Saturday, 9 April 2016

Polished Paper...

Happy Saturday,

I'm demoing all day today and tomorrow at the Crafting at Ally pally event at Alexandra Palace in London.  If you are coming to the show come and say hi on the Creative Expressions stand.  I will be with Phill Martin, Julia Watts and Lisa Horton and Sue Wilson will be demoing on the rubbernecker stand as well as broadcasting Live on Hochanda ( available on as well as on Freest and sky).

As I will be working with my paper pack today ( as we managed to order a few more especially for the show) I thought I would show this card made using the paper pack and my lily of the valley everyday sentiments stamps.

I embossed the back layer with the eternal Ivy A4 embossing folder and then lightly coated the raised area with the new Pearl Lustre metallic gilding polish.

I hope you don't mind the quick post but as I  am sure you can imagine its really busy at the moment.



  1. Hi John,

    Beautiful card, enjoy your weekend at Ally Pally, one day I shall get to go lol! xxx

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  2. Hi John.
    A great card thank you.
    Have fun this weekend and take care, Kitty.
    One day I will get there.

  3. Hi John
    A really lovely card, enjoy your weekend.
    Elaine H X

  4. Love this card John. Just my sort. Good luck at Ally Pally.

  5. Morning John, lovely card today xx

  6. Morning. A beauty to start the weekend. Well if your stand isn't ready now it never will be so get ready to do your thing and enjoy. Remember John this was once a 'pipe dream' for you, now 2 years on its for real so enjoy. I won't be going for a couple of reasons but maybe one day, who knows !
    I'm sure you and 'the gang' will have so much fun, dare I say behave ? Or has it fallen on deaf ears lol have a great day xx

  7. Morning John and crafters all,
    Wow this is a lovely card colours so pretty and subtle, love all things gilded and waxed, will have to get some polish.
    Enjoy your hectic weekend at the Ally Pally with your good friends from CE, I will be watching on sky!!!
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxx

  8. Morning John, and a big WOW I love them, will see you soon.

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

  9. Hi John,
    Quick post is fine! Enjoy the weekend. Can't get there but I love your card today!
    Anne M xxx

  10. Just beautiful, John. Have a great day - wish I was able to go. May be next time.

    Anne (Northampton)

  11. Beautiful card, really lovely.


  12. Hope you have s good day John the card is stunning thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxxx

  13. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love the design of course the papers are beautiful. I will see you tomorrow I bet it will be a busy show. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  14. Morning John,
    Another beautiful card, I love your paper pad.
    Have a great time today

  15. Lovely elegant romantic looking card John. :)

  16. Morning John,
    Lovely card, love the soft colours.

  17. Lovely card John. Great products. Hope you have fun.

  18. Lovely card John, have a fab weekend ,

  19. Hi John, lovely card. Enjoy the Ally Pally event. I am sure there will be tons of inspiration. Bx

  20. Very pretty card. The paper looks lovely embossed like that. Have a great weekend.

  21. Hi John would have been nice to have seen this card in real life. Hope you have a good weekend love from Jackie xx

  22. Really pretty card John. I do so wish I was coming to Ally Pally. Please have a great time, and say Hi to Sue for me. Don't work too hard! Love Rosemarie x

  23. Hi John, a fantastic card.
    Nancyd xx

  24. Hi John
    I can imagine you are beyond excited at the show, wish I could be there but I know you will have a busy time doing what you do best, lovely card John as usual X X X

  25. Morning John, such a pretty card, today, and it is so nice to see some of the older dies making an appearance.
    I hope you and your friend Wendy have a great time at Ally Pally.
    Wish I could be there.

  26. Eh up John
    Looks like layers of elegant lace. Beautiful!
    4th Ally Pally for you so you're a seasoned veteran now lol!
    If its anything like last Sept, it'll be manic but fun!
    Ang x

  27. Hi John,
    what a gorgeous card, I love everything about it.
    Enjoy your weekend at Ally Pally, I'm sure it'll be a blast even if a lot of work.
    Hugs, Rose

  28. Hi John,
    Oh how i love your paper pad, i love the softness of the colours and the subtleness of the design. Your card is so lovely that it couldn't fail to be loved by whoever is lucky enough to receive it. Enjoy your time at the Ally Pally today with the CE team and meeting all your fans,
    crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village)

  29. Love the card and enjoy the show. Luv jxxx

  30. Hi John. It was good to meet you today at Ally Pally and, as promised, here is my comment for today. Love the card, a nice way to display your paper pad. I am so glad you managed to get some more in for the show as I was lucky enough to get one. I shall e-mail you about the mdf cogs later when I have had a chance to find the blog post.


  31. Beautiful. I hope you have had a good first day at Ally Pally.
    Linda xxx

  32. Hi John, I hope your day at Ally Pally is going well, bet you are exhausted.
    This card is stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  33. John
    Love today's card the embossed background looks great. Enjoy Ally Pally.

  34. Love the card John - it's gorgeous. Pat x

  35. beautiful card ,love the papers ,Laura O

  36. Beautiful card John. Good to see you at Ally Pally today. My granddaughter really enjoyed it. I am surprised she survived the day but she did and no complaints. Hope you have a good day tomorrow.

  37. I had a great time at Ally Pally and thank you for your demo and tips Sent you an email earlier but please don't rush to answer it I know how busy you were today And no doubt you will be tomorrow too Let alone all the stuff you do as well as