Sunday, 8 January 2017

Men Only...

Happy Sunday,

I'm back on Hochanda tomorrow night with the One Day Special featuring Dies by Sue Wilson and some amazing new colours of Alcohol Inks from Ranger.

I thought today I would blog this card which reminds me gof the men only range of wallpaper form the late eighties!

This is made just using the Couture Creations Roman set of dies which has 2 Fluer de Lys dies ( 2 different sizes)

I cut the dies into a piece of gloss white card and framed it using the double pierced rectangle dies.

I used the stitched flags across the centre and the positive die cuts to decorate.



  1. Morning John, a fantastic card I wouldn't mind this card although it would ideal
    for the guys.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Hi John.
    What a wow card, Thank you.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  3. Good morning John what a wonderful card and the design is wonderful

    Have a lovely day

    Debs xxx

  4. Hi John
    Saw this card on your show it would be great for a man's card.

  5. Very smart! Black and white is so classy.

  6. Good morning John
    Lovely men's card today, the white gloss card really gives a great effect.
    Love and crafty hugs to all
    Tina T xxxx

  7. Good morning John this is a stunning card I love the monochrome design it is very stylish. I am looking forward to your shows. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  8. Hi John. This is a great idea for those difficult men in our lives. It looks really stunning in the gloss card.


  9. Good Morning John beautiful card this morning and such a brilliant use of using the waste paper. hugs Shirleyxx

  10. Morning John,
    Stunning card today I can see lots of occasions it can be used for.
    Looking forward to seeing your demos.

  11. Stunning card John great male card too love it xxx
    Thank you xxxxxxxx June horrocks xxxxxx

  12. Great card-could be used for many occasions. Looking forward to watching your shows.


  13. Brilliant card john x looking forward to your shows x
    Theresa w x

  14. Morning John, oh yes what a great card today, yes nice 'man' colours but can easily be turned into a female card using a different colour, brilliant idea, will have to investigate the dies further.

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

  15. Morning John,
    Love your card today, very classy.

  16. Great idea, John, but I am struggling with the gloss card. May be because I've never used it although I do have some in my stash somewhere! Must have a go with it.

    Anne (Northampton)

  17. Eh up John
    Verrrry classy look to this one which has been enhanced by the gloss card.
    Great for the guys or the gals.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  18. Good morning John interesting card but I have a real dislike of card with pieces cut out. I'd cut them out and stick them on top of the gloss card. Can't all like the same things!! Love from Jackie xx

  19. Hi John, great card. I do love gloss card but alwYs seem to get a lot of finger marks on mine that show up. Any suggestions? Love Rosemarie X

  20. Hi John, a really classy card, love the white gloss card, and cutting the dies out of it to show the black. Have a great day. Bx

  21. Morning John, great card, very regal and a great card for our male friends.

  22. Good morning John, great card and one that would be useful for the men.
    Marion S x

  23. Lovely John, hope you have some new techniques !!!!

  24. Great card, perfect for gentlemen.
    Annette x

  25. Great card Especially great as a male card Can you mentio on blog how you'd like to be told of suggested "old" die sets to use for Fridays / on the blog or by email please

  26. Wow this is great John, very elegant. Must try get these dies, they would match the fleur de lys tencil I have beautifully.

  27. Hi John,
    Beautiful card, and one that men surely would like.
    Hugs, Rose

  28. Love the simplicity of this black and white card John. I got the tag dies for Christmas so might have a go at something similar later today. Though I think the Fluer de Lys dies may have to wait a while as I still want the rest of the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean sets, and after watching Julie this week I am hankering after those weaving dies.
    Happy Day to all

  29. Perfect card as usual John and great for men.
    Love Valxxx

  30. Rather like the simplicity of this card. Certainly like the black and white.


  31. A sharp looking card today. Looking forward to your shows coming up on Hochanda this week.

  32. Hello John,
    This card is very classy and would be suitable for male or female! Looking forward to your Shows! Hochanda could have been created for me - Crrative Expressions Team and products on stream!!! To be fair they have added other lines which I love too. Always learn a lot from Leonie too.
    Thank you John,
    Love Myra

  33. Looking forward to your shows on Hochanda! The card is very simple and sometimes that is just what you want and need!!!

  34. A beautiful card again John, i love how you have used the dies and the peirced flags, all makes one stunning card.

  35. Stunning card John and not just for the male population lol. x

  36. Stunning card John. Thank you for sharing this.

  37. Hi John,
    Great card for a man's card, very elegant.
    Thanks for sharing,