Tuesday 30 January 2024

Decorative Urns

Hi everyone, 
Thanks so much for popping in again

I do hope your day has been a good one.

I have been busy catching up in my craft room.
Ticking jobs off my list. 
Went to the post office , 
Walked Eric 
and had a couple of cheeky brews. 
Karl is away tonight, bless him, he is so busy. 

I have our Tuesday catch up video for you 
Tonight I am using the sticker stencils again 

This time with some of our stencils.
Here is a closer look 

You can find the video here 

I do hope you enjoy it 

I’m off to do Eric’s hot water bottle.
Just put the kettle on 

Have a lovely evening 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxxx

Monday 29 January 2024

Monday already

Hi everyone, 
Happy Monday to you all.

I hope you are feeling well today. 
I must admit that I am shattered. 
The Craft show at York racecourse was fabulous yesterday, so busy. 

By the time we had put everything away , loaded the van for James, then driven home it was nearly 7pm.
Such an amazing  day, but full on and so exhausting. 

I have found that after reaching 60, I do get so tired so quickly.
I am definitely going to have to slow down a little. 

Today I have my 
Monday catch up video to share with you.

I am using the new sticker stecils, 

Some old and new stands too.

You can find it here 

I do hope you enjoy it 
Much love and hugs 

Jo xxx

Friday 26 January 2024

Happy Friday

Hi everyone 
Happy Friday 
I hope today is treating you well. 
The new release stamps are on the website…plus the new sticker stencils 
I have another sample to share with you…

A nice simple sticker stencil and background stencil combo..
So many possibilities 

I am busy packing my craft bags ready for the show on Sunday 

I have my cushion ready,
Otherwise I can’t reach the table lol 😂 

If you are popping into the show please come and say hi,,,
It will be great to see you. 

So good to see some sunshine today

I couldn’t resist snapping these photos.

I love  my garden 

Even in winter 

Have a great weekend all 
Much love and hugs 

Jo xxxx

Thursday 25 January 2024

One more sleep

Hi everyone, 
Hope today is treating you well.
I am popping in today with a couple more samples to share with you,,,
Only one more sleep and then 
All Things Magical will be released 

First I have another sample using the new Sticker stencils
This time I have added the bottle stop stamp, a stencil and some fairies…only 
One of them seems to be a bit stuck 
I do hope they get her out. 

The second one is just a good old play 

I started by stamping one of the wonderful new bottle stamps and making a mask for it 

Next I addd some stencil work 

Some wings.
Well it is a bottle of magic potion 

After removing the mask it was time for those finishing touches 

Some Posca splats and a couple of sentiments,

Here is a closer look 

There are so many possibilities with this new collection 

Grandma duties for me today , so with walking Eric too I have done 8,754 steps already
Only 30mins and I’m walking back to school, to collect the little men.
All good fun..
Sausage and mash for them for tea tonight 
And a cheeky egg custard too 

Have a lovely evening 
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxxxx

Wednesday 24 January 2024


Hi everyone, 
How are things going today ? 
I do hope you are having a good day…
If not…big hugs 
Poor Eric had a bad evening after his physio ,
So I sat with him and his hot water bottle for an hour, bless him. 

Today I have another sample using the new sticker stencils, 
I just had to make one of the bottles into a fish tank…
Such fun

I also have a design using the new Snailhouse stamp 

I started off with some stamping. Remeber the near stamping is better done at the beginning 
A little masking was needed too 

Next I added the square sticker stencil 
and the elements ink. 

After removing the frame I added some colour 
Some Wink of colour 

Some finishing touches, black pastel pencil ,  white posca and water droplets. 
It all helps the flat design have a 3D appearance. 

I think there are so many possibilities with these new stamps.
Remember they are being released on 
Friday 26th January 
Only 2 more sleeps 

Enjoy the rest of your day.
Lots to do here and I’m shattered 

Love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Tuesday 23 January 2024

Our new Magical Rogue

Hi again everyone, 
Me again, 
I bet you are getting sick of me,,,
All this posting and catching up 

I have our Tuesday catch up video to share with you 

Meet our Magical Rogue 

Here is a closer look 

You can join me here 

Have a lovely evening 
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

That Rogue feeling

Good morning all, 
Thanks so much for popping in today. 
I do hope you slept well 
Today I have another sample to share with you. 
I have used some new stamps with some of our favourite ones. 
These new ones really do play nicely with our stash,,,

Rogue really makes me smile,,
Bless her, she is really struggling to pull this plant out…
Have you ever had one of those days? 
A real struggle? 
She has so much character and determination.

I just love her 

Recently we have been asked a lot about the correct way to make a design
Stamp first or 
Background first.
My take on it is, 
It depends on what project you are doing, what techniques you are using, 
Stamps, are they silhouettes , 
Also sometimes for me it just depends how the mood takes me,,,
Just have fun 

On this occasion I started with stamping..
Just so I could get a feel for my new stamps, 

More stamping , building up the design 

Next I added some base colour, some grounding 

Then some scenery 

And finally 
Those wonderful finishing touches 

I hope you have a lovey day 
Eric has physio at 11am today…bless him 

I will pop back later with my Tuesday catch up video 
And Rogue will be joining me too.

Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Monday 22 January 2024

Mae amongst the Liliums

Hi everyone, 
Me again. 
Wow it has gone even colder here now, I have just been out for a walk with Eric 

As it is Monday.  
I have our Monday catch up video to share with you. 

Today we have 
Mae amongst the Liliums.
I was asked to craete a design using our wonderful Mae.

Here is a closer look 

You can find the video here 

I hope you enjoy it 

Take care 
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

New release…All Things Magical

Good morning everyone
I hope you had a lovely weekend,
The workshop on Saturday went well, always so good spending time with crafty friends
Yesterday we took Elliot and Jenson to Glebe Farm.

We had a ride on the train, saw lots of animals and birds, and had a lovely lunch. 

Just the best time ever. 

Today I have news about 
Lavinia stamps new release 
All Things Magical 

We have a new range of stamps and sticker stencils being released this Friday 
26th January 

I have had great fun using these 

The new stamps mix and match so well with existing ones 

Some stamping 

Some colour 

Some finishing  touches 

I love these little decoupaged bottles. 

We also have 2 new sets of sticker stencils 

As soon as I saw them 

I thought 
Ship in a Bottle

Some inking 

Some stamping 

Here is a closer look 

Remember to de tack the sticker stencil before you use if for the first time

Honestly I had so much fun with these 
and I have so many more ideas to share with you 

Enjoy the rest of your Monday 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xx

Friday 19 January 2024

Chilly Friday

Hi everyone, 
Thanks so much for popping in today 
Another cold and frosty day here in Cheshire 

Definitely a day to stay in , keep warm and do some crafting. 
I had a lovely walk with Eric this morning, so glad that we have a coat for him,,
With his arthritis he really feels the cold now.
Grandma duties and food shop have kept me busy this morning too, 
I have also topped up the bird feeders and made sure there is plenty of water for our feathered friends too.
So important to look after them at this time of year. 

Tomorrow I have my first online class of the year.
I am so chuffed with how many crafters have signed up. 

I know times can be tough so I have kept all my online classes at £10 each for yet another year. 

This month is 
January Joy 

Four beautiful clean and simple designs, 
Perfect to entice Mr MoJo back after Christmas 

If you need any information about workshops just drop me an email

I can’t believe that every weekend in my diary is booked up from now until the end of November 

The first show of the year with Stampers Grove will be at 
York Racecourse 
I hope we will see many of you there. 

Have a lovely weekend all
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx

Tuesday 16 January 2024

Tuesday and Bijou needs to keep warm

Hi everyone, 
Thanks so much for popping in today. 
If you live in the uk…in the north. 
Have you got snow.? 

We had some this morning 
Eric had a wonderful time in it..
He was like a puppy. 

This was the view from my craft room 

Today’s little video features Bijou. 
He was feeling a bit neglected…so he needed to come out and play again. 

Here is a closer look 

You can find the video here 

Have a lovely evening 
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx