Saturday, 31 December 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Years Eve!

I thought I would share my New Year card a day early as I am back on Hochanda tomorrow for the Couture Creations Big Save ( shows start at 8pm) Therefore tomorrow I will be showing some f the projects and cards I will be demoing.

I've made this card especially for all of my Blog family using some of my favourite Dies from Sue Wilson this

I used the Lattice Background, Geneva from the Swiss Collection, the Exquisite Poppies, Trailing Ivy, stitched flags, olive branch and the cornflowers.  A lot of dies I know and air too many to be a favourite but hey Christmas and New Year are well known for excess!

I hope that everyone reading has a peaceful and prosperous 2017!


  1. Happy Hogmanay John. What a gorgeous card the Exquisite Poppies are beautiful I love the colour of them too.
    Nancyd xx

  2. I love this card it's really my kind of card. Thanks for sharing.

    I for one will not be sorry to see the back of 2016. I've lost so many friends and family this year and some, including my nephew were quite young. I can't ever remember such a bad year before and welcome 2017.

    Happy New Year to all. May it be a good one for everybody.

    Happy crafting.
    D xx

  3. Hi John
    I wish you a very Happy New Year and look forward to seeing more cards just like today's it's STUNNING. Thank you John

  4. Morning John,
    Such a beautiful card today, it's gorgeous.
    Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year.
    looking forward to your shows tomorrow

  5. Good morning John and crafters all,
    Beautiful card for the last day of this year! Looking forward to more exquisite creations in the new year.
    Love and crafty hugs to all and wishing all a Happy and Healthy 2017
    Tina T xxxx

  6. Hi John.
    Thank you.happy new year.
    Take care Kitty.

  7. Beautiful card, really lovely.

    Wishing you a very happy,healthy & crafty New Year.


  8. Oh John, you too. See you next year.
    Maggie (Yorkite)

  9. Beautiful card John, stunning.
    Wishing you a very Happy and Healthy new year.
    Marion S x

  10. Good morning John this is a gorgeous New Year card. I love the design and the dies are amazing. Happy New Year to you. Take care. Hugs Jackie

    A beautiful card, thank you. I'll be tuning into your shows, it's always lovely to see you on the telly.
    Chris xx

  12. Stunning card today John. Good luck tonight. Happy New Year to you and yours, xxxx

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  14. So pretty. Colour is beautiful. Happy New Year John.
    Annette x

  15. Good Morning John that is such a pretty card I love the design and your flowers. I want to wish you a very Happy New Year and see you in 2017. hugs Shirleyxx

  16. Eh up John
    Beautiful card and, of course, it needed a lattice lol!
    I too will be waving 2016 away with no fondness and hoping that 2017 brings happier and healthier days.
    It'll be a good start seeing you on TV tomorrow night.
    Ang x

  17. Hi John
    A gorgeous card, thank you. Those poppies are truly exquisite.
    Wishing you a healthy and happy 2017.
    Off to set up the recorder!
    B xx

  18. Thank you, John, what a beautiful card.
    Happy New Year.

    Anne (Northampton)

  19. Morning John,
    Happy New Year to you. Love your card.

  20. Hi John. A very Happy New Year to you. I am one of those that will be p,eased to see the back of 2016 it has been a nightmare. Looking forward to a New Year that is Healthy, Happy and Peaceful for everyone. Love your card, so pretty. Love Rosemarie X

  21. Happy new year John, hope 2017 is even more successful for you as 2016 has been. Janice xx

  22. Hi John. Lovely card and may I take this opportunity to thank you for all the lovely cards you have shown us together with the hints and tips you have given us in 2016. Happy New Year to you. SueL x

  23. Good morning John

    I love this beautiful card. The different layers are fabulous and of course the beautiful shade of blue card

    I hope you have a fabulous new year and wish you all the very best for 2017

    June x

  24. What a lovely card. Thanks for making a special one for us John! Happy New Year!!

  25. A beautiful card John thank you for all you have done for us this year
    Happy new year
    Love June horrocks xxxxx

  26. Hi John, a lovely creation for celebrating New Year. Looking forward to more inspiration in 2017. Have a very happy and great New Year. Bx

  27. Hi John. Lovely card to welcome in the New Year. You certainly didn't hold back on the number of layers. Happy New Year to you and yours and good luck with the shows tomorrow.


  28. And the same to you John. This is such a lovely, beautiful card to see the NEW YEAR in - I just love it.
    And of course, looking forward to the shows.......

    Thank you John, for all the inspiration you've given us over this year, your cheerful manner and helpful tips. Have an absolutely Fabulous New Year.
    Hugs, Rose

  29. Morning John, oh what a beautiful card you have made, your inspiration and talent shines through from it, amazing, I want to make one like this.

    I would like to thank you so much for all the friendly advice, support and inspiration you have given me in this past year, I know you are so busy with lots of activities but you have always been there for me, thank you xxxxx

    I will be watching Hochanda tomorrow, want to see what you are making and the offers coming up.

    Wishing everyone a prosperous, healthy, safe and happy New Year 2017

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

  30. Beautiful card John. Looking forward to your shows. Wishing you a happy, crafty and prosperous New Year. Xxx

  31. Stunning card John, have a super Hogmanay, and washing you the Best of Everything for the year ahead, Kate x 😉

  32. Gorgeous card john x happy new year and thankyou for all your inspiration x looking forward to your shows x
    Theresa w x

  33. Lovely card John.
    Hope you have a happy healthy and prosperous 2017.
    Love Valxxx

  34. Thanks John for some great card inspiration
    Let's hope 2017 gets even better


  35. Hi John a fantastic card today, really love everything about it and it was worth waiting for.
    Would like to wish you and your family a Happy Healthy and prosperous New year

  36. Hi John Thank you and such a gorgeous card .

    Wishing you a Very Happy New Year xxxx jeanie,e

  37. Beautiful card! How did you get the blue on the vellum embossed layer? Wishing you a fantastic New Year.

  38. Thank you so much, this card is stunning and I just love the detail
    and beautiful colour.
    I would like to wish you & your family and all the blog family A very Happy New Year.

  39. Lovely card John, can you tell me what embossing folder you used. Wishing you a very Happy New Year from Broadstone Dorset

    1. In answer to your query, I believe he has used the creative expressions A4 pinpoint.

  40. A beautiful card John - thank you for all your help and kind words this year.
    A Happy New Year to you and all the blog family. I'm another who is hoping for a better year.
    Tomorrow evening I'm back to normal so I'll be watching your show live.

  41. A beautiful card John thank you so much for sharing it with us. Wishing you a Healthy, peaceful and prosperous 2017. Hopefully my new TV will be installed by tomorrow night so will be able to watch on there. Always enjoy your shows. Happy New Year to everyone on the blog.

  42. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TOO Beautiful card and I look forward to what you will be bringing to the table in 2017 xx