Friday 30 September 2022

Orbs Dancing

Hi everyone, 
Thanks so much for popping in .
I am writing this post on Friday evening , I know it isn’t the first of October until tomorrow. 
But you see I have a day workshop in Cumbria tomorrow,
So I will be busy all day. 
So just this once, please forgive me. 

Our new theme for October is 

Orbs Dancing 
Here is my inspiration 

I stared off by just blending  some ink onto my card 

Next I added some stamping 

Then some clear embossing powder, I do love the effect that this gives. 
Unfortunately it doesn't show up very well 

I am calling this piece Sunset Orbs, 
I do love a beautiful sunset. 

Remember the winner is chosen at random and will win £40 to spend on Lavinia stamps, 
I do hope it could be one of our lovely friends on here. 

So how about creating a design and entering the Challenge.

Have a lovely weekend all 
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Tuesday 27 September 2022

Technique Tuesday - It is all in the Card

Hi everyone, 
Thanks for popping in today, 
and welcome to our new follower…
It is so exciting to get new followers and friends. 

Today I have the start of a new topic with my YouTube’s.
I have had so many messages, emails etc from you lovely crafters asking various questions. 
So I am going to try and answer some of them each week.
Today we are going back to basics and looking at different types of card. 

I do hope you find this useful.

You can find the video here 

I will add a different topic each week…
If you have any suggestions…
Just let me know. 

Enjoy your evening everyone 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Monday 26 September 2022

Monday Mindfulness, Be Kind with Olivia.

Hi everyone, 
I do hope your week has started well.
It has been another busy start to the week here, but busy is good. 
I must just thank the lovely ladies who attended the first 
Sharing The Love Of Lavinia class 
at Lavinia HQ on Saturday.
It was such a wonderful day, and wow, the projects were amazing. 

Today I have another Mindful Monday video to share with you. 

So if you have a few minutes to spare 
( ok you know me,..maybe 25 minutes then ) 
Grab a brew and cheeky biscuit and join me. 

You can find the video here 

I do hope you enjoy it. 

Enjoy your evening 
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Friday 23 September 2022

Spotlight On Christmas

Morning everyone, 
I do hope this Friday finds you well. 
I am very excited as tomorrow it is my first 
Sharing The Love Of Lavinia 
Workshop at Lavinia HQ in Ruthin. 
At the minute we have 2 dates and both are sold out. 
We are busy sorting out dates for next year…so watch this space.

Today I am popping in with a festive design to share with you. 
A while ago I made a spotlight On The Meadow design 
It was a YouTube tutorial 
I had so many requests for a Christmas version..
So I had a little play, and this is what I have come up with .

Here is a closer look 

I love these flat cards that look 3D 

I started off with masking and stamping. 

Then added my spotlight ink, using the larger round outer mask,

Next I added colour inside the circle using watercolour pencils 

And posca pens 

Finally I masked the outer area and added some posca (snow ) splats. 

This is such a fun design, and I think I may just be making some more .

Take care everyone 
Have a lovely weekend 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Tuesday 20 September 2022

More fun with Roland the round gel press.

Good evening everyone, 
Thanks so much for joining me again. 

Todays video is focussing on Roland , 
our new round gel press. 

I am going to be using him along with a stencil and some inks. 

I do hope you can find a few minutes to join me 

The video is here 

Take care all 
Off to walk Eric and then make some tea..

Love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Mindful Monday in the garden with Olivia.

Good morning all, 
I know it is Tuesday but I didn’t want to add another post on here yesterday. 

So I am popping in to let you know that my 
Mindful Monday YouTube video is ready for you to watch.

You can find it here 

I hope you enjoy it , and enjoy spending some quality time together. 

I think we all need a bit of time out, as yesterday was such an emotional day for everyone. 
A proud day too, 
Wow, didn’t they all do so well. 

Take care everyone,
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Monday 19 September 2022

Rest In Peace

Such an emotional day.
I just wanted to pop in and send a big hug to you all. 

Rest In Peace our beautiful Queen. 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Friday 16 September 2022

Fabulous Metallic Gilding Polish

Hi everyone, 
Thanks so much for popping in this Friday. 
I do hope today finds you well. 

I have been on Grandma  duties today, so I have got 8,450 steps in the bag already. 

Have you seen our new Metallic Gilding Polishes? 

They are available on the website now. 

Look at those fabulous colours 

I have made a quick sample to show you..

Look you can paint with them.

You can put them direct onto card and make a matching background panel.

There are so many things you can do with them…they are great for splats too
You know how I love my splats. 
Look at that shine 

I am so looking forwards to playing with these. 

I hope you have a lovely weekend planned. 
I have an online workshop tomorrow. 

We are going to be combining our stash to create an atmospheric design. 

Please take care , 
Look after one another 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Tuesday 13 September 2022

Olivia’s Secret Garden

Hi everyone, 
Me again..
I bet you are getting sick of me…

I am just popping in with some 
Tuesday Crafty Catch up time with you. 

Today we are going to do some double stencil work and then add our Olivia.

I do hope you can put the kettle on, 
Pull up a chair 
And enjoy the video…

You can find it here 

Some more inspiration 

Enjoy your evening all 
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Monday Mindfulness (on a Tuesday )

Hi everyone, 
Thanks so much for joining me. 
Some how I managed to forget to share my 
Monday Mindfulness video with you..
I’m so sorry…

So here it is now..
On a Tuesday 

You can find the video here 

I do hope you enjoy it and find it useful .

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Introducing Roland.

Hi everyone, 
I do hope your day is going well. 

I have been playing with Roland today.
Let me introduce him.
He is a new Gel press, new and exclusive to Lavinia stamps. 
He has been made by Gel press.

So far he seems very well behaved too. 😊

I started with Elements ink and some diluted brusho powder on him, and I took a print. 

Next I added some stamping.

Followed by some colour and 3D elements.

Finally some glitter and charcoal shading.  

The sentiment stickers are perfect to just add those finishing touches. 

I do hope you like this. 

Thanks so much for popping in, 
I will be back later with my Tuesday catch up video 

Take care all 
Love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Monday 12 September 2022

Wonderful Crafty Friends.

Hi again, 
I am just popping in again with some photographs from 
Harrogate this weekend. 

It was a fabulous 2 days show and I am so privileged to be able to spend time with so many wonderful creative people. 
It was lovely to spend time with James, Kate and Lisa on the Stampers Grove stand. 

Our Make & Takes were very popular, and there was such a wonderful buzz around the stand.

Look at all these wonderful Lavinia stamps. 

Thanks so much to everyone who came to say hello, especially the lovely lady who traveled from India. 

I must admit, that I am a little tired today. 

Take care everyone 
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Such a sad day.

Hi my lovely friends and followers. 
I just thought that I would pop in and share some photographs of our late queen with you. 

It was such a sad day when we all learnt that she had passed away. 

Our Queen had served us all so well, with such love and dedication. 

My thoughts are with her family and friends at this time.

Thank you to all of you who have messaged me , emailed me and left comments on my YouTube channel. 

Our Worldwide Craft Family is so amazing .
I am so proud to be part of it 

With much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Friday 9 September 2022

Friday catch up.

Hi everyone, 
Thanks so much for popping in today. 

It was a very sad day yesterday when we are learnt of the passing of our wonderful Queen. 
What a lady 
I think we all have different memories of her and her long and amazing life. 
Bless her and may she now rest in peace. 
My thoughts are with her family and friends. 

Group hug. 

Today I am busy packing my bags ready for the next two days in Harrogate. 
I will be with James on the Stampers Grove stand. 

Tomorrow I will be teaching Make and Takes all day 
and a Sunday I will be at the demo table. 
The fabulous Kate Crane will be demonstrating on Saturday and then teaching Make and Takes on Sunday. 

So please do pop along and say hi…

I always love to meet old friends and make new ones.  

I have some lovely demos planned too…

Have a lovely weekend 
Whatever you have planned 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Tuesday 6 September 2022

Magical Rufus.

Hi everyone, 
Thanks so much for joining me today. 
Thank you also for all your lovely comments yesterday, 
You really made me smile. 

Today I have a 
Tuesday Catch up video to share with you…
We are going to be using our Magical Rufus. 

Oh he is such a handsome chap.

I do hope you can grab a brew and maybe lovely slice of cake and join me. 

The video is here 

Enjoy your evening all 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx