Friday, 4 January 2019

Burgundy Swirl...

Happy Friday,

Firstly I have updated the Workshops page of the blog click the page to see where I will be for the next 6 months!

Another card today made using a mix of dies with my new Swirl Poinsettia stamp ( I was determined to be able to use this for projects other than christmas) and the Press cut Hexagon nesting dies which I just love.

I found this rich burgundy card - from Limetree Crafts I believe - when I was trying to sort out the new Craft Cave and had to stop tidying and do something with it!

I started by stamping my swirl poinsettia stamp in black ink onto the burgundy card.  I stamped the flowers twice and cut them out using the matching die.  I showed the flowers and using one of each size for each flower made up 6 different sized swirl flowers.  I added a pearl in the centre of each, I hate a flower without a definitive centre, and arranged these onto white pearl foliage cut with my swirl leaves ( from the Bee Balm collection)

I cut a set of frames using the burgundy, white pearl and black card using the press cut hexagons dies.  I ranged these to make the large frame using the cut out centres for the inset.  I stamped the sentiment, form Marinane, in sepia ink and offset the centre.

 I added some metal corners form my stash onto the set of mats and layers I used to  make up the card with the flowers sprayed in threes at opposing corners.

JND Swirl Poinsettia Stamps set
JND Poinsettia Die
JND Swirl Leaves
Press Cut Hexagon Nesting die set

Burgundy, Black and Pearl card form Limetree Crafts



  1. Hi John. Nice to see your blog today. The card is beautiful. The flowers look really good and I love the leaves. Look forward to your next blog.
    Annette x

  2. Hi John, a very classy and elegant card, love the colour combo. Have a good day everyone. Bx

  3. Morning John,, wow such a vibrant colour and perfect for this card sample, love it, yes I do, it shows off your swirl stamp and die set to perfection to, the close up photos really are good..... should I nickname you David Bailey..... The hexagons really complete the creation wonderfully too. Yes another winner.

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

  4. Hi John
    A lovely card. Great sentiment!
    B xx

  5. Beautiful colour and I love the card especially the poinsettias.

  6. A beautiful card JOHN The Poinsettia swirl stamps are on my Wish List
    I love how you’ve offset the focal element

  7. Eh up John
    Terrific card. I have some Limetree burgundy and its lovely.
    I'm with you that flowers need a centre lol!
    Be good.
    Ang x

  8. Gorgeous, opulent, splendid, xxx

  9. Gorgeous card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  10. Morning John.
    Great card, love the colour you have used.

  11. Lovely card John. I also have some of the Burgundy card. Apart from the sentiment I have all the components so will give this card a try. Thanks for updating the Workshop and demo list. Glad you will be at Newbury. Take carexxx

  12. Hi John

    Wow, what a stunning card for us today, chocolate box perfect!

    Heather R Oxfordshire

  13. Fabulous card John. Love the colours. Gill. Xx

  14. Hello John,
    A lovely card as was the previous one. It’s good to see you back blogging. Totally understand your reasons for the changes you have made! Life needs a balance. I hope you will be very happy in your new home.
    Love Myra x

  15. Hi John, Great to see you back again,Love the card and hope the new man cave gives you lots of inspiration.Stay healthy and happy Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

  16. Great card, reminds me of dark chocolate. I smiled when I read you had found this paper and had to stop what you were doing to make a card with it. A sign of a true card designer!

  17. That's a gorgeous card John - almost good enough to eat! xxx

  18. That’s a beautiful card Joh, love the colours x

  19. Hi John. Love all the elements of this card, however, not too sure of the colour choice. I wonder if it is not coming across so well on the laptop screen as everyone else seems to love it.


  20. Marie P.from Longridge5 January 2019 at 10:56

    Good morning John. A great card as always. Sorry to be a day late with my comment. Unfortunately I don't have the components for the card so will have to add them to my long wish-list.
    Hope you are settling into your new house.
    Marie P.

  21. Hello John,
    Lovely card today but like Lisbeth I'm wondering if my laptop is not showing the true colour.
    love Maureen x

  22. Love the card John glad to see you back again hope all went well with your move
    Love June horrocks