Monday, 7 September 2015

One Day Special, its a Wreath...

Happy Monday,

I'm sorry the pictures of today's sneak peaks, for tonight's show, are not the best!  As you can imagine I was beavering away all day yesterday to make new samples and demos so that I had enough to show you tonight at 8pm and then tomorrow at 9am, 12pm, 3pm and 7pm!  I took these this morning featuring the MDF wreath set which I was only able to get ( stocks only came in on Friday) on Saturday!

This first one is painted with the Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer paint (a mouthful I Know) but these give a beautiful sheen and shine and cover the MDF in one coat.  I cut the holy spray dies in different shades of green then added some classic poinsettias.  These were cut using paper form my 12 Days paper pack which makes creating detailed flowers like these easy as you just cut and assemble.

Next is a wreath made with the Craft Consortium decoupage papers and the MDF wooden baubles.  I added Olympic gold pearl PVA and some MDF poinsettias  just to highlight them.  The wreath has a lovely shimmer and shine to find out how I did this you will need to tune in!

Finally a notebook, ideal for your Christmas Card list, simply covered in the Decoupage papers and decorated.

Hopefully a few of you can tune in and if you have any questions please email in at!



  1. Hi John, these samples are lovely, a great idea, like the notebook idea. Have a great day, will try catch the shows live, if not will set the recorder. Take care. Bx

  2. Morning John, great projects looking forward to your show tonight.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Lovely samples, John. Good luck with the shows.

    Anne (Northampton)

  4. Great samples John , look forward to the shows,
    You will be exhausted after so many!

  5. Morning John, Gorgeous creations here, you must be 'exhausted', I'm looking forward to your demo's.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  6. Good morning John your samples are amazing. You have been very busy. I hope the shows go well. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  7. Lovely projects especially the covered book.


  8. Wonderful creations John! So lovely. Have a great day. Debra x

  9. Morning John,
    These are stunning, I will be watching hopefully the website will be working mind you I've got sky go so could effectively watch on that while my Husband watches his program lol.
    Another sunny day today thank goodness, had enough of the rain. Hope it's good weather where you are
    Good luck not that you need it now you are so good at demonstrating every product.
    See you on TV later

  10. Morning John, absolutely gorgeous, will be watching tonight and tomorrows shows, I am so enjoying them. It is amazing what you are doing with the MDF's.

    Enjoy Monday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  11. Hi John,
    Beautiful creations, and looking forward to seeing some of the shows.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  12. Eh up John
    These look very interesting and pretty. You could get some MDF 12 Days of Christmas shapes to go with your stamps and papers.
    The notebook would make a fabulous gift.
    Will be watching later.
    Ang x

  13. Hi John
    Another great selection of MDF shapes. Hopefully it looks like another sunny day in Spain.

  14. Hi John
    Some lovely projects here , looking forward to your shows .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  15. Morning John, great samples, looking forward to seeing your show later. Janice xxx

  16. Beautiful samples They're definitely my cu of tea The "less is more" creates a very classy wreath Good Luck for later and hope the gremlins stay away Will have to record show because of work and teaching Salsa class tonight

  17. Morning John,
    Gorgeous projects they are all so classy.

  18. Lovely, looking forward to watching later. Have fun. SueL x

  19. Love your today's ideas John, but I'm beginning to get worried about your work schedule, Hochanda seem to be almost flogging you, with all the shows you are having to do. I know you are great with all the tips and demos, but it must be very demanding.

  20. Hi John,
    Lovely, I really adore all these mdf shapes.
    Lorna D

  21. OMG my favourite MDF. I love love love them, can't wait to tune in. Happy Crafting 😁

  22. Good morning John, just lovely!!! I will be watching!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  23. Not done much MDF but this looks interesting, I'll be watching.....luv Ursula xx

  24. Hiya John,
    What stunning samples and a tempting taster for tonight. So looking forward to your shows, you really are working flat out at the minute, don't burn yourself out dear, even if we are loving every minute of your demos and expertise!
    I'm eagerly awaiting a delivery of some MDF and cosmic shimmer paint so I will be glued to your demos with the help of Sky+ Just a pity the website isn't up and running yet:-( Nevermind, it won't stop my enjoyment of your demosxxx
    Crafty hugs,

  25. hi John, lovely makes, looking forward to your next shows, Kate x

  26. Hi John, these are stunning x I love the wreaths and how you have you have put on the shimmer, shimmer.....mmmmmm as long as you don't say it when you've had a bevy or two...You could end up saying thimmer thimmer lol! Love the different shades of green with the leaves and the touch of gilding wax? Gorgeous! Hope to watch you later! xx Love Karen xx

  27. These are beautiful. Can't wait to see you today as it's a Holiday here in the States so I'll be home to see you.
    Great job.

  28. Hi John love these goodies today.Think the first one is my favourite
    Hopefully will get the chance to watch to demos

  29. Hi John super shimmer on the green wreath. Will be watching! love from Jackie xx

  30. Beautiful wreaths John, especially the first one. I love the look of the shimmer paint. Pat x

  31. Hi John, Brilliant samples of the MDF items, so looking forward to tomorrow's shows, Linda.

  32. All I can say is wow, I think I am going to need a bank loan as there are so many
    things I want to make now especially the storm lantern and the sleigh.
    Loved watching the demo tonight and so fab now we get to see the demos from start to finish.

  33. Hi John,
    some fabulous samples. They all look great.
    Good luck with the shows.
    A little question : Have you got any addresses for craftshops
    in New York ? :-)
    hugs Maria on holiday in NY x

  34. Lovely items to show us on Hochanda. They are working you hard. Reckon Ally Pally might be a bit of a breather for you!

  35. Hi John, great demos on this evening show looking forward to tomorrow's, loved your lantern. Take Care Melody xXx

  36. Hi John

    Got your show on sky box and looking forward to seeing it.

    Hugs, T x