Saturday, 25 April 2015

Something Different Saturday...

Happy Saturday,

Today will find me demonstrating in Blackpool, somewhere I remember which much fondness from being a kid! lol  I will be in the Strikes Garden Centre in Thornton-Clevleys, for more information and the address click HERE.  It would be great if you are in the vicinity if you popped in and said hi! Also I wanted to correct my thank form yesterday, Mrs Duck was my glamorous assistant and was so helpful I can't believe I didn't say thank you publicly!

Back to toady and time for something different and I thought you might like a close up of the box and card I made on Ideal World on Wednesday, if you want to see how this is made simply look on ideal world.tv for the catch up show.

I love making boxes for my cards and making card sets and this Noble die, the ornate pierced square noble, is brilliant for this as it can be used as I have here to make a box and also the cards that match.

I used the smallest square from the die set to make the cards with the centre filigree section as well as using this filigree section to make the box.  I then used the cornflower die, the largest 3 sizes, to make the sugared flowers.  I did this by adding a sheet of Creative Expressions double sided adhesive to a piece of the lilac foundation card before cutting the flowers.  I cut all of the flowers twice, removed the backing sheet and placed 2 of each size of flower off sett to make the flowers.

I then added a liberal sprinkling of Iced snow, this gives the flowers almost a crystallised look, though I wouldn't suggest eating them!  To add the the luxurious feel I added a couple of the splendid swirls cut in coconut white foundation card and some of the new coloured dazzlers, form the pinks set, as the centres of the flowers.

Hopefully you saw this made or can catch it on cat up!




Ingredients:
Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson
Ornate Pierced Noble square set
Cornflowers
Splendid Swirls
CE double sided adhesive sheets
Lilac & Coconut white foundation card
Iced snow
Pink small dazzler set (there are 3 sizes in 4 colours in each set)

Enjoy...

38 comments:

  1. Morning John, love this one, I saw it briefly on IW but had to go out so taped it, I best go back and have a look, I remember you were talking about the inside of the box being just as important as the outside, very true. Enjoy your day demo's today.

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

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  2. Morning John, This is so pretty, I have recorded the Shows mentioned so hopefully will watch when I get the time. I live very near the Clevelys Strikes a Garden Centre but am working today, may manage to get to see you late afternoon, fingers and toes crossed!!! Have a great day, Linda.

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  3. Hi John.
    Thank you this was a great demo, I recorded it to remember the sizes you gave. It is beautiful thank you, take care Kitty.

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  4. Morning John, loved this card and box as soon as I saw it I was off down to my local craft shop to buy it not used it yet but intent to soon. Many thanks.
    Nancyd xx

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  5. Eh up John
    Thanks for the public thank you but you thanked me in person so alls good matey.
    This is a stunner. A perfect pair to give someone special.
    Enjoy Blackpool but remember, no kiss me quick hat!
    Ang x

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  6. Hi John,
    I love this card and box, going to attempt it today while watching your demo.
    My pick of the week came yesterday so I'm going to attempt to do your Buckle card as well. I need to get some foundation card as my stash of card is dwindling fast.
    Have a good weekend,
    Maggie in Solihull

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  7. Hi John, A really stunning set and love the colours.Have a nice weekend and take care .Jane B.

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  8. Lovely box John !
    Have a good time in Blackpool......eat fish and chips!
    XxxxRuth

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  9. Good morning John such a pretty card and box combination. Had a play with my Noble Squares yesterday but took all afternoon to make 2 cards as I got in a bit of a mess putting the dies together! Never mind I will learn. Hope you enjoy your day in Blackpool love from Jackie xx

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  10. Gorgeous make today. Pity I,m not in UK I could have come to Blackpool, not far from Birkdale, any other north West ones in next two weeks?

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  11. Lovely card & box-even better seeing them on your blog than TV.

    Wendy-I only live in Ainsdale! Small world isn't it?!

    Michele

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  12. Hi John,
    Love, love, love it!!!
    You really are the best at boxes!
    Lorna D

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  13. Beautiful, just beautiful ...... I am sure Mrs Duck has never given it a thought John , we all forget to say things we should , these things happen { it will be water off a ducks back .... haha } have a good weekend .
    Elaine H X

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  14. Good morning John the card and the box are both gorgeous. I didn't see these being made I will check out catch up on C & C. Enjoy your day in Blackpool. Hugs Jackie

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  15. Morning John,
    Loved these when I watch you make them, so pretty. Have a good day in Blackpool.
    Lydia
    X

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous John, I will try and find your demo on IW catch up. Pat x

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  17. Morning John, love this box - good colour combination too. Have a good demo day today. I will be popping down to the glitter pot next Saturday to see you demo. Janice xxx http://createdbyjan.blogspot.com

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  18. Hi John , stunning card and box. Love the colours.

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  19. Hi John, today's card and box look really lovely, have a great day in Blackpool, I too have very fond memories from my childhood. On a personal note can I ask that you don't take off your predictive text on your laptop, tablet or phone, only in a very sad and painful fortnight you have made me laugh aloud as I too have the same problems, I blame the American language ( not the Amercans as I dont want to upset Our American lol) for our errors. X Ros

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  20. Hi John
    Just found your blog via Sue's. Stunning box set, the dies are just the perfect size.
    Love the colour and the bling.

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  21. Hi John,
    oh this is so very gorgeous and stunning.
    Love the fab design, and colour choice.
    Good luck with your demoing today, I just wish I lived nearer these places, as nothing much seems to happen in my part of Kent.
    Crafty Regards. Jenny L.

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  22. Wow John, I don't think your feet will have touched the ground this last week or so. I just read on Sue's blog that you did 68 demo cards for C&C - that's an impressive amount, but she beat you by making over a hundred (can't remember exact number). Have a great day in Blackpool. I bet you will be looking forward to getting home.

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  23. Morning John, Just watched your TV show making these cards, lovely for Thank-you cards for my Granddaughter, I might do her a set! Thank-you for sharing! Hope your enjoying Cleveleys, Love Junex (Cumbria)

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  24. Woo hoo Can't wait for my noble squares to arrive Went for these rather than rectangles because I wondered if they'd have to be posted as Large Letter Love the box Will definitely try that one (and the card) As I can see you did thank Mrs Duck! You're such a lovely fella that we know you think it and may not get around to saying it Did that make sense but you know what I mean!

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  25. PS I did your long piece of tape to make handles trick this morning What a difference Brilliant!

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  26. if some one gave me a box card like this...i would treasure it.....beautiful set john

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  27. Hi John, this card with the co ordinating box is beautiful. Love the lilac colour and beautiful flowers. Have a great day with your demos. Bx

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  28. Hi John,

    Yes saw you make this one, looked very easy but very effective, gorgeous.
    I hope Ang slapped your wrist lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  30. Hi John. Love today's post. Unfortunately I missed the Ideal World shows when you demoed this one. Do you, or anyone else, remember the date/time of the show so I can go back and watch it? Many thanks.
    Caz x

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  31. Hi John
    I haven't yet watched the shows. Very remiss of me but snooker is on the TV at the moment. A very lovely card and box.

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  32. Fab card and box John - one lucky person who recieves this - hope you had a good day in Blackpool.xx GailT xx

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  33. Absolutely gutted John
    as you can see I'm late checking in and I've missed you. Can't believe it as it's one of my regular haunts. I've made something similar that has been under raps for weeks. It is for a ending at the end of next month so can't share. Would love to show you but can't add the photo.
    Hope you had a fab day
    so sorry I missed you
    love
    Jo x

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  34. Absolutely gutted John
    as you can see I'm late checking in and I've missed you. Can't believe it as it's one of my regular haunts. I've made something similar that has been under raps for weeks. It is for a ending at the end of next month so can't share. Would love to show you but can't add the photo.
    Hope you had a fab day
    so sorry I missed you
    love
    Jo x

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  35. great card love these dies can't wait for mine to arrive they are posted so should be on next week [hopefully],Laura O

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  36. Hi John, beautiful card . Fantastic gift. Love it . Sorry missed show, think I can watch it on catch up - hope so. Brenda

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  37. Anyone would be so pleased too receive this.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  38. Hi John ,
    stunning card and box !
    hugs Maria x

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