Friday, 9 December 2016

Freebie Friday

Hi Bloggers.

Here's this weeks card that needs a new home -

You can read how this card was made here (ignore all the Amazon links!).

To go into the draw to win, leave a lovely comment below. 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 (9th December) - P
hill Martin Sentimentally Yours - Scribbled Birthday Verses Stamp Set only £8.99!

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Special Gifts

Hi Bloggers.

I've had a request for details on how this card was made -

I started by cutting die #5 from Sue Wilson's Swirly Vine Background with #7 die from Sue's Double Pierced Squares Die Set out of Coconut White Card 3 times. I cut them a 4th time, this time I also ran them through on the emboss sandwich.

I glued the 3 cut only die cuts on top of each other and onto a piece of Coconut White Card trimmed slightly smaller than the outside edge of the pierced square. I spread Phill Martin's New Gold Sparkle Texture Paste through the triple die cut frame and put aside to dry (takes quite a few hours). Once it was dry, I added the 4th embossed die cut and added the lot to a Coconut White mat and then a 5 3/4" square Coconut White Card Blank.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Special Gifts Labels Twenty Nine Stamp Set (on my ODS shows on 13th December) onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using die #4 from the Swirly Vine Background Die Set. I edged the square with Clear Perfect Medium, added CS Gold Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. I added some White Pearl Corners.

John Lockwood is continuing with 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 from the shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tonight or while stocks last. Discount will be applied at checkout.

If you still have Christmas cards to make, you may be interested to know that many Christmas products are now reduced in price on my website. You can find them in the Christmas section or the Clearance section.

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 (8th December) - T
hat Special Touch Mask - Cores only £1.99!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Thank You

Hi Bloggers.

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 edged the background with CS Autumn Twinkles and put aside to dry.

For the panels, 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 Justrite Autumn Swirls Background (managed to get a couple more!). I stamped it onto Coconut White Card leaving the stamp on the card no more than 3 seconds so as not to tear the card.  I cleaned my stamp under a cold tap and then went back to my stamped background. I added CS Autumn Leaves Gilding Flakes (back in stock!). I removed the excess using a piece of Rubit Scrubit. I trimmed the background into 3 panels and matted them onto Black Card. I edged around the panels with CS Autumn Twinkles and put aside to dry.

I stamped the sentiment from Phill Martin's Scribbled Frame Sentiments Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using die #2 from Sue Wilson's Maldives Die Set. Once again, I edged with CS Autumn Twinkles and put aside to dry. I cut dies #3 and #4 together out of Black Card and die #4 only out of Coconut White Card.

I popped a piece of Creative Expressions Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet onto a piece of Coconut White Card. I removed the other backing sheet and then added Autumn Leaves Gilding Flakes. Once again, I removed the excess using Rubit Scrubit. I cut 2 leaves from Sue Wilson's Autumn Leaf Trio Die Set (back in stock). I cut the corresponding open leaves from the same set out of Black Card.

I made a flower out of Coconut White Card using Sue's Cape Daisy Die Set and added CS Autumn Twinkles to the centre.

I assembled the card as shown matting onto Black and Coconut White Card, 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 launching a One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm. I'm offering 10% discount on items I have in stock 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 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (7th December) -  C
reative Expressions Vintage Bronze Buttons only 99p!

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

You're the Best

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, 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 one of the stamps from the Justrite Painted Playful Trio Stamp Set. I stamped it onto Coconut White Card leaving the stamp on the card no more than 3 seconds so as not to tear the card. I re'inked' the stamp and then stamped it again on the oppsite side of my card. I cleaned my stamp under a cold tap and then went back to my stamped images. I added CS Autumn Leaves Gilding Flakes (back in stock! - other Gilding Flakes in stock here). I removed the excess using a piece of Rubit Scrubit.

 I popped a piece of Creative Expressions Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet onto a piece of Coconut White Card. I removed the other backing sheet and then added Autumn Leaves Gilding Flakes. Once again, I removed the excess using Rubit Scrubit. I cut 4 leaves from Sue Wilson's Autumn Leaf Trio Die Set (back in stock!) and dies #4 and #6 from Sue's Maldives Die Set.

I stamped the sentiment from Phill Martin's Butterfly Elegance Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using die#2 from the Maldives set. I cut dies #3 and #4 together  and dies #5 and #6  together out of Coconut White Card.

I cut the corresponding open leaf die from the Autumn Leaf Trio Die Set out of Coconut White Card 4 times. I made a couple of flowers out of Coconut White Card using Sue's Cape Daisy Die Set. I cut the centre die out of my gilded background sheet twice. I added an 8mm White Pearl to each flower.


I assembled the card as shown matting onto Black and Coconut White Card 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 (6th December) -  C
reative Expressions Stamps to Die For - Apple Blossom Spray only £1.99!

Monday, 5 December 2016

Thank You So Much

Hi Bloggers.

Had a great day at Phill Martin's new Store yesterday. This morning I will be posting all outstanding website orders and then starting prep for my next One Day Special which is on Hochanda on December 13th.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I popped the TST Leaves Mask onto a piece of Watercolour Card. I sprinkled Straw Yellow and Burnt Orange CS Pixie Powders over and then spritzed with water. I removed the mask and put my background aside to dry.

I spritzed another piece of Watercolour Card with water and sprinkled over the same 2 Pixie Powders and put aside to dry.

Once my mask background was dry. I made a frame out of Coconut White Card using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares and Double Pierced Squares Set B. I added it to my background using 3D Foam Tape and trimmed away the excess using scissors.

I stamped the sentiment from Phill Martin's Butterfly Elegance Sentiments Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using die #2 from Sue's Maldives Die Set. I cut dies #3 and #4 together out of Coconut White Card and die #4 out of my PP background.

I cut the solid large leaf from Sue's Autumn Leaf Trio out of my PP background twice and the corresponding open leaf die from the same set out of Coconut White Card twice.

I made a flower out of Coconut White Card using Sue's Cape Daisy Die Set, added a centre cut for my PP background and a smaller centre cut from Coconut White Card.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 8mm White Pearls to the corners of the frame and the centre of the frame.

The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on December 2nd is ....................

Kitty Davies

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 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (5th December) -  Sue Wilson M
ini Gemini Dies - Lynx only £5.99!


Sunday, 4 December 2016

Belated Birthday Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

I'm off up to Nottingham today to demo at Phill Martin's new store 10am till 4pm - if you're in the area please stop by.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I spread some CS Clear Texture Paste through the TST Basketweave Mask onto Coconut White Card. I managed to get a nice smooth finish by using a Dreamweaver Paste Spreader. Leaving the mask in place, I sprinkled over Pale Olive and Aubergine Dream CS Pixie Powders, removed the mask and put aside to dry. Once dry, I trimmed it down and matted onto Black Card.

I spritzed a piece of Watercolour Card with water and sprinkled over the same 2 Pixie Powders and put aside to dry.

I stamped the sentiment from Phill Martin's Butterfly Elegance Sentiments Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card. I cut it out using #2 die from Sue Wilson's Maldives Die Set. I cut dies #3 and #4 together out of Black Card, die #4 only out of my PP background and glued the 2 die cuts together.

I made a flower out of my PP background, Coconut White and Black Card using Sue's Cape Daisy Die Set

I cut a couple of solid leaves out of my PP background using Sue's Autumn Leaf Trio Die Set. I cut a couple of leaves out of Black Card using Sue's Swirly Leaf Trio Die Set and laid them over the solid leaves.

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

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 (4th December) -  C
reative Expressions Stamps to Die For - Heart Striplet only £2.99!


Saturday, 3 December 2016

Best Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I inked up one of the stamps in the Justrite Confetti Trio Background Set using CS Colour Clouds in Decadent Bamboo, Sun-Lit Cedar and Natural Rosewood applied using Smoothies and stamped at the bottom of a piece of Coconut White Card.

I edged the piece with Sun-Lit Cedar Colour Cloud and matted on to Black Card.

I inked a piece of Coconut White Card with the same 3 Colour Clouds, laying the ink in bands. I used this to cut the decorative dies and their outer dies in Sue Wilson's Maldives Die Set, some leaves from Sue's Autumn Leaf Trio Die Set and flowers from her Cape Daisy Die Set.

I cut dies #4 and #6 from the Maldives Die Set and glued the coloured die cuts in place. I stamped the sentiment from Phill Martin's Scribbled Frame Sentiments Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival and cut it out using die #2 from the same die set. I stacked all the layers using Mounting Cushion.

I cut the corresponding open leaves out of Black Card to match the solid leaves I cut from the Colour Clouded using the Autumn Leaf Trio Die Set. I made my flower and added a centre of Coconut White Card cur using the Cape Daisy Die Set and added a Small Black Circle Dazzler.

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

I will be trying to get as many website orders out this morning as I can. Those that don't make it out today will be posted on Monday. I'm really sorry for the delay. I was hoping to get some packed when I got home last night but I was feeling a little under the weather - just think I'm over tired, nothing more serious.

I'm off up to Nottingham tomorrow to demo at Phill Marin's new Nottingham Store along with the man himself, Chloe Endean and John Lockwood. We're demoing 10am till 4pm if you're in the area.

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 (3rd December) -  P
hill Martin Sentimentally Yours - Baroque Relative Corner Sentiments only £7.99!

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!