Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Sorry Guys...

Happy Wednesday,

I am spending up the motorway as you read this, if you are an early bird lol, to go for a workshop day today and a demo day tomorrow for Crafty Company in Fleetwood.  I believe the workshop is sold out however the demo day is free and open to everyone so if you are in the area pop in tomorrow.

Ive titled this sorry guys as there is no Design Team card or project form me today.  I simply haven't had time to make them for this week either, between my denying commitments and Hochanda all my time seems to have been eaten this last couple of weeks!

Therefore Today I am showing a round up of some of the projects I have made during my shows, hopefully the website will be running form lunchtime today so you can check to see all the products I used!

New Project tomorrow, and some shots from the workshop today hopefully!



  1. Morning John, fantastic photos of all your projects you really are a busy man take care spending up that motorway.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning John, don't worry about not putting something onto the blog, you are so busy at the moment we all know that, I have been watching the shows on Hochanda and am loving them all, especially with you letting the presenters have a go as well, the format that Hochanda have been using is certainly a winner with me. Yes I know that not every show is relevant to me but it is to some people and the word 'craft' covers a multitude of things.

    Enough of me rattling on, I love all the samples and demos and it is so nice to see them on the blog especially for those who for one reason or another have not been able to see them on the shows.

    Travel safely and enjoy your workshops and demos.

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

  3. Hi John, hope you are not really speeding up the motorway. Love the MDF items, and your demos were great, thanks for sharing the pictures too. Travel safely and enjoy the workshop and demos. Bx

  4. Morning John, I thoroughly enjoyed your shows on Hochanda yesterday, they were all great and your demo's fabulous, looking forward to the workshop today. You must be tired out with all the dashing about, do not know where you find the time to create new designs! Linda.

  5. I'd love to be in your home at Christmas.....the decorations are stunning!

  6. Good morning John, managed to catch up with your shows!!!
    You had better slow down boy O or you'll do yourself a mischief!!!
    Have a safe journey!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  7. I'm not surprised you have managed a design team project. Have a safe journey and enjoy the day.

    Anne (Northampton)

  8. Hi John,
    Theses look great and I am looking forward to watching the shows I missed yesterday.
    But now I've got to check my bank to see if I can afford to get the wreaths and paints and all the MDF pieces And stamps today or have to wait until next week When I get paid lol. You do have a way of getting me spending my money. But I promised my grandchildren if they liked your gingerbread wreath I would get the stuff to make it.
    Enjoy your workshop and demo, one day I will manage to get to one of your workshops, I was hoping you would do one at Daisys as its closer for me, and a few other ladies I know lol.
    Have a good day, it's a good job you love what you do, but you need to have a break soon we don't want you exhausting yourself out. Not sure if you've had a day off since your holiday.
    Maggie x

  9. Great selection of Christmas crafty projects.


  10. Don't worry about not blogging we understand how busy you are. Great shots of your creations in situ on the show. Have fun at your workshop. Debra x

  11. your work gets better every time .Thank you for sharing your work with us John. Gloria(Sidcup) xx

  12. Great demos on Hochanda...
    Keep up the good work ...!
    Luv Rach :)

  13. Great demos on Hochanda...
    Keep up the good work ...!
    Luv Rach :)

  14. Beautiful projects, i can fully understand how busy you are , but do try to get a little rest in between John.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  15. Hi John
    thought you did a great non-stop job on Hochanda with the demos and it was very inspiring to watch. Looking forward to the website appearing also.
    Have a nice day.

  16. Hi John, you take care dashing up and down those motorways.
    Love all todays goodies and so glad the Hochanda website will be running today.
    Love Val x

  17. Hi John
    My word you are being kept busy. Loving the MDF though. I hope Hochanda get their teething troubles sorted out soon. It looks like Dawn Bibby is fronting a new Craft Channel as well. Heaven help us if she just as annoying as she was before.

  18. Morning John,
    Lovely projects, managed to watch most of your shows yesterday, some great tips for using the MDF.

  19. Hi John. Think I've caught up with your shows now and some great hints and tips thanks. Fingers crossed for lunchtime. I see the transmission is down again this morning. SueL x

  20. Take care Hochanda TV is back up and running as I write Your shows were great I am so tempted to get the MDF and decoupage papers I keep looking at items I'm my home that I now want to decoupage!

  21. Hi John,
    Loving these MDF shapes, will definitely pick them up at Ally Pally.
    Lorna D

  22. Hi John,
    Fabulous workshops on Hochanda and the photos of all your work are great to see. Take care of yourself and thanks for all the great tips and ideas,
    Heather Treble

  23. Hi John,
    you are indeed "meeting yourself coming back", I bet when you DO get a day without any commitments you want to just chill. I know I would!
    Thanks for all your tips shared with us on Hochanda.
    Best wishes, Rose

  24. Hi John,
    Watched all your shows, thanks for all the hints and tips......really useful.
    Have a great day and a safe journey.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  25. Hi John, not surprised you haven't had time to do a blog today, but is is lovely to see all the products you demonstrated. Saw some of the show, so it is good to see the other thing I missed.
    Take care and drive carefully

  26. Take a deep breath and relax for even just moment. I am so happy for you to be in such high demand, but don't let them all burn you out. No is a very powerful word sometimes. You're designs and cards are beautiful, you do a great job of explaining both how to do something and explaining the great uses for the products your demoing at the same time. I've learned so much from you. Thank you.
    Get some down time.

  27. Hi John, hopefully you'll have a well earned rest soon! I love these MDF shapes. The Happy Christmas is wonderful but by far the tree of Joy is my favourite. I love the sneaky peak of the snowman too popping out! Lol! It's all beautiful. Most of the things I have are for cards and sadly I only have a small budget but I think it's wonderful that you doing something for other artiste's in different fields which are still a joy to watch. I'm hoping to see you when you're on next time! Have a great time today and tomorrow and take care xx Love Karen xx

  28. Seeing all the fab demos and all the wonderful things you have shown us more than makes up for the design team card.
    Have a wonderful day and hope you get to rest soon

  29. Hi John all your samples are gorgeous I loved your shows. They even repeated the one I missed in the morning how fab was that. I am in love with the MDF shapes with the matching stamps. You are so busy. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  30. Hi John, love all the MDF shapes all your shows were great with loads of good hints an tips. Take care with all this driving up an down motorways. Melody xxx

  31. Hi John, Loving all your 'makes', I hope you had a safe journey. Enjoy your time in Fleetwood.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  32. Don't think you need to apologise to us John!! Hope you enjoyed today and drive carefully as you come home tomorrow love from Jackie xx

  33. Wonder if you know where you are in the country! Drive carefully.

  34. Hi John

    We all can see how busy you've been just lately, the price of success! Thank you for sharing these with us, I enjoyed your Christmas shows very much. Drive safely, stop if you're tired and enjoy being a full time crafter. We can wait for cards!

    Take care, T x