Sunday, 3 January 2016

CE Sunday...

Happy Sunday,

Well welcome to my first CE Sunday!  My Design Team day for Creative expressions has moved to a Sunday so every Sunday during my term I will post a different inspiration project made using the products the team is supplied for the month.  For January we have been asked to pick our favourite Creative Expressions products form 2015's DT selection.  I have chosen to work with one of my favourite Dies form last year the Lisbon die set form the Portuguese collection along with the classic folder flower.

Today's card therefore is the first made using these products as well as a few other CE bits that have become firm favourites!

I stared by stamping the February's child sentiment from my Winters Child clear stamp set by CE in black archival in.  Next I cut this out using die no 3 from the Lisbon set.  I then shaded around the stamped image using Indigo Mist colour cloud blending ink which gives a beautiful blend as well as matching the Iris card perfectly.

Next I cut out a plain white mat and an iris mat using the same die.  I cut these in half which enabled me to mat these either side and add the layers of colour to frame the sentiment.

For the main card I spears polar white texture paste through the Wavy Mask form that special touch and set it to dry overnight.  Once day I made a square frame for the card in coconut white foundation card using the Double Pierced squares set by Sue Wilson.  I then made a smaller square frame using the B set and foam mounted this over the white frame.  I then foam mounted this over the background and placed the stamped image in the centre.

I made a large 21 x 21 cm card back in iris foundation card and added some layers of white an iris before adding the framed piece on top.  To finish I made up one large and one small of the classic folder flowers in ivory wool felt and added these to the side with a messy bow of black jute twine and a couple of stick pins I made using Sue's sick pin elements.

Card Size: 21 x 21 cm
Colours: Iris, Black and Coconut White
Dies: Lisbon Die set, Double pierced squares A & B
Stamps: John Lockwood Winters Child clear stamps set
Inks: Indigo Mist Colour Cloud Blending Ink, Jet Black Archival Ink

Please click HERE to see the other members of the Creative Design team have been creating!



  1. HI John,

    Stunning card, love the design. Hope you had a marvelous New Year.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  2. Good morning John, lovely card today!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  3. Hi John.
    A lovely card, such a pretty colour. thank you.
    Take care and have fun kitty.

  4. lovely card and beautiful verse

  5. Wonderful elegant card John.

  6. Good morning John.
    A lovely card, especially the background.

  7. Hi John,
    i like this one - it's very much my style.
    I can't seem to buy this mask though - everyone seems to be out of stock! I tried several places late last year but no go......
    I love it so will keep trying.
    Really nice card.
    Anne M xxx

    1. Morning Anne, hope you don't mind but i have just seen this mask in Julia watts shop she has got 4 in stock x

  8. Good morning John this is a stunning card. I can see why you chose all these bits as your favourites. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  9. Hi John ,must put this mask on my wish list.Hope to see you on Hochanda soon .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

  10. Morning John, amazing card today x

  11. Eh up John
    Gorgeous background and framing. Haven't used my wavy mask yet......or a lot of my new stuff...oh for a day off to play lol!
    Love the verse too.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  12. Beautiful card, I love the colours.
    B xx

  13. Great card, John. Love the mask.

    Anne (Northampton)

  14. Morning John, a beautiful card and gorgeous colours.
    Nancyd xx

  15. Morning John,
    A beautiful card.

  16. Lovely card, great background.


  17. Morning John, A lovely card, and the verse is lovely too. Another one ideal for my hubby as he is a 'February child' too.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  18. Hi John, a beautiful card, love the colours. Must really try get that mask, it makes a fabulous background. Have a great day all. Bx

  19. Lovely background to this beautiful card John.
    Elaine H X

  20. Lovely card using my favourite mask. Like the colours.

    I have a spare wavey mask if anyone wants it and can't find it.


  21. Morning John,
    Wow this card is stunning. I feel my fingers itching to give it a go might try it later on today.
    I love using the texture pastes, I never used to be confident in using them, to be honest I've got some dreamweaver pastes I bought ages ago and they've sat on my shelf. When I started using the cosmic shimmer texture paste I found it much easier to use and much nicer.
    Well I had a nice surprise to morning, I looked at Sue's blog and I'm one of her winners. Wow what a nice start to the year, it's made my day.
    Both of you have inspired me so much in my crafting over the last 8 months. So much so I sorted my die sets yesterday into books I have acquired 51 die sets since the end of April, and I have most of your stamp sets as well as a lot of stamps to die for lol.
    Have a fantastic day.

  22. Lovely card John. My new Grandson was born just before Christmas and I made him a double frame card with Decembers child on one side and the Mondays child poem on the other. He was a Sunday's child. My daughter was thrilled with it. Thank you for the inspiration. Love Rosemarie x

  23. Stunning card love it

    Crafty hugs Pen x

  24. Morning John love this card, the colour, sentiment just everything about it.

  25. Hi John,
    Beautiful Card I Love The Colour Palette, And Awesome Sentiment
    Thanks For Sharing
    Hugs From Sam xxx
    Carry On Creating ✂️✂️✂️

  26. Hi John,
    I just love this card, everything about it, the colours, mask, dies and the way you've put it together. Awesome!
    Hugs, Rose

  27. Absolutely lovely! I must get that mask. I've seen you, Sue and Julia use this for so many occasions including that dreaded "C" occasion!

  28. That is stunning John, the effect the mask and texture paste has given are brilliant.
    And love everything about this one especially the verse, the background and flower.

  29. Hello John

    Beautiful card today and love the use of texture on the background.

    I just love the stamp and it is so useful. Look forward to more inspiration tomorrow.

    Lol Barbara W xx

  30. Hi John, sorry that I have not commented for a week or so, I have been away and the internet was playing up big time, so frustrating. I am loving all of the cards, I will keep pictures of them so that when I have time I can have a play. I will comment on the ones I have missed though,

    Am loving today's one and will certainly have a go at this.

    I am also so gutted that I missed all the Hochanda shows for the past week, I cannot get it on my tablet even though I can get the internet (well supposedly when it is up that is), I will keep looking at the schedules to see if they are repeated.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy New Year to you all. hugs, June Smith xxx

  31. This is stunning! I love the background with the awesome wavy mask! xxx

  32. Gorgeous card today John. Love the effect of the wavy mask.

  33. Today's card is a stunner. The Lisbon die is top of my wish list, the wavy Mays is gorgeous and I have just ordered some texture paste so I can try that. I will be referring back to this card when I get all the supplies. Thanks John.
    Wishing good things to all xxx

  34. Happy New Year John and what a fab way to start your Design Team Sundays for 2016. I look forward to more of your ideas and inspiration through the coming year


  35. Hi John,
    Stunning card, I love the wisteria colour and the wavy mask is great.
    Thanks for sharing,

  36. Hi John
    A stunning card today. Wish I could find a shop that sells the wavy mask.

  37. Hi John, Love the card and I too love to
    get hold of the wavy mask. Nice saying.
    Maria x

  38. Gorgeous card John, love the verse.
    Love Janet x
    from wakefield

  39. Today's card is a stunner. The Lisbon die is top of my wish list, the wavy Mays is gorgeous and I have just ordered some texture paste so I can try that. I will be referring back to this card when I get all the supplies. Thanks John.
    Wishing good things to all xxx

  40. Hi John, gorgeous card. It looks so elegant with the silver glitter paste through the mask and for every "February" child given this card, they would feel so chuffed and special xx Love Karen xx