Wednesday, 31 May 2017

labels 50...

Happy Wednesday,

Today's new die is the Spellbinders decorative labels 50 with the twisted palm again 2 spellbinders dies I bought and never used till now!

I stared by cutting the twisted palm die in strawberry creme card form Limetree crafts three times.  I added these to a piece of the strawberry card covered in a piece of vellum to soften the colour.  I then matted this with layers of white and strawberry to make the card as shown.

Next I cut the 2 largest dies in the decorative labels 50 in white card to make 2 frames and once again in the strawberry.  I then cut the next 2 dies down in the white to kale the top decorative frame.

The flowers are form Prima and come preformed in single layers in white.  I used Victorian velvet distress ink to shed the layers and added three of them, along with some white stamens, to make the flower.  I added this over a messy bow made of pink and white satin ribbon.

Finally I added tails to the bow using more of the white and pink with pearls and teardrop beads threaded on to add a little sparkle to the card.



  1. Hi John.
    Thank you another beautiful card.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  2. Morning John,
    Another stunning card, its lovely to see your new creations.
    So inspiring.
    Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

  3. Hello John, a really beautiful card, love the colours. Thank you for the inspiration to use the dies we have not used in a while. Take care. Bx

  4. Morning John, lovely creation today, I like the Strawberry creme colour card too.

    Hope things are going well for you xxx

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxxx

  5. Hi John a beautiful card love the colour.
    Catherine .xx

  6. Another beauty John. Joycex

  7. Good Morning John
    Home after a holiday in a very hot Spain. Must do all the washing and then catch up with the crafting I have been missing.

  8. Yet another beauty John, love the bling on the ribbon .
    Elaine H X

  9. Morning John, a gorgeous card and it must be great being able to use different dies card and embellishments from different companies again.
    Nancyd xx

  10. Love this card John. Great to see Spellbinddrs dies again. The pink card is lovely. Love the beads/pearls on the ribbon, must do this myself. One forgets these ideas until someone shows you, so thank you for sharing John.
    Annette x

  11. Really pretty card John, love the pink card and the beads on the ribbon tails.
    Marion S x

  12. Love the card today and a very pretty shade of pink, xxx

  13. Love the card today and a very pretty shade of pink, xxx

  14. Good morning John another absolutely STUNNING card, love everything about it.
    It's good to see some other Dies being used.
    Keep the inspiration coming I love it
    Have a great day
    Patricia x

  15. You're obviously feeling in the pink today John! Gorgeous card. Have a good day. xxx

  16. Great card, really gorgeous.


  17. Hi John, lovely card today, love the colours you have used, but would look just as good in other colour ways. Love Rosemarie X

  18. Very pretty card John. Love the dies and the colour and the flower is beautiful.
    Love Valxxx

  19. Hi John

    Beautiful card. Lovely colour.

    I'm enjoying your selection of cards.

    Marleine x

  20. Hi John,
    Beautiful card, love the colours and the beads added to the ribbon.
    Thanks for sharing,

  21. good morning john xx beautiful card, your cards are stunning each day xx

  22. Such a pretty card this morning, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  23. Eh up John
    A real stunner matey! I've only used my Twisted Palm die once so you have reminded me to dig it out.
    I wondered what you were going to do with that tub of Prima flowers lol!
    Have fun with the Breedon gals.
    Ang x

  24. Lovely card and I love the colour. I must dig out my Prima flowers. They have got forgotten since all the dies came out. SueL x

  25. What a beauty John love it the colours are beautiful and the flowers
    Thank you love June horrocks xxxxx

  26. Good morning John
    Absolutely stunning looks almost good enough to eat love everything about it so very beautiful. So refreshing to see you using other dies too, please keep them coming.
    Have a lovely day
    Margaret x

  27. Good Morning, John
    Gorgeous card today, so good to see some Spellbinders dies again. The Strawberry Creme card is one of my favourites and I use it quite often. The Prima floers look so good, too!!!
    Lesley S x

  28. Rose in Chester31 May 2017 at 11:39

    Hi John,
    Beautiful card, reminding me that I must get out my SB again - there HAVE to be more hours in the day for crafting LOL
    Hugs, Rose

  29. Hello John,
    Great card today but I had to read the instructions a couple of times, then look at the pictures before it dawned on me how you'd used the 2 white largest dies. It just looks like one big die - doh. It's reminders to use dies like this and add the bling to the ribbons, which is a great incentive to log on to your blog. Thank you.
    love Maureen x

  30. Hi John

    Gorgeous card, love the colour. I love Spellbinders's dies

    June x

  31. Hi John it's going to be interesting seeing you use lots of things we all have in our craft rooms. The pearls on your ribbon is a great idea. Love from Jackie xx

  32. Hi John, another lovely card, like the way you have added the pearls to the ribbon.

  33. I know you rarely do pink cards. But this Strawberry Creme card is gorgeous. Your composition is perfect. You have inspired me to flip through my stack of dies and to make a similar design. Adding the beads on the ribbon streamers is such a nice touch, too. Thank you for sharing your ideas and knowledge.

  34. Hi John
    Lovely card today. Love the strawberry card from Limetree crafts.

  35. Wow! This is a gorgeous card John. Thank you. I love the card from Limetree and rarely use anything else but Idon't think I have the Strawbwrry so will have to get some at Newbury. Take care. Hope you have had a good day.x

  36. Very pretty I have never used this card So will investigate later

  37. Hi John Well this really pink Love the design Had really good workshop with you at Breedon We all enjoyed it Enjoy the rest of your day

  38. Hello John,
    What a gorgeous card! I love the strawberry coloured card and will need to have a look at card from this company! You really gave that flower a makeover too, didn't you!
    Thanks John!
    Love Myra x

  39. Hi John
    Such a beautiful card, love the colours.

  40. Hi John Very pretty card I love the strawberry cream card

  41. Its pink.... but still loving it xxx lol

  42. Its pink.... but still loving it xxx lol

  43. Absolutely beautiful, pink is not usually my colour but i love it on this card.

  44. Oh John. What a stunning card. Love the dies you have used and love the pink card too. I have been asked to make some cards without using sentiments for a shop and I am really struggling as I am so used to making cards with sentiments on the front. This type of card would work really well. Thanks for the inspiration.


  45. The pink card is really pretty and I love the extravagant bow.

  46. This card is stunning, love the card you have used, thank you for encouraging us to use dies we have bought and never used.
    Take care, your blog is so inspirational, thank you x
    Jess Watson

  47. Another lovely card, glad you are so back on form John

    Hugs Helen xx