Sunday, 10 May 2015

Stamping Sunday...

Happy Sunday,

I had  a wonderful day yesterday at Sew Simple with Emma nd the lovely ladies there!  Todays card is one I made as a thank you to Emma and the team for the warm welcome and the great day!

I used my Butterfly striplet stamp as well as the main Butterfly Dreams set to make this card and embossed the triplet stamp with True White detail embossing powder.  I did the same with the main element and then smoothed over (using a smoothie of course) Mowed Lawn and Squeezed Lemonade distress ink over the images.  I made up the reminder of the card using Primrose, Milk and Pastel Green foundation card and the leafy montage A4 embossing folder.  I added a couple of matching stick pins and a grosgrain green and ivory ribbon bow to match.

As you know I don't use green or yellow much at all but I quite liked how this one came out!



  1. Hi John.
    Thank you, a very nice card, not sure about the double bow. Take care Kitty.

  2. Morning John, a very elegant card today and I love the double bow as they say you can't please everyone.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card. I love the colours you have used. I am very excited yesterday was my birthday and we popped into Pickwell Farm and my husband paid for me to do your workshop there in June. I can't wait. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  4. Hi John,nice card today but I'm not a fan of bows so this one to me is way too big for the composition of the card .sorry John,but than we all have a different taste.Take care Jane B.

  5. Hi John, beautiful card, love the stamping and the colours, so Spring-like.

  6. Hi John,
    It's a beauty, loving the colours and the bow is to die for.
    Lorna D

  7. Morning John,
    Very nice.

  8. Great card but not being a fan of bows i'd prefer it without but that's just me.


  9. Eh up John
    Its showing a very peculiar colour on my screen, which I'm sure is not a true representation of its real colour but I love the staggered layer design.
    I won't mention the bow lol!
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  10. I love how you've offset the Striplet aperture Not sure about the colours I'd like to see it close up I'm a bit like you and don't use green (school uniform) much

  11. Hello John, really great card, the aperture and sentiment panel create a great tiered effect. Have a great day. Bx

  12. Good morning John such pretty colours on your card and having enjoyed your masterclass explanations of layering yesterday can appreciate the look so much more. Thoroughly enjoyed the day and all your demos love from Jackie xx

  13. Hi John what a lovely card I think the design is wonderful.
    Take care John xx
    Debs xx
    {Debs Cards}

  14. Hi John
    Another stunning card. I love the green and yellow. Very subtle colours, and love the stamps. I'm glad you had a lovely day yesterday.

  15. Beautiful card John, I am willing to bet they loved it!

  16. Love it! It's a bit different with the colours, but it works fro me.
    here has your pinterest button gone?
    Janice W

  17. Gorgeous green, lovely, xxxx

  18. Morning John, Love the design not sure about colour, but its a nice change! Thanks for sharing! Junex (Cumbria)

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  20. Hi John. Catching up with your lovely cards since Thursday and have to say that I love yesterdays box in particular. It is so pretty. I hope that you had a great time demoing and got a chance to visit the chocolate and farm shops nearby : ) Take care x

  21. I am so pleased to hear you had a good day.
    What a beautiful card today and I absolutely love those colours.
    You should definitely use them more often.
    I love your stamps too and must admit I was never really into stamping
    but I have been converted and have quite a few of yours on my wish list now.

  22. Hi John,
    Love the colours, love the design, love the stamping, and love the card.
    Maureen xx

  23. Hi John, A lovely card, I really like these colours, and I love what you have done in the striplet aperture.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  24. Fabulous design John, I love the recessed striplet. The stamped images are really lovely and the blue and yellow give such a pretty effect. Pat x

  25. Hi John this is really lovely I have already got the striplet stamp but must get the other butterfly stamp to go with it. Im hoping your new stamps are at Daisy's on Friday I really love them and my collection is growing . Keep up the great ideas see you soon.
    Maggie in Solihull.

  26. Not surprised you like how this turned out dos it is lush!! Lucky ladies being able to make this card yesterday xx GailT xx

  27. Hi John, pretty card with lovey colours, glad you had a good time yesterday. Take Care Melody x

  28. I am sure they will be delighted to receive this card. Pleased to hear you enjoyed Sew Simple - somewhere I go when I visit ma kum in Norfolk.

  29. Hi John,
    another really super creation here.
    Love your colour choice, and another of your super designs.
    Beautiful bow, and wonderful pins.
    Crafty Regards. Jenny L.

  30. Hi John, Beautiful card love the layout and your choice of colours. Your stamps are stunning. Love it. Brenda

  31. Hi John, such a beautiful card, love the colours you have used.
    Regards Liz.

  32. Hi John

    Glad you had a lovely day. This card has come out beautifully- I don't use yellow as a general rule, nothing against it, it's just not a go to colour! But I will try from now on as this card us very striking.


    T x

  33. Another cracker John

    Everyone stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx