Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Sneak Peak...

Happy Wednesday,

I thought you might all like to see the Promo Video of the takeover of Hochanda we have planned for this weekend at Creative Expressions!  The video is just below if you want to see the details or just have  a laugh ( I know we did when we were making it!)

Today's card sample is one of the demo cards I have made for the show using a selection of products available over the weekend.  There are dies from Sue Wilson's festive range as well as a couple of Masks from the Mask show and even some Phill Martin cosmic shimmer products ( Frosty Sky).  There are some great offers and prices across the weekend so well worth tuning in.  I will also be demoing this card over the weekend so tune in to see how it was made.  Hochanda is visible anywhere in the world in HD at or live in the UK ( and across Europe) freeview 39 and Sky 663.

I have 2 hours on Sunday all about Masks and will try to pack in as many demos as possible.  I will try to do the Acetate technique to answer Karenlottys question as well as the Leather technique!

As I may of mentioned yesterday the Creative Team from Creative expressions will be taking over Hochanda all weekend form 8pm Friday till 8pm Sunday.  We did a rocky on Monday to make sure we knew how to lock the doors and work all the equipment!

If the video won't work then click the following link to view ( as I know it might not work on some browsers!)

Here are a few more shots of the card and the list of ingredients.

Card Size: 21 x 21 cm
Colours: Coconut White
Dies:Star Spray, snowflake lattice. 
Stamps: JL Winters Child
Inks: Phill Martin Frosted Sky Cosmic Shimmer range - Colour Cloud, PVA Pearls, Gilding wax & Mica



  1. Hi John.
    A lovely card Thank you.
    Have fun and take care Kitty.

  2. lovely card ,looking forward to the weekend shows

  3. Morning John,
    I love this card and can't wait to see what you are all doing over the weekend.
    The video is funny I tried the link it didn't work I did manage to see it on Facebook though lol.
    Have a great day

  4. Hi John,
    Love this card. Can't wait till the weekend = looks good fun!
    Watched the link above and it worked for me.
    Great stuff.
    Anne M xxx

  5. Lovely card again John,
    I will watch the Video later with a nice cup of coffee .
    Elaine H X

  6. Good morning John this is a stunning card. I do have that mask so I am looking forward to seeing how you made this one. I love the video it is very funny. It should be a brilliant weekend. Hugs Jackie

  7. Great card, very pretty. Can't wait for the weekend-so much choice.


  8. Good morning John. Love the card. Looking forward to seeing the mask techniques. No video has come up here but Phill has it on his Facebook page which I watched yesterday. You must all have had lots of work to prepare fore a whole weekend.

  9. Hi John, another beautiful card today, really looking forward to the weekend shows. How funny is that video. Good luck. Bx

  10. Hi John
    Looking forward to the weekend. I hope the wavy line mask will feature! I might just have to buy! This is a lovely card. I'm really enjoying your birthday stamps. Best wishes Anne O

  11. I can see I won't be getting much done this weekend! Look forward to the shows.

  12. Morning John, another beautiful card as always x

  13. Lovely John, Funny video. xxx

  14. Morning John,
    Lovely card, looking forward to the weekend.

  15. Morning John, wow lovely card, will certainly be watching the shows, got to dash as am running late and goit my craft club this morning. will watch video later.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

  16. Gorgeous card - love all the delicate images and accents

  17. Gorgeous card, love the video

  18. Lovely - good luck for the weekend


  19. Beautiful, beautiful card.
    I am looking forward to the weekend and hope you all enjoy yourselves !!
    Sue Mac

  20. Great card, John. Video looks great - really looking forward to all the shows. I hope I have enough space on the hard drive to record everything!!

    Anne (Northampton)

  21. Morning John, I had to click the link as there was nothing else on my screen. It was hilarious !! guys I loved it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  22. Hi John,
    Lovely card, looking forward to your big weekend!
    Lorna D

  23. Very delicate and pretty card.


  24. Good morning John, lovely card today!!!
    No luck with the video : (
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  25. Beautiful card John. I'm really peed off that I'm away and am going to miss the Hochanda weekend. Tried to get it on my tablet, but no joy. Have fun. X

  26. Hi John,
    Lovely card, with a wintery feel for it. Hope we won't get snow now...
    Looking forward to your takeover this weekend.
    Hugs, Rose

  27. Hi John
    Stunning Card
    Hugs From Sam xxx
    ✂️ Carry On Creating ✂️

  28. Hi John,
    Stunning card, absolutely gorgeous. Great video and looking forward to seeing you all over the weekend.
    Thanks for sharing,

  29. Morning John, this is a stunning card will try to catch some of the shows as we are in Tenerife at the moment and not getting a great reception.
    Nancyd xx

  30. Hi John, well, are you really going to operate the equipment????!! Going to be an interesting weekend. Back to the card and it certainly has a wintry feel just looking at it. Love from Jackie xx

  31. Beautiful, icy card. I love it and actually got given the spray die for Christmas. Have you used the latest square dies? I have those too but nothing else that you have used.
    I am really forward to the weekend and I will record as much as I can.
    Still not well so yet another day on the sofa which I am bored of as I really miss crafting. Even housework has some appeal when you are not up to it.
    Wishing good things to all xxx

  32. Morning John, this is so pretty am really looking forward to the weekend shows and the inspiration you all share with us.

  33. I am so looking forward to the weekend, I bet there will be plenty to show us, this card is lovely, look forward to the demo....luv Ursula xx

  34. What a very elegant card John. It just goes to show that you can use your Christmas dies and embossing folders at any time of the year


  35. Hi Teamie. Such beautiful layering, love your use of fabulous techniques, die-cuts and mask.

  36. Hi John,
    Very delicate but stunning looking card, really looking forward to the weekend.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  37. Stunning card again today John, love the layers and the colours are so pretty.
    And yesterdays card was equally stunning too.
    I didn't get to comment as I was mourning the loss of my beloved grand calibur.
    And now have to wait a few months beforevi can get a new one.
    All those beautiful dies, stamps and embossing folders and I can't do anything.
    Never mind I still have your wonderful cards to look out for and looking forward to the shows at the weekend.

  38. Beautiful I just love the delicate colour Can't wait for the shows I just hope I have enough space! Thank you re you'll be answering my question I have a few masks that I rarely use these days Looking forward to the inspiration

  39. Hi John

    Another gorgeous card and love the colours you have used.

    So looking forward to seeing you all - TAKE OVER - Hochanda. Cannot think of a better team to do it!

    Lol Barbara W xx

  40. Hello John, such a gorgeous card. Hope all goes well at the weekend and I hope to catch some of the shows when I am not working. Very best wishes, Paulz.

  41. Hi John
    Lovely card today and loved yesterday's card as well. Love the wavy mask and at last managed to purchase it after Christmas.
    Good lunch with the shows over the weekend. I'll be looking to record as much as I can over the weekend.

  42. Lovely card and I am hoping to see some of the shows over the weekend but have my grandson and gtgranddaughter coming so may unfortunately have to miss some.

  43. Hi John,

    Gorgeous card, look forward to seeing you demo this. The weekend is going to be great, you are all so at home on Hochanda and natural demonstrators.

    Linda xx

  44. Eh up John
    Ye gads, sorry I'm a day late but you know I got waylaid by bread and butter pudding.
    This is a work of art. Just marvellous! The delicate mask is one of my favourites.
    Hilarious video so the weekend promises to be good fun.
    Ang x