Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Box of Poinsettia's

Challenge # 6 at Clearly Besotted this month is nice and easy - CHRISTMAS.
 I've just about got all my cards done, just have to write in them now! I've used the gorgeous Pretty Poinsettia and of course the co-ordinating die to make a card in a box! I don't usually 'faff' around like this but fancied a challenge, needless to say I'll be sticking with the clean & simple from now on lol

Jo x

Friday, 11 October 2013

Butterfly Wishes

There is a colour challenge at Clearly Besotted this month. The colour palette is very Autumnal so I decided to use the Butterfly Wishes Addition, and die (of course), with the Basic Banners, and die lol, to create this Autumn Birthday card.

Jo x

And Finally .....

...... the last in my series of white on White Christmas cards for the Less is More Challenge ;o)

Jo x

Thursday, 10 October 2013

White Christmas 3

This is the 3rd of 4 White on White Christmas Cards I'm entering in to this weeks Less is More Challenge (told you I got a little carried away ;o))

Jo x

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

White Christmas Continued

This is the 2nd of 4 White on White Christmas Cards I am entering into this weeks Less is More Challenge.

Jo x

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

I'm Dreaming of a ......

.....White on White Christmas ;o). I love the CAS look and especially white on white so when I saw the challenge on 'Less is More' this week I was delighted. I did get rather carried away though and made 4 in total the 1st of which I am showing today, the rest will follow soon lol.

Jo x

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Get 'Whale' Soon

It's a one layer week at Less is More with the theme of 'get well soon'. I've coloured the cute whale from Clearly Besotted 'Under the Sea' stamp set with Spectrum Noir markers.

Jo x

Star Background

 The challenge at Clearly Besotted this time is 'stamp your own background' which I have done with stars from the Once upon a Time and Full Steam Ahead stamps sets. I have also used the Basic Banners stamp set and of course' the can't live without' co-ordinating die!
Stars are my all time favourite thing to embellish those dreaded 'man' cards.

Jo x

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Rust & Green Colour Challenge

There is a colour challenge at Less is More this week of 'rust & green' and this is my interpretation of it. 

Jo x

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

'Krafty' Christmas

The challenge at Less is More this week is to use 'a rubber stamp' with an added option of using water colours. As the challenge is being sponsored by Penny Black I thought I'd use their gorgeous Snowman image on to my favourite Kraft card and coloured him using some Derwent water colour pencils I've had since time immemorial ;o)

Jo x

Monday, 26 August 2013

Washi Tape

The challenge this week at Less is More is 'Washi Tape'. I love washi tape, it's easy and effective, just perfect for me.

Jo x

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Round & Round Christmas

The challenge at Less is More this week is 'Round & Round. I have used the dotty wreath from my favourite Christmas set, again ;o)

Jo x

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

August Card Class

These are the cards we are making at our August Card class. The cards feature The Best of.....Flowers,  I really *needed* this set because of the Upsy Daisy Stamp which I was desperate to have but it never appeared in the UK catalogue, until now!! 
Jo x

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Signature Christmas

Here's card #2 for the Colour Inspiration Challenge over at Clearly Besotted. I just love the Signature Christmas stamps especially now I have the co-ordinating dies!
Jo x

Monday, 12 August 2013

One Layer

It's one layer week over at Less is More this week with the added challenge of 'Numbers'. This card just 'happened' if you know what I mean, I had planned something totally different but somehow this came out.
Jo x

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Watercolour Birthday

I've had this idea in my head for ages and decided it would work perfectly with the colour challenge over at Clearly Besotted.
Jo x

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Fabulous Birthday

The gorgeous shoes below are the photo inspiration for the Less is More challenge this week.
Surprisingly I don't posses a shoe stamp (shock, horror) so I took my inspiration from the ribbon detail and the colour instead.

Jo x

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Picked Just for You

The theme at Less is More this week is 'Handmade Flowers'.
I bought the multi flower rose die from Britannia Dies recently and decided to give it a whirl. It's a bit fiddly but once you get the hang of it the roses look pretty good.
Jo x

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Signature Christmas

I managed to sneak another card in for the 2nd Clearly Besotted challenge of 'Seeing Spots'. Unusually early for me I decided on a Christmas card, in my defence the sun has stopped shinning here today and it's dark and raining!
Jo x

Twinkle Toes

Phew, talk about by the skin of your teeth! The 2nd  Clearly Besotted challenge  (which ends today) is 'Seeing Spots'. You have to use a Clearly Besotted stamp/die (goes without saying really) to enter the challenge and I've used Twinkle Toes and the co-ordinating die.
Jo x

Friday, 12 July 2013

Shades of Grey .....

...not that one lol. The challenge over at Less is More this week is 'Shades of Grey' which considering the mini heat wave we're having seamed a bit 'dull' (sorry :-/) but I did manage to sneak a bit of sunshine in on the tag ;o)
Jo x

Thursday, 27 June 2013

June Card Class

Oooops, thought I'd already uploaded the cards for our next card class, better late than never ;o)
Jo x

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Less is More, Happy Birthday Jen

It's Jen's Birthday over at 'Less is More' this week and the challenge is to make her a card. Jen gave a little heads up on what she likes, one of which was 'cats' so here is me 'Ginger Tom' Birthday card for Jen.
Jo x

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Fairy-tale Castle

A beautiful fairy-tale  castle for my beautiful Goddaughter. The sentiment is just perfect!
 I am entering this card into the 1st 'Clearly Besotted' Challenge which is - Anything Goes
Jo x

Alfie's Train

It is my great Nephew Alfie's Birthday today, Happy Birthday Alfie.
I am entering this card into the 1st 'Clearly Besotted' Challenge which is - 'Anything Goes'
Jo x

Archie Shadow Box

I think all the 'subway art' that is around at the moment is 'Dope' (you've just gotta love Will-I-Am right ;o)) and with this trend in mind I made this shadow box for my Grandson, Archie. They make great personal gifts don't you think?
I am entering my box into the 1st 'Clearly Besotted' challenge which this month is - Anything Goes
Jo x

Saturday, 15 June 2013

This & That Hexagons

I've missed the last few challenges over at Less is More coz I've been on my Jollies :o) so I was eager to see what this weeks challenge was and it's 'Hexagons'. There is also a super sketch at Sketch Saturday also featuring hexagons!
Jo x

Friday, 24 May 2013

Washi Tape!

OMG! I am so in in love with the new Washi Tape from Stampin' Up!
It's my new favourite thing ;o)
Jo x

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Vintage Boys

I am in love with the gorgeous Vintage Boys Collection from Lili of the Valley! The challenge on 'Less is More' this weeks is cats &/or dogs and even though I have already submitted one entry I couldn't resit adding this one too.
Jo x

Tuesday, 21 May 2013


This weeks challenge at 'Less is More' is cats and/or dogs.
Obviously my choice was dogs ;o), cute isn't he!
Jo x

Saturday, 18 May 2013

May Card Class

These are the cards we  are making at the May card class. Sentiments can be changed to suit the individual. For further details about this class please click HERE
Jo x

Thursday, 16 May 2013

One Layer Mixed Bunch

 Over at 'Less is More' it's a one layer week with the added challenge of using a coloured card base, that's no white, ivory, black or kraft (eeek no kraft lol)
Jo x

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Pin Wheel

The challenge at 'Less is More' this week is based on a colour wheel, you have to choose the opposite colours on the wheel. I chose Yellow & Violet (if you hadn't guessed lol).
Jo x

Monday, 29 April 2013

Happy Birthday Star

There is a FAB sketch over at Less is More this week and this is my take on it.
Jo x

Thursday, 25 April 2013

CASe it

The challenge over at Less is More this week is 'CASe it/them'. Jen & Chrissie have both done a card they would like you to CASe. I decided to take the colour combo from Jen's and the fabby technique from Chrissie's and combine them, and hey presto this is the result!
Jo x

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Ahoy Matey

The challenge at Less is More this week is a little tricky! Not only is it a ONE LAYER week but with the added challenge of; be inspired by A FILM. I have had my thinking cap on since the challenge went live and today had a light bulb moment, I remembered my newly purchased set 'Ahoy Matey' and thought.... Pirates of the Caribbean!
Jo x

Thursday, 11 April 2013

April Card Class

These are the cards we will be making at our April card class. Full details of this class can be found HERE
Jo x

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Lime & Black

This weeks challenge at Less is More is 'Lime & Black'.
This is not a colour combo I use often, if ever, but it wouldn't be a challenge otherwise ;o)
Jo x

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

I Love Crumb Cake (Kraft)

Yep, I just *love* Crumb Cake (Kraft)!
It is the most usable colour and goes with everything, perfect.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Jo x

Monday, 1 April 2013

Artisan Embelishment 4 You

Happy Birthday Monica!
I love the Artisan Embelishment kit, it has some of my favourite colours in.
Jo x

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Same but Different

The Chiplets are 5!!!!
Happy Birthday to my beautiful Godchildren.
As soon as I saw these cute Puddle Jumper Images they reminded me of my triplet Godchildren so I just had to have them ;o) I always do 'same but different' as they may be triplets but they are very different individuals.
Jo x

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

March Card Class

At our March class I thought we could all do with a burst of colour as Spring hasn't made it's appearance yet.
If you would like more info about this or future classes please take a look here.
Jo x