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Monday, 16 March 2015

Monday Giveaway!

Happy Monday,

Today's giveaway features my all time favourite Sentiment which is why I had to have a large version of it in my first release of stamps!  This sentiment is taken from the Lotus frames and sentiments elements set from Creative Expressions.  Here I have tied it with Spellbinders Labels 42 and Labels 42 decorative elements.  These spellbinders dies are the ones I had on the show for my stamp release which is why they have been featured a lot recently.  I am feverishly working away with Sue's dies for something in April,  so there will be some (for that read quite a lot) of these featured later in the month.




Back to today's card, I started by stamping the sentiment, which as I said is one of my personal faves as it is really true, in black archival onto coconut white card and cutting it out with labels 42.  Next I inked through the dies using stormy sky distress ink.  Next I cut another label the same size and inked this one in black soot, very lightly, to give a contrast and make the sentiment 'pop'. I then cut 2 of the largest dies in the decorative accents in aqua foundation card and matted the 4 die cut together rotating them 90' each time within foam tape.





To make the card up I made a card blank at 21x21cm in aqua and added a few layers of White and aqua making each layer 1/2 a cm smaller each time.  I ran a square of the coconut white card through the quilted flower embossing folder and added this.

To finish the central element I made a square mat at 16.5x16.5cm in aqua and added a 16x16cm panel.  I then  tied a strip of zircon seam binding around it twice and added the sentiment panel on the top. Finally I added a messy bow, which is made in a similar manner as my double bow which is featured on my video tutorials page, a pearl spray and small pearl embellishment to finish.

If you would like to win this card simply comment, either on my blog or by email and I will randomly select a winner.  The winner of last weeks card was sent in by email and was Christine, if you would like to email me on lockers@live.co.uk with your address I will send this out to you.  I have also managed to but a set of my stamps for the giveaway so they will be posted out today!


Finally I will be back on your screens on Wednesday at 10 and 2 it would be great if you could tune in.  I will be featuring the return of the Craft storage items and yes the glue stand will be back in stock!  also there are some new packs of the stunning decoupage papers as well as some new combinations and smaller sets.  I will also be featuring some of my stamp sets so there is a chance for you see some more of these!!

Enjoy...






54 comments:

  1. really pretty john, love the dies and the colours you've chosen

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  2. Hi John.
    Beautiful and effective as usual. Looking forward to Wednesday. Take care Kitty.

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  3. Morning John, oh this is my type of card and you have used my absolute favourite colour as well, I would so love to win this one, gorgeous and the sentiment is so true. Looking forward to Wednesday will have to tape them though as I am out that day, but might be able to get a quick peek in between sessions.

    Have a great Monday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

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  4. Hello John, I love this card, everything about it is just perfect, and the colour combo is right up my street, and as for the sentiment it is very true. well done to Christine on winning the last give away. Looking forward to the shows. have a great day. Bx

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  5. A beautiful card John - really delicate yet striking ! I love the colours and the sentiment !

    Hugs,
    Rose
    xx

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  6. Brilliant card, love the sentiment & tbe colours are great.

    Michele

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  7. Morning John,

    Beautiful card, love the design and dies used.

    Glad to see you back on C & C I have set the shows up for record lol!

    Have a great day

    Love & hugs

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

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  8. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love the dies and the sentiment is lovely. Congratulations to last week's winner. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

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  9. Hi John, what a stunning card today and I love the colour!!shall try to watch you on c&c .take care Jane B.

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  10. Eh up John
    Gorgeous card in a gorgeous colourway.
    How fab does your table look too!
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

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  11. Beautiful card John , love the colours and a great sentiment,
    XxxxRuth

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  12. Morning John,
    Gorgeous card, and I love the colours you have used too. Great sentiment.
    Lydia
    X

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  13. Fab card and look forward to shows, xxx

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  14. Fab card I love this sentiment too But it must be used with caution Some people's past feel so sad that at times they don't think there is a future to plan - they survive from day to day (sorry to be on a bit of a downer but you do say to be honest with comments - Mothering Sunday is a sad day for me and still feeling it!) It is a sentiment I'll bear in mind though

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  15. Great card again John, I love the sentiment.

    Carolyn B

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  16. Beautifu card John. Love those labels.

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  17. Beautiful card love the colors, i always look forward to your shows .
    Elaine H x

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  18. Morning John
    Another stunning card - love this sentiment.
    I shall be in London on Wednesday seeing the Lion King so will record your show
    Hugs
    Carolx

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  19. Hi John,
    Fabulous card!!
    Looking forward to Wednesday and to seeing your samples of Sue's newer dies!
    Lorna D

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  20. Hi John
    Another gorgeous card today. I do love the cards you make they are so fresh looking. It's just lovely to get different peoples take on the same die.

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  21. Good morning John this is a beautiful card and I really love the colours Beryl xx

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  22. Good morning John, I am new to your blog but must say I like very much what I see the colours for todays card are lovely, will try and catch you on the tv.
    Best wishes.
    JosieB

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  23. Good morning John, I am new to your blog but must say I like very much what I see the colours for todays card are lovely, will try and catch you on the tv.
    Best wishes.
    JosieB

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  24. Hi John
    A lovely card and thought-provoking sentiment. I love the matting and the star shape you 've made. But I thought your favourite sentiment was 'enjoy'! Lol! Best wishes Anne O

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  25. Another beautiful card and the sentiment is so true and suitable for so many occasions. Hope to catch your shows on Wednesday.
    Christine (Andypandy) x

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  26. This is a fabulous card, gorgeous design and sentiment. Yay! looking forward to the goodies coming back in stock, see you Wednesday

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  27. Hi John, you have certainly given us a stunning card today, love the soft Aqua card. I would be thrilled to win this beauty. Take care, Brenda

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  28. Hi John, Oh what a beautiful card!! I love the colours you have used, it's stunning.
    the dies have to go on my wish list. Congratulations on your stamps, look forward to the next set, i'm sure they will be every bit as good.
    Regards Liz.

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  29. John, what a beautiful card. Love the sentiment....I can see why it is your favorite! Oh, so true!

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  30. Hello John and all

    Lovely card. I love the sentiment. die cuts and the colour. They make such a classic looking card. Thanks for sharing.

    I'm looking forward to your shows.

    Best wishes

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  31. Beautiful card John!!! Loving the colors, and I really like the spellbinders you used for the sentiment. I am LOVING all your sentiments!!!!

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  32. Another fab card and in one of my favourite colours - Aqua - the sentiment Is perfect and so true too xx GailT xx

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  33. Morning John, A lovely card, great sentiment, gorgeous colours.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  34. Stunning card. Thanks for the chance to win
    Doreen

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  35. Lovely card John (you like your seam binding,don't you?LOL)...
    I love those colours - white and aqua are so elegant.
    Will be watching this Wednesday, can't wait to see the goodies and demos.
    HAGD, Rose

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  36. Well done John ... a lovely card and I just love the sentiment. Yes, I will be watching on Wednesday. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

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  37. Hi John super colour to make such a beautiful card. The words chosen are very strong and thoughtful. Looking forward to Wednesday love from Jackie xx

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  38. Hello John,
    Another wonderful card.
    This color is all the rage here in the USA as is peach.
    I am so glad to hear the storage items are back in stock.
    Happy thoughts,
    Petrina

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  39. John, what a gorgeous card today. The colours are wonderful and all the die cuts and embossing make this card a must try. Love the sentiment. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us.

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  40. Hi John,
    Stunning card today, love the colour and the dies are fab.
    Recorder on for Wednesday,check.
    Hope your day been good,
    Maria x

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  41. Beautiful card John
    Cheers
    Janice W

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  42. Hi John

    Stunning card, true sentiment. Looking forward to Wednesday!

    Hugs

    T x

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  43. Hi John
    Fab card - going to make this one for a friends 70th Birthday.

    Many thanks for the inspiration.

    Anne

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  44. Ooh! what a beauty. Teal is a favourite colour of mine & I live the die cut layers. I'll be watching on Wednesday, looking forward to it. Pat x

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  45. Hi John
    A really lovely card. Can't wait to try one like this for myself.l
    Thanks once gain for the inspiration
    jean

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  46. Gorgeous card John. Love the colors.

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  47. fab card ,so nice to see more of the storage items on c&c again, sure you will do a great job on the shows.Laura O

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  48. What a glorious card John. Love the layout and the Aqua and Teal (?) ribbon combo. A beautiful card for some lucky person. Good luck for Wednesday on C&C I hope to catch that.

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  49. Hi John, I'm very new to card crafting, and have just discovered your blog through your tutorials on youtube.... and I'm loving it. You are so inspirational and I'm looking forward to working my way through your videos and blog! Thank you....
    All the best
    Vivian

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  50. Hi John, stunning card , love the colours, the dies, the sentiment, all beautifully put together! love it. Hope to record your shows Wednesday, looking forward to it. take care all, Linda

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  51. Love the colors of this card. So pretty. Also the technique with the dies is lovely!

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  52. Morning John, must set your show to record tomorrow as I am out in the morning. So looking forward to it.

    Happy St. Patricks day to everyone today, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

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  53. Great card today John, been away for a few days so catching up.
    Great cards as usual.
    Love Nancy xx

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  54. Gorgeous card! I love all those layers and the embossing! Such pretty details, and gorgeous dies!

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