Saturday, 15 July 2017

The countdown is over!...

Happy Saturday,

I really hope you have all enjoyed the countdown and all the rumours I have to say I have!  The day is here so it's time to share my new Direction.  As of Today I am launching my own brand and ranges under the title of John Next Door!  The range is in collaboration with Crafts Too which is a fantastic Family Owned Craft brand and Distributor.  Their range covers all areas of the Craft world from Dies and stamps to Tools paper and everything any crafter ( like me) would drool over.

The Brand - The John Next Door brand is designed by me and will encompass all areas of the crafting world in fact the tag line is For The Makers.  I know that a lot of my Blog Family, like me, move between crafts and love trying something new.  This moves us from being paper crafters to more of makers with fabric, home decor baking and all aspects of the hand made world being things we love and do.  Therefore the brand will have new ranges every month based on existing and new areas of Craft.

There is no schedule of new stamps every month or set ranges I have taken a far more eclectic look at the range and it will change based on techniques and projects I am loving!  The First release is below with the launch of the New Media Plates, stamps and stencils / masks.  We have been working very hard to create a new system that is easy to use with new techniques that is easy ( just my cup of tea!)

The first range will launch on Hochanda TV on Tuesday 18th July ( next Tuesday) at 10am with a further show at 2pm I do hope you can tune in to see the launch and hopefully learn some new ideas and techniques designed to take our skill levels somewhere new!

Some of the range will be available on the Art of Craft stand today and tomorrow at Crafting Live in Doncaster so those going will be able to see the range in use first.  failing that the Full range will launch on Tuesday on Hochanda!


Over the next few months I have Embossing folders, fabric crafts with Stencils, Dies, stamps and so much more ready to go!  We have also been working with a company in France to deliver a fantastic range of Inks, paints, pastes and other products which have amazing attributes and are fantastic value ( always important to me)



I hope you will all enjoy this new direction for my Crafting Journey and love the John Next Door brand as much as I do!  To get you stared here is the first New youtube video featuring how to use the Media Plates that everyone has been asking about!

Over the next few days I will post sample pictures ( and there are youtube videos showing the techniques) However there are a few above and Mrs Duck has been playing with the stamps and is showing some ion her Blog click HERE to see what she has come up with!

Enjoy...

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  2. Your samples are looking good John I will be tuning in to watch your launch on Tuesday. Good luck!!! xx

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  3. Congratulations on your launch John and I very much look forward to seeing you back at Hochanda on Tuesday, you have been greatly missed.
    Good Luck
    Michael

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  4. Congratulations on your new launch John, I am sure it will be successful.Great news that you will be back on hochanda. Joycex

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  5. WOW, oh! WOW! loving all the samples .... so exciting!
    FANTASTIC!! we will see you on our Tellys once again ... I have booked the remote!!
    All the luck in the world for the launch.
    Told you .... Stamps and More .... SAM!!!
    Hugs
    Patricia xxx

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  6. Morning John, oh I am so proud of you and what you have achieved, this new venture is right up your street, as an all round crafter you know what us crafters like, yes stretching our skills to try new things, not all is everyone's cup of tea, we all like certain things, personally as you know I am not a messy crafter, I love my dies and bling from lot's of different companies, but that is good because we all admire other's work and achievements, we bounce ideas off of each other and to have you bringing out your own range and also lots of new things on Hochanda is fantastic news.

    Enjoy yourself at Doncaster this weekend, wish I could get there to purchase some of your stuff, but only got another 2 weeks before our big event.

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

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  7. Hi John.
    Thank you, a great video.
    So glad you will be back on tv.
    Very best wishes and good luck in your new venture.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

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  8. Wonderful news John! Will definitely be watching on Tuesday. I've missed seeing you on Hochanda. Look forward to seeing you tomorrow and hearing about your new range. xxx

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  9. Fabulous. Love the range and I think even I could manage to make something good with my terrible hands after watching the video. Good luck with the new venture and pleased you're back on Hochanda. Have a great time in Doncaster- wish I could be there.
    Crafty hugs,
    D xx

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  10. Will be tuned in to see you on Hochanda, Big Congratulations, it all looks fab, cant wait to see the shows. Well done

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  11. Congratulations John. Look amazing. Am so pleased you will be on Hochanda. Cannot wait. The very best of luck to you. Denise xx

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  12. So pleased for you John, I'm sure you will do really well. Looking forward to seeing you back on Hochanda. Enjoy Doncaster, sorry I can't make it. Hugs X X

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  13. Well wow John. I knew it would be something great that you were coming up with when I saw you last. The video is so clear and I'm sure what you will show on Tuesday (will have to record) will be equally easy to follow.
    Good luck with the launch and I know your products will be a huge success with crafters. Over to Ang's blog now!
    Jan
    Northampton

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  14. Hi John
    Congratulations on your new venture I'm sure it will be a great success I will be watching Hochanda. Your new stamps look wonderful.
    Jan

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  15. I am delighted for you John, you so deserve this and congratulations. Fantastic news!! See you later at Doncaster.
    Much love
    Linda xxxx πŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜˜

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  16. Congratulations on your new launch, wishing you every success with your new venture... xxx

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  17. Congratulations and I wish you all the success in the world with your new venture.
    Even I will have a go with more stamping after watching your tutorial you are able to get things over so well. I picked up so many tips from your demo day at Adrian's.
    Hazel x

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  18. Fantastic cards, great video and a brilliant new range of products.

    Wishing you every success in this new venture.

    Michele

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  19. I suspect the Art of Craft stand will be the busiest of all at Doncaster! Such wonderful samples and the video is excellent. My birthday is next month - what excellent timing!

    I wish you all the luck in the world with your new venture, John. You have exciting times ahead.

    Best wishes

    Anne (Northampton)

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  20. Morning John, Fantastic !! I'm looking forward to seeing your first release today at Doncaster, yippeeeeeeeeee !!
    Good Luck with your new venture John.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  21. Congratulations and Good Luck for your new venture, I am sure it will be a huge success.
    Will be tuned in to Hochanda and do hope you will be at Newbury show as Doncaster is too far for me.
    Best wishes Anne from Calne

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  23. Congratulations and all the best for your new venture. Will be tuning in.

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  24. Congratulations John, well deserved! x

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  25. Hi John. Can you use your media plates with other stamp press tools please? I wish you every success and thank you _ this is right up my street! x

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  26. Hi John. Can you use your media plates with other stamp press tools please? I wish you every success and thank you _ this is right up my street! x

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  27. Hi John
    The new range looks amazing, well done you. I'm so pleased for you and delighted you will be back on hochanda, your demoing is so inspirational and you know how to go off piste to showcase a whole range rather than just the demo you've prepped, a skill not many people seem to have. Enjoy Doncaster and have a little celebration.
    Love Diane x

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  28. Well done John, can't wait for Tuesday xx

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  29. Hi John
    wow, fabulous news, well done you! A great video tutorial; I'm especially pleased because I bought one of those oval media plates from Newbury thinking to have a bit of a play, but you've now given my play some direction. I'm really looking forward to your Hochanda shows, great to know you'll be back on the tv, and future video tutorials.
    Have a great time at Doncaster.
    B xx

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  30. Morning John, CONGRATULATIONS on your new adventure looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday and get all your inspiration, I'm off to look at your video now.
    Nancyd xx

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  31. Good luck john, not that you will need it you have a lot of followers like me how love all your stuff.Reminder set ready to watch.

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  32. Good Luck John, have missed you so much on Hochanda so can't wait for Tuesday

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  33. Morning John, sooooooo pleased for you. Looking forward to seeing you at Doncaster and having a peek at the new stamps. Will watch the tutorial later or I will be late ! WakeyL

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  34. I'm delighted for you John. Love all the new stamps and goodies and the video is great.

    Wishing you a well deserved success and looking forward to seeing you on Hochanda again. You've been greatly missed.
    Love Valxxx

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  35. Eh up John
    Hope this brings you the success you so richly deserve matey. You have worked hard over the past 3 years to get to this point and its fantasic to see your own name in lights.
    Thank you for trusting me with your "babies". I've loved playing with them and hope I've done them justice.
    I'm sure you are going to be a busy boy this weekend at Donny lol!
    Ang x

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  36. Morning John, so glad to see your new products and yes they were worth waiting for. So looking forward to seeing you show them off on Hochanda. Have not yet seen the Video - something to look forward to later.
    Just want to wish you huge success on your new venture - you really do deserve it
    Wendyx

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  37. Hi John nice to have you back with us you've been missed , can't wait for the new show on Tuesday , your stamps look fantastic so congratulations and good luck for the future I'm sure your brand will be a great success , best wishes , Pat xxxxx

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  38. Morning John,
    What an exciting time for you, I'm sure all of the products will be a great success.
    Lydia
    x

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  39. Morning John,
    Congratulations on your new direction and wish you all the luck you deserve it as you are very artistic, which the fabulous samples show!
    I am sure the launch will be a great success you can now show your versatility and talent.
    Great to see you again on tv.
    Take care Jane B.

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  40. Many congratulations John - the samples looks great and I am sure your range will be a great success. I will miss the launch show I fear since I will be on holiday but look forward to catching up with them on my return.

    Christine
    x

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  41. Good morning John
    WOW fantastic new products love the stamps. Looking forward to seeing you on Hochanda next week good luck
    Hug's Lynda xx

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  42. Congratulations John, they looked so fantastic we ordered them all straight away, and they arrive on Monday so all us ladies at Fave Rave will be playing along with you on Tuesday. 😊

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  43. Lockers let loose x this sounds like a perfect fit for you. Sky box set to record as I'll nbe working and it will all be sold out by 1.30 πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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  44. Hi John so happy for you congratulations your new venture is awsum I wish you all the luck in the world wish I could be at Doncaster to see your babies have a great time
    Love June horrocks xxxxxxxx

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  45. WOW WOW WOW! Brilliant! Well done! I love the idea of media plates I will be working when your shows will be on, but the TVs is already set up to record Huge congratulations, you deserve it and I wish you every success I hope this means that as you're still with Hochanda that you'll be at AP...?

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  46. Morning John,
    Good luck on your new venture .
    Catherine πŸ’•

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  47. Morning John, amazing news, good luck with you new venture, I'm sure it will be a brilliant success.
    I'm going to miss your shows on Hochanda, I'm on holiday but there will be other shows I'm sure.
    Have a super time at Doncaster.
    Take care, Jess xxx

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  48. Good morning John, congratulations and good luck!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lyndaxxx

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  49. Hi John, everything looks gorgeous. You will go from strength to strength. Roll on Tuesday. Meanwhile have fun in Doncaster.
    Annette x

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  50. Hello John, wow, congratulations, looks like we are in for tons of inspiration using your brand. Good luck and may it be very successful. Bx

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  51. Tracie McGuinness15 July 2017 at 10:50

    Good luck with your new range John.xxx

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  52. Congratulations John and good luck.

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  53. Just as well you announced it today as if you had said you were announcing it on Sunday people might have thought you were the new Doctor Who!

    Good luck in your new venture.

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  54. Well John what can I say. Your designs have always stood out in the past but taking the plunge in your own name is a giant leap forward but one which I know will be so successful with all your craft family behind you. I wish you every success as you go forward just don't have tv shows in the evening as I prefer to sit in the comfort of my lounge!!. Have a great time in Doncaster love from Jackie xx

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  55. Well done John. All looking fabulous. Absolutely thrilled for you. Love Gill. Xx

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  56. Congratulations John. I look forward to seeing lots more of your products and creations! I have followed your blog for a long time although I rarely comment but I thought this deserved one!
    Best wishes for the launch of your brand and for its great success.
    Doreen R

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  57. Congratulations John. This is very exciting. Wishing you all the best for the launch on Tuesday. Take care. Diane (Cards2Di4) x

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  59. Glad you will be back on telly with your new stamps and things, John you always explain your techniques so well. Looking forward to seeing these new items demoed. Never seen anything like the items on your video, so really looking forward to Tuesday. I know you can't answer any questions on this blog, but perhaps one of your followers could. Have been onto the web site who have listed your products, do they just sell to wholesalers or could the likes of me, an individual,buy. Kind regards and good luck and with your new venture. Sandra

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  60. Big Congratulations John so pleased for you and great were going to see you back on Hochanda again, you have been truly missed
    Have a great weekend
    Sharon
    xxx

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  61. Huge congratulations , i am not too good at stamping John i get into such a mess and smudge everything ,so i will be taking a look at the youtube video's and hope to be converted .
    Looking forward to the shows on TV.
    Have a good day
    Elaine H X

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  62. Congratulations John, its been fun guessing but I am so glad we now know and can look forward to seeing you again on the screen. I wish you every success, though I am sure your dies are enough to guarantee that without any wishes. I love the idea of your new media plates (yes of course I watched the video), and like the look of the new stencils too. I have been grumbling to myself for ages about having to buy a big stencil when I only want to use a little of it for the background - it looks like you have between 2 and 4 stencils on one plate - brilliant. Much better for the penny conciouse crafters like myself who want everything but do not have pockets to match lol.

    Love and Hugs and lots of luck for you new venture
    Helen xx

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  63. oops I said your dies and I meant your stamps - just another senior moment I'm afraid
    xx

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  64. Absolutely thrilled for you John, you are a terrific designer and artist, so well done you in launching your own fabulous brand, and OMG you do trees...I adore trees on a card. Seriously though, wish you every success, it's well deserved, and I'll be purchasing, Kate πŸ˜„πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ŠπŸ€—xx

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  65. Morning John

    B I G congratulations and I wish you all the success in this new venture. Your samples are fantastic, loving the media plate, that's a must have

    Also looking forward to seeing Mrs D's cards showcasing your new line

    June x

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  66. Congratulations John and wishing you every success. I can wait to see what other things you have coming up and it all sounds soooooo exciting. Going to Doncaster Sunday so hopefully will bump in to you there.πŸ˜‰xx

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  67. Congratulations on your new range. I wish you lots of success with it. Great the you will be back on the Tv too. Looking forward to seeing what comes next.

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  68. Hello John,
    Many many Congratulations! I've watched the video and looked at your lovely samples! They are lovely! The video very interesting indeed! Yes we do like to try new things and a group of us spur each other on to do exactly that. Looking forward to Tuesday- you will be great - you explain everything so well . I guessed Hochanda and the times as they had these two hours unallocated on Tuesday . They don't call me Miss Marple for nothing!! Lol!
    Have a great weekend and sell loads!
    Love Myra x

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  69. These are lovely John, so looking forward to Tuesday (credit card isnt though)I have really missed you on the T.V. Glad you are on Hochy and not the other one. Good Luck, not that you will need it, I can see sell outs very quickly.

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  70. Congratulations John. I was getting worried we wouldn't be seeing you on telly. sooooopleased for you You are so inperational and I look forward to getting my mojo back. Wish you all the luck in the world x

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  71. Hi John
    Congratulations on your new range, looks fabulous. Can't wait to see your demos on Tuesday.
    I'm sure your range will be a huge success.

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  72. Hi John

    I could not let this day pass without saying a hearty congratulations to you. This range looks amazing, these exactly the sort of "tools" I like to use as I create patterned fabric with stamps as well as papercrafting and messy crafting/ mixed media. I shall see as many shows as I can- even if it's on catch up. Crafts Too are a brand I am very familiar with so I know it'll all be great quality. I'm delighted for you and wish you every success in the next chapter of your career.

    With very best wishes, T x

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  73. Congratulations on your launch, John. I am so much looking forward to seeing you back at Hochanda with your new creations, you always explain and demonstrate techniques so well. You have been much missed, as I am sure you know!

    Wishing you every success in your latest exciting venture.

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  74. Many congratulations John on your new venture, I wish you every success. I'll be watching on Tuesday, could you possibly list the retailers that will be stocking your products please x

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  75. Hi John,Many congratulations on your new venture.I hope it is everything you wish for,you certainly deserve it.I am delighted you will be back on telly again.Don't know the crafts too company but no doubt will very shortly!!!Take care stay health and happy Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

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  76. Rose in Chester15 July 2017 at 15:33

    Hi John,
    Congratulations on your new venture, and wishing you every success. Can't wait until next Tuesday..........
    The sneek preview has certainly whetted my appetite.
    Hugs, Rose

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  77. Hi John,
    Excellent news! I'm looking forward to seeing you back on our screens and wish you all the best in your new venture.
    Thanks for sharing
    Heather

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  78. Hi John, congratulations on your new journey, loving what I am seeing, will these products be sold in Canada?

    Lori from Canada

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  79. Congratulations on your new brand and ranges under "John Next Door". Best wishes in you new endeavor you deserve it. We crafter will definitely benefit from your creativeness. Hope I can purchase your wonderful products here in the USA. I look forward to more of your techniques and tips on your blog and Hochanda. I have missed watching you craft and learning new techinques.

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  80. Hi John. Congratulations on your new venture. I have just watched the utube video and it looks as though what you have come up with is going to be pretty amazing. Can't wait to see you on TV and I must now go and see what Mrs Duck has been up to.

    Lisbeth

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  81. Congratulations John on your new line of products, they look amazing. Wishing you all the best in this new chapter of your life. Hopefully these products will be available in Canada. Christine S

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  82. Got here at last John. Been out all day. Brilliant. I bought the mixed media plates at Newbury so just need your stamps now. Haven't had a chance to use the plates as Granddaughter borrowed them straight away. She is enjoying them. I know you are going to do really well with this new venture. I expect it will be a sell out before the weekend is over. Take carexx

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  83. hi John brilliant news your new range looks lovely I'm looking forward to seeing you on Hochanda as others have said you really have been missed Congratulations and good luck with your new venture

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  84. Great news John, good luck!

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  85. I am so pleased for you John - all the best with your new venture - from what I have seen of your samples everything looks great.

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  86. Good morning John and sincerest congratulations on the launch of the John Next Door brand. It looks fabulous! I now need a larger craft room so I can collect a new range of super products! I suspected this might be your next step and I wish you every success, joy and happiness along the next stage of your crafting journey. I look forward to seeing more and following your progress with interest. I hope to catch up with you soon. With all good wishes. Take care. Craft Owl by the Sea, north Norfolk. xx

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  87. Wow John,congratulations this is wonderful news and so exciting.
    Wishing you every success in your new venture, looking forward to all the fab new designs.

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  88. Congratulations John on your new venture, love the stamps can't wait to watch the show on Tuesaday, thank you for sharing the video very informative.
    Hugs Julie xxx

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  89. WOW. Congratulations ☺ what fantastic news. I'm thrilled to bits for you and really proud for what you've achieved xxx

    Me.

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  90. Looking forward to watching and seeing your new range xxx

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  91. Wow oh wow absolutely fantastic wonderful to know you are back on Hochanda I have the television booked for Tuesday!
    Wishing you every success with your new lines and products, it is what you so deserves too
    Margaret xxx

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  92. Hi John from sunny Australia just to wish you every success on your new range and hopefully I'll be watching you in oz it's great to be able to watch hochanda as there are no crafting channels over here once again good luck xx

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  93. Yaaaaaaaayyy, John's back, just watched the show, brilliant!! Looked at gelly plates in the past and thought " not for me " after watching the show I have changed my mind, John I like your mantra! " I like to do things the easy way " great show, great products and great to have you back on our screens again.
    Regards Liz.

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  94. Hi John sorry I haven't been around life has been a bit hectic. Congratulations your new range is stunning. I was good and I did keep the secret for a week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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