Friday, 23 September 2016

My Favourite Things

Good morning all , and thanks for joining me this Friday morning..

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

Our new theme is

My Favourite Things

And it is hosted by the lovely Gina

Our Sponsor this time is Wild Orchid check them out...

Now this theme got me thinking...I love my crafting so much , I really have so many favourite things...

But today I am on my way up to Leyburn to set up ready for tomorrow's Clarity Open day...

It is a great day , Barbara, Paul and many of the DT , including little old me , will be demonstrating, chatting and having lots of crafty hugs.

I will be using a fabulous new stencil....and I really hope that you like it...( as I drew it !!! Yes, I really did,,,with pencil and paper....!!!)

So here is what I came up with

I thought that this challenge was a perfect way to use it for the first time,,,

I started by using the large flower,

And added some ink from the Artistry ink pad range,,.

I do love these inks, they blend really well and are so juicy ...

This is what I had when I removed the stencil, and did some water spritzing

Next came the smaller of the flowers, to add some detail to the background

Followed by some of my favourite techniques....


Some matting and layering and a Clarity word...well we are using my favourite things

So we just needed some butterflies

And to finish off some glossy accents,,,another favourite product of mine,,,followed by a metal embellishment .

Oh yes, lots of my favourites...

So now it is over to you...

What are your favourite things ? ...and no long

The rest of the DT have made fabulous check them out...

Right I had better get on that motorway...and head up North...

Take care all..

Have a fabulous weekend,,,and pop back soon

Much love and hugs

Jo. xxx



  1. Beautifully created card JO, the flowers (and butterflies) are gorgeous!!

  2. Hi Jo!! It's been a while since I've visited...I've missed your AMAZING technique tutorials and FABULOUS creations!!!! Well this one is another example of your wonderful talent Jo...beautifully done! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!!
    Take care,

  3. Safe journey, Jo you lead such a hectic lifestyle right now and you have still found time to design and create and demo a lovely new stencil really is gorgeous. Your creation is so beautiful, instantly recognizable as yours. What a great challenge this is it will be interesting to see what people use. Have a super weekend wowing all the Clarity peeps. xxxx Annie

  4. WOW great idea and beautiful colors! Thanks for sharing all the details ... awesome!

  5. i was about to ask about the stencil. well done you. it is fab. enjoy your weekend, hugs xx

  6. How lovely Jo - you are clever! Hope we can use this at our next class. Xx

  7. Forgot to say see you tomorrow!! Xx

  8. Great news about the stencil. Have fun tomorrow, though by now that's today xxx

  9. The stencil looks fabulous jo. Gorgeous make with it. I hope you are having a great day. Hugs rachel x

  10. Hello Jo, I have been reading your blog now for a few months and really love it when JR Crafts pings into my e-mail box. I have only tonight realised that this is where I comment and not on the e-mail. Doh! I met you at Ally Pally a couple of years ago when you were demonstrating on Barbara's stand. You were so helpful and nothing was too much trouble. I really enjoy reading your blog and do so admire your designs. Now I have found you I will comment more often.

    1. Oh Susan, so good to have you on here, especially now that I can read your comments...thank you for your kind words, and your support on here...xx

  11. Thank you ladies, I do enjoy reading your