Friday 6 January 2017

One Day Special Shows continue on Hochanda today

Hi Bloggers.

One Day Special Shows continue on Hochanda today at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. Hope you can join me. I will try to show as many weaves as I can throughout the day.

Here's today's card -

There's a lovely pastel pack of card on the shows. As well as playing with different weaves, different colour combinations give different effects too.

So, for the weave on this one, I started by cutting Sue Wilson's Striped Weaving Die once out of Aqua, Lilac, Custard and Sky Blue Card. I glued the Custard one to the Sky Blue one, offsetting it to fill in the gaps. I glued the Lilac one to the Aqua one, again offsetting it to fill in the gaps. The resulting die cuts then have 2 Lilac then 2 Aqua then 2 Lilac then 2 Aqua and so on and the other has 2 Custard, 2 Sky Blue, 2 Custard, 2 Sky Blue and so on. For this weave, I kept them all in the order they were lying.

I used the Custard/Sky Blue one as the base. I wove 2 strips from the Aqua/Lilac one through it - under 2, over 2, under 2, over 2 and so on to the end. Keeping the strips in order, I wove the next 2 Lilac/Aqua Strips over 2, under 2, over 2, under 2 and so on till the end. I repeated these 2 rows until the whole piece was completely woven.

I made a frame out of Aqua Card using dies #2 and #5 from Sue's Scalloped Lattice Frames Set B. I cut a thinners frame out of Custard Card using dies #2 and #3 from the same set and glued the 2 frames together. I added the frame to my woven background using 3D Foam Tape and trimmed away the excess. I matted onto Lilac and then Sky Blue Card.

I cut dies from Sue's Happy Birthday Circle Die Set out of the same 4 colours of card as shown.

I cut Sue's Star Flower Cluster Die Set out of Lilac, Sky Blue and Custard Card and added 5mm White Pearls to the centre of the flowers.

I completed my card by adding an 8mm White Pearl to each corner of the frame.

I'm offering 10% discount on items I have in stock on my website from the shows (more stock added, due in Monday/Tuesday). You can find them here. Offer valid till midnight tonight or While Stocks Last. Discount will be applied at checkout.

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  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful card I think was Leonie's favourite from last nights show with all the beautiful colours, looking forward to more inspiration on today's shows have to set to record them as I'm always in and out all day.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia. Great show last night have others set to record. Beautiful card today.
    Have a great day


  3. Hi Julia
    Great show last night and this was my favourite card.The colours look just lovely together.
    Jan x

  4. Gorgeous card love the colours xx hazel

  5. What pretty colours, love the weaving technique.
    Annette x

  6. Hi Julia
    What an intricate weave, I love all the colours.
    B xx

  7. Good morning Julia, enjoyed last nights show and looking forward to the rest. I love the colours you have put together for today's beautiful card.
    Marion S x

  8. WOW-stunning card, really gorgeous. Such a clever idea using different pastel colours as it gives a beautiful background.


  9. Good morning Julia and crafters all
    Lovely card today, these weaving dies are lovely. Unfortunately missed the show last night and had forgot to set the recorder.
    Will set it for the rest of the shows.
    Love and crafty hugs to all
    Tina T xxxx

  10. All your samples were lovely with Leonie bubbling over with enthusiasm! Would love to have these dies but can't justify buying at the moment.

  11. Beautiful pastel card, gorgeous background.

  12. Morning Julia, another wonderful card, saw your show last night and the samples were so brilliant, I want to try all of them myself, I will have to look and see where you say they are stored.

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

  13. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, I enjoyed your show last night.

  14. The show was great last night Julia the cards were beautiful I can't choose you know me but really enjoyed it the show passed so quick thank you see you at nine xxxxxx love June horrocks xxxxx

  15. Good Morning Julia, I cannot believe that you managed to create such a stunning card from just paper and it certainly looks as if you had quite a time sorting out exactly the combination of strips to weave and I look oh so much to seeing how you created that particular one. A stunning show to last night. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  16. Morning Julia, Such a beautiful card, in ice-cream colours, I love how you have done this weaving, Wow !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  17. An unusual range of colours today but they really work, Julia. Lovely card.

    Anne (Northampton)

  18. Hi Julia,
    what an amount of effort it is but your card is stunning. I would only give this one to people who appreciate it.
    Watched your great Hochanda show...
    Rolf xxx

  19. Hello Julia, what a stunning card, love the colours, which would be great for a baby card if the gender was not yet known. As Rolfi says a lot of work, but perfect for someone special. Take care, will watch the recorded shows later. Bx

  20. So glad you are demoing the weave dies. I have them and don't use them to there full potential.Now I can keep the shows on hochanda and revisit my dies.
    The cards you have made with the dies are so classy.
    Thank you for your daily blog

  21. Beautiful card Julia love the colours. Just perfect. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

  22. Hi Julia
    This card is gorgeous , i love it !.

  23. Hi Julia,
    Gorgeous card, the woven background is stunning. I love the colours they remind me of a lovely baby blanket or dolly mixtures.
    Loving the shows and thanks for sharing,

  24. So pleased to see you using these dies and the Noble pierced rectangle on tv today. Have both and am getting more ideas for the weaving dies.

  25. Oh I just love all those pastel colours, that weave made with them is just so stunning, missed the show last night but have recorded it, but will try catch up with some today. Love these weaving dies, so need some more ideas, this one is just so so beautiful, thank you Julia....luv Ursula xx

  26. Hello Julia,
    I watched Live last night! What a great show! You have made some gorgeous samples! I even sent an email in! Today's card is gorgeous. Thank you.
    Haven't watched Live today for various reasons but will watch on Catch up!
    Love Myra xx

  27. Hi Julia this is a stunning card I love the weaving and the colours you have used are beautiful. I hope your shows are going well. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  28. Always a pleasure to see your creations. You are such an inspiration to me. I thank you for sharing your ideas. Looking forward to watching your shows on Hochanda. You are so much fun to watch.

  29. Hi Julia, loving the shows and can't wait for my parcel to arrive. All your samples have been gorgeous, I've seen the weave before on your posts and thought"I'd like a go at that", this time you've spured me on. Thanks for the insipation.

  30. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. I love the effect of this weave and I agree with you, the pastel card is lovely, it makes me think of Spring. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  31. Lovely woven card! I'm new to your artwork & Hochanda. I'm wondering if I can watch your shows on the Hochanda website as I'm in the US. I'd love to see more! Does anyone know?

  32. Hi Julia. This was my favourite of all the cards shown at 8pm. Its gorgeous. Got all todays recorded and just got in so making a cuppa and intend watching.
    PJ you should be able to view shows on website either live or recorded. I believe they are kept on there for about 2 weeks now.
    SueL x

  33. Was so inspired by your shows have ordered this set today. Have recorded the shows so hopefully can recreate this effect xx

  34. Poop! I totally forgot to set TV to record! I will have to watch on catch-up OH is off today and couldn't hog the tele AND I'd lost my iPod for hours So no reminders either

  35. Such a lovely card Julia. The background is wonderful, I love the soft colors woven together.

  36. Hi Julia, beautiful pastel card. Watched every show, completely forgot I had the weaving dies. That's my weekend crafting sorted I will be seeing how many different weaves I can make. Thank you lol Lynne m xxx

  37. Fantastic card julia x the colours are lovely x so sorry work got in the way of my viewing today but will watch on catch up x
    Theresa w x

  38. Loved all your cards on Hochanda shows, you really looked like you were having a good time.Have got these dies and will certainly be trying different combinations. Thanks for all your hard work.

    Karen H x

  39. Loved all your cards on Hochanda shows, you really looked like you were having a good time.Have got these dies and will certainly be trying different combinations. Thanks for all your hard work.

    Karen H x

  40. Julia i have thoroughly enjoyed watching all of the shows and so pleased to see so many demo's using the weaving die.
    Every single one of them was beautiful, no wonder you want to keep the weaving ones lol
    I have been totally inspired to get the ides out and start using them again as i never would have imagined in a million years how many gorgeous looks you could get.
    So a massive Thank you from me.

  41. Hi Julia - so loved your Hochanda showd & have been infected with the weaving bug too now! Thankfully, I've got the dies & tomorrow will be calm weaving (!!!) day in my house. Thanks for the inspiration, hints & tips Julia x

  42. Absolutely gorgeous card. Might try this over the weekend!


  43. Hi Julia,

    Beautiful card. Love it.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  44. Beautiful card Julia. I have enjoyed all the shows but will have to watch the 7pm show on Catchup ax sent to watch my Granddaughter ice skating. Have the weaving dies so must try all these different weaves.

  45. Hi Julia,
    I am new to your blog. Beautiful card and I love the colors. I can't wait to make this card as I have the dies you used. I wanted more weaving ideas.


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