Friday, 6 February 2015


Hi everyone and welcome to our new follower...I still get excited when I see that we have somebody new in our little gang...

How has your week gone ?

Well the good news is that Adam is home from hospital, and although he has to go back for more tests and follow up appointments..he is so glad to be home....

I had the steroid injection in my hand yesterday and yes Mum you were quite right when you said it may sting a little...thanks to Theresa who suggested painkillers before my appointment...good call....

So I am sat here today typing with my left hand...and yes it is taking housework for Two crafting for two hoo...

Enough typing...let's look at a photo..


I really love this new parakeets stamp....this is such a quick and simple card to make.

Gelli card, three Distress inks, mini blending tools and a Clarity blending mat...

And this is what you get...

Next spritz with some water and pat dry...


Stamp using black ink...

Add some colour.

Stamp again, colour in with Spectrum Noir Pencils....then cut out...and shape before gluing into place..

Matt and layer...


These little birds could be used for so many different occasions ...the stamp can be found on the Clarity website....

I had a lovely surprise today when I had some chocolates and flowers delivered....thank you made my day...


I hope you have a good weekend. Thanks for looking in today...and for all your kind words, emails and support this week.

Much love,

Jo. xxxx



  1. Gorgeous card Jo...looks like a beautiful stained glass window. Love how you decoupaged the birds and your wonderful colours. Pat K xxx

  2. Lovely card Jo. I'm sorry to hear that you've such a week. I hope the injection helps your hand and I hope Adam continues to improve. xxx

  3. I hope your hand is feeling better soon although I think no housework is a bonus!!! But not crafting. I love this stamp, we have at least half a dozen parakeets every day on my feeders. Love the card and glad Adam is home x

  4. What a great card! I'm waiting for mine paras to arrive. Make the most of no housework! Xx

  5. As I said on your FB post birds look 3D .... can't believe you have cut and decoupaged them all ...wonderful. Hope your hand gets better soon ... those injections are painful xxxx & hugs too

  6. Way behind on my internet travels Jo. My apologies for not knowing of Adam etc. I hope everything is improving now.
    I adore this card and I think this set will be a favourite of mine. X

  7. This was my favourite new stamp from the recent shows. Can't wait to get mine. So glad to hear that Adam is home, hopefully on the mend. Hope your hand becomes less painful over the next few days, lets hope it clears up the pain you have been experiencing. Have a restful weekend I think you all need it! XX

  8. Wonderful colouring Jo - lovely card xxx

  9. Thanks for sharing Jo, I love this card, and I will def be giving this a go. So pleased Adam is hope. Hope your hand gets better soon, I know you'll miss crafting but I'm sure it will be nice to just chill for a bit love and hugs xxxx C

  10. this is just stunning Jo. the birds are so dimensional! fab! glad things are looking up, hugs xx

  11. Absolutely gorgeous , glad Adam home and well done you for being brave as well xx

  12. Love this one Jo. Your colouring is fab.

    I hope your hand is feeling better soon. Take care. x

  13. Lovely card Jo - wonderful colours you've used and that's a great idea cutting out the parakeets - love the 3D look :-) Hope you'll be crafting again soon, but don't tell whoever's doing the housework!!! xxx

  14. Just lovely Jo, the stamped and colored image of those cute parakeets are perfect.

    Hugs diane