Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Purple Primroses...coloured! is

Happy Wednesday,

It's another sample form my Shows at the beginning of this week as I thought you might all like a closer look!  I have to admit although I'm not much of a colourist I love how this one came out.

I stared by stamping the daisy Daisy heart rubber stamp in watering can archival ink onto bright white foundation card.  I then coloured the image using seedless preserves distress markers around the edges.  Next I pulled out the colour using a water brush.

Next I drew a square on another piece of bright white card and stamped the corner flourish, from the Primrose elements clear stamp set, again in watering can along the edges of 2 opposing corners of the square.  I cut the square out by hand and coloured the flowers in the same manner using Shabby Shutters for the leaves and spiced marmalade for the flower centres and the shading on the leaves.

I made up the card as shown using a shaded sentiment from the primrose everyday sentiments in the centre and a set of embossed an matted layers at the back.

A simply coloured image but hopefully effective.

The winners of this weeks completion are

The Card on Monday
Stephanie Cotterill

The Tuesday demo pack is
Norah McPhee

If you email me your address on I will get the prizes sent to you!

More chances to win next week!



  1. Loving todays card John, the Daisy hears stamp looks so delicate , lovely colors used.
    Well done to your lucky winners.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

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

  3. Morning John, a gorgeous card love the colour. Congratulations Stephanie and Nora well done.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Hi John.
    thank you a very pretty card.
    congratulations to Stephanie and Nora. Take care and have fun Kitty.

  5. Good morning John,
    Such a pretty card and the colouring of the flowers certainly coins the phrase " Handmade" not "Homemade".
    You say you are not a colourist, but these look great. Hope you have recovered from Hochanda 's frenetic Monday. Congratulations to the winners!!!!
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxx

  6. Hi John. Beautiful card, love the colours. Congratulations Stephanie and Norah. Sue XXX

  7. Morning John, I would say simply stunning today xx

  8. Good morning John. Really liked this when I watched the demo. Well done to the winners.

  9. Beautiful card
    Congratulations to the lucky winners

  10. Morning John, a very pretty card, love the soft lilac/purple, and the corner elements are very effective. Well done to Stephanie and Norah. Have a great day all. Bx

  11. Morning John,
    Another beautiful card today.
    I managed to get your beautiful paper pad yesterday, there was two left at Daisys and my Sister and I had one each.
    Congratulations to the winners.
    Have a great day

  12. Good morning John this is a stunning card I love the stamps you have used. I think I need the daisy heart stamp and I must get some grey stamping ink. You are an inspiration. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  13. Hi John,
    Great shows! Really enjoyed them. Congratulations winners!
    Anne M xxx

  14. A lovely card John
    The daisy stamps are on my wish list I have the first set you released and they are great to work with xxx

  15. Congratulations to the winners. Love this card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  16. Lovely card, very pretty.

    Congrats to the winners especially Norah.


  17. This is a lovely card John and your colouring is great , really pretty .
    Congrats to the lucky winners!

  18. Gorgeous card John and I love the technique of leaving the stamped bit and not cutting it with die, xxx

  19. Congratulations to the winners.

    This is a lovely card John and your coloring is brilliant.

    Enjoy the day.
    Hazel c uk

  20. It is very effective I love it Congrats to Stephanie and Norah

  21. My favourite colour and I love the design, just lovely. Luv jxxx

  22. Hi John,
    So beautifully sweet..
    Lorna D

  23. Hi John
    A gorgeous card, and the flowers are a lovely colour (obviously the cultivated kind rather than wildflowers).
    B xx

  24. Super card John. Loved the shows, hope you're back on again soon. X

  25. Good morning John,
    Oh what a beautiful card you have made with your heart stamp and the cascade of beautiful flowers and in such a pretty colour of lilac. This one card that i got to see you make before the TV got taken from me and i just fell in love with it. I think this card could be for so many occasions but i would have made it for my Mum as she would have loved it. Thank you John for your inspiration that you give to us each day.
    I am one of your lucky winners John and would just like to say thank you so much for giving away your demo kit that you prepared for the shows, i look forward to it's arrival,
    crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village)

  26. Morning John,
    Beautiful card.

  27. Good morning John, beautiful card today it's my favourite colour : )
    Congratulations to Stephanie and Norah!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  28. Hi John, this card is beautiful, I love the subtle pretty colours that you have chosen. Congrats to Stephanie and Norah, thank you for sharing John X X X

  29. Congratulations to Stephanie and Norah. Gorgeous card John. :) I do love your new stamps. :)

  30. Beautiful card John.
    many congrats to the lucky winners.
    Love Val x

  31. Lovely card, John. Those inks are gorgeous.
    As are your stamps, of course.
    Hugs, Rose

  32. Stunning card John love tha colours thank you for sharing
    Love June xxxx

  33. Morning John

    An adorable card, colours and design so perfect



  34. Love the card today John. The stamps are fab. I had completely forgotten the technique to die cut images that are too large to fit into the area of the die. Thanks for the reminder.


  35. good morning John, you say you can't colour but I think the card looks great. Congratulations to Stephanie and Nora. Love from Jackie xx

  36. Morning John, such a pretty card, and beautiful colour and the stamps are fabulous.
    Congratulations to the lucky winners I am sure you will enjoy making the card

  37. Beautiful and congratulations to the winners
    Linda xxx

  38. Afternoon John, sorry late today as I have been at craft club all morning. Loving the card today, hopefully my stamps will come out soon, I love the papers too. Oh and I tried the mica powders yesterday by mixing with water and matching the colours up to one of Phill's paper pads, I was really pleased with myself....well it doesn't take much.

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

  39. Whoops sorry John I forgot to congratulate the winners of the comp. well done ladies.

  40. Great card I really enjoyed it when you did the demo. Shall have to try this for myself.

  41. Afternoon John, beautiful card, love the way you have done the corners and the colour. Well done girls.

  42. Oh I love this gorgeous card John, the design with that heart is fabulous and what glorious colours, Kate x

  43. Gorgeous card! Love the spring-like Colors!

  44. Beautiful card John such lovely colours, well done Steph and Nora enjoy your prize, Johanna x

  45. Beautiful card John such lovely colours, well done Steph and Nora enjoy your prize, Johanna x

  46. Stunning card. you can never go wrong with purple!! Lol
    karen xx

  47. John this a gorgeous and very pretty card.
    I love the way you have cut the detail in the corners and left the rest
    of the square intact.
    I saw you demo it and was amazed then and I am amazed again.
    As for your colouring in and shading it is perfect and I really love all of your stamps,
    one day I will have the collection.
    As I definately would love to make this card.

  48. Eh up John
    An 8x8 piece of gorgeousness. Beautiful design and colours/colouring.
    Ang x

  49. Beautiful card John. Congratulations to the winners.