Sunday, 29 November 2015

Sunday Quickie...

Happy Sunday,
A quick post today sorry as I've been whizzing round the country again and am short on time sorry.

This is one of the samples form my shows this month on Hochanda.  I did my usual of using one of Sue's dies to make a frame this time its the mini gemini Vela.  I simply cut a square of coconut foundation card and cut the filigree and one outside edge around each of the four sides.

Next I used the double pierced squares to make a set of frames form the middle of the border piece.  I rotated one to make the centre frame, added a shaded piece behind and a sentiment.  I finished with some of the stunning laurel leaves and a diagonal folder flower in ivory felt.

Have a great Sunday, enjoy...


  1. Morning John, this is a gorgeous card and a fab. colour. Take it easy today
    you will burn yourself out if your not careful.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Hi John,

    This is stunning, love it. Beautiful design. Loved your past few cards too, sorry I don't always get chance to come on here and comment.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie j xxx

  3. Morning John, this card is absolutely beautiful, I love it, please may I make one of these myself, I think I have most of the dies, well you know I have so many of them don't you?

    I know you are busy but have a little bit of chill out time just for yourself.

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

  4. What a beautiful border. It makes such a lovely card.

  5. Wonderful card John! Fab use of the border die to make the lovely frame. Debra x

  6. Hi John. Yesterdays butterfly card was lovely and todays is another beautiful creation, I love it. The dies and colours you have used work together so well, thank you for sharing.
    I hope the last demo day of 2015 goes well for you and that you can then take a proper breather before starting on what I bet is going to be a very busy but enjoyable 2016. Take care x

  7. Great card... just doing catch up on your posts John ....
    Loving them
    Rach :)

  8. Sorry, John, this one is not for me. Just watching the last of your shows - so many ideas. Thank you.

    Anne (Northampton)

  9. Hi John,
    I love this card, I must try to do this technique, it's quite stunning. I love the Gemini dies and have quite a few of them now.
    Have a great day

  10. Hi John. What a lovely card. I haven't used striplets like this so must give it a go. I have a fair few of them and each time Sue brings another one out I don't buy it until one of you shows your lovely cards using it and then its a must have. SueLx

  11. Wonderful card John, love the dies and the gorgeous colour

  12. Hi John,
    An absolute stunner!!!
    Lorna D

  13. Eh up John
    Terrific design and in your classic blue.
    I'd really have to like someone to part with all those pearls in one go lol!
    Put your feet up today!
    Ang x

  14. Gorgeous card, reminds me of summer-cornflower blue & straw.


  15. A lovely card John, so love the little sentiment haha .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  16. Morning Just love this card - as I feel soooooooooooo old today with this flu I have but your card has brightened up my day.

    Crafty hugs Pen x

  17. Hi John, such a pretty card, the blue and white looks like a wedgewood pattern. Stay safe on your travels. Bx

  18. Gorgeous John, Love these pierced squares and rectangles and they are on my list, xxxx

  19. Hi John,
    A very opulent look for this card. I love the way that you have made the frame with the Vela die.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  20. Morning John,
    A gorgeous card.

  21. Fantastic card, love the colours.........yes age is just a number!!!
    sharon :)

  22. Love the design but not sure about all the pearls.

  23. Wow John this is lovely. Love how you have used the die to make a frame and your classic blue and white colour combination works so well.
    Hope you are home safely, Please try and put your feet up as you will be ill if you don't slow down.

  24. Hi John,
    Gorgeous card, glad you said age is just a number(and you are right) as I turn 70 on Tuesday, but only feel 50 inside! LOL
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  25. Hi John, another fabulous card, gorgeous design and colours.
    Have a well earned rest today, Kate x

  26. Hi John,
    I So Wish My Quick Cards Looked As Excellent As Yours I Love The Colour Palette And The Use Of The Beautiful Pearls, I Really Must Say I'm Like Yourself I So Love Using Sue's Pierced Square Dies I Don't Have The Oblong But I Just Love My Squares To Create Frames, John Thank You For Sharing You Inspire Me.
    Hugs From Sam x
    Carry On Creating ✂️✂️✂️

  27. Hi John
    Nice card today. Just ordered bigger plates for my new machine. Bigger dies are harder to cut on the caliber plates .
    Have a good day everyone!
    Anne M xx

  28. Hello John

    Another stunning card today and as always, love the blue colour.

    Hope your day is good and look forward to tomorrow's blog.

    Lol Barbara W xx

  29. Hi John,
    Gorgeous card, I really like the way you've used the Gemini dies. Must try that.
    Best wishes, Rose

  30. Beautiful card...luv Ursula xx

  31. This card is so beautiful, John. So, so, Beautiful!!!!!
    I would love to make this for my mother.


  32. Hi John, A very elegant card, lovely colours. Like Ang above, I too would have to like someone a lot, to part with all those pearls, I tend to ration mine hahaha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  33. Hi John,
    Stunning card ! Love the dies you have used.
    Take care,
    Maria x

  34. Hi John,

    Beautiful card, it certainly doesn't look like a quick card. I wish all my cards looked that nice.

    Linda xx

  35. The die makes a beautiful frame John love from Jackie xx

  36. hi John
    Love this die it makes a great frame. I miss the pin button on yours John as I used to do that to give he some inspiration.

  37. Lovely card John, that frame is just gorgeous. Pat x

  38. missed this card yesterday ,great card

  39. Somehow I missed commenting on this beautiful card yesterday, it's so lovely.