Thursday, 15 October 2015

A Little light relief!...

Happy Thursday,

I thought you might need something softer after yesterdays ginger spice and the darker shades I have coming up this week!

This was the first demo card I made on the One Day Special shows on Hochanda last week I hope you were able to watch it!

I used the Brand New Filigree Peony stamp for the flowers on this one which perfectly matches the perfect peony complete petals die set designed by Sue Wilson. For this I simply stamped them in watering can archival ink onto primrose foundation card and cut them out using the matching die.
I have to admit to a sneaking admiration for these stamps as I simply love the way the filigree stamps look especially stamped on coloured card as I have here with the primrose.  For these flowers I simply stamped all the 6 different sized in the set and cut them out using the matching die set.  I used 2 cut per flower and grouped them in size from the largest to the smallest to make 3 individual flower hearts.

To finish I added a 5mm white pearl in the centre and added a couple of Sue Wilson's stick pin elements along with the foliage that again comes in the stamps and die set.

Creative Expressions Craft dies by Sue Wilson
Perfect peony complete petals
Portuguese collection background
Lisbon die set
Primrose and milk foundation card
Archival Watering can ink pad
Stick pin elements
Eternity A4 embossing folder



  1. Morning John, a gorgeous card saw you demo it I must confess I'm not a lover of yellow but this primrose card looks great.
    Nancyd xx

  2. these Filigree stamps are lovely

  3. Hi John
    another stunning card love the colours and the dies must try this one thank you for sharing tracyw

  4. Hi John.
    Lovely card great demo, thank you, take care Kitty.

  5. Good morning John, lovely just lovely!!! The flowers look gorgeous!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  6. Hello John, such a lovely card, the Primrose colour is just beautiful. Have a great day. Bx

  7. Gorgeousl card & the flowers are stunning.


  8. Beautiful card and the color is lovely ,so soft looking .
    Elaine H X

  9. Good morning John this is a stunning card I love everything about it. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  10. Very zesty John....don't mean to take the pith... it zings...!
    Luv it Rach :)

  11. Hi John, a beautiful card. I saw you demo this and love the way the dies do the work. Love the colours and the filigree poinsettias are stunning.
    B xx

  12. Morning John, I saw you doing this on Hochanda and loved it only to realise that I didn't had the dies.................well I do now, got all 5 of the set and am going to make it, gorgeous card.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

  13. Gorgeous card! The filigree peony stamps are now on my wish list seeing your lovely flowers. Debra x

  14. The filigree stamps are lovely and the peony dies are some I'd love to have, but I bought the camellia sets so have been resisting.

  15. Lovely card John , the peony dies are so nice and the stamps lovely,

  16. Hi John
    Another lovely card. Love the peony stamp and the dies you've used as well.
    I also missed yesterday's card due to no internet connection in London. But I loved it. The dies look stunning in white on the darker background.

  17. Eh up John
    I'm guessing the Primrose is more subtle in real life but terrific design and stamps.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  18. Enjoyed the demo and stunning card John. Linda.

  19. Hi John,
    I enjoyed the demo and love this card, I ordered the stamp from my local craft store as I already had some of the dies in the packs on offer.
    Hoping my stamps will be in on Saturday when I go to my craft class.
    Have a great day

  20. I love this stamp and already have the dies. Lovely card today and love yesterdays choccy one too, xxx

  21. A beautiful card. Aren't the filigree stamps wonderful, they change the flowers to something totally gorgeous.


  22. Lovely card John. The Primrose card is beautiful.

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  23. Love the card, John, but have to say I'm not keen on the stamps. I prefer a more realistic look.

    Anne (Northampton)

  24. Hi John,
    I love the stamps!!
    I just wish I had your craft supply (lol) :-)
    Lorna D

  25. Hi John,
    Gorgeous card, the Portuguese dies are lovely and I love the way that you have used them here. Your peony stamp is so intricate and looks beautiful on the primrose card.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  26. Hi John,
    Beautiful card, I love the colour combo. And the peonies look gorgeous, in fact everything does , the entire card, from background up.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Best wishes, Rose

  27. Good morning John, the primrose colouring is super but I must confess I'm not keen on the stamping. I think it is the colour you have used and perhaps a lighter toning colour would not be so stark. Love from Jackie xx

  28. Morning John, This is really pretty, gorgeous die-cuts, and that flush of black really adds dimension and decadence.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  29. Would love this card for my yellow bedroom - so will have a go at making something similar as I don't have all the goodies you used, but have something else from Sue's collections that will be a good substitute. Will try and remember to put it on my blog when it is done.

  30. Hi John, stunning card love the colours! Take care Jane B.

  31. HI John, saw you make this on Hochanda liked it at the time and still think its lovely

  32. Morning John,
    A lovely card.

  33. Hello John

    What a lovely card. I so love the peony stamp which also gives the card the wow factor.

    Keep up your amazing work!

    Lol Barbara W

  34. Good Morning John. Beautiful card. Still undecided on the stamp, though.
    Keep up the great work.

  35. You have done a beautiful job with these lovely stamps. I do like the softness of this, but would not complain about more of the darker cards!
    Tonbridge Sue

  36. Thank you, Thank you John for putting this on your blog. I was really hoping you would. I saw you demo this on Hochanda. I do not have cable or satellite so I can't DVR the shows. I watch them on my computer.
    I really love this card!!!! Now I can try and make it myself.

  37. Hello John,
    Gorgeous, from the flower stamps, to the way you have decorated the frame with the pearls, and everything in between!!!
    Maureen xxx

  38. Lovely card today John
    Love Nancy xx

  39. Beautiful card. Must try something like this.

  40. A gorgeous card again today, I loved watching the demo for this on Hochanda so have kept it so I can go have a play when my back is better.
    No crafting for me for a while and I am getting really fed up at not being able to play. Still at least I get to see every ones beautiful creations

  41. I love the card but the stamping looks too dark on my screen Is Watering Can that dark? I still haven't caught up on all of your shows yet

  42. I watched this demo John and thought the card was fabulous. It's so nice to be able to see it on my lappy and really take it all in and enjoy it. It really is a beauty. Pat x

  43. Hi John,
    Beautiful card, the peonies look stunning. Not watch all the taped shows yet so not seen this one demo'd yet.

    P.S I can't believe you never give yourself a 10, I would give you a 10 every time.


    Linda xx

  44. Hi John, beautiful card love the flowers. Take Care Melody xXx

  45. Hi John. A beautiful card. I love the primrose yellow and flowers too. Take care x

  46. Hi John, I didn't see this one on your demo but wow! What a beauty! Gorgeous, gorgeous! Love the primrose and black together. Love it! "Thank you John" xx Love Karen xx

  47. An amazing card, love the colours together....stick pins, I just love....luv Ursula xx

  48. John,
    Beautiful card in a lovely colour. Still catching up on
    your programs, they are all good !
    Maria x