Monday, 12 January 2015

Monday Giveaway...

Happy Monday,

It's another Monday giveaway card today, simply leave a comment on this post and Mr ND will select a winner who will be sent this card.  The winner of last weeks card was Foxy However I haven't received your address yet so please email me on Lockers@live and I will post it out.  Also appologies to Sam I only posted your card on Saturday as I struggled with time, sorry, you should receive it in the next couple of days!  The answer to the question last week was that I have indeed changed the photo college at the top of my blog!  Im hoping to change this every season to reflect the work I have been doing, some of the cards on the original were well over a year old.

Back to today and I have selected another favourite of mine a tunnel card of reverse layers.  My favourite colour combination is a blue and white or ivory so UI thought this would e perfect as a representation of my favourite colours and styles.

I started by cutting the Fancy Frame from Couture Creations in CE white hammered cardstock (I love hammered card as it allows you to have a plain piece of card that adds interest to the front.  Next I cut another of the games in periwinkle blue however I left the die cut frame in place by sticking tape at the back.  I then foam taped the centre panel from the frame die behind the blue piece at an angle to add more interest.

To finish off the card I added a heart in the centre, the celebrate die cut and mounted the pice of ever increasing layers of the white and periwinkle card.  Finally a knotted piece of champagne silky crush ribbon along with a strip at the back.  A few dots of silver PVA and finished.

Couture Creations Fancy Frame die
Celebrate Die
White Hammered and Periwinkle foundation card
Cosmic Shimmer Silver PVA
Champagne Silky crush ribbon



  1. Hi John. Thank you.
    Your cards always look so clean and fresh. John I am not artistic at all and have no imagination, can I ask why you put a chamagne ribbon on and not a blue one ?. Take care Kitty, Sorry I am not criticizing you at all..Thank you.

  2. A very elegant , stylish card xxx

  3. Morning John, this is beautiful, love how you have set out he die cuts/outs.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  4. Oooh-beautiful card! I love the soft blue behind the white. My favourite colours.


  5. Hi John this is a gorgeous card. I must give this technique a try. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  6. Hi John
    A great card have not got this die,but I am sure one of my many other ones will work, will give it a try.

  7. Love this card John as blue and white are so good together and this is such a pretty die, cleverly used!

  8. Eh up John
    Very Wedgewood looking with the colours and yes, hammered card does look great.
    As usual, don't include me in the draw.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  9. lovely card john...i hope you have still saved the 'waste' to make another card with

  10. Another clever idea I don't have this particular die but will try with one of the few I own

  11. Hi John. Love todays card, great colours. Take care.

  12. Hi John,
    Lovely card today John, and such a clever idea. I must give this a whirl.
    HAGD, Rose

  13. Morning John
    Love blue and cream combo. Gorgeous card!
    Sheila x

  14. John this card ia fabulous one of the best i have seen. Looking forward to seeing you on C&C soon. Crafty REgards Julie kay xxx

  15. Gorgeous! I love this card design and has my favourite colour of blue too. It looks complicated but you explain how to make it so well that I'll have to have a go at this. Debra x

  16. Morning John
    Wow stunning card love it - so delicate and oretty

  17. Morning John,
    Lovely card, would look very nice along side my Sue Wilson one.

  18. Good Monday Morning John,
    Days like this must make you wish you were back in Spain!
    Anyway, I have been looking at your blog most days but haven't really commented, but I loved the colour combination and the composition of your card. Blue and white seems so much 'softer' than black and white.
    Thank you for the inspiration,
    Sandra xx

  19. Hi John. Love the colours you've used in this beautiful card.
    Been looking at the new Spellbinders dies to be aired on C+C later today. WOW. They all look fantastic and some of the wonderful Becca Feecans are on the show. i'll be spoilt for choice.
    Love Val x

  20. Hi John, Love everything about this card. You have me thinking on the tied knot, as mentioned yesterday my "messy bows" are well - Messy. Now a knot or two I may be able to manage. Thanks, Carol

  21. Hi John I did e-mail you my address on the winning day last week. I've sent it again today. Hope you receive it this time.
    Fabulous card today.

  22. A very pretty and exquisite card. Love the color combination of white and blue. Thanks for the inspiration.

  23. Beautiful card today John, I love the depth you have achieved , and the little centre heart looks as if it has been made of beeswax honeycomb.

  24. Thanks, John, you are making us look at every part of our die cuts, not just discard "waste".
    Love the card.
    Janice W

  25. Very beautiful card John, the colours sit so well together.
    Lynne x

  26. Hi John
    Another stunner today, and I love the blue and white combo.

  27. Hi John,
    WOW WOW and WOW, what a lovely clean and crisp looking card, yet so classy. I look at your blog everyday but don't always comment but couldn't resist today....BEAUTIFUL!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  28. Hi John - great card today, love the colour combo - must get me some of this perwinkle card, not normally a fan of blue but, this is lovely!!

  29. Hi John, Lovely card as usual, I like how you have arranged your card and your embellishments, congratulations Foxy and Sam x x x

  30. Hello John and all

    Lovely card, quiet class and a great colour combo. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  31. Hello John, a really elegant card, love the colour combination, this has inspired me to try a tunnel card. Take care. Bx

  32. Beautiful card John. Love the techniques you used and also he way you knotted the ribbon instead of using a bow. Very artistic.

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    1. Oh my gracious, I just found your blog. I am so excited with everything you have here. I love this card, it is so beautiful. Sometimes we over embellish our cards but the beautiful frame in blue and the heart in the center makes the card so strikingly awesome. Thank you for sharing this. It reminded me that I don't always have to fill every space on a card for it to be beautiful.

  34. Fab card and lovely colour combo xx not sure where my mind was but I read tunnel of love!! How can I have mis-read that but think it was cos I had just looked at the heart dazzler then read your post!!!xx GailT xx

  35. Hi John, Another beautiful and elegant card, I'm loving the blue and white theme with a splash of champagne, a 'heady' combination !! The hammered card gives the illusion of a subtle embossing folder, and I adore what you have done with the ribbon behind the pearls, very effective.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  36. such an elegant and very beautiful card John such peaceful colours I really love how you have created this card, so very effective indeed.
    Margaret corgi owner

  37. Gorgeous card! Love the blue and the 'tunnel'!

  38. great colour combo ,and a very pretty card ,Laura O

  39. Hello John, this card is FABULOUS, I too love the colour combination as well as the terrific idea of keeping the die cut in the frame - who knew?

  40. Stumbled across your talent. Your cards are beautiful, Love the blue! Thanks for sharing John!

  41. A beautifully understated card - in this case less is definitely more ! Love it !

  42. Wonderful - another one suitable for framing.

    Happy thoughts,