Saturday, 19 December 2015


Happy Saturday,
 I had scheduled today's post so that I could have the first Saturday lie in since June however Mr Blogger decided not to publish it and to delete it somehow!  sorry guys!

so its a quick card in substitution I'm afraid I've had this texture pasts background hanging around my craft cave for an age.  I decided to frame the piece using Sue Wilson's double pierced squares and her treble frame technique.  I added strip of the Scandinavian border to which I added a strip of the thin double sided satin ribbon in blue bird and some white PVA dots.  I rand this across the front right of the card.

Next I stamped the largest tag from my pierced tags clear stamp set and added the sentiment from the same Set.  I then used the white PVA dimensional glue to add pearls in some of the dots around the edge ( a great guide if like me you sometimes struggle where to put them)  I tied this to the border strip using more of the thin ribbon.

Next I made 2 satin ribbon flowers by cutting strips of the wider bluebird ribbon like a fringe.  I rolled these up and heat set them gently so I got the fibrous look .  a couple of stick pins, more layers of what and silver for balance and finished!

Sorry it's late



  1. Hi John,
    Gorgeous card, I love the flowers.
    Hope that you have a relaxing day,
    Thanks for sharing,

  2. John this is gorgeous and i,m in love with texture paste at present, xxx

  3. Morning John, your card is gorgeous x

  4. Hi John,
    all good things come to them who wait........... and this is one of them. The Scand. border is absolutely beautiful, I use it a lot.
    Like Wendy, I also LOVE texture paste.
    Have a restful Sunday...
    Best wishes, Rose

  5. Morning John, wow, I like this one, love the flowers and the thin blue ribbon on the border die.............yes got to try this, I have some red velvet ribbon which would go nicely, thanks for the inspiration............... Glad you had a lie in, and isn't technology a wonderful thing, never mind better late then never is what I say.

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

  6. Wow John, a very pretty blue and white card today, love the insertion ribbon idea you have here....thanks Ursula x


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  8. Hello John, This card is lovely, the side strip with the thin ribbon is very effective. Hope you had a great lay-in. Have a good day. Bx

  9. Hello John

    Well it WAS worth the wait! Beautiful card and I just love the ribbon strip. Will try this one for sure!!!

    Have a restful that you know the blog is OK.

    Lol Barbara W xx

  10. Morning John, Gorgeous !! I adore the background you have created and the triple frame is stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  11. Hi John,
    It may be late but it was worth it, a lovely card.

  12. Morning John I agree it was well worth waiting for .Hope you have a good weekend. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

  13. Very pretty - love the colours.
    Thank you John for all your inspiration.
    Sue Mac

  14. Stunning card, beautiful colours

  15. Good afternoon John,
    I really quite like this texture paste effect background as it even with the ribbon flowers looks quite good to send to a man ( because your gender i'm afraid are so difficult to make for in the most bar the exceptional few) as the colours are really nice together and with the frame around it and just the quite simple tag it is a lovely card to give that you can make for any occasion. Thank you John and i don't care if it is later or even a subsitute, it is worth waiting for.
    crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil)

  16. Call this a substitute...? It's lovely and well worth the wait

  17. As they say better late than never. Lovely card John

    Crafty hugs Pen x

  18. If you hadn't said I wouldn't have known it was late as I've only just got round to looking at my emails having had my niece and hubby here for the day. Do love what you have done here John especially the ribbon and the Scandinavian border. Hope you having a nice weekend love from Jackie xx

  19. Hi John a lovely card today. Beautiful flowers. Hope you are enjoying your time off, and are managing to get your Christmas shopping done.

  20. Eh up John
    Did pop in first thing but a lie in is a good reason for being awol when you have been working like you have.
    Not sure what you were going to show but this is wonderful. Less is definitely more.
    Hope you get another lie in tomorrow.
    Ang x

  21. Hi John,
    Oh wow absolutely stunning.
    Lorna D

  22. Hi John
    I love the ribbon flowers, such a gorgeous colour too.
    B xx

  23. Fabulous colour, perfect design, stunning card. Pat x

  24. Hi John,

    Beautiful card, I love it.

    Linda xx

  25. Lovely card John. Thank you for sharing.

  26. Hi John,
    I missed seeing this post yesterday, I guessed when I looked earlier on in the morning that Mr blogger had let you down.
    Never mind it was worth it this card is stunning, I am so glad I bought the tag stamp set you designed yesterday, as this card gives me lots of ideas.
    Now I have 4 of the new stamp sets, and will get the rest next month.
    For some reason I haven't been able to sleep so decided to give up and get up at 4am my brain was ticking over all night. Trying to decide how to change my craft area so it's easier to reach stuff and tidier. Strange how stupid things like that make you not sleep lol. Well not stupid I was organising my craft area in my mind lol.
    Anyway after a nice cup of tea and browsing on the internet while watching a Christmas soppy film. I now know how I want my craft stuff organised.
    Will be back to see what you have for us for today, if Mr blogger is working hopefully in 40 minutes.
    Hope you are enjoying your break, and I can't wait to see your new designs in the new year.

  27. missed this yesterday love this type of background

  28. Hi John, checked first thing yesterday morning then forgot to check again sorry but it was worth the wait it is beautiful.
    Nancyd xx

  29. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card. I didn't comment yesterday we were having a fun day in Brighton with our friends and in the evening we saw other friends. I have so much to catch up on. Enjoy your day. Hugs Jackie

  30. It's beautiful, John - worth the wait.

    Anne (Northampton)

  31. Well, mr Blogger might have let you down but the alternative is beautiful.


  32. Wow, this one is well worth the wait!
    This is really elegant, pretty, and deserves a posh box!

  33. Wow, this one is well worth the wait!
    This is really elegant, pretty, and deserves a posh box!

  34. Wow, this one is well worth the wait!
    This is really elegant, pretty, and deserves a posh box!