Email ME

Email ME
I love to hear from you! Please email me for any questions I am unable to reply to comments

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Cobalt Dorado...

Happy Wednesday,

Today I am running a dabble day at Crafty Corner at Breedon Priory for the ladies who attend my Monthly workshop there.  I have loads of crafty things for us to play with so it should be a really fun day!

Another card from last weekends takeover shows this time back to one of my favourite foundation card colours Cobalt.

I stared by cutting the Dorado gemini die and the outside cutting edge into a piece of coconut white foundation card on each side.

Next I used the outline die form the other side to cut the central panel in cobalt.

I embossed a panel of the cobalt with the linea leaves 5x7 embossing folder and highlighted the embossing with Pearl Lustre metallic gilding polish.  This gives such an effective look and is so easy to achieve.

Next I cut the centre 2 dies from the Tessa frame and tags die in coconut white foundation card and added a backing of more of the white.  I cut the central die in the set in cobalt and stamped the fallaway piece in the centre with the sentiment form my Lily of the Valley elements clear stamp set.

I simply added a strip of blue white seam binding and a messy bow to finish.



  1. Hi John.
    Thank you a lovely card.
    Have fun Kitty.

  2. Fabulous card John. Sounds like you're going to have a great day at Breedon Priory. Would love to join you but can't.
    Have a great day.
    Happy crafting.
    D xx

  3. Hi john
    what a stunning card love the colours and the dies thank you for sharing your stunning cards xxxx

  4. Good morning John wow what a stunning card and the colours and design
    Are wonderful

    Have a lovely day
    Debs xx

  5. Hi John
    A Beautiful card.Enjoy your day.

  6. Absolutely beautiful John, love the cobalt blue.
    Annette x

  7. Morning John what a fantastic card, the cobalt colour really does suit this creation, with the white stamping, love the words. Enjoy yourself with your lovely monthly ladies group, I bet it will be laughter all the way today.

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

  8. Gorgeous card, love the colour combination.


  9. Good morning John this is a stunning card. I love the design and the dies are amazing. Enjoy your day today it sounds like lots of fun. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  10. Hi John, I love this cobalt blue card must get some. Enjoy your day sounds better than mine - food shopping! Love Rosemarie X

  11. Beautiful card John. Enjoy your day
    Marion S x

  12. Good morning John and crafters all,
    This is a stunning card, really enjoyed watching you make this on Hochanda.
    I am patiently waiting for my order to arrive.
    John can you tell me which programme you were going to make the stand(easel) for the backs of your cards on, this was said when you where on with Dave Bradford.
    Love and crafty hugs to all
    Tina T xxxx

  13. Love the cobalt card. It makes such a difference using gilding polish on an embossing folder - really highlights everything.
    Have a good day.

  14. Morning John

    I love this stunning card!

    June x

  15. Morning John,
    A beautiful card today I love the colours also.
    Enjoy your dabble day

  16. Hi John
    A beautiful card. Enjoy the dabble day, sounds like good fun.
    B xx

  17. A beautiful card to cheer up this dreary day.

    Have a lovely day everyone
    Helen xx

  18. This is a gorgeous card. In fact, I made one on Monday that was based on this design John, and I'm really pleased with it. Thank you for such a great idea!

  19. Wow, that's just beautiful John, wish I was dabbling with you today.
    Chris xx

  20. Morning John, a gorgeous card, enjoy your day with all your lovely ladies.
    Nancyd xx

  21. Morning John,
    Lovely card, have a great day playing.

  22. Love the background here, John. I have a morning making lace today.

    Anne (Northampton)

  23. Love this card John
    Thanks June horrocks xxxxx

  24. Hi John. Lovely card. Have a great day with the ladies at Breedon. SueL x

  25. Hi John, Gorgeous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  26. Hi John very nice card. Enjoy your dabbling love from Jackie xx

  27. Hi John,
    another BEAUTIFUL card - and I'm not a blue person (but I'd be over the moon to receive something like this).
    Hugs, Rose

  28. Good Morning John have fun at your craft class, and this card is really striking love the bold blue to. hugs Shirleyxxx

  29. Hi John,
    Gorgeous card, the cobalt colour is great and with the gilding polish looks very elegant.
    Thanks for sharing,

  30. Hi John what a gorgeous card I love it!

  31. Hi John what a gorgeous card I love it!

  32. This comment has been removed by the author.

  33. Hi John. Another blue and white card, you really are spoiling me. I love the way you have created the central blue panel using a die, good idea.


  34. Hi John another great card, highlights the dies beautifully and the colour combination is a classic.

  35. Hi John
    Another lovely card and the pearl lustre just sets off the embossed leaves a treat.

  36. John this is gorgeous and you have given me inspiration to get those dies out as i am ashamed to say i have them and never used them.
    I just love the detail down each side and the cobalt colour
    shows the detail up beautifully.

  37. I saw this fab card at your HOCHANDA-presentaion and I love it. FANTASIC job, John :-)

  38. Beautiful stunning card John, brilliant shows on Hochanda. Thank you so much Jenny Isle of Wight.

  39. Gorgeous card john x its stunning x
    Theresa w x

  40. Beautiful card John. Thank you for sharing this. Have been using the Bora Bora die today and very pleased with it.

  41. Eh up John
    Marvellous card, especially as it uses the fab cobalt card.
    Did think when I saw the title, that was your cowboy name lol!
    Ang x