Sunday, 20 August 2017

Woodware Little Festive Branch and Snowflakes

Hi Bloggers.

I had a brilliant day yesterday at my workshop with Lisa. So much fun!

I thought I'd show another card with the Woodware Little Festive Branch Stamp Set, following on from yesterday's post -

I started with my tag. I swiped Broken China Distress Oxide across my Craft Sheet. I misted with water and dipped a piece of Coconut White Card into it. I dried using a Heat Tool and cut the largest sized die in Sue Wilson's Pierced Tags Die Set out of it. I dusted with an Anti-Static Bag and stamped the image from the Woodware Little Festive Branch Stamp Set and the sentiment using Faded Jeans Distress Oxide. I added CS Matt Clear Embossing Powder and heat set. I inked around the edges with the oxide ink using a Smoothie.

I cut the little eyelet die in the set out of Coconut White Card. I pressed it into the Faded Jeans Oxide Pad, added Matt Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.

I swiped some Faded Jeans Distress Oxide onto my Craft Sheet, misted it with water and added some Blue White American Seam Binding. I dried it with my Heat Tool and added it to my tag.


For my background, I cut a piece of Coconut White Card using Sue's Double Pierced Rectangles. I stamped some of the snowflakes from the Woodware Prancer Stamp Set using Faded Jeans, Broken China and Iced Spruce Distress Oxides. I edged with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide using a Smoothie.

I cut the next sized die from Sue's Double Pierced Rectangles Set B out of Coconut White Card and edged with Broken China Distress Oxide using a Smoothie. I matted onto a Coconut White Card blank.

I completed my card by adding a 5mm White Pearl to the corners of my background.

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).

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Woodware Litte Festive Branch Card & Tag Set

Hi Bloggers.

I'm running a workshop locally in Milton Keynes today with my lovely teamie Lisa Horton. It's going to be lots of fun!

Here's today's card (well, card and tag actually) -

I made these with batch making in mind. You could do the same designs in various different colours.

For the card, I stamped the main image and the sentiment from the Woodware Little Festive Branch Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Iced Spruce Distress Oxide.

I pulled the colour out on the image using a Water Brush.

I cut out using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Rectangles and inked around the edges with the oxide ink using a Smoothie. I cut a mat out of Coconut White Card using Sue's Double Pierced Rectangles Set B and inked the edges with Iced Spruce Distress Oxide. I popped onto a Coconut White Card blank.

For the tag, I cut the largest sized die in Sue's Pierced Tags Die Set out of Coconut White Card. I dusted with an Anti-Static Bag and stamped the smaller image and the sentiment using Iced Spruce Distress Oxide. I added CS Matt Clear Embossing Powder and heat set. I inked around the edges with the oxide ink using a Smoothie.

I cut the little eyelet die in the set out of Coconut White Card. I pressed it into the Iced Spruce Oxide Pad, added Matt Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.

I swiped some Iced Spruce Distress Oxide onto my Craft Sheet, misted it with water and added some Blue White American Seam Binding. I dried it with my Heat Tool and added it to my tag.

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).

Friday, 18 August 2017

Freebie Friday

Hi Bloggers.

It's Freebie Friday AGAIN! Can't believe that yet another week has flown by!

Here's this week's card that need 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. Last week's card has not been claimed yet - it's not sufficient to just comment on the blog if you've won, I need to have an email from you with your address.

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.

I am not sure if I will get chance to send any website orders out today as I have to pack for my workshop tomorrow with Lisa. Your items will be picked but I may not have time to get them parcelled up and sent out. I will do my best to catch up with everything on Sunday. I need to prep for my next One Day Special too - next Friday! Shows are coming around fast this month!

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).

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Woodware shows on Hochanda today

Hi Bloggers.

I have shows on Hochanda today with part 2 of Jane Gill's Woodware Stamps. The shows are at 8am, 12noon and 4pm. I hope you can join me.

Here's today's card -

I used a paper from Lisa Horton's Christmas Wishes Paper Pad. I trimmed it down to fit in the Creative Expressions Frosted Window Embossing Folder, popped it inside and ran it through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine with the Tan Mat and the White Creative Expressions Embossing Plate. I sanded the embossed detail a little to reveal the white core and then edged with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide using a Smoothie. I matted onto Chestnut Card and then onto Coconut White Card.

I stamped the main image from the Woodware Prancer Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Onyx Black Versafine Ink and embossed with CS Matt Clear Detail Embossing Powder. I coloured him in using Vintage Photo and Fired Brick Distress Oxides by swiping some ink onto my Craft Sheet and picking it up with a Water Brush. I added some detail to the scarf and hat using a Sakura Clear Star Stardust Pen. I cut it out using scissors (I would usually cut out leaving a thin white border but I went utside the lines when colouring - lol!).

I added some Woodware Fluffy Stuff to the hat. I added some CS Diamond Sprinkles and tapped off the excess. I then heated it with a Heat Tool and it puffed up! I don't think I'll ever tire of seeing that happen 😀

I cut die #1 and #2 together from Sue Wilson's Noelle Frame Die Set out of another paper from Lisa's Paper Pad. I glued this directly onto my background using a Woodware Fine Tip Glue Applicator filled with CS Glue. I cut die #4 and #5 from Sue's Holly Lattice Frame Die Set out of Coconut White Card to create a thin frame. I glued this directlly to my frame as shown. I added Prancer to the centre using Creative Expressions Mounting Cushion.

Icut a strip of Coconut White Card and inked it with Fired Brick Distress Oxide using a Smoothie. I then stamped the hoof print stamp from the same set using Vintage Photo Distress Oxide. I edged the strip with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide using a Smoothie.

I stamped the sentiment from the same set using Versafine Ink and embossed with CS Matt Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Sue's Pierced Tags Die Set and edged with a little Fired Brick and Vintage Photo Distress Oxides. I cut the little eyelet die in the set out of Coconut White Card. I pressed it into the Vintage Photo Oxide Pad, added Matt Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.

I swiped some Fired Brick Distress Oxide onto my Craft Sheet, misted it with water and added some Blue White American Seam Binding. I dried it with my Heat Tool and added it to my tag.

I completed my card by adding a 5mm White Pearl to each corner.

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 automatically 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).

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Woodware Reindeer Bells Sneak Peek

Hi Bloggers.

I have another sneak peek for you today from tomorrow's Woodware shows on Hochanda - actually, it's a two-fer!

For the background, I used a paper from Lisa Horton's Christmas Wishes Paper Pad. I wanted to make use of the foliage on the paper so I planned where I wanted the baubles to hang from and cut out using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Background Rectangles. I dusted with an Anti-Static Pad and stamped the baubles and the deer from the Woodware Reindeer Bells Stamp Set using Onyx Black Versafine Ink. I added CS Matt Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.

I swiped some Vintage Photo Distress Oxide onto My Craft Sheet. I picked the ink up using a Water Brush and painted my Deer. I used a little Fired Brick Distress Oxide in the same way to paint the deer's collar. I added a little Clear Star Stardust Pen to the bells on the collar.


I coloured the hanging bells with Broken China and Fired Brick Distress Oxide and added a little Clear Star Stardust.

I edged my piece with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide using a Smoothie. For the snow, I scribbled on some Woodware Fluffy Stuff (watch out for this, I think it's going to be popular!). I added some CS Diamond Sprinkles and tapped off the excess. I then heated it and it puffed up - really cool!

I matted onto Black Card and then onto Coconut White Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set onto some leftover paper using Versafine and embossed with Matt Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it ut using my Woodware Trimmer and popped it on a Black Card Mat. I added it to my card using a little Creative Expressions Mounting Cushion.

Here's a very simple little card as an alternative - it could also be a gift tag!

I 've just stamped directly on a tiny card blank with Versafine. I've coloured the baubles in with Sakura Stardust Pens. The sentiment is from the Woodware Little Festive Branch Stamp Set. Simples!

I will try and get photos loaded onto Facebook and into the Gallery on this Blog at some point today.

Just before I sign off, there was a comment yesterday about not being able to watch my last set of shows on rewind. I don't actually use that when I want to catchup. If you go into TV Schedule you can see the tv schedule from about 10 days in the past and almost a week in the future. My last shows were on 9th and 10th August so if you select those dates from the drop down menu it will list all the shows on that date and you can select and watch the ones you want. Here's a quick link to the tv schedule section of the Hochanda website -

https://www.hochanda.com/TvSchedule

 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).

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Gilded Nativity Silhouette Sneak Peek

Hi Bloggers.

As promised, I have a sneak peek for you today from the shows I have on Hochanda on Thursday.

This is a very simple card, suitable for batch making - you may as well use the stamps several times while they have glue on them.

I used a piece of Black Card. 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 stamps I wanted to use. I only added glue to the stamps when I was ready to used them. I stamped them, leaving the stamp on the card no longer that 3 seconds. I popped the stamps into a bowl of water as I finished with them. I find this is the best way to clean the stamps.

I added CS Warm Sunrise Gilding Flakes to my stamped scene. I removed the excess using a piece of Rubit Scrubit.


I dusted my card with an Anti-Static Pad. I edged with a Clear Perfect Medium Pen using my Tim Holtz Ruler. I added CS Black Mirage Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set using a Low Speed Heat Tool. I matted onto Antique Gold Pearl Card and then popped onto a Milk Card blank.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I edged with Clear Perfect Medium Pen and embossed with CS Black Mirage BS EP. I matted onto Antique Gold Pearl Card and added to my card.

I'll be doing my very best to catch up with all my website orders today. Thanks for your patience.

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).

Monday, 14 August 2017

Stained Glass Poinsettia Star

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I embossed a piece of Milk Card using the Creative Expressions Sparkle Flakes Embossing Folder. I matted onto Rich Red Card and then another piece of Milk Card. I added CS Glue around the edges of my background and then sprinkled CS Frosty Dawn Diamond Frost over. I added a spot of Quickie Glue to the centre of some of the stars in the background and popped CS Golden Stars Glitter Jewels on top.

I cut the inner die from Sue Wilson's Poinsettia Star Die Set into 2 pieces of Milk Card. I sandwiched a piece of Acetate between them using Quickie Glue - it's important to make sure that EVERY line on the die cuts in secured to the Acetate.

Working on the back, I popped some CS Clear Varnish Lacquer onto my Craft Sheet. I added one drop of CS Rich Crimson Intense Pigment Stain to it and mixed well using a Paint Brush. I then added CS Frosty Dawn Diamond Frost and mixed again. I used this to colour the Poinsettia's on my Acetate. It's better to add a really good amount, to fill the area enclosed by the die cut. I cleaned my brush and then added more Lacquer to my Craft Sheet. This time I added a drop of Emerald Intense Pigment Stain and mixed well. I used this to colour the leaves. Finally, I added some Lacquer to my Craft Sheet and mixed in some CS Rich Gold Pixie Powder. I used this to colour in all the remaining areas. I put this aside to dry - approx 2 hours. The glitter used on flowers falls to the bottom, which is actually what we want as that means it's all at the front.

I cut the largest die in Sue's Radiating Star Die Set out of Rich Red Card. I cut the largest 2 dies from the same set out of Milk Card and glued the 2 die cuts together. I left them a while for the glue to set and then added die 3 from the same set and cut. This created my frame. I added some thin strips of 2mm Foam Tape. Once my Poinsettia Star piece was dry, I added my frame and trimmed away the excess. I added some 3mm Pearls to the centres of the flowers.

I added some Clear Varnish Lacquer to my Craft Sheet and mixed in some Frosty Dawn Diamond Frost. I painted this onto a piece of Rich Red Card using a Wide Brush and put aside to dry (approx 20 mins). Once dry, I cut the flowers from Sue's Poinsettia Cluster twice. I cut the outer die from the same set out of Milk Card twice. I added some 3mm Pearls to the centre of the flowers.

I'm up at Creative Expressions for a meeting today so will be unable to send out any website orders. I will get to them tomorrow.

There have been a couple of new releases. Firstly, new masks from That Special Touch - you can find them here. I think this one will be the most popular -

Also new Cosmic Shimmer Gliiterbitz - a new glitter in 16 colours. You can find them here.

The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on 11th August is ....................................

June Fletcher

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

I'll be back tomorrow with a sneak peek from the Woodware shows I have on Thursday.

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).

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Poinsettia Easel Card

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

This is actually an easel card -

I started by creating my card blank. I folded a piece of Milk Card in half and trimmed it to 5 1/2" square. I scored one side of the card 2 3/4"in.

For the front (top) of my card. I trimmed another piece of Milk Card to 5 1/2" square. I matted a piece of Brunswick Green onto it. I added this to the front flap of my card.

I cut another piece of Milk Card - to 5 1/4" square. I popped the Holly Background Mask on top and inked through it with Subtle Sage CS Chalk Cloud using a Smoothie. I then inked around the edges with Subtle Sage. I added this to the front of my card.

I stamped the Poinsettia Coronet onto Milk Card using Onyx Black Versafine Ink. I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Santa's Sentiments Stamp Set in the centre.

I coloured in using Subtle Sage and Terracotta Chalk Clouds by adding a little ink to my Craft Sheet and picking it up with a Water Brush. I added a little Clear Star Stardust Pen to the centre of the flower. I cut the image out using the largest die in Sue Wilson's Art Deco Snowflake Die Set. I cut a mat out of Brunswick Green Card using the largest die in Sue's Scalloped Snowflake Frame Die Set.


I cut the corner from Sue's Poinsettia Flourish & Corner Die Set out of Brunswick Green Card 4 times. I arranged the die cuts around the edges of the background, making them 'hold hands'.

I cut the single Poinsettia from the same set out of Milk Card 4 times. I pounced Terracotta CS Chalk Cloud onto them using a Smoothie. I added some spots of Clear Star Stardust Pen.

I created another Holly Background Mask background and matted onto Brunswick Green Card. I added this to the base of my card.

I cut the poinsettia border from Sue's Poinsettia Flourish & Corner Die Set out of Brunswick Green Card. I added a little 2mm Foam Tape and added to my base as a stopper. I cut the single poinsettia out of Milk Card. I inked it with Terracotta Chalk Cloud. I added some dots of Clear Star Stardust Pen and added it to my stopper.

Phill Martin is continuing with his One Day Special on Hochanda today with shows at 7am (Netherlands), 9am, 1pm and 5pm. I'm offering 10% discount on items from the shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tonight or while stocks last. Discount will be applied automatically 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).

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Sparkly Intense Pigment Stain Acetate

Hi Bloggers.

This card was the first one I demoed in the One Day Special this week. It's a very simple card but contains a cool technique.

For the background, I ran a piece of Milk Card through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine with the Creative Expressions Frosted Window Embossing Folder. I edged with Blue Lagoon Chalk Cloud using a Smoothie. I matted ontp a couple of pieces of Milk Card that I also edged with Blue Lagoon.

I popped some CS Clear Varnish Lacquer onto my Craft Sheet. I added some Bluebell CS Intense Pigment Stain and some Sparkle Star CS Diamond Frost and mixed well. I added this to a piece of Heat Emboss Acetate using a wide brush and put aside to dry (about an hour).

I cut dies #3 and #4 together from Sue Wilson's Art Deco Snowflake Die Set out of Milk Card. I cut die #4 out of my Acetate background and glued the 2 die cuts together.

I cut dies #1 and #2 together out of Milk Card. I cut die #2 out of my Acetate background and glued the 2 die cuts together.

I cut the snowflake from Sue's Looped Snowflake Frame out of Milk card and added a 5mm Cream Pearl.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Santa's Sentiments Stamp Set using Blue Lagoon Chalk Cloud. I cut it out using Sue's Pierced Flags and cut the next sized die out of my Acetate Background. I cut 3 more snowflakes out of Milk Card, adding Blue Lagoon Chalk Cloud to 2 of them.

 I completed my card by adding an 8mm Cream Pearl to each corner.

Phill Martin is launching a new One Day Special on Hochanda today at 6pm with his new Scribbled Dies Collection. I'm offering 10% discount on items from the shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tomorrow night or while stocks last. Discount will be applied automatically at checkout. Phill has another show today at 8pm and then more shows tomorrow at 9am, 1pm and 5pm.

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).

Friday, 11 August 2017

Freebie Friday

Hi Bloggers.

Well, that was a busy One Day Special. I hope you enjoyed the shows. I'll be spending this morning sorting through my website orders and then it's on with the prep for my Woodware shows next Thursday.

It's that time of the week again. This card is looking for a new home -

This is a demo card from shows that I did in June. You can read how the original 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.

New to my website are some lovely new stamps and a paper pad from Wild Rose Studio's 2017 Christmas release. You can find them here. Here's a few of my favourites (just to tempt you!).



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).