We’ve Only Gone And Blooming Well Done It!

March 1, 2017 — 66 Comments

You may have heard a strange noise earlier on today – it was me squealing with glee.

Why? Read on to find out …

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Well, we’ve only gone and blooming well done it – yes, we’ve just hit the £20,000 target set to raise during the All Counties Craft Challenge!

*pops champers and guzzles gleefully – spits out as I’m supposed to be driving later*

THANK YOU ALL for helping to make this happen!

Does that mean it’s all over and I’ll stop waffling about this challenge and stop asking for donations?

NO! *stamps foot resolutely*

With six more weeks still to go I’ll still be continuing the remaining workshops and also maybe adding one more so there is still time to be involved and make a difference in the lives of those living with mental health difficulties.



Please share as many of the posts, Facebook statuses or Twitter Tweets as you are happy to. Believe it or not, each share brings in more donations and workshop attendances so every single share counts.


There are two ways that you can make a donation to the challenge.

Make a donation on my Just Giving page. All donations from this page go directly to Mind

Make a donation via the Create & Craft TV website; for an additional P&P charge of £2.99 you will also be sent an official challenge postcard colouring book. All donations for the colouring books go directly to Mind.


Attend a workshop. To find out if there is one coming up near you, please visit the itinerary page on this blog.

See me at the Doncaster Crafting Live event at the end of March. Details for this are also on the itinerary page.

Doesn’t matter which way you choose to get involved as that is your right however please please do get involved in one way or another.

Once again my sincerest thanks for all of the help and support you have shown for this challenge over the last, almost, year.

All my love.

J :)

66 responses to We’ve Only Gone And Blooming Well Done It!


    Fanboodletastic Young Man!!! Congratulations! Your amazing effort, fabulous entertaining blog, craft expertise, incredible loving personality and tenacity are the things that have made this possible. This is YOUR ACHIEVEMENT John! We are just the lucky folk that have enjoyed your journey, I myself have had Mental Health issues and am aware of the incredible work that Mind do. Your fundraising is going to make a difference to a lot of people. WELL DONE! ,,,,,,I am sure that everyone will agree that this should be a regular event. (Can hear you cringing from here} We are sponges wanting to gain your crafting knowledge and share your wonderful personality. Again, Hats off and congratulations!



    Wow congrats,a huge pat on the back for you (not the painful area) – You have achieved this, with friends help and will exceed your expected total . Hope you are really proud of yourself you have helped so many people, and made them laugh , and enjoy their hobby along the way. And the funds raised will make it go on even longer for mind!
    Well done John.


    Jennifer Beattie March 6, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Jolly Good Show, John – I salute you!


    Stephanie Ridgway March 4, 2017 at 3:26 am

    Congratulations u brilliant man for getting ur goal xxx


    Jean-Marie Penny March 4, 2017 at 12:25 am

    Congrats and well done, you have worked so hard for this and travelled so many miles you deserve it. Sending a great big crafty hug your way. I can’t make Doncaster but hope to meet you in the future.



    Amazing…well not amazing more so expected with the work you have put in. Congratulations…Anni


    Caroline Wildig March 2, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Well done John and keep going, I love your workshops you have done a fantastic job even through your own difficult times xx



    Extremely well done John. So much travelling and so many posts. Keep going and really smash it.


    Janice Holland March 2, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Well done John. To break through your target was no more than you deserve as you put so much work into the workshops, the one you did for us at Carlton on Trent was great fun. Hope to see you at Doncaster.



    Well done John for all your hard work.. Hope you make a lot more in the coming weeks.


    Andrea at bcrafty March 2, 2017 at 9:43 am

    A big well done!


    Sylvia Yeomanson March 2, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Well done. A big thank you to you and all your helpers for all your hard work. You have put so much into this very worthy cause whilst giving a lot of fun to all crafters. I am looking forward to my upcoming workshop. Sylvia


    Andrea O Sullivan March 2, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Well done John I am so pleased for you.It just goes to show if you can get your head around something you can achieve anything.Good Luck for the rest of the challenge and I hope we see you on C&C again soon.xx


    Dorothy Cousins March 2, 2017 at 7:15 am

    Brilliant very well done to you and all helpers for all the work you put into your challenge new you would do it.


    Elizabeth Marie Adams March 2, 2017 at 7:15 am

    Well done John. Your dogged determination has paid off. Waffle on as much as you like and raise as much as you can.


    Pauline Simmonds March 2, 2017 at 7:00 am

    If anyone could do it you could, well done John xx


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