Monday, 28 August 2017


Happy Monday,

I spent all of yesterday prepping for my next Launch on Hochanda ( sneak peak on Facebook) so was painting, die cutting and even sewing!  Whilst doing this I was binge watching the Great British Bakeoff so hence the title of todays post!

This card is made using my classic techniques of die cutting and I have to say I love the silver and white look of this.  I stated by cutting the Ice Crystal frame in white card covered in double sided adhesive.  Once cut I added diamond snow over it to give a gentle sparkle.  I added a circle behind this cut in silver pearlised card and added a die cut deer in the centre.  I added glue to areas of the deer die cut and liberally added snow!  A few crystals finished the centrepiece.

Next I made the background by cutting the ice crystal border down the 2 sides of  a piece of pearlised silver card.  I added this to a panel again with double sided adhesive to which I added more of the snow.  Again a few crystals adds that sparkle ( which is more visible in real life!)

A few mats and layers of the white and silver finishes the card perfect, hopefully, for those special cards and people.



  1. Good morning John. Very pretty card and gorgeous in silver and white.
    Marion S x

  2. Good morning John I love it Sounds like you have been really busy Looking forward to seeing the rest of your samples

  3. Morning John, a really gorgeous card think this one will be one of my cards this year love the silver and white too. Looking forward to more samples and your next shows.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Hi John.
    A beautiful card Thank you.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  5. Happy Monday to you John,
    Wow! that is a Showstopper, I love it.
    Have a great day
    Patricia xxx

  6. Morning John
    A lovely card today lovr the silver and white .
    Catherine .xx

  7. Very classy. Looking forward to seeing your next set of shows.

  8. Hi John
    A classy card, love the silver and white together.
    B xx

  9. Wow - I love this, John. I'm intrigued as to what you are going to come up with next.

    Anne (Northampton)

  10. Great card John! I love how intricate this die is! It is very striking. The shadowing adds some much detail.
    I am glad that I found this site! BLESSINGS. lbkingboyle

  11. Stunning card, it's gorgeous.


  12. Stunning card John. Love the silver and white.
    Love Valxxx

  13. Morning John
    Gorgeous card today love the silver and white and the dies look stunning
    Have a good day

  14. A gorgeous card and there's that cute reindeer appearing again!

  15. Morning John,
    Gorgeous card.

  16. Hi John
    Wow, what a gorgeous card for a special person.

  17. Hi John,
    Beautiful card, loving the dies.
    Hugs, Rose

  18. Good morning John what a wonderful card. Love it it's a real Showstopper.
    Looking forward to your next show and the rest of your samples.

  19. Hello John, you are so right, this is a real showstopper of a card, absolutely beautiful. Have a great day all. Bx

  20. Hi John your card is gorgeous I love it. Definitely a showstopper if ever there was one. I can't wait to see what you have been creating in your Craft Cave. I do hope you get sometime to relax. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  21. Fabulous card John, and the title is very apt. Hope to be able to watch your show.

  22. Morning all your work, you are such a talented crafter. Thank you for all the beautiful work that you post, your hints and tips, I've learnt a lot from your demonstrations.....crafty hugs ❤️

  23. Another John card - thank you. This one is very pretty and love the Iced Crystal dies you used.

    Love n hugs Helen xx

  24. Hi John

    Beautiful card, silver and white always looks so beautiful

    June x

  25. Hi John. I would have to agree that this card truly is a showstopper. I really love all the silver cards you have been making recently.


  26. Classic! I love it Going to go and have a sneak peek on FB now

  27. Hi John.This is the John we all know and love,absolutely fabulous a real show stopper. Hope you enjoy the bank holiday,Stay healthy and happy Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

  28. Hello John,
    A beautiful card! I love silver and white. I do like the Dies very much as well!
    Not on Facebook so unable to sneaky peek! However , patience is a virtue!! Lol!
    Love Myra xx

  29. WOW John that is defiantely a show stopper and totally gorgeous.
    I love everything about this card, can just see it looking
    fabulous on display at christmas. I wouldn't want to take it down.

  30. So pretty, this die is beautiful.
    Annette x

  31. Love this card John a brill die look forward to the show
    Love June xxxx

  32. Hi John
    I love silver and white together. This card is a beauty. Not on face book so please let your bloggers a sneak peek.
    Thanks Jan.

  33. I love this card. It's so elegant.

  34. Evening John, sorry I am late, WiFi very poor in Yorkshire. Beautiful card as always. Looking forward to your next shows xxxx

    Stay safe, healthy and happy hugs June Smith xxxx

  35. Evening John, sorry I am late, WiFi very poor in Yorkshire. Beautiful card as always. Looking forward to your next shows xxxx

    Stay safe, healthy and happy hugs June Smith xxxx

  36. Definately a showstopper john x its lovely x
    Theresa w x

  37. Hi John,
    this card is definitely a show stopper of a gorgeous card.
    The design is ace and it's so very elegant and beautiful.
    Lots ofcrafty regards. Jenny L.

  38. Hello John,
    This is stunning.
    Maureen xx

  39. Beautiful card John. Certainly a Showstopper. Nearly bought this die on Saturday from Art of Craft but then bought the die of the week but agree this is a lovely die. Actually I nearly bought both these dies. Like Myra I also don't have Facebook so we will both have to be patient. Not easy you know. Take carexxx

  40. Hi John beautiful card definitely a showstopper looking forward to your shows

  41. Eh up John
    Its certainly a better name for it than soggy bottom lol!!!
    It is magnificent and Mary Berry would be very proud of you.
    Ang x

    Ps......I'm boycotting GBBO on CH4 lol!!!

  42. Oh my John this really is a SHOW/SNOW STOPPER - love it