Monday, 5 October 2015

Monday Giveaway & Tutorial...

Happy Monday,

Back to normality today with the Monday giveaway.  I hope some of you were able to catch my show yesterday I know its a big ask on a Sunday certainly at lunchtime lol

Today's card is one of the samples I used for the show and was really liked by Alex!  I thought you might like it and a chance to own this card as well.

I had lots of questions asking how did I make the original I'm hoping you managed to see the version I mad on air as it was different with a mica watercoloured background.

I stared by stamping my daisy striplet in Cosmic shimmer true white embossing powder onto acetate (using perfect medium)  I heat set this and added Phill Martin's decadent denim PVA as the centre of each daisy to give some depth.

Next I cut an aperture in a piece of periwinkle foundation card and mounted this above the stamped acetate.

I then used a piece of double sided adhesive sheet and added decadent denim mica powder all over the sheet.  The adhesive was stuck down to another piece of card.  I then from mounted the stamped panel above the mica'd piece.

I matted and layered the piece to make a larger card using a piece of card onto which I had sprayed decedent denim ink spray mister.  This gave the card a lovely textural feel and made the dark shades harmonise.

Finally I added a ribbon tie and messy bow made form seam binding that I sprayed with the mister.  I sprayed this with the ribbon all looped together ( see picture for what i mean) so that I got a misty or ombre look to the bow.

Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Decadent Denim
Ink Spray mister
Mica Powder
PVA Pearl
True white detail embossing powder
JL Daisy Striplet stamp
Periwinkle foundation card

To win this card just leave a comment below!



  1. Morning John, a fabulous card managed to catch your show later on with this demo it was great.
    Nancyd xx

  2. John, I saw you make the variation of this card and learned so much. Saw this card on air and it was beautiful. Would love a chance to win it. Thanks so much and have a wonderful day.

  3. Hi John.
    Beautiful card. I recorded the shows and watched last night.
    John I have a question, yesterday when you wanted a sticky stamp you used two pads,could you have used a black perfect medium pad which Julia has in her shop ? I have been tempted to buy the black one Thank you take care Kitty.

  4. Lovely john and the shows were great; nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  5. Morning John, oh yes I saw you doing this techniques on Hochanda yesterday and was enthralled and mesmerised, it was brilliant, I will certainly have to have a go at this one, I loved it. I bet Alex has a go at this in her spare time too. You make a great team together on the show. Oh I would love to win this one.

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

  6. I missed out on seeing you on Hochanda John as I had a visitor - but STILL can't buy from them - as I live in Ireland. Love the techniques you have used here

  7. Hi John,

    Beautiful card, love the colours especially the background one.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  8. Looking forward to watching yesterday's (recorded) show when I have time.

  9. Morning John
    I have your show from yesterday recorded so will hopefully watch it tonight.
    A great card for today I have never stamped onto acetate so that's another technique I must try xxx

  10. This is gorgeous! I really must have a go at making this. I would be thrilled to win your card so fingers crossed. Debra x

  11. Good morning John this is a stunning card. I love the design. I did watch your amazing show yesterday. I hope you have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  12. Hello John, this card is really beautiful, love the stamping on the acetate, and the deep blues are perfect. Have not watched the show yet, but look forward to watching it later. Have a great day. Bx

  13. Brilliant show yesterday John, and I love the card!

    Carolyn B

  14. Stunning ning card John...chill out after your busy week!

  15. Spectacular card John.... your so good at demonstrating your a joy to watch...keep up the good work...your doing great...!
    Luv Rach :)

  16. Morning John, A lovely card,especially the embossing powder on the acetate, looks fabulous.
    I had to have a little chuckle at your piccie of the 'spray booth' you were using, you still managed to spray outside too, now that would be me too hahaha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  17. Love everything about this card John!
    Your show was great yesterday,

  18. Morning John, Really enjoyed your shows yesterday watched them late into the night! all your cards are so lovely.
    Best wishes

  19. Morning John,
    This is a stunning card, I am so glad I taped your shows and can refer back to them when I'm trying to give this a go.
    I really like the technique for this and others you showed.
    Have a great day

  20. Hi John. A lovely card to start this week. I live the demin blue shade. Take care x

  21. Good morning John, lovely card today I've not seen your shows yet!!! Will watch later today!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  22. Beautiful ,beautiful card john, loving the style and your ribbons are always scrumptious .
    Elaine H X

  23. Hi John, gorgeous card, am looking forward to watching your recorded shows when I get a few minutes to spare.
    B xx

  24. I struggle with "messy" bows but I love this card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  25. Stunning card, would love to win this one.


  26. Hi john,

    Really loved the show yesterday and all the demos, you and Alex make a great team. Gained a few tips and thank you for the lovely card today with instructions. Please enter me in the draw.

    Enjoy your week.

    Hazel c uk

  27. Morning John,
    A gorgeous card and thanks for the hints and tips you gave on your great show yesterday. I must say I enjoy Alex's presenting.

  28. Eh up John
    Oooooooh, yes, yes, yes (said a la Meg Ryan) what a magnificent card. Sad I missed the shows but I'll have a look at this in the flesh later.
    Love the colour of the mister too as the ones I have are not very deep shades.
    See you in a bit.
    Ang x

  29. Hi John. Gorgeous card and yes, I did watch but about 15 mins behind live. SueL x

  30. Morning John
    Stunning card and thank your for your tutorial - please enter me into the draw
    Carol x

  31. Morning John, first like to say how much I enjoyed your shows. Got them recorded. This card is just lovely/

    Crafty hugs Pen x

  32. Hi John,
    Beautiful card, love everything about it. The daisy striplet stamp looks amazing here.
    Will try to catch up with the show from yesterday.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  33. Hi John a lovely card, saw you demo this on Hochanda so it is great to have your blog for future referral.

  34. I didn't see this show on Hochanda. On C&C at least you could catch up on shows that you had missed; that's an option I sure miss on Hochanda. Do mention it to them, will you?
    I absolutely love this card! Beautiful!

  35. Hi John,
    Managed to watch some of yesterdays show. The demos were great of ciurse. I just love this card from the color to the mica powder. You're like Sue, you're always comingup with new ideas.
    Love Val x

  36. I recorded your shows yesterday and am hoping to get time to view today - so this delightful creation is a sneak peek for me. Love all the different shades of blue.
    Tonbridge Sue

  37. I missed your show yesterday and I'm wishing I could turn back the clock to catch it. This card is amazing looking. I so hope I win. I love the textured look and the colors are fantastic. I learn so much from you.
    Have a good day John.

  38. love the stamped image on the acetate ,great card ,Laura O

  39. Happy Monday !!!
    Thank you John, for another stunner !!!
    Sue Mac

  40. Fab card John. Love all your shows, always informative.

  41. Hi John gorgeous card and great shows really enjoyed all the tips and ideas .
    thank you for sharing
    Jeanie .e

  42. Love this card and as Freeview was ok yesterday I did manage to watch the shows. Thank you for the chance to win this lovely card.

  43. Hi John
    Love today's card, but I haven't seen yesterday's version yet as I had to record the show. I'm glad you were on with Alex this time as she lets you get on with it. With not to much chatter. Must try stamping onto acetate. It's looks a bit scary though.

  44. Hi John,
    STUNNING Absolutely stunning. Unfortunately I missed your shows yesterday AND forgot to record....I am gutted as I would have liked to see the stamping on acetate technique!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  45. Hi John,
    Watched the show yesterday and saw the variety option of this, both beautiful.
    Wouldn't mind winning this!
    Love Nancy xx

  46. Just watching now John. Fabulous card x

  47. Hi John,
    Oh WOW, just stunning!!!!!
    Lorna D

  48. Hi John as always another gorgeous card, Kate x

  49. Beautiful card. I am so pleased to have found you and your wonderful blog and demos. I am so inspired to carry on. Off to make my sleigh
    Best wishes
    Till Lady - aka Anne

  50. I reckon you had some fun making this card!! It is beautiful.


  51. Hi John, this is such a beautiful card I can't see anyone not wanting to win it. Love and hugs,
    Alison D x

  52. Wow that is absolutely gorgeous and stunning, there are going to be some very disappointed ladies when the winner is drawn and I will probably be one of them.
    Off into hospital on Thursday so would love to win this as I will be having a lazy day lol and yes I am trying the sympathy thing, got to try and get my hands on one of your beautiful cards any way I can lol

  53. Love it !!
    As I do with all of your cards. The colour is one that I don't obviously use often enough. Going to change that. Thank you Dorothy.

  54. Lovely card John. Caught last few minutes of your show as I was with family. However have it to watch when I get home.

  55. Beautiful card Beautiful colours!

  56. A beautiful card John with a great tutorial. Love the Periwinkle colour card a favourite in my stash...

  57. Hi John

    This is a lovely card in lovely colours. I haven't stamped onto acetate for a few years (2012's Christmas cards I think) so it's now on my to do list. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Hugs, T x

  58. Hi John, managed to watch your show yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it, all your tips and shortcuts yard so helpful! Have not tries embossing onto acetate as yet but am ready to give it a try, lol. Take care, Linda.

  59. Hi John, oh wow! This card is the gorgeous decadent denim....ooooo yessss please! "Thank you John" xx Love Karen xx :)

  60. Hi John,
    Wow it just gets better! This is delicious!!
    Anne M xxx

  61. Hi John, this card is gorgeous, I watched your shows yesterday an seen you do a demo of this card, Alex seemed to really like it an she seems to be really enjoying the crafting. Take Care Melody xxx

  62. Hi John, a gorgeous,stunning card.You are getting better by the dayJohn.
    Just great to see you on the show and you really enjoy what you are doing,it's a pleasure to watch you ,thank you for your enthusiasm and creativity.
    Take care Jane B.

  63. Your blog always is inspirational and today I had to leave a post to let you know how much I admire your designs. I'd love to have one of your creations. This card is beautiful.

  64. I saw you demo this John, it is an absolutely stunning design - I love it. So many brilliant tips you threw in during your demos. My favourite is inking the stamp with Perfect Medium before inking with colour so that it stays wet for embossing. Brilliant, thank you so much!! Pat x

  65. Hi John
    Haven't had a chance to watch the shows yet but can't wait to see you demo this it's gorgeous and I would love to give it a home.

    Linda xx

  66. Watched your demo and loved it, will be giving it a try, keep your fingers crossed for me.x Susan Dunn Cumbria.

  67. "WOW" is all I can say about this card. Love watching you on Video's and TV. You give me such inspiration. Thank you.