Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Shaded nasturtiums...

Happy Wednesday,

Another sample from my upcoming shows and a sneak peak of the brand new stamp to die for designed to match the Striped nasturtium dies perfectly!

I started this by cutting the lattice edger around a square of vanilla pearl foundation card cut with the double pierced noble squares.  I mounted this onto a peach foundation card and added an embossed layer.

For the main centre element I used the Tahiti die cut in vanilla pearl card backed in peach.  I repeated this with peach backed in vanilla rotated them and mounted them in the centre.

I cut the centre panel form the die in peach and vanilla and foam mounted these, after threading raw silk satin ribbon through the slots.

The flowers are stamped with the new shaded nasturtium stamp to die for in detail white embossing powder and cut out with the matching die set.  I added the stamens in the centre and shaped the petals before adding these above the curls and metallic linx.

This will be the first demo on Sundays show (I think as plans change) so tune in to see how this is made in real time ( with a few here's one I made erasers of course lol)



  1. Fabulous card. I love all the textures and the flowers look fabulous- the new stamp is definitely a winner. Perfect in this colourway too.
    Happy crafting.
    D xx

  2. Morning John, a fantastic card love the colours and the lattice edger is on my wish list I really need it.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Hi john
    what a stunning card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw x

  4. Hello John, wow this card is fabulous, love the very pretty pastel colours, so elegant. Have a good day. Bx

  5. Hi John,
    this card really sings to me as it's so stunning and superb.
    I love your superb design of this, and the colours are gorgeous.
    Those flowers are soooooo! pretty too.
    Such a lot of wonderful work gone into this one.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

  6. Absolutely stunning John, the colour combinations are lovely.
    Annette x

  7. Hi John and crafters all,
    This is another mantlepiece pleaser as Alex from Hochanda would say!!
    Absolutely beautiful, these are some more dies that I need to get.
    Love the colours you have used.
    Need to set Sky+ box to record on Sunday night.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxx

  8. Hi John
    Another gorgeous card today.The more I see of the Lattice edger die the more I realise how pretty and useful it is, must put it on my Christmas list.

  9. Beautiful card John. Will have to set recorder as I will be away for your shows.
    Marion S x

  10. Morning John, This card is truly stunning !! I love the soft colours you have used and the compilation of dies is perfect. Stunning !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  11. Gorgeous card, really lovely.


  12. Lovely card John. Looking forward to the demos.

  13. What a beautiful card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  14. Beautiful John. Gorgeous colours. Xx

  15. Beautiful card John. Unfortunately my I pad is showing it as a rather strange blue. So I have to imagine the colours. Love Rosemarie X

  16. Beautiful John I just love everything about it

  17. Morning John,
    A stunner, love it.

  18. Morning John,
    A stunning card this morning.
    Keep up the great work you do.

  19. Eh up John
    Wow! Personally, I would lose the knotted bit of ribbon, but the card is stunning. Love the look of the Vanilla pearl card and how you have used the edger die. Fab!
    Ang x

  20. Hi John. Love this card. Perfect for one of those crisp early days in spring. Can't wait for the shows.


  21. Good Morning John, that is truly stunning and I love the way youve done the background. hugs Shirleyxx

  22. Hi John,
    So, so beautiful - I love this card.
    Hugs, Rose

  23. Wow John this is stunning I love the the way you have used the dies, the embossing and the colour combination. Fabulous card.

  24. Stunning card John, are the stemens a Creative Expressions product?

  25. Another stunning one this morning and love the colours you used for both this and yesterdays.
    There is something very soft and feminine about this die set and I think it will be hard to make a bad card with it.

    Have a happy day

  26. Hi John

    This is another gorgeous card, love everything about it!

    June x

  27. Afternoon John, oh this is pure genius, I so love the dies but your creation and using the stamps really does put the crown on the top for me, fantastic.

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

  28. Lovely card! I am liking the Nasturtium die and the new shaded Nasturtium stamp to match. Lots of looks with using difference embossing powder on various colors of card. Looking forward to your hochanda shows.

  29. Hi John this is a stunning card those new dies are gorgeous. I can't wait for your shows at the weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  30. Absolument magnifique! Bravo! personnellement je n'aurai pas rajouter le ruban. XXX Isabelle Cimbali from Switzerland

  31. Absolument magnifique! Bravo! personnellement je n'aurai pas rajouter le ruban. XXX Isabelle Cimbali from Switzerland

  32. Beautiful card john x love the dies and the new stamp x
    Theresa w x

  33. Just beautiful John the dies the colour just perfect thank you xxxxx
    Love June horrocks xxxc

  34. Jhon this is so stunning, i absolutely adore this.
    Love the beautiful colour and those dies you have used.
    Definately going to try this one.

  35. Hello John,
    A very pretty card! Hoping to watch the Shows! To watch Live would be great!
    I'm not holding my breath though!
    Love Myra

  36. Beautiful card John. Have ordered the nasturtium die but not the stamps yet!! Thank you for sharing this.

  37. Hi John,
    Absolutely beautiful card, the colours look more of a yellow on my screen and still really pretty, love it.
    Thanks for sharing,