Friday, 30 August 2013

Where did the week go?

My goodness, I have suffered this week for my weekend away...time has flown...
It started with me putting the finishing touches to samples for the Clarity shows this weekend...(Saturday...Barbara will be in the classroom at 11am and then Sunday she will have shows at 9am and 2pm...) 
Once they were in the post, I  went to see Glynis at CJ CardCraft in Edgeley...had a catch up and bought some goodies...
Then on to samples for Jenny at Hobby Art...oh, she has some lovely new stamps out...wait until you see them...
Jenny was a very lucky lady on Wednesday and went to a workshop with the legend that is Sir Tim of Holts . Not that I am jealous!!!!!!
More about Jenny on TV next week, for now I have two samples from the Clarity Take 2 show to share with you..
This first one uses the Gelli plate and Dove stencil...

The Joy to the world stamp is from Clarity and was stamped using Cranberry Adirondack ink..

A little scribble with Distress marker and job done.
For this second card I used Distress Inks to create a background...and then spritzed water through the cloud stencil....oh this gives a fab effect...

The dove is a Clarity stamp and was stamped twice using StazOn on to vellum...(one turned around..) colour was added with a white gel pen..
The Mistletoe was stamped using Bottle Adirondack ink ...cut out...Bakers twine added and positioned in the middle of the doves..

The brilliant cloud stencil has little holes in it and I drew around these and added white Acrylic paint...oh I do love playing with Stencils.....
I think they are going to be a new obsession!!!!!
Better go another busy weekend....Adam our eldest son is home after his holiday in France...I have just finished Spring cleaning his was a dangerous job....well, he is 24 and I did clean under his bed!!!!! Never again!!! 
Enjoy your weekend....hugs....Jo. X 

P.S. thanks for the lovely afternoon tea today was great to catch up....x 


  1. 3 Stunning cards Jo ...Beautiful xx

  2. Love these, couldnt pick a favourite x

  3. Gorgeous cards Jo as always. I hope to see you at the Happy Stampers at the end of September.

    Linda xxx

  4. Beautiful cards Jo as always. Wasnt Jenny the lucky lady. Tom from Splodge had a place and didnt go as the there was a crisis at home. Well I wouldnt want him to have a crisis but the thought of that spare place with knowbody takeing it killed me. haha.x

  5. Fab cards again Jo. Sounds like you're as busy as ever ......have a great weekend Hugs Linda xx

  6. Both gorgeous cards Jo, I look forward to seeing your samples this weekend too.
    Have a good weekend xx

  7. Fantastic samples Jo. Looking forward to a weekend with Barb and seeing all the lovely DT samples xxx

  8. Lovely samples hun, love the clouds and doves especially. Glad you are busy and having fun. Xx

  9. Two great cards, Jo. I love the Gelli/dove stencil background of the first and the cloud stencil of the second. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog xx
    Maybe see you on the 15th? x