Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Creative Wednesday double

Happy Wednesday,

Firstly its my day to feature for the Creative Expressions Design team the card for this is below.  I have used a selection of the new Couture Creations dies and embossing folders for today's DT card.

Secondly its day five of my stamp release so the first card is taken from my next new set which is Dogwood flower frame and sentiments.  There is a story behind the drawing of this set as the inspiration came form a blouse of Mr ND's mum.  I loved the flower on her top so at the table (we were out for a meal at the time) I drew it on a napkin and this set came from that original inspiration. This set is so flexible as not only can the elements be used on their own, the main image has been designed so that it can be easily decoupaged.  This is achieved by either cutting the main image or by using the separate elements stamped to stack on top!

This first card is made just by using the foliage element and the smaller of the three dogwood flowers on the set.  I made the age by drawing a circle off the edge and stamping around the pencil line.

This second card shows the elements used to make a random background with the main elements stamped, embossed and decoupaged.  I coloured the image using the Autumn shades set of drawing inks.  A simple card but I feel that that's the best way too show off the ease of use of this stamp set.
Dogwood Flower Frame Elements Clear Stamp Set

















Finally here is my DT card for this week, I hope Creative Expressions don't mind me posting this at the end but I really wanted to get all my sets of stamps out there before my Shows on Saturday as I feel its important for all my blog family too see them first!

Enjoy...

46 comments:

  1. loving all the new stamps, both cards are beautiful, love the double layer on i'm sorry

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  2. Morning John, wow the stamps are gorgeous and love the way you have made the cards.

    Happy Wednesday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

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  3. Hi John.
    Thank you brilliant stamps lovely cards. Take care Kitty.

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  4. Hi John, another fabulous set of stamps, the cards you have created are beautiful. Have a great day. Bx

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  5. Another lovely set of stamps and your cards are beautiful! Thank you!
    Noonoo xx

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  6. Thank you for sharing your beautiful stamps with us. They all come with such pretty sentiments. Now tHe problem is which one to choose, they're all so lovely. Best wishes, Anne O

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  7. Morning John,

    Beautiful card and I love these stamps too, you area talented man and its good to see you put your Art degree to use lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Good morning John your cards are all gorgeous. I love the stamp set and what you have done with them. Thank you for sharing the inspiration that was a lovely story. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

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  9. Stunning cards a John. The stamps are terrific!
    Carolyn B

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  10. Morning John, It is amazing where you get your inspiration from, it conjured up a picture in my mind, I can just see you sketching the flowers onto your napkins whilst everyone else 'tucking in' haha.
    I'm absolutely loving these cards, especially number 2, it is so atmospheric,. the background is magical to me, and I absolutely adore it.
    You will have a 'sellout' with these stamps, John.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  11. Eh up John
    Love the second card but the first is a little heavy on the foliage for me. The stamps are great again and Im sure will be a huge success.
    Your DT card is beautiful.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

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  12. All 3 cards are lovely today.

    Michele

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  13. Hi John. More beautiful stamps and cards, they are lovely. I do so wish I could draw like you, our grand daughters can draw better flowers than me and they are 5 and 3! Take care.

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  14. Hi John, love your three cards but to be honest the second one the foliage is too much.I love the dogwood and painted them quite a lot while living in Australia. Take care Jane B.

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  15. Love all these cards John.
    The colours you have used make the first two very striking.
    I will only be able to watch your Saturday shows on catch up , I expect everything will go!!
    XxxRuth

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  16. Hi John, Another beautiful selection of cards, your stamps are lovely and the third card so very very pretty. Well done and good luck with the launch. Linda.

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  17. You have made me smile today It reminded me of when I'm out shopping with my daughter and she gets embarrassed as I take random photos of fabric etc for their clours and patterns! I love all of today's cards

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  18. Morning John,
    A gorgeous set of stamps and the cards are lovely. The second one for me I think.
    Love the heart card too.
    Lydia
    X

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  19. Gorgeous cards John and another lovely set with great sentiments, xxx

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  20. Morning John
    Stunning cards, love your new stamps they are to die for - the sentiments are lovely
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  21. Three beautiful cards John, love the way you have used the stamps to make a background on the second one.
    Lynne x

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  22. Hi John,
    WOW!!
    I can see many uses for these, they are divine!
    Love the DT card, beautiful for a wedding or engagement.
    Lorna D

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  23. Hi John,
    Love the second card (autumn colours), but the others ain't half bad either.
    When I saw the DT card I thought "why didn't I think of that?" . Such a simple concept but so very effective. Love it.
    HAGD, Rose

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  24. Morning John, Beautiful art-work, a gift to be able to draw like this, thanks for sharing. DT card lovely too. Looking forward to your samples on Saturday.
    Junex (Cumbria)

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  25. Great sets of stamps John, and I love the lacy hearts too.

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  26. Thanks for wanting us to see these stamps first, and I also enjoy the inspiration story of this stamp. Card no 2 is my favourite, but they are all lovely.
    Cheers
    Janice

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  27. I think this is my favourite set john. I love all the sentiment and the unusual Dogwood flower.
    Love Val x

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  28. Hi John, I do hope C&C have plenty of stock as your designs are wonderful. As for a group of us seeing them first makes us feel special thank you. X Ros

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  29. Hi John
    Another stunning set of dies. The dogwood flower is so unusual as well. I don't think I've ever seen this flower as a stamp before. Thanks for showing us your designs first. The DT design card is lovely to.

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  30. Lovely stamps again John, you've got a winner there. I like your soft DT card as well.

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  31. The first two cards are so striking., Love the subtleness of the third one x

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  32. Good afternoon John,
    What are trying to do to us John, bankrupt us by making us skint. Seriously though beautiful cards and so far there is not a stamp set that i have not liked as they have all been stunning so very versatile. I am more a die crafter and embellisher as i find stamping difficult it is either too soft or too hard that i press and end up making a muck up of it all when i have just put together a lovely card but i am going to persevere with it as you have brought out some beauties. As for your design team card it is gorgeous as well as i love the softness of the pink against the white and the beautiful heart dies that you have used are stunning, thank you John, i have everything crossed for your assured success this weekend.
    crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil)

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  33. More cool stamps and sentiments. Really love the design of your 1st card John and the DT card is very gentle/classy. If only you could implant some of your creativity into my brain I'd be flying.

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  34. Hi John and thank you for letting us see another superb set of stamps. Such useful sentiments as well. Looking forward to hour show on Saturday. Love from Jackie xx

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  35. Hi John
    You are really spoiling us now, 3 gorgeous cards, your stamps are looking more and more appealing by the minute, I cannot wait for your next post x x x

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  36. More beautiful stamps John and a lovely card. Your DT card is also gorgeous.

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  37. Hi John, Beautiful,beautiful cards ! Love this set of stamps.
    I need it............. Take care,
    Maria x

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  38. Hi John stunning cards so very beautiful indeed and your stamps look super to say the least, but I do hope your meal did not get cold!!!
    Hugs
    Margaret corgi owner

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  39. Hi John sorry I have been A.W.O.L. Of late will e.mail you.
    I am so very Happy for you,with your lovely stamps,now my problem is learn to use stamps fast.
    I love the pink one today,it is soft,gentel,and very ,very beautiful .
    Congrats again.
    Ita

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  40. great stamps ,and the last card with the hearts is so fantastic ,Laura O

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  41. Hi John, love these stamps, in fact I have loved all of the stamp sets you have shown us this week, they are like a breath of fresh air !!! Love them all.
    Today's cards are gorgeous . Take care, Brenda

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  42. Fab cards and fab stamps again and love the DT card too - an all round success xx GailT xx

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  43. U really like both cards, sorry I'm a day late... ive been a bit poorly xx

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  44. U really like both cards, sorry I'm a day late... ive been a bit poorly xx

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  45. Beautiful stamps. Gorgeous card x

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