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Saturday, 18 June 2016

Special Day...

Happy Saturday,

I am workshopping today at JGD crafts with the fabulous Janet and friends in Sutton in Ashfield.  I have planned 4 projects so I hope to keep everyone busy!

Todays card is another sample from my shows the other week and was a planned demo but the die sold out before I got to do it!  I thought it deserved its day in the sun regardless.

I stared by stamping the background stamp with perfect medium before heat embossing with Bright gold detail embossing powder. I cut the background into a piece to fit ion the spellbinder fancy ribbon threader die living a strip which I threaded through the ribbon thread loops.

I simply then stamped the sentiment, from my Larkspur everyday sentiments set, in gold and added this with a border of white with mounting cushion.

It was then simple to add a few layers of white and vintage gold pearl card to a 5 x 7 top fold card bank and added a bow of seam binding and gold thread.

Simple but prefect for an anniversary card or for invitations to a Golden wedding party maybe?

Remember I do workshops or demos around the country every Saturday ( I only have 2 Saturdays off now for the reminder of the year!)  I try to update the workshops and demo page on the address bar above but I'm not the most efficient lol so keep an eye out in your locality.



  1. Morning John, today's card is stunning, have fun JDG Crafts xx

  2. Lovely, decadent card today John. Lovely.

  3. Morning John, a gorgeous card enjoy your day.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Hi john.
    Thank you a lovely card.
    Have a good weekend Kitty.

  5. Morning John, oh I like this one, gorgeous, all that gold, love it so special for an anniversary or wedding card but how about adapting it for a Christmas card too, great idea about the ribbon made from the off cut too.

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

  6. Hi John
    Love this card, I can also see it would make a rather posh Christmas card.
    Thanks Jan

  7. Morning John,
    A wonderful card today. I don't know how you keep coming up with new card ideas.
    I'm off to Duxford today, our Grandaughter wants to celebrate her 6th Birthday there. I am hoping the weather stays dry.
    Enjoy your workshop with Janet & her friends.

  8. Hi John,
    Beautiful card, I love the way you have used the same card in the threaded section, very elegant.
    Thanks for sharing,

  9. Morning John a stunning card, love it.
    Good luck for today, lucky ladies being able to join and learn from you.
    How about north of the border sometime in the future!!!

  10. Wonderful Card , would make a great male card too without the ribbon .
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Elaine H X

  11. Lovely card John. Have a good day at the workshop.

  12. Eh up John
    Superb card that really has the look of a special occasion about it.
    Enjoy your workshops.
    Ang x

  13. Stunning card, perfect for lots of special occasions.


  14. Hi John
    A lovely card. Enjoy the workshop.
    B xx

  15. Love this Card grest for Christmas

  16. Love this Card grest for Christmas

  17. Morning John,
    Lovely card, hope you have a good day at JGD Crafts.

  18. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card it certainly deserved its day. I hope the workshops go well today. Have fun. Hugs Jackie

  19. Beautiful card John, the colours work so well, makes a lovely luxury card X X X

  20. Hi John,
    Really pretty card. Love the ribbon weaving. Have a good day today.
    Anne M xxx

  21. Hello John, absolute stunner, it's so very elegant, fabulous design.
    I reiterate Patricia, would love if you could come north of Hadrian's Wall, maybe one day 😉x

  22. Hello John, absolute stunner, it's so very elegant, fabulous design.
    I reiterate Patricia, would love if you could come north of Hadrian's Wall, maybe one day 😉x

  23. This is really pretty, John. Have a good day.

    Anne (Northampton)

  24. Love the card very rich gold thank you John
    Love June Horrocks xxxxx

  25. He John, I love this card. Hope of have a great day at your workshop, but remember us lonely crafters down here in Surrey. We are quite harmless really (lol)
    Love Rosemarie x

  26. Morning John, a lovely card and you are right it does deserve its day in the sun. Enjoy your workshop.

  27. Hi John,
    so glad you showed us this card, it's lovely. Given me some ideas, too - I've got to make 2 wedding cards.
    Have a good day today
    Hugs, Rose

  28. Hello John, this card is stunning, thank you for sharing it. Have a good day with the workshops. Bx

  29. Good Morning John, what a pretty design and I love the gold leaf background, its a stunning card. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  30. Hi John, such a classy card today. You are right, perfect for wedding cards or anniversary cards and with a bit of tweaking could make a lovely design for wedding stationery.


  31. Love your card today john x really elegant x enjoy your workshop wish I could be there x
    Theresa w x

  32. A beautiful and elegant card today John

    June :)

  33. Hi John
    Great size card and very elegant, love it.

  34. Hello John,
    A beautiful card today and I do like that Sentiment as it really stands out. Thank you.
    Enjoy your day!

  35. Good morning John, Lovely card,I managed to get this die when it was on the show,so am looking forward to using it. Have a great day,and who knows maybe you will return to Inspirations sometime in the future. Love Barbara D xxx

  36. Afternoon John, I hope today has been a good day. Another gorgeous card!
    Linda xxx

  37. Lovely special occasion card.
    Hope you had a good day's work shopping.


  38. Perfect for a special anniversary, wedding and such like Hope you enjoyed your day

  39. Hi John, This card is beautiful. I hope your workshops go well.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  40. Beautiful card John. Have been trying to get that die. Will get it one day I'm sure. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  41. Another beautiful and fab card today, i love that die
    and this looks so fab in the gold.