Sunday, 2 October 2016

Simple Sunday...

Happy Sunday,
I thought I would share another simple card and tag today form my last Hochanda shows earlier this week. As we get closer to christmas I really do think it is important to see some ides for quick cards.

For this one I simply covered a piece of double sided adhesive sheet with Verdigris gilding flakes.  Next I cut the stunning deer family die set and used the largest one of this card.

To make the card I simply embossed a sheet of antique gold pearl card, stamped the sentiment and added the deer.

For the tag I used an offset of foundation card and simply added a rich red layer and the medium sized deer.  A punched hole and red striped ribbon and a simple take made great for bath cards!



  1. I love your quick cards John and I know I'll be needing them nearer to Christmas to give me ideas when I'm wishing I'd started my cards earlier!
    Happy crafting.
    D xx

  2. Morning John, a fabulous card and tag loving your quick cards very useful definitely going to try some.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Morning John, keep um coming please, I love these samples, finished off 4 of the red and gold ones you did on your first show, then just finishing off another 4 made with the offcuts when I cut out the holly accent borders. Am I on a roll, well I think so, also made Sue's card from her video yesterday but I used a different striplet but am really pleased with it, just waiting for my gold sparkling pearl pva to arrive to put the finishing touches to it, thank you for the inspiration, I am today going to have a go at the blue and gold ones and some of the others because my ODS arrived so got lots of goodies to play with.

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

  4. Morning John and crafters all,
    Lovely cards today, watched you make this
    Looking forward to your new upcoming shows as Sue has hinted on a few things you will be demonstrating.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxx

  5. Thank you for your ideas for quick cards. Must get started but tied up backwards and forwards to Norfolk with my elderly Mum at present.

  6. Good morning John I love the card and tag. Ideas for quick cards for Christmas are such a good idea. Quick thank you cards for after Christmas are also a good idea. I enjoyed seeing the photos from the workshop the ladies did you proud. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  7. Hi John. It's been good to see some quick cards. My son walked in yesterday and his first words were "How did it get to October already" and that's coming from a 42 year old. Must get cracking but off to Stoneleigh today so perhaps tomorrow. SueL x

  8. Lovely. I love the deer family. Enjoyed your Hochanda shows. You made some beautiful cards.

  9. You're right - we do need some quick effective cards to do at this time of the year. This fits the bill beautifully.

    Anne (Northampton)

  10. Great card & tag, really lovely.


  11. Hi John,
    I need to do this, the only Christmas cards I've made this year are what I've made at craft workshops.
    I've been so busy, and have so much to do, I might end up having to buy some cards...cough ....splutter ..spit those dirty words out.......
    Seriously though I will be lucky if I manage to make cards for my immediate family this year.
    Why did I commit myself to making 2 king size patchwork quilts as Christmas presents 😳😳😰😱
    Enjoy your preparations for your shows.
    I'm babysitting again today and tomorrow, so not much chance of crafting during the daytime.

  12. Hi John. Really like these quick cards, thank you for the ideas. Love Rosemarie X

  13. Good morning John, love your ideas for quick Christmas cards. I really must make a start soon. Marion S x

  14. Thank you John the quick cards help so much when you do cards for charity band making for yourself of cours this is s beauty love June horrocks xxxxxx

  15. Hi John, brilliant ideas for quick cards and tags. Thanks for the inspiration. Bx

  16. Morning John,
    Great card and tag.

  17. Morning John two fabulous projects today love your simple designs they are just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxx

  18. Nice simple card John , ideal for batch making . Joyce x

  19. Perfect for batch making and tags alike

  20. Hi John,
    Brilliant ideas, badly needed...... haven't started yet (well, not in earnest)
    Hugs, Rose

  21. Lovely cards and tag today John. Thank you for your inspiration.

  22. Lovely card and tag John, it's a pretty dies, Kate x 😉

  23. Eh up John
    Nice duo. These look like super quick makes.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  24. Hi John, thank you for this as we all need that quick card when we have forgotten someone or when time is getting short

  25. It might be simple but oh so wonderful card and tag. Thank you John for sharing your work
    Maria x

  26. Hi John. Just catching up on your last shows and I just love all the inspiration for making quick cards and demonstrating that they can still be beautiful without too much effort.

    Thank you


  27. I love die cutting gilded card, the end products are so beautiful on a plain or lightly embossed coloured card as you have shown.