Saturday, 5 December 2015

Winter Stamps day 2...

Happy Saturday,

I am travelling to Lady Green garden centre today for my last Demo of the year!  I will also be picking up Wendy my old next door neighbour in Spain who was the original Next Door that named my blog.  She is staying with family on meryside ( where the garden centre is for more details of the venue click HERE)

Back to today and its the second day of my sneak peak stamp release and Today I thought I would share the set that has one of my favourite rhymes on it!  I have always been fascinated by the Mondays Child poem of old especially as I ma a Saturdays child which seems very apt!  I have, thank to a couple of my wonderful blog family, modernised it a little however the original sayings are there.  I do feel that this is a perfect go to set for any birthday as it covers every day and makes batch card making for sale really easy as you could make a set of general cards that will feel personalised ( well that was the idea anyway!)

The first card shows the poem used as a topper stamped in detail silver embossing powder by Cosmic Shimmer.  The second card also shows one of the sentiments.

Today's card also includes use of the rand new background stamp that matches as well as the brand new Camellia stamp set to die for that match Sue's camellia complete petals dies.  The stamp set has all 9 of the different sized flowers and I drew this as I was asked by a lady at the NEC to do one as she had been looking for the matching stamps for a while and couldn't find them!  When I told here that it was because they didn't exist she asked if I could make some, so i did!

The next card simply shows the sentiment for Monday being used as the focal element.  This card will get its own day on the blog so I can go through the steps of making it at some point.  The first card is one of the demo's I will be doing on Hochanda next week so tune in if you want to see how that card was made

More tomorrow,



  1. Morning John, two gorgeous cards love the colour of number two but they are both equally gorgeous it is very windy here this morning so take care driving and have a great weekend looking forward to your shows next week as these dies are my favourite so far I think.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning John, oh what a treat we have today with these two cards, I so look forward to reading your blog which always gives me a little chuckle. The sentiments are amazing, got to go on my Christmas wish list. I think out of the two my favourite is the second one (Yellow), it is so feminine and pretty.

    Enjoy yourself at your last venue for the year today.

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

  3. Good morning John, I too love your blog I just can't understand what you write sometimes!!! I had a head trauma earlier this year.
    I love both your cards!!! Very clever stamps!!!
    Be careful on the roads have a safe journey!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  4. Hi John.
    What a brilliant set of stamps. and beautiful cards. thank you.
    take care and have fun Kitty.

  5. Good morning John all the cards are stunning. Have a wonderful time at your last demo of the year. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  6. Hi John
    Tremendous Card, Have A Great Day Take Care In This Horrible Wind!
    Hugs From Sam x
    Carry On Creating ✂️✂️✂️

  7. These are both beautiful, John. You are certainly onto a winner with these stamps. Have a wonderful day with Wendy. I bet you are looking forward to a break - not long now.

    Anne (Northampton)

  8. Gorgeous card today. I'm meeting two ladies from a craft blog later so I can't make it to your demo which is a great shame as it is just down the road from me.

    Take care as the weather is horrendous here.


  9. Two wonderful cards! Love the stamps, they look fab. Debra x

  10. Wow ! ,,,,,,,,no need to say more except you have worked so hard and have come so far with your talent , well done John.
    Have a good catch up with Wendy .
    Elaine H X

  11. Morning John,
    Gorgeous, enjoy your time with Wendy.

  12. Hi John,
    Me Too!!!!!
    Cards are lovely, it's such a great poem so useful.
    Can't wait to see your other stamps.
    Lorna D

  13. Hi John
    Two really beautiful cards, I'm going to visit lady green with my daughter and hope your journey is safe as the weather is awful today.
    Take care and thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  14. Hi John,
    you'll have a wonderful weekend and a long natter no doubt with your friend from Spain, I'm sure.
    These two cards are absolutely lovely. As are your stamps.Thank you for giving us those goodies.
    Love the colour of the second card, I noticed it yesterday but forgot to mention.
    Have a brilliant weekend.
    Best wishes, Rose

  15. Beautiful cards John. I especially love the second one. Yellow makes it look so fresh and feminine. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

  16. Two beautiful cards John, Take care driving it's horrendous up here in the north west

  17. Hi John, two very lovely cards, great stamps I also love this verse, and I wonder how many other people, sit and think if they suit the day they were born on? Have a great day with demos.

  18. Morning John, This card is beautiful, I'm loving this poem as a topper, as it covers every single day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  19. Lovely cards - especially the lemon one - nice to think of spring when outside is blowing a gale and wet. I wonder if you ever demo near Reading? It would be so good. Have a good weekend
    Love Till Lady aka Anne x

  20. Hi John,
    These cards are stunning and the stamps are another must have for me.
    Can't wait to see the whole range of new stamps.
    Have a great day.
    I'm off to Rainbows and Ribbons this afternoon, after having Christmas lunch with my friends.
    Enjoy your reunion with your 'next door neighbour,

  21. I'm back from my hols and what a treat to come back to! These cards and stamps are gorgeous. I will look forward to seeing more of these and your demos. It's quite spooky actually because just before I left the country I had to make a card for a male colleague and didn't know anything about his interests and made a "Wednesday's Child" using my MCS cd-rom What is it they say "Great minds..." hee hee! Off to make a cuppa and scroll back to see what I've missed and then I suppose I ought to get dressed and start the holiday washing!

  22. Hi John what a lovely card, and the new stamp is fabulous, I am sure these will be so popular. Already on my wish list even before I have seen the full set.
    Hope you manage to have some time to yourself now you have finished travelling abround the county for this year.

  23. Good afternoon John,
    I was born on a saturday as well flower and until they threw me on the scrap heap at 44 i was a very hard worker as the only time i was off my work was when they took me back home so yes i have always found the peom very true to life. It works out to be true in all the days that my family was born so maybe there was more to the peom than people might think. Love your new stamps and i too like to have stamps to match my dies so thank you for designing ones to match my favourite die designer. Have a good day down at your garden gig and looking forward to what tomorrow might hold,
    crafty hugs
    Norah (glenochil Village)

  24. 2 very lovely cards today John.
    My cataract op went very well, the world looks a lot brighter now!
    Enjoy your catch-up with Wendy/
    Love Nancy xx

  25. Hello John

    Two beautiful but different cards today. I love them both!

    Your stamps are gorgeous and I really love the font you have used on the greetings.

    Hope you have a lovely day and look forward to tomorrows blog.

    Lol Barbara W xx

  26. Eh up John
    Two terrific cards but I adore the first one (and not just because its my favourite colour) as its so beautiful.
    I'm another Saturday's Child and ain't that poem so bloomin true! Why couldnt it be "Saturday's Child wins the lottery and sticks 2 fingers up at working hard for a living"? Ahhhhh, maybe on your next release lol!
    See you and Wendywoo later.
    Ang x

  27. Love these stamps John! I'm not a stamper - BUT - I will be getting them. I check your blog every day but haven't left a comment before. Looking forward to the next set of stamps xx Halina 21

  28. So beautiful, just love these cards and new stamps....luv Ursula xx

  29. What a delightful set of stamps John and two beautiful cards to show them off. Have a good weekend love from Jackie xx

  30. Hi John, love these and how you have used them. This would be great for those who know what day people/friends/family were born. I love the camellia stamp very much and love the gorgeous card made with them xx Love Karen xx

  31. Hi John
    Loving the cards your making with your new stamps. They certainly make a statement.

  32. Fabulous cards John. I love the individual stamps for the days of the week - perfect for new baby cards. Pat x

  33. Two lovely cards John. Hope you've had a good day. Been horrible travelling, especially this evening.

  34. Hi John

    2 lovely cards. What a great idea for a range of stamps.

    Hugs, T x

  35. Another wow from me today, I really love both of these cards and the new stamps.
    They are going to be a very popular go to set of stamps.