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Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Technique Tuesday with Chinese Lanterns and Liquid Pearls

Hi everyone, 
Thanks so much for joining me today. 
It was very wet here this morning when I took Eric for his walk…
We both got soaked.

I have spent the day in my craft room playing with some new stamps..
Shhhhhhhh
Wow, they are fabulous, and right up my street. 
I can’t wait until I can show you…
Only a few weeks to wait..
I am having so much fun, 

Back to today, where I have another catch up video to share with you. 






You can find it here 

I do hope you enjoy it, and have a go. 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Monday, 30 January 2023

Mindful Monday With A Gatefold Flower Meadow

Hi everyone, 
thanks so much for popping in today. 
I hope you had a lovely weekend.
Our Lavinia online Class for Crafty Capers went very well and the ladies 
made the most fabulous cards. 
Honestly I am so proud of them all 
It was so good to meet new crafty friends and spend time with some old friends too.
I really am a lucky lady. 

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





Today we are going to make a Gatefold type of card design from an A4 piece of card. 







You can find the video here 


So grab a brew and cheeky biscuit, make yourself comfortable 
and let us begin.

I really hope you enjoy it. 

Thanks so much for all your friendship and support 

Love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Wednesday, 25 January 2023

Online Class at Crafty Capers

Hi everyone, 
Thanks so much for popping in. 
Today I just wanted to remind you about an online class this weekend. 
It is a live Lavinia Class with me. 
We will be using stamps, inks, sticker stencils and having lots of fun. 
The class is hosted by Crafty Capers, 
and will be live at 6pm (UK time ) 
If you fancy joining in just go to the Crafty Capers website and book your place.









I really enjoy these classes. 

Nearly time to walk Eric again, and it is raining. 
It really hasn’t got light here today. 

Take care all 
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Tuesday, 24 January 2023

Technique Tuesday with some ‘ghosting’ fun

Afternoon all, thanks so much for popping in. 
I do hope you are having a good day. 
I have been busy recording more you tube videos. 

Plus sorting out more workshop dates. 
All good fun. 

I have just walked Eric so it is time for a well earned coffee.
For me, not Eric. 

Today I have another little video to share with you. 
Technique Tuesday this week is some fun with the 
‘Ghosting ‘ technique,,,





You can find the video here 


I do hope you have fun wit it 

This is the tag that I created in the video and then I over stamped it 
I love  it ❤️





Enjoy your evening 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Monday, 23 January 2023

Mindful Monday with our Beautiful Garden Poppy

Hi everyone, 
thanks so much for popping in today.
I do hope that your week has started well. 
Mine started with a trip to the dentist, just a check up..
but I still get nervous before going. 

Today I have another video to share with you.
It is time for our 
Mindful Monday catch up. 




You can find the video here 


I do hope you enjoy it. 

I’m off now to cook some tea. 

Take care all 
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Friday, 20 January 2023

Friday catch up

Hi everyone, 
Thanks so much for popping in today. 
It is another cold, icy one here. 
I have been on extra grandma duties over the last couple of days , as we have Jenson unwell again. 
Tell you what , between Looking after Karl and Jenson I really am getting me steps in
Oh and Eric too,
In fact I have just been out for a walk with Eric and it is going very cold again. 
A good excuse for a nice hot chocolate…fancy joining me ? 




I hope you have a lovely weekend planned. 
I have a Lavinia Online class tomorrow.




These are open to anyone…
I charge £10 per class and have kept it at this price for the last few years. 
Each class is held in its own group on Facebook 
and can be going in live or as a catch up video. 
Also the class can be watched as many times as you wish..
If you would like to join in please just message or email me 
jrcrafts28@gmail.com

Have a lovely weekend all 
Take care 
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Tuesday, 17 January 2023

Tuesday play with the Gel press

Afternoon everyone, 
thanks so much for popping in today. 
Wow, it was very cold and icy this morning when I was walking Eric. 
He is so pleased that we bought him a coat this year…
Bless him…

Today I have another little video to share with you.




We are going to get our Gal press out and have a play.
I know so many of you have them and keep them on the shelf in the packet.
Along with Billy Brayer.

But no more…
Let’s get them out and use them 




You can find the video here 


I hope you enjoy it. 

Take care and have a lovely evening 
Much love and hugs 

Jo xxx

Monday, 16 January 2023

Happy Monday

Hi everyone, 
thanks so much for popping in today. 
I hope you had a lovely weekend. 
I had a very busy one, but it was wonderful. 
I spent 2 days demonstrating with Lavinia products at 
The Stamp Pad in Oldham.
Thanks so much Gwen for asking me. 



It was lovely to spend time with like minded people, to see old friends and meet new ones.



There was an endless supply of cheeky brews and so much cake…it was heavenly 

Thanks to everyone who came, and to those who attended the Make & Takes with me. 
Also to Lisa and Freda for your help. 





This is the project from Saturday 







This is the one from Sunday.

I was so chuffed with the cards that the crafters made, such a clever bunch. 

Thanks also for my gifts, honestly I was spoilt, biscuits, cakes, jelly babies, cards and a special Thank You to 
Sue Barker who knitted me this beautiful snood, for when I am walking Eric.
I adore it. 





I really appreciate them all, 
It is so wonderful to be part of this crafty family. 

I must admit that I am shattered today and my neck is a little bit sore too. 

Maybe I need a little nanny nap.

As it is Monday I have a 
Mindful Monday video to share with you.





You can find it here 


I really hope you enjoy it 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx





Friday, 13 January 2023

Mid month reminder - Lavinia Challenge

Hi everyone, thanks so much for popping in today, 
and Hello to our new subscribers. 
I do get excited when we have new members to our family on here. 

Today I am sharing another design for our Lavinia Challenge 
The January theme is 
A Touch Of Sparkle..





Remember the winner is chosen at random and wins £40 to spend at Lavinia..




I started off by using one of my ready made backgrounds. 
This was one that I had made for my YouTube video on panel cards. 



I added some stamping, 



Some grounding 
And some sparkle using the glitter, sparkle posca pen. 




For added sparkle and dimension I stamped Ariel’s  wings again and painted them with some metallic gilding Polish 
So that I could decoupage them. 




Look how the sparkle posca pen shines…I also added some splats with it..
Well , I do love my splats….๐Ÿงก

Here is a closer look. 




The sentiment is one of the sentiment stickers…
I do find these so useful…

I do hope you enter the challenge…I’m sure you will have fun creating a piece of art and adding some sparkle 

I must get on, I am busy cutting card ready for my 
Lavinia Make and Takes, tomorrow and Sunday…

I am so excited and looking forwards to seeing everyone,,
Gwen as promised me a cheeky brew and biscuit , so I am a happy bunny.

Have a lovely weekend 
Whatever you get up too.

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx



Tuesday, 10 January 2023

Technique Tuesday, stamps and stamping foam fun.

Hi everyone, 
I do hope your day is going well 
Another very wet day here, I am worried that Eric is developing webbed feet .

Today our catch up video is playing with stamps and stamping foam. 
This really is great fun…




You can create focal points, 




Or backgrounds. 





We have so many amazing stamps that will work well with this. 

So put your feet up and join me 
Here 


Enjoy 

Take care all 
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Monday, 9 January 2023

Mindful Monday with some Art From The Heart

Hi everyone, 
I hope you had a lovely weekend. 
I actually had a day off yesterday , it was just wonderful. 
I even had an extra coffee 
It was just what I needed.

Today I have a Mindful Monday video to share with you.
I am so thrilled to see so many journal pages on social media. 
It is fabulous to have so many of you joining in with our 
Lavinia Journalling Journey. 




Todays video can be found here 


I do hope you enjoy it.

Take care all 
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx


Saturday, 7 January 2023

Diary Dates

Hi everyone, 
I hope you are having a lovely, relaxing Saturday. 
I got up early and walked Eric…in the rain…
Then after breakfast I took Karl to watch Elliot and Jenson at their football training,,,
again in the rain…
And oh my, 
It did rain…
So we are now back home and I have a lovely warm coffee. 
After all, 
Life is good when you 
grab a cheeky brew and biscuit. 


I thought I would share the first few months of my diary with you, 



January 14th and 15th - Birthday Event at The Stamp Pad - Oldham 
Saturday 21st January-Online Class- First of the Year 
Saturday 28th January (Online Class- Crafty Capers- Canada ) 
Saturday 11th February- Victoria Stampers Craft Day 
Saturday 18th February- Online Class 
Sunday 26th February- Leigh Craft Show 
Saturday 4th March and Sunday 5th March - Lavinia Extravaganza 
Saturday 11th March- Online Class 
Saturday 18th March- Lavinia Class in Ruthin 
Saturday 25th March - Lavinia Class in Ruthin 
Saturday 1st April - Cumbria Workshop 
Saturday 15th April- Lavinia Class in Ruthin 
Saturday 22nd April- Port Sunlight Show 
Saturday 29th April - Online Class

And relax ๐Ÿ˜Š

Any questions, just ask 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend 
Love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Wednesday, 4 January 2023

Wow, it’s looking a busy year already.

Hi everyone, 
Thanks so much for popping in today. 
I hope your day is going well. 
I have been recording YouTube videos all day…
So that has kept me out of mischief.

I have also been booking in workshops, 
demonstration days etc.
Wow this year is filling up fast, I literally have 2 free Saturdays between now and November…

The year kicks off , with a 
Birthday Event next weekend. 




2 days of demonstrating Lavinia stamps 
with some 
Make and Takes too.





So if you fancy joining us you can book tickets on the website 

Gwen assures me that there will be cheeky biscuits too.

Off to walk Eric now 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Tuesday, 3 January 2023

Technique Tuesday With Some Sparkle

Hi everyone, 
Thanks so much for joining me today. 
I do hope your day is going well.

As it is Tuesday, 
I have a little catch up video to share with you.





You can find it here 


I hope you enjoy it.

Take care 
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Monday, 2 January 2023

Mindful Monday with A Beautiful Blue Lilium.

Hi everyone, 
Thanks so much for popping in today. 
I do hope your day is going well. 
I have had a lovely relaxing day filling in my new diary…my desk planner and my Calendar.
Wow, already I only have 1 spare Saturday between now and November !!!
It certainly looks like being another busy and exciting year. 
I may have a special Birthday event too. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Today I have a Mindful Monday video to share with you.
Well it is Monday, 
Isn’t it 
Oh I hope so.

I must admit that at the minute I really don’t know what day it is…
Are you the same ? 





You can find todays video here 


I do hope you enjoy it. 

Take care all 
Much love and hugs 

Jo xxx


Sunday, 1 January 2023

A Touch Of Sparkle

Good morning everyone, 
Happy New Year.

We start the new year with a new Challenge over on the Lavinia Website
Our new theme is 
A Touch Of Sparkle

Here is some inspiration.




I wanted to use my Stamping Foam again.





This time I teamed it up with the White Orbs stencil
and some blue Elements ink pads 

I used the large circle mask to give me the outer shape 

Next I added some stamping , carefully masking off the rest of the card 





I added some 3D shading using pastel pencils, 





Then some bubbles using the white orbs stencil and black fine liner pen.





I wanted to have my sentiment on a curve so that it complemented the while design.
So I curved it on the acrylic block.




Now on to some sparkle, 
First I used mica powder and water and painted some on the design. 





Next I used a quickie glue pen and some holographic glitter.





Wow, look at that sparkle.





Fabulous,

I do hope you enter the challenge, 
Remember the winner is chosen at random and wins £40 to spend at Lavinia.

If Mr MoJo has gone on holiday, entering the challenge would be a good way to entice home back.

Have fun 

Much love and hugs 
Jo  xxx