Monday, 26 August 2013

Home Sweet Home

Good Morning Lovely Blog Friends,

As you can guess by the title I'm Home in sunny Spain, bag is all unpacked craft stash laid out on bed and ideas flooding through the mind!  Strange as it may seem I've not really played with much yet as working Sunday Night however I did want to use the new Laser Cuts I received from Hobbycutz straight away.

This card was made using totally new ingredients and features the laser cuts perfectly.  I wanted to create a card to say thank you to all of you for the wonderfully caring and supportive comments and messages my mum and I received last Sunday.  Last night, when she was finally home and alone my Mum read through the memorial and messages which was very bitter sweet for her.  She wanted me to pass on how genuinely touched she was by everyone.  Therefore the sentiment 'Thanks for your Kindness' from Waltzing Mouse.

The card base is 18cm x 18cm with a piece of a new DCWV Serenity paper stack mounted onto gold mirror card.  Next I added a foam mounted strip of the same card, over a strip of cream ribbon, with a foam mounted piece of gold embossed with a new A4 Darise folder called tumbling leaves.  I then tucked three MDF laser cuts, from Hobbycutz, between each layer.  The die cuts can be coloured, embossed with powders, glittered etc. however I love the natural colour of these!

Finally a bow (new ribbon) the sentiment stamped onto mirror card with detail white embossing powder, and a heart shaped laser cut.

Simple but I feel effective!



  1. Hi John, great that you can restrain yourself and taking time to savour your buys and not diving in. Thank you for your card it is simply gorgeous, adore everything about it. The paper and colours blend well and your laser cuts look interesting, must have a look.

    Wilma x x x

  2. Morning John, you never cease to amaze me with your beautiful cards.The colours today are
    so rich and the design beautiful~ love the laser cuts,must have a peek at them.
    Maggie x

  3. Rich, eastern and oriental feeling. Lovely.
    Thank you
    Happy Monday
    M x

  4. Very effective - love the paper you have used too.

  5. Aww your Mum sounds A lovely Lady , im pleased she got so much pleasure and comfort from the messages left .

    Your card is Fantastic John ,Beautiful colours and design along with the laser cuts bow and heart , a very beautiful card

    Elaine H X

  6. love the papers used,rich looking.The die cuts look great too.Laura O

  7. Hi John. Glad you are home safe and sound, sure you weren't so keen to get back to work though! Lovely, rich card. I love the laser cuts. Will have a look at those. Glad that your Mum took some comfort from the comments. Take care.

  8. Pleased to hear you are home safe and sound and with some lovely goodies.
    beautiful card John, so rich in colour and style, I love the heart embellishment, just sets it off.
    thanks for the card, and pleased your mum could take some comfort from the comments. Kate X

  9. Good morning John. I like your restraint but sometimes you need to just look at new goodies for a while and let the creative juices roll. The card you have made reminds me of autumn and caramel and the laser cut heart is so nice. I hope your mum won't be too lonely now you are back home but she knows she has a bigger "family" now. Best wishes Jackie

  10. Hi John. Great lazer cuts. I love this card and it's a wonderful start to what lovely projects we'll see you make with your new stash.
    Hope you're mum is slowly settling back home.
    Love Val x

  11. Morning John, good to see that you cant wait to start using your new goodies. A lovely card with rich, warm tones. The sun has come out this morning here in Kent, so hopefully it will be a lovely bank holiday Monday. Janice x

  12. Hola John
    I thought this was going to be a Christmas card at first glance as that's what the colours said to me.
    Fab composition and you always do such neat bows. Glad that your Mum is coping, with your help, through this sad time. x

  13. Hi John,
    A beautiful card, love the design and the colours you have used.

  14. Hi John fantastic card,love the color's .I am glad your Mom took some comfort from your blog friends messages.

  15. Hi John fantastic card,love the color's .I am glad your Mom took some comfort from your blog friends messages.

  16. What a great card John, colours are great also. Hugs, Jen xx
    Krafty Keepsakes

  17. A fantastic card John I love it.
    Those Laser Cuts really look amazing off to have a look at them.

    Hope your mum can takes lots of comfort from all the messages when she has time to reflect.

    Patricia xx