Friday, 14 July 2017

Christmas in July

Good afternoon all, and thanks for joining me today...

Thanks for all your lovely messages and text and Danielle and Adam are in the delivery suite as I type this blog post. I will keep you up to date...

Just before my holidays I had some wonderful new Christmas stamps to play with , these have been designed by the very talented and sadly misssed Jayne Nestorenko .

I just had to make a vintage style card...

I used Kraft know how I love this .

The stamps are quite large so out came my Misti.....( perfect)

First I stamped the frame using Potting soil , Archival ink.

Then I added the stamped image...I do love this little boy and his dog

The masks are so useful, and it saves all that cutting out.

I added a base coat using picket fence ink.

And then some colour. I also stamped some extra designs , added colour and cut them out.

I used Camel Safari ink to add shade around the edge and also for the background stamping. It just helps to create the vintage look.

Then to highlight the snow , I used some more picket fence ink, this time onto my mat and used as a watercolour paint.

Then time for some the form of chunky white embossing powder . Do remember to heat from underneath with this .

Finally some matting and layering , and those embellishments.

Oh bless, how cute is that dog.....

I just adore this image so much .

Right , I had better get on, what a long list of jobs I have to get through...although I must admit , I am having trouble concentrating today...

Have a lovely weekend....

Much love and hugs.

Jo. xxx



  1. Beautiful card, Jo. I love the vintage colours.
    Exciting times for you all. Hoping for a safe delivery of your precious grandson. Love and hugs xxxxx

  2. Let's hope you get some new soon. So exciting having a grandchild. I went to our youngest grandson's leaving concert yesterday as he moves up to High school in September. Very emotional. Love your card but I always like your designs. xx

  3. Such a beautiful card Jo! I love that vintage feel and do have my eye on this stamp! Having had Springer spaniels I am so pleased to see you have coloured him accordingly!!
    Imust have missed the news about your new addition somehow, I do hope things go well and that you will soon have a new little person to cuddle!! Wishing Adam and Danielle all the best - they must be so excited !!♥ Xx

  4. I couldn't afford the whole set when it was on TV but I couldn't resist getting this one and the framer, so your blog today is perfect. Good luck Adam and Danielle, hope everything goes smoothly. Xx

  5. Lovely card Jo - really love the look on kraft card. Sending best wishes to Adam & Danielle for a safe delivery, and hope you get to have baby cuddles very soon xxx

  6. Must have missed the news hoping for a safe delivery
    As for this card wow it's beautiful just beautiful

  7. Beautiful card, Jo I like the vintage look. Hope all goes well with Adam and Danielle, xx

  8. Gorgeous card Jo. Good luck to Danielle and Adam x

  9. what a fab card. and it works so well on kraft card!
    i hope everything went well with the birth, have a great weekend, hugs xx

  10. Thank you all for your lovely and hugs all round...xxxx