Saturday, 21 January 2017

It is so nice knowing ....

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card (and it's a proper one!) -

A simple little card with a couple of techniques.

I started by creating a Pixie Powder Background on Watercolour Card. I misted the card with water and then sprinkled CS Scarlet Mist Pixie Powder over and put aside to dry.

Once dry, I dusted my PP background with an Anti-Static Bag and stamped one of the birds from the Justrite Doodled Birds Stamp Set (back in stock) using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Black Detail Embossing Powder. I coloured the image in a little using Scarlet Mist Pixie Powder and Sunrise Pink Mica Powder from the CS Summer Shades Mica Spray Set.

I cut it out using #2 die from Sue Wilson's Refined Rectangular Frame Die Set.

I cut the #3 die from the set out of Coconut White Card. I made my embossing powder by popping a little CS True White Detail Embossing Powder into a little bag and adding some Sunrise Pink Mica Powder to it and giving it a good shake. I covered my frame with Clear Perfect Medium and embossed using my custom embossing powder. I re-inked, added more powder and heat set again.


I used a Coconut White Card Blank (1/2 a sheet) and stamped my sentiment from the same set using Jet Black Archival.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).

Deal of the Day today (21st January) - Justrite A2 Splendid Border Die only £9.99!

Friday, 20 January 2017

Freebie Friday

Hi Bloggers.

We've missed Freebie Friday for a couple of weeks but it's back. Here's this week's card that is looking for a new home -

You can read how this card was made here (step by step).

To go into the draw to win this card, leave a lovely comment below. I will announce the winner on Monday. Please be sure to pop back then to see if you've won.

 Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).

Deal of the Day today (20th January) - Sue Wilson Pierced Roses Mini Background only £7.99!

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Happy Birthday Circle

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I cut Sue Wilson's Classic Weaving Die out of Coconut White Card. I then ran the die cut through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine with the Couture Creations Velvet Tea Lights Embossing Folder.

I cut Sue's Striped Weaving Die out of Sky Blue Card twice. I glued the 2 Striped die cuts together, offsetting them to fill in the gaps. I cut these down into pieces 2 and 3 strips wide.

I then wove my background weaving the striped strips through the classic die cut. With 3 strips, over 1, under 1, over 1, under 1 and so on to the end. With 2 strips, under 1, over 1, under 1, over 1 and so on to the end. I repeated these 2 rows until my piece was complete.

I made a frame out of Coconut White Card using dies #2 and #4  out of Sue's Scalloped Lattice Frames Set B. I added it to my background using 3D  Foam Tape and trimmed away the excess using scissors.

I used Sue's Happy Birthday Circle die set for my topper, cutting out of Coconut White and Sky Blue Card (this die set is currently out of stock at CE but I'm told more stock is expected end of February). I used 3D Foam Pads in between my layers.
I cut Sue's Star Flower Cluster (this is due back in stock end of February too) out of Coconut White and Sky Blue Card.
I finished my card by adding a 5mm White Pearl to the corners of my frame and Coconut White and Sky Blue mats.

Sue's new die release will be launched on 26th January. I have them on pre-order and I have loaded the stock on my website with 10% discount here. I still need to load the new stamps - I will try to get that done by the end of today.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).

Deal of the Day today (19th January) - Phill Martin Sentimentally Yours - Blossom Occasions Sentiments Tags only £8.99!

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

3 Years Old

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

I started by running the main large die only from Sue Wilson's Birthday Shadow Box Die Set through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine using the cut sandwich and a piece of Aqua Card. This gave me just the stitched marks around the boxes and nothing else - perfect!

I stamped the cupcake from the Justrite Make a Wish Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival. I coloured in using CS Colour Cloud - I used Summer Sky, Frosted Aqua and Sun-Lit Cedar. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, again using Jet Black Archival and coloured the stars with Summer Sky Colour Cloud. I cut the cupcake and the sentiment out using the insert dies in the Shadow Box set. I also cut the other insert dies in the set out of Coconut White Card. I added them to the stitched boxes using 3D Foam Pads.

I cut some of the little embellishment dies from the Birthday Shadow Box Set out of Aqua Card and inked through the dies with Frosted Aqua Colour Cloud using a Smoothie.

I cut a frame out of Aqua Card using dies #3 and #5 from Sue's Scalloped Lattice Frames Set B. I cut another frame out of Coconut White Card using dies #3 and #4 from the set and glued the 2 frames together using CS Glue. I added my frames to my shadow box using 3D Foam Tape.


I cut another frame out of Coconut White Card using dies #2 and #3 from the same set and glued it to my background setting it inside my frame.

I completed my card adding a 5mm White Pearl to the corners of my frame and adding a Coconut White and an Aqua Card mat.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).

Deal of the Day today (18th January) - Sue Wilson Frames & Tags Collection - Gillian only £6.99!

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

You Amaze Me

Hi Bloggers.

I managed to get approx half of my orders out yesterday. I will try and get the rest sent out today.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I stamped the Justrite Blooming Vines Background onto Black Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS True White Detail Embossing Powder. I coloured in using CS Summer Shades Mica Spray Set.

I made a frame out of Coconut White card using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Rectangles and Double Pierced Rectangles Set B. I added it to my background using 3D Foam Tape.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite For All You Do Vintage Labels Three onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using Sue's St.Lucia Die Set.

I made a couple of flowers out of Coconut White and Black Card using Sue's Exquisite Poppy Die Set, using a Pigma Micron Pen to draw the veins in the petals through the dies. I cut some leaves out of Black Card using Sue's Bold Scrolled Vine Die Set.

I assembled my card as shown adding an 8mm Black Pearl to the corners of my frame and mats of Black and Coconut White Card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).

Deal of the Day today (17th January) - Creative Expressions Stamps to Die For - Tulip Bouquet only £2.99!

Monday, 16 January 2017

Happy Birthday

Hi Bloggers.

Hope you enjoyed the Takeover Shows. Today will be spent unpacking getting website orders out - I'll get to as many as I can.

I think it's time we had a bit more weaving!

This is a two by two weave using Sue Wilson's Striped Weaving Die. To achieve this, I cut the die out of Coconut White Card twice. I glued the 2 die cuts together, offsetting them to fill in the gaps. I cut the die out of Aqua, Custard, Sky Blue, Lilac and Peach Card.

I cut the coloured die cuts into pairs and wove them through the Coconut White piece as shown, alternating through all the pastel colours of card. You have enough strips of pastel card to make 3 woven backgrounds like this one.

I made a frame out of Coconut White and Sky Blue Card using Sue's Ornate Pierced Rectangles. I added it to my woven background using 3D Foam and trimmed away the excess. I matted onto Coconut White and Sky Blue Card and added an 8mm White Pearl to each corner.

I cut the Justrite Happy Birthday Sentiment Die out of Sky Blue Card. I decided to add it directly to my background rather than mount it on another die cut so as not to hide my lovely background.
I cut Sue's Star Flower Cluster out of Lilac, Custard and Sky Blue Card and added a 3mm White Pearl to the centre of each flower.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).

Deal of the Day today (16th January) - Sue Wilson Mini Gemini Dies - Ara only £5.99!

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Mask Techniques Takeover Shows

Hi Bloggers.

I have 2 shows today at 3pm and 6pm. I'll be showing you as many techniques with masks as I can. I have a bunch of backgrounds with texture pastes to share with you below.

Ocean Spray Sparkle Texture Paste through the More Squares Mask -

Penny Copper Sparkle Texture Paste through the Knitted Mask -

Chic Viola Sparkle Texture Paste through the Lattice Mask -

Chic Magenta Sparkle Texture Paste through the Just Sew Mask (on Black Gloss Card - very hard to photograph!) -

Frosty Dawn Sparkle Texture Paste through the Kaleidoscope Mask -

Frosty Dawn Sparkle Texture Paste through the Kaleidoscope Mask on Black Gloss Card -


Clear Texture Paste through the Grid Mask on Black Card. I've rubbed New Gold Gilding Wax over the right-hand side of the mask -
 
Penny Copper, Chic Magenta, Penny Copper Sparkle Texture Paste through Basket Weave Mask -

As above but mixed together before adding to Lattice Mask -

As above plus Ocean Spray Sparkle Texure Paste mixed in through Counterpane Mask -


As above through Rope Frame Mask, mask removed and Glacier Ice Glitter Jewels added -

Clear Texture Paste through Lattice Mask. Leaving the mask in place, Peacock Green and Midnight Blue Pixie Powders added, remove mask -

As above but on Black Card and through Kaleidoscope Mask -

Clear Texture Paste through More Squares Mask. Leaving the mask in place sprinkle over Graceful Lilac and Chic Magenta Mica Powders, remove mask -

As above but on Black Card through the Lattice Mask -

Frosty Dawn Sparkle Texture Paste through the Basket Weave Mask. Leaving the mask in place, sprinkle over Firework Burst Pixie Powder, remove mask -

Chic Viola Sparkle Texture Paste through the Grid Mask. Leaving the mask in place, sprinkle over Chic Magenta Mica Powder, remove mask -

Frosty Dawn Sparkle Texture Paste through the Counterpane Mask. Leaving the mask in place, sprinkle over Chic Moss and Graceful Lilac Mica Powders, remove mask -

Pop some Frosty Dawn Sparkle Texture Paste on Craft Sheet, add Chic Magenta and mix well. Spread through the Just Sew Mask -

Pop some Clear Texture Paste onto Craft Sheet, add Titanium Mica Powder and mix well. Spread through the Kaleidoscope Mask -

Clear Texture Paste through the Basket Weave Mask. Leaving the mask in place sprinkle over Pale Olive and Aubergine Dream Pixie Powders, remove mask -

Dust Black Card with Anti-Static Bag. Clear Texture Paste through Knitted Mask. Remove mask, add Silverlight Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set -

Dust Coconut White Card with Anti-Static Bag, Clear Texture Paste through the Just Sew Mask, remove mask, add Decadent Denim Embossing Powder and heat set -

Clear Texture Paste through Rope Frame Mask, remove mask and add Silver Micro Beads -
These are just some of the techniques with masks that I hope to share on Hochanda today. Time permitting, I have techniques with Polished Silk Glitter, Gilding Flakes, Migro Beads, Embossing Powders, Mica Powders, Inks and whatever else I can think of.

I'm offering 10% discount on all the products from all of the Takeover Shows this weekend that I have on my website. They're all together here. Discount applies till midnight tonight or While Stocks Last and will be applied at checkout.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).

Deal of the Day today (15th January) - Woodware Clear Magic Single - Sunflower Patch only £1.99!