Saturday, 26 September 2015

12 Days Stamping?!?...

Happy Saturday,

I am with Julia Watts at CRaftasmic in Taunton today and tomorrow for Workshops and Demos all the tickets have sold out Im afraid however Julia will be demoing in the shop today so pop in and see Julia weave her Magic with Sue Wilson's range of dies and cosmic shimmer!

I was talking to Julia last night over dinner and she informed me that the Background stamps for my 12 days of christmas are now available to everyone.  I didn't know these had come out as I originally had these as an exclusive on Create and Craft when I launched my 12 days of christmas range.  Julia will be using the Pear Square stamp in her demo today so I thought it might be nice to show some of the samples I made using these stamps!

The first picture is of a set of Tags I made by stamping the pear square stamp in different colours of detail embossing powder.  I cut these into 4 and mounted them onto some hand cut (5cm x 5cm) vintage gold card tags.

The next shot is of the 12 days stamps simply stamped in white detail embossing powder onto rich red card a really effective and quick christmas card.

It wouldn't be me and christmas if there wasn't one in gold on black now would it? lol

finally a few shots of the different cards I made using the background stamps I had so much fun making these!



  1. Morning John, I so love these stamps, will have to get them, they remind me so much of childhood Christmas's long ago and the cards you have created with them are awesome.

    Enjoy yourself today at the workshop, you will have a laugh I know.

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

  2. Hi John.
    Brilliant thank you. Take care Kitty.

  3. Good morning John, I had the good fortune to win this stamp from you and truly is
    gorgeous!!! Have fun today!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  4. Everyone stunning,have a great time at your workshop, Linda.

  5. Hi John,
    These cards are gorgeous, I'm so glad all these stamps are now available other than at C&C so I know what my next stamps I order will be lol.
    Have a great day.
    I'm going to be having a nice craft day today, using your stamps Christmas and Birthday ones lol.

  6. Hi John

    I love the stamps and the cards. I especially like the gold on black, yet I am not a lover of black cards generally but that is so classy!!

    Like June The Twelve Days Of Christmas brings back happy childhood memories, probably because of us being of a similar age and it is a classic Christmas song in our family and I have handed it down to all the grandchildren who love to sing it. I might have to get the stamps for them!!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  7. Good morning John this is a fantastic selection of makes. The stamps are stunning. I am sure that you will have a great time today and tomorrow. I can't believe how busy you are. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  8. Lots of lovely ideas here John - thank you. I haven't been able to watch your video from yesterday yet as wifi speed is rubbish where I am in N Norfolk! It will have to wait until I get home. However you know I love using the mica water colour paints.
    Hope today goes well. You do get about the country!

  9. Hi John, I love these stamps and your creation are just fabulous. Love Michaela x

  10. Love this stamp set John! So much I could do with it. If I have any cash left over from my holiday, I'll order it as soon as I get back!

  11. You've spent a lot of time care and attention to these stamps John...they are all beautiful..and the cards just prove it!

    Have a fun weekend at the workshop!

  12. So much detail in the stamps They look amazing and what great effects can be achieved I really must keep trying at stamping

  13. Hi John,
    Really beautiful and elegant cards and tags. I love the first card and the gold on black is gorgeous.
    Have a great day and thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  14. Lovely cards and tags these stamps!

  15. Hi John,
    These are beautiful stamps.
    Lorna D

  16. Great cards. Hope the weekend goes well.

    Anne (Northampton)

  17. Beautiful cards and stamps.
    Elaine H X

  18. Eh up John
    Well, I don't need to tell you how much I love these stamps and the paper.
    I would have automatically jumped at the black and gold but have to say, I love the last one. Just simple red and on!
    Have fun with Julia.
    Ang x

  19. Gorgeous cards and tags. The stamps are brill.

  20. Hi John, all you cards and tags are gorgeous. I love the rich red card, really need to order some more. Have a fab day with the workshops. Take care. Bx

  21. Wow John, I love 'em. Enjoy your day. SueL x

  22. They look fab JOhn, Nancy came to craft meet yesterday and she brought the stamp that she had won, she thinks from you !!!! xxxx

  23. These stamps really are crisp when used with the detail embossing powder as your end products show. I adore the black and gold card, it is so elegant and expensive looking.

    Have fun today.


  24. Cards are brilliant John, keep up the good work x

  25. Hi John,
    lovely stamps, all of them. And so effective - I really need something to make quick cards because Xmas has snuck up on me AGAIN! I simply don't have enough time to do everything I want and HAVE to do .
    Enjoy yourself,
    Best wishes, Rose

  26. Love your stamp sets John. They are so versatile. x Annie P

  27. Morning John,
    A wonderful array of cards and tags, love them. Hope you have a great weekend.

  28. Brilliant stamps John...luv Ursula x

  29. Great stamps John especially for making tags for gifts.


  30. Great stamps John especially for making tags for gifts.


  31. Hi John
    A great set of stamps. I live the cards and tags you've made with them. Hope you have a great weekend with Julia in Taunton.

  32. Such versatility with you sets. Love it.

  33. Wonderful John especially the red and white one.
    Love Val x

  34. All very lovely card samples, can't choose a favourite!


  35. Hi John, gorgeous set of stamps with equally gorgeous cards made from them. Black and gold always look rich, but then I love the red/white, red/gold too. I love the tags and the snowflake paper with two pear tags also. Hope you're having a great time both of you in Taunton xx Love Karen xx "Thank you John" x

  36. Hi John, fantastic cards and the stamps are so versatile enjoy your workshops.
    Nancyd xx

  37. Hi John, I hope your workshops are going well.
    These cards are fabulous, each and every one, I love these stamps.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  38. lovely cards John ,great stamps .Laura O

  39. I love the white on red and the gold on black but they are all lovely. Pat x

  40. Hi John, hope you had a fab day.
    I love all of the cards but what is unusual for me is that I love the black and gold
    one too.
    I don't usually go for black on a card but what with some of yours and sues card it is definately growing on me.
    I love those tags too and I am going to try and do my own this year.
    I have just got my things today to make the christmas sleigh so that is my project for next week.

  41. Hi John, lovely cards really taken with the black an gold one. Take care Melody xXx

  42. Hi John. Glad to hear that you had a great weekend. I saw lots of these at Ally Pally and they are beautiful. Love the black/gold one, I would never have used black on Christmas cards but you and Sue have totally converted me : ) Take care x