Sunday, 10 April 2016

CE Sunday...

Happy Sunday,

Its the last day of Crafting at Ally Pally today and my turn for the design team over at Creative Expressions.  This month the team is working on the fab new range of stamps and matching dies from Justrite and I have to admit I am loving using them!  For today inspiration I have  used the Romantic Roses multistep stamps and dies.  This card is also a sneak Peak as I have this range on Hochanda on the 17th April ( next Sunday) for the launch of the one day special.

I stared this card by stamping the first stamp of the rose in a dark red ink.  I then stamped the detail in a darker shade and finally I used the rose buds stamped in maroon in the centre.  I then cut these out using the matching die set which cuts the stamped image perfectly ( tune in for more detail on the process)

I repeated this with the leaves and the smaller roses in the set and set these to one side.

Next I stamped the sentiment and flourish from the Loving Sentiments clear stamp set in black and the flourish, from the same set, in the lighter red shade ( is used a combination of Distress ink and colour cloud on this card)

I cut this out using the double pierced squares and added pearl strips around the edge.  I then arranged the flowers in a flourish along the bottom and used one smaller rose at the top.

I finished the card with an embossed layer using the scored lines 8 x 8 embossing folder which I coloured with the colour cloud.  a final layer of white and some more pearls and finished.

Don't forget to click HERE to see the Creative Expressions news blog and catch up with what the rest of the team have made this week!



  1. Hi John.
    Wow this is a very pretty card, so lovely, Thank you.
    Take care and have fun, Kitty.

  2. Hi John,
    A gorgeous card today, I love the stamps.
    You have just reminded me I have that embossing folder, I need to organise my stash so I know where everything is lol.
    Enjoy your last day at Ally Pally.

  3. Hi John. Pretty card, I love the layering of colour on the flowers. Hope that you're enjoying AP, looking forward to your shows next week. Sue XXX

  4. Hi John
    what a beautiful card love the colours thank you tracyw

  5. Hi John, very pretty card it is 3.30 in the afternoon here.
    Nancyd xx

  6. Love this sort of stamp ,stunning card

  7. Hi John
    Love the stamps they make a gorgeous card
    Thanks Jan

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  9. Gorgeous roses on this pretty card! looking forward to the demos! xx

    Maggie B xx

  10. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love the new stamps. I think they will be on my wish list. I hope you have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  11. Morning John, such a stunning card today, the depth of the flowers is amazing, I wished I had got them yesterday now but never mind I can order them on line.

    Well what can I say, it was absolutely wonderful to see you again yesterday at Ally Pally, managed to see you first before the rush started, it was great to catch up with you and to see how you have lost weight, well done, it suits you too. Thank you also for all the help you gave not only me but my friends, Gill and Diane and the lovely Theresa, your so inspirational and never ever get tired of helping and advising us, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    I must also say the staff on the CE area were brilliant, nothing was too much trouble, as you know I am in a mobility scooter and Wendy and Lisa helped so much getting the stuff I wanted, I managed to get everything on my list and more so was well pleased and at good prices too. I even managed to get the new stamping mat which are like gold dust. Thank you once again and please pass my thanks onto all the staff.

    Well I best let you get on because I know you are going to be up to your eyes again today, the people were 3 and 4 deep around you all yesterday and today I expect there to be the same or even more.

    Once again thank you so much.

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

  12. Hi John, a really gorgeous card, love the colours used on the flowers. Enjoy Ally Pally today. Bx

  13. Hi John,
    Wished I'd known these stamps were coming up - I've just bought a set from elsewhere but i bet yours work better! Can't wait!
    Love the card.
    Anne M xxx

  14. Gorgeous card, so pretty. You have also reminded me I have that embossing folder!


  15. Morning John
    Pretty card using roses and the shades you have managed to get.
    Enjoy day 2 at Ally Pally.
    Look forward to next Sunday on Hochanda for your shows.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxx

  16. A very pretty card John. The flowers have so much depth.

  17. Love this card, John. I have this embossing folder but not used it yet.
    Have a good day.

    Anne (Northampton)

  18. Morning John,
    Gorgeous card, love the flowers.

  19. Really pretty card John, love the colours. Glad Ally Pally is going well, do so wish I could be there. Looking forward to your next shows. Love Rosemarie x x

  20. Love this card John is so preety have a good day toda
    Love June Horrocks xxxx

  21. Hi John
    This is such a pretty card and you have teamed everything together so well, lovely stamps X X X

  22. Stunning John, love the new stamps, beautiful

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie J xxx

  23. Wonderul card John. Hope AP is going well.
    Love Val x

  24. Wow John this is such a beautiful card. I love how these layering stamps work.
    Must keep an eye out for these as they are a must have.

  25. Hi John. What a pretty girlie card for today's post. As discussed yesterday I am sure the colours look better in real life as they look so much better in the close-ups. I look forward to seeing what you come up with on TV next week.


  26. Good afternoon John,
    Oh this is such a pretty card, so cheery and happy looking with the colours that you have used. It is nice to see the square lined box embossing folder used and highlighted to tone in with the rest of the card. I think this would make a great card to make for Mum for anytime just because you love her, or for an auntie that means so much or even a sister or friend. Thank you John for a beautiful start to a beautiful day. Have fun at Ally Pally flower although i think you would have anyway,
    crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village)

  27. Afternoon John, A pretty card today, but a little too much pink for me, though in real life it is probably beautiful

  28. Hi John, very pretty card. The stamps seem to work in the same way as Altenew stamps so will be interesting to see how they compare. Hope you are enjoying yourself, love from Jackie xx

  29. Hi John,
    Lovely card today, very pretty.
    Love Nancy xx

  30. Beautiful card today John. I have the embossing folder and yesterday I bought the JustRite Romantic wild roses set of stamps at AP so will have a go at this card. Love the colour.

  31. WOW this is stunning! I love the beautiful flowers and gorgeous sentiment.
    Linda xxx

  32. Hello John, love this card, it's stunning and what colours too, Kate x

  33. Great card the roses look stunning. Look forward to seeing them on Hochanda. Enjoy AP today.

  34. Hi John, This card is gorgeous !! I love the rose layered stamping, I'm looking forward to seeing them demo'ed.
    I hope today went well, I bet you are exhausted.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  35. Eh up John
    Very different for you but glorious. I have been looking at these stamps for a while following the discontinuing of the Stampin Up Stippled Blossoms (hoping you may design something in that ilk lol!).
    Just as a heads up, no one has updated the CE blog since 30th March.
    Hope you're on your way home now.
    Ang x

  36. Lovely card I like this idea of matching stamps and dies Hope today wasn't too tiring

  37. Hi John. What a different card, I love it!! What a great day yesterday, I came home broke as usual. SueL x

  38. stamps look lovely great card ,Laura O