Monday, 25 September 2017

Intermediate Weaving Die with Ribbon

Hi Bloggers.

Phew! That was a busy, tiring weekend. No rest today though as I need to get my website orders posted out and prep for my workshops on Wednesday and Saturday this week!

Here's today's card -

For this weave, I have cut Sue Wilson's Intermediate Die out of Coconut White Card once and threaded pieces of May Arts Two Tone Ribbon through it.

Products used -
Sue Wilson - Intermediate Weaving Die, Scalloped Lattice Frames Set B, Stitched Flags, Striped Nasturtium, Spring Foliage, Birthday Wishes
Card - Coconut White, Rich Plum
May Arts - Burgundy Two Tone Ribbon
Craft Consortium - Rhinestone Gem




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).

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Takeover Shows on Hochanda today

Hi Bloggers.

Day 3 of the Creative Expressions Takeover at Hochanda. Hope you're enjoying the fun and learning lots!

I have 1 hour on Hochanda Netherlands at 9am today and 2 hours on Hochanda UK at 2pm and 4pm with Sue Wilson's Weaving Dies including the brand new Intermediate Die. There isn't enough time to share all the variations I've found so far but I will show as much as I can. I have a two-fer for you today with 2 completely different cards.

This one is made by cutting out the Intermediate Die twice in Coconut White Card and gluing them together to fill in the gaps. I then cut the Intermediate Die out of Lilac and Sky Blue Card. I cut the blue one in half lengthways and glued them toghether to fill in the gaps as before. I then wove 1 lilac then 2 sky blue until complete. The scrunched up flowers are from the Nasturtium Die Set.

Products used -
Sue Wilson Dies - Intermediate Weaving Die, Thank You, Spring Foliage, Striped Nasturtium, Scalloped Lattice Frames Set B
Craft Consortium - Rhinestone Gems
Creative Expressions - Card : Coconut White, Sky Blue, Lilac
Woodware - 2mm Foam Tape





Here's your second card -

This card came about after a conversation I had with Sue Wilson over dinner at Ally Pally last weekend. I've always made woven backgrounds into cards with a frame. She thought it would be good to show one outside of a frame so here you are!

I've cut the Classic Weaving Die out of Glitterbitz on Self Adhesive Sheet on Coconut White Card. I've cut the Intermediate Weaving Die out of Antique Gold Pearl Card and the Striped Weaving Die out of Forest Green Card. I kept the Gold Intermediate intact on it's outer card and wove strips from the other die cuts through it. I trimmed the ends as shown, secured the weave at the back with tape and then trimmed the gold die cut away from it's outer card.

I've added CS Apple Red Glitterbitz to the Here Comes Santa Snow Globe Scene with DS Adhesive Sheet and I've cut Lisa Horton's Ho die from Apple Red Glitterbitz on DS Adhesive on Coconut White Card with her Stylish Script Season's Greetings Die Set.



My Website is up and running again! Yay! It's not perfect but it already looks much better, I think so anyway. I have added a section for the Takeover weekend. You can find it here. Please note - prices are shown as ex-VAT (sigh!) - it will be added at checkout.

You can enjoy 10% discount on products in this section but it's NOT automatic - you will need to enter TAKEOVER in the discount box at checkout. Please don't ask me to amend your order if you forget - I have tested it and it does work. Offer applies till midnight tonight.


You may want to read the Shipping and New Website Info pages at the bottom as navigation is not brilliant just yet and I'm not shipping outside UK at the moment.


Any problems - shout but be patient as I'm a bit busy!


See you later!

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).

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Takeover Shows on Hochanda today

Hi Bloggers.

I have another two-fer for you today.

I have 3 hours on Hochanda UK today and 1 hour on Hochanda Netherlands.

First up, at 8am UK and then at 9am Netherlands, I have shows with Sue Wilson's Snow Globe Dies.

Products used -
Sue Wilson - Snow Globe, Santa's Reindeer Snow Globe Scene, Classic Poinsettia, Pine Twig, Holly Swirl, Double Pierced Squares A & B
That Special Touch - Nordic Christmas
Cosmic Shimmer - Phill Martin Old Gold Sparkle Texture Paste, Iced Flake & Glacier Ice Glitter Jewels, Golden Sands Glitterbitz
Creative Expressions - Snow White Micro Beads, Circle Treat Cups, Heat Emboss Acetate, Card : Coconut White, Antique Gold Pearl
Woodware - 2mm Foam Tape




At 11am and 3pm, I have UTEE shows.

Products used -
Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 - 3 Cheers for Art, Potting Soil Archival
Distress Oxides - Fired Brick, Walnut Stain
Cosmic Shimmer - UTEE : Clear, Tarnished Gold, Phill Martin Old Gold Mica Powder
Creative Expressions - 5mm Black Pearls, Card : Coconut White, Black



Hope you can join in the fun today on Hochanda. The full schedule is in the left-hand sidebar of this blog.

I've added photos of the samples from all 3 of my shows to the Gallery Section of this blog and to 3 albums on my Julia Watts Crafts Facebook Page.

My Website is up and running again! Yay! It's not perfect but it already looks much better, I think so anyway. I have added a section for the Takeover weekend. You can find it here. Please note - prices are shown as ex-VAT (sigh!) - it will be added at checkout. If you're an existing customer, I think you will need to create a new account but then all your details should come up.

You can enjoy 10% discount on products in this section but it's NOT automatic - you will need to enter TAKEOVER in the discount box at checkout. Please don't ask me to amend your order if you forget - I have tested it and it does work. Offer applies till midnight tomorrow night.


You may want to read the Shipping and New Website Info pages at the bottom as navigation is not brilliant just yet and I'm not shipping outside UK at the moment.


Any problems - shout but be patient as I'm a bit busy!


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).

Friday, 22 September 2017

Creative Expressions Takeover Weekend today

Hi Bloggers.

The Creative Expressions Takeover Weekend at Hochanda starts today at 6pm when Sue Wilson Launches a new One Day Special. Lisa Horton is on at 7pm and then Sue is on again at 8pm. I have listed the weekend schedule in the left hand side bar of this blog.

I have 2 projects to share with you today. The first is from my Weaving Die shows on Sunday -

Products used -
Sue Wilson - Intermediate Weaving Die, Scalloped Lattice Frames Set B, Striped Nasturtium, Spring Foliage, Thank You
Woodware 2mm Foam Tape
Creative Expressions - 3mm Black Pearls, Card : Black, Coconut White




Lisa's show tonight features some new MDF so I made this while at Ally Pally last weekend -

Products used -
Creative Expressions - MDF Festive Media Boards, Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet
Cosmic Shimmer - Acrylic Mixed Media Paint : Chelsea Blue and Caactus Leaf, Silver Moon Sparkle Texture Paste, Apple Red Glitterbitz
Lisa Horton - Stitched Collection : Sleigh, Stylish Script : Season's Greetings
Sue Wilson - Here Comes Santa Snow Globe Scene
Phill Martin Sentimentally Yours Stencil - Twinkle Twinkle

Obviously, no Freebie Friday this week - it'll be back next week.

My website is still not available 😞 It looked like it was getting somewhere but there were no images so the whole migration was started again. It looks like the drop down category menus will take some time to get sorted so I may go live with a less than perfect system but at least the search button works and the payment system should be more reliable. Also the prices shown are ex-VAT, VAT will be added at checkout. I'll try and get that sorted as a priority. Nothing is ever as easy as it appears to be!

Don't forget to tune in at 6pm!

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).

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Snow Globe Takeover Sneak Peek

Hi Bloggers.

Here's your sneak peek for today -

 
Products used -
Sue Wilson Dies - Snowglobe, Cottage Snow Globe Scene, Classic Poinsettia, Berry Bough, Pine Twigs
Creative Expressions - Snow Globe Sentiments, Circle Treat Cups, Snow White Micro Beads, Card : Coconut White, Sky Blue, Midnight Blue Pearl, 8mm White Pearls, Mounting Cushion
Onyx Black Versafine
That Special Touch - The Snow is Falling
Cosmic Shimmer -  Iced Flake, Sparkle Star Diamond Frost, Glue
Woodware - Stamp Press, Fine Tip Glue Applicator, Paper Shaping Tool
Phill Martin - Stamping Mat, CS Platinum Sparkle Texture Paste




Website Update - not there yet but there is progress, I can now see products! Fingers crossed, it will be back tomorrow.

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).

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Takeover Weekend Sneak Peek

Hi Bloggers.

I thought I would start sharing some sneak peeks of some of the projects I've made for my shows on the Takeover Weekend. I have 3 different shows over the weekend across 5 hours plus 2 hours to the Netherlands. One show is on UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) and this is your sneak peek for today -

Products used -
Wendy Vecchi - Art Parts : The Guys, Tag Toppers, Stamps : 3 Cheers for Art, Parisian Art, Archival : Potting Soil
Distress Oxides - Fossilized Amber, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
Clear Perfect Medium
Cosmic Shimmer - White Gesso, Clear UTEE
Creative Expressions - Blue White American Seam Binding, Milk Card
Low Speed Heat Tool






Website - update : Still not working 😩

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).

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Paper Cuts Jingle Bells

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

Products used -
Paper Cuts - Jingle Bells
Creative Expressions - Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet, Twisting Holly 8 x 8 Embossing Folder, Card : Coconut White, Rich Red, Brunswick Green
Sue Wilson - Double Pierced Squares Set A and Set B
Woodware - 1 and 2mm Mounting Foam Tape
Cosmic Shimmer - Diamond Snow, Apple Red Twinkles




No links today. My website move is not going well - nothing is ever straight forward, is it? If you need any items, email me at juliawattscrafts@gmail.com.

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).

Monday, 18 September 2017

Woodware Doodle Holly

Hi Bloggers.

Unpacking today, washing, catching up with website orders and prepping. On top of that we're looking into moving my website this week so happy 30 hour days! We did have a fab weekend at Ally Pally though - I've included a pic at the end of this post taken on the CE stand yesterday morning.

Here's your card for today -

Products used -
Woodware - Doodle Holly, Anti-Static Pad
Onyx Black Versafine
Cosmic Shimmer - Matt Clear Embossing Powder, Christmas Watercolour Palette
Sakura - Glaze :Red, Hunter Green, Clear, Stardust : Gold, Fine Tip Water Brush
Justrite - A2 Card Front Basics
Sue Wilson - Scalloped Lattice Frames Set B
Creative Expressions Card - Coconut White, Rich Red




The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on 15th September is ..............................

Sue MacFall

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