Sunday, 27 September 2015

Daisy Daisy...

Happy Sunday,

Fantastic workshop day at Craftasmic in Taunton yesterday we had a few laughs as well as some serious crafting!  I'm back there today for a set of demos once again the tickets are all sold out I  afraid but it may be worth popping to the shop and seeing if you can hover at the back if you want to see Julia or me!

I thought I would show you the daisy card form the video I did on you tube for Creative Expressions as lots of you seemed to like it.  I have to admit I wasn't overly happy with it as I think it could have looked cleaner and be neater with more time!

I used the watercolour Mica Palettes and my Daisy Corner stamp set ( still one of my most popular sets) to make this simple card.  To get the details you will need to watch the video on the link HERE

Here's a few close ups of the card, its really to show you the techniques.  If you are loving the watercolour palettes then I have a show on Hochanda on Wednesday with them along with some stunning new stamps (great for beginners as well as experienced crafters) designed by Sam Poole. The Christmas watercolour set, which sold out in August, is finally back in stock and will be on the show as well!  times to be confirmed.



  1. Hi John.
    Thank you beautiful cards, it is lovely to see Sam Poole's designs again.
    Take care Kitty.

  2. Hello John

    I think you are hard on yourself but then I'm the same: can always see ways to improve on what has been done. However it's a lovely card and the stamp is so delicate.

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  3. Morning John, a beautiful card and fabulous colours as Heather says don't be so hard on yourself but I think we are all a bit like that with what we make, enjoy your day.
    Nancyd xx

  4. This is a lovely card and looks so effective with the daisies. Look forward to more ideas with water colour paints on Wednesday.

  5. Morning John, so pleased that everything went well at Taunton yesterday and that you have a sell out day there today, you and Julia must be knackered. I so enjoyed watching this on Hochanda. Oh did I tell you that Sue did really well yesterday, the CE team really are professionals in all the sense.

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

  6. Hi John, I love the colours on this card. My mum is visiting and I showed her your watercolour video and she was entranced by it. Thanks for the info about your Hochanda show, I'll set up the recorder to make sure not to miss it. Enjoy your day in Taunton.
    B xx

  7. Such a stunning card today I love it !
    Don't work too hard

  8. Beautiful card! I've had a go at making this before you made the video, it would have worked out better if I'd waited. Will definitely have another try now. Debra x

  9. Morning John,
    An interesting technique, making for a pretty card. Hope you and Julia are having a great time.

  10. I have this stamp set so will have to give this a go.

    Have a good day.

    Anne (Northampton)

  11. Eh up John
    A strong colour but you still manage to make it look delicate. A truly beautiful card.
    I can well imagine what you and Julia have been up to this weekend hahaha!
    Have a good time today.
    Ang x

  12. Gorgeous card John... have a good day with Julia of to watch the video now
    Luv Rach :)

  13. Hi John,
    Beautiful card, I love this stamp set. Have a great day with Julia.
    Heather Treble

  14. This is beautiful I totally forgot to look at these when I was at Ally Pally They're on my Wish list for birthday and Christmas

  15. Morning John, This is gorgeous !! I love the stamps and I love your stamping, absolutely gorgeous.
    I can't wait to see what lovely stamps Sam Poole has created, I have lots and lots of her stamps, and she has been missed.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  16. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card. I love the design and the colours. I hope you have a wonderful day today and a safe journey home. I am looking forward to your shows next week. Hugs Jackie

  17. Hi John,
    Just beautiful!!
    Your stamps always look stunning with the micas!
    Lorna D

  18. Hello John, I think this card is super, I love colour washed backgrounds. And beautiful stamping too. Have a great day. Bx

  19. Hi John
    So nice to see Sam Poole's designs again , a very nice card lovely color.
    Enjoy your day
    Elaine H X

  20. Beautiful card John, I love my daisy stamp set. Thanks for the video link, I'll watch it later. Pat x

  21. Hi John,
    You are bad tempting me with these paints l have started itching to get them now, but must behave I've spent so much lately. I will get them though I am determined.
    I love the card and the stamps. Think I might have the set if not that's another set to add to my list lol.
    Seriously I need to get my Christmas cards done, and have started doing some, spent all day yesterday crafting you'd be proud of me I made my Daughters Birthday card and used the Lilac whisper cloud ink and just using cream coloured card. I will put a picture on your Facebook page after tomorrow as her birthday is tomorrow.
    I did end up covered in glitter though lol.
    Today we are going out for a nice drive to Droitwich might have lunch out save on cooking when we get back.
    Have a great day, one day I will get to go to one of your workshops, keep asking Wendy at Daisys when there will be one.
    Thanks for all the inspiration you give me

  22. Oooo, another lovely video to watch, thanks. Have a great day with Julia. SueL x

  23. Very pretty John.

    I jst love the background.

    enjoy your day.

    Love Val x

  24. Beautiful John

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie J xxx

  25. Good morning John, don't know what you're talking about??? You were great!!!
    Lovely card today!!! Don't work too hard : )
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  26. I love the daisy stamps. I must admit I love backgrounds made with mica paints. The shimmer is stunning.
    Annie P x

  27. Hi John,
    the card looks lovely, you are overcritical with yourself (as we all are LOL).
    I'll watch your videos later, have to do some housework now :-(
    Best wishes, Rose

  28. I enjoyed the video and the end product. I like this card a lot. It encourages me to get over my phobia of stamping. The flower is beautiful. Needless to say, your next TV shows will be set to record.


  29. Hi John, oooo how could you not be happy with this? It's beautiful! Love those corners and the colours are the stamp too and along with the ribbon, stick pins and dazzlers, a perfect recipe has been mixed! Wow! "Thank you John" xx Love Karen xx

  30. John, this is a stunning card. I keeps drawing you into it and makes it hard to look away. Love it.

  31. love the daisy stamps great card ,Laura O

  32. Hi John,
    Gorgeous card, hope you had a great weekend.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  33. Hi John
    Another stunning card today. I'll be looking to see the new stamps on your show on awed.

  34. Hi John

    2 stunning cards, beautiful.

    Hugs, T x

  35. Hi John, even though you say you rushed it it is still an absolute stunner.
    I love the stamp and I am so pleased I bought it.

  36. Love this card John. Look forward to the shows later in the week.

  37. Superb card John, I will be watching...luv Ursula xx

  38. Hi John,
    True crafter - never happy! It looks gorgeous. Will set the record to watch later. Some of us endure mundane jobs to pay for stash!
    Love it!
    Anne M xx

  39. Hi John. This is a lovely card, don't be so hard on yourself : ) Take care x

  40. Love this card purple is so my favourite colour goes so well with the blue