Monday, 17 May 2021

Power Words

Good morning all, 
I hope you had a lovely weekend. 
Once again it was a mixed bag of weather. 
Friday afternoon we had our coffee in the sun, Saturday we got soaked walking Eric and the Sunday 
we had some sun again. 
Mind you it is certainly doing the gardens good. 

Today I have a recent sample to share with you. 
I have used the fabulous new Washi tape 
#24 Power Words by Bipasha BK

I started by covering a piece of card with the washi tape. 
This is just the most fabulous washi tape that I have ever seen.
Right up my street 

I love the way the words have a silver thread running through them. 

I stamped the fungi using black Versafine Clair ink. 

I just lightly added some shade using pencils.
I didn’t want to distract from the washi tape background. 

Some matting and layering and adding that special number embellishment, 

I fussy cut the fungi, and added some extra silver thread underneath them. I thought it 
really complemented the background. 
I used another piece of washi tape for my sentiment. 
I felt the design was a little bit flat and something was missing. 
So I added some splats of yellow posca pen .

Now that’s better..
I’m so pleased that it worked...
I must admit I did hold my breath when I added the splats. 

Bet you have had moments like that too. 

It is raining here again today 
Good job Karl cut the grass yesterday 

I hope you have a lovely day 

Take care all 
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Friday, 14 May 2021

Washi tape tag

Good morning everyone, 
Yeah it is Friday. 
I hope you have something nice planed for this weekend. 

Today I have a little tag to share with you. 

It is one of my Aall & Create samples using the new washi tapes. 
I have had such a wonderful time using them. 

I couldn’t resist using this fabulous Tracy butterfly again. 

I have made a little YouTube video...
So if you fancy another catch up, 
Joining me with a brew and a cheeky biscuit, 
You can find it here 

I have a Day off tomorrow 
So I am going to spend the day with Karl and Eric. 
Just walking , talking and drinking coffee. 

Time to just relax and watch the world go bye 

Take care all 
Big hugs 
Jo xxxx

Thursday, 13 May 2021

New YouTube video

Good morning all, 
I do hope your Thursday is going well. 
Another busy start here, Karl has gone to Newmarket today.
He is so busy at the minute. 
I have told him we are definitely having this weekend off .

I have just made another little catch up video 

A few of you have asked for a design using the gel press, so I added a stencil in there too.

It also fits in with our Lavinia Challenge 
Under The Sea. 

I wanted to create a piece of art that looked like it was at the bottom of the sea, hence  it is quite a dark piece. 

So if you have a few minutes spare, and you fancy grabbing a brew 
and a cheeky biscuit 
Just click on the link , and off we go.

I hope you have a play and I always look forwards to seeing your artwork 

Take care all
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

New washi tapes

Good afternoon everyone, 
I hope your Wednesday is going well. 
I am just back from the post office. 
I have posted some samples off to The Craft Store. 

You see our Abs is back on our screens this Friday. 
9am and 1pm

He has some fabulous new washi tapes 

I have had a wonderful couple of days just playing with them and being creative

I hope you like my sneak peeks. 
I will pop back soon with the photos of the samples. 

Time now to feed and walk Eric...
The big question is will we get wet? 

Take care everyone 
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Monday, 10 May 2021

On trend colour

Good afternoon everyone, 
I hope your week has started well.
It is a mixed bag of weather here today. 
Sunny one minute and then dark skies and showers the next. 

Today I have made a little catch up video for you. 
I have embraced the new on trend colour. 
It is when Grey meets Beige 

You can now buy paint and wall papers  in Greige.
So I thought I would create a Lavinia scene in Greige 
I have left a space for my sentiment, as I haven’t decided yet which one to use. 

I hope you like it. 
If you fancy grabbing a brew and joining me. 
You can find the video here 

As always I would love to see your creations in Greige

I hope you have fun 

Take care all 
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Sunday, 9 May 2021

Sunday catch up

Good evening all, 
I do hope that you have had a lovely weekend. 
We have had a relaxing Sunday after another busy Saturday. 
It was our online workshop yesterday, and 
we had a creative time using  air dry clay 

We stamped into it 

We used it with stencils, 

Moulds, cookie cutters, 

even created a few flowers 

It was a wonderful morning .
Time spent with friends crafting, catching up and just enjoying being creative. 
I am so proud of what our lovely crafters have made. 

We had so many more ideas of what to make too.

Take care all 
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Underwater Reflection

Good afternoon all, 
Hope you are well. 
We have just had thunder here with hailstones. 
Not what I was expecting today. 
Especially as I have just got back after having my hair cut....yeah...
Nice and short again, thank goodness. 

Today I have a fun design to share with you. 

A few of my friends had commented that they would like some fish swimming facing right, as all the  Lavinia fish swim towards the left. 
So that got me thinking 

I came up with this underwater reflection, 
using stamps and stencils...

Even the fish look surprised to see their reflections. 

If you would like to put the kettle on and join me. 
You can find the video here 

Eric likes to be with me in my craft room, 
He was sleeping the whole time that I was recording 

Bless him 

He really is such a fabulous crafting companion.

Take care all, 
Pop back soon 

Love and hugs 
Jo xxx