Friday 23 December 2016

One Day Special continues on Hochanda today

Hi Bloggers.

I hope you enjoyed the launch last night. I have more shows today at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. Phill Martin is also in the building today with shows at 11am, 2pm and 5pm. Hope you have time to join us.

I have another two-fer for you today -

For the background, I inked up a brayer with Green Hertiage Crafts Pigment Ink andthen ran it over the deboss side of the Creative Expressions Fine Finials Embossing Folder. I added a piece of Coconut White Card and ran it through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine with the Raspberry Plate.

I stamped the word panel from the Tim Holtz Classic 4 Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival. I tore around it and then inked the edges with Green Pigment Ink using a Smoothie.

I lit the Tea Lights in the Efco Enamel Pot, popped a foil dish onto the metal plate, added some CS Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals and popped the lid over. Once the Clear had melted, I added some CS Malachite Fire Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals. Once these had melted I poured it onto my Craft Sheet and then popped the Creative Expressions Hexagon Script A6 Stamp on top. I left it for a minute or so and then peeled the stamp away. I brushed some Enchanted Gold Mica Powder over.

Back to the Enamel Pot and a new foil dish, this time with Clear and Bright Gold Embossing Crystals. I have a mould I made years ago from Mold-n-Pour made from a shell. Mold-n-Pour is a different colour now but works just the same and my mould is still as good now as it was when I made it at least 6 years ago. Anyway, back to the card - I poured my molten gold mix into my mould, left it a couple of minutes and out came my lovely embellishment.

I matted onto Black Card then onto a Coconut White Card Blank and added some 5mm White Pearls.

Here's your second card -

For the background, I stamped the word stamp as used in the previous card 3 times onto a piece of Coconut White Card using Azure Heritage Pigment Ink. I trimmed it, added it to a piece of Black Card and popped it onto a Coconut White Card Blank.

I stamped the Creative Expressions Alpha Writing A6 Background onto Coconut White Card using Azure Pigment Ink Pad. I stamp the image from the Tim Holtz Classic 4 Stamp Set over the top using Jet Black Archival. I trimmed it and matted onto Black Card. Job done!

I don't have many of the products from the shows in stock on my website but I'm offering 10% discount on items I do have. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tonight or while stocks last. Discount will be applied at checkout.

I'm also offering 10% discount on products that Phill has on his on his shows today. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tonight or while stocks last. Again, discount will be applied at checkout.

I've added photos of the samples I've made for the shows to the Gallery Section of this Blog and to my Julia Watts Crafts Facebook Page.

Catch you later!

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, two fabulous cards today but must admit I like the simplicity of card number two.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia.
    Two very different Thank you.
    I shall catch up with the shows today.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  3. Hi Julia, 2 brilliant cards, like them both very much. Will catch up with last nights show before todays. Hope it all goes well. Bx

  4. Interesting designs Julia. Will catch up with shows later as now busy with family arriving for Christmas.

  5. Two very different cards,prefer the second one.


  6. Morning Julia and crafters all,
    Two very different cards today, number two is my favourite. Will catch shows later as I have Sky + set to record.
    Love and crafty hugs to all,
    Tina T xxxx

  7. How different and yet both are gorgeous. Love the image in the second card. Many thanks.

  8. Hi Julia
    Great cards. My mum and brother arrived yesterday for Christmas so I may have to wait to view the recordings of your shows.
    B xx

  9. Good Morning Julia, I was really impressed with your show last night and I love the Tim Holtz stamps and the sentiment shown is so beautiful. You did a brilliant COOL job of your card demos. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  10. Morning Julia,
    Enjoyed you show last night.
    Very different cards again.

  11. Two brilliant cards Julia, recorder set for todays shows.
    Marion S x

  12. Loved the show last night Julia cards were brill love today's too
    Love June horrocks xxxxxxx

  13. Caught the launch - brilliant mixed mixed media bag of goodies - have ordered along with some of the extra stamps. Keep it up Mad Scientist Julia "Cool" Watts.

  14. Just watching the 9am show - it's fascinating.
    Great cards today, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  15. Good morning Julia,

    both cards are exceptional.
    My favourite is the first one. I would use a walnut shell and make a christmas card in this style.

    Merry Christmas to you, your family and all the blog readers

    Rolf xxx

  16. This type of card design is my favourite from you. You put it together so well. Thoroughly enjoying Hochanda shows. Thanks Julia. Merry Cristmas everyone.

    Susan x

  17. So different Julia, loving the second one .
    Elaine H

  18. Hi Julia your cards are stunning. Your shows are amazing. Enjoy the rest of the day and have a safe journey home. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  19. Hi Julia. It's nice to see something so very different and be reminded I have loads of CS UTEE not even opened and the heat pan thingy unused. Just need now to find them. Perhaps I will wait until after Christmas as my craft room is all tidy. SueL x

  20. Hi Julia, Two fabulous cards, I managed to catch the repeat of your launch show this morning, fabulous techniques, and as for pressing your sentiment into the molten UTEE and then dusting it, Wow genius !!
    I haven't managed to catch your other shows yet, have been in the supermarket shopping pandemonium hahaha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  21. Hello Julia.

    Two very different and lovely Cards. Great stamps and colours. Lovely to see UTEE,I love it, as you seem to. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  22. Two lovely cards Julia. Saw the 9am show but had to miss the other three. Now keep getting a message that the website is unavailable. Will keep trying as loved the 8pm and 9am shows.

  23. Brilliant cards...managed to get two shows today, but have others recorded, incl Phil's...looks like a new learning technique for me in the new year...thank you Julia...luv Ursula xx

  24. Two lovely cards Julia. Didn't get to watch all your shows today but the two I saw were brilliant. Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas. Xx

  25. Lovely card. Have a good Christmas xx hazel


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