Saturday, 25 February 2017

Be your Fabulous Self

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

Now, the stamping isn't a good as I would have liked on the sentiment but when I tell you that it's actually stamped using Pixie Powder then perhaps you'll understand (it was the best of 4 attempts!). Anyway, this card has all of its elements stamped using Pixie Powders so it's all about the technique.

I started by creating my frame. I sprinkled some CS Aubergine Dream Pixie Powder onto a piece of copy paper. I rubbed the Woodware Splatters Stamp (back in stock) into the powder, misted it with water and stamped onto Coconut White Card. I repeated the process to extend the design. Once dry, I cut out my frame using dies #4 and #6 from Sue Wilson's Classic Adorned Rectangles Die Set. I drew around the #6 die onto Black Card and cut it out using scissors. I used a Craft Knife to cut out the centre and added it to my frame.

I sprinked more Aubergine Dream PP onto my copy paper and rubbed the Woodware Old Letter Stamp (more on order - due in a couple of weeks) in it. I misted with water and stamped onto Coconut White Card. I added my frame using 3D Foam Tape and trimmed away the excess using scissors. I added to a Coconut White Card blank. I popped some 8mm Dazzlers from the Purple Collection into the corners.

More Aubergine Dream PP onto my copy paper. This time I rubbed one of the sentiments from the Woodware Hand Drawn Sentiments into it. I misted with water and stamped onto Coconut White Card. I cut it out using Sue's Double Pierced Rectangles and cut a mat out of Black Card using Sue's Double Pierced Rectangles Set B.

Sue Wilson has an hour on Hochanda today at 11am featuring her new Candy Machine from her new Kinetics range. I'm offering 10% discount on items I have on my website from the shows. You will be able to find them here. Offer applies till midnight tonight or while stocks last. Discount will be applied at checkout.

Later on today, at 8pm, Lisa Horton is launching a new One Day Special with some of her fabulous new stamps.I'm offering 10% discount on items I have on my website from the shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tomorrow night or while stocks last. Discount 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 (25th February) - Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamp - Live Each Day only £4.99!

Friday, 24 February 2017

Freebie Friday

Hi Bloggers.

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).

Deal of the Day today (24th February) - Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Swirly Leaf Trio only £6.99!

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Mint Cupcake

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the weave on this one, I started by cutting Sue Wilson's Classic Weaving Die out of Coconut White Card and then ran it through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine with the Couture Creations Velvet Tea Lights Embossing Folder. I cut Sue's Striped Weaving Die out of Peach, Lilac, Sky Blue, Custard and Aqua Card. I cut them all into pairs of strips. I wove them in and out of the Classic die cut working through all of the pastel colours.

I made some frames using Sue's Scalloped Lattice Frames Set B - I cut dies #2 and #5 out of Coconut White Card, dies #2 and #4 out of Custard Card and dies #2 and #3 out of Aqua Card. I glued them all together and added them to my woven background using 3D Foam and trimmed away the excess using scissors. I added some mats and a 5mm White Pearl to the corners.

I stamped the cupcake from the Justrite Make a Wish Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Phill Martin's Frosted Aqua Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Sue's Happy Birthday Circle Die Set. I cut the Happy Birthday Circle die out of Custard Card.

I cut Sue's Star Flower Cluster out of Sky Blue, Lilac and Custard Card.

I've loaded Lisa Horton's new stamps onto my website. You can find the Clear Stamp Sets here and the A6 Rubber Backgrounds here. All are in stock now.

John Lockwood is continuing with his One Day Special on Hochanda today with shows at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. I'm offering 10% discount on items I have on my website from the shows. You will be able to find them here. Offer applies till midnight tonight or while stocks last. Discount 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 (23rd February) - Craft Consortium Peach Satin Ribbon Pack only £1.50!

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

You're So Special

Hi Bloggers.

Back from the Trade Show. Lots of new goodies will be appearing on my website in the next few weeks! Lisa Horton's new stamps are due in today - I'll get them added to my website as soon as I can. I'll be spending today getting caught up with my website orders (hopefully!).

Here's today's card -

I started by creating a couple of Pixie Powder backgrounds - I misted 2 pieces of Coconut White Card with water. On one piece, I sprinkled over Straw Yellow Pixie Powder and on the other I sprinkled Emerald Green Pixie Powder over. I put both pieces aside to dry.

I stamped the Woodware Old Letter Stamp onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival.

I dusted a piece of Coconut White Card with an Anti-Static Bag. I inked the deboss die (#5) from Sue Wilson's Classic Adorned Rectangles with Clear Perfect Medium using a Brayer. I added it inked side down to the dusted side of the card and added dies #4 and #6. I ran it through using the cut sandwich only. The ink transferred to the deboss pattern. I sprinkled Straw Yellow and Emerald Green Pixie Powders over and spread the powder around using a Soft Brush. I removed as much of the excess as possible using a dry wetwipe. I then spritzed with water to wake up the powders. Once dry, I added it to my stamped background using 3D Foam Tape and trimmed away the excess using scissors.

I matted onto Coconut White Card, then Black Card and added to a Coconut White Card blank.

I stamped the Woodware Tulip Patch onto my PP backgrounds using Jet Black Archival and cut them out. I added them to the letter background.

I stamped the sentiment from the Woodware Special Bird Stamp Set onto my Straw Yellow Background and cutit out using Justrite A2 Card Front Basics Die Set,

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

The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on 17th February is...................

Maria Illsley

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

John Lockwood is launching a One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm. I'm offering 10% discount on items I have on my website from the shows. You will be able to find them here (I'll add them as soon as I know what they are). Offer applies till midnight tomorrow night or while stocks last. Discount 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 (22nd February) - Phill Martin Sentimentally Yours - Blossom Occasions Sentiments Tags only £8.99!

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Love

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

I started by misting a piece of Coconut White Card with water. I sprinkled CS Emerald Green Pixie Powder over and put aside to dry.

For the background, I embossed a piece of Coconut White Card with the Creative Expressions Dotted Matrix PinPoint Embossing Folder.

I cut the outer die from the border in Sue Wilson's Swiss Corner, Border & Tag Die Set out of my PP background twice. I cut both of the border dies together out of Coconut White Card twice and added them to the PP die cuts.

I masked off the 'with' from the With Love Sentiment from the Woodware Blooming Heart Stamp Set. I inked up 'love' using Cobalt Archival, removed the mask and stamped onto Coconut White Card. I cut it out using #1 die from Sue's Zurich Die Set.

I cut dies #2, #4 #6 from the Zurich set out of my PP background. I cut dies #1 & #2 together, #3 and #4 together, and #5 and #6 together out of Coconut White Card. I paired the die cuts together and stacked them up.

I made a flower out of my PP background and Coconut White Card using Sue's Delicate Daisies : Complete Petals and Delicate Daisies : Open Petals. I added an 8mm Aqua Dazzler to the centre.

I cut a pair of leaves out of Coconut White Card using Sue's Lace Edged Leaves.

For a mat, I misted around the edged of a piece of Coconut White Card with water and sprinkled over Emerald Green Pixie Powder. I spread it around with a Brush. Once dry, I added it to a Coconut White Card blank and added my card design.

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 (21st February) - Creative Expressions Tile Stamps - Set 1 only £7.99!

Monday, 20 February 2017

Portrait

Hi Bloggers.

Day 2 at the Trade Show.

Here's today's card that features some new stamps designed by Danny Mcintosh (Lisa Horton's other half) -

I started by stamping one of the lovely ladies from the Portraits Stamp Set onto Milk Card using Sepia Archival. I cut it out using die #4 from Sue Wilson's Zurich Die Set. I cut dies #5 and  #6 from the same die set out of Ginger Card.

I stamped one of the leaves from the same stamp set twice into the corner of a piece of Milk Card using Sepia Archival.

I made a flower out of Milk and Ginger Card using Sue's Chrysanthemum Die Set.

I assembled the card as shown adding an 8mm Cream Pearl to the corners and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

Just a reminder that website orders place from 11am Saturday are not being posted till Wednesday/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).

Deal of the Day today (20th February) - Justrite A2 Splendid Border Die only £9.99!

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Friends Always

Hi Bloggers.

Day 1 of the Trade Show at the NEC where the team are demonstrating lots of new goodies - exciting times!

Here's today's card -

I stamped the Woodware Cone Flower onto Bright White Card using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad. I coloured in using Graphmaster Pens. I used 37, 33 and 103 for the flower petals, 103, 93 and 96 for the centre of the flowers and 59, 47 and 43 for the leaves. I scribbled around the edges with a Brown Pigma Micron Pen and matted onto Chestnut Card. I popped it onto a Bright White Card blank.

I stamped the sentiment from the Woodware Bubble Bloom : Curly Sue Stamp Set using Tuxedo Black Memento. I cut it out using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Circles and cut a mat out of Chestnut Card using Sue's Double Pierced Circles Set B.

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 (19th February) - Sue Wilson Australian Collection - Melbourne only £9.99!

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Let your Hair Down

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the frame, I cut dies #4 and #6 together from the Sue Wilson Classic Adorned Rectangles out of Coconut White Card. I stamped the flower head from one of the stamps in the Woodware Small Fennel Stamp Set around the frame using Jet Black Archival.

I stamped the sentiment from the Woodware Hand Drawn Sentiments Stamp Set onto another piece of Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival I cut it out using die #3 from the same die set. I popped a piece of Black Card behind it. I popped my frame on top using 3D Foam Tape and trimmed away the excess using scissors.

I matted onto Coconut White Card, Black Card and then popped onto a Coconut White Card blank.

I made a flower out of Coconut White Card and Black Card using Sue's Striped Nasturtium Die Set and added stamens cut using Sue's Dendelion Clocks Die Set. I popped a Small Black Circle Dazzler into the centre. I cut a couple of leaves out of Black Card using Sue's Laurel Leaves.

I completed my card adding a Small Black Circle Dazzler to each corner.

Just a note about website orders - I will do a post run this morning but any orders received from approx 11am today till Tuesday 21st February will not be posted till Wednesday 22nd/Thursday 23rd Februrary. Sorry.

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 (18th February) - Designs by John Lockwood - Winters Child Stamp Set only £7.99!

Friday, 17 February 2017

Freebie Friday

Hi Bloggers.

It's Frrebie Friday again! 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. As I'm at the Trade Show for the first part of next week, I will announce the winner on Wednesday. Please make sure you pop back then to see if you have won.

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 February) - Creative Expressions Stitched Letters Clear Stamp Set only £7.99!

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Friends Always

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

This is a simple little card where the Woodware Memories Stamp (back in stock on my website) does all the work for you. I inked up the centres of the stamps on the stamp (lol that sounds weird - hopefully you get what I mean) with Chic Pumpkin Colour Cloud applied using a Smoothie. I added Chic Aubergine Colour Cloud to the remainder of the stamp and stamped onto Coconut White Card.

Once the ink was dry, I inked around the edges with Chic Aubergine Colour Cloud. I distressed the edges with my scissors (I've just gor hold of a Woodware tool to do that! yay!) and inked a little more with Chic Aubergine Colour Cloud. I matted onto Black Card and then onto a Coconut White Card blank.

I stamped the sentiment from the Woodware Bubble Bloom : Curly Sue Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Black Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Sue Wilson's Stitched Flags and inked around the edges with Chic Aubergine. I cut the next sized die in the set out of Black Card. I tied a knot in a little piece of Black Satin Ribbon and popped it at the edge of my sentiment.

I finished my card off by adding a 5mm Black Pearl to each corner of my background.

John Lockwood is continuing with his One Day Special on Hochanda today with shows at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. I'm offering 10% discount on items I have in stock on my website from the shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tonight or while stocks last. Discount 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 (16th February) - Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamp : Seashells only £7.99!

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

With Love

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For my woven background, I used one of the stamps from the Justrite Playful Painted Trio Stamp Set. I stamped in several times onto Coconut White Card using CS Colour Clouds - in Frosted Aqua, Lilac Whisper, Baked Peach, Summer Sky and Frosted Aqua again. I made sure the ink was dry and cut Sue Wilson's Classic Weaving Die into it.

I cut Sue's Striped Weaving Die out of Aqua, Lilac, Peach and Sky Blue Card. I cut them into pairs of strips and wove them through the Classic die cut. There are plenty of strips left to make another 2 - 3 backgrounds.

I made a frame out of Coconut White Card using dies #2 and #4  out of Sue's Scalloped Lattice Frames Set B. I added it to my background using 3D  Foam Tape and trimmed away the excess using scissors.

I cut a couple of leaves out of Aqua Card using Sue's Trailing Ivy Die Set.


I made a flower out of Sky Blue and Custard Card using Sue's Striped Nasturtium Die Set. For the centre of the flower, I cut one of Sue's Dandelion Clocks Dies out of Lilac Card and added an 8mm White Pearl.

I stamped the sentiment from the Woodware Blooming Heart Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Watering Can Archival. I cut it out using die #1 from Sue's Classic Adorned Rectangles. I cut die #2 from the same set out of Aqua Card.

I finished my card bu adding a couple of mats of Coconut White Card and a 5mm White Pearl to the corners of my frame.

John Lockwood is launching a One Day Special on Hochanda this evening with some Spellbinders dies. I'm offering 10% discount on items I have in stock on my website from the shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tomorrow night or while stocks last. Discount 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 February) - Phill Martin Sentimentally Yours - Baroque Border Sentiments only £9.99!