Wednesday, 23 March 2016

One Day Special continues on Hochanda today

Hi Bloggers.

Spellbinders One Day Special shows continue today at 9am, 12noon, 4pmand 7pm - hope you can join me.

Here's today's card -

I cut the main die in the Spellbinders Circle Contempo Decorative Accents Die Set out of one of the patterned papers in the Craft Consortium Wild Rose 12 x 12 Paper Pad, but at the same time I also cut a die from the Spellbinders Labels Fifty Die Set out of the centre. I cut the outside die from the Spellbinders Loopy Card Creator Die Set out of Bright White Card and added my Circle Contempo Die Cut using 3d Foam.

I used my Labels Fifty die cut and cut the #2 die from the Spellbinders Labels 50 Decorative Elements Die Set out of the centre. I glued the remainder of the Labels Fifty die cut back into the aperture in the Circle Contemp die cut and then added the Labels 50 Decorative Elements die cut using 3d Foam taking care to line up the pattern in the paper.

I stamped the sentiment from John Lockwood's Pierced Tag Senttiments Stamp Set onto Bright White Card using Watering Can Archival. I cut it out using #1 die in the Labels 50 Decorative Elements Die Set.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 5mm White Pearls and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat

I thought you might like to see the boards I did with all the dies on - they show the dies off much better than the packaging I think.

Labels Fifty -
Labels 50 Decorative Elements -
Labels 50 Decorative Accents -
Floral Berry Accents -
Circle Contempo Decorative Accents -
Circle Contempo Tags -
Loopy Card Creator -
Houndstooth Card Creator -

I have added photos of some of the samples from the One Day Special to the Gallery on this blog (access via the top menu) and to my Julia Watts Crafts Facebook page.

I'm offering 10% discount on items I have on my website from my shows. Discount applies till midnight tonight or while stocks last. You can find them here

My website my be temporarily unavailable between 8am and 10am today as my service provider has scheduled maintenance. Hopefully, it won't be too disruptive.

I'm sorry I didn't manage to do a post run yesterday. I will catch up with all of it on Thursday.

Thanks for stopping by.

Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (23rd March) - Rosebud Mini Striplet Stamp only £2.99!


  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful card managed to catch your show last night fab.As always.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia.
    A great show last night you seem to have lots of fun.Thank you lovely cards too.
    Recorder all set for today, Take care and have fun Kitty.

  3. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, looks so pretty cut in the papers from the pad!!
    Thoroughly enjoyed your show with Ben last night, looking forward to today's - sky plus box set.
    Have a lovely day.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxxx

  4. Hi Julia. Managed to catch your show last night, brilliant stuff. Loving the Contempo sets, especially cut out of the gorgeous papers. Enjoy today. Sue XXX

  5. Morning Julia, absolutely gorgeous, reminds me of summer xx

  6. Hi Julia, a really gorgeous card, the papers are fantastic, such pretty patterns. Hope the shows go well today. Take care. Bx

  7. Good morning Julia. The paper looks fantastic die cut. Love the card.

  8. A great show last night Julia.
    The labels 50 are great set of dies and the accents are very pretty.
    A great card and I look forward to your shows today although I will have to record them as I will be working xxx

  9. Hi Julia
    Great shows and lovely dies. Got my paper pad!
    Anne M xxx

  10. Just watching this mornings show ,showing these dies,they look stunning

  11. Good morning Julia today's card is beautiful. I love the dies and the papers they are gorgeous. I enjoyed the show last night and I am looking forward to seeing the rest of your shows today. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  12. Lovely card, very pretty.


  13. Beautiful card Julia, fab show last night too, xxx

  14. Just watching the demo for this card, Julia. It's beautiful. You have certainly made be think more about how I use patterned paper.

    Anne (Northampton)

  15. Brilliant show Today's card is very pretty I do forget to die cut patterned paper I love the Loopy Card Creator die

  16. Hi Julia
    Wow, that die looks amazing cut out of patterned paper. A great idea showing the various die cuts, sometimes it is hard to imagine them from the packaging.
    B xx

  17. I was given a pack of patterned card a few years back and have never used it, your samples are making me think about revisiting this pad although none of its contents comes up to the quality of the pad you have used. Lovely card using a very versatile set of dies. Enjoyed last night's show, now eating my breakfast waiting for the first of the today's selections. Have fun....... why tell you? I know you will!!!!!!


  18. Lovely card Julia, enjoyed last nights show, looking forward to today

  19. Hi Julia, this is a very pretty card, the dies are lovely especially the circle decorative elements, thank you for sharing X X X

  20. Loving the demos Julia. :) And the cards. :)

  21. Fab card and show Julia
    Elaine H C

  22. Hi Julia. I love the Circle Contempo background. I must start using some of my patterned paper stash. SueL x

  23. Loved the show last night loved the papers too why don't I use papers more ?they look lovely on the finished card I'm off too watch you now thank you
    Love June horrocks

  24. Very pretty card, Julia, and enjoying the shows when not out with family. The does do look good on these boards. Thank you. xx

  25. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. Great dies and very pretty paper. Thanks for sharing.

    Thank you for posting you boards, I do think sometimes it is difficult to see how a die will cut.

    Best wishes

  26. Hello Julia,
    You certainly " sold" me the paper pad! It is really lovely. It's good to know that the colours tone beautifully with CE Foundation card stock as I love that! Shhhh! I've bought it from your shop though!! I thoroughly enjoyed last night's Show and will remember the tip about cutting out small elements with a little die! Very effective!
    Thank you, I always learn a lot. Xxx

  27. Stunning card Julia, I so enjoyed your show last night, loved the samples you made, so much better seeing the different techniques being done rather than just written down....thank you, will be watching again today....luv Ursula xx

  28. Just gorgeous - the papers are stunning when die cut.
    Thank you,
    Sue Mac

  29. A very pretty card Julia! Love it. Gilly x

  30. Afternoon Julia, sorry late today as I have been at craft club all morning. Loving the card today, and the shows.

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

  31. I spy a card that looked super-duper on the TV. Think you will need to pack a saw next time, to chop down those counters.

  32. Gorgeous card and am enjoying your shows on Hochanda.

  33. Thoroughly enjoying your shows Julia. Great demos and there are some gorgeous samples being shown. The dies look interesting, I think they are a good all round selection. Pat x

  34. Hi Julia,
    Really pretty and feminine card today, loving the dies and papers. Enjoyed the show last night, thought you had shrunk until you mentioned the counter being higher, LOL
    Love Janet X
    From Wakefield

  35. Beautiful card. I did manage to watch last nights show and enjoyed it. Haven't been able yo watch any today but will watch on Catch Up tomorrow.


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