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Monday, 23 March 2015

Monday Giveaway...

Happy Monday,

Today's card giveaway was inspired by my trip to Northallerton Strikes garden centre craft shop last Saturday and the demo's I did there!  I am back at another Strikes this Saturday however this one is a little nearer being in Burton upon Trent which is only a 50 minute drive from me!

The first 2 demo's I was asked to do was a Noble Hinged card, which I made with Mica dusting and Sue Wilson's Fire and Ice technique.  When I got home I had an idea to merge the two together with a card made with the hinged technique from the new Noble Classic Adorned rectangle die but using fire and Ice for the centre panel.

I started by making the hinged base then cut a panel in Aqua foundation card using the centre filigree section of the die and added a sheet of Creative Expressions double sided adhesive sheet over the front of the die cut.  I then turned over the piece and added Silver Dream gilding flakes to the sticky parts that are showing through the die cut.  I removed the leftover gilding flakes and polished the piece using a piece of rubit scrubit.

Next I turned the piece over, removed the protective film and covered the entire front with Iced snow from the glitter jewels range and rubbed off the excess.  This gives the beautiful look of the gilding being visible through the die cut which is tempered by the ice!

I stamped the sentiment from the Butterfly Dreams clear stamp set form Creative Expressions (designed by me) covered it in a scrap piece of DS adhesive sheet and cut it with the smallest die in the set.  I removed the protective film and added more iced snow before foam mounting this in the centre of the iced background.

To finish the card I added a border made with the filigree section of the Noble Ornate Pierced Rectangle die set making the section into a frame by using the 2 dies from the set which match.  I added a zircon seam binding bow, a couple of stick pins I made using the new stick pins elements and a small aqua dazzler.  The whole piece was added to the card blank and finished.

I have added a new page to my website detailing my booked demo's and workshops have a look through and see if there is a date near you.  I will be in the Byrkley garden Centre this Saturday!

If you want a chance to win this card just leave a comment or email me and I will pick a winner at random.  last weeks card winner was a comment and was number 47 which is Laura O'Connor, if you email me Laura on Lockers@live.co.UK I will post it out to you.  Could I ask that if there is anyone who is still waiting for a card that you let me know as I have posted all cards out and would hate to disappoint anyone!

Ingredients:
Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson
Noble Classic Adorned Rectangles
Noble Ornate Pierced Rectangles
Clear stamps by Creative Expressions Butterfly Dreams
Silver Dreams gilding flakes
Iced Snow
Aqua and Coconut white foundation card.

Enjoy...

50 comments:

  1. Hi John.
    Wow beautiful shaped card,Thank you, I am going to look to see if you will be coming my way. Take care Kitty

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  2. Hi John, a beautiful card, love the aqua with the gilding flakes, just gorgeous. Take care and have a great day. Bx

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  3. Great card John I will have to give one a try xx

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  4. Eh up John
    I don't know what colour silver dream gilding flakes are but Im getting a pale copper on my screen, which I must say looks great against the aqua.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

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  5. Morning John, this is such a beautiful card, I don't think the noble rectangles are used enough, it is gorgeous.

    Enjoy your Monday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

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  6. Stunning card & the gilding flakes look a copper colour to me, but still truly wonderful.

    Michele

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  7. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love the shape and the fire and ice techniques is one of my favourites. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

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  8. Gorgeous card and in one of my favourite colours - hopefully you are feeling better today xx GailT xx

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  9. Hi John, a lovely card today and the colour is very nice .Hope you are feeling better today .Have a great week and I am looking forward to your next creation!! Take care Jane B.

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  10. Hi John,
    An absolutely beautiful card. I love everything about it. Must try that hinged card..... Hope you're feeling a bit better today.
    HAGD, Rose

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  11. Morning John,
    Beautiful card, love the colours and the gilding flakes. The Nobel dies they are on my need list.
    Lydia
    X

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  12. Love everything about this card John, the die is such a great shape , the fire and ice , the colours all work so well.
    Have a good day , hope you are feeling better,
    XxRuth

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  13. Hello John,
    Beautiful card love the colour, and the fire and ice technique always looks stunning. Love it all.
    Hope you are feeling better today, don't push yourself too hard. Brenda

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  14. Hi John
    Love everything about this card - colours, fire and ice, noble die! Lovely!!!
    Sheila x

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  15. Morning John,

    Stunning card love this die and the technique used. These noble dies are at the top of my wish list at present as I adore the shape of them.
    Have a great day

    Love & Hugs

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

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  16. Love it! I have done this with micro beads - which seem to have gone out of favour recently Must get some iced snow- hopefully at Ally Pally Just said on Sue's that my head is buzzing with ideas to try

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  17. A lovely card and beautiful bow, Well done to Laura .
    Elaine H X

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  18. Cor!! This is stunning, John :)

    x

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  19. Looks fab John, quite unique, xxx

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  20. Hi John.Beautiful card. I love the combination of techniques and colours : ) I hope you are feeling better than you did Saturday evening. Take care.

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  21. good morning john, beautiful card, i love the colour combination xx

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  22. Morning John, A gorgeous card,and these Noble dies are next on my list, I love them.
    Sorry I have been missing for a couple of days, my eyes are terrible at the moment, so have been keeping off my laptop, in the hope that will give a bit of ease.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  23. I love this card!!! Wish I had these dies :)

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  24. Well I usually use just white or cream with this fire & ice technique, so it is nice to see it being used with a colour. Now you have got me thinking.

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  25. This is beautiful John, I have these dies and I love using them, the pretty shape always sets them out from the crowd
    Julie x

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  26. Morning John what a beautiful card I love this die I have used it quite a lot but your design is wonderful.

    Debs A xxx

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  27. A beautiful card - great shape and the fire and ice technique is brilliant x

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  28. Hi John
    I just love this card. I'll have a go at making a card with the die. I'll be having a look to see if your doing demos in the Oxfordshire/Swindon area.

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  29. Hi John, beatiful card and stunning colours. I just love this die shape. X Ros

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  30. Absolutely STUNNING card, John! You did a beautiful job with this card and technique!!! Beautiful dies!!! A must have!

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  31. Hi John, what a fabulous card, love the shape of it, thanks for your ideas.
    Regards Liz.

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  32. John, what a GORGEOUS card! Love the fire and ice technique you used
    on this hinged card. A thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us!
    I'm keeping my fingers crossed to win this one!

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  33. Lovely card, never think of using a gold with blue but it certainly works
    Cheers
    Janice W

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  34. What a clever idea ! And the colour combinations are fantastic - would never have thought of them ! Another really great card !
    Hugs,
    Rose
    xx

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  35. Hello John and all

    Lovely card. I love the dies you have used. The fire and ice technique works so well with them and the colours used are great. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

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  36. great card John,love the gilding flakes .Thanks John you made my day I will be delighted to receive a fab JOHN NEXT DOOR CREATION,it will be displayed with pride ,Laura O

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  37. John, what a gorgeous card. The aqua colour with the fire and ice technique looks wonderful. I usually use white with this technique. Love the hinged style card. Would love the opportunity to win this beauty so you can just send it across the pond to Canada where I will display and show it to everyone. Hope you are feeling better today.

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  38. Hello John.
    What a fantastic card today. I love the color combination and the techniques that you have used. I really like the Noble dies. Would love to attend one of your workshops but 3,000+ miles is a little far to travel. I'll just follow your blog and catch you on Create and Craft where you do a wonderful job of demonstrating.
    Have a great day.
    Beverly

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  39. Hi John
    What a stunning card. I love the look you have created and thankyou for sharing your knowledge with everyone. Happy Crafting, Carol

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  40. Hi John, this die makes a super shaped card and a nice size as well. The colours you have chosen work so well together love from Jackie xx

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  41. Hi John,
    beautiful,beautiful, card.
    Love the fab colour choice, and your designing is ace as usual.
    Crafty Regards. Jenny L.

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  42. Love the colours in this card John, I made a similar card today using the fire and ice technique and Sues Scandinavian background. xx

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  43. Lovely card John.

    Love Nancy xx

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  44. Wow, stunning card John! I've always loved the fire and ice technique and your design really shows it off to perfection. Pat x

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  45. Wow John you are so busy. Fabulous card x

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  46. I love the colors of this card! Thanks for the opportunity to win it,

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  47. Lovely card. Noble dies added to my ever growing must have list. They seem very versatile.

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  48. wow... what a gorgeous card! love the dies you used and the beautiful colors!

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