Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Absent again. Got some fabulous news though.

Evening bloggers,
Where has the time gone again. I have been making cards but have not had time to blog them.
But I have some exciting news. My 2nd daughter Rachel after a long time has had a baby! A little boy
Jasper Born on the 9th August 2016. Isn't he a darling. The other bit of news is that my Grand daughter 

Francesca got in to Chichester University to study Art and Drama.
This is the card I made for her. It looks a bit dark, but its the colours she likes. The owl is an old die from years ago. The stamps I'm afraid I cannot remember - have a senior moment. When I do I will let you all know lol .
Well bloggers, Hope you like my little bit of news. Weather is definately getting colder, put my heating on tonight. Lots of love and stay warm and safe. Hugs JO. xx

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

My Neice Michell's 40th Birthday

Morning Bloggers, another beautiful day, wonder how long it lasts. Fed up of this rain-are you. Where's our summer for goodness sake.
Here is a card that I made for my niece who is going to be 40 on Saturday - where has the time gone I say.
I made this card from Foundation card in Baby blue and Brilliant white, the embossing folder is a creative expressions rose. The words are from Sue Wilsons Birthday box. The Shoe handbag and glasses are from Tattered lace. Hope you like it.
Thanks for looking. Have a lovely day Jo.

Saturday, 20 February 2016

One of my best friends card

Evening bloggers,
You cannot believe it, nor can I. Today I made a card for one of my dearest friends, we have known each other since Secondary school - a long long time ago now lol. I Started off with spellbinders shapes. Stamped with Phil Martin's stamp - I must write down the sets I use, forgive me but will do next time. I do know that I matted and layered it using Sue Wilson square pinpoint dies set A, these are so good to layer up. Ribbon and pearls from stash.

The weather has been on and off today rain & sunshine. I got bored and so I made a carrot and banana cake. Silly me did not have butter for the topping to go with icing sugar and cream cheese, will have to get some tomorrow. Cake looks and smells nice, daren't eat it before topping it.
Well here is my card. Hope you like it.

Have a good evening. Big Hugs JO. xxx

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Starting over again!

I thought it's about time I blogged again. It's been a long Journey for me these past two years. I moved to Stoneleigh Epsom on 19th Decembet 2013 ! Yes a week before Christmas and downsized. Lost one of my beautiful cats the black one a week before to old age. I had so much to give away, dump at local waste and to top it all put a lot of stuff in storage!!! Well I was in a very large Victorian house and my basement was just full of craft stuff. If your still with me, I had a summer house built in the garden at the new house. It is absolutely stuffed with craft. I couldn't believe how much stuff I had hidden under my bed, spare bedroom and basement!
I now have to sort it out as I've just about enough room on the table to craft in the summer house,lol.

Well it's my Mums Birthday next Monday 22nd she will be 88 and the family are going to the Emperor in North Cheam.
Here is the card I made for Mum I mainly used Sue Wilson dies. Foundation card and ribbon from my stash.
Hope you like it. While I'm here have you seen Kay Carleys new stamps! they are wonderful I have bought both as you do lol. Kay has a class at Lingfield, unfortunately I cannot go as I have already got appointments that day, but hopefully can get to the next one she does. Well I'll end here God bless and have a good night. Jo. xxx

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Hi I'm Back

Good morning bloggers, well whats been happening, lots. New Year went to Abu Dhabi to see Peter my other half's family had a really good time weather was hot and even went on the beach/desert on New years' day!. Came back and got a nasty bug probably from the Aeroplane. Didn't do a lot of cards had no mojo and still don't know where its gone!!!. Been to 2 classes at the Craftbarn to do entirely something different, made a couple of fold over books with magnets and things very intriguing with Cathy Byrnes.  I must be getting really slow as I didn't finish either of them luckily I took photo's of the end products and finished them off at home. - Told you not much going on in my head. Did a lovely copic class with the superb Chris Dark who took over from Jane Collman as she had burnt her leg rather badly. Thank you Chris was the most pleasant surprise I've had for a long time. Well here is a card I made for Peter's friend who was 50 last week, I didn't go to the party as wasn't feeling too good also I've still got this head cold - taking only honey and lemon and sore throat lozengers as I really don't want to take anti-biotics unless I really am dying!
Well here it is

Its for two people as they were twins. The top is for Kevin his friend and his twin Sister Sharon.
Used the Quickutz big football for the O and a Memory box circular flower for her O. The 5 I cut from my little slice machine which is very handy for this size letters. I cut little quickutz footballs and also little beer jugs for his name which I cut out from Lingfield dies from Go-Kreate.
I put little pearls where the flowers were on Sharons' O and cut her name out of another quickutz die. I have load of alphabet dies from different companies and people who know me know I have literally lots! I put little footballs down the side which I got from a bead company years ago sorry don't remember which one. The Union jack ribbon is from Docrafts.

Here is the inside of the card I have got a cd from the Wine buffs which has lovely beer bottles and lovely paper I am not a lover of Cds but I find this one useful. I have used a lovely spellbinders to put the words in.
Well bloggers hope you are having a lovely Sunday, the sun is shinning and I've actually put some washing out. Lots of love Keep well there's lots of nasties about, they say its going to be nicer from Tomorrow- Hope so. Hugs JO.xx

Sunday, 14 October 2012

My Friend Frannie's Birthday card

Well good afternoon Bloggers. I do hope I have still some blogger friends. I know it's been a long time but I have had so much done at hospitals etc and they still haven't found my problem! I even went and had two ECG's on Wednesday it case it was my heart!! - I don't think so. Well I do know that I need to have Ferratin Infusions this is because my iron levels get so low it makes me so tired and I keep falling asleep in the afternoon.  Well thats enough of me.

I did make a quick card because I was getting out of the habit of making cards too tired and then I got card idea block. I love die cutting which is my favourite apart from stamping.
I made a card from the pop and cuts dies  which Karen Burniston designs for Sizzix it's the flower die I just love these dies, the only thing I stamped was the happy birthday which is a Penny Black one I have had for ages and the other Girlfriend stamp is a Hero Arts again have had for ages., The papers are from Tim Holtz from his large 12 x 12 pad so handy and useful, because its nice and thick I also used his on the edge doily die and put lots of glitter on it but it doesn't show up very well the ribbon is from the Craftbarn as was the dies. The front is a quite plain only with a Marianne Butterfly die which i put lots of pink diamantee's which I put in the middle of the flowers too.

Well bloggers I do hope you have a lovely Sunday afternoon and the Sun is still shinning and not too cold.

Lots of love JO xxx

Sunday, 15 July 2012

My Neice Michelle's Birthday card.

Morning Bloggers, no time blog I am so sorry, but still not feeling the ticket. Have to have all my results done again you know Down the throat and up the proverbial. Have to go to Hospital next Wednesday for Iron Infusion again! then August 1st for the other two. Wish I could win the lottery and go private.

Well thats enough ranting from me today. Would you believe it the sun is out please stay a bit longer we all need the rays to make us happy !!!
Made a card from the Gorjuss girls for my neice who has a birthday tomorrow. I was inspired by the lovely Kay Carley at the Craftbarn I do love these stamps and she absolutely does wonders with them.
Talking about the Craftbarn, it was such a lovely day when they had their extravaganza I took my Granddaughter there and she met all the Arty people as she is doing a Art Journal for her GSE  and has been doing a fabulous job and was so encouraged by Kay and Helen Chilton and Andy Skinner. Spent a fortune getting her different paints and Dylusions for her and a couple of Gorjuss stamps and a couple of Memory box dies for moi ! - well I had better show you the card I made :-

Craftwork Card again. Memory box dies from Dies to die for. The little blue roses are on a roll from the Hobby House. The message sentiment is one of the Ribbon tags from Craftwork cards cut down. I spritzed it all with Glimmer mist it doesn't show much but shinny in real life. The back frame is a Spellbinders large frame from Oyster stamps. I cut the Gorjuss girl out so that she could sit in the middle of the frames and looks like she is in a wood. I cheated for the back of the frame and used a bit of Tim Holtz paper.

Well that's all from me hope the Sun keeps shinning and keep smiling lots of love to all. God Bless Jo :) xxxx