Saturday, 11 July 2015

Classic Christmas Demo...

Happy Saturday,

Im demoing at Sew Simple in Norwich today between 10am and 4pm if you are in the area pop in and I will show you round the rest of my Christmas samples (told you I love making christmas things!) as well as some stamping and die cutting demo's and tutorials!

Todays card is one of the ones I will be demoing although think I will be doing it in gold!  This is made simply using Sue's fire and ice techniques tied with the snowflake background die.  I also die cut some of the lovely winter tress from card that I gilded.  I know this looks complex but the dies and technique do all the work for you!

I added the video on this technique, made by Sue Wilson on this technique to a blog post last week, click HERE to see the original post.

Once I've demoed this in the gold I will post the pictures on Facebook so hopefully some posts to come later today!



  1. Morning John, a beautiful card but I bet it looks better in real life the photo doesn't do it justice. Sorry I don't do Facebook.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning John, another beautiful creation, I bet the photo doesn't do it justice either, it is always much nicer to see it in the flesh so to speak.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  3. Good morning John, I agree with Nancy I bet it is fabulous in real life!!!
    and I don't do facebook either!!!
    Have a good day!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  4. Hi John,
    Fab creation today as the others have said I bet the photo doesn't give justice to all the lovely work involved in this.
    Would be lovely to be able to see it demoed.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Crafty Regards. Jenny L.

  5. Hi John.
    I have to agree with all the other ladys. This card needs to be seen for its beauty.
    Thank you take care Kitty.

  6. I am in Norfolk too this weekend but not near Sew Simple to come and say hello. Have been to this lovely craft shop in the past - well worth a visit. I am sure you will have a great time and lucky people seeing your demos and beautiful cards.

  7. Good morning John this is a beautiful Christmas card. Have a great day in Norfolk I have family up that way. I will look out for your pictures on Facebook when I am posting my coffee photos. Have a great day today it should be fun. Hugs Jackie

  8. Good morning John .must say I don't think the photo does this card justice but I bet it does look great. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

  9. Good morning John, I am another who also thinks the photo does not do this card justice, maybe the gold will photograph better. Have a great day in Norwich.
    Rosemary x

  10. Your card looks great but I'm sure it's stunning in real life.


  11. Hi John,A great card but I agree the photo does not show its beauty.Don't do Facebook either.Take care Jane B.

  12. Hi John,
    Lovely card and as others have said photo probably doesn't show up the detail and do it justice. I know the craft shop you'll be demoing at, I often go when visiting my family. Enjoy your day and will have a look at Facebook later.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  13. Good morning John didn't realise you were back at Sew Simple today and have made other plans so won't be joining you but have a lovely day. Await to see the gold edition of your card later on. Love from Jackie xx

  14. I really must try this technique - it is so effective. Have a good day in Norwich - it's a beautiful city.

    Anne (Northampton)

  15. Hi John,
    Camera obviously doesn't show it in all it's glory, but I bet it looks fabulous!!!
    Lorna D

  16. Beautiful card, love the teqnique

  17. Morning John, Lovely card, but as ladies have said not showing up well on computer!
    Would love to come and see in real life but to far away sorry!
    Love Junex (Cumbria)

  18. Morning John,
    A gorgeous card, love it.

  19. Hi John,
    I can't wait to give this card a try, so glad I won it from Sue.
    Must watch her video first.
    Have a great day

  20. Eh up John
    As the girls say, the pics don't do it justice as I've seen this in the flesh and its gloriously gilded.
    Don't do FB so hope we see the gold one on here.
    Enjoy your demo day.
    Ang x

  21. Hi John,
    I'm So Loving The Magnificent Christmas Cards Your Sharing With Us Only Problem Is Every Time I See One I Have To Purchase The Dies Etc.
    John Thank You So Very Very Much For Sharing.
    Hugs From Sam x
    Thank You For The Response Re: Your Beautiful Stamp That Sue Used As I'm A Stamper First And Foremost, I Love To Colour Using Alcohol Pens My Copics.

  22. Hi John
    What a lovely card. But I don't think the silver shows up very well on my image. As usual it probably looks fantastic in the flesh, so to speak. Look forward to seeing it in gold.

  23. Stunning card John - love it xx enjoy your day in Norwich and the lucky ladies who attend xx GailT xx

  24. Another lively design but it looks very dark in the photo Enjoy your day

  25. Hi John have to agree with the other comments, I don't think the photo does it justice, perhaps the gold one will be better to photograph and show the true beauty of the card

  26. Hi John, This is really lovely. I don't do facebook, so I hope you will show on your Blog too.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  27. I agree with the others too, I imagine it looks fantastic but the detail of the die
    seems to have got lost in the photo which is such a shame.
    Unfortunately I am not on face book either but would still love to see it in gold.

  28. Beautiful - I love that fire and ice technique.
    Best wishes, Rose

  29. Hi John,
    Would love to see this in the flesh as this is my favourite Christmas background die.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  30. fab card ,great technique ,Laura O

  31. Hi John, great card love the fire an ice think it looks lovely. Take Care Melody xxx