Wednesday, 30 December 2015

January to June 2015..

Good afternoon all and as always thanks for dropping in for a coffee and a catch up...

How is your week going? All o,k. here thanks...we have caught up with some special friends and had a wonderful family meal out last night....

As this year is drawing to a close , I thought we would have a look back at the crafty journey over the last twelve months...

And what a twelve months it has been.......

January started with Barbara launching the Claritystamps brand at CHA,

New stamps, stencils and masks...

And here in the UK the wonderful Wee Folk were born

I do love the versatility of these marvellous little silhouettes...

February and I was doing my regular workshops in Hazel Grove, Cheshire plus Edgeley , Stockport and Lindale in Cumbria.

We had these fab new stamps to play with

March and Barbara had German TV shows plus the new Bird Row stamps...which are still one of my favourite sets.

And I have always loved using white embossing powder on vellum

April was a busy month I had my usual classes, my Fussy and Fancy DT work, magazine work and I started to sell my cards , mixed media work and pyrography in a local shop...Crookilley Crafts Emporium in Bramhall, Cheshire.

I was amazed at how well my makes started to sell....

Also April saw the release of the Wee Fairies.

May and it was wedding season..

And I just had to include a sample using Jo's Bubbles Stencil....yes I actually designed a stencil...

Thanks Barb and Dave for making it...

June soon came round and it was our first Clarity Glasgow...a long way to travel ...but oh boy well worth it...

What a great bunch of ladies.

We had these fab geese and hen stamps,,,,perfect for my pyrography..

I think we will have a little breather there and carry on tomorrow , I do love to look back at designs...don't you? I do find it so hard to choose favourites as they all have a special place in my was even hard only choosing two per month to put on here.....!!!!

I had better get on....still got the dogs to walk, some ironing to do and a Birthday card to make...

Thanks for joining me for our first six months looking back....

Pop back tomorrow for the second instalment ....

Enjoy your evening..

Love and hugs

Jo. xxxx



  1. a fabulous 6 months work jo. really great stuff. glad you showed that board as it reminds me to tell you that bez loves hers! looking forward to seeing what you post tomorrow x hugs rachel x

    1. Thanks Rachel, and good to hear that Bez loves her chopping board...hugs to you and your

  2. Wow what a great bunch of cards! Its great to look back at the first half of the year and I look forward to seeing the next half of the year. Xx

    1. Thanks Donna, it has gone in a flash of colour...really looking forward to posting the next set of designs...hope you have a lovely day....catch you

  3. what a year of inspiration. happy 2016, hugs xx

    1. Thanks Theresa, and at least we got to meet up in 2015, definitely need to do it again in 2016 xxx