Friday, 17 April 2015

Lilac Hearts...

Happy Friday,

Its another stamp heavy and die cut low post today Im Afraid I hope you all don't mind, next week is a die fest I promise!  Todays card is made using another of my new stamp sets that will be showcased on Craete and Craft on the 30th April (Times TBC).  This set is called Flower Hearts elements and I drew four separate hearst and filled them with flowers, either as outlines or in shadow.

I have matched these with the ivy trellis triplet stamp which was drawn again to match this set however will work in many different ways with any of the sets.  I stared by stamping this in perfect medium and again, like yesterday, heat set it with cosmic shimmer detail silver embossing powder.  I set this in an aperture using the triplet outline die.

To make the main elements I stamped three of the hearts in perfect medium and again heat set them with Cosmic Shimmer detail silver embossing powder.  I cut this out by hand and added a mat of vintage silver foundation card.  I then hand cut three flags using Creative Expressions satin ribbon in Orchid and placed the hearts over these.  Finally I foam mounted them floating over the parterre and added the whole piece on a few layers of Lilac and silver foundation card.

Creative Expressions Clear stamps - Flower Hearts elements by John Lockwood
Lilac & Siver foundation card
Orchid double sided satin ribbon (CE)
Cosmic Shimmer detail silver embossing powder
Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson
Quilted Blocks striplet outline die



  1. Hi John, another lovely card, I must get some of your stamps they are lovely.


  2. Hi John.
    The cards are lovely. Where you stamp I used the actual stipplet as I cannot stamp very good, you give so much inspiration Thank you take care Kitty.

  3. Morning John, a fabulous card and your stamps are gorgeous love them all.
    Nancyd xx

  4. another really pretty card again john....beautiful

  5. Hi John. A lovely card today. Your heart stamps are so pretty, more for the wish list : ) Have a good weekend, enjoy your demo tomorrow. Take care.

  6. Lovely card, veyoretty. Another great stamp you have designed.


  7. I like all the stamping John and the new stamps look lovely!

  8. Morning John, stunning happy Friday card today, love it.

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

  9. I like both these sets, it seem a long time away before we can buy them!

  10. Hi John a beautiful card today and I love the stamps,just so pretty.Take care Jane B.

  11. Hi John this is a gorgeous card I love the design. You have designed so many beautiful stamps. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  12. Eh up John
    This heart set is beautiful and the trellis so pretty.
    They work really well here together to produce a terrific card.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  13. Morning John,
    Just beautiful, love it all. Your stamps are gorgeous.

  14. Another lovely set of dies Beginning to start my colection of stamps Got one of yours at AP Not brill results so far but I will persevere because I want to get into heat embossing Sometines it feels like too much effort to switch on pc to craft Stamping is a quick fix for me and something I can do if pc plays up and my IT expert (daughter!) is not around to fix it! Have a great day

  15. Happy Friday to you John,
    Love these flower filled hearts and the gorgeous striplett trellis. Put them together and you have this really really beautiful card. I love it. Brendan

  16. Beautiful card John, i love it !.
    Elaine H X

  17. Morning John, Beautiful card, love your new stamps, I'm a new stamper so still practising with your Calla lily and Butterfly sets, they look great when I get it right but its just lucky for me at the moment if that happens, not confident yet! But I will keep trying! Thanks for sharing, love Junex (Cumbria)

  18. Hi John,
    It's a WOW card - I can't wait for these new stamps to come out - this one is GORGEOUS (as is the card).
    HAGD, Rose

  19. Hi John,
    What a great card, love the heart stamps (any chance of a die in the future to cut them out?)
    Lorna D

  20. Good morning John and another WOW from me. The striplet stamp is beautiful and works so well with your hearts and I can see Mrs Duck putting her tiny flower creations on it. Have a good weekend, love from Jackie xx

  21. Hi John, great card, stunning stamps but for me a little colour on the flowers would enhance them no end. No rush for dies. Have a great weekend X Ros

  22. I love this one John! The colours are very calming and your stamping/embossing are perfect.

  23. Morning John, Another gorgeous card, beautiful colours and gorgeous stamping etc.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  24. Just beautiful. Can t wait for the next tv appearance xx

  25. Hi John
    Another lovely card today using your striplet stamp. All your stamps are gorgeous.

  26. Lovely card John, nice colours. xx

  27. great stamps ,and a great card ,Laura O

  28. Hi John,
    oh this is very lovely.
    I love those stamped hearts, and the way you have used them.
    The trellis is wonderful too.
    Wonderful scissor work as well.
    I can see your not scissor challenges. lol.
    Crafty Regards. Jenny L.

  29. Sorry that should have read challenged.

  30. Incredible beautiful John. The stamped hearts are just stunning and the striplet complements them so well. Impressed with the way you have cut out the hearts - mine would NEVER be that even! Pat x

  31. Ooops!! that should have read INCREDIBLY beautiful. Sorry!

  32. Hi John, beautiful, beautiful card, you have done a wonderful job with your stamp designs.
    Regards Liz.

  33. Lovely stamps and a pretty card.

  34. Beautiful card John! The stamps are so lovely and the silver and lilac look gorgeous together. Debra x

  35. Hi John - love your flower hearts and yet something else to add to my wishlist - love your card too xx GailT xx

  36. Hi John,

    Wonderful card and stamps, love the Ivy trellis. Beautiful.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx