Sunday, 8 May 2016

It's Black and White again...

Happy Sunday,

Dont firget Julia Watts and I am at Inspirations in Preston today demoing form 11am till 4pm so pop in and say Hi if you are about!

Another card from my shows last week with the Justrite stamps and dies and I wanted to show another sample made with the three in a row die form just rite.  This was another die that didn't get demoed as it sold out so quickly.    Once again, as in yesterdays card I cut this three times across the front of a piece of coconut white foundation card.  This time however I only cut every other window using the matching squares dies in the set  I used the square dies cut from white and mounted these on top of the uncut back areas,   Hopefully this will kale more sense in the next picture.

Next I threaded white and black seam binding through and over the squares I alternated the colours over and under each other to give a black and white tartan effect.

Next I cut two of the garden circle die in black and white offsetting the black against the white so that it shows up against the background.

Finally I added a classic bow in black and white and one of the stunning pearl embellishments from Always and Forever form Craft Consortium.



  1. Morning John, gorgeous card today xx

  2. Morning John, a beautiful card must check out your shows love this die.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Hi John.
    A brilliant card Thank you.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  4. Morning. Love mono cards and really love this new collection from Justrite especially the large background stamps and garden circle dies. I've now got my sparkle embossing powders but just need to feel a little healthier before I go back into my den to play. Hope you both have another day of fun xx

  5. Morning John,
    Wow !!!!
    What a difference a die makes.......!
    So unusual doing plaid effect with the seam binding.
    Hope you had a good day demoing yesterday with Julia, enjoy today!!!!!
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxxxx

  6. What a stunning card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  7. Morning John, oh lovely I so wanted to see this card again as I purchased the dies but can't record the shows, and how wonderful it looks in black and white. your such a star.

    Hope you enjoyed your first day with Julia and are looking forward to todays sessions.

    Sending healing hugs to everyone who is poorly or feeling down. Enjoy the sunshine and if you are outside please make sure you have lots of cream or you cover up.

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

  8. Morning John,
    Wow this card is gorgeous.
    I must get these patchwork quilts finished so I can get back to my papercrafting.
    Enjoy your day

  9. Hi John,
    Loved this card on TV and still love it now. Have a great day - can't wait till you are in my area.
    Anne M xxx

  10. Hi John. Love black and white cards - definitely a winner! Hope you and Julia are having a lot of fun in Preston.

  11. Good morning John this is a stunning card the design is just so striking. I do love the classic combination of black and white. Enjoy your day and have a safe journey home. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  12. Stunning card, really striking. Could be used for so many occasions.


  13. Hi John
    Stunning card. Love it.

  14. Morning John,
    Gorgeous card, love black and white so classic. Enjoy your day.

  15. Hello John, a fab card, modern design with classic colours. Love it. Have a great day. Bx

  16. Morning John, another very striking card for us today I do like these dies.

  17. Wonderful idea for your card John, looks fab.
    Enjoy Preston, Gill may turn up, it is quite close to Southport, xxx

  18. Wow what a striking card john x its lovely and even a little retro x have a fantastic day with julia x
    Theresa w x

  19. Stunning card John love it the dies and stamps are beautiful thank you.
    Went to the stamp show at Liverpool yesterday hundreds of people packed in the great hall just like a sauna xxxx
    June Horrocks xxxxxx

  20. Good Morning John I wondered what these new Justrite dies did and youve shown them to perfection, I love the colour choice and your design. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  21. Hi John
    A gorgeous card, classic and beautiful.
    B xx

  22. Brilliant card John, it looks like a piece of fabric. Love Rosemarie x x

  23. Love it, but then it is in my football team colours so very topical!! SueL x

  24. Eh up John
    Superb use of the dies and ribbon.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  25. Oh John. What a wonderful surprise to see such an imaginative creation. So striking in black and white. Thanks for sharing.


  26. Hi John,
    What a FABULOUS use of the die, don't know where you get all these ideas from but am sure glad you do..
    Have a great Sunday.
    Hugs, Rose

  27. Good morning John,
    Well your card is certainly very striping today (sorry i couldn't resist the pun), i can see that a few now if i get this wrong i'm sorry but football isn't my forte, Magpie supporters loving this one. With a simple change of the heart embellishment, it could be for male or female. I think my daughters mother in law would like this card as she is minimalistic styled person and she would just love this black and white as it is so stylish. Thank you John for something really that bit different looking. I hope that you and Julia had a lovely day down where you were demoing. Have a great day flower and thank you,
    crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village)

  28. another great card totally different from yesterday's one even wiyh the same die ,Laura O

  29. A most unusual but attractive card. Very much like the way you have created a plaid effect.


  30. It's got a lot going on ie the die cuts, the threaded ribbon etc but the effect is clean and not too "frilly" I love it

  31. Just love this one John.
    Love Val x

  32. Hi John, you can never have too many black and white cards! I love this one with the intricate layout and ribbon weaving.
    Linda xxx

  33. Hi John, I love this card. Not sure how you
    made it but it looks great, Have fun with Julia.
    Maria x

  34. Love this card John. Hope you and Julia had a good weekend demoing.