Monday, 28 September 2015

a little tired ...

Happy Monday,

Julia and I had a fab weekend at Craftasmic in Taunton I must say thank you to the wonderful people who attended and made it such fun and especially to Julie and James who looked after us so well!  I got home after midnight last night so I'm afraid its a quick sneak peak post today.

I will be doing a 2 hour masterclass on Hochanda next Sunday on Stamps to die for.  I have been asked by lots of crafters how to work with the Creative Expressions stamps that match Sue Wilson's die range.  We thought the best way was to do a TV masterclass to show everyone.

Today's card uses the Infinite Reflections stamp to die for that matches the Porto die from the Portuguese collection.  If there is anything you would like to know about Stamps to die for, how to stamp, cut or use them then please email me your questions and I will try to answer them on Sundays show!



  1. Morning John, beautiful card today, love the colours you have used, and I will be watching on Sunday

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

  2. Beautiful card will look in on Sunday TV

  3. Lovely card John. Can't wait to see your tv show, sounds excellent.
    B xx

  4. Morning John,
    I'm not surprised you are so tired, I am looking forward to your master class, need to check up on the time as I am going to a craft class in the afternoon, so will need to tape it. I like to tape your shows as I like to be able to go back and watch over again,
    Try and take some time out for yourself if you can, we don't want you making yourself ill, even if it's half hour here and there break. You've worked pretty much non stop since your holiday, I'm sure all of us who follow you on Facebook and on your blog worry about you ( it's a Mum thing in most of us lol)
    You are a very talented artist, and I'm so glad Sue kept saying you had designed some of the stamps to die for.
    Take it easy

  5. Lovely card in a lovely colour. Will be watching Sunday. SueL x

  6. I will look forward to your show because I am c**p at stamping You make it look so easy and if I have a go now at least I now ink up my stamp properly - no post office pretence in sight! I love how you've used the Striplet too

  7. I like this card. Great card for men. Not easy to find inspiration for men's cards, thanks. I will be watching you next Sunday on Hochanda. Unfortunately they don't ship outside the UK, but I can look for the products on Craftasmic. You're right, they are very helpful at Craftasmic :)

  8. Lovely card John. ...hope you get some rest after your busy weekend
    Luv Rach :)

  9. Wow brilliant card John look forward to seeing you on Hochanda
    Gina x

  10. Hi John,
    Beautiful card and I can't wait for Sunday now!!!!
    Lorna D

  11. Hi John,
    Lovely card, I really like the way that you have made the Porto diecut into a buckle.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  12. Love this card, John. Glad all went well at Taunton - hopefully you can have a break today.

    Anne (Northampton)

  13. Morning John, a fantastic card definately do fo guys, will record your shows on Sunday.
    Nancyd xx

  14. Love the card John, not too complicated but very effective.

    Trust you had enough cuts for the workshops this weekend!!!!!!


  15. Nice colors used on your card and the sentiment is lovely .
    Elaine H X

  16. Hi John,
    lovely card - I like the way you've used the striplet across the bottom of the card. Thanks for showing us yet another way to use these dies. It's honestly not something I have thought of before.
    Like the cols, too.
    Looking forward to the show on Sunday.
    Hope you can have a bit of a rest now......
    Best wishes, Rose

  17. Hi John

    I like this card as I think, possibly minus the pearls, it would be good for a man. Like most I do struggle with cards for the males in my life. Thanks for sharing.

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  18. Fabulous card John will definitely be watching next Sunday. Crafty Regards Julie Kayxxx

  19. Nice card John. Rest up today and enjoy yourself.

  20. Like this card. Will be watching on Sunday.

  21. I bet both you and Julia are shattered, would have loved to attend...too far....Super card here..quite male orientated, which I always struggle with....thanks John...luv Ursula x

  22. Hi John,
    Like this one.
    Love Nancy xx

  23. Hi John
    A great card today. I lev the stamps to die for range. I don't think we see enough of them on TV.

  24. Hi John Fantastic card today and great news about shows just what I wanted to see thank you jeanie

  25. Lovely card, could be used for so many occasions.


  26. Lovely card John. Looking forward to the show on Sunday.
    Love Val x

  27. Hi John, A great sneaky peek, and I'm looking forward to the masterclass.
    I bet you are all shattered, hopefully you can catch some 'me' time !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  28. Eh up John
    Definitely a masculine feel to this one....probably the colour rather than the embellishment but very tastefully done.
    You're like the Duracell Bunny.......never stops lol!
    Ang x

  29. A fab card today, lovely detail and would be fantastic for a male card.
    Love it.

  30. Hi John,
    Lovely masculine card, love the sentiment!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  31. Love the card and looking forward to the Masterclass show. Linda.

  32. love the card ,great stamps ,Laura O

  33. Hi John, love the card and the sentiment....I do like my sentiments.....and as I've said to Julia, it makes you smile too just by reading it, so a bit of happiness all around! That would be fantastic too about the Masterclass show. Although I have stamped it would be fantastic to watch...."Thank you John" xx Love Karen xx

  34. Hi John this is a stunning card. It is so great to have stamps that match the dies. What with Julia being on Hochanda tomorrow and you on Sunday we are being spoilt. Enjoy the rest of the evening. Hugs Jackie

  35. I am a bit late today as I overslept this morning - tired after caring for my Mum last week I guess?
    You're a busy bee. Love the card, especially the colour. What a good idea to do a master class for us. Will record.

  36. Lovely card ideal for the men in our lives. Looking forward to watching you on Sunday. Pat x

  37. Hi John. I love how you have used the Striplet, and what lovely colours. Who doesn't love the ribbon, it is gorgeous Take care x