Thursday, 6 July 2017

Colour POP...

Happy Thursday,

A different colour combination today which was inspired by the rose buds I bought at a craft shop a couple of weeks ago.  I know the bright red and white is a little unusual and won't ver to everyones taste however I like the pop of colour!

I started by cutting the woodland scene frame ( Ive had so many requests for details on this die I thought I would share the link to where I bought mine here  

I then  added a panel of lattice behind this before adding the main element.  I made this by cutting 2 of the lattice dies in the tonic trellis circle die using the outlines to make this into a wreath.  I then added pearls around the inner circle.

I then  added the corsage made of satin ribbon, silk ribbon foliage and the red rose buds along with a  couple of Hat Pins.

A few more layers of white and red to balance the front and finished.  I hope you like this colour pop card!



  1. Hi John.
    Thank you a beautiful card, love red and white.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  2. Hi John
    Gorgeous card,love the red with the white. It looks so fresh.

  3. Hello John, a really beautiful card, I love the colours, it is one of my favourite colour combos, especially with a deep red shade. Have a great day all. Bx

  4. Oh I do love this card, it's stunning. The white and that amount of red just go together so nicely. I was talking to Adrian ( MC Oyster paper crafts) yesterday and was telling him that you are showing cards using so many older dies and combining different dies together.

  5. A great card John I do like this colour combo xx

  6. Morning John, oh yes I like this, how elegant the splash of red on the white looks, and those little rose buds look fantastic on here, I have some of those in my stash, I think I have yellow and white ones too.

    Thank you for sharing with us xx

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

  7. Morning John a lovely card with just the right amount of red and those rose buds are devine .
    Catherine xx

  8. Morning John, a gorgeous card the rosebuds just make it pop.
    Nancyd xx

  9. Good morning John I really love this card It shows how versatile this Woodland die is and the red really makes it pop Have a good day

  10. A stunning card John.

  11. Absolutely gorgeous John, it's great to see you using different dies, but no good for my pocket haha.
    Annette x

  12. Good morning John,
    I love todays card it's SUNNING, that pop of red is just brilliant.
    I really like the use of older dies it's made me look through and use more of mine.
    Have a wonderful day
    Patricia xxx

  13. I LOVE the pop of colour John. The way you've tied the ribbon with the flower buds looks amazing. Will look up this lovely die.
    Love Valxxx

  14. Beautiful card John, love the pearls and the splash of red .
    Elaine H X

  15. Gorgeous card, love the hint of colour.


  16. Eh up John
    Wouldn't be a favourite for me but it's a pretty card. The woodland die is probably the nicest of this style that I've seen.
    Safe travels later.
    Ang x

  17. Hi John
    I love the flash of red,it really draws the eye. A very pretty card.

  18. Hi John
    A beautiful card. I think the pop of colour is great - I did a similar colour theme for mu mum's birthday card this year and she loved it.
    B xx

  19. Another beauty John! I really like the red and white. I think it's very effective and it's such a pretty card. xxx

  20. Gorgeous, I live the vibrant red against the white, xxx

  21. Dear John
    I think your cards are getting lovelier (if that's possible).
    Hey...I was lucky enough to win some of your stuff on e-bay this week, so I may need a 'refresher'. They were 12 days of christmas paper pads and christmas sentiment stamps.
    Hope you are well
    Maggie (Yorkite)

  22. Elegant card John.would make a lovely ruby wedding card. Joycex

  23. Wow Stunning, although white on white is not something ive done it is one of the things I most admire. I always feel that the tiniest mistake would stand out so much more on this combination. This would be stunning for a ruby wedding anniversary, or even a wedding card.
    lol you may have inspired me to have a go with the white on white

    Love and hugs

  24. Hi John, I love this card, white with a pop of red, works so well, and would be good for all sorts of ocassions. Love Rosemarie X

  25. This is really pretty, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  26. Morning John,
    Very pretty, love the pop of red.

  27. Good morning John
    Oh wow this card is fabulous love, love, love it absolutely stunning, I love everything about your work of art.
    Your sentiment is just what I need to finish a card for my daughters friend who has just had a kidney transplant, thank you so very much for the inspiration.
    Margaret xxx

  28. Morning John

    At first I thought you were paying tribute for the 4th July then realised there wasn't any blue

    Lovely bright card and I think the rose buds are so sweet

    June x

  29. Morning John, love it, I think the colour combination is great and really makes the card stand out.

  30. Hi John
    Very pretty card but not a colour combo I would use without adding in another colour too.

  31. Hi John. Love this colour combo (I usually use this one for Christmas). I am not surprised everyone likes that die, I think it is fab.


  32. Rose in Chester6 July 2017 at 12:39

    Hi John,
    RIGHT UP MY STREET! With the colours and dies/composition. Fabulous card!
    Hugs, Rose

  33. Lovely card. That little bit of red makes such a difference.

  34. Love those dies and the card is beautiful

  35. Hi John
    Gorgeous card today love everything real eyecatcher
    Have a good day

  36. two words from me today john "WOW STUNNING"

  37. Hi John,I love the colour combination,very pretty card,and very appealing.Stay healthy and happy Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

  38. Stunning I love the "pop" of red

  39. Stunning John a splash of red makes it pop love the flower buds
    Thank you
    Love June horrocks xxxxx

  40. Hi John, A very sumptuous card, I love red and white together it always looks fresh.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  41. Hi John this is a stunning card I love those dies and the colours work perfectly. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  42. Hi John,
    what a very stunning card and those dies have been used to perfection.
    Love the pop of red it's so pretty and gorgeous.
    Your flowers are so pretty and very stunning, and your pins are gorgeous too.
    This would make an excellent Ruby Wedding Anniversary card.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

  43. Stunning. I love the colour combination and often use it for dramatic effect. Really stands out.
    Hope you're having a great day.
    Crafty hugs,
    D xx

  44. There is green foliage on the card,

  45. John this is stunning and i love it with the red.
    Just enough colour to make it stand out and the rose buds
    and bow are a perfect finishing touch.

  46. Hello John,
    I really like this card and it's interesting to started with the rosebuds and went from there!
    Love the stick pins too! Just right!
    Love Myra x

  47. I really like your pop of color. Lovely design.

  48. Hi John Avery pretty card I love the colour combination the flowers and those gorgeous dies

  49. A beautiful card John. Thank you for sharing.