Friday, 10 April 2015

Sneak Peak Friday & a Giveaway!

Happy Friday,

Well the car is all packed and while you are reading this I will either be on my way to or be setting up in Alexandra Palace for a weekend of playing with Friends ( If the boss is reading this then I mean a weekend of hard work demoing next to people I know and get one with but don't have time to talk to much! lol)

Tomorrow will be the first time my new range of stamps will be on sale, these will be on Create and Craft on the 30th April (date and times TBC) however we have taken a stock of these to the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking show so you can tell me what you think!  To celebrate I have manage to get a pre-release set of this set of stamps called Rose Bud Elements to give away therefore rather than a card giveaway (as I will need this card for the TV shows) I am giving away this set of stamps instead.  I also realise that I didn't announce the winner of last weeks giveaway who was June Smith if you email me your address June to Lockers@live.co.uk I will post it out to you!

Back to today's card and I used my new set to make what I hop you will agree is a classic card stable for lots of different people and occasions!  As this was a brand new set I thought I would challenge myself by using a colour I rarely like so I pulled this strawberry card from my crafty stash, I teamed it with milk foundation card to offset the pink (it isn't quite this bright in real life.

I started by stamping the main rosebud frame (yes I did take hours to draw all this rosebuds!) using perfect medium and embossed it with Cosmic Shimmer True detail white embossing powder and heat set it.  Next I cut it out using the largest die in the Herald Square die set form the New York collection.  I then mounted it onto milk card and hand cut a mat around the square.

Next I cut more of the strawberry card using the new Labyrinth die form the diagonals collection.  This die, when squared up to the edge of a piece of card, cuts a diagonal pattern into the card, by adding the edge die you get the lovely lace edge as shown here.  I repeated this with a piece of Milk foundation card and foam mounted, after cutting the pink down, the pink piece over the milk.  I then cut a thin border around the edge to give a nice set of layers.

To decorate the card I added small PVA pearl dots, in cosmic pearl on the pink and deep rose on the milk, on all the junctions of the lattice.

Finally I added the whole piece to a card embossed with the bed of roses A4 embossing folder and I picked out the embossing with enchanted gold gilding wax.  A few layers of the pink and milk, a messy bow with rose seam binding heart dazzler and a couple of hat pins to match made with the stick pins elements (rose teardrop beads) and finished!

Ingredients:
Creative Expressions Clear stamps - Rose Bud elements by John Lockwood.
Creative Expressions Craft dies by Sue Wilson
New York Herald Square
Labyrinth Diagonal
Cosmic Shimmer true detail white embossing powder
PVA Pearls in Deep rose and cosmic pearl
Rose seam binding.

To win this set of stamps simply leave a comment or email me with your opinion and I will randomly select a winner on Tuesday.

Enjoy...

59 comments:

  1. Hi John.
    This is a brilliant card thank you. Have fun at Ally Pally, one day I will get there. Congrats to June. Take care all Kitty.

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  2. Eh up John
    Absolutely divine. The stamped frame is gorgeous.
    The sentiment is also terrific.
    My guess would be at this time, you are in a Maccy Ds having breakfast lol!
    Safe travels matey.
    Ang x

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  3. Congratulations on your next set of stamps ,I can't wait to see the others. Have a great time at ally pally unfortunately I can't go this weekend xxxx

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  4. What a gorgeous card ! Hope you have a brilliant weekend - sorry to miss out but we are on our way back to Portugal for 6 months !

    Hugs,
    Rose
    xx

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  5. The new stamp range looks lovely, as is the whole card. Good luck with the launch and gave a wonderful weekend.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  6. Wow what a gorgeous card , loving the color and style and the stamps lovely.

    Good Luck everyone !
    Elaine H X

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  7. Beautiful card-your new stamps look amazing. So much detail, can't wait to see the rest of them.

    Michele

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  8. An exquisite card John, can't wait to see all the new stamps!
    Have a great weekend ,
    XxxxRuth

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  9. Hi John that is a gorgeous card. I love things with roses on so this set of stamps looks like a must have. I will be at Ally Pally tomorrow I will pop by to say Hi I know you will be very busy. Have a safe journey. Hugs Jackie

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  10. Hi John,
    lovely, lovely card - I love all the roses. And the diagonal die actually complements the swirly theme.
    You've done well and I know your stamps will FLY off the stand at the weekend.
    HAGD, Rose

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  11. love this card, really stands out, love the stamps, especially the sentiment one!
    sues slanted dies are really pretty

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  12. Morning John, oh I am one excited lady, thank you so much for picking me as last weeks winner, I have emailed you my details. Then to see this card with the beautiful stamps, oh I love it, I must get the stamp set, I so love the words as well. I want to make this card so much.

    I will be at Ally Pally on Sunday so hope to see you then that is of course if the crowds let me through with my mobility scooter.

    Have a great day everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxxxx

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  13. Morning John, Firstly, hearty congratulations to June, enjoy your giveaway.
    Secondly, you are definitely teasing us, and giving us the chance of a set of your new stamps, thank you so much.
    Your card is lovely, really lovely, I was chuckling at the sentiment, I wish I could tell myself that !!!!! hahaha.
    Have a great time at Ally Pally.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  14. Hi John,a stunning card today and I love the colours!! Have a great time in London! Congratulations to June,the lucky winner! Take care JaneB.

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  15. Lovely lovely lovely! I adore your stamps and hope to be able to treat myself to some at Ally Pally if there's any left on Sunday! I want to see the CE card in real life too I've had my eye on these diagonal dies for a while Yor make has made me yearn for them all the more Don't work too hard I will come and say Hi if I can get close enough coz I know you'll be mobbed

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  16. Hi John
    This card is stunning, and I love the colour card you have used. Also to give a sneak peak of your new range of stamps. Can't wait to see them at Ally Pally. We're coming on Saturday so will see you then.

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  17. Hi John
    Forgot to say congratulations to JUNE fir winning the card giveaway, and fir the chance to win a set of stamps.

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  18. Wow this one hits you, love it.
    Just seen one of your stamps on Jacquies Jewels blog, I recognised it right away before I read it!!!!!. xxxx

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  19. Morning John, Lovely card looks amazing! Good luck with Ally Pally and your new stamps they'll fly off the shelves! Like many of the ladies I too have promised myself one day I'll go to Ally Pally! Many Congratulations to June for being this weeks winner, and I hope you get to see all the designers you lucky lady! Have fun,
    love Junex (Cumbria)

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  20. Morning John
    This card is stunning, love the colours you have used, can't wait to see your full range of stamps, enjoy Ally Pally - want to come one year.

    Hugs
    Carol x

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  21. Morning John, Oh Wow, another set of stamps, If this is the first sample we are in for a treat again, This is lovely
    Cheers
    Jainice W

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  22. Ooh, John, a second set of stamps, and I don't have all the first sets yet! I do hope you do very well with them at Ally Pally, I wish I could get there to say hello. The card is super, so I can understand you need it for AP and the TV, but I would happily settle for the stamp instead, LOL.

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  23. Morning John,
    Gorgeous card, gorgeous stamps, and gorgeous colours. Love it. Enjoy Ally Pally.
    Lydia
    X

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  24. I've been away for a few days and come back to this sensational card. I Love the colour and the design is gorgeous! Hope you sell out of all of your stamp sets and come away knowing how great your designs are.

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  25. Oh my,this card is beautiful John just love the new stamp you have designed and the wording is one we can all relate to as well!! have a super time at AP jus wish I could be there, love from Jackie xx

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  26. Hi John, this is such beautiful card love the colours, and the stamps are gorgeous. I am so looking forward to seeing your new stamp range. Hopefully will be able to get close enough to you tomorrow to say hello. Brenda

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  27. Love the strawberry colour on this card...............the stamp looks lovely as well. Have a good time at Ally Pally, would love to have gone, but we are redesigning our garden and need to get out there while the weather is on our side. xx

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  28. What a gorgeous stamp, John! Love all the beautiful detail in it. And I loved how you used it on this card! A your card is gorgeous! Thx for sharing with us!

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  29. Wow! John, this is stunning, all those layers and dies, gorgeous, beautiful stamps too, is the sentiment in with these and its beautiful and very true! Love how you have done a circle of roses so anything can be put in the center. Stunning!

    Have a great weekend at Ally Pally, though it goes without saying as I'm sure you will, and you WILL be working John won't you lol!

    Love & hugs

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

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  30. Forgot to ask, I often wonder with these events over a whole weekend do you stay up there in London or do you all keep traveling back home each day?

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

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  31. Wow - an absolutely stunning card!
    Doreen

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  32. Love love love your rosebud stamps, the colour combo is gorgeous too. Have fun at Ally Pally xx

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  33. Hi John
    I love the Rose stamp it must have taken ages to draw when you did the designing. The card is stunning and what a great sentiment.
    Heather x

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  34. Hi John. I think you have a real talent for stamp design. This stamp is exquisite and very useful. For me, however, this card doesn't do it justice. It's got too many conflicting elements. I'd rather see this as a square card making the stamp a more focal element. Hey you can't please everyone all the time. Enjoy the exhibition. Caz x

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  35. Beautiful stamp John. I'm sur they'll sell like hot cakes. I have this diagnal die and must admit havent quite known what to do with it so thanks for the inspiration.
    Have a wonderful weekend and hope I'll be lucky in the drawer for your stamp set.
    love Val x

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  36. Love this sentiment/verse. The font is right up my street.
    Have a great show.
    Love
    Jo x

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  37. Hey, I am new to this fun card craft so I am still on a huge learning curve!!! However, every morning I make my coffee and sit down at my computer with you. I study each and every card you make . I absolutely love your style and wish I had your talent and resources to work with. I am sure it would make this much easier , however, I practice everyday believing that with enough practice and time with you I will get there someday!!!!

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  38. Hey, I am new to this fun card craft so I am still on a huge learning curve!!! However, every morning I make my coffee and sit down at my computer with you. I study each and every card you make . I absolutely love your style and wish I had your talent and resources to work with. I am sure it would make this much easier , however, I practice everyday believing that with enough practice and time with you I will get there someday!!!!

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  39. Oh John, what an absolutely gorgeous card. Just love your new stamp set and teamed with the rose embossing folder it is just perfect. The sentiment is so true and could be used multiple times. I would absolutely love to win this stamp set especially since I still can't get them in Canada. Hopefully sometime soon. Have a great weekend doing your demos. Wish I lived closer to attend this event. It sounds wonderful.

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  40. Love this card John, perhaps one day I'll get to Ally Pally!
    Love Nancy x

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  41. stunning card ,love the colour scheme ,Laura O

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  42. Hi John,
    This card is simply stunning, and I can hardly wait til tomorrow to see what else you have new, and obviously some will land in my basket!!!!
    Lorna D

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  43. I really like this card it has a lot of uses for me.

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  44. We've had Create and Craft TV in the USA for a few months now. I just wish they would get new companies to showcase as most of them are reruns. How about you appearing on one of our shows?

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  45. Oh wow John,
    this is a stunning card, such a lovely colour and I for
    one really looking forward to see you tomorrow!
    Congrats June !
    Maria x

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  46. Hiya John hope you have a good weekend and sell loads, lovely cars. xx

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  47. Wow, gorgeous card John - those roses are just beautiful. I can't begin to imagine how long is must have taken you to draw them all. Hope you enjoy Ally Pally. Pat x

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  48. Beautiful card, beautiful stamping, in fact everything is beautiful, have a great week end at Alley Pally and not forgetting June, congratulations on your win I am so pleased for you. Take card on your scooter at the exhibition. Regards, Linda.

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  49. Hi John,
    This is such a beautiful card, I really like the coloured card you have used, your new stamps are beautiful and reckon the are going to be a great success, good luck and enjoy the show.
    Regards Liz.

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  50. Hi John not a colour combo I would have gone for either but I think it really works and what patience to add all those pearl dots too - love your stamp and the sentiment is brilliant - enjoy your time at AP xx GailT xx

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  51. A beautifully detailed image and a lovely sentiment. Border die is gorgeous

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  52. Hi John, what a fabulous new range, love the sneak peek as the card is gorgeous, wish I could get to AP to get a closer look. Maybe I will be lucky enough to win a set. Bx

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  53. This is a lovely card. And the sentiment makes you think, doesn't it.

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  54. Wow this card, the design and the colours are gorgeous.

    LG Petra

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  55. Hi John. What a gorgeous card. It is a colour that I haven't used before but it looks beautiful. I hope that Ally Pally went well for you : ) Take care.

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  56. I saw this card at the show yesterday and it was absolutely stunning. xx

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  57. Gorgeous card! Love that beautiful rosebud frame and the pretty color you chose for this elegant card!

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