Saturday, 25 July 2015

Keeping it Simple...

Happy Saturday,

I am running a workshop today at Craftstation in Kirkby in Ashfield, I think its in or near the national forest (my knowledge of geography is terrible!

Today's card is a simple one made just using the poinsettia mini triplet from Sue's festive collection.  This would make a great batch card as its really small!

I cut the triplet, without the outside die, in vintage gold card.  I then cut out the same die in rich red and paper pieced the petals back into the gold.  I added a piece of double sided adhesive behind to hold the petals in pace and added diamond snow to the other areas so that there is a little Christmas Bling!

Finally I made a frame using the outline die in red and gold and added the whole piece to a hand folded coconut white card blank.

Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson
Poinsettia mini striplet
Rich red, vintage gold & coconut white foundation card
CE double sided adhesive sheet
red berry twinkles



  1. Hi John.
    Another lovely little card thank you, have fun take care Kitty.

  2. Morning John, I agree with you this is such a lovely card, one of those that will go through the post easily as well, and the diamond snow gives it that extra bit of bling.

    Enjoy Saturday, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  3. A lovely smaller card, but very pretty, I love this little Striplet die, it's so versatile, can be used in so many different ways. Have a great day, Linda.

  4. Hi John,
    This Is A Brilliant Quick Card I Love Your Creation, Personally I Must Admit I Prefer Large Cards 8 x 8.
    Enjoy Your Workshop I'm Sure Your Ladies And Gents Will One Day I'll Get To See You If Not Before Ally Pally In April.
    Hugs From Sam x

  5. Hi John
    I love the Striplet dies { all of them } your card today is just lovely ,loving the colors too.
    Have a good day
    Elaine H X

  6. Beautiful card today it

  7. Hi John,
    Absolutely gorgeous, I adore this mini striplet.
    Lorna D

  8. Hi John
    Lovely card! I love the effect of piecing back the waste from a red die cut. Have you saved the gold 'waste' to put in the red frame? LOL! Have fun today! Best wishes, Anne O

  9. Hi John,
    what a little beauty this is.
    a fab way to use such a wonderful die.
    I love the red and gold, and your fab design.
    Have a wonderful day at your demo.
    Crafty regards. Jenny L.

  10. Hi John. Beautiful card. Hope to see you shortly at Kirkby, that's if you've not got lost in the National Forest, ha ha. EXCITED!! SueL

  11. Hi John, beautiful card today love the red and gold, very festive.Have a nice weekend.Take care Jane B.

  12. Great Christmas card-very classy. I'm tempted by the new striplet dies....!!!!


  13. Morning John, a great little beauty ideal for all the cards we have to at Christmas and the colour combination is gorgeous.
    Nancyd xx

  14. What a sweet little card John.I will put this die on my wish list now. Thanks John.Have a good day take care. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

  15. Good morning John this is a gorgeous little card just right for batch card making. I hope you have a great time today. Hugs Jackie

  16. Hi John,
    This is one die I couldn't get yesterday as it had sold out, but a definite must have for me.
    Really enjoyed your demos yesterday hopefully will one day be able to go to one of your workshops too.
    Have a safe journey and enjoy your day

  17. Good morning John, Love your card today!!! Enjoy your day and have a safe
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  18. Hello John, great card today, love the traditional look and colours. Have a great day. Bx

  19. Hi John,
    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous card today, love the rich red and gold colours, very traditional. I vowed I wasn't going to buy any Christmas dies this year, thought I had enough but, think I might have changed my mind.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  20. Beautiful card john. Love the poinsettias strip.

  21. Morning John,
    A very pretty Christmas card, this is the first Christmas die I bought firm this years release, I love it.

  22. Morning John, another lovely Christmas Card, and you certainly know how to bring out the best of the dies.

  23. Paper piercing is very effective. Love the card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  24. Gorgeous card John, love the red and gold combo!
    Rosemary x

  25. Hi John, I don't know if it is the piccie, but this card looks quite 'tall', a lovely and very effective design.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  26. Hi John,
    very simple card but so striking - it's beautiful.
    Best wishes, Rose

  27. Hi John,
    Lovely card, great idea for batch making. Love the colours, thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  28. Absolutely gorgeous card - love it xx GailT xx

  29. HinJohn
    Wow, what a stunning creation. I love how you've put the red petals into the gold poinsettia. So lovely. Thanks for the inspiration.

  30. Gorgeous but beautiful, just love deatail and the red & gold.
    love it.

  31. Beautiful card!
    Great workshop too! I was there :0) xx

  32. Love this new striplet die...your card is so beautiful...luv Ursula xx

  33. I think this is totally gorgeous John, what a beautifully designed card, Kate x

  34. Simply beautiful and one I could probably replicate - I think Great card for us that need to post our makes

  35. Eh up John
    Always up for a kiss . . . . . Keep It Super Simple!
    Beautiful card and lovely layering.
    Ang x

  36. Hi John, what you call simple I call stunning. Take care Melody xxx

  37. Hi John,
    a great card for bach making and a very gorgeous die
    Hope you had a good day
    hugs Maria x

  38. beautiful card John ,love the paper piecing ,Laura O

  39. Beautiful John, love it

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  40. Gorgeous card John. I've bought this one. Can't wait to use it after I've moved x