Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Sweet Dreams Butterfly

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

Not the easiest to photograph this one!

For the background, I dusted a piece of Antique Gold Pearl Card with my Anti Static Bag. I inked up the All Stirred Up Mask with Clear Perfect Medium. I placed it inked side up onto the platform of the Spellbinders Platinum Machine then popped my card, dusted side down on top and then added the tan mat and embossing plate and ran it through the machine. The ink transferred to the deboss pattern of the mask. I added CS Black Mirage Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set (I used a low speed heat tool as I think the glitter in the powder stays put better).

I made my usual frame out of Black Gloss Card using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares and Double Pierced Squares Set B. I added it to my background once it was dry using 3d Foam Tape. I added an 8mm Black Pearl to each corner

I stamped the sentiment design from the Justrite Butterflies Stamp Set onto Antique Gold Pearl Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Black Mirage Powder. I cut it out using Sue Wilson's Melbourne Die Set.

I cut the remaining dies in the set out of Black Gloss Card and Antique Gold Pear Card (the only die in the set I didin't use is the smallest one).

John Lockwood is launching a One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm with some brand new Creative Expressions dies called Paper Cuts. I believe he has some new masks on the show but I haven't even seen those, they're so new! 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 and the discount will be applied at checkout.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
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Deal of the Day today (27th July) - Phill Martin Sentimentally Yours Bracket Occasions Sentiments Stamp Set only £8.99!


Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Relax & Enjoy

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I spread some CS Clear Texture Paste through the Wavy Mask onto Coconut White Card. Leaving the mask in place, I sprinkled some Aqua Lagoon, Purple Violet and Golden Mint CS Pixie Powders. I removed the mask and cleaned it straight away and put the background aside to dry.

I made my usual 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 once it was dry using 3d Foam Tape.

I stamped the sea horse from the Justrite At the Beach Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card 5 times using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed using CS Black Detail Embossing Powder. I tapped a little of the 3 Pixie Powders I had used in my background into separate wells in a palette. I added a little water to each one and painted the sea horses. Once they were dry, I cut them all out using Justrite At the Beach Dies.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, again using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Black Detail Embossing Powder. I stamped a frame from the Justrite Congrats Card Basics Stamp Set around it. I cut it out using a die from the Justrite A2 Card Basics Dies and cut the next sized die as a mat. I spritzed a little water into my Craft Sheet, added a little Golden Mint Pixie Powder and mixed it. I picked it up onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam and used it to edge my sentiment panel. I did the same with Purple Violet Pixie Powder and the sentiment mat.

I cut some corners out of Black Card using Justrite A2 Card Basics Dies and added them to my frame as shown.

Phill Martin 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 from the shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tonight and the discount will be applied at checkout.

My website has been very busy over the last few days. Please be patient with me as I try to get all the orders out as quickly as I can. Hopefully, I will have caught up by tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
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Deal of the Day today (26th July) - Studio 490 Clearly For Art Sample Pack only £1.99!


Monday, 25 July 2016

Simple Two-fer

Hi Bloggers.

I have a couple of simple cards for you today from the Justrite Weekend Wow shows -

I stamped the main image from the Justrite Multi-Step Don't Forget Bouquet Clear Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Phill Martin's CS Old Gold Embossing Powder. I used a dry wet wipe to remove the excess mica from the powder. I cut it out using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Rectangles and cut a mat out of Antique Gold Pearl Card using Sue's Double Pierced Rectangles Set B.

I stamped the Justrite Text Background Stamp onto Coconut White Card, again using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Phill's Old Gold Embossing Powder. The text on this stamp can mostly be read but in places there are bits missing - this means that if your stamping is a bit off, it doesn't matter one bit! Win, win!

I cut it out using Sue's Double Pieced Rectangles Set B and cut a mat from Antique Gold Pearl Card using Sue's Double Pierced Rectangles.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set as before and cut it out using a die from the Justrite A2 Card Basics Dies. I cut the next sized die out of Antique Gold Card for my mat.

I completed the card by adding a Cream 8mm Pearl to each corner.

Here's your second card -

Mega easy. I started by cutting an aperture out of a piece of scrap card using the largest small rectangle die (hope that makes sense!) in the Justrite A2 Card Basics Die Set. I then placed this onto a piece of Coconut White Card and spritzed through the aperture with Clover CS Ink Spray Mist. Once dry, I cut out using the smallest large rectangle die (here we go again! Hope that makes sense too!) in the same set.

I stamped the flower from the Justrite Doodled Birds Stamp Set into the misted area using Jet Black Archival. I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Multi-Step Don't Forget Bouquet Stamp Set just below it as shown.

I cut some mats using the 2 largest dies from the set and cut a card blank using the largest die in the set (yes, an actual card here).

Phill Martin is launching a One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm with part 2 of his Christmas Snowflakes Collection. 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 and the 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 (25th July) - Spellbinders Circle Contempo Tags Die Set only £8.99!


Sunday, 24 July 2016

Keep a shell in your pocket

Hi Bloggers.

Hope you enjoyed the Weekend Wow shows. Here's today's card -

For the background, I started by spritzing through the All Stirred Up Mask with CS Aqua Breeze Ink Spray Mist onto Coconut White Card. Once dry, I over stamped with the Justrite Text Background using CS Turquoise Pool Colour Cloud applied using a Smoothie. Then in the column gaps in the background, I stamped the sea weed stamp from the Justrite At The Beach Stamp Set using Basil Leaf CS Colour Cloud, again applying the ink to the stamp using a Smoothie.

I then experimented doing a little Frantage styled texture onto my background. In the bottom left hand corner, I added a little Clear Perfect Medium and then added some of Phill Martin's Old Gold Embossing Powder and tapped off the excess. I then sprinkled over a little CS Black Mirage Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder, a little CS Luna Silver Mica Flakes and a little CS Antique Gold Mica Flakes. I heated from below and as the embossing powders set, the mica flakes were encased adding texture. While still molten, I added more embossing powder and more flakes until I was happy with the result.

I tried this a slightly different way on the top right corner. I did not add any Perfect Medium. I just sprinkled some of the same 2 Embossing Powders and some of the same Mica Flakes over the area and then heated them from below. I added more powder and flakes till I was happy with it.

I made my usual 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. 

I stamped the shells, sea horse and star fish from the same stame stamp set using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Black Detail Embossing Powder. I cut them out using the Justrite At the Beach Dies.


I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, again using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Black Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Eleven Dies and inked through the die with Turquoise Pool Colour Cloud using a Smoothie. I cut the next sized die out of Black Card as a mat.

I assembled the card as shown adding some little Aqua Dazzlers to the corners of my frame.

I have extended the 10% discount on items I have in stock on my website from the shows till midnight tonight. You can find them here. Discount will be applied at checkout.

John Lockwood has shows on Hochanda today at 11am, 3pm and 6pm. I'm offering 10% discount on items I have in stock from his shows. You can find them here. Once again, 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 (24th July) - Sue Wilson 3D Dotty Bow Die Set only £9.99!


Saturday, 23 July 2016

More Weekend Wow Shows today

Hi Bloggers.

I have another couple of shows on Hochanda today at 11am and 3pm. Hope you can join me.

Here's today's card which I demoed in the 10am show yesterday. You can still watch on it on catch up if you wish at www.hochanda.com.

For the background, I spread some CS Clear Texture Paste through the All Stirred Up Mask onto Coconut White Card. I removed the mask and added CS Luna Silver Mica Flakes and put aside to dry.

I made a frame using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares and Double Pierced Squares Set B and added it to my background once it was dry using 3d Foam Tape.

I stamped the main image from the Justrite Multi-Step Don't Forget Stamp Set using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed using Phill Martin's CS Platinum Embossing Powder. I removed the excess mica using a dry wet wipe. I cut out using the largest die in the Justrite Vintage Labels Eleven Dies - the whole image doesn't fit but that's not a problem.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, again using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Phill's Platinum Powder. I cut it out using a die from the Justrite A2 Card Front Basics Dies.

I cut the largest die from the Justrite Hello Decorative Oval Frames Dies out of Coconut White Card twice. I pressed one of them into my Clear Perfect Medium Pad, added Phill's Platinum Powder and heat set.  I added more ink and more powder. Then, when I heat set this time, I also sprinkled on some CS Luna Silver Mica Flakes which became embedded into the embossing Powder.

With the other Hello die cut, I cut it in half, trimmed the split pointy bit off (see the demo) and glued to pieces to the back of the embossed die cut, off setting them slightly to form a shadow.

I embellished a pair of Sue Wilson's Laurel Leaves in the same way.

I made a scrunched up flower using 6 cuts of the smallest scalloped die in the Hello set ( I demoed this).

I assembled the card as shown adding some CS Polar White Twinkles around the edges of the image and the sentiment and adding some to the edges of the petals of the flower.

I ordered more stock yesterday including the new background stamps. You can find them and other products I have in stock from the shows on my website here. There's 10% discount on them till midnight tonight. I won't be able to do any post now till Monday. Orders placed from Thursday afternoon onwards will be posted Monday/Tuesday. Orders will be processed in the order received.

I've popped photos of the samples from the shows onto my Julia Watts Crafts Facebook Page and to the Gallery Page on this blog.

See you at 11am!

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 (23rd July) - John Lockwood Camellia Ring Elements Stamp Set only £7.99!


Friday, 22 July 2016

Justrite Shows on Hochanda today

Hi Bloggers.

I'm launching a Weekend Wow on Hochanda today with some gorgeous new Justrite stamps and dies. The shows are at 10am, 2pm and 5pm today and then tomorrow at 11am and 3pm. Hope you can join me.

There are some lovely beach themed stamps and matching dies on the show so I thought I'd share a card featuring those today -

The background on this was a bit of an experiment but I kind of like how it turned out- it was fun to do anyway! I started by placing the Wavy Mask onto a piece of Watercolour Card. I tapped some Purple Violet and some Candy Pink CS Pixie Powder all over and the spritzed with water. Leaving the mask in place, I popped another piece of Watercolour Card over the top and pressed down to get a negative print. I've actually used the negative for this project. I had already used the positive on another project.

I had watched Fran from Stampendous last week putting her texture paste on with a small spatula and kind of drawing with it so I tried it here. I popped some CS Clear Texture Paste onto a Small Spatula and added it to my dry background. Now, you have to remember that Pixie Powders are water re-active and adding the texture paste can move the colour a bit and you can get some into your texture paste so be careful when getting more out of the tub as you may contaminate your pot. Once I had enough paste on, I added some Midnight Blue and Luna Silver Mica Flakes. I also added some Phill Martin Chic Viola CS Embossing Powder and some Snowcap CS Brilliant Embossing Powder. I did forget to dust the area with my Anti Static Bag first but this time I did get away with it. I tapped off the excess - I now have a little pot of mixed mica flakes and embossing powder to use for another time. I heat set it - it takes a little while where the texture paste is thicker, you know it's done when it stops crackling.


I popped the largest die in the Justrite A2 Card Basics Dies set into the centre of a piece of Coconut White Card and embossed then cut. This created my frame. I used the corner stamp from the Justrite Congrats Card Basics Clear Stamp Set and stamped in all 4 corners of my frame using Jet Black Archival.

I stamped the sentiment, the shells, starfish and the seahorse from the Justrite At the Beach Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Black Detail Embossing Powder. I cut the sentiment out using the Justrite A2 Card Front Basics Die Set and the shells, etc out using Justrite At The Beach Dies.

I popped a little Candy Pink and a little Purple Violet CS Pixie Powder into a Mixing Palette. I added a little water from my Water Brush and painted the seahorse pink and one of the shells purple. I added a little purple to the pink and painted the starfish. I added a little Silver Dream Pixie Powder to the purple and painted the remaining shell.

I cut a couple of corners out of Black Card and added them to the back of the opposite corners of my sentiment panel.


I assembled the card as shown adding a Black and a White Mat.

I managed to order the stamps that are on the shows last night - they should arrive Monday or Tuesday next week. You can find them and other products I have in stock from the shows on my website here. There's 10% discount on them till midnight tomorrow night. I won't be able to do any post now till Monday. Orders placed from yesterday afternoon onwards will be posted Monday/Tuesday.

My latest project on the Spellbinders Blog has gone live. You can see it here. It would be lovely if you have time to stop by and leave a comment.

See you at 10am!

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 (22nd July) - Spellbinders Savoy Decorative Elements only £13.99!


Thursday, 21 July 2016

Thursday Sneak Peek

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's sneak peek from the Justrite Weekend Wow which starts on Hochanda tomorrow at 10am -

This is made with a cute little Justrite Stamp Set called Doodled Birds (I'm hoping  able to be to order this for my website very soon). I've used Coconut White Card (plus a little black for a mat). The little bit of grass has been stamped using Basil Leaf CS Colour Cloud using a Smoothie. The rest has been stamped using Jet Black Archival. I've coloured in using Distress Markers - Abandoned Coral, Fosilized Amber and Tumbled Glass, pulling the colour out a little using a Water Brush.

I've cut it out using Justrite A2 Card Front Basics and cut my mats and the card blank out using the same set.

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 (21st July) - Sue Wilson Thanks For Everything Die only £4.99!


Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Wednesday Sneak Peek

Hi Bloggers.

I thought I would share a sneak peek from the Justrite Weekend WOW that I'll be launching on Hochanda on Friday.

For the background, I dusted a piece of Coconut White Card with my Anti Static Bag and then spread some CS Clear Texture Paste through the Wavy Mask. I removed the mask and added CS White Gold Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder. I heat set it using a low speed Heat Tool (I find this best as the glitter in the powder seems to stay in place better). I will never tire of the way the texture paste crackles as you do this.

I do like to frame my mask backgrounds so 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 and trimmed away the excess.

For the focal point, I used Justrite Hello Decorative Oval Frame Dies and Justrite Vintage Labels Eleven Dies. I cut the largest die and the 'Hello' from the Hello Decorative Oval Frame Dies out of  Antique Gold Pearl Card. I cut a couple of the dies from the Vintage Labels Eleven Dies out out Coconut White Card. I also cut one of the scalloped edged dies from the Hello set out of Coconut White Card.

I pressed the largest Vintage Labels Eleven Die Cut into Clear Perfect Medium, added CS White Gold Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set. I repeated this process a second time. I then pressed the scalloped edged die cut into Clear Perfect Medium, added Phill Martin CS Old Gold Embossing Powder and heat set. I repeated this process a second time. I stacked all the layers on top of each other using Creative Expressions Mounting Cushion and added the 'Hello' using CS Glue in a Fine Tip Glue Applicator Bottle.

I made a scrunched up flower out of Coconut White Card by cutting the 2 smallest dies in the Vintage Labels Eleven Die Set (hopefully, I'll get chance to demo this). I added a couple of leaves cut from Sue's Laced Edged Leaves Die Set.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 8mm White Pearls and adding an Antique Gold Pearl and and a Coconut White 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 (20th July) - Spellbinders Houndstooth Card Creator Die Set only £11.99!