Saturday, 9 July 2016

Christmas Sentiments for all...

Happy Saturday,

Before I get onto today's sneak peak I thought I should mention that I will be on stand P07 Today and tomorrow at Crafting Live at Doncaster racecourse!  I have a card on my Facebook today showing one of the demos I swill be doing with the Pixie Powders.

Back to today's sneak peak and today's set is designed to meet all the requirements we have at Christmas for our batch cards. The set is called Poinsettia Christmas Wishes and has frames ( that fit with the Greek die shape from Sue Wilson designs for Creative Expressions.

 A lovely lady at rainbow ribbons in Solihull asked if I could do a small  dad and Mum sentiment and that got me thinking there are so many relatives and combinations that just mum and dad wouldn't do. therefore I made a flexible set that covers all the relatives as well as their partners.  This means that you can make any relative and partner flexible or what and much needed these days.

I thought the best way to show this set was the set of 6 pillow boxes ( and its usual to make a box on Saturday) and the matching tags which would make, in my opinion anyway, perfect table payments and favour boxes for the Christmas table.

The boxes are, of course, made using 6 of the papers form my Christmas shades paper pack in the six colours.  I have also shaded each box using the matching colour cloud which are Crimson Kiss, Lemon Meringue, Basil Leaf, Plum Cobbler, Frosted Sky & Decadent Denim.  AS you all know I like to match my colours to existing cosmic shimmer products wherever possible as it makes it easier for all of us!



  1. Love the sentiments and the boxes. Fabulous.
    D x

  2. Hi John,
    You are so good at stamps. They are such a useful set.
    Love it!
    Anne M xxx

  3. Love all your little boxes John. Can see this stamp set selling our very quickly. Enjoy your weekend. Love from Jackie xx

  4. Hi John Just Brilliant, thank you.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  5. Hi John,
    Absolutely lush.............. Love the papers.
    Hugs, Rose

  6. Morning John,
    These are gorgeous. Would have been better for me if they included Daughter & Son in Law & Granddaughter & Grandson. But maybe next time.
    Have fun in Doncaster. I have family visiting for the weekend,so no craft class for me today.

  7. Good morning John all these pillow boxes are gorgeous I love them all. The papers and stamps are so beautiful. Have a great day. We are off to a wedding. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  8. Beautiful projects, all so lovely.


  9. Great set of stamps John and good to have partner ones.
    Love Valxxx

  10. Your paper pad looks gorgeous. Lovely project.

  11. Love the satamps but someone REALLY needs to make a set with Granny on it

  12. Brilliant set and love the boxes and tags - just gorgeous! xxx

  13. These look great John. I suspect the papers might end up in my basket if they are at CE Towers on Wednesday.
    Have a good day.

    Anne (Northampton)

  14. Morning John,]
    A lovely selection of gorgeous boxes.

  15. Love the boxes and the papers have s great time this weekend xxx
    Love June Horrocks xxxx

  16. Hi John
    Lovely Boxes, the colours are great X X X

  17. Love the boxes and the paper, these are a must have. I hope you have a great weekend. Love Rosemarie X

  18. Fabulous set of stamps John but you missed out neighbour lol, I need to find a sentiment for this, the boxes and colours are fantastic hugs Johanna

  19. Fabulous set of stamps John but you missed out neighbour lol, I need to find a sentiment for this, the boxes and colours are fantastic hugs Johanna

  20. Fabulous idea I have many relatives that have lost their partners So perfect me me Have a great time at Doncaster - am a little surprised that you've managed to get a spot

  21. Wonderful designs John, another set for my list !!!!!

  22. Morning John, these are a great addition to any craft arsenal, just wish you had added Sister and Brother to your list, hopefully they will appear later on on your sneak peeks

  23. Morning John, how lovely these are and what a great addition to the stamp sets, fantastic.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

  24. Hi John. Lovely boxes and sentiments. Will seek you out tomorrow.
    SueL x

  25. Hi John,
    Fantastic Boxes, I Love Them All....
    Your Stamps Are Really Fabulous, I Didn't Realise You Were At Doncaster, If I'd Known In Advance I Would Have Come Its A Very Busy Show But Not As Fabulous As "Ally Pally" As That Is So Well Organised......
    Have A Great Day...
    Hugs From Sam.... xxx

  26. The pillow boxes are really pretty john and I love the stamps x have a fun day x
    Theresa w x

  27. lovely ideas John, but it would be lovely if someone added "GRANNY" to the family stamp set, after all the Queen is called granny.

  28. Hi John. Great idea for the stamps and I really love the papers.


  29. Hi John

    Gorgeous gift boxes and labels, I didn't see one with 'To A Special Friend, June'..... you must still be making that one ;)

    Have a great weekend

    June x

  30. Hello John ,
    Lovely stamps and fonts and your gift boxes ant tags are gorgeous! Really lovely!
    Thank you.
    Love Myra

  31. Good afternoon John,
    I hope you are enjoying the show and all your adoring fans that have flocked to your little corner of the show.
    I do like the colours that you have made the pocket pouches in, they are so warm and inviting looking. Your stamps are fine flower but we need a GREAT and a GRANNY. My grandson has the priviledge of having a GREAT Grandpa and GREAT Granny and i am his GRANNY. Gran we can do with just skillful inking of the Grandma, but the others we can't, so please will you think about that for your next release of stamps as it's so hard to get especially for these very special people that have been promoted to Great and are there to see and to enjoy these little people that bring so much joy to their lives. Harry's great grandpa takes him a walk in his pram every Saturday before taking him down to his wife(he likes that wee bit time on his own with the wee fella).
    Have fun John
    love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil)

  32. Eh up John
    Fabulous collection of pillow boxes to showcase your papers and the stamps.
    Hope you've had a good day.
    Ang x

  33. Hi John, These sneaky peeks are fab-u-lous !! I bet you are exhausted today, I tried several times to watch you at Doncaster today, but each time I tried you always had a plethora of peeps around you, everyone wants to watch and soak up all your tips and techniques, I hope you are not too tired haha. Good Luck for tomorrow.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  34. Good Evening John gorgeous card I love the new stamps they are different and the colour choice is just fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  35. Love the boxes and God stamps but not many useful for me I am afraid. Would like Grandson, Granddaughter and Gtgranddaughter. Maggie wanted a granny but I need Nannie. Awkward that's me but they are still lovely stamps. Hope you have a good time at Doncaster.

  36. John these are outstanding and I love the gorgeous colours
    in your new paper pad. Definately going to be a must have for this christmas.

  37. Like the boxes and the colours. It seems you have your work cut out satisfying everyone with their 'name' demands. It is surprising how many variations are used.