Wednesday 28 October 2020

Another YouTube

Good afternoon all, 
Thanks for popping 
Time for a brew , feet up and just relax. 
I am just back from walking Eric, and it is nearly dark...
Oh that hour has made so much difference. 
I have spent today just working on future workshops, 
Just taking my time, no point rushing.
Well, I can’t rush at the moment. 
I have my flu jab tomorrow morning, 
I’m usually ok with it, fingers crossed I will be this time too.

I have had a couple of messaging from Crafters asking for a step by step for this recent design .

So I thought I would make a little video. 

Then you can craft along, 
Maybe try different colours, 
I would love to see your makes .

The YouTube tutorial is here 

I really hope you enjoy it. 

Oh and thanks to Sheila for a beautiful box of chocolate and to Diane for your exquisite gift , 
they both arrived yesterday 

Take Care everyone 
Love and hugs 

Jo xxx

Sunday 25 October 2020

Shaving foam and stencils

Good afternoon everyone, 
Hope you are having a lovely weekend. 

Such a lovely Autumn day outside, with a hint of sun...just beautiful. 

Today I am sharing some shaving foam fun with you. 

This is such a great way to make backgrounds 
But also fabulous with stencils 

I have created a quick YouTube video to show you how to create this one, 


Time now for a cup of tea and an episode of 
Escape to the country

Thanks for popping in, 
Take care 

Love and hugs 
Jo xxxx

Thursday 22 October 2020

Where did that week go ?

Good afternoon everyone, 
Thanks so much for popping in. 
So sorry that I haven’t blogged for a week, 
I just don’t know where the time has gone 

Thanks to you lovely friends and followers for you get well wishes, cards and gifts.
Honestly , 
I really appreciate them. 
I am slowly getting better, but it seems to be a good day, followed by a not so good day.
The doctor phoned this morning and is going to try me on some new medication, and send 
me for a chest X-ray. 
With my voice still being a bit husky he wants me to see an ENT consultant too,
I did tell him that Karl is enjoying some peace and quiet. 

As you know I should have travelled down to Peterborough today ,
ready for the HOCHANDA , Lavinia shows tomorrow., but 
obviously I have had to stay at home. 
So Mandy has stepped in.
Thanks Mandy.
She is on at 10am and 2pm

I have a couple of samples to share with you...



These stencils really do go so well with the stamps 

So many possibilities...

Enjoy your evening 

Take care everyone 
Love and hugs 
Jo xxxx

Thursday 15 October 2020

Butterfly Thursday

Hi everyone, hope you are keeping well. 
Welcome to our new followers, it is so lovely to see you here. 
Pull up a chair, make a brew and enjoy. 
Today I am sharing one of my Aall & Create samples with you.
Mr Bossman Abs is on HOCHANDA for the next few days,,,
It is the 4th Birthday celebrations...
and yes, I have sent him cake, 

Even though I have felt so unwell, I have enjoyed creating samples with this new release..
Everything just took twice as long...

I do love butterflies. 

I started with a nice inky stencil background.

Added some stamping 

And then some colour 

I stamped the butterfly out a couple of times so that I could add some dimension to the design 

I love all the little extra stamps too, look how it is all coming together 

Some white paint for highlights , I love the finishing touches, 
Here is a closer look 

  It is lovely and sunny here today...
I hope you have some sun and that it makes you smile.
Take care all, 

Love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Tuesday 13 October 2020

Where did that week go ????

Good afternoon  everyone, 
Hope you are keeping well.
Sorry I haven’t posted on here for a while but I have been busy making samples 
for the Aall & Create shows later  this week. 
I still feel unwell, so it has been slow going. 
Honestly it is about time that I felt better and I really Need my voice back. 
This husky noise is really annoying me,,,

Although Karl is enjoying some peace and quiet 

I have put the sneak peeks in groups 
Depending on who designed them 
I love to guess...
Can you guess ? 


The next one is easy...

Enjoy your evening all, 
I’m just off to cook some food, and hopefully chill .

Take care all 
Love and hugs 
Jo xxxx

Monday 5 October 2020

Monday catch up

Good afternoon everyone, 
I hope you are feeling well and that 
you had a lovely weekend. 
It was our Autumn Lavinia retreat, 
Online now...
Although we couldn’t meet up and hug , 
We still managed to craft together , catch up, drink coffee and eat cake, 
Although the last 2 , were probably just me. 
As it was only 2 hours each day my voice managed to hold up and I could rest in the afternoon, 
So I don’t feel to bad today. 

We created some Christmas projects, 

This is how my tryptic arch looks now...
It was so lovely to spend time with such wonderful friends, 
A couple of our group were unable to join us but the beauty of online classes is that they can catch up anytime..

Don’t forget that I have some prerecorded online classes 
They are only £6 per class , you can watch them whenever you want 
and as many times as you walls like 
Just email me for more details...

I am off now to walk Eric in the rain...

Enjoy your afternoon 
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Thursday 1 October 2020

All Hallows’ Eve

Good morning everyone, 
I hope today finds you well. 
Welcome to our new follower, it is always so exciting to have a new crafter joining us.
Pull up a chair and make a brew. 

Today , as it is the first of October 
We have a new Lavinia Challenge. 
It can be found on the Lavinia stamps website 

The new theme is 
All Hallows’ Eve 

Here is what I came up with...

As you know I love inky play , and I just couldn’t wait to use my new ink pad 
Crackling campfire 
In my head 
Burning Bonfire...!!!!!grrr

More ink blending , adding some brown ink 

Followed by water splats....and a couple of big ones...
Don’t worry 
We can hide them 

Next came the stamping 
Now I have to thank Lisa for serving the Urchin as a pumpkin
Thanks mate 

I love to mix colours of VersaFine ink 

I added extra colour with pencils and then some charcoal to create a misty scene.

I had such fun making this 

Hope the little face makes you smile.
We all need to smile, especially at the minute. 

I am slowly getting better, but it is slow, 
So to anyone else under the weather 
Here is a big group hug 

Take care all 
Love and hugs 
Jo xxx