Sunday, 13 September 2015

Cloudy Winter Trees...again!

Happy Sunday,

Early birds yesterday may have had a sneak peak of todays pots as I scheduled it so I could get some me time today hopefully!  However those who didn't see it before I realised heres today new post lol!

I promised yesterday that I would show you the card I made from the piece of card i used to take the excess colour cloud blending ink off my smoothies for yesterdays card well here it is!  This is genuinely made form the piece I used to wipe colour off, it was just too nice and atmospheric to throw away so I worked it into this card.

These trees may be on Sue Wilson's festive shows on Hochanda today at 9am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm so tune in if you want to see what fantastic ideas Sue has come up with to show you!

All of the shading around the bottom left half of the card was purely accidental however it really does convey the snowy Christmas sky I think.
I followed the same procedure as yesterday with the mask and the 2 colours of the blending inks and cut the parterre in the same way to make the bordered oval in the centre.  This time, however, I stamped the sentiment in the indigo mist this time you can see the clear, crisp stamped image you get form this water based ink amazing!

I cut the three largest of the winter tress form Sue Wilson's die set in coconut white and shaded through the die using both smoothies, one with indigo mist one with clear day to give the impression of movement and shape in the trees.  Next I took them out of the die and reinforced the shading using the same colours of each side concentrating on the clear day to give some definition.

A simple bow of navy bakers twine and a silver dazzler and the card is complete, made form waste and quick to do!

Creative Expressions Craft dies by Sue Wilson
Winter Trees
Peeking snowflake
Cosmic Shimmer colour cloud blending ink
Indigo Mist & Clear Day
That Special Touch snowflake mask



  1. Morning John, gorgeous.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning John, you are a genius, amazing card, well I know we crafters are frugal and to use the card that you did the colour cloud excess on is amazing, it looks as though you planned that all along.

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

    1. Hi June you are commenting again. I am pleased that you got your problem sorted out. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  3. Hi John. Happy Sunday Take care Kitty.

  4. Hi John, this looks stunning you would never guess it was made using waste card.
    I need to keep remembering that.

    Have a great day

  5. Hi John. Lovely card. It was great to see you at strikes yesterday. Lots of lovely ideas and tips. We came home and got straight crafting. Usually I just put my goodies away and flop on the settee. But not this time. Must say though neither myself or Max can get the hang of using those smoothies. So I'm sure we'll have lots of waste card to play with lol

    Have a great Sunday.

  6. Beautiful card, love how you have blended the inks together.

  7. Good morning John this is a fantastic card it is just amazing that you made it from the waste from the other beautiful card. I hope that you enjoy your day off you haven't had one for a while. Hugs Jackie

  8. Morning John I love what you have done with this card .Background - trees -colour -waste. Beautiful. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

  9. Morning John, You know the saying 'waste not, want not' well you are living proof of this phrase. A fabulous card made from what we might throw away haha, it is gorgeous, and those trees are my absolute favourite Winter Trees of all time.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  10. Hi John
    I loved yesterday's card, but today's card just pips it! How funny it was made with the waste! I also like the two-tone shading on the trees. Very effective. Have a good Sunday. Best wishes, Anne O

  11. Love the card......and the recycling
    Us crafter's love to get use of every last bit!

  12. Lovely card John. I really must get cracking with cloud inks. I love starting with white and making a card from scratch. SueL x

  13. Fantastic card! Can't believe this was the waste card you had left. Debra x

  14. Yesterday's background was lovely but I think I like this even more! Lovely card.

  15. Hi John, wow what lovely card today!
    Enjoy your me time!
    Take care Jane B.

  16. Morning John,
    Just goes to say you should always keep your waste. Lovely card.

  17. Good morning John, I thought you'd given us a treat yesterday with two cards : )
    But hey ho you must have pressed your bloggy thing twice : )
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  18. Hi John,
    Beautiful card, I love the way that you have inked the trees. Have a relaxing day and thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  19. Stunning card & fantastic that it was made from the "waste " card.


  20. Hi John,
    Amazing card to say it was made from waste!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  21. Hi John Have loved your cards over the last few days have just started using the colour cloud inks must say they are fab have just ordered some more colours. Can you please tell me which snowflake die you inked through for the background I can find the peaking snowflake oval but thought it was not the right one looking forward to meeting you at Craftasmic in Taunton 26th & 27th Sept Happy crafting Pauline xx

  22. Beautiful and to think it's from waste I have a Post It note on my desk - Think waste Think Aperture Think mats It's helping when I die cut! All down to you

  23. A beautiful card, John. It proves that us crafters are right not to throw anything away!

    Anne (Northampton)

  24. Hi John,

    Stunning cards you have created, sorry I have missed a few posts, need to sort my time out more I think, so much to do and so little time to fit it all in lol!

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  25. Hi John, this is really lovely and all the more so as it's made from yesterdays leftover card.
    Have a great day.
    Lve Val x

  26. Hi John a really lovely card that just shouts Christmas, Hope you enjoy your "me time" you deserve it dashing around the country and all the preparation that goes into that and demonstrations on Hochanda.

  27. Great timing John, just ordered those trees - still can't order from Hochanda, but Joanna Sheen never lets me down.

  28. Hi John, amazing card and even more so because this is "waste card". I'm so glad that you didn't throw it away! It really is a gorgeous card and it gives that brrrr wintry feeling! I've got that much "waste" but then things I've had for a few years are coming in so handy! Lol! Anyway, I hope you will have a good rest today to recharge your batteries....although me thinks you won't be able to resist ....not for too for long anyway....! Hope you don't mind John, Pauline, if there's a question you want to ask John there's a post just under "Home" with Email Me....I've only just noticed it too....mmmmm, back to Specsavers again! x "Thank you John" xx Love Karen xx

  29. Hi John,
    Just beautiful - amazing that you've created this out of "waste" (I hate that word because I don't think it is waste).
    Best wishes, Rose

  30. Wow that is so gorgeous, I wish I could turn my left overs into a stunning card
    like this. Just love it.

  31. Hi John
    Lovely lovely card today. Love how you've used the card that you wiped the inks off with.

  32. Eh up John
    Another great card from waste. The trees may need to make their way onto my wish list.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  33. Who would have thought you made this with some scrap paper! It's a beautiful card John, I love the frosty looking colours. Pat x

  34. Another truly beautiful card. amzing to think it's from waste, Kate x

  35. This is a really lovely card John...luv Ursula xx

  36. I love this card John, very clever of you not to throw it away.

    Linda xx

  37. Hi John, another beautiful card and you would never believe it was made from the ink sheet that was for the bin, love the sue Wilson tree dies. Take Care Melody xxx

  38. Love this card John. It is beautiful.

  39. Very clever the way you've inked the trees. Gives a wonderful snowy feel to the card.

  40. Hi John.

    Lovely Card and colour, I do love the trees. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes