Friday, 30 October 2015


Good morning...hope your Friday has started well...

I am so pleased to tell you that today I am hosting the new Challenge over at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge Blog...

I have chosen the new theme of.....


We are sponsored by two wonderful companies, Magnolia-licious and Sweet Lilac Flowers...

I do hope you can create something and enter our Challenge...remember it can be a card, canvas or piece of mixed media...I am really looking forward to visiting all your blogs and reading about your designs.

Here is my inspiration...hope you like it..

And here is how I created it....

I started with a piece of stencil card and this wonderful Olive branch wreath stencil, as always I taped it at the top to make a hinge.

Next I added some Lettuce Adirondack ink...

This is what I had when I lifted the stencil up.

Nice, but I felt that it needed more out with the Meadow Adirondack ink.

There that's better.

Next I added some shade around the edge of the card.

And a verse from Clarity to the centre.

I found a lovely little wooden dragonfly in my stash and I added some colour to it with DI

And then added it to the card

I gathered some of my Sweet Lilac Flowers and leaves

And then added them to my card design


Some glossy accents just finished the design off, it looks like water droplets on the flowers.

I do love this verse, it is one of my favourites.

If you would like to see the samples from the rest of the DT, and they are fabulous , just visit our blog...

That's it from me today...I am off out for a coffee with a friend....I seem to have been working so much recently that friends have taken a back seat,,,.so this week I have had a word with myself.....and already caught up a lovely friend of mine from our cub leader days...and today it is coffee and catch up with Bethan...

Friends and Family are so important....and I will leave you with that thought...

Have a wonderful weekend

Much love and hugs.

Jo. xxx



  1. I love this card , colours are lovely ,,,,xx

  2. Beautiful card, love these flowers so I may be off to look at them. Have fun catching up! Xx

  3. Hi Jo!! You know how I enjoy your tutorials and your gorgeous work...I love the softness of this beautiful card and it's lovely sentiment!! Hope that you and yours are well!! Have a most wonderful weekend Jo!
    Take care,

  4. Beautiful card Jo. You have been working hard for quite a while, Taking time out will do you the power of good - you earned it. Enjoy the weekend. Xx

  5. Lovely, pretty card, Jo. Enjoy your coffee and chat xx

  6. Gorgeous card. So glad you are hosting the challenge. You chose a great theme, hugs and happy weekend xx

  7. Lovely theme, lovely tutorial and beautiful end result, it's no wonder you are such a popular and great demonstrator for Clarity. Hope you have plenty of entries to choose from xxx Annie

  8. Beautiful Jo, I'll try and enter this challenge, I've not had time for any lately. How you enjoyed your catch up with Bethan. xx

  9. oh so very pretty Jo - a really lovely card xx

  10. This is stunning Jo and what a fabulous tutorial! I love the stencil you've used and your flowers are beautiful, love the water droplets!
    Big hugs, Tammy

  11. Beautiful piece of work Jo. Dainty and delicate, just like you!
    I agree with you it's very easy when we're busy to let family and friends get pushed away a little, but as you also say they're so important. Have a great weekend xxx

  12. Such a gorgeous card, Jo. Beautifully designed and put together. Terrific job at the stencilling. A very inspiring card. Love it.

  13. This is beautiful hunny, love the verse and design too, speak soon, hugs Liz xx