Thursday 22 December 2016

One Day Special on Hochanda this evening

Hi Bloggers.

I'm launching a One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm. The bundle includes some Tim Holtz Stamps, Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals, some Ink Pads and some Embossing Folders - a great mix of items.

I have a two-fer for you today comprising a couple of cards (proper ones!).

I've used a waste piece of Coconut White Card left over from making a frame - it's made from Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Rectangles Set B. I stamped the image from the Tim Holtz Classics 8 Stamp Collection using Jet Black Archival.

I stamped the sentiment from Phill Martin's Timeless Everyday Sentiments Banners, again using Jet Black Archival.

The lit the Tea-Lights in the Efco Enamel Pot. I added some Clear and some Black Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals to a Foil Dish and popped the lid on. I had previously made a mould from an embellishment using Melt Art Mold-n-Pour.

Once my embossing crystals had melted, I added them to my mould.

I painted a MDF Mini Tag with White Gesso. I spritzed some CS Phill Martin Chic Aubergine Ink Spray Mist onto my Craft Sheet. I added some CS Warm White Chalk Paint and gave it a good mix. I painted the Tag. Once dry, I covered it with Clear Perfect Medium, added CS Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals and heat set using a Low Speed Heat Tool. Keeping the heat on the tag, I sprinkled over some CS Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals in Bright Gold, Majestic Purple and Lapis Pearl. While still molten, I added the Creative Expressions Vintage Tapestry A6 Stamp. I left the stamp in place for a minute or so then peeled it away.

Hopefully, the studio cameras will show this off better!

Here's your second card for today -

There are some lovely Heritage Crafts Pigment Ink Pads on the show. I don't normally like pigment ink pads but these are actually really lovely giving a good print and they're nice colours too. They are perfect for letter pressing with embossing folders - I'll share a card with that on it tomorrow.

For the backgound, I embossed a piece of Coconut White Card using the Creative Expressions Sea Garden Embossing Folder. I edged with Pumpkin Orange Pigment Ink applied using a Smoothie.

I stamped the Creative Expressions Hexagon Script A6 Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card twice using the Pumpkin Orange Ink Pad. I cut it into 3 strips (I have 1 left over for another card) and matted on to Black Card.

I stamped the sentiment (just lovely!) from the Tim Holtz Classics 8 Stamp Collection using the same ink pad (I think there was some Jet Black Archival still on the stamp but that's ok, I quite like it with a hint of black!). I trimmed it and matted onto Black Card and added some 5mm Black Pearls.

I've spent a few day doing a bit of  'I wonder if' and I wondered if I could use the Pigment Ink Pad to create a paint so, I swiped some onto my Craft Sheet and added a little CS Warm White Chalk Paint. I gave it a little mix and created a pale peach paint. I painted this onto Coconut White and used it to cut out Sue Wilson's Stitched Doodle Flowers.

I made a mould using Melt Art Mold-n-Pour and a Craft Consortium Pearl & Diamante Circle. The lit the Tea-Lights in the Efco Enamel Pot. I added some Clear and some Black Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals to a Foil Dish and popped the lid on. Once my embossing crystals had melted, I added them to my mould. I added my embellishment to the centre of my flower.

I cut a couple of leaves out of Black Card using Sue's Trailing Ivy Die Set.

I assembled my card as shown, adding an 8mm Black Pearl to the corners of my background and popping it onto a Coconut White Card Blank (I was itching to mat and layer again and pierce! lol).

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 tomorrow night or while stocks last. Discount will be applied at checkout.

I won't be posting any orders out now until 28th December.

See you later!

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you two very different cards, they are lovely.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  2. Morning Julia, 2 really different cards, love them both. The embellishments made using the Ultra thick embossing crystals are brilliant. Have a great day, hope the shows go well. Bx

  3. Morning Julia and crafters all,
    Lovely cards today, think no 2 has the edge for me
    Enjoy your shows on Hochanda tonight and tomorrow.
    Love and crafty hugs to all.
    Tina T xxxx

  4. Morning Julia, two beautiful creations for us today, no 2 just edges for me. Looking forward to the show tonight.

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

  5. Morning Julia, two great cards can't wait for your shows have set record for tonight's show just in case. Love the tag on the first card.
    Nancyd xx

  6. Two very different cards-love the second one.


  7. Hi Julia
    Very different cards today the second one is more my cup of tea.
    Jan x

  8. Good morning Julia your cards today are gorgeous they are very different. I am looking forward to your shows. Have a safe journey. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  9. These are different - looks like you've had fun creating! Looking forward to the shows.

  10. Hi Julia
    Lovely cards. I'm looking forward to your shows.
    B xx

  11. Morning Julia,
    One Julia card and one thst's so different for you. Look forward to seeing what else you have for us.

  12. Good Morning Julia, two beautiful cards each different in a spectacular way love the background on the 2nd and that beautiful sentiment is so lovely. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  13. Hi Julia. Nice cards. Sky+ all set for tonight. SueL x

  14. Love both cards Julia very clever see you tonight xxxxx
    Love June horrocks

  15. Two great cards, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  16. Morning Julia, Really lovely these samples, I'm especially loving your use of the Ultra Thick embossing crystals, so so effective.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  17. It's so refreshing to see something different and your first card is certainly that. A fabulous card and so versatile in terms of who you could give it to - would suit both male and female and most ages. Great colours used for your second card.

    Susan x

  18. Two great cards Julia, looking forward to the shows.
    Marion S x

  19. Two lovely cards Julia.
    Elaine H X

  20. Hello Julia.

    Two Lovely cards. I really like your tag on the first and the stamp and colour on the second. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  21. Both great cards - look forward to your show tonight.

  22. Two beautiful cards today Julia, will be watching you later...luv Ursula xx

  23. Two lovely cards I the the colours of both I hope to watch you later but TV is set up to record

  24. Two lovely cards Julia. My preference is for the second one. Looking forward to your shows which I am recording tonight as I've been out for the evening. K

  25. Hi Julia

    Two very nice cards. I love the sentiment on the second one

    June x


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