Friday, 19 December 2014

Autumn Reminder...

Happy Friday,

An autumnal card for today from the vaults, this was featured in Sues shows on Create and Craft back in October and I've checked the blog and can't find it on the blog.  The reason I am posting this one is that I just lover the shading on the stamped image, made completely with Distress Ink pads and cut and dry foam.  The idea of this one was to show that you don't have to be an expert colourist to use a stamped image.

I also wanted to show that I don't put a big bow on all my cards (just most of them lol)

Creative Expressions Craft die by Sue Wilson
French Background
French Collection Auvergne
Creative Expressions A4 embossing folder Checkerboard
Ginger, Black & Milk foundation Card
Distress Inks In Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade & Scattered Straw
Creative Expressions Grosgrain Ribbon Tan / Ivory



  1. Hi John,
    I Really Love this Awesome Card, I Love the Fabulous Rich Colours Youve used its truly Stunning.
    Hugs from Sam x

  2. love the autumn colours blending togethe, beautiful john.

  3. Eh up John
    Autumn? Can we have Summer back again first lol? Love the richness of this. I bet there is a mahoosive bow under the sentiment really, isn't there lol?
    have a great day.
    Ang x

  4. Hi John. Love this card, fabulous blending of colours as a background to that stamped image. Have a great day. Bx

  5. Morning John, stunning,lovely to have Autumn back in our mist even just for a little while via your beautiful card. Love the shading on the stamped image.

    You did not come up on my list this morning for whatever reason I had to go and hunt for your blog lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  6. Great card, I even like the ribbon!


  7. Hi John. Lovely card, the shading on the stamp is gorgeous. Take care.

  8. Morning John,
    Great card, love the stamped image, and yes it's better without the bow, for me anyway.

  9. Gorgeous It's lovely to see an image/scene as the focal point for a change You may not have to be an expert colourist you still need to be able to laycolours in the right places and know what colours to use AND when to stop!

  10. Good morning John this card is gorgeous. I love how you have coloured the image it so effective. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  11. Really like this card 3 even without a bow lol.
    I truly love bows and bling.
    Lots of love
    Jo xx

  12. Loving this card - the colours are beautiful, love earthy tones!!

  13. Not a bow, but I like the flatter, tails only version!

  14. Wow this is stunning John so very warm and rich looking. I really like what you have done with the ribbon you have really shown us that we do not need a bow every time to give a card that elegant look, very clever indeed thank you.
    Margaret corgi owner

  15. Hi John,
    shading on this card is exquisite. A bit dark, but it all works brilliantly together.
    HAGD, Rose

  16. Hi John, love this card and the colouring Beryl xx

  17. I love the colouring on this John.

    What's wrong with big bows-I for one love them.

    Love Val x

  18. Hi John
    A lovely card! Gorgeous colouring. I like the idea of just using tails. Best wishes, Anne O

  19. Hi John, this card is gorgeous. Love it. Thank you for shareing. Brenda x

  20. wow John This card is great I love the stamp and the rest!
    Take care Maria x

  21. I think your cards are lovely with or without a bow, just keep doing what you do John x x x