Sunday, 12 February 2017

Woodware One Day Special on Hochanda this evening

Hi Bloggers.

In case you don't know, I'm launching a One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm with some fabulous Woodware Stamps. I am so excited that Woodware are now part of the Creative Expressions family and that I get to do the first shows since they joined the family. I tried to choose a good cross section of stamps for the shows, sadly I couldn't bring all my favourites (far too many!) but I hope you love the selection as much as I do.

I have another three-fer for you today! With a flowery theme.

Here's your first card -

I started by spritzing a piece of Coconut White Card with water. I sprinkled with CS Straw Yellow Pixie Powder and put aside to dry. Once dry, I dusted with an Anti-Static Bag and stamped the Woodware Cone Flower using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Black Detail Embossing Powder.

I coloured in using Pixie Powders. I added a little Straw Yellow to a Palette and added some water to make a paint. I used this to colour the petals on the flowers. I then added a little Midnight Sky Mixer to the Straw Yellow to make a brown and coloured the centres of the flowers. I added a little Emerald Green Pixie Powder to another well in the Palette and added water to make a paint. I mixed in a little Midnight Sky Mixer Pixie Powder to make a darker green and used it to colour the leaves. I cut around the frame and matted onto Black Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Woodware Into the Woods Stamp Set using Clear Perfect Medium in the bottom left-hand side of a piece of Coconut White Card. I added CS Black Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. I matted this onto Black Card and then onto a Coconut White Card blank.

Here's your second card -

This card features the Woodware Tulip Patch. This stamp lends itself to paper piecing really well. I've stamped it onto a piece of Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival and cut it out using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares Set B. I stamped it onto some patterned papers from Phill Martin's Blossom 8 x 8 Paper Pad. I cut the pieces out and glued them onto the plain stamped image. I cut another Double Pierced Square out of the plain side of a paper from Phill's paper pad and popped bith layers onto a Coconut White Card blank.

On the inside of my card, I stamped one of the sentiments from the Woodware Hand Drawn Sentiments Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival.

Here's your third card -

For the background, I inked up the Woodware Old Letter Stamp with Chic Pumpkin, Chic Magenta and Chic Aubergine Colour Clouds applied using Smoothies. I stamped into Coconut White Card and inked around the edges with Chic Aubergine.

I made sure the ink was dry and then dusted with an Anti-Static Bag. I stamped the main image from the Woodware Bubble Flower : Curly Sue Stamp Set using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Black Detail Embossing Powder.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Black Detail Powder. I matted onto Black Card and then onto a Coconut White Card blank.

I added CS PVA in Chic Magenta, Chic Aubergine and Chic Magenta to the circles on the stamped image.

I'm offering 10% discount on items I have in stock from the shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tomorrow night or while stocks last. Discount will be applied at checkout. Please be patient with me this week - I will try and drop some orders off at the Post Office on my way out today but I won't be able to get any more orders off till probably Wednesday as I'm obviously at the studios tomorrow and Tuesday is my Mom's birthday so I'm heading off to see her on that day. Many apologies if your order is delayed.

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

See you later.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you beautiful cards.
    I shall set the recorder.
    Have a lovely time with your mum.
    take care and have fun Kitty.

  2. Morning Julia, three beautiful cards I do like number three stamp it is very unusual.
    Have already set timer for tonight's show looking forward to them.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Julia, the samples are just gorgeous. As you say, the Woodward stamps are special.
    Sounds as though you have a busy week. Hope your Mum has a happy day.

  4. Hi Julia
    I too love Woodware stamps. Great cards.
    Jan x

  5. Hi Julia
    Lovely cards and great stamps. I'm looking forward to your shows.
    B xx

  6. The great cards, my favourite has to be the third one-so typically Woodware, I love it.


  7. Morning Julia 3 beautiful cards. Think the last one is my favourite but I love them all. Take care good luck for tonight's show. Lynne

  8. Good morning Julia all your cards are gorgeous I love those stamps. I am looking forward to your shows. It sounds like you have a very busy week ahead. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  9. Three great cards, Julia. I have just set the recorder for all the shows.

    Anne (Northampton)

  10. Good Morning Julia, oh I love these cards this morning, love them especially the second one with all the pva dots on the flowers. hugs Shirleyxxx

  11. Morning Julia,
    A gorgeous selection of cards, the stamps look lovely.

  12. These are all great cards, Julia. I am looking forward to your shows as the stamps look so interesting. Many thanks.

  13. Morning Julia, all three cards are lovely, some of the Woodware stamps from the past are some of my all time favourites and I may just be adding to them it seems. Travel safely, and wish your Mum a happy birthday. Looking forward to the shows and the inspiration. take care all. Bx

  14. As you have shown in this lovely cards there is some great new stamps available that are just great for the colourists. Yep, I have used that word ........ stop laughing!!!!


  15. Morning Julia, 3 beautiful card samples for us today, looking forward to the shows

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

  16. Some rays of sunshine on a miserable day. Very much looking forward to tonight.

  17. Hi Julia
    Three Beautiful cards and love the stamps looking forward to seeing the shows too .

    A Very Happy Birthday to your Mom XXXX

  18. Hi Julia. These stamps are right up my street. Love your cards. SueL x

  19. Hi Julia, Three really lovely cards, my absolute favourite is the third one, it just 'sings' to me, it has that fabulous 'script' background in the 'ombre' style colours, and the fabulous 'bubble flower' stamp where you have inserted pva in the circles, they look like 'sweeties', I absolutely love this card.
    I'm looking forward to watching your shows.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  20. Three lovely cards Julia. Love them all. Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to the shows.

  21. Beautiful samples Julia, looking forward to the shows tonight and tomorrow. Happy Birthday wishes to your Mum and hope she is keeping well.
    Marion S x

  22. 3 beautiful cards julia x I love them all x really looking forward to your shows x
    Theresa w x

  23. Gorgeous selection of cards Julia. I have to wait until tomorrow to watch the recordings

    June x

  24. Julia i really like all of these cards and stamps.
    I am just getting a cuppa and will be settling down to catch up with the show.

  25. Three amazing cards Julia, have recorded the show to watch later..luv Ursula xx


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