Sunday, 11 October 2015

More shows but Lighter today...

Happy Sunday,

Another sneak peak form Today's shows on Hochanda I'll be on at 9am, 12pm, 4pm and finally at 7pm for the last chance.  I hope you can join me as I have some nice demo's planned in a range of colours. As you may have noticed from yesterdays card and the card pack if you caught the shows, I have got the autumn bug with a range form Milk through to deep cocoa foundation card.  I did however add in this stunning Primrose which I have used for today's sneak peak to make a gift bag and matching tag using the Lattice and lace striplet and perfect peony dies.

I hope you can watch if so don't forget to email in at

Till Tomorrow,



  1. Hi John.
    A great show last night, Thank you.
    A pretty card today, I shall have to record all shows today. Thank you take care Kitty

  2. Hi John,
    Great show last night John. Love the new stamps!
    Recorder set for today's shows.
    Have a great day.
    Anne M xx

  3. Hi John,
    I absolutely love this gift bag. I never think to try them myself, being a new crafter I'm still getting the hang of cards. I would love to be able to make something like this.

    I really enjoyed the show last night thank you for all the tips you give us. Keep up the amazing work.

    Linda xx

  4. Morning John, a fabulous card and tag your show last night was fab. as usual have set to record today's shows just in case.
    Nancyd xx

  5. Gorgeous card both yesterday (which I missed commenting on) and today!

  6. Fantastic gift bag and tag John! Lovely colour and design. The peony is just gorgeous. Debra x

  7. Eh up John
    What a gorgeous little gift bag and tag. Great to see you doing your paper engineering. Will miss the shows as I'm working, boo hoo!
    Have a good one.
    Ang x

  8. Good morning John this is a stunning gift bag and tag I love the colours and the dies. I am looking forward to seeing your shows today. I am going to have a busy crafty day. The party was good yesterday. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  9. Hello John

    Lovely bag and a nice touch with the flower on the tag. Hope your shows go well!!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  10. Morning John, had family round and could not catch your show, however, it was on early this morning and I caught the last 30 minutes of it, I realised that I didn't have the Portuguese collection, well I have ordered them now, I loved the primrose/peony card you made, and all the techniques you showed us. Also liked the idea of Hochanda allowing the presenters to participate in the demo's, lovely to see him (I think it was Lee) cut out a using a die for the first time. Hope to see more of this.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx PS I will be watching today as well.

  11. Great gift bag John , so pretty and lovely dies.
    Enjoyed the show last night , hope all goes well today,

  12. Unexpectedly I managed to watch last night's show as my train home from Glasgow was early, so watching you as I unpacked was a huge bonus. Loved the demo and today's offerings look every bit as good.
    You had a very busy tear about day too!

  13. Hi John. Can't wait to get home now and watch your shows. Hope Sky+ has behaved. Fingers crossed. SueL x

  14. How pretty that butterfly is. I enjoyed your demos on Hochanda and I am recording all today as well.

  15. Hi John
    What a gorgeous gift bag and tag. I love the colour. I caught your demo from last night - that was a gorgeous card too! You've a busy day ahead again today a. Hope it goes well. Best wishes Anne O

  16. Hi John
    This Gift Bag Is Just Terrific I Loved The Show Yesterday I'm So Looking Forward To Today's Shows Thank You For Sharing.
    Hugs From Sam x

  17. This isn't a gift bag.....this is a KEEPSAKE!
    Beautiful John, loving the new card colours

  18. Hi John,
    Stunning bag and tag, a gift in itself!
    B xx

  19. Morning John, lovely gift bag. Enjoyed the show last night and looking forward to todays.

  20. Just started watching last nights show - opened up Sue's blog and saw the same card!
    This is absolutely gorgeous - as Carol says, it is a keepsake not just a gift bag.

    Looking forward to the rest of the shows

    Anne (Northampton)

  21. Great gift bag & tag, perfect for getting ready for Christmas.


  22. Hi John,
    The bag and gift tag are stunning, I haven't got these dies but my Sister has so I might be borrowing them for a while. We do tend to share our dies. Or cut our loads of some for each other. Like the tree dies the other day, I ended up cutting 60 trees, 30 for each off us lol.
    Loved your show last night, I have some of those dies, yet again the packages had one of each of the die sets I already have, plus to be honest I can get them cheaper from my local craft store.
    Have a great day today I only watch and tape the shows for your demos they are so good,

  23. Hi John,
    Simply stunning!!!
    Sadly I will miss most of your shows today, and I can't record them :-(
    Hochanda are needing to get there website organised better to show previous shows so we viewers can catch up!!
    Lorna D

  24. Hi John
    Love the bag and the dies you've used to make it. I wonder if I'll ever catch up on all the shows I've recorded. I've only just finished watching Julia's Couture Creations shows. Your are recording as usual.

  25. Hi John, this gift bag is gorgeous, still have to catch up on last nights show, and recording todays as well. Love the primrose card, really need to stock up on some different colours. Have a great day. Bx

  26. Just beautiful ,and a lovely primrose color .
    Elaine H X

  27. Hoping to catch all of your shows - I've enjoyed the first two and your ideas for using the die sets which have a good range of repeating shapes in varying sizes.

  28. Hi John,
    Stunning gift bag, I love the colours they are so pretty.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  29. Hi John, stunning bag today! I love, love, love this Primrose and the Lattice and Lace striplet is beautiful xx Love the Peony flower too! "Thank you John" Love Karen xx

  30. Morning John,
    Lovely bag, just watched you making one. Great shows.

  31. Just enjoyed your show love the peony stamps & dies ........ Great demo's love all your inspiration you give ........
    Will have record the rest ........ have fun ....... love your sense of humour ..... 🐘

  32. Hi John,
    Saw the end of the bag demo.
    Watched the second show, Great.
    Keep up the good work.
    Love Nancy xx

  33. Hi John, great gift bag and tag, and great demo. Am really enjoying your stint on Hochanda and all the hint an tips you give us. Love the Lattice Adorned Arched Card.

  34. Absolutely gorgeous gift bag. And such a joy to watch you on Hochanda.

  35. Woo hoo I have this Striplet Just got in so missed this morning's shows I hope I get to see them on repeat Will watch the later two Such a pretty gift bag and tag I just need to get the primrose card, the butterfly and the peonies now!

  36. Hello John, what a gorgeous gift bag, beautiful dies and lovely soft shades, Kate x

  37. Hi John, love the bag it's gorgeous!!!
    Fab shows!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  38. Hi John, A gorgeous gift bag and tag, loving the style and colours.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  39. Watching you as I write....Fantastic shows many different dies and stamp beautiful

    Crafty hugs Pen x

  40. Love this box John and saw you demoing this on Hochanda. I have been enjoying your shows on there and love all the demos. Karen x

  41. Love this gift bag today John. I had to miss the 9am show but saw the 12 and 4pm shows and will watch the 7pm.

  42. Hi John,
    things were a bit frantic all this week, have only just now watched the show where you demoed the "masculine" card and this bag. I'm so impressed, belting tip about the base of the bag, hadn't realised the proportions have to be right. Thank you for all your tips, it's great to see you in action.
    Best wishes, Rose

  43. Good evening John,
    What a beautiful bag and tag set you have made and in beautiful colours as well. I love Creative Expressions foundation yellow card as it makes the most beautiful of flowers. What ever the gift that goes into this masterpiece both are going to be kept that is for sure
    crafty hugs
    Norah (glenochil)

  44. Oh wow this is so stunning, I absolutely love it.
    Have all the shows recorded and not had a chance to watch yet, I am laid up with a really bad back at the moment and the pain killers mean I can't concentrate on anything so will catch up with them tomorrow.
    I am sure they will be as fab as the others have been.

  45. Hi John,
    WOW what a fabulous gift bag and tag, just have to have a go at making this....stunning. Saw you demonstrate it this morning and was amazed at how simple it was to make.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  46. What a fabulous card.
    I watched some of your sensational shows today John and you've totally blown my mind. I think if i had to use one word to describe all i saw it would be.....WOW!
    Thank you so much.

  47. Cannot wait to see the programmes tomorrow. You are so talented. I will e-mail in - please answer my query - no-one else can.
    So glad to have found you and your great blog.
    Love Till Lady aka Anne x

  48. So sorry - missed the programmes - I cannot read properly and got the days mixed up - absolutely gutted. I wanted an answer to a big query. My creative expressions guilding wax has gone rock hard - what can I do? Maybe someone out there can help. My sleigh is coming together thanks to you inspiration.
    Hope to see you soon
    Anne x

  49. Hello John,
    What a fabulous offering today, and the hints and tips in your shows are great. Thank you.
    Maureen xxx

  50. Hi John, lovely gift bag an great shows today. Take Care Melody xXx

  51. Hi John,

    Lovely bag. Sadly I missed your shows as have been pretty tired these last few days. Sure they were a big success as you explain things so clearly.

    Hugs, T x

  52. Lovely works John and I have recorded the shows to watch later when
    I can get some Me time.
    hugs Maria x

  53. Hi John. Love this beautiful gift bag and tag and in such a pretty colour. Take care x

  54. This is absolutely beautiful, John.
    I love your work.

  55. Thank you for your demos. You have reignited my crafty mojo which has dipped for some time! 😃