Friday, 2 December 2016

Freebie Friday

Hi Bloggers.

Here's this week's card that need a new home (no pun intended! lol!) -

You can read how this card was made here.

Please leave a lovely comment below to go into the draw to win it. I will announce the winner on Monday.

I'm attending a beading workshop today and then off to a Christmas meal. I will get to all my website orders, hopefully, this evening and tomorrow. Many apologies for the delay.

Thanks for stopping by.

 Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (2nd December) - 
Woodware Clear Magic Single - Cone Flower only £3.99!

Thursday, 1 December 2016

One Day Special continues on Hochanda today

Hi Bloggers.

I have One Day Special Shows on Hochanda today at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. Hope you can join me.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I embossed a piece of Coconut White Card using the Creative Expressions Climbing Vines Embossing Folder.

For the panels, I stamped one of the border stamps from the Justrite Confetti Trio Background onto Coconut White Card 3 times using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Silver Shine Detail  Embossing Powder. I matted the panels onto Silver Shine Pearl Card and added them to my background using Mounting Cushion.

I stamped the sentiment from Phill Martin's Butterfly Elegance Sentiments onto Coconut White using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Silver Shine Detail Powder. I cut it out using die #2 from Sue Wilson's Maldives Die Set. I cut dies #3 and #4 from the set together out of Silver Shine Card and die #4 out of Coconut White Card.

I stamped a couple of the stamps from the Stamps to Die For Autumn Leaf Bouquet using Clear Perfect Medium. I embossed some of them with CS Silver Shine Detail Embossing Powder and some with CS Silverlight Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder. I made a template with the waste from die cutting the 2 smallest solid leaf dies from Sue's Autumn Leaf Trio Die Set and used it to cut out my stamped images.

I cut all 4 of the flower dies from Sue's Cape Daisy Die Set out of Coconut White Card. I used a Perfect Medium Pen to colour in the tips of the petals, added CS Silver Shine Powder and heat set. I constructed my flower, added a centre cut from Silver Shine Card and an 8mm White Pearl.

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

I have loaded pics of the samples from the One Day Special into the Gallery section of this blog and onto my Julia Watts Crafts Facebook Page.

Thanks for stopping by.

 Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (1st December) -  P
hill Martin Sentimentally Yours - Leafy Background only £4.99!

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

One Day Special on Hochanda this evening

Hi Bloggers.

I'm launchng a One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm with a selection of Sue Wilson's dies. Lots of other goodies on the shows - hope you can join me.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I embossed a piece of Coconut White Card using the Creative Expressions Eternal Ivy Embossing Folder.

I misted a piece of Watercolour Card with water and added CS Pixie Powders in Straw Yellow, Burnt Orange and Emerald and put aside to dry.

I cut dies #3 and #4 together from Sue Wilson's Swirly Vine Background out of Black Card. Once my PP background was dry, I cut die #4 from it and added it to the black decorative die cut.

For the central leaf, I added CS to a piece of Heat Emboss Acetate. I added the same 3 Pixie Powders. I misted with a little water. I sprinkled over some CS Aurora Sparkle Diamond Frost over. I scrunched up a piece of White Tissue Paper, opened it and added it to the background. I tapped it down using a piece of Kitchen Roll and put aside to dry. Once completely dry, I cut the largest solid leaf from Sue's Autumn Leaf Trio Die Set. I cut the corresponding open leaf die from the same set out of Coconut White Card.


I assembled the card (yes, another proper card) as shown adding a 5mm Black Pearl to each corner.

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.

I'm off out early today up to CE HQ to attend a workshop that Lisa Horton is running. Please be patient with dispatch of website orders as I may not get them out till the weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.

 Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (30th November) -  C
reative Expressions Stamps to Die For - Peony Bouquet only £2.99!

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Two-fer Sneak Peek

Hi Bloggers.

I'm back on Hochanda tomorrow night at 8pm launching a new One Day Special. I'm launching some of Sue Wilson's new Dies and Stamps to Die For - a Leafy collection! Very excited! I also have all 6 of the latest colours of Pixie Powders and some brand new Justrite Stamps (and some old ones at a special price) as well as some lovely Cosmic Goodies - it's a packed show!

Here's the first card in today's two-fer (a proper card!) -

I started with my Pixie Powder Background. I used a full sheet of A4 Watercolour Card as the second card in this two-fer is made from the same piece. I misted the card with water and added CS Pixie Powders in Aubergine Dream and Emerald and put aside to dry.

I cut the largest die in Sue Wilson's Swirly Vine Background Die Set together with #7 die from Sue's Double Pierced Squares out of Coconut White Card. I used the #7 Double Pierced Square Die and cut from my PP background once dry. I trimmed away a little from each side - I like to do that so that if I slip when adding the decorative die cut, you don't see a coloured edge. I glued the decorative die cut to it and put aside to let the glue dry.

I cut die #3 only from the centre of a piece of Coconut White Card (piece was smaller than the size of the #7 Double Pierced Square). I glued it to a piece from my PP background and put aside to dry.

I stamped the sentiment from Phill Martin's Butterfly Elegance Sentiment Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using #2 die from the same set.

I used #4 die from the set to cut the centre out from my largest die cut/background piece and added it to the central piece using 3D Foam. I added my sentiment using Creative Expressions Mounting Cushion. I added the design to a Coconut White Card Blank.



Here's the second card -

For this one, I embossed a piece of Coconut White Card using the Creative Expressions Climbing Vines Embossing Folder. I added it to a mat of Black Card and added this to a Coconut White Card Blank.

I cut the #2 from Sue's Swirly Vine Background out of my PP Background 4 times. I cut dies #1 and #2 together out of Coconut White Card 4 times. I glued the pieces together. I added them to my card as shown.

I stamped the sentiment from Phill's Butterfly Elegance Sentiments Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using die #2 from the set. I edged it using a Black Graphmaster Marker.

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

As promised, I have some pics from the Finnabair Workshop that I attended yesterday. I absolutely loved it - do attend one of Anna's workshops if you get a chance. Pictures don't really show if off well enough as usual.

A few close ups -



Thanks for stopping by.

 Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (29th November) -  J
ustrite - Multi-Step Poinsettia Clear Stamp Set only £8.99!

Monday, 28 November 2016

With Love and Best Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

Had a great day yesterday. It was getting dark by the time I got home so I will try and take some pics today and post them tomorrow. Of course, having most of the day off meant I had to work late last night instead - oh well!

Here's today's card - another sneak peek from the One Day Special I'm launching on Hochanda on Wednesday evening.

 For the background, I stamped the Justrite Autumn Swirls Background onto Black Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I trimmed it, edged it with CS Autumn Twinkles (just gorgeous!) and put aside to dry.

I stamped the sentiment from Phill Martin's Butterfly Elegance Sentiments Stamp Set using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using die #2 from Sue Wilson's Swirly Vine Background Die Set, edged it with CS Autumn Twinkles and put aside to dry. I cut die #4 from the same set our of Black Card and dies #3 and #4 out of Antique Gold Pearl Card.

I made a flower out of Antique Gold Pearl Card using Sue's Cape Daisy Die Set and added a Small Black Circle Dazzler. I cut some leaves out of Black Card using Sue's Olive Branch Die Set. I cut a couple of leaves out of Antique Gold Pearl Card using Sue's Swirly Leaf Trio Die Set.

I assembled the card as shown adding a 5mm Black Pearl to the corners and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat

John Lockwood is continuing with a 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. Discount applies till midnight tonight or while stocks last. Discount will be applied at checkout.

The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on November 25th is.................

Sue MacFall

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

Before I go, just a reminder that Phill Martin is opening his new re-located Nottingham Store next Sunday (4th December). The man himself, Chloe Endean, John Lockwood and myself will all be demoing on the day.


Thanks for stopping by.

 Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (28th November) -  S
pellbinders Shapeabilities - Twisted Palm only £7.99!

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Love & Kisses

Hi Bloggers.

I'm off early this morning to attend a mixed media workshop - really looking forward to it!

Here's today's card -

For the background, I spread some CS Clear Lacquer Varnish over a piece of Heat Emboss Acetate. I then sprinkled CS Silver Mica Powder over and used my fingers to spread it over the entire area. I scrunched up a piece of White Tissue Paper and added it to my background, pressing it down with a piece of Kitchen Roll. I put aside to dry.

Once my background was dry, I cut the Spellbinders Renaissance Border Two out of Coconut White Card 4 times and glued them to the front of the Acetate.

I made a frame using Sue Wilson's Stitched Lattice Frame Die Set. I added it to my background using 3D Foam, trimming away the excess using scissors.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Spring Wishes Vintage Labels Eight Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Silver Shine Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using a die from Spellbinders Acanthus Leaf Tags. I cut the corresponding larger die from the set out of Steel Pearl Card.

I cut a couple of leaves out of Steel Pearl Card using Spellbinders Romantic Vines and made a flower out of felt from the Wedding Felt Pack using Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms.

I finished my card with a few mats of Coconut White and Steel Pearl Card and some 8mm White Pearls in the corners of my frame.

John Lockwood is launching a One Day Special on Hochanda this evening with some of the latest release of Sue Wilson Dies. I'm offering 10% discount on items I have in stock on my website from the shows. You can find them here. Discount applies till midnight tomorrow night or while stocks last. Discount will be applied at checkout.

Black Friday Deals continue today on my website here.

Thanks for stopping by.

 Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (27th November) -  Sue Wilson Rose Garden Mini Striplet only £6.99!


Saturday, 26 November 2016

Amazing Friend

Hi Bloggers.

Black Friday Deals continue on my website here. You'll find some of the items used on today's card in Black Friday Deals.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I embossed a piece of Coconut White Card using the Spellbinders Flowers and Leaves Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design - it's not a repeating pattern but is a busy design so easy to hide the join. I wrapped a piece of Craft Consortium Floral Notes Lace Ribbon around the background towards the left-hand side.

I cut the largest die and the next sized die together in the Spellbinders Waterlillies Decorative Accents Die Set out of Coconut White Card. I put aside the die cut from the inner die for another project. I left the largest die in place and drew around the inside with Carved Pumpkin Distress Marker.

I popped a piece of Creative Expressions Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet onto a piece of Coconut White Card. I cut the second largest die in the Spellbinders Jeweled Frame Die Set from it and then added CS Diamond Sprinkles.

I stamped the image from the Spellbinders Floral Bouquet onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival. I coloured in using Distress Markers - Carved Pumpkin, Abandonned Coral, Fossilized Amber, Milled Lavender, Shabby Shutters and Crushed Olive. I cut it out using the die from the same set.

I stamped the words from the Spellbinders Journal Words Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival. I trimmed them down using scissors and edged them with Carved Pumpkin Distress Marker.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of White Craft Consortium Satin Ribbon and added a Craft Consortium Pearl Heart Charm.

I assembled the card as shown adding an 5mm White Pearl to the corners and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat


Thanks for stopping by.

 Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (26th November) -  P
hill Martin Sentimentally Yours - Bracket 'Occasions' Sentiments only £7.99!

Friday, 25 November 2016

Freebie Friday

Hi Bloggers.

Just to let you know - I have added some more items to the Black Friday section of my website. You can find them here while stocks last.

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.

Thanks for stopping by.

 Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (25th November) - T
he Hobby House Little Treasures Cardmaking Kit only £6.99!


Thursday, 24 November 2016

With Love

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I dusted a piece of Coconut White Card with an Anti-Static Pad. I inked up the Justrite Autumn Swirls Background with Clear Perfect Medium and stamped onto my dusted card. I sprinkled some Burnt Orange, Straw Yellow and Emerald CS Pixie Powders over and spread them around using a Dusting Brush. I removed the excess using a dry wet wipe. I spritzed the background with water to 'wake' the Pixie Powders up. I trimmed the card and matted onto a piece of Black Card.

I stamped the sentiment from Phill Martin's Scribbled Frame Sentiments onto Coconut White using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using #2 die from Sue Wilson's Maldives Die Set. I cut #4 die out of Coconut White Card and dies #3 and #4 together out f Black Card.

I misted some water onto my Craft Sheet. I sprinkled on some Pixie Powders in the 3 colours I used for my background. I then rubbed some Blue White American Seam Binding through it. I dried it with my Heat Tool. I wrapped a piece of ribbon around my background and used the rest to tie a bow.

I cut a couple of leaves out of Black Card using Sue's Swirly Leaf Trio and made a flower using Sue's Cape Daisy Die Set. I added a Small Black Circle Dazzler to the centre of the flower.

I assembled the card as shown adding an 5mm Black Pearl to the corners and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat


Lisa Horton is continuing with a 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.

I'm sure you all know that it's Black Friday. Unfortunately, I haven't had much time to set up many deals but you can find some discounted products on my website here.

Thanks for stopping by.

 Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (24th November) -  P
hill Martin Sentimentally Yours - Blossom Small Square Frame 'Someone Special' only £2.99!