Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Silver Feathers...

Happy Wednesday,

I have updated the Demo days and Workshops page on the blog ( only available on the webpage so click view web version if you are looking on your phone)  Or if you are reading this on the daily email you simply need to click the title on the email to go to the blog and look!

Back to today and a card made with the Feathers and elegant oval dies from spellbinders ( I  really am enjoying playing with some of my older dies and some like the feathers that I bought and never used)  I stared by cutting the ovals in white pearl and silver mirror card alternating each die and foam mounted them as shown.

Next I cut the feathers dies in silver mirror acrd, embossed them and shaped them along the lines in the centre to give some movement.  I then added these in a spray on the bottom left, these locked a little lonely so I added the large bow, metallic linx and pearl embellishment to add some drama.

To make up the card I added a panel of embossed pearl card made using the Ripples embossing folder from spellbinders ( a new one from the end of last year I think)  I added layers of the silver mirror and white pearl along with, of course, some stick on pearls to highlight the details.



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

  2. Beautiful card John.I have been enjoying all your other posts but for some reason I haven't been able to get my comments to publish.(here's)hoping Joycex

  3. Hello John, love this card, really beautiful colours and layout. Take care. Bx

  4. Good morning John, great card, beautiful die and embossing folder
    Marion S x

  5. Good morning John,
    Another stunning card, love the design and colours, very elegant.
    I am really liking seeing older dies being used.
    We all seem to rush into buying all the new Dies. I do it myself, although we really need to look at what we have already.
    I might have done a few less loops on the bow.
    Have a wonderful day
    Patricia xxx

  6. Morning John, a gorgeous elegant card and I love all the loops on the bow different strokes for different folks.
    Nancyd xx

  7. Morning John, such a gorgeous card today and the elegant ovals are one of my most favourite of spellbinders, gorgeous and love the feathers.

    Thanks for updating the workshops etc. it is useful just to be able to envy everyone who is going to one.......oh did I happen to mention that I am a lucky person who will be going to one in July, yeahhhhhhhh, and another one in October - double yeahhhhhhh

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

  8. Gorgeous card, really lovely.


  9. Hi John. Another great card today with a forgotten die. How many more do you think you have. I know I have got loads and am determined to use them all now !!!!
    Love Rosemarie X

  10. Lovely design John.

  11. Eh up John
    Bow is perhaps a little big for me but its the feathers I can't do. Love everything else . I think I must have been mugged by a pigeon in my formative years and its scarred me for life with feathers of any description, even though I'm a duck! 🐥🐥🐥.
    Have fun at Breedon today and have a pie for me.
    Ang x

  12. Good morning John
    Oh goodness another very elegant and beautiful card today to tempt us to make a card. It is good to be reminded of some of the older dies rather than keep buying the new ones, I think we are all guilty of this. It still surprises me how the addition of ribbon gives a card that extra luxury look.
    Thank you have a great day
    Margaret xxx

  13. Thank you for another stunning card John have a good day xxxxxx
    Love June horrocks xxxx

  14. Morning John!
    Lovely elegant card.
    Hope it's not pouring down where you are!

  15. Good Morning John Love this card Sorry Mrs Duck has a feather fettish Ironic or what See you later at Breedon on the Hill

  16. What an elegant card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  17. Morning John,
    Beautiful card.

  18. Morning John, such a pretty card for us today.

  19. Beautiful work John, so classy .
    Elaine H X

  20. A very elegant card John. Useful to see your up to date workshop and demo list. I might even manage to get to see you somewhere - it's been too long! xxx

  21. Hi John, enjoying seeing you make cards with dies and folders you have purchased but 'put to one side' - something we are all guilty of! Thank goodness you have updated your list of demonstration dates. I am hoping the 18th July is a return to the TV screen demonstrating. WakeyL

  22. Good morning, and what a pretty card to meet us today. I like the idea of using feathers instead of foliage behind this beautiful flowery looking bow.

    Love and hugs

  23. Hi John,
    what a very wonderful card and such a beauty.
    Super designing as always and I love the feathers behind that wonderful bow such a great idea.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

  24. Hello John,
    Love this card. So elegant and clean looking, just waiting for a sentiment to be added.
    I missed commenting on yesterday's (I have no idea how I did that) but also really like the Ironworks card - another die I bought when it came out, and have never used!!! You are certainly making me look at things with different eyes, thank you.
    love Maureen x

  25. After your card yesterday I too have gone to an old die to finish a card off that I mad a few weeks ago. Something was missing when I made it so put it to one side. Thanks for inspiring me to look back. Loving todays card too. x

  26. Hi John,Absolutely stunning card today,just my style I have to say.Haven't got theses particular dies but I think it is just beautiful.Stay happy and healthy.Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

  27. Hello John,
    I love this card - even like the big bow as you have a lovely embellishment on top! I have a few of those and they are used sparingly!! Lol!
    The card is a lovely size and shape!
    Many thanks!
    Love Myra x

  28. This is a wonderful card design. I bet you feel like it is Christmas morning everyday you find a die you bought but have not yet used.

  29. Absolutely stunning card John xx I live the feathers it really makes a difference from die cut sprigs and other things xx

  30. John this is my sort of card and i absolutely love it.
    It is so elegant and the gorgeous bow is perfect.
    OHI wish i could recieve a card as stunning as this, think i will have to make myself one lol

  31. John. Another stunning card, it's gorgeous. You will be saving us crafters a fortune as we will be using all those dies that haven't seen the light of day. Thank you. Hazel x

  32. I like it but I think I would lose the feather I don't think it needs it with that magnificent bow

  33. Hi John this is a stunning card I love it. I have had a look at the demo list I hope I will be able to catch up with you sometime. I am intrigued by 18th July I wonder what it will be. Not long till the wedding now. Oh and I have resigned. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  34. Evening John. Beautiful card using a spellbinders die. Gorgeous now too . Betty

  35. Hi John

    Gorgeous card, the feather is different!

    June x

  36. Hi John. Nice clean and simple card again today. Love the embossing folder that you have used.


  37. Lovely card and beautiful bow but like Mrs Duck I also don't like feathers. Don't know why. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card.