Friday, 1 May 2015

Blue Friday...

Happy Friday,

Well back to Blue Friday as I have a whole heap of blue cards to show you (may have to  make next week blue week!)  Toady will find me prepping for the glitter pot 2 day Spring Spectacular Demonstration.  Click HERE to see more details.

Back to today's card and whilst in keeping with the theme I have again used the weaving dies in a different format this time I have used the classic weaving die as the weft and the striped weaving die for the warp.  I cut the classic die in Aqua (hope that counts as blue) and cut the striped die in coconut white.  I then wove them together to give this look which reminds me of oxford stripe fabric.

I matched this with a simple set of frames in white and Aqua cut using the square dies in spellbinders 6x6 matting basics A & B making a smaller frame in white and a larger frame in the duck egg and glued them together, this offsets the weave beautifully!

Next I made a double pierced flag using the 2 largest dies in the pierced flags set, one in white and one in duck egg and stamped the sentiment form my Butterfly Dreams set using the new Colour Cloud landing inks form Cosmic Shimmer.  I used the same ink with a smoothie through the Native mask from that special touch to create the background.

To finish the card I made a satin rose using red line tape and Sue Wilson's technique to make the flower click on Sue's blog HERE for more detail on this technique.  I added a messy bow of the fine ribbon that comes in the set I used the Ocean double sided ribbon pack which perfectly matches the Aqua foundation card.  I added 2 pearls swirls behind and placed the whole embellishment at the end of the flag.

The colours harmonise because they are all made to harmonise that Is one of the brilliant thing about the Cosmic Shimmer and Creative Expressions ranges!

Creative Expressions Craft Dies
Weaving dies in Classic and Striped
Pierced Flags
Spellbinders Matting Basics 6x6 A&B sets
Coconut white and Aqua foundation card
Finishing Touches satin ribbon Pack Ocean Blue
Butterfly Dreams stamp set by me
That Special Touch Mask Native
Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud Turquoise Pool



  1. Hi John.
    Brilliant card such a pretty colour. Thank you take care Kitty.

  2. I like all the different takes on the weaving dies. Fresh looking card. Thanks.
    Caz x

  3. Morning John, a fabulous card loving these dies more and more and the colours are gorgeous.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Lovely card, love the colour and the weaving dies, thank you, Linda.

  5. Looks like you are having a fun time weaving, John. Very pretty card.

  6. Hi John, lovely card, blue and white are a perfect colour combo. Hope the demos go well. Bx

  7. Morning John,

    Stunning card, love the colour of the Aqua Blue card, great design. Love it.

    Have a great day

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie j xxx

  8. Morning John, Beautiful card, thanks for sharing! love, Junex (Cumbria)

  9. Hi John
    A beautiful card. With that combination of soft colours, it would make a lovely new baby card as well. Hurrah! You're coming down south! I can't visit the Glitter Pot tomorrow, but I'm hoping to do so on Sunday! Hope to say 'hello' in person then. Best wishes, Anne O

  10. Beautiful card , am looking forward to a week of "blue csrds" as its my favourite colour.


  11. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love the shade of blue you have used. It is such a good idea to be able to buy all the matching products in a set. I might have to treat myself. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  12. Morning John, love your blue days and yes please for blue days next week too........... Love the weaving dies and this card, as all your cards, bring the designs out to perfection, thank you so much for sharing with us. Enjoy yourself at glitter pot.

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

  13. Hi John,beautiful card today and I don't mind either to have a blue week! Take care Jane.B.

  14. Morning John, I love it !! my favourite weaving dies done in a very different way, very effective, you clever boy !! I'm loving the frame, and the beautiful and very pretty ribbon rose and ribbon bow, the whole card is very fresh-looking, I love this blue card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  15. Yes i think you can include Aqua as blue another brilliant way to use the weaving dies

  16. Morning John,
    Lovely card, loving the blue theme.

  17. Morning John
    Love the blue theme and also this beautiful die - I must use mine today and play
    Carol x

  18. Good morning John isn't it amazing how different the effect is doing he weaving the other way. Very pretty. Love from Jackie xx

  19. Hi John,
    Just a gorgeous card, the blue is clean and fresh, love it!
    Lorna D

  20. I love the colour, I love the whole card, just beautiful!

    Sandy (tort)

  21. Great card. You are enjoying the weaving. Careful, you will be wanting a loom next.
    Janice W

  22. Hi John
    I love the colour of the card it is beautiful
    Still waiting for the inks to arrive at Daisy's hope they arrive soon, I tried to do my own weaving but it's not the same without the dies so that's more dies I need ( I need them all lol) I will have to make do with the ones fro the pick of the day until I can afford more. I think I've become a suewilsonsdieaholic lol. And a johnlockwoodstampaholic. It's helping me through a tough time at the moment my back is in spasm so my husband has arrange an area around where I am sitting so I can reach everything I need and can manage to make one card a day with the help of my lap tray. Crafting is therapeutic and also your, Sue and Julie's blogs are also getting me through the day.
    Maggie is Solihull

  23. Hi John. I love the last 3 days cards but must admit that Wednesdays Tulip card is a real stunner. I love the stained glass look you have got and the gorgeous colours. Enjoy the demos this weekend. Take care.

  24. Hi John,
    exquisite card, love the colour scheme and the way you've used the weaving dies.
    The rose is lovely, too.
    Best wishes, Rose

  25. Hi John, at first glance I would say it's a lovely card, however looking at it from the se nod photo, full facing one, it became stunning, and the difference was down to the shade of blue on the photos's. So thank you for a stunning card. X Ros

  26. Hi John, lovely card today, very fresh and crisp. I think you've been experimenting with Sue's weaving dies and this effect is beautiful. Love the satin flower and pearls too. I got all the co-ordinating card, ribbon and dazzlers in the last C&C shows so just need to have a go now, so frustrating when I'm too busy to craft!
    Have a great time at the Glitter Pot, too far away for me I'm afraid.
    Blessings all - Deb C xx

  27. Fabulous card John in a stunning colourway. A great design that could be used for any occasion. Pat x

  28. Lovely card John, the weaving dies look stunning whichever way they are used. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

  29. Eh up John
    Loooooove the aqua and the white looks so crisp against it. Also lovin the mask (but you know I'm a maskaholic lol!)
    Safe travels down south.
    Ang x

  30. Hi John, fabulous card, fabulous colours and fabulous design.
    Regards Liz.

  31. Hi John, yet this stunning way you have brought to us using our weaving dies, you really are a very clever guy. I realise as every day goes by crafting often gets better when thinking outside the box. And you certainly know how to do this , thank you for sharing your ideas with us. This card is really gorgeous, I feel I want to go to my craft room and play with my weaving dies NOW. Hope you're having a good day, take care, Brenda

  32. A lovely card, John.
    Nice take on the weaving
    Wouldn't mind at all a 'blue' week. I have become quite a fan of this colour esp. periwinkle. I am impatiently waiting for an order of this to be popping through my letterbox , lol,


  33. Afternoon John, a Lovely card today. I am looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at the glitter pot. Janice xxx

  34. Hi John, lovely card the weaving dies are great no matter what way you use them so it seems, I have been looking at your other posts an I love all the weaving ones, oh an th tulip card was fantastic. Take care Melody x

  35. I do love the effects you can create with the weave dies - I am saving my pennies - might have to do a car boot this Sunday.

  36. Hi John
    Another lovely creation using Sues weaving dies. You can use them anyway as they still look stunning.

  37. Hi John. I just found your site and I am in awe of your amazing work. I just signed up to follow you. Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!

  38. Hi John. I just found your site and I am in awe of your amazing work. I just signed up to follow you. Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!

  39. Hi John, this card is absolutely gorgeous, love, love, love it. Thanks for all the tips etc, they are so helpful. Have a great week -end. Linda.

  40. Hi John another beautiful card today, I am so pleased you are showing more than one card using the weaving dies as I love this die and need some different ideas for it.
    And as for blue cards I love that colour so thank you

  41. Beautiful John, my favourite colour is blue. xx

  42. fantastic card love the use of the weaving dies ,Laura O

  43. Love the woven effect John. Chose 4 items in Julia's shop, only to find out that she doesn't sent to Ireland. Oh well.

  44. Any card made in Aqua and white is a winner for me - love this weaving but really don't think I would have the patience!! xx GailT xx