Monday, 30 July 2018

Holly in Gold...

Happy Monday,

Firstly I want to start by saying a Massive Thankyou to everyone has sent me such wonderful supportive comments on my new range by email on the blog comments and on facebook.  AS a crafter it is so special to know that others crafters enjoy using what I design as much as i do!

There will be quite a lot of samples coming out over the new couple of weeks as I want to share as much inspiration as possible before the launch of the next set of Christmas dies.

Today I am sharing a card made with the Holly and Ivy frame I just love the classic swirls in this die.  I simply cut the die into a rectangle of crisp white card as it has no outside line you can make the outside as narrow or wide as you want.  Next I cut this in gold mirror card and offset this slightly behind the white version.

Next I added this to a sheet of acetate and foam mounted it over a panel embossed with the snow embossing folder from Crafts Too.

I cut the sentiment, included in the set, in white and the gold mounting the white again slightly offset behind the white. I added this to the acetate on the front so it appears to float on the card.

I stamped the Poinsettia stamp onto vellum in god, izink pigment ink and cut it out with the matching die set.  I made up a folder as shown and added white micro beads in the centre.  I added this over a twist of white silk ribbon with a bow of fine gold satin ribbon.

A few layers of the white and gold and finishes!

JND Holly and Ivy Frame Die
JND Poinsettia Stamps
JND Poinsettia Die
Crafts Too CTFD3115 Snowflake embossing folder



  1. Morning John, a very elegant card, love the gold as an offset shadow behind the white. Have a good day everyone. Bx

  2. Hi John.
    Thank you a beautiful card.
    Have fun Kitty.

  3. Good morning John Wow a stunning card it's just beautiful & elegant

  4. Morning John, oh this is gorgeous, I remember seeing one on Hochanda similar to this one or it could have been the same one and I was blown away with it, I am hoping my whole collection will be here this week and I can have a play I would love your permission to try this one for myself - got a little idea for it too.

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

  5. Oh WOW John, this card is absolutely stunning. I love everything about, so elegant and beautiful. I was wondering about buying the embossing folder you have in the background, I’ve just decided it’s a must have.
    Annette x

  6. Absolutely gorgeous John. It’s a lovely range of goodies.

  7. Hi John
    A lovely card, stunning poinsettia.
    B xx

  8. What a gorgeous card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  9. Love this John...just waiting for my die so I can get playing xxxx

  10. John this is stunning this would make a beautiful wedding card the die is beautifully
    You deserve all the great feedback you get you are gifted kind and you share your gift
    Thank you love June Horrocks xxxxxx

  11. Morning John,
    Stunning card.

  12. Gorgeous card John, Loving the new dies and your gel mat stamps. They have gone on my must have list. :)

  13. Hi John, I love this card, it is ust so elegant and beautiful.

  14. Hi John wow! I love this card simple elegant & very classy x

  15. Hello John,
    This is fabulous. Your dies are so gorgeous that it'll be hard to make a rubbish card - but rest assured, I shall try ha ha.
    love Maureen xx

  16. Love all of this elegant and the finest of gold layer is perfect any wider I realised would have drawn the eye away from the frame,clever John x

  17. A beautiful card John. Very classy. Thank you for all your inspiration. Enjoying my new dies and stamps. Hope you are taking it easy today after your busy week. Take carexxx

  18. An elegant card in gold and white.

  19. Hi John, Absolutely stunning,and very typical John card.You deserve all the acclaim you get,you work hard for it but also bring products and ideas we all love,so Thank you.Have a good day stay healthy and happy,Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

  20. How elegant John, completely stunning, Kate x

  21. Stunning JOHN I love that you’ve used gold as the shadow rather than use it as the focal colour

  22. Hi John. I absolutely love this frame die. It makes such an ornate card without too much effort. Just my sort of thing.



  23. OH WOW John this is totally gorgeous and so very elegant, i am really loving your new dies x

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