Saturday, 27 July 2019

Ink.Stamp.Share Blog Hop - Fancy Folds...

Good afternoon and thank you for joining me today, you may have hopped over from the amazing Deb Naylor or starting your journey here.  Either way, we have some amazing projects to share with you today.

The theme for this month's hop is Fancy Folds.

There are literally hundreds of different fancy fold cards and they evolve over time and have a re-birth from time to time too as we forget about them and then suddenly they reappear.

This hop was good timing for me as I recently hosted an all day event with fellow demonstrator Laura Mackie with the theme 'Fancy Folds'.

Here are a few of the folds that we made on the day.

This is called a Dutch Fold.

 A wiper card, can you see that little birdy popping up!?

Mmmm not sure what this one is called but it is a 3d freestanding card which has an easel card built in!

Each of the attendees received the beautiful Laser Cut Bird Ballad Cards & Tin (they are gorgeous!)

I hope you have enjoyed my projects today and I am now going to pass you on to Laura who I am sure has something beautiful to share with you.

Don't forget to leave a comment, we really appreciate your feedback!

Happy Stampin'


July Roll Call List

Jo Blackman - YOU ARE HERE

Friday, 19 July 2019

Let's Sail Away...

I am dropping in today just to say hi and to apologise for my absence over the last few weeks.  I am in the process of preparing to move home, most of my craft products are packed as they will be the first to go and wow is it stressful!!!  I said never again six years ago but here we are again!

Anyhow I want to share with you today a project that we made at a recent class. 

It is using the amazing Come Sail Away Suite.

We made this hanging home d├ęcor piece incorporating the brilliant Hand-Lettered Prose Dies.

I also made this alternative using the A Good Man Stamp sets (love these stamps)!

I like to put on a display of items at these events and here are just a few.

 I hope you like what I have to show you today and I will be back towards the end of the month with a few more bits to share with you.  Normal service to be resumed in August!!!

Happy Stampin'


Saturday, 29 June 2019

Ink.Stamp.Share June Blog Hop - 3D...

 Good afternoon and thank you for joining our June Hop.  This month we have been tasked with making a 3D project.  I love making 3d projects as it always amazes me how we can make such amazing things from flat pieces of card!

I have something a little special for you today.  It is called a Tower Explosion Box.  I have wanted to make one of these for ages but never seemed to get around to it but I have made it as a display piece for my Sail Away Fun Day class which is actually happening as we speak!

Here is the box...

It looks like a normal gift box, albeit rather large, but wait, when you take off the lid...

There's another box, but wait...

And wait...there's more...

I won't lie, this is a labour of love, lots of head scratching and cardstock/DSP but I think it is worth it.  I wanted to show off the DSP so I haven't over decorated the box but you could go wild and decorate all sides if you wanted to.

I have seen a fair few of these doing the rounds recently so I just searched Tower Explosion Box on You Tube and adjusted the measurements accordingly to create the size I wanted.  Maybe one day I will write my own tutorial using my measurements, but for now....I am going to pass you on to Linda Handford who I am sure has something amazing to share with you today!

Happy Stampin'


June Roll Call

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Stamp 'n Hop - Hello 2019/20 Annual Catalogue...

Good morning and welcome to another Stamp 'n Hop blog hop.  This month we are celebrating the release of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue.  You may be joining me from the amazing Karen or starting your hop here but either way sit back and enjoy some inspiration from the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue!
Today is a great day as not only am I joining lots of amazing demonstrators from around the world to celebrate the new catalogue but today is also my birthday, yay!
As demonstrators we get to see and purchase some of the new items featured in the new catalogue prior to the general release and the one stamp set I fell in love with and decided to share with you today is called "Over the Moon" (149331).
How cute are they!!!
Here is my card.
I designed this card for a card swap I recently co-ordinated here in the UK.  I used the Buffalo Check background stamp (151372), stamped in Memento Black (132708) on to Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  I then used Stampin' Blends to colour in my image.
I hope you have enjoyed my project today and I am now going to pass you on to Jacqui who I am sure has something lovely to share with you.
Happy Stampin'

Roll Call
   Pia Gerhardt (DE)
Mo Rootes (UK)
Vicky Wright - Australia
Laura Hill (UK)
Jo Blackman (UK) - YOU ARE HERE
Vickie Kello (Aus)


Tuesday, 4 June 2019


Good morning, today is a very exciting day as we welcome the launch of the brand new Annual Catalogue from Stampin' Up!.  As demonstrators we get our hands of the catalogue and a selection of the goodies prior to its launch and then it seems an age before it goes live.
So here we are, today is the day and as my pup decided to get me up at 4.50 am this morning, my order has already been placed and I am eagerly awaiting my new goodies to arrive!!!!
You can view the catalogue by clicking on the catalogue below or on the right hand of your screen.  Alternatively, if you would like a paper copy delivered to your door just drop me a line and I will get one off to you.
Happy browsing everyone and don't forget if you would like to get your hands on some of the new goodies, just let me know.
Happy Stampin'!

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Ink. Stamp. Share May Blog Hop - Monochrome...

Good afternoon and thank you for joining us today for the Ink. Stamp. Share Monochrome Blog Hop.
I love Monochrome projects, it is amazing the amount of detail you can get by using just one palette of colour.
Today I have chosen to use a new stamp set from the soon to be released Annual Catalogue for 2019/20.  It from a suite called Magnolia Lane and the stamps are called Good Morning Magnolia.
Here is my card...
I coloured my image using just the Light and Dark Crumb Cake Blender Pens with a touch of Soft Suede.
I hope you like it.
I am now going to pass you on to Linda who I am sure has something lovely to share with you today.
Happy Stampin!
Jo Blackman - you are here


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