Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Takeover Weekend Sneak Peek

Hi Bloggers.

I thought I would start sharing some sneak peeks of some of the projects I've made for my shows on the Takeover Weekend. I have 3 different shows over the weekend across 5 hours plus 2 hours to the Netherlands. One show is on UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) and this is your sneak peek for today -

Products used -
Wendy Vecchi - Art Parts : The Guys, Tag Toppers, Stamps : 3 Cheers for Art, Parisian Art, Archival : Potting Soil
Distress Oxides - Fossilized Amber, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
Clear Perfect Medium
Cosmic Shimmer - White Gesso, Clear UTEE
Creative Expressions - Blue White American Seam Binding, Milk Card
Low Speed Heat Tool






Website - update : Still not working 😩

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Paper Cuts Jingle Bells

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

Products used -
Paper Cuts - Jingle Bells
Creative Expressions - Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet, Twisting Holly 8 x 8 Embossing Folder, Card : Coconut White, Rich Red, Brunswick Green
Sue Wilson - Double Pierced Squares Set A and Set B
Woodware - 1 and 2mm Mounting Foam Tape
Cosmic Shimmer - Diamond Snow, Apple Red Twinkles




No links today. My website move is not going well - nothing is ever straight forward, is it? If you need any items, email me at juliawattscrafts@gmail.com.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).

Monday, 18 September 2017

Woodware Doodle Holly

Hi Bloggers.

Unpacking today, washing, catching up with website orders and prepping. On top of that we're looking into moving my website this week so happy 30 hour days! We did have a fab weekend at Ally Pally though - I've included a pic at the end of this post taken on the CE stand yesterday morning.

Here's your card for today -

Products used -
Woodware - Doodle Holly, Anti-Static Pad
Onyx Black Versafine
Cosmic Shimmer - Matt Clear Embossing Powder, Christmas Watercolour Palette
Sakura - Glaze :Red, Hunter Green, Clear, Stardust : Gold, Fine Tip Water Brush
Justrite - A2 Card Front Basics
Sue Wilson - Scalloped Lattice Frames Set B
Creative Expressions Card - Coconut White, Rich Red




The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on 15th September is ..............................

Sue MacFall

Please email me at juliawattscrafts@gmail.com with your address and I'll pop your card in the post.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Woodware Cheeky Santa

Hi Bloggers.

It's the 2nd and final day at Ally Pally today. If you're visiting today, pop by the Creative Expressions stand and say hello 😀

Here's today's card -

Products used -
Woodware - Cheeky Santa, Long Tall Santa, Anti-Static Pad
That Special Touch - The Snow is Falling
Onyx Black Versafine
Cosmic Shimmer - Matt Clear Embossing Powder, Christmas Watercolour Palette, Diamond Snow Glitter Jewels
Tattered Rose Distress Marker
Sakura - Glaze : Red, Opaque White, Stardust : Silver, Fine Tip Water Brush
Phill Martin - Snowflakes Paper Pad, Stamping Mat
Creative Expressions - Paper Cuts Jingle Bells, Card : Coconut White, Black, Pearls : White 5mm




Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Simple Doodle Poinsettia

Hi Bloggers.

It's Day 1 of Ally Pally. If you're visiting today, please pop by the Creative Expressions stand and say Hi.

Here's today's card -

Products Used -
Woodware - Doodle Poinsettia, Merry Christmas From Our House to Yours, Anti-Static Pad
Onyx Black Versafine
Cosmic Shimmer - Clear Mirage Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder, Matt Clear Embossing Powder, Christmas Watercolour Palette
Sakura - Gold Stardust Pen, Large Tip Water Brush
Phill Martin - Snowflakes Paper Pad, Stamping Mat
Creative Expressions - 5mm White Pearls, Card : Coconut White, Rich Red, Brunswick Green

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).


Friday, 15 September 2017

Freebie Friday

Hi Bloggers.

A quick change around today - I need to unpack from yesterday's shows and re-pack for Ally Pally as I'm heading down there this afternoon. Please be patient with me as I probably won't get many, if any, website orders out today. I will hopefully get them all out on Monday.

It's Friday, so here's this week's card that needs a new home -

You can read how this card was made here.

Leave a lovely comment below to go into the draw to win it. I will announce the winner on Monday. Be sure to pop back to see if you have won.

Please note : Only comments left below will go into the draw. Comments made on the original post will not count. Information given on the original post was correct at the time that post was published.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Woodware Stamping Shows on Hochanda today

Hi Bloggers.

I have shows on Hochanda today at 11am, 3pm and 7pm with some brand new Woodware Christmas stamps designed by Jane Gill. I hope you can join me.

Here's today's card -

Products used -
Woodware - Christmas Frame, Warmest Wishes, To You and Your Family at Christmas, Anti-Static Pad
Onyx Black Versafine
Cosmic Shimmer - Matt Clear Embossing Powder, Christmas Watercolour Palette
Sakura - Glaze : Opaque White, Hunter Green, Red, Stardust : Gold, Clear, Water Brush : Fine Tip
Phill Martin - Snowflakes Paper Pad, Stamping Mat
Distress Oxide - Ice Spruce, Fired Brick
May Arts Two Tone Ribbon
Creative Expressions - Pearls : 5mm & 8mm White, Card : Coconut White, Rich Red, Brunswick Green





I'm offering 10% discount on items I have for sale on my website from the shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tonight or while stocks last. Discount will be applied automatically at checkout.

I've uploaded photos of the samples for the shows to the Gallery Section of this blog and in an album on my Julia Watts Crafts Facebook Page.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Woodware Christmas Partidge Sneak Peek

Hi Bloggers.

As promised, I have a sneak peek today from Thursday's Woodware shows. I'm snowed under at the moment with the shows this week, Ally Pally at the weekend and the Takeover weekend the weekend after plus everything else I have to do! So, please forgive me as the next few posts will be lacking in narrative.

Anyway, here's your sneak peek -

Products used -
Woodware - Christmas Partridge, Anti-Static Pad
Onyx Black Versafine
Cosmic Shimmer - Matt Clear Embossing Powder
Sakura - Glaze: Red, Hunter Green, Clear, Stardust : Sky, Blue, Silver, Gold
Phill Martin Snowflakes Paper Pad, Stamping Mat
White 5mm Pearls
Card - Coconut White, Black

All new Woodware Christmas stamps are ordered and should be here tomorrow. Stock has been added to my website - you can fine them here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).

Monday, 11 September 2017

Paper Cuts Merry Christmas Santa Bauble

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I cut 5 of the snowflakes from the Paper Cuts Snowflake Frame and the little snowflakes from the Paper Cuts Merry Christmas Santa Bauble out of Coconut White Card. I glued all of them (except one) to a piece of Midnight Blue Peal Card and put aside for a few minutes for the glue to dry.

I cut the outer die from the Merry Christmas Santa Bauble Die Set out of Rich Red Card. I cut the outer and inner die plus the Merry Christmas insert out of Coconut White and also the moustache piece. I kept the waste from the face, hat trim and hat bobble. I glued the white santa die cu tto the Rich Red die cut. I scribbled some Tattered Rose Distress Marker onto my Craft Sheet and picked the ink up using a Water Brush. I used this to paint the face and the nose. I glued the face in place.

I added Woodware Fluffy Stuff to the hat bobble, hat trim and moustache and heated. I glued these to my Santa and added 5mm Black Pearls for the eyes. I added my remaining snowflake to the hat and a Baker's Twine Bow.

Going back to my background, I ran it through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine with the Creative Expressions Nordic Tiles Embossing Folder. I matted onto Coconut White Card, Rich Red Card and then another piece of Coconut White Card and added my Santa.

I edged my background with CS Glue and added CS Apple Red Glitterbitz. I completed my card by adding some Apple Red CS Twinkles to the snowflakes.

The winner of the card (plus mystery card) from Freebie Friday on 8th September is.............

PharmacyMichele

Please email me at juliawattscrafts@gmail.com with your address and I'll pop your cards in the post.

I'll be back tomorrow with a sneak peek from my Woodware shows on Thursday.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Let it Snow

Morning.

Here's today's card -

I cut the bottom section of the Paper Cuts Let it Snow Frame out of Coconut White Card and trimmed away the excess to just leave the sentiment. I also cut 3 of the snowflakes in the set and the snowflake corner from the Paper Cuts Jingle Bells Die Set 4 times. I pressed them all into Clear Perfect Medium, added CS Sea Turtle Embossing Powder and heat set. I added more ink, more powder and heat set again.

I popped a piece of Creative Expressions Double Sided Adhesive Sheet onto Coconut White Card and cut one of Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Background Rectangles from it. I peeled away the other backing sheet, added my sentiment and then added Snow White Opaque Micro Beads to the exposed adhesive. You may find that your sentiment may lift a little if there is embossing powder on the back - just lift it up from around the Micro Beads, add some CS Glue and seat back in place. I glued my extra snowflakes as shown. I matted onto Silver Shine Pearl Card cut from the next sized rectangle in the set.

For the background, I cut a piece of Coconut White Card using a larger die in the rectangles set and embossed using the CE Ice Crystals Embossing Folder. I matted onto Silver Shine Pearl Card cut using the next sized die in the set. I added my snowflake corners.

I added CS Glue around the edges of the sentiment panel and the background and sprinkled CS Iced Snow over. I added CS Polar White Twinkles to the centres of the snowflakes and corners.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Gilded Elf Tonic

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For my background, I cut dies #1 and #3 from Sue Wilson's Holly Lattice Frame into Coconut White Card several times. I popped a piece of CE Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet on the front and rubbed CS Warm Sunrise Gilding Flakes into the exposed adhesive. I removed the excess with a piece of Rubit Scrubit. I turned the piece over and removed the other backing sheet. I added CS Diamond Sprinkles to the adhesive.

I made a frame using Sue's Double Pierced Squares Set B and added it to my background using 2mm Foam Tape. I matted onto a couple pieces of Coconut White Card.

I popped some CS Flake & Glitter Glue onto a piece of Wax Paper. I picked it up onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam and used it to 'ink up' the Woodware Elf Tonic Tag. I stamped onto Coconut White Card, leaving the stamp on the card no longer than 3 seconds. I popped the stamp into a bowl of water to soak the glue off. I find this is the best way to clean the stamps.

I added CS Warm Sunrise Gilding Flakes to my stamped tag. I removed the excess using a piece of Rubit Scrubit. I cut it out using die #5 from Sue's Holly Lattice Frame Stamp Set.

I popped some more Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet onto Coconut White Card. I cut 2 sets of inner poinsettia flowers from Sue's Poinsettia Cluster out of it and cut the outer die out of Coconut White Card twice. I glued the inners to the outers with a little dot in the centre of each flower and added a cluster to opposite corners of my frame.


I completed my card by adding a 5mm White Pearl to the centre of each flower in the clusters.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).