Saturday, 12 May 2018

Hand coloured birthday card








Good evening dear friends,

and here is my 2nd make for today!
I love the butterfly and it was so much fun colouring it in. I used alcohol markers to colour the card in and practised my shading skills, too.
I love how the butterfly has come out and also the flowers look  lovely with the red dotted accents that i added to each petal.

I always love to use really large stamps to colour them in by hand and i do believe this kind of card is truly a gift in itself as so much work and time and also skill goes into creating them.
I love doing them and i think my next card` n cuppa event at Craft Cafe @Allendale Golf Course will be colouring in large stamped images!

If you are interested in attending, drop me a pm or Email to find out all details and/or to book your place.
Cost is £ 5 only and that includes all materials for the card and even a nice cuppa!

We always have a nice chat while crafting together and am always looking forward to meeting new people.
The card `n cuppa events are suitable for beginners, too as every card will be made step by step , it`s easy and you will make a card you never thought you would be capable of every time!

I also have a Facebook group, and if you havent joined yet, here is opportunity knocking on your door:


Thanks for dropping by tonight and happy crafting!

Bye for now 

JoJo xx

Elegant Card in Purple & Gold











Hi everybody,

today, i was working on two different cards and this is one of them.
It features the eastern beauty dies set and i used golden mirror card stock as the background for the purple die cut panel and i think it looks gorgeous!

Purple and gold always goes very well together and has some elegant touch to it so i did not add much other detail but the sentiment in white, picking up the colour of the main card to bring it all together.

My card here measures 5" x 7" and the panels are 1/4" smaller each time.

Very quick and easy make and surely suitable for a lot of occasions, just change the sentiment!

I hope you like this little card and thanks for dropping by

JoJo xx

Friday, 11 May 2018

Dragonfly meets Rainbow








Hello and good evening everybody,

today i made this card in my brand new Studio at the Allendale Golf Course , where i have my Studio set up inside the Club House!

The Allendale Golf Course is open to all visitors and not just club members, and i run the Craft Cafe up there, too.
Besides the menu that has loads of freshly cooked foods and snacks on it, i run my paper craft workshops, cooking sessions and sewing workshops on a regular base in it.

Please visit & like my Facebook page to not miss out on the published events if you haven`t done so yet.
This is my Facebook page:


This card features the dragonfly die set and i created a rainbow colour fade effect to the dragonfly.
The embossing folder was a freebie in last`s Sale-A-Bration promotion and makes the card look so neat!

I am posting the material list below so you can see all the things i have used for this 5" x 7" card.

Thanks for dropping by tonight and hope to see you soon on one of my workshops!
Bye for now

JoJo xx


Product List

Monday, 30 April 2018

Thank you Rhino card with a wax seal















Hi everybody

today i decided to make a card using my newest favourite stamp set, because i am so in love with the super cute Rhino!
I coloured it in with the stampin blends and used a hot wax seal on the twine ribbons to add some detail to the card instead of the usual bling blings...

It is super easy to colour stamps in with the awesome range of pens and blends stampin up! has and the new catalogue has so many new stamp sets in it they are all just waiting for me to stamp them and colour them in for some more awesome card designs!

If you would like to give it a try, too why don`t you come to my Card `n Cuppa evenings where we will make a brand new card every Thursday evening from 6pm at the Craft Cafe @Allendale Golf Course?

We have a cup of tea together and i show you the newest design and you can try out all the lovely stampin up stamps and inks and pens to make your own card?

It`s just £ 5 per person and includes a cuppa plus all materials will be provided.. you don`t need to bring anything except maybe a friend who would like to come, too!

Tomorrow the brand new catalogue goes live and you will see so many awesome new products, a revamped ink pad colour line and the most beautiful DSP ever!
When i saw it i was seriously knocked off me seat folks! This launch is a must have so if you want a copy of the new catalogue, drop me a line!

Thanks for dropping by today and have a good evening

Bye for now

JoJo xx

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Beautiful Sympathy Card 7" x 7"













Good evening everybody,

today i was working on this card, which features the brand new stained glass vellum DSP. I coloured it in with the stampin blends and gave depth and added texture to the print by shading each  individual  diamond shape.
I designed my rose by die cutting the shape from black card stock, then glued my die cut rose on white card stock and coloured the rose in with the blends. After that , i  fussy cut the rose and layered it on my vellum with dimensionals.
I stamped my sentiment from a brand new stamp set that will become available by 1st of May as well as the vellum DSP, and die cut it with the stitched shapes framelits ovals.

I layered my sentiment on a second die cut oval in lemon lime twist, then layered my vellum DSP  with the rose and a organza ribbon to a white piece of card stock, that was 6 1/2"  x 6 1/2" wide.
I created a card base in lemon lime twist  in 7" x 7" and that was my card already done!

It is a more unusual colour choice for a sympathy card but i still think it is appropriate for the occasion. The stained glass windows like background gives the card a religious touch and a deep red rose surely is a decent choice for the occasion, too.

I quite like how this card has come out and i am very keen on the vellum DSP in the new catalogue, because it has the most amazing designs on it and i love colouring in so i  will surely buy more of it and make more of this type of cards from it.

I am getting excited anyway about the new catalogue launch, because it is full with the most amazing papers and new colours and i cannot wait to start working with all this wonderful stuff!

You will be able to browse the new products in my stampin up store very soon, just a few more nights and the new products go live!

Thanks for dropping by tonight  and have a great week!
Bye for now

JoJo xx


Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Large Cylindrical Flower Box
















Hi everybody

today, i decided to give it a try and design a cylindrical box and this is the finished box.
I used my nesting circle dies and a compass as template makers, and the box is almost 4"  in diameter, 5 inches tall ( the bottom part) and richly decorated with paper roses and crochet lace trims.

The DSP i used to decorate the box is from stampin up, and was available as a freebie during the past Sale-A-Bration promotion.

I still had various ribbons and pearls in my stash which i also used to decorate the lid as you can see.
The roses and most decorations are glued down with hot glue and i managed to not burn any of my fingers this time!
Last time i burnt my finger badly and had a huge blister on for a few weeks. I do not recommend to test glue temp on skin when using hot glue guns.. 

Overall, it was quite easy to make this box, it got tricky when decorating the basic box with DSP.
This type of projects is ideal to use up left over ribbons, laces and tinsel trims... also , the paper roses are easy to make or can be purchased redy made for a few pounds only in most craft shops.

I like how the finished box looks  and just noticed that a tealight holder, that was given to me by my team member Catherine, perfectly fits into this box, so i can store it in there.
The style is very similar, so it looks a bit like the two were made for each other really!

Thanks for dropping by tonight and have a good evening

JoJo xx