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Thursday, 30 March 2017

Fantasy Flowers

Good evening everyone and thanks for reading this, and spending a few minutes with me..

Today I am going to share some of Sunday's artwork with you. I was so excited as we used my new stamps,,,yes Barbara let me ( yes me ) draw my own stamp designs ...

I wanted to design a floral stamp....that had a hint of a thistle...well we were in Glasgow.

So I drew my design and thanks to Jim and Paul...they arrived ...I wanted an outline stamp and a solid stamp...just so that they could be versatile...and oh yes they are...so many possibilities

We started with some kiss stamping, using the script stamp, and then the script stencil in the background

Just look at these.

Next some ink blending....well you just have to

Notice the stencils in the background again...

Oh I was over the moon with what the lovely ladies created

After lunch we used Kraft card and some of the papers from the Brighton Rock paper pack

And look , such wonderful colours

After tea and cake ( again , thnaks to Eileen ) we played with a tag...

I hope you like this stamp as much as we did , I still have lots of ideas of how to use it,,.it is great with all those inky backgrounds...

I was blown away when I was handed a beautiful bouquet of flowers at the end of our retreat...plus a planter for sweet peas, honestly ladies ...you really are all stars..

Clarity Cumbria retreat is going to be the next one,,,possibly in October....watch this space...

Although Karl and me didn't get home until 9pm , it was such a wonderful time,.we were both shattered but in a good way.. we stopped off at Tebay services for our tea...well you really can't drive past that services, especially on Mothering Sunday...

I have been busy this week making samples for Barbara's Hochanda shows this Sunday and Monday, and they safely arrived at Clarity Towers today..

Saturday is local workshops at CJ CarcCrafts in Edgeley , will be good to be local...

Karl is in London today...so I need to go and pick him up from the station...

So I will love you and leave you

Take care all..

Jo. xxxx

 

14 comments:

  1. Thankyou for sharing the photos from the weekend, and I agree with you that the cakes were delicious. It was fantastic to spend two days with such a lovely bunch of people, while being inspired by yourself and the lovely Emma Burns. Thankyou to both yourself and Emma for organising the weekend, and for Karl for manning the shop and allowing me to spend money!

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    1. So. Glad that you could join us Fiona, and glad that you enjoyed it...the time just flew though...think we needed another day,,,xxx

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  2. Thankyou for sharing the photos from the weekend, and I agree with you that the cakes were delicious. It was fantastic to spend two days with such a lovely bunch of people, while being inspired by yourself and the lovely Emma Burns. Thankyou to both yourself and Emma for organising the weekend, and for Karl for manning the shop and allowing me to spend money!

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  3. Great cards Jo! I am loving that new stamp set. It'll have to go onto my list of needs! I'm getting quite a long list!
    Have a good evening. Hugs xx

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  4. What a wonderful display Jo! Your stamps are really fabulous and I look forward to using them ( hopefully? maybe?) at Claritycumbria sometime. And what's that whisper about a retreat? Mmmm. Sounds very interesting!! Xx

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  5. I love your stamp.I need one definitely. Cumbria retreat sounds good, never know maybe I could get there. Anyway looks like you had a good crafty session, results are wonderful. xx

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  6. Fab stamp designs, Jo and love the cards you and the ladies made xx

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  7. Fabulous stamp Jo, and it will be so versatile to use. I had a great weekend and appreciate all the effort you, Emma and Karl made planning the retreat. Thank you x

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  8. so who's a clever girl? well done you. lovely samples there, hugs xxx

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  9. Oooooo another stamp that I need, along with the stencils you showed the other day. Loving all the creations from the class, what a talented bunch. XX

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  10. Well done, Jo. Your stamp is lovely.

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  11. It's a fabulous design Jo. Multi talented person that you are I wouldn't expect anything less! Gorgeous cards. See you soon Chrissie xx

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  12. These are all lovely and such beautiful colour combinations. I really need to come along to some of your classes for stamping and learn these wonderful techniques ! �� Thanks for sharing xxx

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  13. Thanks for organising the Glasgow retreat Jo. I had a really good time and loved your new stamp and stencils.Thanks also to Emma for some really helpful groovi tips.A Cumbria retreat sounds a splendid idea. !

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