Friday, 12 June 2015


Good morning....we made it to Friday...yah...and what a beautiful sunny week it has been....I do believe the weather men are predicting a change ready for the hoo...

Anyway....back to today.....and it is a new challenge over at the Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog...

Challenge 141.... And our new theme is ....... Distressed.......

We are sponsored this week by Aurora Wings......and here is my DT Inspiration...

I started by stamping this gorgeous Clarity stamp.....The Floral Crook....

And then started to distress by using a Distress Ink....well it would be daft not too.....also the script stamp from the Journalling set.

Next I created a piece of background card...Once again using stamps from the Journalling set.

No distressing is complete without the ink some Distress Stain onto my craft mat...pick up with a paintbrush and flick....

I added colour to the topper using my Spectrum Noir pencils.

Then uses a pair of scissors to distress the edges.

Using my Distress ink, I changed the colour of a paper doily ...

And added it to the design...these are great to add another layer to your cards...

Some flowers and Leaves from Sweet Lilac Flowers...

And a metal embellishment to complete the design...

Here is a close up ...

I do hope you like this....if you fancy checking out the blog ....just visit it here...

Also check out the work from the rest of the design team...

I must get a move on....another busy weekend ahead...

Do pop back soon.

Much love

Jo. xxx



  1. Lovely Jo. The flowers really complement those in the stamp. Have a lovely day xx

  2. Lovely card Jo. Enjoy the sunshine - it can't last! x

  3. Hi Jo...hope that you are well! Another fabulous masterpiece in true Jo Rice fashion...I think that we should call you our "Queen of Technique"!! Another gorgeous creation chalk full of technique! Have a great weekend Jo!
    Take care,

    1. Thanks Beth, But you do make me blush.....have a lovely

  4. Lovely Jo. Might have a go at this challenge. Missed you today at Clarity Open day. x

  5. Thanks Lynne, and yes I have missed joining in with the fun this year, but circumstances made it impossible for me...nice that you missed me

  6. Great card loving the flowers and the background. Beautiful! Xx

  7. it's lovely Jo. i love that stamp and i find myself drawn to the older ones (classic) more and more. beautiful composition, hugs xx

  8. Wonderful card again , Jo love the subtle way you have distressed your work. As Theresa says I too love my classic clarity stamps and this is one of my special favourites xx

  9. this is beautiful Jo - really lovely - gorgeous stamp and a fabulous use of the colours - fab! Big hugs rachel x

  10. Beautiful card your "distressing"....and love those doilies placed underneath...very, very pretty!!