Sunday 15 February 2015

For You and Exciting News!

Hi Bloggers.

I'm at the NEC for the next 3 days demonstrating on the Creative Expressions Stand at the UK Trade Show. The team will be demonstrating lots of new goodies that will be available to your local Creative Expressions Stockists very soon.

I'm very excited to announce that I have been appointed Spellbinders Ambassador for Creative Expressions. This means that I'll be going all over the country doing demos for them so, if you have a craft shop local to you, be sure to get them to contact Creative Expressions to book me in!

I've been playing with some of the new Spellbinders dies over the last few days and I'm sharing this card with you today -

I started by stamping the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Amazing Sentiments Clear Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Perfect Medium and added with Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin Graceful Mint Embossing Powder. I did not heat set just yet. I inked up the centre section of the CE singles Baroque Frame and stamped it around the sentiment. I added more Graceful Mint Embossing Powder and heat set. I removed the excess mica powder with a dry wet wipe. I trimmed the centre frame on the inner tram line and mounted onto 3d Foam.

I stamped the complete frame next, again using Perfect Medium and embossed with Graceful Mint. I cut it out using Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics B. I cut a mat out of Aqua Card using Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics A.

The next Coconut White Mat was cut using Spellbinders Triple Floral as was the pretting Aqua frame. For this, I used the largest die in the set and at the emboss stage I added the next smallest die to give me the faux piercing look. I'm loving this die set. I added little 3mm White Pearls all around. I cut the largest die in the Matting Basics B Die Set out of Coconut White Card and added a 5mm White Pearl in each corner.

I made the flower using Spellbinders Marisa's Bouquet Die Set and rubbed a little Graceful Mint Gilding Wax over the centre, adding a 5mm White Pearl. The leaves were cut from Aqua Card using the same die set.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia
    What a stunning card love the colour thank you tracyw x

  2. Morning Julia and all crafters, well this has got to be one of my most favourite cards this year Julia, it is gorgeous, and my favourite colours as well, this is certainly a big hit with me.

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

  3. Hi Julia. Love the card, and many congratulations on your appointment. Sue xxx

  4. Hi Julia. Love the card, and many congratulations on your appointment. Sue xxx

  5. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card this morning,
    Congratulations on your exciting news too!hugs
    Sandra xxx

  6. Morning Julia,
    Many congratulations,on your new post. This is a very pretty card, I hope you get to come to Rushden, when you come to Kettering it is always in the week, I can only be free at the weekends. Thank you take care Kitty.

  7. A really gorgeous card and fantastic news too ! Well done you - if you would like to come and demo in Portugal we would love to see you !


  8. Hello Julia, congratulations on the fantastic news, they have certainly made the right choice. The card today is really beautiful, love it all. Have a great Sunday. Bx

  9. Lovely card Julia I love the colours.
    What great news congratulations you must be very excited. I hope you will be coming to the Worcestershire area.
    Hugs to all Michelle xxxx

  10. Great news , congratulations x.

  11. Congrats Julia!
    Exciting for you and you will be great.
    Love this card it's very pretty,

  12. Morning Julia,
    Congratulations well deserved. Love your card such a pretty colour.

  13. Beautiful card today Julia, love the colour and congratulations on your new appointment, I bet your so excited. Hope you get to visit us in the North West. hugs to all, Linda.

  14. Wonderful card Julia, love the colours and the beautiful dies, just gorgeous

  15. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous the dies are amazing and I love the colour. I love Spellbinder dies I keep going back to them. Congratulations on your new post it is very exciting. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  16. Congratulations Julia Very well deserved The card is gorgeous and the aqua colour is so pretty I don't know of any craft shops local to me that stock CE products - need to investigate! And sometimes it's nice to see the colours etc in real life Roll on Ally Pally!

  17. Congratulations Julia xx beautiful card love the colour xxx

  18. Morning Julia, Congratulations to you !! you will be a 'busier bee' than usual.
    A very beautiful card, I must get the aqua card, it is gorgeous, very spring-like and lifts the spirits.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  19. WOW! Stunning Julia and BIG Congratulations, both you and Christine now Ambassadors for Spellbinders, hopefully we will get one of you visit down this way in the future.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  20. Morning Julia
    Just wanted to say a big Well Done to you.
    These dies are lovely - gorgeous card and you reminded me that I still haven't used the Graceful Mint embossing powder yet!
    Sheila x

  21. Stunning card my favourite colour congrats julia on your new promotion thrilled for you I'll start asking round craft shops a new one has opened not far from me. Love June horrocks xxxxxx

  22. Morning Julia
    Congratulations on your promotion please come to the Range at Leicester.
    Love this card but can you tell me the full name of the aqua mat die with the scalloped edge - I have scalloped straight edge but not a mat e-mail is

    1. It says in the post Spellbinders Triple Floral die. Can't demo at the range as not CE stockists

  23. Congratulations Julia. Gorgeous card love the design and colours xx hazel

  24. Morning Julia. Love this card. So clean and fresh. Congratulations. I hope you have a wonderful adventure doing what you love. Thank you for all the inspirations you give us. Hugs. Jan. xx

  25. H Julia, congratulations on your news. Stunning card today and have fun at the show. Kind regards Joanne K x

  26. Hi Julia
    First of all congratulations to you on your Spellbinders appointment. Today's card is gorgeous. Hopefully you will still be demoing for CE as well. We love seeing you on C and C but not necessarily C and C itself. To pushy and they don't leave enough time for anyone to do the demoes. I'll have to look at the new dies that they are doing now.

  27. Hi Julia, congratulations on your fantastic news. A beautiful card. Love the colour.

  28. Hi Julia. An absolutely gorgeous card love the mint colour.
    Congraulations on your new appointment well done you
    Deserve it as you are a great demonstrater.
    Nancyd xx

  29. Hello Julia and all

    Beautiful card. I really like the colour and the flower is very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

    Congratulations to you, I'm not surprised as you are such an inspiration. Your demo's are always so informative. I, like others hope you will still be available to demonstrate for Creative Expressions otherwise we would miss you.

    Best wishes

  30. Julia, this card is just stunning. I love the colour and the stamp that you've used. As for the die, it looks like yet another must have item. Congratulations on becoming an ambassador for Spellbinders - they couldn't have chosen anyone better!. Pat x

  31. Congratulations Julia,great news!
    Today's card is lovely and fresh looking. Good ,nice layout.
    Take care Maria x

  32. Congratulations Julia, well done.= great news for you.
    Lovely card today, the colour is really pretty.

  33. Hi Julia,
    Many many Congratulations! You deserve it - they made an excellent choice! Look forward to seeing you in our area! That would be lovely.
    Beautiful card today so fresh and springlike on what is a lovely sunny day here.
    Thank you,
    Love, Myra xx

  34. Hi Julie. What wonderful news for you, Congratulations. I love this card. I have been trying to use up some of my cornflower blue card before I buy any more but I feel I now have to buy the Aqua as I have all Phill's graceful mint products which match perfectly. SueL x

  35. Congratulations Julia, well deserved. This card is stunning, simply beautiful. I always love watching your demos as I always learn something.


  36. Congratulations Julia, well deserved. This card is stunning, simply beautiful. I always love watching your demos as I always learn something.


  37. Beautiful card today, and well done on your news! Hope the demos go well.


  38. Hi Julia
    Congratulations on becoming Spellbinders Ambassador for Creative Expressions, well deserved for a very talented & lovely lady..
    Such a beautiful card & the colour is stunning, so pretty...
    Can't wait to see more of the new spellbinder dies & know that you will be creating beautiful cards with them....

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze xx

  39. Many congratulations Julia and good luck in your new role. Lovely card today. x

  40. Hi Julia,
    Congratulations on your new appointment as Spellbinders Ambassador for Creative Expressions, you certainly do a fantastic job of demonstrating all of Creative Expressions products and their many uses. I just hope that means we will be getting some of their products in the States.
    Your card today is lovely, the color is so refreshing and makes one think of spring.

  41. Congratulations Julia x
    I wish you every success in your role.
    The card today is just gorgeous, love Phill's colours. x

  42. Stunning card with beautiful colour.
    Congrats and good luck with the new appointment.
    Lynne x

  43. Hi Julia,stunning card,that is a fantastic color,a big congrats on your new Spellbinders are lucky to have you Julia,you will make a great ambassador.

  44. Hi Julia

    Congratulations Julia, I think you are a perfect choice, you always do lovely work with dies and add that to your talent using colour, texture and stamps and Spellbinders dies will be getting a real make over! Really looking forward to seeing what you come up with

    Today's card a case in point- CE stamps, powder and card with Spellbinders, it all works a treat together.


    T x

  45. Enjoy the hectic time at the NEC Julia but rest when you can. Love this card and especially the beautiful flowers. Congratulations on your new post with spellbinders, hopefully we will see you here ( Grimsby, Habrough) soon.

  46. Stunning card Julia, love the colour and the gorgeous die

  47. What a delightful card, the pale aqua/mint is a subtle and interesting combination. These new Spellbinders dies look to be very innovative and they are lucky to have you as an ambassador, hope you enjoy the new challenge.
    Happy days,

  48. Hi Julia a Beautiful card and the die very pretty.

    Congratulations on your new post well deserved .

  49. Congratulations on your Spellbinders Ambassadorship. Your card today is so pretty. Love the colors and the texture.


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