Sunday, 21 February 2016

Clarity Cumbria

Good afternoon all and thanks for looking in this Sunday. How has your day gone, ? I have been busy making samples ready to get in the post tomorrow for Barbara , as she is back on HOCHANDA TV this Thursday....the fabulous new stamps were waiting for me when I got back from Clarity Cumbria yesterday....and oh...something else new....something that I love .....and so will you...shhhh I can't say anymore....!!!!!

So back to was so good to be back with the ladies and gentleman....and as usual there was quite a lot of banter....and laughter....we used the wonderful new poppy and meadow grass know how much I love these.

Our first card involved blending inks...

Look at these fabulous cards....I am so proud of each and every one...

Our second card was a bit of a homage to the very talented Eileen Godwin,,,as I got the inspiration for it from her wonderful blog....where she had done a very informative video on her Master Board technique...( she is such a lovely lady too...)

Check it out here....

I do hope that you approve Eileen, we had such fun making them and here are the results

( You know if it is one thing that I have learnt about the craft industry that there are two types of designers...those who credit others and those who don't....thank goodness that I am not the I do like to sleep at night...)

After lunch we did a bit of spotlighting...

And then after tea and Sheila's cakes...oh and my special chocolate cake,,,,( thanks ladies ) we created a background with Inka Gold paints and water,..these really did sparkle ....

All the stamps are from Claritystamp...and can be found on the website...

One of our lovely ladies Barbara brought this canvas to show us...and it is just I had to take a photo and share it with you all..

It is fantastic Barbara...

I am seeing some of the ladies again on Thursday when I am doing a day class at Grosvenor house , papers in Kendal...( .they will be sick of me )

I am off now to walk the dogs , then after some food and a shower...I really need to sit down and put my feet up...

Enjoy your evening all, and thanks for your kind words about my parents,..they are getting there...slowly..

Much love and hugs.

Jo. xxx



  1. Your class must have had such fun with these, and worked hard. They are all delightful. I especially like the take on Eileen's master board. It's a really lovely design. I was lucky enough to go to Eileen's masterboard workshop and was thrilled with the result I got. Eileen is so inspirational ~ just like you, Jo. I'm pleased that your parents were not too badly injured and hope that they were not too badly shaken by the experience. can often hit a while after. Hope you had a nice relaxing day. Love and hugs, Jeanette xxxx

    1. Thanks Jeanette, wow lucky you...Eileen's workshops are fantastic and she is so inspiring...hope you have had a good weekend...hugs...xx

  2. Fabulous work from all your ladies Jo... looks like a fantastic amount of fun was had by all! .. The link and mention is really appreciated too ! Cheers Jo and thanks, it's good to know you all enjoyed yourselves xxx

  3. Wow super cards from the whole class. I am really into my bright colours at the moment so these are really speaking to me! Ask me again in a few weeks and I will probably be into pastel tones. Glad to hear your parents were OK after their car accident, such a horrid thing to happen. XX

  4. Any chance of a step by step on the spotlight technique? Thanks Jo. XX

    1. Will get one sorted out for you Donna...xx

  5. it looks likethe ladies had a lot of fun and what fab makes they made! hugs xx

  6. Great results ladies and Gent. Very pleased to hear your parents are doing ok xx

  7. The class was brilliant, Jo, and so relaxing. I keep looking at my samples of what we did and I feel so chuffed with them. Thank you! Rosemary

  8. Morning What a fab blog page, just love all the art work. Oh so looking forward to Thursday thanks for the thumbs up. Its a date.

    Beautiful cards every one :)

    Crafty hugs Pen x

  9. Glad to hear your parents are ok Jo. Looks like you had a great time with your class, their results are stunning as are your beautiful demos too xxx

  10. Fabulous cards Jo & Barbaras' canvas too! So pleased your parents are feeling a little better. x

  11. Thanks for your lovely comments make my

  12. fabulous cards Jo your ladies do you proud - that canvas is great too. waiting with great anticipation for the news! xx