Wednesday 13 April 2016

Spellbinders One Day Special starts this evening

Hi Bloggers.

I'm launching a One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm with the first half of the Wedding Collection from Spellbinders designed by Becca Feeken. These are gorgeous dies which are suitable for many occasions, not just weddings.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I've embossed a piece of Milk Card using the Creative Expressions Blossom Brocade Embossing Folder. I added some Cream Pearl Corners.

I've used the Spellbinders Regal Allure Die Set - I cut the largest die out of Vintage Gold Card, the insert die out of Milk Card and the embellishment die out of Vintage Gold Card twice.

I made a couple of shoes using Spellbinders Ladies Shoe Die Set and added an Ivory Craft Consortium Resin Flower to each shoe.

I will demonstrate how to make the shoes in the launch show this evening. If you're on Freeview, it looks like the show is being repeated at midnight so set your recorder if you have one. You can also watch online at where there's also catchup available.

I assembled the card as shown piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

It's all go on my website today!
  1. Sue Wilson is continuing with her One Day Special today on Hochanda with shows at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. I'm offering 10% discount on products I have in stock from her shows on my website here. Offer is valid till midnight tonight.
  2.  I'm then taking over with the Spellbinders One Day Special at 8pm. I'm offering 10% discount on products I have in stock from the shows on my website here. Offer is valid till midnight tomorrow night.
  3.  Stock of the April Release of Sue's dies is due in today. I've loaded them onto my website - you can find them here. The Special Occasion Collection and the Shadow Box Collection will work perfectly with the Spellbinders Wedding Collection, I think.
I have added some photos of my samples to the Gallery on this blog (access via the top menu) and on my Julia Watts Crafts Facebook Page.

I found a Youtube video from CHA in January where Becca shows you round her collection (wish I had found it earlier!). Anyway - here it is so you can have a look. Some of the dies are on today's ODS and the rest will be featured on 27th April.

I hope to see you later.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Hi Julia. It's certainly all go for you today and it's starting with a very beautiful card. The box is set to record all your shows and I'm gutted that I'll miss the launch tonight as I won't be home until about 9pm! Love any sort of shoes so these dies are going to be a must for me. Have a wonderful day. Sue XXX

  2. Morning Julia, fabulous card today, will be tuning in tonight x

  3. Morning Julia.
    A lovely card Thank you and a nice little video preview.
    Recorder all set for today and tomorrow, What a treat Sue today and you tomorrow then i think it is John and Phill again You must all be shattered. soa BIG THANK YOU to you all. Take care and have fun Kitty.

  4. Hi Julia
    What a stunning card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw x

  5. Hi Julia, this card is gorgeous, lovely for a wedding or 18th birthday. The gold is so soft, and really works well with the dies. Will just have to go have a look at the offers. have a great day. Bx

  6. Morning Julia, I have been waiting for so long for the spellbinders dies to be launched, I saw the original video from Beeka and fell in love with the shoes and other dies, so I will be watching tonight.

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

  7. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the dies they are amazing. Have a safe journey enjoy the shows. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  8. Good morning Julia,
    This card is beautiful, the shoes are lovely and could be used on any type of female card.
    Looking forward to your shows and thanks for the discounts you offer on your website.
    This gives you the chance to buy a little bit more.
    Love and crafty hugs

    Tina T xxxx

  9. Hi Julia
    Great! Creative expressions are taking over Hochanda again!
    Beautiful card today.
    Anne m xxx

  10. Beautiful card, really lovely.


  11. Lovely card Julia love the dies used x xhazel

  12. Love the card Julia. What a busy time you're having.

  13. What a beautiful card Julia. I love these dies - they are so elegant and the colourway sets them off beautifully. Looking forward to watching the show tonight.

  14. Love this card, Julia. I have a wedding card to make so will be watching your shows with interest.

    Anne (Northampton)

  15. Morning Julia,
    Beautiful card, loving all the new dies.

  16. Love the card Julia lots of news today thank you see you tonight xxxx
    Love June Horrocks xx

  17. Hi Julia. Haven't made a wedding card in ages but think I will have one to make shortly so I will be watching for more ideas. SueL x

  18. Another attractive card. I loved the version you had on your table over the weekend where the shoes were coloured with pixie dust. Needless to say, like many others, my TV is set to record your shows.


  19. Lovely work Julia.

    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  20. Really lovely card Julia and a really cute pair of shoes! I'm very tempted! Hope all goes well tonight! Thanks . Myra xxx

  21. Lovely card Julia. Looking forward to seeing your shows. Can't watch Hochanda at the moment. They are doing maintenance so had to miss Sue's show at 9am. Hope it's working soon. I usually watch on line on the iPad but cannot get it today so far.

  22. Love the colours in this - the gold is so subtle and classy.
    Many thanks,
    Sue Mac

  23. I just love the colour on this card, quite different for today...I have struggled with Hochanda for a while now, no longer on Freeview 39....very unpredictable on the computer, keeps not good at all at the moment...A real disappointment as I prefer to watch on the telly, what are they doing about it ??? .....luv Ursula xx

  24. Hi Julia, a gorgeous card saw the video when it was made,I think Becca gave a link on her blog and they are all fabulous.
    Nancyd xx

    1. Not sure what you mean here - I haven't made a video showing how I made this card. Julia

  25. Good afternoon Julia,
    I very much love Becca Feekens style and her dies are so beautiful and so elegant. I watched her show this set a few months back and even down to the wedding dress that she made/decorated with her beautiful creations was stunning. You have just shown another stunning interpretation of her dies and what a fantastic job you have done of it to. Your card is beautiful Julia right down to your roses that you have put on to the wee shoes and the pearl corners that just set it all off to a T. Thank you Julia for bringing this lovely lady's creations to life for us, have a good day,
    love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village)

  26. You are Busy busy! I shall definitely be watching (home alone yippee!) whilst I'm knitting! Lovely card Very classy with the vintage gold card

  27. Hi Julia, This is stunning, I love the 'shoes' and I also love your pearl corner embellishments, so effective.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  28. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. I really like the Regal Allure die set, great colour, very regal. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  29. Hi Julia,
    Great card, some lovely new dies from Spellbinders.
    Love Janet X
    From Wakefield


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