Friday, 29 July 2016

A Walk in the Garden.

Good morning all, and here we are , Friday morning....yah ....we made it....

Yesterday I had the most wonderful day at the Paper Warehouse in Kendal, we had a full day of Clarity play.....making two cards, a jigsaw and a piece of bag art...

It was a jam packed workshop but we did stop for a lovely lunch, thanks Janet...

If you get chance due visit the shop it is really well stocked and has a huge range of crafting accessories...and off course lots of card and paper..

I always come away with a boot full of purchases.....

Today it is a new challenge over at the Fussy and Fancy Blog...

Our new theme is

A Walk in the Garden

And here is my DT piece

We have the lovely and talented Diane as our host ,

Plus the winner will receive a

Noor Designs Gift Vouvher

I do hope you will pop over to the log and check out the wonderful inspiration from my lovely fussy and fancy friends...


My design started with a piece of stencil card and the Clarity leaf wreath stencil

I had an idea about colour blending in my all know how I love to blend colours...

So , I started with Mustard Seed and blended a section...again ....I had a rough idea of how large an area I needed for each colour

Next came Spiced Marmalade....( remember ladies to blend the section where the two colours meet )

Then on to Abandoned Coral , and Candid Apple

Then bringing up the rear Ground Espresso and Fossilised Amber to bring it all together and fill in the gap...

See where I was heading , a full circle of colours that blend...

I was so happy with the way this turned out , it was just as I imagined that doesn't happen often...

I must warn you , I do love this and I think I will be using it again and again...

Using the same Distress ink colours , I stamped some Clarity butterflies,

And a perfect Clarity sentiment

Some matting and layering

Some card assembly

Then it was the finishing touches of the butterflies and some paper flowers from Sweet Lilac .

I do love these colour tones....

Hope you like them too...

I must dash as I have a long list of jobs to get through today....I say jobs,,,.some of them involve,,,colouring.....mmmmm I wonder what they can be for?????

Have a wonderful day...and a wonderful weekend...

I actually have tomorrow off is our Wedding Anniversary ...

Karl and me will have been married for 28 years....

And I love him more now than ever , he really is my best friend, companion, lover and number one....

Those of you that have met him at workshops will understand why I feel like this...

As I hate having my photo taken , this is the only one I could find of us was earlier this year at my nieces wedding....

Take care all,

Much love and hugs...

Jo. xxxx



  1. This is such a wonderful work of art. Well done.

  2. Beautiful inspiration as always. Happy Anniversary for tomorrow xx p's. Loves to Tess and Eric too xx

  3. I loved this the moment I saw it... The blending is wonderful and that stencil is a must have so guess where I am hoping over to when I leave here!! And you can always depend on Clarity for a quote that just fits the bill. Love the photo and happy anniversary,hope you have a great day celebrating 28 years xxxx hugs Annie

  4. Lovely card Jo. Happy Anniversary for tomorrow - the photo is a lovely one of you both. Hugs xxx

  5. Happy Annirversary. Enjoy your day and special dinner.
    Will there be a doggie bag for T & E
    Hugs M F M

  6. I tink you have ernt a day off and for such a special reason too. Have fun and enjoy your time together. Xx

  7. Gorgeous card, love the technique and pretty colors, I will have to give this one a try! Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby, too!!

  8. WOW This card is gorgeous Jo! LOVE that technique ... thanks for all the tips/tricks! I'm one of the newbies at Fussy and Fancy! I look forward to getting to know you better and being inspired by your creations! Happy Anniversary! Awesome photo of you & hubby!

  9. stunning work Jo and a lovely photo - wishing you both a happy day for tomorrow - and thanking you for a lovely day on Thursday and of course the flowers - my mum was so emotional - she says thankyou so very much! Big beautiful hugs xx

  10. great card and fab colour combo. happy anniversary to both, hugs xx

  11. A beautiful card with lovely colours Jo.

    Don and I wish you both a very Happy Anniversary. Love to you both XX