Saturday 7 January 2017

Best Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

Hope you enjoyed the One Day Special Shows and love the weaving dies as much as I do. I think they really are the most veratile dies that Sue Wilson has produced to date. The feedback I have had from you all has been fantastic, thank you. Hopefully, you'll all be weaving soon!

Today, I have another card with a weave on it but using a smaller die for a frame. I'll mix the posts upa bit from tomorrow onwards so that you don't get too bored if you're not a weaving fan. Don't worry, if you love then they will all be shared soon. You can also see all the blog posts with weaves here.

The weave on this one does require a bit of patience - it takes approx an hour to weave a full piece but this is for a much smaller frame so took about 20 mins.

I cut the frame first. I cut die #6 from Sue's Madeleine Die Set out of Peach Card. I cut dies #4, #5 and #6 together out of Coconut White Card and glued the 2 die cuts together. I left it a while for the glue to dry and then cut the centre out by slotting die #4 back into place.

I cut Sue's Striped Weaving Die out of Coconut White Card twice and Peach Card once. I glued the 2 Coconut White ones together filling in the gaps. I measured how deep I needed to weave by popping my frame over the Coconut White strips. I trimmed away the extra bit to use on another project - no use on weaving too much!

This is a 1 x 1 weave so, taking a single strip of Peach, weave under 1, over 1, under 1, over 1 and so on to the end. Then another single strip of Peach, weave over 1, under 1, over 1, under 1 and so on to the end. Repeat these 2 rows till desired size is woven.

I added 3D Foam to the Madeline Frame and added to my woven piece, trimming away the excess.

I cut the Best Wishes Die from the Justrite Best Wishes Sentiment Die Set out of Coconut White Card. I added Clear Perfect Medium, CS Phill Martin Graceful Peach Embossing Powder and heat set. I added more Perfect Medium, more powder and heat set again.

For the background, I embossed a piece of Coconut White Card using the Couture Creations Tea Party Embossing Folder.

I cut Sue's Star Flower Cluster out of Coconut White Card and Peach Card and added it to the bottom of my background using 3D Foam.

I assembled the card as shown adding a 8mm White Pearl to each corner and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.  

I will try and get as many orders posted out this morning as I can - I only have till 12.30pm though as it's Saturday. The rest will go out on Monday.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you for all the great shows and beautiful cards.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  2. Morning Julia, another stunning weave card loving all the inspiration with them I'm thinking of doing one for a birthday due in a couple of weeks but it is Tenerife and we travel this Friday so hopefully I get time. Your shows were all great.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Hi Julia
    What a stunning card love the colours and the dies thank you great shows yesterday to thank you tracyw x

  4. I really like this card Julia. I have a set of weaving dies but am ashamed to say that I haven't used them yet but seeing this beautiful card I will be getting them out later today. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

  5. Hi Julia
    Thanks for the special shows with the weaving dies. I have not used my dies yet but now with all your inspiration I'm ready to have some fun and hopefully make beautiful cards.
    Jan x

  6. Great shows yesterday Julia. I don't have the weaving dies but I think they are a must for my list.
    Thank you for all your inspiration.
    Marion S x

  7. Great shows Julia, I recorded them all! A friend gave me the striped weaving die ages ago, which I have never used, but now I've seen the shows I'll definitely be trying it out. The classic die is now on my wish list.
    Carolyn B x

  8. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card. Great shows, I don't have the weaving dies but enjoyed watching you have fun with them.
    B xx

  9. Good morning Julia and crafters all,
    Beautiful card today, lovely and very feminine. Colourway is nice and flower spray and sentiment Justrite !!!!!
    Not watched all the shows as yet but are recorded.
    Love and crafty hugs to all
    Tina T xxxx

  10. Your demos were lovely Julia - such a range of ideas. Hope you get a quieter day today after posting the orders out.

  11. Hi Julia
    Fabulous shows yesterday, so enjoyed getting all the tips and technics you used to create those gorgeous cards. So you can guess what i will be doing later on today. A lovely card today showing off more of your weaving technics.....L Rosie xxx

  12. Beautiful card, I'm also ashamed today I've hardly used my weaving dies but after seeing all the stunning cards you have created with them-I'll definitely use them.


  13. Great shows yesterday Julia love the weaving dies and the colours you have used on this card are so preety
    Love June horrocks xxxxx Julia do you have the box dies and the family tree please

    1. You will have to be more specific about 'box dies' - don't know which ones you mean. Family Tree is out of stock at CE.
      You can see if a die is in stock on my website by clicking on the search button in the top left.

  14. Pretty card, Julia and I loved your shows yesterday. Great demonstrations too.

  15. Hi Julia, great shows, and I loved the tips and techniques, especially with the weaving, and this beautiful card is one of the best examples yet. Love it. Take care. Bx

  16. Morning Julia, another gorgeous card today, I agree with you about the feedback you have received for the weaving dies, it is amazing, you must feel so proud of yourself and Sue for designing them.

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

  17. Still have a couple of shows to watch but you have really done Sue proud with all your wonderful demos and samples, Julia. It is great for us when you go back to using older dies.

    Anne (Northampton)

  18. Morning Julie,
    Lovely card, loved the shows that I manged to watch.

  19. Loved all the shows Julia, especially love this card, the dies and colours, simply beautiful

  20. Lovely card Julia. Love the pastel colours. Take care Lynne x

  21. Hi Julia. Yes, I loved your shows yesterday, very helpful. My project for tomorrow is to get out my dies and follow your demo. SueL x

  22. This is lovely. I have the classic weave and played with it yesterday for the first time, just a simple weave and was really pleased with it. I am looking forward to receiving the other weave too. I know I am going to enjoy these. Thanks for the shows Julia, learnt loads as usual.

  23. Love this card Julia and really enjoyed your shows. I have got the weaving dies but not used them for a while. Now you have given me ideas and confidence guess who will be using them today ! Thank you. X

  24. Morning Julia

    This is such a pretty and sweet card

    June x

  25. Beautiful card, great shows. Really liked the weaving dies, but bank balance won't run to it, but they are in my wish list as is the star flower cluster die.
    Annette x

  26. Just love this card, well all of them really. You had some great ideas, thank you. I am going to attempt to create this one myself!!

  27. Good Morning Julia, well what a stunning card today and yes I absolutely loved your Hochanda demos you really are a very inspirational designer and I love all your combinations of weaves. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  28. Beautiful, !

    Have a lovely day Julia.

  29. Hi Julia your card is stunning. Your shows were amazing as usual. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  30. Hi Julia,
    Brilliant shows, have them all on record for future reference.
    Never fancied the weaving dies until now, watching you demonstrate made me realise they would just be my way of relaxing. Guess they will be my next purchase.
    Love Janet x
    From Wakefield

  31. Hello Julia Congratulations on your amazing shows yesterday full of wonderful ideas for using the weaving dies I bought the dies following a demonstration day you did in Haverfordwest a couple of years ago & although I have used them to make some cards I have only done the simple weaves After your inspiring shows I'm definitely going to use them & try some of the more intricate weaves So thank you!

  32. Loved all the shows. Emailed in about using the weaving dies for football cards. Love this one. Am definitely going to experiment after watching all the different ways you used them.

  33. Lovely card. Just got got to half way through the four pm show on catch up and thoroughly enjoyed what I have seen so far. So pleased sales went so well.


  34. I thoroughly enjoyed the shows I did see, but have recorded them all for future reference, I think this idea is just amazing...thanks for that Julia....A really lovely card you have here....luv Ursula xx

  35. Hi Julia, Stunning !! I managed to watch your 9am show, and recorded the rest, I'm so looking forward to watching your demo's, your samples were all stunning. I am so looking forward to trying out some of your weaving techniques, thank you so much.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  36. Hello Julia.

    Beautiful Card. Great dies and colours, lovely weave. I really like the orientation. Thanks for sharing.

    I really enjoyed the couple of shows I managed to see, it was great to see you did also.

    Best wishes

  37. Hi Julia Beautiful card and the shows were fantastic you can see how much you enjoyed doing them brilliant thank you.

  38. Hi Julia, love the card ! Great shows, you looked good. Not sure why I can't pin yours and Sue's cards lately ? there is no picture.....
    Hope to see you in February, take care x

  39. Hello Julia,
    You did have some fab shows and great demos! I managed to watch three Live!! That's a bit of a record for me! You have re-kindled everyone's interest in the weaving dies!! No wonder , your cards are gorgeous and your explanations clear!
    Thank you very much!
    Love Myra xx

  40. I enjoyed your shows on Hochanda. These weaving dies gives one lots of versatility in card making. You make it look so easy.

  41. I have still to watch some of your shows as i recorded them but what i have watched are fantastic. Its great to see the noble dies back again they are one of my favourites.
    A lovely card too xx

  42. Lovely card Julia, weaving dies are on my wish list, which longer by the day !!! Thanks too for the quick delivery of my order this week and the lovely free card. Anne x

  43. Hi Julia
    Beautiful card & love the soft peach colours..
    Love every element of this pretty design & would suit many occasions.
    Oh dear - More dies to add to my ever growing wish list !!

    Crafty Hugs

    Haze T (Norwich)

  44. lovely card Julia as usual I watch your shows on hochander very good demos

  45. Gorgeous card Julia. Love these weaving dies though don't have them yet. Managed to watch two shows but recorded them all to catch up later. They were great and very informative. xx

  46. This card his gorgeous Julia. Thank you. Really enjoyed the shows and learned a lot. Must use my weaving dies again.

  47. Hi Julia,
    Stunning card, I love everything about it and may be using this as inspiration for a special birthday card for my daughter.
    Thanks for all the great inspiration,


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