Monday 9 January 2017

Happy Birthday Cupcake

Hi Bloggers.

I have a woven card for you today -

I stated with my background. I stamped one of the stamps from the Justrite Confetti Trio 5 times ont a piece of Coconut White Card using Colour Clouds - I used Frosted Aqua, Baked Peach, Summer Sky, Lilac Whisper and then Frosted Aqua again. I gave the background a quick blast with my Heat Tool to dry it and then cut Sue Wilson's Classic Weaving Die from it, leaving good sized border on the ends to hold on to it.

I cut Sue's Striped Weaving Die out of Coconut White Card. I cut it into 'wide pair' strips and used these to weave in and out of my background piece.

I made 3 frames using Sue's Stitched Lattice Frames Set B. One from Coconut White Card using dies #2 and #5, one from Aqua Card using dies #2 and #4 and one from Lilac Card using dies #2 and #3. I glued them together using CS Glue and added the frame to my woven background using 3D Foam, trimming away the excess using my Tim Holtz Scissors.

I stamped the image from the Justrite Make A Wish Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival. I coloured in using CS Colour Clouds - I used Lilac Whisper, Frosted Aqua, Summer Sky and Sun-Lit Cedar. I cut it out using Sue's Happy Birthday Circle Die Set. I cut the Happy Birthday die from the same set out of Lilac Card.

I cut Sue's Star Flower Cluster Die Set (sorry out of stock at CE at the moment -you could use the Daisy Cluster die set instead!) out of Lilac and Aqua Card and added 3mm White Pearls to the centre of the flowers.

I finished my card by adding a 5mm White Pearl to the corners of the frame and some Coconut White and Aqua Card mats.

John Lockwood is launching a One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm. I'm offering 10% discount on products I have in stock from the shows.You can find them here. Discount valid till  midnight tomorrow night or while stocks last and will be applied at checkout.

Thanks for stopping by.

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

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  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful card do like this weave keeping them all for inspiration in my photos.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Hi Julia, mmmmm, there is that yummy cupcake again, and love the spotty woven piece. Great ideas and inspiration. Take care. Bx

  3. Morning Julia.
    A lovely pastel card.
    Thank you.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  4. Morning Julia, love this card and the way you have done the weave, also using the stitched frame works so well, keep um coming.

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

  5. Morning Julia and crafters all,
    What a beautiful card, love how you have made the background to cut you weaving dies from. The stitched lattice border dies are really versatile, I use them a lot. Thank you for your inspiration. Mine is lacking at the moment due to caring for my terminally ill husband.
    Love and crafty hugs to all,
    Tina T xxxx

  6. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. That cupcake looks delicious and the dies are amazing. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  7. All your weaving samples are lovely. I can see why you like these dies so much.

  8. Morning Julia

    This is a lovely card. I think there may be a mad rush to buy Sue's weaving dies! x

  9. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card, love the weave and the colours.
    B xx

  10. Hi Julia
    I'm amazed at all the different looks you created with the weaving dies.Tjanks for sharing.
    Jan x

  11. Morning Julia, Yummy colours here and gorgeously woven, I love this card !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  12. What a pretty card, Julia. The weaving dies are so effective.

    Anne (Northampton)

  13. Lovely card julia x that cupcake looks good enough to eat x
    Theresa w x

  14. Morning Julia,
    Beautiful card, love the soft colours you have used.

  15. Hi Julia. Well I finally opened my dies and made two cards. Not quite as good as the one you are showing us today, love your colours. SueL x

  16. Good Morning Julia, that is so pretty and I love the background on the weaving pieces, those colour clouds really make is so beautiful. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxxxxx

  17. Beautiful card Julia and love the background you created for this weave.
    Marion S x

  18. Hello Julia, love all these pretty pastels combined. Thanks for showing us how to make the backgrounds.

  19. Hello Julia,
    A beautiful card! When I first saw it in your Gallery I thought you had made it with patterned paper cut into strips! Well you have - only you made the patterns! Really effective! Many thanks!
    Love Myra xx

  20. Hi Julia Another fabulous woven card I love it!

  21. Lovely woven card Julia. Thank you for sharing. Just seen the advert for next weekend. Very funny. Looking forward to the shows.

  22. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Stamps and dies, a great colour combination. Thanks for sharing.

    Ha ha ha, I saw the trailer for Friday, so funny. Are they trying to say something by always putting Phill in charge, lol.

    Best wishe

  23. I saw you do this one on Hochanda and fell in love with it

  24. Very very pretty and that you made it with your homemade background too, stunning Julia...luv Ursula xx

  25. Very pretty card. I liked the way you stamped the one weave rather than leaving as one colour.


  26. I've finally caught up on your recent shows on Hochanda and I must say I really enjoyed them. Your passion for the weaving dies really came across. What wonderful cards xx

  27. Beautiful card Julia. Do love these weaving die cards though don't have them yet myself xx

  28. Hi Julia better late than never lol
    I'm loving your weaving cards they are all lovely & your Hochanda shows are so helpfull with all the different affects your showing Brilliant thank you.
    Crafty Hug's Lynda xx

  29. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card, I enjoyed the shows on Hochanda and all of the fabulous inspiration that you share with us, thank you.


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