Monday, 11 April 2016

Lilac Butterflies...

Happy Monday,

Ive had a fab few days at Ally Pally and met so many wonderful people and especially lots of my Blog Family!  I'm sorry if we didn't get a chance to speak for long or at all ( Sorry there was no time for a long chat0 it was So busy I was talking to one of the exhibitors who said it was the busiest show he had had for 12 years!  I hope those of you who did make it saw some of the sneak peaks from Sue's new range and a few of the cards that will be making appearance on my blog from next week!

Back to today and as you can imagine tired is not the word however after 9 hours sleep I'm ready to start the prep for this Sundays shows on Hochanda and I thought you might enjoy a snake peak of one of the cards for the show.
I will be launching the new Multistep stamps and dies from Justrite stamping on Sunday at 8pm for the One Day Special and today's card shows some of the beautiful stamps and matching dies.

I have tied these, for this card, with the lilac colour of my paper pack as well as the new sparkle embossing powders.

As you can see form this picture there is this stunning butterfly that has a matching die and just looks so realistic when stamped onto velum, in real life these butterflies simply sparkle!

I will demo a card very similar to this one as I can't use my paper pad as it has now officially sold out and is only available if there are any left in retail shops or online.

More tomorrow...



  1. Love everything about this card, John. The colours are great. Just my sort of card. Glad you had a good, but busy, time at Ally pally. Put your feet up whenever you can this week to recover.
    D x

  2. Hi John.
    Thank you a lovely card.
    So glad you had a great time at Ally Pally.
    Take care Kitty.

  3. Morning John, beautiful card today xx

  4. Hi John. Great card, pleased that you enjoyed AP, looking forward to Sunday. Sue XXX

  5. A lovely card John and it was great to meet you yesterday when you were playing with one of Sue's new striplet dies. Thank you for demoing the pixie powders I bought 3 of them.
    I'm looking forward to playing with all my goodies from yesterday xx

  6. Hi John, this card is gorgeous, love all the elements. It looks like everyone enjoyed Ally Pally. Have a good day all. Bx

  7. Good morning John
    What s beautiful card and the suttle colourway makes it easy on the eye.
    Now eagerly awaiting Sunday's Hochanda shows.
    Glad you had a fantastic Ally Pally, and you are not too exhausted.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxx

  8. Gorgeous card, really lovely.


  9. Morning John,
    A beautiful card today, it's so lovely.
    I'm glad you had a great time at Ally Pally, and am looking forward to your demos of all the new products.
    I'm so glad I managed to get your paper pad, congratulations on the sell out the papers are beautiful.
    Hope you manage to have a good rest today

  10. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card those butterflies are amazing. I had a wonderful time at Ally Pally I spent way too much money. I hope that your prep for the shows goes well. Take care.Hugs Jackie

  11. Hi John,
    Very pretty card. I managed to two f your paperpads - so glad I did. Well done you selling out! It loked so much fun at Ally Pally.
    Anne M xxx

  12. Lovely card again. Glad A P was such a success. Missed coming but looking at my craft room, I really don't need to buy!

  13. I enjoyed AP on Saturday I could see how busy you all were So I hope I didn't appear pushy/rude when I came over and said hello Bought loads of lovely goodies It was all stuff that I needed lol! Love the card and this idea of matching stamps and dies

  14. Beautiful card John. Glad Ally Pally was a success and very glad I got your paper pad when I did. Love Rosemarie x x

  15. Morning John,
    Beautiful card, pleased to hear you had a great time at Ally Pally.
    Looking forward to seeing the new stamps.

  16. Like Jan, I really do not need any more stash but it would have been good to have got Ally Pally. It sounds as if you had a great tie.
    A beautiful card today, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  17. Morning John, oh this is such a gorgeous card, I will definitely be watching the show if I am able. It was so nice to catch up at Ally Pally, I have got so many goodies that I don't know where to start.

    Hugs my friend and hopefully you have had a chance to chill out a bit.

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

  18. I enjoyed meeting you all at A.P. It was a great day, thank you.
    Love the card as its my favourite colour and will be watching your demo's to see how it comes together.
    Have a bit of a rest as these shows are hard work but fun. Luv jxxx

  19. Such a beautiful card John

  20. Stunning card John love it look forward to its demo on your show thank you John
    Love June Horrocks xxxxx

  21. Very pretty card, I like the delicate colours.


  22. Hi John,
    Gorgeous card, love the colours and the butterflies are so dainty.
    Thanks for sharing,

  23. Really pretty card John. Glad the show went well. Love Val x

  24. Hi John,
    very pretty card. My, no rest for the wicked eh? Shall be watching your shows even if not live, courtesy of the powers messing about with bloody airtime!
    Hugs, Rose

  25. Oh John I love this card, it is so pretty. Looking forward to seeing you demo this on TV

  26. Good morning John,
    What a gorgeous card John and the vellum just makes those butterflies look wonderful glinting in the light. Oh boo hoo, how can you tell us that your beautiful papers have sold out, they are so pretty. Well i think it will be taking to the tinternet to see who still has them as i won't be able to use any more from my pad if i can't get a replacement. Anyone who loves soft flowing colours need this pad of papers as each and every one of them is so beautiful. Anyway thank you John for todays beauty for the eyes as it is just gorgeous, have a good day prepping,
    crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village)

  27. Hi John, really pretty card today. Those butterflies are adorable. Love and hugs,
    Alison D x

  28. Beautiful card John, lovely subtle colours roll on to your shows on Hochanda - well done for all your hard work at Ally Pally X X X

  29. Eh up John
    That's it. I'm putting my John Lockwood paper pad (or what's left of it) on eBay for £50 lol!
    Love the pastel softness of this design.......simply delightful.
    Hope you haven't got anymore demos or workshops this week so you can do your prep at a reasonable pace.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  30. Hi John. What a very pretty "blousey" card for today's post. If this is a taste of what is to come I can't wait for the next lot of shows.


  31. Gorgeous card and I was thinking about what you told me at Ally Pally about your Monday cards. Bought Ravello to try your technique used on last Monday's card. SueL x

  32. Stunning card John, cant wait for the shows. Glad you had a fabulous time at Ally pally.

    Love & hUgs

    jacquie J xxx

  33. Hi John
    Love the delicate card today.Sorry I just can't get to these major shows.I have family commitments so it restricts me travelling.
    I can't wait for you Justrite stamps and dies.
    Thank you Jan

  34. Hi john
    Just love today's delicate card. I can not get to all these major craft show because of family commitments. I am looking forward to Justrite stamps and dies
    thank you John

  35. Hi John
    It was lovely to see you at Ally Pally on Saturday. Love today's card and must make an effort to see the show on my iPad. Can't wait to see the new dies and stamps.

  36. Gorgeous card John, love the design and beautiful butterflies.
    Linda xxx

  37. Gorgeous card John such lovely colours and the butterfly looks stunning, love Johanna

  38. Gorgeous card John such lovely colours and the butterfly looks stunning, love Johanna

  39. Hi John, This is so pretty and gorgeous colours too.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  40. Amazingly beautiful card today John, such lovely colours as well. I hope I can get to watch on Sunday but I've not had much luck trying to watch Hochanda online up until now. Pat x

  41. Hi John, absolutely gorgeous card glad you all had a great time at Ally Pally.
    Nancyd xx

  42. John this is absolutely gorgeous, I wish you could do a demo on it.
    I knew I should have got more than one of your paper pads.
    How can I use it now that I know I might never see it again.

  43. Whoop. This is just my style. Love it