Saturday, 17 February 2018

Two Hearts

Happy Saturday,

Day 2 of the Crafters Companion road trip finds me today In the Chesterfield store so pop along and see what Im playing with!

Back to today and this is a card I made as a demo for the Hochanda shows earlier in the month but never got to!  I used the wonderful Izink spray dyes to make the paper for the inset hearts I love the intensity of the course and the effects you get from juts spraying the ink onto the card.

Cut the smaller stitch dot heart twice into a piece of ice silver lustre card.  Then cut 2 heart frames, again using the stitch dot hearts in black card and mounted these over the apertures I had created.  I cut the bird and branch in black and cutting off the birdhouse that comes with the die I added this across the top so that the hearts appear to be hanging from the tree branch.

To emphasise this I drew lines, using a thick black alcohol pen, from the branch to the hearts.



  1. Morning John, love this no frills beautiful card
    Nancyd xx

  2. HI John
    So simple but effective.Love it.

  3. Lovely card John.Enjoy your day in Chesterfield.

  4. A lovely card John. Looking forward to seeing what you're going to do today. xxx

  5. Love the bright colours of the inks. Lovely card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  6. Hi John
    I love this, would make a great anniversary card.
    B xx

  7. Great card John, love it.
    Like Barbara above, yes! it would make a super anniversary card.
    Have a good day
    Patricia x

  8. Morning John another gorgeous card, I love the way the hearts are hanging from the tree branch, I have a lovely die which when cut in silver mirror looks like a chain, I bet that would go nicely on there with the hearts hanging from it, see what you do to me John, things pop into my head whenever I see something.

    Thanks for the tip yesterday about the peacock feathers, on order xx

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

  9. Great card John. Enjoy the rest of your road trip
    Marion S x

  10. Very different for you John, but still lovely, xxx

  11. Hi John,
    me early for a change.
    what a super card and that colour you have created in the hearts is so beautiful and vibrant.
    Love those heart dies.
    As always your design is so super and fantastic.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

  12. A very effective card for all sorts of occasions Love it Have fun today

  13. A super card John
    Thank you june Horrocks xxxxxx

  14. Good morning John this is a stunning card I love it. The colours are so vibrant and the dies are fantastic. Enjoy your day it sounds fab I would love to visit one of their stores. I hope they open one down south soon. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  15. Hi John fabulous card I love the vibrant colours in the hearts

  16. Hi John. Another really striking card. Love the effect created with the spray inks.


  17. Stunning card John, fantastic colours.
    Have a good day,
    Maria x

  18. Your hearts look like they are glowing from a fire within them. Amazing.

  19. What a lovely card for a romantic occasion John.
    Love Valxxx

  20. Fabulous card. The colours really ‘sing out’.

  21. Lovely card today John. Brilliant idea. Hope you are having a good day. Take carexxx

  22. Hello John,
    Lovely card . So vibrant!
    Hope you are enjoying your Craftathon!
    Love Myra x

  23. Hello John,
    This is really striking. You'll be ready for a rest after tomorrow.
    Maureen x

  24. The izink colours are so vibrant.

  25. Lovely meeting you again at Crafters Companion Chesterfield store yesterday John, thoroughly enjoyed myself and learned so much, I'm just about my first Opera Box having bought it after the show. Many thanks it was superb

  26. Marie P from Longridge18 February 2018 at 11:55

    A beautiful card John. Vibrant is the right word I think.
    I hope you enjoyed your day yesterday.
    Hugs to all.
    Marie P.

  27. Gorgeous, love the firey hearts! Creative Blessings, Tracy x