Friday, 21 August 2015

Some Very Exciting News!

Creative Expressions is launching with Hochanda TV

Guess who’s been invited to join the new TV shopping channel Hochanda, dedicated to crafts, hobbies and arts for their launch on the Thursday 27 August, 2015? Yes, you’ve guessed it – Creative Expressions have and they can’t wait to be part of this exciting new channel.
Creative Expressions’ talented team of demonstrators will all be appearing on the new channel, so all look out for Sue Wilson, Phill Martin,  Julia Watts, John Lockwood.

Popular paper crafter John Lockwood will be kicking off proceedings with a ‘One Day Special’ showcasing two of Creative Expressions’ best-selling brands - Craft Dies designed by Sue Wilson
and Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud.  This beautiful collection of dies haven’t been demoed on TV before, so make sure you tune in to see John work his magic with these and the fabulous Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud Blending Inks.

Keep up with the latest news - check out Hochanda’s facebook page at for the latest updates as you don’t want to miss this exciting launch.    If you are excited as we are, then make sure to ‘Like them’ too!

For those of you who don't do Facebook, here is a link to their website

My first shows are set for Sept 12th with an 8pm launch and then 5 more hours on Sunday!  I will be showcasing my Festive die release!  I am very excited about it!!  I will be putting up the details later on the right hand side of my blog.


Fi said...

Brilliant news - congratulations and can't wait for fresh and new ideas and products. xx

Kazbomps said...

So pleased you are all going to be on Hochanda. It looks like it is going to be an exciting new channel and the line up so far is looking great. I hope you get to do more demos than u did in C&C. Karen x

Wendy L said...

Wow, I,m not sure if I will be able to get it here. xxxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Wow, I look forward to seeing you on the new channel. I hope we get a guide for them so we know whose on and when. Look forward to seeing many more demos.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Brilliant news and you're going to be on on my birthday, hope it's going to be better than Create and Craft with more demonstrations of the products and no exorbitant postage!
Pat x

Clai01 said...

Fantastic news! looking forward to this so much! x

debbie said...

ooo cant wait Sue... lots of love Debbie Stevens xx

Christine Harrop said...

Wow! How exciting is this? I can't wait to see what will be happening. I can't help agreeing with Pat L - I don't buy from C&C either, so it will be interesting to see the format. Good luck to you all. John showed me how to use the Cosmic Shimmer Cloud - absolutely fabulous!! Christine xx

Hellma said...

Great news Sue so looking forward to this.

June said...

Hi Sue, Brilliant news, really made my day and the launch date is also my birthday so couldn't wish for anything better. congratulations to you all, hugs June Smith xxx

Berina RGA said...

That is awesome!! Looking forward to this...

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Wow, that's the second good piece of news about this channel today - Creative Expressions and Clarity Stamps, my two favourites! Good luck. Love Alison xx

Linda28 said...

Great news Sue, looking forward to the launch. Linda

Maureen Killen said...

Hi Sue,
What wonderful news, it's bound to be a huge success with Creative Expressions in the line up. I wish you every success and the launch is on my birthday, so everything will be fine and dandy!!!!!
Love Maureen xxx

Patricia said...

Good evening Sue,
What fantastic news, it will be wonderful success with Creative Expressions being there.
Wishing you and all at Creative Expressions all the very best. See you there.
Patricia xxx

Anonymous said...

Good news. Have commented on Johns Blog. Just want to say I'm looking forward to seeing you all on this new channel. Good Luck. Kind regards Sandra Kent.

Heather said...

Wonderful news. Looking forward to it xx

America said...

WOW- That's super Fabulous NEWS!! A HUGE Congrats! You're gonna do really great! :)

Yvonne G said...

Evening Sue
That news has made my day. Sooooo exciting. The fact that it is going to be a channel on freeview is the icing on the cake.
Even though I still watch Create and Craft I do think that it has become a bit stale recently. A new channel is just what the doctor ordered.
We don't see enough of you and Creative Expressions so I hope this will be remedied.
Brilliant news.
Crafty hugs

Scottydog said...

Marvellous news like others hope we get to see more demos. No longer watch C&C unless you are on - same old, same old all the time. Really looking forward to it.

Jane Franklin said...

Thats great more demos with you and more ideas. Jxxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue, WOW great news & congratulations on the new channel,I hope we will be able to veiw
On Freesat. At leased you will be doing more demos so all good I can wait.
Big Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Brenda Lello said...

Must check this out. Not sure if I can get this hope I can. Good Luck, Creative Expressions.

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
Looking forward to the new channel and goodies from you and the team.
Love Angela x

Barbara said...

Fantastic news Sue!!!!!!!
It seems all the most popular companies are going over there, so far Indigoblu, Clarity and Chloe. I think this new channel will be a great success if they learn from all C&Cs mistakes and listen to the public.
Cant wait to see all the fab Creative Expressions team on the show.

Victoria Baxter said...

Great news . Hope all goes well for the launch. Cant wait to see your demos and products. Getting withdrawal symptoms.

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Will be watching Sue....can't wait.
Luv Rach :)

Jane said...

Really looking forward to seeing you all showcasing.your talents good luck xx

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, Sue, what fantastic news. Wonder where it sits with C&C as both come out of Peterborough? Can see a lot of time being used up when it first comes to air, and nice to know you'll be on in September. Have signed up for the newsletter so hopefully won't miss anything. Haven't mentioned it to Mr 'P' yet!! as have a feeling he won't have the same thrill level as me lol.

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

I am really looking forward to this new channel. Best of luck and hope all goes well.

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Woohoo x this is great news x have really been missing the creative expressions team lately x but then again everytime sue julia phil or john are on tv it costs me money ! So maybe not such a good idea then xxx I do love seeing all the wonderful products demonstrated its so inspiring x its not my biryhday that day so feel a bit left out but I shall just pretend and may have to buy myself some pressies x sues dies and colour clouds are easy to wrap aren't they ? Xxx good luck sue x not that I think you will need it you will be a huge success x
Theresa w xxx

June Horrocks said...

Great news sue so pleased for you all good luck to all the team xxxxxxxxlove June horrocks xxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Exciting news, off to FB to check this out

marg said...

Wonderful news, so looking forward to watching !
Good Luck with this new venture!
Take care
Love Marg

Janet Simpson said...

Brilliant news Sue, have been to register and follow on facebook. We have missed you on our screens. Cant wait to see you inspiring demos ! Good Luck....regards. Jan Simpson x x x

Susan White said...

Delighted for you Sue - hope they let you all showcase more techniques and tips for us - I always think the more you learn the more you need! X

patwyn said...

Great news! Look forward to seeing all the Creative Expressions team, and especially you. Good luck!

Pat xxx

Julie Elli said...

Fantastic news Sue. Seeing more of you and the team has to be good. Xx

Lisbeth said...

Congratulations, this is really great news. I can't wait for it all to start. Best of luck to you all


fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, amazing news and I look forward to seeing you and all the team regularly. Off over to FB to 'like' their page.

A Happercrafter6 said...

Great news. Hope we get lots of demos and less of the hard sell.

Diane said...

Hi Sue what great news. Looking forward to seeing more of the creative expressions team on TV again .
Love Diane G xxx

Lynda Mellor said...

Hi Sue, what fantastic news!!! Can't wait!!! I too
rarely order from c&c because you can get the same
stuff a lot less and no p&p elsewhere!!!
You won't need it but Good luck!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue And your crafty crew
Wow that is brilliant news I will defiantly be tuning in
Can't wait It is going to be Megga.
Take care all and if you can't tune in record the shows
Hugs Theresa G x

melody said...

This is such great news to hear that CE is joining the new channel, I hope we get to see a lot more of you sue an the rest of the team. Good luck to you all. Melody xxx

Pam said...

This is fantastic news, looking forward to seeing the new channel and everyone from CE

Clare W said...

GM Sue. How interesting. The only drawback is retuning the TVs!!!

Kitty Davies said...

Hi Sue.
Brilliant news.Kitty.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Am absolutly thrllled for you all. About time we had more SW on t.v.
The web was red hot and buzzing last night when news broke, in fact my phone lit up with texts and email's it was too hot to handle lol. At long last, something we've all been wishing for has come true.
Good Luck to you Sue and all at CE Towers.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Heather Rogers said...

This is great news these people made a massive success with Ideal World and Create and Craft so one would expect this to work as well and the chance to have shares is very interesting with crafting being so popular.

So glad you are in at the beginning!!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

ecco of Sheffield said...

This is one of the best pieces of news of this year.
It's about time that another Craft Channel was aired on TV giving others some competition.
Congratulations to CE and all the wonderful Crafting presenters.
Cannot wait to get back to the UK to see the actual shows.
Janet x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. WOW What great new's and to see that the creative expression's team are on at the start. Hope you all get more time to demo instead of the presenter's butting in with up date's on stock all the time which is quite annoying when you are trying to follow a demo. It might give c/c something to think about when they have some competition from another crafting channel. It's what everyone has been waiting for. Wishing you and the rest of the team Good Luck on your new crafting journey.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

anne mather said...

Hi Sue,
Wow! What great news - is this Hochanda an additional one to the new Craft Channel which launches on September the 14th?
I have been really interested to watch something new as C&C are getting very naughty. I have had a run in with them recently so will not buy from them ever again.
Great to hear that so much is taking off in the craft world and that Ideal world is about to lose a lot of it's audience!
Will definately be looking out for the new channel and retuning my TV after the 25th -off to FB to check it out.
Well done Sue!
Anne M xx

Jane said...

Hi Sue , Wonderful news ! Hope I can receive it here in Spain. Jane B.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What great news. I am delighted for you all at CE, and for me too as I have Freeview so will be able to watch. I do hope that you will get to demo more and the p and p isn't as greedy as other channels! I am off to have a look at this new channel now as I hadn' t heard about it. Thanks for sharing this news with us. Take care xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Hi Sue, so excited about the new channel as I have got fed up watching Create and Craft and I only watch it now when you are on. Hope it is going to be a big success, can't wait for Thursday! Love Jean xxx

hazel young said...

Lovely news saw if on fb xx hazel

Gloria Robey said...

Hi Sue I have been praying for this announcement.I find C&C no longer caters for the little crafter.I wish them well can't wait until Thursday. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
How exciting! I will certainly be viewing, I'm afraid there's too much Tattered Lace and Crafters Companion on the channel now, I hardly watch it anymore. The variety has gone from the channel, it's the same old thing.
GOOD LUCK I'm sure it will be a huge success.

Carol Clarke said...

Hi Sue
Exciting news but what about us on Virgin - will we be missing out
So pleased for you all and I hope the presenters let you craft and not
talk about all and sundries - we can all see the products and know where
to buy them from - I know they have to advertise the products but it is
too much now.
Good Luck to you all
Carol x

Anne Crawford said...

Congratulations ! Wonderful News!
Will it be on Freeview?

Nannieflash said...

Congratulations Sue, I sincerely hope you enjoy working with the new Team and the new Challenge is a Success for you and the Company. hugs Shirleyxxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Fabulous news Sue - so looking forward to this :-) Hugs xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
This is such great news and I hope it means we will be seeing more of you and the CE Team.
I very rarely watch Cand C anymore, a few of the presenters voices are so boring and it seems to be dominated by just a few of the same companies.
I have Freeview so will be looking forward to tuning in on the first day and also to seeing you on September 12th and 13th.
Good Luck to you all for this new venture.
Lesley S x

Tressa said...

Wishing you and the rest of the team good luck in this new venture. I look forward to seeing all of the programmes. I only hope that this will also be shown on Virgin at some point as I am going to have to change to it in the near future.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Lovely card.
I rarely watch C&C anymore as like many others I find it seems to be the same things been shown day in and day out.
There is only so much tattered lace, tonic and crafter's companion I can take.
I am looking forward to watching the new channel.
Congratulations to today's winner, Sandie.
Evis M.

patwyn said...

Morning Sue

I like the design of this card but not sure about the colours. Sorry. i am looking forward to the new craft channel, hope you all have more time for demos than you do on C and C.

Congrats to Sandie. Enjoy!

Pat xxx

Anonymous said...

FABULOUS news Sue.I very rarely watch C &C anymore. If I do I watch it with the sound turned down because I find the presenters soooo very annoying and unprofessional. I order all my dies and craft stuff from Julia Watts. It's so much faster and no p &p over £20. Good luck with all that you do. Best wishes Loraine jefferis xx

SerenePolly said...

Morning Sue

This is great news. C&C really does need a wake-up call and I am sure this new channel will be excellent. I am a Virgin customer so I hope it comes there at some point but I will still be able to watch it on Freeview.

Looking forward to seeing all your dies in September.


Myra said...

Hi Great News! With Creative Expressions on Board I'm sure it will be a huge success. C&C are showing the same things again and again!
We have Cable TV but I guess that will come . Can watch on my iPad or tiny telly upstairs which has Freeview! Actually many would consider our main television tiny!! Lol. All the very best!
Love Myra xxxx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Woohoo! That's fabulous! Well deserved!

Joan D said...

Love this card,as it's such an unusual colour,and very uplifting. So happy about your news Sue, and all the lovely team. Can't wait.xxxxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Good Luck to all at CE! Such wonderful news and I wish you all the very best for the future. I've set a reminder on my Sky box for the launch show so all going well, I'll tune in to watch.

I've watched C&C since the beginning and before when the craft shows were on Ideal World and I will continue to watch. I have never had any problems with my deliveries (touch wood) so I'm not going to moan about them because I don't have any reason to. I will just say though... I wish the deliveries were quicker because sometimes my orders have taken over a week to arrive.

Anyway, I hope the future is a bright one for you on Hochunda and your new venture is a good one.

Happy Crafting!!! X X :)

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is very excited news. Hugs Jackie

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

This is great news. I like watching C & C but only occasionally order as price of p&p makes the discount useless on small items. Living only a county away my orders arrive between 2 days and 10 days! I will still watch when something interests me but the same merry go round of certain companies, some on a weekly basis does great. I feel Hochanda will offer more for me, being the multitasker I am and Mr W is delighted at the thought of fishing programmes!!!

I'm glad C.E. are there and I.B. tbh almost all my (paper crafts) products apart from a few are from either of those two. C.E. Do have an almost ridiculous array of DT talent... a bit like Barcalona in the football!

Anyway, I'm now on the Hochanda mailing list and I will have to re tune the free sat in case the sky box flops in the forecast weather for us in the East next week. Can't be too careful!!!


T x

Aspiring crafter said...

How exciting Sue...just got back from a weeks leave and catching up on the news.
Hope you and your team will be very happy and look forward to watching , hopefully Virgin free view will be ok.
All the very best on this new venture , hope we see more of you now!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
have already updated my diary and can't wait to see you and team on the new channel.
Hugs, Rose

craftynanna jo said...

Hi Sue, what great news i will certainly be watching, looking forward to this new adventure, hugs Johanna

magpie said...

Oh brilliant! Fantastic news! Can't wait! It will be so so good seeing you all more often! xx Love Karen xx