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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

a little more christmas...

Happy Wednesday,

I hope some of you were able to watch the shows on Hochanda over the last 2 days, if not and you want to view they are available on catch up HERE.  As the shows were a weekday WOW then the price remains at the offer price until Thursday night.

I thought you might not mind a few more christmas samples form the shows but I promise to return to normal less festive from saturday!

Todays card is a real mix of stamping and die cutting using the christmas rose clear stamp set as well as the Creative Expressions Christmas rose die set that matches.


I shared by stamping the large rose corner 4 times around a large square of bright white card and great embossing them with detail silver shine embossing powder.  Not I added the poinsettia border and frame cut in white and backed in steel pearl card.

I stamped the sentiment, from my stars and reindeer set in the silver and cut it out before mounting it in the centre.

I then stamped the outline stamps form my christmas rose set onto velum and embossed them with the silver powder.  I cut these out with the matching die set and shaped them on my stamping mat with a large ball tool.

I made 2 bows of dotted white ribbon from my stash and added these at opposing corners.

Finally I added some thin silver ribbon and arranged the roses, with crystals in the centre over the bows to highlight the sentiment and balance the card.

Enjoy...

50 comments:

  1. Morning John, the Christmas rose is a beautiful stamp, and it's nice there is a cutting die to match ( or vice versa). Hope your enjoying your weekday wow, as much as we are watching you xx

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  2. Lovely card John. Thanks for sharing.
    D x

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  3. A lovely card John the rose is stunning and could be used all year round xxx

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  4. Morning John, a beautiful card the stamps are fantastic and as Maria says the flowers could be used any time of year, loving your shows have managed to catch up with them all so far.
    Nancyd xx

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  5. Hi John
    Beautiful card in black and white, gorgeous stamps.
    Jan x

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  6. Hi John,
    Extremely Very Beautiful Thanks For Sharing....
    Hugs From Sam xxx

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  7. Morning John, yes I got to see some of the shows and loved them, your inspirational, and those stamps wow, love the Christmas rose and dies to match. This card I like very much, the colours are just right with the steel pearl cardstock, yes another winner. I love anything Christmas so would never get tired of all the cards and inspiration.

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

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  8. Hi John
    what a stunning christmas card love the colours and the dies and stamps thanks tracyw xxx

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  9. Hi John, the shows were great, love the card today, shows the stamps off so well. Bx

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  10. Hi John.I have recorded all your shows so that I can watch them at the weekend when I can really enjoy them. Love how you've mixed and matched your stamps with the CE ones, it just shoes how well they blend. Sue x

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  11. Loved your shows John,you are so inspirational.your new collection is lovely. Today's card as usual is beautiful. Joyce x

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  12. Hi John
    I'm going to have to watch catch up as I missed the shows yesterday. Your Christmas cards this year just get better and better!
    Anne M xxx

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  13. Hi John.
    Thank you once again for the two great shows, and great tips.
    take care and have fun Kitty.

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  14. Hi John, beautiful card. I love this rose as it can be used all year round. Love Rosemarie X

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  15. Morning John,
    I haven't managed to watch all of your shows yet, but love the demos I have seen so far.
    Enjoy your day
    Maggie

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  16. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love everything about it. You know me I have been making Christmas cards all year I never get tired of them. Your shows were amazing there was so much inspiration. Have a wonderful day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  17. What a lovely card John. Christmas roses are such beautiful flowers. I shall watch all the shows at the weekend.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  18. Stunning card, really lovely. I'll' be watching some of your shows tonight & the rest on Saturday-am looking forward to seeing them.

    Michele

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  19. Hi John, saw some of the shows. Really great ideas and stamps. Love the Christmas roses.
    Love Valx

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  20. Hi John
    Fabulous shows and great cards. Thank you for all the inspiration.
    B xx

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  21. I have the shows recorded and caught a few bits live - wonderful samples. Off to CE Towers today for Julia's workshop.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  22. Morning John, This card is gorgeous !! I managed to catch some of your shows, will be doing 'catch up' to see what I missed.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  23. Morning John,
    Lovely card.
    Lydia
    X

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  24. Beautiful card John. Loved your shows - keep them coming! Xx

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  25. Beautiful card that I'd make for close family Still need to watch shows Thank goodness for catch up OH out tomorrow night so will be able to sit down relax and enjoy

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  26. Wonderful card John, have ordered the Christmas rose set, cant wait for it to arrive

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  27. Hi John. What a very pretty card for today. I always think that silver and white make a very classy combination for both Christmas and for weddings. I love the way the roses have come out when stamped onto vellum. They look so realistic.

    Lisbeth

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  28. Hi John the shows I saw were brill. I love the catch up on Hochanda, I can watch while John is watching TV!!!!!
    So many ideas and got my mojo going again, thank you. xxx

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  29. Just beautiful John this card must make you feel very proud thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxxxx

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  30. Good Morning John oh wow that is truly stunning and I love the background its just smoking. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  31. Good morning John,
    I like this silver and white card flower as it looks really lovely and is not as hard with the grey card behind the die cuts as black does, softer on the eyes. Your new stamps are lovely looking and make for a pretty card or elegent and chic depending on the look you go for at the time. Thank you flower for such a pretty wake up call,
    love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil)

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  32. Gorgeous card John really loved the shows going to watch again as loved some of your ideas and stamps .
    I have not done any cards for a while but i must get these stamps and get back into my crafting thank you john xx

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  33. Hi John, The shows were fabulous,you are just getting tooo good. Missed out on the rose die,so hoping it will be available again before Xmas. Just love the cards you made and look forward to seeing more. Take care Love Barbara D xxx

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  34. Really beautiful card John! Excellent Show and tips as always ! Beautiful stamps!
    Love Myra

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  35. I enjoyed your shows on Hochanda. I always learn something from you. I especially like your Christmas Rose stamps and hope that I can get them from somewhere in the USA. I am pleased these stamps will work with Sue's dies, too.

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  36. Just love this card,John. Please keep showing us your ideas, I have bought the stamps now I need inspiration.
    Many thanks.

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  37. Hi John. The Christmas rose stamp is on my list, love your card, Catch up here I come.
    Maria x

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  38. Beautiful card John, love the Christmas Rose Stamp and I am sure it will be falling into my shopping bag very shortly, accompanied by the matching Die.
    Wendyx

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  39. Hi John,
    what a super design card.
    I love this fantastic design, and everything you have created it with it.
    Crafty Regards. Jenny L.

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  40. Hello John, this is a beauty,loving the colours and your stamps are gorgeous, stunning design, Kate x

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  41. Beautiful card John. I love the corner flower stamp. Hope you're back on Hochanda soon. xx

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  42. Loving the whole concept of the card. Luv jxxx

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  43. Love the card. Like everyone else find the Christmas rose stamp beautiful and the bonus is it can be used with Sue's dies. Very effective done with vellum.

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  44. Hi John

    This is a gorgeous card!

    June x

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  45. Beautiful card john x the rose stamps and dies look stunning x sadly missed 2 shows but thank goodness for catch up x
    Theresa w x

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  46. I love this card and those stamps are truly beautiful.
    I loved watching the shows too.

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  47. Stunning card John, love the monochrome look very stylish X X X

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  48. Eh up John
    Not mad for the double bow, I'm afraid but the rest of the card and the stamps are fantastic. All the sets were fab.
    Ang x

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