Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Day 2 more MDF...

Happy Tuesday,

I hope you all enjoyed the launch of the One Day Special last night I have to say I had a real laugh with Lisa and doesn't she have some fab techniques?

Don't forget the double trouble crafting continues today at 9am, 12pm, 4pm and finally the last chance at 7pm!

Today's project is this wonderful MDF box which gives so many opportunities to decorate either with the stunning new Craft Consortium papers or any of the paint techniques.

I stared by covering the base and lid using a selection of the Craft Consortium Decoupage papers form the Antique whites set,  I then added the white crackle paper to a sheet of coconut white foundation card and die cut the perfect peonies complete petals from this.  I cut 4 full flowers and made them up, one for the front and three for the lid.  Next I cut the Splendid swirls form Kraft card and used the foliage as a base.  I added the swirls so that they twirl out with the peonies on top.

I will be demoing this box and technique today in one of the shows so for more details you may need to tune in!



  1. Morning John, a beautiful box still to watch last nights show looking forward to see them all.
    Nancyd xx

  2. lovely item John I've not had a chance to watch last nights show but it's recorded

  3. Hi John
    what a beautiful box thanks tracyw

  4. Hi John

    Great MDF coming out I have already bought the door sign plates as I am redecorating and all those need replacing! I'm beginning to think CE have a camera in my house or even worse my mind! LOL!

    Enjoy your day with Lisa

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  5. Recording all the shows. Just started working on some mixed media projects so this timing is great...:)

  6. Wow John this is beautiful.
    I'm taping all your shows have to go out today.
    Have a great time

  7. Hi John, this box is a beauty, will try catch the shows live. Have a great day. Bx

  8. Look forward to watching shows later today. This is a lovely project.

  9. Morning John,
    Great show last night looking forward to today's shows, all set to record. I love the box it's lovely.


    Linda xx

  10. This is lovely, John. I caught some of the show yesterday - congratulations to Lisa. She did really well.

    Anne (Northampton)

  11. Good morning John the box is stunning and it could have so many uses. I saw the show last night it was fab Lisa did very well. I am hoping to watch some of the shows today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  12. Beautiful gift box, would make such a lovely gift.


  13. Eh up John
    Wow! This looks marvellous. Pity I will miss all the shows except 7pm and I thoroughly enjoyed last nights and will miss how you did this gorgeous box.
    Lisa did very well and didn't look at all nervous.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  14. Hi John. What a beautifully decorated box. You and Lisa were great last night, so many brilliant tips and hints from you both. Todays shows are set to record and I hope to be able to watch all of them live too so I'm a happy bunny : ) I hope you enjoy todays shows and have a safe journey home afterwards. Take care x

  15. Love this John and of course will be watching your shows as usual, hope everything goes smoothly for you...take care....luv Kathy x

  16. Lovely box and a great show last night John.
    Have fun today and will watch when I can,

  17. Hi John,
    It was a great show. Love the box - it might help if we had the sizes of the pieces?
    Just a thought.
    Anne M xx

  18. Hi John,
    Stunning home decor, you make it look so easy! :-)
    Lorna D

  19. Morning John,
    A gorgeous keepsake box. Love it. Great show last night.

  20. Morning John, This is a fabulous box, looking forward to your demo on this one. I had to record your last night's shows, looking forward to catch-up.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  21. Lovely box. You are showing some really nice papers on these shoes. Enjoyed the first show, am recording the rest to watch at leisure. As you did the letter holder I could see it storing my limited number of ink misters!


  22. Hi John what a fantastic box. Sadly missed the show last night and this morning was at the doctors. Will just have to come over so i can have a one to one with you on how to make this lol
    wishing you well.
    Love Val x

  23. Morning Yes yes yes I am tuning in to you John

    Crafty hugs Pen x

  24. Good morning John, got shows taped will have to watch later : )
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  25. sorry missed your show, but this box is amazing....luv Ursula xx

  26. Hi John this is so pretty. Have just watched you do this on Hochanda - very impressed

  27. Hello John

    Really enjoyed your Hochanda show last night. It was very inspiring!

    I have never thought about MDF crafting, but you have inspired me to 'HAVE A GO'!!

    Thanks and look forward to seeing more of you and Lisa on the coming shows.

    Lol Barbara W

  28. Wow! for the gorgeous box and Wow! for all the other brilliant demos I've been watching. You and Lisa proved how simple it is to decorate plain old MDF with those lovely papers. They're certainly stronger than they look.
    Tonbridge Sue

  29. wow what a stunningly beautiful gift box, I just love it.
    really been enjoying the shows too, and managed to get all jobs done in between shows and ready and waiting for the 7pm one lol

  30. Beautiful box. Have had to miss two shows today but will watch the third one. Looking forward to it.

  31. Hi John, lovely box, made so pretty. Love the blue papers and flowers and the added touch of lace xx "Thank you John" xx Love Karen xx Hope you've both had a wonderful time x

  32. Such a pretty box John. Loved your shows. Pat x

  33. Lovely box John.
    Unfortunately unable to watch any of these shows, drat!!
    Love Nancy xx

  34. Hi John,
    Really pretty box, just love it!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  35. Hi John,
    Beautiful box, the papers are so pretty and of course the decorations on the top are lovely too.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  36. great project great shows ,Laura O