Friday, 19 June 2015

Delays Delays...

Happy Friday,

Well down to my usual lack of scheduling and a few hours delay on my flight back from Egypt then todays post is a little late!  For some reason I couldn't get my head round the 7 day thing as well as the time difference so there was no post scheduled for today!  Suffice to say That I had a fab relaxing time and managed to recharge my batteries in the sun!

A bright sunny card for today, another form my shows for C&C US.  This is made using the technique of adding clear embossing powder over an embossed panel and heating it.  This gives the look of a glazed tile and in the case of this primrose card, intensifies the colour.

This is again a short post as although I should be going to bed I have prep to do for tomorrow workshops at Pickwell farm and I am due at CE Towers at 9am! (really need an assistant to plan my time lol)



  1. Morning John, better late than never and worth the wait it is gorgeous and love the flowers, glad you had a nice rest now back to the grindstone.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Hello John, such a lovely bright card, bringing sunshine to a dull Friday. Have a great day. Bx

  3. Hi John, A lovely sunny card ,glad your back safely and enjoyed your break!have a great weekend and take care Jane B.

  4. Lovely card-bright & sunny unlike today which is cool, cloudy & breezy here.


  5. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love the bright sunny colours. I am so excited about Saturday. Hugs Jackie

  6. Pretty card. Glad you enjoyed your holiday.

  7. great card ,glad you had good time on hols ,Laura O

  8. Love the background on this.

    Anne (Northampton)

  9. Morning John, So glad you have returned home safe and sound, and that your batteries have been re-charged, and you are all set to start again (straight away by the sounds of it, hahaha).
    A gorgeous card, I'm especially loving how you have done the background.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  10. Eh up John
    Good to know you're back. Mr D thought you'd be snapped up by another C&C (Cairo and Craft lol!)
    Fabulous sunny card today. Not getting the glossiness of the embossing on my screen but certainly do get the intensity of the colour.
    No rest for you now you're back.
    Better hop to it myself.
    Catch up soon matey.
    Ang x

  11. Hi John, glad to know you had a great time in Egypt, it's so lovely and warm there. I really like today's card all though the colour is still a little strange on my iPad but the design is great. Welcome back. X Ros

  12. Morning John,
    Pleased to hear you had a relaxing holiday. Not sure about the colour on this card. Love the design,

  13. Hi John,
    Lovely card, haven't tried the technique that you have used for the background so will have to try this. I love the flowers and the bow. Thanks,
    Heather Treble

  14. Good morning John, welcome home!!! Very nice card today. Well it's back to the grind :) !!!! Have a good one!!! Loopy Lynda xxx

  15. lovely card John, if I lived over there I would be your assistant, xxx

  16. Beautiful card John - I would love to be your assistant xxx

  17. Hi John,
    Lovely card, love the flowers. Glad you had a good holiday.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  18. Welcome back John, glad you had a good holiday. If you need an assistant to take care of all of your lovely cards, just let me know and I'll be there in a flash! Love today's card, such a gorgeous background. Pat x

  19. Hi John,
    Lovely card, glad you had a fab holiday and looking forward to seeing all your holiday inspired cards!!
    I would bet that ALL of us, would happily be your assistant.
    Lorna D

  20. Hi John
    A lovely sunny card today. I'm glad you had a lovely holiday. But it's hard when you have to go straight back to work. As Lorna said any of us would be glad to assist you.

  21. This embossing of the background really makes the card stand out, what a brilliant idea, will give it a try, a lovely card all round....thanks Ursula xx

  22. Lovely sunny card John. Good to have you back, fully recharged once you've conquered jet lag etc.
    Best wishes, Rose

  23. Morning John, Welcome Back! Glad you enjoyed your break in the sun, sounds like you've hit the ground running so take care and enjoy your weekend too!
    Lovely card, thanks for sharing! love Junex (Cumbria)

  24. Morning John,
    Glad you arrived back safely. The card is lovely today nice and bright.
    Will have to give this technique a go, once I finish making the baby quilt. The front is done so am doing well considering I can only manage 1 hour maximum sitting using the sewing machine.
    Looking forward to more of your wonderful cards. Hope you manage to get some sleep

  25. Hi John,

    WOW! Stunning card, so love this, the background, the colours all fabulous. I am sure if you put out a request for an assistant you would be over loaded with offers lol! Good to have you back and refreshed, kind of lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  26. Afraid the colour is not to my taste, nonetheless the concept is great, love the flowers.
    Nice to hear you had a good holiday.
    Lynne x

  27. Aww, what a beautiful card. I love it!

  28. HI John, welcome back from your holidays. Love todays card and the the embossing look really good

  29. such a lovely card john, love the flower too

  30. Hi John, glad you had a good hol. You've brought sunshine back with you with this card, don't usually go for yellow but this is lovely. Especially impressed with the twice embossed background, must give this a try, thanks for the inspiration.
    Blessings - Deb C xx

  31. Welcome home John. I see you have brought the sun back with you in your card! Glad you had a good time. Love from Jackie xx

  32. Hi John, lovely sunny looking card very pretty. Take Care Melody x

  33. Fab card John and very summery to brighten up a bit of a dull day xx glad you had a good holiday and managed to chill!! Bet you don't feel as though you have been away now!! xx GailT xx

  34. Hi John

    Love the background, really suits the die well. Colours aren't ones I use but the effect is lovely


    T x

  35. Lovely bright card, just love those flowers, tutorial please!!!! Glad you had a great time. Take care Linda.