Sunday, 17 December 2017

Simple Gerbera...

Happy Sunday,

Yesterday was ,my last official demo and work day before christmas so today will be spent relaxing and catching up with some of the sleep I have missed since I launched the John Next Door brand in July!

Therefore I am sharing another simple card today just made with the bonus Gerbera daisy die in the opera box set.

I simply cut the daisy three times down a strip of lilac card ( From Limetree crafts) I then embossed the die three times into a piece of the gold lustre card and placed one of the embossed flower images behind each aperture and added a pearl in the centre.

A couple of mats and layers and card finished ( I used the actual cut outs on another project!)

I hope you doing think todays post has been 'Phoned in' lol



  1. Fab make John, still trying to get our hands on these dies, Val and I.
    Loads happening on the block, selling etc. xxxx

  2. Another neat and simple card but so effective.

  3. Hi John.
    Thank you a very simple but elegant card.
    Have a good rest, take care Kitty.

  4. Very pretty clean and simple card John
    Marion S x

  5. Elegant card John .Enjoy your well earned rest.

  6. Morning John, a gorgeous elegant card. Enjoy your well earned rest.
    Nancyd xx

  7. Hi John
    A lovely card, clean and simple and beautiful.
    You have soooooo earned your day of rest! Enjoy!
    B xx

  8. Morning John, oh I do like this one, going to try it myself, so clever but looks so effective, great for batch cards too.

    I should think you are absolutely knackered after the past 6 months, you have not stopped and John next door has done so well, yes I know it is a lot of hard work in the background - we only see the finished samples not all the preparation for all the shows and demo's you do around the country. you deserve a few days to yourself, but wait, I hear that you are on Hochanda on Boxing day, well that is good for me because hubby will be glued to the TV watching sport so I know what I will be doing that day.

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

  9. Good morning John,
    Wow! Oh! Wow! I love today's card. Looking at it reminds me of all the similar "bits" I have thrown away in the past. I always "think" now thanks to you.
    Knowing you these few days will not be that restful. Try hard to chill out, you have had such a busy six months. I am sure it will not get much slower in 2018 so please RELAX and enjoy your few days.
    Patricia xxx

  10. Pretty, Simple, Classy, Elegant - all you want in a card.

    Hugs Helen xx

  11. Very simple, but very effective. Have a good rest John! You deserve it. xxx

  12. Morning John,
    Lovely CAS card.

  13. It may be simple but this card is so effective, John. I hope you manage to have a good rest over the next few days - you've certainly earned it.

    Anne (Northampton)

  14. Good morning John! A very stylish, elegant and beautiful card in gorgeous colours. Thank you so much for all your inspiration, demos and wonderful John Next Door range of products in the last few months. Everything we would have expected from you and more! Enjoy your well deserved "break" (I expect you will find your way into the Craft Cave!!) and a happy festive season. May 2018 bring you lots more happiness, joy, success and fulfilment. Take care. Janet, Crafter by the Sea, north Norfolk. xxxx

  15. A very simple but stylish card John. I'm going to try this later today. Xx

  16. Good morning John Wow such a pretty card it's gorgeous I hope you manage to have a good rest over the next few days you deserve it

  17. Very stylish and pretty John. Enjoy your break.
    Annette x

  18. Is it really 6 months ,Gosh time flies by ,enjoy your break John as you really deserve some me time .
    A very lovely card loving the die and colour and of course those little pearls add the finishing touch.
    Thanks for all your inspiration .
    Elaine H X

  19. Hi John so simple but so effective a really nice card. Have a good rest - if you can - and a relaxing Christmas ready for whatever 2018 brings you. Booked in with Mandy for February 3rd so looking forward to seeing you then, love from Jackie xx

  20. Hi John,Very simple but effective card.I hope you enjoy your break but I have a feeling your brain will be working on new ideas etc.,
    The last few months have been very productive and fulfilling for you and I hope 2018 is just as exciting and fruitful for you.Stay healthy and happy Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

  21. Hi John
    Lovely CAS card, love the lilac colour.
    Enjoy your well earned rest.

  22. Breathe deeply and rest well. You certainly deserve some down time. Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas.

  23. Great card today John. It looks so effective and great for using up those leftovers.


  24. Beautiful card John. Thank you. All your cards are so beautiful. Would never be able to pick a winner. Hope you are having a well deserved rest today. Thank you for all your lovely stamps. Media plates, mask and embossing folders etc., take carexxx

  25. Hi John,
    This is a really lovely,elegant card.
    I'm so pleased for you this year. Although you've worked extremely hard you must be so relieved that you've done so well.
    I know that crafters will give you 100% support in 2018. We are all so grateful to you for producing such wonderful products that we can all have fun using.
    Enjoy your well earned rest. You deserve it! xx

  26. Enjoy your rest! Great, very effective card

  27. Marie from Longridge18 December 2017 at 11:32

    A lovely card John. Suitable for anyone.
    I'm sure you've earned a rest but I do have the feeling that your creative mind wont let you rest for very long.

    Marie P.

  28. Hi John this is a stunning card I love the design and the colours. I do hope you managed to get some rest you have been very busy. Take care. Hugs Jackie