Thursday, 15 January 2015

Thursday Already?...and a winner

Happy Thursday,

I can't believe it's Thursday already!  The winner of Mondays Card Giveaway as randomly selected by MR ND was Cathy Kuntz, if you email me on then I will post this out to you>

Back to today and I thought I should go for a lighter colour after yesterdays brown and Kraft fest!  I started by selecting a sheet of the ribbed white card from the special finishes pack and die cut an aperture using the outline die form Sue's latest release of triplet dies.  I cut the piece into a tall card and stamped the sentiment on the bottom right hand corner.

Next I die cut four of the waterlilies from Couture Creations waterlily die set in coconut white foundation card.  I ran foam tape all around the edges of the aperture and then randomly placed the waterlilies on the tape to show through the aperture.  I then added crystal twinkles along the petals to give a little bling and to lift the design.

Next I added further layer of foam tape and placed the whole piece over a sheet of vintage silver card that I cut slightly larger.  Finally I added a further mat of the white ribbed and finished.

Couture Creations Waterlily die set
Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions Striplet die (any)
Special Finishes card pack
Cosmic Shimmer crystal twinkles
Silver foundation card.


P.s. Another card giveaway if you didn't win on Monday...


  1. Hi John, great card, simple but effective. Well done Cathy. Bx

  2. Hi John Thank you this card is so elegantly beautiful. Take care Kitty. congrats to mondays winner.

  3. Like this layout, very pretty,
    Janice W

  4. Hi John. This is a great card, easy but effective : )
    Congratulations to Cathy Kuntz. You will love your card : )
    Stay safe and warm. Take care.

  5. Love this card John, so effective and now you have shown the way, I can see how it can be turned to a card for men, children or even special days. My imagination is working overtime here and thinking of next Christmas as well. Thank you!
    Marion B xx

  6. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card. Congratulations to the winner. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  7. Lovely card and one to use on many different occasions including christmas. Congrats to the card winner.


  8. Eh up John
    A less opulent (but thats good lol!) take on Sue's gilded ivy card and therefore more versatile in what occasions you can use it for. Love the ribbed card. You can really see the texture.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  9. Beautiful card John, very simple but effective.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  10. So so effective Definitely my kinda card I can see exactly whose friends of mine would love this

  11. Clean and classy card John , versatile as could be used for so many occasions.
    Have a great day,

  12. Lovely card John so crisp and clean. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

  13. Love the flowers peeping through the aperture John. From an Ireland battered by storms last night.

  14. Morning John
    Stunning card - so versatile could be used for many occasions - love it
    Carol x

  15. Morning John,
    A gorgeous card, love the use of the striplet outer die, makes a great aperture.

  16. Hi John,
    lovely card, and so versatile.
    HAGD, Rose

  17. Hi John, a simple but beautiful card. Congratulations to Cathy.

  18. Hi John, I do like these minimal cards, as they are quite striking. Flower is lovely, as is the subtle colours.
    X Ros

  19. John you have done it again ,another great card ,Laura O

  20. Beautiful card John, as usual.
    Lynne x

  21. Hi John, Tihs is a clever use of the Striplet outline and could be used with so many other dies to make a beautiful card.
    The card you have brought as today is gorgeous. Thank you for the inspiration, Brenda

  22. WW this is stunning, what a great card, Love it. Just dropped by via Wendys blog, Love Hazel x

  23. Love the card. Plain and simple but so effective. Love the way you used the outer cutting portion of the die and also the ribbed cardstock. This is a winner for sure. Thanks so much for sharing.

  24. HinJohn
    Another stunning card today. So simple but so elegant.

  25. Hi John, Congratulations to Cathy.
    I'm loving your clean and simple card, it is so effective, I'm especially loving the special finishes cardstock, it makes the card very elegant.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  26. What a clean and crisp looking card which is very effective making this one very stylish card
    Margaret corgi owner

  27. Hello John,
    Another wonderful card. Thank you.
    Happy thoughts,

  28. Hi John,
    Beautiful Card thanks for sharing
    Hugs from Sam x

  29. Hi John, nice crisp clean looking card, love what you do x x x