Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Blog Candy!!!!!!!

Hi Folks, pop across to visit Wendy at Stamps and Memories as she has a surprise Blog Candy in celebration of her blog being a year old but be quick it's only open until 5 July!!! And not even I know what it will be. All you have to do is leave a message for her and spread the word. You can also see us this weekend at Newbury show, I will be there on Saturday demonstrating the fab Impression Obsession stamps and getting in my usual mess in the process. Do pop by and see us if you are planning a visit.
Anyway hope to be back soon with a card as it's been such a long time since I have posted.
Hope you are all OK and take care everyone
Hug Jo x

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Second of the day and a huge challenge!!

Well, I know that I don't blow my own trumpet often but I am so pleased with how I managed to colour this image!! I thought after I had bought it, that perhaps I was being rather ambitious, but have genuinely surprised myself just a shame about the quality of the photo, I was losing the natural light. It must be the Copic talents of Wendy and Karen rubbing off on me, but I still have so much to learn!! I think I will be using this image loads more, because I just love his gorgeous face and big paws!!! This card I am entering into a few challenges, the first being my favourite challenge
Sweet Sketch Wednesday, sorry ladies I missed you last week!!
My Time to Craft which is Wild Thing, does't look very wild though, does he!!!
Simon Says Challenge - Fathers Day or Male Card

I have used Leo by High Hopes, he is gorgeous and a huge challenge for me to colour!!
Fathers Day sentiment by Cuddly Buddly
Coloured with Copic Sketch and Ciao markers, lots of them!!!
DP is Alison Ellis Boyzone
Dots Cuttlebug folder
Nestibilities are Pinked Circles
Raffia, card and Button from stash
I hope you like him as much as I do!!
That's it for tonight
Hugs Jo x

Oh my goodness. . . . . . . . .

I can't believe it has been so long since I have blogged a card!!! We have been so busy and I now feel like a member of a grounds maintenance team!!! Hubby having taken on the fishing rights of a local lake, which also involves the maintenance of it, means that he has less time for other things so the work on the allotment has slipped behind. I have now been trained to use the petrol lawn mower and can dig the veg beds! I have spent the day today making a couple of cards as I have a really painful back, which speaks for itself!!
The first card I'm going to enter into
Crafty Catz which is a colour combo of Black and Red
Crafty Creations another colour combo of Black, White and Red
One Stop Craft Challenge make your own DP
Create 4 Fun a colour combo of Black, White plus one other, mine is Red.
Daring Cardmakers - a string of pearls, mine are black

I have used three stamps by Impression Obsession, Tuxedo Cat, You're purrfect sentiment and Gingham background stamp.
Image coloured with Copic Sketch, Ciao and Spica Glitter pens
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Martha Stewart Daisy Punch
Nestibilities labels
Glossy Accents
Black Pearls, ribbon and card from stash
I hope you like it
Hugs Jo x