Wednesday, 9 November 2016


Good evening all, how are things? It has been a busy couple of days here with lots of catching up with jobs from the weekend, plus some magazine work and sample making...and tomorrow it is our monthly Clarity workshop at Grosvenor House in Kendal. A day that I always look forward too.

We are going to use the new Jayne Nestorenko floral stamps, I do love these. So today I thought I would share one of my recent dt samples with you...

Guess what??? It is a wreath card.

And here is how I created it

I started with a piece of Stencil card and stamped in the 3, 6, 9, and 12 positions...

Then stamped in the gaps, do remember to turn the card, it does make it easier.

Next , I added some holly,

Some fir cones,

And some mistletoe

On separate card , I stamped and coloured the Poinsettia

And some leaves

And cut them out.

And then assembled them ...I do love this bit....( I love bakers twine too)

Here is a closer look...

As you know this is one of my favours types of card...

I was so excited when I noticed this card on the boards at the NEC last weekend..I was grinning like a Cheshire Cat...( not to be confused with a Cheshire housewife )

I must get on, just time for a cup of tea before bed.

An early start tomorrow.

Sleep well.

Love and hugs

Jo. xxx



  1. I do love your wreaths Jo. I had loads of ideas with these stamp sets and now you've helped with the wreath 😊. Hope all is well. Good luck tomorrow xxx

  2. Lovely card ... I've just bought that stamp and the holly one from Clarity, they are both gorgeous ! Enjoy your day tomorrow ... wish I was there ( especially as Ive just bought the stamps !! ) Love to all , Joyce xx

  3. Wonderful Jo, I do love your style of card and this one is gorgeous, all the better because I bought that stamp last week. I adore poinsettias and the last two years I have had great success in keeping them alive over Xmas. Hope your workshop goes well. xx

  4. Love this card Jo, wish I was at Kendal today, have a good time ladies, Jo will look after you

  5. Love your wreath cards jo
    Oh i had to buy this stamp lol xxx

  6. Love this Jo - it certainly deserved a place on the NEC display board! Wish I was at Kendal today, )I really like those stamps and it seems ages until our Claritycumbria class!!xx

  7. Ahhh a wreath, could only be a Jo Rice creation. Great idea for this years cards. Xx

  8. Thank you ladies, you really make my day with your lovely