Saturday, 23 July 2016


Happy Saturday,

Today I am demoing at Essentials Crafts in Washington, not america but in Tyne and Weir!  As I am seriously behind with show prep and finalising my Autumn stamps ( Autumn's Child launches on Hochanda on the 25th August) Then I hope you don't mind just a few pictures of todays project!


  1. Morning John, today's card is gorgeous, have a lovely demo day xx

  2. Morning John, this is a beautiful card, enjoy your day.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Lovely card John. Thanks for taking the time to share.
    D x

  4. Morning John and crafters all,
    Lovely card !!!
    Enjoy your demo day - you will be meeting yourself coming back as the saying goes.
    Take care, drive safely!!!
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxx

  5. Morning John, wow you are so busy, and of course we don't mind because everything you put on your blog is so wonderful. Many seasoned crafter's will look at the card and know how you did it, for those that are not so seasoned I believe you have:
    Bottom layer, silver steel pearl card with white on top
    Next Layer, silver steel pearl card with embossed white card on top
    Oval frame is made with SW Nobel pierced Ovals, in silver steel pearl card and other in white
    SW Flag in Silver and white with your sentiment stamped on it in red
    Cut another Oval in white card, Stamp your Christmas roses onto bottom right corner, then turn around and stamp again on top left corner (you now have 2 of them to use), then colour in, and cut round the edges but leave the part of the oval frame in place, then when you mount this onto the oval the little pierced dots fit in nicely.

    Finally add your red/white stripped ribbon.

    Hope this helps.

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

    1. Are these the best ovels to have June ?xxxx

  6. Hi John
    This is a gorgeous card. Take care.
    Jan x

  7. Hi John.
    A lovely card Thank you.
    Have fun and take care Kitty.

  8. Morning John, a lovely elegant card. Enjoy your day.

  9. Good morning John this is a stunning card I love it. You are so busy I am sorry that you feel that you are behind. If I could help you know I would. It is enough to see your beautiful cards. I hope that you have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  10. Hi John
    Have a great day demoing. A beautiful card, simple but gorgeous, the poppies finish it off perfectly.
    B xx

  11. Hi John
    Have a great day. Wish I could be there. Beautiful card today. So pretty.
    Anne M xxx

  12. Lovely card John. Have a good day in Washington, you certainly do some miles. Take care. Joycex

  13. The Christmas rose stamps are gorgeous and I just love the embossing folder. Overall just beautiful.
    Have a good day but what a long drive!

  14. Hi John, great card, live the vibrancy of the red against the background. Bx

  15. Beautiful card, love the "shot" of colour against the white background.


  16. Morning John,
    Wow a gorgeous card and using the large ovals. Fantastic thanks for showing this I'm going to give it a go as I have these stamps and dies.
    Thanks John,
    Enjoy your day

  17. What a great card and I love the colour scheme.
    Thank you,
    Sue Mac

  18. What a lovely card, John. Have a good day.

    Anne (Northampton)

  19. You work too hard young man. However your work is very much appreciated and admired, but sometimes you just have to stop and smell the daisies as the saying goes. Love this card. Love Rosemarie X

  20. Rose in Chester23 July 2016 at 09:53

    Hi John,
    Lovely card, and shame on you - MAKING me buy the circles when I already have the SB grand circles :-) But after seeing your stunning demos with them I just HAD TO. Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Rose

  21. Good morning John, oh I do love those flower stamps and youve created a stunning card with them. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  22. Love this card just up my street for my stash beautiful flower stamp thank you John. Xxxxxx

  23. Gorgeous John, I dont know how you do all you do anyway. xxx

  24. Morning John,
    Beautiful card.

  25. Oh you've done it again. I'm in love with this card. Just have to TRY and make it.
    Love Valxxx

  26. Lovely card john x
    Theresa w x

  27. Stunning card John

    Love & hUgs

    jacquie J xxx

  28. Eh up John
    You're like the Duracell bunny lol!
    Gorgeous card. Your contemporary look cards have been superb.
    Enjoy your demo day.
    Ang x

  29. Hi John,
    I Love Today's Truly Very Beautiful Card, You Work Extremely Hard.....
    Hugs From Sam xxx

  30. A lovely festive card John

    Have a good weekend

    June x

  31. Hi John. I think today's card is just so pretty but even though you have used Christmas colours, for me there is something missing - sparkle! Having said that it is the sort of card that could be used for any occasion.


  32. Lovely card as usual John...and great demos today ....really enjoyed it all...esp the kitchen foil demo...been waiting to try that and now can get cracking...thanks again for a very intuitive day.
    Marjie x

  33. Love the card and enjoy your demo day - made me smile when you mentioned Washington because when I very first started work I was very naive and couldn't understand why my employers head office was in USA
    Sorry to hear you feel behind in your prep work If ever you need any help you only have to ask

  34. Good evening John,
    What a really bonnie card that is actually clean and simple but oh so pretty in both design and colours. I love how you have coloured the flowers and the ivy and holly leaves, nothing fancy but oh so just perfect showing that you don't always need to go over the top or jazz things up to the max to get a reaction, clean and simple really can make some of the loveliest statements. Thank you flower for bringing such beauty to us,
    lvoe and crafty hugs
    Norah (glenochil)

  35. Hi john, fab demo today 😊

  36. Hello John,
    A lovely card once again . I rather like the simplicity of this one. Thank you! You are a very busy bee! Take care!
    Love Myra

  37. That's lovely and very unusual for a Christmas card.

  38. Hi John
    Lovely card, I especially like the background X X X

  39. Well all i can say is this is one gorgeous
    quicky, i love those christmas roses.