Tuesday, 17 January 2017

You Amaze Me

Hi Bloggers.

I managed to get approx half of my orders out yesterday. I will try and get the rest sent out today.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I stamped the Justrite Blooming Vines Background onto Black Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS True White Detail Embossing Powder. I coloured in using CS Summer Shades Mica Spray Set.

I made a frame out of Coconut White card using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Rectangles and Double Pierced Rectangles Set B. I added it to my background using 3D Foam Tape.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite For All You Do Vintage Labels Three onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using Sue's St.Lucia Die Set.

I made a couple of flowers out of Coconut White and Black Card using Sue's Exquisite Poppy Die Set, using a Pigma Micron Pen to draw the veins in the petals through the dies. I cut some leaves out of Black Card using Sue's Bold Scrolled Vine Die Set.

I assembled my card as shown adding an 8mm Black Pearl to the corners of my frame and mats of Black and Coconut White Card.

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).

Deal of the Day today (17th January) - Creative Expressions Stamps to Die For - Tulip Bouquet only £2.99!

Monday, 16 January 2017

Happy Birthday

Hi Bloggers.

Hope you enjoyed the Takeover Shows. Today will be spent unpacking getting website orders out - I'll get to as many as I can.

I think it's time we had a bit more weaving!

This is a two by two weave using Sue Wilson's Striped Weaving Die. To achieve this, I cut the die out of Coconut White Card twice. I glued the 2 die cuts together, offsetting them to fill in the gaps. I cut the die out of Aqua, Custard, Sky Blue, Lilac and Peach Card.

I cut the coloured die cuts into pairs and wove them through the Coconut White piece as shown, alternating through all the pastel colours of card. You have enough strips of pastel card to make 3 woven backgrounds like this one.

I made a frame out of Coconut White and Sky Blue Card using Sue's Ornate Pierced Rectangles. I added it to my woven background using 3D Foam and trimmed away the excess. I matted onto Coconut White and Sky Blue Card and added an 8mm White Pearl to each corner.

I cut the Justrite Happy Birthday Sentiment Die out of Sky Blue Card. I decided to add it directly to my background rather than mount it on another die cut so as not to hide my lovely background.
I cut Sue's Star Flower Cluster out of Lilac, Custard and Sky Blue Card and added a 3mm White Pearl to the centre of each flower.

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).

Deal of the Day today (16th January) - Sue Wilson Mini Gemini Dies - Ara only £5.99!

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Mask Techniques Takeover Shows

Hi Bloggers.

I have 2 shows today at 3pm and 6pm. I'll be showing you as many techniques with masks as I can. I have a bunch of backgrounds with texture pastes to share with you below.

Ocean Spray Sparkle Texture Paste through the More Squares Mask -

Penny Copper Sparkle Texture Paste through the Knitted Mask -

Chic Viola Sparkle Texture Paste through the Lattice Mask -

Chic Magenta Sparkle Texture Paste through the Just Sew Mask (on Black Gloss Card - very hard to photograph!) -

Frosty Dawn Sparkle Texture Paste through the Kaleidoscope Mask -

Frosty Dawn Sparkle Texture Paste through the Kaleidoscope Mask on Black Gloss Card -


Clear Texture Paste through the Grid Mask on Black Card. I've rubbed New Gold Gilding Wax over the right-hand side of the mask -
 
Penny Copper, Chic Magenta, Penny Copper Sparkle Texture Paste through Basket Weave Mask -

As above but mixed together before adding to Lattice Mask -

As above plus Ocean Spray Sparkle Texure Paste mixed in through Counterpane Mask -


As above through Rope Frame Mask, mask removed and Glacier Ice Glitter Jewels added -

Clear Texture Paste through Lattice Mask. Leaving the mask in place, Peacock Green and Midnight Blue Pixie Powders added, remove mask -

As above but on Black Card and through Kaleidoscope Mask -

Clear Texture Paste through More Squares Mask. Leaving the mask in place sprinkle over Graceful Lilac and Chic Magenta Mica Powders, remove mask -

As above but on Black Card through the Lattice Mask -

Frosty Dawn Sparkle Texture Paste through the Basket Weave Mask. Leaving the mask in place, sprinkle over Firework Burst Pixie Powder, remove mask -

Chic Viola Sparkle Texture Paste through the Grid Mask. Leaving the mask in place, sprinkle over Chic Magenta Mica Powder, remove mask -

Frosty Dawn Sparkle Texture Paste through the Counterpane Mask. Leaving the mask in place, sprinkle over Chic Moss and Graceful Lilac Mica Powders, remove mask -

Pop some Frosty Dawn Sparkle Texture Paste on Craft Sheet, add Chic Magenta and mix well. Spread through the Just Sew Mask -

Pop some Clear Texture Paste onto Craft Sheet, add Titanium Mica Powder and mix well. Spread through the Kaleidoscope Mask -

Clear Texture Paste through the Basket Weave Mask. Leaving the mask in place sprinkle over Pale Olive and Aubergine Dream Pixie Powders, remove mask -

Dust Black Card with Anti-Static Bag. Clear Texture Paste through Knitted Mask. Remove mask, add Silverlight Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set -

Dust Coconut White Card with Anti-Static Bag, Clear Texture Paste through the Just Sew Mask, remove mask, add Decadent Denim Embossing Powder and heat set -

Clear Texture Paste through Rope Frame Mask, remove mask and add Silver Micro Beads -
These are just some of the techniques with masks that I hope to share on Hochanda today. Time permitting, I have techniques with Polished Silk Glitter, Gilding Flakes, Migro Beads, Embossing Powders, Mica Powders, Inks and whatever else I can think of.

I'm offering 10% discount on all the products from all of the Takeover Shows this weekend that I have on my website. They're all together here. Discount applies till midnight tonight or While Stocks Last and will be applied at checkout.

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).

Deal of the Day today (15th January) - Woodware Clear Magic Single - Sunflower Patch only £1.99!

Saturday, 14 January 2017

SImple Sneak Peek Two-fer

Hi Bloggers.

The Creative Expressions Takeover on Hochanda continues today. I'm heading out early as I need to be at the Studios for 8am. My first show is at 10am. I've popped the complete schedule in the left-hand sidebar of this blog.

Here's the first card for you today -

I started by cutting the Spellbinders Cascading Butterflies Die out of Bright White Card. I kept the die cuts for another project. I stamped the sentiment from Phill Martin's Butterfly Elegance Stamp Set in the bottom left-hand corner using Jet Black Archival.

I glued a piece of patterned paper from Phill Martin's Frosted Essentials 8 x 8 Paper Pad which was slightly smaller than the Bright White piece, to a piece of Black Card and then onto a Bright White card blank.
 
I cut the Cascading Butterflies die out of the plain side of another paper from Phill Martin's Frosted Essentials 8 x 8 Paper Pad. I glued the cascading die cut into the aperture in the Bright White Card.

I embossed some of the fall away butterflies, 2 plain and 1 patterned, using the Spellbinders Paisley M-Bossabilities Folder. I shaped them and added them to my card. I also shaped a plain and a patterned butterfly that I didn't emboss and added those too.


I finished my card, adding some CS Glue around the edges and then CS Glacier Ice Glitter Jewels. I also added a little CS Glue and Glacier Ice to the bodiesof the shaped butterflies and a 5mm Black Pearl to the corners.

Here's your second card -

For the background, I embossed a piece of Bright White Card using the Spellbinders Elite M-Bossabilities Folder. I matted it onto a piece of Black Card and then onto a Bright White Card Blank.

I cut the Spellbinders Cascading Stars Die out of Bright White Card. I added Clear Perfect Medium and then CS White Gold Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set. I added more Perfect Medium and more powder to areas I missed and heat set again. I then randomly touched some of the points of the stars with Perfect Medium and added CS Black Mirage Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set.

I embossed one of the big fall away stars in the same way. I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Meadow Circles Stamp Set onto a medium sized star using Jet Black Archival.

I finished my card by adding a Small Black Circle Dazzler to the corners.

My shows are at 10am, 1pm, 3pm and 6pm today and 3pm and 6pm on tomorrow  (with Mask Techniques). I've popped the full schedule into the left hand side bar of this blog (view web version on phones and tablets). My samples into the gallery section of this blog and on my Julia Watts Crafts Facebook Page.

I'm offering 10% discount on all the products from all of the Takeover Shows this weekend that I have on my website. They're all together here. Discount applies till midnight on Sunday or While Stocks Last and will be applied at checkout.

If you aren't on facebook and haven't seen the trailer for the takeover, here it is (feel free to have a giggle!) -

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).

Deal of the Day today (14th January) - Creative Expressions Stamps to Die For - Decorative Driftwood only £2.99!

Friday, 13 January 2017

Takeover Sneak Peek

Hi Bloggers.

As promised, today I have a sneak peek from my Takeover Shows tomorrow -

For the background, I embossed a piece of Bright White Card with the Spellbinders Elegance M-Bossabilities Folder. I cut another piece of Bright White Card slightly larger than the piece I embossed. I ran a Clear Perfect Medium Pad around it, added CS White Gold Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set. I added my embossed background to it and added the pair to a Bright White Card Blank using CE Mounting Cushion.

I cut dies #2 and #3 from the Spellbinders Renaissance Jewelled Frame Die Set and double embossed them using Clear Perfect Medium and White Gold Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder.

I stamped the image from the Spellbinders Embroidered Flowers Stamp and Die Set onto Bright White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS White Gold Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder. I cut it out using the die from the same set and added it to my card using 3D Foam.

I stamped the sentiment from Phill Martin's Butterfly Elegance Sentiments onto Bright White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed using CS Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using a die from the Spellbinders Acanthus Leaf Tags Die Set and added to my card using 3D Foam.

I finished my card by adding an 8mm White Pearl to each corner of the frame.

My shows are at 10am, 1pm, 3pm and 6pm tomorrow and 3pm and 6pm on Sunday (with Mask Techniques). I've popped the full schedule into the left hand side bar of this blog (view web version on phones and tablets). I'll pop my samples into the gallery section of this blog some time today and onto my Julia Watts Craft Facebook Page.

I'm offering 10% discount on all the products from all of the Takeover Shows this weekend that I have on my website. They're all together here. Discount applies till midnight on Sunday or While Stocks Last and will be applied at checkout.

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).

Deal of the Day today (13th January) - Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamp Set - Shoe Sense only £6.99!