Saturday, 21 May 2016

Happy Birthday

Hi Bloggers.

Wow! What a busy One Day Special - I didn't think it would last but did not expect it to go that quickly. If you missed out, as I write this, I do have just a few left in stock on my website here. I managed to order some more stock yesterday afternoon which I will hopefully pick up when I'm at CE towers on Tuesday for some workshops.

I have added photos of the samples from the One Day Special to my Julia Watts Crafts Facebook Page and to the Gallery page of this blog (accessible via the top menu). I will, of course, share as many of the cards asI can in detail over the next few weeks.

Thank you for your orders over the last couple of days - realistically, I'm not going to get them all sent out today as the Post Office is only open till lunchtime being Saturday. Those that don't make it out today will go out on Monday.

Here's today's card that I didn't manage to demo unfortunately -

The background is Coconut White Card embossed with the Creative Expressions Eternal Ivy Embossing Folder.

My dear friend, Sue Wilson taught me this technique (one of many). I took a piece of Black Gloss Card bigger than I needed. I added CS Dries Clear Glue to cover a rectangle in the centre of the card - completely covering it. I then sprinkled CS Pixie Powders in Midnight Blue, Mango Blaze and Scarlet Mist. Once covered, I heated it from underneath. It bubbles, rises and falls and after a while settles into this gorgeous texture. I matted it onto a piece of Black Card and added it to my background.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Applique Flowers Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Black Detail Embossing Powder. I cutit out using Justrite Vintage Sentiment Tag Dies.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Small Black Circle Dazzlers and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, beautiful card today xx

  2. Morning Julia, lovely card today.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  3. Well done Julia. I have all yesterday's shows to watch as I spent the day travelling. Looking forward to seeing all your techniques with pixie powders. Unfortunately I can't do Tuesday's workshop at CE but hope you'll be able to schedule another or are you doing one in Yardley Gobion using the powders?
    Love the card.

  4. Morning Julia, this is a gorgeous card I think it would make a great card for a man must keep this one in mind.
    Nancyd xx

  5. Morning Julia ,
    Hope you have recovered after the frenetic shows on Hochanda .
    Lovely technique this on gloss card, I have watched Sue doing this on one of her CE video's.
    Colours on this card are very vibrant, great for men's cards.
    Have a Good weekend
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxxx

  6. Morning Julia.
    A great card and great shows Thank you.
    Take care Kitty.

  7. Stunning card-was really hoping to see you demo this one. Watched 2 shows, will watch the rest after work next week.


  8. Great shows Julia. Stunning card x xhazel

  9. Hi Julia
    Brilliant shows full of techniques and tips, your enthusiasm shone through.
    B xx

  10. Still have the shows to watch but hope to catch up this weekend. A great card, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  11. Morning Julia,
    Great shows, I was not surprised that the powders sold out. Lovely samples too .

  12. Love today's card the shows were great thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxx

  13. Well done you I know you kept saying "it's the product" but without your expertise at demo-ing etc it'd never sell Love today's card Very effective, very tactile

  14. Good morning Julia today's card is stunning. It is a shame it didn't get demoed but the powders sold out so quickly. I really enjoyed your shows they were amazing. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  15. Good Morning Julia, really enjoyed your shows on telly. Your technics, tips come in real handy. So thank you for that. Your card today is stunning!! I love that technic and going to try it out, wish me luck. Love Rosie xxxxxx

  16. Suspected you wouldn't get to demo this card if you left it until the next day because it was clear the powders would be sold out so quickly. It would have been nice to see this technique with the pixie powders rather than mic powders as the end product is certainly stunning. Maybe next time!


  17. Hi Julia
    I've seen this on Sues blog and I must try it with my new set of Pixie powders. I managed to get a set before they sold out! What a show!
    Lovely colour combination .
    Anne M xxx

  18. Hi Julia. Didn't have to sit on my hands long as you sold out so quickly. I thoroughly enjoyed watching all your techniques though, so all good. Just got your 7pm left to watch. Have a good weekend.
    SueL x

  19. Good Morning Julie, wow love this card and yes Sue is rather good at these strange techniques it looks very like lava doesnt it especially with those colours. Love your Pixie shows and Ive been tempted to buy some cant wait to play. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  20. Lovely card .
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  21. Wow, another brilliant technique.
    Many thanks,
    Sue Mac

  22. I had never seen this technique until I saw sue demo it at ally pally and I was mesmorised ! Lovely card julia well done for your shows x
    Theresa w x

  23. Hi Julia, your shows were fantastic,so much inspiration. Loved all the demos, what a success. Todays card is great, love the multi coloured background. Take care. Bx

  24. I just love this technique, but tried it several times and not mastered it yet, must try putting more glue on...a stunning card, simple but beautiful...luv Ursula xx

  25. Hi Julia, Fabulous !! This technique gives a fabulous effect !! the texture is unbelievable. I'm still on catch up on my recordings with some of your shows.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx
    PS My lovely packs of card arrived safely, thank you x

  26. Hi Julia, Fabulous !! This technique gives a fabulous effect !! the texture is unbelievable. I'm still on catch up on my recordings with some of your shows.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx
    PS My lovely packs of card arrived safely, thank you x

  27. Loved this card on Hochanda and was waiting patiently to see the demo but the pixie powders were so popular!!! I am looking forward to receiving them and trying out some of your fantastic techniques.

  28. Hello Julia.

    Stunning. I love this Card, beautiful colours and a great texture. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  29. Hello Julia , what a gorgeous card! I love the effect you have created and will definitely give it a try! Love the colours you have used as well. The Shows were brilliant! Very interesting and informative shows but fun as well!
    Thank you! Xxx

  30. Great technique and a fabulous result Julia. The colours look stunning and it would make a perfect male card. Pat x

  31. i love that background with the pixie powders and those colours are gorgeous.
    i have noy bought any of the pixie powders yet but that will soon change as i would love to try this technique


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