Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Midnight in steel...

Happy Tuesday,

Another card made using the Pacific ocean collection today and a few more shots of my Christmas Decorations at the bottom.

I cut the inner die form the lotus striplet into a piece of midnight pearl foundations card and mounted it onto steel pearl foundation card.

I then cut dies 1, 2 and 3 in steel and midnight card and backed them with the alternate colour.  I mounted them over a set of the double stitched flags cut again in alternate colours.

Where the frames meet a new diamond pattern shows which gives the perfect frame for the flags alternating colours.  I added a crystal flower in the centre and a few l;ayers of midnight and steel.

Finally a few more pictures of my chroistm,as decorations.  I have to admit I really like the wreath and the ivy over the Stags Head ( a precut stack from DCWV)



  1. Fantastic, versatile card. Love the Christmas decorations but has Santa come early to you? Thanks for putting the tree on yesterday. Looks fantastic. I love your colour scheme.
    Have a great day.
    Happy crafting.
    D xx

  2. Hi john
    Another different look using the Pacific dies love it.
    Great decorations.

  3. Hi John.
    A great card Thank you.
    John your decorations are beautiful Thank you for the photos.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  4. Morning John,
    Love your card and your Christmas decorations are gorgeous.
    I'm off to Daisys this morning last card class of the year, next week we are having a party.
    Enjoy your day

  5. Morning John, a gorgeous card and beautiful tree and decorations.
    Nancyd xx

  6. Lovely card.
    You look very organised for Christmas and tastefully decorated! I did finish writing cards yesterday and get a couple of presents wrapped.

  7. Good morning John your card is gorgeous I love the design and the dies are amazing. Your decorations are beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  8. Good morning John and crafters all,
    Lovely card this looks great reversing the colours.
    Decorations look great, watch out you may get bookings to decorate ours.
    Love and crafty hugs to all,
    Tina T xxxx

  9. Hi John. Great card. Love your decorations. Can you come round to my house and do mine. Not started yet!!!!! Love Rosemarie X

  10. Good morning John, fantastic card and your decorations look great.
    Marion S x

  11. Stunning card. Love the decorations & your tree looks lovely.


  12. Hi John
    A lovely card and great decorations.
    B xx

  13. Lovely card John, and your tree and decs are gorgeous. Xx

  14. Morning John

    Gorgeous card, love the colours. Your Christmas decorations are very artistic, they look fabulous

    June x

  15. Eh up John
    When you mentioned Ivy over the stags head, I thought it was the barmaid at your local pub lol!!!
    Terrific card. These positive/negative ones seem very en vogue.
    Your lounge is looking fabulously festive. I'm aiming to get my tree up today or tomorrow but it won't look as good as this.
    Ang x

  16. Love the card John the die is brill and the colours your so clever. Your lounge decs are brill.
    Love June horrocks xxxxxx

  17. Good Morning John your card is just stunning, and your decorations look so beautiful I suspect you are now all ready for Xmas, Ive not been well for the last 5 days and I really must get around to putting up my tree to, you wouldnt like to come and do it for me? hugs Shirleyxxx

  18. I love the buckle look cards but I am yet to have a go at one. Note to self to try soon.
    The Christmas decorations are looking nice John, but has Santa been to your house early - so many pressies under the tree.

    Have a lovely day everyone
    Hugs to all
    Helen x

  19. Lovely card, John. Your decorations look great.

    Anne (Northampton)

  20. Morning John,
    Card's a bit OTT for me, but your decorations are gorgeous.

  21. Morning John, gorgeous card today, got to try this one out in the New Year.

    Oh how lovely your Christmas decorations look, and all those presents, you have been so busy. Have some me time when you can.

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

  22. Another lovely card John and just love your decorations.
    Love Valxxx

  23. Hi John,
    Beautiful card and your Christmas decorations look lovely.
    Thanks for sharing,

  24. Hi John,
    now this card is an absolute stunner. I love it. And your Xmas decs are gorgeous, too.
    Hugs, Rose

  25. Hello John,
    A really beautiful card today which is one of my favourites! It's gorgeous and it's blue!!
    The decorations are lovely . You have been busy! That's not a surprise, mind you!
    Thank you, love, Myra

  26. Lovely decorations and beautiful card. I love that midnight pearl card. I'm very reluctant to use it though because I don't like cutting it up!

  27. Hi John. It is really interesting how the results turn out when reversing the colours in a design. I used to do it in stamping by using white embossing powder on black card and black on white card. Love the Christmas decorations.


  28. Evening John what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful
    I love your decorations they look really good

    Hugs Debs xxx

  29. John this card is absolutely amazing and so are your christmas decorations.
    Can i borrow you next year to come and do mine lol