Friday, 7 June 2019

Back in Business...

Happy Friday,

I have finally found some time to start blogging again, I'm really sorry I've left it so long its just been so busy with the John Next Door brand - drawing, designing making samples etc!  Im now hopefully caught up with plans for this year which should free some time to be a bit more active on the blog and facebook!

I thought I would kick off with a card made using a real mix of my dies which should hopefully show what I have been trying to achieve.  The main idea of the John Next Door die range is that they are all designed to work together in different formats to give lots of versatile options.

For this card I mixed the Oakham and stamford die sets using just the Oakham for the outside and all the other players using the Stamford.  Hopefully this makes obvious how the points of the lattice on the Oakham meets the points on the Stamford, it's almost as if it was designed by the same person.















The flowers and leaves on this card are a little sneak peak of the June release so you will have to wait until Monday to see more of these and the Lattice mini collection.

Enjoy...

21 comments:

  1. Morning John, lovely to have you back, but I do know how busy you have been, lots going on with shows and designing and making, where does the time go I ask myself. What a wonderful sample you have chosen to come back with. I received my Stamford and Rose dies the other day so will be playing, thanks for the inspiration. Those new ones coming up look tempting too.

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

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  2. Lovely to see you John. Beautiful card. Looking forward to your new goodies.
    Love Valx

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  3. Welcome back John. What a fantastic creation and those flowers look wonderful xxx

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  4. Hi John
    So glad you are back to blogging again (I'm not on face book)
    Love the look of the new flowers.
    Jan

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  5. Really pleased to see you back on the blog. Sorry I didn’t get to see you at Coleman’s on Saturday - my craft group then other plans for the day.
    Do love the two main dies and the new release of flowers and leaves look like a ‘need to buy’!
    Jan
    Northampton

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  6. It was good to catch up with you on Saturday, John. I bought the Stamford die and made a very simple card straight away. Even my husband commented on the quality of the cut. It's so clever the way your different dies work with each other.

    Good to have you back. Take care.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  7. Stunning card John. Your new dies are beautiful. Gill. Xx

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  8. Ypu're back! Hooray!! I thought you'd gone on a world tour.
    Hope you are well.
    Love
    Maggie (Bendy Yorkite)

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  9. Good morning John it is good to see you blogging again. I know life for you is crazy busy. This card is gorgeous. I love those dies. I can't wait to see what else is coming. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  10. Morning John,
    Welcome back. you have been missed.
    Love your card.
    Lydia
    X

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  11. So good to see you back blogging. Love today’s card. The new dies look very nice. Will be watching on Monday. Take care.xxx

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  12. Hi John, Great to know you are back and just been busy and nothing health wise. The card is beautiful and the new dies look very interesting. Stay healthy and happy
    Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

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  13. Good to to have you back. Thanks for a great class this week

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  14. Hi John well we are all busy people so no wonder blogging has taken a back seat. What a vibrant card colour and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your new leaf designs xx

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  15. I had given you up John, you seem to forget that without your customers there would be no point in designing. Ask yourself is it time I focused on my followers, you are putting the horse behind the card.

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  16. Hi John

    So glad that your business is proving so to be so successful, I like the look of the new flowers and foliage they may have to come and live in the country at my home!

    Heather R Oxfordshire

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  17. Marie P. from Longridge9 June 2019 at 08:51

    Nice to have you back John. I love the card and the way everything goes together. Thank you for sharing.
    Marie P.

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  18. Hi John,
    it's so lovely to see your creations again.
    My you are such a very busy person and your creative skills are always so stunning and you are so very talented too creating such wonderful products.
    I love this creation and the colours are so pretty together just love those new dies shown.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

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  19. Such a lovely card John.
    Great sneak peeks of your new flower dies, these are definitely going in my collection.

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