Monday, 28 December 2015

Lovely days.

Good afternoon all and thanks for popping is good to see you at this festive time,,,grab a drink, something to eat and pull up a chair......I do hope that you had a wonderful Christmas.

We had a lovely time and it was so good to spend quality family time,,,and we even had an extra visitor for Christmas lunch...good job that I had my emergency chair ready,,..

I have been busy today making samples ready for next weekend when Barbara will be on our screens once again.....they are all finished and ready for posting tomorrow morning...

So I thought it was a good time to make a cup of tea and have a catch up...

Here is one of my samples from Pauls last show on Hochanda


I do love the Bird Row stamps....and as you know I do love to Mix And Match my stencils...

Here is a closer look...

I started with a piece of stencil card and stamped the birds..then added their individual masks...

Then I taped my stencils into place.

First the oval one...

Followed by this fabulous new background one.

Next I added some Distress inks...yes I know favourite colours...


I also added a border to match the wooden branch...and added colour to my birds using my Soectrum Noir pencils. ( always remember to leave some white area when colouring in..)

I didn't have the correct colour of card for some matting and I made my own from some white card and an Alcohol marker.

Then some classic little white dots...and yes ...I do use these so much...

I added the word News from the word chains...I thought it was very apt ....

You see ' it was the little bird who told me '

I really enjoyed making this card....

I wonder what the News is though.....better ask the little birdie..!!!!

Enjoy your evening.....I am off to tackle my ironing Mikey is such a love and gave me two huge bags of washing for Christmas......Bless him,,,,,.

Love and hugs ...

Jo. xxx



  1. Gorgeous Jo, I also use markers for colour in the matt and layering xx

  2. I really love this card , I must get those stamps and that new stencil ,. Thanks for sharing,.xxxx

  3. Lovely card Jo, those little birds are so sweet! Love the stencilled background too. Xx

  4. lovely card Jo. loving the oranges here. take care, hugs xx

  5. Lovely card, Jo - glad you had a good Christmas xx

  6. Thanks ladies for your lovely comments,,.good to catch up with you,..and thanks for your

  7. Lovely card, really like these new stencils. Hope to see some more of your samples on TV this Sunday. Xx

  8. I love this card Jo. Another bright, inspiring example to brighten the day. It's chilly again and that storm is fast approaching. So glad you had a good Christmas and what a thoughtful gift from Mikey lol. xx