Monday 5 January 2015

Thank You and lots of Workshop News

Hi Bloggers.

Lots of workshop news at the end of this post.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I sprayed some Phill Martin Graceful Peach Ink Spray Mist onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam to make myself an 'ink pad' (you could also use Cut n Dry Felt). I used this to stamp the Justrite Sweet Lace Background twice onto a piece of Coconut White Card. The first impression turned out a little pale but that's ok, I still used it! I ran the piece through the Grand Calibur with the Checkerboard PinPoint Embossing Folder and inked around the edges with Dried Marigold Distress Ink. I wrapped a piece of White Crochet Ribbon around the join.

I stamped the frame and the sentiment from the Justrite Botanical Swirls Labels Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed using Graceful Peach Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Botanical Swirls & Accents Die Set. I removed the frame/sentiment piece and inked through the die with Dried Marigold for the outer frame. I stamped the bracket design from the same stamp set twice, using Perfect Medium and embossed with Graceful Peach Embossing Powder. I cut them out using the corresponding die from the Spellbinders Botanical Swirls & Accents Die Set.

I cut the corner die from the Botanical Swirls & Accents Die Set out of Coconut White Card and rubbed Graceful Peach Gilding Wax over. I popped some Graceful Peach Twinkles onto my Craft Sheet and picked some up onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam and added it to the corner die cut.

I misted a piece of White Tulle with Graceful Peach Ink Spray Mist and let dry naturally. Once dry, I knotted it in the middle and trimmed it a little. I added a couple of Pearl Sprays, made a flower using Sue's Delicate Daisies - Open Petals and added a Small Circle Dazzler.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White Pearls to the corners and some dots of Graceful Peach PVA around the edges.

I have prepared some more workshops to be held at Creative Expressions HQ in Kettering and I will be running some full day workshops just outside Milton Keynes.

Workshops at Creative Expressions HQ, Kettering

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

Thursday 15th January 2015 and Tuesday 20th January -

Morning Workshop

You can use any of Phill Martin's Graceful Colour Collections. You can use any of the Rectangular frame stamps and background stamps.

Afternoon Workshop

You can use any of Phill Martin's Graceful Colour Collections.

Tuesday February 3rd 2015 -

Morning Workshop

You can make a Mauve & White Card or a Blue & White Card. Any mask, any New York Square Die Set, either flower die set, any Mini Frame Stamp and Sentiment.

Afternoon Workshop

Other dies with be available.

Tuesday 24th February 2015 -

Morning Workshop

You can use any of Phill Martin's Graceful Colour Collections.There'll be various Justrite Background stamps available.

Afternoon Workshops

Variations of products used will be available as always.

Tuesday 3rd March - All Day Workshop : Introduction to Stamping

For those of you who haven't tried stamping or what to improve. We'll look at inks, different kinds of stamps and use lots of different mediums.

Workshops at Yardley Gobion Village Hall, Near Milton Keynes

I will be running a series of full day workshops at a lovely hall in the village of Yardley Gobion just 10 minutes from Milton Keynes. Milton Keynes has a great shopping centre and lots of great places to eat so why not make a weekend of it?

Workshops will be 2 - 4 projects in a day depending on complexity and will be repeats of some of the projects at Creative Expressions HQ.

Dates are -

Saturday 7th March 2015

Saturday 16th May 2015

Saturday 18th July 2015

Saturday 12th September 2015

Saturday 14th November 2015

Please email me at for further details.

I hope there's something of interest!

I have popped all of the worskhop info above on a page on this blog that you can access via the menu at the top of this page. If browsing on your tablet or phone, you will need to scroll down to the bottom of the comments and select to view web version and then the top menu will be visible.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, this card is gorgeous, and has a stunning background. Wow, you are going to be busy with workshops, the planned makes look absolutely super, thank you for all the inspiration and effort you put in, I am sure it is motivating a lot of people to get into crafting and to try different things. Take care. Bx

  2. Morning Julia.
    Wow you are going to be busy this Spring. Take care Kitty

  3. Morning Julia and all crafters, such a stunning collection of cards today, I so wished I could get to Kettering but alas I live too far away, however I would love to see some pictures of the events.

    Have a great Monday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

  4. Great card, really lovely. Nice pics of the cards from your classes-if only I could make it but I work fulltime so it's not possible.


    1. All the workshops just outside Milton Keynes are on Saturdays!

  5. Lovely card and colours. It's lovely to see all of the workshops listed and wish I could drive to be able to get to one of them. Milton Keynes may be a great place but knowing from experience trying to visit relatives in MK It's not easy to get to on public transport from where I live

  6. Morning Julia
    Lovely range of cards from your workshop would love to attend
    Carol x

  7. Morning Julia,
    A lovely array of cards.

  8. Hello Julia, firstly the card is is lovely, I love all the different shades that just flow into each other.
    I love the demo's that you are doing for us and I really hope to join you, I just need to work out the logistics.
    X Ros

  9. Your cards today are stunning julia I love all of them. I wish I could come to your workshops I live in Warrington in the north thank goodness for the blog xxx love June xxx

    1. I know Warrington as I have friends there and dropped in on my way to Inspirations in Preston last year. There are lots of hotels in Milton Keynes from Traveloge upwards and there a Premier Inn really close to Creative Expressions HQ in Kettering.

  10. Hello Julia and all

    A lovely card Julia very spring feeling, roll on some sunshine lol. Some really beautiful workshop cards, (I'm sure they will be well attended, I will have to pin and copy them. Thank you for sharing.

    Best wishes

  11. Love the colours on this card, the background is fab.
    A very pretty card Julia.
    Your workshops sound great,

  12. Hello Julia, Gorgeous card, very pretty, love the soft delicate colours and the daisies. The workshops sound great, you will be a busy bee.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  13. Hi Julia lovely card today hopefully I will be able to catch up with you at Ally Pally as Kettering is just too far for me. Beryl xx

  14. Beautiful cards Julia, some lovely ones for the workshops, if only I lived nearer.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  15. Hi Julia, Beautiful cards ! At last you are having some workshops at home ! Will organise with the other half so he can take me, to some hopefully. Yippee can see you will be a very busy lady.. Have a nice day
    Hugs Maria x

  16. Beautiful card for us today. Some lovely cards for your workshops. Unfortunatly I live too far away to attend any of them. Helen .

  17. Hi Julia
    Love all the different textures on todays card & the colours are so calming.....
    Loving all the workshop samples, shame that I live so far away from the venues as would love to spend a crafty day with you at one of the workshops but will have to be content with all your amazing shows on C & C.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze xx

  18. Hi Julia, Wow, what a beautiful array of cards, each and every one is gorgeous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  19. Lovely cards, cannot wait for the first workshop!


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