Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Congrats

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine with the Creative Expressions Floral Stripes Embossing Folder. I needed to run the card through with the folder a second time to extend the design as the stripes would have been going across the card which I did not want on this occasion. I matted onto another piece of Coconut White Card, then Midnight Blue Pearl Card and then Coconut White Card.

I cut the outer die of one of the corner dies from Sue Wilson's Indonesian Border and Corners Die Set out of Midnight Blue Card four times. I both dies from the same corner set out of Coconut White Card 4 times and glued the pieces together. I added a 5mm White Pearl to each of the corner pieces.

I cut die #4 from Sue's Bali Die Set out of Midnight Blue Pearl Card. I cut dies #3 and #4 together from the same set out of Coconut White Card. I glued the 2 die cuts together. I cut die #2 from the same setout of Coconut White Card. I dusted with an Anti-Static Bag and stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Petite Lavish Sentiments Stamp Set using Clear Perfect Medium. I added CS Denim Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set.

I chose one of the handbags from Sue's Vintage Handbags Die Set. I cut the outside die out of Midnight Blue Pearl Card and both the dies out of Coconut White Card. I did not put a handle on this one. I added 3mm White Pearls to the cross sections on the design and a 5mm White Pearl to the centre of the flower design on the handbag.

The brand new Christmas release of Woodware Stamps were launched yesterday. I've ordered them already and I expect they'll be delivered tomorrow. You can see/order them here in the Christmas Section of my website. There's some lovely designs in there.


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 June) -
Designs by John Lockwood Background Stamp - Autumn Garden Frame only £2.99!

Monday, 26 June 2017

Inspire

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

The background on this one was created by mopping up all the excess ink on my Craft Sheet from previous Chalk Cloud projects onto a piece of Coconut White Card. I used the main colours on my background for my stamping and embellishments. I trimmed my background piece and inked around the edges with Toasted Rose CS Chalk Cloud using a Smoothie. I matted onto Black Card and then onto Coconut White Card.

I stamped the Woodware Vintage Fabric Stamp onto Coconut White Card using Blue Lagoon Chalk Cloud applying the ink to the stamp via a Smoothie. I tore around the edges and then inked with Sweet Apple Chalk Cloud.

I stamped the eye from the Woodware Eyes Stamp Set using Toasted Rose Chalk Cloud.

I stamped the INSPIRE test from the Woodware Vintage Inspiration Stamp Set, again using Toasted Rose. I tore around the eye and the sentiment using my Tim Holz Ruler to get a more even tear and then inked around the edges with Sweet Apple. I stamped the 'Always try to' from the Vintage Inspiration Stamp Set using Onyx Black Versafine Ink.

I covered 2 of the flourishes on the Flourishes Pop-ems sheet with a thin coat of White CS Gesso. I popped them out and then covered with Sweet Apple CS Chalk Cloud by pouncing on with my Smoothie to get a good coverage. I inked up the Woodware Crazy Mosaic Background with Toasted Rose Chalk Cloud and stamped onto the flourishes.

I made a couple of flowers out of more of my mopped up ink background and Black Card using Sue Wilson's Succulent Garden and Sweet Williams Die Sets. I added a little Toasted Rose Chalk Cloud to the tips of the petals and a 5mm Black Pearl to the centres.

I completed my card by adding a Small Black Circle Dazzler to each corner of my background.

The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on 23rd June is ..........................

Littlelamb

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 (26th June) - Sue Wilson
Finishing Touches Collection - Bold Scrolled Vine only £5.99!

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Imagination

Hi Bloggers.

Had a fab day yesterday - see below for the photos of all the statues our group made.

Here's today's card -

This card was created using the little stamps from the same set as yesterday's card. I used a little Coconut White Card blank. I stamped the little stamps from the Woodware Fresh as a Daisy Stamp Set directly onto the front of the card with CS Colour Clouds, applying the ink using Smoothies. I used Decadent Wine, Decadent Denim, Decadent Teal, Decadent Bamboo and Plum Cobbler.

I completed my card by stamping the sentiment from the Woodware Imagine Verse Stamp Set using Onyx Black Versafine Ink.

Had a brilliant day at the workshops yesterday. Here's the pics of the Powertex statues - 









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 June) - D
esigns by John Lockwood - Nasturtium Elements Stamp Set only £5.99!

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Best Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

I used a piece of Watercolour Card. I added a little CS Aqua Lagoon Pixie Powder to a Mister Bottle with some water and gave it a good mix. I spritzed over my card and blotted off with Kitchen Roll.I repeated the process with CS Peacock Green Pixie Powder. This is a very pale background as I did not use very much PP - just what I wanted.

I stamped the image from the Woodware Fresh as a Daisy Stamp Set using Onyx Black Versafine Ink. I coloured in using CS Colour Clouds - I used Decadent Teal, Decadent Denim and Decadent Bamboo. I dabbed a little into the lids of the pots and picked up with a Water Brush.

I stamped the sentiment from the Woodware Lilac Spray Stamp Set, again using Versafine Ink.

I edged my card with Decadent Denim Colour Cloud using a Smoothie. I matted onto Black Card and then onto a Coconut White Card blank.

I popped a little CS Clear Varnish Lacquer onto my Craft Sheet and mixed in a little CS Sparkle Diamond Frost and added it to the centres of my flowers.

I finished my card by adding some drops of CS Black Pearl 3D Accents (PVA).

Distress Oxides and Re-inkers are back in stock on my website now here. Phill Martin's new smaller 9 x 9 Stamping Mat is in stock here. There are lots of goodies on my website - do have a browse if you have time.

Heading over to Yardley Gobion today for our Powertex Workshop - really looking forward to that.

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 June) - P
hill Martin Sentimentally Yours - Mini Baroque Inspirational Sentiments only £7.99!

Friday, 23 June 2017

Freebie Friday

Hi Bloggers.

Friday again!

We're going back 3 years for this one which features some ways to use CS Shimmer Paints.

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

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 (23rd June) - S
pellbinders Crafty Flower Five only £2.40!

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Get Well

Hi Bloggers.

I had a lovely day with the ladies at my workshop yesterday. My next workshops are on Saturday inYardley Gobion. John Glossop will be running a Powertex Workshop and Tracey Laughton will be running a Tropical Summer themed workshop with stamps by Lisa Horton and Woodware. You can still book on both workshops via my website here.

Here's today's card -

 For the background, I cut the inner die from one of the corner dies from Sue Wilson's Indonesian Border and Corners Die Set out of Coconut White Card twice and the inner die from the border once. I popped a piece of CE Double Sided Self -Adhesive Sheet onto a piece of Coconut White Card. I peeled away the other backing sheet and added to the back of my background. I added CS Sunlight Speckle Gilding Flakes, removing the excess with a piece of Rubit Scrubit. I matted onto Gold Mirror Card and then onto another piece of Coconut White.


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 CE Deco Rose Burst Stamp. 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 image. I added CS Sunlight Speckle Gilding Flakes. I removed the excess using a piece of Rubit Scrubit. I cut the image out using the largest die from Sue's Java Die Set.

I stamped the sentiment from the CE Petite Lavish Sentiments Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Silver Dollar Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder. I cut it out using the smallest die from the Java Die Set.

I cut die #4 from Sue's Sumatra Die Set out of Gold Mirror Card and die #5 from the same set out of Silver Mirror Card.

I completed my card by edging my background and my sentiment with CS Glue and adding CS Iced Crystal Glitter Jewels.

Phill Martin has shows on Hochanda today at 11am, 3pm and 7pm with new stamps, new Carnival Colours and new stencils. Lots of 'newness'! I'm offering 10% discount on items I have for sale on my website from the shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tonight. 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).
Deal of the Day today (22nd June) - D
esigns by John Lockwood - Peony Elements Stamp Set only £5.99!



Wednesday, 21 June 2017

For You

Hi Bloggers.

Another simple card today - I'm writing this quite late at night so it's this card or no card, sorry. It's quite pretty though 😊

I stamped the Woodware Mini Bubble Bloom Annie onto a diddy Coconut White Card blank using Onyx Black Versafine Ink. The sentiment is from the Woodware Bold Blooms Erica Stamp Set.

I added Quickie Glue to leaves and then Sea Green CS Polished Silk Glitter. I added Quickie Glue to the bubbles and the Sparkle Star CS Diamond Frost.

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 June) - Dies by Sue Wilson
Petite Striplet Collection - Atlas only £4.99!
 

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

It's Party Time

Hi Bloggers.

I have a break from Hochanda now with no more shows scheduled for me till August 21st! That should give me a bit of time to catch up on stuff that I have neglected of late (like housework! Well, maybe). Today I'll be catching up on post and packing for the workshop I have up at CE HQ tomorrow. There are still spaces available due to me having to re-schedule so if you fancy a day out stamping and using fab Cosmic Shimmer products such as Chalk Clouds and Pixie Powders, you can book via my website here.

Here's today's card -

This is a really simple card which shows how the CS Chalk Clouds look when used to colour in. I've stamped the Woodware Party Pigs using Onyx Black Versafine Ink. To colour in with the Chalk Clouds, I've blotted some onto my Craft Sheet using a Smoothie and then picked the colour up using a Water Brush. The colours I've used are - Toasted Rose, Cozy Clay and Misty Grey (for the pigs) plus Blue Lagoon, Sweet Apple and Vanilla Twist for the hats and bow tie.

I've edged the piece with Toasted Rose and them matted onto Black and Coconut White Card. I finished my card off by adding a 5mm Black Pearl to each corner.

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 June) - C
reative Expressions Rustic Birds Clear Stamp Set only £7.99!

Monday, 19 June 2017

Chalk Cloud One Day Special continues today

Hi Bloggers.

Hope you're enjoying the Chalk Cloud One Day Special. They really are fabulous inks. I have more shows today at 9am, 1pm and 5pm.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I added Misty Grey Chalk Cloud to a piece of Coconut White Card using a Smoothie. I dampened a Natural Sponge and used it to bleach out some of the colour. I then stamped one of the little stamps from the Woodware Mosaic Bird Stamp Set randomly across the background. I inked the very edge my background with Princess Pink Chalk Cloud using a Smoothie. I matted onto a couple of pieces of Coconut White Card, edging one with Princess Pink Chalk Cloud.


I stamped one of the images and a sentiment from the Woodware Succulents Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Onyx Black Versafine Ink. I coloured in using Chalk Clouds - I used Misty Grey, Subtle Sage, Blue Lagoon, Princess Pink and Toasted Rose. I popped a little onto my Craft Sheet, using a Smoothie, and picked the colour up with a Water Brush. I cut it out using a die from Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares Set B and inked through the die with Misty Grey Chalk Cloud. I edged the outside of the die cut with Princess Pink Chalk Cloud.

I inked another piece of Coconut White Card with Misty Grey Chalk Cloud.I popped the Little Boxes Mask on top and then misted with water. I removed the mask and put aside to dry. Once dry, I popped the mask back in place and inked through the mask with Princess Pink Chalk Cloud. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo but I do have one in a different colour way so you can get the idea of what it looked like. This one is in Sweet Apple and Terracotta -

I used my background to make flowers using Sue's Succulent Garden Die Set. I made the centres for the flowers using Sue's Sweet Williams Die Set. I cut a couple of leaves out of Coconut White Card using Sue's Whimsical Leaves Die Set. I touched the tips of the leaves with Princess Pink Chalk Cloud.

I completed my card by adding a 3mm White Pearl to the centre of my flowers and a 5mm White Pearl in each corner of my background.

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 automatically at checkout.

Apologies for not getting any orders out over the weekend - I've been a bit busy! I will get to as many as I can tomorrow.

The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on June 16th is ..............................

BridgetCG

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 (19th June) - D
esigns by John Lockwood Singles - Honeysuckle only £2.99!