Monday 3 October 2016

Merry Christmas

Hi Bloggers.

Here’s today’s card – 
 I just love Sue Wilson’s Weaving Dies but it’s been a while since I’ve used them. Whilst I was waiting for my Justrite Dies to arrive when prepping for my last One Day Special I did a bit of batch background making and I immediately thought about using them again. 

So, to begin with, I popped a little CS Flake & GlitterGlue onto a piece of Wax Paper. I picked some up onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam and used it to ‘ink up’ the Justrite Ribbons of Holly Background. Using the 3 second rule, I added a piece of Coconut White Card to transfer the image. I ‘inked’ up the stamp again and this time added it to a piece of Rich Green Card. I put the pieces of Card to one side while I cleaned my stamp under the tap. I repeated the process with the Justrite Holly Stitched Background and Coconut White Card. Once again, I put the image aside while I cleaned my stamp.
Next, I added CS Inca Gold Gilding Flakes to the Coconut White Ribbons of Holly Background. I removed the excess using a piece of RubitScrubit. I added CS Mulled Wine Gilding Flakes to the Rich Green Ribbons of Holly Background and the Coconut White Holly Stitched Background, removing the excess with Rubit Scrubit.

I used Sue’s Classic Weaving Die to cut both of the Ribbons of Holly Backgrounds and wove them as shown.
I made a frame out of Antique Gold Pearl Card using Sue’sDouble Pierced Rectangles and Double Pierced Rectangles Set B. I added it to my background using 3D Foam and trimmed away the excess using scissors. 

I stamped the image from the Justrite Large Oval ChristmasWishes Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Justrite JoyOval Frames. I cut a Justrite Hope Oval Frame Die out of Rich Green Card. I cut the largest Joy Oval Frame Die out of Antique Gold Card.
 I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set onto Coconut White Card, again using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Gold Detail Powder. I cut it out using Sue’s Pierced Flags and used the other two dies in the set to cut out mats in Rich Green and Antique Gold Card. 

Going back to my gilded Holly Stitched Background, I made a flower using the Justrite Multi-Step Poinsettia Dies. I added an 8mm White Pearl to the centre and cut some leaves out of Rich Green Card using Sue’s PineTwig Dies.
 I assembled the card as shown adding some mats of Coconut White, Rich Green and Antique Gold Card and some White 5mm Pearls to the frame. 

You can see other cards I've made using these fabulous dies here.

I’m heading off on a little Beading Holiday today. I’ll be back on Friday afternoon. To compensate for the delay in sending out website orders, there’s 10% off everything on my website till midnight on Thursday 6th October. Discount will be applied at checkout. Orders will be dispatched from Friday 7th October onwards. There’ll be no new Deal of the Day till Friday.

John Lockwood is launching a One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm with new DCWV Light Ups. 

The winner of the card from Freebie Friday is ……………………………..

 granny sue

Please email me at with your address and I’ll pop your card in the post when I get back from my holiday.

 Thanks for stopping by.

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


  1. Hi Julia
    What a good idea to use patterned papers for the background. It looks lovely. I am off to work today - wish I had your job!
    Anne M xxx

  2. Hi Julia, a lovely card, the stamped and woven background looks great. Have a wonderful break. Take care. Bx

  3. Morning Julia.
    A lovely card Thank you.
    Have a nice break.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  4. So sorry I forgot to say Congratulations to granny sue.
    congratulations granny sue have fun Kitty.

  5. Morning Julia, now this is superb, I love the weaving dies and you have created a stunning card with them

    Congrats to Granny Sue

    Have a wonderful beading break

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

  6. Morning Julia, a beautiful card love the stamped woven background must try this as it is very effective. Enjoy your break hope you show all the jewellery you make when you get back.
    Congratulations granny sue.
    Nancyd xx

  7. Morning Julia and crafters all,
    Lovely card today, the green and gold go so well together. Have not got the weaving dies, Another one to go on the Christmas wish list.
    Enjoy your Beading Holiday, very therapeutic.
    Love and crafty hugs to all,
    Tina T xxxx

  8. PS forgot to congratulate
    Granny Sue!!!!!!!
    Love Tina T xxxxx

  9. Morning Julia
    What a lovely card the colours are so rich just perfect for Christmas.
    Enjoy your holiday you will have to post what jelewery you create. Xxx

  10. The woven papers make a lovely background. Pretty card.
    Next week we're doing ribbon weaving at craft club - that too is effective and something that hasn't been done for ages.
    Have a lovely beading holiday.

  11. Good morning Julia today's Christmas card is gorgeous. I do love the background you have created. Enjoy your holiday it sounds brilliant. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  12. Good morning Julia. The woven background to this card is beautiful. Have a great time on your beading holiday.
    Congratulations to Granny Sue.
    Marion S x

  13. Good Morning Julia
    Love this card must try using my weaving dies more.
    Thanks Jan x

  14. Hi Julia
    A lovely card. Enjoy your break.
    B xx

  15. Stunning card, really lovely.

    Congrats to the card winner.


  16. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card, love the woven and stamped background, a lovely look of gingham using the weaving dies this way.
    Enjoy your holiday and thanks for sharing,

  17. Wow Julia this card is stunning love the colours I didn't know about these dies thank you Julia so beautiful xxxxx
    Congrats to granny sue. Love June horrocks

  18. Morning Julia, I love, love, love, this card !! I, too, haven't used my weaving dies for a while. I love how you have created this card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  19. Morning Julia, I love, love, love, this card !! I, too, haven't used my weaving dies for a while. I love how you have created this card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  20. Morning Julia,
    Love your card, have a great break beading.

  21. Good morning Julia, I do love how youve used that background stamp on that weaving it looks just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  22. What a great idea to stamp the background before cutting the strips. A great card, Julia.
    Enjoy your holiday.

    Anne (Northampton)

  23. Stamping and weaving - good idea. See you later at the background masterclass.

  24. Stamping and weaving - good idea. See you later at the background masterclass.

  25. Lovely Christmas card Julia. Must try the weaving technique.
    Congratulations to the winner and enjoy your holiday X

  26. Hi Julia, loving the colours of your beautiful card.
    Enjoy your Holiday.
    Well to to Granny Sue.
    Elaine H X

  27. Hello Julia.

    Great Card. I like the stamps dies and the colours work really well. Thanks for sharing.

    Enjoy your beading time.

    Best wishes

  28. Hi Julia
    beautiful card lots to try on this one lovethe background stamp too.
    Have a great few days x

  29. Just purchased Sue's pierced flags but yet to get any of the weaving dies.... now on top of my list!! Love today's card. Thanks.

    Susan x

  30. Hi Julia

    I do like to see a 'green' Christmas card and have been undecided about the weaving dies until now so they too will be added to my list!

    June x

  31. Julia this is gorgeous, never thought of using the weaving dies as a christmas background but this is brilliant.
    i love the colours.

  32. Hi Julia. Did a double take when I saw my name in your post. Will email you, and thanks very much. I like today's card very much, it's good to see Sue's weaving dies being used again. Have a great time beading. Being on my own I love crafting holidays and spending time with like minded people. SueL x

  33. I just love this weaving die too from Sue, used it many time....this card is lovely Julia....luv Ursula xx

  34. Yep, I am a day behind, but, as this is such a fabulous card I have to comment!!

  35. Beautiful card Julia. Sorry I didn't get to comment yesterday. Hope you will enjoy your few days beading. Sounds a lovely break.


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