Friday, 23 February 2018

White Gerberas...

Happy Friday,

I'm back on my travels today for the workshops today and the Mini Show at the Art of Craft in farnborough tomorrow.  There is the wonderful Jenny Mayes from Hobby Art as well as the fantastic Jane Smith so loads to see at the show!

Back to today and I thought id share this white on white card made using my new Gerbera Daisy collection.

I started by cutting the daisy lattice in ice silver lustre print card.  I extended the pattern by slotting the die back in lower down to turn the square panel into a rectangular one.  I spray glued this down to another piece of the ice silver card so that the pattern is looks like it is embossed rather than die cut.  I then cut this out with the press cut Stitch Dot rectangles which are the perfect size for this.  I next wrapped strips of organza ribbon arround this piece before matting and layering onto more of the white.

I cut the Gerbera Daisy die twice which gave 2 12 individuals flowers which I layered upon to look like Gerberas with a large outside set of pew talks and an inward turning smaller set of petals.  I used glue and white microbeads for the centres of the flowers.  I placed these on the junction of the crossed ribbon over a messy bow.  Finally I added 3 hat pins to accent the flowers and added stick on pearls in the centres of the gerbera panel.



  1. Morning John, oh what a gorgeous creation to wake up to this morning, I love white on white and this is no exception, I am waiting for my dies to arrive from Maxine, they are on their way so I can have a play.

    Enjoy your weekend crafting, I am off to a groovi workshop on Saturday and Martine and Hellen's workshop on Sunday so will be busy too.

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

  2. Morning John, a gorgeous card love white on white.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Morning John a stunning card very classy xx

  4. Gorgeous card John.white on white always looks elegant.

  5. So elegant John. My favourite combination, white on white. Like others, my dies are on the way, should be here any day soon, can’t wait.
    Annette x

  6. Gorgeous card John, love white on white
    Marion S x

  7. Hi John
    Love the white on white,I think this card would also be suitable as a wedding card.

  8. Hi John, a really beautiful card, love the white on white look, very classy. Have fun on your travels. Have a great day everyone. Bx

  9. Gorgeous! You can't beat white on white. Have a great weekend. I wish I lived near Farnborough! xxx

  10. Morning John,
    Lovely card, love this background die.

  11. Great card John. Oh so pretty.
    Enjoy Farnborough.
    Love Valxxx

  12. Absolutely gorgeous, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  13. Good morning John gorgeous card love the white on white it's always so elegant

  14. Hello John,
    A beautiful card once again! White on white is lovely , particularly with that lovely sheen.
    Have a great weekend! Hope Brenda doesn’t give you any trouble today! I’m kidding she is a very caring friend!
    Safe travel!
    Love Myra x

    1. I was very well behaved Myra. If you believe that you will believe anything😀

  15. Hi John
    Another lovely card made using your beautiful new Daisy collection, love it.

  16. Jeanette (Nettie) Job23 February 2018 at 11:35

    Beautiful card John flowers look so realistic xxx

  17. Good morning John
    I love this really elegant card. Don't ever worry about your new dies and products as they are fantastic! xx

  18. Hi John, Just love white on white and this card is sooo pretty.Have a great weekend and stay healthy and happy.Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

  19. Hi John this is a stunning card it is just so beautiful. I got my goodies from Mrs Duck she is very efficient. I am hoping to be at the shop tomorrow. I will try to say Hi but you know what it is like. Then we will be off to talk about wedding invitations. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  20. Beautifully designed card John, Kate x

  21. Hi John
    Gorgeous card again loving your new die collection
    Hug's Lynda xx

  22. Love this card John. Really enjoyed the workshop today. Thank you. See Myra is being really cheeky today. She must be feeling a bit better. See you tomorrow. Should be an interesting day. Take carexxx

  23. Another lovely card. Safe travels.

  24. Beautiful I am going to play with the Gerbera Daisy stamps and dies tomorrow

  25. Marie P from Longridge24 February 2018 at 19:45

    So Beautiful John. I think I may have to buy the die for the Gerbera Daisy even though I promised myself that I wouldn't buy any more. I do wish I could go to one of your shows but that is not possible as I don't go out alone. Are you planning any more videos in the near future?
    Hugs to all.
    Marie P.