Saturday, 19 November 2016

Gold and white bright...

Happy Saturday,

A little over the top for some I'm sure but i do like the gold and white on today's card and its a little less bright in real life ( not a good set of pics I'm afraid!)

I simply used the Greek collection with a box of Portugal for this card in simple antique gold pearl and bright white.

The Greek collection border cut in the gold is used down each side with a simple ribbon and microbead strip across the middle.  The centre panel is the Portugal syntra die cut in gold and backed with are of the white microbeads I stamped my Christmas rose sentiment in gold brilliant sparkle embossing powder and cut t with the centre die from the syntra.

I stamped my Christmas rose clear stamps ( using the solid roses rather than the outlines) in more of the brilliant sparkle onto velum.  I cut the roses out using the matching Christmas rose die and shipped them.

I cut the holly foliage die from the rose set and covered these with more white microbeads and arranged the foliage, a gold bow and the roses across the centre of the panel.  I added centres to the roses using the centre dies that come in the rose die set covered again in the microbeads.

A little ott for some but I like it!



  1. Good morning John today's card is absolutely stunning xx

  2. Morning John, today's card is gorgeous if you can't go ott at Christmas there is something wrong with the world.
    Nancyd xx

  3. You're right John and this card is a bitt OTT for me! However it is gorgeous and opulent and many people will love it!

    Maggie B xx

  4. Hi John.
    If you can't go ott at Christmas then when can you,?
    it is a beautiful card Thank you.
    Take care and have fun kitty.

  5. Hi John
    Yes it is a bit OTT but there are lots of people who love that,but its still a gorgeous card if not my style.

  6. Love the card and I don't think it's ott at all.
    Enjoy your day in Kidderminster.
    Happy crafting.
    D xx

  7. Hi John
    An opulent card, the gold and white looks lovely. The flowers are fabulous in vellum.
    B xx

  8. Good morning John, your card is beautiful especially like the flowers in vellum. There is nothing wrong with OTT at Christmas.
    Marion S x

  9. Stunning card-I'd like to see it without the ribbon but that's just me.


  10. Love all the ivy. Think I change the sentiment and have the card for any time of year.

  11. Simply (or not so simply) Stunning. If you are sending a card it is usually for some sort of celebration, when OTT is quite acceptable in my opinion.

    Hope everyone has a happy day

  12. Morning John, well I like it, it may be a bit over the top, but we are all allowed to go over the top once in awhile

  13. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love the design. It is nice seeing some of the older dies used they are still beautiful. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  14. What a beautiful luxurious looking card. Great for "someone special"!

  15. Morning John and crafters all,
    OMG - WOW this is a stunning card,
    If you can't go OTT at Christmas hen can you?
    Like Phamacy Michelle I would prefer it without the bow or maybe a thinner white one.
    The vellum gold roses look beautiful.
    Enjoy your day!!!!!
    Love and crafty hugs to all
    Tina T xxxx

  16. Hi John beautiful card with wonderful luxurious shades, gorgeous dies and embellishments, Kate x 😉

  17. Good Morning John what a stunning card I love the design and the micro beads are just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  18. This is what I would call a wowser!!!!!beautiful from every angle
    Love June horrocks xxxxxc

  19. Hi John, a very ornate card, but stunning, a lot of work. Have a great day. Bx

  20. Eh up John
    It may be OTT but I love it. As a couple of the girlies have mentioned, the ribbon is jarring a wee bit for me, possibly as it looks more orange than gold on my screen but the design is fantastic.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  21. Hi John, I love the ivy die I use it all the time. Sometimes we forget the older dies. I am sure the photo doesn't do credit to this card, love Rosemarie X

  22. Hi John. Love the card. Not OTT at all.
    Love Valxx

  23. Morning John,
    Very OTT, for me a little too much ivy which I must add is a very useful die,

  24. Stunning John, not over the top at all, it's beautiful.
    Annette x

  25. I love this card John and I don't do ott. Agree with comments about ribbon. Joyce x

  26. John, this is absolutely beautiful - just love it.It's not too much at all.
    Sue Mac

  27. Lovely card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  28. Hi John,
    lovely card, never thought of using the Greek border in this way.
    Hugs, Rose

  29. Afternoon John, a beautiful card today, love the flowers and not to much gold for me. Sorry short comments today lots going on.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith

  30. Lovely creation today. Not too bright for me! I really like the look of the vellum Christmas Rose flower.

  31. What a fab card today John. Like you, I think that the colour combination of white and gold looks so classy, but I don't agree with you that the card is a little over the top, I think it is just perfect.


  32. Hi John, A gorgeous triptych card !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  33. Lovely card john x not ott for me x
    Theresa w x

  34. Hi John,
    what a very wonderful card, and such a gorgeous design.
    I love the wonderful gold ivy and everything you have done to create this gem of a card.
    The micro beads look afantasic.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

  35. Hi John
    I love the card it's not to OTT for me.

  36. Hi John

    It's certainly not OTT for me neither, I love it!

    June x

  37. And it's not OTT for me either. Love it. Thank you for sharing this.

  38. Pretty card. Like the gold and white combination. Good to see the Greek border making a reappearance, we don't often get to see the best of Sue's earlier die collections and this one is really nice.


  39. Hi John,
    A really opulent card, love the flowers.
    Thanks for sharing,

  40. Definitely not ott for me, I love it.
    Very elegant and a wonderful design.

  41. Hi John,
    Gorgeous card and not OTT wonderful.