Monday, 7 March 2016

Daisy Dreams in Blue...

Happy Monday,

I hope you can tune in to Hochanda tonight at 8pm for the launch of my One Day Special launch of my new Spring themed stamps and paper pack.  I have been busy beavering away for the last few weeks prepping lots of demos ( far more than I should need) as well as samples.  I have also been introducing myself to the joys of colouring as some of the stamps just begged to be coloured.  I will post a hand coloured card tomorrow in case you don't catch one of the samples tonight!  The shows continue tomorrow all day at 9am, 12pm, 4pm and last chance at 7pm.

Today's card is the first demo I have planned and how could I not use my paper Pad as a main ingredient in the first demo especially as I have c  I used a variety of the papers in the chambray pattern including the daisy dreams page which forms the main background for this card.  The backgrounds of all the papers have been colour clouded by me which is the base i used for all of the paper.  I chose my favourite blue the Chambray form the pack to demo the card in.

If you want details on how this card was made then you may have to tune in I'm afraid.  Everything I have used is available on the show hopefully!

there are a few new techniques which I am hoping to share especially the border on this card and the feathered daisies which adorn the bottom.

It would be great if you get chance to tune in or email a comment or question to the show at



  1. Hi John.
    Tv reminder set.
    A beautiful card Thank you.
    Take care Kitty.

  2. Beautiful card, love it all.
    Elaine H X

  3. Morning John, it's a stunning card today, I will be watching tonight xx

  4. Morning John, a gorgeous card and love the Blue have set to record your show tonight as hubby is home then so have to wait till he falls asleep on couch or watch it tomorrow, looking forward to them all.
    Nancyd xx

  5. Beautiful card....I still can't tune in to hochanda.....not in manchester area!

  6. A lovely card John. I'm looking forward to seeing your shows xx

  7. Good morning John looking forward to seeing the papers in real life tonight. The peeps we have seen look great. Love from Jackie xx

  8. stunning card today the papers look gorgeous

  9. Hi John, todays card is beautiful, love the paper in this shade of blue. Looking forward to the shows and the inspiration. Have a great day. Bx

  10. stunning card today the papers look gorgeous

  11. Good morning John, tv recorder set!!! Can't wait!!!
    Love the colour!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  12. A lovely card. Looking forward to 8pm.

  13. Hi John,
    Agreed. Lovely card - like the use of the cord on there. Will be tuning in tonight.....
    Anne M xxx

  14. Good morning John your card is gorgeous I love the papers they are stunning. Have a safe journey and I hope the shows go well. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  15. Gorgeous card, love the colour.


  16. Good morning John,
    What a lovely card, the colourway is lovely . Will have to record your show as going out to celebrate a friends birthday.
    Hochanda are really going to town with all the new additions - Crafters Companion and co alongside Creative Expressions the bank account goes into overdrive!!!!
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xx✂️✂️

  17. Eh up John
    A wonderful showcase for your fantastic new papers. Have booked the remote for 8pm!
    Enjoy your launch.
    Ang x

  18. Morning John,
    A beautiful card today I love the colour also.
    I need to set my box to record your shows.
    Can't wait to see your demos.
    Have a great day

  19. This looks extremely interesting and will be watching at 8, really looking forward to the demos. Luv jxxx

  20. This looks extremely interesting and will be watching at 8, really looking forward to the demos. Luv jxxx

  21. Gorgeus John, cant catch shows as going to Cartagena today for afew days.
    Janine from cheese shop asked to be remembered to you, she came to craft meet on Friday!!!

  22. Morning John, oh I love this card and can't wait to see the demo tonight, I have received my paper pad and the photo here dose not do them justice, the quality and texture is brilliant, I don't want to use them they are so nice.

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

  23. Hi John
    A gorgeous card. The recorder is set for this evening.
    B xx

  24. Lovely! Will definitely be watching tonight and tomorrow. With your new paper pad and also Sue's one, I find myself wanting to use pretty papers - really unusual for me, as most of the time I just want to keep them and look at them!

  25. Hi John. Amazing card, so pretty. Will be tuned in tonight. Need that paper pad. Good luck with the shows, although you won't need it they are always great. Love Rosemarie x

  26. What a stunning card John love it see you tonight
    Love June Horrocks xxxxxxx

  27. Morning John,
    A gorgeous card, love it. Papers look amazing.

  28. These papers are looking more and more like a "must buy", John! A beautiful card. Will set the recorder for this evening.

    Anne (Northampton)

  29. Lovely papers John and it's different to see them used on all the layers. I will be watching. SueL x

  30. Wow John. A stunning card for today's post. I can see there are lots of little details that I need an explanation of how you did them so I had better make sure that I watch the show to see how you have done them.


  31. Hi John,
    Your Card Today Is Truly Tremendous I Love The Sentiment And The Awesome Paper Pack Thank You For Sharing I'm So Looking Forward To The Shows.
    ✂️ Carry On Creating ✂️

  32. What a stunning card and beautiful colour - I just love those paper pads - yet more spending coming up !!!
    Sue Mac

  33. Very pretty card. Will be recording the shows to see what you get up to. Have fun


  34. Morning John. I'm financially sick ! What with set B square noble dies - which may I add you explained so very well on your show, I amongst many many more followers of Sue were so frustrated when we realised we couldn't get those frames alone with just one set, we've heard set B mentioned and eventually realised we needed both to get that lovely effect, so thank you for your clarification (how's about that for a Monday morning) lol and after reading Sue's blog this morning I hope there will be enough set B to go around ! So back to my very sick craft bank balance - I tried to blame my craft shop owner for not only putting set B and Sue's new paper's under the counter, she had left this paper pack there too for me to look at, hense I'm now BROKE cuz I just had to have these stamps too !!!!! If only I'd found a cheaper past time we'd be able to eat too, scrambled eggs are starting to get boring now lol. Good luck with your show's which I will record and watch after the bank robbery I'm planning xx.

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  36. Gorgeous card John. Just love it and the colour. Alarm set for 8pm so I don't miss the programme.

  37. Hello John

    Another gorgeous card and in my favourite colour.

    So looking forward to seeing your demo's tonight.

    Lol Barbara W xx

  38. A very beautiful card. There is so much detail and it looks so elegant. I love the papers used for this card.

  39. Beautiful card, John, really hope I can catch your show tonight.

  40. Hi John, a very beautiful card !
    Good luck for the new launch on Hochanda.
    Recorder set for tonight.
    Maria x

  41. I do love these stamps John, yet another stunning creation.
    Linda xxx

  42. Hi John,
    Stunning card, the colours are so beautiful and I'm looking forward to seeing your shows and I'm sure there are going to be must haves!!
    Thanks for sharing,

  43. Gorgeous card John. I will definately tune in tonight. :) Looking forward to your new technique and new items too. :)

  44. Really looking forward to seeing show tonight I'll be recording it too Lovely sample today

  45. Hi John i loved your shows on hochanda
    Is it soon avaible that i van buy your stamps and paperpad in the netherlands
    I want this so mutch
    Greatings from Carla of the netherlands

  46. Hi John,
    gorgeous card - your paper is lovely.
    Hugs, Rose

  47. Another beautiful card using your gorgeous paper pad.
    I think this is going to be so popular, and like the colours you have included in them.