Thursday, 28 January 2010


Well, my basket of cards is now increasing nicely. I just seem to get a few up together and Mum comes and raids the stock. Does anyone else have this problem?!!! Bless her!! I am just loving my punches at the mo and after decoupaging this little butterfly, it made me realise that I actually miss my cutting. I was always a cutter rather than a stamper, as Wendy will tell you, I didn't do stamping but now what would I do with my Copic Pens, I just can't give them up. So perhaps this is a compromise!! This is another of Wendys stamps that I coloured up on Saturday, I really love them and think I may have to treat myself. I did buy a set but not these, mine have still to see the ink pad!! Shame on me.
Anyway on to todays card, it will definately do for Cute Card Thursday which is Blooming Gorgeous and it is a bit of an adaption of the Truly Scrumptious Sketch without one bit, just couldn't fit it on, will give it ago anyway. Here it is, hope you like it.

Stamps are Aspects of Design Kay Carley Funky Frames
Sentiment is Alesa Baker by Impression Obsession
DP is Papermania Venetian Skies
Coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Pens
Spica Sky Blue Glitter Pen
Martha Stewart Round the Edge Punch Set
Martha Stewart Branch Punch
Nellie Small and Large Flower Punches
Nellie Small and Large Flower Embossing Punches
Nellie Stamen Punch
Nestibilities Ribbon Labels
Bazill Card
Ribbon, Pearls and Gems from stash.
Back soon
Hugs Jo x

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Very quick post!!

This is a quick simple card that I have made as a Sympathy card. I hate making these cards and always use this lovely stamp, it is so versatile serves for Golden Wedding cards, birthdays, anniversaries in fact most occasions as well.
It fits four challenges, well I think it does!!
My time to craft - Elegant Rose
Sophisticat Challenge - Mum, Miss You, Tribute
Sunday Sketch and Stamp - Lovely sketch Ladies

Stamp is another of my gorgeous Leigh Hannan Stamps by Impression Obsession called Victorian Rose
Sentiment is by Papermania
DP is Papermania Exquisite E0000, E00, E02, E30, E31, E33, R00 and R02
Coloured with Copic Pens
Clear Spica Glitter Pen
Martha Stewart Daisy Border Punch
Cuttlebug Stylized Flower Folder
Nestibilities round and scalloped round
Bazill Linen Card
Pearls from stash
Hope you like it
Hugs Jo x

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

On a roll and another long post!!

Another card from Jo, I hear you say must be having a bad week!! Well, lets just say it could be a lot worse but I have come home from work the last two evenings with the urge to craft rather than the need to craft!! So we are on the up at the mo!! And I must say, I am really enjoying it. I had a fab day on Saturday with Wendy at the sale in Kintbury, demonstrating the lovely Martha Stewart punches, making flowers with the Nellie punches and colouring away with the Copic Pens just pure bliss!! I loved it, just wasn't long enough though! Wendy is off to Exeter tomorrow for the Craft 4 Crafters show, so if any of my lovely readers are going, do pop across and visit Wend on the Stamps and Memories stand as she would love to see you!
This little card covers a few challenges this week,
Just Cute Bears Challenge One for the girls
Crafty Cardmakers Hearts and romance
The Pink Elephant Polka Dots, Bow and Pink
Allsorts Challenge Hearts and Flowers

Stamp is Louis with Heart by Wild Rose Studio
Sentiment is Hero Arts
Coloured with Copic Markers
Papers are by Rita Marie
Bazill Pink Linen Card
Nestibilities Round, Round Scallop and Ribbon Tags
Martha Stewart Doily and Branch Punch
Nellie Small and Large Flower Punch
Nellie Small and Large Flower Embossing Punch
Nellie Stamen Punch
Glossy Accents
Memento Black Ink Pad
Ribbon, Gems and Pearls from Stash

Now I must thank the lovely Mandy for my lovely blog award, if you haven't visited Mandys blog, you really must, she is so talented and such a lovely person too. She gives me so much encouragement and is so kind in all she says.

I have to pass this on to 10 people and say 10 things that make me happy!

1. My family
2. My friends
3. My Pets
4. Making cards,Crafting with Wendy
5. Being at home
6. Leaving work at the end of the day!!
7. When the sunshines, so hubby can work on the conservatory!!
8. Being in Wendys shop
9. All the lovely comments left on my blog
10. Being able to have a good quality of life and enjoy each day as it comes.
The people that I would like to give this to are Linda, Marianne, Lol, Jo, Vicky, Joey, Debby, Jacqui, Kim and Michele
Thess ladies give me so much inspiration and encouragement and say such lovely things.
Thank you all.
Hugs Jo x

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Beware this could be a long post!!!

You'll never guess what, yes I have made 3 cards this evening!!! Mind you I did finish work early and have been in the study all evening and I mean 5 hours!! I am only going to post 2 of them though. I have made them all for my friend Wendy for tomorrows demos and sale, so if you are in the Newbury/Kintbury area tomorrow call in and have a free cuppa with us. We will be in Kintbury village hall from 10am to 2pm
The first card I am going to put in the Simon Says Punch it Challenge and they are also running a DT call too and
Spoonfull of Sugar which is layering

I have used the following:
Stamp is Funky Frames by Aspects of Design
Coloured with Copic and Spica Glitter Pens
Martha Stewart Around the page Loop Punches
Nellie Fern Punch
Nellies Large Flower Punch
Nellie Large Flower Embossing Punch
Nellie Small Flower Punch
Nellie Small Flower Embossing Punch
Nellie Stamen Punch
Ticker Tape DP
Bazill Linen Card
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Glossy Accents
Pearls from Stash
All the above are available from Wendy at Stamps and Memories
My second card is using the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 33 and Friday Crafty Catz challenge which this week is love.

I have used the same stamp that I used the other day which I just love and is one of my favourite designers Leigh Hannan Impression Obsession stamps from the Cocktail range.
Coloured with Copic and Spica Glitter Pens
The papers are Alison Ellison Girl Stuff range
Nestibilities ribbon tags
Nestibilities Squares
Glossy Accents
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Bazill Linen Card
Glossy Accents

All above again available from Stamps and Memories

Gems, pearls and ribbon from Stash.

Hope you like them, back soon.

Hugs Jo x

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

It's a Girl!!

I'm not going to even apologise this week for being a bad blogger, just sooooo busy, with no time to craft and boy, do I need craft time at the mo!!! Am exhausted!! Long days again!!
Well me being my organised self, had a couple of baby boy images coloured up as I have so many friends and colleagues expecting at the moment and what happens, they have a girl!! I had convinced myself that the first one would be a boy!! So a girl card it is, sorry but got a bit carried away with this one. This card fits in with the pink and grey theme over at Cute Card Thursday and the what's new theme at Crafty Cardmakers this week.

Above show the front of the card and below is the inside of the card.

I have used the Popcorn birthday cuddles stamp and adapted it to suit a baby card as I just adore this image.
I have coloured with Copics and Spica Glitter pens
Nestabilities label one
Nestabilities tag label
Embroidered paper and Bazill basic card from Stamps and Memories
Ribbon and pearls from stash
Hope you like her!!
Back soon
Hugs Jo x
PS. Would someone please tell me the secret of making at least 3 cards in one evening!! This one card took me 2 evenings!!!

Monday, 11 January 2010

Warning Sunglasses needed!!

Oh no, a really bad blogger again!! My poor Mojo has left me and every card is a struggle at the moment, I really need to be inspired. I had a trip to Wendys on Saturday afternoon, we should have been at the Kintbury Sale but Wendy has been really poorly and had to cancel. The roads in Berkshire were atrocious, OK if you're on the M4 but we weren't. Anyway, I spent loads of cash and came home with lots of new stash!! As I am really fed up with this horrible weather and the fact that I have had to go back to work after Christmas, I thought bright and cheerful is the order of the day!! So beware folks!! I am using this card for the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - Bright and sparkly (My inspiration)
Sketch Saturday - Fabulous sketch, thank you
ABC challenge - L is for Layers

Stamp is one of my favourite designers, Leigh Hannan, Impression Obsession
Sentiment is Alesa Baker, Enjoy your day, Impression Obsession
Coloured with Copic Markers
and Spica Glitter Pens
Papers are Alison Ellis, Neon Candy Range
Nestibilities labels four and Ribbon Tags
Swirl Cuttle bug folder
Martha Stewart Scallop border punch
Nellie flower punch
All of the above are available at Stamps and Memories
Ribbon, gems and card from stash
Hope you like it
Hugs Jo x

Sunday, 3 January 2010

I'm back but not my Mojo!!

Hi folks, I hope you had a fab Christmas and a Happy New Year and that everyone is back to normality, whatever that is!! We have had a nice relaxing weekend after a rather hectic time over Christmas, in fact yesterday I had a pyjama day!! Shame on me!! Think I'm probably too old for a pyjama day, but I had one anyway!! On to my card ............... Mojo gone not good at all and not happy with this card, my fault for not finding time for me! Picture is rubbish too, will try and take one in the daylight, tomorrow. It does cover lots of challenges though, so I'll start my list with Copic Colour Challenge 45

Paper Play Challenge 46 - New Beginnings
Stamping for the Weekend - New Beginnings
Allsorts Challenge 33 - Sketch and New or Old (pearls)
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 64 -New Beginnings
By the Cute and Girly - New
Stamp Something - New Something(pearls)
One Stop Craft Challenge - Something beginning with B

Anyhow here it is, I hope you like it!! The card that I have used is actually Lilac but has come out a nasty grey colour and the green is a quite bright green, I will try and photograph again tomorrow.

The image is a free digi stamp and I have hunted high and low and can't remember where I got it from, sorry.
The sentiment has been made on the computer.
Copic pens used: YG0000, YR0000, B95 for B93, YG03, YG00, BV02, E00, Y21 and Y28.
Clear Spica Glitter Pen
Circle and Scallop Nestibilities
Cuttle Bug Dots Folder
Nellies Small Flower and Embossing Punches
Papers are DCWV Nannas Nursery Baby Boy
Glossy Accents

Oh my Gosh, I have just seen the time, it has taken me all evening to blog this!!

Off to bed now!!

Hugs Jo x

Friday, 1 January 2010

Welcome 2010!!

Happy New Year

to all my lovely blogging buddies and followers. I would like to thank everyone for their support and lovely comments which have been greatly appreciated over the past few months that I have been blogging, and long may they continue.

Here's to a happy, healthy and prosperous 2010!!

Hugs Jo x