Saturday, 15 July 2017

John Next Door Goes Large. . . . . . . .

John Next Door

Good morning everyone. Hope this finds you well. Welcome to Joan. Thank you for clicking "follow". Very kind of you and much appreciated.

What an exciting day as today is the day that the John Next Door brand is launched. Its been a long time coming and such an achievement for John. He's been teasing you all for the past 5 days but I think most of you had guessed what was coming.

I'll be featuring some cards and projects over the next few days made with John's terrific new products.

Now, today's card was the first one I made as it was the first design that came into my head as soon as I saw the stamps.

White and black card
John Next Door Summer Flowers stamp set
Black archival ink
Various distress inks

A very simple card but hopefully it showcases the stamps in all their glory.

So lets raise a glass, of whatever your tipple is, to John and his new venture. He's a genuinely lovely guy who deserves every success and as John would say. . . . . . . enjoy!!!

Ang x

P.S. Maureen, Pinky maybe, Perky debatable. . . . . . .in fact, I only keep them larger so the weight pulls the wrinkles out of my face. I'm 86 but I only look 45 !!!


  1. Just my style of card Ang. I'm so pleased you're able to help John with samples and I know we'll be seeing them on John's shows. Guessed you might be after Anne and I last saw John. Do hope he has huge success but guess he will as he has a large following now!
    Hope you've been feeling better this week and enjoy the GP over the weekend.

  2. You have done him proud Ang, gorgeous. Xxx

  3. Morning, Ang. A beautiful card which showcases John's new stamps perfectly. These are such exciting times for him and he is lucky to have you helping and supporting him.
    I'm looking forward to seeing what else the pair of you come up with.

    All the best

    Anne (Northampton)

  4. Ang. Patricia and I are so pleased for him. He deserves all the luck in the world as he is a fantastic crafter. You have done him proud with your great card.
    Hazel x

  5. Morning Ang,
    A great day for Joh, love your card.

  6. Good morning Ang certainly an exciting day and this first sample is just my cup of tea. Have a great weekend - in front of the box!! That's my plan anyway. Love from Jackie xx

  7. Beautiful card Ang I am so pleased for John I love the idea of the media plates I have never seen anything like this on the market apart from the gelli plates

  8. Fabulous card Ang. Love all your cards actually. Made up for John. Great that he's using the JND brand, coined by we know who! Can't wait to see him on Hochanda again. Take care. G. Xx

  9. Hi Ang, you card is just gorgeous, and a great accolade to John's brand and design. I am sure we are all rooting for him. Looking forward to more. Have a great day everyone. Bx

  10. When something is as stunning as this die why would anyone want to embellish it. The background is lovely and suits this, plain but classical card. I am so so happy to see John will be back on Hochanda and I am sure he will get all the support he needs.


  11. A stunning card Ang Johns stamps are beautiful ,i am hopeless at stamping ,have tried many times but get into a right mess so i hope to be a good stamper soon by getting all the tips and watching the youtube , you never know ?.
    Keep having those good days Matey.
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  12. Hello Dear Girl, your card is stunning, such fabulous ink blending. John's stamps look brilliant and this one is gorgeous. It's all my kind of card as you know.
    You've done his image proud.
    Off to John's blog now.
    Kate x

  13. Hello Ang,
    So good to see that John is concentrating at the moment on stamping. That's the thing I enjoy most, and always have, with colouring the images a close second. Your card is beautiful, atmospheric and show his stamps off to perfection. He's found a good ambassador in you.
    I keep using haemorrhoid cream on mine in the hope it will "lift them up" (it doesn't work) ha ha.
    Hope you are keeping well.
    Maureen xx

  14. Morning Ang

    Fabulous card, made with fabulous products

    I'm so delighted for John, I'm sure his new range will be a huge success as he does deserve it

    Looking forward to seeing more of your fabulous makes with the new stamps etc etc.... you lucky thing lol

    June x

  15. Beautiful card, I hope John's new venture is a huge success (and that he gives you lots of goodies to play with!). Have a good weekend x

  16. Hi Ang

    Had to see your work after John's announcement, I love them as this is the type of card/ wall art I like to make with ombre/ gradient background & silhouette stamping. I'm sure this range will be a big hit as it will appeal to many types of crafter. Have clicked follow so I can see more of your work & will comment when possible.
    Best wishes, T x

  17. You are so funny! Yes, congratulations and best wishes to John Next Door.

  18. Mrs Pink here.. I hassled him I did at the Motorcycle Museum of all places!!!!!
    I am really pleased for deserving.
    Love the card you've created with his new stamps.

  19. Hello Ang,
    A happy day! I'm so pleased for John. I've never met him but anyone who has speaks very highly of him! Your card is lovely and I look forward to seeing more!
    I think you have been a good friend and support too!
    Love Myra xx

  20. You're 86, too! I don't believe it, lol! I will raise my tipple to John and wish him much success on his business venture!! You did a great job of showcasing for him and I look forward to seeing more!! Hugs, Darnell

  21. Brilliant card Ang. Thank you for sharing this. I watched John for ages at Newbury last Saturday and bought 4 of the plates but my Granddaughter has borrowed them at the moment. Hope to get them back soon.

  22. love the glow of this beautiful, warm summery card.

  23. It is so easy to get behind Ang -- your card certainly gives off the heat of summer. Lovely!!
    Sandy xx