Saturday, 10 December 2016

fancy a Coffee?...

Happy Saturday,

Today finds me doing my last workshop of the year at JGD crafts in sutton in ashfield.  I have arranged a good friend to sort my diary for next year for me so there will be, after Christmas is out of the way, a new page listing all my demos and workshops with Links where possible.

Todays card was a demo on Hochanda in the 9am hour yesterday however I did manage to spill PVA dimensional glue over the card as finishing so its well worth a look on rewind if you want a laugh!

This is shaker card with a difference made with the garden shadow box and filled with coffee beans so it smells really homely!

I simply cut the elements from the thanks a latte accessory set in chestnut foundation card.  I then added cosmic white and chocolate brown to make the cream or foam on the latte and on the muffin and donut.

to see exactly how this was made watch on Hochanda rewind HERE.



  1. Hi John.
    Thank you a great card, my favorite drink.
    take care and have fun Kitty.

  2. Morning John, a fabulous card and I can smell it from here, still to watch yesterday's shows looking forward to see your booboo.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Morning John and crafters all
    Lovely card and yes saw you spill the glue on Hochanda, ''twas a bit of a hilariously funny hour, poor Hannah!!!!
    She didn't know whether to laugh or cry!!
    If you had wanted the nozzle off the bottle you would never have done it.
    Enjoy your demo day.
    Love and crafty hugs to all.
    Tina T xxxx

  4. Hi John,
    Love this card.
    Enjoy your day

  5. Great card John, enjoy your workshop today
    Marion S x

  6. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card. What a good idea to use coffee beans. Enjoy your last workshop of the year there is going to be plenty of cake. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  7. Gorgeous card, really lovely.


  8. Great card and I bet the coffee beans smell wonderful. Wifi in this hotel isn't bad but not good enough for videos, etc. Will have to wait until I get home tonight to watch yours.
    Have a great day.
    Happy crafting.
    D xx

  9. Hi John
    A great card. Glue-gate was such a shame and a cautionary note for us all.
    B xx

  10. Morning John, I love the latte card, and yes I again did a rewind and watched the show for a 3rd time, I know it wasn't for you but I thought it was so funny because you were a true professional and didn't show how you actually felt inside, we have all done it and I am sure we will do it again and again, however, you did show the repaired card again in the next show and you would never have known it was the same one. 100% a star as always.

    Enjoy your last workshop today

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

  11. Hi John, I love this card, and can just imagine the aroma from the coffee beans. The demo was going so well until the glue incident. I had a similar episode last week, but not on live TV, you handled it very well. Take care. Bx

  12. Still to watch this demo!! Love the idea of this card.

    Anne (Northampton)

  13. Hi John,
    Great idea for a coffee lover, I did catch your demo and you dealt with the spillage very professionally. Your cards and ideas are always an inspiration, thanks for sharing,

  14. Hi John. What a great idea for a card. Love the colour scheme.


  15. Love the card John I was watching the show when the glue spilt I scared my poor dog shouting omg no
    But you just carried on so professional.
    Love June horrocks xxxxxx

  16. Love this card john x think we all have had a ' glue incident' but not infront of millions !!!
    Theresa w x

  17. Hi John

    Love the design of this card and all the embellishments that go with it

    June x

  18. Morning John, I loved watching you demo this lovely card, you were going great guns when the unfortunate accident occurred, such a shame, I bet your heart went 'thud' when it happened. The way you brought the coffees etc to life with the froth and steam was fantastic to watch. I love this.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  19. Morning John,
    Great card, I did see the mishap it's good to know that even the experts make mistakes.

  20. Hi John. Lovely "coffee" card. If you are going to have a mishap it has to be on TV. You handled it so well. Love Rosemarie X

  21. Lovely card John. Felt so sorry for you when the glue spilt over your card, after all the work that had gone into it.
    Annette x

  22. Hi John. Great card. I did cringe when the top came off the glue but you handled it so well.
    Love Valxxx

  23. Great card. Wish I could smell the coffee! I did get to watch your demo shows on hochanda and saw you spill the PVA glue onto your card. OOps! We all make those big mistakes after we have spent so much time and effort making our cards. Sometimes life goes that way. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

  24. Amazing card John. Did see the accident and thought you handled it well. Thank you for sharing this amazing design

  25. What a pro !! You were fantastic - and it was such a lovely card, such a good idea with the shaker beans and frothy coffee. You gave us good laugh - in a nice way!!
    Still smiling, I think I will have to watch it again. Have a lovely Christmas John.
    Anne from Calne

  26. Great card and a brilliant idea to use coffee beans as the shaker pieces

  27. Eh up John
    All of the cards you have made with the shadow box dies have been brilliant. Using coffee beans as a shaker is genius!
    I've saved your "moment" to watch tomorrow but I'm sure that you were the consummate professional lol!
    Ang x

  28. John, Hello, what a star you are! Just watched the Show and can't believe how calm you remained! As others have said - it has happened to me too but not with an audience! Well done! Great Show and lovely cards.
    Love Myra