Tuesday 3 January 2017

Sneak Peek

Hi Bloggers.

Today I have a sneak peek from the One Day Special that I'm launching on Hochanda on Thursday night. I have both sets of Sue Wilson's Weaving Dies on the shows (yay!) plus some other lovely dies and goodies. I'm looking forward to showing you as many weaving variations as I can.

Here's today's card -

Ok, so for the wave on this one - I had a piece of Lilac Card which had Creative Expressions Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet and CS Diamond Sprinkles on it. I cut Sue's Classic Weaving Die from it, leaving space to hold either side.

I cut Sue's Striped Weaving Die out of Coconut White Card twice. I placed the die cuts on top of each other, offsetting so that the gaps were filled in, securing with glue at both ends (again, I had left space to hold).

4 strips from the Striped Weaving Die = 1 strip from Classic Weaving Die i.e. they're the same width. This means that the weave I've done on this card is pretty quick to achieve.

I cut the Striped Weaving piece into pieces 4 strips wide. I used these to weave in and out of the Lilac Classic Weaving piece.

 I cut die #4 from Sue's Ornate Pierced Rectangles Die Set out of Lilac Card. I cut dies #3 and #4 together out of Coconut White Card. I glued the 2 die cuts together and left the glue to dry for half hour or so. I then placed the #2 die in the centre and cut. I added my frame to my woven background using 3D Foam and trimmed away the excess using scissors.

The numbers are from the Justrite Make a Wish Stamp Set, stamped onto Coconut White using Jet Black Archival. I coloured in using Lilac Whisper CS Colour Cloud - I popped a little into the lid of the pot using a Smoothie and then picked it up using a Water Brush to paint. I cut it out using Sue's Happy Birthday Circle Die Set. I cut the next 2 circle dies from the set together out of Lilac Card and the largest of those out of Coconut White Card.

I stamped the sentiment, also from the Justrite Make a Wish Stamp Set, onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using the smallest die in Sue's Pierced Flags and cut the next sized die oit of Lilac Card. I glued the 2 die cuts together, shaped them and tucked them into my frame.

I cut dies #1 and #3 from Sue's Star Flower Cluster out of Coconut White Card and die #2 out of Lilac Card. I added 3mm White Pearls to the centres of the flowers.

I completed my card by adding an 8mm White Pearl to the corners, a Lilac Card mat and popped it all onto a Coconut White Card Blank.

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  1. Morning Julia, a gorgeous card really really must got my weaving dies out as I do love vet them but don't use them enough.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia.
    A lovely card thank you.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  3. Morning Julia and crafters all,
    Lovely card, I have not got these dies, so they will have to go on my wish list.
    Love and crafty hugs to all
    Tina T xxxx

  4. Morning Julia, a really lovely card, I have those weaving dies and would love some more inspiration.

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

  5. Beautiful card Julia, love the colours and the dies. I do not have the weaving dies, I think they might have to go on my list. Looking forward to your shows.
    Marion S x

  6. Lovely card. Can't wait to see more inspiration on Thursday.
    Have a great day


  7. Lovely card Julia. I resisted the weaving dies when they first came out but its hard not to be tempted now!

    Maggie B xx

  8. Hi Julia
    I have these weaving dies and need help and inspiration with them.Your cards always look lovely with them as a background.Will be watching.
    Jan x

  9. Love the look of these weaving dies, another ind for the wish list. Your card is also lovely.
    Annette x

  10. Gorgeous card , really lovely. I must use the weaving dies more.


  11. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the weaved background. Your shows will be amazing I will be watching. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  12. Looks like we're in for some great shows. These cards are lovely Julia.

  13. Hi Julia. Will deffo be watching your shows for inspiration. Bought these dies when they came out and I'm ashamed to say they haven't seen the light of day even though I love the effect. SueL x

  14. Morning Julia, Stunning card !! I love how you have combined both weaving dies here, and how effective is this !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  15. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card. Looking forward to watching your shows, I know you'll have a lot of fun with the weaving dies and show some cool techniques.
    B xx

  16. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card.

  17. Stunning card! Looking forward to your shows. xxx

  18. Lovely card Julia. Gorgeous colours.

  19. Love this card Julia the weaving is lovely look forward to thursday
    Love June horrocks xxxxxxxxxx

  20. Hi Julia, this card is stunning, love the soft colours, very pretty and girly, and would look great for a guy with a few changes of colour and embellishments. Have a great day. Bx

  21. I do like these weaving dies as I like the background effects they can produce. Lovely card.

    It will be another case of Hochanda catch up on the iPad for your shows, it's a shame that my Sky box that I use to watch Hochanda on FreeSat can't record now I no longer have a subscription. Perhaps I will have to buy a recordable FreeSat box!!


  22. Morning Julia

    I love everything about this card. I think the decorative 21 is so modern, a lovely change from a 'plain' number

    June x

  23. What a beautiful card, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  24. Lovely card, Julia - the weaving dies are just so versatile and I love the pretty colours too.

  25. Such a gorgeous card, beautiful colours and love the sparkle. x

  26. Hello Julia.

    Great Card. I like all the dies you have used especially the weaving dies. Lovely colour and stamps. It will be great to see your demo's. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  27. Lovely card, Julie. Really like the weaving effect.

  28. Hi Julia
    Gorgeous card today love the colour's you have used very pretty.
    I have both the weaving Dies &I now wanting to use them again.
    Crafty Hug's Lynda xx

  29. Hi Julia
    Lovely pretty card & the weaving technique adds so much dimension to cards.
    Very pretty girlie colours & suitable for many occasions.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T (Norwich)

  30. such a lovely card Julia. I have just received one of the weaving dies which I haven't played with yet so will be watching your shows for some lessons, and the usual excellent hints and tips.

  31. So so pretty Good to see the weaving dies in action again

  32. Hello Julia,
    A really lovely card! Love the frame as well. Looking forward to seeing the Shows!
    Parcel arrived safely today! Many thanks!
    Love Myra xx

  33. Julia this is amazingly pretty, i really love how you have done the weaving.
    I am so looking forward to the shows as i know they will be so inspirational.

  34. Love your card today julia x the colours are gorgeous and am lucky enough to own the weaving dies after you 'made' me buy them at the nec when they were released ! ( I didn't need much persuading !) Looking forward to your shows x
    Theresa w x

  35. Oh wow I just love those weaving dies, must get mine out again, thanks for the reminder Julia.... a most beautiful card....luv Ursula xx

  36. Beautiful card, glad you will be on Hochanda. Always look forward to your shows! x

  37. Beautiful card Julia. Look forward to your show on Thursday evening xx

  38. Love this weave card Julia. Going to pinch the idea, if you don't mind. It's good to see some of the 'older' dies being used as I think we all tend to buy new ones & forget about our previously loved ones. Xx


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