Friday, 30 October 2015

Last Leg...

Happy Friday,

I thought you might like to see another of todays demos.  I believe I will be demoing this at 9am this morning so if you want to see how I got this different look from the wonderful Heraldic square die - designed by Sue Wilson, then tune in.

The shows are at 9am, 12pm, 4pm and last chance at 7pm before the new One Day Special launches at 8pm.

I simply used the Pierced Squares ( you will be seeing a lot of cards made with this as Its fast become, along with the rectangles, my go to die to start any card!  I love the way it makes the faux pierced layer in your cards and just adds that finishing touch.  I will also be demonstrating how to emboss card whilst it is still in the die which gives the flat edge along with an embossed panel ( as long as I get it right that is!)

I hope you can join me as I have lots more demo's planned!

The winner of this weeks Card Giveaway is Dawn Holden!  If you want to email your address to I will post the ginger cards out to you dawn!



  1. Morning John, I have been up since 4:30am this morning and I am determined not to miss any of your shows today, so looking forward to them. I have the Heraldic die but have not used it yet, well watch this space. I am in for a really fun day today.................hurry up 9 o'clock. Will you be using the pierced ones again on this show. Also will you be at NEC on Sunday as I am going and would love to say hello again.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  2. Morning John, I am looking forward to today's shows, I love all your shows and these dies look amazing X

  3. Hi John.
    Great show last night, I have set the recorder for today, may get to watch some.
    Have fun take care Kitty.

  4. Hi John another stunning card love the colours thank you tracyw

  5. Good morning John, lovely card today!!!
    Will have to record shows I'm off to work : (
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  6. Morning John, a beautiful card have set to record your shows as when I get home I have so much to do my husband has done me a new craft room in our attic so I have stuff everywhere.
    Nancyd xx

  7. A lovely card John.
    I caught your show last night it was great I do like the pierced dies but I don't have the budget for them at the moment so they are on my wish list.
    The rest of your shows will be recorded as I'm off to work .
    Have a great day xxxxx

  8. Great card, really pretty. Not watched your shows yet, will probably be Saturday before I do.


  9. Morning John,
    I love this card and the Heradic die set, which I already have., I shall have to save my pennies up to get the noble dies.

    I am taping your shows to watch later on today.
    Enjoy your day

  10. Eh up John
    Beautiful card and do I spy a splash of Turquoise Pool?
    Great show last night. At work (again!) so hoping to see the 7pm show if I'm lucky.
    Brave boy if you're using an embossing folder with the die still in place.......can be tricksy lol!
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  11. Great show yesterday. The pierced dies look so versatile - on the wish list!

  12. PS
    Ang - good to see you are still paddling about. Missing your blog.... Work I guess.

  13. Hi John, gorgeous card, super colours. I was out last evening and am out this morning but hopefully the recorder is doing the business and I will have all your shows to watch at my leisure, I pick up so many tips from you.
    B xx

  14. Another Master Class Card for us again John, Well done to Dawn, enjoy your card.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  15. Beautiful card! Love the colour combination and the design is just wonderful. Debra x

  16. beautiful card,love the colours

  17. beautiful card,love the colours

  18. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love the soft colours and the dies are stunning. The pierced squares and rectangles are amazing I know I want them like lots of other people. I hope the shows go well today. Hugs Jackie

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  20. Good morning John,

    I deleted my comment for I had typed to many misspelt words, I am a fast typist and my fingers run away with me.

    Your card is beautiful one of my favourite colours. Got up early to do the chores so I can watch you today.

    Enjoy the day and weekend.
    Hazel c uk

  21. I'm saving up for these dies (the Noble ones) Set TV up to record I especially want to see the embossing with die in place I've seen SW and JW do it on TV but that was before my die cutting days and cannot remember how they did it

  22. I love the pierced square and rectangle dies. Just watching the first show with you using them.

    Anne (Northampton)

  23. Gorgeous card. Love the colour. Looking forward to seeing how this was put together. Have a good day today.


  24. Hi John,
    Simply stunning!!
    Looking forward to the shows today, I'm stuck in waiting for electrical works being finished (oh dear I hear you say!, but not so, a nice crafty day for me :-)
    Lorna D
    Oh no tv has gone blank and your about to start???????

  25. Another beautiful card John. I'm enjoying the Hochanda shows. Your tips and tricks are so useful!

  26. Fab card John. Just watched you demoing it. Very clever.

  27. Hi John,
    Absolutely beautiful card, I love the way that you have put the whole thing together, it's stunning and the die is so elegant.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  28. Good morning John, like the dies you have used makes a super card. Off with the girls for our crafty weekend in the middle of nowhere, just hope the rain clears up before leave or it will be a horrible journey even though it is only an hour away. Have a good weekend, love from Jackie xx

  29. Loving the shows great demos. keep up the great work John.

    Happy days Pen x

  30. Stunning card John love the design you have made with the dies.

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie J xxx

  31. I have loved the pierced squares ever since I got hold of them, I use them on most cards - even the one I made last night. The rectangles don't get used as much. Waiting for the Circle and Oval ones to come out (I have put a request in).

  32. Hi John,
    Watched you do this one this morning, just lovely.

  33. Hi John, A beautiful card, lovely colours, I managed to catch you demo'ing this, gorgeous.
    I wish that I could afford the pierced dies, they make beautiful mats and layers.
    Congratulations to Dawn.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  34. Hello John, another wonderful card from you, lovely dies.
    Congrats to Dawn too, Kate x

  35. I love this die.
    This card is lovely.

  36. Hi John, lovely card. Great show on Hochanda, so many hints and tips - thank you

  37. Very pretty, have my recorder on John as busy with the grandkids....luv Ursula xx

  38. Hi John, such a beautiful beautiful card. I really love the Heraldic square die, it gives it an elegant look. Just stunning! I managed to see the demo on the Pierced squares, amazing to watch! "Thank you John". Congratulations Dawn! Wonderful! xx :) xx Love Karen xx

  39. Hi John, another lovely card, and your shows have been brilliant, really enjoyed watching them, great tips, techniques and demos. Thank you for your inspiration. Take care. Bx

  40. Hi John, another lovely card I like the way it looks lik you used 3 dies I think I might of seen a video of this technique an it looks great, fab shows John, it's lovely to see so much of the creative expression team. Take Care Melody xxx

  41. Lovely card today John.
    Love Nancy xx

  42. Hi John, I am loving your shows and getting so many useful tips from them, unfortunately I do not have recorder, so is there are change of you bringing out a video with all your hints, tips and demos on. I know I for one would buy it. It would be a best seller and a constant reference guide. Love Rosemarie xx

  43. Hi John,
    Loved all your shows, lots of tips and demo's. Saw you make this card at Leeds, love this die think it is very versatile.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  44. Hi John
    Brilliant shows as always recorded for future reference lol
    Wonderful card xx

  45. Beautiful card today John unfortunately I have not been able to watch your shows and couldn't get it on Freeview. Most disappointing.

  46. Oh wow this is a real stunner and so dissapointed I missed the demo of this one.
    it is just so pretty and a very pretty colour.
    I did really enjoy the rest of the shows and love learning new things from your demos.
    And wow I am so happy to have won one of your beautiful cards, which will be given pride of place alongside one of sue wilsons card I won.
    I will have a little gallery.
    you have made my day, so a big thank you to you.