Friday 9 May 2014

Happy Birthday

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I started by spritzing through the Counterpane Mask with Grape Crush Cosmic Shimmer Ink Spray Mist. I made sure the ink was dry and then dusted with an Anti Static Bag.  I stamped the Ivy Corner in 2 of the corners using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine Detail Embossing Powder. I ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Ooh La La Embossing Powder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.

I stamped the Floral Dragonfly using Perfect Medium and embossed with Silver Shine Detail Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Decorative Labels One and inked through the die with Dusty Concord.

I stamped the sentiment that comes with the Earthenware Vase using Perfect Medium and embossed with Silver Shine Detail Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels 4 and inked through the die with Dusty Concord.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Silver Silky Crush Ribbon and added a Fancy Pearl Embellishment.

I assembled the card as shown adding a White 8mm Pearl in each corner and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Silver Lustre around the edges.

I'm doing another workshop at Creative Expressions HQ in Kettering on Wednesday 4th June. Tracey Laughton will be running a workshop in the morning creating a gorgeous 3d project using MDF, Chalk Paints and dies. Here's a sneak peek of the project -

It's lovely, isn't it? I want to make it myself! Tracey's workshop runs 10am till 12.30pm and costs just £15.

My workshop follows on from Tracey's at 1.30pm and my aim is to introduce the use of Shimmer Paints with masks and stamps. I also want to show how versatile the sentiment stamps are. Here's a peek at my projects -

They're both blue so we don't have to swap ink and paint colours part way through to save time as there's alot to get done in 3 hours! My workshop costs £30.

To book a place on either or both workshops please contact Tracey on 01536 481778.

I'll be back tomorrow with a sneak peek from next Thursday's One Day Wonder. There are lots of new stamps on the shows so I thought I'd start sharing a little earlier than usual.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia, stunning card, love the dragonfly stamp and the background. Looks like the workshops will be great fun, like the projects you have planned, and Tracey's too. One day I may be able to attend a workshop. Bx

  2. Morning Julia
    Love the dragonfly and the background. Just wish I could get to CE HQ - would be great fun I'm sure!!!
    Enjoy your day.
    Sheila x

  3. Morning Julia
    Love the card thanks Tracy w x

  4. Lovely card, wish I lived closer so could attend workshops!,

  5. Hi Julia lovely card and the colours are so pretty. X

  6. Good morning Julia wow there so much to share with us today and it is all gorgeous. I'm just too far away to go to any of the workshops which is a shame. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  7. Hi Julia
    Lots to share with us today. Love the dragonfly and of course your background. Love the sneak peek of what Tracey and yourself will be making in your workshops. Wish I could attend but I will be in Austria.

  8. Lovely card Julia and the workshop projects look great -one of these days I'll make one !
    Can't wait for next Thursday , but first your sneak peak!

  9. Morning Julia beautiful card, love the colour and the dragonfly stamp. Wish I lived nearer to be able to come to one of your workshops. Love Jean xxx

  10. Hi Julia. Love the card today, the dragonfly is beautiful. Thanks for letting us see what you will be making at the workshop. Traceys project is beautiful too. I am looking forward to the sneaky peeks of the new stamps : ) Take care.

  11. All very pretty I wish I lived nearer to be able to attend workshops Thanks for sharing

  12. Morning Julia, Ohhhhhhh !! we are being spoiled today, all these beautiful cards and also Tracey's sneaky peek, they are all gorgeous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  13. Good morning Julia. Your dragonfly card is beautiful!!
    Thanks for sharing the workshop projects with us. Tracey's vase and flowers are gorgeous too.
    Have a happy day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

  14. Hi Julia, what a wonderful surprise, so many lovely creations. Wish I lived nearer to Kettering, I'm sure you'll have fun days!
    Happy Friday all
    Hugs Annie

  15. Hi Julia, love the cards and the beautiful flower creation .Love Jean Z xx

  16. WOW Julia, wonderful card, dragonfly is gorgeous

  17. Love todays card the dragonfly stamp is so different from the usual ones.
    Thank you for the sneak peaks at the projects from the workshops,they look amazing but it it too far for me to travel,as I can't go too far.It is such a shame when everything looks so gorgeous and it would be great to meet you and people from the blog.

  18. Morning Julia,
    Some lovey projects on show today, I love the dragonfly stamp, so pretty. Bet the workshops will be well supported.

  19. Hello Julia, WOW you are spoiling us today, the projects are amazing. Today's card is so pretty, love the colours and the dragonfly.
    Looking forward to the sneak peeks.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  20. Stunning card today Julia, the dragonfly is so pretty. Kettering is well over 200 miles away from us so can't make the workshop but I certainly wish I could! The samples are beautiful. Have a great weekend everyone. Pat x

  21. Morning Julia
    Amazing projects today love the sneek peek at workshop cards and I love the blue. The drsgonfly looks stunning - very pretty.
    Amanda x

  22. Morning Julia
    This card is beautiful, as all your cards are, I have the dragonfly so I will try your instructions - just beautiful - hope to get to the workshop
    Carol x

  23. Another lovely card Julia. The silver dragonfly is gorgeous. Christine

  24. A stunning card for today Julia, love the dragonfly, and the samples for the workshops are fabulous. Wish I lived much nearer! xx

  25. My what a treat all these lovely cards! Wish I lived nearer or you came up to the wild and chilly north.
    Margaret corgi owner

  26. Hi Julia, love the dragonfly stamp. Love the other samples and Tracey's creation.

  27. Lovely card today Julia, also your project cards are lovely
    Hugs to all
    Michelle xxxx

  28. Hi Julia Beautiful cards today , love your other samples too so many ideas great Thankyou.

  29. This is lovely Julia, love the design and I love the Dragonfly stamp.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  30. Morning Julia, love todays card with the dragonfly and love the background
    also your project for your workshop looks fantastic wish I lived nearer.
    Nancyd xx

  31. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card today with an almost ethereal look to it. Thanks too for all the sneaky peeks! Wish I lived near enough to come . Looking forward to more sneaky peeks tomorrow!
    The sun has just come out after a grey miserable morning!
    Love Myra


  32. Hi All, very pretty card today, hope workshop go well. Lilian

  33. Hi Julia. A bit late today as been out for the day but wanted a quick look at your card before bed. Lovely. Am sure you will have a great day on the 4th, unfortunately I am away on holiday. SueL

  34. Hopefully you'll get to read this I've just watched video on the Spellbinders tool am am curious to know does it mean we can do away with using wax paper?


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