Friday, 26 December 2014

July Review...

Happy Boxing day,

Quick update on the Pork Pie, It came out lovely but couldn't get the Jelly in for love nor money so a great taste but lacking in jelly,  for a first attempt we were happy with it.  The winning pie was made by Mr Next Door's Mum and Dad, a monster pie that weighed in at over 5 pounds!

We had a wonderful Christmas Dinner and day finishing with playing card games till gone midnight, a traditional large family gathering even my mum was included.

Back to the review, only a few more months to go promise, then its back to the new creations again.  I have quite a few shows on Create and Craft pencilled in for Jan and Feb so lots of lovely new samples, products and techniques are on their way!



  1. Hi John
    Happy Boxing Day.
    Beautiful cards as always.
    Well done making your pork pie - but the winner was a whopper!!!
    Look forward to seeing you in the New Year and your wonderful demos.
    Take care.
    Sheila x

  2. Good morning John wow that was some pork pie it looks like a worthy winner. Your cards are gorgeous. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  3. Winning Pork Pie looks great!
    Your card selection is brilliant-more ideas for me to try out.


  4. Your Christmas celebration sounds like fun. I am enjoying the retrospect on the cards John.

  5. Morning John,
    Sounds like you had a great day. Loving the review, the first one was one of my favourites.

  6. Sounds like a good day John. WOW, what a pie. Bet it tasted as good as it looks.
    Love todays offerings especially as the thank you card is on show in my craft room as it's the one you gave me when you left Spain AH.
    Have a great boxing day.
    Love Val x

  7. Hi John, glad you had a fabulous family Christmas, that pork pie is huge, wouldnt mind a slice right now. Thanks for even more inspiration today, a lovely selection. Take care. Bx

  8. I'm glad you were pleased with your pork pie It's good to challenge yourself and try something different It does look a worthy winner though The cards are stunning I'm so enjoying looking back and being reminded of your projects

  9. Wow, someone has talents in the kitchen. Very appetising. Cards are lovely. Thanks.

  10. Hi John, please DON'T apologise for posting your favs from previous months. I love them all and they're all new to me anyway. I enjoy looking at previous cards, it's like looking at old friends. Always a joy to see.
    Have a great day.

  11. Oh, forgot to make a comment about pork pies......... it's because I'm not a fan of. But well done for a first attempt. Are you planning to perfect it?

  12. fab flowers on all these creations ,great selection .Laura O

  13. Happy Boxing day to you John, sorry your pie was lacking jelly. Have another go sometime. My fav. card today is the Peace (first) one, but they are all nice. Enjoy your day.

  14. Eh up John
    Finally home from work and parked in the chair tea in one hand, Ferret Rocket in the other (the ambassador is spoiling us!)
    I remember the iris card as I thought it was stunning at the time and still is.
    Pork pie ummmmmmmm. I'd be happy with the jelly free one as its the only bit of a pork pie I leave.
    Have to say, Mr and Mrs N's looks a whopper. Aw, they are such a lovely couple too.
    Look forward to seeing the next half of the year.
    Have a great Boxing Day.
    Ang x

  15. Hi John and happy boxing day. Glad to hear you had a nice christmas and omg, what a pork pie ! I love seeing your cards,they are all lovely ! Can't wait for your shows.
    Have a nice day and take care Maria x

  16. Merry Christmas John. That certainly is a bumper pork pie. Making my mouth water! Loving the retrospective of your cards especially as I am fairly new to your blog. Looking forward to your shows on C&C. Have a great new year. xx

  17. Another great selection, thanks John.
    Lynne x

  18. Another stunning collection of cards John such wonderful inspiration for us all
    Margaret corgi owner

  19. Fab cards as always - wow my OH would be over the moon the Mr ND's - parents' pork pie - he has a penchant for it!! Luv the pork pie award too - ingenious xx GailT xx

  20. Nice family <3 And what a great lot of cards!!!!!

  21. Hi John, I am really loving your collection of cards just wonderful x x x