Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Thinking of you...

Happy Tuesday,

Another sample from my stamp launch this time a mix of the Larkspur and Nasturtium sets simply stamped in jet black archival ink.

I stared by stamping the flourishes form the Nasturtium set around a rectangle of bright white card.  I layers this with black and more white.  Next I cut a larger rectangle and stamped the nasturtium flourishes at each corner and added black lace and white seam binding down the centre before adding the smaller panel with mounting cushion.

I then stamped the sentiment from the larkspur everyday sentiment set , which matches with the Swiss die collection, and cut it out with the matching die form the Bern set the  added the other die cuts form the set behind.

A bow and Craft Consortium pearl embellishment and finished.



  1. Morning John, absolutely lovely today's card xx

  2. Morning John, this is a gorgeous card always love black and white but the white with black is more striking love it.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Hi John.
    Wow another beauty, thank you.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  4. Hi John, love this card, very elegant and classy. Have a great day. Bx

  5. love everything about this card,it's stunning in it's simplicity

  6. I love this card. Unfortunately I've had to give up stamping as I have major problems with my hands these days but this card really makes me wish I could still do it.
    D x

    1. Hi,
      I too have a problem stamping but some years ago purchased two blocks a large and small with sponge on the four corners from FISKARS, you put the stamp on the wrong side , ink it up and turn it over and you can put pressure on with both hands. It also is marked with a grid for accuracy.
      Hope this may be beneficial to you.
      Regards Tina T x

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  8. Hi John
    what a stunning card love the colours thank you tracyw x

  9. Hi John
    Beautiful Card
    Hugs From Sam x

  10. Hi John. A very striking card, love black and white and it's great to see that your stamps don't always have to be coloured. Sue x

  11. Hi John,
    Lovely card , love black on white and white on black so sofisticated, stunning in fact. Stamping looks really crisp!!!
    Enjoy your day.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxx

  12. Hi John
    A very effective look with the black and white.Love these stamps. Great.

  13. Hi John
    A lovely card, I really like your stamps in black and white.
    B xx

  14. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card. Your stamps are beautiful. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  15. Hi John, black and white is always so classy. Beautiful card. Love RosemRie X

  16. Morning John, this is a lovely card especially in black and white it really emphasises your stamps

  17. Hi John
    Monochrome always looks good. Another stunning card.Got the stamps and going to play.
    Anne M xxx

  18. WOW-stunning card, really lovely.


  19. Hi John,
    absolutely beautiful card, you've done yourself proud. Loved the shows have watched them all and am amazed what you can do with simple stamps. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Rose

  20. Clean crisp and very classy, its lovely. Luv jxxx

  21. Morning John,
    I love what you can do with this stamp set, this card is lovely.
    I bought this set on Saturday so will be having a play as soon as I can.
    Thanks for the inspiration you give me

  22. Stunning card John. Love it. Xx

  23. Morning John, absolutely love this card, your stamps are fantastic and go so well on this creation. Tell me when you do your matt and layering do you fut the layers 1/8th of an inch smaller each time so that you get 1/16th all round? only they look fantastic and I can never get mine like that.

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

  24. Good Morning John this card today is just beautiful I love how youve used the stamps and the layers. hugs Shirleyxxx

  25. Eh up John
    The combo of black and white with the fantastic stamps is classy and elegant.
    And there was me thinking the only Black Lace you had was in your CD collection lol!
    Ang x

  26. Hi John. You and Sue on the same wavelength today, black and white. Very classy. Love your stamps. SueL x

  27. Morning John, This is really lovely.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  28. Hi John love the card can't beat black and white combo this one is great xxxx

  29. Very stylish, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  30. A lovely sophisticated card today John.

  31. Good morning John,
    Oh John, this card is stunning in both design and colourway. See what you've done, now i really need to get these stamps and dies to make this card, i'm not even going to try and make it different i am just going to totally plagiarize the whole thing just for me, lol.
    Thank you John for such a stunning card to come in to.
    love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil)

  32. Hi John. What a very elegant card today. I really love both the flourish and the corner stamps and I can see they will be useful for many occasions - I am thinking about wedding stationery.


  33. A lovely,card the stamps look wonderful xx

  34. Morning John, what a striking card, fabulous

  35. Hi John
    Yet another stunning card, I just love monochrome X X X

  36. Hi John, Wow this is absolutely stunning,I just love the monochrome looks so classy. Love Barbara D xxx

  37. This card is gorgeous John. Love everything about it. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

  38. I love the graceful swirls. All the stamps are beautiful, thank you for sharing with us.
    Sue Mac

  39. Wow! I really like this card John! It's beautiful.
    Thank you. Myra x

  40. I really like this John. I'm becoming a 'card snob' the more elegant the more I like lol.
    Hope you've had a good day ☺

  41. A very classy card John. Love the stamps, very delicate

  42. Very elegant card John, love the monochrome look. Pat x

  43. Wow again from me, I love this card and oh i wish someone would make me a card as beautiful as this.
    I just have to get those stamps, i even love the black & white.
    Classy and very elegant, what more can i say.

  44. Late today, John as I've been in London with my darling little granddaughter. Activities have included some crafting. She loves punches but her particular favourite is sticking gems onto things - they make great ear studs!
    Love the card - nasturtiums and flourishes are on my wish list.

  45. Hi John

    Wow, a stunning, stunning card. I love it.

    Hugs, T x

  46. Hi John. A stunning card, so graceful in Black and white.
    Take care, Maria x