Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Creative Wednesday...Working Together

Happy Wednesday,

I am happy to say that I survived my first three day trade show though I was in bed by 10pm last night (but back up at six as usual!)  Today's post is late so that Sarah (the marketing Manager at Creative Expressions) and I can post at the same time as we worked together on this card!

At the show we both realised that in the melee of prepping we had missed that I hadn't submitted a project for the DT this week.  We resolved to make one at the show however it was so busy that this card took us jointly three days!  We decided on a mothers day card and thought wouldn't it be fun to use some of the new products that we were launching.  The pictures are not my usual standard as we took these pic's on my phone at the end of the show on the stand!

We started by Sarah inking using a new blending Ink product (called Colour Cloud and its amazing but thats all I'm allowed to say at the moment!) through a new mask from That Special touch using our brand new Smoothie tools (these are probably my favourite product form the whole show)  We then cut a frame in lilac foundation card using the new Spellbinders Square matting basics A & B and foam mounted that over the top.

The sentiment is made using 2 of the new release dies from Sue Wilson for Creative expressions range stamped with Phil Martin's Mother sentiment again from a new set of his (are you getting fed up with me saying new yet?lol)

The flowers were made by Sarah using the cornflower die in 2 sizes with Colour Cloud smoothie'd over the edges and a pearl dazzler in the centre.  Sarah came up the idea of using the gilding wax (all the cosmic shimmer products used were from the new Colours released by Phil but I will let him announce them!)  over the centre of the pearl embellishments.  surrounding this Sarah added dots of the matching twinkles and we left the flowers hidden on one of the shelves on the stand to dry, stopping people picking them up was amusing!

Finally I added a layers of Heart lattice embossing folder (we couldn't manage to sneak one of the new folders form the stand to use) inked with the colour cloud and a few layers of coconut and lilac foundation card.  The flowers were added over a knotted piece of crochet ribbon with some pearls swirls tide in and finished.

I hope you have enjoyed this trip around some of the new products which I am hoping to get to work with again as they are fully released and this joint project, a real Design Team piece!

No Ingredient list as not sure what we are allowed to say as yet!  however click here to see what Sarah has said about her experience and get a glimpse of some of the new products on the Creative Expressions website!



  1. Great card John, that mask looks very intriguing!
    Look forward to seeing all the new products,

  2. Hi John. Just love this joint effort card and looking forward to seeing all the new goodies.
    Love val x

  3. HinJohn
    Now what a tease you are. This card is a gorgeous joint effort. Are you taking lessons on teasing us from Sue. Looking forward to seeing the new products.

  4. Beautiful card John, it's surprising what can be done with a little help from our friends.
    Lynne x

  5. Hi John, such a gorgeous card, love the toning colours, any Mum would love to receive this one.
    Sorry didn't by yesterday, Wow, big WOW such a beautiful card, love it.
    Hope you have a good day. Brenda

  6. Hi John, it's a great card John, looking forward to all the new items coming out soon, take it easy now for a day or two. X Ros

  7. Lovely card John, but very frustrating! I hope we see some of the things you have used, SOON.

  8. Lovely card John and looking forward to the new products! After Sue's new lunch don't know if I can stand the excitement! lol
    Marion B xx

  9. Hi John this is a fantastic card that you and Sarah created. I have no idea how you managed this at the trade show. I demonstrated on a stand there a few years ago and there was no time for anything. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  10. Looks lovely Johnn and you have given me an idea to make quilled flowers using some of your gorgeous dazzlers., xxxx

  11. That's fine, just hint at new products!!
    Lovely card, so be interesting to see the new stuff.
    Bet you were exhausted with your 3 day show.
    Janice W

  12. Looks an amazing product, interested to see these new products in action. Beautiful joint effort.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  13. Hi John,
    can't wait to see the new products. The card is lovely but I would do it in another colourway - just my personal preference.
    You're having a ball, I'm sure.
    HAGD, Rose

  14. Love the background to this card, gorgeous colours and flowers too

  15. So interesting John to see a joint effort card. That's an idea I might try with my ladies. All these new products look so interesting so I hope we don't have to wait too long to see them. Love from Jackie xx

  16. Hi John, Lovely card. Anyones mother would be happy
    to receive such a colourful purple card. Looking forward
    to your new products.
    Take care, hugs Maria x

  17. Hi John, this is a beautiful card, and a great joint project, I can see the photo is not as sharp as usual but it is still stunning x x x

  18. Hi John, what a beautiful card lovely flower's to finish this joined effort. Look forward to the new products. Take care Jane B.

  19. Eh up John
    Apologies for my tardiness but busy day today (will explain Saturday)
    Love a bit of lilac myself. You can tell this is not a "pure John" with no filigree bits lol!
    Looking forward to Friday.
    Ang x

  20. Love this card and can't wait to see all the new goodies!!! Oh no I think I will be spending some more money!! xx GailT xx