Friday, 4 September 2015

Ally Pally Tickets Winner!

Hi Bloggers.

The winner of the 2 tickets to Crafting at Ally Pally is........................

A Happercrafter6

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

All for now.

Julia

Freebie Friday

Hi Bloggers.

Gosh! Freebie Friday seems to have come around quick this week - goodness knows where the last week went!

Here's today's card that needs a new home -

You can read how this card was made here.

Leave a comment below on this post for a chance to win. I will do the draw on Monday lunchtime.

Just a reminder that the Crafting at Ally Pally tickets giveaway is still running until I do the draw this evening. Scroll down to the giveaway post on Wednesday and leave a comment if you'd like to go into the draw. Don't forget to check back later to see who the winner is!

There are some new Sue Wilson Dies being released next week (non Christmas) plus some gorgeous Stamps to Die For drawn by John Lockwood. All are on order - I'll let you know as soon as they arrive.

John Lockwood has shows on Hochanda today at 10am, 2pm and 6pm with some new Christmas MDF. I have lots of the new MDF on my website here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

Thursday, 3 September 2015

For You

Hi Bloggers.

Well I got distracted yesterday and didn't finish tidying my Craft Room - I'm sure I'm not the only one that does that! Pleased to report that my little car flew through its MOT and it wasn't too expensive either!

Here's today's card made from some demo bits -

I made a frame out of Coconut White Card using Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics A and inked throught the dies with Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Frosty Heather Colour Cloud Blending Ink using a Smoothie. I then popped one of the elements from Sam Poole's Christmas Corner Mask into each corner and dabbed the ink through the little stars.

For the background, I used a paper from Phill Martin's Graceful Butterflies & Dragonflies 8 x 8 Paper Pad. I dabbed some Frosty Heather Colour Cloud Ink through the Native Mask using a Smoothie.

I cut the Spellbinders Contemporary Squares Die Set out of Coconut White Card and inked through the die with Frosty Heather Colour Cloud. I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Amazing Sentiments Stamp Set using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using the little die in the Contemporary Squares Die Set and inked through the die with Frosty Heather Colour Cloud.

I made a flower out if Coconut White Card using Spellbinders Flower Play Die Set, inking the petals with Frosty Heather before shaping the flower. I added Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue and some Iced Snow Glitter Jewels. I cut a couple of leaves out of Coconut White Card using Spellbinders Romantic Vines Die Set.

Don't forget to leave a comment on the previous post if you would like to win tickets to Ally Pally later this month.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Ally Pally Tickets to Giveaway

Hi Bloggers.

I have a pair of tickets to giveaway to one lucky blog follower to our newly renamed Crafting at Ally Pally event for the weekend 19th and 20th September.


Just leave a comment below to be in with a chance of winning. Please do not comment on this post if you are unable to use the tickets. I will do the draw on Friday evening so you have plenty of time to ask a friend and re-arrange your diary!

There are 2 other chances to win - on Facebook and on Twitter with #allypallycraft

There are a pair of tickets available in each draw.

Good Luck!

Please scroll down to the previous post to see today's card.

All for now.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

Peace

Hi Bloggers.

I spent most of yesterday trying to tidy my Craft Room. I am not the tidiest of people but it was getting ridiculous - it was taking me ages to find anything! I still haven't finished but I should be able to knock it on the head today so that I can get back to being creative. I really want to use up some of my demo bits from last weekend.

So, Christmas again, I'm afraid -

I started by running a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Swirling Holly Embossing Folder. I spread some Cosmic Shimmer Polar White Texture Paste over the deboss side and put aside to dry (about 20 minutes). Once dry, I trimmed it and matted it onto a slightly larger piece of Coconut White Card.

I cut the tree, topper and trunk out of Coconut White Card using Spellbinders Stylized Tress Die Set.

I embossed another piece of card using the Swirling Holly Embossing Folder - this time I used the embossed side as it comes.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Peace Joy Love Stamp Set using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using a little die from the Spellbinders Holly Tags Die Set. I cut the corresponding decorative die from the same die set out of Coconut White Card. I threaded some Off White Satin Ribbon through the holes either side and secured at the back of my background.

I assembled the card as shown adding a couple of White Pearl Corners and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

I'm planning a second post today with a giveaway so pop back later, around 12noon.

I'm taking my little car in for its service and MOT this morning. With all the miles I've done this year, I'm expecting it to be pricey! Wish me luck!

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Seasons Greetings

Hi Bloggers.

Well, I didn't get much done yesterday! My pace was slow to say the least! Thank you to everyone who ordered from my website over the bank holiday weekend. They're all parcelled up and will be in the post today.

Here's today's card -

This is made using the Spellbinders Triple Flip Card Die. I've made lots of everyday cards with this die but this is the first one made as a Christmas Card.

So, the die does all the work, cutting on 3 sides on the inner 2 sections and scoring on the 4th side of those layers. I used Coconut White Card.

I've stamped using Olive Archival and John Lockwood's Holly Wreath Stamp Set. I added some Phill Martin Vintage Berry PVA.



I matted the card onto Brunswick Green Card.

I stamped another sentiment from John Lockwood's Poinsettia Elements Stamp Set using Olive Archival and cut it out using Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics A. I popped it below the central flip section.

Easy peasy!

I assembled the card as shown piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

Monday, 31 August 2015

Freebie Friday winner

Hi Bloggers.

The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on 28th August is ........................

Tressa

Please email me at juliawattscrafts@gmail.com with your address to claim your prize.

All for now.

Julia

Seasons Greetings

Hi Bloggers.

I had a great day with Phill yesterday. It was a bit hectic, very tiring but loads of fun! We're doing it all again on Sunday 22nd November (different projects). I'm not sure if there's any places left but contact Phill or Carol at Honeypot Crafts and they'll be able to tell you.

Loads to do at home today - ALOT of tidying up in my craft room, housework (maybe?), cutting the lawn (depends on the weather) and I've lots of products to store and parcel up for my website. Don't forget, 10% discount on all orders on my website till midnight tonight.

Here's today's card -

For the background, with the stamp in my hand, I randomly stamped Phill Martin's Christmas Holly Background onto Milk Card using Forest Moss Distress Ink. I added a Cream Pearl Corner to each corner.

I cut a frame out of Milk and Brunswick Green Card using Sue Wilson's Ornate Pierced Design Noble Die Set.

I stamped the Creative Expressions Holly and Ivy Plaque using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Sue's Peeking Snowflake Die Set. I coloured in using Cosmic Shimmer Carnival Brights Watercolour Paint Set and a Water Brush. I stamped the sentiment from Phill Martin's Christmas Sentiments Collection, again using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Gold Detail Powder.

I tied a bow using Ivory/Green Striped Grosgrain. I made a flower out of Rich Red and Milk card using Sue's Classic Poinsettia and Classic Poinsettia - Open Petals Die Sets and added a Cream 8mm Pearl to the centre.

I assembled the card as shown piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

John Lockwood has more shows on Hochanda with Sue Wilson Dies today. Looks like they're at 1pm, 3pm and 6pm.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Ask for a free card (in the order comments box at checkout) when you order in August!

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Season's Greetings

Hi Bloggers.

I'm with Phill Martin today helping to run his Craftathon. 52 crafters! It's going to be busy!

Here's today's card -

The background is from Phill Martin's Frosty Christmas Holly 8 x 8 Paper Pad. I added a White Pearl Corner to 3 of the corners.

I stamped Phill's Christmas Holly Decorative Frame : Lattice Stamp into Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with PM Cosmic Shimmer Decadent Denim Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics A. I stamped Phill's Christmas Holly Insert Frame : Season's Greetings onto Coconut White Card, again using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Decadent Denim Powder. I cut this out with another 6 x 6 Matting Basics A die. I then pinched an idea from Phill - I ran some PM Cosmic Shimmer Frosty Sky PVA around the edges of both the frames and sprinkled Cosmic Shimmer Glacier Ice Glitter Jewels over it while still wet.

I cut a pair of Sue Wilson's Holly Sprays out of Coconut White Card and added some Frosty Sky PVA as berries.

I picked another paper from Phill's Paper Pad and cut 2 sizes from Sue's Classic Poinsettia Die Set out of it twice. I cut the same 2 sizes out of White Card using Sue's Classic Poinsettia Open Petals Die Set. I glued the pieces together at the centres only, shaped them, stacked them up offsetting them securing with Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue and added a Brad.

I assembled the card as shown piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.


Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
10% discount on all orders till midnight 31st August.
Ask for a free card (in the order comments box at checkout) when you order in August!

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Simply Sparkle Texture Paste

Hi Bloggers.

I'm demoing at the Strikes Garden Centre in Carlise today 10am till 4pm. Do pop in and say hello if you're in the area. I left home at 10.30am yesterday and was booked into my hotel just after 5pm. So glad I left early as I dread to think how long it would have taken if I had left after lunch like I usually do. I parked a bit here and there on the M6 but overall not toooooo bad! The hills in the Lakes and the Dales looked beautiful in the dappled sunlight.

As the title of this post suggests, this is a really simple card made with Sparkle Texture Paste -

I've spread some Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Frosty Mink Sparkle Texture Paste through the Baubles Mask onto Milk Card. Once dry, I inked around the edges with PM CS Frosty Mink Colour Cloud Ink using a Smoothie.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Peace on Earth Stamp Set onto Milk Card using Frosty Mink Colour Cloud Blending Ink via a Smoothie. I cut it out using a Spellbinders Romantic Labels Two Die and inked through the die with the Frosty Mink Colour Cloud.

I assembled the card as shown piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

Before I sign off, I just wanted to tell you that for the Bank Holiday I'm giving 10% discount on all purchases on my website till midnight on Monday 31st August. The weather might not be brilliant this weekend so why not have a browse! Free postage to the UK on orders £20 and over.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Ask for a free card (in the order comments box at checkout) when you order in August!

Friday, 28 August 2015

Freebie Friday

Ho Bloggers.

Here's this weeks Freebie Friday Card -

As usual, leave a comment below on this post to be in with a chance of winning. I'll do the draw on Monday.

You can read how this card was made in this post.

John Lockwood has more shows on Hochanda today at 9am, 10am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm (I think!). Unfortnately, I will miss most of the shows as I'm driving up to Carlisle today for a demo at Strikes tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Ask for a free card (in the order comments box at checkout) when you order in August!

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Happy Birthday

Hi Bloggers.



John Lockwood is launching Creative Expressions on Hochanda today with a One Day Special starting with a show at 8pm this evening then more shows at 9am, 10am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm tomorrow. He has lots of Sue Wilson's dies on his shows. I do hope that you can tune in.

I made today's card for John's shows and there's a chance he may demo how to make it so I'm just showing photos and an ingredients list today - you'll need to tune in to John's shows to see if he demos it!





Products used - 


Other Products - 


Don't forget to tune in at 8pm! 

Freeview 39  Sky 663  Freesat 822
 
Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Ask for a free card (in the order comments box at checkout) when you order in August!

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Christmas Mini Scene

Hi Bloggers.

Super quick blog post today as I'm running a workshop at Creative Expressions HQ today. I've been prepping for Phill's Craftathon on Sunday - ny the way he's told me he can squeeze in another couple of people so if you're not busy on Sunday and fancy joining us - give Phill a ring at Honeypot Crafts.
I'm heading up North again on Friday (leaving as early as I can) as I'll be demoing at Strikes in Carlisle on Saturday.

Anyway, back to today's card -

Really simple - I've cut all the layers in Sue Wilson's Christmas Scene Mini Background Die Set out of Cobalt Card. I've popped some Creative Expressions Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet between each layer set and added Cosmic Shimmer Penny Copper Polished Silk Glitter.

I cut some of Sue's Winter Trees out of Cobalt Card and rubbed Cast Bronze Gilding Wax over them.

I assembled the card as shown piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Ask for a free card (in the order comments box at checkout) when you order in August!

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Happy Birthday

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

The image is from the Wild Rose Studio Printed Panels Pack - Elsie Panels. These are great if you need a quick card. Each panel is printed on a 105mm square of 300gsm card. The pack includes 4 designs, with 8 coloured images and 4 black and white images in total.

I cut my chosen panel out using Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics A and inked through the die with Cosmic Shimmer Crimson Kiss Colour Cloud Blending Ink (on order) with a Smoothie

 I cut out the largest die in the Spellbinders Floral Assortment Die Set out of Raspberry Card. 


I stamped the sentiment from the Wild Rose Studio Everyday Sentiments Clear Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Crimson Kiss Colour Cloud via a Smoothie. I popped some Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder on top an heat set. I cut it out using the smallest die in the Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Two Die Set and inked through the die with Crimson Kiss.


I made a flower out of Coconut White Card using Spellbinders Flower Play Die Set. I added some Cosmic Shimmer Dies Clear Glue and some Cosmic Shimmer Iced Snow Glitter Jewels. This was actually a flower I had made at a demo so I added some Crimson Kiss ink to the edges of the petals when I made this card. I cut some leaves out of Raspberry Card using Spellbinders Flower Bundle Die Set.


The backing paper is from Phill Martin's Chic Floral Paper Pad. I added a White Pearl Corner to 3 of the corners and pierced around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Ask for a free card (in the order comments box at checkout) when you order in August!