Sunday, 28 February 2016

Ce Sunday and Shows

Happy Sunday,

Don't forget that the One Day Special continues with me today on Hochanda TV at 9am, 12pm, 4pm and last chance at 7pm.  This card works perfectly for the shows as well as for the Creative Expressions design team inspiration.

I used the section of orange blossom products for this card which are part off the Design  Team stash this week as well as the Cathedral background that Ive got on the show so a perfect match!

I used the Corvus mini gemini die to make the side panels of this card and I will be demoing this technique with Polished Silk Glitter later today on Hochanda.

For the main element I used the centre panel form the Cathedral background ( you all know by now my addiction to Sue Wilson's background dies as they are so versatile)  This one is split with the central oval also having 2 outline dies which makes a simple but really effective frame.

I stamped the orange blossom leaves in white detail embossing powder form Cosmic Shimmer on spearmint card and cut them out with the matching die ( thee would be really hard to cut by hand so the dies are a must for me at least) I then cut the larger orange blossom flowers form coconut white foundation card and added the open petals dies cut in spearmint to make a different flower again.

A few PVA pearls in graceful mint and cosmic pearl to finish along with a stamped sentiment, form my pierced flags set, onto white and cut with the pierced flags die and a matching larger flag cut in spearmint.

To see what the rest of the design team have come up with this week click HERE.



  1. Morning John, WOW what a gorgeous card love everything about it the dies the colour and the way you have constructed it, have recorded your shows not manage to watch them yet hoping to catch them later today.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Hi John,
    Really nice card today. Love the colours. Watched last night but back to work today. Recorder is set - great show last night!
    Anne M xxx

  3. Hi John.
    A beautiful card Thank you,
    A great show last night the box is beautiful, recorder is all set for today and Julia tonight.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  4. A very nice card love the sentiment.
    Elaine H X

  5. Morning John, oh yes I like this one and the sentiment is fantastic, what a beautiful saying and so true, looks like another to add to my list. I will be watching today as I love seeing you demoing and giving out all the tips and techniques to us, your a master at it.

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

  6. Hi John
    Gorgeous card, the flowers and leaves look amazing, and I love the colour.
    I love your demos on Hochanda, so the recorder is set.
    B xx

  7. A lovely card this morning John. Your demo yesterday evening was great - you made the box look so simple to make.

  8. The card is beautiful John, enjoyed the show last night and look forward to tonight's. I am unable to record so will make do with the one show,
    Enjoy your time today.
    Hazel c uk

  9. Morning John,
    This card is gorgeous, I love the colours you have used as well.
    Have a great day at Hochanda

  10. Gorgeous card John. :) Loved your show on Hochanda. Going to try that box. :) And loved your ideas for the other cards too. :)

  11. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love the colours and the dies. All the dies are amazing. I hope the shows go well today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  12. Morning John,
    Thank you for another stunning card.
    Just watching last nights programme - fantastic box.
    Can't wait for the rest of your shows today!!!!
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xx

  13. Eh up John
    I'm sure this got shown last night as it drew admiring gasps in our household. Would be a beautiful card in any colour combo but with the spearmint, its particularly striking.
    Happy demoing today on Hotjohnda!
    Ang x

  14. Morning John, beautiful card, I loved the demo last night x

  15. Gorgeous card, really beautiful.


  16. Beautiful John and last nights show was brilliant!

  17. Good morning John love the spearmint colour you have used. Love from Jackie xx

  18. Morning John,
    A stunning card, love it.

  19. What a beautiful card, John. Love the colours. Caught the show last night - good to have you back on our screens.

    Anne (Northampton)

  20. Gorgeous card in a gorgeous colour. Going to make your tall box today. Recorded your last night's show to help me out. SueL x

  21. Wow John this is stunning love the colours and flowers. I'm watching you on tele at the moment such brill tips with the piercing dies thank you John see you at twelve xxxxxx June Horrocks xx

  22. Lovely card, like the colour. Must buy the rest of the orange blossom set to be able to produce what you have done.

  23. Good morning John, fabulous card fabulous demo's almost forgot to post : )
    Off to watch more shows!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  24. Hi John. I have just been watching you on TV and am looking forward to the 12:00 show. I love the Cathedral die and have just been playing with it to see how many different cards I can make with it so I am looking forward to seeing all the things that you can come up with. Love today's card.


  25. Morning John, I enjoyed watching you on TV this morning, I had to chuckle at the end when you commented that you use Cosmic because you don't want things falling off, then you lifted up your card and what you had just glued started to fall off, wasn't that a 'just typical' moment !! Your demo's were fabulous, and I love how you explain everything for us and give us lots of tips to help us with our crafting.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  26. Hi John - a beautiful card today! I love the colour too! Must fly - you're on in 5 mins! Hugs Gilly R x

  27. Looks great John, good shows last night and this morning. xxx

  28. Hi John, this card is lovely - thoroughly enjoyed your show last night and have recorded them today as I won't have a chance for live watch. I'll definitely get those dimensions for the lantern, it's truly a thing of beauty.
    Hugs, Rose

  29. Hi John,
    Stunning, Stunning card....absolutely beautiful.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield.

  30. Thanks John for all your shows - really enjoying them.This card is very pretty - love it.
    Sue Mac

  31. Gorgeous card John I love the colour, fabulous shows all recorded of course, hugs Johanna

  32. Gorgeous card John I love the colour, fabulous shows all recorded of course, hugs Johanna

  33. WOW this is stunning and love the colours.
    Linda xxx

  34. The card and colour is gorgeous. Looking forward to the 7PM show as missed the others. Luv jxxx

  35. Beautiful Going to have intermittent Internet connection over the next week but I will try and pop in to admire your work Hope TV has done its thing and recorded the shows

  36. Stunning work John and gorgeous colours, Kate x

  37. A beautiful card and love the colours too. Think I will have to save and get that Cathedral background, it really is stunning.

  38. Beautiful card John...the colours are so pretty....Luv Ursula xx

  39. Absolutely gorgeous card, I love the layout and the beautiful colour.
    I am very sad to say I missed the shows but will try and catch up with them.

  40. Hi John
    Love today's card John. Love the Cathedral die, need to add this one as well to my list.

  41. Beautiful card John, such a fabulous design. Haven't watched your shows yet but have them all recorded. Pat x

  42. fab card John ,saw one of your shows ,great demos as always ,Laura O

  43. Caught one of your shows at the weekend, John & was really impressed. I absolutely LOVE this card, particularly the colour scheme - just gorgeous!
    all the best, Liz M x