Sunday, 27 March 2016

CE Sunday...

Happy Easter Sunday,

It's Sunday which means its time for my design team inspiration for the Creative Expressions design team and I thought I would have a play with col,our cloud and some of the January release of dies designed by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions.  I love the Turquoise pool colour cloud blending ink however I seem to use out far less than I should so today's card is made using this colour and white only!

I started by making a Bokah background using a mini smoothie and just turquoise pool cool cloud bending ink.  Next I cut the outline die form the Maggie frame and take die and added a die cut front using the outline and the filigree section.  I added this on top to make the gentle shaded backing.

Next I cut one set of the sweetheart flowers in white ( outlines and complete petals) and one full set in the colour clouded pare.  I then switched these over and added the white outlines to the turquoise bases and vice versa.  I the pinched each pearl, after cutting each petal to the centre of the flower and mounted these on top of each other to make the three shaped flowers shown.  I added these around the Frame.

Next I stamped the sentiment, form my Lily of the Valley elements stamp set, in the colour cloud onto a circle of bright white card cut form the circle included in the Maggie set.  I then shaded around the edge and foam mounted this into the centre of the frame.  I added the whole piece to a background made with the sea scary colour way from my paper pack added to a die cut form the Australian background.

Finally I added panel of embossing made with the Victorian tile A5 embossing folder which I shaded using the turquoise pool colour cloud.

A few matching dazzlers and layers of white and shaded card and finished.

To see what the rest of the design team have come up with this week click HERE.



  1. Morning John, a gorgeous card and love the colour
    Nancyd xx

  2. Hi John.
    Happy Easter. Thank you another lovely card. take care Kitty.

  3. Morning John, happy easter, a beautiful card today x

  4. Morning John and a happy Easter Sunday to you. Wow this is a lovely card but please excuse my ignorance but what is Bokah background? is it where you emboss a card and then go over it gently with the colour cloud. I must admit that I did not purchase the heart flowers, wish I did now seeing how you have made them turn out, looks like another visit to my supplier.

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

  5. Lovely card i do like these dies.
    Happy Easter to you and yours John , have a great day.
    Elaine H X

  6. Hi John. Beautiful card, love the colour. Finally played with the colour clouds I got for Mother's Day - why did I wait so long - they're fabulous! Sue XXX

  7. A really lovely card John. The colour is so pretty. I love colour cloud. I have some and want more, but the trouble is there are so many colours I don't know which to get!

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

  9. Hi John
    Very pretty card. Happy easter everyone!
    Nice one John,
    Anne M xxx

  10. Hi John, Happy Easter Day,
    Thank you for this very pretty card, yes colour clouds are fab, if you are careful with masking you can make a white card look so different using these making a card love as if you have three matts. The sweetheart die is so versatile so glad I bought it.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T 🐣🐣🐇

  11. Morning John,
    Happy Easter.
    A beautiful card today, I love the colour choice.
    Have a great day

  12. Good morning John. Today's cards shows just how effective colour clouds are. It's bound to give us all some great ideas. Thank you.
    Hope you'll get some 'you' time this weekend to enjoy an Easter egg or two!

  13. Hi John, love the turquoise and white, very continental look. The 2 tone flowers are great. Happy Easter all. Bx

  14. Good morning John and Happy Easter,love this colour combo!!!
    I too have the sweetheart die I love it!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  15. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I just love it. Happy Easter I hope you enjoy the day before you are off on your travels again. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  16. Just loving the colour, its a pretty shade of blue and draws the eye into the fab card. Luv jxxx

  17. Lovely card and a very pretty colour. SueL x

  18. Eh up John
    Getting pink and blue on your top photo again but luckily can see the white on the last snap.
    Very delicate & elegant.
    Enjoy your day off........hopefully a little choccy treat today?
    Happy Easter.
    Ang x

  19. Hi John. Great card. Although my screen is showing it in a weird shade of pink and blue, so will use my imagination. Enjoy your Easter. Love Rosemarie x

  20. Stunning card. Such lovely colours
    Karen xx

  21. Morning John,
    Lovely card, gorgeous colour.

  22. A stunning card John love the dies and the colours God bless on Easter Day John
    Love June Horrocks xxxxx

  23. Gorgeous card, really stunning.


  24. I love the way you can co-ordinate the layers using Colour Cloud. This card really shows it off.
    Hope you get a bit of a break today, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  25. Happy Easter John and everyone,
    Lovely bright card today. Just love the colour clouds.
    Love Val x

  26. Stunning card John, and in my fave colour. x

  27. Nice bright cheerful card today John. I wasn't too sure about the Maggie die when I first saw it but I must say I have seen it used effectively a couple of times recently and it looks stunning here on this card today. Love the flowers. What a good idea to use alternate colourways on the different layers and pinching the petals of the top layer to show of the layer underneath.


  28. Hi John,
    Tremendous Card
    Happy Easter
    Hugs From Sam xxx

  29. When I first landed on your page it looked very pink and blue and thought "no I don't like that" What a relief to see it in white and blue! So so pretty I love how you've alternated the layers of the flowers rather than do one of each colour Happy Easter John

  30. Morning John Happy Easter to you and your family. Don't eat to much chocolate and spoil your diet. Fabulous card with a lovely sentiment. Great colour combination

  31. Morning John,
    Happy Easter to you.
    Like Ang I am getting pink not White!
    Love Nancy xx

  32. Happy Easter John. Lovely card :)

  33. Hi John, gorgeous card, beautiful colours and design as usual, Easter wishes, Kate x

  34. Happy Easter! A beautiful card, love the design and colours.
    Linda xxx

  35. Like some others I am seeing pink and blue and wondered what the heck you were up to!!! Appreciate that it is, in reality white not pink. Howeve, that does make me wonder about what pink and blue would look like. Despite the colour problems using the iPad, this is a sweet card and I really like the flowers.


  36. Hi John,
    I really love this card! I have bought the lily circle and the background amongst others and have more on my wish list as your Spring Collection is amazing and I'd love to collect them all.
    Love Jayne x

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  38. OOPS! the above comment was for yesterday's card(and I even sent it twice, lol) but I love this one just as much. I love what you have done with the flowers and I am so pleased as I have the Sweetheart Flower dies
    Happy Easter! Love Jayne x

  39. Another beautiful card John, I must admit in the first picture it
    looks very bright and I thought ooh not sure but the other photos show it
    much better and I love it.
    I have your paper pad now so must find time to have a play with it rather
    than just admire it lol

  40. Hi John. I also thought "pink and blue ? Hmm not so sure" then what a beautiful relief when the other photo shows us the bright white ! It really is a bright white - I really love a stark white card. I'm uncertain about the background though, what is it ?
    I'm with Hetty, I only have 4 colour cloud ink and want so many more then CE bring out the new polished wosit thingies and I need those too ! What's a lass to do, alll these new paper's dies, inks etc do they allow our craft stash in prison as to rob a bank is the only way I'll ever be able to afford all I really need for my market cards !!
    Hohum I need some chocolate 😕
    Looking forward to receiving my card, have a good day what's left xx

  41. Hi John I'm loving the Maggie die gorgeous card xxx

  42. Hi John firstly Happy Easter and secondly what are you doing to us? this card is to die for from the sentiment which I love, the dies and the way you have constructed your card, great work as usual X X X

  43. Beautiful card today John. I also thought it looked pink and blue but then saw the rest of he photos.