Monday, 3 July 2017

Late Again...

Happy Monday,

We had such a great time in Bournmouth and Poole with the ladies at Craft Lockers this weekend we decided to stay and extra day and enjoy the sunshine!  So please acept my appologies for the blog being late! 

Im sharing today another card made with the Feathers from Spellbinders (sorry Mrs Duck) nad this is a card that I saw in my head before comitting it to card.  I woke up one morning last wek wondering how the feathers would look made into a wreath and here is the result!

I stared by cutting the largest trellis circle die ( from the tonic trellis set) into a peice of blue grey pearl card ( from my recent Limetree crafts haul) I then added some crystal corners from Creative Expressions and added a layer of white nehind with foam tape.

Next I cut a circle with the die in the dset and aded alternating feathers in the blue grey and white arroud the circle.  I finished with a stamped sentiment on a smaller circle of the white surounded by stick on crystals.

Different but hopefully interesting at least!



  1. Hi John, so glad you enjoyed your weekend and you took the extra day to just enjoy. Not sure about the feathers, will have to look at them for a while, but love the colours you have used. Love Rosemarie X

  2. Good morning John,
    Fantastic card, great background, I am liking this use of the feathers better on todays card.
    I love the Trellis Die, I am really tempted to buy this set. I am trying hard not to spend BUT!!!!
    Glad you took some "me time" you deserve it.
    Have a great day
    Patricia xxx

  3. Hi John, glad you did wake in the night, this card is amazing.
    Annette x

  4. Love this card John the colours are great feathers brill
    Love June horrocks xxx

  5. Morning John, oh this is worth the wait, I love it - note to myself, buy the feather die - I really do like this one, your a clever sausage aren't you ha ha!! I wonder what the embossing folder is that you have used behind, it goes so well.

    So pleased you had a great time in Poole, I saw all the photo's of fb, looks like everyone had such a great time.

    Enjoy your restful last day.

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

  6. Morning John a lovely catd but im not too sure about the feathers.
    Catherine 💕

  7. You're taking a risk upsetting Mrs Duck again, John!
    I love this card. It would look good with flowers as well.

    Anne (Northampton)

  8. John. Yet again you have created a stunning card. I like how you have used the feather. I am so glad you enjoyed your workshop and took some time out to have me time. Hazel x

  9. Hi John. As you say, different but interesting! Those feathers are very realistic aren't they? Glad you had a good weekend. xxx

  10. Hi John
    Glad you had a great weekend. Fabulous colours on this card.
    B xx

  11. Like the colours and trellis on this card Johnbut not sure about the feathers (sorry) Pleased you had a good time in Poole. Joycex

  12. Stunning card - I'm not sure I'd have thought about a feather wreath but it really works. (Sorry Mrs Duck). Glad you had a good weekend. It's a fabulous area especially when the weathers good.
    Crafty hugs,
    D xx

  13. Good morning John
    Wow a really super card today my trellis dies only arrived late last week due to a delay but fear not I have had a play already!
    You have again given me more inspiration this morning thank you so much.
    Pleased you had a great weekend and even more so you are having an extra me day good for you enjoy yourself.
    Margaret xxx

  14. Morning John, a great card love the Lattice Circle, but not sure about the feather wreath though.

  15. Love this idea , love this card
    Elaine H X

  16. This was a stunning card until - oops I'm with Mrs Duck on this one - sorry but for me a few flowers would have been the icing on the cake but I'm not into the feathers.

    Love and hugs
    Helen xxx
    Ps glad you had a lovely relaxing day - its good to see the sunshine occasionally.

  17. Eh up John
    Arrrrgh, what are you trying to do to me lol! I wake up thinking "what's for breakfast?" Not "how shall I use that feather die?" lol!
    Love the grey card, great purchase.
    Safe travels back.
    Ang x

    PS...... don't get thinking about sticking feathers around a poinsettia for a Christmas theme or I'll take you across my knee lol!

  18. Hi John. Nice idea, but still not too sure about the use of the feathers, sorry.


  19. Hi John
    Yippee more feather ideas ! (Sorry Mrs Duck)
    Different, I think it works well but we all have different tastes.

  20. Morning John,
    Not sure about the feathers, do like the card.

  21. Well you have really split the nation on this one John with your use of the feather die. Interesting concept - I think I will sit on the fence on this one though!! love from Jackie xx

  22. great card John ,don't know about the feathers but the rest of the card is fab ,Laura O

  23. Hello John,
    I love today's card , feathers and all!! I've been having a chuckle to myself about Mrs D and the feathers! Maybe not around a Poinsettia but what about a Christmas tree made of feathers!! ??
    So pleased you had a lovely weekend!
    Love Myra xx

  24. Hi John, What a novel idea !! I love the trellis circle, and the feathers look amazing !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  25. Hi John what a lovely card, Glad your having a great time I love Bournemouth and Poole and hate coming back as well.
    I have a feather die so think I will be trying this out.
    Have a lovely day

  26. My goodness John, what are you doing to Mrs. Duck?!!! Lovely card design even with the wreath of feathers.

  27. Hi John.Lovely colour card,not to sure about the feather wreath,they remind me more of dream catcher feathers,and the circle would be ideal for that.Glad you enjoyed your weekend bet it was nice to have a day for yourself.Take care and stay happy and healthy,Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

  28. Another stunner John xx this is truly gorgeous xx

  29. Another stunner John xx this is truly gorgeous xx

  30. What a gorgeous card. Love the colour.

  31. Hi John this is a stunning card I love how you have used the dies. I am so pleased you had a lovely time in Bournemouth and Poole the weather was certainly good. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  32. Hi John

    I can no longer see a feather without thinking of Mrs Duck and now the added image of her threat if you used said feathers around a poinsettia!!

    I really do like this card and have warmed greatly towards today's use of the feathers!

    June x

  33. Love the colour John and the beautiful card stock you have used. Beautiful card.
    Love Valxxx

  34. I love the idea of creating the wreath BUT I think these feather dies are too "solid" I love this Limetree card

  35. First of all i must appologise for not commenting on
    your gourgeous creations over the last few days.
    I have been in and out of A&E all weekend being ill and am so tired so i hope you don't mind me catching up on one post.
    Todays cards is absolutely goegeous and so very elegant and definately one of my favourites.
    i am totally in love with this card and could look at it all day long.

  36. Hi John
    I've missed a couple of days posts. I don't know why as I'm sure I didn't sleep through 3 days. I must say I didn't know Poole has a craft shop. My sister in law told me a few years ago there was one in the shopping centre by the bus station but I never found it. I'll look it up online,
    Love the last few days cards especially Saturdays.

  37. Lovely card John (apart from the feathers). Love the colour card and must look for that on Saturday if you haven't bought it all before I get there. Hope you enjoyed your extra day in Bournemouth and Poole. I have a cousin living in Poole. Take carexx

  38. Another lovely card John. Glad you had a nice time in Bournemouth and Poole. You come up with so many great ideas - do you ever lose your mojo?