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Sunday, 24 August 2014

Not a usual Sunday....

Good evening all, hope you have had a good day....mine started in a local hotel where Karl and me spent the night. We have both been working so much recently that we have not been able to spend as much time together as we would like.....so we took Tess for a long walk around Dunham Massey in the morning and then left her at home with Adam and headed off. We had a lovely evening meal and it was great just to be together.

The deer at D.M are so tame.....they are beautiful...

Then this morning when I was catching up on my Boss Ladies blog....Barbara had posted her recording of the ice bucket Challenge.....if you haven't heard of this it is a pass it on Challenge to raise money and to highlight the dreadful disease that is Motor Neurone Disease...

She very kindly nominated her Design Team.....so sure enough....I did my bit....and Karl took great pleasure in slowly pouring a bucket of icy water over my head....just for fun I wore some fancy dress and the video is on my Facebook page. ...the funny thing is Adam did the recording and the first time .....there wasn't any sound....so we had to do it all over again!!!! Oh thanks Adam..

Barbara has set up a JustGiving page , I am proud to say that I have donated and so far over £1,000 has been raised...

Many others on the DT have posted their videos too....a real team effort...so please help us.....together we really can make a difference.....

Now do you ever get asked...Can you make me a card please? That was Mikeys question on Thursday....oh yes I said ....when for? .....tomorrow was his answer......so here is what I came up with....

With matching envelope..

And insert...

I started with a piece of Gelli card, used a stencil brush to add some Sail Boat Blue ink, and sponged the sun into place.

I used one of my make your own ink pads...to stamp the butterflies onto the card, also onto another piece of card ready to cut out. I also stamped the balloons ....and the sentiment...

Then Cut them out ...

Added some clouds with the cloud mask...

And assembled it all together...

How cool does the sentiment look ...in multicolours.....

Just shows you what you can come up with when you need to...and so quickly....

Now when we did this brilliant technique in the workshops I had trouble finding the correct sized bag for the ink pads....but I have found some now....good old Tesco...

And just the right size....

Remember the top tip from Maria....write the colours that you have used on a piece of card...

I am a bit obsessed with this technique....look at my collection so far..

Oh such cute bags....

That is all from me today...enjoy your evening.....

Much love and hugs...

Jo. X

 

7 comments:

  1. Have you warmed up yet????
    Great card even if it was quick! Xx

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    1. Yes thanks Jane, a nice hot shower and cup of tea helped...how did you warm up? ....well worth it though for such a good cause....x

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  2. Love your gorgeous card,and fabulous instruction.Thanks for the kind words you left on my blog...I have just strted to become a fan of Clarity stamps.xxx

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  3. Wow Jo such a varied weekend!!!
    SO glad you got chance to spend some special time with Karl.
    And what about that ice bucket challenge - you were amazing. Hope everyone doubles up their donation as you did it twice.
    Brilliant card by the way xxxx

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  4. Lovely card Jo, tried my ink pad and it's still working too. Hope you've dried out, loved the outfit xx

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  5. Well done Jo! Lovely card, my family always do this to me my Dad being the worst! His record is asking me in the morning and needing it by that evening. They sometimes even give me two days notice! Kind aren't they. XX

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  6. Beautiful card and congratulations Jo for foing this. Heading over to have a look at you Video. xxx

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