Thursday, 14 April 2016


Good afternoon all , thanks for popping in for a few minutes. I would love you to join me in welcoming another new follower, I still get so excited when I see that we have another member to our happy little crafting group...I do hope you will be happy here and please feel free to leave a comment....

How has your week gone? Mine has been a bit like treading through treacle....I just don't seem to have my usual energy levels...but coffee with a special friend this morning gave me the boost that I needed.

Today I thought I would share another sample from Barbara's latest tv show,..

Now I really was against the clock with these samples so I reached for my pile of backgrounds....

This background was created using stencil card and distress inks. They were randomly blended onto the card and then the Sunshine stencil was added and it was spritzed with water.

The stencil removed and the card blotted with kitchen paper. The pattern gradually is revealed, it really is a lovely way to make backgrounds. ( do remember to use a card with no or low chalk in it )

I just cut the card into four

Stamped the words and the Country animals using Black Archival ink


Then some charcoal.....To ground the animals.

Some matting and layering and the design is complete

Just the job when time is against us, and let's face it , it does happen...

Speaking of which I had better get Adams birthday card made as it is his Birthday on Saturday, and as I have Clarity Cumbria I need to give it to him tomorrow...

Can't believe he will be 27......( where has the time gone?????)

Better get on,

Have a lovely evening,

Much love

Jo. xxx



  1. That's a lovely card Jo, I must try that background technique xx

  2. Lovely card Jo really like that stencil -and what a lovely photo of you and Adam! Xx

  3. Such a great design idea, love the blend of colours on this background xx

  4. great idea for a background. what a dapper lad! have a great workshop, hugs xx

  5. beautiful card Jo - I love it to bits - can't believe you have such a grown up son - wow - you just dont look old enough!!! Big hugs lovely lady and will be thinking of you on Saturday! Hugs rachel x

    1. Bless you Rachel, you say such lovely things....hugs

  6. Thanks ladies, it is always so lovely to read your

  7. Lovely card, Jo - I love the way the sunburst turned out. Good looking lad you've got there xx