Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Hello Sunshine...

Good afternoon and thanks for looking in today....oh it has been very wet, cold and dark here in Cheshire today..

So when I noticed that the new Challenge over on the Less Is More Challenge was themed..

...Hello Sunshine..

.I just had to join in...

Do pop over and have a look, or better still spread the word and join in....go on you will enjoy it......

Out came some inks and some of my favourite Clarity stamps...this is what I came up with ....


And do you know instantly brightened my day...

I started with a piece of Gelli card and an aperture Stencil..

Next I took a selection of Distress inks, normally I work with three but as I wanted as much dimension as possible I decided on five colours...

Oh look how they is amazing what a little elbow grease can do...And a spritz of water...

Next came some stamping ..

And a tree...

And then the all important sentiment...

Add into the mix a black Sharpie pen..

And a lovely ...sunny...happy card is born...

I do hope that I have brightened your day too...

Oh talking of things that make us smile....there was a story on our local Radio about a lady who will be 100 years old at the end of the month, she is in a nursing home and hasn't any family or they asked to see if anyone would send her a card....I just had to join in....

So out came so faithful stamps , I rustled together a card and got it in the post....I know I will probably never meet the lady ...but I just hope she will feel loved on such a special day...

You know the world really is made up of lots of little acts of kindness....

Must get on now...dogs to walk....meal to cook...and then time to sit and relax....yah....

Enjoy your evening...

Love and hugs...

Jo. xxx



  1. Beautiful sunny card Jo, I love the silhouette image. How thoughtful to make Winnie a birthday card, I am sure she will love it. I hope she receives a sackful of cards on her special day. Looking forward to seeing you Saturday xx

  2. I just love this, Jo - the vibrant warm sunshine looks great alongside the silhouette figures! They are amongst my favourite Clarity stamps. Your card for Winnie is also gorgeous and such a kind thought :)

  3. Love your sunny card Jo, and what a lovely thing to do to brighten Winnie's special day, I'm sure she'll love the card you made for are a very kind person :-)
    Send hugs, Carole xxx

  4. as soon as i saw card i know it would be for that challenge. great card for Winnie too, hugs xx

  5. Your blended sun is gorgeous, those five colours blend so well and really make your silhouettes stand out. And how lovely to send a card to Winnie, what a wonderful thought.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More GD

  6. Just fab and such a lovely "sunny" card


  7. aaw - that second card is just beautiful - and do you know I saw a card on my mums shelf addressed to a card for winnie - I bet its the same lady!!! Love love love your sunshine! I may have to try this card Jo - its perfect! See you Saturday - big hugs rachel x

  8. Lovely CAS creation Jo, that blended sun is perfect.
    Thanks so much for joining us
    Less is More

  9. Lovely bright and sunny! I love that there isn't anything else on there, just ink and pen but it looks so beautiful. I bet Winnie will love her card. Xx

  10. I absolutely love your sunshine card Jo, it's fabulous :)

  11. Both cards are absolutely lovely, hope Winning has a very special day x

  12. Both cards are absolutely lovely, hope Winning has a very special day x

  13. Both cards are absolutely lovely, hope Winning has a very special day x

  14. I am SO pleased you have come to join us at Less is More again this week Jo.
    You are so talented and your cards simply shine. Love the LIM one in particular, your inking is amazing and a truly stunning card.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  15. What great inking, this is really striking!
    Super design!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  16. Such great cards ;) Viv xx

  17. Gorgeous card for Winnie, love the sunshine card as well.