Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Final Scheduled Post... & Workshop News!

Happy Tuesday,

Well today should see us all back and hopefully tanned and refreshed!  So this should be the last of the shorter, scheduled, posts!

I've saved another of my faves from the shows a couple of weeks ago for today!

Sue Wilson's Dies
Delicate Daisies Full Petals
Delicate Daisies Open petals
Fern Trio
Couture Creations Grand Weave Embossing folder
Milk and Duck Egg foundation card
Light Blue seam binding

The other brilliant bit of news is now that the new release of Sue's dies is finally here I can release the pictures of the projects I am making in the workshop I am holding at Creative Expressions in Kettering on Thursday!  There are a few places left if you want to get a chance to either do a workshop with Me or your first chance to get to play with Sue New Release dies.

The workshop is 2 hours long (at least if not longer the way I can chat) and costs £20, places can be booked through Tracey at Creative Expressions on 01536 481778 during office hours.  In the workshop you will make both the card and the box using the Scandinavian collection, Gilding Flakes, Distress Ink, Gilding Wax and my favourite Vintage Gold card!  You will also get to use the new Ivy die which is one of my favourites from the new launch.

I will also be holding a full workshop day with three different projects on January 27th I will release pictures of those projects next week and you will be able to either attend the morning, afternoon or all day session.  Details to follow.



  1. Hi John. Great first card, I love the contrasting colours and the wreath. Sues new dies are gorgeous, once again she has hit the nail on the head. You are so lucky to get to play with them all and the second card and box are lovely. I wish I could get to a workshop with you. Any chance of holding some in the Oxford area? I hope you have a safe journey home. Take care.

  2. Hi John
    What a Stunning Wreath, I Love The Colours You've Used And The Fabulous Flowers Just Awesome Thank You So Much For Sharing.
    Hugs From Sam x

  3. Hi John, love the colour and layout of the first card. And the second card with the box is beautiful, the new dies look stunning. Have a safe trip back, hope you had a brilliant time. Bx

  4. Good morning John oh boy where to start your card with the wreath is gorgeous. I love what you have created for your workshop I so wish I could be there. Unfortunately I have to work. Have a safe journey back home. Hugs Jackie

  5. Stunning card today, wish I could attend your workshop but I'll be at work-got to pay for all these new dies somehow!!


  6. Hi john
    What a beautiful card, wish I could attend your workshops but unfortunately I live too far away down here in Hampshire.

  7. Hi John, this was one of my favourite cards that you did too. gorgeous use of the fern die. Love the colour of the card too!

    Hope you got back safe and well and good luck with your classes the card and box is a beautiful creation, only wish I could join you lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  8. Hi John,
    Such a beautiful card ...love the wreath style and the colours. Wish I lived further south would have loved to have come to your workshop. The box and card are stunning.
    Hope you had a safe journey home.

    Love Sheila xx

  9. Morning John,
    Hope you had a good journey home. Love the design of your first card, but I'm not getting the true colours on my screen it's showing a more of a yellow and murky mauve, so I'll just have to imagine the right colours. The box and card look lovely, hope the day goes well.

  10. Good morning John,
    i do love your wreath style of card as the fern die has made a beautiful full wreath. Not sure that i would have chosen your colours but it has given me an insight as to how they look together which is different from what i would have imagined. I LOVE your second card with the fire of the gilding flakes and the beautiful die cut on top with the ivy, it looks soooooo pretty. The antique or soft gold of the card just looks so right with it and makes it look expensive. Thank you John for your lovely ideas and i hope you have enjoyed your holiday. Sorry i couldn't come yesterday but computer had packed up,
    crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village)

  11. both of these cards are stunning and the box too!

  12. Hello John, hope you are feeling refreshed and you've got a lovely tan after your holiday.
    Today's cards are beautiful, I love the beautiful wreath you've created, with the fern dies, and the card and box you have showcased for your workshop are just gorgeous. sorry I'm too far away to join you would've loved the experience. Brenda

  13. Lovely cards John, looking forward to seeing your ideas with Sue's new dies.
    Lynne x

  14. All beautiful creations John. Hope your hols were good and Mum and Ant enjoyed as I,m sure they did.

    See you soon, xxxxx

  15. Love the wreath effect with the fernery. I just ordered the solid daisy dies to go with my open ones - couldn't buy them together.

  16. Hello John, I really like the same colour card as the embossing folder truly makes the card. Hope you are well rested and set up for the Christmas season.
    X Ros

  17. Oh, these are lovely. Bet you have had fun, playing with dies no-one else had seen. Really tests your creativity.
    Janice W

  18. Hi John, what beautiful projects- you are so creative- really love what you have done x x x

  19. Eh up John. . . . .thank goodness, no more sailing related greetings!
    Love both cards but the first is showing teal and yellow with bright blue ribbon so not sure that its showing its true colours.
    Hope you've had a great time.
    Ang x

  20. Love this card and the colours, these dies are the ones I purchased from C&C so must have a go at making this one - when are you back on our screens after your holiday?

  21. Hi John,
    Really like today's offerings, especially the gilded card/box lid.
    And the more one looks at the blue one, the more beauty one sees (at least I do).
    HAGD, Rose

  22. Both of them are WOW! Sue's new dies are magnificent Just wish I could splurge more often I only have a couple from the 1st collection! But I do love to see how they're used I wish I could drive and get to Kettering -such a reasonable price too Any chance of teaming up with Kim and do one in WGC!

  23. Two fab cards and box - wish I could come to Ketterimg but rather a long way for a couple of hours but wish you all the luck - can't believe where the time has gone - only seems like yesterday you were saying you wouldn't be around for a couple of weeks - hope you had a good un' xx GailT xx

  24. Hi John,
    love your creation today.
    The colour scheme is amazing, and another superb design as usual.
    fab idea with the ferns.
    Wish I lived nearer to Kettering as I would love to attend the workshop.
    Crafty Regards. Jenny L.

  25. well aren't you moving up in the world,holding workshops .ah no! I am delighted for you only wish I lived in England so I could go ,Fab card and lucky you to get a chance at Sue's fab new dies LOVE THEM all.Laura O