with Amanda's comment enjoy the fun element and the rest will take care of its self.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  16. great card ,big difference between the white and black card .Laura O

  17. Hi Julia what a lovely wedding card I'm sure any couple would be happy to receive this,I will try to watch you tomorrow. Hope you get all your samples done and don't get too stressed over it!! I received the second creative expressions book today from you whoop whoop there are some wonderful cards and I look forward to doing my interpretations of quite a few of them!!! Thanks for sending it so promptly. Love Lesley x

  18. Hi Julia, such a lovely card.The colour is amazing with the embossing powders,completely different on black card.Look forward to watching you tomorrow! Good Luck Julia, Sandra xx

  19. Hello Julia

    This is a beautiful card

    I love the new embossong powders too

    Good luck with your preping!

    June x

  20. A stunning card Julia.
    Looking forward to the shows tomorrow.

  21. These embossing powders are gorgeous and so is your card! Hope you had a good day demoing! Carole Z X

  22. Hi Julia,

    WOW beautiful card, love everything about it. Love the embossing powders, what a difference between white and black card.

    I know it's hard when you are working Julia, but you must take some time for yourself. Really looking forward to you show's tomorrow, I am usually working when your show's are on, but I have the day off YIPEEE.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  23. Hi Julia, so cross with myself for not fully looking through my blog list this morning - if I had I would have been across to Melbicks no messing - I knew they had a DoCraft demo today but didn't realise you would be there also (obviously a crafty weekend for them) :(
    Ah well I'll tune in tomorrow for your shows instead.

  24. Nice card Julia hope to see you on tv today Jean Z xx

  25. Morning Julia

    Absolutely love the wedding cake card. I adore white on white. Your flowere look fabulous too

    June x

  26. Another lovely card Julia. Looking forward to watching the shows asap


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