Monday, 13 March 2017

Rippled Jessica...

Happy Monday,

Sorry todays post is late for some reason it didn't go live! As I was in Norfolk yesterday running a workshop for a lovely group of ladies and a gent I missed that this had not posted!

Todays card uses the rippled striplet as a background the brilliant thing about this die is that it can stack down a piece of card to make a background where all the edges line up.  I will be demoing g this technique on Hochanda soon.

Once I had made the background in duck egg blue foundation card I then cut the centre out using the outline die from the jessica frames and tags die.  I then added 2 of the stitched flags over the 'hole' and then added back the cut piece on top.  I framed this by cutting the detail die in the jessica in french navy and added this around the cut piece.

I made up 3 of the chrysanthemum flowers in coconut white with duck egg centres and arranged these around the edge on a set of the whisky fronds die cuts in cobalt.

A classic card but I love the colours!



  1. Good Morning John.. Beautiful card, worth the wait. You have been busy the past few days, really enjoyed your shows... Wendy

  2. Morning John, beautiful card that is what came to mind too well worth the wait.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Lovely card with beautiful flowers.
    Elaine H X

  4. Beautiful card John in great colours and those flowers are gorgeous.
    Marion S x

  5. Great card John, I love the flowers and the colour combo. Love Rosemarie X

  6. Hi John
    Love your choice of colours and that background striplet die is gorgeous x x x

  7. Gorgeous, loving these flowers, xxx

  8. Morning John,
    Stunning card today, I love the colours as well.
    Best go babysitting duties today, might take the grandkids to the park ( haven't told their Grandad yet lol)
    Have a great day

  9. Good morning John! A stunningly beautiful card this morning. Thank you again for a wonderful workshop yesterday. I, and all my friends, enjoyed it immensely.
    Take care. Craft Owl by the Sea, north Norfolk.
    P.S. Thank you for remembering us in this morning's blog!

  10. So pretty and in my favourite colours

  11. Morning John,
    Lovely card.

  12. Stunner today John love it the dies are beautiful as are the flowers
    Thank you love June horrocks xxxxxxx

  13. What a clever use of the striplet die. A lovely card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  14. Better late than never John, wonderful card.
    Annette x

  15. Morning John, another super card today, looking forward to seeing the shows. Hope your weekend went well, you are so busy.

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

  16. Good morning John

    Love this delightful card but feeling a tad sorry for poor 'Rippled Jennifer' ;) lol

    June x

  17. Morning John, great card, and well worth waiting for,

  18. Rose in Chester13 March 2017 at 11:23

    Hi John,
    Lovely card, - she might be a bit rippled, but Jennifer looks delighful! :-)
    Hugs, Rose

  19. Good Morning John, a fabulous card this morning love the design and the diecuts. hugs Shirleyxxx

  20. Fantastic card, I have the Striplet. I love what you have done with it.
    I am mass producing my "flowers" at the moment. Once done I might have a go doing similar with your design l
    Patricia x

  21. Gorgeous card John. I really must get these flowers. Didn't think I needed them until we used them at the workshop. Changed my mind now. Thank you for sharing this. Looking forward to you demonstrating this on Hochanda

  22. Hi John I think I am going mad as I just commented on a card for a post which appeared on my phone . This was an Easter basket with greenery made from a flower die. Then this post appeared which has today's date on it and the one I wrote on has disappeared. Strange or spooky? Have I seen tomorrow's early?? Anyway back to this card and the super striplet background really makes the card. Love from Jackie xx

    1. Ignore me I'm going gaga...the card I commented on was Sue's!!

  23. Me Too love ❤️ love ❤️ the colors!!! Well Done!!!

  24. Hello John,
    A lovely card and the fact that it was late passed me by completely!! Careful Brenda and Patricia!!
    Love your colours and I'm afraid I've fallen for those flowers too and the foliage! From Fife to Norfolk in a week with Tv Shows in the middle is what I call busy John!
    Take care.
    Love and many thanks, Myra

  25. Good afternoon John this is a stunning card I love the design and the dies are perfect. Enjoy the rest of the day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  26. Disappointed that I could not watch your shows on hochanda. Seems something happened to the videos and they would not play except about 18 minutes of the first show.

  27. Hi John such a pretty card I love the way you've used the striplet and the flowers are gorgeous

  28. john this is absolutely beautiful, i love the colours
    and your flowers are gorgeous.

  29. John what was up with the Hochanda feed for your shows, could only see you for about 18 min then no you but I could still hear you but a little hard to see what you were doing!!!!!!

  30. Hi John love this card the colour is lovely and the flowers are devine .
    Catherine hugs .

  31. Hello John, a beautiful card, love the colours. Bx

  32. Eh up John
    Stunning card but does need a sentiment imho lol!
    The duck egg is lovely (I'm biased 🐥) and looks great with the navy and white.
    I didn't think I wanted this Striplet but...........
    As for the whiskey fronds lol?
    Ang x