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Tuesday, 24 May 2022

I adore poppies.

Hi everyone, 
only me again. 

As it is Tuesday, it is my turn for a crafty catch up 
on the Lavinia YouTube channel. 
Tonight we are going to have a play with one of the  new stencils, 
and create another one layer card .





I do hope you can join me 
You can find the video here 


Take care all. 
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxxx

Kenyan Hut

Hi everyone, 
Thanks so much for popping in today. 
I hope you are keeping well, and that something today will make you smile. 
We had a lovely workshop on Saturday…although I did manage to get my 
ink sprays everywhere.,,
Not the best technique for an online class…
and yes, I did run out of space…again 😂

Straight after the class Karl and I went up to Kendal to spend the afternoon 
with my parents. 
My dad is deteriorating but my Mum is with him, and he has a 
hospital bed in the lounge.
I am going up at 6am tomorrow too, just to spend as much time as possible with them.
They have been married for over 60 years, 
So many memories, 
and I love them both dearly.

Today I am sharing a recent Aall and Create sample with you. 
I had great fun creating this. 



I started with stamping and creating a scene.
These are fabulous new stamps by Janet Klein.




I decoupaged the hut and couldn’t resist some straw on the roof.
I love to add these little extra touches.




Here is a closer look 





I adore the chickens…
My brother has been hatching some chickens, look. 




And did you spot the little black one. ?




Thanks so much for joining me today 
Coffee time here now 

Take care all 
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Our Mischievous Mice

Morning friends, I do hope your day has started well.
Karl was up and out at 5am, 
So I have walked Eric early and am now trying to catch up on jobs in 
my craft room. 
Although every time I tick a job off my list. 
I seem to add another one.
I bet you know that feeling. 

Today I have a sample to share with you using a couple of our mischievous mice. 
I have also used one of the new stencils. 





Keep your eyes peeled as these will be available on the website this Friday…

Here is a closer look 
They really do make me smile.





Take care everyone 
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxxx

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Stamping on the gel press

Hi everyone, 
Me again. 
Thanks for joining me, twice in one day. 
Get me.

I am just popping back to remind you that it is Tuesday, so that means time for a crafty catch up.
Today we are going to be looking at stamping on the gel press. 




I do hope you can grab a brew and cheeky biscuit and join me. 
You can find the video here 


I really hope you enjoy it. 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxxx

A little book of flowers

Hi everyone, thanks so much for popping in today. 
I do hope that your week has started well.
I am sat in my kitchen having a coffee, sat next to Eric. 
He has just been to the vets, and bless him his joint pain is getting worse and he needs more medication and physio. 
He is so good though, he just looks at me with those gorgeous eyes. 

Today I thought I would share a recent Aall and Create project with you. 
I really loved making this, and completely lost my self in a wonderful creative space. 





I used an old die from my stash to create the book shape. 




Then some simple inking, stamping and embossing. 




These backgrounds are fabulous to make. 




I stamped the design again added some colour and fussy cut the flowers. 




I added a little tassel…well I couldn’t not. 
Here is a closer look 





This is such a beautiful designed stamp by Bipasha bk. 

Take care all

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx



Friday, 13 May 2022

I rescued this one

Hi everyone, 
thanks so much for popping in today. 
It is always so lovely to spend time with you. 
Today I have another Aall and Create sample to share with you. 




Now the funny thing about this sample is that half way through making it, 
I didn’t like it.
It very nearly needed up being filed in the bin. 



So I was so excited when Abs said on tv that it was one of his favourite samples..
Just goes to show you…
Thanks Abs, honestly you made my day.
You see I still doubt myself….just like most of us do 
Here is a closer look 




I have had grandma duties this morning, also food shopping, and walked Eric 
So I definitely deserve a coffee 

I hope you have a fabulous weekend. 
Please take care 
Thanks so much for your friendship on here 

Love and hugs 
Jo xxxx


Thursday, 12 May 2022

Music and Flowers

Good morning everyone, 
Thanks so much for popping in today. 
I have just got back from walking Jenson to nursery and Elliot to school.
It is so good to get 7504 steps in the bag before coffee.

Today I have a sample to share with you using some fabulous new stamps from Bipasha bk for 
Aall and Create. 



I found these stamps so wonderful to use. 
The artwork is amazing, 
So much detail.




Just the stamped images looks  stunning. 




I added some colour. 
Not too much 




The posca splats really do finish off the design 

Here is a closer look 






Abs is back on Create and Craft tv today 10am and 2pm.

I had better get my brew and cheeky biscuit so that I am ready to watch 

Have a lovely day 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxxxxxx


Tuesday, 10 May 2022

One Layer Cards

Good evening everyone, 
Thanks so much for popping in today. 

As it is Tuesday, it is time for our usual crafty catch up. 
Now, you will definitely need a brew and a cheeky biscuit for this one as it is 
44minutes long. 




We are going to take our time and create this beautiful one layer card 





You can find the link here 



I hope you enjoy it and I really hope that you have a go…
I would love to see what you make. 

Take care everyone 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx


Monday, 9 May 2022

Monday catch up time

Good morning everyone, thanks 
so much for popping in today. 
I do hope you had a lovely weekend. 
Our tester Cumbria workshop went very well. 
I kept numbers low so that we could all have plenty of space. 
It was so good to see everyone again. 
The sun was even shining 

I also managed a couple of visits to see my parents too. 
My dad still isn’t very well, bless him. 
So time spent together is more important than ever. 

There was another new release from Aall and Create , this time with stamps by Tracy Evans. 
Here are a couple of my samples 




I loved creating this one. 
As you know, over the last 6 months I have been showcasing dl cards especially the ‘along the edge design’ 
and the ‘corner to corner’ design. 
This stamp is just perfect for these and it is such a thrill to see so many other creatives using similar designs. 
Makes me so happy and means I am doing my job…yeah 
Have a look and see how many you can spot.



Here is another sample, 
this one uses the gorgeous woodpecker stamp , he is great to colour in. 




Here is a closer look 




I have another busy day , making more samples.

I hope you have a lovely day , 
Whatever you are doing 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx





Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Painted Seed Heads

Hi again everyone. 
Me again.
I am popping back with a little catch up video. 

I thought we could have a play with the new sprays from Lavinia. 
So we are going to paint our Seed Heads. 




I do hope you will join me. 





So it is time for your brew and cheeky biscuit. 

You can find the video here 


Take care all 
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Good To Catch Up.

Hi everyone , thanks 
for popping in today. 
I do hope you enjoyed your bank holiday weekend. 



It was a long but fabulous day at Harrogate on Sunday. 



The show was well set out and had plenty of space, 
Good job as it was busy.




So good to see so many friends and meet new one too. 

Thanks so much to Jenny , who made me the most fabulous gift. 





My very own brew and cheeky biscuit. 

Some cheeky chocolate too. 

Thanks to everyone who came to say hello, 
I must admit I did sleep well on Sunday night. 

Take care all 
Love and hugs 
Jo xxxx


Saturday, 30 April 2022

Blossoms Blooming

Hi everyone, 
I Hope you have had a lovely day. 
I have had a fabulous day , teaching a lovely group of ladies. 
It is so good to be back to actual face to face classes..
We had a relaxing day, creating, chatting and yes there was coffee and cake. 

Tomorrow is the first of May so there is a 
New Lavinia Challenge. 
I will be up and out at 6.30 am so I am blogging 
my dt inspiration now. 
I will be driving to Harrogate, and demonstrating Lavinia stamps on 
The Stampers Grove stand. 
I am really looking forward to seeing so many friends. 

Our new theme for the  May Challenge is 

Blossoms Blooming




I started by using white embossing powder to outline my stamped images 



I then added some of the new acrylic sprays



Followed by some of the Mysticals. 


This is such a fun way to craft. 



I added some white posca splats to complete the design 




Here is a close up 




I really hope you enter the challenge. 
All the details can be found on the Lavinia website. 
Remember  the winner is chosen at random and wins £40 to spend on Lavinia stamps. 

Take care all 
Enjoy your bank holiday Monday 
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxxx




Friday, 29 April 2022

Friday catch up

Hi everyone, 
Thanks so much for popping in today. 
It is always lovely to see you. 
I hope you are having a lovely day. 
I am busy getting ready for my busy weekend. 
You see I have a day workshop in North Wales tomorrow , 
and then I will be demonstrating Lavinia stamps on Sunday at the 
Harrogate show. 



I am really looking forwards to both events,



It is so nice to be able to get out and meet friends again, 
I think we all need it. 
Mind you I’m not sure about the very early drive on Sunday morning .




Thank goodness it is bank holiday on Monday and I can 
have a day off. 

I hope you have a lovely weekend

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Glorious Wild Berries

Hi everyone, 
Me again 
I am just popping back in with a little 
Catch up video for you. 




So if you have a few minutes to spare, 
Get that kettle on, 
make a brew 
and find a cheeky snack.
Maybe a comfy chair too. 

You can find the link here 


I really hope you enjoy it. 

Have a lovely evening 
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx


Tuesday already

Hi everyone, 
I do hope today finds you well. 
It has been a very busy few days here. 
So much so that this morning whist not concentrating properly 
I managed to put boiling water over my hand whist making a brew…
Not the best start to my day…hey hoo

We had a fabulous workshop on Saturday and wow, 
I am so proud of the ladies. 
What fabulous cards they have made. 
The classes are held in their own groups on Facebook, so that they can be joined in 
live or as catch up classes. 
If anyone else would like to join in , please just drop me an email 
jrcrafts28@gmail.com

Did you manage to catch the show on Create And Craft featuring our Abs and Miss D ? 
They were yesterday and today .




Here are a couple of my samples.  




Oh I know that feeling 





I had great fun creating these. 

Must dash…coffee time. 
Then more samples to make…

I hope you have a lovely day 
whatever you get up too 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx