Saturday, 16 December 2017

Mixed Pastel Weave

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

I started by cutting the Intermediate Weaving Die out of Sky Blue, Aqua, Primrose and Lilac Card. I glued the Sky Blue and Primrose die cuts together at the ends only, offsetting them to fill in the gaps. I cut the Aqua and Lilac Die Cuts into single strips and wove them through the other piece in a one by one weave alternating between Aqua and Lilac strips.

When my weave was complete, I made a frame out of Primrose Card using the Scallopd Lattice Frames Set B Die Set. I added my frame to my weave using Woodware Foam Tape. I matted onto Sky Blue, Lilac and Aqua Card.

I cut the Thank You Die Set out of Primrose and Sky Blue Card.

I made some flowers out of Sky Blue and Primrose Card using the Striped Nasturtium Die Set. I added little flowers to the centres cut from Lilac Card using the Spring Foliage Die Set.

I added some foliage cut from Aqua Card using the Spring Foliage Die Set, adding some more little Lilac Flowers. I added a 3mm Cream Pearl to the centre of all the little flowers.

I have found out how you can add a note to your orders on my website so you can now request a free card when you order if you wish (on orders £10 and over). You can also use the box if you need to have your parcel left in a special place or with a neighbour. 

It looks like this on mobiles and tablets (just slightly different layout on pcs)

 
Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

Free card with all website orders over £10 (Add a note to your order in your cart).

Friday, 15 December 2017

Freebie Friday

Hi Bloggers.

Here's this week's card that is looking for a new home.

This card was a workshop card from a couple of years ago - it's not been blogged. Here's the list of items used -

Sue Wilson Dies - Classic 3D Bow, Dotty 3D Bow, Auvergne, Saltzburg, Believe, Vintage Bauble, Classic Poinsettia, Mosaic Poinsettia, Pine Bough
Couture Creations - Jolly Christmas
Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax
Self Adhesive Pearls - Cream 5mm & 8mm
CS Ivory PVA
Card - Milk & Vintage Gold

Leave a lovely comment below to go into the draw to win it. I will announce the winner on Monday. Be sure to pop back to see if you have won.

Please note : Only comments left below will go into the draw. Comments made on the original post will not count. Information given on the original post was correct at the time that post was published.

Francoise Read is continuing with her One Day Special on Hochanda today with shows at 9am, 1pm and 5pm. I'm offering 10% off items from the shows on my website. You can find them here. Please enter FRANCOISE in the discount code box at checkout to activate your discount. Offer valid till midnight tonight or while stocks last. Francoise has another show at 8pm tonight and then more shows at 9am, 1pm and 5pm tomorrow.
 
Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Julia's Sunflower Posy

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background on this one, I embossed a piece of Coconut White Card using the Creative Expressions Leafy Quad Embossing Folder. I added CS Golden Sand Glitter Kiss lightly all over. I matted onto Black Card and then onto Coconut White Card.

I cut the Linear Leaf Background into a piece of Coconut White Card. I added a piece of CE Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet to the back. I turned it over and added CS Golden Sand Polished Silk Glitter to the exposed adhesive. I matted onto Black Card and added to my background using CE Mounting Cushion.

I stamped the CE Julia's Sunflower Posy onto a piece of Coconut White Card using Onyx Black Versafine Ink. I stamped the sentiment from the CE Petite Lavish Sentiments Stamp Set. I added CS Clear Embossing Powder and heat set. I coloured in using CS Pixie Powders - I used Straw Yellow, Bronze Blush and Pale Olive. I also used Bright Sunshine CS Phill Martin Ink Spray Mist on the basketweave on the image. I cut it out using the largest die in the Julia Die Set.


I cut some flowers and leaves out of Coconut White Card using the Sunflower Bouquet Die Set. I painted then with Pixie Powders - Pale Olive on the leaves, Straw Yellow on main part of the flower and Bronze Blush on the Centres of the flowers. I shaped them a little and added them to the corners of my card.

I completed my card by adding a 5mm White Pearl to the left hand corners.

Francoise Read is launching a new One Day Special at 6pm today with her latest stamp release - there are some real beauties in there! I'm offering 10% off items from the shows on my website. You can find them here. Please enter FRANCOISE in the discount code box at checkout to activate your discount. Offer valid till midnight tomorrow night or while stocks last. Francoise has another show at 8pm tonight and then more shows at 9am, 1pm and 5pm tomorrow.


Don't forget that I'm still offering 30% discount on all items in our Christmas section (here) till midnight on 18th December. Enter CHRISTMAS in the discount code box at checkout to activate your discount.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Wooden Garden Cart

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

The background on this one is actually made up from waste ink on my Craft Sheet and on a mini stencil. The waste ink that was mopped up from my Craft Sheet was Vintage Photo and Fired Brick Distress Oxides. I had inked through the Creative Expressions Vintage Diamond Mini Stencil with Vintage Photo Oxide on another project I misted the stencil with water and pressed it into my card - you canjust make it out on the background. I edged my background with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide using a Smoothie. I matted onto Dark Roast Coffee Card and then Coconut White Card.

I cut the Wooden Garden Cart out of Cinnamon Card twice. I inked through the die on one of them with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide. I cut away the top section of the inked one so that I could slot my veggies in. On the other one, I cut away the handles and the wheel, just to make it earier to layer up.

I cut some vegetables out of Coconut White Card using the Wooden Garden Cart Die Set. I coloured them using Pixie Powders - Burnt Orange, Lava Red and Pale Olive.

I added my veg to the cart and added the top layer using small pieces of CE Mounting Cushion.

I cut the sentiment from the Life is a Garden Die Set out of Cinnamon Card and out of Dark Roast Coffee Card. I trimmed the bottom of the swirl off and glued the 2 die cuts together, offsetting them to create a drop shadow.

I misted a piece of Coconut White Card with water. I sprinkled Burnt Orange, Straw Yellow and Bronze Blush Pixie Powders over and put aside to dry. Once dry, I cut a pair of Sycamore Branch out of it and the little leaves in the set out of it a couple of times.


Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Julia's Magnolia Circle with Linear Leaf Background

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I misted a piece of Watercolour Card with Phill Martin CS Misters in Electric Blue, Lime Burst and Purple Paradise. There was a little bit of Pixie Powder from somewhere that ended up on my background too - I was fine with that. I put aside to dry.

I cut the Linear Leaf Background into a piece of Coconut White Card, extending it widthways and lengthways as described in this post.

Once my misted background was dry, I added my Linear Leaf Background. I made a frame using dies #2 and #4 from the Stitched Square Peg Board Die Set and added it to my backgrounds using Woodware Foam Tape. I matted onto a couple of pieces of Coconut White Card.


I stamped the Julia's Magnolia Circle Stamp to Die For onto Coconut White Card using Onyx Black Versafine. I stamped the sentiment from the Petite Lavish Sentiments. I added CS Clear Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. I coloured in using Pixie Powders - Aubergine Dream, Straw Yellow and Pale Olive. I cut out using the largest die in the Julia Die Set.

I cut some leaves out of Coconut White Card using the Oak Leaf Swag Die Set. I made some flowers out of some more of my misted background and Coconut White Card using the Spiral Flower Die Set.


Lisa Horton has shows on Hochanda today at 11am, 4pm and 7pm. I don't have many of the items on the shows, but those I do have can be found here. There's 10% discount on them for today only. Please enter LISAHORTON in the discount code box at checkout to activate your discount.

Don't forget you tell your family that we do gift vouchers if they're struggling to come up with gift ideas for you!

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

Monday, 11 December 2017

Bushel of Hearts

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

This is the last card that I made for the last One Day Special I did and it's one of my favourites.

For the background, I embossed a piece of Coconut White Card using the CE Bark Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design.

I cut one of the dies from the Stitched Hills and Clouds Die Set out of Forest Card.

I made a frame out of Coconut White Card using the Stitched Square Peg Board Die Set and added it to my background using Woodware Foam Tape. I matted onto a couple of pieces of Coconut White Card. 

I cut the Majestic Tree our of Forest and Cinnamon Card, inking through the dies with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide using a Smoothie. I added some heart cut from Rich Red Card using a little die from the Bushel Basket Die Set.

I made a basket out of Cinnamon and Stone Card using the Bushel Basket Die. I inked through the dies with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide. I filled it with hearts as I thought it fitted with the sentiment.

Here's Sue's YouTube video with how to make a Bushel Basket in it -

I cut the sentiment from the Life is a Garden Die Set out of Cinnamon Card and added it to my background using CS Glue in a Woodware Fine Tip Glue Applicator.

Would you like your cards to be shown on Hochanda? I have a One Day Special on starting on Boxing Day at 6pm. It features some of Sue's Background dies. I know many of will already have some of them and wondered if you would like to lend me some of your cards?
There are 2 rules - the cards should be clean (no dirty marks) and they should only contain products distributed by Creative Expressions.
I cannot guarantee that all cards will be shown but they will definately be on set.
They do not need to be actual cards - they can just be card fronts. Be sure to pop your name on the back so I can give you credit on air whenever possible and if you'd like them returning to you, please enclose your address.
Dies being featured are - Portuguese Background, New Zealand Background, Pierced Roses Mini Background, Indian Ocean Background, Canadian Background, New York Background and Scattered Leaves Background.
If you'd like to contribute, please email me at juliawattscrafts@gmail.com and I'll let you know where to send your cards. I need them before Christmas please.
Thank you!


The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on 8th December is ..................................

Tressa

Please email me at juliawattscrafts@gmail.com with your address and I'll pop your card in the post.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Pretty in Pink Julia's Magnolia Circle

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

I stamped the Julia's Magnolia Circle onto Coconut White Card using Onyx Black Versafine. I stamped the sentiment from the Petite Lavish Sentiments Stamp Set. I added CS Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.

I coloured in using Lush Pink CS Phill Martin Ink Mister, Pale Olive and Bronze Blush CS Pixie Powders. I cut it out using the largest die in the Julia die set. I cut dies #4 and #5 from the Julia Die Set out of Coconut White Card twice. I added them to the back of my stamped piece.

I embossed a piece of Black Card using the CE Fauna Embossing Folder. I matted onto Coconut White Card cut using the Stitched Square Peg Board Die Set, then onto Black Card and finally another piece of Coconut White Card.

I misted a piece of Blue White American Seam Binding with Lush Pink Mister - I wanted it patchy, not completely covered. I dried it using my Heat Tool, tied a little bow and added an 8mm White Pearl to the centre of the bow.

I completed my card by adding a 5mm White Pearl to the corners of my embossed background.

Phill Martin is continuing with his One Day Special on Hochanda today with shows at 9am, 1pm and 5pm. I'm offering 10% off items from the shows on my website. You can find them here. Please enter PHILLMARTIN in the discount code box at checkout to activate your discount. Offer valid till midnight tonight or while stocks last.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Pinwheel Floral Background

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

I've been waiting for ages to share this card but the Pinwheel Floral has been out of stock since the Hochanda shows that I did in October. It's back in stock so a great reason to share it now.

The background on this one is quite cool. I used a piece of Heat Emboss Acetate. I popped some CS Clear Varnish Lacquer into 2 areas on my Craft Sheet. I added a  drop of Deep Plum CS Intense Pigment Stain into one area and Citrus Lime CS Intense Pigment Stain into the other and mixed well. I added the Citrus Lime to my acetate first, in splonges randomly all over. I then added the Deep Plum, fillinf in the gaps and overlapping the Citrus Lime in some areas to give a blended colour. I then sprinkled some CS Golden Sand Glitterbitz over and put aside to dry (doesn't take long).

I then cut the inner dies only from all 3 sized of flowers from the Pinwheel Floral Die Set into a piece of Coconut White Card several times to create a background.

Once my acetate background was dry, I glued my Pinwheel Floral Background to it.

I made a frame out of Coconut White Card using dies #2 and #4 from the Stitched Square Peg Board Die Set. I added it to my backgrounds using Woodware Foam Tape.

I cut a Stitched Flag out of Coconut White Card. I cut the sentiment from the Celebrations Shadow Box out of Antique Gold Pearl Card.

I cut some leaves out of Coconut White Card using the Pinwheel Floral Die Set. For the flowers, I cut the solid dies from the same set out of Coconut White Card and out of my acetate background. I cut both of the dies together in all the sizes out of Coconut White Card. I glued at the centre only - 1 solid Coconut White, then 1 solid acetate background and 1 Coconut White open die cut. I then stacked them up in pairs offesetting then slightly to create my flowers. I added CS Glue to the centres and sprinkled Golden Sand CS Glitterbitz over.


Phill Martin is launching a One Day Special on Hochanda at 6pm today. I'm offering 10% off items from the shows on my website. You can find them here. Please enter PHILLMARTIN in the discount code box at checkout to activate your discount. Offer valid till midnight tomorrow night or while stocks last. Phill has another show at 8pm tonight and then more shows at 9am, 1pm and 5pm tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

Friday, 8 December 2017

Freebie Friday

Hi Bloggers.

It's Freebie Friday again. Here's this week's Christmas Card that needs a new home -

I don't think that this card has actually been blogged, at least I can't find it. So, here's a list of products used -

Woodware - Elf Tonic Tag
Iced Spruce Distress Oxide
Onyx Black Versafine
CS Matt Clear Embossing Powder
Sue Wilson Dies - Holly Lattice Frame, Looped Snowflake Frame
Lisa Horton Christmas Wishes 8 x 8 Paper Pad
Creative Expressions Sparkle Flakes Embossing Folder
Sakura Clear Star Stardust Pen
Water Brush
Blue White American Seam Binding
CS Iced Crystals Glitter Jewels
5mm White Pearls
Card - Coconut White, Black


Leave a lovely comment below to go into the draw to win it. I will announce the winner on Monday. Be sure to pop back to see if you have won.

Please note : Only comments left below will go into the draw. Comments made on the original post will not count. Information given on the original post was correct at the time that post was published.

I've just received stock of some lovely Lavinia stamps. These stamps are absolutely gorgeous. I've stocked a selection of fairies, foliage and the Fairy House which I just couldn't resist. You can find them all here.




Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Another Julia Background

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the lacy background on this one, I used the smallest die in the Julia Die Set and cut it lots of times into a piece of Coconut White Card. For the coloured background behind it, I used a piece of Watercolour Card. I misted it with Bright Sunshine and Tangy Tangerine CS Phill Martin Misters.I sprinkled over some Straw Yellow and Burnt Orange CS Pixie Powders and misted with water. I moved some of the excess ink around using a piece of Kitchen Roll, taking care not to remove too much of the mica powder contained in the Pixie Powder.

Once my Mister/Pixie Background was dry, I glued my Julia Backround to it. I made a frame using dies #2 and #4 from the Stitched Square Peg Board Die Set and added it to my backgrounds using Woodware Foam Tape. I matted onto a couple of pieces of Coconut White Card.

I stamped the Julia's Sunflower Posy Stamp onto Coconut White Card using Onyx Black Versafine Ink. I stamped the sentiment from the CE Petite Lavish Sentiments Stamp Set. I added CS Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.

I coloured in using CS Phill Martin Misters in Bright Sunshine, Tangy Tangerine and Lime Burst - I just misted a little on to my Craft Sheet and picked it up with a Paint Brush. I mixed Tangy Tangerine with a little Lime Burst for the centre of the flowers. I cut the design out using the largest die in the Julia Die Set.

I created another background with Lime Burst Mister and Pale Olive and Bronze Blush Pixie Powders. Once dry, I cut out a pair of Oak Leaf Swags.

I cut 3 sizes of flower from the Sunflower Bouquet Die Set out of some of my orange mister/pixie background that I had left over. For the centres of the flowers, I popped a little CE Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet onto a piece of Dark Roast Coffee Card and cut 3 flower centres. I peeled away the backing and added Medium Clear Glass Micro Beads. I cut some sunflower leaves out of Forest Card.

I completed my card by adding an 8mm White Pearl to the corners of my frame.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk