Sunday, 1 March 2015

Its all done...

Happy Sunday,

Well the shows are finished and I would just like to say I loved doing them.  I was nervous I think its because this was the first time I showed my designs!  Thank you all so much for the wonderful reception, the emails, comments and support I received form you all.  I'm glad you all liked the striplet dies, I had to leave something in reserve lol

Back to today and I thought it would be good to show the cards made by the ladies who attended my workshop in kettering on Thursday.  I gave them all the option of making the same card however they had a choice of Mica colours to play with so everyones cards were different.  The first card is the example I made that we were using as the basis for the card.  I made mine using 2 colours of mica.  The pack I made for the ladies contained all the card needed for this card cut to the correct sizes ready for die cutting and matting a layering however the colour choice was up to them.

here is what they came up with...

Above is the selection of all the cards made, as you can see these cover the whole spectrum of colours.

The next shots are close ups of the individiual cards as you can see they all used the elements in different ways.  Brilliant aren't they?!?

The next workshop I am holding at cReative Expressions is on St Georges day the 23rd April. This will be a die cutting technique workshop where you can attend for either half or a full day!  The full day will make 5 projects A kinetic Card, A kinetic or lidded box and tag, a notelette set and a classic card.

Pictures and detail will follow next week!

Happy Sunday I am having a day off relaxing!



  1. Hi John.
    Thank you so much, the shows were brilliant, all your stamps are superb. Take care Kitty. Oh Happy St Davids Day, just noticed the date.

  2. Morning John, what a lovely selection of cards , beautiful. I loved the shows your stamps are beautiful and will be falling in my basket.

    Have a lovely relaxing day today you have earned it, big time.

    Happy Sunday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  3. Hi John, beautiful showing of these cards, the colours are amazing. I am so annoyed with myself , I had staffing problems at my business yesterday and rushed out really early, forgot to pre record your programmes:-( hoping it's still on C&C catch up today as I really wanted to watch it. All the remarks are so positive, looks as though you have a big hit on your designs. Hugs to all, Linda.

  4. Hello John, I still have to catch up with the shows, as was out and about, more or less the whole day yesterday, looking at the comments it looks like a great success. Lovely to see the workshop cards, they are very pretty, great colour range. Have a nice relaxing day. Bx

  5. Good morning John,
    Great shows yesterday, learnt a lot thanks to your fantastic tips. Being a dedicated crafter certainly came over.
    Loved ALL your wonderful Stamps, I really NEED some of these. Your sentiments are so versatile, looking forward to getting them.
    Have a good day


  6. Me again, sorry forgot to comment on all those Stunning cards.
    Looks like a fantastic day was had by all.
    We need you up this part of the world for some Workshops.
    Have a feeling Sue will not do the Workshops at the Papaterie in Aberdeen this year ....... might be something you could consider!!!


  7. Lovely cards John, wish I lived nearer you workshop area! Brilliant shows yesterday, I loved all if the stamps, but the lotus and corner daisy are my faves!

    Carolyn B

  8. Well done on the shows yesterday John.
    Knew that you would be very successful!!
    Lovely cards and from all the ladies too.
    Enjoy your day of relaxing,

  9. Good morning John that must have been a wonderful workshop the cards are fantastic. Enjoy your day relaxing. Hugs Jackie

  10. Morning John,

    Your shows were brilliant, I love your designs and the cards from your workshop look fabulous.
    Have a nice relaxing day, probably still in your craft room lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  11. Hi John, the workshop card are fantastic and your shows just great learned a lot again thank you so much! Enjoy your day to start the new week afresh take care Jane B.

  12. The ladies cards a gorgeous as is yours.
    Just catching up on yesterdays shows and heard Vals email read out, xxxx

  13. Glad to hear the shows went well. The cards are all beautiful.


  14. Morning John, These cards are stunning, I love all the elements you have used and the gorgeous pastel colour, it is stunning, as are all the cards done at your workshop, well done all !!
    Your shows yesterday were fantastic, I wouldn't have known you were nervous, but I can understand if you were, you had nothing to worry about as your stamps and samples and demo's were 'first class'.
    Enjoy a rest today, hopefully.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  15. Eh up John
    Yes, take a deep breath now and give yourself a big pat on the back. Make sure that you do rest today. The shows were brilliant matey and your stamps went down a storm.
    The ladies did very well on Thursday and they were a lovely group.
    Chill time!
    Ang x

  16. Stunning cards John. Only seen the later show so far. You were brilliant - so good at demo-ing.

  17. Morning John, Enjoyed both shows you were very good at explaining everything, I learned a lot watching your demo's and will be watching again, you make it look so easy I'm going to have a try! Beautiful cards from your workshop too. Enjoy your rest you deserve it! Junex (Cumbria)

  18. Hi John,
    Cards are brilliant, lucky ladies!!!
    Shows were excellent yesterday, thoroughly enjoyed them, ordered a few sets and can't wait till they arrive.
    Lorna D

  19. Good moring john? Hope you managed a lie in today.

    love the cards that the ladies have made. Such pretty colours.
    love valx

  20. Hi John. Loved your shows yesterday and this is the first time I have seen heat embossing on acetate so thank you for a new technique I can try. Today's card is gorgeous, not just yours but all the ladies who made their own too. It is nice to see the same card in different colour combinations. Have a lovely lazy day today. x

  21. Morning John, Knew you did not need luck yesterday, pure talent did it!
    The shows were great, you manage to pack so much into them, and thankfully the presenters allowed you to demo, not have to engage in a stupid conversation with them.
    These cards are so good, really show how a change of colour can change the look of a card.
    Relax today please
    Janice W

  22. Morning John
    Your shows were great John - what a talent you showed us, so much during the two shows, I was enthralled couldn't leave the TV.
    Your stamps are all to die for and I have order them
    Carol x

  23. Hi John
    Fantastic cards from the ladies.
    Unfortunately I couldn't get my email to work yesterday - I wanted to congratulate you on your designs and couldn't resist getting the bundle with the daisy and dogwood, the ribbon and 2 sets of the drawing inks - they are amazing as the brush is so fine.
    So sit back, pat yourself on the back and look forward to seeing you soon.
    Oh what about zodiac signs for stamps?
    Sheila x

  24. Hi John
    What fantastic cards the ladies have made. I especially love the purple and green together. I haven't watched your shows yet as I'm down in Bournemouth for the weekend, as we went to the craft show in Farnborough.

  25. Hi John you were amazing, love your collection of stamps and your samples especially when we had the sneaky peeks show case them beautifully. Thank you for sharing the workshop cards lovely x x x

  26. All of the cards are lovely and it's great to see the colours the ladies used Your shows were great and those Striplet dies - pure genius! Shame Kettering is over 60 miles from me AND I don't drive! Enjoy your day off you've earned it

  27. Two great shows John - the ladies cards are fabulous

  28. Morning John,
    Great shows and stamps they are all gorgeous. A lovely set of cards in so many colours. Enjoy your day of rest.

  29. It was lovely to see you. I hope you will be on air again soon. And these cards are beautiful.

  30. well all the cards are lovely, and so happy to hear that the shows went well. How could they not, the stamps are fabulous.

  31. Super selection of card Ladies (thank you John for sharing). It just goes to show that using different colours and embellishments change the look entirely.

  32. hi John, just shows how we all do things the same but differently looking at the lovely selection of cards the ladies made. Yesterday was definitely a SUCCESS so have a good rest today. Well done! love from Jackie

  33. great cards made by all the ladies ,they look fab ,Laura O

  34. Wonderful dies. I liked that you shared the ladies' cards with yours.

  35. Congratulations on the successful shows yesterday! I'm a bit sad as my recorder was playing up and didn't record properly but the parts I've seen was brilliant.
    I love the cards today, they're so lovely in the different colours. Debra x

  36. Love your card and brill see your ladies interpretations and colour combos - I Sly+ the shows but missed the morning show (derrhh!!) and managed to 'tape' both your shows with Martyn - fab techniques and lovely to see the camaraderie between you both - and absolutely love all your stamps and how great that we can now stamp and cut out with the striplet!! brilliant xx GailT xx

  37. These cards are all lovely. The colours work brilliantly. The ladies should be really proud of their work.
    Got to say yesterday's shows were fantastic and you looked like you were having a ball too. You were beaming in the second show. Unfortunately I missed the first one.
    The stamps went down a treat. I loved the mica pad tip...
    Thanks so some wonderful tips. I much prefer to watch a demo than read and follow instructions.. I take it in so much better.
    Enjoy your day of peace
    lots of love
    Jo xx

  38. Hi John

    I'm late in this weekend, Congratulations on a successful release. I only caught a little of your show Saturday afternoon but it was clear alll was going well, which I'm so glad about. I shall be catching up on the show s in the next few days. I really enjoyed seeing your own designs this week and I'm sure once they are in all the independent shops that have ordered they will sell well. Onto the cards, lovely use of the dies and haven't your ladies done so well with the colours and embellishments. Together they all look like an expensive set you'd buy from somewhere more classy than the places I shop!


    T xxx

  39. Welcome back. Love this awesome go to card. color combinations are great. Kindly let me know the die used for this wonderful effect. Enjoy your work and inspirational ideas. Get some rest, will await your next over the top post.

  40. Wonderful cards. Great design and lovely to see the different colours and how it can change how they turn out. X