Sunday, 26 March 2017

Many Happy Returns

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the weave, I started by cutting Sue Wilson's Striped Weaving Die out of Sky Blue Card twice and out of Lilac Card twice. With CS Glue just at the ends of the strips, I added the Sky Blue die cut to the Lilac Die Cut, offsetting to fill in the gaps. I cut one of the pieces into sections that were 4 strips wide - 1 Lilac, 2 Sky Blue and 1 Lilac. I wove these in and out of the other die cut.

I made a frame out of Sky Blue and Lilac Card using Sue's Ornate Pierced Rectangles. I added it to my woven background using 3D Foam Tape and trimmed away the excess. I cut the largest die in the set out of Lilac Card. I added mats of Sky Blue and Lilac Card and some Small Circle Dazzlers.

I stamped the sentiment from Phill Martin's Butterfly Elegance Sentiments onto Sky Blue Card using Blue Violet Archival. I cut it out using Sue Wilson's Belgian Tags. I cut the corresponding outside die only out of Lilac Card.

I cut Sue's Star Flower Cluster out of Sky Blue and Lilac Card and added some Craft Consortium Small Rhinetones to the centre of the flowers.

Lisa Horton is continuing with her One Day Special on Hochanda today with shows at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. I'm offering 10% off 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 (26th March) - Phill Martin Sentimentally Yours - Bracket 'Occasions' Sentiments only £7.99!

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Don't count the days!

Hi Bloggers.

I'm running a workshop locally today - should be fun!

Here's today's card -

For the background, I spritzed a little water into 2 areas on my craft sheet. I added a little CS Golden Mint Pixie Powder to one and a little CS Midnight Blue Pixie Powder to the other. I added each one to separate pieces of Cut n Dry Foam. I used these to ink through the Lots of Love Mask onto Coconut White Card. I moved the mask down the card to extend the design. I matted onto Deep Blue Card and then onto a Coconut White Card Blank.

I popped some of the same 2 Pixie Powders onto a piece of copy paper. I rubbed the Woodware Paris Collage Stamp into the powders. I misted the stamp and stamped onto Coconut White Card. Once dry, I cut out using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Essential Rectangle Die Set. I popped onto a Deep Blue mat and added to my card.

I rubbed one of the sentiments from the Woodware Warm Fuzzy Greetings Stamp Set into the Pixie Powders onmy copy paper. I misted with water and stamped onto Coconut White Card. Once dry, I cut out using another die from Sue's Essential Rectangles and matted onto Deep Blue Card.

Lisa Horton is launching a One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm with some more of her new stamp designs and co-ordinating Pop-ems. I'm offering 10% off 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 (25th March) - Creative Expressions Designs by John Lockwood - Poinsettia Elements only £4.99!

Friday, 24 March 2017

Freebie Friday

Hi Bloggers.

Here's this week's card that is looking for 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 March) - Spellbinders Card Creator - Houndstooth only £4.99!
 

Thursday, 23 March 2017

The extra mile

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

Unfortunately, I didn't get to show you how to make this background during the Woodware One Day Special Shows this week. It was all ready to go as my first demo at 4pm and then at 7pm but, you know the story - no show. So, I'll try and explain it here.

I started by dusting a piece of Coconut White Card with an Anti-Static Bag. I stamped one of the images from the Woodware Ferns Stamp Set several times down each side using Clear Perfect Medium, added CS True White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. I then inked over the piece using Baked Peach and Warm Cocoa CS Colour Clouds using Smoothies. I left the ink to settle for a few minutes and then popped the Prism Effect Mask over the top and inked through with Decadent Oak Colour Cloud. I removed any excess ink from the embossed leaves using Kitchen Roll, matted my background onto Black Card and then onto a Coconut White Card.
I stamped the sentiment from the Woodware Brightening Your Day Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS True White Detail Powder. I inked all over Baked Peach and Warm Cocoa Colour Clouds. I cut it out using dies #3 and #4 from Sue Wilson's Cape Verde Die Set. I cut die #4 from the set out of Black Card and glued the 2 die cuts together. I inked another piece of Coconut White Card with Baked Peach and Warm Cocoa. I cut dies #5 and #6 from the same set out of my coloured card. I cut die #6 out of Black Card and glued these last 2 die cuts together.

I cut a pair of leaves out of Coconut White Card using Sue's Orange Blossom Leaves. I made a flower out of Black Card and my coloured card using Sue's Striped Nastutium Die Set. I added an 8mm White Pearl to the centre.

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 March) - Creative Expressions Summer Meadow Clear Stamp Set only £7.99!

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Friends Always

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I stamped the Woodware Love Collage Stamp onto Coconut White Card 4 times using Jet Black Archival. I edged with CS Chic Pumpkin Colour Cloud applied using a Smoothie and matted onto Black Card. I wrapped some Black Guipure Lace around and also some Black Satin Ribbon and popped onto a Coconut White Card blank.


I stamped the Love Collage onto another piece of Coconut White Card, again using Jet Black Archival. I added some Chic Magenta and Chic Aubergine Colour Cloud in the areas shown using Smoothies and then filled in the gaps with Chic Pumpkin. I matted onto Black Card and added a 5mm Black Pearl to the corners.


I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Black Satin Ribbon. I stamped the sentiment from the Woodware Bubble Bloom : Curly Sue Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Circles and cut a mat out of Black 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 (22nd March) - Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamp - Seashells only £7.99!

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Hooting By

Hi Bloggers.

Hope you enjoyed the One Day Special Shows. Sorry that all the hours did not go ahead - there was a power cut in the local town where the studios is situated and when the power came back on the equipment wouldn't talk to each other. I was in the studio with my demos ready just in case we went back on air but unfortuately the 4pm and 7pm shows didn't go live. I will share all my cards on here over the next few weeks. My next Woodware One Day Special is on 4th April.

I'll be spending the day getting orders posted out and starting prep for 4th April.

Here's today's card -

This card has a very similar colour scheme to the card in this post from last week. I can the Tan Card quite late in my prep so I made a couple of cards in a similar colourway. I love the Tan with the Deep Blue Card. It also works well with Rich Plum Card. Not sure if I have any left on my website but I'll get some more.

I stamped the Woodware Mosaic Owl onto Bright White Card using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I coloured in using Graphmaster Alcohol Markers.


I used -
Yellows (beak) 37, 32, 24
Browns (branch) 100, 102, 99 and Greens 59, 47, 43
Browns (owl) 36, 104, 101, 103, 93, 96 and Blues 74, 70, 72, CG9 and (eyes) 67, 63, 64

I cut it out using Sue Wilson's Scalloped Lattice Frames Set B and cut mats out of Tan and Deep Blue Card using the same die set and popped onto a Bright White Card blank.

I stamped the sentiment that comes with the owl onto Bright White Card using Tuxedo Black Memento. I matted onto Tan and Deep Blue Card and added to my card using Creative Expressions Mounting Cushion.

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 March) - Sue Wilson Frames & Tags Collection - Charlotte only £7.99!
 

Monday, 20 March 2017

Woodware One Day Special Shows today

Hi Bloggers.

Woodware One Day Special shows continue day on Hochanda at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. I hope you can join me - I wonder if the stock will last the day??

I have a two-fer for you today.

Here's your first card -

Working on acetate again but in a different way to yesterday's card.

I started by creating my background. I drizzled some CS Clear Varnish Lacquer onto a piece of Heat Emboss Acetate. I then sprinkled some CS Midnight Blue Pixie Powder on the top section and CS Golden Mint Pixie Powder on the bottom section. I then spread it out using my fingers. I will be honest with you, the Midnight Blue really does stain your finger. I did try doing this with a rubber glove on but it really doesn't spread smoothly so dirty fingers it is for this technique.

I scrunched up a piece of White Tissue Paper, opened it out and popped it on top of my background. I put aside to dry - aprrox half an hour.

Once dry, I dusted the other side of the acetate with an Anti-Static Bag. I stamped the Woodware Cosmos Flowers image using Clear Perfect Medium and added CS Black Detail Embossing Powder. I stamped the sentiment from the Woodware Brightening Your Day Stamp Set, again using Clear Perfect Medium. I added Black Detail Powder and heat set the lot.

I used a Quickie Glue Pen to 'colour' in the centre of the flowers. The glue goes on blue. I left the glue to go clear and then added CS Sparkle Star Diamond Frost. I then 'coloured' in the petals of the flowers with the Quickie Glue Pen. Once the glue was clear, I added CS Ice Blue Polished Silk Glitter. For the leaves, I used Hunter Green Gloss Gelly Roll Pen.

I made a frame out of Coconut White and Black Card using Sue Wilson's Scalloped Lattice Frames Set B. I added it to my design using 3D Foam Tape and trimmed away the excess. I added a Coconut White Card mat and my card was complete.

Here's your second card -

There's some brand new masks on the shows and this card features one of them plus one of the Woodware sentiment stamps.

I started with my background. I popped the new Prism Effect Mask onto a piece of Coconut White Card. I sprinkled some Plum Twist and Mango Blaze CS Pixie Powders over. Leaving the mask in place, I misted with water to wake the powders up. I placed another piece of Coconut White Card over the top to get a negative print. I then removed the mask and put both pieces aside to dry.

I stamped the sentiment from the Woodware Brightening Your Day Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card and embossed using CS True White Detail Embossing Powder. I misted with water and then sprinked Mango Blaze and Plum Twist Pixie Powders over. I spread the powders over the area using a Brush. Once dry, I cut out using dies #3 and #4 from Sue's Fiji Die Set. I cut dies #5 and #6 out of Coconut White Card.

I made a frame out of Coconut White Card using Sue'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. I added a Coconut White Card mat.

I made some flowers out of my negative background using Sue's Orange Blossom Complete Petals. I added stamens cut from Coconut White Card using the same die set and added a 5mm White Pearl to the centre.

I added a pair of leaves cut from Coconut White Card using Sue's Lace Edged Leaves to each flower.

I'm offering 10% discount on items I have 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.

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

Hazel Young

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 over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).

Deal of the Day today (20th March) - MDF Lucky Horseshoes - Pack of 2 only £1.50!