Saturday, 14 January 2017

Saturday Colouring...

Happy Saturday,

I hope a few of you caught the launch of the Takeover Weekend on Hochanda last night!  Remember that the Creative Expressions team will continue taking over Hochanda all weekend till 8pm tomorrow night!

Back to today and another colouring Saturday, I choses one of my old stamp sets Tulips for this weeks card and a simple make where the image does all of the work.

I stamped the image in black onto Bright Whiote foundation card and coloured the image using Graphmaster pens in red ( sorry forgot to write the colours on the back Ill remember next week)  and I used as per Lisa Hortons training orange 23 over the top to make the reds shine.  I coloured the leaves using 2 shades of the green and a yellow and ran the warm grey 2 all around the edge of the flowers and frame.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set into the ribbon and coloured it with warm grey 2, 4 and 6 however the shading on this hasn't worked as well as I would of wanted but thats part of learning!

To finish the card I cut the image out using the Sue Wilson double pierced background rectangle dies and col,lured around it using rose colour cloud blending ink and a smoothie.

I embossed a smaller piece of white card using the A4 vine embossing folder and coloured this with more of the colour cloud.  A few mats of black and red and I added the panels to a 7" x 7" white card blank.

If you are up early join me on Hochanda at 8am for a special Configurations offer show or at 9am for the One Day Special!



  1. Morning John wow this is one gorgeous card and the stamp is lovely
    So are the colours you have used. Great show last night and I'm looking forward to the weekend.

    Have a great time

    Debs xxx

  2. Hi John.
    A lovely card Thank you.
    I must set the recorder.
    Have fun Kitty.

  3. Hi John,
    Great card today. I managed to catch some of the show last night. The cards you made and ideas for more were fabulous. Will have to watch today's shows on catch up - still working on OH to change our provider so I can watch and record on tv.
    Have a great day.
    Happy crafting.
    D xx

  4. Lovely vibrant tulips. Enjoyed last night's show. I'll dip in when I can today.

  5. Hi John beautiful card, being a stamper and loving floral images this one is right up my street, fabulous colouring too, Kate x ­čśë

  6. Morning John, a very elegant card today, love the colouring, I must get my pencils out and have a play, mind you I am going to a workshop next week in which we will be doing some sort of colouring, so I might be a bit rusty.

    Will be catching up with the shows later today as I have to go out this morning.

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

  7. Lovely card, striking image.


  8. Hi John
    Great card,would make a lovely Easter card. Enjoyed last night,s show, will try watch when I can today.
    Thanks Jan

  9. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love those tulips. Your colouring is amazing. Have fun this weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  10. Morning John

    Love the design of this gorgeous card and the colouring is 'spot on'

    Enjoy your busy day!!!

    June x

  11. Hi John
    A gorgeous card, great colouring.
    I was out last evening watching demos at sugarcraft guild but hopefully the recorder did its magic and recorded the launch show.
    B xx

  12. A beautiful card, John. I'm loving the shows so far.
    Chris xx

  13. Morning John,
    Lovely card, enjoyed this show last night.

  14. Morning John,
    What a fabulous card, your colouring is ace.
    Loved last nights show and currently watching you now.
    Love and crafty hugs to all
    Tina T xxxxx

  15. Sunning card John, loving the shows

  16. Hi John just stunning this card love the colouring and tulips are one of my favourites saw last nights brill show
    Love June horrocks xxxx

  17. Hi John. Lovely card, plain and simple and makes a statement. Gold star for your colouring (lol). Will be wTching today. Love Rosemarie X

  18. Eh up John
    Beautiful! Puts my roses I showed this week to shame. Maybe I
    I'll try the grey around the edge to see if that lifts them.
    Great first show this morning.
    Ang x

  19. Morning John, a beautiful card and yesterday's too just catching up, will see if I can get your show on just now sitting at the pool so not a great connection.
    Nancyd xx

  20. Hi John, this card is really elegant, love the simplicity of the stamped image and the banner with the vibrant red making everything pop. Have a great weekend with the takeover. Bx

  21. Morning John, such a lovely card, just wish that my colouring looked like that. Off to watch you all on TV.

  22. Stunning card John. Loved last nights show and watching you at the moment.
    Marion S x

  23. Lovely colouring and thanks for the 'orange' reminder. One sell out already on the takeover so must get back to watch. SueL x

  24. Love this card, John. Looking forward to seeing the shows this weekend.

    Anne (Northampton)

  25. Morning John,
    I love this card, I have this stamp set and it's gorgeous.
    Loved the shows I've seen so far, managed to watch the two this morning on my ipad while my grandsons watched kids tv.
    Off to Rainbows in Earlswood today, weather isn't too bad at the moment so should be able to get there & back ok.
    Enjoy your day

  26. Hi John,
    elegant card today. BUT how did I miss your card yesterday? Just to say it is GORGEOUS.
    Hugs, Rose

  27. Good Afternoon John wow that is one gorgeous card and your colouring is just fabulous. I so enjoyed your show last night. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  28. I'm so enjoying the shows (yours especially!) Love the colouring in as it's something I can't do at all I woul love to see a quick tutorial of you colouring the finished item

  29. Brilliant colouring John. Thanks for sharing this. Enjoying all the Hochanda shows today. Bought some Watercolour pencils yesterday and had a try with your Christmas Rose stamps. Pleased with the result.

  30. That's beautiful John. The colouring looks great. Really enjoying the shows and looking forward to the rest of the weekend's treats!

  31. Lovely card John x thoroughly enjoying your shows x gutted i missed the offer this morning the one day i have a lay in !!!
    Theresa w xxx

  32. Hi John. It's annoying that sometimes the cards you do less to are often the most effective. I almost feel that I am not getting my monies worth out of the dies if I haven't thrown as much as I can onto each card. I am really enjoying the shows on Hochanda this weekend and struggling not to spend too much money!


  33. Hi John, lovely card. Have been watching Hochanda from time to time during the day and it has been real good all of it. Sorry to say, the shirts and hat have not been my cup of tea :-) Take care
    Maria x

  34. Hi John, would love to watch you take over at Hochanda but if you have a slower speed internet the quality of the videos are not good, nothing but stutter! Love your work John, always beautiful!

    Lori from Canada

  35. Hi John
    Love today's card. I set the recorder for your shows so I can watch them at my leisure.
    I totally missed yesterday's card which I loved. Love the strawberry coloured card as well as the dies.

  36. The simplicity of this card is stunning. I would be so proud to get a card like this one. Apart from sentiments it seems to be ages since I did any stamping and I do really, really need to start doing more.


  37. OOH this is absolutely stunning, just love evrything about it.
    So perfect.