Friday, 10 August 2018

Clean and Simple

Good morning all, 
Hope your Friday is going well, 
I am just back from walking the dogs, we had rain in the night 
but it is lovely and sunny now.
Karl left early again, bless him he works so hard. 
Today it is a new Challenge over at the Fussy and Fancy blog. 
Our theme is 

Clean and Simple 

And our fab hostess is Tone 

This is what I came up with..

I started by stamping this wonderful stamp from IndigoBlu. 
Colour Me - Daisy 
One of my new favourites...
Perfect for this type of card 

Next I used low tack masking tape to make a border .

And then began adding some ink...
First the yellow. 

Then the red in the centre 

And finally the orange in the middle...
I do find this a great way to achieve good blending 

Next some water spritzing....

And a black fine line border...
I do love the way this has developed 

Now see the difference that the charcoal pencil has made...
And these blender pens from Clarity are fab too.

A sentiment and a little butterfly from Hobby Art and the design is nearly complete 

Just some dots of clear glass to add the finishing detail...
Glossy Accents does the same  job...

They dry so clear...and yes this is my favourite finishing trick...

And on the ink, they pick up the colour...just love it 
If you would like to see the rest of the dt samples or join in please visit the blog here 

Thanks for joining me today and I hope you have a lovely weekend planned 
We actually exchanged contracts well on our way to move next week..
We visited the house yesterday so that I could choose curtain fabric, it was very emotional,,,
We seem to have been on this journey for so long...
I really appreciate all your support...
Thank you so much all...

Much love and hugs 
Jo. xxx


  1. Lovely card Jo and great news about your move. It's been such a tough time for you it must be great to see light at the end of the tunnel. Love and hugs. Xx

    1. Thanks Barbara, and yes ..nearly and hugs back...xx

  2. Pray move happens very soon exciting picking new curtains etc planing for your new home . Loving the card xxx

    1. Thanks Joy, hope you are keeping well...xx

  3. WOW this is just beautiful Jo! Thanks for all the tips & tricks! Have a wonderful weekend ahead!

  4. Such a beautiful card Jo, love it

  5. Enjoy your weekend, fingers crossed it wont be too long now till you are in your new home. XX

    1. Thanks Donna, you too...and yes we still have everything crossed...xx

  6. So many wonderful hints and tips, thankyou Jo. Your card is fabulous, love the charcoal pencil and I'm going to look at the blending pen, I need a flicky brush too. Can't believe it's nearly next week, I hope everything goes smoothly for you xx

  7. Love this card and this stamp, great detail xx

  8. Another lovely card, Jo!
    Happy moving day x

  9. Love the card great work again. So happy that the house movie is just around the corner.
    A bit stressful but it will all be worth it.
    Hugs M xx

  10. Lovely card Jo. Pleased to hear your move is coming fast for you. Have a great week-end ((hugs)) Chrissie xx