Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Bake off anyone...

Happy Wednesday,

Today finds me travelling for the first time ever to Scotland for a series of Demonstrations at Craftworld in Glasgow tomorrow and Friday and at the SECC Saturday and Sunday.  I am then Travelling to Fife to demo at Mcoyster crafts on Monday.  It would be great to see anyone in the area especially as I have never been to Scotland ( I haven't been to Wales either but I am correcting that in May Just Ireland left!)

Today's card is a really simple card using the Apron die designed by Sue Wilson for Creative expressions and the Baked with love set which has some really sweet dies all about baking in the set.

I stared by cutting the apron in a piece if Phill Martin's Frosted Essentials paper pad.  I cut another version using a check paper from the same pad and chopped off the bottom to make the pockets for the Apron.  The clever thing about this die is that it has the pockets already cut so you can add any of the accessories that come i the set or in the Baked with Love set.

I added a rolling pin and wooden spoon to the pockets and used pink satin ribbon from my stash as the ties and loop at the top.  I used 2 of the hearts from the Jewelled heart set to add the detail at the top and the smallest on the edge of the pocket

I added the apron to a piece of coconut white foundation card which I cut with the double pierced rectangles background die.  I embossed the piece whilst in the die using the Braided vines A4 embossing folder (the same as i used on the Candy Machine yesterday)

I wrapped a piece of lace around the piece and added a few layers of pink, white and more paper form the frosted elements range to balance the apron.

A simple card but I really think this is fun!



  1. Morning John, a fabulous card for any female and love the papers.
    Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday at Craftworld didn't know you were going to the SECC was swithering about going this year but I just might since you will be there.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Hi John.
    A lovely card Thank you.
    Have lots of fun Take care Kitty.

  3. Hi John, a really pretty card, love the patterned apron. Have a safe trip, and enjoy visiting Scotland. Have a great day all. Bx

  4. Hi John
    Love how you have made the apron really look like fabric.
    Great card.

  5. Morning John, oh WOW what a brilliant card you have created here, love, love, love it. Have a great time at craftworld and safe journeys there and back.

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

  6. Great card today John. I love it. Enjoy Scotland and stay safe on your journey.
    Have a great day.
    Crafty hugs.
    D xx

  7. Great card John.Must text my friend up in Scotland and tell her you are demoing up there.Have a good trip.Joycexx

  8. Great card, really lovely. Have fun in Scotland.


  9. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card. I love those dies and baking is so popular they would be a great investment. Enjoy your time in Scotland you are going to be very busy. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  10. Morning John,
    Great use of Phils papers.
    Enjoy your stay in Scotland.

  11. This apron seems to be featuring a lot with everyone this week. Love the way you've used the patterned papers. Haved a great trip to Scotland. xx

  12. Hi John. What a cute card. I hope you have a safe and enjoyable trip to Scotland. I have never been there either. Love Rosemarie X

  13. Interesting cards today, John.
    Hope you have a hassle free journey. I like Glasgow but I don't expect you'll get to see much of it!

  14. A really great card John, I love the Apron die. You do get around, don't you, enjoy your trip and demoing.
    Chris xx

  15. Gorgeous card John, love this die set. Enjoy your time in Scotland.
    Marion S x

  16. Morning John,
    A lovely card, this is such a fun set of dies I'm so glad | glad I purchased a set.
    Safe journey to Scotland, hope you enjoy the trip.

  17. Love this card, John. Hope you have a good trip to Scotland.

    Anne (Northampton)

  18. This is abit different for you John, lovely card though.
    Enjoy your trip. xxxx

  19. Hi John
    Love this die set (it has sneaked onto my wish list) your card is lovely as well.
    Have a wonderful time in Scotland.
    Heather R Oxfordshire

  20. Hi John
    A fabulous card. Enjoy your trip to Scotland.
    B xx

  21. Morning John, Lovely card, and I'm loving the papers too.
    Enjoy your day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  22. Hi John. You are right, it is a fun card and I'm sure you will have lots of fun in Scotland. Hope you get to see a little of the countryside, it's stunning, as is Wales. SueL x

  23. Lovely card ,enjoy your Trip to scotland.
    Elaine H X

  24. Love this card John great fun cardlive the papers.
    Have a great time at craftworld safe journeys Love june horrocks xxxxxxx

  25. Lovely card john x have a fantastic trip to Scotland x
    Theresa w x

  26. Good Morning John, that is such a fabulous card for a mums birthday and the colour choice is just right. You will love Scotland and its history theres a lot to see and visit if you get a chance. hugs Shirleyxxx

  27. A beautiful card and it shows what a difference a paper can make. I have seen a few of this style of card before and not been very keen but this is so pretty, and I think its a mix of the lovely stripes and tartans and the so feminine colour.
    Have fun in Scotland, the people will make you very welcome.

    Hugs to all
    Helen xx

  28. Good morning John Lovely card I like the coloured paper apron clever mix of papers
    Hope you have a successful visit to Scotland

  29. Lovely card John, that set is definitely on my wish list enjoy your Demo's in Scotland x x x

  30. Hi John

    I love this design. It's amazing how many different styles that can be created using Sue's fabulous dies

    I hope you realise you'll need extra layers of clothing for your visit! lol

    Have a great time

    June x

  31. Rose in Chester1 March 2017 at 13:00

    Hi John,
    you're right, it's such a fun card. Makes me want to bake! (But I'd better not, keep eating the stuff :-) )
    Hugs, Rose

  32. This card is gorgeous John. Think this will have to go on my wish list. Enjoy Scotland. I am sure you will. Thank you for all your brilliant ideas.

  33. Hi John
    A lovely card, the striped paper looks great used for the apron. Safe journey to Scotland, I hope you enjoy it.
    Thanks for sharing,

  34. Hi John,
    wonderful card, and those papers used are very lovely.
    I have made a few apron cards for friends that like to bake, and never had a die to do so.
    So this die would be an excellent one to anyones collection or stash.
    Love the stitched edges, and I really struggled with the pockets on mine.
    Have a very lovely time north of the border.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

  35. Hi Jon,

    Super card today, so playful and fun. Like how you have used decorative paper in the design.


  36. Hi Jon,

    Super card today, so playful and fun. Like how you have used decorative paper in the design.


  37. Great card John. Hope you have a nice time in Scotland. Love from Jackie xx

  38. This is a fun card. It is so pretty in the patterned papers. I love how you've added shading to the rolling pin and wooden spoon

  39. Hi John this is a fun card and I am sure our baker friends would love it.

  40. Love your fun card, looking forward to seeing your demos at Adrian's ( McOyster crafts) on Monday.

  41. Lovely card John using Phill's pretty pink papers. Enjoy your first visit to
    Scotland even though it's a busy time for you.

  42. Very pretty card John, anyone who love to be in the kitchen will definitely love to receive this card.

  43. John this is a beautiful fun card and i love it.
    Not only perfect for bakers but easily adapted for the male bbq kings too lol.

  44. Eh up John
    Not often I use the word sweet for your cards but this is. Great for any baking friends.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x