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Monday, 4 May 2015

Hello Canada

Happy Monday,

I hope you have all been enjoying the blog release of Sue Wilson's new Dies this last week I know I have already nicked a couple of ideas lol!  Today is my turn to play with some of the new range and I thought I would start with a trip to Canada in the Canadian collection and knowing my penchant for background dies then you won't be surprised that this is where I started.

I love the idea of a repeating pattern as you can get so much flexibility with it this time the pattern has been done in 2 parts making it easier to cut, the centre section of flowers is separate so you can either run the piece through with each separate die or, as I have in this card, use just one piece to make a frame or keep the pattern going.

To make the background for this card I used the centre panel of the die and cut it 3 times to repeat the design down a panel.  I then mounted this with from tape onto primrose Foundation card (part of the card pack I have on the Stamps shows tomorrow on Create and Craft) and added stick on pearls at the centre of each flower.

I wrapped a piece of raw silk satin ribbon around the right of the piece and added messy bow using the thinner raw silk colour ribbon that also comes in the ribbon pack with a couple of stick pins I made to match. The sentiment panel, sentiment again form my new Daisy chains stamp set, is from the Canadian collection corner border and tags set and I used the larger tag in primrose with the matching centre panel cut in the white.



Ingredients:
Creative Expressions Craft dies by Sue Wilson
Canadian Collection background
Canadian collection corner, border and tag
Raw Silk satin ribbon pack
Primrose, Milk and coconut white foundation card


Enjoy...










53 comments:

  1. Morning John, I have got to say that this is one of the best cards I have seen you make, I absolutely love it, I don't have that background die but it will certainly be on my shopping list. As you probably guessed I am not a messy crafter and love the look of this one. gorgeous.

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

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  2. Hi John.
    This card is brilliant, thank you. Take care and have fun, Kitty.

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  3. Good morning John. Absolutely gorgeous card with all the pearl detail. The Canadian Background die is a must have especially since I am from Canada. Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful day.

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  4. Morning John, a beautiful card simple but stunning.
    Nancyd xx

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  5. This is a lovely background. Great card.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  6. Eh up John
    Well, I know how much you loved the Californian background so I would've bet good money, that this one would be a Lockers pick of the pops.
    Elegant simplicity at its best and I love that primrose card.
    Really looking forward to tomorrow!
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

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  7. Hello John, this card is beautiful, love the background die, and the primrose colour is perfect for a pretty summery card. Have a great day. Bx

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  8. Great card-love the idea of the repeating pattern so this would be top of my list of new dies.

    Michele

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  9. Such a stunning card today John!
    Love the die .....I always struggle to get a large die to cut properly!

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  10. Morning John, This card is stunning, I love, love, love, this background die with all the piercing, gorgeous colours and truly stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  11. Great card John , really shows off the fab die,
    XxxxRuth

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  12. Your Card, oozes elegance and class , this die is a must .
    Elaine H X

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  13. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card it is so elegant it would make a beautiful wedding card. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

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  14. Morning John
    This card is stunning so elegant it really shows off this die
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  15. Hi John,A stunning card today and I love the new die ! Very elegant.Take care Jane B.

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  16. Morning John, This card is stunning, beautiful background, and the primrose card is what I've been using all weekend with the weaving dies, I love it! Thanks for sharing!
    love Junex (Cumbria)

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  17. Absolutely stunning, love the colours, so very elegant.Linda.

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  18. Morning John,
    Another stunner, you always seem to gt the best out a die, this is gorgeous, classic and classy.
    Lydia
    X

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  19. I fell in love with this die when I first saw it You naughty boy I bought the Californian die after seeing you use it and now I'm just going to have to buy this one! That primrose colour is a lovely shade of yellow too

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  20. Hi John, stunning card, love this die and the colour, thank you, Linda.

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  21. Hi John.
    This die was a particular favourite of mine and I like how you have presented it.
    Caz x

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  22. Hi John,
    Gorgeous!!
    This one is already on it's way to me, just love it!!
    Lorna D

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  23. Hi John,
    Absolutely beautiful card. Love your colour scheme and the background die/what you've done with it.
    Best wishes, Rose

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  24. Hi John
    I love this die John, and your card. I wasn't to keen on this dies, but seeing your card has made me change my mind.

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  25. Hi John,
    Wow this card is lovely and elegant. When I first saw this die I wasn't sure what to do with it but both you and Sue as always have shown me, now this is another must on my list of dies to get.
    I heard you are back at Daisy's soon, I shall be there I just love your demos
    Maggie in Solihull

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  26. Background dies and pearls? Of course you started with this one. Great card
    Cheers
    Janice W

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  27. Good morning John, I think it has all been said, beautiful background, simple and elegant in the subtle shade of yellow, love from Jackie xx

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  28. wonderful card John, not too fussy, love it.
    Lynne x

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  29. Hi John, what a lovely card, an that Canadian background die is one of my favourite dies from the new sets. Looking forward to tomorrow's shows. Take Care Melody x

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  30. I've already bought 5 of Sue's new dies, I would love this one too, but I will really have to wait a week or two.

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  31. How elegant John, I love it. Just checked the stock for your show tomorrow, on C&C, and no stamps are included (or aren't they putting them up too soon, in case they all sell out beforehand.

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  32. How elegant John, I love it. Just checked the stock for your show tomorrow, on C&C, and no stamps are included (or aren't they putting them up too soon, in case they all sell out beforehand.

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  33. Hi John, a gorgeous card. Love the canadian background die.

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  34. This is gorgeous John. I have a confession to make lol. Saw this thought of you straightaway. In fact you are the reason I ordered it quickly. Due in stock on Tuesday. Hoping to have it in my hand by Thursday. Happy playing.
    Love
    Jo x

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  35. This is gorgeous John. I have a confession to make lol. Saw this thought of you straightaway. In fact you are the reason I ordered it quickly. Due in stock on Tuesday. Hoping to have it in my hand by Thursday. Happy playing.
    Love
    Jo x

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  36. Wow!!!! Absolute perfection, I love it. Pat x

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  37. Hi John,

    This is stunning, I fell in love with this background the first time i saw it, its so beautiful and you have done it proud here. Love the Primrose card you have used such a lovely Pale Yellow. I have set your shows up on record as I shall be at work. I would much rather be at home watching you on the TV though lol!

    Have a great day today and a lovely time tomorrow.

    Love & hugs

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

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  38. Hi John

    Very pretty, a good example of how striking does not have to be complicated. I love my background dies too and I could see so much potential in this die.

    Sky box set and ready!

    Hugs

    T x

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  39. Love this card - not normally a lover of background dies as I find them a limiting but already commented in Sues blog that I think this one would be a really useful one xx love the sentiment too xx GailT xx

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  40. A beautiful card John, that has inspired me to have a go (along with my friends on Wed)....will email you the photos. Janice x
    http://createdbyjan.blogspot.com

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  41. Hi John, this card is beautiful, I loved this die when Sue showcased it, now seeing your gorgeous card - I need it!
    Thank you for sharing, hope you're having a good bank holiday, Brenda

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  42. fab card ,great dies ,want this ,Laura O

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  43. Hi John,

    This is a really lovely card, I love it!

    Love Nancy xx

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  44. Wow this is such a pretty card and I love the colour you have used for it. This is one of my favourite dies in the new collection. I love the fact it is in two parts and can also be cut for smaller cards and still have the same look.

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  45. Hi John, well after seeing this I really am gonna have to get the Canadian background, it's gorgeous. The flowers on it seem to cry out yellow, I think I saw another card using this background with the same colour scheme, it works really well. Blessings all - Deb C xx

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  46. Hi John,
    love this card made by the new die.
    Have a good day,
    hugs Maria x

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  47. Hi John, WOW!, what a superb card, just love it and of course need it!!!!
    Regards Liz.

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  48. Hello John,
    Wonderful use of die, and beautiful card.
    Maureen xx

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  49. Hi John,
    ooooooo! this was my fave out of all the new dies that have been shown.
    I really love your superb use of this die.
    wonderful colours, and beautiful ribbon bow.
    Crafty Regards. Jenny L.

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  50. Hi John,
    It was so nice to meet you yesterday and to pick up some tips from you. I've just made a wedding card and will be making a box for it tomorrow. I'll send you a photo as promised LOL!. This is a gorgeous card! This die is so delicate - and I was so pleased to see all your samples at the Glitter Pot yesterday. Your photography is very good, but seeing the cards in the flesh is something else! Good luck tomorrow - I'll be recording it to view in the evening. Best wishes, Anne O

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  51. Another fantastic card John! When I saw this release on Sue's blog, this was my favourite! Working tomorrow but have already set your programmes to record so I can catch up when I get home :)

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  52. Hi John. Love this background and what you have done with it : ) Take care x

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  53. Hi john
    What a smashing card it looks oh so pretty. Love the pearls on the wee flowers they are so cute x

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