Sunday, 18 October 2015

Simple Sunday...

Happy Sunday,

Im busy prepping for the One Day Special starting Tomorrow ( Monday) night at 8pm on Hochanda.  I will also be introducing the New Creative Expressions demonstrator Lisa Horton who has fabulous skills and some brilliant demos using some Brand new Craft Consortium decoupage pares and MDF shapes!

Therefore todays Card is a simple offering made for the watercolour shows I did last week for the fabulous Mica Watercolour palettes.

This is just stamped using Clear embossing powder onto black card.  I then painted this using the autumn shades of mica watercolour palettes which show up beautifully on black card because of the high concentration of Mica in the paints.

I cut a border form a piece of chestnut card using one of the outline dies from the triplet collection of dies.  I embossed this piece and used this as a frame.  I punched a hole in the top and added a strip of black ribbon as a tie.

I thought this would make a really nice gift as a book mark.

Samples of the new MDF tomorrow!  Enjoy...


  1. Good Morning John
    Normal service resumed :) I love this card/bookmark it is so affective. looking forward to the shows and i love Lisa's work it is stunning so glad she is on theCE design team. I guess that makes up the four musketeers :)

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  2. I remember watching you make this and thought it gorgeous. Such lovely autumn tones. Love it! Debra x

  3. Hi John.
    Thank you a lovely idea.
    Take care Kitty.

  4. This is gorgeous John, good luck with the shows.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  5. Beautiful tag/bookmark. Perfect as a gift especially if the gift was a book.


  6. Morning John, a great card very relaxing if you like to colour in.
    Nancyd xx

  7. Hi John, lovely bookmark. I loved your watercolour shows and a palette is on my wishlist for Xmas so I can have a play with some of the techniques.
    B xx

  8. Hi John,
    I remember watching you doing this technique, I will have give it a try myself.

    Enjoy your prepping for your shows and looking forward to seeing what Lisa will show us.
    Have a great day

  9. Eh up John
    It does seem strange to see daffodils in Autumn shades but its lovely and would make a great gift tag too.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  10. Unusual colouring but it works! This would be a lovely gift, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  11. It is beautiful John , love these colours and a lovely git for someone,

  12. Hi John I like the colours you have used Will be watching tomorrow.Gloria(Sidcup) xx.

  13. Hi John,
    Gorgeous!! It would be a wonderful gift!
    Lorna D

  14. Good morning John this is gorgeous I love the colours and the design. I hope all the prep goes well. It is very exciting that Lisa will be joining you this time. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  15. Love the colours I hadn't realised they were daffodils until a certain person had remarked on that fact Just goes to show that it doesn't matter what colours are used It's that eye/brain thing again as in triple stamping Use the right colours and it's immediately the right season

  16. Morning John, sorry had a bit of a lie inh today as I was shattered, an lovely warm bookmark for today's offering, and am looking forward to seeing Lisa with you tomorrow.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy hugs, June Smith xxx

  17. Morning John, These autumnal colours are stunning, a fabulous tag card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  18. Loving your work and ideas.
    Elaine H X

  19. Hi John, fab autumnal colours. Beautiful. Janice xxx

  20. Hi John,
    Lovely card/tag/bookmark. The watercolour palettes are gorgeous and I love the way they look different on different colours of card.
    Looking forward to seeing you and Lisa, all the best to you both.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  21. Hi John. Watercolours are on my ever growing shopping list. Good Luck to Lisa tomorrow evening. Glad you mentioned it as I can't see it in your list of appearances on the right hand side. SueL x

  22. Hi John,
    I Really Love The Fabulous Book Tag And I'm Thrilled Your On Hochanda Tomorrow I Know It's Hard Work For You All But For Us It's Tremendous To Watch All The Truly Fantastic Demo's Which I Love As I'm Sure Everyone Else Does, It Was Great To See Julia Get Three Demo's In Her Last Show Of The Day.
    As "Heather Rogers" Mentions Its Great To Have Lisa On Board The Fourth Musketeer Working For The Best Company To Work For, With The Most Fantastic Products That's Why My Bank Balance Is Always Very Low Lol!!!!
    Thanks For Sharing John
    Hugs From Sam xxx
    Carry On Crafting ✂️✂️✂️

  23. Hi John,
    Beautiful tags, I love those watercolour tubs, waiting for my Christmas and Metallic ones. Would like them all, but hey one can't have everything.
    Looking forward to your show tomorrow, will have to record as I don't want to miss any tips you might have for us.
    Best wishes, Rose

  24. Thanks for showing us this John. I just love the mica watercolour paints. REally enjoy your shows on Hochanda. Record all the shows so that I can see you over and over again.

    Crafty hugs Pen x

  25. Good morning John, perfect for a stocking gift I think : )
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  26. A beautiful piece! I haven't tried painting yet, too much else to do on the craft front, but I suspect that this is the ideal thing to do to slow oneself down. Daffodils come in a variety of shades, shame they don't come in some of those you have chosen because the colours you have used are gorgeous especially on black card.


  27. Hi John. I love this, and agree that it would make a wonderful bookmark. I love how much depth the mica paints have.
    I hope you aren't too busy with the prep for tomorrows show which will be watched and recorded as usual so that I dont miss any of your great tips and hints. I am looking forward to seeing Lisa too. Have a good day. Take care x

  28. Wow wow wow. This would be great for stocking fillers!

  29. Hi John
    Wow wow wow is all I can say. This is such a stunning card. I'm looking forward to seeing your show later today.

  30. Just love the mica water colour painting you did on Hochanda, the colours are so vibrant....these samples are stunning....luv Ursula x

  31. Love this - I invested in the antique shades last week and the colours are fab, just need more time to play............loving all the shows on Hochanda x

  32. Hello John, these are lovely, beautiful autumnal colours. Have a fabulous day. Bx

  33. Good morning John, have used this stamp a lot with the mica palette I bought so this gives me another idea for its use, thank you. Love from Jackie xx

  34. Hi John, this is lovely. I love the mica paints and the beautiful sheen it has. It would make a lovely bookmark like you say. I do have a gadget that perforates down the side of a card, so what can be a card sent, something like this can always detach for a bookmark x "Thank you John" xx Love Karen xx

  35. Lovely tag/bookmark. Would make very good Christmas/birthday presents to put with a card or present. Thank you. Look forward to 8pm tomorrow

  36. It certainly doesn't look like a 'simple' offering to me. An excellent gift for an avid reader I think.
    Tonbridge Sue

  37. Wonderful. I think those watercolours are a lovely palette. Thank you Dorothy

  38. lovely John love the colours ,Laura O

  39. Hello John, I love your tag,the stamped image is gorgeous and of course I just love the watercolours, hope tomorrow's show goes well, Kate x

  40. I've only just caught up on last week's shows that I recorded, just in time to start recording all over again!! Lovely tag John although the colours are a bit dark for my taste. Pat x

  41. I love this especially the daffodil stamp, it is absolutely gorgeous.
    and I really need to get all the paint sets too.

    Dawn x

  42. Love the way this has been coloured.

  43. I am catching up with some of your shows at present - this is the one you are demoing! It's lovely. The stamp is I my wish list.

  44. Hi John,
    A late one for me sorry. What a lovely project this would be for me to start trying the paints thanks for sharing.

    Looking forward to the shows.


    Linda xx

  45. Hi John, they look great an they would make fab book marks, looking forward to the new shows. Take Care Melody xXx