Sunday, 21 February 2016

CE Sunday...

Happy Sunday,

Today is the first day of "stitches" the Craft, stitch and hobby trade show at the NEC and I will be demoing all day with new ranges form Creative Expressions, Cosmic Shimmer and the new Designs I have out.  There will be a full run down starting tomorrow as well as the winner from yesterday!  Today is my spot for the Creative Expressions design team and we are working with the amazing Orange Blossom range this month.

Today's card is a lilac and white work which looks so simple as if the flowers are floating around the frame.

I stared by stamping the sentiment in the centre of a piece of coconut white foundation card.  Next I covered this with n a sheet of CE double sided adhesive I then embossed this with the A4 s quilted circles pinpoint embossing folder.  I cut the piece to size, making sure I had the stamped image in the centre, removed the protective sheet and added diamond sprinkles over the whole piece.  This gives a subtle emboss and glitter to the piece that really need no more adornments.

I cut the 2 outer dies form the Grace frame and take die in coconut white and added this to the centre to frame the sentiment.  By covering the stamping with the diamond sprinkles it tones down the colour and gives it, hopefully, a mystical look!?!

I stamped a selection of the orange blossom stamps and cut them out with the matching die set.  I then shaded these with lilac whisper colour cloud blending ink from cosmic shimmer.  I shaped the flowers, added a stick on pearl centre and arranged these ( with some of the stamped and cut matching leaves) around the frame.

I also added, because I would, a thin satin bow to match.

A few layers of lilac and white, a couple of pearls and finished!

To See what the rest of the design team have created to inspire you click HERE.



  1. Hi John.
    this card is so beautiful, thank you.
    Take care and have fun, Kitty.

  2. Good morning John, wow this is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  3. Morning John, as Lynda said WOW it really is gorgeous and more Lilac love it.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Very pretty card and color.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  5. Hi John,
    Very tasteful. Really pretty and god colourway.
    Anne M xxx

  6. Morning John, oh I like this card, absolutely beautiful, got to try this one, the stamps are perfect for this type of card and I love the way the frame goes round the lovely sentiment and then added the little pearls, yes this ticks all the boxes for me.

    I know it is hard work but enjoy yourself at the trade show, it will be worth it.

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

  7. Stunning John, love the flowers. Have a good time at NEC. xxx

  8. John this is simply stunning. Definitely a winner for me. And I think I neeeeed this flower stamp and die set! Hugs Christine xx

  9. Hi John
    what a stunning card love the colours and the dies and stamps thanks tracyw x

  10. Hi John,
    Absolutely stunning!!
    Lorna D

  11. Hi John,
    beautiful card and gorgeous stamp.
    Hugs, Rose

  12. Hi John
    A beautiful card. I love that you embossed the sentiment and glittered it. Gorgeous flowers.
    B xx

  13. Morning John,
    A beautiful card and gorgeous colours.
    Thanks for sharing

  14. What a beautiful card, John. Hope the show goes well.

    Anne (Northampton)

  15. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I do love those dies. I hope you have a great time at Stitches. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  16. That's really lovely John. Have a great time at the NEC!

  17. Absolutely gorgeous card John,

  18. Absolutely love the card and the sentiment is priceless. Thank you. Luv jxxx

  19. Stunning card John love it the die is brill and the stamp is beautiful xxxxxx

  20. Hi John, a really beautiful card. Love the flowers around the aperture. Enjoy the show. Bx

  21. Absolutely beautiful John, right up my street. Have a great day.
    SueL x

  22. Morning John,
    Gorgeous card, love it all. Enjoy the show.

  23. A lovely card. I even like the bow with this one!!!!!!!


  24. Hi John,
    Another simple but elegant card that speaks volumes.....gorgeous!
    Love Janet X
    From Wakefield

  25. Hi John
    Truly Tremendous I Just Love This Very Beautiful Card....
    Hugs From Sam xxx
    ✂️ Carry On Creating ✂️

  26. This is amazing John. The way youve arranged the flowers is a work of art.
    Love Val x

  27. Beautiful I love the design, the colours, everything

  28. this is a really beautiful card ,love everything about it ,colours ,design, the lot

  29. A very pretty card John....the colours blend lovely...luv Ursula xx

  30. This card is just so gorgeous, I love the colours and layout x

  31. Good morning John,
    Oh this card is bonnie John in the white with just the flowers bringing the card to life in their colouring. My favourite cards are all white but i do love it when you bring in another colour but just with the tiniest of borders more as a highlights to ping the toppers out there. I have just treated myself to the Orange Blossom flower dies but i will get the stamps as what a difference that they make to the look of the flowers. I love how you are a pearl man when you put the wee touches of accents on to your projects as pearls are so much more delicate looking and set the whole thing off to perfection. Thank you flower for a gorgeous Sunday vision.
    Crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village)

  32. Very pretty card today John. Stunning in its simplicity. I agree that the flowers do appear to be floating. Very nice effect.


  33. Hi John, Beautiful !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  34. A beautiful card and again using my favorite color. I really like the added glitter and how you framed the sentiment.

  35. Hi John hope you are not working too hard. Love the flower spray you have made and the colour scheme is so nice. Love from Jackie xx

  36. Oh John this is beautiful - love it fabulous flowers and sentiment stamp and my favourite colour, what more could you ask for.

  37. Wow! This is gorgeous John. Love the sentiment as well.

  38. great card John,sentiment is great too .Laura O

  39. Gorgeous card John. Looking forward to tomorrow...
    Jan Northampton

  40. Absolutely stunning card! The colour is beautiful and those orange blossoms are breathtaking. Detailed yet sophisticated!!!! Love, love, love this card!

  41. Hi John what a stunning card and I love the sentiment. Beautiful floral images and gorgeous colours, Kate x

  42. This is lovely John.
    Love Nancy xx

  43. Eh up John
    Struggling for an adjective to do this truly wonderful card justice.
    Glorious will have to do as it certainly is that.
    Ang x

  44. Hi John,
    Stunning card, love the colours of the flowers and the white on white is so beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing,