Saturday, 18 July 2015

Saturday Quickie...

Happy Saturday,

Just a quickie today as I mentioned I have a workshop today in Loughborough which is local to me me so it make s nice change not to drive miles!

Todays card Is a more complex version of the card I posted last week click HERE to see the original post.

I did the same technique as I described with the quilted blocks triplet however this time I cut the centre form the piece by hand.  I then threaded the heather seam binding through the die cut piece and added a (sorry ladies) large bow and a small pearl embellishment.

I finished with a sentiment stamped o the smallest pierced take and a white frame to make this 20 x 20cm card blank.

Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson
Quilted blocks
Pierced Tags
Cobalt & Coconut white foundation card.



  1. Morning John, and what a gorgeous card we have today, love it especially the colours you have chosen but the background dies really do bring out the quality of the card.

    Enjoy Saturday whatever you are doing, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  2. Hi John.
    Beautiful card , have fun Take care Kitty.

  3. Morning John, a beautiful card and I love the bow and a fab. colour. Enjoy your your workshop wished I stayed nearer to attend.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Beautifull card, love the colours, love the bow. Have a good day John, Linda.

  5. Eh up John
    You never need to apologise for your creations matey. Art is always subjective.
    This is marvellously designed and the ribbon and bow are in perfect context to the design. My kinda card!
    Enjoy our local demo and say "Hi" to Joy for me.
    Ang x

  6. That should be "your" local demo as not quite local for me lol!
    Ang x

  7. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love the design and the colours are beautiful. Of course the dies and the bow are stunning. Have a great time at the workshop. Hugs Jackie

  8. Morning John, Beautiful card love it all! Thanks for sharing,
    love Junex (Cumbria)

  9. Hi John,A lovely card in a beautiful colour,great design!Take care Jane B.

  10. Hi John,
    Stunning Card I Really Love The Colour Palette Chosen By Yourself "The Colbalt Blue" And "The Coconut White" They Work So Very Well Together, I Love
    "The Quilted Blocks Die" You've Used And The Pierced Tag, And The Beautiful Awesome Ribbon And Beautiful Bow. Thanks For Sharing John.
    Hugs From Sam x

  11. Good morning John your card certainly shows up the lacy effect of the striplet love from Jackie xx

  12. Good morning John, what a lovely card!!! It's perfect a right bobby dazzler!!!
    Safe journey and enjoy!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  13. Gorgeous card, just a bit too much ribbon for me.


  14. Morning John,
    Love the main part of the card, but also for me too much ribbon. Enjoy your demo day.

  15. Yay! I have both sets of dies Not sure on the huge bow But I love the overall design

  16. Hi John,
    I love the bow :-)
    Lorna D

  17. Hi John, lovely card, and I think the bow fits on this one. Have a great day at the workshops. Bx

  18. Hi John,
    beautiful card, I LOVE the colours and how you've used the die and ribbon. Gorgeous.
    Best wishes, Rose

  19. It's a beautiful card John, and the large bow works!

    Anne (Northampton)

  20. Hi John
    Another stunner today. Love the colours you've used. I hope you have a great time at Loughborough. Missed yesterday's lovely Christmas card.

  21. Hi John,
    Wow this is stunning, I love the colours as well.
    Will have to give this s go when I get time to myself.
    Have a great day

  22. Lovely card, quilted blocks are amazing

  23. Hi John,
    I love the way that you have used the striplet and have had a go myself, just need to finish it off. Beautiful colours and the ribbon is on my wishlist.
    Have a good day at your workshop.
    Heather Treble

  24. Hi John,
    Gorgeous card today, fab colours really makes the striplet stand out!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  25. super card as Always, John. Enjoy your day too.

  26. Hi John, beautiful card, love the colours and the quilted blocks. The seam binding is a gorgous colour. I really like the way you have interwoven the ribbons where they meet and threaded it under some of the background but I think the large bow covers most of it up so you don't see that detail so much, I might have gone for a slightly smaller bow to show this detail off a bit more. Still a gorgeous card though.
    Have a great day - blessings - Deb C xx

  27. Hi John,

    Stunning as always. Sorry not been commenting I have been very busy and unable to find the time to get on here but I have looked through all you beautiful creations, they really are all beautiful, love them. Thank you for the inspiration.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  28. Hi John, a lovely card today, those striplets are very versatile. The ribbons and bow set it off a treat.
    Rosemary x

  29. Hi John, love the colour of today's card very pretty. Take Care Melody xxx

  30. A superb idea John, those colours are just amazing together....thanks for sharing...luv Ursula x

  31. Hi John another lovely card, have just added this striplet to my wish llist. which just keeps getting longer and longer.
    Hope you enjoy your day

  32. Beautiful card John, love the cobalt blue. Have a busy day demoing. Janice xxx

  33. Fab colour John. Great design and I love, love, love the big bow :) x

  34. Hi John, A gorgeous card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  35. Hi John, Beautiful card ,stunning cobalt blue colour!
    Had a fantastic day crafting with Julia today,hope you
    had a good day too
    Hugs Maria x

  36. Wonderful card John, I do love that blue! Pat x

  37. fab card ,love the die and the way you have used it ,Laura O

  38. I have this striplet so will have to try this design. However I am hooked on the mica paints at the moment... Find them so therapeutic.

  39. Wow that is so beautiful, I love the center part and the ribbon just finishes it of so well, love the bow.

  40. John what a stunning card the colours are fab crafty regards Julie Kay xxx