Thursday, 17 April 2014

A Spring day.

Hi and we are nearly at the weekend. I do hope that your week is going well. I have spent today getting ready for Saturdays workshop at Crafts4U2do in St. Helens...oh it's going to be good.

I thought I would share this card with you, it is one of the ones that I created for the recent issue of Creative Cardmaking.

I started by using Distress inks, a sponge and a sun mask to create the sun, then a stencil brush and some Adirondack ink to make the sky.
The cow parsley ( this is such a brilliant Clarity stamp) was stamped by using Wink Of Stella Pens.

I added the colour directly from the pen to the stamp.

Then stamped with it, and repeated until I had the number of flowers that I required.

This is such a great way to stamp and with good quality stamps such a Clarity Stamps there is no danger of damaging the stamps...

The sentiment was added, and then some matting and layering. Here is a closer look,


There are five other card designs in the magazine, I would love to know what you think about them ...

I must just thank you all for the continued support and for leaving such lovely comments....they really do mean so much...

Oh and my Postman came today with new stamps and stencils from Clarity.....they look fantastic.....I just need some time to will love them....but sorry my lips are sealed......

Enjoy your evening...

Big hugs....

Jo. X



  1. Beautiful card and loving the gorgeous design. Enjoy your weekend.
    Linda xxx

  2. Ooo Jo that's such a lovely card!!! They look like great pens!!!
    Have a great workshop tomorrow... See you soon! Xx

  3. Ooooo lovely, must get some of those pens as well x

  4. Another beautiful card from you Jo.
    I ordered the Clarity stamps (you used in that fab card I liked where the stems overlapped in a circle) today, cannot wait to try that technique out, thank you.
    Have a super weekend crafting, the group will love how you work I am sure, you are a great crafter. debbiex

  5. Lovely Jo - I have some Wink of Stella pens - they are lovely to use - feel like you are painting with them - have not tried using them on a stamp though - so will now have to !!! xx

  6. Lovely card Jo, it's fab. Looking forward to Saturday. Lisa x

  7. that sun looks so dimensional. love it. new tip about pens thanks Jo xx

  8. This card is so dreamy & you have such a delicate touch Jo :-)

    Presumably "the secret stamps" will all be revealed on 4th May - can't wait..........I feel another spending spree coming on! x

  9. this is wonderful Jo - love the colours - super work xx

  10. Such a lovely card, oh and something else to add to my ever growing shopping list, more colours of wink of stella lol. Thank you for sharing with us xx

  11. I love this card, Jo - lovely design and nice spring colours. I didn't know you could use WOS pens straight on to stamps - may well give that a go! Have a lovely Easter xxx

  12. Lovely card Jo. The colours are brilliant.

  13. fab colours Jo - I love the card xx

  14. Beautiful card Jo, just love the colours! x

  15. Beautiful card Jo very ethereal will have to give this technique a go.
    (Ps Not THE postman??)
    Hope you are having a great day

  16. Really pretty card Jo, lovely and spring-like xx Zoe xx