Monday 27 November 2023

Festive tag featuring Star

Hi everyone, 
Thanks so much for popping in today. 
I hope you had a lovely weekend. 
We had a wonderful time , catching up with friends.
Although I must say we didn’t get to bed until 4am…
We just chatted, laughed and the  time just whizzed.
It was perfect 🤩 
Thanks for my beautiful flowers too…

As it is Monday , 
I have our Monday catch up video to share with you. 
I love making tags….Christmas is a great time to make tags…

Today I have a matching card and tags set 

You can find it here 

I really hope you enjoy it . 

Look at this beautiful hand embroidered towel 
Thank you so much Janet…
I adore it…

Take care all 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Friday 24 November 2023

Hello lovelies

Hi everyone, 
Thanks so much for popping in and 
welcome to our lovely new friends and followers 
Honestly I get so excited when we have new followers…

Also on my little YouTube channel
I am absolutely over the moon by how many of you subscribe.

Here is the link 

It really makes me so happy 
Especially when blogs etc have fallen out of fashion…
It is a shame as I love to catch up with you. 
You know me though…
I just say it and do it the way it is 
No fast forward or clipping bits.
We can actually craft together across the miles. 

I have been creating some more Christmas cards this week 
You know me I struggle with batch card making and like to alter things up a bit

So this is my little play from yesterday 

Simply using the new arch sticker stencil 

I have kept it on sepia tones…
I wanted a more traditional look 

And I am so happy with what I created 

Here is a closer look 

I hope you have a lovely weekend 
Grandma duties today then, 
we have football training with them in the morning.
Tomorrow we have friends coming to stay…I am cooking , 
There will be 6 of us so simple home cooking 
Lamb hotpot, pasta bake and crusty bread….oh and maybe the odd glass of fizz or two.
The guest rooms are all ready, even chocolates on the pillows.

Spending time with friends is so important…we are all so busy 
So it is good to take time out.

Hope you enjoy your weekend
Whatever you are doing 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Tuesday 21 November 2023

Introducing Winkacolouring

Hi everyone, 
Lovely to see you here. 
Thanks so much for joining me today. 

I am so excited as I have a brand new technique to share with you.
I have been using my Wink of Stella pen so much recently….
I also love watercolour painting, and using watercolour pencils…
I have put the 2 together and 
Winkacolouring has been born 

It is fabulous…and so quick 

I have used it on todays catch up video 

Here are some close up photos 


You can find it here 

I do hope you enjoy it 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Monday 20 November 2023

Happy Monday

Hi everyone, 
I do hope you are keeping well and this week has started ok.
Did you have a good weekend? 

I went for lunch on Saturday with 3 of the ladies who I trained with at 
The Christie Hospital.

We had a wonderful catch up, so good to see them. 
It was tinged with sadness as Elaine who should have been with us passed away recently…
So we raised a glass to her.
In the evening Karl got the train to Chester to join me and we 
had a date night.
It was perfect 

Today I have been up early to walk Eric, do some shopping and record some 
YouTube videos. 

As it is Monday 
I have our catch up video to share.
Now this one…
Definitely one of my favourites 

And here is the Blue version 

You can find it here 


Thanks so much for being here 
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Thursday 16 November 2023

Fabulous Scene Scapes

Hi everyone, 
Thanks so much for popping in today 
I do hope you are keeping well.

Yesterday was a very sad day when I went to say farewell to 
Wendy Statham…
I passed on our love and hugs to her husband  Peter and their family.
Wendy has been with me from my very first class, many, many years ago.
She was a wonderful lady, a special friend and such a character.
I am very grateful to have known her and have her in my life. 

Group hug 

Today I have been on extra grandma duties as Adam is in Rome on a course for the week.
I may just sneak an extra coffee later…
I feel I may need it..

Have you entered the Lavinia Challenge yet ? 
Remember the winner is chosen at random and wins £40 to spend at Lavinia 
The theme is 
White Winter Blizzard 

I have some extra inspiration for you 

This one uses one of the scene scapes.
I love these…
This one is Snowy Silence 

Just add some stamping 

Some extra posca 

And before you know it 

A beautiful card, 

Here is a close up 
I love the little robin 

and another one to add to the box 

Take care everyone 
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Tuesday 14 November 2023

Colourful Snowflake Panel card

Hi everyone, 
Thanks so much for popping in again 
As always lovely to spend time with you. 
Karl left at 5am to drive down to Bristol to service a machine in a hospital today. 
So I think it will be another long day. 
Long and busy. 

I do hope you are having a lovely day.
Hope you are doing something nice 

I have our Tuesday catch up video to share with you 

I tried and tested technique today , one 
I never get tired of 

A colourful snowflake panel 
Here is a closer look 

You can find it here 

I do hope you enjoy it 

Have a lovely evening 
Early night here 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xx

Monday 13 November 2023

Small Trees in Winter

Hi everyone, 
Thanks so much for popping in today .
 I hope you had a lovely weekend. 
Our online class went well and as always it was lovely 
to spend a few hours crafting with friends. 
Thanks so much to everyone who joined in,

This was my favourite card from the class

It was lovely on Sunday as it was Elliot’s first time joining in with the Beavers for The Remembrance Parade. 
He looked so smart bless him 
Even the rain didn’t put him off. 
Proud grandam moment indeed. 

As it is Monday 
I have our first catch up video of the week 

Today I am sharing some colourful winter designs 
using the new Small Pine stamps 

As you know I adore white frames and I am so pleased to see so many of you using them now too . 

You can find it here 

Here is a close up 

Take care all , 
enjoy your evening , 
and I will see you again tomorrow 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx