Friday, 23 January 2015

Feeling Blue...

Happy Friday,

In reference to the title I'm not feeling blue but feeling a love of this colour blue!  I love this periwinkle shade from the Creative Expressions Foundation card range and didn't realise It had gone out of stock (it's due back next week so don't worry if you are wanting some like me!) when I had a couple of days of just using this colour to make a range of cards!  I have decided that I will show One each week on Fridays as none can take as much blue as I used in this range! lol

I started this card by Cutting the Creative Expressions By Sue Wilson Gemini die, using my favourite Lyra, on the edge of a sheet of A4 card.  I then scored at 1/2 cm intervals across the card too texture it.

Next I cut a sheet of white card using just the edge die from the lyra set and stuck the die cut sheet over this using cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue.  I cut the white piece 1/2cm larger round and folded this to make a full card.

Next I added the frame cut in white with layers of blue and white with the CE sentiment stamped in the middle.  I added a few petals around the frame to highlight it.  The foliage is surrounding the frame is cut in white using Sue's mosaic leaves from the latest release with some punched flowers that I shaped simply dotted over the foliage.

As I said above I love this colour and in this card have allowed it to shine I feel.

Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Dies
Gemini Dies - Lyra
Dainty Rectangular Frame
Periwinkle & coconut white foundation Card
Cosmic Shimmer Dries clear glue.



  1. Hi John. I love it. To be honest I wasn't sure at first glance but I think that was because the gorgeous Periwinkle colour card is showing as a dirty blue on all but the last photo! (Don't you just hate laptop screens!!!!) I love the way you have used the lovely Lyra die on the edge of the card, and the beautiful layered sentiment die cut. Guess what I will be doing on my next card : ) Have a safe, warm weekend. Take care.

  2. Hi John.
    You designers never cease to amaze me with your beautiful creations. Thank you so much. Have a good weekend and take care. Kitty

  3. Hello John, this card is really beautiful, the layout showcases the beautiful Lyra die, which I have, but have not used yet, so may try do a version of this. Love the shade of blue. Thank you for more great inspiration. Have a good day. Bx

  4. Morning John,

    Stunning design on this card. I too love the Periwinkle Blue though the Periwinkle I have is slightly on the Blue/Lilac shade, this shows up as a beautiful Blue so maybe its my PC lol! Stunning anyway.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  5. Great card today-love the colour & the diecut details on it.


  6. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card. I love how you have created the edge. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  7. Hi John,
    "WOW" This is a truly stunning Card I Love the Colours you've chosen, and if I recall I have some in my collection, I Love the Foilage and the small Flowers this is a great Card John thanks for sharing!
    Hugs from Sam x

  8. A stunning card John , love it all!

  9. Morning John,
    A really lovely card, love it.

  10. this is another of your wow wow wow cards
    i have this die.....going to have to play with it more

  11. Beautiful card Beautiful colours I had the Lyra die for Christmas and not used it yet Will be playing with it over week end

  12. Eh up John
    Sadly the screen isn't doing the blue justice but luckily I know what a super colour it is, in the flesh,so to speak. Absolutely beautiful design too and the embossed lines add such depth.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

    ps. . .Ivor sends regards.

  13. Gorgeous card John I am going to try this so classy. Thanks for the brill idea. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

  14. Great card; the die on the edge is lovely and adds so much to the card. Periwinkle is a very pretty color.

  15. fantastic card ,love it the colours the dies used the scoring every bit ,great card ,Laura O

  16. Great card, I love the way the gemini dies alter the whole shape.
    Janice W

  17. John, your timing is great, I just got the Gemini die, and here you are giving me the inspiration to use it! Thank you.

  18. Morning John
    WOW love it just love this card and the colours you have used. .I have this die and will try it
    Carol x

  19. Beautiful card John, the Lyra die looks amazing.
    Lynne x

  20. Hi John
    A stunning card today John love this colour of blue and the Lyra die. I have both of these and will be giving the card ago. I do hope they take plenty of card to Ally Pally this year. Congratulations to my friend Mrs B for winning the card giveaway.

  21. Hi john, a beautiful card. Love the colour.

  22. A lovely colour and I love the scoring up the length of the card, have never thought of doing that!

  23. Lovely card today John, Just love the Lyra die and the way you have scored the card, in all, stunning! Linda

  24. WOW John, beautiful card today, I love the blue, too. And the embellishments/focal point are so gorgeous. Not quite sure what you've done with the Lyra die but I'll figure it out. Thank you for sharing.
    HAGD, Rose

  25. Gorgeous card amd like you say a beautiful colour - luv the embossed lines too - never done a whole card like this just the bottom third and vertical ala SW but this looks so effective - will definitely have a go at this - luv the sentiment die cut too xx GailT xx

  26. very nice i love that die and the paper x x x

  27. Another clever design.

    Thank you John.

  28. Another wonderful card john I lve the colours you have used and the over all design is wonderful.
    debs xxx

  29. Everyday is a wonderful surprise in the card you show. This is a soft, lovely shade of blue and you have presented it so beautifully. Do you have videos on the net using the gemini dies. I bought one to use, love it, but would like a video to show me how to use it to its best advantage. Thanks!

  30. Hi John, This card is truly beautiful, gorgeous colours, gorgeous die-cuts and the leaves are fabulous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  31. Hi John, Beautiful card!
    Have a nice weekend,
    hugs Maria

  32. Really like this one - it has style !

  33. I love periwinkle too. Luckily I have some. I like this card very much. These Gemini dies are fantastic I agree with you completely. Lyra is my favourite too. It's great how by adding score lines it creates do much texture xx

  34. Hi John, the blue card is lovely, the die on the end is striking x x x