Saturday, 20 June 2015

Chance to see Sue Wilson Demo!

Happy Saturday,

Today I am back in the swing of things and am doing a workshop at Pickwell farm in Southampton The workshop is fully booked however they are planning to do one again in August so I will let you know if there the date of the next one in case it is near you and you fancy a day of dieting and stamping with me!

Back to today and I thought a quick visit to Canada was in order, this is a  card I made for my demo at Crafty Knits in Chorley using Cobalt blue and pumice foundation card.  As I may have stated a few times I am in love with the Canadian collection background and the versatility.  for this card all I did was to use the inside section of the die and repeated it across a page of pumice card to make the back panel.

Next I cut a frame in a square of cobalt card to fit over the panel and foam mounted this to fit.  I then cut a thin frame of the pumice stone card with an aperture of 11 x 11cm and glued on four of the new petite arched adornment die cuts form the configurations collection in pumice.

To finish the card I made a set of frames in the pumice and foam mounted the edges of the arches onto them and added a few layers of cobalt and pumice to make this 21 x 21cm finished card.

Creative Expressions Craft dies by Sue Wilson Canadian collection background
Configurations Petite arched adornment
3mm White stick on pearls
5mm white stick on pearls
Cobalt & pumice foundation card


Below is an exciting opportunity to Join The fabulous Sue Wilson for an exclusive demo of her new Christmas Dies for 2015!

Internationally renowned crafter, demonstrator and designer Sue Wilson will be demonstrating her exciting new collection of Festive Craft Dies at Creative Expressions on Thursday 2 July and would like to invite you to join her.
Watch Sue as she shows how to create beautifully original Christmas cards sharing top tips and great advice along the way.
There are hourly sessions available to book throughout the day where Sue reveals her dies for the first time to a live audience.
We expect this to be a sell-out, so please BOOK EARLY!

Date: Thursday 2 July 2015
Demo session times:
1st session: 9.30am - 10.30am  
2nd session: 11.00am - 12.00pm
3rd session: 12.30pm - 1.30pm
4th session 2.00pm - 3.00pm
Final session:  3.30pm - 4.30pm
Duration per session: 1 hour
Venue: Creative Expressions 
Price: £10*
* £10 can be redeemed on items purchased at our Factory Shop on the day of the demo.

To book a demo session, simply choose which time you would prefer and an alternative should places become booked up quickly and call Sali at Creative Expressions with your payment details on 01536 481778 to secure your tickets.


  1. Morning John, safely home and back in the swing, another gorgeous card today, you come up with winners every day, how do you do it. Got to try this one.

    Unfortunately I will be having an operation on the 29th June and would have been unable to make Kettering but I have seen the Christmas 2015 dies and placed orders already for them, looking forward to getting them and playing, oh I love Christmas.

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

  2. Hi John.
    Brilliant card Take care Kitty.

  3. Morning John,

    Wow this is stunning, really like the design of this one. Have a great weekend

    Love &hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  4. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card. I will see you soon. Hugs Jackie

  5. Stunning card today John, just love everything about it. Wish I could go to Kettering for Sue's demo day, but to far to travel, but looking forward to your return to Strikes at Cleveleys! Linda.

  6. Morning John, a beautiful card glad you're home safe and sound pity you're back into work so quickly but good for all your followers.
    Nancyd xx

  7. Eh up John
    Gorgeous card matey. The pumice and cobalt combo is great and loving the background.
    Guess what Im going to be booking lol!
    Hope your demo day goes well.
    Ang x

  8. Beautiful card-very striking colour combination. Perfect as I just love blue.


  9. Hi John, A stunning card and a beautiful design.Take care Jane B.

  10. Good morning John love what you have done here both the design and the colours. Have a good day today though don't know about the "dieting"!!! Love from Jackie xx

  11. Hi John,
    A lovely card today, I must get some of these coloured card, my stash of foundation card doesn't quite contain all the colours yet.

    Wish I could see Sue's demo but otherwise engaged that day.
    Oh well, hopeful there will be some videos.

    Have a great day

  12. Hi John,
    Lovely card today, good colour combo.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  13. A lovely card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  14. Hi John,
    Really striking card today, I too love the Canadian background it's simply beautiful. Love the colours and the way you have made the frames. All in all a beautiful card. Thanks,
    Heather Treble

  15. Hi John, this card is stunning, such a beautiful colour combo. Wow, I bet the slots for Sue's Demos are going to sell like wildfire. Have a great Saturday. Bx

  16. This card is gorgeous John, xxx

  17. Hi John

    So pleased your home and safe and enjoyed your trip.

    This card is absolutely gorgeous I like yourself really like the Candadian background die it's so versatile.
    Hugs Annx

  18. Morning John,
    A great card, love the colours.

  19. The card is absolutely stunning..... no embellishment whatsoever

  20. Hi John,
    A beautiful elegant card - gorgous.
    Best wishes, Rose

  21. Hi John, This is fabulous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  22. Very striking card John, great for a guy.
    Blessings - Deb C xx

  23. Hi John, beautiful card, love what you have done with arched adornment, mm mm will have to look for this one!!
    Regards Liz.

  24. Great card John I would love to be able to get to Kettering but as a non driver is nigh on impossible Brilliamt idea to charge just £10 and that can be redeemed too

  25. Hello John,

    WOW!! What a stunning card today, it literally took my breath away. Love the coor combination. This is definitely one that I am going to do.


  26. Fab card John love it, although it does appear a little strange to see it without a sentiment but then I'm sure that it is down to me!! hope you had a good day demoing xx GailT xx

  27. Hi John, a lovely stunning card today an who wouldn't love that Canadian background die, it's fantastic. Would love to go an see sue but she is to far away for me. Take Care Melody x

  28. Evening John, Brilliant card, Canadian background is my favourite too. I also would love to meet Sue and see demo's but afraid much to far for us northerners!
    Thanks for sharing, love Junex (Cumbria)

  29. fantatsic card ,I love this die too classic ,Laura O

  30. Love the design and colours. Will try and get to a Sue demo.