Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Autumnal Lucy...

Happy Wednesday,

There is a little bit of an autumnal feel to todays card but I think its just the colour change the shades and this would look really spring like.

I started by cutting a square of coconut white foundation card with the noble double pierced squares and then cut the outline die from the Lucy frames and take set into this. I backed this with a piece of tan card and cut the detail and the next outline die from the set into the correct place in the piece.  next I cut a larger square of papyrus foundation card and cut the outline into this so it sat behind the tan pattern finally I cut the final die in the set in white and phone mounted all of the pieces together as shown.

For the background I cut a piece of tan using a larger square die from the noble set and whilst in the die embossed the piece using the honeycomb haven A4 embossing folder, this technique gives a beautiful debossed pattern.

I made up a spray of flowers using the chrysanthemum die in various colours from the card and backed this with the lace edged leaves cut in papyrus.

Finally I added different sized and coloured gasless to the centres of the flowers and a few mats Andreas to frame and finish the card.



  1. Hi John.
    Thank you a lovely card.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  2. Morning John, oh another stunner for us today, love the papyrus foundation card, I was lucky enough to buy some the other day following you being on Hochanda, got some Mocha too, they are really stunning colours. Anyway I digress, back to today's card, yes it is Autumnal but what fun you could have changing the colours around, spring, Christmas to name but a few. Look at the wonderful Chrysanthemums, perfect for this type of card.

    Only 3 more sleeps until AP, hope to see you there.

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

  3. Hello John,

    Love the design of this card. I especially like how the center is left open. Will have to try this one in some softer colors.


  4. Morning John, a gorgeous card and I still love these Chrysanthemums there my favourite flower at the moment.
    Nancyd xx

  5. Hi John
    Great design John,beautiful card.

  6. Another beauty John,love the design,Joyce x

  7. Fabulous card - yes it is autumnal in this colourway but a very versatile card just by changing the colours. I love it.
    Happy crafting.
    D xx

  8. Another stunning card John.
    Annette x

  9. Gorgeous card, really lovely.


  10. This is gorgeous John, love the Lucy die.
    Marion S x

  11. Don't want Autumn yet we haven't had summer lol, but as you say with a change of colour it could be anytime, lovely card. Love Rosemarie X

  12. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love the design and the dies are fantastic. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  13. Hi John
    This is a really beautiful card, love your floral arrangement x x x

  14. Hi John a lovely card will try this in softer colours and those Chrysnthemums are my favouites at the moment take care
    Catherine .xx

  15. Hi John, this card is stunning, love the flowers, and I think the colours have a very vintage feel. Have a great day all. Bx

  16. Love those flowers, beautiful work.
    Elaine H X

  17. I love this card, John. The chrysanthemum die is my current favourite!

    Anne (Northampton)

  18. I like, I like, I really, really like this stunning card. Change the colours and could be used for so many occasions. A great design to keep mind.
    Patricia x

  19. Lovely design and colours.

  20. Morning John, This card is really beautiful, the colours are gorgeous and the flowers are so striking.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  21. Very beautiful indeed John. Unusual colours too. I'm still not sure about the chrysanthemum flowers, but lots of people are using them, so maybe I'm the odd one out!

  22. Hi John
    A lovely card, it would look great in others colours, your flowers look fabulous.
    Chris xx

  23. Morning John,
    Lovely card, the flowers are gorgeous.

  24. Hi John
    A beautiful card. I love the floral arrangement.
    B xx

  25. Hi John. Another beautiful card. Love your Chrysanthemum display. SueL x

  26. Beautiful card John. Love those chrysanthemums. Xx

  27. Hi John, I'm back online so I have just been going back through all the posts I missed while I had no internet - oh, the joys of moving home. Love today's post with it's muted colours and pretty flowers.


  28. Such a pretty card, though I would prefer it in a different colourway. I have just returned from my month in the sun but although I have followed your blog whilst I was away I was unable to leave comments - google decided someone was fraudulently using my account abroad (IT WAS ME) and closed my account until I could confirm it was me by signing in on my normal ip address - uh, I do not take my whole computer on holiday so was unable to do this until my return - so stupid.
    Anyway I love some of the cards you made (well most of them) but especially liked the ones using the Infinity Striplet and the Olivia Frame and Tag die.
    I am looking forward to Ally Pally on Sunday and hope I will see you again whilst I am there. CE stand will be the one we are heading for first.

    Helen xx

  29. Hello John,
    A really gorgeous card . I love everything about it! Flowers are beautiful!
    Thank you,
    Love Myra

  30. Lovely card john x would be great in lots of different colour combinations x
    Theresa w x

  31. Loverly card John and as you and others say would be just as nice in spring colours. When you get back from Ally Pally l wonder if you could answer a question for me. I have Sues oval pin frames love it to bits. I want to buy a rectangle one but there are three choices. I want to be able to get approx 4 from an a4 piece of card, then when l mat and layer smaller or larger to fit the four pieces l have cut. I hope l have explained. So which one do l buy, any suggestions l would appreciate. Hope you all have a good time at the weekend. Can't make it this year but last year hubby took my 17year old granddaughter and myself and we enjoyed all the demonstrations. Kind regards Sandra

  32. Definitely could work in many seasons, especially with the colour changes as you've said :) I love it! I may try something similar on my own blog soon, would love your feedback when I do! x

  33. Just stunning John I love this card thank you xxxxxxxxxx

  34. Hi John,
    what a very beautiful and gorgeous card.
    Your design is ace as usual.
    Love the wonderful flowers also.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

  35. John this is gorgeous, i really love the layers on
    this and the colours.
    And those flowers are stunning.
    Defiantely one of my favourites.

  36. I love this card. The flowers are gorgeous.

  37. Beautiful card John. I have the Lucy and the Chrysanthemum dies. Love the colours of the flowers. Not long until Saturday now. Looking forward to that.

  38. Eh up John
    Very muted tones but a super design.
    Must have a go with the Chrysanthemum dies as I shamefully haven't used them yet.
    Ang x