Friday, 10 March 2017


Happy Friday,

As I have shows tonight and tomorrow on Hochanda there isn't a vintage Friday this week but I promise it will be back next week!  I wanted to share a couple of the samples from this weekends shows today so here's 2 of the planned demos made using the Cascading Butterflies die.  This is a fabulous die as the 2 dies in the set, when used together, produce 7 different die cut shapes!

to see how either of the cards, and many more, are made tonight at 8pm on Hochanda ( Freeview channel 85, Sky 663 or online at or tomorrow at 9am, 12pm, 4pm and Final Call at 7pm.



  1. Hi John
    Such lovely cards, I was very lucky to have won the Cascading Butterflies from Sue's blog when she was running the new release competition and I've made a few cards with them. I'm looking forward to seeing your shows for more ideas.
    Chris xx.

  2. Morning John, two beautiful cards I really like the first one with the hessian look background. Have recorder all set for your shows.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Hi John.
    Thank you the recorder is all set.
    Very pretty card. take care and have fun Kitty.

  4. Hi John, two beautiful cards, this is a great die set. Will go set the recording of the shows, to get all the tips and techniques and no doubt tons of inspiration. Have a great day. Bx

  5. Hi John
    Love the hessian look to to your card. I will be watching the shows,love all your inspiration you give.
    Thanks Jan

  6. Morning John, 2 stunning cards today, the first is my favourite because I also like the flower embellishment and stick pins that you have decorated it with. Will be watching the show, got my popcorn and ice-cream (in freezer) all ready.

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

  7. Two lovely cards John.Butterflies are always popular.Like hessian background on first one.Recorder set for shows.Joycex

  8. Good morning John your cards are gorgeous I love the dies they are beautiful. Butterflies are always popular. I am looking forward to your shows. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  9. This is more my style Jon I think this one will have to go on my shopping list, xxx

  10. Hi John
    Lovely cards. The recorder is set for your shows.
    Hope your craft cave has recovered from its tantrum.
    B xx

  11. Two great cards-looking forward to watching your shows.
    Your craft cave is looking fantastic-could we see where you sit & create these lovely cards???


  12. Can't go wrong with flutterbies John and these are two gorgeous cards with lovely colours and fabulous designs, Kate x

  13. Hi John. Two lovely cards today, but I think the hessian one wins for me. Was that real hessian or paper effect? Either way it looks great. Nice to see stick pins again. Love Rosemarie X

  14. Looking forward to seeing all your demos this evening and tomorrow.
    I went to CE Towers yesterday - ostensibly to buy black CS detail embossing powder but of course much more managed to leap into my basket! Tracey showed me boxes of the latest product - glimmer kiss which she said you will be showing at a later date. Looks wonderful.

  15. Two beauties here John, number 1 hits the spot for me .
    Elaine H X

  16. This was my favourite die from Sue's last release so will watch the shows with interest, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  17. Hi John
    Lovely cards, I just cannot get enough of butterflies, looking forward to your shows x x x

  18. Good morning John, two beautiful cards, looking forward to your shows.
    Marion S x

  19. Morning John

    Your cards are beautiful. Only this week I used my cascading butterflies die set and I made one of my cards in black, red and white!

    Really looking forward to your shows :)

    June x

  20. Two lovely cards I have this die set on my Wish List so I'm really looking forward to seeing you use them

  21. Gorgeous cards John, looking forward to your shows

  22. Morning John, two lovely cards today. I think the first one is my favourite.

  23. Love the cards John the first one my fav thank you
    Love June horrocks xxxx

  24. Hi John
    Lovely cards, can never go wrong with butterflies.

  25. Morning John, I absolutely love the first card, the colours are beautiful and the different textures/papers 'marry' beautifully.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  26. Good morning John
    Two lovely cards I really like the cascading butterflies this die is on my wish list, I'm looking forward to watching your shows

  27. Rose in Chester10 March 2017 at 11:34

    Hi John,
    THAT'S IT! your cards are just the straw that broke the camel's back - I have plenty of butterfly cards so didn't buy this one as well, but I now NEED it.
    Looking forward to seeing you this weekend (on the box).
    Hugs, Rose

  28. Very pretty. I like the hessian one. Hope the shows go well tonight. I'll be watching, as usual. xx

  29. Thank you John - looks like a must have die !!!

  30. Morning John,
    Love the cascading butterflies, this was the first one I purchased when the collection was launched, I have used it so many times.
    Love your take too.

  31. Two lovely cards John so I look forward to seeing more tonight love from Jackie xx

  32. Hello John,
    Like many others I know I , too, have this Die set! It's beautiful and very versatile - your definition of versatile will no doubt be much better than mine! Looking for Ward to the shows so much. Today's cards are lovely! I made some yesterday using the Die for only the second time.
    Are you sure Brenda isn't on commission??? Lol!
    Love Myra

  33. Love, love, love today's cards using the Cascading Butterflies. The one using the Hessian is amazing, on Monday I actually had that one in my hand to touch, feel and admire.
    Good luck for tonight, I will be looking in to pick up ideas from your wonderful work and your hints and tips.
    Patricia X

  34. Good Afternoon John, sorry I missed a couple of days been in hospital and got a bit behind. Two beautiful cards today and Im looking forward to your shows. hugs Shirleyxx

  35. Two beautiful cards John. Looking forward to the show tonight but will have to watch at 10pm as iceskating first. No Myra I am not on commission. Ha ha. I also have this die. It was first on my list to buy. Anything with butterflies always is. Thanks for sharing them John.

  36. Fab cards John. Love the Hessian effect. Looking forward to the Hochanda shows this weekend. Hope you are due a few days off when you get home, you must be shattered with all you have been up to over the last week or so. :-)

  37. Fab cards John. Love the Hessian effect. Looking forward to the Hochanda shows this weekend. Hope you are due a few days off when you get home, you must be shattered with all you have been up to over the last week or so. :-)

  38. Eh up John
    I'm not normally a hessian kinda gal but I'm really drawn to that one. Wonderfully textural.
    Looking forward to the shows.
    Ang x

  39. John i love both of these, i love the natural look
    to the first one. can't wait to see the demo.
    Loved the show tonight and looking forward to tomorrows