Friday, 30 November 2012


I am so sorry that I have been a naughty blogger, I have been away from home for a few days. I have been to IndigoBlu H.Q. and oh, what a fantastic time I had. 
It was great to meet up with Kay, Alfie, the other D.T. Members and the workforce behind the brilliant company. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly. 
After last weeks sell out shows on C&C extras elves had to be shipped in to help with the packing. As my nickname is Tinkabell, I was dying to put a little note in each box that read....hand packed by Tinkabell x 
I have a quick card to share with you, it is just simple stamping using the IndigoBlu stamp....Ella Bella...
I do hope you have a good weekend....keep warm and stay safe.
Jo. X 

Thursday, 22 November 2012

New Stamps from IndigoBlu

Good evening all and how are you today? Better than the weather I hope, oh it is so windy and wet out side ....
Today, I would like to show you a card that I made using some of the fab new stamps from IndigoBlu.
The main image is the Clematis Flourish stamp, I have used Memento ink and ProMarkers. This is a beautiful stamp with lots of detail.
The background has been stamped directly onto the card using Distress ink, plus the Vintage Flourish and Honeycomb background stamps. 
The sentiment is from the Bloomin Great stamp set.  Ribbon and hat pins were used to compliment the design.
If you would like to see these stamps, plus more and brilliant new ways to use them join Kay Halliwell-Sutton on Create and Craft T.V. this Saturday. The 24th at 12midday and 5pm.   
Sky 671, Freeview 36, Freesat 813.........
Enjoy your evening and see you soon,
Jo. X 

Friday, 16 November 2012

Workshop....IndigoBlu Christmas

Happy Friday all, hope you have had a good week and have something nice planned for the weekend. I am looking forward to tomorrow, as I am helping the fab Kay Halliwell-Sutton with her workshop....I am so excited.....I bet I won't get much sleep tonight.......
On Wednesday, I had a brilliant afternoon in the company of some lovely crafters. The workshop was to introduce them to using the FlitterGlu, Flakes and PanPastels together. 
The stamp set that we used was Retro Christmas, this is a very versatile set.
The first card used the holly stamps and VersaMark ink, with PanPastels over the top, to make the background.
The main image was simply stamped in Versafine ink and edged with PanPastels. Washi tape was then added to the background paper . 
Glossy Accents and Card Candi finished off the design. 
The second card was made by stamping the main image with FlitterGlu, then using Morris Dance Mega-Flakes. The holly stamp was used as above and PanPastels added over the whole card. An eraser was then used to remove the PanPastel from within the wording. This is a really great technique to use. 
Gold Mirri card, ribbon and gems were added to compliment the design.
I hope you like these cards, and thank you for visiting my blog.
Crafty hugs, Jo. X 

Sunday, 11 November 2012


Hi all, hope you have had a lovely weekend and took a few minutes out today to think of all our fallen soldiers. 
For that reason I thought I would share this card with you.
All the stamps are from Clarity, with the central photograph being from my summer collection. I have used Adirondack Inks, ProMarkers, Glossy Accents and wooden embellishments to complete the design. 
Enjoy your Sunday evening, Jo. X 

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Some Exciting News!

Hi all, how is your week going so far? 
Today, I have been prepping for my workshops tomorrow.
I have some exciting news to share with you on the craft front. I am very honoured to have been asked to design cards for Samuel Taylor's. 
Samuel Taylor's, Creative craft specialists since 1948.......
obviously I jumped at the offer and my first designs are to be showcased at the NEC this week. So if you are going please stop by and say hello.
Samuel Taylor. Stand B43 and Stand C01
Here is are a couple of the designs.
Hope you like them.
As always, thank you for dropping by and I do love to read your comments.
Take care and see you soon Jo. X 

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Tree-mendous Cards

Well, here we are Sunday evening once again. I do hope that you have had a good weekend. Mine has been a mixture of craft work and family time.
Did you manage to catch Kay with the IndigoBlu show on C & C last night? 
I do hope you did as she demonstrated some brilliant techniques.
Today, I thought I would show you a few of my Design Team cards. 
This first one is with the Tree-mendous stamp, FlitterGlu and Flakes. 
These next two use the Lollipop Tree stamp that was featured on the show. 
It is a really versatile stamp and ideal for men's cards. 
As you can see I am a big fan of the IndigoBlu wooden button and ribbon set too. 
Right that is me done for tonight, so I will sign off. Thanks for looking in. 
Crafty hugs. Jo. X 

Friday, 2 November 2012

Date for your Diary

Tomorrow, Saturday 3rd November the fabulous Kay Halliwell-sutton will be on Create and Craft at 6pm.
She will be sharing some brilliant New IndigoBlu stamps with us all.
Here is a sneak peak,
Oh, this is such a great set and Kay will be telling you why it is so special..
You really don't want to miss this show and it is so good to get an 'on trend' stamp set for the men.....
Even more reason to buy them as a percentage of the sales is going to charity.
Sky 671
Freeview 36 
Freesat 813 
Have a good weekend and happy crafting, Jo. X