Tuesday, 18 October 2016

shows continue...

Happy Tuesday,

I hope all of you enjoyed the launch of the festive dies ODS last night.  I haver to admit that working with christmas dies is my favourite time of the year!

Another demo form todays shows remember Im back on at 9am, 12pm, 4pm and last chance at 7pm and will hopefully be working through loads of different ideas and techniques today!

Todays card is a change for me a clean and simple card however there is a twist as this is a light up card using some of the items I have on the DCWV shows tomorrow ( yes its a Hochanda week for me as Im back tomorrow and thursday!)

This is a hard card to explain so tune in or watch on catch up to see exactly how it was made however Ill try to give you a run down.

I stared by cutting the festive shadow box die into white pearl card.  Next I repeated the process with several layers of funky foam to give me the dimension. Next I layered these together and placed the lights inside before adding a layer of vellum, another layer of foam and a final layer of the die cut.

I then cut some of the smaller festive shapes in the set and adhered these to the front in the windows.

I added a spare of roses made with the gilding polish and my Christmas Rose stamps ( I will be demoing this technique on the shows as well)

A really different card for me but I have to admit it is fun!



  1. Good morning John today's card is stunning xx

  2. Love it - I'll be watching!
    Maggie B xx

  3. Hi John.
    A great show last night and a beautiful card today.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  4. Wow stunning. I'll be definitely recording your shows. Xx

  5. Hi John and crafters all,
    What a fantastic show last night, poor Alex was well and truly gobsmacked with this card. I love her enthusiasm!!!!
    Can't wait for the rest of today's shows and now Wednesday and Thursday as well it's like a John Lockwood takes over Hochanda.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxx

  6. Loved yesterday's cards on the show. Recorder set for today.

  7. Morning John, a fantastic card we are away for a few days so have recorded your shows looking forward to them, will try to get last nights on catchup if wifi behaves.
    Nancyd xx

  8. Oh wow John this is amazing. I love this card and the fact that it lights up is just brilliant. Who wouldn't want to receive a card like this. You have a very busy week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  9. Fun fab card John, be watching your shows today.
    Annette x

  10. `Hi John
    Great show last night. Thanks for sharing all those useful hints and tips.
    Will be watching on Wednesday Jan

  11. Omgoodness how spectacular is This? totally wonderful John, definitely a mantlepiece special, must watch to see how you made this, love everything about it, Kate x

  12. Hi John, spectacular card. Anyone would love to receive it. Will be watching. Love Rosemarie X

  13. Great card John. Enjoyed last nights show , as usual very inspirational. Recorder set for today. Joyce x

  14. Stunning card-can't wait to see how it was made. Off to record the rest of your shows.


  15. Just watching your show, John, and was wowed when you showed this card. It's a stunner.

    Anne (Northampton)

  16. Morning John,
    Gorgeous card, I have the shadow box die set and it's such fun to use, love it.

  17. Morning John, A fabulous card, loving the lights.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  18. Good morning John, fabulous card looking forward to your demo
    Marion S x

  19. A stunning card john loved the lights the show was great last night thank you love June horrocks xxxxxx

  20. Morning John, wow this is fantastic, great to do this for children.
    and grandchildren

  21. Hi John. Great show last night, learnt loads, it's remembering it all where I struggle. SueL x

  22. Love the flowers on this one John - they look like they are an enamelled broach I cant wait to see how you do that.

  23. Morning John

    WOW... I love this card!!!

    June x

  24. Good Morning John what a clever card love the lights they really make it pop of the card. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  25. Hi John. Just watched you making this on TV. Wow. As you said it is definitely a card for someone special.


  26. Hi John,
    SUPER-CUTE but definitely reserved for someone specially good.....
    Hugs, Rose

  27. Yes John, this one is fun! Great for grandchildren - sure to bring a big smile!
    Watched part of last nights show but have to watch on Catch up! Looks like I'll be catching up all week! Come to think of it nothing new there for me! You are having a hectic week!
    Love Myra

  28. A real wow of a card John. Will have to try and see if I can get the catch up sometime. Love from Jackie xx

  29. Hi John, This is such a lovely card, have 2 of the shadow boxes and they make really nice cards. My best friend has had a horrible year, husband's been very ill. She's a crafter and Im sure she would love a card like this. Something special for a special friend. Must get the lights tomorrow!!

  30. Beautiful card John. Loved the shows today. Might not get to see tomorrow nights show but will watch Thursday. The lights make the card look very special. Thank you for sharing.

  31. John this has to be my most favourite card ever, for a long time i have wanted to do a christmas card that lights up.
    You are an absolute star coming up with this.
    I am definately going to be making this once i get my hands on those lights. OOh i am so excited lol.

  32. I was so excited about this card i forgot to say thank you for another day of fab shows and can't wait to see tomorrows.

  33. Eh up John
    See, in my excitement about this magical card, I forgot to comment yesterday as I sped off in search of mini lights on tinterweb.
    I love, love, love this. The lights make a great card a special card. Me likely!
    Fab shows too matey.
    Ang x