Sunday 21 February 2016

Best Wishes Today & Forever

Hi Bloggers.

I'm heading up to the NEC bight and early today for 3 days demoing on the Creative Expressions Stand at the UK Trade Show (known as Stitches). I have lots of new goodies to demonstrate including a whole bunch of new Spellbinders dies which I will also be demonstrating on Hochanda soon. I'm really excited to be on the Spellbinders International Ambassador Team for 2016 and will be posting on the Spellbinders Blog from time to time. My first post will be on March 2nd.

Here's today's card featuring some new dies which will I will be launching in my shows on Hochanda next weekend 28th to 29th February -

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine with the Spellbinders Elegance M-Bossabilities Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design (easy as it's a repeating pattern).

I cut the largest die from the Spellbinders Astoria Decorative Accents Die Set out of Wisteria Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Exressions Elegant Sentiments Stamp Set using Blue Violet Archival. I cut it out using the middle sized die from the Spellbinders Astoria Decorative Elements Die Set. I cut the corresponding die from the Spellbinders Astoria Labels Die Set out of Wisteria and glued the 2 pieces together. I added them to the Decorative Accents die cut using 3d Foam.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Off White Satin Ribbon. I cut the smallest die in the Spellbinders Savoy Decorative Accents Die out of Wisteria Card and added it to the centre of my bow.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 8mm White Pearls and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

I will be stock alot of the new Spellbinders Dies on my website aswell as lots of other new goodies. I will try and keep you up to date when they arrive.

 Please note : Website orders placed Saturday till Tuesday won't be posted till Wednesday. Many apologies for the delay. I also won't be able to respond to any emails until Tuesday evening.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you a beautiful card.The new dies look lovely.
    I was surprised not to see any Spellbinder dies from the CHA show this year. Create and craft did not do them.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  2. Hi Julia. Love the delicate look of this card, have a great time in Birmingham. Sue XXX

  3. Morning Julia, another gorgeous card and more beautiful wisteria card. Hope you have a great time don't work too hard.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Hi Julia
    I've seen this die on pre order but it looks stunning when cut. Nice card. Take care out there and enjoy!
    Anne M xxx

  5. Morning Julia, yes another beautiful card today, looking forward to seeing all the new things from Spellbinders and your creations using them.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  6. Morning Julia, simply stunning today's card x

  7. Morning Julia ,I have seen this die on pre order also . I love what you a done with it. Must get Wisteria card stock.
    Congrats on making International Ambassador Team. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

  8. So pretty and quite delicate, xx

  9. Hi Julia
    What a stunning card love the colours thank you have a great 3 days of crafting thanks tracyw xxx

  10. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. It is good news about you being an International Ambassador for Spellbinders. I hope you enjoy Stitches. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  11. Love today's card Julia
    Love June Horrocks xx

  12. Congratulations on getting onto the Spellbinders team, Julia. This die set is very unusual and makes great cards.

    Anne (Northampton)

  13. Lovely card, very pretty & delicate.


  14. Lovely card Julia, so glad you are on the spellbinders team!

  15. Hi Julia, this card is gorgeous, love the background die. Have a great time at the trade show. Bx

  16. Hi Julia. I like the look of the Astoria die. Congrats on making it onto the Spellbinders team and looking forward very much to seeing you back on tv next weekend. SueL x

  17. Morning Julia,
    Congratulations on your new post with Spellbinders, look forward to seeing the new dies.
    Love your card a favourite colour of mine.
    Hope you have a safe journey and enjoy the show.

  18. Spellbinders are releasing some great dies as your post has shown.

    I hope you have a successful series of sessions at Stitches and won't be too tired at the end of it.


  19. Hi Julia,
    Stunning Card Thanks For Sharing, I'm Thrilled To Hear Your "Spellbinders New Ambassador" It Must Be Quite Exciting A New Challenge.....
    Hugs From Sam xxx
    ✂️ Carry On Creating ✂️

  20. Gorgeous card Julia, loving the new die

  21. Hi Julia,
    Another lovely die and card looking forward to seeing more from Spellbinders.
    Congratulations on your "Ambassador" status, well deserved you work very hard.
    Hope you have a good time at the show.
    Love Janet X
    From Wakefield

  22. lovely card and die and Congratulations on your "Ambassador" status

  23. A lovely card Julia I can't wait see all the new spellbinder dies.
    Enjoy your 3 days

  24. Have a great time at Stitches, and congrats on becoming an Ambassador for Spellbinders, look forward to seeing all that. This card again is beautiful....luv Ursula xx

  25. Wonderful card and colour. Love this new Spellbinder die as well.
    Have fun at the NEC
    Rolf xxx

  26. Hello Julia.

    Great Card, lovely colour. I like the look of the Astoria Decorative Accents Die it's very different.

    There looks to be some really nice dies in the new collection, I'm looking forward to seeing them being used.

    Best wishes

  27. Hi Julia, Congratulations on being in the 'Ambassador' class for Spellbinders, brilliant news.
    A fabulous card, the dies are beautiful.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  28. Hi Julia, Congratulations on being in the 'Ambassador' class for Spellbinders, brilliant news.
    A fabulous card, the dies are beautiful.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  29. A very beautiful card, using my favorite color! The new spellbinder die is lovely but I particularly love the CE stamp you used. I think I need to add that to my wish list.

  30. Favourite colours and I love the elegance of the dies used. Have a good trip xx

  31. Love the colour and die. Congratulations!

  32. Great card Julia - do love that Wisteria colour - one for the wish list.
    Have a good weekend and safe journeys

  33. A lovely card Julia. Looking forward to seeing what Spellbinders have new. Hope you enjoy the show.

  34. Hi Julia

    Do hope its not too hectic and the Trade Show.

    Card is gorgeous so elegant.

    Congratulations on becoming a Spellbinders Ambassador for 2016.

    Hugs Annx

  35. Hi Julia, a gorgeous card today. Congratulations on your 'Ambassador' status....L Rosie xxx

  36. Hi Julia
    Congratulations on becoming a member for the Spellbinders International Ambassador Team for 2016, well done, you deserve it.
    Beautiful card today & lovely soft colours which looks so pretty & feminine.
    I haven't seen any of the spellbinder dies you have used for this card, they're gorgeous.
    Good luck at the trade show & have a great time..

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx (Norwich)

  37. Hi Julia - hope all goes well for you at the NEC. Look forward to seeing your demos on TV! LOVE the card!! Gilly x

  38. Julia - I know you have a busy end of Feb and March coming up - so pace yourself! Congratulation on getting on International Ambassador Team.

  39. Hi Julia,

    Love the card and the dies too.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  40. Hi Julia. A beautiful wisteria and white card using the new Spellbinders dies. X

  41. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card, love the sentiment stamps.
    Thanks for sharing,

  42. Hi Julia,
    wonderful card... Love this new Spellbinders die collection.
    Happy Easter to all of you
    Rolf xxx

  43. Hi Julia
    I love this die can't wait till I can buy it hopefully at AP
    I love this card it's beautiful. The new collection is all gorgeous.
    Happy Easter hug's Lynda Brock xxx


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