Monday, 16 November 2015

Turquoise pooling...

Happy Monday,

Well its the start of another week and so I thought it was time for a giveaway!  If you would like to win today's card please leave a comment below and be a follower!  can I ask that if anyone hasn't yet received a card they have won that they email me as as far as I ma aware all cards have gone and been delivered I would hate anyone to have missed out!

This is a  simple card I made for my shows `on Hochanda a few weeks ago.  I cut the heraldic square out of coconut white foundation card omitting the outline die in the centre.  I then coloured over the die cut in the die using a smoothie and turquoise pool cosmic shimmer colour cloud blending ink.

I coloured a piece of wool felt ( from CE 30% wool) with the same colour cloud ink and smoothie. Next I cut the largest of the diagonal fold over flowers form this felt and made it up into a flower.  This gives this brilliant shaded look where you have white and turquoise together as in a real flower.

To finish I made a few layers of coconut white and blue using the pierced Rectangles die set from Sue Wilson for CE,



  1. Morning John, this is a beautiful card and a fabulous colour still love these flowers they do stand out and finish a card.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Hi John.
    One of my favourite colours, a beautiful card Thank you.
    Take care Kitty.

  3. gorgeous colours ,these dies are so lovely

  4. Good morning John, I think the heraldic square is my new favourite!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  5. Morning John, I saw you making the flower on Hochanda and thought what a brilliant idea, I don't have the diagonal fold die, looks like I will have to give out some hints for Christmas me thinks................. I do have the colour clods though and the Heraldic die so I am going to try something like this, hope you don't mind, you always give me inspiration.

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

  6. Hi John
    another stunning card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw

  7. Good morning John.
    I like the simplicity of this card: for posting, a flower with less depth could be used.

  8. Morning John, A lovely card, very pretty colours and the flower is fabulous.
    I had to chuckle the other day, there was a girlie on TV and she was using something the same shape as our 'smoothies' to apply foundation onto her client, so it proves they are great for blending hahaha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  9. Eh up John
    Super card using my favourite colour Colour Cloud and you are tempting me with that square die.
    Very pretty matey.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  10. Hi John, a very pretty card, love the shade of turquoise used. Have a great day. Bx

  11. Yeah!!! I have this die and was having a play with it yesterday. I will have to post mine.!!
    This card is wonderful John I did try the flowers you created from the centre die I was so surprised as mine worked lol.
    A great day to all xxx

  12. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love the colours and the dies are beautiful. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  13. Lovely card & the "shot of colour " looks great.


  14. Beautiful card love the colours you've used too

  15. Morning John,
    Beautiful card today, I do love this die set.
    Have a great day

  16. Good morning John,

    Very elegant card.
    I. Am all set for a days card making indoors today.
    Hazel c uk

  17. Lovely card and colors.
    Elaine H X

  18. Really lovely card John! My favourite colour too. I love the flower tinted with the blue, it looks so effective. Debra x

  19. Hi John,
    A really beautiful and elegant card, I love the colour and the way that you have used the heraldic square dies.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  20. Hi John. Yesterdays card is beautiful, those simple flowers are lovely and todays is a real stunner, I love it. The way the felt flower is coloured makes it look gorgeous. Take care x

  21. What an elegant card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  22. Love it John The pierced sqares are on my Christmas list plus the colour clouds, the smoothies and now I must add the Heraldic Square

  23. A beautiful card, John. Love the use of turquoise.
    B xx

  24. Morning John,

    Beautiful card, my wish list I ever so long and getting longer by the day. My Hubby not in my good books at the moment, he's already offered to buy me some dies think I'll have to milk it a bit hehe!! Or is that wrong??

    Linda xx

  25. It may be reasonably simple but it's still gorgeous.

  26. Such a pretty card John and only one die cut so has to be a winner love from Jackie xx

  27. A beautiful card using a lovely set of dies. Love the turquoise on the card, it makes it really zing.


  28. Morning John,
    Lovely card, I do like this die set, I have it on my wish list.

  29. Morning Oh how I love that flower. Beautiful

    Crafty hugs Pen

  30. Hi John,
    Stunning, and because of your recent cards using the Heraldic die, I've now added it to my collection and I love it!
    Lorna D

  31. Lovely the technique....luv Ursula xxx

  32. Love the way you have used the die and the flower, though I am taken by the striking, blue and white boarder combination - a winner.

  33. Hi John, Love this card, I got this die at the NEC after you helped me with the colour cloud. Cant use it yet as its a Christmas prezzi!!!. Can't wait. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  34. Hi John, lovely card, I have just bought this die so will have to have a go at this, don't have the flower die , but will try something else

  35. Hi John,
    beautiful card - love the colour combo.
    Best wishes, Rose

  36. Beautiful card, John!! Been enjoying your shows and inspiration on Hochanda!!! This is a great one, and I love the colors together! Great job!!!!

  37. Fab card John. Love the colour.

  38. What a wonderful card, I love the colour it would brighten any room up xx

  39. What a wonderful card, I love the colour it would brighten any room up xx

  40. This is a beauty and my favourite colour too! Gorgeous!
    Tonbridge Sue

  41. This is definitely a stunning card, beautiful colour and very pretty flower and I love how you have used the flower as the focal element.
    I do love the die you have used and it has such beautiful detail and so versatile.

  42. Just a stunning card John and one of my favourite colour too.

  43. Lovely card John. Thanks for the opportunity to win it. SueL x

  44. Hi John

    Very pretty, flower in the centre is really different, great idea!

    Hugs, T x

  45. Hello John

    What a lovely card. I did not see this one on Hochanda, however it looks a fairly simple one to copy.

    I have never cut flowers using felt, but may have to give it a go now I have seen the effect.

    Lol Barbara W xx

  46. Hi John
    I just love this card. I also have this die. Might give this one a go. Wouldn't have thought to colour it, nor the flowers.

  47. Beautiful card, love what you have done with the Colour Cloud.

  48. Hi John, beautiful card using my favourite, but haven't got, Heraldic die! Love the colour used too and the lovely flower. Love the whole masterpiece! xx Love Karen xx

  49. Hi John,
    so glad I just bought this die of Julia. It is made into a lovely
    card. Like the colour too. It would have a nice home here with me :-)
    hugs Maria

  50. Hi John,
    You are on a roll at the moment you are making some fantastic that are just my cup of tea.......Brilliant.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  51. Lovely card John, great card love the die. Take Care Melody xxx

  52. Hi John, lovely simple card and love the die.