Friday, 30 May 2014

Deja View...

Happy Friday,

On Monday I posted a card titled Ladies Day and as expected it split opinion I promised to try a version of this card without the ribbon and bow so here it is.

Click HERE to see the original post and card.

I decided to use the same base materials however I changed them round a little by making the paprika colour (the name core'dinations gave this card stock not mine!) to the front and the off white to the back.

I die cut the front piece using the Sue Williams Californian Collection background die ( I Know I know I keep using this and I'm afraid there is more to come!)  I die cut the core'dinations and embossed it before sanding off the top layer.  I then cut a plain oval form the very centre, the design really helps to select the centre on this one.  I then cut a matching frame using 2 oval dies which I embossed and sanded before sticking over the aperture.

I cut a smaller oval from the off white card, a smaller oval again from the coredinations and lined them all up with foam mounting tape.  The sentiment, from Waltzing Mouse, is stamped in the centre of another sheet of the off white card and each layer was cut on the edge to make each layer a little larger.  I finked the front off by adding liquid pearls to the points on the background die, one of the things I love in this die ios that there are palces to place pearls, perfect for a pearlaholic like me!

To finish I simply added a felt flower (sorry Mrs D!) made using spellbinders bauble blossoms and 2 of the faux quilled foliage die cuts (double sorry Mrs D!) from Sue Wilson.  This should, hopefully, give a different look than Monday.  Let me know which you prefer?!?



  1. This card is gorgeous-I love everything about it! The Paprika base colour is a great contrast against the off white.


  2. I agree with Michele such a lovely card, Mondays card is a little more girlie with the added ribbon and bow , If you were putting my arm up my back and telling me i had to have one Mmmmm which one do i choose ......TODAYS .

    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  3. Good Morning John,
    Love the Paprika and the layering of the oval focal point on the Californian background.
    But I think I'm with Mrs D on the felt flower; sorry but they always look 'heavy' to me on otherwise light and intricate embellishment .
    I love them both and thank you for your gentlemanly way of pleasing us all the time.
    Lis x

  4. Good morning John well I like both cards its nice to see them side by side the only thing I can say is I
    love ribbons on cards but
    it dosnt take any thing
    away from todays. It just
    shows how much differance changing the
    colours about can make
    so much differance. Take care xx

    Debs xx

  5. Hola John
    No need for you to apologise for my little foibles. I think both are beautiful but the paprika is a lovely colour.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  6. Hi John. Todays card is simply gorgeous, I love it. It's not possible to use Sue's dies too much so don't apologise! The paprika against the off white is wonderful and I think the flower and leaves are perfect. I liked Mondays but todays is going in my all time favourites file : ) Have a good day. Take care.

  7. Morning John,
    Now to choose, well for me it's today's card, love the focal element of the flowers and leaves, I love the felt flower, so pretty.

  8. Hmm. I like both! (Why doesn't Mrs D like those leaves, they are brilliant?)

  9. Back again.
    Just seen Ita's comment on here yesterday. Congratulations Its on the birth of granddaughter Aine. I'm more than happy to share my birthday with the little lady Hope being born on such an auspicious day brings her a beautiful future.
    Sorry to hijack your comments John.
    Still love the paprika.
    Ang x

  10. Hi John. Well I really liked Mondays card but I think this has the edge because of the colour and it´s not as fussy.
    Congratulations Ita-wonderful news.
    Love Val x

  11. Good morning John, you do make life difficult but I have to say I think I prefer today's card. Best wishes Jackie

  12. I like both John but if I had to choose I think it would be today's.


  13. Hi John,
    Another super the paprika. I'm going to be a bit awkward now and say I would still love to see a bow under the flower but without the vertical piece of ribbon!

    Love Sheila xx

  14. I love both cards and keep the California die coming When pennies allow I intend to get it and need your inspiration. It's your fault that I treated myself to the Striplet die hee hee! I may not have liked the ribbon on number 1 It was a bit overpowering but still like both

  15. Hi John, I love both they work for me. Love the colours that you have chosen. Janice x

  16. Wow John fantastic ,love the rich colour ,I love all your cards this week.
    If I had a choice I would not use a felt flower,I think it is to heavy.

  17. I really like this card (although I have to be honest and say that I am not a lover of Core'dinations card stock) but think it is good to use for male cards and this would fit the bill - minus the flower of course xx GailT xx

  18. can't choose John sorry ,like both .two fantastic cards ,great colours and flowers ,Laura O