Sunday, 16 October 2016

More Traditional Christmas...

Happy Sunday,

Today I am demonstrating the new range of dies by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions at Dominoes crafts in wolverhampton, if you are in the area it would be fab to see you between 10am and 4pm!

Back to today's project and another demo from tomorrow nights launch show on Hochanda.  This is a simple card just made using the Foundations pearl card range, Gilding polish and one die set ( how frugal is that?!?)

I stared by embossing a 5 x 7" piece of bronze pearl card using the new wintery frame embossing folder by Creative expressions.  Next I simply gilded over the top using the enchanted gold gilding polish which changes the colour of the raised area to a rich white  gold.

Next I cut the largest die from the snowflake filigree frame out of the centre towards the top.  I then cut a vintage gold pearl mat for this and cut the second and third dies in the same set into this.  I repeated the process with the final die in the set on a bronze layer and foam mounted all the layers together to give depth.

Next I tend a brown seam binding strip around the base and added a messy bow in the brown and a gold twine from my stash.  I added a vintage gold and ball button form CE in the centre to hide the mess of the glue!

Finally I added layers of bronze and gold ( which wouldn't be needed if you want to turn this into batch cards and it would work in any colour combination.

back tomorrow with more samples its going to be a very heavy Christmas week!



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

  2. Hi John.
    Thank you a beautiful card.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  3. Very classy card today John. Beautiful.
    Hope you have a good day in Wolverhampton.
    Happy crafting.
    D xx

  4. Hi John and crafters all,
    Lovely card today John, the gilding polish over the embossed card looks ace.
    Enjoy your demo day - you lucky people!!!
    Love and crafty hugs,
    Tina T xxxx

  5. Morning John, a gorgeous card I managed to get some gilding polish at my craft
    Shop yesterday can't wait to play with them.
    Nancyd x

  6. Beautiful card John, very classy. Joyce x

  7. Morning John,
    Beautiful card.

  8. Morning John,
    A beautiful classic card today.
    Enjoy your demos

  9. What a beautiful card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  10. Another lovely card John. Had a great day on Julia's workshop yesterday.
    Have fun in Wolverhampton at the demo.

  11. Hi John. Lovely card today. The gilding polish looks great over the embossing. Love Rosemarie X

  12. Beautiful card John, especially like the gilding polish over the embossing. Marion S x

  13. Hi John
    A lovely card. Have a great day demoing.
    B xx

  14. Eh up John
    At first glance, this doesn't look at all Christmassy so I think you could use for other occasions. It has a Victorian elegance about it, if that makes sense? Not mad for the dangly button thingys but otherwise an elegant, classy piece.
    Safe travels in this deluge.
    Ang c

  15. Love this card John very special gift for a loved one have s good day
    June horrocks xxxxxx

  16. Good Morning John that is such a gorgeous card today love the embossing folder and Im looking forward to your demos. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  17. Gorgeous card, really lovely.


  18. Hi John, Just love this embossing folder. The die goes so well with it. A lovely card.
    Love Valxxx

  19. Gorgeous, love your colours. Have a good day at Dominoes.
    SueL x

  20. Stunning card John.My favourite so far.
    looking forward to your shows on Hochanda
    Jeanne L

  21. Hi John your card is stunning. You are very busy again. Enjoy your day. I have some of the Ice White pearl foundation card to make birdcages for table favours for our daughter's wedding. It was just the right weight for this mammoth task. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  22. Morning John - lovely card today really rich in colour and texture.

  23. Fabulous card John Enjoy today and I'm looking fwd to tomorrow's show

  24. gorgeous card john, love it xx have a good time with your shows cant wait xxx

  25. Lovely card. I like the simplicity of this. I think this embossing folder is a must for batch card making.


  26. Wow John. This really is a stunning card and I love the effect you have created with the really pretty embossing folder.


  27. Fab cards this week John except Wednesdays green one, deffo not for me, sorry.

    I,m home by the way!!!!! Talk soon, xxxx

  28. Hi John

    This is a stunning card!

    June x

  29. card looks a million dollars /pounds /euros ,stunner ,Laura O

  30. Hi John,
    Gorgeous card, love the really rich and opulent look.
    Thanks for sharing,

  31. John this card is a real stunner, i love the
    bronze pearl card with the enchanted gold gilding wax
    detailing the pattern.
    And that die goes so well with the detail.
    I absolutely love this card.

  32. Gorgeous card john x wish I could have attended your demo you are such a good teacher x
    Theresa w x

  33. Wonderful card John. Have fun in Wolverhampton.
    Maria x

  34. Gorgeous card John. Hope you have had a good day.