Thursday, 20 November 2014

Something New...

Happy Thursday,

As Sue Wilson has revealed all of her beautiful new range of dies and I am at CE Towers today leading a workshop with them I thought I could show you another card I have made using the new release.  However this time it is the New York collection.  For this card I used the Herald Square die which I found really amusing as, until last week, I had no idea there was a square in New York called that, I went there last week and the detail of this die really matches the beauty of the area especially as it is the lead on to my favourite store Macy's!

The card is quite simple in Antique gold and ginger utilising the stunning matching stamp to die for from the new range.

The ivy die is made using a technique of Sue's that I will be demonstrating today and I will do a video on this one once my current run or workshops is over!  I am also doing this workshop, along with a demo, at aisles Jewels and crafts in Bedworth near Coventry on Saturday so pop along if you are in the area.  The card I am demoing will be shown tomorrow along with more details of the day!

As per usual for me there is a little gilding as well as some embossed stamping.

Sue Wilson's Herald Square & Ivy die sets
Creative Expressions Delicate Deco Square stamp to die for
Cosmic Shimmer Gold pearl lustre embossing powder
Antique Gold & Ginger foundation card
Distress inks forest Moss, Crushed Olive and Pine Needles



  1. Lovely card John. Have a great day.
    Very pretty card yesterday as well. Been having computer trouble but touch wood seems ok now.
    Love Val x

  2. Hi John, super card, love all the different elements, stamping, embossing and die cutting, really work well together. Hope the workshop goes well, I am sure all attendees will enjoy it. Have a great day. Bx

  3. Both gorgeous John , watch out for an email, xxxx

  4. Gorgeous card John, I really love this Ivy die, a must have I think as I do not always want to put flowers on a card, with this they are not needed. Glad you stated the card is Gold & Ginger as I was not sure, a couple of the photos look Silver & Ginger but looks fabulous either way.

    Good luck with your workshop today.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  5. Good morning John your card is gorgeous. The new dies Sue has created are fabulous. I hope your workshop goes well. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  6. Great card today. I love Sues New York set of dies-want them all!!!


  7. Hi John. What a stunner, it is a gorgeous card. I have just ordered the ivy. The Herald dies and matching stamps are wonderful too. I love all of Sue's new dies and can't decide in which order to put them on my wish list but the Ivy is a "must have now" as it is beautiful, and is going to be very useful : ) I hope you have fun today. I am looking forward to seeing your videos of what you have done with Sue's dies.Take care.

  8. Eh up John
    Im getting gold on top and a biscuit colour on the rest (not ginger biscuit lol!) but have to say, the thing that really stands out for me is the gorgeous stamp. Beautiful design.
    Good luck for today and I'll bring lunch on Saturday!
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  9. Gorgeous On my screen the ivy looks so realistic! Have fun today

  10. Hi John,

    Absolutely gorgeous card. I just received my ivy die yesterday but haven't tried it yet. You do such a great job of showing off Sue's dies - hope you get a chance to design your own!

    Hugs Alice xx

  11. Hi John,
    Oh what a it! You are really showing Sue's dies off so well and it's so good to see someone elses take on them. Love the colours too. Godd luck today.

    Love Sheila xx

  12. Hi John,
    What a stunning Card I Love the Ivy and look forward to your video on this, I hope you have a terrific day at the workshop.
    Hugs from Sam x

  13. Hi John,
    This is absolutely lovely, and better still, I have the dies/stamp so will unashamedly use your design.
    HAGD, Rose

  14. Morning John,
    A beautiful card, but like Ang I'm getting conflicting colours gold at top and taupe at the bottom.
    Good luck with your day at CC.

  15. Lovely card John, though not a fan of ivy, so would have to find an alternative myself. Nice to see someone else's take on Sue dies.
    Cheers Lynne x

  16. Fab card as usual from loving Sue's new dies and stamps, any idea when we may get to see them on C&C?? Need to see them before deciding which to go for.........really NEED all of them, I think but, have to check the pennies this time of year!!

  17. Hello John, What a stunning card love the gold and ginger. This stamp is gorgeous and just works so well with the dies. I just love it all.
    Hope the workshop goes well, Brenda

  18. Gorgeous card - luv it - hope you have a good day today xx GailT xx

  19. Hi John,
    beautiful,beautiful card today.
    I love your fab design as usual.
    Now I am a bit confused, and it doesn't take much to confuse me nowadays or is it just me being stupid, but are there 2 different colours of this card shown today, as I am getting a lovely gold on one and then a cream on your close up, and bottom card.
    Crafty Regards. Jenny L.

  20. Gorgeous cards John, I wish I had your flare for design, love! Love! Love what you have done, amazing x x x

  21. Hi John, Stunning card. Very golden,the new dies are fab.
    Hope your day goes well and take care, Maria x

  22. lovely card, Macy's is spectacular isn't it? Hope you got to see some Christmas décor there, perhaps it is too early.

  23. Love the card John, and that stamp really sets it off.

  24. Hello John, I looked at your card and loved it by the way and then went into my craft room to look at gold and ginger card together and they look really good. Enjoy you day at HQ.
    X Ros H

  25. Good afternoon John,
    I love the top and bottom picture of today's card in what looks like soft gold and Cinnamon where as the 2 middle pictures show it in white and ginger but whatever the colour it is a beautiful card. Glad you found the square in New York,
    crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil)

  26. Wonderful- brilliant card. You are a genius.
    I bought all the Sue Wilson related goodies, shipping from the UK where the only sellers are.
    Will you share the name of the embossing folder? - a wonderful background.
    Thank you for sharing,
    New York

  27. Stunningly gorgeous John, Kate x

  28. Gorgeous card John. I have this embossing folder but it wont go through the calibur using the grey base plate and raspberry plate, I really feel as though I need to force it and as I broke my last calibur forcing something through I just dare not do it again. What sandwich do you use please xx