Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Show Twofer...

Happy Tuesday,

I'm back on Hochanda tomorrow at 8pm with the launch of the new One Day Special featuring the amazing dies form the November collection designed by Sue Wilson for Creative expressions.  I have to admit that Im not a fan of the stand alone dies usually but this tree has had me mesmerised since I first saw it!  Sue Wilson showed me a card she had made with this black white and red mirror image look and I have spent ages trying to work out how it was made.

The way I have worked out means that if you make one card you get two during the process what a bargain for someone like me who dements like waste!  I will demo the techniques used to make these cards on my shows tomorrow or Thursday so tune in to see how it was done ( as its really difficult to explain!)

I've included pictures of close up of both cards can you tell the difference?



  1. What a fabulous card. Very unusual. Love it.
    Have a great day.
    Happy crafting.
    D xx

  2. Morning John, very unusual but stunning cards can't wait to see how you achieved it.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Hi John, very striking cards, love the idea, so looking forward to seeing how it was achieved. Have a great day. Bx

  4. Hi John.
    Thank you a great card.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  5. Great card, looking forward to the shows.
    Annette x

  6. Hi John and crafters all,
    Love these cards, they look so complicated, and I no that is not really the case.
    Years ago when coloured peel offs where all the rage I used to do cards similar to this, then no big frame dies so all cut by hand.
    Love and crafty hugs to all
    Tina T xxxx

  7. Good morning John your cards are gorgeous. It is so good to be able to make two cards at the same time. I am looking forward to your shows. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  8. Morning John. I am not always sure about mirror image cards, but this one really works, sow will be watching you demo it.

  9. Hi John
    A lovely card. I look forward to watching the shows to see how you did it.
    B xx

  10. Stunning card, looking forward to seeing your shows.


  11. Hi John. I to have sat trying to work this card out. Really clever. Will be watching. Love Rosemarie X

  12. Morning John,
    I love these cards, to be honest I wasn't keen on the tree die but seeing this I have changed my mind.
    Love the way you and Sue have done this, have an idea how you created it and am looking forward to watching your show to see how.
    Enjoy your day

  13. Hi John,
    Great cards, you have got us all wondering how you did this, looking forward to your shows and finding out.
    Thanks for sharing,

  14. Morning John

    Love how you've used the pop of pink on the cards and will be watching your show as you show how to make it

    June x

  15. John, just WOW! Look forward to seeing how it was made.

  16. Hi John. What a very good idea to add a little bit of extra interest to the image.


  17. Fabulous card John, looking forward to the shows

  18. Wow! These two cards are fabulous, John. Looking forward to the shows.

    Anne (Northampton)

  19. Fab. Can't wait to see the demo. Xx

  20. They're really effective. Love the one with the bright pink frame - that's my favourite colour! I'll be watching the shows on Hochanda. xx

  21. Eh up John
    Fantastic and very effective. Sue did something like it recently but I think yours benefits from the extra mat/layer that ties everything together better.
    As for your "dements", I hear tablets help lol!
    Ang x

  22. WOW, can't wait to see you demo this! SueL x

  23. Love this card John very unusual love trees can't wait to see is demoed
    Love June horrocks xxxxxxxxx

  24. Wow, fabulous cards, must tune in to see how this is done.

  25. Very unusual card John but I like it !

  26. Hi John,
    I love this card (and several of my friends would too). Can't wait to see how you've done this, I would try and work out how but Xmas cards waiting to be done and you'll show us anyway in your show. Can't wait.
    Hugs, Rose

  27. Morning John, mesmerising, love them both, will be watching on Thursday.

    Went to that cheap shop yesterday and managed to find them xxx

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

  28. Lovely John. Looking forward to seeing how it's been made. Love Valxxx

  29. Morning Johnm
    Very clever, love them.

  30. What a good idea, using all the waste too. Many thanks

  31. Hi John a very clever design, and your right you definitely get two for the price of one. hugs Shirleyxxx

  32. john this is stunning wow xx <3 <3

  33. Hi John,
    such a wonderful design cards.
    They look so very effective and it's great to be able to make another card with the left over pieces.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

  34. Very striking I love it Lots of clever lining up I expect Will be tuning in/recording the shows

  35. Lovely cards. Must watch to see hos this was done. Thanks for sharing. Must dash.