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Monday, 22 June 2015

Time to Enjoy...

Happy Monday,

One from the vaults today from the show samples I made for the last pick of the day shows upon Create and Craft earlier this year.  As I am sure you know I sign off my blog posts with the word Enjoy and I was over the moon when sue designed an Enjoy die!  This is the first one I cut form the Expressions range and made this card with the resultant piece!

To make the card I die cut the oval from the Austrian collection salzburg die in periwinkle blue and then cut a smaller aperture using the oval from the Vienna die in coconut white.  I mounted these above each other and cut the white piece with a slightly larger border.

next I cut 4 of the ornamental corners (the set contains 2 dies which are designed as opposites of each other) in cobalt card and mounted them as a frame around the blue card.  I then simply added the Enjoy die cut in white and then added a few layers of the periwinkle, cobalt and coconut white card to make this 5x7" card.

To add some interest to the front I made a spray of camels using both the complete and open petals in what.  I added these to a messy bow in white seam binding with a couple of pearl stick pins.

To pick out the detail on the corner pieces I added some dots of cosmic pearl PVA and finished.  Hopefully a card you can send for any occasion and one that's worth having for those moments when we need to send one quickly!

Ingredients:

Creative Expressions Craft dies by Sue Wilson
Enjoy expressions die
Ornamental Corner
Salzburg & Vienna die sets
Camila open & Closed petals
Cobalt, Periwinkle & coconut white foundation card
Cosmic Pearl PVA

as always, Enjoy...


38 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card john, got pc problems.

    stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs june smith xxx

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  2. Lovely card John, Clean,crisp and as you say quite simple technique, but non the less a card that anyone would be over the moon to receive. Take care, Linda.

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  3. Hi John.
    Lovely card, Thank you. take care Kitty.

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  4. Really simple and easy to create
    Love it

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  5. Gorgeous card-love everything about it.

    Michele

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  6. Morning John, a beautiful card as you say for any occasion.
    Nancyd xx

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  7. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card. I love the design the colours and the dies are fantastic. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

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  8. Lovely dies used here.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  9. Good Morning John,
    I love this corner die, and I love the colours you have used. I have actually got 4 corners cut out ready to 'finish' off so will do the effect you are showing here. (See I did remember what you said about thinking where you cut your corners out for other cards and use the waste for another card lol) proves I was listening at your demo that day lol.

    Have a great day
    Maggie

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  10. Hi John, A beautiful card John but I don't think that you brought back a camel from Egypt did you ??ha ha.Take care Jane B.

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  11. What a great card, John. The Camelia flower dies are on my wish list.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  12. Morning John,
    Lovely card, can see this one in many different colour ways.
    Lydia
    X

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  13. Morning John, Lovely card today, like your spray of " Camels" love these dies very handy! Thanks for sharing, love Junex (Cumbria)

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  14. Love these colours and that spray of camels really finish it off! I've been to Sue's blog and thought I must get the Peonies and now I'm thinking I must get the Camelias! I really can't justify getting both! Perhaps we're winners in the work Lottery syndicate!

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  15. Hi John,
    Lovely card today, love how you have used PVA glue....must use mine more often.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

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  16. Hi John,
    Lovely card today, love how you have used PVA glue....must use mine more often.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

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  17. Good morning John,
    Love the spray of camels!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

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  18. Hi John,
    Lovely card, the way that you have put everything together is beautiful including the spray of camels! Thanks,
    Heather Treble

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  19. You do make me laugh, love the camels and the card is gorgeous, xxx

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  20. Hi John,
    What a beautiful card!
    And you brightened my Monday morning with your camels!!! It just makes you smile, love it..
    Lorna D

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  21. Morning John, a very pretty card, love the Ornate Corners when used to make a frame..
    Wendyxx

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  22. Beautiful Cards John, I've looked at them everyday, but I don't always leave a comment. Hope you're well and happy and enjoying your busy life. Janice xx
    http://createdbyjan.blogspot.com

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  23. Hi John, gorgeous card, very classy. X Ros

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  24. Great card John, if the flowers were not on it would make a good "man" card as well.
    Lynne x

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  25. Hi John, beautiful card, it would make a good mans card but I would leave off the camels!!! sorry John, it made me smile when I read this, Pleased you enjoyed Egypt, I lived there for 3 years and enjoyed every minute of it.
    Regards Liz.

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  26. Hi John

    Beautiful card I have just got the Enjoy die its so useful for male and female cards I love it.

    Hugs Annx

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  27. Hi John
    I love this card. Could be good for a mans card which are so difficult to do.

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  28. Beautiful John

    Enjoy your day lol!

    Love & Hugs

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

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  29. Hi John,
    Another absolutely beautiful card, love what you've done with the dies.
    Best wishes, Rose

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  30. Good afternoon John a spray of camels is such a wonderful collective noun description, so appropriate. I much prefer to think about camellias though!! Super card love from Jackie xx

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  31. Hi John, nice card love the enjoy die and the camels flower is gorgeous lol. Take Care Melody x

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  32. stunning card great use of dies ,Laura O

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  33. Hi John,
    what a super creation, and I love that new fab die ENJOY.
    Sorry I haven't been around lately, but I have had to go to Wales to see my sister who is not at all well.
    Crafty Regards. Jenny L.

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  34. Hi John. I am playing catch up so have to say that I loved Saturday's card. the Canadian background is great isn't it. I do wish I coud get to watch Sue at Creative Expressions but will have to wait until Ally Pally in September instead. Sunday's card is another beauty and today's Enjoy is a wonderful any occasion card. I love the gorgeous Ornamental Corners, and also the spray of CAMELS,( I love predictive text) : )) Take care x

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  35. Eh up John
    Sorry I'm late but a busier day than expected.
    Well, with inviting folk to a dieting day and now the spray of camels (should be a slobber of camels having seen them in action) there's never a dull moment lol !!!
    Gorgeous shades of blue and your signature "Enjoy" all make for a fab card.
    Sweet dreams.
    Ang x

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  36. Hi John, really elegant card today.
    Blessings - Deb C xx

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