Friday 30 June 2023

Mindful Monday

Hi everyone, 
Me again, 
On Monday we had our 
Mindful Monday catch up video 

Just in case you missed it…
Here is the link 

For anyone who hasn’t managed to get a 
Limited Stock calendar for next year 
You can get them from 
Stampers Grove…
(But be quick, they are selling like hot cakes ) 

Love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Catch up time.

Hi everyone, 
I hope today is treating you well. 
We are back home after the Lavinia workshop in Melrose and then a few days away in Ayr. 
So sorry for lack of blog posts.
I will try and catch up over the next few days. 

The workshop in Melrose..was fabulous 
It was such a pleasure to collaborate with James and Emma from 
Stampers Grove.

It was so lovely to meet old friends and make new ones. 
Emma provided the most wonderful lunch , and Eric 
made an appearance too.

We created 4 cards. 

Thanks so much to all the ladies who came…and yes after your wonderful feed back we are 
looking at another date later this year…

It was lovely to finally meet Kay ( after many years knowing each other on social media ) 

We stayed on a campsite in Jedburgh for 2 nights. 
It was perfect…

We then headed over to Ayr for a few nights..

I will leave that until my next post 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Friday 23 June 2023

That Friday feeling

Hi again everyone, 
Thanks so much for popping in 
What a week, so busy…
but thank goodness so many jobs ticked off the list …phew 

Eric is on the mend thank you…
He got a get well card in the post 

Thanks so much.  Jane…much  appreciated 

My garden is looking lovely and I have picked some everlasting sweet peas…
These originally came from plants in My Dads allotment , (they make me feel close to him ) my brother now looks after it and his hens.

Today I have a little 
Coffee break crafts video to share with you
I do enjoy spending time together 

You can find it here 

I do hope you enjoy it..

I am off now to pack my craft bag
Tomorrow Karl, Eric and myself head off in the little camper van up to Melrose in the Borders. 
On Sunday I am teaching a Lavinia workshop.
I can’t wait , we are fully booked , 
I just love teaching, sharing and meeting so many wonderful people..
I will try and remember to take photos.

I hope you have a lovely weekend 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxxxx

Late Technique Tuesday

Hi everyone, 
I can’t believe that I didn’t have a catch up with you on Tuesday, 
It has been one of those busy weeks..
So please forgive me..

Here is our Technique Tuesday little number 

You can find it here 


Love and hugs 
Jo xxxx

Monday 19 June 2023

Mindful Monday with our March calendar page

Hi again everyone, 
a quick post from me before I make some food for our evening meal. 

It is time for our Mindful Monday catch up video 

So put the kettle on and choose a cheeky biscuit or two 

Here is a close up 

You can find the video here 


Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Stamp Magic in Doncaster

Hi everyone, 
Thanks so much for popping in today. 
I hope you had a fabulous weekend.

Mine started on Saturday morning with a trip to the garden centre. 
I had some vouchers from my Birthday (I got spoilt ) 
My Mum had bought me some fabulous pots so I needed some plants to go in them. 
Karl came with me…it cost me a full cooked breakfast for him..

We had a car full on the way home. 

I have even planted up my own hanging baskets this year.

Yesterday it was the Stamp Magic show at Doncaster 
Such a lovely show organised by Paula. 

I was demonstrating all things Lavinia on the Stampers Grove stand. 

Thanks so much James for asking me…
Kate was there too, demonstrating her stamps. 

Thanks for driving Lisa, and for being my right hand woman..

It was so lovely to see so many friends, 
and make new ones…

And I had a special surprise when I was given a present 
Some new Inky Binkies…

Thanks so much.

So good to be able to catch up face to face, 

Also to cuddle Rory….( he is a doll…but so life like. ) 

I must admit I am a little tired today…
but I am powering through, 
and catching up with emails etc..

And I will pop back later with our 
Mindful Monday catch up video…

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Friday 16 June 2023

That Friday Feeling

Hi everyone, 
Hope today is treating you well. 

I have just got back from the vets, Eric had a check up..
His mouth is healing well, he has stitches, bless him and will be on 
soft food for a while.
I think he quite likes all the extra fussing though. 

Today I have a coffee breaks crafts video for you…

So if you fancy putting the kettle on 

You can find it here 

We have poor Jenson unwell too, 
He has tonsillitis once again, so he now has to go and see a specialist..
So extra grandma duties are needed…

I hope you have a lovely weekend planned, 
I am having a day off tomorrow then on 
Sunday I will be at Doncaster…

If you are going to the show please pop by and say hi to Lisa, James, Kate and myself…

I love to catch up with everyone.

All the best 
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxxxx

Tuesday 13 June 2023

Tuesday and a February calendar page

Hi everyone, 
Thanks so much for popping in 

I have just been to pick Eric up from the vets, 
Bless him..
I am sat on his bed with him…and he is looking all sad. 
The X-rays showed that he has bone disease in his jaw and gum problems.
All associated with his autoimmune system , hence why he is going white and aging prematurely.
So today he had 5 teeth out and more to follow .

I feel for him so much…

I think I may be here for a while, he is just whimpering 

Good job I have todays video prerecorded

Today we are going to create our February page in our Calendar 

Once again this could be a card design or a journal page..

Here is a closer look 

So put the kettle on , or get a cold drink…
And join me here 

Take care all 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Monday 12 June 2023

New 2024 Lavinia Calendar

Hi again all, 
Thanks so much for popping in again. 
I do hope your day has gone well, 
It has just started raining here, we have storms due later.

I have been busy in my craft room since we last spoke. 
Lots on the To Do list this week. 

It is time for our 
Mindful Monday catch up 

Today we are going to start our 
2024 Lavinia Calendar Journey

You can join me here 

See you again tomorrow 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Lovely weekend

Hi everyone, 
Hope you had a lovely weekend. 
I had my monthly Lavinia workshop over in Ruthin. 

I do love these classes,  I am so lucky that I get to meet such wonderful crafters, 

and I just adore Jack…(we all do ) 

Eric got to visit the shop too. 

Karl and Eric came with me and went walking for the day. 

We then went to a local campsite, and wow it was fabulous.

So beautiful, such lovely people, fabulous toilet and shower block too.

They even had a little gift shop and a cafe…

Oh and a couple of donkeys.

I can thoroughly recommend it, so if you are coming to the Extravaganza, or just to visits the shop, 
and you need a local campsite
This is definitely the one…

We have booked in for my class in July too. 

We have downsized our van too…it was our first trip in the new one. 
So Saturday evening when we had a horrific thunder storm, she got well and truly baptised.

She is called Susan, Sassy Susan.
After one of my favourite programmes on tv, 
Susan Calman’s Grand Days out.

We are off to the Borders in a couple of weeks for a Lavinia Class in Melrose.
I can’t wait (neither can Eric ) 

Take care all 
And I will catch you later with our Monday catch up video 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxxxx

Thursday 8 June 2023

Cheeky brew and Biscuit time…

Hi everyone, 
Hope you are keeping well. 

I am snowed under with things at the minute, 
So I am just taking 5mins out 
To have a cheeky brew and biscuit with you…

It is just what I need.

You can find it here 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Tuesday 6 June 2023

Technique Tuesday with Dinkles

Hi everyone, 
I hope today is treating you well 

A busy day here with recording video , also Eric 
had to go to the vets. 
Bless him and he needs to go back next Tuesday for X-rays under anaesthetic and maybe a minor operation. 

Today I have another little video to share with you , 
We are going to have some fun with Dinkles..

These are fabulous Powders full of possibilities 

You can find the video here 


Off now to cook tea, then shower and pj’s…
I’m shattered 

Love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Monday 5 June 2023

A Flower Meadow with a difference

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

I have a lovely little project to share with you today…

So put the kettle on,,

and dust off those Brilliance ink pads 

You can find it here 

I hope you enjoy it 

Here is a closer look 

Enjoy your evening 
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Saturday 3 June 2023

Up early

Hi everyone, 
Hope today has started well. 
I was up very early so that  I could give Karl a lift…he is off to Wembley with his friends.
Boys day out 

Today I have an online workshop, and I’m so looking 
forwards to spending the morning with some wonderful crafty friends.
Gel press play today. 

I also have a little coffee break crafts video to share with you…

You can find it here 

Romance is the name of the game for this one. 

I do hope you enjoy it. 

Tomorrow I am off to
The stamp Pad 

It is a free demo day….
I will be playing with all things Lavinia 
I do hope you can join me,,,

Another busy weekend….but all good fun..

I do hope you have a lovely weekend too 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxxx

Thursday 1 June 2023

Life Beneath The Sea

Good Morning friends 
Welcome to June 
and welcome to a new Lavinia Challenge 

Our new theme is 
Life Beneath The Sea.

I have got some inspiration for you…

This is a canvas 
I do hope you like it 

Here is a closer look 

All the details can be found on the Lavinia website and 
remember the winner is chosen at random 
and wins £40 to spend at Lavinia….

It would be great if it was one of our little family on here that won…
So please pop over and add your entry.

Have a lovely day 
Eric is at physio today….
Bless him , I was recording a YouTube yesterday and he was asleep in his bed when I closed my craft room door. 
When I finished recording and opened the door
He was sulking at the bottom of the stairs….

Have a lovely Thursday all 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxxx