Saturday, 28 January 2017

Saturday Colouring...

Happy Saturday,

The show starts properly today over in Frankfurt so hopefully I might get a look around If I see anything exciting I will share it on Instagram and hopefully Facebook.

Its Saturday which means another go at colouring and todays card is another stamp to die for as I have had so much fun colouring these in and the fact the die cuts them out really appeals to me!

I chose the matching stamp to the Bora Bora die for today and a stamp to die for called the Spring Flower Wreath ( perfect name really lol)  I coloured it with my Graphmaster alcohol pens using the following colours...
Yellows - 32, 45 & 49
Pinks - 26, 28 & 29
Blue / Purple - 77 & 84

I used warm grey to highlight the flowers and four the background in WG1 and WG3

Once coloured I cut the image using the matching die and stamped the sentiment in the centre in black.

I made the backing by cutting the centre panel from the Butterfly background die four times in white card.  I backed these in primrose foundations card and foam mounted them as shown to make this square of squares background.

I added a few stick on pearls ( white 5mm) and a messy bow of lemon and purple.



  1. Fabulous card, so fresh and spring like.
    Hope you're having a great time in Frankfurt.
    Happy crafting.
    D xx

  2. Morning John, a gorgeous card love the colour, hope your weather us good in Frankfurt we're just home from Tenerife didn't feel the cold too bad last night but have a funeral today so hope not too cold.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Morning John,
    Another lovely card, i love the colours you have used for the flowers.
    Enjoy the show.

  4. Hi John.
    A pretty card Thank you.
    Have fun Kitty.

  5. A lovely spring card for this wet day. Your colouring is greatly the grey really makes the flowers pop xxx

  6. Hi John
    This card is just so fresh and really spring like.Great colouring.

  7. A lovely card for spring. Hope show goes well with lots of inspiration for you.

  8. A beautiful card are inspiring me to try colouring .I imagine it could be quite relaxing. Joycex

  9. A lovely card John.You are inspiring me to try colouring.Joyce x

  10. Morning John, such a beautiful card and you have made the flowers come to life with your stunning colouring, brilliant, you are making me feel like getting my pens out and trying this, now that is a first John, thank you. Enjoy Frankfurt and want to see lots of things.

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

  11. Gorgeous card, love the colouring.


  12. Morning John,
    Pretty card, love the way you have done the background .

  13. Hi John
    A lovely card and great colouring.
    B xx

  14. Beautiful card John, and the colouring is lovely. I love the Butterfly Frame for making a background like that. It's so effective.

  15. Hi John and crafters all
    Beautiful card, colouring is great.
    Enjoy Frankfurt, hope you manage to show us a lot of photos.
    Love and crafty hugs to all
    Tina T xxxx

  16. Hi John
    A beautiful card and great colouring
    Chris xx

  17. Enjoy Frankfurt This is a pretty card and being told the exact colours you have used makes it so much easier for us to "copy"

  18. Hi John, lovely coloured card today. Love pretty yellow mat. Have fun in Frankfurt, and thank you for adding me as a friend on your Facebook page. Love Rosemarie X

  19. Good morning John, beautiful card and love the colouring.
    Have a great time in Frankfurt. Looking forward to seeing some pictures.

  20. Hi John. What a pretty card with the colours of Spring. Great colouring. Bet you are having fun in Frankfurt. Don't do Instagram so hope you manage to put images on Facebook. SueL x

  21. Good Morning John a beautiful card this morning youve colouring so prettily and the layout is gorgeous. hugs Shyirleyxx

  22. This is so pretty, John. I would never have thought of colouring the background in like that - thanks for the idea. Have a good day.

    Anne (Northampton)

  23. Hi John, a very pretty card, love how the coloured stamping fits so nicely with the background card colour. Have a great time. Bx

  24. Very pretty card John and we do on fact have some spring sunshine this morning love from Jackie xx

  25. Your colouring is stunning John love this card and stamp
    Thank you love June horrocks xxxx

  26. Good morning John Ooh what a pretty fresh looking card reminding me that spring is just around the corner! I only wish my colouring in was as good as yours!!

  27. Very pretty card John. Thank you for telling us the colours of the graph master pens, very helpful.
    Annette x

  28. Hi there John, beautifully designed card, I love the floral wreath with the gorgeous colours, and the super dies making the background panels, enjoy your visit, Kate x

  29. Good morning John hope your well xx beautiful card xx have a fab day xxx

  30. Good morning John hope your well xx beautiful card xx have a fab day xxx

  31. Outside my window it is grey, dull and wet so how lovely to turn on the computer and find myself in a Spring Mood. I love this card (really me) with its beautiful spring fresh colours, and simple elegant background. Best of all my Bora Bora, die arrived yesterday and I recieved this stamp as a Christmas gift, so I will be playing later.

    Hugs from a happy bunny
    Helen xx

  32. Lovely card john and beautiful colouring on the stamp x
    Theresa w x

  33. Hi John,
    love this wonderful card and your colouring of that very super stamp is perfect.
    The design is wonderful and the spring colours are so pretty.
    Hope you are enjoying Frankfurt.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

  34. Hi John a really pretty sunny card, for us today. I just wish I could colour like you.

  35. Hi John. What a really girlie card today, I wouldn't have recognised it as one of yours if you hadn't posted it on your blog. I missed your extra post yesterday, the stand looks fabulous and I bet you are all excited.


  36. Hi John,
    What a pretty spring-like card. The colours are lovely and I love the way one can use the squares from the butterfly die. Lovely.
    Have fun at the fair.
    Hugs, Rose

  37. Morning John

    Love this delicate, sweet card!

    June x

  38. A truly beautiful spring card to brighten our day. I love it. Thank you, John. I hope the Frankfurt show goes well. Craft Owl by the Sea, north Norfolk.

  39. Looks like Spring has arrived. Great job on your coloring. Enjoy you day!

  40. Eh up John
    A lovely splash of Spring colour set onto a fab background.
    Hope you manage to get to have a look round the show but knowing you, you'll be a busy boy.
    Ang x

  41. Hi John this is a stunning card. I love the flowers and I recognise the squares in the background. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  42. John this is beautiful, you have really brightened my day
    by showing this.
    Been really down but you have cheered me up with thoughts of spring.
    This would certainly brighten anyones day.
    I absolutely love it and i have just bought the bora bora die too. I bought the matching tulip stamp and would love to see demo that one too.

  43. Gorgeous John. Colouring is spot on. Thank you for sharing this.

  44. Beautiful card John.
    Best wishes from Austria,
    Maria x