Friday, 16 September 2016

Christmas Friday...

Happy Friday,

Well Wendy and I are on our way to set up at ally pally and Wendy has been a star helping me prep for the show as well as prep for my Hochanda show on Saturday.  I will be guesting a live show on Hochanda form Ally Pally at 3pm on Saturday tune in to see what we have come up with ( sneak peak tomorrow)

Back to roady and a Christmas Card using the new Merry Christmas die designed by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions.  This die is an addition to this years strange and has only juts been released!  There is a Happy New Year die to match but Ill pots the cards with that when Sue Wilson does her Hochanda shows demonstrating how to use the festive collection crafting her style.

Here I've tied the sentiment with the Holly and Poinsettia gemini from this years festive die range.

Don't forget if you can't make it to Ally Pally Hochanda will be broadcasting LIVE from the event all day Saturday and Sunday!



  1. Morning John, today's card is gorgeous xx

  2. Morning John, a different but delightful card.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Absolutely stunning card today

  4. Hi john
    what a stunning christmas card love the colours and the dies and stamps thanks tracyw x

  5. Hi John and crafters all,
    Lovely Christmas card for today's offering!!
    I bought this die and a few of Sue's festive release so it is nice to see your ideas using it.
    I bet having your friend Wendy helping prep your Hochanda shows was great.
    Wishing all the Creative Expressions team a very happy ALLY PALLY!!!!!
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxxx

  6. Fantastic card. I bought loads of the new Christmas dies (and the older ones) and it's so nice to see a different perspective on how to use them.
    Hope you have a great Ally Pally along with the rest of the CE team.
    D x

  7. Morning John, I love this !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  8. Morning John,
    Love this card and yesterday's too.
    Have a great time

  9. great card John ,enjoy the live show and Ally Pally ,Laura O

  10. Good morning John this is a gorgeous Christmas card I love the design and the dies are amazing. Have a safe journey. I will be there on Sunday. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  11. Love the card, it's great. Nice photo on Facebook.


  12. Hi John. Lovely Christmas card. I hope you all have fun at Ally Pally. Love Rosemarie X

  13. Hi John

    The way you've designed this card is gorgeous

    Hope the 'Creative Expressions Team' enjoy Ally Pally. I will be watching on Hochanda

    June x

  14. Lovely card John. Have a safe journey and a fab weekend. Tell Wendy I'll speak to her later. 💖😊 Xx

  15. Hi John.
    Thank you a great card.
    Have fun Kitty.

  16. Morning John, oh this card is stunning, I absolutely love, love, love it, I am not sure if I will still be there tomorrow at 3pm to watch your show (my son's partner is bringing me in her car, and although she does a little bit of crafting I know she is going to have a mouch around the area outside (weather permitting), but I will be able to see it on catch up when I get home if I miss it. I did see the entry on fb about the two new dies, they are on my list of things to purchase..............

    Hope all goes well with the set up and I would like to say thank you to Wendy also for helping you with the samples and everything as well, she is a diamond.

    See you tomorrow

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

  17. Eh up John
    Fab card. Love the hints of red, gold and green.
    Safe travels and hope you didn't stop for brekkie where we did last year....yuk lol!
    Ang x

  18. Good morning John, beautiful card. Enjoy Ally Pally, I will be watching on Hochanda. Marion S x

  19. Good morning John nice card the font is just right on the sentiment. I had to laugh at you mentioning the second bottle of wine - how many did you have looking at some of the words you have typed!!! Hope you and Wendy and all the rest of the team have an enjoyable time at AP just wish I could be thee with you, love from Jackie xx

  20. Hi John,
    A lovely elegant Christmas card, all the best for Ally Pally to you and the CE team.
    Thanks for sharing,

  21. Morning John,
    Lovely card, hop all goes well at Ally Pally,

  22. Love this card, John.
    Hope you and Wendy have a great time at Ally Pally. Jan and I can't make it this time but hopefully next year.


  23. Lovely card John. Have a great time at Ally Pally. Looking forward to your shows as I can't make it.

  24. Hi John beautiful card with superb dies and design.
    Have a really marvellous time at Ally Pally, too far from Inverness, but I'll watch on Hochanda, Kate x 😉

  25. Good Morning John, a stunning card this morning I have created my own interpretation of this card and I look forward to your Demos over the weekend. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  26. Hi John
    Beautiful card today. i have this die so will be doing something similar.
    Anne M xxx

  27. Love the card John see you on tele love June Horrocks xxxxxc

  28. Hi John, this is a beautiful and traditional looking card, love the sentiment and the holly gemini die. Travel safely and have a great time, will be watching over the weekend. Bx

  29. Beautiful card John. Glad show prep is going well, aided and abetted by Wendy. Will record show. Sorry I can't make it - Mum is 96 tomorrow so spending time with her. At least mt bank account will appreciate ne AP!

  30. Hi John,
    beautiful Christmas card, and very lovely dies used perfectly.
    Love the very fab paper use also, and the gorgeous gold touches on the poinsettias, and the holly leaves.
    Safe journey to you and Wendy.
    Lots of Crafty Regards.Jenny L.

  31. Hi John, lovely card, don't know how you keep coming up with all these ideas.
    Have a good weekend at Ally Pally

  32. Hello John,
    Thank you for the lovely card today! I bought that die but wouldn't allow myself to use it until my craft room was tidied up! Today may be the day! The room now has a floor and a bed !!! Hope you have a lovely time at Ally Pally - will watch as many Shows Live as I can but there is always Catch- up! Safe travel to you and all the CE Team as well as the crafters who are fortunate enough to go!
    Love Myra

  33. Lovely card john x sues dies are beautiful x hope to say hello at ally pally if I can get through the crowds !
    Theresa w x

  34. Hello John and Wendy. Lovely card today. Thank you for sharing this. See you tomorrow.

  35. Fabulous card John, will be watching on tv as I can't get to AP too far

  36. Hi John. I have this die and I have been having a play with it to start my Christmas cards for this year. I love the background on your card - how did you do it????

    Hope to see you tomorrow.


  37. Yay! I'd asked Sue if there was going to be a Merry Christmas one like the Seasons Greetings one I live this card Right Poinsettia dies out and gilding polish too ....Have fun at AP See you Sunday

  38. Beautiful card John! Have a great day!

  39. Lovely card today, as always!

    Lori from Canada

  40. Hi John. Love it! Have fun this weekend, I just know you will.
    SueL x