Monday, 19 August 2013

Happy Monday!

Firstly I would like to say a heartfelt thankyou for the supportive comments yesterday.  Both me and my mum were deeply touched by the hugs and kindness sent our way.  We had a nice day and placed flowers on the headstone then the whole family went for lunch .all in all a difficult day however we e took your advice and remembered the good times and shared a few laughs, as well as tears, along the way.

This is the first of two posts today I thought I should make up for no craft post yesterday!  The second post goes live at lunchtime...

As Its Christmas in August here is the first of my try outs for this year...

A very simple card and not in my usual style. 
Size A4 folded in half, I used Spellbinders Poinsettia die along with fleur de lis square for the sentiment.



  1. You may feel John that this is not your style but I disagree, you can produce lovely cards no matter what you choose to use. Love this one and that poinsettia die is so lovely to use and the sentiment is so touching.

    Wilma x x x

  2. This is a stunner, so don't worry about it not being your 'style'. I love it when you feature dies I already have too!

  3. Good morning John,
    I do not see this as "not your style" I feel is totally is.
    Anyway, I really like it, love the sentiment. Have not seen that one, have copied it down and may use it later.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia x

  4. Hi John, this is so beautiful. Lovely die and the most lovely sentiment.
    Have a great day, Kate x

  5. I like it and I agree with the others, it is your style. xxx

  6. John, love the card, but what have you used for the background? it's very delicate. I love the poinsettia die and use all year round - such a lovely flower. Glad yesterday went as well as good be expected. Janice x

  7. Hola John
    This gorgeous card has "John" written all over it. Lovely. x

  8. So love this die John and you've made it into a beautiful card. To me it's definitely a "John" card.
    Love Val x

  9. This is an absolutely beautiful card John, and I most certainly agree with the others it is definately a 'John' card. Hugs, Jen x
    Krafty Keepsakes

  10. fab card could do for other occasions with a different verse.Laura O

  11. A lovely card John and the white poinsettia and leaves with just a hint of colour is very clever. I'm glad yesterday with the family went well. Enjoy the rest of your holiday, best wishes Jackie

  12. Love it !, Love it ! Love it !!!!!!

    It is beautiful card John, What is the background die called ? it must go on the top of my list .
    Looking forward to the next project later .

    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  13. Hi John,
    Nice to hear you had a good day yesterday and shared happy memories. Love you card, great sentiment and the background is beautiful.

  14. Beautiful Christmas card, John! I love your idea of inking the Poinsettia and leaves with a touch of color and the red ribbon is perfect. Great job!

  15. Good Morning John I am glad all of your family got through yesterday ,and hopefully you will begin the process of healing.
    The card is fantastic love everything about it.

  16. Super card John. TFS. Hope your craft purchasing is going well!
    Maggie x


  17. John your is stunning and I love sentiment, glad yesterday went ok for you and your family. It gets better with time.