Sunday, 29 July 2018

Waste not your Poinsettias...

Happy Sunday,

A simple card today made almost totally form waste pieces.  I kept all the waste from making my media plate frames and used them here, with the poinsettia die and matching stamps set, to make the card.

The background is a piece i cleaned my brayer on, the centre a piece cut form making an oval frame and the poinsettia stamped and cut form another brayer cleaned piece.

The simple addition of the swirl ivy cut in silver mirror card and a couple of hatpins and finished.

I have to say this is one of my favourite cards and colour schemes and all by accident!



  1. I wish mine would hurry up and arrive, but it still says processing on my hochanda account. I do so want to have a play with the stamps and dies.

  2. Good morning John Fabulous Christmas card the background & colours are lovely & the poinsettias beautiful Wish my accidents turned out like this!

  3. Hi John.
    Thank you a lovely card, thank you for all the great shows.
    Take care Kitty.

  4. Hi John, This is absolutely beautiful,everything about it is absolute class and elegance.I am still waiting for the stamps to arrive but I am thrilled with the poinsettia dies.Have a great day,stay healthy and happy Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

  5. A stunning card today John love it must get a Breyer
    Thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxxxx

  6. Morning John, you are the King of waste in the nicest possible way, this is an absolutely stunning creation love the colours, sentiment and the poinsettia, in fact love all of it, brilliant.

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

  7. Hi John
    A beautiful card. A very happy accident with waste.
    B xx

  8. Absolutely gorgeous, John. Wish I could be with you and Mrs Duck today - I know everyone will have a great day.

    Anne (Northampton)

  9. Great card, who knew waste items could look so lovely.


  10. I can see why it’s your favourite John, it’s beautiful.
    Annette x

  11. Morning John,
    Beautiful card.

  12. Hi John

    Beautiful card, so often the best creations happen by accident!!

    Heather R Oxfordshire

  13. A gorgeous card created by accident Brilliant!
    Congratulations to your new designer (ooh her name has just pinged out of my head - is it Melanie?) Her creations- especially her flowers - are stunning

  14. A gorgeous card made from waste, wish mine could be so good!

  15. Looks wonderful xx

  16. A beautiful card today John. Love it. Had a play with my Poinsettia die and stamps last night plus the gold spray finish. Am very pleased with them. Will try out the other dies today. I am sure everyone at the Coventry Workshop are enjoying their day. Take carexxx

  17. Hello John,
    This is a gorgeous card today, I love the "sweep" of blue on the background card which I know is purely accidental. Wish my "waste" could be turned into something like this. Have a good day.
    love Maureen x

  18. What a happy accident. My 'waste' is not nearly so inspiring. You are truly a good environmentalist. Love the new packaging.
    Have fun today, John,
    Stephanie K

  19. Wish my waste card making scraps looked this good. You plan well when you craft to make this happen. Enjoyed your shows on Hochanda.

  20. Lovely card, not played with the media plates yet. I was wondering the best way to store the plates after use. Thanks Helen

  21. Hi John. What a really stunning card today - who would have thought that it had been made entirely out of scrap pieces! Love the font of the sentiment.


  22. What an amazing card, John.

  23. Hello John,
    I just love blue and this must be one of my favourite cards! It’s gorgeous! It’s amazing to think you made it from “ waste”.
    I’m very late but off to bed now!
    Hope you had a lovely weekend albeit a busy one!
    Love Myra x

  24. Marie P. from Longridge30 July 2018 at 10:19

    A stupendous card John. I'm now sure that you could make at least 50 cards from the contents of my waste bin. I may try later.(not to make 50 lol).
    Have a great day everyone.
    Marie P.

  25. That’s beautiful. My order is still showing as processing and I ordered within the first 5 minutes!!