Wednesday 25 August 2010


Good Morning Bloggers, What funny old weather we are having, rains like cats and dogs one minute then lovely sunshine, is this our summer gone. Well today is nosey day, where we get to see WOYWW. Well I was quite pleased with myself last week got to everyone I think it was 150., I did 75 on Wednesday and finished the rest on Thursday Friday and Saturday morning. As in my previous post I have not made any cards but I was attempting to colour in some elephants, my sister has a thing about elephants. 

The one on the left was a sample I did with Jane Coleman last year. As you can see still not quite getting there. Next to the elephants, is a little notebook I made with Tim Holtz paper from his pack I just love this pack and it sure goes a long way. The little flower again is one of the ones my granddaughter made a couple of weeks ago for me, I coated it with some mica and gun arabic to make it nice and shiny. Well not a lot from me today. 
Well I best end here. Now you will have to go to our Queen Julia who started this all off 

Monday 23 August 2010

Weekend of Fun

Good Morning everyone, what a horrid night, poured and poured of rain. Hope everyones gutters are ok. - Good for the gardens. Well, had my sister Babs come to stay for the weekend and a little surprise my Grand-daughter came on Saturday. Babs like myself loves card making and this was the first opportunity for her to make cards with me since Christmas.  I didn't get to make any but Babs did as I was showing her different techniques as it is very hard for her to get to classes.. My Grand-daughter Francesca also likes to make card, she made two but I forgot to take pictures of them. Here's Francesca

Isn't she just gorgeous, Francesca will be 13 in November. Now here is the two cards out of the 3 my sister made - Again I forgot to take a photo of the 3rd one as I was getting tired   
 Here we used Tim Holtz die and I was showing her how to distress backgrounds.The cuttlebug folder and nesties were used.

This was using the Craftwork cards Japanese dolls
and a circular template. The back was embossed with one of the new Asian cuttlebug folders and the Blossom nestie was used. Hope you like them - I think a good time was had I know I'm exhausted so will try and start making a few cards for upcoming birthdays in September I think there's six and I really don't know how bloggers who have to make cards for companies and make their own cards get the time phew !!! Well Hope the day is a good one and will try and upload some of my own I hope to make soon. Lots of love to all JO.xxxx

Wednesday 18 August 2010


Morning Bloggers. Not a lot today, made a nice card for Peters friend at work, her sister is going to be 50 and wanted a black and white card, you think thats easy until you start. I started this way that way Oh my what a headache cut different types of flowers, then got some already made ones. Well this is what I ended up with. Made with Craftwork cards glitz and glamour paper. Circle Message. Take a look at the top left side flower, you know those little polymer clay moulds that my granddaughter made for me last week its one of them with Tim Holts glitter stickles all over it called - wait for it -Tiara how cool is that. Its an easel card, I'm still not good at taking photos so excuse. The little sister cutout is from Sizzix, the large flower is part of Tim Holtz flower die. He sure does get about. Well this is my desk after :-

I have been looking after my two daughters dogs this week, the little one is a Pomeranian who is a little jealous of the big one who is a Rottweilla who is a bit soft and believe me I don't like big dogs but she has changed my mind what a lovely dog. They have taken most of my time up this week.

The Rottweilla is Zena and the
Pomeranian is Naughty Boo.

Thought you might like to see them, Boo had gone home but is back today and Darling Zena goes on Friday, must say she is moulting so much have to hoover and wash floors twice a day. Well thats enough for me so will end here and don't forget to pop over to the wonderful Julia's blog to see what's going on with the rest of the WOYWW Bloggers. Hope your day is Joyful lots of Love

Wednesday 11 August 2010


Morning Everyone, well the heavens are open again, good for the plants. Well a few pictures of my desk today as I am doing a few cards, but thought I would stamp some images and colour them in with distress inks, and copic so here they are
These are LOTV stamps. The folder is an idea I got from Paula  Pascual who I met at the Craft barn on Saturday she puts all her cuttlebug and other embossing folder s on a tag and then she does marvelous things to them like cosmic shimmers mica powders etc.

These are Stamping bella stamps which you can get from the Craftbarn.
This is the distress inks ready to use with their applicators and that Penny Black cat has sneaked in.
These are polymer clay made from moulds which my Granddaughter made for me when she was here last week making a batch of words to make plaques for her friends. I am going to colour them in, then put mica and other
colourings on them so watch this space ha ha.
If you are still with me I have one more picture to show. I have to thank two bloggers last week as they put me in touch with two companies that do the large ATG Guns.Their names are Kaz and Jo These two ladies are very talented. On Kaz's blogg she has lovely units for your distress pads. On Jo's blogg she done a wonderful concertina file. Thank you ladies.
Can you see the ATG gun ? The company was 3m and they delivered next day !!!
Well before you nod off. Please go and see Julia's blog, again a very talented lady who started this and you get to chat to lots of cyber friends. Well have a good WOYWW day bloggers will be back soon Lots of Love Jo.xx

Sunday 8 August 2010

Craftbarn with Christine Dark.

Good evening Bloggers. I was at the Craftbarn yesterday, poor Sandy and her staff they were doing their best to clean up the Shop after the Fire they had on Monday night. The paper room was open in the afternoon. I was booked on a class with Christine Dark, but they had to cancel the morning one and we did the afternoon class on top of the Browsers Cafe - never been up there before. It was okay, poor Christine did try her best because the lighting wasn't that good there were lots of tables and chairs up there because I think it must be for meetings etc.  We must not moan as it was kind of them to let us have the room otherwise the class would have been cancelled. Christine really bumped her head before we started and was a little dazed but what a trouper carried on. We managed two cards One was an Easel card made with Basic grey papers, nice colours for boys. It was one of the Green baby stamps from Stamping Bella called Noah and his computer. It was made from a Nestie folded over so it cut through two bits of card so that was folded 1/2 way on itself We did a little swing card with another Green baby stamp called Jackson the Champion.

Hope you like them. Have a nice evening all. Lots of love Jo. xxx

Thursday 5 August 2010

Birthday card

Good Evening all a bit late, but here's the other card I made for Edwards girlfriend from me. I used the Whiff of Joy girl, used copics which I just adore but still have to get used to them. The big flower is from Magnolia and the little ones from my stash. The sentiment is from Craftwork cards as is the circle, also the card. I used the nesties label 10. Grosgrain ribbon from stash.
On another note, still no luck with the sale, its so frustrating having to keep the house really tidy and spotless it tires you before the day starts.
If you go on to Bevs blog she has a really fantastic blog candy I really wish I could win it, lovely pens, stamps and a rare punch from SU. Well you wonderful bloggers its goodnight from me and will try and speak again in a couple of days you never know might have a buyer please, pretty please.
Lots of love to all Jo. xxx

Wednesday 4 August 2010


Good morning fellow crafters, late this morning been up early to clean the house (got grandchildren again today). I have an Estate Agent coming to see the house at 11am and so have to do this fairly quickly.
Well, have not done a lot as trying to keep house clean for viewings. Here is what is on my workdesk today not a lot I did make a few quick cards but had to give them/post  as forgot peoples birthdays what am I like. Any way the one I have showing is for my gorgeous sons girlfriend Katy who's birthday is Friday so made this for him I will post the one I have made later. I used the martha stewart butterfly border and butterflies and Hobby house flowers. The blue paper is Craftwork cards baby blue. The decoupage is of popcorn bear. I'm not overkeen on decoupage but this little character with the duck is so cute. So do pop over to Julia's blog and put your WOYWW pictures.
My New chair isn't it super.
I just had to show you my new desk chair isn't it to die for. Now I want to have a nice craft room to go with it. Speak later LOL  p.s. will try later to visit as many of WOYWW bloggers. xxxx