Tuesday 16 June 2015

Wishing you a Special Day

Hi Bloggers.

I'm up at Creative Expressions HQ again today running a couple of workshops. Should be fun! Details of my next workshops there are at the end of this post.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Wild Roses Embossing Folder.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Delightful Sentiments Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival. I popped a little piece of Creative Expressions Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet over the top, peeled off the backing and added some Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Snow Glitter Jewels.

I cut a frame out of Coconut White and Mauve Card using Sue Wilson's Porto Die Set. I cut another frame out of the same card using both Sue's Lisbon and Sintra Die Sets.

I cut all 3 of the dies in Sue's Pyxis Gemini Die Set together out of Coconut White Card. I cut just the outside dies out of Mauve Card.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Off White Satin Ribbon. I made a flower using Sue's Perfect Peony Complete Petals following her tutorial here and here.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White Pearl Corners and piercing around the edges.

My next workshop up at Creative Expressions HQ is on Tuesday 7th July.

Morning Workshop -

Afternoon Workshop -

While Tracey is on holiday, please phone Sali on 01536 481778 during office hours for more information and to book a place.

I've set the projects for my next workshop in Yardley Gobion on July 18th.

You can book for the above workshop on my website here.

All workshop details can be found on the Workshop page on this blog found in the top menu.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, such a beautiful card today, got to try this one.

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

  2. Hi Julia
    Stunning cards thanks for sharing xxx tracyw

  3. Hi Julia, todays card is a stunner, love the layout. The cards for the workshops are beautiful too. Have a great day. Bx

  4. Morning Julia.
    just lovely. Thank you, take care Kitty.

  5. Morning Julia, a beautiful card and love the projects for your workshops they are all gorgeous.
    Nancyd xx

  6. Morning Julia, a beautiful card and all the projects for your workshop are gorgeous.
    Nancyd xx

  7. A lovely card Julia and the projects are great xxx

  8. I'm sorry I haven't been able to get to one of your workshops yet, Julia but this should change shortly as I am finishing work at the end of the year. Really looking forward to having the chance to learn more techniques from you and the CE team.
    This card is lovely.

    Anne (Northampton)

  9. Gorgeous card, very pretty.


  10. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous as are all the samples for the workshops. You are such a busy lady. I hope everything goes well today and that you have fun. Hugs Jackie

  11. Morning Julia, I'm wishing you a 'special' day too !!
    Love, love, love, this card, the embossing folder is fabulous, and I love how you have used the Gemini border die, and the colours are my favourites, I love it !!
    Your samples for your workshops are stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  12. Very pretty card Julia , I also love the morning workshop card!

  13. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card today, the cards for your workshops are all great. Hope you have a good day with the workshop. Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  14. Hi Julia,
    Fabulous card today, my favourite colours. Hope you have a good day today!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  15. Lovely cards I particularly like the scribble one

  16. Morning Julia, Wow this card is beautiful! just love it. You look as though you are going to be a very busy lady today, have a great time, and really hoping that I may get to one of your craft days soon. regards, Linda.

  17. Beautiful card this morning, really liking Sue's Portuguese die sets x

  18. My you're such a busy lady Julia, beautiful card designs.
    Lynne x

  19. Morning Julia,
    A beautiful array of cards. They are all super.

  20. Wow all beautiful cards Julia

    Good luck with the work shops

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  21. One wOrr for your work on today's blog stunning !!!!thank you love June horrpcks xxxxx

  22. Hi Julia, the centre of the card is stunning as is the whole card but I haven't seen these dies cut like today. Thank you. X Ros

  23. Gorgeous card today, and the work shop cards are so pretty too.

  24. Love the cards for the July 18th Workshops - unfortunately I already have another full day workshop to go to that day.

  25. Super card today Julia, I love the pyxis die. Fabulous selection for your workshops, they are all beautiful but the last one is just absolutely outstanding. Pat x

  26. Hi Julia
    Such lovely cards for your workshops. Love them all.

  27. Hello Julia and all.

    Such a pretty card, I really like the colours. Is it just me? or can you see a face in the final photo? I think it's a little feline or perhaps a Teddy Bear, lol. Thanks for sharing.

    Your workshop cards are lovely, If I had to pick one I think I would choice the first card.

    Best wishes.

  28. Beautiful cards Julia, watched you demo a few of these in Leeds - stunning. Crafty Regards Julie kay xxx

  29. Hi Julia, lovely cards pretty colours, sorry was not around to comment on Monday an Sunday's cards but just taken. Look an thy are great. Take Care Melody

  30. Hi Julia. You know I love all your cards and today's is no exception. SueL x

  31. Hi Julia, some stunning cards on your blog today, I especially like the lilac & white one from today and the aqua & white "Just a Note" from your workshop. I keep getting excited to see the Portuguese border which I have only to realise it's the Pyxis Gemini which I don't have. They look very similar, one straight and the other curved. I have been needing some inspiration on using my Portuguese border so really pleased to see it on your workshop card.
    The blue and white cards are so pretty too. Thanks for all the inspiration.
    Love & blessings - Deb C xx

  32. Hi Julia, very pretty card. Lol lynne m x x

  33. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful cards ! 18/7 yes.
    Greetings from a sunny Belgium,
    Maria x


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