Sunday, 26 July 2015

Simple Sunday...

Happy Sunday,

I had a wonderful time yesterday at Craftstation with the so talented Helen and the friendly and hardworking ladies who attended the workshop!

Quite a simple card today using one of the Expressions dies form Sues collection of phrases.  Sometimes we want to send a card just to say Hello and to let someone know we are thinking of them.  On these occasions then what is better, especially when you don't know what to say, than Hello!

I simply cut the aperture from the hello die (which is a separate die that comes in the pack) on the right hand side of a long piece of white foundation card.  Next I embossed the whole piece using the rambling blossoms A4 embossing folder.  I coloured the opposing corners using summer blue gilding wax which I polished off using a dry wet wipe.

I cut the Hello centre die in aqua card and then foam mounted it over a piece of coconut white card onto which I had added a piece of double sided adhesive sheet, covered in diamond snow and coloured using the gilding wax again.

I simply foam mounted the aperture over this and added a bow and strip of teal seam binding and (hardly visible in the picture) a matching dazzler in the centre.

A few layers of white and aqua and finished, simple but hopefully just right.

Creative Expressions Craft dies by Sue Wilson
Hello Expressions die
Coconut white & Aqua foundation card
Teal seam binding
Diamond Snow
Summer Blue gilding wax



  1. Hi John.
    Thank you a lovely simple little card. Have a great day Take care Kitty.

  2. Morning John
    I Just Love The Fabulous Die That You've Used On Your Card Today I Always Your Beautiful Bows Thanks For Sharing John.
    Hugs From Sam x

  3. Hi John,
    love this simple but very effective card.
    Best wishes, Rose

  4. Morning John, a beautiful card love the simplicity of it.
    Nancyd xx

  5. Morning John, glad you enjoyed yourself yesterday, one day I will get to one of your workshops. As to todays card well 'Simple Sunday' does not due it justice, I love the way you have put it together and also the colouring you have used, it is one of those cards that you can make loads of them and then use them as and when you need a quick card, thanks so much for sharing with us.

    Enjoy Sunday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  6. Morning John,
    Lovely card again today, the gilding wax just sets it off perfectly.i love the bow as well, you will have show us how to do that style bow one day, mine never look that good.

    Have a great Sunday

  7. Morning John, a simple but very effective card, but it says everything you want it to say. Love it.

  8. Hi John
    beautiful card today.
    Great design as always.
    Anyone would just love to receive a card just to say Hello, and know they are being thought about, especially as it could be a John Lockwood design.
    So this is a fab idea.
    Have a lovely Sunday.
    Crafty Regards. Jenny L.

  9. Lovely card, very pretty.


  10. Hi John, A very pretty card today ,have a nice Sunday.Take care Jane B.

  11. Good morning John this is a gorgeous simple I think it would cheer anyone up who received this. I am pleased it went well yesterday for you. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  12. Hi John, a simple but very effective card, different with the sentiment set to the side. Have a great day. Bx

  13. Beautiful!
    So simple yet classey

  14. Good morning John, glad you had a nice time yesterday!!!
    Love your card it's gorgeous!!! They say less is more!!!
    Who they are I don't know? : )
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  15. Hi John,
    Wonderful card, love the simple design, but it looks far from simple!!
    Lorna D

  16. It may be simple, John, but it is so effective.

    Anne (Northampton)

  17. Hi John
    Gorgeous card! Sometimes good to let the embossing and the die cut do all the work and yes, agree with an earlier comment of 'less is more'! The car parks in Plymouth all have a sign at the entrance beginning 'Hello!' and this really tickled me when we first visited my stepdaughter at uni! How friendly! Best wishes, AnneO

  18. OMGoodness this is just fantastic, love the design and color John.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  19. Thank you for the fab day yesterday at Craftstation and I look forward to coming to your next workshop there. The cards we made were stunning, as is the card you have shown us today. SueL x

  20. Just right - just perfect! A stunningly simple card John that looks so elegant. Love it. Pat x

  21. Morning John,
    Lovely CAS card.

  22. Hi John,
    A beautiful card, so elegant. I love the expressions dies and they are something I couldn't resist from Sue's shows on Thursday, looking forward to having a play when they arrive : ). I love the colours and that bow is gorgeous!
    Thanks for all the inspiration,
    Heather Treble

  23. Lovely card I have just bought the Snowflake Lattice folder and the Snowflake Striplet So I might have a go at trying your design using these Glad yesterday went well Is it a feet up and rest day today?

  24. Hi John
    Another lovely card today. Such a simple card but it looks lovely. Many thanks for the inspiration you give us every day. I saw the mixed pack that you told me about at Newbury. It's a shame they won't be selling this generally. We don't always want 25 sheets of card. But say 5 as in the mixed pack or even just 10 of a colour would be great. We would then be able to afford to buy more card.

  25. Yes, indeed and for sure a simple but beautiful sunday creation!!!
    Creatieve groetjes, Anja

  26. Hi John,
    Simple but really effective card today, love the way you have done opposite corners with gilding wax.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  27. So simple, yet so beautiful....luv Ursula xx

  28. Hello John,
    This is different and I love it.
    Maureen xx

  29. Eh up John
    May just have to put that embossing folder on my list. The pattern is beautiful highlighted with the wax.
    Hope you have managed some relaxing this afternoon.
    Ang x

  30. Hi John,
    always like a CAS card and this one is lovely.
    Thank you for sharing your cards with us, glad you
    had a good day. hugs Maria x

  31. Hi John, smashing card today the embossed background looks great. Take Care Melody xxx

  32. A really effective card, John.

  33. Simple but very elegant, love this one a lot

  34. Stunning John, love this one.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx