Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Autumn Leaves...

Happy Tuesday,

I noticed a couple of people asked when Sue wilson and the rest of the team will be on Hochanda so I've added the fates at the bottom of this post!

Todays card is the start of the cards I made using Sue Wilsons new release of dies with the matching Stamps to die for.  This is made using the Maple Weave stamp to die for and matching Charlotte die form the frames and tags collection.

I stamped the image using black ink and coloured it using my alcohol markers, I'm still not brilliant at using them but I picked up some tips form Lisa Horton this weekend at Ally Pally!

The background is the kitchen roll technique with mulled wine gilding flakes added into the mix.


scroll down for the Hochanda dates

Fri 23rd
Sue W
Dies By Sue Wilson Christmas Part 1
Sun 25th
Julia W
Justrite Christmas Launch
Mon 26th
John L
Batch card making
Fri 30th
Sue W
Dies By Sue Wilson Christmas Part 2
Mon 3rd
John L
DCWV Light ups
Fri 7th
Sue W
Dies By Sue Wilson Christmas Part 3
Mon 10th
Lisa H
MDF Christmas + DCWV Corrugate
Fri 14th
Phill M
SY Delightful Daisies
Mon 17th
John L
Dies By Sue Wilson Christmas Part 4
Thur 20th
Julia W
DCWV Pop ups


  1. Morning John, a gorgeous card love the autumnal colours.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Hi John
    Love the card today. Must try the kitchen roll technique,
    Anne M xxx

  3. Hi John, a beautiful card, love the warm colours. Have a good day. Bx

  4. Hi John
    This a beautiful card you really have captured the Autumn look

  5. Morning John, lovely card and the gilding flakes work so well.

  6. Hi John and crafters all,
    Lovely card today, Your colouring looks great, and you have a great team to enable you to pick their brains .
    Having stamps that match the dies is a super idea!!!!
    Love and crafty hugs,
    Tina T xxxx

  7. Autumnal card to match the weather but it brightens up my day. Thanks John.
    D x

  8. Hi John.
    Thank you A brilliant card today.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  9. A lovely autumn look. Your use of alcohol markers looks fine to me.
    It's good to see so many shows but Hochanda is now off Freeview until it gets its new channel- watching on line isn't the same.

  10. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love it. That is a beautiful stamp and it is coloured beautifully. Thank you for all the dates you are all going to be very busy. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  11. Lovely card, really pretty.


  12. Hi John, beautiful card, love the colours. Thanks for the dates, really useful. Love Rosemarie X

  13. Hi John
    A lovely card, gorgeous colours.
    Thanks for the dates, lots to look forward to.
    B xx

  14. Morning John,
    This card is stunning, I love the colours you have used. Thanks for the list of dates for your shows.
    have a great day

  15. Fabulous card John. Love the colours.

  16. Morning John, stunning card today, the colours are so rich and warming and the stamps wow.

    Thanks for the Hochanda dates too, very useful.

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

  17. Love this card, John. The colours are gorgeous.

    Anne (Northampton)

  18. Hi John,
    Absolutely stunning card, love the colours and the stamp is beautiful.
    Thanks for the dates and all of the great inspiration,

  19. Eh up John
    Eeeee, this is Autumn in card (and kitchen roll lol!) Beautiful tones that capture the season perfectly.
    Missy Kate Culliesocks will love this lol!
    Ang x

  20. Hi John. Thanks for providing the "fates" of the Hochanda shows. Lovely colours for today's card and the stamps really make it special.


  21. Morning John,
    Gorgeous card.

  22. Love this card John stunning !!!!!! The Autumn colours are perfect thank you for the list xxx
    Love June Horrocks xxxxx

  23. Good morning John, nice to know what fate has in store for all the team!! Not noticed this stamp before but it looks interesting and there is nothing wrong with your colouring either. Very seasonal colours in the background, love from Jackie xx

  24. Hi John. Gorgeous card. Your background is stunning. SueL x

  25. Morning John, A gorgeous autumnal-looking card today.
    It's unfortunate that Hochanda is off Freeview now that Sue will be on, it's a grrrrrrr moment hahaha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  26. Morning John

    Love how you've created the background on today's card, colours are beautiful

    June x

  27. Morning John, a beautiful card. Love the Autumnal feel to this card. Thank-you for the television dates.

  28. Hi John,
    What a lush card - your bow and the cones look like a dragonfly, at first glance.
    Thanks for the heads up.
    Hugs, Rose

  29. Good Morning John, that is one gorgeous rich card I love the autumn colours they look so real. hugs Shirleyxxx

  30. Stunning card john x love the gilding flakes x
    Theresa w x

  31. Hello John,
    A lovely card !! Very Autumnal and the background looks great. Thanks for all the dates too. Much appreciated.
    Love Myra

  32. Beautiful card John, I have the Charlotte die and I am thinking I might have to get this stamp as it would be perfect for male and female cards. Thank you for the upcoming dates on Hochanda. Marion S x

  33. Hi John,
    this card is really gorgeous, and very autumnal.
    I really like it.
    Lots of crafty Regards. Jenny L.

  34. Beautiful card today John. Thank you for sharing and for the dates of future Hochanda shows. Will be looking to learn even more.

  35. WOW!!! John Mrs. Duck is absolutely right, I just love your card, it's quite stunning. Gorgeous colours and so beautifully designed with those stamps and dies, Kate x

  36. John this is another wow card with a beautiful
    background and i love the stamp.