Friday, 27 May 2016

Back and Sneak Peak!

Happy Friday,

Well judging by the comments the holiday quickies went down well thank you so much for understanding the speed I need to post these with!  I am now back form Holidays and have been beavering away on my New Stamp samples that I picked up on my return.  These will be launched on Monday at 8pm on Hochanda so I thought I would give you all a few sneak peaks before the day!  The good news is this collection includes the much awaited Summers Child clear stamp set covering birthdays in June, July and August.

Therefore I thought I would show a bonus and show 2 cards .  The first is using the new main element from my Peony Elements clear stamp set the second use the June poem from the Summers child clear stamp set.  Both will be available form Monday and are planned demos on the show so hopefully you will get to see the made if you tune in.

For this card I used the New York background and matched it with Coconut white and baby pink along with Phil Martins Frosted Blossom cosmic shimmer products.

The second card is made using a Spellbinders die the Fancy Ribbon Threader set which is on the show at a special offer price.

a few more shots to whet your appetites and more peaks tomorrow. For those who asked I had a brilliant relaxing Holiday with too much food!



  1. Both cards are beautiful, my Favourite is the second one!

  2. Morning John, absolutely stunning the cards x hope you had a lovely restful holiday xx

  3. Love both cards but if I had to choose it would be the top one. Great cards John and I hope you had a great holiday.
    D x

  4. Two lovely cards John,very pretty colours

  5. Hi John beautiful cards Thank you.
    Take care Kitty.

  6. Hi John,
    Glad you had a good holiday!!!!
    These cards are beautiful and look so fresh.
    I like number 1 the best, although the spellbinder die in the second gives food for thought using different texture to slot through.
    Love and crafty hugs to all,
    Tina T xxxx

  7. Hi John. I hope that you enjoyed your well earned break. Two very beautiful cards and I couldn't choose a favourite. Can't wait for your new launch, the credit card is ready as I have a number of summer birthdays to make for and I've been waiting for your stamps to be launched, and peonies are my favourite flower so that set will be a "must have" too! Even better - I'm on holiday next week so I'll be able to watch all your shows live. Sue XXX

  8. Morning John, two gorgeous cards love the colours and the New York die is beautiful must check that one out and love your stamps looking forward to seeing you on Monday, glad you had good holiday.
    Nancyd xx

  9. Hi John
    Two gorgeous cards. Glad to hear you had a good holiday. Looking forward to watching your shows and seeing the new stamps.
    B xx

  10. Morning John, Welcome back, and thank you for giving us 2 lovely cards. The pink is beautiful, and fabulous new stamps too. have a great day. Bx

  11. Good morning John. Glad you had a great holiday. The card with the New York background is my favourite. Looking forward to the new stamp launch on Monday.

  12. Good morning John your cards are gorgeous. It sounds like you had a wonderful time away it is good to have you back. I am looking forward to the shows next week. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  13. Two beautiful cards-first one is my favourite.

    Glad you had a good holiday.


  14. Morning John,
    Wow these cards are gorgeous, I love them and will be ordering your stamps that's for sure.
    Another reason for me to get the New York dies, I have been itching to get them from the start but now I MUST get them, can't wait any longer lol.
    I am now free to do papercrafting again, the quilts for my great newphews are finished (after a hard slog of 11 hours sitting at the sewing machine yesterday muttering 'I will finish today' lol) They love them so that is the main thing, they are the first memory quilts I have done using fabric from onsies their Nan bought them before she passed away.
    Anyway if you want to see them I did share photos on Facebook yesterday.
    I'm having a day off today, we are off out somewhere ( yet to be decided) I might have a play with the gilding polishes later this evening.
    Enjoy your preparations for your shows.

  15. Hi John
    Two really lovely cards I'm looking forward to seeing you on Hochanda with your new stamps and your demos

  16. Good morning John, glad to hear you had a good holiday! Love both of these cards, the first onevis my favourite, mainly because I love that sentiment you have designed, such a beautiful font! Gorgeous card design too, thank you so much for inspiring us all.
    Sandra xxxx

  17. HinJohn, glad you had a great holiday. I have been waiting for these stamps and they look great. Love Rosemarie x X

  18. Welcome home John the two cards are stunning I love the first one I'm a June child 78years ago on the first of June born on my dads birthday the second card is beautiful thank you John xxxxx

  19. Two gorgeous cards John. Looking forward to your shows next week. Xx

  20. Glad you had a good holiday. I bet you did some damage to the diet! Lovely cards today - so pretty. I'll be watching with interest on Monday as I'm a Summer's Child!

  21. Soon back in the old routine John. Great cards though, looking forward to your shows. SueL x

  22. Glad you had a good holiday, John. The first card is my favourite - a lovely sentiment.

    Anne (Northampton)

  23. Hi John straight into work before the case us unpacked and the washing done! Particularly like the peony stamp love from Jackie xx

  24. Stunning cards John, looking forward to Mondays shows

  25. Hi John,
    welcome back, fully refreshed (?) The cards today are lovely, with the first having the edge. Your stamps are something I'll look forward to, and recorder will go on (just in case I miss something).
    Hugs, Rose

  26. Welcome back John weve missed you. Wow cant wait for next weeks shows the cards youve already created are just stunning and I love them both, they are so pretty to. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  27. Morning John, nice to have you back, eat too for you pleased you had a good time and a rest, you deserved it as you were burning yourself out.

    Now to today's sneak peaks, you little tinker, been looking forward to these new stamps and you have not disappointed me, mine is August so will have to get all of them, and love the cards you have made too.

    Still attending wound clinic but hopefully I might get signed off within the next few weeks, fingers crossed.

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

  28. Hi John, welcome back, I hope you had a fantastic holiday and have come back relaxed and refreshed.
    Love the cards you have shown us today, and am looking forward to seeing your launch on Monday.

  29. Morning John,
    Love the cards, looking forward to seeing more. Hope you had a great holiday and have come back raring to go.

  30. Morning John

    A very pretty and sweet creation

    Enjoy your weekend!



  31. Both beautiful cards. Looking forward to the shows. Glad you had a good holiday.

  32. Thanks for more beautiful cards - love the pink especially.
    Looking forward to the shows. Yippee !!!
    Sue Mac

  33. Both lovely today John, I am a June baby so really like that one. Glad you enjoyed your much needed break.
    I am now able to drive again, at last. So frustrating being stuck in the house.
    Love Nancy xx

  34. Good afternoon John,
    I hope that you enjoyed your holidays flower, that you could relax a bit and enjoy your "free" time. Oh flower, your first pink card is stunning, i love absolutely everything about it. The second card with your lovely poem is lovely as well but the first is my favourite today. Being a June baby myself this is a lovely verse and design is so pretty. I think i am going to have to try and get these sets of stamps as they are so very useful and especially when you are trying to find something that's nice and you can see the person in that verse. Thank you John for our double treat today and have fun making you samples up.
    Crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village)

  35. Beautiful cards john x they are so pretty . Glad you had a great holiday and really looking forward to seeing you back on hochanda x
    Theresa w x

  36. These are fabulous John, love the beautiful verse and gorgeous rose. Glad to hear you had a good holiday!
    Linda xxx

  37. Both lovely John.
    LoVe Val x

  38. Beautiful - no surprise there. Museum quality and suitable for framing.
    Happy thoughts,
    New York

  39. Two absolutely gorgeous cards John, it's difficult to choose a favourite, looking forward to your show, hugs Johanna

  40. Two absolutely gorgeous cards John, it's difficult to choose a favourite, looking forward to your show, hugs Johanna

  41. Glad that you had a good holiday. Especially like the first card. Looking forward to your next show.

  42. Welcome back to the very sunny UK. Lovely cards today John, I am really looking forward to seeing you back on TV


  43. Love both of your cards John - the first one is my favourite, it's just stunning. Looking forward to seeing you looking all bronzed on the TV. Pat x

  44. two fantastic fab cards ,pretty pink ,Laura O

  45. I live in Ireland John, and cant buy from Hochanda - where else can I get the Summer verse set of stamps? I already have the first two sets so I definitely need this third set!

  46. Eh up John
    Dipstick me, typed in my comment yesterday & didn't hit publish. Only realised when looking at today's. .....blame my age lol!
    A dynamic duo. They are both stunning and excited to see what else you have done with the new additions to the Lockwood Stamp Stable.
    Ang x