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