Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Oh what a show!...

Happy Tuesday,

I have to admit to feeling little tired after yesterdays shows on Hochanda especially as with so many sell outs I was frantically creating demos with the products that hadn't sold out!  This done mean that I have come home with  a couple of unfinished demo packs one of which is for this card, therefore I will be giving this pack away to a random winner from todays comments.  If you would like to win this pack simply leave a comment below.,  All winners will be announced tomorrow!  The remaining packs will be given away in the coming weeks.

 This is a good point to mention that last weeks demo pack prize hasn't been claimed as yet, therefore I will be giving this to another comment form that day if it isn't claimed by end of day tomorrow.

Back to todays card and as I am offering the pack to make this as a prize, and I didn't demo it, I thought i should explain how it was made!  Firstly I have used the new Metallic gilding polish in the white pearl on this card however you can get a similar look with Mica powder stamping and as this is in stock I will include a pot of this to the winner as well as one of the Spring Trail stamps I used on the show ( hope the winner doesn't mind a preloved stamp!


  1. Really generous of you John...would love to win this prize

    Another masterpiece, beautiful


  2. Beautiful card John, love the embossed background and that sentiment is great :) I would be thrilled to win this as a prize, thank you for the opportunity.
    Hugs, Kaz x

  3. Beautiful card John, love the spring trail stamp and would love to win xx
    Love Kim D

  4. Morning John, a gorgeous card would be over the moon to win the pack.
    Nancyd xx

  5. Hi John.
    A great card, thank you for all the great shows.
    take care Kitty.

  6. Hi John. I've really enjoyed your shows and had to buy some of the primrose stamps as this is my Mum's favourite flower (and she has a birthday coming up!). Unfortunately I missed out on the gilding polishes - I think these are going to be VERY popular. A very generous giveaway and anyone would be lucky to be chosen. Sue XXX

  7. Hi John, love this card, such a pretty colour. Your shows were fab, the gilding polishes look wonderful, can't wait to get my mitts on some. Such a great giveaway with the pack, and the ingredients. Have a great day. Bx

  8. Good morning John,
    This is a lovely card, looks so pretty!!
    Your inspiration is always extremely useful when you get a crafty mental block.
    Wow what fantastic shows on Hochanda and all the crafting off the hoof. All the products looked fantastic
    I missed out on the Gilding Polish but got the drawing inks.
    There is no wonder you are tired, you worked constantly on and off air to make sure us crafters got some fantastic ideas.
    Get your feet up and have a cups!!!☕️
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxx

  9. Good morning John. Your shows and demos were fantastic, even more so as you had to adapt to sell outs. You must be so pleased with the reception of your new stamps and paper pad. Looking forward to the polishes being available more widely.
    A generous giveaway today.

  10. A fantastic give away Joh someone is going to be very lucky.
    Your shows were great the gilding polishes have gone on my wish list xxx

  11. Hi john.
    brilliant shows yesterday well done for 'winging' it with very few products to use in the end. The new polish is a must. Will be ordering some later when my craft shop opens
    Have a good day xx

  12. A very pretty card John. Loved the shows yesterday. You must be worn out! Glad everything went so well for you though.

  13. Beautiful card, so pretty. Fantastic giveaway-someone's going to be very happy.


  14. Hi John,
    Really enjoyed the shows. Well done for so many sell outs!
    Love the cards they were all beautiful including this one.
    Anne M xxx

  15. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love the colours you have used. I really enjoyed your shows I am not surprised that you are tired you have been so busy lately. I hope you get some time to relax. It is very kind of you to be offering these prizes. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  16. Good morning John, wow gorgeous card it's scrummy!!!
    I'm not surprised your tired I bet you're catching yourself up coming back : )
    Great give away!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  17. Beautiful card. I love the sentiment. It is so true. Well done yesterday. All the best plans etc!! You di so well
    Karen xx

  18. Good Morning John, I really enjoyed the shows yesterday and loved everything you showed. No wonder you are tired.

    Today's card is so pretty and I would love to enter for the kit.
    Enjoy the day.
    Hazel c uk

  19. Morning John, know wonder you were knackered after your mammoth sessions on Hochanda, but it goes to show what a true professional and talented crafting designer you are by coming up with lots of unscheduled demo's, (I didn't even see the join or notice haha!!) - the shows were brilliant and I have ordered the stamps set, it will be added to my snowdrop sets (these stamps are to die for by the way). Like many I was disappointed to have missed out on the polish, because I was unwell, but I am sure it will comeback in stock, I know my supplier is trying to source some for me, I wonder if you will have any at Ally Pally.

    Yes I like many others would love to win one of your give away packs, so good luck to everyone.

    Just finished my breakfast and hope to be doing some crafting today.

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

  20. Hi John. Your shows were brilliant and a testimony to you that things sold out so quickly. I learned such a lot, like you i am a show me don't just tell me person. Would be honoured to win this beautiful kit. Love Rosemarie x

  21. I still have the shows to watch, John, but from what you have said I am not surprised you are shattered. What a great idea to give away unused demo kits - I have my fingers crossed!

    Anne (Northampton)

  22. Eh up John
    I'm sure this isn't as pink in real life as its coming up on my screen but very pretty.......love that background stamp.
    Time for a deep breath and slower pace today.........mates orders lol!
    Ang x

  23. Hi John
    A lovely card, your background stamp is gorgeous. I can't believe how quickly those gilding polishes sold out, but they were lush. I learn so much from your demos, thank you.
    B x

  24. Well John , you deserve a day of rest after your shows, all of which were great!
    I just adore this background stamp as I love lily of the valley( even have a pair of trousers with them on !!!)
    The card is lovely and a demo pack would be a real treat!
    Have a good day,

  25. Morning John,
    Wow a gorgeous card and a wonderful prize. I would love to win it.
    It's not surprising that you had so many sell outs, with all the lovely stamps etc you have created, plus all your great demos.
    I managed to watch a couple of your shows yesterday in between babysitting 3 grandchildren all day. ( they had a nap so I watched some of the recorded shows)
    You made me smile when you did the demo of the shaving foam technique, how is it you didn't get very messy? We did this technique at Daisys last month I can tell you we were all very messy in the end lol. We did use permanent ink though.
    I hope you can have a rest today to recharge your energy.
    Have a great day

  26. love the new Metallic gilding polish it's a must have

  27. Hi John. The shows were brilliant. And what a lovely giveaway. Hope you're resting today. X

  28. Morning John. Lovely card. Will be a happy bunny whoever wins it.
    I'm really frustrated not to get Hochanda on my tv. I know its on the computer but it jumps all the time and the voices are out of sync and its annoying to watch. I did watch when I was in the UK last week and its really good. Rant over.
    have a good day.
    Love Val x

  29. Very pretty card. Like both the background stamp and the embossing folder used for the matting.


  30. Hi John,
    Well done your shows were brilliant, can imagine your panic when things kept selling out, but being the professional that you are, it didn't show. Great card today.
    Love Janet X
    From Wakefield

  31. Morning John, beautiful card, and I am sure whoever wins this will be thrilled, I know I would. Managed to catch a couple of your shows and they were as usual great, and I am not surprised that so many things sold out. I have some of your things - but not nearly enough.
    I hope today that you can put your feet up and rest or you will make yourself ill with all this rushing around

  32. Morning John
    Thoroughly enjoyed your shows on Hochanda. Managed to get a set of the new Metallica gilding polishes. Can't wait for them to arrive.
    Love the card. The different textures and colours work so well together.
    Karen in Telford xx

  33. Morning John. Great shows yesterday, well done. Love today's card, but I agree with Mrs Duck that the colours you have used should work well together but they do look a bit odd on my laptop. I think it is because everything on the screen does have a bit of a blue tint to it so you don't get to see the true colours. Nevermind.


  34. What a lovely card,my favourite colours and tones. Even though you were so busy yesterday you took the time to answer my query about the stamping pad immediately you came off a show - such a kind gesture - thank you so much. Patxxx


  35. Loved your shows yesterday John, thanks for the chance to win this pack, fingers crossed

  36. The shows were fab John I watched the last ones this morning at 4am !!!!
    Your new stamps are gorgeous and want to add them to my list too!!!!
    Well done on all the sell outs, cant believe the gilding polish. xxx

  37. Lovely card with the embossing and stamping. Only caught the last show and it seems I missed some treats. Love all your hints and tips tho and you make it fun. Luv jxxx

  38. I felt exhausted after watching all your shows so can't imagine how you felt. Absolutely loved your demos and all the useful tips.

  39. Morning John,
    Great shows, thanks for the lovely demos.
    Perhaps you will get a rest today.

  40. Hi john this card is a beautiful you must be so tired after yesterday but also very happy and proud.
    The polish looks wonderful I need it all thank you for sharing
    Love June Horrocks xxxxx

  41. I really enjoyed your shows John, no wonder you are tired though. Hopefully you will get a few hours to yourself today :)

  42. Hello John

    So enjoyed your shows yesterday and I am not surprised you had 'sell outs' as your products are great and give amazing results.

    Thank you for giving us in the crafting family the chance to win a demo pack from you.

    Lol Barbara W xx

  43. Good morning John, your shows were such inspiration and fun, don't know how you managed to keep going - I would have had 'crafter's block' but you were thinking on your feet all day ! Lovely products, the inks and polish are on my wish list.
    Thanks for chance to win this great give-away, good luck everyone.
    Christine (Andypandy) x

  44. Good morning John and what a pretty card.
    Congratulations on all your great shows and sell outs. I was watching your shows on my computer while finishing off little easter egg baskets (using the paper pad) and picked up lots of hints and tips along the way. Bought the pad last time you were on Hochanda and it is now my go to paper pad. Like you, green and yellow are not normally colours I would choose but all the shades of colours and pretty backgrounds you picked are so lovely.
    Put your feet up and have a nice cup of tea, you deserve it.
    Judith x

  45. Hi John, remember me, (you listened to my daughter singing from Phantom at CE CQ?) - well she passed her grade 8 singing exam!! Back to crafting!!! You were great yesterday at Hochanda, although challenging with the sell outs you soldiered on superbly with full inspiration. Your new Spring stamps are a credit to you, both ideal for male or female cards and as pretty as you wish to make them. The new gilding polishes are really something quite clever. Keep going just the way you are John, you are doing good!!! Lots of love, Leanne xx

  46. Beautiful card. Would love to win this kit. Managed to watch all the shows and really enjoyed them. Polish on my wish list. Hope you are having a restful day after yesterday.

  47. Good morning John,
    I hope you had as much fun on Hochanda as you looked like you were having from this side of the television screen. I think your "showbiz" previous life as gave you the courage to go on television.
    It's a shame that you didn't get to do all the demo's that you had planned because it takes a lot of thinking to come up with more than enough demo's which also means creating the initial card to start with. Thank you for the lovely card you are showing today and with being bad yesterday(your fault) i will now have the paper, embossing folder and stamps sets to play with. Have a great day flower,
    crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village)

  48. Morning John, lovely card, thanks for the chance to win the kit. Unfortunately couldn't watch all the shows, but I enjoyed the ones I did see. Have a good rest.

  49. Hi John. Just love this card. How do you keep coming up with so many great ideas? You're an inspiration as even if I don't have the dies or stamps that you use I can usually adapt my own into something similar (but not as good as yours!)
    Just keep on keeping on but remember to stop and have a Pepsi every now and then ��

  50. Hi John. Great shows yesterday and great products, no wonder things sold fast. Good for us as well, we have another chance to win your goodies, very generous of you. SueL x

  51. Good morning John sat down all ready to watch you at 7pm only to find you weten't on so I knew you must have sold everything so congratulations. Will watch on catch up this afternoon all being well. Such a delightful set of stamps plus your lively paper pad. Would be thrilled to win your demo pack. I hope you are resting now for a couple of days. Love from Jackie

  52. Predictive text!! The paper pad may be lively but more importantly it is lovely!

  53. Hello John, have recorded all the programmes and have just managed to look at one - what a great day. Thank you very much.
    Sue Mac

  54. A beautiful card. I would love to win the prize. Thank you for sharing

  55. Hello, Just to say I thought the Shows were terrific! Please don't include me in the draw as I don't comment regularly and it isn't fair!

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  57. Hello John
    Just loved all your shows,great goodies must save my pennies.

  58. Hi John
    Another stunner today. Your cards are always fantastic. Look forward to seeing you at Ally Pally. Mind you that's if I can get anywhere near. Had to wait until the late afternoon last time. But as always it's well worth the wait.

  59. Wonderful shows. I am so excited to use the new products.
    Thanks John for all your wonderful creations you share with us.

  60. Hi John,
    great shows and demos/tips. Your paper is lovely.
    Hugs, Rose

  61. A beautiful card and papers! Unfortunately I was unable to see your shows with the time difference but have seen a few and they are always great.

  62. Congratulations on the sell out John! Well deserved and another beautiful card.
    Linda xxx

  63. Really enjoyed your shows and would love to win this pack, thank you x

  64. Hi John, Enjoyed all the shows, this is a really pretty card. So many sellouts. Perhaps next time more stock might be in order!!!You underestimate your popularity.
    So inspiring.

  65. A super card John and I would love to win the kit! I really enjoyed your shows - what brilliant products and didn't they sell well!?!? Hugs Gilly x

  66. Hi John,
    Thank you so much as I learned so much watching your shows!
    This card is beautiful. Good luck everyone.
    Jayne x

  67. a super card but all your card are super fingers x I win .

  68. Very pretty and would love to win it I saw most of your shows and not only were they brilliant products and demos but you're brilliant too

  69. Hi John,
    Great shows, you are a natural infront of
    the cameras. Sweet card, would love to win,
    Maria x

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  71. Absolutely lovely card John and your shows were superb, I have recorded them all for future reference, thank you for your generosity, hugs Johanna

  72. PS, Ladies how do I find the names of the winners

  73. PS, Ladies how do I find the names of the winners

  74. Hi John
    I have loved the card and all the other items you make. I have been following you for years.
    Now I am able to watch you on Hocanda and enjoy all the tips and cards you make. to get one of you cards would be awesome.
    Many thanks Annamieke from the land of the flying kiwi

  75. Beautiful card, would love to win the demo pack. Shows were amazing as always, looking forward to the next ones :-)
    Best wishes
    Tracey xx

  76. Hi John, what great shows on Hochanda and this card is super.
    Hugs Clare xx

  77. Great shows and lovely informative demos. Will definitely be looking for the gilding polish it was beautiful.

  78. Hi John,
    Lovely card again, like all the ladies I wouldn't mind winning this.
    Do take the well earned rest you deserve it!!
    Love Nancy xx

  79. Hi John,
    beautiful card, and like the others would love to win.
    So thank you for the chance.
    Good luck everyone.
    I do hope you find some time to rest after your marathon demos on Hochanda.
    Crafty Regards. Jenny L.

  80. Fabulous card John, I love all the layers. Great sentiment too. Pat x

  81. Hi John, well done and thank you for all your hard work regarding your shows, this is another wonderful card, the colours you have chosen blend so well X X X

  82. Well John, another triumph! Too late for me to get the metallic gilding polish, but will buy it when it comes up again. Great cards, where do you get the inspiration?
    Would ove to win the give away. Every good wish Janet Cooper