Saturday, 2 April 2016

Hochanda One Day Special Tonight!!

Good morning! It's the weekend, hurrah!! Thank you all VERY much for the kind comments on 
our recent blog post & Facebook posts regarding Hochanda & Freeview. We felt it was very important that you understood what was happening & we're glad to have helped in our small way. 

We're now less than eight hours away from our new One Day Special on Hochanda - the launch show with Sue & Lisa is 8pm tonight. Already, the Mixed Media Spray Inks are creating quite a stir & that's with just posting a few photos of card samples! Obviously, you won't see them on the Hochanda website until 8pm tonight, but some of the other items in the shows are listed, so visit 

Remember we mentioned the EIGHT new demo videos, made by Sue & Lisa?? The first ones have been uploaded to our YouTube channel!! These demo videos feature Starlights, the new Mixed Media Sprays, Sparkle Medium & much more, so we'd love it if you can take some time to watch & let us know what you think.

Let's end this post with a few more sample cards for the Hochanda shows............

Made by Sue..............

Made by Lisa B..............

Made by Jennifer Johnston.............

Made by Eileen Godwin..................

You'll find more photos of gorgeous cards made for the Hochanda shows on our Facebook page.

Once again, the ODS launched TONIGHT at 8pm on Hochanda. Tomorrow's shows are at

9am, 12, 4 & 7pm.

For details on how to watch, see

Hochanda also have a catch up service. You can watch the shows on their website for a week following transmission of the live shows.

That's it for now. Thank you once again & have a great weekend.


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Friday, 1 April 2016

Hochanda ONE DAY SPECIAL Tomorrow!

Evening, hope everyone's had a great Friday. I'm back with a few more of Sue & Lisa B's sample cards for this weekend's Imagination One Day Special on Hochanda.

We're launching our BRAND NEW Mixed Media Inks & we hope you're going to love them as much as we do. If you like bright, zingy colours, then they are most definitely for you. Sue & Lisa have lots of demos planned for the Hochanda shows, so you won't want to miss them.

Programme times are:

Saturday, April 2 at 8pm
Sunday, April 3 at 9am, 12 noon, 4 & 7pm.

Here are a few of Sue's cards....................

A few of Lisa's cards..............

Of course, there will be lots of other Imagination products in our Hochanda shows, including a new stencil offer, a Sparkle Medium selection & a new Art Stamps selection, so you will have lots to choose from. 

As I said last night, many of you probably know that Hochanda is not on Freeview at the moment. This is due to a reorganisation of the Freeview channels by ITV & it's out of Hochanda's hands. It's a nuisance for everyone concerned, but it's just a temporary blip & we will all be back on Freeview in early May. In the meantime go here for all the information on the other ways you can watch our programmes;

If you're unable to watch the live shows, you can watch them later on Hochanda's catch-up service;

We have more card samples from Sue & Lisa to show you, so there'll be another blog post in the morning & we're adding photos to our Facebook page also. Keep an eye on our product list on the Hochanda website as it will be updated in the next 24 hours.

In yet more exciting news for Imagination fans, Hochanda are going to be broadcasting live from the Crafting at Ally Pally event at Alexandra Palace, London, next Saturday & Sunday, April 9 & 10 & Sue will be taking part on Saturday, at 3pm. 

We will post more information here, on our Facebook page & Twitter account in the coming week & you can also follow the Hochanda blog/Facebook page/Twitter account too.

Until tomorrow, have a great evening. 


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Thursday, 31 March 2016

Newsletter From Sue & Hochanda One Day Special


Hello everyone,

Sorry, this is a bit of a long one, but there is a lot to tell you!

First of all, it’s that time again and we wanted to let you know about our new One Day Special, launching on Hochanda Craft TV this Saturday, 2 April at 8.00pm and following on through Sunday 3 April, at the usual times of 9am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm. 

We are launching our wonderful, brand new Mixed Media Ink Sprays. These are lovely soft, chalky spritzer inks that are so rich and luscious.  As ever, I am going to be completely honest with you; I never really rated Ink Sprays before, but I have fallen in love with these and they will be an absolute staple in my craft stash from now on.  They are a cut above anything I have ever used and of course, Lisa and I will be using them in lots of different ways, as we know you would be disappointed if we didn’t and there is enough of that around at the moment! 

We are also launching some brand new Art Stamps in the ODS kit and there is a saving on this launch kit of £10.00 and it is also on 2 Flexibuys, so that is really good news!! 

There are more special offers on 2 half price stencil sets and a bargain on the Sparkle Medium set, so product and price wise it doesn’t get any better than that. 

As many of you will have heard by now, Hochanda is temporarily off air on Freeview, which is a huge blow to us and all the other craft companies and customers, as it means lots of us won’t be able to watch the programmes.  As ever with these things, lots of rumours abound but we will tell you everything we know and Hochanda have put an announcement on their Facebook Page explaining, but we are going to give you our explanation as we understand it. 

Basically ITV own the Freeview channels and lease them to other companies, (a bit like BT own the phone lines and British Rail own the tracks the trains run on – enough said on that one!!)

ITV in their wisdom have decided to change the children’s channel CITV and ITV +3 and it involves them using Channel 39, the Freeview channel used by Hochanda = problem!   

We are obviously not privy to the ins and outs of the mysteries of ITV and TV broadcasting platforms, but the good news is that the problem will be resolved by mid-May.  That doesn’t help anyone until then but everyone is trying to do what they can to manage the problem, (these days called a ‘challenge’), which this certainly is.  The result is we all miss out in various ways and no one is happy about it.

 We are taking the view my Mum used to take - and I suppose it's an old-fashioned view in some respects -  when she used to say ‘put your best foot forward and do your best under the circumstances’.  So with Mum in mind we are going to carry on until normal service is resumed.  We can shout and scream, but it isn’t going to help. 

Instead, we have decided to try and help you, our lovely customers and Lisa and I have recorded 8 - YES, 8!! - YouTube videos, which we will be uploading next week. You can watch in-depth demonstrations, with no interruptions, to help you to see what we have been doing and craft along with us.  We have put so much work into them and 8 videos are a lot of work, but we believe our lovely crafters are worth every minute of it and we really want to help to say how very sorry we are that this has happened.   We will let you know all the details next week.  We also appreciate that not everyone has unlimited broadband usage so you can download them one at a time and watch them at your leisure and of course if we can help you with any questions or products, you only have to ask.

You can subscribe to our YouTube channel in advance & that way you'll get an email notification when the new content is added.

As you can see we have detailed below where you can watch our programmes on Hochanda and for those of you who can’t join us we hope to see you again in May. Once again, many, many apologies for this inconvenience.

Until next time, best wishes,

Sue & Harvey.

~ Cards in this post by Sue Baker & Lisa B ~

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