Sunday, 16 August 2015

Bonus Backgrounds...

Happy Sunday,

I thought I would finish off the week with a simple shot of 2 more card made with the background stamps form my 12 days of christmas range.  The first is such and easy card and would make great cards for batch making or for selling!

I simply stamped the 12 days square onto coconut white card, mounted it onto red and added it to a square I stamped with the sentiments form the 12 days and partridge sets.

The second card is really easy!  I made a hand cut card blank in vintage gold at 12 x 12 cm and simply stamped the pear square onto it with prefect medium.  I added true white detail embossing powder and heat set it.  it doesn't get any easier!

These background stamps are available from Create and this week and should be available in shops in the next week or so...



  1. Hi John,
    Love these stamps they make wonderful cards San are so versatile.
    Did you pick the winners yesterday for your stamps or did I miss the posting.
    I have ordered two more sets though should be playing with them next week.
    Shame C & C didn't do a complete bundle of your stamps like they are doing for Phils as they would have been snapped up by me especially on a flexi pay.
    Oh well will have to wait to get them all have 3 sets on order now.
    Hope you manage to have a break soon.
    Keep up the great work. I love your stamps

  2. Two lovely cards, your Christmas stamp release is really clever, being able to mix and match to come up with so many variations. I have not done much stamping apart from sentiments etc, but am so tempted to try this collection. Thank you for all the inspiration. Linda.

  3. Morning John, two fantastic and quick cards today they are both equally beautiful and very versatile stamps.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Gorgeous cards John. Shows were really good too, new stamps are great. xxx

  5. Two more lovely cards! You've done yourself proud with your Christmas release and samples. Debra x

  6. . Good to have two quick and easy ideas for batch card making. Not sure which I prefer but would like to mix and match ie first stamp in second technique.
    I too wondered if I had missed the draw as I kept looking at your blog.

  7. Two lovely cards, John. Great for batch card making.

    Anne (Northampton)

  8. Good morning John these cards are gorgeous as you say just right for batch Christmas card making. I did enjoy watching your shows. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  9. Hi John, Two lovely cards today, thank you for your beautiful steams and inspiration. Have a nice Sunday! Jane B.

  10. That should have been stamps!! Jane B.

  11. Hi John
    Two lovely cards again today. You have produced a fabulous set of Christmas goodies and it's so hard to choose! Happy Sunday! Anne O

  12. Two great cards-perfect for batch making.


  13. Hi John
    Two Very Beautiful Cards I Must Admit I Really Love The Dark Green And Gold Card Its Just So Very Rich And If You Wanted To You Could Add To This Bow, Peals For Example.
    John Thanks For Sharing Keep Up The Terrific Work
    Hugs From Sam x

  14. 2 stunning cards today, you have really spoilt us this past week...thanks for the inspiration

  15. Two more lovely cards I really must get into stamping more I tend to rely on cd-roms BUT I so live the effect of embossing powders and flakes etc

  16. Eh up John
    These are marvellous for batch making.
    Congratulations on reaching number 6 in the charts matey.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  17. Morning John,
    Two lovely cards, I love them both.

  18. Hi John.
    Two beautiful cards today. Just caught up with your shows. Your stamps are lovely.
    Love Val x

  19. Hi John,
    These stamps are just delightful, and your cards are amazing!!!
    Lorna D

  20. Both cards are super John, I have the 12 days set on the way, but they take longer to get here (Ireland) than everyone else, so just have to exercise patience

  21. Yup, love both of them equally again today. SueL x

  22. Hi John, 2 really great cards, love the square stamps, and the red one is my favourite. Have a great Sunday. Bx

  23. Hi John
    After watching on catch up - the demos were so inspiring - I just couldn't resist buying the 12 days Partridge set, the card stock (unbelievably still available) and the watercolour set! Can't wait to start playing at being an artist!!!! LOL
    Although my cards are all made - I'm already inspired to make more....
    Brilliant work and so well timed!

  24. Hi John
    Two more lovely cards quick and easy to do if you want to make a few cards quickly. I to would like to know where you put the draw results as I also can't seem to find them. I also didn't see who won the last one either. It must have got lost in cyber space.

  25. Good morning John,
    Both of these cards looks so festive and will be great for batch card making. I succumbed yesterday and bought the holly tree and some more watercolour paints despite saying I wasn't going to buy any Christmas items this year!! Love from Jackie xx

  26. Good morning John, spot on for batch making!!!
    Good luck everyone!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  27. Morning John, lovely cards, and so simple, what's not to like!

  28. Hi John,
    Two great cards again, love the green and gold one.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  29. Hi John,
    Brilliant stamps and brilliant cards............ can't wait.
    Best wishes, Rose

  30. Two lovely cards again.
    Just seen Ang's post, congrats on reaching No. 6, I had missed that!!
    Love Nancy xx

  31. Another fab two cards today, great for batch making without compromising
    on beauty and style I just love them.

  32. These came out beautifully. I just love the gorgeous cards I see every morning when I wake up. (There's a time difference between us). Where do I go to find out the winner of the draw? is it on this blog, or another site?
    Have a great Sunday.

  33. Hi John, oh you are on a winner with this set of stamps and your new papers, I have got to have them. Love the cards you have made.

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

  34. Happy Sunday John,
    Lovely cards .I like the first one once again because
    of taa he little stamps
    hugs Maria x

  35. Two lovely cards John, I think I prefer the second one but really there's very little to choose between them as they are both super. Pat x

  36. Love them both but the second one is best

  37. Hi John, Both really lovely.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  38. Hi John
    I really liked the background stamps, can't choose a favourite one from these two cards as they are equally lovely.

  39. Hi John,
    Two beautiful cards, I love them both.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  40. Hi John

    I like bothcards but I love the written borderon the top one.

    You desrve great success with all your Christmas stamps. The designs are really unique and very appealing. Have quite a few on the wish list now :-)

  41. Hi John, lovely cards well done with all the new stamps an papers. Take Care Melody xxx

  42. Fun way to end the week and get our creative engines going

  43. Fun way to end the week and get our creative engines going