Monday 16 January 2017

Happy Birthday

Hi Bloggers.

Hope you enjoyed the Takeover Shows. Today will be spent unpacking getting website orders out - I'll get to as many as I can.

I think it's time we had a bit more weaving!

This is a two by two weave using Sue Wilson's Striped Weaving Die. To achieve this, I cut the die out of Coconut White Card twice. I glued the 2 die cuts together, offsetting them to fill in the gaps. I cut the die out of Aqua, Custard, Sky Blue, Lilac and Peach Card.

I cut the coloured die cuts into pairs and wove them through the Coconut White piece as shown, alternating through all the pastel colours of card. You have enough strips of pastel card to make 3 woven backgrounds like this one.

I made a frame out of Coconut White and Sky Blue Card using Sue's Ornate Pierced Rectangles. I added it to my woven background using 3D Foam and trimmed away the excess. I matted onto Coconut White and Sky Blue Card and added an 8mm White Pearl to each corner.

I cut the Justrite Happy Birthday Sentiment Die out of Sky Blue Card. I decided to add it directly to my background rather than mount it on another die cut so as not to hide my lovely background.
I cut Sue's Star Flower Cluster out of Lilac, Custard and Sky Blue Card and added a 3mm White Pearl to the centre of each flower.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, this card is beautiful, I love the colour combo, and the woven background is fabulous. The shows were brilliant, loved your different techniques. Take care. Bx

  2. Morning Julia, another gorgeous weaving die card, I love it and will be trying this one out myself too.

    Loved the shows over the weekend, so useful and helpful.

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

  3. Beautiful card Julia. I love the colours you've put together. Would make a lovely baby card. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

  4. Hi Julia
    Loved the shows on Hochanda with you and the gang.Your hints and tips are so welcome. Beautiful card today.
    Jan x

  5. Very pretty, ice cream coloured card. Thank you for all your tips and ideas over the weekend, all the shows were fab.
    Annette x

  6. Gorgeous card, love the pastel colours.


  7. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I do love the weaving. All the shows at the weekend were amazing. Well done to you and all the team. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  8. Good morning Julia and crafters all,
    Beautiful card, the colours blend so well.
    The weaving dies are very clever.
    Loved the shows that I saw, have them all recorded so I can watch today.
    Love and crafty hugs to all,
    Tina T xxxx

  9. Your shows were great - thank you fir all your hints and tips. All of you did so well.

  10. Lovely card. Have my dies out to make my own version for a birthday card tonight.

    Loved the shows. It was good to revisit the old techniques and remind myself of the methodology. Oh! Those polished silk glitters, so so moorish and exquisite to touch. Had to wait till this morning to catch the last half of the second show because my so called extra fast cable broadband went slower than a tortoise last night and the show wouldn't spool. Found this before with Hochanda shows. Weird!. Seems you are giving me no choice but to buy a satellite recording box so I can record and keep!


  11. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card. Great shows, I'm working my way through the recordings of the weekend.
    B xx

  12. Morning Julia, A gorgeous card !! fabulous 'sherbet' colours, and fabulous weaving, I love it !!
    All the shows were great, a fantastic weekend.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  13. Hi Julia, fantastic card, the weaving dies have now become my favourite go to dies. Catching up on all the weekend shows today and tomorrow. Lol Lynne m xxxx

  14. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, a fantastic weekend from the CE team.

  15. Morning Julia, another gorgeous weaving card and beautiful colours.
    Nancyd xx

  16. Lovely card Julia, loved your shows especially the mask techniques will be trying a few

  17. Beautiful card Julia. Enjoyed all the shows over the weekend especially your shows yesterday with the mask techniques.
    Marion S x

  18. Lovely card, Julia. I still have your second show to watch but the first was great - so many techniques to try. Thank you.

    Anne (Northampton)

  19. Good morning Julia today's card us gorgeous I love the colour combinations the weaving is beautiful
    I really enjoyed the CE takeover I picked up so many tips & ideas your mask shows were amazing!
    You must all be feeling exhausted after such a busy weekend hope you manage to get some rest!

  20. Morning Julia

    This is a very pretty card and the colour combo gives it a delicate look too

    You'll be shattered following your busy weekend!

    June x

  21. Good Morning Julia, I bet you are rushed of your feet today catching up with all your sales, but I must congratulate you on a brilliant weekend and you all did such stunning work. Thank you so much for all your hard work and planning. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  22. Thoroughly enjoyed the shows I managed to catch and really must try experimenting with my weaving dies this week.

  23. Beautiful card Julia. Loved all the shows at the weekend. Thank you.

  24. Lovely card julia x really enjoyed your shows they were fantastic x
    Theresa w x

  25. Hi Julia
    Just wanted to say thankyou for a fab weekend great job x

  26. I really had a fantastic weekend watching you and the team on Hochanda, wow, so many wonderful ideas packed in, but of course yours were my favourite, you all did so well..thank you one and all. Another superb weaving card today, the colours are just so beautiful...thank you Julia...luv Ursula xx

  27. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card in lovely fresh colours, I managed to catch some of the weekend takeover shows and hope to watch some on rewind. Loads of fabulous inspiration, thanks,

  28. Hi Julia
    Very pretty card & love all the colours you have used with this gorgeous design.
    Especially love the weaving technique as it gives so much
    dimension plus looks amazing too.
    Love It !!

    Crafty Hugs

    Haze T (Norwich)

  29. Hi Julia. Got home about an hour ago and thought I would do a bit of weaving. I suddenly remembered I hadn't looked at your blog and so have left off to take a look and how funny, you are showing a weaving card. Mine looked lovely in two colours until I saw yours. A multicoloured one may have to be my next weave now. SueL x

  30. You are the queen of the weave! Stunning card and yes I really enjoyed the shows

  31. Great weaving Julia, loved the shows . x

  32. Very pretty card Julia, enjoyed watching all your shows. Anne x

  33. Gorgeous card Julia. Love these weaving dies.
    Your shows Over the weekend were fun and very informative. Beautiful cards to inspire us all. Thank you xx

  34. Hello Julia.

    Beautiful Card. Great dies and weave and I love the colours used. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes


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