Friday, 22 April 2016

Gilding Maggie....

Happy Friday,

Today's card was made up form some of the buts I brought back from a recent demo!  When demonstrating I always try to show everyone what they would like and always start by asking what people want to see.  This approach usually leads to me bringing lots of pieces home.  Well Today's card is made form my demo bits box!

The background is my Daisy Daisy A6 background stamp stamped with Flake and Glitter glue then gilded using Silver Moon Gilding flakes.  I love the way this shines and reflects the light whilst still maintaining all the detail in the text.  I cut this panel and matted it with Bright White foundation card adding a larger mat and layer of lilac and white.

Next I grabbed one of the mad=giie frames and tags I had cut and added a stamped sentiment using my lily of the valley everyday sentiments set in grey ink. I cut this out using the centre die from the maggie set.  I had this piece because I demoed how to shaded a stamped image whilst in the die using colour cloud blending ink.  I then added a messy bow and some of the small peonies cur form the point cluster die set with a black pearl in the centre of each.

Finally I added  layer embossed with the Treasure Box A4 embossing folder that I had highlighted with the pearl lustre metallic gilding polish and a few layers of lilac and white.

A  mix of ingredients however a quick card as it used up  pieces form my box!



  1. Morning John, today's card is beautiful xx

  2. Hi John.
    Thank you, this is a very pretty card.
    Take care and have fun. Kitty.

  3. Morning John, a really lovely card which you would never believe was made up of left over bits, so pretty.

    Just a little update, I now have an infection in the wound following surgery so am on very strong antibiotics, hopefully they will kick in soon.

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

  4. Hi John, a really lovely card, the colours are great and beautiful little flowers. Have a great day. Bx

  5. Hi John,
    Love the bit box card!!!!
    Yes we all have a bit box so will have to go through mine. My friends four year old granddaughter loves to go through mine and always takes some home.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxx

  6. stunning card John and I love that embossing folder

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie J xxx

  7. Beautiful card, more impressive knowing it was made from "bits"!


  8. This is beautiful. I can't tell you how many boxes and Polly pockets I have with bits in, even the smallest of corners could take a tiny leaf/flower die !! I drive myself doolally keeping all this card and paper - want some more for your box john ? Lol.
    Have a good day xx

  9. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card. I love how you can create something so beautiful from the bits in your demo box. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  10. Good morning John,
    Lovely card from bits left over! Really nice - I like it!
    Anne M xxx

  11. Morning John, love this card created from bits, very pretty. My bits box is threatening to take over my craft room!! Love Rosemarie x

  12. Morning John, Stunning !!! the colour is a definite 'yes' and the stamping and gilding is a definite 'yes', and the die-cuts are a definite 'yes'. This is a stunning card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  13. Hi John
    I love the treasure box embossing folder done with gilding polish.
    B xx

  14. Such a lovely card John and I love the use of bits and bobs. The gilded stamp image is magic and as I have this stamp I have no excuse not to try do I! Luv jxxx

  15. Very impressive 'bits' card John. It's beautiful. Xx

  16. Morning John,
    A lovely card today, I remember you saying to keep all your bits cut out to make other cards.
    Mine go into a box and my lovely Grandaughters like to create cards with them.
    Love the colours you have used here as well.

  17. Hi John, a gorgeous card fabulous made from bits.
    Nancyd xx

  18. Hello John, what a beautiful card and all made from bits !!! Amazing.
    Sue Mac

  19. Hi John s beauty this one I love it thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxx

  20. Morning John,
    Love your bits card, so pretty.

  21. This just proves that one one will always find a home for those bits and bobs the crafter accumulates. Pretty card.


  22. This is so pretty, John. Just show what we can achieve with our left overs!

    Anne (Northampton)

  23. Think you could make a card from anything, so this lovely card doesn't suprise me. SueL x

  24. Great card John, and I just love the embossing folder. Christine x

  25. Oh John. What a smashing card today. All swirly and girly and with pinks and lilacs I absolutely love it.


  26. Hi John
    Another beautiful card, love your colour choices X X X

  27. Hi John, a lovely card. I wish I could make cards as beautiful as yours with the off-cuts of other cards.

  28. What a beautiful card againtoday John. Just lovely.
    Love Val x

  29. Eh up John
    Sensational card from top to toe and more so bearing in mind its been made from "buts" lol!
    Brilliant design & colour combos again matey. Fab!
    Ang x

  30. gorgeous card ,love these new dies ,Laura O

  31. Stunning, I love the frame die!
    Linda xxx

  32. Another beautiful card.
    Your at is so beautiful.

    Happy thoughts,

  33. I like your bits and pieces card! Good job on this one.

  34. Gorgeous card today John. Love the colour. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  35. Gorgeous card You'd never guess it's been made from demo bits

  36. I so wish I could make a card as stunning as this out of my left over bits.
    It is beautiful and I love it.