Monday, 2 September 2013

Normal Service Resumes !?!

Good Monday Morning,

I managed to spend a little time in the craft room yesterday however apart from todays offering they were all cards for my design team blogs!  Therefore I have a simple filigree card for you today, I felt the sentiment, from Whimsy Stamps, was right...

"I may not have gone where I intended to go but I think I have ended up where I needed to be"

I think this sums up, to me  at least, the ups and downs of life.

This card was made using the filigree technique using Spellbinders Elegant labels four as the base card.  Next I cut a mat of My Minds Eye paper and foam mounted this onto the card base.  This was then finished with a cut from Spellbinders Radiant rectangles with the sentiment stamped on top using Archival Black.  This was foam mounted over a strip of woven ribbon and a butterfly from Spellbinders Las Papillion's 2 and, of course, a pearl!



  1. Hi John. Wow, what a stunning card, I love the filigree effect and would be interested to know how you achieved it ~ is it as complicated as it looks? I certainly did enjoy this card, THANK YOU!
    Maggie x

  2. Hi John. The words are very powerful aren't they...lovely. The card is great too, I love how you use the filagree technique. Any chance of the details on how to do it. I think I know but just wondered. I must give it a go though as it is a beautiful effect. Take care.

  3. Hi John
    I am just doing a catch up after having a two day affair with out 50th Wedding Anniversary Party and renewing our vows , I tried to email you to explain i had not deserted you, but the link did not work for me .

    I find todays card superb in every way , i especially like the style and colors and the verse ,its all really really nice .x

    Take Care
    Elaine h x

  4. Hola John
    Hope you're still basking in sunshine.
    Gorgeous card and wonderful sentiment. I think we all feel a bit like that sometimes lol!
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  5. Good morning John and a super card to start the week, your crafting mojo is working overtime now!! The sentiment words you have selected are so true for so many of us I think and I love the construction of the card. I assumed at first it was like your filigree tutorial but think perhaps you placed a folded card just inside the cutting line on one side? Would be interested to know please. Have a good day, best wishes Jackie

  6. Fab card ,love the filigree card ,hove to do this .Laura O

  7. Morning John
    As usual lovely card. Quite honestly I'm running out of adjectives to describe your stunning stuff. Thank you as always for sharing.
    Happy Monday
    Maggie x

  8. Hi John,
    Another beautiful card, love the colours and the sentiment is very apt. Glad to hear you are back to normal.

  9. Hi John.

    Beautiful, elegant and has cheered me up on a down day.

    Love Val x

  10. John, love the sentiment. If like me you believe in fate then this sentiment will ring true to you. We all think we are making our own decisions but you never know who is controlling your life until you look back at your decision and wonder why you went one way instead of another? A bit too deep for a Monday morning........ I need another coffee!!!!!!. Janice x

  11. Hi john Fantastic in every way love the sentiment

  12. Hi John
    Another beautiful card. Very elegant. And quite how you manage to get the hinge right I do not know. I tried at the weekend with not much success!
    Best wishes

  13. Great card, very elegant, beautiful colour and a fantastic sentiment

    Patricia x

  14. Hi John, hope you have dried out, oops not you the house, sorry. I just adore this card, sophisticated, elegant and great choice of colours and that sentiment well what can one say. So heartfelt.

    Wilma x x x

  15. Wonderful card, love how you've incorporated so many dies xx