Sunday, 5 July 2015

Simple Sunday...

Happy Sunday,

I had a fab day at the show yesterday It was so nice to meet so many dedicate and fun crafters!  I decided that something simpler and lighter would be right for today's offering as an antidote to yesterdays heavy Christmas!

Today's card is made just using the summer garden cosmic shimmer watercolour palette and my daisy corner clear stamp set.

I stared by stamping the largest daisy from the set in true white detail embossing powder.  I then ran stripes of the mica watercolours over this piece to make the background.

Next I stamped the main element, again in the embossing powder, and coloured it using the same set of watercolours.  I tied a bluebird satin strip on and foam mounted the topper over this.  Finally I added a double bow a dazzler in aqua and a couple of pearl stick pins.

A simpler stamped and painted card but hopefully  nice antidote to the red and gold of yesterday!

Creative Expressions Clear stamps Daisy Corner
Cosmic Shimmer summer garden mica watercolour palette



  1. Hi John.
    A lovely card so serene thank you. Take care Kitty.

  2. Morning John, a very striking card today, I like the combination of colours you have used.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  3. Beautiful card........ love the mica water pallate never tried using it though!

  4. Hi John,
    Beautiful Card, I Love The Fabulous Colours You've Used
    Well Done Thanks For Sharing
    Hugs From Sam x

  5. This is more my style John . I love the lighter colours the card is perfection

  6. So beautiful! I love the colours you've used, the background is just gorgeous, and my favourite stamps. Debra x

  7. Morning John, a gorgeous card and the mica colours are fabulous I love these stamps too.
    Nancyd xx

  8. Morning John, Beautiful card love the colours,
    thanks for sharing, love Junex (Cumbria)

  9. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love the colours and the way they blend. I enjoyed the craft show yesterday and it was so nice to see all your samples. You were certainly busy. I hope you get a chance to relax today. Hugs Jackie

  10. Lovely card, very pretty (minus the bow-not a fan of bows).


  11. Good morning John, love it!!!
    Have a good one everyone!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  12. Morning John,
    Love it all except the bow.

  13. Hi John, lovely card in beautiful colours,the background I like too,very harmonies.Take care Jane B.

  14. I have this stamp set so will have to give this a go. Love the topper.

    Anne (Northampton)

  15. Morning John, I love to see your stamping, and this card is fantastic, I love these colours together too, a gorgeous card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  16. Hi John,
    A very serene card, colours are delicate and your stamps are divine.
    Lorna D

  17. Hi John,
    Gorgeous card, fab colours and love the daisy stamp.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  18. Hi John,
    I love this stamp set, it's gorgeous as is your card.
    I would love the cosmic paints but will have to wait a little while too many big family birthdays this month.
    Have a great day

  19. So perfect John, beautiful colour, xx

  20. If anyone sent me this card, it would be displayed for a long long time. It's gorgeous.
    Janice W

  21. Hi John
    Well what can I say John. This card is stunning. I just love the background and your wonderful stamps. Such a brilliant idea. A definite must to emulate. I just loved talking to you yesterday and watching your demoes.

  22. Good morning John from a very wet Suffolk. Its pouring but so welcome. I might even have to do some housework as it is cooler! Love what you have done here, such pretty colours, love from Jackie xx

  23. Eh up John
    Very pretty and love the topper.
    Hope you're having a rest today.
    Ang x

  24. Hi John, a beautifull card in such pretty colours.

  25. Hi John,
    The card is stunning (but you know me, I would use a different colour to purple or a MUCH darker shade), I LOVE that topper you've created. Your stamps are lovely, too.
    Best wishes, Rose

  26. Love it love it love it I think I like this one and I loved yesterday's too

  27. What a beautiful stamp set, makes lovely cards.
    Great colours, must dig out my mica paints, so simple to do with great results.

  28. I love this card and the stamps, they are so very pretty.
    I love the colours and the effect you have got with them.

  29. A lovely card- just my style and in my favourite colours.

  30. Hi John, nice card love the stamp. Take Care Melody xxx

  31. Very pretty card, missed your stamp release due to being overseas with no web access, so must look at back posts for your stamps.

  32. Hi John
    Glad you got back home safely. Lovely to see all your samples. They were gorgeous. Love this card too. Very pretty colours. Best wishes, Anne O

  33. Stunning John, love it

    Love & hugs
    Jacquie J xxx

  34. great card John ,love the stamps [your talents are really showing lately]Laura O

  35. Hi John,
    super creation yet again today.
    Lovely colours and wonderful stamping, and designing.
    Crafty Regards. Jenny L.

  36. Love this card John - the colours are lovely and love your stamp xx GailT xx

  37. Beautiful creation John, love the colours. The daisy corner is one of favourite stamps, I've used it so often and it always stamps so crisply. Pat x

  38. A lovely idea with stamps and cosmic shimmer...luv Ursula xx