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Friday, 12 February 2016

Recipe

Good morning everyone , thank you for popping in today.

I am very pleased to tell you that I am hosting the new Challenge over at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge blog...and I have chosen a recipe for my theme,,,

Here goes..

Recipe

Create a design and have some fun,

Use this recipe and your work will be done,

Just use black and white to make a start,

But then add some red , a flowers and a little love heart......X

 

We are sponsored this time by Sweet Lilac Flowers...do check out their website...

Here is what I created...hope you like it...

I started by using a piece of Stencil card and masking off a strip.

One thing that I have learnt is to add extra protection, as it is so easy to get ink where you don't want it.

I brushed some Slate, Adirondach ink into the area,

Followed by some hickory smoke , to give depth.

Next some water spritzing , just to add some interest.

On to the stamps, these are the new poppy and meadow grasses stamps from Clarity...they haven't left my desk since I got them ..I just love them...

I used black Archival ink and then added some white paint spots.

It is amazing how lovely just black and white can look.

Then onto the border , I am having so much fun at the moment , creating lots of new borders.

A lovely white wooden heart, and some Sweet Lilac flowers.

Oh and a touch of red , remember the recipe.

A word stamp from the word chains, some matting and layering and the design was completed.

I do hope you join in with the fun and see what you come up with....also do hop over to the blog and see the wonderful creations from the rest of the DT....ladies you really have gone the extra mile for this one...thanks... http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk

Perfect for this Valentine's Day....

I hope you have a lovely weekend, it is my nieces hen weekend....I can't tell you what we are planning ,,,as it is a surprise for Rachel...but all I can say is that after going out tonight, all day tomorrow and tomorrow night,,,we may all need a good rest on Sunday.

Wish me luck!!!!

Love and hugs

Jo. xxx

 

15 comments:

  1. Good morning Jo a lovely card for us today..enjoy your weekend x

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    1. Morning Linda, thanks lovely lady , and I hope you have a lovely weekend too...X

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  2. Good morning Jo a lovely card for us today..enjoy your weekend x

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  3. Beautiful card as always Jo, have a good weekend and let us know how you got on :-) xx

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    1. Hi Julie, thanks for your lovely comment, and I will report back to you on Monday...hope you have a lovely weekend too....xx

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  4. Beautiful card Jo. Enjoy your weekend x

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    1. Thanks Chrissie, and you too, hugs to Don and you....xx

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  5. Happy Friday to you Jo!! I have to tell you that this challenge has kept my mind busy...so many possibilities swirling around in the noggin!!! As always Jo your style and techniques inspire me to try something different...your card is stunning...once again a fabulous tutorial!!!! Have a most wonderful weekend Jo!
    Take care,
    Beth

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    1. Many thanks Beth, you do say such lovely , kind things...I am so pleased that you like the theme and that you have enjoyed the challenge...love and hugs. Xx

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  6. Beautiful card, Jo and thank you for dreaming up such a great new challenge idea, there are so many ways it can be used. Hope you have a brilliant response. I am also looking forward to hearing about this mystery weekend, hope it's fun and that you get over it pretty quickly xxAnnie

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    1. Bless you Annie, you always say such lovely things. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the recipe idea, and like you I hope that the crafters respond well to it. I am really looking forward to seeing all the designs. Enjoy your weekend and hugs to Jasper...xxx

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  7. Stunning card Jo, loving the grey background very stylish. Have a great weekend with a glass (or two) of something bubbly! XX

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  8. this is lovely Jo. i love this colour combo. it works so well. enjoy the hen';s night, hugs xx

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  9. Beautiful design, Jo - have a lovely weekend - you'll probably need a quiet day on Sunday! xx

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  10. really beautiful make - love this xx

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