Saturday, 19 September 2015

Crafting at Ally Pally...

Happy Saturday,

Well the stand is all ready and Phil Martin, Julia Watts, Lisa Horton and I are all ready to demo on the Creative Expressions stand all day today and Tomorrow.  Remember that the Wonderful Sue Wilson will be demonstrating on the rubbernecker stand both days so this is your last chance this year to see all the team demoing together at the same place!

Another demo card form Hochanda today and a chance to win it!  Simply leave a comment below and I will draw all the winners on Monday to announce on Tuesday!

Today's card, I hope you caught the demo, was made using coconut white and Iris (my new favourite) foundation card.  I teamed it with the Indigo Mist colour cloud (another new favourite as you might be bale to tell from the number of times I have used it!)

I really like the way the spiky flowers came out on this one based on the dandelion clocks die by Sue wilson.

Remember for your chance to win this card then simply leave a comment.

Enjoy...


83 comments:

  1. Hi John,

    Another beautiful card, you have some wonderful ideas. I am so sorry to be missing the show but am traveling to Suffolk for a family wedding.
    Please may I enter the draw.
    Good luck.
    Hazel c uk

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  2. Hi John.
    Another beautiful card thank you. Have lots of fun this weekend, take care Kitty.

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  3. Blue/lavender my favourite colour. The flowers are unusual, a beautiful card. Have a great time at Ally Pally, wish I could be there,
    Linda

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  4. Fab card John. Great colour. Love watching your demos.

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  5. That's really pretty, John. Looking forward to seeing your demos again today. Dandelion clocks is on my wish list. After all, what's the point in going to Ally Pally if I don't buy something?
    Jan
    Northampton

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  6. Hi John, Fabulous card, I agree the flowers look beautiful. Have Great week end, wish I could be there, but working :( Linda

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  7. Hi John
    what a stunning card love the colours and the flowers thank you tracyw

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  8. Morning John, a fabulous card these flower dies are a must have I think and the colour too.
    Nancyd xx

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  9. Those flowers look great. Must go - have a train to catch! See you later.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  10. Morning John Stunning card .Hope to say hello to you at Ally Pally today. Gloria(Sidcup) xx

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  11. Hi John, love the colours and those spiky flowers look great.
    B xx

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  12. Love this one John,have all your shows recorded so must catch up. Have fun today x

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  13. Hi John,
    Love it John. it speaks of class.
    Anne M xx

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  14. Hi John,
    Lovely card, colours are stunning.
    Enjoy this weekend.
    :-)
    Lorna D

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  15. Morning John,
    A lovely card, love the flowers. Enjoy the weekend.
    Lydia
    X

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  16. Hi John

    A beautiful card & oh the flowers are simply divine, I now have these dandelion clock flowers so I will have a go at making them, it would be great fun to experiment with different colour combinations - & I must remember to cut them out from the card in such a way that I can then use your exceptionally clever idea of using the cut out as a background. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful card.

    Wish I could be there to see you at AP but sadly it is not to be but I do wish you all a wonderful (albeit tiring) & very successful weekend - how can you not with the best demonstrators/crafters & the best products to tickle the senses of crating friends.

    Take care

    Love Beth B x x x


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  17. Wonderful card today John as usual. Have a fab weekend and we will have to have a catch up when you slow down LOL !!!!!

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  18. Hi John another absolutely lovely card and beautiful colour combination.
    Hope you have a great weekend at Ally Pally
    Wendyx

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  19. Morning John, such a beautiful card today, would love to win it. I am so disappointed that I will not be able to get to Ally Pally, I could cry, I so wanted to meet you all again and have a good old chat.

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

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  20. Good morning John, you do like these colours don't you! I must
    say I don't blame, you they are beautiful, and a really stunning card
    you have made, absolutely lovely.
    Hope you all have a fun day, although I am sure it is hard work!
    Best wishes to you all
    JosieB
    xx

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  21. Good morning John, you do like these colours don't you! I must
    say I don't blame, you they are beautiful, and a really stunning card
    you have made, absolutely lovely.
    Hope you all have a fun day, although I am sure it is hard work!
    Best wishes to you all
    JosieB
    xx

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  22. Wow John this is gorgeous, I must have missed seeing you demo this one Andy thought i had watched all your shows.
    Also might I add I love the videos uploaded on the Creative Expression you tube channel. I must get those paint pallets every time I try they sell out before I can get them, but have now found someone who will order them for me thank you, think you might know who.
    Will have to wait for them as I have ordered all the MDF wreaths in fact 2 packs and paints and all the gingerbread MDF shapes to do with the grandkids. Can I use the papers from your paper pad to decoupage or do I have to use the other papers?
    Have a great day at Ally Pally, I'm off to craft class this afternoon at Rainbow and Ribbons I think you've met Cara who runs it.
    Maggie

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  23. Gorgeous, gorgeous card John.
    Have a fun weekend,
    XxxRuth

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  24. Hi John, a lovely, simple yet elegant card. The colour combination works well and your finishing touches are not over the top. Love and hugs,
    Alison D x

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  25. Sorry John just re read my post some auto correct happened with the iPad wish I could turn it off lol. No I've not cracked up yet, close but .....

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  26. Hello John, the card is gorgeous, I love gatefold cards, they are so effective. Beautiful colours, great combination. Have a fab weekend. Bx

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  27. Fabulous card John! Love the design and those flowers are just gorgeous, oh, and the card colour is so lovely. Debra x

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  28. Hi John,
    I really love this card, it's so elegant and the flowers made with the dandelion clocks are beautiful. All the best for Ally Pally,
    Thanks,
    Heather Treble

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  29. I love this card, and I've used the dandelion clocks this way too. Enjoy AP I used to love going there when I lived in the UK.

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  30. I love this card, and I've used the dandelion clocks this way too. Enjoy AP I used to love going there when I lived in the UK.

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  31. Hi John, just love the flowers, I shall have to make some.
    Hugs Clare xx

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  32. Hi John. Lovely card and I love your spikey flowers. I still have some of your's and Phill's shows to catch up on now I'm home. Have a great weekend at Ally Pally. SueL x

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  33. Absolutely stunning card. Everything about it is so beautiful!
    Doreen R

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  34. Hi John,

    Gorgeous card. Enjoy your weekend at Ally Pally, I hope you are looking after our Ang lol!

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  35. So pretty, love the new colour card, a treasure for someone to keep.....luv Ursula xx

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  36. Hi John gorgeous card have a good weekend I wish I could be there .
    Jeanie .e

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  37. Stunning card John. Have a great time at Ally Pally. I'm so jealous.
    Love Val x

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  38. Hi John just popped back just watched video on the cosmic paints brilliant I have learnt how to use them properly thank you must get some more colours

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  39. Beautiful card.....hate dandelions, as they're taking over my garden!....but yours are stunning

    Carol

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  40. That is such a pretty 'tall' card I would love to win it!

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  41. Good morning John, beautiful card!!! Have a great time at Ally Pally!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

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  42. BEAUTIFUL card, John!!! I love the colors and the dies used on this one!!! And I love watching you on Hochanda! Your demos are great!!!

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  43. Hi John,
    I hope you have fun at the craft show. Wish we had shows like the UK seems to have. No where near the amount of shows or shops here. :-(
    Love those colors and the card just looks gorgeous.

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  44. Gorgeous card, John! Love the beautiful Iris color on the background? Thx for sharing and then giving it away. You're Awesome!
    Pat

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  45. Great card John as always. Would really love to win this one x

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  46. This card is beautiful. I wished that I lived in the are that you r at now, would enjoy attending one of your demos.

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  47. Lovely again John,when are they not beautiful?Love Nancy xx

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  48. Hi John greetings from a very hot Trapani on Sicily. Guess Ally Pally will be hot for you this weekend too! The iris is a very nice colour will be most useful and this card is great. Will join you at ghe next port WiFi permitting love from Jackie xx

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  49. Beautiful card using Iris and white colors. I am really liking the Iris card stock. A very nice crisp and clean look.

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  51. The first thing I do each morning is to check my email to take a look at card for the day. I even have a John Nextdoor Pinterest board. You are truly a gifted artist.

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  52. Good morning John, just love today's card. The colours are gorgeous and the design is so wonderful. Sadly I missed this demo. With the time difference, as I live in Canada, I can't always see the shows. Looking forward to when Hochanda has the ability to see shows that have already aired. I know it is in the works. Perhaps you could give some instructions on this card. Wish I could see you all at Ally Pally. Sounds like a great show with such talented people.

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  53. still got every thing crossed to win one of your beautiful cards. Have a great weekend

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  54. Hi John, A lovely card, beautiful spiky flowers. I hope all is going well at Ally Pally.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  55. This is my first time of leaving a comment, I just love the colours of this card and the clean look to it, well done! I would love to go to Ally Pally one day, I bet you are all having a ball. The envelope was spectacular too!

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  56. Beautiful card. Love the flowers and the colour is great.

    Donna

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  57. lovely card john finger crossed hopefully I will win this lovely card

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  58. Hi John, unfortunately I missed the demo on this one....I'm just glad I have my head screwed on otherwise I would be in trouble....lol! (True!) x I love the Iris colour, it's a "ooooo that's lovely colour". I have the French collection border so I can compromise there and Sue's dandelion clock dies really do make a pretty flower embellishment and/or firework spray? Hope you're all having a great time at Ally pally and meeting the ladies that admire all of your creations xx "Thank you John" xx Love Karen xx

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  59. Hi John

    What a lovely card and as today my husband and I are celebrating 45 years of marriage - Sapphire Anniversary - the colour is just perfect.

    Loving the spiky flowers as well.

    Have a great week-end at Ally Pally (wish I was there!)

    Lol Barbara W x

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  60. Love the colors, John. The flowers are so cute, yet easy to make for us flower "challenged" people.

    Wish I could attend Ally Pally, but I think a plane ticket to UK would take up all my crafting money!

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  61. Hi John
    I love the colour too, and those flowers look gorgeous who wouldn't want to win such a gorgeous card.
    Hope Ally Pally is going well.
    Linda xx

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  62. Wow John, what a lovely card - I missed your demo for this one. What a good way to use the dandelion die, most effective.
    Christine (Andypandy) x

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  63. Another beautiful card! I look forward to opening your posta to see what you created! I would love to see the team create but am in the states (USA) so unable to. Keep WOWING us! Thank you for your generosity

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  64. Another beautiful card! I look forward to opening your posta to see what you created! I would love to see the team create but am in the states (USA) so unable to. Keep WOWING us! Thank you for your generosity

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  65. A beautiful card John. That Iris colour is super. Love watching you demo on TV, you are so clever.
    Tea

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  66. Hi John,
    Fabulous card, just love the new iris colour and the flowers are so pretty and delicate...LOVE THEM!

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  67. Hi John, lovely card the new iris colour is great an love the flowers on your card, have a fantastic time at ally pally, I'm sure your going to be very busy over next two days. Take Care Melody xxx

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  68. Hi John, I really don't know how I missed the demo for this one it is gorgeous as are all of your cards.
    I hope you all had a fab day at ally pally and have another one tomorrow.
    I so wish i could have gone.

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  69. Hi John, nice to see you again and your lovely craft
    Beautiful card and I would lie if I said I wouldn't like to have it
    Enjoy Sunday at AP
    Maria x

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  70. SPECTACULAR card John. Everything about it says "THIS IS ELEGANCE". I think I have chosen the wrong hobby - never will I have your vision or ability ...sigh...

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  71. Beautiful card and what a glorious colour! Thank you
    Maggie B xx

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  72. Hi John
    A gorgeous card! I love the quirky little flowers made from the dandelion dies. I also like the gatefold card format. I'm rubbish at it as I can never get them even! Best wishes, Anne O

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  73. Beautiful card John. Was good to see you.

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  74. Hi John
    Lovely lovely card today in my favourite colours. Especially love the flowers.

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  75. Hi John
    After being away for the weekend just catching up! This is a gorgeous card in my favourite colour!!
    Sheila

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  76. Hi John. A lovely card in beautiful blue,in my favourite colour. Take care x

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  77. Lovely card - I don't do enough of these gatefold cards.

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  78. Eh up John
    Sorry for delay..........had a bus weekend lol!
    Glorious and gorgeous and any other g words that mean good things!
    Have a rest today......... I bloomin well am lol!
    Ang x

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  79. Hi John.

    Lovely card, beautiful flowers.

    Best wishes.

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