Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Mauritius in blue...

Happy Wednesday,

Well what a busy set of shows yesterday Im sorry the villages sold out so quickly Ill let everyone know as soon as they are back in stock!

back to today and I thought It would be a nice change of pace to show another card made with the new die release form Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions.  This is using the stunning new Indian Ocean collection Background which I used on this card as the background over the embossed panel ( made using the pinpoint circles embossing folder covered with pearl lustre metallic gilding polish)

I cut the Mauritius die in cobalt, aqua and baby blue foundation card and back each one with white.  I cut the 2 lighter shades inhale and matched the 2 pieces together.  Next I mounted these on top of each other rotated to make a square.  I cut the cobalt die cut in half and out it back together to make a square which I added on the top.

I simply added three of the doodled flowers which IO shaped with my ball toll adding the centres using self adhesive pearls and dots of frosted sky PVA dimensional glue.  A spare of ribbon from my stats and finished ( with a few mats and layers of course)

I will be demoing this card and many others at Sharon's Card Craft in swanky tomorrow and at Crafty Company in Fleetwood this Saturday!



  1. Good morning John, today's card is beautiful xx

  2. Morning John, a beautiful card and loved all your shows glad I got my villages
    before they sold out.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Morning John and crafters all,
    Pretty card today,I have not got this collection yet, but do have the doodle flowers set.
    You must be exhausted after all the busy Hochanda shows.
    Enjoy your demo days!!!! You lucky people.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxxx

  4. Hi John, a great card, showing off the new die release perfectly. Love the shades of blue. Have a great day. Bx

  5. Hi John.
    Thank you for all the great shows yesterday.
    Today's card is so pretty, thank you.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  6. Hi John,
    Stunning card, love the Mauritius die and the way that you have used it here. Hope you enjoy your demo days and safe journeys too.
    Thanks for sharing,

  7. Hi John
    Beautiful card. Love every shade of blue.
    Thanks Jan

  8. I enjoyed yesterday's demos. Pretty card today.

  9. Good morning John this is a stunning card I love the design and the dies are amazing. Your shows were brilliant. Enjoy your day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  10. Hi John. Lovely card, the different shades of blue really make it stand out. Great shows. Love Rosemarie X

  11. Good morning John, beautiful card in shades of blue. Love the Mauritius die. Marion S x

  12. Lovely card. I love the Indian Ocean collection.

  13. Hi John
    A beautiful card, great colours.
    B xx

  14. Hi John. Not bought any of Sue's Indian Ocean collection yet as it reminds me of a disastrous cruise I had there. I am missing out though cos they are lovely, great card. SueL x

  15. Great card, John - love the colours.

    Anne (Northampton)

  16. Beautiful in blue It's gorgeous I think this would look beautiful in any colour combo not just my favourite colour Have fun xx

  17. Good Morning John beautiful card today and Im so glad your programmes were so successful. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  18. Hi John great card. Love the colour combination but it would look good in any colour combo.

  19. Stunning card John the dies and the dramatic colour love it thank you
    Love June horrocks xxxxx

  20. Eh up John
    A real "John" card, all filigree & blue. Love it!
    Well done with the sell outs. They're great pads and the villages were brilliant.
    Would love to know where "swanky" is. Sounds like an ideal place for you to demo lol!
    Ang x

  21. My fave die John, just gorgeous, xxxx

  22. Good morning John,
    Oh it's nice to see a John card again ( a blue card) lol, and it looks so lovely John done in the two shades of blue. I really like when sue does the country or in this case the islands sets as I love the varied sizes of dies that can give those lovely layers and change the look of things with just a die change. Thank you flower for such a beautiful card today and I hope that you are now settled into your new house and it will be soon a home for you.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (glenochil village)

  23. I love those dies John, and Mauritius is one of my favourites.
    Hugs, Rose

  24. Hi John. Lovely die and great card. I have this die but not used yet so thanks for the idea.
    Love Valxxx

  25. Hi John, lovely cards and great shows.....I think you'll be at SWANLEY not Swanky tomorrow LOL !!! I'll try and pop by if I can. Got a cold/flu at the moment so not feeling too bright. Hope it all goes well for you. Janice xx

  26. Afternoon John, sorry had a busy morning, am loving this card, the colours are wonderful, one day I will get to do a workshop with you, wouldn't that be great.

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

  27. Hi John. If I didn't know who had made this card, I would have guessed it was one of yours! I love what you have done with the flowers.


  28. Hi John,
    what a very super card, and such a very fetching design and colour choices.
    Those flowers remind me of Spirelli, and would be great with cottons wound round them also.
    So glad your Hochanda prgram was such a success.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

  29. John this is a beauty, love the shades of blue you have used as it brings out the lovely detail on the dies and of
    course your layering makes it so beautiful.
    I really enjoyed the shows on hochanda and was amazed at how easy you made the start look.

  30. I enjoyed the shows and resisted the village!! At my age and with no family it would have been pointless to get it -but if I'd been younger it would have been wonderful.maybe made in December by a family as an Advent project -2or 3 items a day.
    I like today's card but am overwhelmed by the constant steam of new SW dies and have given up buying them entirely. I'd love to see cards made using the older dies again.

  31. Hi John, A very gorgeous card !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  32. Gorgeous card John. Thank you for sharing.