Sunday, 15 October 2017

Another fabulous day .

Good afternoon all, I do hope that your Sunday is going well.

As you know yesterday was our Belfast workshop , and we had a play with Clarity Stencils. I really don't know where the time went...the day just whizzed.... we had so much fun.

I must thank Linda and Sharon for all their help...

We started by using Pixie powders through the stencils

And by using two pieces of stencil card you get a ' two for the price of one '

A positive and a negative print....

Next we used some of the gorgeous Indian Summer papers to decorate an MDF paint pallet.

All the ladies made such wonderful pieces , all different . It was so funny though watching them choose which sheet of paper to have...well they are all gorgeous....

After lunch...oh and cake....( thanks Sharon ) we used some ink blending techniques

Before finally finishing off with some stencil brush work...

Stencils are so versatile, and there is so much more you can do with them, from running them through your embossing machine, using grunge paste, paint...etc...and off course one of my favourites ...the ghosting technique...

It really was a great day and the ladies and gentlemen over here are so friendly and welcome us everytime we visit....

We are already looking at dates ready for next year...

We were also given some beautiful gifts for Elliot...such generous ladies...thank you...and I had a special present waiting for me...which I will photograph when I get home and show you next week.

It was so good to catch up with friends , and make new ones...

In the evening we went out for a ..Daft Eddies...fantastic place, gorgeous food and look at the view.


A perfect way to round off the day.

Today has been a lazy start, with a lovely walk, and a relaxing coffee...tomorrow is our ferry home,,,just hope those predicted hurricane type winds wait until we are home,,,

It is Hazel Grove workshops on Wednesday and then our Cumbria Retreat on Saturday and Sunday...more fun times to look forwards to...

Thanks ladies.... you make my day...

Take care all,

Love and hugs

Jo. xxx



  1. Sounds like a bril day and lovely technics. Hope your ferry crossing is calm and the M6 is flowing.

    1. Thanks Maggie, and yes the ferry crossing wasn't too bad and the M6 played nicely...a bit windy over Shap , but all in all a decent journey. Hope you are keeping well...hugs..xx

  2. We certainly had a wonderful day. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous techniques with us. Plenty of inspiration for my own projects. Really looking forward to your return and meeting up with all the girlies again (and Karl of course).
    Enjoy all your hugs, with Elliott, when you return home. Xxxxxx

    1. Thanks Linda, it is always so good to come and see you and the rest of the crafty ladies. You make us so welcome,,.take care xxx