Thursday, 14 November 2013

Love, Peace & Joy

Hi Bloggers.

Another slight change in plans this weekend. I'm still doing shows on Saturday and Sunday but will actually be launching the new Couture Creations products in an extra show tomorrow (Friday) at 9am. That'll be me - up at stupid o'clock again! I hope to be able to post a sneak peak from the shows tomorrow but I'm really up against it so please bear with me.

Here's today's card -

Justrite Stamps - Christmas Vintage Labels Four, Festive Poinsettia
Justrite Dies - Vintage Labels Three Dies
CE Stamps - Newsprint Holly
Spellbinders - Holly Motifs, Layered Poinsettia, Holiday Magic M Boss
Olive Archival
CS Golden Green Sparkle Embossing Powder
Distress Ink Pads - Peeled Paint & Forest Moss
That Special Touch - Tree and Angels
Self Adhesive Sheet
CS Polished Silk Glitter - Dark Emerald
Green/Ivory Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Cream Pearls - 3mm & 5mm
CS PVA - Vintage Golden Green

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Lovely card Julia, thank you! Take card of yourself and don't work too hard (if that's possible)
    Marion B xx

  2. Morning Julia, a very pretty card love the green glitter
    not too sure of the background colour though.
    Take care and try to pace yourself you'll get there
    Nancyd xx

  3. Morning Julia
    Another great Christmas card - the emerald glitter really pops.
    Oh the glamour of telly - early starts and not enough time to prep - good lick you will get there.
    Amanda x

  4. Hi Julia
    Another stunning card hope everything goes to for tomorrow Tracy w x

  5. Morning Julia, A lovely card, especially the background you have created.
    It must be really frustrating for you when C&C keep swapping your hours etc, not to mention the sample making and prepping, my heart goes out to you. Try to have some 'me' time for relaxation, if you can.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  6. Morning Julia
    Another lovely card take things easy. Istill cannot wait to see your inspiration, take care Kitty

  7. Morning Julia,

    Love ly card, love the background and the poinsettia as well as the sentiment.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  8. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I actually have those dies so I will give this a go. Wow you are busy it takes ages to make things so I don't know how you manage to prep with so little time. Did someone drop out, is that why you have an extra show? Love Jackie

  9. Morning Julia and all Watsonettes. Oh Julia, I cant even begin how frustrated you must be when CC change things around, they obviously dont appreciate how much is entailed for you to give us the BEST show of the day ! Im looking forward to sitting down and taking in all you show us (and sky+ so I can watch all over again) hope you are with a nice presenter Julia, as there are occassions I record so I can fast forward just to watch your demo and not have to listen to the presenter - maybe I shouldnt say that, but I dare say Im NOT alone : ) your demo's are too good to miss and have so many of your's and Sue's shows stored for future reference as my stash grows I can find the relevant program.
    I think I should apply to be your home cleaner and during a quick coffee break you could give me tuition and let me play with your toy's as Im an ex Brummie too.
    I must stop babbling on now as Im annoying myself let alone the other Wattsonettes !
    Take care all.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  10. My goodness you have to be flexible! Lovely card, I used my holly motifs properly for the first time yesterday, much more versatile than I had thought and now another way you have come up with, will set mt recorder for your shows and hope you are on.......

  11. Morning Julia,,

    Great Christmas card.

    Love the listed items used.

    Have set my recorder for tomorrow. X

  12. Hi Julia. Lovely card. The glitter really pops and as usual you have made a great bow. I hope the shows, when ever they end up being, go well and you enjoy them. I think I will just record all day in case they change their minds again! Safe journey. Take care.

  13. Hi Julia,

    Unusual colours for a Christmas card but I still like it. I agree with Steph above. More demos and less presenting would be brilliant.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  14. Hi Julia
    love today's card and I have these dies. Yippee. My my you are a busy lady. I bet you don't know if your coming or going. I have just be and set the recorder in case I forget. I hope you have a nice presenter as well Julia. As a few weeks ago Jo Channon was on demonstrating the new Spellbinder D Lites on a special. She started show us how to how to make a card out of a Spellbinder die that on the show. Anyhow she started to show us, the presenter was reading out emails and we didn't see a close up of what she was doing. and was even talking over her at other times. hope it's Dean you are in with as you get on so well.

  15. Hi Julia, Nice card but I'm not a green fan I'm afraid. Dont know how you cope with all the changes, they sure mess you about!!! I'll be watching.

  16. Hi Julia. Another lovely card - where do you get your ideas from? Wish I had as much creativity as you. Good luck with the shows, I shall be recording them as usual. x

  17. Morning Julia,
    My they do mess you around on C&C don't they. Love the design of your card but the green glitter is a bit too bright for me. Good job we like different things.

  18. Love everything about this card Julia, will be watching tomorrow and at the weekend

  19. Really like this card,love the holly and poinsettia dies.Look forward to watching you tomorrow and over the weekend-do appreciate you getting up at "stupid o'clock".

  20. Fabulous card as always Julia. I have the dies and the embossing folder so will be giving this design a try. I'll be recording your shows so that I don't miss anything - if I watch them live either the grandchildren arrive unannounced or someone phones and I miss all the best bits! Pat x

  21. Another great card Julia. Thanks for letting us know about the extra shows. Will go and get the recorder. Kind regards Joanne K x

  22. Hello Julia, Really like this card, love the colours and the poinsettia. Take care of yourself and don't work too hard, you will get there. Looking forward to the show.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  23. Hi Julia, lovely card and colours, will be recording your shows thanks for letting us know they have changed, they do mess you about love Jean Z xx

  24. Hi dear Wattsonettes, how chuffed are we to see 'our leader' back : ) and how chuffed are us Wattsonettes that we can hit the red button : ) its a shame the 'Chief' of CC doesn't tune in to these blogs. These shows are to sell sell sell, yes we appreciate that, but a lot of us love the tips and help that both Julia and Sue (bow down we are not worthy) give us, some of us are still growing into crafters, most presenters are brilliant and soo funny - yes Deano, but some think they are queen and know best, some patronise our demonstrators and at least.1 just bugs ! Why should we miss out on tips, and help by fast forwarding just so we dont have to put up with the presenters that have been on other channels and think they have all the best knowledge, when all we want to do is watch and learn AND enjoy. So Julia, Im hoping and praying that you work with someone who is enjoyable to watch and listen to and makes your stressful week worth doing, as this is CC anx not Ch 640 !

    Sorry to vent but we care about our crafting hero's and they need to be treated well and professionally, not 'just another demonstrator'

    crafty hugs to everyone. Stay safe. Stay warm.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  25. Loving all your latest cards, we can tell you really love your job but I should imagine most of the shows are "swan" shows....paddling like mad under the water but serene and calm on the surface. Well done Julia. Mabex

  26. Oh how I love Lancashire steph and agree with everything she says Julia today's card is so beautiful imagine receiving that at Christmas all my cards are for cancer research but one day ill make one like yours Julia don't get stressed love you xx

  27. A really lovely card Julia, especially the glitter holly and the sentiment. So sorry you are being messed about with your shows though but at least you know we are all supporting you. Best wishes Jackie D

  28. Hi Julia, I love all the different shades of green on today's card and the new (to me) mask.
    Thanks for giving out days and times, so i won't miss your shows. Don't work too hard.
    X Ros

  29. Love the colours of this card and the techniques. Looking forward to your shows x


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