Saturday, 10 October 2015

Rushing Around Again...

Happy Saturday,

Today's card is one of the demo's I will be showing On Hochanda either this evening or through tomorrow.  I am launching the One Day Special which I have titled Welcome to Portugal ( only in my head lol)  This will be a showcase of the Portuguese collection by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions and features some of my favourite stamps to die for.  There is also  a Brand new stamp to match the Perfect Peony dies which I believe is currently only available on Hochanda.  I am also demoing today ( as I don't like to let anyone down when arrangement have been made) at MJ crafts in Gloucester however I will be leaving at 3pm so get there early If you want to say Hi!  Julia watts is with me today as well so there's a reason to go if only to see Julia ( having attended some of her workshops I'm sorry that I can't just sit and watch her!

As this card is being demoed I'm treating this card as a sneak peak so no description I'm afraid however If I don't demo it I will do a tutorial on it if anyone is interested!

Creative Expressions craft dies by Sue Wilson
Lavish adorned design noble
Just a note expressions
Perfect peony complete petals
New Filigree Peony stamp to die for
Potting shed archival ink pad
Jute twine pack
Cosmic Shimmer true white detail embossing powder
Milk and Deep Cocoa foundation card

I have added a close up of the new stamped flower.  Todays show is at 8pm tomorrow I'm on at 9am, 12pm, 4pm and finally at 7pm!



  1. Morning John, a beautiful card and a very pretty flower looking forward to your shows and the new flower.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning John, gorgeous card, can't wait to see it demo'd, it is lovely to see some of the previous dies aired again as I am like lots of people and forget about them when the new ones come out. Enjoy your day and drive carefully. Oh would love to see a tutorial on it.

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

  3. Hi John.
    A lovely card thank you for going back over the older dies. Very pretty flowers.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  4. Hi John

    Lovely card, the flowers are beautiful. Yesterdays card was lovely too! and I am looking forward to your shows. Travel safely!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  5. Lovely card, like the combination of the dies and the new peony stamp looks beautiful. Will be watching tonight, drive safely, Linda

  6. Really lavish card today, John.
    A lot of travelling for you today - hope everything goes well and should catch some of tomorrow's shows.

  7. Hi John,
    Wow!! What a gorgeous card, I really hope you demo this those flowers are beautiful and that frame looks amazing.

    Take care today, it's not good all this rushing around.

    Linda xx

  8. Good morning John, what a beautiful card!!!
    Safe journey and have fun : ) you know you will : )
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  9. Hi John,
    Very dramatic colours!!
    Looking forward to the show.
    Lorna D

  10. Hi John. I love this card. The colours you have used are stunning all together. SueL x

  11. Very dramatic card! Has an Art Deco feel to it. The flower really gives it the 'wow' factor. Debra x

  12. Eh up John
    Not the colours for me but an interesting design.
    That's some mileage today matey so take it steady!
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  13. Wow-stunning card today. Looking forward to your shows.


  14. Wow John this is a stunning card. I hope I get to see you demo this one. I can't watch tonight we will be on the Isle of Wight for a party and we won't get back till late. I am hoping to watch tomorrow when I am recovering. You are so busy do take care. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  15. Hi John. Thank you for the sneak peek : ) I love the new peony stamps, they are gorgeous. You have got a busy day, haven't you? I hope you enjoy both demos and your travels go safely and smoothly. I am looking forward to watching the show tonight and the ones tomorrow. Take care x

  16. Beautiful card, the peony stamps really finish it off !

  17. So gorgeous John and I do have the Peony dies so will be taping tonight if Johns not taping flippin rugby LOL . It's a wonder you find time to prepare, xxx

  18. gorgeous card and looking forward to watching

  19. Lovely card and gorgeous Peony.
    Elaine H X

  20. Hi John, good luck with your busy day. I've set the recorder for today's show. I hope you demo this card.
    B xx

  21. When I first looked at this I didn't "see" the background! Love the card but I find the stamped flower a bit "heavy" but that is just me.

    Anne (Northampton)

  22. Hi John,
    Wonderful card, I love the peony it looks like the flower is made of layers of black with white lace, gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing your shows, safe journeys and thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  23. Beautiful card John. I'll be recording the shows on Hochanda as I have visitors staying this weekend, but it'll be a nice relax for me to watch them after the weekend is over!

  24. Hi John,
    You are tempting us again, I love this card and the new stamp for the peony die set is a must have for me wow it's gorgeous.
    Enjoy your day, for some reason I lost all track of everything yesterday forgot what day it was, first I thought it was Thursday then last night I thought I'd missed your show and it's today.
    Completely lost the plot yesterday, hoping today is better.

    Have a great day, take care when travelling

  25. Morning John,
    Great card. What a busy day for you, take care. Looking forward to your shows.

  26. Morning John

    This is so lovely and the colours are wonderful. With a minor tweak, definitely also great for a mans' card. I will miss the Hochanda demo (and for some reason boy system won't let me record which is very frustrating) so a tutorial would be great.

    Have an enjoyable and safe day.


  27. Agree this could make a great man's card with a couple of tweaks. I like the colour combination. Sorry that I am not around to see your shows at the moment, my parchment tutor keeps us so occupied I can't t get to peak at the tv on line!!!!!!


  28. Hi John, a gorgeous card ,I love it .The flower is beautiful too.
    Can't watch your shows as we fly back to Spain today.
    Enjoy the shows John.
    Take care Jane B.

  29. Looking forward to your shows John, love all the little tips that you give us. I really, really, really need that flower stamp - it's gorgeous! Pat x

  30. Really looking forward to seeing you on TV again. Just hope that the TV does not go black like it has this morning.

    If all else fails can watch you on the internet.

    Crafty hugs Pen x

  31. Hello John, such a fabulous card. Love the colour combo. Have a great day with the demo's and hope the shows are great too. Take care. Bx

  32. Hi John, Gorgeous card and if you take off the flower, a mans card! Stunning, love it all. It would be great if you could do a video demoing it. Some of us are good on the visual and not on directions as such. Love the Portuguese dies. Have a great day in Gloucester with Julia! "Thank you John" xx Love Karen xx

  33. Hi John,
    Brilliant card, fantastic flower. Have a great day with Julia.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  34. Morning John lovely card, looking forward to the demo. Have a great day with Julia

  35. Morning John. Wow this card is stunning. And that flower to die for. Oh, not forgetting the colour combination, scrummie . Have a great day with Julia. Look forward to the shows. Jan. x

  36. Hello and thank you for another stunning card - wonderful colours are beautiful.
    Sue Mac

  37. Stunning card John, love the flower and the design. I will try and watch some of the shows as I would love to see Sues new dies as well as your demos but I find the picture quality is so bad I can only watch for w few minutes, i do hope they get it sorted soon as it seems like a great craft channel.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie j xxx

  38. This card is definitely a WOW! Thank you Dorothy

  39. Hi John, A lovely sneak peek, I'm looking forward to watching you demo this one.
    Have a great demo day with Julia, and enjoy Hochanda tonight and all day tomorrow, I know we will enjoy watching you.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  40. Good afternoon John,
    This is a lovely rustic looking card and one that would probably appeal to our males as it is not so girlie looking. Although having said that knowing a few people that like to upcycle things and have that rustic charm about their home it would be the perfect card for them also. I like how you have incorporated the peony stamp in to the background but brought it forward to the fore in the flower. Thank you John for a really nice card
    crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil)

  41. Hi John
    Love today's card and the colours you have used. I especially like the stamp you've used on the Noble die. By the weekend your going to need to spend Monday recuperating. I hope you've booked it off. I'll be recording your shows to watch later. I'm still trying to catch up on yikes and Julia's shows.

  42. What a nice card. Love your color selection. Good luck today and tomorrow. I hope I get to see some of them.

  43. Nice card today John, will try and watch your shows.
    Love Nancy xx

  44. Super card John, recording your shows as not been able to get to the telly....luv Ursula xx

  45. Hope gloucester went well. I was hoping to see you but moved a few weeks back. One of these days I'll catch you in Kettering as I live in Corby now. Fabulous card John. I'll be watching later x

  46. Hi John, wow that is such a beautiful and very elegant card.
    I so love those flowers, another stamp I must have.
    Really looking forward to the show tonight and the ones tomorrow.

  47. John, I really love this. And especially the peony stamp. Guess I will have to wait until I get from a store as Hochanda doesn't ship to USA. But I will really have to check it all out.

  48. What a lovely card The colours are so sumptuous Missed your show tonight but am set up to watch the others tomorrow Hope ai didn't miss too much

  49. Lovely card. I did manage to see your show last night and liked the new stamps

  50. Hi John, gorgeous card love the colours, am about to watch your show now that I had recorded this evening an looking forward to tomorrow's. Take Care Melody xxx