Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Have a Bright Bright Sunshiny Day and Beading Projects

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I used a paper from Phill Martin's Blossom 8 x 8 Paper Pad. I added an extra bit of interest by stamping the flower border from the Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 It's More Flower Art Stamp Set using Phill's Cosmic Shimmer Chic Aubergine Colour Cloud applied using a Smoothie. With the stamp in my hand I also stamped a section of the background from the same stamp set. I matted my background onto another of Phill's papers, using the plain side this time.

I cut the flowers from the Spellbinders Romantic Blooms One out of Coconut White Card twice and inked through the die with Chic Aubergine Colour Cloud. I cut the flower stem from the same set. I cut the outer die only from the Spellbinders Medallion Three Die Set twice and added my flowers to them.

I stamped the sentiment from the Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Wildflower Art Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Plum Archival. I cut it down into sections using scissors and edged each piece with Chic Aubergine Colour Cloud.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 5mm White Pearls and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat

I've been reminded to share photos of my beading from last week I have been a bit busy since I've been back! Anyway, yesterday afternoon I had a few minutes and took a few snaps.

This necklace has been on the go for about 6 months as I don't get much time to bead nowadays - just 1 day a month and sometimes I don't even get that! It's reversible - matt dark blue on one side and purple on the other so it's a two-fer! Designed by my good friend, Sue Stallard.

Next I wanted to make this kit by Melanie Potter - not finished yet as the rope needs to be 34" long made in size 15 beads - very small beads so it takes a long time to grow and it's a tad boring so I'll be chipping away at that every now and again.

oT relieve the boredom of the rope, I started to encase a bead in an hexagonal frame. This will eventually be a necklace like my grey rectangular one. Designed by Sue Stallard.

Lisa Horton is continuing with her One Day Special on Hochanda today with shows at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm.  You can see the products I have for sale on my website from the shows here. Offer is valid till midnight tonight or while stocks last. Discount will be applied at checkout.

The new colours of Pixie Powders and Gilding Polishes are due in this morning so I'll try and get the pre-orders out today. You can find the new Pixies here and the new Polishes here.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful card and your jewellery is fabulous thanks for sharing.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia.
    A beautiful card Thank you.
    Wow Julia your bead work is so beautiful, Thank you for sharing. Take care and have fun Kitty.

  3. Hi Jukia
    Lovely card and your beading is beautiful.

  4. Good morning Julia. Stamping on paper gives an interesting lift.
    Beautiful jewellery - looks quite hard to assemble the beads.

  5. Morning Julia, A lovely card, you have reminded me that I have this paper pad.
    Your beading looks stunning, and I can understand that this will take you a 'while' to complete, but so very stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  6. Morning Julia, A lovely card, you have reminded me that I have this paper pad.
    Your beading looks stunning, and I can understand that this will take you a 'while' to complete, but so very stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  7. Hi Julia and crafters all,
    Beautiful card today, love the colours and the flower dies are so different. The way that you have cut the sentiment up really draw your eye in.
    Well Julia you are such a talented lady - your Beading work looks fantastic , looking at the photos they all look very time consuming.!!!!!
    Love and crafty hugs,
    Tina T xxxx

  8. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the design and how you added the flowers to the background. Thank you for sharing your beadwork it is stunning. I can see why it takes so long especially as you are so busy. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  9. Morning Julia, a lovely card today but those jewellery pieces are a big wow to me, so pretty, I wish I could go to a jewellery group but don't know of any in the Chatham area.

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

  10. Hi Julia
    A lovely card. Your beading projects are fabulous. I make bobbin lace, where nothing is a quick make but it is very satisfying watching it grow over time - I'm sure you'll find the same with your rope.
    B xx

  11. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card and your beading projects look stunning.
    Thanks for sharing,

  12. Lovely card, Julia. I don't do beading but can appreciate the work that goes into it - your pieces are gorgeous.
    Barbara - lovely to see another lacemaker commenting. Jan and I are members of the group in Northampton.

    Anne (Northampton)

  13. Good morning Julia, todays card is beautiful and your jewellery is stunning, thanks for sharing your pictures.
    Marion S x

  14. Lovely card & great beading projects. Late start as we only got back from Washington DC yesterday which was wonderful but tiring.


  15. Good Morning Julia, a fabulous modern style card this morning love the colour choice. And your jewellery making is just stunning Im not surprised you dont get much time to play but they always say the end result will be well worth the struggle Im sure. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  16. Morning Julia

    Gorgeous card and I love how the flowers are made

    I'm looking forward to seeing your finished necklace too!

    June x

  17. Stunning card Julia. Love the colours and dies.your beading work is brill very preety you must be chuffed xxxxxxx love June horrocks

  18. Hi Julia. Lovely card and your beading is absolutely gorgeous.
    SueL x

  19. I just love that card Julia, thank you...the bead work too is stunning....luv Ursula xx

  20. Morning Julia,
    A lovely card, and you jewellery is stunning.

  21. HI Julia
    Such a pretty card and colours beautiful and your bead work is gorgeous would love to see more so pretty .
    thank you for sharing

  22. Hello Julia.

    Very pretty Card. Great background, I like the stamping and layering you flowers is a lovely idea. Thanks for sharing.

    The finished necklace is beautiful and I love the idea of it being reversible. I can understand why it has taken a while to make. Your friend Sue is obviously a very talented designer.

    Best wishes

  23. Beautiful card Julia, as is the necklace. You must have the patience of a saint! Thanks for the pics.

    Susan x


  24. Beautiful card and beading , well done Julia.
    Elaine H X

  25. Julia that is such a lovely sentiment and looks perfect on such a beautiful card.
    The jewelery is absolutely stunning too, you are such a clever designer and must have a huge amount of patience.

  26. Lovely card Julia and your beading is beautiful. Personally I know I wouldn't have the patience to make the beaded rope. Thanks for the photos. X

  27. Pretty card I love how you have used a medallion die as a background for the flowers And your beadwork is beautiful What patience! Would one of those bead spinner thingies help relieve the boredom....

  28. Beautiful card and beadwork today Julia. Thank you so much for sharing this.


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