Monday, 9 November 2015

Riding the Wave?...

Happy Monday,

Ive had a brilliant 4 days travelling around between demos at the NEC and up in Blackpool its been great to see so many of you and get to say hi to my blog family in person!  I hope you don't mind but its a quickie today using just one die as time seems to be running away from me again!

I made this wave card on Hochanda a couple of weeks ago simply by cutting the lynx Gemini die, along with one of the border pieces in the set, from 3 different blue shades of foundation card. I foam mounted these above each other to give the tonal wave look and added the happy birthday expressions die in white.

Longer post tomorrow and a sneak peak of this weeks shows!



  1. Morning John, this is a fabulous card a great one if you forget someone's birthday and have to do a a last minute one. Glad you had a great weekend lasting four days looking forward to your shows this week on Hochanda.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Hi John.
    What a brilliant card thank you, you have restored my mojo, I really need a quick idea. thank you take care Kitty.

  3. Good morning John, I saw you demo this card!!! Loved it then!!! Love it now!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  4. Hi John
    I saw you demo this card it's beautiful the colours are great thank you tracyw

  5. Morning John, you must never say sorry for a short blog, what ever you do is always interesting and informative, and I know your past few weeks have been extremely hectic, I know I share with others in thanking you for all you do.

    On a personal note I would like to thank you so much for yesterday at the NEC, it was truly wonderful to meet up with you again and to thank you personally for all the fantastic things you do, we certainly put the world to rights didn't we, and seeing your cards in the flesh really did bring them alive, THANK YOU, oh and I enjoyed the jelly babies and chocolate biscuits too and well as the other things. I was also really lovely to see all of my crafty friends and catch up on things with them, made my day.

    So to today's card, I remember seeing you make this on Hochanda, it is one of those really quickie cards that you can make without putting the greeting on the front and then you can quickly add it when the card is needed, you could make a few in Christmas colours and then add the lovely word dies afterwards.....well you know what I mean....

    This morning I am going to be unpacking all the goodies that I got at the show and having a play...............

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

  6. Morning John,
    I watched you demo this card on Hochanda it's good for a mans card, and could put flowers on for a woman's card.
    I'm looking forward to Saturday I have booked for the morning workshop. I will have to set my HD box to record all your shows on Friday in case I miss some.
    Enjoy your prepping for the shows.

  7. Good morning John this is a stunning card. I love the design simple is good not everyone likes a fussy card. I do hope you get some time to relax. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  8. Great card-quickie or not. Perfect for a mans card or someone who loves all things nautical.


  9. Brilliant quick card John..
    I'm must have a go at this one
    see you on Hochanda.
    Gina x

  10. Fantastic card! What a great idea to use the die to make waves, so effective. Debra x

  11. Wow that is a quickie for you, still lovely though, xxx

  12. saw this one being made on hochanda ,lovely die ,so manyuses

  13. Morning John, A lovely quick card, and could easily be transformed into an 'ocean scene' card.
    I bet you are shattered after all these days 'here, there and everywhere', and now getting ready for your marathon on Hochanda. I'm looking forward to your shows.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  14. A lovely crisp clean looking card just right for the men in my life, i think they would love this.
    Elaine H X

  15. Thank you. Inspiration for a quick card. Hope you have a bit of a break today.

  16. Hi John
    A lovely clean and simple card.
    B xx

  17. Lovely card John ...great use of the die.
    Looking forward to the shows,

  18. Hi John,
    It might be quick, but still a stunning card.
    Lorna D

  19. Eh up John
    Top notch card for the guys in blue. Sometimes quickies are goodies ;-)
    You'd better be resting today!
    Ang x

  20. It may be simple but it's so effective. You must be absolutely shattered - try to have a break today.

    Anne (Northampton)

  21. Sadly I must have missed you demo this one AND I can only see two shades of blue It is an amazing card So in real life it probably looks even more spectacular In different colour ways would suit so many occasions I haven't got this die so I'm going to have a play with Lyra...

  22. I enjoyed the tv demo and liked the fact that this die could be used both up and down to produce two totally different effects as a result. The shades of blue really made this offering.

    I don't suppose you will get much rest after the NEC preparing for the next shows. Looking forward to them.


  23. Morning John,
    A great card using the one die.

  24. Hi John,
    Beautiful card, I love it. As others have said it's suitable for all kinds of occasions.
    Hope you can have a rest today after all your travels this weekend.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  25. Hi John, a beautiful card. Love the die.

  26. Hi John, lovely card using three different colours. Oooo can you imagine in dark blue and silver or red and gold....mix and match any colours really! I love this die, it's so elegant. Hope you're going to have a bit of a rest soon and so glad you met quite a few of your fans too. "Thank you John" xx Love Karen xx

  27. Hello John, simply beautiful, that is a wonderful die and the colour theme is fabulous.
    Pleased to hear that you enjoyed the NEC, you've certainly had a very busy time recently, Kate x

  28. Morning John, lovely card, saw you do this on Hochanda.
    Hope you enjoyed the NEC but really hope you manage to have a rest from zooming all around the country or you will just grind to a halt.

  29. I love the birthday die. This card makes me think of summer again.

  30. Afternoon John A simple but effective card. Looking forward to seeing you on the TV this week

    Pen x

  31. Hi John,
    A simply beautiful card, I love the way yo've used the die. And it would do for men, too.
    Best wishes, Rose

  32. Great simple card!!!
    We need these quick cards sometimes.


  33. Hi John,
    Saw you demonstrate this, brilliant card quick and easy to make.....5 star effect.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  34. HibJohn
    Such a quick but stunning card today John. Love this colour combination. I'm glad you had a great 4 days between the NEC and Blackpool.

  35. So effective John love from Jackie xx

  36. Beautiful card and would make a wonderful male card, I love how the different colours work layered like that

  37. Lovely card John and I bought this die on your say so. SueL x

  38. Hi John,

    Lovely card, wonder what it would look like with my Lyra die? Hope you get to have a rest now.

    Linda xx

  39. Hi John,
    Great CAS Card today. Like it a lot.
    Glad you had a good time at the NEC and in Blackpool
    Maria x

  40. Lovely card looking forward to the shows. Take Care Melody xxx

  41. Brilliant idea, love it xxxx

    Hugs T x

  42. Hello John,
    A bit late but I love this card - so effective yet fairly straightforward! Thank you.
    Love Myra