Sunday, 29 October 2017

We three kings...

Happy Sunday,

Today I am back on the road again for the Ansty workshops in conjunction with Mrs Duck!  This is the last one of the year and they will return in Late January 2018!

Todays card is made using the wavy plaque and the festive silhouette clear stamp set.  If you ignore the backing card its really simple.

I inked the wavy plaque with blue green and honey coloured izink inks and simply brayered over the plate to soften and blend the inks.  I stamped this as it was with no additional shading or stamping to give the impressions of the dessert.

I then simply stamped the three kings ( or wise men however after living in spain I always think of 3 kings at christmas)  in black ink over this with the star they are following!

The reminder of the card is made using leftover dice cuts in scratch art sanded back and a series of frames all designed to make the simplicity of the image have the impact!



  1. Good Morning John, this is amazing, a very simple card to make which is what I like, and I like the way you have made the matting and layering and frames on it too.

    Have a wonderful time with Mrs Duck at Anstey today.

    I am off to do a Hellen and Martine workshop today so I will say hello to them for you.

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

  2. Hi John
    So stunning very simple but looks amazing.

  3. Hi John.
    Thank you, a lovely card.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  4. Morning John, a very simple but effective card.
    Nancyd xx

  5. Good morning John great card. Have a good time today love from Jackie xx

  6. Hi John
    A beautiful card, I love the simplicity of the image.
    B xx

  7. Lovely card John,good one for the men.Have a good day with Mrs Duck.

  8. A great card, John. Hope you and Ang have a great day.

    Anne (Northampton)

  9. A lovely card John. I always think of three Kings too - even though I've never lived in Spain! xxx

  10. Beautiful card John. Have a great day.
    Marion S

  11. Hi John,
    what a very wonderful card, and your design is brilliantly created as usual.
    Love your wonderful image and all the wonderful elements that make this card so beautiful.
    Hope you have a wonderful time today wish I was there.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

  12. Morning John,
    Lovely card, hope you have a good day with Ang.

  13. Morning John, not sure about the black mount but have to admit it does make the image pop

  14. Just love the 3 kings stamp John. Have a great day.
    Love Valxxx

  15. Love the three kings thanks John love june Horrocks xxxxx

  16. Beautiful card John. Love the colour combo too, it really stands out. Hugs Rita xxx

  17. Super easy card with little effort for great effect. Enjoyed your shows on Hochanda. Your inky hands made me laugh. Yesterday, my hands looked like yours after a day of sponging color on my Thanksgiving cards. Wish I had some of your lemon scented wet wipes.

  18. Gorgeous card today John. Talk this week if you can, xxx

  19. Hi John this is a stunning Christmas card I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  20. Hello John,
    Stunning card. My late brother's favourite carol was "We Three Kings" and that's how we've always referred to them. Hope you've had a great time with Ang but don't wear yourself out before Northallerton - not long now - yippee!!!
    Maureen x

  21. Hi John, A gorgeous card !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  22. Hi John Stunning card I love the colours you have chosen for the desert background so effective

  23. Love everything about the card. Hope your workshop was as much fun as ours was.

  24. Hi John. I have to agree that the three kings always make a great Christmas Card and the silhouette images make a really dramatic scene, fab-u-lous (I have just been watching Strictly)


  25. Love the card today John. Looks easy to do. Thank you. If anyone wants to know the Wet Wipes John uses come from Wilko. They are very good especially for getting your hands clean. Hope you and Ang had a good day today. Take carexxx

  26. Eh up John
    I think of Kings too as in the "We 3 Kings" carol, especially the version about ladies underwear and no elastic lol!
    Love how you have framed the scene.
    Another great day with a lovely group of gals.
    Ang x

  27. Marie P. From Coppull.30 October 2017 at 11:33

    Fabulous card John, Hope you had a good day yesterday. Thank you for sharing

  28. Hello John,
    I’m so sorry but I was too tired to do this last night! I love your card and it’s simplicity . We say Wise Men but they may well have been Kings to travel so far and with expensive Gifts!
    Thank you and sorry I’m late! Hope you had a great day!
    Love Myra xx