Thursday, 6 November 2014

Holiday Time

Happy Thursday,

I hd a wonderful time yesterday on Create and craft it was great to hear from you!  I really enjoyed the demo's and hope you all did too!

As I mentioned on Monday we are having a holiday for the next 2 weeks, the last 4 months have been manic for me and Mr Next Door with the move and the start of a new career for me.  WE had planned this holiday in Januray and it couldn't have come at a better time!  Hopefully by the time of reading this we will be in an airport, bags packed, house sitter in situ and eating one of those overpriced breakfasts that must be enjoyed as part of any start to a Holiday at the airport.

Today's card is the original that I demoed on the afternoon show however due to sell outs and changes in stock I had to make a quick change in the break between the shows.  I can't show the new version as am writing this late!

That Special touch mask Delicate
Sunlight Sparkle Gilding Flakes
Iced Snow 
Sue Wilson's Dies
Classic Rose
Austrian Innsbruck



  1. Hi John,
    First of all have a Tremendous Holiday, a well deserved one at that.
    I Love today's Beautiful Card and like yourself I really Love The Stunning Sentiment the way it flows, Sue's Beautiful Dies and The Fabulous Glitter Flakes make a Truly Beautiful Card. Great Shows by the way, have a great rest.
    Hugs from Sam xx

  2. Loved watching you make this one yesterday - you and Leonie were great together !
    Have a fantastic holiday !


  3. Hi John. Love this card and really enjoyed the demo of it.
    I thought you were great yesterday and so much more relaxed in the afternoon show. I think Leonnie must have put you at your ease.
    Sad my emails weren't read out and even sadder not to win a card but I haave my 2 John originals so I shouldn't be greedy.
    Hope you and Mr ND have a great holiday. You definitely deserve it after the last few months.
    Bye for now.
    Love Val x

  4. Hi John
    I had to wAtch your shows on catch up - beautiful samples and loved your demos. You were great with Leonie (a brilliant presenter). I did manage to order (while at work!!) The cardstock and the sentiments bundle of 2. Such lovely sentiments and fonts. I was drawn to it by the 'Happy Birthday' too.
    Presume your scrapbook page with 'Altea' was where you lived in Spain? Gorgeous!
    Have a wonderful holiday as you have worked so hard recently and well deserved.
    Wish I knew where you are going - but enjoy!!!!
    Take care Sheila x

  5. Hi John this card is gorgeous I love the background and of course the dies are beautiful. I hope you have a brilliant holiday and a proper rest. Hugs Jackie

  6. Lovely card-can't wait to watch the shows.

    Have a great holiday.


  7. Hi John,
    great show (for some unknown reason the recording of your morning show didn't work) - the samples were beautiful and this card is no exception. I love it.
    Have a great holiday.
    HAGD, Rose

  8. Hi John. Another beautiful card, the special touch mask is lovely. The shows were great, you seemed to really relax with Leonie. Thank you for all of the gorgeous samples and the handy tips that you gave us too. Have a relaxing holiday, and enjoy the sunshine, if you are going somewhere hot : ) Take care.

  9. Eh up John
    See, everyone else is saying what I told you about your show with Leonie! You were fabulous as todays card. Enjoy your holiday, all of you as its been hectic for all 3 of you.
    See you when you get back matey. X

  10. Hi John,

    Stunning card, fabulous shows both of them and great demos.
    Have a fabulous holiday both of you.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  11. Morning John,
    Great shows which I watched on catch up. great demos too. Loved this card.
    Have a wonderful holiday.

  12. its lovely to see birthday cards at this time of year. so beautiful

  13. Terrific shows yesterday John, and glad to see you had better presenters this time. You are very professional and confident.
    I am hoping that the Janice who won your card is me, and there wasn't another Janice in that pot.
    Enjoy your holiday. You deserve a break after all the work you have done.
    Janice W

  14. I know you won't be reading this as on your well deserved holiday - however, just had to say how much I enjoyed your shows on C&C yesterday, fantastic ways of showing us new techniques with dies we may already have.

    Your card with the oval Austrian dies aperture cut (DL size) and flowers around inspired me to make a Christmas version with Sue's poinsettias instead of flowers, it look great, thanks for the ideas John and look forward to seeing you on air soon!!

  15. Fab card - luv it xx managed to catch some of the show with Leonie on a re- run last night - unfortunately I dosed off before the end - she was still showing all the products but FORTUNATELT I sky+'it so will be able to watch it and fast forward to the demos xx I must say you looked very relaxed and in control - ,e thinks yiu are a natural on the tellybox - well done and have a fantastic holiday and chillax xx GailT xx

  16. great card ,lots of glitter ,Laura O

  17. Wonderful and oh such a grand a card!

    While I am thrilled you are getting away for a much deserved vacation, I am in a panic to think I will not see a new post from you each day.

    Your ideas are the posts I look forward to each day and the first I open.

    There are so many many blogs to subscribe to and I find they all pale in comparison to yours. Quite sincerely, your Art is beautiful and consistently inspiring.

    Happy thoughts,
    New York

  18. Hi John, love this card and the demo was fab. You really did well on the shows. Enjoy your holiday, and have a good rest. Bx

  19. Lovely card, enjoy your holiday, with all the changes you need it by now.
    X Ros H

  20. Hi John,
    superb card yet again.
    I love it, and the beautiful colours and design too.
    Have the most wonderful holiday, you sure deserve it.
    Any chance of house sitting next time. lol.
    I would love to use your fab stash of crafty items, on the other hand, you craft in the garage, and I'm not made of the white stuff, as there could be 8 legged beasties about.
    Crafty Regards. Jenny L.

  21. Another stunning card. I watched your shows from yesterday and your demos were fantastic. I love love love the card you made with the couture frame and acetates, please, please, please, can you show us how you achieved that, it was so amazing.

    Hope you have a well earned break and are able to relax and enjoy it all.

    Hugs Alice xx

  22. Pretty card and managed to watch you and Leonie on repeat Have a great holiday