Friday, 24 August 2018

Sneek Peek Christmas 2...

Happy Friday,

I thought it was time I shared a peek of my new Christmas die release that launches on Hochanda Monday evening at 6pm.  This release has 2 main collections however as it is the 3rd Birthday of Hochanda there may be new things popping up at different hours!

The first new die I want to share is the large lantern die.  This is designed to create a full size (5" wide x 7" tall) Lantern with 2 sheets of A4 card and 2 passes through your die cutting machine.

Here are 2 examples cut in black with my poinsettias and scene dies inside and also in distressed Kraft card with an autumnal feel with the Gerbera Leaves and acorns.

There is also a mini version which makes a smaller lantern in the same style here i used it to make a string of Christmas lights.

Tune in tomorrow for another sneak peak of the elegant snowflake collection or tune in Monday evening at 6pm to see the whole collection.



  1. Hi John, O M G these look absolutely amazing they definitely will be an astounding success.Well done you.Stay healthy and happy.
    Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

  2. Hi John.
    What can we say only just stunning, Thank you.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  3. Great projects, they look fantastic.


  4. These are gorgeous, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  5. Ingenious John. Look forward to the launch.

  6. Those look lovely John. Look forward to seeing the shows. xxx

  7. Morning John,........ oh my goodness what a BRILLIANT idea, I adore lanterns and you have made some beautifully stunning samples, yes these are definitely going into my basket.

    I am so looking forward to the other samples, how can you better these ones.

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

  8. These are just beautiful, Kate x x

  9. Morning John,
    Beautiful lanterns

  10. Wow, wow, wow. These lanterns look fantastic John. So looking forward to Mondays show.
    Love Valx

  11. Hi John. Wow, gorgeous. I thought at first sight you had bought a lantern and decorated it, not realising it was a die. Absolutely beautiful. SueL x

  12. Wow wow wow. Love this project. Can’t wait until Monday to see it. These look great dies which I think we will all want. Thank you. Have a good weekend. Take carexxx

  13. Wow, how gorgeous are these samples! You are clever!
    Looking forward to your shows.

  14. Oh wow John those lanterns are stunning. The dies are just amazing. I can't wait for your shows. I am certainly going to have no money left. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  15. Love these John I must have the dies look forward to your shows
    Love June Horrocks xxxxxxxxxcc

  16. These are gorgeous I love the shape of them Instead of the “bog standard” four sided lanterns

  17. Hi John. These are all so pretty, I can't decide which one I like the best! Can't wait to see the demos.


  18. Hello John,
    I think these deserve several Wows!!! Love those! I’m so looking forward to what you have in store next week!
    I’m in a bit of a muddle here! Craft room ready for painting but Painter on holiday! Hey ho!
    Many thanks ,
    Love Myra xx

  19. Hello John,
    Wow, I feel a purchase coming on this is fantastic!
    love Maureen xx

  20. Marie P. from Longridge25 August 2018 at 10:51

    Absolutely gorgeous John. I can't wait to see what else you have in store.
    I can almost FEEL a purchase coming on
    Have a great week-end.
    Marie P.

  21. Oh dear John, you have really done it this time, what fantastic dies, and your samples are superb. Now these dies, I really do need!! Bx