Monday, 12 October 2015

Ginger Spice...

Happy Monday,

Another card form my shows yesterday this time in one of my favourite colours the stunning Ginger Foundation card.  Ive always had a love of Autumn shades so there may be a few more of these popping up over the coming weeks.

I stated by cutting a long pierce of milk foundation card I then cut the centre filigree section of the Lattice and Lace triplet, designed by Sue Wilson, from this card starting at the left hand side.

Next I took a piece of ginger card and embossed the lattice and lace striplet only.  I then cut each of the flowers out of this embossed piece by hand to make the flowers that would fit exactly into the spaces in the cut section.  I glued these onto the back so that the flower was covered from the front.

The topper for this was made using all the layers in the Porto die cut alternately in ginger, milk and deep cocoa with the centre left open with the sentiment stamped in with jet black archival ink.

To make up the card I mounted the topper to the right hand side and added a few stick on pearls to highlight the centres of the flowers.  Next I from mounted the whole pic on deep cocoa foundation card so that you can really see the detail of the striplet die cut.

A layer of milk card, embossed with the eternity eA4 embossing folder and highlighted with pearl moon gilding wax finishes the final layer.

As I will be saying when I use these darker shades you could simply change the colours to make it match the occasion you want to make it for

Phill Martin is taking over the One Day Special spot tonight at 8pm with his stunning bracket stamps, don't forget to tune in!

Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson
Lattice & Lace Striplet
Porto die set
Ginger, Deep Cocoa and Milk foundation card
Eternity embossing folder



  1. Hi John.
    A brilliant weekend of shows and stunning cards and boxes.
    Thank you. Take care Kitty.

  2. Stunning card John and the shows were amazing, you included so many different themes. The boxes and gift bag were fabulous. A tutorial would be great, but will you ever have time to do them your always so very busy. Thanks for the inspiration, Linda.

  3. Hi John
    enjoyed your shows yesterday on Hochanda this card is stunning love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw

  4. Beautiful card.....very rich

  5. Gorgeous card John, love the colours used.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  6. Good morning John, saw you demo this yesterday it's yummo!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  7. Hi John, this card is just perfect for this time of year. I love the colours, they are so warm. well done on the shows. Take care. Bx

  8. Hi John,
    Great show last night.
    Had to go and buy autumn shades as your card looked so good!
    Had to search for the primrose and can't wait for it to arrive as you said it's not yellow? Sounds interesting.
    Have another good day and take care out there everyone!
    Anne M xx

  9. Morning John, a stunning card must still have this show to watch as I didn't see this demo yet so looking forward to it but ai do like these colours.
    Nancyd xx

  10. A stunning card John and the colours are great I need to catch up on all the shows I have recorded as I was busy crafting yesterday xxxx.

  11. Loved this card when I saw the demo yesterday. Great shows with loads of ideas, thank you. Hope you have a less busy day today.

  12. Not had chance to watch yesterday's shows yet, but looking 'forward' to them.

  13. Wow How Gorgeous is this , just beautiful John.
    Elaine H X

  14. Good morning John this is a stunning card. Your shows at the weekend were brilliant. I do hope that you get some time to relax but I don't expect you will. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  15. Wow-stunning card, gorgeous colour & love the intricate diecutting on it.


  16. Wow John, another stunning card, I haven managed to watch all of your shows yesterday but have taped them so when I get time on my own I will watch them.
    I will also have to set the recorder up for Phil's shows
    Thanks for all the inspiration you give us, I've been ordering more of the stamps to die for. It's getting to be an addiction lol.
    Have a great day


  17. Gorgeous one today, did catch some of the shows yesterday, going to Valencia today for afew days, so wont catch Phill tonight, shme though I love his shows too, xxx

  18. Great card John , you were waxing lyrical about the ginger card yesterday and this card shows why.
    Have a good day,

  19. Eh up John
    Not normally my colours but this is marvellous. The ginger is particularly fetching.
    Great use of the Striplet too.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  20. Gorgeous colours John! Am kicking myself as I forgot to record your shows yesterday :(. I wanted to see how you made the lovely box and tag, darn it! Debra x

  21. Morning John, I so enjoyed your shows yesterday, and to get a mention too, amazing. Love the colours you have used on this card, would never have thought to put them together. Will be watching out for Phill too.

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

  22. Hi John,
    Oh my this is simply stunning!!
    I only caught your 9am show yesterday, absolutely gutted :-(
    Lorna D

  23. What a gorgeous card, John. I love the way you have used the striplet.

    Anne (Northampton)

  24. Morning John,
    Great card, like you I use the striplets so much. Enjoyed the shows yesterday.

  25. Morning John, This card is gorgeous !! lovely autumnal colours and gorgeous die-cuts and compilation. I love it !!
    I will be trying to catch up today on the recordings of your shows from yesterday.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  26. Hi John. I love, love, love this card. I am sitting here at the moment trying to catch up on your shows from yesterday, ready for Phill tonight. SueL

  27. Morning John Just loved your shows Thanks you soooooo much.

    Crafty hugs Pen x

  28. Hi John,
    This card is yummy! It's got a real Xmas biscuit feel to it (In Germany we always bake special biscuits for that occasion - nowadays people just buy them which is such a shame). LOVE the colours and the work you've put in. I suspect I would be lazy and just colour the fall-away flowers and stick them back in.
    Best wishes, Rose

  29. Hi John,
    Gorgeous card, love the colours and the way that you have used the striplet.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  30. Hi John.
    Lovely card once again and I love the colours you have used.
    Have a nice day,
    hugs Maria x

  31. Hi John
    I have to say I am in love with this card, I just love the detail on it and I love the ginger card. Such a warm autumnal card.
    I don't know how you come up with such beauties day after day.

  32. Nice use of the striplet die with another die set.

  33. Hi John,
    Wow!! I think this card is gorgeous, I was watching you demo this last night but you were only half way through when my best friend Skype'd me from Canada, great time timing hey?? Its a good job I was recording the shows.

    I think your shows have been amazing, your so talented and your tips are so useful for a newbie like me. Can't wait until your back on our screens.

    Take care

    Linda xx

  34. Hi John,
    Just to let you know I received my prize today, thank you so much I wasn't expecting all that was in the package. They will be much treasured.

  35. Morning John, another lovely card today, although I am not sure about the colour, but I think it would look stunning in a different colour.

  36. Hi John, a stunning card today which I actually watched you create! Amazing demo. I so love these striplet dies, they're beautiful and love the mixes of the Ginger, Cocoa and Milk card together. Just gorgeous! "Thank you John" xx Love Karen xx

  37. What a gorgeous card, I just love the colour combination. Without the bow, this would make a great man's card.


  38. Hi John Gorgeous card today and the colour looks really nice
    I have recorded programs so looking forward to seeing them

  39. I just watched my recording about an hour ago and saw you demo this card John. My head is full of ideas on how to use the dies I have to make something similar - you really are an inspiration!! Pat x

  40. Absolutely love this design, the colours and the layout. And loved the programme!! See you soon Terri xx

  41. Hi John,
    Unfortunately I didn't get to watch this card being demoed, but it is stunning, I love it.
    Love Nancy xx

  42. Oh John watched all the shows,brilliant can't wait till your on again.
    I loved every card you did,and loved your enthusiasm

  43. Hi John, I'm with you on the love of Autumn shades and this card is GORGEOUS and the innovative technique with the inset flowers is brilliant. The ginger card is just fabulous and I'll be getting me some of that.
    Tonbridge Sue

  44. Wow. Gorgeous card. Enjoyed all yesterday's shows. Thank you.

  45. This card is stunning John. I just love the use of the striplet die and the colours you used.
    Love Val x

  46. Hi John,
    Fabulous card they just get better and better. Haven't watched all of your shows yet, but loved the ones I have watched, great tips and techniques.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  47. John I watched you make this card last night, it is beautiful. I too love autumn colours and the giniger card you used is stunning.

  48. Love these colours together, a superb card...luv URsula xx

  49. Love these colours together, a superb card...luv URsula xx

  50. Love this card, John. Simple but very striking. Plus I like the sizing on it. Really great ideas.

    Have a great day!

  51. Wow, a strikingly beautiful card. I love it!!!

  52. Ooh John, stunning, beautiful and opulent. I love it.
    Missed your shows, and only caught the end of one. I need to see some tutorials on the boxes please as the one I caught was the one on which you used the temporary spray!!!!! xxx

  53. Hi John
    What a stunning card today. I saw this die when Sue released it and thought hmm I'm jot yo keen on this one. But to see it made up, what a difference it made. My Bank Manager is nit young to be impressed John. I'm not yo sure if Sue demoed this in a die release, if she did I missed the card she made. Love the Autumn colours you've used as well. They work so well together.

  54. I have the ginger and the Striplet! I'm loving what you've showed using this Striplet This card is amazing Gonna have a play tomorrow

  55. Hi John

    I have some ginger cardstock and it's lovely... like today's card!


    T x

  56. Absolutely stunning card. 2 thumbs up!!!!

  57. Hi John. This is gorgeous, I too love the ginger card, such a beautiful shade. Take care x

  58. Oh how did I miss this blog yesterday, the card is lovely an was great to see yo make on Hochanda I am loving all the CE days think I starting to like this channel more an more.Take Care Melody xxx