Wednesday, 18 November 2015

CE Wednesday...

Happy Wednesday,

Well the new design team has I believe been chosen so I guess we are all waiting to see who made the team for the next year!  I'll let you know the announcement as soon as I know!  Back to this weeks design for my place on the design team and it's Christmas ( well we all need as much inspiration as [possible especially as its November already!)

This month we are using a selection of Sue Wilson's dies for Creative Expressions and I have chosen the Frosty mini background and the classic poinsettias for this weeks card.






I stared by cutting the background in coconut white foundation card.  Next I made a frame for the background using Sues double pierced squares die range.  I cut a larger frame using dies 3
and 7 in rich red foundation card .  Next I embossed dies 6, 5 and four in coconut white and cut the frame out using dies 6 and 4 this gives a stunning embossed frame with additional piercing embossed into it.

I foam mounted this white frame over the red one and mounted the frosty background behind this.  The frosty background is rectangular so I cut the excess off to make it into the square she.  I feel its always important to remember that you don't need to use a die straight as it cuts you can use them in so many different ways!
I then stamped the shaded poinsettia using red geranium archival ink.  I cut them all out using the matching classic poinsettia die and shared them using a smoothie and the same ink ( I couldn't find my scarlet woman couture cloud)

I made up the Flowers and added a mini gold dazzler as a centre I then grouped these together with a few holly sparks I cut in Brunswick and pastel green foundation card.  I added berries to the holly in the spaces provided using red apply twinkles from cosmic shimmer.







Finally I made up the card as shown with a layer cut with the largest die in the double pierced set ( these really have become my go to die set) and a few layers of the red.

To see what the rest of the team have come up with then click HERE and leave a comment on there if you have time!

Back tomorrow with the first of my samples using the NEW Craft dies from Creative Expressions designed by Sue Wilson

Enjoy...

64 comments:

  1. Morning John, this is a fabulous card I absolutely love it the colours are gorgeous everything about it is just beautiful.
    Nancyd xx

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  2. Hi John.
    A very beautiful card, it is just brilliant, Thank you take care Kitty.

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  3. Hi John
    what a stunning card love the colours and the pointsettia flower thanks tracyw

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  4. Stunning Christmas card John, love it all.

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Hi John,
    A wonderful card today, I love it. I must have a go at doing something similar.
    Have a great day
    Maggie

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  6. Hello John, love this very elegant card with traditional colours. Have a great day. Bx

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  7. Morning John
    Loving the card I do like the frame these dies are on my ever increasing wish list. I need to win the lottery ...lol...xxxx

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  8. john this is a really beautiful card

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  9. Stunning card John, absolutely gorgeous. I love the poinsettias.
    B xx

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  10. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love the whole design the poinsettias are gorgeous. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

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  11. John, this is amazing, I love it, so pretty and those flowers are to die for, xxx

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  12. What a Cracking Christmas Card , those Poinsettia are just perfect.
    Elaine H X

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  13. WOW-stunning card, it's fantastic.

    Michele

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  14. Wow John, that's an absolute stunner. Anyone would be over the moon to receive a card like that at Christmas!

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  15. Wow this is simply beautiful.

    Donna

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  16. So much detail, definitely a winner. Love the layout with the inner panel to to right. Could your Scarlet Red be in the "bin". Thanks

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  17. Good morning John. A gorgeous card - just love the poinsettias.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  18. Good morning John really classic looking card lovely colours and design love from Jackie xx

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  19. Morning John, This card is beautiful, the die-cuts are fabulous (especially the double pierced) and the flowers and foliage really complete this card beautifully, also loving the colours used.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  20. A beautiful card John. Wasn't keen on yesterday's even though I love purple. This is fabulous xxx

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  21. Hi John,
    A beautiful card!
    :-)
    Lorna D

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  22. Eh up John
    Well, nice to see that you have made such a great job of my Christmas card for this year, hahaha!
    Absolutely marvellous! Just my thing with "real" looking flowers.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

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  23. Morning John,
    A gorgeous card, flowers are stunning.
    Lydia
    X

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  24. A real classic, John. Beautiful.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  25. Morning John, I love this card, Love the Poinsettias on it. I Have used the Shaded Poinsettias a lot this Christmas as they are so pretty
    Wendyx

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  26. Gorgeous card. Love the flowers.

    Have tried using the square dies to make a lovely double borders you produce so successfully but, for some reason, embossing cuts them with my Cut N Boss and I have yet to see find the best sandwich. If I want to make cards like this, I am going to have to persist!

    Teresa

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  27. HibJohn
    Love love this card. Especially the Noble dies and how you've embossed them. Also the shaded poinsettia, wish I had these but my bank manager wouldn't approve. Looking forward to seeing your take on Sue's new dies.

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  28. Wow what a gorgeous card John.
    Your poinsettias are stunning. Every year I say I will get the poinsettia dies and stamps but have not got around to it. I hope they are still available as I'm definitely getting them this year.

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  29. Hi John,
    A really beautiful and elegant card, I love all the detail in this card it's simply stunning.
    Thanks for the great inspiration,
    Heather Treble

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  30. Beautiful card John really classy, which is my favourite and part of the reason why I love everything CE. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

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  31. Stunning card John. I was laid up yesterday with some bug and watched many re-runs of your programmes. Absolutely wonderful demos and cards. Wonder where you got your "big" bin from? I really need one in my craft room!!!
    Best withes
    Anne aka Till Laday (Reading)

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  32. Good morning John,
    This is a stunning card and i too have used some cosmic pearl in the red to give the holly branches their berries as it is just the right shade some how for them. I love red but i never do just red and white together. You have really made it lovely with the two shades of green of the holly, one being it when it is young and tender, not full grown while the other colour is it when it gets to fruition. Thank you John for a beautiful card.
    Crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil)

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  33. WOW John, such a fab card, will give it ago.
    Hugs Clare

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  34. Wow, love this card John. Its nice once in a while to see traditional colours, love the vibrancy of your poinsettias. SueL x

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  35. I absolutely adore this cxard. So beautiful.

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  36. I have been using these exact dies this morning, so love them. Beautiful card John .

    Crafty hugs Pen x

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  37. Morning John
    What a beautiful card. I have the poinsettia dies and matching stamps. I usually emboss them. Never thought of just using archival or colour cloud. Need to try this.
    That's this afternoons project sorted. Lol.
    Love
    Karen in Telford xx

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  38. Love your card John, what a gorgeous colour you've used for the poinsettias. Pat x

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  39. Love the card, can't see any reason why you wouldn't make the design team this year. Best of Luck.

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  40. Afternoon John, sorry late today only my broadband has only just come back on, I think it must have been the high winds and storms that knocked it out, had nothing since last night.

    Anyway I see a truly beautiful card today, it is adorable, I really love the dies you have used, they definitely are a winner for me, especially the pierced squares and rectangles, I would not be without them now..

    Now to go and check out my other blogs to comment on and then watch a bit of Julia.

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

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  41. Hi John, absolutely gorgeous, gorgeous card! I love the depth of it and I agree that the pierced dies do make a big difference. .....stunning xx Love Karen xx

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  42. Hello John

    Well this card is lovely. I love the poinsettia's and the holy leaves in different colours.

    I am confident you will be on the design team again.................after all ..........we all love what you do!

    Lol Barbara W xx

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  43. A glorious card The pierced square dies are on my list for Santa I'd put off buying them purely because I already have plain square dies but after seeing what you achieve using them I NEED them! I love the Poinsettias I'm going to try more layers to mine I usually stop at two! You on next year's Design Team? It's a no brainer They'd be mad not to keep you on - unless you're wanting to move on that is Will be with lousy Internet for the next 2 weeks but I'll try to pop in when I can

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  44. Good luck for the design team line up, I so hope you are on it again.
    Gorgeous card today, I really love the snowflake background and those poisettias
    are so pretty and really give this card the wow factor.

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  45. Such a stunningly beautiful card today! You are inspiring me to get busy doing my Christmas cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. I love the combination of colours in this card.
    Many thanks, John,
    Sue Mac

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  47. Gosh John, sometimes your cards just leave me speechless as to the creativeness of them, evey element in this card is gorgeous, Kate x

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  48. I love this card. Perfect in every way for the season. A fantastic showcase for Sue's dies.
    Tonbridge Sue

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  49. Oh John. What can I say?? Absolutely Stunning.. I love every thing about this card.
    I hope you make the team again. Why would'nt you? Your cards are such an inspiration to all of us. So thank you. Hugs. Jan. x

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  50. Wow John a gorgeous card and such wonderful poinsettias. Stunning design, I like all things very much.

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  51. Wow, wow, wow, what an absolutely stunning card, just love it, this ticks all the boxes for me with colours and design etc. Take care, Linda

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  52. Hi John,
    Beautiful card, love the frame you made and the poinsettias
    Maria x

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  53. Hi John,
    beautiful card, I love the design.
    Best wishes, Rose

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  54. Really lovely John the poinsettias look fantastic. Take Care Melody xXx

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  55. Wow what a beautiful card John. Just love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  56. Good morning John
    Stunning card I love the colours you have used & the background & pointsettia are Gorgeous also the frame is great.
    Hug's Lynda Brock xx

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  57. Wow John absolutely stunning, love the flowers and those frames are on my list

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  58. This is just so so beautiful John....luv Ursula xx

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  59. This is just so so beautiful John....luv Ursula xx

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  60. Absolutely gorgeous card. I do like your style!

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