Wednesday 16 March 2016

Missing You Already!

Hi Bloggers.

Well, that was a busy One Day Special. They really were gorgeous stamps and dies. I've sold out of some myself and I can't get more of some of them at the moment. I'll re-order as soon as I can.

Here's today's card -

I started by drawing around the smallest circle die in the Justrite Stitched A2 Banners & Rectangles Die Set with a pencil onto Coconut White Card. I then stamped around the circle with the 3 rose image from the Justrite Doodled Roses Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival. I coloured the flowers in by using the pointy end of a Mini Smoothie and Pretty in Pink Colour Cloud. I coloured the leaves using Shabby Shutters Distress Marker. I cut it out using the largest rectangle die in the Stitched A2 Banners & Rectangles Set and inked through the die with Pretty in Pink.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, again using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using the smallest circular die in Stitched A2 Banners & Rectangles Die Set and inked through the die with Prettyin Pink Colour Cloud. I cut the larger circle die out of Black Card for my mat.

I wrapped some Black Satin Ribbon around the lower section of my card. I tied a bow using 3 lengths of the ribbon and added a Lilac Craft Consortium Resin Flower.

I assembled the card as shown adding a couple of 5mm White Pearls to the top 2 corners.

Phill Martin is launching a One Day Special this evening on Hochanda at 8pm with part 2 of his new Blossom Collection. I'm offering 10% discount on items I have on my website from the shows. Discount applies till midnight tomorrow night or while stocks last. You can find them here. Please note - I sell American Seam Binding in 5m lengths.

I will do my very best to get all of my website orders in the post today but there are quite alot so I might not manage it. Please bear with me.

I've added photos of the samples from the Justrite One Day Special to the Gallery section of this blog (accessible via the top menu) and to my Julia Watts Crafts Facebook page.

Thanks for stopping by.

Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (16th March) - Sue Wilson Ornate Oval - Just for You Die Set only £6.99!


  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you for all the great shows yesterday. All the cards are lovely, You seem to have lots of fun with the techniques.
    Take care Kitty.

  2. Lovely card Julia. I really enjoyed your shows yesterday you are very informative and give lots of useful tips. Keep up the good work. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

  3. Good morning Julia,
    Lovely card, black and white is always stunning and the suttle colouring of the flowers makes it very pleasing on the eye.
    Loved your shows on Hochanda yesterday, lots of inspiration.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxxx

  4. Hi Julia. Love the idea of colouring using the pointy end of the smoothies, beautiful card. Sue XXX

  5. Morning Julia
    A lovely card I do love the justrite range and quite,a few of these,will be poppped on to my wish list.
    Thanks for all your inspiration xx

  6. Morning Julia, a lovely card today, I like the way you have done the satin ribbon too. Congrats regarding the sell out, well done.

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

  7. Morning Julia, beautiful card.
    Nancyd xx

  8. Hi Julia, the shows were great, loved your demos. This card is so pretty, with brilliant stamping. Have a great day. Bx

  9. Hi Julia
    THey were great shows - really enjoyed all that you did.
    Nice card today.
    I did order the one day special - you made it look so good!
    Anne M xxx

  10. Hi Julia
    A lovely card.
    I'm working my way through the recordings of your Hochanda shows which are full of inspiration. I love that you showed how you coloured the peonies, colouring has never been my forte but I just might manage to do that.
    B xx

  11. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the stamps and the dies you have used. It sounds like your shows were very popular. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  12. Gorgeous card, really lovely.


  13. This is a lovely card,I just love anything that resembles Renie Mac roses

  14. Good morning Julia. Your shows were brilliant with such lovely samples and many tips. Thank you. This card is gorgeous.

  15. Love this gorgeous card Julia and your shows I could catch were great , as usual!

  16. Hi Julia,
    First I Would Like To Say Fantastic Shows, You Go Into Great Detail Which I Just Love.
    I Love Today's Card I'm A Huge Fan Of "JustRight Stamps" They Are Just Stunning And Stamp Perect I Purchased A Set Where You Stamp With A Pale Ink Then Go Over With Another Stamp In The Darker Colour Giving A Great Shade Effect I'm Not Too Great With These But I Will Continue To Practice.
    Hugs From Sam xxx
    ✂️ Carry On Creating ✂️

  17. Morning Julia,
    Great shows, thanks for the hints and tips you always give.
    Loved this card, right up my street, love it.

  18. Hi Julia, another beauty of a card , love the way you do the satin ribbon, great shows .
    I got my parcel on Monday super quick thank you.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  19. Caught up with the show where you demoed this late last night and really enjoyed it. You showed that you don't have to be an expert with colours (Hells bells, I do hate the term colourist so I won't use it!) to get a lovely end result.. The simplicity of the bow does not detract from the beauty of the stamp.


  20. Julia I loved the shows some beautiful cards you made and lots of tips today's beauty is just that thank you love June Horrocks xxx

  21. Hi Julia. Confession time. Although I recorded your shows I have only had time to watch 1 so far, so no chance of me buying much then? So pleased for you that things sold well for you. SueL x

  22. You did some great demos yesterday, Julia, including this one. I love these stamps.

    Anne (Northampton)

  23. A simple but so effective card.
    Thank you,
    Sue Mac

  24. Hi Julia,
    Gorgeous card, I love this stamp and the way you have made a circular element with it.
    Thanks for sharing,

  25. Afternoon Julia, absolutely lovely today's card x

  26. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. I enjoyed watching your demo of this card, it's very clever. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  27. Something quite different from you today Julia, but the nonetheless very attractive....luv Ursula xx

  28. Hello Julia,
    Lovely card today and I thoroughly enjoyed learning how to create it. Your Shows were really enjoyable and I still have two to watch!!
    Why does someone always call when you want to watch something Live? Xxx
    Thanks Julia.

  29. Hi Julia
    I live the design of thus card, the stamps are so different.
    Loved your shows on Hochanda, really inspirational and fun.
    Take care
    Tracey, Hull

  30. Hi Julia, A lovely card. I loved watching your shows.
    Thank you for getting me the paper pad, I can drool over my own pad when it arrives hahaha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  31. Another gorgeous card today Julia and another set of fab shows, I loved watching them.

  32. A lovely card Julia. I've recorded your shows and haven't had chance to watch all of them yet but I have seen a couple and they were great. Pat x

  33. Hi Julia
    Gorgeous pretty card & love the rose design which looks stunning.
    Love every element of this card & would be suitable for many occasions.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx (Norwich)

  34. Hi Julia,
    Really pretty card, loved your shows.
    Love Janet X
    From Wakefield


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