Sunday, 4 June 2017

More Swirl Bliss...

Happy Sunday,

I had a fab day yesterday ate Coleman Craft Warehouse in Rushden and am back next Sunday for a workshop there!

Back to today and another card mane with the Becca Feeken Swirl bliss die for Spellbinders.  This time I have used the main half circle die for the front of the gate fold card.

I started by making 2 front panels with the semicircular flaps on each side.  I the  cut the die in white card and mounted this onto the 2 navy flaps.

I then added 2 panels down each side in the navy which i scored at 1/4" intervals down the front.  I added 2 strips of pearl strips to add some interest to the front.

I cut a circle panel and added this to a strip of ribbon to make a tie for the front of the card which adds a decorative element as well as keeping the card closed.

A simple card but a great base for any occasion.



  1. Hi John
    A very different looking card today. It looks quite dramatic.

  2. Hi John.
    Thank you another lovely card.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  3. Hi John Good to hear you had a good demo day Sard is very striking and as you say can be the base for any occasion Always impressed with how straight you get your embossed lines Have a good day

  4. Nice idea for a card - useful for many occasions.
    Gather you had long chat to Anne yesterday - but as I said, I had my granddaughter for day in Northampton which doesn't happen very often. I'm usually with them in London. We had a lovely time crafting in the morning at my craft club. A bit more stamping this morning before the family goes home.
    Looking forward to your workshop.

  5. Really enjoyed your demonstrations at Colemans, Rushden yesterday John, problem was I didn't need any new stamps and dies but couldn't resist after watching you! Many thanks for all your inspiration.
    Love Elaine X

  6. Morning John,
    Love this card and could be used for loads of occasions.
    Wish I could come to the workshop next weekend a bit too far away for us to go.

    Have a great day

  7. Morning John, wow gorgeous, keep these coming.

    I am off to oysters open day in Kent today, will see Martine etc. Not long now for us xxx

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxxx

  8. Morning John what a lovely card could be used for any occasion.
    Catherine xx

  9. So good to catch up with you yesterday. Really looking forward to next weekend.
    Lovely card today.

    Anne (Northampton)

  10. Hi John,
    A beautifully elegant card, love the navy colour.
    Thanks for sharing,

  11. Ah John this is so pretty. Love Becca Feeken dies
    Love Valxxx

  12. Hi John
    What a beautiful card today, very striking in blue and white. You have got some very pretty dies in your stash and it's good to see you enjoying them. It's good to hear you are enjoying the workshops too, it's great to catch up with friends again.
    Take care
    Love Diane x

  13. Stunning card-love everything about it.


  14. A very smart card. Suitable for either gender and any occasion too.

  15. Hello John, a beautifully designed card, very classy, and would look great in different colour ways. Have a great day. Bx

  16. Eh up John
    Very CAS card for you. Not sure about the ribbon choice to be honest but the simplicity of the card would lend itself to any occasion.
    Enjoy your Sunday.
    Ang x

  17. A lovely card John. Thank you for sharing your designs using a wide range of dies. Lots more ideas. Thank you. Take care. Stay safe. Craft Owl by the Sea, north Norfolk. xx

  18. Hi John

    I love the rich blue card as well as the 'simple' but very effective design

    June x

  19. I love the design, colours and these dies I love the addition of the pearl strips to add interest I personally would have used matching silk/seam binding rather than the organza...? Great card for both male and female cards for lots of occasions
    Thoughts are with those in London today x

  20. A beautiful card John love the the colour the dies are lovely I know lots of peeps who would love this card
    Thank you love June horrocks xxxxx

  21. Hi John. It us so nice to see you using all these dies you have had hidden away. Love today's card. Love Rosemarie X

  22. Morning John. Great use of colours which really shows off the die cut to perfection. This would also make a great gatefold card too.


  23. Good morning John
    Oh wow this is so beautiful it has a regal elegance about it I love it!
    As you say this one will suit many occasions.
    Delighted you had such a great day yesterday, lucky people!
    Margaret xxx

  24. Hi John
    What a gorgeous CAS card and beautiful colours.
    Really must try some different shapes of cards rather than the normal.

  25. Morning John really love the clean lines of this card and the colour choice.

  26. Hello John,
    What a fabulous idea for the base of any card.
    love Maureen xx

  27. Gorgeous card John and one to use for lots of occasions. Thank you for sharing this with us. Glad you had a good day yesterday. Take carexx

  28. Wow this is very different - I had to study it for a minute or two to decide if I liked it or not. Yep I do, though I am not really sure about the ribbon on this one. (I know I said the other needed ribbon now I'm saying this one doesn't lol). I think I would have preferred if the ribbon was onto the card i.e under the half circle rather than over it. I do like the dies though and like the way there is a half circle which makes it ideal for this gatefold design, though think it would be ideal for many other styles too.

    Hugs Helen xxx

  29. Awesome gatefold card design. The combination of the strong score lines and the delicate swirl of using Becca's die is a very nice design. I like it!

  30. Rose in Chester4 June 2017 at 18:19

    Hi John,
    Beautiful card John - and one for any occasion, as you say.
    Hugs, Rose

  31. Great card John and suitable for many occasions.
    Marion S x

  32. Hi John
    Another great card. It's lovely seeing you use other Dies.

  33. Hi John this is a stunning card. It sounds like you are still very busy. Take care. Hugs Jackie (We have been away in Liverpool for a few days it was amazing)

  34. Hi John Lovely card I love the colour and the dies

  35. Hi John,Wow this is very different and classy.Love the colours.Have never seen this die but I love the concept and am sure I can use the idea/. Take care and stay healthy and happy Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

  36. Gorgeous card John. Love this colour blue.

  37. Hello John,
    Sorry I'm late but will explain tomorrow!
    Thanks for sharing another lovely card.
    Love Myra x
    PS - Glad you had a good day yesterday!

  38. Morning John, almost missed this amazing card, love, love, love it.
    Patricia x