Thursday, 13 July 2017

More Finds...

Happy Thursday,

Today's card is made with the same find it die as Tuesday however this time I have used the die to make a inverted card where the design works into the card.  I stared by cutting a square of gold stardust card.  I the  cut the largest die in the set along with the other shoe die into this.  I added velum in the centre and the cut the detail die which I added over the velum so that cut appears floating with the lilac softer in the background.

Next I cut the centre out using the inner die and added  stamped panel of the lilac behind.  To accent the design I added some pearl corners.  I added mats of the lilac and gold dust and then a panel of embossed card (using the twinkle stars A4 embossing folder)

Finally I added the messy bow of silk white a thin lilac ribbon and a craft consortium metal heart charm.

Here's Sam the jelly baby to count down again.  Thought I would share a little clue today the C in his tummy is a copyright symbol!!!



  1. Good morning John. Today's card is stunning and gorgeous. One of these cards that you could use for lots of special occasions by adding a sentiment to suit if it's a special birthday or anniversary. You are really teasing now. I think you are bringing your own stamps and things out under your own name. If so can't wait to see them. Hazel x

  2. Hi John.
    Another stunning card Thank you.
    I too think you are bringing out you own stamps I hope you will soon be back on TV.
    take care Kitty.

  3. Eh up John
    Beautiful card. I always smile at that sentiment as it reminds me of that other saying "your teeth are like stars, they come out at night" lol!
    As for the 2 days, I hope you've got your suit back from the cleaners and the button holes sorted 😆.
    Ang x

  4. Morning John, oh yes I like this one, love the lilac colours and the velum really sets the middle off. and one of your sentiments goes so well inside.

    I am a little confused though because I cannot see any Gold stardust card or a shoe die, I guess it must be that predicted text that confuses us all at times.

    I think you have just let the cat out of the back, you must be bringing your own designs out under the name of John Next Door, with the 'c' copyright sign inside the jelly baby.............well that is what I think anyway, I am probably wrong. xx

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

  5. Gorgeous card John.I also think you are bringing out your own range of stamps out. Joycex

  6. Lovely card & can't wait to see what the Jelly Baby logo is for.


  7. Hi John
    Stunning card John.I can't imagine what is going to happen, I must be patient and wait and see.

  8. A beautiful card John I like the use of the vellum xxx

  9. Beautiful card John, love the colour. I too think you are bringing out your own stamps, dies etc, can't wait to see.

    Annette x

  10. Good morning John, I see my sister has beaten me in this morning. She is more excited than I am!!
    Anyway to today's beautiful offering ... I love, love, love your card. One I would make without a sentiment till needed. The sentiment you have used is so true, I really like it.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Patricia xxx

  11. Morning John,
    A lovely card today one of my favourate colours and that sentiment is lovely as well .
    Catherine xx

  12. Good morning John xx stunning card xx have a beautiful day lots of love and huggs to you xxx

  13. Good morning John xx stunning card xx have a beautiful day lots of love and huggs to you xxx

  14. Hi John
    A beautiful card, I'm loving that die (wish I'd spotted it at Newbury, but there was so much tempting crafty goodness).
    B xx

  15. Hi John. Love the card and sentiment.
    Perhaps you're branching out into confectionary and bringing out designer sweeties. Ha ha.
    Love Valxxx

  16. A beautiful card today. Exiting times ahead, I think, for you, John. Can't wait to see what you are going to be up to!

    Anne (Northampton)

  17. wow wow wow I love it - a real John Card. Colours are perfect too.
    Cannot wait for Saturday - mmm maybe John Next Door with the Jelly baby Sam as your logo. Oh drat whatever it is you know I wish you all the luck in the world.

    Love and hugs
    Helen xxx

  18. Beautiful card i love the vellum touch, Sam is still keeping his cards close to his chest i see , he is such a little tinker.
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  19. Morning John,
    Beautiful card.

  20. Love it, my fave colour. Xxx

  21. Morning John
    what a stunning card today and love the colours too
    Have a great day

  22. Hi John
    Such a beautiful card and a lovely colour. I love that heart charm too.
    Wishing you lots of luck for Saturday, can't wait to see your designs.

  23. Morning John, a lovely card, sentiment and colour - what more could you ask for.
    Looking forward to Saturday.

  24. Good morning John such a lovely softness to this card suitable for so many things. I'm just catching up with all these jelly baby teasers very suitable trademark for you and as a trademark you must be going into some sort of production and if you need a suit on you must be appearing somewhere. Don't think it will be at Silverstone somehow!! Perhaps Crafting Live? but I don't really see you as a suit person so I don't know. Hey ho will have to wait and see but wishing you everything your hoping for love from Jackie xx

  25. Beautifully designed card John, your dies are so pretty, colour combo too, Kate x

  26. Very pretty After blue, lilac is my next favourite
    I hadn't guessed that the "c" was a copyright logo and like others I think you're branching out and creating your own products under YOUR name and not under someone else's umbrella xx

  27. Hi John,I absolutely love this card,it is so gentle and delicate and suitable for any occasion.Just beautiful.I am not sure what Sam is trying to tell us,but if it is anything to do with your own product line which would mean seeing you again on telly,then good for Sam.Whatever it is I hope it is a roaring success.Stay healthy and happy,Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

  28. This is a lovely card. I like the way you've used the vellum. Not long to wait now!

  29. Hi John, A very pretty card, beautiful colours.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  30. Beautiful card and thanks for the instructions. Sam has a copyrite. Oh my, isn't he fancy! What is all this about and where are you going to need to wear a suit? I pray there will be videos and instructions. I have so missed your shows. My learning curve has done way down since I have not been able to watch your shows on hochanda.

  31. Hi John. Love the colour of today's card, I wouldn't have thought of using gold with lilac, but it really seams to work. Can't wait for the big reveal in 2 days to see exactly what it is that you are up to!


  32. Hi John

    Stunning card, I love it!

    Two more sleeps......

    June x

  33. John i could spend all night saying how much i love this card. Absolutely stunning and so very elegant, you have
    totally convinced me that i must have this die.
    Today's clue isn't any better than yesterdays lol

  34. Gorgeous card John. My colour as you know. Love that sentiment and I have a stamp with it on. Just need the die now. Have the gold card as bought it on Saturday. Guessed what the C Was for. Good luck. You deserve it. Take carexx

  35. Simply gorgeous!
    Hope you've had a great day.
    Crafty hugs,
    D xx

  36. Hi John Fabulous card lovely colours and great sentiment
    Still trying to work out what C stands for!

  37. Hello John, A beautiful card! We are all guessing like mad but need to just wait and see! It's painful being on tenterhooks!! Lol!
    All the very best , anyway, whatever it is!!
    Love Myra x

  38. fab card John,real pretty ,Laura O

  39. Very elegant.