Friday, 5 August 2016

Christmas Friday...

Happy Friday,

I thought i'd blogged this card however i think i popped it on Facebook!  I have to admit that whilst this was originally designed as a Christmas card I would send it all year.

I stare by stamping the scripted rose background stamp using crimson kiss colour cloud I then shaded the stamped image to give the cloudy effect.  I cut this and mounted it onto a piece of white then antique gold foundation card.

For the wreath I sprayed water onto  piece of watercolour card and added candy pink and rich gold pixie powder and allowed it to spread creating the beautiful marbled pattern. Next I stamped the medium and smallest roses from my Christmas rose elements clear set.  I then cut these out with the matching dies and shed them on my stamping mat with a ball tool.

Next I cut the rose leaves from the same die set in antique gold card.  I arranged the leaves around a circle cut with the double pierced dies and arranged the roses over the spaces.

I simply mounted the wreath, with from tape, over the stamped background. I added cosmic shimmer dries clear glue in the centre of each rose and added gold microbeads.

I added a bow made form reversible pink satin ribbon and gold twine from my stash with a couple of Tim Holtz Christmas muse tokens on the end of each of the gold twine bow.

To make up the card I embossed a panel of white card with the star swirls embossing folder and shaded it lightly with more of the crimson kiss colour cloud.  A few layers of white and gold and finished.



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

  2. Hi John, this card is lovely, and could be used all year round. The colours used are beautiful. Bx

  3. Beautiful card John. The pink and gold together look lovely.
    Marion S x

  4. Hi John
    what a stunning christmas card love the colours and the dies and stamps thanks tracyw x

  5. Beautiful John. Joyce x

  6. Hi John,
    I love this card and am so glad I have the stamps and dies to make my version.
    I'm off on a well needed short break, grandchild free lol.
    When I come back from my break I shall make a start on my Christmas cards, so shall be referring back to all your demos I've recorded and your blog for inspiration
    Keep up the great work

  7. Hi John.
    Just beautiful thank you.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  8. Morning John, this is an amazing card, yes one that can be used all year round, I love the colour theme you have used the rose colour and the antique gold really do work so well together.

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

  9. Hi John
    A beautiful card, gorgeous colours. Not sure about the charms though.
    B xx

  10. Hi John and crafters all,
    WOW pretty in pink, lovely floral wreath with the roses. This could be used as a Christmas or even bereavement card using different colourway.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxx

  11. Gorgeous card, far too nice to be just for Christmas!


  12. Good morning John this is a stunning card I love it. The Christmas roses are gorgeous. Yes you could use this card all year round it is so pretty. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  13. Deffo all year card, lovely, xxx

  14. Morning John, a gorgeous card definately an all year round one.
    Nancyd xx

  15. As you say, whilst this was made as a Christmas card it really could be for any occasion. Beautiful.

    Anne (Northampton)

  16. What a gorgeous card John. I bought the roses after your last show and have started using them cut from pixie powder paper . They look so effective. Also been trying variations on your lovely card from Wednesday. Thank you for the ideas.

  17. Morning John,
    Not a C/C in my eyes, such a pretty card.

  18. Stunning card John love it the colours you have used are beautiful
    Thank you John xxxxx love June Horrocks xxxxx

  19. Stunning card John, love the background , colours and of course the fabulous rose

  20. Morning John, fabulous card, so pretty, Great for anytime of the year.

  21. Love your card John except for the script going vertically. Just me, sorry. SueL x

  22. Hi John. Great card, it certainly would work all the year round. Have. Great weekend. Love Rosemarie X

  23. Good Morning John, wow that is truly a stunning card I love not only your choice of colour but the design is just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  24. Rose in Chester5 August 2016 at 11:54

    Hi John,
    It's a beautiful card but by far too pink for me. However, in another colour scheme (black,white,red) it is right up my street.
    Hugs, Rose

  25. Hello John,
    Lovely, lovely, lovely.
    Thank you,
    Sue Mac

  26. Very pretty John.
    Love Valxxx

  27. Hi John. What a very pretty card today although I am not so sure it would work for Christmas in this colours, it's a bit too pink for me.


  28. Eh up John
    Not a fan of the washer dangly thingys but love the card. Doesn't even whisper Christmas to me but screams fab vibrant Summer.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  29. Hi John
    Nice card - a bit pink for me.
    Anne M xxx

  30. Wow! Gorgeous card John for anytime of year. Love the colour. Very striking. Have the stamps and dies so will give it a try. Thank you for sharing.

  31. Great card and yes it could easily used all year round I'm not sure of the muses on this very pink card If it was in another colour I think I'd love it

  32. Pretty card john and had to double take as had not realised it was a christmas card x its beautiful x
    Theresa w x

  33. Hi John, Gorgeous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  34. Hi John
    Like Theresa I also had to do a double take as I hadn't realised it was a Christmas card. It's a bit to pink for me to send as a Christmas card. Perhaps red and cream for me. Lovely card anyway John.

  35. Gorgeous card again today John.
    must admit i have not used pink for christmas but i do love this.

  36. a beauty John ,great card ,Laura O

  37. Gorgeous card John, definitely a card for all year round X X X