Thursday, 12 May 2016

Hochanda Day 2...

Happy Thursday,

Don't forget I am continuing with the One Day Special on Hochanda today at 9am, 12pm, 4pm and Last Chance at 7pm.  I hope some of you were able to catch last nights launch show with Leonie it was such a laugh.

Today's card is another potential demo card from today's shows let me know if you want to see how this one is made!

I used the Ravello striplet as well as the centre die from the Maggie Frames and Tags die set to make the lattice in the centre.  I also thought I should try something new and rather than peerage I have gone for an overdose of Diamante!

I will announce the winner of yesterdays card on the last show tonight at 8pm and will give away one of the cards I make on air today on tomorrows blog so there will be another chance to win!



  1. Good morning John. Such a pretty card today. Have my eye on the flourish (which we used on your last CE workshop) - it's lovely.

  2. Absolutely love this John, the striplets are so versatile and it's fantastic how you have overlayed them to make a continuous border. Lovely choice of colours. Really enjoyed last nights show, good luck for today.

  3. Hi
    Beautiful card must get this striplet it,s becoming a favourtie of mine.

  4. Good morning John, Lovely card love the colours and layout. Please demo this card. Want to see how you did the matching up of the die! Loved the show last night especially the gilding - now I know how to do it properly lol xx

  5. Hi John.
    A lovely card Thank you,
    recorder all set for today.I shall catch up on last nights show too. Take care and have fun Kitty.

  6. Morning John, gorgeous card today xx

  7. Hi John. Beautiful card. You can never have too many diamonties!! Will watch shows when I get home from work. Hope to catch your last show in real time.
    Nicola x

  8. This card is beautiful John. I love the flourish. Sue has used it today on her blog post. Gorgeous card I would really like to see how it was made. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

  9. John I love this card. I love everything about it. I wish I could watch Hochanda but can only get on my iPad and our wonderful super fast broadband just isn't up to the job as it keeps dropping out. Thanks for the inspiration.
    D x

  10. Hi John. Great show last night. Would love to see you demo this card, the magic box is set to record all your shows so I'll be able to catch up when I get home. Sue XXX

  11. Morning John, a gorgeous card would love to see you demo this one still to watch last nights show hopefully catch up with them tonight.
    Nancyd xx

  12. Hi John,
    I and will be watching and recording all day.
    Great show!
    I'm back with a new laptop. Hard drive went on the other one-
    Anne M xxx
    Love the card !

  13. The card is wonderful I do like the Maggie die I think it will have to go on my wish list I will catch up on your shows after work xx

  14. This is a stunner John, just love the colours - this shouts class!!!!! xx

  15. Hi John, a fabulous and very eye catching card, love the way you have used the dies and the bling. Have a great day with the shows. Bx

  16. Hi John,
    Please, please,please Demo this card.
    Thank you for showing the red card on Hochanda last night. You and Leonie make such a good double act - she was dying to get stuck in wasn't she.
    Need to get Maggie die as I have the rose background and sweetheart flower dies. Waiting for 9:00 o'clock show.
    I have the pearl lustre polish and have used it on the rose background - looks stunning. Made anniversary card background with - Gemini Lyra die on top and put polish on edges also coloured my flowers with it. Such a versatile product.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxx

  17. Lovely card, would love to see you demo it.


  18. Hi John. Great card. Would love to see the demo. Hope to be able to catch at least one of your shows live, good luck. Love Rosemarie x

  19. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card those dies are amazing. I enjoyed the show last night you did seem to be having fun. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  20. Morning John, oh last nights show was such a laugh, Leonie is such a wonderful person and you two had me in stitches. I loved seeing you use the gilding polish and it has really given me the confidence to try mine out, I want to see the other card from yesterdays blog, using 2 lots of colours without smudging them over, I am off to the wound clinic this morning so might miss some of it but I will catch up when I come back and will be watching the rest of the shows today, good luck to everyone who could be a potential winner. Yes I want to see how you do this one and love the bling you are using too.

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

  21. Hi John
    A gorgeous card, I love how you've used the striplet.
    B xx

  22. Hi John,
    Beautiful card - love what you've done with the Striplet. Must try that with mine.
    Hugs, Rose

  23. More than gorgeous John, loved the show last night, caught it when I went to bed at a later time while John watched footy, xxx

  24. Fab card John xx I won this die when it was released on Sue's blog and it's fast become one of my favourites. Love Kim D

  25. Hi John,
    This is STUNNING absolutely stunning. Love the Ravello and all striplets so versatile.
    Love Janet X
    From Wakefield

  26. Eh up John
    A diamante delight! A superb card and that centrepiece on the bow is fab.
    Great show last night so looking forward to today's too.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  27. You have excelled on this one John, just beautiful.
    Elaine H X

  28. Beautiful card John and your samples and demos last night brill!!

  29. Really pretty card John. I've already got the Ravello & Maggie so can give this one a go. I must start thinking more 'out of the box' with my dies & not just using them as-is. Thanks for the inspiration x

  30. Hi John,
    A truly wonderful card. I don't think you've gone too far with the diamanté they really make it extra special! I'm off to have a look again at the Maggie!!
    :-) Lorna D

  31. OMG John this is lush. I'm crossing everything hoping you make the time to demo this card today, please please PLEASE !! Can't wait to see what Stella comes up with (your cards are truely amazing Stella) check em out John.

    Hope you have a great day at the studio today xx

  32. Oh John this is stunning I loved the show last night the brilliant tips and the beautiful cards.leoni is such a laugh have a good day today thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxxx

  33. Good Morning John on a sunny morning, long may it last. A beautiful card and your show last night was just fabulous loved how you used those polishes really must get around to play with mine. A stunning card I love how youve added the pearls. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  34. Hi John a Gorgous card this morning hope you do this one on the show .
    I really enjoyed the show last night and the fantastic new gilding polish look forward to seeing more.
    love jeanie xxx

  35. Morning John,
    A gorgeous card today.
    I watched your show last night, will have to catch up with the others as I'm babysitting our youngest grandson today.
    Enjoy your day

  36. Morning John a fabulous card today, I do hope that you will demonstrate it today. Fantastic shows last night and this morning. Love the gilding polish. Wondered if you could use it on an embossing folder?

  37. Hi John...The show last night was brilliant and the 'red card' WOW cannot wait for my order to come. You and Leonie make a very good show entertaining and fun!

  38. Morning John,
    Lovely card, great shows too.

  39. This one is very special John and very versatile Love it

  40. This is gorgeous John.
    Nancy xx

  41. Oh John I loved your launch show made me laugh you and Leonie and the gilding polish I got mine at AP just need 2 more to compleat my set they are lush
    Your card is absolute stunning right up my street
    Take care off to watch your 12 o'clock show X Theresa

  42. Beautiful! I'm enjoying the shows very much.

  43. Hi John,
    loved your demos on the TV, and thank you for all your helpful tips.
    Just love this card, and your very super design.
    Wonderful colour choice also.
    I was not a lover of blue till I started crafting, and saw all the wonderful shades of blue there is.
    Crafty Regards. Jenny L.

  44. Beautiful card john x I love the dies used and a very pretty colourway x off to watch your shows now as been to work , thank goodness for catch up !!!
    Theresa w x

  45. Hi John. Love today's card. The blue and white colours make it look so clean and elegant. Unfortunately I am having real problems watching the shows on TV as I keep losing the Sky signal on Hochanda so I will be busy trying to watch them on my laptop later on today.


  46. Hi John, This card is gorgeous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  47. Gorgeous card, love the design!
    Linda xxx

  48. This card is so gorgeous - love the colours. Enjoying the shows too.
    Many thanks,
    Sue Mac

  49. I do hope you demoed this one, I love it. Got all your shows stacked up to watch later. What a good evening I will have!! SueL x

  50. Absolutely fab card again today, I love the detail of the centre die and the beautiful flourishes.

  51. Beautiful, beautiful cards. Your demos so inspiring.
    Thank you so much. I completely de-stress watching you.
    Anne aka Till Lady.

  52. What a beautiful card I watched you demo it tonight and really enjoyed in fact all your shows are great. Hope it will not be long until next time.

  53. Lost my last message as the iPad froze. Love this card and loved seeing you demo it tonight. Watched all the shows. Most on Catch up.

  54. Hi John, fab shows and you and Leoni together,
    still smiling. Lovely card today
    Maria x