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ILWS Spring & Summer 2014 Blog Hop

Good morning folks, thank you for joining us for the ILWS Spring and Summer 2014 Blog Hop.  This is the first blog hop that I have ever taken part in for the simple reason that I was frightened I would do something wrong and mess up the whole chain of events so I have taken the bull by the horns and fingers crossed!!

You are joining me from the lovely Laura who has organised this 'hop', thank you Laura.  Laura has become a good friend since I moved to Norfolk and I want to thank her for making me so welcome.

The theme of the hop is Spring and Summer 2014 so I have chosen the Happy Watercolor set.  I loved this set the first time I saw it not least because my mum loves poppies and my dad loves orchids so it immediately caught my eye and the fact that it looked a nice set for those 'quick cards' when I have left things to the last minute (who me?!!)

This is what I made...

This was the first card, clean and simple.

I used the colour combo from the Watercolor Wonder DSP as inspiration, with a little bit of gold.

Another quick and simple card with a touch of gold and using the fabulous scallop tag punch, such a useful punch!

And finally, a little more involved is this little basket and of course I had to use the gorgeous Petite Petals stamp and punch for decoration.

That's enough from me so I shall now pass you on to the lovely Sarah and in case you get lost along the way, below is a list of the participants together with links to their blogs.

Thanks for joining us today.


2) Jo Blackman - www.jo-joscraftyblog.blogspot.co.uk
3) Sarah Keerie - www.esellek.com
4) Janneke de Jong - http://jannekedejong70.blogspot.nl/
5) Sue - http://www.stampysue.blogspot.co.uk/
6) Lorraine - http://www.thestampingrove.co.uk
7) Christa - http://serendipity-stamping.blogspot.co.uk/


  1. Lovely Jo, love the bag and added it to my list of things to make one day! :) Sarah (www.esellek.com)

  2. Gorgeous projects Jo - great selecton of ideas and LOVE that basket

  3. Gosh, these are beautiful, I love that basket idea. :)

  4. Great cards and I really love that basket. You need not worry about joining in other blog hops, your work is beautiful.

  5. What a great cards and the basket is amazing!

  6. Lovely projects Jo. My favourite is the Poppy card.

  7. Fab projects as usual, so glad you joined in with the hop, and very very glad we met too xx

  8. I have instructions for the basket if anyone would like it, will try and post it x

  9. I love your cards especially the basket. If you would let me have the instructions please. I'd love to be able to make it Sue

    1. I have hopefully posted the tutorial to my blog scheduled for 8.30 this evening, fingers crossed!!!

  10. Thank you for all your comments, it is much appreciated x

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  12. Certainly a lovely selection Jo! :)