Sunday, 29 December 2013

Last Sunday of 2013

Hi all, and how was your Christmas? I do hope that you had a lovely time, although I'm well aware that not everyone has a happy time and I do think we all need to spare a thought for those less fortunate as ourselves and all those who have been caught by the flood waters.
We had a lovely day in the Rice household made even more special as Adam was at home (he's had to work for the last two Christmas Days).
I was totally spoilt with gifts and I must thank some crafty ladies for a gorgeous scarf, some toiletries, chocolate, craft goodies, bracelet and a plant....see, I told you I'd been spoilt...
I had a really great phone call too from my Niece to say that she had got engaged ....oh, how exciting...(I see Wedding Invitations on the horizon !!!) 
The last few days though I have been nurse Mummy as Mikey has been unwell again, but a visit from my Sister and Brother in law did help....
So this year has nearly come to an end and it has been a busy crafty year....but that's the way I like it...
So here is my finale card for the year. It's one that was featured in the recent Creative Cardmaking  magazine....using Claritystamps and Inka-Gold paints....

I do hope you like it .....I have just finished my next batch of samples and need to get them in the post Barbara is on TV on Sunday 5th January ....oh there are some 'must have' new stamps...
Have a very Happy New Year all and I shall see you early on New Years Day as there will be a new Challenge over at the Clarity Challenge Blog...
Much love to you all.....Jo. X 


  1. Lovely, I have one of the Hot Air Balloon stamps, lovely unisex card, must have a go, thanks as always for the inspiration this year xx

  2. Lovely card Jo - the Hot air balloons are very useful - I have all three sizes lol. Sounds like you had a very busy Christmas - hope Mikey is on the mend xx

  3. Love to see your work Jo and this is lovely the warm colours over a wet cold time of year puts me in mind of warmer days and shorter nights soon to come. Glad you were spoilt you deserve to be xxxx Happy New Year to all in the Rice household xxxx

  4. This is gorgeous Jo. Happy to hear that you had a lovely Christmas and was spoilt. I was too. I look forward to meeting up with you in the New Year.
    Wishing you all the best for 2014.

    Linda xxx

  5. Beautiful as ever, Jo you have given so much inspiration over this last year, I love these balloon stamps, they are so versatile. xxx Annie oooh and hope you have a wonderful 2014 xx

  6. Lovely card, Jo. Glad you had a good Christmas and I wish you all the best for 2014 xxx