Friday, 12 August 2016

Shows, Demos & Updates...

Happy Friday,

A bot of  news filled blog post today firstly the move!  The craft cave is now almost up ad running and it took a lot longer than I thought!!  Yes I didi keep running into things in my stash I forgot I had and stopping to play!  However I have also had a set of Hochanda One Day Special shows to prepare for which start tonight at 8pm!  So todays Card is my first demo on this evenings shows and finally shows you the Kitchen Roll technique, tune in at 8pm channel 39, Sky 663 or online in HD at

In other news a quick reminder that next Sunday (the 21st) I will be running workshops with the Famous Phill Martin at one of his fab Craftathons!  Theres more details on the picture below however a little bird told me ( alright it's Mr Martin) that there are a few spaces left ( I think he has added some as we already seem to be at the number first mentions.  However this is now held in a larger venue than before and will be the first time Phill and have have workshopped together!

To book places please contact Honeypot Crafts in either Sheffield or Nottingham stores.

Finally My internet does not go in to Cassa Craft Cave until next Friday so the blog posts may be lighter than usual but there will be something everyday!



  1. A fantastic card John, hope you enjoy your craftathon with Phil, glad your move went well and enjoy your new craft cave.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Beautiful card today John. Thanks for sharing all your news. Glad the move has gone well and good luck with the Craftathon.
    D x

  3. Hi John, love this card, the die is great and you can use it so many ways. The background is brilliant, must watch to see the paper towel technique. Hope the shows go well. take care. Bx

  4. The paper towel technique sounds interesting - recorder set. Pleased to hear move went well.

  5. Hi John
    Today's card will make everyone smile, I love it.

  6. Morning John, so pleased the move went well, but finding all those things that you forgot you had, well that is the story of my life too, ha ha. shame about the wifi bit but only a week, so we can live with that.

    Today's card is really bright and colourful, made me smile.......excuse the pun........I will be watching tonight as I love your Hochanda show's, I wished I lived nearer so that I could get to the workshops with you and Phill I bet that will be a laugh a minute with you both.

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

  7. Morning John and crafters all,
    Well John SMILE that is what you and Phil will be doing on Sunday , enjoy your Craftathon wished like June I lived nearer to attend!!!!
    Lovely card, looking forward to tonight and tomorrow's shows on Hochanda.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxxx

  8. Great card John! Glad the craft cave is coming along, looking forward to seeing photos!
    Maggie B xx

  9. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card. I love the background it goes so well with the die. I am so pleased that your move went well. It must have been quite a job to move your craft cave. I am looking forward to your shows. Have a safe journey. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  10. Hi John.
    A great card Thank you.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  11. Hi John
    A gorgeous card, can't wait to see the kitchen roll technique. Recorder is set for your shows.
    Glad to hear the move went well. Enjoy the craftathon with the lovely Phill.
    B xx

  12. Morning John,
    Wow a stunning card today absolutely gorgeous.
    I must record your shows to see how you made this card.
    Glad to hear you are almost sorted in your new craft cave, sends like it is bigger than the last one, more room for stash lol.
    Enjoy your preparations

  13. Lovely card John. Looking forward to watching tonight.
    Glad the move went well.
    Love Valxx

  14. Superb card John. Look forward to seeing demo. Pleased you've got your craft cave up and running. Joyce x

  15. What a great card, John. Looking forward to they shows.

    Anne (Northampton)

  16. Great card John. Will be watching tonight. Glad the move went OK and the craft cave is up and running. Love Rosemarie X

  17. Lovely card John. Recorder set for all the shows. Looking forward to the technique used for this card. Marion S x

  18. Hi John. Had forgotten you were on telly tonight, nice suprise and look forward to seeing the much awaited technique. Hope you will be very happy in your new home. See you at Phill's. Wow, that's come around quickly. SueL x

  19. Ooh I wish I could make it to your craftathon. Look forward to the shows, will record them as Johns son arrives tonight while you are on. xxxx

  20. Morning John so glad to hear that now settling into your new craft cave, it must be so exciting to be using a new room, good luck on finding your goodies. I love this card and I will be recording your show, the colours look stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  21. Morning John
    Good to hear the Craft Cave is coming on! Love the card and wil try to meet you in Sheffield!
    Anne M xxx

  22. Hi John,
    what's there not to smile about? That card is gorgeous.
    Hugs, Rose

  23. Morning John,
    Lovely card.

  24. Eh up John
    At first glance I didn't see the "S" and did wonder why the sentiment was "Mile" lol! I personally would lose the right hand bow (not the flower) but the background looks amazing so I'm looking forward to the demo.
    Also looking forward to seeing the new cave when you're sorted. Be interesting to see how you've managed to fit it all in lol!
    Ang x

  25. Hi John,
    Beautiful Card
    Hugs From Sam xxx

  26. Hi John

    Interesting card, I'm wondering if the kitchen roll technique is similar to using the masking tape technique? I shall be watching tonight to find out

    June x

  27. Hi John love the card it brill see you tonight xx
    Love June Horrocks xxxx

  28. Lovely card john x looking forward to your shows x glad the move went well even with the crafty distractions !
    Theresa w x

  29. Hi John. Glad the move went well. I am still waiting for a complete chain until I can actually start planning my move! Love how you have done the background of this card and will have to watch you on catch up to see how you did it as I am out this evening. I always find green quite a difficult colour to work with but it looks perfect here teamed up with blue.


  30. Stunning card John your colour choices and background is lush X X X

  31. Done TV catch up is in the offing tomorrow as I too forgot you were on the box. Lovely card. Like the background.


  32. Hi John a great card today. Missed your show but will watch it on catch-up . Love your shows as they are always so informative and humourous