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Friday, 6 December 2013

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Hello....and yes before you say anything.....I know that I have been quiet all week...I did have every intention of writing a blog post or two.....but then, well things happened.....
Like Mikey telling his work colleagues that I would make some Christmas cards for the Charity sale...
So that was Monday and Tuesday....but I did make 30 and they were all different and had matching inserts and envelopes...
Then I realised that my next lot of magazine samples had to be made and delivered....so that was Wednesday and Thursday...
Before you know it, here we are Friday....
So what you really want is a photo or two...
How about a couple of samples from last weekends Clarity shows....? 
Did you see the TV? I had to record Saturdays classroom as I was at workshops all day in Stockport....but I thoroughly enjoyed it when I got chance to watch it...and then there was Sunday.....
Brilliant shows Barbara, even if Dean was a little tinker!!!!! I think you handled him very well....and you made us all smile too....I'm lucky that I am able to chat with other Clarity lovers via the Clarity Facebook page...it really adds a new dimension to the whole experience ....


I do love the new Chrysanthemum stencil and stamps....for this first card I used white embossing powder to form a resist for the background...then blended my favourite colours of Distress ink....Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick...


The topper was stamped and embossed...I then water coloured it, put some distress ink onto my nonstick mat, added a little water plus some Pearl...Perfect Pearls...that's what gives it a sheen.....
I used ribbon and card Candi to complete the design...
For the second sample, I used the stencil first and used my Distress inks to make the background...I also used the honeycomb inner from the square stencil (the set of four were on the show....I'm really pleased that they sold well because they are so versatile and useful...


The sentiment is from Clarity...'Friends are like flowers' and I think it is perfect for this card...I was so pleased to see that Barbara thought so too....
I do love these stencils there are so many ways you can use them...
Did you see Barbara's blog last week.....? You can use them with film and Fibre....oh and a bit of heat....sounds like a topic for a workshop....
Right I had better go...before I do ...I must just say 'Hello'....to our new follower...118... Oh, how fantastic is that ....I remember when I only had 1!!!!!
Have a Good Friday evening....mine is curling up on the settee with Karl and Tess....
Hugs .....Jo. X 



7 comments:

  1. Lovely Cheerful blog post Jo xx Love the cards you always manage to make me smile and after all that's what crafting is all about

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  2. Beautiful Jo! Fab samples! I hope you have a wonderful weekend after the busy week you've had... Love and hugs! Mandy xx

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  3. Beautiful cards Jo, these stamps and stencils are on my wishlist, thank you for the inspiration x

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  4. So lovely Jo. Have a rest this weekend sounds like you had a crazy week. xxx

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  5. fab samples jo and you know i'm guessing the ones that are yours now.xx

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  6. These are gorgeous Jo, unfortunately I missed the classroom and the shows on Sunday. I could kick myself. Enjoy your evening.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  7. Wow that sounds like a week and a half Jo - hope you get to breathe this weekend. gorgeous cards Jo xx

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