Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Just For You At Christmas

Good afternoon everyone, 
I do hope you are feeling well. 
I have got my sore throat and cough back, grrr
What rotten timing .
I Need to be better ready for our Hallowganza starting this Thursday. 

To run alongside the Hallowganza, Lavinia will have some new stamps on their website. 

One of my favourites is this modern and elegant wreath stamp.
How could I resist a wreath card 

I just stamped the design and then added some Brusho powders. 
Nice and simple. 

Very useful especially when you need an understated but effective design. 

I have another catch up video to share with you. 
This one involves more stamping and adding colour. 
You can add more stamping in the centre of leave some white space, it is up to you. 
Here is a closer look 

You can find the link here 

I do hope you enjoy it, and maybe have a go. 
I have another card design in my Christmas box now..
I hope your box is filling up nicely too. 

I’m off now for a warm bath. 

Thanks for joining me today 
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Monday, 25 October 2021

Sycamore key

Good morning everyone, 
I hope you had a wonderful weekend, and that this week has started well. 

We had a fabulous online class on Saturday and I can’t believe how many ways you can use texture paste. 
I can safely say that some ladies have some homework to finish, 

Today I am going to share a sample from the recent ODS on The Craft Store. 

It features some beautiful new stamps from Tracy Evan’s. 
Here is a closer look 

I must admit we call these helicopters, and funnily enough , the other day I was showing Elliot how they fly down from the trees .
They still spin like helicopter blades….just like they did when I was young. 

I started by creating a simple circle with ink. 

Next I added some stamping 

Followed by some colour. 
I stamped the sycamore keys again so that I could decoupage them 

I also stamped on a mini lollipop stick and added some white highlights. 

Some shadows just finished off the whole design. 
Just perfect for an autumnal card. 

Thanks for popping in , I must get on now as I have a couple of magazine commissions to finish today. 

I hope you have a lovely day 
Much love and hugs 

Jo xxx

Friday, 22 October 2021

That Friday Feeling.

Good afternoon everyone, 
I do hope your day is going well. 
It was a bit wet this morning walking Elliot to school. 
Thank goodness for lovely warm coffee when I got home. 

Today I have a couple of samples to share with you. 

These are using a fabulous new stamp set by Bipasha BK 

Just some simple stamping 

And then watercolour painting
You know how much I love doing this. 

Great way of getting a wonderful effect. 
It is best to let the card dry naturally..

I hope you will be able to watch the shows this weekend, as it is Aall & Create’s 5th Birthday 
Celebrations on The Craft Store.

I will have to watch some of the shows on catch up as we have our Texture Paste online class tomorrow 

Really looking forwards to spending the morning getting creative with 
such a wonderful group of friends. 

Enjoy the rest of your day and have a fabulous weekend. 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Thursday, 21 October 2021

Another catch up video

Good morning everyone, 
Welcome to our new follower. 
You know how excited I get when we have another new member to our craft family 
Pull up a chair and make a brew. 

Today I have grandma duties this afternoon so I need to get lots ticked off my craft list. 
I am so excited though, as I have been asked to do some online classes for an American Store.,
How exciting is that,,,😊
I had to pinch myself when I read the email
Wish me luck 🍀 

Today I have another catch up video to share with you. 

You can find the link here 

I will show you how to stamp your wreath and also a nice little trick to make these designs quick and easy. 
Some of you (who know me well ) will have done this before, but I am always mindful that we have new crafters joining us all the time. 

The sun is just peeping through here, 
So I had better go and fill the bird feeders up before I get my stamps inky 

Have a lovely day all 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Light Up Halloween

Good afternoon everyone. 
It is another wet day here in Cheshire.
I do think it has gone a bit colder too.
So I am sat in my craft room with a nice hot cup of coffee. 

I have another little catch up video to share with you. 
Today we are going to re use some old jars. 
This is on the Lavinia YouTube channel
You can find it here 

I really enjoyed creating these, so much so 
That I have made a Christmas one too. 

Unfortunately they are not easy to photograph. 
So please forgive me. 

Enjoy the rest of your afternoon

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

A wet Tuesday in Cheshire

Good morning all from a very wet Cheshire. 
Eric was a very wet Labrador when we got back from our walk this morning. 
Good job he likes the rain. 
I do hope today finds you well. 
I have been very busy these past few days creating samples with new stamps and stencils from Aall & Create. 

This weekend it is their 5th Birthday on The Craft Store. 
So there are lots of shows and new products. 

Bipasha BK a has a Weekend Wow 

Tracy Evan’s has a One Day Special 

And Janet Klein has a One Day Special too. 

I think you had better get on the phone to your bank manager ! 

I am off to the post office now. 

Enjoy the rest of your day 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxxx

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

The reindeer and the Christmas tree.

Good evening everyone. 
I do hope you have had a lovely day. 
It has been another busy one here, the boys came for a play and stayed for tea, so it was 
Grandma duties for a few hours. 

I have another little catch up video to share with you. 

It is another festive design featuring some fabulous Lavinia stamps including the reindeer and the Christmas tree. 

If you fancy grabbing a festive brew and snack and joining me 
You can find it here 

Here is a closer look. 

I do love this new colour in the Elements ink pads. 

Time now for a shower and then feet up.
Enjoy your evening all 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx