Wednesday, 23 December 2015

2 more sleeps...

Happy almost Christmas Eve!,

I thought an antidote to all the Christmas brightens would be welcome again today, also although I said it was my last DT project for Creative Expressions last week I have been informed that unlike last year we are continuing through the Christmas Period!  Therefore I won't be changing to Sunday ( my new DT day) until the 3rd January next year lol

Today's card is another using this months collection of new craft dies designed by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions and uses, in the main, the Heart of Hearts die.

To start I cut a panel of cobalt blue foundation card and the cut the largest die in the set form the centre top.  leaving the die in place I embossed the whole piece using the star swirls embossing folder.  Next I covered the raised area with pearl moon gilding wax and polished it to a shine using a dry wet wipe.

Next I cut a white panel using the double pierced rectangles set slightly larger than the blue layer.  I placed this under the blue layer and using the cut hole as a guide I taped the next heart die in the set in place before removing the blue layer and cutting the heart.  I then cut a square for the back and used the centre filigree die for the heart full of hearts (hence the name)  I added a piece of white card which I covered in micro beads and foam mounted all the layers together.

For the flourish I cut the outline die in the daisy cluster set using cobalt card and cut the centre separate die in white and glued this behind.  I finished with a liberal sprinkling of 3mm stick on pearls to differentiate the centres of the flowers.  I added this on top of a seem bonding bow in white under the heart.

The remainder of the card is made of layers of cobalt and white adding some of the configuration corners at each corner.

to see what the rest of the team have created click HERE it would be lovely if you have the time if you left a comment over there too!



  1. Morning John, another beautiful card and I like the colour you have used.

  2. beautiful card John love the colours

  3. Good morning John, another beautiful card, the colors are gorgeous, love the center heart.
    Josette xxx

  4. Good morning John

    Another beautiful card in my favourite colours. I especially love the daisy flower cluster. always.

    Lol Barbara W xx

  5. Morning John, loving the card today, bright and colourful xx

  6. Wow John.
    Thank you just in time as I am already onto Valentines cards.
    Take care Kitty.

  7. Beautiful card & I love the colours.


  8. Good morning John. Wow! This is beautiful. The daisy cluster may well need to be on my next wish list.

  9. Hi John, stunning card. I love the hearts, love the flowers and colours, all the elements work so well together.
    B xx

  10. WOW - what a stunner!! Love this.

  11. Stunning....i NEED the daisy cluster!

  12. Morning John, oh I love it, a stunningly beautiful card, as all of yours are, I love the cobalt blue colour and the flowers really do stand out and make the creation pop. Not sure if I told you but I have a folder on my PC with all the things that I want to try in the New Year and this will be added to it.

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

    1. Morning John - you never disappoint another beautiful card. Thank-you for sharing

  13. Very nice card lovely daisy .
    Elaine H X

  14. Wow John this is a stunning card. I love the design and the dramatic colour. Have a great day today. I will be mostly cleaning. Deep joy. Hugs Jackie

  15. Hi John Oh I love this card .Love the heart die also the flowers.My wish list is getting longer each day . Thanks John . Gloria (Sidcup) xx

  16. Beautiful John, love how you have placed the flower die cut over the bow, xxxx
    Merry Christmas to you and to Mum too. xxx

  17. Hi John, this card is beautiful, love the colours and the heart die. Have a great day. Bx

  18. Morning John, A lovely card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  19. A gorgeous card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  20. Stunning Card John, its being a real pleasure to see your work. Just about to make a card for my sister using your latest stamps. Her birthday is on 1st Jan and she is a Mondays child.

    Crafty hugs Pen x

  21. Another lovely card. After months of just browsing I got myself a google a/c so can comment on your blog !! Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

  22. A truly beautiful card John....luv Ursula xx

  23. Absolutely beautiful. Would also make a lovely anniversary or Valentine's Day card. ValC

  24. Good morning John, that cobalt blue makes a stunning card love from Jackie xx

  25. Hi John,
    Absolutely stunning card, I love the colours and the heart die is on my wishlist.
    Thanks for sharing,

  26. A really beautiful card John. I'm not usually a "blue" person, but I do love that colour.

  27. Gorgeous card, love the colour combination.


  28. Stunning absolutely stunning. It's such a pretty card. Thanks for the inspiration and Merry Christmas!

  29. Hi John,
    lovely card and focal point. That daisy cluster is gorgeous and I like the way you've used it over the bow.
    Best wishes, Rose

  30. Beautiful! I think I got the technique ( but I am on my iPod!) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year I might not have time to visit tomorrow xx

  31. Hi John,
    I'm late today, have been babysitting my 5 month old Grandaughtef since 8am.
    Another stunning card today, I love it. The colours you have used are gorgeous too.
    Hole you are ready for Christmas I've still got to wrap up presents, and have another day of looking after Grandchildren tomorrow plus need to get some shopping.
    Lots to do little time to do it lol

  32. Absolutely gorgeous card again today, I love that you have used
    the heart die with the daisy die.
    I would never have thought to use them together but you created a stunner using them.
    I hope you and your family have a wonder Christmas and a Very happy new year.
    Can't wait to see what you have instore for us in 2016.

  33. Beautiful card John, love the way you have combined the dies.
    I wish you and yours a perfect Christmas and a happy and healthy 2016.

    I look forward to joining you again next year! Pat x

  34. Eh up John
    Corrrrr, superb, divine and any other adjective that means mighty fine!
    One for the Valentine it!
    Ang x

  35. Hi John,

    Beautiful card as always, I loved yesterday's as well.

    Linda xx

  36. Beautiful card today. Sorry I am only just reading this.

  37. Hi John, gorgeous, gorgeous card. Love it all xx The cobalt blue is stunning and love the daisy die......just love everything but can't be too greedy eh? Lol! xx Love Karen xx