Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Pastel Polish...

Happy Wednesday,

It seems its the week for new releases form Creative Expressions with the stunning new festive collection from Sue Wilson, if you missed any of the beautiful samples view Sue's blog HERE.  I will be showcasing some of the samples I have made using the from Tomorrow and Monday brings the start of the Sneak Peaks for may new Christmas Ranges!  However back to today and its another new release and as the blog title suggests its all about the new collection of Pastel colours added to the Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish!

I have, of course, made a card to highlight three of these shades and have added a few more pictures of some of the colours.

Shown here are the Blossom, Powder Blue and Enchanted gold and I have to say that the colours in real life are not as bright as shown the flash just kept wanting to go off with the amount of shine in these.

I have used to polish to colour MDF ribbon spools, MDF Ovals, Seam Binding as well as the pearl section of the stick pins!

The full colour range is:
Enchanted Gold
Powder Blue
Fern Green

Back to todays card and it is all made with bright white foundation card and the polish!  I stared by colouring a piece of card using the Powder blue, Lavender and the blossom gilding polishes.  I then simply cut the background pieces ( using the Double pierced background rectangles set)  I the  added panel cut in bright white using the Belgian collection background.  The centre panel is embossed velum coloured with the powder blue polish!

I cut the flowers form the waste using the equisite poppies set and added the centre panel, stamped in watering can with a sentiment from my Larkspur sentiment set, across the middle.  I made up the flowers to look more like Iris's and added bows of blue and lilac to match.

I have added a few more picture so you can get an Idea of how to put this together!



  1. Morning John, beautiful card today xx

  2. Hi John
    What a gorgeous card such wonderful colours.

  3. Hi John
    What a gorgeous card wonderful colours.

  4. Morning John
    This card is absolutely fabulous. The colours are stunning and that particular dies looks great as it is so open. I really do like it
    Nicola x

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

  6. Hi John,
    Wow! you and Sue have used the Belgian background. Great minds!
    Lovely card.
    Anne M xxx

  7. Morning John, absolutely stunning card and the new polish colours are beautiful looking forward to seeing more of them.
    Nancyd xx

  8. Stunning card John and I love the colours. Looking forward to seeing more.
    D x

  9. Hi John. Gorgeous card, love the new gilding polish colours. I think we may all be dieting next month having spent all our money on new craft goodies! Sue x

  10. Gorgeous card John and I love the new colours of the gilding polish Marion S

  11. A lovely card John, and what beautiful colours in the gilding polish range.

  12. Hi John.
    Beautiful colours and card Thank you.
    Have fun Kitty.

  13. Hi John, what a lovely card, the colours are gorgeous, I really need them. Have a great day. Bx

  14. Great card John, I am loving the colours of the gilding polishes. Are you & Sue on the same wavelength as she has also used the Belgian background today, both with different results

  15. What great new colours the,card shows them off very well the shine is beautiful xx

  16. Good morning John this is a stunning card. I like the look of the new polishes. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  17. Beautiful card, love the colours.


  18. Love the gilding polishes and the card.

  19. Hi John
    A beautiful card, gorgeous colours, the flowers are fabulous.
    B xx

  20. Hi John, just love these new polishes in the pastel colours they look great. I feel another must have coming on. Love Rosemarie X

  21. Morning John,
    Wow what a beautiful card, and the new gilding polishes are gorgeous.
    I was only saying a couple of weeks ago we need pastel colours in the gilding polishes.
    These have gone right to the top of my must have list.
    Looking forward to seeing what you have created with the new festive dies.

  22. Hi John,
    what an enchanting card - just gorgeous.
    Hugs, Rose

  23. Good Morning John wow those new colours are just fabulous and I love how youve used them on that stunning card. They really are morerish. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

  24. Morning John a gorgeous card and I love the new colours

  25. Wow, my favourite background die, (so far) and fantastic polish, its Brill. Just Love the card. Luv jxxx

  26. Morning John, Stunning !!!! This card is stunning, and I am amazed at how you have got the continuity of colours across all layers, and these colours are 'yummy'and go together perfectly. Your flowers are beautiful and your compilation is fab-u-lous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  27. Hi John
    What a stunning card, the colours are beautiful love it X X X

  28. You and Sue on same wavelength again today using the Belgian background. It's one of my favs so no complaints here. SueL x

  29. Wow! Those polishes look so beautiful. I love the ones I have already and it's a great idea to have some pastel ones too. Lovely card.

  30. A beautiful card, John. Love the new colours.

    Anne (Northampton)

  31. Hi John,
    A really beautiful card, the colours are so pretty and the Belgium background is stunning.
    Thanks for sharing,

  32. Wonderful card john x I just love those new colours x looking forward to seeing your new launches x
    Theresa w x

  33. Stunning card John I agree about all the new goodies thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxxx

  34. Oh John these are fabulous and what a stunning card to show them off.
    Looking forward to seeing your new Christmas Range

  35. Hi John. The polishes look really stunning and you have used the Belgian background die that I have recently purchased and is one of my favourites at the moment. I really can't wait until I have sold my house as all my crafting stuff is packed away for viewing purposes together with stuff that I have bought and not yet used. I really don't want to buy any more until I have taken stock of what I have got :-(


  36. Stunning card John.
    Must get some polishes soon.

  37. Hi John

    Love these polishes as well as today's card

    June :)

  38. Hi John, Well what can I say,absolutely beautiful,and the new pastel colours are obviously a must have,particularly as it works on the ribbon. Can't wait till you are on screen again Take care Love Barbara D xxx

  39. Love the new colours and the card you have made using them.

  40. Lovely card, great to see a card using the gilding wax polishes, i have some but not yet usef them.

  41. Good afternoon John,
    Now these i love, i love the colours, the sheen on the card that looks pearlised card, the ribbons. I don't have any of the gilding polishes at all but i now see the ones that i need in my stash. John flower your card is stunning done in the 3 colours of polish but do you need to polish it up like the waxs to get this end result? I love everything about your card, its just gorgeous,
    love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil)

  42. Hello John,
    A really lovely card in such pretty colours. Some lovely new items from CE at the moment! Thank you for showing the colours on different products.
    Love Myra

  43. Lovely card John and I do like the new colours. Just the colours I like. Thank you for showing them to us.

  44. What a clever card this is - love it.
    Many thanks,
    Sue Mac

  45. Fantastic card, i love those gorgeous colours.
    Now i definately want those polishes.
    The shine on them is amazing and i love how it looks on the flowers.

  46. Hi John,
    what a very stunningly beautiful card today.
    Those colour polishes are such wonderful colours, and your blending of the colours is ace as is your design.
    Crafty Regards. Jenny L.

  47. Amazing I hope you'll be demo-Ing these on Hochanda soon because as much as I love them I can never quite get the coverage as great as yours These new colours are very pretty and I love your card

  48. WOW these polishes look gorgeous! Love the card too!
    Linda xxx

  49. Hi John

    Gilding polish on my list of "neeeeeed!" The colours you picked work so well together. Beautiful, bright card would make anyone smile.

    Hugs, T x

  50. Hi again John, catching up, now what a wonderful card you have made here, I am loving the new gilding polish colours and of course they will have to go on my list of must haves. I wonder if you made this on Hochanda or something only if you did I must have missed it whilst I was away.

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

  51. Eh up John
    Very Art Deco feel to this and my goodness, you can certainly see the shine from the polish.
    Ang x