Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Starlights & Alchemy Wax Frame

Hello blog visitors, hope you're all well. In the midst of all the preparations for next week's Hochanda programmes, I had a chance to play with some of the products from the last shows................


I crumpled a piece of the script rice paper & glued it to the MDF frame with Magi Bond Decoupage glue, keeping the creases in place.

 

I then applied Starlights - Diamond, Topaz, White Gold - with a damp baby wipe, building up the layers by drying in between.

Once the paint was thoroughly dry, I applied Silver Alchemy Wax over the creases. I painted the Art-Cutz leaves with Topaz & Diamond Starlights.


I painted pieces of the Chickenwire Art-Cutz with Topaz Starlights & glued them in place with
I cut the bird from the collaged clocks rice paper, covered it with embossing ink & heat set with clear embossing powder to seal it. 



Starlights - Diamond   Starlights - TopazStarlights - White Gold  Alchemy Wax - Silver     Art-Cutz Chicken Wire    ST Leaf Swirl     Home 030   Rice Paper Pattern 174   Rice Paper Pattern 149  Magi Bond DecoupageMagi Bond

 The next Hochanda shows are on February 17th & 18th & there will be a ONE DAY SPECIAL, launching at 8pm on Wednesday, February 17. This will be a BRAND NEW release & it's bound to be a very popular one, so tune in at 8pm.

I'll be back with another frame in a few days. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Kirsten


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Saturday, 30 January 2016

Imagination Crafts on Hochanda - The Review

Good morning blog visitors, hope you're well & looking forward to an enjoyable weekend. We recovering from yesterday's extremely busy  & very successful day at  the Hochanda TV studios. Hopefully you saw at least one of the shows, but if you didn't here are some photos of the Imagination Crafts area & a couple of the samples that were big hits during the day..........






 The designers of the samples; 

Jennifer
Annette
Eileen
Linda
Lisa B
and of course, Sue,

did such an amazing job. There were so many cards, boxes, bottles, altered art pieces, that there was no way all of them could be seen on camera. We're going to try to have many of the projects on display on our stands at the various craft shows we & BJ Crafts will be attending during 2016, so many of you will get the chance to see them up close.



Sue & Lisa's demoes were terrific, such a variety of techniques for everyone to try. I have Sparkle Medium drying in moulds at the moment, I just have to be patient until tomorrow......



 Sue & Harvey brought even more stock to Hochanda than they did last time, but yet again, many items sold out. We're sorry if you were disappointed, but we want to say an enormous thank you to everyone who did buy yesterday. We hope you enjoy creating with your new crafting goodies & remember that we would love to see what you make with them, so why not add a photo to our Facebook page?



 To see what's left, visit www.hochanda.com.



 This is Lisa B's vase of silk flowers with added rice paper layers, really beautiful..........


Sue's demoes on the 5pm show included these MDF boxes with hinged lids............



 She used Stencil Medium, Starlights & Art-Cutz to decorate the boxes & they are stunning..........






 Thank you once again to everyone for all the kind words & compliments we had on yesterday's programmes & for your continued support. Thanks to all the designers for making such beautiful samples & to all the team at Hochanda for their hard work - special thanks must go to Charlie, who is such fun to work with, for his help & enthusiasm. 

Imagination Crafts will be back on Hochanda on February 17/18, more information about that soon. 

I will leave you with the final reminder about our Facebook Giveaway. It ends tonight, January 30, at 10pm & the winner wwill be announced sometime tomorrow, January 31. All you have to do is comment on the Giveaway post.


Until next time, have a great weekend.

Kirsten

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Friday, 29 January 2016

It's Hochanda Friday!

Good morning blog visitors, happy Friday. In a few hours Sue & Lisa will be back on Hochanda with more fab demos, gorgeous samples & lovely crafting goodies for you to buy. 

You can find all the items in the shows on the Hochanda website; www.hochanda.com, but I thought I'd show you a few of the beautiful rice papers tthat will be available. There will be two sets of these & I won't know until the 11am show what each set comprises of, so this is just a taster..........





The collaged images are lovely & because of the silk & cotton inclusions the papers are surprisingly strong & cannot be torn easily, so Lisa will be showing you an easy way to tear them.


 I will end today with this stunning trio of bottles, altered by Lisa. Look out for them on the shows...........


Programme times today:

11am, 2pm, 5pm.

I will be commenting on the demos & products on the Imagination Crafts Facebook page, during the three shows. Feel free to join in with your comments & questions.

 Channel information: 
 
Freesat 817 (24/7) Sky 663 (24/7) Freeview 39 (6am - 9pm)
 
Watch live on www.hochanda.com 

I hope to be back over the weekend with more samples & news from today's programmes.
 
Kirsten

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Thursday, 28 January 2016

Changes To Blogger

I wanted to post this here, as we're already seeing the effects of the changes being made to Blogger..................


In 2011, we announced the retirement of Google Friend Connect for all non-Blogger sites. We made an exception for Blogger to give readers an easy way to follow blogs using a variety of accounts. Yet over time, we’ve seen that most people sign into Friend Connect with a Google Account. So, in an effort to streamline, in the next few weeks we’ll be making some changes that will eventually require readers to have a Google Account to sign into Friend Connect and follow blogs. 
 
As part of this plan, starting the week of January 11, we’ll remove the ability for people with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other OpenId providers to sign in to Google Friend Connect and follow blogs. At the same time, we’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count.
We encourage you to tell affected readers (perhaps via a blog post), that if they use a non-Google Account to follow your blog, they need to sign up for a Google Account, and re-follow your blog. With a Google Account, they’ll get blogs added to their Reading List, making it easier for them to see the latest posts and activity of the blogs they follow.
 
We know how important followers are to all bloggers, but we believe this change will improve the experience for both you and your readers.  
 
Posted by Michael Goddard, Software Engineer
 



So, the upshot is that if you want to see our & other Blogger blog posts, you're going to have to have a Google account. Speaking purely personally, this is not something I'm impressed by, but there's nothing that can be done about it. We hope you'll decide it's worth creating a Google account so that you can continue to visit your favourite blogs.

Thank you,

Kirsten

Hochanda Preview, Day Two

Good morning, I have two more of Lisa B's samples for tomorrow's programmes on Hochanda to show you today..................


The products used on these cards will be available on the Hochanda website tomorrow & we'll be sharing more samples on the Imagination Crafts Facebook page.


Programme times for tomorrow are 11am, 2pm & 5pm.

Sue & Lisa have prepared lots more fantastic demos & samples. Sue will be doing a mini masterclass on Sparkle Medium, showing you different techniques, which will include die cutting & using moulds.

Lisa will be using Starlights, new sets of the gorgeous rice papers & Imagination's Chalk paints in her demos.

There will new special offers, including; another set of Starlights, a special offer on Sparkle Medium, a HALF PRICE offer a set of BRAND NEW stencils & much more. 

 Channel information: 
 
Freesat 817 (24/7) Sky 663 (24/7) Freeview 39 (6am - 9pm)
 
Watch live on www.hochanda.com 
 
The 3000 'likes' giveaway on our Facebook page will end on Saturday night, January 30, at 10pm.............
 
 

Thanks for visiting the blog today. 
 
Kirsten

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Hochanda Preview, Day One

Good morning crafters, happy Wednesday. Following on from last night's post about Friday's Hochanda programmes, I would like to show you a few of Lisa B's samples. 

These MDF hinged boxes were popular during the One Day Special programmes, so we've brought them back & these have an even fancier fastening..............




 A beautiful wall hanging made with rice paper & Sparkle Medium........



You'll find details of the products used on these projects on the Hochanda website on Friday. 

Programme times: 11am, 2pm, 5pm.


 Channel information: 

 
Freesat 817 (24/7) Sky 663 (24/7) Freeview 39 (6am - 9pm)
 


Watch live on www.hochanda.com 
I'll be back tomorrow with a few more of Lisa's samples. Until then, happy crafting.
Kirsten 
Remember to enter our Facebook Giveaway. It ends at 10pm on Saturday, January 30.
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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Back To Hochanda On Friday




Good evening crafters, I hope you're having a great week so far. We wanted to let you know that Imagination Crafts will be back on Hochanda this coming Friday, January 29 for three hour-long programmes, at 11am, 2pm & 5pm.

Sue & Lisa have prepared lots more fantastic demos & samples. Sue will be doing a mini masterclass on Sparkle Medium, showing you different techniques, which will include die cutting & using moulds.

Lisa will be using Starlights, new sets of the gorgeous rice papers & Imagination's Chalk paints in her demos.

There will new special offers, including; another set of Starlights, a special offer on Sparkle Medium, a HALF PRICE offer a set of BRAND NEW stencils & much more. 

 Channel information: 
 
Freesat 817 (24/7) Sky 663 (24/7) Freeview 39 (6am - 9pm)
 
Watch live on www.hochanda.com

I hope to start sharing sneak peeks of Sue & Lisa's samples here & on the 
Imagination Crafts' Facebook page over the next few days & I will also be commenting on Friday's programmes on Facebook. Feel free to join in with comments & any questions you might have about the products & demos. 

The 3000 'likes' giveaway on our Facebook page has exceeded our wildest expectations & we are very grateful to everyone for their kind comments. The giveaway continues until 10pm on Saturday, January 30, so there is still plenty of time for you to enter. I think you'll agree that the prize is rather special................


I will leave you with a card I made using Starlights, the Windy Tree stencil &
Black Stars Sparkle Medium. I used mini blending tools to swipe the Starlights over white card, doing so seems to separate the gilding flakes from the paint slightly & allow for different layers of colour. I couldn't decide on a sentiment so I left the card blank for now.............



Starlights - SilverStarlights - TurquoiseStarlights - Blue      


Starlights - Platinum SM Black Stars       ST Windy Tree   


Thank you for visiting the blog today, we'll be back soon. 

Kirsten.

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