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Thursday, 27 August 2015

Showtime Peaks...and a giveaway!

Happy Thursday,

I really hope some of you can join me today at 12pm for the launch of the new Craft TV channel Hochanda!  I will be involved with the launch party show at 12pm (no idea in what capacity my usual place at parties is in the kitchen with a cloth) after that I will have my first show and launch the One Day Special with a selection of dies by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions that have not been seen on TV before.  As usual I have put together a matching colour theme in the card packs, cosmic shimmer products and embellishments.



Today's sneak peak card will hopefully give you some idea, with the others I have shown this week, of the colour palette I have picked for this show.  I did think that it might be time for some subtle yet bright shades as all I seem to have done recently is Christmas!  The fantastic news is that Sue Wilson has made a fabulous set of samples for the show and these will be very much in evidence so its worth tuning in for those alone!

Back to today's card and this is a classic buckle card with a little twist and again will be one of the demos for the show.  Hochanda are determined to give good demonstrations with loads of tips so I will be able to take you all through the making of this from start to finish (if I can remember how to make it lol)

All the items used will be available as well as all the standard CE products that we use, along with the basics being available on the Hochanda website.

It would be great if you could join me for the 8pm show today or one of the shows tomorrow 9list of all the shows is on the right.

Giveaway! to celebrate the launch I am giving away one of the just released new Christmas mini Striplet stamps ( designed by me) along with a tub of colour cloud and a pack of smoothies!  There are 2 chances 2 win comment on this post and / or like and share any of my Facebook posts today!

Winner will be drawn and announced next week!

Enjoy...

91 comments:

  1. Hi John.
    A lovely card and Good Luck for tonight have fun take care Kitty.

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  2. Hi John Beautiful card. Looking forward to tonight, hope it all goes fantastically well. AliJ

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  3. Morning John, a gorgeous card looking forward to see the new channel and watch you I will have to record them as I am out all day a Thusday, Good luck you will be great as usual.
    Nancyd xx

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  4. Beautiful card, love the colours, good luck on TV!
    Carol

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  5. Beautiful card, love the colours, good luck on TV!
    Carol

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  6. Good morning John. Good luck for today. What a beautiful card today, my favourite colours. See you at 8pm. Can't wait xx

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  7. Good morning John. Good luck for today. What a beautiful card today, my favourite colours. See you at 8pm. Can't wait xx

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  8. Morning John
    Such a pretty card using Sue's lovely dies
    I am looking forward to seeing you on Hochanda today - good luck
    Pat x

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  9. Hello John, love this card, the colour is beautiful. Good luck today with the launch, looking forward to see what you bring us. Take care. Bx

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  10. Hi John
    what a stunning card love the colours thank you tracyw

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  11. Morning John, hope you are excited as I am today for the launch of the new channel, will be watching later. Todays card is beautiful as always, you are so talented. Oh and thanks for your help yesterday, much appreciated.

    Enjoy Thursday, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

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  12. Hi John
    Beautiful card and looking forward to the new channel!!
    Good luck with all your shows and demos.
    Sheila

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  13. I am really looking forward to the shows today and tomorrow I have set it to record them all Great card too xxx

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  14. Looking forward to the shows John. Love the card.

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  15. Looking forward to the shows John. Love the card.

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  16. This is a very lovely card. Good luck with the shows!
    Doreen R

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  17. Lovely card John. Good luck with the shows, I will be watching.
    Carol B

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  18. Gorgeous card John, love the colours. Good luck with the shows and demos, have a super day! Looking forward to watching Hochanda!
    Janice x

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  19. Good luck John today, this card is beautiful as are all your cards. I am sure things will go well.
    I will be watching and taping the shows, thank goodness for my digi box from Sky.lol
    We are all supporting you.
    You deserve this you are so talented.
    Maggie

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  20. Good morning John such a lovely colour and the embossing folder looks interesting. Opened a new pack of tapes yes I'm old fashioned and use VHS tapes so I'm all ready to tape your shows and follow the method and techniques. Good luck and best wishes love from Jackie xx

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  21. Hi John
    looking forward to the shows and your demos and Hochanda in general.
    Think I might just have my head in the clouds... the colour clouds that is
    as I need and want them all
    Have a lovely time!

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  22. Good morning Johnathon really looking forward to your demonstrations. Stunning card absolutely love it. Have fun today. Will be recording all your demonstrations. Xxx ChrisB

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  23. Good luck for today, really looking forward to watching the shows you have got an incredible line up of very talented and lovely crafters to bring us some equally lovely products.
    All the best for a very successful crafting channel

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  24. Fantastic card & looking forward to watching your shows.

    Michele

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  25. Stunning card John, Love the colour and looking forward so much to your shows. All the best for a fabulous launch today, Linda.

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  26. I love the colours of your card and I am so looking forward to seeing the new shopping channel. I have a rare day off and I am also recording so I don't miss anything. Good luck today xxx

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  27. What a beautiful card. Good luck today with the launch and show. Will be watching.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  28. Hi John. Thanks for giving us a sneaky peek of this beautiful card. Good luck for your show tonight and tomorrow. I wlii be watching and recording too. Have a great time. Take care xx

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  29. Stunning card and good luck for the TV launch!

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  30. Gorgeous card John, Liked and shared on FB too. Good luck today, xxxxx

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  31. Lovely card John. Good luck today. Hope the launch goes well.
    Love Val x

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  32. Lovely card John, Good luck today. Jane B.

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  33. Beautiful card John, looking forward to your shows!
    XxxxRuth

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  34. What an exciting day for all. Can't wait! Love this card John. Gorgeous colour and fab design x

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  35. Beautiful card, John. Good luck for the shows - I am sure everything will go really well.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  36. Good morning John, fab card today!!-
    Will be watching!!! Break a leg : )
    Have a good one!!!
    Good luck everyone!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

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  37. Another beautiful card as always , i am sure the show will go well i have set the record button just in case i am disturbed { got the Grandchildren today } .
    Elaine H X

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  38. Gorgeous card John.

    Good luck for today's and tomorrow's shows. The recorder is on!

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  39. Morning John,
    GOOD LUCK I'm sure it will go well. Love your card.
    Lydia
    X

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  40. Eh up John
    Having a fine example of one of your buckle cards on one of my dressers I can testify as to how beautiful they are. This one is marvellous and look forward to seeing you demo it.
    Don't include me in the draw as I have no room for any more Colour Cloud lol!
    Break a leg on Hochanda (sounds like a sneeze lol!)
    Ang x

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  41. Hi John,
    Gorgeous card, love the colours and those dandelions are so pretty. Looking forward to seeing you on the new channel. All the best to everyone in this new venture and good luck to you for today and tomorrow.
    Thanks for all the inspiration,
    Heather Treble

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  42. Morning John,
    First And Foremost "GOOD LUCK AT HOCHANDA" But You Won't Need It, You'll Be Tremendous As Always I'm Truly Looking Forward To The Show's.
    I Just Love Today's Beautiful Rich Opulent Card I Love Buckle Cards, I Love The Soft Colour Palette You've Chosen And I Must Say Those Flowers Are Well And Truly Exceptional!! I Just Love Them.
    John Thanks For Sharing I Will Be Watching Later!!!!
    Hugs From Sa x

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  43. Hello John,
    Looking forward to seeing you on Hochanda today. Always love your demonstrations , you are very talented and creative.
    Many thanks,
    Sue Mac

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  44. Hello John,
    Looking forward to seeing you on Hochanda today. Always love your demonstrations , you are very talented and creative.
    Many thanks,
    Sue Mac

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  45. Hi John Congratulations on the new programme for you - you deserve it. I love to watch your demo's as you give so much to us crafter. You are a very creative and talented man and I wish you all the best today. I am on Virgin so I hope I can watch it on another channel
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  46. Hello John,

    Another beautiful card in my favourite colours. Good luck with the show and know it will go well. Spending the day at home to watch it and see all the useful tips you give.
    Hugs
    Hazel c uk

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  47. HI John Firstly Good Luck today on your demo on the new channel Hochanda, You will be fantastic - as usual. Todays card is another fabulous buckle card, in one of my favourite colours, and am really looking forward to watching you demo it
    Wendyx

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  48. Hi John I hope it all goes well today you are so talented it will be fine. I am looking forward to watching. This card is gorgeous. I am just off to see if I can find where the new channel is. Hugs Jackie

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  49. Beautiful card John. Sky+ already set to record the shows as I will be out so will be a good night tonight catching up. Good luck and have fun. SueL x

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  50. Good luck today...will be watching and looking forward to all the new shows coming up.
    Great card
    Rach :)

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  51. Hi John,
    lovely design and cornflowers........ can't wait to see you on the new channel.
    Best wishes, Rose

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  52. Hello John
    Just wanted to wish you good luck for your shows, you will be brilliant.
    Gorgeous card, thank you for the sneak peak.
    Hugs Saba xxx

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  53. Hi John
    Once again another stunning card today. I'll be looking in at 12.00 and also at 8.00. Can't wait see you there.

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  54. Hiya John,
    Well, the big day has finally arrived and I'm sure that you are just as excited as we are! Don't drink too much champers at the launch cos who knows the damage that can be caused by Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue:-)
    Hochanda sounds fantastic, what a breath of fresh air-it's about time that you are given the opportunity to show your brilliant demos and techniques, you are one talented man so don't be too nervous, you will go down a storm!
    Can't wait to see what goodies you will have to tempt us with.......
    Crafty hugs, Laine1972xxxxx

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  55. Hi John
    What fantastic cards and products you share with us.Good luck on the launch shows .It will go down a storm as you are a talented guy.
    Wishing you all the best
    Andy.

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  56. Fab card, love the colour...wishing you all the best for your shows!!
    Hugs Donna xx

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  57. Buckle cards are one of my all time favourites, and this one is gorgeous. Will be watching the new Channel, and I hope they let you put the cloth down and come out of the kitchen! Good luck!

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  58. Good luck with the new show, gorgeous card

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  59. Stunning card John. Good luck with show.

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  60. Hi John,
    beautiful card today.
    superb designing as usual, and lovely colour choices, and beautiful dies too.
    It will be a breeze for you today as you are sooooooooo! good at demoing.
    Thank you so much for a chance to win the lovely items on offer.
    Good luck everyone.
    I have set my tv to record your shows.
    Crafty Regards. Jenny L.

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  61. I'm really looking forward to the shows! Hope I can get them okay in the U.S.
    You card is gorgeous! Thx for sharing, John!

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  62. Good Luck today John. I know you'll have a great time and I am hoping to be able to watch your show in the U.S. on the web. Beautiful card today and love the colors.
    Best
    Shirley

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  63. Stunning card John, using my favourite colour again :-) Thank you for the opportunity of winning one of your amazing striplet stamps and the new colour cloud
    Julie

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  64. Hi John,
    Good luck with this new channel and I'm recording
    and will be watching through the day. You will show casing
    some beautiful cards ! Have a good day,
    hugs Maria x

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  65. This is a really pretty card, John! Good luck on the TV show today! It sounds exciting!!!!

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  66. Hi John

    Lovely card. Love your background, the dies and the great colour. I will be watching for the demo's Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

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  67. WOW John, this card is gorgeous.
    Hope all the shows go well, Good Luck
    Nancy xx

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  68. Hi John gorgeous card love it .

    Good luck with the shows looking forward to demos
    Jeanie x

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  69. Hi John, I saw you on the launch show, I'm now looking forward to watching you demo. A gorgeous card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  70. Hello John,

    Good luck with your show tonight. Your demonstrations are always so informative and fun to watch. I'm hoping to be able to watch you on line as we don't have your channels available here.

    Good luck,
    Beverly

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  71. Stunning card John, as usual. I love these colours. Good luck with your shows tonight and tomorrow, wishing you and the Creative Expressions team every success on this channel! Hope the website will soon be up and running too!

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  72. Hi John
    First of all good luck with your show tonight.
    The card is lovely. The buckle is very affective and I love the flowers.
    Love
    Karen in Telford xx

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  73. Hi John, gorgeous card and look forward to seeing you demonstrate it. Best of luck and remember to have fun with it.

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  74. Well John having seen you at 12:00 i hope that all that champagne didn't go to your head and you need to stay out of the kitchen, you only get chores to do in there. To todays card i loved when Sue showed us how to do this fascinating work of art and it has never went away as it is so different. I love the wee flower that you have made up to finish off the card. Thank you John for bringing us your ideas and BREAK A LEG i think the official show term is.
    crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil)

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  75. lovely card John ,best of luck today and tomorrow ,Laura O

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  76. Beautiful! Love the lilac color and the leaf background. Not able to watch online as it is not streaming well, but I'm sure you will be a success.

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  77. Beautiful card John. Watching your show even as I type!! I have really enjoyed the first Hochanda day and look forward to seeing more CE shows with the team. Pat x

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  78. Beautiful card today and I love the colour you have chosen, looks so complicated and detailed but just watched you on the new craft channel and you made it look so simple.
    Well done on a fab show tonight really loved all the demos and tips that you gave and will definitely be watching you tomorrow.
    I really must get my hands on those smoothies lol

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  79. Hi John watched the 8O'clock show and enjoyed your demos very much.
    beautiful cards made, and could have watched more, if the presenter had shut up and let you get on with it. Like your little crafting tips too, Hope you enjoyed the day, Kate x

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  80. Hi John,
    Gorgeous buckle card today, good luck with the shows tomorrow!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

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  81. Phew! I've been unable to comment using my iPod _ I'm not a happy bunny! So glad i can get on with my laptop. I am catching up and watching your show now - looking good. This card is beautiful and will look forward to seeing you demo it. I have the dandelion clocks and love how you've created flowers with them. I wish you well for tomorrow's shows

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  82. Love the card. Thoroughly enjoyed your first demonstrations on Hochanda. Shame you weren't able to finish the second card. Your technique of using a long piece of tape to fix two dies into place was an interesting one and I shall have to try it. Looking forward to tomorrow's demos which are on record for later viewing. Good luck for tomorrow.

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  83. Hi john, beautiful card love everything about it, show was great an really looking forward to tomorrows show. Take care melody xxx

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  84. Beautiful card! I hope we can watch the shows after they have aired. I'm looking forward to watching them!

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  85. Morning john
    loved this demo last night brilliant card.
    tfs
    hugs
    amanda xx

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  86. Great show last night John. I love this card, I made a buckle card a while ago and it turned out really well, so must make another. I'll be watching and recording today's shows.
    Carol B

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  87. I recorded your shows yesterday and am just watching them now. Lovely cards as usual.x.

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  88. Awesome card! I am watching your show right now! It's fabulous! The launch yesterday was cool - every new start up has the odd hiccup! Hochanda will just get better and better! xxx

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  89. Well done, John - I caught last nights show and have recorded todays as we have visitors. What a pleasant change to be able to do a really detailed demo.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  90. Fabulous card design! Managed to catch a little of the show but have had a weekend away so I hope I can still enter the giveaway. Fingers crossed! Debra x

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  91. I love this John, I have been inspired to spend some money hehe!! I watched all your shows on Hochanda and enjoyed them all look forward to seeing you on our screens again. Thank you so much for all the helpful tips you gave us on the shows especially the one to help line up dies in the correct place will be doing things your way from now on.
    Linda N

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