Saturday, 12 March 2016

Lilac and Indigo Pansies...

Happy Saturday,

Theres no something different this week Im afraid as Ive simply run out of time.  And I am sure you can imagine its been crazy this last week or two!

I will be demoing at Daisies Jewels and crafts today form 10am to 3pm it would be great to see you if you are in the area!

I thought I would show you this card that I will be workshopping tomorrow with Franki and the lady at her Craft, coffee and chat in darlington.  I did demo this on Hochanda at the end of February so I hope you all got the details lol

Im just going to give a recap on the pansies today.

I started by making a bhokah background using the new mini smoothies and Lilac whisper and Indigo Mist colour cloud blending inks.  I then cut the outline die form the set form this background.  Next I cut the outline and the insert die form the set in coconut white foundation card and coloured through the die using the same two colours to make the fronds on the front.  I simply then stuck the backing on and instant pansies which could be made in any colour and look more realistic than flat colours.

I made up the rest of the card using the cathedral background by cutting it into a square and cutting it twice to make the larger square at the back.

I hope you don't mind this substitution but I need to be ready for the ladies as we are making three cards and there are 22 in the class!!



  1. Morning John, love this card and the way you have used the colour is just fantastic.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Hi John
    what a stunning card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw x

  3. Hi John, very pretty card, love pansies as you can make them any colour you like.
    Hope you're workshop goes well.
    Love and crafty hugs to all.
    Tina T xxxx

  4. Morning John, its absolutely stunning x

  5. Hi John.
    A lovely card Thank you.
    Have fun and take care Kitty.

  6. Hi Hohn
    Another lovely card
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  7. Morning John, of course we do not mind the substitute, I don't know how you fit everything in anyway, your such a busy person. Love the card and the wonderful colouring.

    Enjoy your Saturday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  8. Good morning John, busy, busy, busy!!! Don't you go and wear yourself out : ) love the colour!!!
    Safe journey!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  9. Good morning John,
    Lovely card - love those pansies so nice to see them today. You take care out there.
    Anne M xxx

  10. Good morning John. I remember watching you make this lovely card and knew I should have written down how to extend the cathedral background. Now of course I've forgotten. Will need to play which I should have done at the time.
    Your papers are gorgeous and the card sample I won, is beautiful. Thank you

  11. This is a lovely card John, xxx

  12. I must have a go at this bhokah background - it is so effective. Extending the die is such a clever idea.

    It was surprise to see the last page of my Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine yesterday - a great interview.

    Anne (Northampton)

  13. Good morning John,
    I love this card and how you made it, I did watch the show when you did the demo for this.
    I'm sorry to say I can't be at Daisies today, I have visitors this morning and have a craft workshop this afternoon.
    I keep saying I must get the cathedral background die set, and looking at this card again it's going up to the top of my must have dies.
    Have a great day at Daisies

  14. Love this one, soooooooo pretty

  15. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card. I love everything about it. The dies and colours are amazing. It sounds like you are very busy. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  16. Lovely card, very pretty.


  17. Hi John
    A gorgeous card. I loved this when you demoed it on Hochanda and the pansies look brilliant done this way.
    B xx

  18. Hi John. I loved this card when I watched you making it and up until that point didn't think I wanted the pansy die, but they are so effective. SueL x

  19. Hi John, this card is really lovely. The colours of the pansies is so lifelike. Have a great day with the demos. Bx

  20. Stunning card John!!!
    Enjoy your day.

  21. Hi there. I saw you make this card on TV and said that I thought it was a very clever way to use the Cathedral die which, incidentally, is one of my favourites.


  22. Eh up John
    22 in each class? Think we underestimated the cutting then lol!
    Lovely card and colour palette.......perhaps some bokeh patterns could make it into the next paper pad?
    See you later.
    Ang x

  23. Love the card John it's brill
    Love June Horrocks xxxx

  24. Beautiful card John the colours are GORGEOUS and I love the Pansies, hugs Johanna

  25. Beautiful card John the colours are GORGEOUS and I love the Pansies, hugs Johanna

  26. Morning John,
    A beautiful card. Hope you have a goo day.

  27. Good morning John like the way you have achieved the natural look for the pansies. Methinks you need to slow down and have a rest now that your stamps and papers have been released. Safe travels. Love from Jackie xx

  28. Lovely card, gorgeous colours.


  29. Very pretty card. Love the pansies.

  30. Hi John,
    this is a lovely card, saw you demo it. Clever use of the Cathedral die, I would have never thought of doing that (or indeed how to get it smaller!). Pansies are lovely, too.
    Hugs, Rose

  31. Lovely card, love your pansies, beautiful.
    Your are such a busy man!

  32. Such a lovely card. I loved the way you did the pansies - very clever.

  33. Hi John, lovely card and fabulous colours was not to sure about the pansy but I am now a convert and have added it to my wish list.

  34. Hi John,
    Tremendous Card I Love The Pansies, have A Terrific Day With
    Your Workshop....
    Hugs From Sam xxx
    ✂️ Carry On Creating ✂️

  35. Hi John, another stunner, lovely design and gorgeous colours, love the dies and those pansies are beautiful, Kate x

  36. Hi John
    Another stunning card today in my favourite colours. Not to sure if I commented on yesterday's but how lovely is that one as well.

  37. Lovely card John Hope you manage to get some rest soon

  38. great card John love the colours <Laura O

  39. What a lovely card. I love the way you have used the cathedral background and the pansies are so colourful. Have a good weekend.

  40. wow John I love that background, the colours and effect are beautiful and love the way you have changed the cathedral background die.
    Another fabulous card and another fab technique to try

  41. Hi John, this card is so so stylish, I love it X X X