Sunday 31 October 2010

Christening Card

Good morning everyone, not a very nice day. Did you remember to put the clocks back. Well I made a couple of cards on Friday night and finished them off last night because the Christening one had to go this morning.Happy Christening day Daniele.

Very Simple. Bought the cross off Ebay ages ago just put 4 Swarovski crystals on it. Used a scroll Martha Stewart around the page. Wild orchid flowers and ribbon from my stash. the Christening Word is an Old PSX stamp, I've a few of these  because they were so elegant. the Scrolls on their stamps were beautiful. Shame they went out of business. The Card was a Craftwork card blue smooth which again I have had for ages. I do like Craftwork cards.  My other card is one for the Aunty of the boy who is getting Christened today. Her Birthday is a day before mine.
Sorry it's a little light, but the light wasn't good for taking photo's. Used one again Martha stewart punches and a lovely LOTV present fairy. Coloured her in greeny copics, Ellie loves green. Used a Doily once again from Ally Pally, wish I could remember the Co. I bought them from. Coloured it with Distress inks. Used the blossom Nestie and another Craftwork Card basic cardstock. Used Green ribbon from stash.  Well I am off now to go pick my Darling Mama up, whoopee she's going to stay with me for a week. Hugs and Love to all have a lovely Sunday. Jo.xxxx

Thursday 28 October 2010

Quick Cards Made Easy.

Afternoon Bloggers, Hope you have had a nice day, its getting dark now but still warm - good don't like cold. Here is a card I made as a thank you to Sarah Bostock, who is the editor of Quick Cards made Easy. I subscribe to this magazine on and off when I can afford it. Well my last issue 80 went missing and I emailed Sarah Bostock and she emailed me back straight away, asked for my address and within two days I had issue 80 and a few little gifts as well - How kind was that, so I asked her permission if I could blog the card I made for her so here it is:-
It was made with a lace doily I bought at Ally Pally, few Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts Martha Stewart Butterfly punch and Craftwork cards Shaped card. I think the background is papermania Rose Garden. Again my trustee copics were used. Oops nearly forgot The lovely cat is a LOTV as if you bloggers don't already know.

I did do a lovely class with the Wonderful Kay Carley on Saturday, but oh my goodness I just couldn't colour grey and black for hair and Dress so didn't finish my card, Kay was so kind she gave me a copy of one she did so I can practise - Thank you Kay.  When I am happy with them I will put them on myt blog to show you. You should go and have a look at Kays blog its amazing. My Watermark I have put on my picture,  if I haven't already said is from the talented Christine Dark another amazing woman. I just love these two women, so different in their styles and both so creative.
Have a nice evening everyone, God Bless, love and Hugs

Wednesday 27 October 2010


Well I am behind again, don't know where I am at the moment. Pop over to Julia's Blog and have some fun. There are about 150 or so people from all around the world showing you their desks, workspaces anything floors even.
Well mine today is my Massage Couch, which I don't use a lot these days.
Thank goodness you cannot see the ends, it's a mess. I have been making a card for one of my oldest buddies, we became friends when I had my Beauty Salon many years ago !! I have my copics out and spicas as well and underneath the white paper is my Scorpal which I absolutely love. The teddies are my grandchildrens which I have on the radiator next to my couch. Well have a fantastic WOYWW love and hugs

Wednesday 20 October 2010


Good morning Bloggers, late this morning. Well I have been not been blogging for a little while if you had seen my earlier post you will know the reason, so don't want to ramble on again.
Well I'm back, WOYWW is all down to Julia who has about 150 or more people joining in looking at each others desk/floors or wherever they can craft. It's fun but you have to have patience if you want to go and see everyone.
Today I have a lot of bits and pieces on my desk
I'm in the process of deciding what my friends and Peters friends christmas card are going to be like. I have just bought some new punches from Tracy at diestodiefor and another Marianne D snowflake one. Tracy always sends you a little parcel of die cuts of other punches she has, so kindxx I have a pink tin with a Quickutz font - Roxy, some inkpads, a good find are the back pin for brooches which I got two for a £1 at a place called Tiger. couple of cherubs flying around, got years ago from Clarity stamps love them. A little rose corsage so that I remember how to do them. Showing also is my lovely matchbox I made with Carole Cann from the Craftbarn.
I'ts taken me all morning to upload my picture as I think blogger is doing some adjustments.
Have fun and I hope to visit as many as I can. Love to all

Monday 18 October 2010

A Sympathy Card for One of My Daughter's Best Friends Mother.

Afternoon everyone, my mouth is much better so didn't bother with Doctor will go and see the Dentist later in the week. I'm off today and I made a card for my Daughter Rachel as one of her best Friends mother has passed away a couple of days ago, its so sad I have known Jane and her mum for a long time and Jane had moved to Australia and her Mum had cancer a few years back and was on remission then it came back with a vengence, poor Jane came over in the summer and was pregnant but had to go home to have her baby in Australia and Came back on Thursday, to discover her mother had passed away as she landed. It's so heartbreaking.

I made this card for her with a Dreamweaver stencil and white pearlescent paste covered each piece with  different coloured glitter with a short pointed straw - trick I learnt from Carol Cockbain. The saying is from an Inkadinkadoo stamp. Again used my little glass beads. I used distress inks on the page to give it a warm feel and made two little bows.

I would like to Thank Christine Dark for my watermark, Christine thank you so much and I still cannot do it correctly !
Well I will end here Lots of Love to all and take care. Hugs JO.xxxx

Sunday 17 October 2010

Boss and Girlfriends Cards.

Morning Bloggers, feel better today had a good sleep and my mouth abcess has gone down, but will go and see doctor then dentist so that I don't get further infections.

Well here are two cards I made on the quick, not as good as I would normally do but considering events not bad. The above one is for my Boss who is Dog mad and the stamps are from a QVC kit in a little black bag  which is so cute. Holds 11 pkts of stamps and was well worth the buy, also a stamping block and inkpad I bought a month ago. The background paper says October and it was from a download I got from Funky Fairies who are no longer trading it was all the months and it comes in very handy. The bottom paper is another download off of Pink Petticoat  called lots of dots. Black Bazzil card and shapes cut with Nesties.

This one again cut with a Marriane D Creatables bought from the CraftBarn Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch and another QVC stamp from the above collection, again used the October month paper download. The back paper is another Pink Petticoat download little Harlequin. These papers are so nice and cheap, you can also get a dvd of your own personal choice which is good then you do not overload your computer with extra downloads. Used my copics and distress inks and lots of glitter and little ice beads is what I call them because they're made of glass and had them ages so don't remember where I got them from. 

My back up worked so now I can be a little bit less stressed!
Well thats all for now, have a good Sunday. Lots of love and hugs. JOxxxx

Saturday 16 October 2010

Alive and Kicking.

Afternoon Bloggers. I am still around but a bit poorly. I haven't blogged for about 3 weeks, due to work and not feeling the ticket.  I had a problem with my small intestine now sorted and now have an abscess on my tooth - probably a bit run down.  As I type Peter my other half is going to get me some things until I can go to see a doctor on Monday. Still no luck with the house, it seems nobody wants to buy just rent at the moment.
While I am typing this behind the scenes I am backing my computer up as it seems to be going funny lately and I have a lot of photo's that I don't want to lose. I bought a time capsule and its taken me all morning to set it up even phoning apple and being cut off and then got a nice gentleman who took me through it all and it finally communicated with my mac.  I have done a couple of cards which I will load up tomorrow when I feel a bit better.

Be back tomorrow love and hugs to all. Jo.xxxx