Friday, 26 May 2017

Freebie Friday and Beading Pics

Hi Bloggers.

Here's this week's card that needs 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.

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 have posted out all of the cards that were sent to me to use on my last One Day Special. If you sent some to me but did not include your address and would like your cards back, just drop me an email.

I'd like to say thank you once more to - Susan, Sandra, Karen, Iris, Maria, Dilys and Jeanette. Hopefully, you enjoyed hearing your names on TV?

I wonder if you any of you would like to send samples in for my next die show on June 12th?  I'll include the list of dies in tomorrow's post.

I promised some pics of Beading Projects so here you are -

Bracelet :


Box :


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 May) - D
esigns by John Lockwood - Birthday Seasons Clear Stamp Set only £6.99!

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Birthday Wishes again

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I embossed a piece of Coconut White Card with the Creative Expressions Tulip Twist Embossing Folder. I edged it with Clear Perfect Medium using a Perfect Medium Pen and my Tim Holtz Ruler. I added CS Silverlight Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set. I matted onto Pale Grey Card and then Coconut White Card.

I popped 3 drops of Rich Crimson and 3 drops of Blue Violet CS Intense Pigment Stain into 2 separate mister bottles with some water and mixed. I misted both colours onto a piece of Watercolour Card and blotted off using another piece of Watercolour Card (I used the latter on another project).

I cut Sue's Stained Glass Butterfly Die out of Silver Mirror Card and matted onto a piece of my spritzed background using Quickie Glue. I added some 3mm White Pearls and matted onto Pale Grey Card.

 I cut Sue's Lace Butterfly Die twice - once out of Silver Mirror Card and once out of my spritzed background. I shaped them and glued them together just at the body.

I cut Sue's Birthday Wishes Die out of Silver Mirror Card.

I completed my card by adding an 8mm White 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 (25th May) - Craft Consortium
Always & Forever - Star Rhinestone Buckle Charms only £4.99!

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Birthday Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

Words cannot express how saddened I am by the horrific attack on the young people attending the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday evening. How an organisation can think that such an act will further their cause is just beyond me. I cannot imagine what the families of the victims of this senseless attack are going through right now. My thoughts are with them.

I hope you enjoyed the One Day Special Shows. I'll be trying to get as many website orders out today as I can. Please be patient - I may have to send some out tomorrow.

Here's today's card -

I started by cutting Sue Wilson's Lace Butterfly out of Antique Gold Card 8 times. I covered a piece of Coconut White Card with a pie of CE Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet. I peeled away the other backing sheet a little at a time, adding my butterflies - I had them so part of them were hanging off the edges. I added Rose Copper CS Polished Silk Glitter and then trimmed off the excess from the butterflies. I matted onto Antique Gold Pearl Card. I added more Self Adhesive Sheet to Coconut White Card. I removed the backing sheet and just added glitter around the edges. I matted onto another piece of Antique Gold Pearl Card.

I cut Sue's Birthday Wishes Die out of another piece of card covered with Adhesive Sheet. I peeled away the backing sheet and added Rose Copper Polished Silk Glitter. I added it to a die cut panel I had left over from another project (no idea which die set it's from, sorry. Any rectangular die would do the job).

I cut Sue's Lace Butterfly Die out of Coconut White Card twice. I pressed them into Clear Perfect Medium, added CS Pharoh Gold Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set. I shaped them a little and added them to my card as shown.

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 May) - Creative Expressions Stamps to Die For : Camellia only £2.99!


Tuesday, 23 May 2017

One Day Special Shows continue today

Hi Bloggers.

The Sue Wilson Stained Glass Window Dies One Day Special Shows continue on Hochanda today at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. Hope you can join me.

I have a 3 panel card for you today featuring the other dies that are on the shows -

For the background, I embossed a piece of Coconut White Card with the CE Bramled Rose 8 x 8 Embossing Folder. I matted onto Silver Mirror Card, then Antique Gold Card and then Coconut White Card.

I cut die #3 from Sue Wilson's Mirrored Mini Striplet Die Set out of Antique Gold Card 3 times. I cut dies #1 and #2 together out of Silver Mirror Card 3 times. I popped a piece of CE Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet onto a piece of Coconut White Card and cut die #2 only out of it 3 times. I removed the other backing sheet and popped the silver die cut onto it. I added Pale Bronze Polished Silk Glitter to the exposed adhesive.

I cut Sue's Lace Butterfly Die out of Silver Mirror Card and out of Antique Gold Card. I shaped them and glued them together at the body only, offsetting them slightly.

I cut Sue's Birthday Wishes Die out of Silver Mirror Card. I used the sentiment on another card. I added a piece of my Double Sided Ahesive/Coconut White Card to the the back of the waste from the sentiment, removing the other backing sheet to secure it. I added Pale Bronze Polished Silk Glitter to the exposed adhesive and matted onto Antique Gold Card.

I completed my card by adding some 5mm White Pearls.

Hope you can join me for some of the shows today.

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.

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 May) - S
pellbinders Donna Salazar - Big Blossom only £8.99!

Monday, 22 May 2017

One Day Special launching this evening

Hi Bloggers.

I'm launching a new One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm with the Stained Glass Window Collection from Sue Wilson. I hope you can join me.

I have 3 simple cards for you today - one for each of the dies in the collection.

I cut the Butterfly Stained Glass Window die out of Antique Gold Card, Silver Mirror Card and Black Card. After each cut, I carefully removed the die cut from the die leaving all the fall away pieces in the die. I used strips of Low Tack Tape all over the back of the die and pushed fall away pieces into it (you can also use Cricut Transfer Tape). I turned the die over to the front and used my Tool n One to push the pieces out of the die onto the tape.

I popped a piece of CE Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet onto Coconut White Card. I peeled off the other backing sheet and added the die cut. I added Black and Silver Mirror Card pieces to the exposed double sided adhesive as shown. I added CS Pale Bronze Polished Silk Glitter to the remaining space.

I completed my card by matting onto Black Card, Silver Mirror Card and then adding to a Black Card blank.

I started by creating my background. I added CS Glue to a piece of Acetate. I misted with a little water and spread the glue all over the Acetate using my finger. I then added lots of CS Pixie Powder. I used Emerald, Scarlet Mist and Mango Blaze. I misted with a little more water to increase the vibrancy of the colours. I sprinkled CS Frosty Dawn Diamond Frost over. I screwed up a piece of White Tissue Paper, opened it back up and added it to my background, tapping itdown with a piece of Kitchen Roll. I put aside to dry (2 - 4 hours approx).

I cut the Bonsai Tree Stained Glass Window Die out of Coconut White Card. Once my background was dry, I trimmed it slightly smaller than my die cut piece. I used Quickie Glue to adhere the die cut to my background. I completed my card by matting onto Black Card and then popping onto a Coconut White Card blank.

For this card, I used a background that I demonstrated on my last Hochanda shows. To recap how the background was made -

I started by misting a piece of Watercolour Card with Phill Martin's CS Vintage Blue Ink Spray Mist. I blotted it off with Kitchen Roll, misted again and blotted again. I placed the Droplets Mask on top, on one side and misted with water. I picked the mask up and turned it over and popped it on the other side of my background, so that the water lying on the mask was now touching my background. I removed the mask and blotted the whole area with Kitchen Roll.

I misted through the Heroic Mask with Phill Martin's CS Old Gold Mister onto one side of my background. I turned the over and popped it on the other side of my background, so that the ink lying on the mask was now touching my background. I blotted off with Kitchen Roll.

Finally, I misted through small sections of the Every Which Way Mask with the Vintage Blue Ink Spray Mist. Once again, I blotted with Kitchen Roll.

I cut the Hummingbird Stained Glass Window die out of Black Card. I trimmed my background slightly smaller than my die cut piece. I used Quickie Glue to adhere the die cut to my background. I completed my card by matting onto Coconut White Card, then Black Card and then popping onto a Coconut White Card blank.

It's very easy to create lovely cards with these dies. They don't have to be complicated and work really well with printed background papers and any backgrounds that you create with your inks, etc. And, as you can see from the 3 in this post, they don't have to be large cards either.

I'm offering 10% discount on items I have on my website 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.

If I haven't done so already, I will be popping photos of all of the samples for the shows into the Gallery Section of this blog and into an album on my Julia Watts Crafts Facebook Page here.

The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on 19th May is .............................

Rolfi

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

See you later 😊

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 May) - C
reative Expressions Stamps to Die For - Shaded Orange Blossom Leaves only £2.99!

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Sunday Sneak Peek

Hi Bloggers.

I have another sneak peek from Monday night's One Day Special for you - this time featuring the other dies that are on the show -

I've photographed it at a funny angle as it's got mirror card on it and you can see me reflected in it if I photograph it straight on!

I started by creating my background. I popped a couple of drops of Emerald CS Intense Pigment Stain into a mister bottle with some water and gave it a good shake. I popped a couple of drops of Blue Violet CS Intense Pigment Stain into another mister bottle with some water and gave that a good shake. I misted them both onto a piece of Watercolour Card. I blotted off with another piece of Watercolour Card and put both pieces aside to dry.

Once dry, I used the second piece as my background. I matted onto Black Card and then onto Coconut White Card.

I cut dies #1 and #2 from Sue Wilson's Mirrored Mini Striplet out of Coconut White Card. I cut die #2 from my first background piece and glued the 2 die cuts together. I cut die #3 from the set out of Silver Mirror Card and mounted the decorative panel on top using CE Mounting Cushion.


I cut Sue's Lace Butterfly out of Coconut White Card and out of Silver Mirror Card. I shaped them and glued them together just along the body, offsetting them slightly.
I cut Sue's Birthday Wishes Die out of Silver Mirror Card.

I finished my card by adding some White Pearls.

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 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.

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 May) - J
ustrite Vintage Labels Eleven Dies only £5.99!

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Saturday Sneak Peek

Hi Bloggers.

I have a sneak peek for you today from Monday nights One Day Special featuring Sue Wilson's Stained Glass Window Collection (plus some extra lovely dies).

I started by cutting the Humming Bird Stained Glass Window out of Black Card. I used Quickie Glue to add the die cut to a piece of Acetate. I cut the die out again, added Quickie Glue to the front of the die cut and glued it to the other side of the Acetate in line with the die cut on the front. I find it easier to do this so that I can colour in all the areas at once without having to wait for them to dry. It also reduces contamination of colours.

I coloured in on the back - I popped a little CS Clear Lacquer Varnish onto my Craft Sheet and added just 1 drop of CS Intense Pigment Stain. I mixed it well using a Paint Brush and painted onto the Acetate. I used Emerald, Blue Violet, Rich Crimson and Sunflower Yellow Intense Pigment Stains. For the beak, I added a drop of Sunflower Yellow and a drop of Rich Crimson. For the purple background, I mixed Rich Crimson with Blue Violet.

Once dry, I matted onto Coconut White Card, then Black Card and then popped onto a Coconut White Card Blank.

Phill Martin is launching a new One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm with his new Carnival Colours in the Cosmic Shimmer range and also some of his new stencils! 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 or while stocks last. Discount will be applied automatically at checkout.

I had a lovely beady break. I will share my projects when I get chance - hopefully later in the week. I had some lovley Stained Glass Window cards waiting for me when I got home 😊 Thank you everyone!

I'll be back with another sneak tomorrow.

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 May) - D
esigns by John Lockwood A6 Background Stamp - Horticultural Definition only £4.99!


Friday, 19 May 2017

Freebie Friday

Hi Bloggers.

Here's this week's card that needs 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.

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 get back from my little holiday this afternoon and I'll be catching up with the post.

I'll be back tomorrow with a sneak peek from the Sue Wilson One Day Special that I'm launching on Hochanda on Monday evening.

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, 18 May 2017

Have a Wonderful Birthday

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I dusted a piece of Coconut White Card with an Anti-Static Pad. I inked up the Heroic Mask with Clear Perfect Medium. I popped it inked side up onto my SB Platimum Platform, added my card (dusted side down), then added my tan mat and embossing plate and ran through the machine. The ink transferred to the deboss pattern. I added CS Sea Turtle Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set. I popped it into a box with the mask still in place and misted with Phill Martin's CS Vintage Blue Ink Spray Mist. I matted onto Periwinkle Card and Coconut White Card.

I stamped a selection of words and some hearts from the Woodware Celebrating You Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Sea Turtle BS EP. I trimmed them down and cut the hearts out and arranged them on my background as shown securing with CE Mounting Cushion.

I completed my card by adding an 8mm White 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).