Friday, 12 February 2016

Gypsy Gypsy...

Happy Friday,

I'm sure you all know by now my addiction to paper and specifically paper packs!  Well I had to cut this one up to use ( Im sure I will be buying another to keep in my cupboard lol) so to work with todays stamp to die for I used these stunning papers form the Craft Consortium Gypsy Gypsy 12 x12 paper pack.

I stared by stamping the Damask Delight stamp to die for in perfect medium three times onto the reverse of the backing paper shown from the paper pack.  I added True White detail embossing powder from Cosmic Shimmer and heat set the images.  I cut them all out with the outline and the larger centre circle form the Maggie frames and tags set
( the same die set from yesterdays card) .  I added these in a buckle formation over a further piece form the pad, the reverse of the sheet I stamped on.  For the background piece I covered the whole sheet with a double sided adhesive sheet and added micro beads for texture and dimension.
I threaded through a piece of white silky crush ribbon over and under the layers like a buckle and then threaded through a stamped sentiment ( the same one as earlier in the week) this time stamped onto more of the reverse of the paper.

Finally a bow, stick pins, embellishment and a few more layers of foundation card and paper from the pack.

Card Size: 25 x 30 cm
Colours: Coconut White, Sherbet foundation card & Craft Consortium 12 x 12 paper pack Gypsy, Gypsy
Stamps: Damask Delight stamp to die for
Dies: Maggie
Inks: Jet Black archival ink, 
Embellishments: White silky crush ribbon, stick pin elements,



  1. Hi John.
    Thank you this is a very pretty card.
    Take care Kitty.

  2. Hi John
    another stunning card love the colours and the dies and stamps thanks tracyw x

  3. Morning John, a fabulous card and great colours.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Morning John, beautiful card today x

  5. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love the design. The papers and the dies are fantastic. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  6. Good morning John. What a lovely card using beautiful papers.

  7. Lovely card, very pretty & I think the sentiment is brilliant.


  8. Hi John
    Love the design, love the paper and love the stamp. Mine is on it's way!
    I have a similar paper pad and I've managed to allow myself to use almost all of it. Never been known! I'll prbably buy another too!
    Great card today
    Anne M xxx

  9. Lovely card. Back safely home. Looking forward to a few days crafting next week.


  10. Hello John, this card is beautiful, and the stamped sentiment/quote is brilliant. Love the colours used. Have a good day. Bx

  11. Morning John,
    Another stunning card I love the colour combination too.
    Have a great day

  12. Morning John, another gorgeous card today, looks like a loot of work but well worth it. I like their papers too, and have got the 2 that Julia recommended a couple of weeks ago, the quality of the paper is superb, I have never seen anything like it before.

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

  13. Lovely card. I'll forgive you the bow.......LOL


  14. Hi John ,I love this pretty in pink .Brilliant sentiment .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

  15. Hi John
    Another lovely card , i must look for these papers they are gorgeous .
    Elaine H X

  16. I love that John but I really don't know how you brought yourself to cut up those beautiful papers!

  17. Morning John, A beautiful card, loving the colours and the paper.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  18. Love those papers, John. A great card.

    Anne (Northampton)

  19. You've done it again with a super card. Loving the papers too, so will have to look for these. Just love it. Brill. Luv jxxx

  20. Hi John. Fab card and I love the sentiment, already done that, ha, ha. SueL x

  21. I love paper pads too - far too many I think but there we are !!!
    The colours are lovely and the card is just beautiful.
    Many thanks,
    Sue Mac

  22. Hi John,
    What a beautiful card, I love the soft rose colours and the buckles and the stamp, in fact everything about it!
    Thanks for sharing,

  23. Oh John this is soooo beautiful love it the colours the dies and the stamp wow !!!thank you love June Horrocks xxxxxxx

  24. Hi John, Beautiful papers and die to make
    this lovely card. Very nice.
    Maria x

  25. Hi John
    Love the papers you've used, the stamps and the dies. I bought the Theresa Collins paper pad that Sue bought out, but have never used it. I must try and use my paper pads.

  26. Hi John,
    "WOW" You've Done It Once Again "TREMENDOUS CARD" I Love Everything About It This Is My Kind Of Card...
    Thanks For Sharing
    Hugs From Sam xxx
    ✂️ Carry On Creating ✂️

  27. Hi John,
    I just love that sentiment, your card is fantastic john, parting with these gorgeous papers isn't easy, every time you tear one out it tugs at your heart strings!!

  28. Just a lovely look to your card today. Thank you for sharing your art.

  29. Another fab card again today and that backing paper is gorgeous and so is the stamp.
    Everything looks so pretty together and I love it.

  30. Hi John love the card - great sentiment and fabulous use of dies and stamps

  31. I just love buckle cards John. Love the paper and the saying.
    Love Val x

  32. Hi John, very nice card today!!! The colour is lush!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  33. Fabulous card and that sentiment is brilliant! Lipstick is on ;)
    Linda xxx

  34. Love everything about this card John. Thank you for sharing.

  35. Hi John,
    Fab card, lovely rich colours.
    LoveJanet X
    From Wakefield

  36. Oh dear John I am definitely in the minority here. The white stamping on the buckles is very effective but I can't say I like the background papers you have used. Love from Jackie xx

  37. Hi John,
    Just been having a catch-up, had no phone or internet for 6 days.
    All cards beautiful (as usual)keep it up!
    Love Nancy xx

  38. Eh up John
    Very pretty and elegant card. Love the way you seem to have used 2 papers to divide the main panel.
    Safe travels.
    Ang x