Wednesday, 11 November 2015

One Day Special...

Happy Wednesday,

I hope you managed to catch Phil Martin launching his One Day Special on Hochanda last night, don't fogey he will be on today at 9am, 12pm, 4pm and last chance at 7pm.  he will be handing over to me at 8pm as I start the next One Day Special at 8pm so its a double trouble day on Hochanda today!

Today's card is one of the demo's I have prepared for tonight and tomorrows shows, this will get demonstrated at some point promise!  This is made using milk foundation card and Rich plum however the colours just done show well on the pictures, hopefully this pic will show it better?!?

I used a mixture of dies and techniques on this card which you will hopefully get to watch.  remember Hochanda is on Channel 39 on Freeview, 663 on Sky and 822 on freesat.  Its is also available online, in HD, at



  1. Morning John, a delightful card really like it, I watched Phil last night and have set to record today's shows including yours just in case looking forward to them.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Really impressive card!
    If bought in a shop it would cost a fortune

  3. Morning John, oh this card is gorgeous, I thought at first it was cream and black but on close up I see that it is Plum, I will definitely be having a go at this one. We are sure in for a treat today on Hochanda, I saw Phill's show last night and again at 5am this morning when it was repeated, I am off to craft club this morning so will not be able to see the morning ones but will catch the afternoon and evening ones and then yours at 8, yiphee, not going to get much done today am I. I will have square eyes by the end of the week.

    It is remembrance day today, least we forget.

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

  4. Hi John. A beautiful one today, as were yesterday and Mondays gorgeous enamelled and wave cards. Recorder all set for more great shows. It s so good having you on screen so much more often now, thanks for your inspiration and of course your great hints and tips. Enjoy yourself. Take care x

  5. Hi John
    what a stunning card love the colours and the dies love the flowers thank you tracyw

  6. Hi John.
    A great card Thank you.
    Take care Kitty.

  7. Very lacy it's beautiful. Looking forward to yours and Phil's shows.

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  8. Good morning John, what a beautiful card!!! Got Phills shows taped and yours set to tape : ) yep square eyes it is but it will be so worth it!!!
    Yes it is Remembrance Day today. We should never forget.
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  9. Good morning John today's card is gorgeous. I love the colour you have used. In the first picture the card looks black and white and that colour combination works well too. I will be watching your shows they are always inspirational. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  10. A lovely card John. Today's show causes me a dilemma as my son is on Channel 5 at the same time. Good job I can record!

  11. Stunning card John! The colours look gorgeous together. So feminine and delicate looking. Debra x

  12. Will be watching the Hochanda shows John. I've just bought the String Flowers die so look forward to seeing you using it!

  13. Great card John , love those flowers , look forward to the shows ,

  14. Love those flowers, John. A new gadget means I can record more than one show - this evening it will be yours and Jan's son! It's quite strange watching people you know.

    Anne (Northampton))

  15. Hi John
    Great card, recorder is set up for your show and fingers crossed the gremlins stay away. Good luck.
    B xx

  16. Morning John, A lovely card. I'm looking forward to your shows. We are being spoilt having Phill and you, fabulous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  17. Gosh how beautiful is your card again John, you are spoiling us with all your talent.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  18. Oh my what a beautiful card I would so love to win this and give it to my Sister who means so much to me.

    Have recorded the shows and have the recorder set

    Crafty hugs Pen x

  19. Morning John,
    A gorgeous card, love the little flowers.

  20. Gorgeous card John, missed Phill last night but recording all today and tomoz, Flippin Community AGM this morning, fun and games I expect !!!!!

  21. Hi John,
    Absolutely stunning!!!
    Lorna D

  22. Morning John,
    Wow this card is wonderful, then again I say that almost daily.
    Looking forward to seeing your shows, and taping them in case I miss any.
    Have a great day

  23. Gorgeous card. Love the use of plum card but can imagine this in a number of other deep colours as well.


  24. Beautiful card. Looking forward to a couple of days of craft shows.

  25. Hi John,
    Absolutely beautiful card, I love the rich plum and milk card together. At first I thought it was black and milk. Either way it's a very elegant look.
    Off to watch Phill now and will be watching this evening.
    Thanks for all the great inspiration,
    Heather Treble

  26. Beautiful card. The plum and white are so striking and the dies you have used are so delicate. Recorder all set for your's and Phill's shows. SueL x

  27. I'll watch you are it, cos I'm not sure right now. X

  28. Very delicate looking John love from Jackie xx

  29. John diese Karte ist so wundervoll gearbeitet, ich liebe diese design.
    Liebe Grüße Petra

  30. Lovely card John cannot with until I get home tonight. Crafty Regards Julie kay xxx

  31. Gorgeous card, really stunning.


  32. Hello John

    Loving this card and looking forward to seeing you demo it later.

    Lol Barbara W xx

  33. Another gorgeous card today, at first I thought it was in black & white
    but the second photo shows the rich plum a lot better and I love the colour.
    Absolutely love the detail on this one and really want those dies.

  34. Hello John what a stunning card, I love the rich dark plum shade against the creamy white and the dies are so delicate, altogether a beautifully designed card, Kate x

  35. Hi John,

    Gorgeous card, I love the colours and what a lovely sentiment.

    Already set the recorder for the shows.

    Linda xx

  36. Hi John
    A lovely card and I love the colours you've used. Have set the recorder to record all of the shows as usual.

  37. Hi John,
    One word...STUNNING!
    Love Janet X
    From Wakefield

  38. Love card and colours. Wasn't able to see the show tonight but hope to see them tomorrow.

  39. Loved the show and looking forward to tomorrow's This card is gorgeous Beautiful colours too

  40. Hi John great card love the colours. Take Care Melody xxx

  41. Eh up John
    Finally made it here lol!
    Looks black and cream on some shots but whatever the colourway, its a thing of great beauty. Great show last night. Off to dentist shortly so will catch the later shows today.
    Have a good one!
    Ang x

  42. Watching you on Hochanda as I type, Love the bundles, but still can't order from the site - ;because I live in Ireland. I tried the other day when you were on, and have had to write and ask them to cancel it, because it said my stuff was going to be delivered to someone I dont know!

  43. Absolutely beautiful cards. And such a joy to watch you on Hochanda :) Sorry that I couldn't watch all the shows, would so like to be able to watch them later, but that function isn't available yet :(

  44. Hi John, gorgeous, gorgeous card. I love the rich plum and cream together it looks mmmmm x I've just bought some plum and silver tinsel to go on the mantelpiece for Christmas. "Thank you John" Beautiful xx Love Karen xx