Friday, 9 February 2018

New Starflowers...

Happy Friday,

I thought I would share a sample I have made for the shows on Hochanda on Monday at 10am, 3pm and 7pm with a couple of new products and some not seen before.  The New product is a little selfish as I love my Starflower dies and the smallest of these is one of my faves of the set.  I decided when we needed to order more of the flowers and leaves to make a new die which cuts six of the smallest flowers in one pass and that will launch, along with more stack iff the classic starflower and leaves, on the show on Monday.

The not seen before are a range of brilliant dies from Press Cut one of which I have been looking for for a long time but no company I could find had made one.  I always wanted a set of nesting dies with a notched inward corner.  Well just launched form press cut are the notched squares and rectangles, the rectangles I have used here come form the set of 16 that come together in the set enough even for my matting and layering!

Finally I used one of the dies form the set of A4 Book Dies which give you the look of an open book perfect for all sorts of cards!  In this card the book looks as if it is shaped from the centre but it isn't its simply the cut of the die and the shading!

I will be demoing the techniques used to make this card on Mondays shows as well as loads of other ideas so tune in to see how it was done!



  1. Morning John, WOW what an absolutely gorgeous card the book die looks fabulous I have a board that does them but a lot of cutting this would be ideal, and love the colours you have used looking forward to Monday to see all your shows and get more tips from you.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning John, you have done it again, blown me away with your samples......great idea about the new die that cuts the smaller stars all from one die instead of individually, but also looking forward to the new things coming up, well I know what I will be doing on Monday now then.

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

  3. Hi John.
    Thank you a brilliant card.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  4. Morning John, a superb card today, love the look of the book die, I think that is a must have. Beautiful colours. Looks like some more money will be spent as the new starflower die sounds perfect. Have a good day everyone. Bx

  5. Beautiful card John.Starflower die sounds just what we need.

  6. Hi John
    Just love the idea of the small flower die it will be a must have for me.
    Looking forward to your shows.

  7. Love the card John the book die sounds brill
    Thank you
    June Horrocks xxxxxx

  8. Hi John
    Fabulous. Looking forward to your shows on Monday.
    B xx

  9. Fabulous card John, can’t wait for your shows. The starflower die is lovely, be great to have one that cuts a lot at one pass through the machine.
    Annette x

  10. So beautiful, didn,t realise you were on Hochanda next week too, busy busy busy, xxx

  11. An elegant card John. Looking forward to the shows.

  12. Love the notched corner dies. Lovely card.

    Anne (Northampton)

  13. Wow! How exciting! Love me some flowers and the book.. We'll, that is so pretty. Will set up the recorder so I don't miss you. Thank you for the advance info and beautiful card.

  14. Wow! How exciting! Love me some flowers and the book.. We'll, that is so pretty. Will set up the recorder so I don't miss you. Thank you for the advance info and beautiful card.

  15. Morning John,
    Pretty flowers. The notched dies look good.

  16. Hi John
    Such a lovely project. Love the idea of the notched corner dies.
    Looking forward to your shows on Monday.

  17. Hi John, love the cards and the Star flowers look beautiful. I have some
    Rectangle Notched Dies, but would love some Square ones.

  18. Hello John,
    Lovely card and I noticed you’d used the notch corner Dies before! I really like those! Also will be pleased to add to my set of your Starflower Dies. Exciting times ahead!
    Many thanks,
    Love Myra x

  19. A lovely card John and like the idea of more starflower dies. Looking forward to the shows on Monday. Looks like you will have a busy weekend. Take carexxx

  20. Hi John this is absolutely stunning I love it. All those dies are amazing and I want them. It is a good job I have signed up to do some invigilating. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  21. Stunning card John have just bought the star flowers they're beautiful xx

  22. Hi John, Oh wow what a stunning card,I will be glued to show Monday.Stay healthy and happy Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

  23. Hi John great idea for the smaller starflower dies. Looking forward to your show on Monday xx

  24. Hello John,
    Your card today is exquisite. Looking forward to your Monday shows.
    Maureen x

  25. Lovely lovely card I love the idea of being able to cut the small starflowers in one sweep Means the die is big enough to not get lost too

  26. Hi John,
    what a super card and such lovely dies.
    Love the design and that book die reminds me of the cards I used to make from the glitter girls Bookatrix embossing board.
    Love the notched corner dies, and isn't it super to get lots of those little flowers in one pass.
    I am still waiting on my star flower to arrive as it was on order.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

  27. All lovely John and looking forward to Mondays shows.
    Love Valxxx

  28. Eh up John
    Sorry, its not my kind of card but the notched dies look great and so do the mini star flowers.
    Hope you're chillin in the hotel.
    Ang x

  29. Hi John I like the idea of the die to make 6 flowers in one pass also like the notched dies but the book card is not for me I'm afraid
    Looking forward to your shows

  30. Marie from Longridge10 February 2018 at 12:11

    A very beautiful card John, I'm sure your demo will go well. Hope you get time to rest over the weekend.
    Marie P.

  31. Hi John ,love the card and the colour you have used.
    Looking forward to see you Monday, recorder is set.
    Maria x

  32. John can you buy just the small flower die. I have looked on hochander and can only buy them with the tool kit. I already have the tools but NEED the small dies.
    Looking forward to your show tomorrow.

  33. Beautiful card John. Love the little flowers xx