Friday, 28 October 2016

Christmas Friday...

Happy Friday,

Its back to Christmas fridays today as I have so many samples to show and so little time left lol, in fact it may be christmas weekends from now on!

Today's card is a sample I made for my last Festive dies hspows last week and a lady emailed me to ask if I could show this card in detail, happy to oblige but sorry can't remember who!

I cut the centre die from the poinsettia mini background die in icicle pearl card. I then added a backing of double sided adhesive sheet and covered the exposed adhesive with gold microbeads.  Finally I added gold sparkle PVA dots in the centre of the flowers.

I repeated the above 3 times to make 3 panels and added these to a larger piece of the icicle pearl card matted with antique gold pearl card.  I added the whole piece to a larger set of icicle and gold and tied a peice of silky crush ribbon in gold around the side.

I cut the two wreath die twice in white and gold and tucked it behind the ties on the ribbon.  I cut one of the merry christmas perspectives die and added this across the front.

A few layers of icicle and gold and finished.

A modern card with a traditional twist.



  1. Good morning John today's card is lovely xx

  2. Beautiful card today John. Love it.
    Happy crafting.
    D xx

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

  4. Hi John, a gorgeous card, love the white and gold. Take care. Bx

  5. Morning John,
    Gorgeous card today.
    I really need to get some Christmas cards done.
    Thanks for the inspiration

  6. Morning John, a gorgeous card love the way you have made a buckle with the wreath die love that idea.
    Nancyd xx

  7. Morning John, a brilliant card today, love it, especially the champagne ribbon which is amazing.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxxx

  8. Very nice card John. Joyce x

  9. Good morning John and crafting all,
    Lovely card today John so simple to do but the effect is brilliant.
    Love and crafty hugs to all,
    Tina T xxxx

  10. A gorgeous card, John. Love the way you have used the wreath and merry Christmas dies.

    Anne (Northampton)

  11. Good morning John this is a stunning Christmas card I love the design and the dies are amazing. Have a wonderful day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  12. I loved this card when you showed it on HOCHANDA I don't have this die (it's on my wish list But it's got me thinking about the other background dies ...

  13. Love this design John, wasn't too keen on yesterdays though, sorry. xxx

  14. Good Morning John a really clever design today, love the wreath and the background dies really create a lovely design. hugs Shirleyxxx

  15. That's lovely. The microbeads look really beautiful. Must try doing something like that. I have the gold ones but haven't used them yet!

  16. Wow John love the panels it's a beauty
    Love June horrocks xxxx

  17. Lovely card John, but I have cancelled Christmas this year, coming round too quickly lol. Love Rosemarie X

  18. Morning John, I love the simplicity of this card and the colour combination is beautiful. Fantastic Card.

  19. Hi John
    Beautiful card. Love it. I agree the simplicity of it says a lot.
    Anne M xxxx

  20. Hi John, I'm with Anne Mather. Beautiful.
    Those micro beads are FABULOUS......
    Hugs, Rose

  21. Hi John. Lovely card. I like very much what you've done with the ribbon. SueL x

  22. Just looked again at yesterday's card as Wen said she didn't like it. In a different colour I think it would be stunning. I rather like the art deco look. Xx

  23. Hi John
    Love today's cards haven't yet seem the gold micro beads. Have only used my other ones once, so must get them out and use.

  24. Morning John,
    Great card, I adored yesterday's card too.

  25. Hi John,
    Beautiful card, love the elegant look of this one.
    Thanks for sharing,

  26. Hi John. A really classy card today. The only thing I might suggest is to cut the sentiment in a different colour to make it stand out more against the busy background.


  27. Beautiful card John. Thank you for all the details. Haven't got this die but have got other background dies. Have a good weekend

  28. Eh up John
    Simple and elegant and the gold crush ribbon is divine.
    Ang x

  29. Agree with Mrs D above, a simple but elegant card.


  30. John this is gorgeous and so very elegant.
    This is just pure luxury in a card.