Thursday, 21 March 2019

Our Memories

Good afternoon all, 
good to have you join me here for a few moments. 
I am rushing around today, getting ready for our 
Cumbria Spring Retreat, which is this weekend.
I love our two day retreats, but I do panic a few days before, 
Have I got everything ready,? 
Have I ordered and bought all the food? 
Will the ladies like what I have planned? 
Will the dogs be ok in the kennels? 
Oh the list goes on...
So I am going to take five minutes off and have a chat with you, 
Coffee in hand. 

So today I thought I would share one on my 
AALL & Create samples with you. 

Now these didn’t make it to Hochanda on time, 
they were stuck in an UPS van !!!
But never mind, 
I can still show you how I created them .
This one started with some stamping 

I stamped the image twice, 
One of them I cut out the inner parts, coloured them and then splatted some water on them . 

Whilst these were drying,  I created the background  using inks and a stencil 

Love this effect 

Then I assembled the design 

I made some embellishments from another fabulous set, 

I just love the way that the design came together.
Here is a closer look. 

I do hope you like these stamps, 
I am having a great time using products from AALL & Create .
In fact I am really excited to announce that on Saturday 1st June 
I will be teaching a workshop using them.
It will be in Carnforth, Lancashire and you can book by contacting Sharon Quinn
Places are booking up already...
I am really looking forward to it...

I had better get on, 
Most of my bags are packed, 
Just last minute things to do in the morning, 
plus taking the dogs for their weekend holiday. 
Karl is leaving early as he has to go to Chester, just hope he gets back early afternoon.
Fingers crossed we get to pop in tomorrow Mum...

Take care all,
To those travelling to Cumbria, 
Safe travels. 

Enjoy your weekend
Love and hugs


  1. Beautiful card, love that film strip, very versatile. Have fun at your retreat and safe travels. Xx

  2. Fabulous work Jo, and yeah another workshop to look forward too! Hope you've remembered everything off your list for the weekend and see you soon..xx

  3. Lovely work Jo. Enjoy your Cumbria trip, I'm sure it will be brill as ever.

  4. Beautiful cards Jo, love the stencil. Hope you enjoy your weekend I will be thinking about you all and look forward to seeing your wonderful makes. Gwen xx

  5. Lovely card Jo such a pity about them being stuck in the van!
    Got my bags packed and raring to go!! See you soon. Xxx

  6. Thank you ladies for your lovely comments, take care all and have a wonderful weekend...xxxxx

  7. Jo, I love how you used the photo strip stamp, it looks amazing in those beautiful colours. Great background too, just sad that it didn't make the shows :( I am sure you will be fully prepared for the weekend, I hope you all have a wonderful time (no doubts there!).

    PS. I love your new blog background! Hugs, Anne xx

    1. Thank you Anne, hope you had a lovely weekend. Hugs xx