Thursday, 23 January 2014


First of all I would like to say  a warm welcome to our two new pull up a chair, grab a cuppa and relax...thank you for joining me on this crafty journey.....
Yesterday was workshop day in Hazel Grove, Stockport and we used a lovely set of Clarity Stamps....the Foxgloves....

The first card was stamped in black Memento ink and coloured with alcohol markers...the sky was created with tumbled glass Distress ink, the cloud mask and a stencil ...have you tried the new Clarity stencil brushes? They really are fabulous, so easy to use and get a really good result...
The bee is from the Remountable bugs set from Clarity and is such a useful little set of stamps....
Glossy accents adds the finishing touches...
For the second card, I thought we would go for a different look...

The reverse side of Centura Pearl was used and Distress inks, Peacock Feathers, Mowed lawn and Spiced Marmadale...some sequin waste and spritzing with water....this is a really quick way to make a background.
The foxgloves were stamped using black  Versafine ink ...(a waterproof ink).
To colour them we put some distress ink onto a heat resistant mat, next to some water and then a small amount of pearl, Perfect Pearls.....
Water coloured the adding the perfect pearls the colour dries to a gorgeous shinny finish....
The sentiment is from Clarity and the dragonfly is from the Remountable Bugs set of Claritystamps...
Once  again, it was lovely to spend time with crafty friends and as always we did have a laugh...and thanks to the Crafty Fairy....(Eileen you know what I mean..xxxx)
Thanks for looking in today ....and I hope you have enjoyed sharing what we created....hugs....Jo. X 


  1. These are gorgeous as always Jo.

    Linda xxx

  2. My my this is LOVELY Jo!! The colours, shading, clouds and GORGEOUS flowers make for such a WONDERFUL view...especially at this YUCKY time of year!! I do SO ENJOY your tutorials!!!

  3. i love those foxglove stamps. your cards are beautiful as always xx

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