Wednesday, 24 December 2014

May Review...

Happy Christmas Eve,

Today will find me making my first ever attempt at a home made pork pie as This is the Christmas challenge round at Mr Next Door's family for Christmas day!  I am hoping that next year it will be a handmade Christmas card challenge then I might be in with a chance lol.

Back to May's choice...

Another Californian background card which seemed to dominate this period, this time in my all time favourite of Ginger foundation card.

For the original post please cloak HERE

A creation in pink, a colour I clam to rarely use but during the review for these posts I've found loads!  This is quite useful as my January show on C&C is quite pink based, the show is now on the Sunday 4th at 12 and 3 so hopefully you can tune in!

Finally for May a card in blue, another favourite colour, from the men's card week I ran in may.  This was my first go at using a mask to create a background.  



  1. Hi John,
    I Love the Beautiful Cards shown today, have a great Christmas Eve!
    Hugs from Sam x

  2. Hi John.
    Brilliant cards thank you for all the inspiration You give us. Have a very Happy Christmas and all the best for 2015. take care KItty.

  3. I love all 3 cards on today's selection-all brilliant. Good luck cooking the Pork Pie.


  4. Hi John. Wonderful cards today. I love the blue one, it's perfect for the men. I will be thinking of you making your pork pie. ( I have only ever made one, and that was at school many moons ago! I do remember that my Dad loved it) Good luck with yours : ) Take care.

  5. loving these cards
    have a lovely sure your pork pie will go down a treat!

  6. Hi these cards are all gorgeous. I hope your pie making goes well. Enjoy your day. Hugs Jackie

  7. Lovely card choice again. Good luck with the pork pie, I have never tried that. My "thing" at the moment is sourdough bread. Perhaps your recipe book should be your next followers favourites!!
    Have a good Christmas Eve
    Janice W

  8. These are beautiful! Merry Christmas :)

  9. Hi John, more amazing cards, thanks for sharing, Have a great Christmas, hope that the pork pie works out. You are a lot braver than I am. Bx

  10. Eh up John
    Hope its a hand raised hot water crust! Im sure you'll have fun with that one lol!
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  11. Hi John just wanted to say have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year and thanks for all the inspiration you have given me Beryl xx

  12. Happy Christmas John and happy new year, hope u r enjoying Spain. I am like you I love the Tranquil Moments die and of course all of Sue's dies.

    Here is to a fab 2015 and good year for you with Creative Expressions Design Team. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

  13. A hand made pork pie! Goodness me John is there no end to your talents? Best of luck I hope all goes well in the kitchen.
    Another wonderful bundle of cards thank you and may I wish you a magical Christmas and a wonderful new year with further successes at Creative Expressions.
    Festive hugs
    Margaret corgi owner

  14. Morning John,
    Happy Christmas to you and yours. I have loved the look back at your cards. Good luck with the port pie.
    Just made the crunhie thingy.

  15. Lovely cards John, and best of luck with the pork pie!

  16. Absolutely gorgeous cards John! Wishing you a Fabulous Christmas and a Wonderful New Year! Debra x

  17. fab cards John,have a great Christmas John and good luck in the new year .Laura O

  18. I my word A pork pie! Good luck - photos please Never attempted one! I'm on my second batch of Mrs Duck's Thank Crunch it's Friday - I think that's what she calls it Was a huge success at Salsa party and work So just made some for tomorrow I love May's offerings I really must have another go with this background die!

  19. Hi John, all of those three are exquisite. LOVE your first's colour choice.

    Good luck with the pie, I'm sure you'll do it well.

    Have some really good Christmas days.......

    Cheers, Rose

  20. Three lovely cards John, thank you.
    merry Christmas to all.
    Lynne x

  21. Happy Christmas John, hope the pork pie worked out well (I love home made Pork Pie)
    Beautiful cards love the Ginger with pink.
    Have a great day, Brenda

  22. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Look forward to 2015! Hugs Kim x

  23. Beautiful cards. Really enjoying the review. Apologies for the late commenys, just getting chance to catch up.