Saturday, 15 August 2015

Something Different Saturday...

Happy Saturday,

I thought I would go back to showing something different on a Saturday, today's creation was a sample from Thursdays shows that didn't get shown (we always make more samples than can be shown!)

I started by wrapping emerald double sided satin ribbon around a polystyrene ring.  Next I die cut a selection of Sue Wilson's filigree poinsettias form one of the pages in my 12 days of Christmas paper pack.  I also cut a spray of the ivy in vintage silver foundation card.

To make I simply glued the poinsettias, ivy and some bakers twine onto the wreath.

I will post this evening the winner of this weeks stamp giveaway.

12 days of Christmas paper pack
creative expressions craft dies by Sue Wilson
Filigree poinsettia
Trailing Ivy
Vintage silver foundation card
green white bakers twine
emerald double  sided satin ribbon pack
Stick pin elements.



  1. Morning John, a fantastic idea I will be doing this in silver and white as that is my Christmas theme thanks for all the inspiration you give us it is much appreciated.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Love this John, your creative ideas have no boundaries, will definitely be trying this one, thank you so much, Linda.

  3. Hi John.
    This is brilliant thank you. Take care Kitty.

  4. Very clever John and one that you could make in different colours.

  5. Another idea. Thank you for your inspiration.

  6. Hi John
    thanks for the something different idea, looks great.
    The satin ribbon is very good quality.

  7. What a great idea and wonderful creation! It shows how die cuts can be used not just for cards. Debra x

  8. What a beautiful way to use all the lovely Christmas goodies, it's absolutely gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  9. Wow John this is beautiful, I wish you had the time to show us the demo of it. But you were concentrating more on your beautiful stamps.
    Hope you manage to have a rest over the weekend.

  10. Hi John,
    I Love This Very Beautiful "Christmas Wreath" It's So Very Sad When You All Work So Hard And Your Samples Aren't Shown On "Create And Craft" I Suppose That's The Great Thing About Having A Tremendous Blog!!! At Least We Get To See Them. I Love The Beautiful Satin Ribbon And The Beautiful Poinsettias And Also Your Stickpins John Thank For Sharing.
    Hugs From Sam x

  11. Really getting into the Christmas theme!
    Beautiful wreath.......any more decorative items would be great...hint hint

  12. Hi John,
    What a fabbie idea, I don't often make decorations but I might have a go at this!!
    Lorna D

  13. Good morning John, very classy love the ideas you have!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  14. I never think to use patterned paper for die cutting. It can be so effective.

    Anne (Northampton)

  15. Hi John, What a great idea to use the dies to make a gorgeous wreath! The new dies brought right now can compliment this great idea, like for instance the holly leaves ,the little sprigs etc.Thanks for your inspiration John.Take care enjoy the weekend.Jane B.

  16. Morning John,
    All I can say is GORGEOUS.

  17. Great crafty project, really shows off the diecuts very well.

  18. Good morning John this is amazing I love it. What a shame it didn't get shown it is good to see things other than cards that you can make. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  19. Super idea John I remember the lovely wreaths you made last year when you had your debut at Ally Pally. Have a great weekend love from Jackie xx

  20. Hi John
    What a lovely idea to make a wreath out of polystyrene and using your papers to make poinsettias. Would make lovely presents for the family.

  21. Hi John, what a fabulous wreath, thanks for the inspiration, may just do one for this year. Bx

  22. Great Wreath John, yes it makes a nice change. I succumbed to your 12 days set of stamps, I already had the Christmas trees.

  23. That wreath is gorgeous and got me thinking.... something a little bit different should definitely have been on the show!!!!
    Great shows and demos too John.
    Sheila x

  24. Morning John, Oh I love this, you always manage to come up with something different. Will be having a go at this I am sure.

  25. Eh up John
    I loved the ones you did last year but how special is this making it using your own paper pad this year! What a difference a year makes eh?
    Safe travels today.
    Ang x

  26. Hi John,
    What a fabulous wreath, I will definitely be having a go at this....BRILLIANT!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakfeild

  27. Hi John finished playing catch up now. This is unusual but I like it, I did purchase one of the polystyrene rings last year but didn't get round to doing anything with it, so I have a few ideas now thanks to you.

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

  28. Hi John,
    Well, I didn't see this one coming! But I like it very much. Great idea, lovely design.
    Best wishes, Rose

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  30. John what a great idea what size is the wreath.

  31. Hi John, This is definitely different, but very, very, effective.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  32. I love your something different Saturdays Sue used your papers to cut Pointsietta's today And said how nice to see them in blue for a change and in patterned paper Before I buy anything else I must start collecting the Pointsietta dies! (No doubt other stuff will drop in my basket too)

  33. Love it. Always nice to see other thing that you can do with dies.

  34. Beautiful...absolutely beautiful. This project would look perfect to hang above the fireplace. I think it is time to start a new holiday project! I really like the dies used to make this up.

  35. fabulous, looks so pretty and festive and will definitely be giving this a go.

  36. Hi John
    This is a lovely idea. A lovely arrangement of all the elements. I hope it's easier to do than it looks! Best wishes Anne O

  37. Gorgeous wreath John. The colour is beautiful and the poinsettias are so pretty. Pat x

  38. Hi John, this looks fabulous, love the poinsettias. Have a good weekend
    Jacqui x

  39. Hi John, well you have definitely impressed my granddaughter she as been on the phone asking if we have any of the green ribbon so we can have a go at making wreath, it looks fab. Take Care Melody xxx

  40. Love all that dimension! Gorgeous project!

  41. Hi John

    Really pretty. I don't do Christmas decorations but I'd hang that up, it's stunning,

    Hugs, T x