Monday 6 November 2017

So Many Candles on a Woven Background

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I used the Intermediate Weaving Die and Coconut White Card for an 1 x 1 weave. I needed to extend the weave so when glueing the 2 die cuts together at the start, I offset them leaving a gap at the top an the bottom (pretend these are both white) -

 All you need to do then is glue another single strip to the top and bottom to fill in the gaps. To extend more, just drop down as many strips are required before glueing and add strips into the gaps - easy!

Once my weave was complete, I made a frame using dies #2 and #4 from the Stitched Square Peg Board Die Set. I added it to my weave using Woodware 2mm Foam Tape and trimmed away the excess. I matted into Primrose and then Mauve Card and another piece of Coconut White Card.

I cut some candles from the Celebrations Shadow Box Die Set out of Coconut White, Primrose, Mauve and Duck Egg Card. I coloured the flames using Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade Distress Markers.

I cut the So Many Candles Die out of Primrose and Mauve Card and glued them together, offesetting them slightly.
I completed my card by adding an 8mm White Pearl to the corners of my frame.

I have just 2 spaces left on my workshop at Creative Expressions HQ this Wednesday. The theme is Christmas and is mainly die cutting. For more details please visit my website here. This will be my last workshop up there this year.

My last workshop locally is on Saturday 25th November. We'll be focussing on dies from Sue Wilson's September and November releases. Here's a little sneak peek -

For more info and to book, please visit my website here.

The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on 3rd November is ..........................

Poppyfield Card Crafts

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, a super card, love the soft colours on the white woven panel, very effective. Well done to the Freebie Friday winner. Have a good day everyone. Bx

  2. Morning Julia, beautiful card today, I love the weaving dies.

    Congratulations to Poppyfield crafts

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

  3. Good Morning Julia . WOW card this morning . the weave is stunning and thank you for sharing with detailed photos. Congratulations to Poppyfield crafts.

  4. Beautiful card Julia.
    Congratulations to Poppyfield Card Crafts
    Marion S x

  5. Gorgeous card today.

    Congrats to the card winner.


  6. Hi Julia. Great card. I love how you have just neutral colours for the background and then made it really pop with the coloured candles. SueL x

  7. Love it The “plain” (mind you there’s nothing plain about it) background is a lovely way of showcasing the elements

  8. Morning Julia,
    A lovely card.

  9. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card. I love your woven backgrounds and have ordered the intermediate weaving die so I can have a play.
    B xx

  10. Hi Julia
    A great start to the new week with a lovely card with the woven background.I must put this intermediate die on my must have list.Congratulations to Poppyfield crafts
    Jan x

  11. lovely card Julia
    Well done to poppyfield.
    Elaine H X

  12. And another beautiful weaving card, never tire of them pretty...luv Ursula xx

  13. Hi Julia this is a stunning card I love it. The weaving is amazing. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  14. Hello Julia.

    Great Card. I love the weaving dies, thanks for showing how to extend them.

    Best wishes

  15. Hi Julia lovely card think you for the tips on extending the weaving dies I'll give that a go!

  16. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card, great tutorial. Thanks

    Congratulations to Poppyfield Card Crafts!


  17. Lovely card Julia x the weaving is fantastic x wish I was closer so I could join in your workshops xxx thankyou Julia x
    Theresa w x

  18. Lovely card. As always, love the weaving.

    Have enjoyed catching up with your Hochanda shows since I got back this weekend.


  19. Great card Julia

    I'm so pleased I won Friday's card too!! Thank you

    June x

  20. Gorgeous card Julia. Congratulations to your winner xx

  21. Another wonderful weaving die and your extending directions are very clear. I love these cards.
    Congratulations, June. You have a special treat.
    Stephanie K

  22. Hi Julia
    Lovely woven background really makes the candles stand out. A card suitable for both sexes as well. Lovely.

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  23. Lovely card. Well done June on winning the freebie card. Enjoy!


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