Monday, 12 February 2018

Foiled and Flowered...

Happy Monday,

Today I have shows on Hochanda today at 10am, 3pm and 7pm with a wonderful mix of Press Cut Dies, some of my dies ( the new mini starflowers and the return of the starflowers themselves) and izink inks etc.  Today I thought I would share 2 cards I made for the shows using a mix of products form them as well as a sneaky bit of foiling as I really am loving playing with my GoPress hot foiling machine!

I decided to focus on the pink version and will detail the blue card later ion the week if I have space!

The main feature of this card that I love is the trellis and small flowers at the back.  I cut the panel die form my sandwich Box die set twice into a piece of rosa lustre card.  I then cut the new Mini Starflower die twice which gave me 12 of the little flowers which I have to admit I love.  I simply added these instead of my usual pearls at the junction of the filigree adding a stick on crystal in the centre.

I framed the background using the Press Cut notched rectangles using them to make a multilayer frames with Rosa and Ice Silver lustre card.

I added the large bow and the tag which I hot foiled the sentiment on!



  1. Mornings John, two fabulous cards and I love the pink one, have the recorder set for your shows looking forward to watching them when I get back in.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning John, so looking forward to your show's today and the new star dies, so love this pink card, the little flowers with the gem in certainly make it pop, I keep looking at the hot foil press but cannot succumb although it really does look lovely and professional.

    Catch you later on Hochanda.

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

  3. Good Morning John
    Two lovely cards ,just love those little star flowers on the pink card.Looking forward to the shows.

  4. Hi John.
    Thank you two lovely cards. The tv is all set to record.
    It is my day for the great grand children so it is playtime, tv comes later.
    Take care and keep warm Kitty.

  5. Lovely cards John.Love the pink one your new starflower dies really set it off. Recorder set as I’m out today.

  6. Lovely cards John. That background is so useful and love the little flowers. Looking forward to the shows though I’ll have to record the first two.

  7. Morning John,
    Beautiful cards, love them.
    At home today so will be watching when I can.
    Wishing you lots of sell outs
    Patricia x

  8. Lovely cards, the little flowers look great, thank you for the idea John. Looking forward to your shows.
    Annette x

  9. Love the trellis card the tiny flowers are so pretty thank you June Horrocks

  10. Great cards John, love the tiny flowers on the trellis. Looking forward to the shows.
    Marion S x

  11. A beautiful card looking forward to your show

  12. Hi John
    Beautiful cards. Looking forward to your shows.
    B xx

  13. Morning John,
    Pretty cards.

  14. Hi John,Absolutely beautiful,can't wait till 10am.Stay healthy and happy,Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

  15. Two great cards, John. Recorder is set for the shows.

    Anne (Northampton)

  16. Two gorgeous cards John. Love those little star flowers and how you have used them. Will be watching the first of your shows shortly. I am sure you will have a sell out. Take carexxx

  17. Gorgeous cards John, will try and catch your 3 pm show today but if not will watch on catch-up.

  18. Hi John. I will try to catch your shows this afternoon. Love the little mini starflowers and what you have done with them on the card. Not sure if I have the patience to make more then one card like this though.


  19. Just watched your first show John. Just live the shaped dies as you've used on today's card.
    Love Valxxx

  20. Gorgeous John great show too, love the shirt, xxx

  21. Gorgeous pink card. Just realised that I missed the first show. Better set the recorder now!

  22. Hello John,
    Lovely cards again today! I’ve watched the Show and what a great tip that was on how to make a perfect frame! Genius! So pleased I ordered Dies at the weekend. Looking forward to the rest of today’s Shows! I wonder if Mrs Duck succumbed and bought the notched Dies?
    Many thanks,
    Love Myra xx

  23. Hi John this is a stunning pair of cards. They looked very good on TV today. Your first show was brilliant I am all set up to watch the next show. I bet most of your stock will have gone. Keep up the good work. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  24. Hi John,
    I love both of the cards. They are perfect! Your new star flower dies are a great idea too.

  25. Hi John two lovely cards I've missed your shows as we wre travelling home from my daughters but will try to watch them on catch up

  26. Hi John,
    did manage to record 2 shows as I watch and record on Freeview so I don't get the 7pm one.
    Saw these beautiful cards on the show and they are so gorgeous and very stunning.
    Love the colours also.
    I had to sit on my hands for the 3pm show as I really wanted to buy everything but must show constraint. BOOHOO.
    Luckily my child minding finished at 3PM.
    I did try to access the 10AM show on my son's TV but he has sky and we couldn't find it.
    Loved those stamps also they look brilliant.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.