Monday 27 November 2017

Julia Rosette Sneak Peek

Hi Bloggers.

As promised, I have a sneak peek from Wednesday's One Day Special on Hochanda -

I love to make rosettes and Sue Wilson has come up trumps with her new Julia Die. There are lots of peeks and troughs in the design which means that you can get a really full looking rosette with just 2 cuts of the die! Brilliant!

So, I cut the 2 largest dies from the Julia Die Set out of Milk Card twice. I scored them on all the peak to peak lines, turned them over and scored them trough to trough. I made a cut from a peak to the centre on one of them and from a trough to the centre on the other one. I then folded them both following the score lines into mountain and valley folds. I glued them together and then glued them to a base cut from Petrol Blue Card using a die from Sue's Double Pierced Circles.

I cut die 1 and 2 from the Julia Die Set out of Milk Card and die 3 out of Petrol Blue Card. I glued the 2 die cuts together and added them to the centre of my rosette using a couple of Foam Pads.

For my background, I decided on just a plain piece of Milk Card which I matted onto a piece of Petrol Blue Card using CS Glue. I matted onto another piece of Milk Card using CE Mounting Cushion.

I cut a pair of leaves out of Petrol Blue Card using the Sycamore Branch Die Set. I made a scrunched up flower using the Sunflower Bouquet Die Set - I cut 2 of each of the middle sized flowers in the set, misted them with water, scrunched them up, opened them out and stacked them up, I pierced the centre to secure them together, scrunched them up to the centre one at a time and then eased out a little of the petals. I added a little Faded Jeans Distress Oxide to the tips using a Smoothie.

I cut my sentiment out of Petrol Blue using the Mix & Match Friendship Die Set and added it to my card using CS Glue in a Woodware Fine Tip Glue Applicator.

I completed my card by adding an 8mm Cream Pearl to the left hand corners.

Today is the final day in our Black Friday Sale on our website. Enter BLACKFRIDAY in the discount box at checkout to get 20% off your purchases PLUS - the frst 10 customers each day will receive a FREE GIFT! Offer valid till midnight tonight or While Stocks Last.

The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on 24th November is ...............................

Jan on the Fosse

Please email me at with your address and I'll pop your card in the post.

I'll be back tomorrow with another sneak peek.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, what a lovely card, the rosette with that centre looks almost like a sunflower. The white with the petrol blue card is a fab colour combo. Well done Jan, enjoy your card. Bx

  2. Morning Julia, oh this is a beautiful card today, love the rosette, stunning and the flower too.

    Congrats to Jan.

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

  3. Good Morning Julia. Amazing card this morning. Such a different style with the rosette. Looking forward to the shows.

  4. Beautiful card today.

    Congrats to the card winner.


  5. Beautiful card Julia, and the rosette is stunning.
    Marion S x

  6. Morning Julia,

    Lovely card.
    The rosette is amazing. X

  7. Hi Julia
    A lovely card, great rosette and glorious flower, also love the colours.
    B xx

  8. Hi Julia. Lovely card. I love the rosette. The colours are stunning too. SueL x

  9. Wow Julia what a beauty love this card your flowers are stunning and the dies are perfect
    Thank you for a peek
    Love June Horrocks congrats to the winner xxxxx

  10. Morning Julia,
    Beautiful card.

  11. Good Morning Julia. A wonderful and brilliant idea. I love this pinwheel. Thinking I might buy this die and have a go. I love making pinwheel but have only done them on straight strips of card. Never tried on circular. .... I just have to try this out. Well done Julia. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

  12. Wonderful card today Julia, looking forward to your shows

  13. Good morning Julia wow today's card is lovely the rosette is fabulous I've never tried to make one I love the flowers too I'm looking forward to your shows

  14. Hi Julia this is a stunning card that rosette is gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  15. Hello Julia
    I hope you are keeping warm! Lovely card and thank you for reminding me how lovely rosettes are on a card. I should use them more. This is a lovely card and the flowers are beautiful.

    Craft Hugs
    Heather xx

  16. I forgot to add congratulations to Jan!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  17. Absolutely stunning, love the pinwheel...luv Ursula xx

  18. Beautiful card Julia, love the rosette.
    Congrats to Jan !
    Thank you for Saturday, had a great time with all.Still got two to put together oops. Slept for 12 hours after :>)
    Maria x

  19. Lovely card. Love the rosette and the flowers.


  20. Beautiful work Julia.
    Elaine H X

  21. Hello Julia.

    Very pretty Card. I think it has a classic look. Thanks for sharing.

    Congratulations Jan on the Fosse.

    Best wishes

  22. Hi Julia, I love this !!
    Congratulations to Jan on the Fosse.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  23. Julia, you have certainly put your name sake die to good use on this card. I would have never thought to use the die as a rosette. You are so imaginative. Love this gorgeous card.
    Congratulations to Jan!
    Have a great day, all
    Stephanie K

  24. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful. Love it.

  25. An absolutely fabulous card Julia x

  26. This is gorgeous Julia. Brilliant idea. Thank you for sharing this.


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