Friday, 26 May 2023

Welcome Dinkles to our family

Hi everyone, 
Me again. 

Today is the day that we welcome 
Dinkles to the Lavinia Family.

These are a powder…full of pigment…
It is super fine and has been specially developed for Lavinia.

The colours have been specifically chosen to complement Lavinia designs 

Once water is added you can see the magic happen.

Here I have simply added some stamping….and used the Dinkles in the background and for 
some watercolour painting. 

Here is a closer look..

Just pop over to the website for more details…

I hope you have a lovely weekend planned 
If you are coming to Leigh craft show tomorrow 

See you there…

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxxx

Back to it

Hi everyone, 
Hope you are keeping well. 
Thanks so much for popping in today…
We got into Manchester at 1am this morning…after such a wonderful week away.
It was just the break that we needed…
Catching up with sleep, reading books, and just taking time out. 

This weekend is going to be bitter sweet, 
On Sunday I will be celebrating my 60th Birthday, 
but it will also be twelve months since we lost my lovely dad…

Time to reflect

Eric went mad when we walked in, he loves Aunty Lisa…but I think he had missed us. 
Thanks so much to Lisa for looking after him…oh and the fish…Batman and Spider-Man.

The cases are empty and the washing machine  is on…
I have been to the supermarket and I am now in my craft room…

I will try and catch up with messages, emails etc…

So if you fancy putting the kettle on…
We could have a catch up.

You can join me here 

Take care all

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Tuesday, 23 May 2023

Technique Tuesday with Greyboard and a fab background

Hi everyone, 
Thanks so much for popping in again. 
It is another lovely day in Cape Verde, 

I do hope you are all having a wonderful day too.

I have another video to share with you…

This one uses more Greyboard and a familiar background 

A few of you new to crafting have asked how to create this type of background 
So Sue and Linda this is for you. 

You can find the video here 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Monday, 22 May 2023

Mindful Monday Time from Cape Verde

Hi everyone, 
Thanks so much for popping in today. 
I do hope you had a lovely weekend. 

We are in Cape Verde enjoying our week away…
It is a special holiday as I have a significant Birthday at the weekend. 

Thanks so much Karl for organising it, 
Look we were checked in by Lavinia, 

The room is fabulous, a minibar stocked up everyday and these optics on the wall. 

I have just had time to relax and read this fabulous book.

Honestly If you fancy a good read…this is the book 
Nigel I have loved every minute of it…

Don’t worry though, 
We still have our Mindful Monday get together..

Today I have a lovely generic design to share with you 

You can find it here 

I do hope you enjoy it.

I’m off now, for a little afternoon nap.

Well it would be rude not too.

Take care all.

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Wednesday, 17 May 2023

Time for another Coffee Break Crafts

Hi everyone 
Thanks so much for popping in again 
Always lovely to spend time with you. 

Today I have another little video to share with you 

Fancy spending your coffee break with me ? 

Then join me here

Just watch out because those cheeky nice are popping in too 

Much love and hugs 

Jo xxx

Tuesday, 16 May 2023

Stencil play

Hi everyone, 
Hope you are keeping well.
Another mad busy day here. I must admit. 
I now understand why we haven’t been abroad for so long.,,all the preparation.
We haven’t even started packing yet…
Just trying to get jobs ticked off the work list.
Hey hoo..
I’m sure it will be worth it. 

Todays little video is all about stencil play.

Now, you know how much I love my stencils, 

So this design is only using stencils.
I do like to challenge myself. 

You can find the video 

I do hope you enjoy it. 

Much love and hugs to all 
Jo xxx

Monday, 15 May 2023

Our December Calendar page

Hi everyone, 
Thanks so much for popping in again. 
This afternoon I am going to share the last page in our 
Lavinia Calendar…

I have had so much fun filling these pages and I can’t wait until next year’s calendars are ready…
I promise I will let you know when they are available 

This is my design for December

I do hope you like it 
Here is a closer look 

You can find the video here 

Enjoy your evening all 
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx