Thursday, 25 August 2016

A child for all seasons...Shows

Happy Thursday,

Firstly don't forget to join me tonight on Hochanda ( Freeview 39, Sky 669 or online at at 8pm for the Launch of my Autumns Child stamp range which is the final part of the series I have been running form December last year.  Every set will be available on the shows so if you missed any you will have a chance to get these as well!  I have also designed a new and final set to finish off the range a Seasons child set featured today.  This set is designed with a new hand written poem for each season, Spring, Summer, Autumn and finally winter.  Today I am showing e twofer with acrd for Autumn and winter.

Firstly Autumns child which I have teamed with the Soft Berry colour way of my Christmas Shades premium paper pack.  As I may have mentioned I designed this paper pad to be used all year like a puppy it's not just for Christmas lol
Each card I have made features a different flower die from the Creative Expressions craft dies range designed by Sue Wison.  Autumn is made using the Exquisite Poppies along with the Olive Branch foliage cut in Gold.

Next is Winters child, I designed these to make cards for us all or to be perfect sentiments to go inside cards on inserts, use the appropriate month stamp for the Birthday and follow this with the Season poem in the insert.

The other Idea was I thought these would be perfect for people who sell their cards allowing a semi personalised card that has a shelf life of at least 3 months ( I was thinking of you steph!lol)

This time I teamed the stamps with the Saphire colour way of the paper pack and the Holly Spray cut in silver and the Festive Snowflakes dies which Phill Martin has been making Fabulous cards with lately!

Join me tonight at 8pm on Hochanda ) Freeview Chanel 39 or online at or tomorrow (Friday) at 9am, 12pm, 4pm and last chance at 7pm!



  1. Morning John, both of today's cards are gorgeous xx will be watching tonight just love all your tips and techniques xx

  2. Morning John, oh yes your onto another winner here with me, love the sentiments and all the stamps, and I still have some of your papers, they really are gorgeous, and such good quality, would highly recommend them, any news on the wifi yet.

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

  3. Morning John,
    Two gorgeous cards today John.
    I will be watching and recording your shows.
    Enjoy your day.

  4. Love both of today's cards and love the seasonal child verses too. Just a bit different.
    D x

  5. Both cards are beautiful John, love the colours and verses. Look forward to shows. Joyce x

  6. Morning John, two gorgeous cards, will be watching shows tonight and tomorrow. Marion S x

  7. Hi John, 2 really gorgeous cards, love them both, but I think the blue and silver is my favourite. Hopefully recording the shows to catch up with later. Bx

  8. Morning John two fabulous cards love the have set to record so I don't miss any.
    Nancyd xx

  9. Hi John
    Beautiful thank you.
    Take care Kitty.

  10. Hi John and crafters all,
    Thank you for two beautiful cards although in different colours they are special in their own right.
    Just setting the Sky+ box as hospital visiting my hubby and will miss most of the programme.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxxx

  11. Hi John,
    Both cards are fantastic. Love them both.
    Hope your husband recovers soon Tina.
    Anne M xxx

  12. Two stunning cards, especially the second one. Will be recording your shows to watch over the weekend.


  13. Hi John
    Two stunning cards, gorgeous colours and great verses. Looking forward to the shows.
    B xx

  14. Fabulous cards John. Love the colours. Great idea to use snowflake with foliage South 'becomes' a flower. Need to record the shows.

  15. Lovely cards John, will be watching later. I like the idea of these sentiments. Love Rosemarie X

  16. Stunning cards, John. Love the colours.

    Anne (Northampton)

  17. Hi John,
    beautiful cards and love your stamps.
    Hugs, Rose

  18. Good Morning John, two really beautiful cards and I adore your poems as well, they really make a special card. hugs Shirleyxxx Looking forward to your demos.xxxxxx

  19. Morning John love these stunning cards you are so gifted The verses are beautiful.
    Love June horrocks xxxxx

  20. Hi John. Both lovely cards but my favourite is the first one. SueL x

  21. Morning John,
    Two beautiful cards, love them both.

  22. Eh up John
    Amazing how 2 cards that are essentially the same can look so different with the embellishments reflecting the season.
    Both are super and I'm looking forward to seeing the shows.
    Ang x

  23. Morning John, Two gorgeous cards, sentiments are fab !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  24. Wow John you really are spoiling us today, two fabulous cards, which highlight how changing just colour or embellishments make such a difference to the finished card.

  25. Love all your designs John, you appeal to my style of crafting,simple elegance. I have just finished my time on crafters companion design team and am so looking forward to getting back to using all my Sue Wilson dies,I have missed them so much but didn't have time to craft with my other dies. Always look forward to seeing your creations,keep up the super work

  26. Two lovely cards John though I can't quite read what you are saying about me in your winter card!! looking forward to tonight's show love from Jackie xx

  27. Love 'em I'd like to think that I live up to the Autumn poem! I strive to Although I've been through a few storms which I'm not sure I have weathered them very well!

  28. Hi John. Love both of the cards today. I am an autumn child and whilst I think the some of the verse applies to me, none of it seems to apply to my twin bother!!! I shall record the show tonight as I won't be here to watch it.


  29. Hello John,
    Two lovely cards - I like both but love the idea of using the snowflake as a ' flower'.
    Will try to watch live but if not will watch on catch up . Love Myra

  30. Both beautiful cards john x really excited for your shows but am I going to have any pennies left for ally pally ?
    Theresa w x

  31. John these are absolutely beautiful.
    i love them both from the background to the sentiment and the flowers.

  32. Two great cards, love the papers and the poems are real good
    Maria x

  33. Two lovely cards. Like the colour choices of both.


  34. Hi John I love both cards & in both colours they are really beautiful
    Must get your paper pad at Ally Pally.
    Crafty Hug's Lynda xx

  35. Two beautiful cards today John. Love the colour of the poppies.thnk you for hearing.will watch the shows on Catch up.

  36. Great cards John
    Really enjoyed last night's show.

  37. Hi John
    Two very beautiful cards, love your stamp ideas X X X