Friday, 9 December 2016

Christmas Friday...

Happy Friday,

well this is the second to last christmas friday for a while and I still have loads of cards to share.  I think I may have to have a christmas friday marathon next Friday to cover a few more off.

back to todays and I thought I would are the very first christmas card I made this year back in May, the festive dies arrived at the same time as the fabulous new Foundations Pearl card so I decided ti tie the two toegther and make this card using all three of the white shades along with a selection of the festive dies.

I stared with vanilla pearl card and cut the stare night background from this backing it with icicle pearl card to give a differential in shade.  Next I cut the country cottage set in uncle pearl and foam mounted these ( using quite a few layers) at the bottom of the background.

Next I adde cosmic white PVA dimensional glue as snow on the country cottage die cuts and added a piece of acetate and a frame cut with the stitched lattice shadow box die set.  I then added cosmic white PVA as snow on the acetate along with some of the stars that fall away from the background die cut.

Next I cut the poinsettia additions complete petals in vanilla pearl foundation card and added the open petals around these cut in ivory pearl.  I then cut the holly die in icicle pearl card and added theses around the farm to place the poinsettias.

This is a deep card but isn't that large so is probable best hand delivered!



  1. Hello John, a stunning card, love the dimension and the colours used. have a great day. Bx

  2. Hi John.
    Thank you a lovely card.
    Thank you for all the great shows yesterday.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  3. Morning John, an absolutely fabulous card love love love it. I can't find this poinsettia die I know it is somewhere safe but I can't remember where.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Hi there John, beautifully designed card loving the shades of white,and what a fabulous winter scene, brilliant dies, Kate x 😉

  5. Absolutely stunning, I want this background die, oh and the cottage die, got all the others.
    Annette x

  6. Morning John and crafters all,
    What a lovely card in shades of white!!!
    How this would look more fantastic than it is would be to put the DCWV lights in that you had demo 'd a few weeks ago. 😀
    Loved all the shows yesterday, hope Santa brings some of these dies!!!!!
    Love and crafty hugs to all.
    Tina T xxxxx

  7. Love all the shades of white together. A gorgeous card.

  8. Gorgeous card. I love all the white shades together.
    Have a great day.
    Happy crafting.
    D xx

  9. Good morning John this is a stunning Christmas card. I do love those dies. Yes Christmas is fast approaching. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  10. Hi John
    Great card, and great shows yesterday.
    B xx

  11. Good morning John, today's card is stunning, love it
    Marion S x

  12. A very pretty card. Great to see how those different shades work together.

  13. Morning John,
    A gorgeous card today I love it.
    Enjoy your day

  14. Love it! The addition of the pva'd acetate - genius Just wonder what colour "uncle" is though....

  15. Hi John. Lovely card. I really really need this pearl card, told myself I didn't , but I do. Great shows. Love Rosemarie X

  16. Eh up John
    Gorgeous Winter scene and I too thought there was going to be a shot of it lit up.
    I've gone poinsettia mad on cards this year but this is a stunner.
    Ang x

  17. Morning John, I absolutely adore 'scene' cards and this one is positively stunning !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  18. Hi John,
    Stunning card, I love the subtle shades of this, so beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing,

  19. So so beautiful John thank you for all your shows
    Love June horrocks xxxxxxx

  20. Stunning card John. Haven't caught up with shows yet,don't know where time goes at the moment. Joyce x

  21. Gorgeous card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  22. only two words today John - "Simply Stunning"

    Have a lovely day
    Hugs to all who need them

  23. Morning John,
    Stunning card.

  24. Good Morning John wow thats one beautiful layered card and I bet it took so working out as it looks very tricky to create. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  25. Good morning John

    This is a gorgeous card, the layers create a fabulous scene

    I'll look forward to next Friday's Christmas marathon!

    June x

  26. Morning John, sorry a bit late today but had to go to the hairdressers, I looked like a beatnik from the 60's. I am loving this card, brilliant, you know I love everything you do.

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

  27. Hi John,
    lovely card. Never thought of putting the cottage scenes and flower accents together but it works beautifully.
    I really felt for you when watching one of your shows back. The top popping out of the glue bottle has happened to me a couple of times, totally ruining the card and leaving me saying a few choice words!!
    Hugs, Rose

  28. What a work of art - stunning !!. Thank you.

  29. Love your card today john x its beautiful x
    Theresa w x

  30. Beautiful card today. Your snowy scene looks like the snow coming down outside my windows this morning. Brrrrrrrrrrr!

  31. Hello John,
    A stunningly beautiful card ! Thank you!
    Love Myra

  32. OH WOW WOW WOW i am so pleased you showed this as it is absolutely stunning and is my all time favourite christmas card.
    Just love every single detail on this card.
    I love love love it.

  33. Hi John. One word - Fab-u-lous.