Friday, 4 September 2015

Covered in Glue...

Happy Friday,

Well i'm now covered in glue and shimmer paint having made a load of demos for Todays shows, if you can it would be great if you tune in (if only to see if i get my hand clean) at 10am and so one lol

I thought you might like a look at some of the bits I have been prepping!  I will also be taking a christmas tree with me so you should be able to see loads of these in situ as it was!  These are two of the demos that I will be doing through the day.  The first is what I came up with the decorate and display the beautiful MDF Christmas Grab bag.  I used a section of Cosmic Shimmer products, shimmer paints, gilding wax, PVA pearl and Twinkles to make these cute card or 3D projects decorations.

The second shot is of a sweet jar and tag decoupaged in one of the Craft Consortium Decoupage papers, perfect if you make your own christmas sweets (scan to Christmas 2013 for my take on home made chocolates with recipe!)

Hopefully see you all later!



  1. Morning John, these are great looking forward to your shows.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Hi John. Lovely projects, Thank you.

  3. Hi John. These look so cute, especially the snowman and the gingerbread man. I know you are going to be handing out ideas, hints and tips left, right and centre on the shows, inspiring us all : ) Enjoy yourself and also have a great weekend. Take care x

  4. Hi John, love the little decoration items, and the sweet jar is superb, such a great idea. Hope the shows go well and you get the glue off your hands. Take care. Bx

  5. Hi John, Good luck with todays shows. I will be watching the later ones. I can vouch for you home made chocs being delicious as you gave me some for Christmas when you lived over here. Ah, doesnt time fly.
    Love Val x

  6. Hi John Love what you have done .Will be watching your shows today .Good luck Gloria(Sidcup) xx

  7. Good morning John what wonderful ideas you have come up with I love the decorations and the sweet jar they are so good for homemade gifts. I will try to watch the later shows I am at work this morning. I hope it all goes well and that you manage to get your hands clean. Hugs Jackie

  8. Love the sweet jar, looking forward to seeing what else you create.


  9. Great decorations John, will be watching the shows when I get home from work, hope it goes well,

  10. Hi John,
    Something different, lovely decorations. Good luck with the shows!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  11. This all looks great fun with some interesting ideas. Hope all goes well and you get unstuck.

  12. Wow John - you've been busy! Must be great to be able to craft fora living. I'd love it!
    Will watch today as I got a day off!
    Good luck it all looks fab.
    Anne M xx

  13. Morning John, Boy !! have you been a 'busy boy', these samples look fabulous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  14. Morning John
    WOW you have been a busy boy, these are beautiful - will watch later - wish the programme was on Virgin
    Carol x

  15. Morning John,
    Lovely projects, will try to watch later.

  16. Hi John,
    What a lot of beautifully crafted projects, I love the sweet jar and would never have thought of using decoupage papers onto glass. I also love the little mdf pieces, they remind me of some little wooden tree decorations that we used to have. Good luck with the shows today and hope the glue comes off!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  17. Good morning John you have been busy! Have a good day today love from Jackie xx

  18. Hi John,
    These all look fabbie, will tune in later now that I have tv and internet again.
    Lorna D

  19. Hi John,
    Wow you've been very busy, hope you get all the paint and glue out of your hair before the shows.
    Looking forward to seeing yours shows, good luck.

  20. Hi John
    Lovely projects,
    I am away now for a few days so i just hope my record button works ? i will catch up with your blog next week.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  21. Ha, ha, I will be watching, closely scrutinizing your hands. Have fun. SueL x

  22. Hi John
    I'm So Looking Forward To The Shows I'm Taping Them Also So I Can Watch Twice
    You'll Be Great. If You Get Chris Tell Him Not To Interrupt As Much Lol!
    It Annoys Me I Love Watching Your Workshops
    Hugs From Sam xx

  23. Blimey, you have been busy!
    Hope to see you tomorrow at Colemans.

    Anne (Northampton)

  24. Morning John, sorry not been on as just got back from a funeral - it was tough - but what a lovely surprise to see the MDF here today, and I am watching Hochanda at the same time, not going to waffle now incase I miss anything.

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

  25. Hi John,
    all set to record already! Love that sweet jar! Will have to watch how you do it.
    Best wishes, Rose

    1. Hi John love your shows been making cards you demonstrated last week great to see you on hochanda. Happy crafting x

    2. Hi John love your shows been making cards you demonstrated last week great to see you on hochanda. Happy crafting x

    3. Hi John love your shows been making cards you demonstrated last week great to see you on hochanda. Happy crafting x

  26. Missed your first show today John, will have to look and see if you have another. I am still upset I can't buy anything from Hochanda! but then they don't seem to be bothered about it.

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  28. Eh up John
    Just watching you after getting in from work. These look fab and I particularly love the jar. Hope you will be demoing this on your later show as would hate to have missed it.
    You may wish to delete the comment above mine as it is Malaysian/Indonesian advertising herbal tablets for pregnant women, I believe.. . . . . . unless that's a new sideline you have hahaha!
    Ang x

  29. Hi John, just got in from work!!! Not seen your shows yet :(
    just off to watch them now!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  30. Hi John, more super shows and demos, really enjoyed them and I'm learning so much from them, The MDF shapes are fabulous, especially the sleigh, pleased the gremilns didn't interfere with your slots, Kate x

  31. Love the decorations! The decoupaged jar and bauble look so lovely. Debra x

  32. Blow blow blow! I missed the earlier ones so have set up to record through the night So hopefully! The projects look stunning

  33. These are really nice and festive. Saw you doing the MDF and am hoping to catch you doing the jars. Keep smiling.

  34. I love the mdf shapes and I thoroughly enjoyed watching the demos today.
    Definitely going to have a go at the sleigh as I must have one lol
    First thing I said when I watched is was I must have one of those.

  35. great projects ,love the mdf shapes ,Laura O

  36. Hi John, I only managed to see part of one of your shows....:( It was nice to see some of your finished gilded/twinkled doves, angels, stars, candy canes, etc; Hope you've managed to get all the shimmer and glue off your fingers....! Love what you have done and I love the sweet jar! mmmmm! "Thank you John" for your inspiration. In fact I've got a lot of catching up to do after seeing some of the gorgeous cards that you have made in prior years......:) xx Love Karen xx

  37. Hi John, I managed to watch your shows today 1 on my iPhone which I didn't even know I could do, an I watched the other 2 just now what I recorded, it looked like you was having a great time getting all messy with the glue an gilding wax. Love all the Christmas MDF. Take Care Melody xxx

  38. Hi John

    The jars are a great idea, I missed the shows due to being on bed rest but will try catch repeats as I love your ideas. The top piece is terrific, would be lovely for a family Christmas.

    Hugs T x