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1 February 2013

CRAFT STAMPER BLOG HOP


Hello if you're a regular visitor to my little corner of the WWW, or if you've stopped by as part of the Craft Stamper Blog Hop - however you landed up here you are very welcome! 
(If you didn't arrive here as part of the hop then it'd be worthwhile to pop over to the Craft Stamper Blog to join in, as there are lots of prizes to be won and inspiration to be seen!)
If you are new to my blog let me introduce myself - I'm Jo and I've been stamping for about 13 years, teaching crafts for about 9 and on the Craft Stamper Design Team for 3+ years (wow, time flies when you're having fun!)... I love what I do - if there is paint & ink under my fingernails at the end of the day then its been a day well spent.  I also have my own line of rubber stamps 'JOFY' with the brilliantly creative team over at PaperArtsy.
The Craft Stamper Team were asked to LOOK BACK at what had inspired us last year, what had been a favourite product, or favourite project...  Well that was an easy choice for me - last year I created a line of rubber stamps with PaperArtsy which I'm really proud of and this year there will be more designs added to the range - this time with a floral theme - starting with the set below.  Its very exciting.

When I created my stamps I wanted designs that were versatile - that could be used not just for the theme of plate they were on but in other themes too - so as a mini tutorial/inspiration I have taken a few of the stamps from my christmas plates and repurposed them.
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I've said this many times - I love bunting!  So I have created a couple of pennants using motifs from christmas plates. The pennants are 15 x 21 cm in size and cut from white card.


I love the star on the above plate - the circles are great spaces for bling- gems, buttons, stickles - take your pick! lol

I coloured the pennant with distress ink, and stamped the small line image all over it using the same distress colour (peacock feather) and Champagne Encore Metallic (for a bit of shine).  I also water-distressed the surface.

I dragged the metallic ink around the edges too.  I dipped into my chipboard stash (one of my new years resolutions is to use up my stash of 'stuff') and pulled out letters which I then painted with the metallic ink.  I layered them up and stuck them on to the pennant.
I inked up a piece of white card with Champagne ink and stamped the star design onto it.  Mounted the star onto stripped corrugated card and stuck this on the pennant too:
This pennant was made entirely from christmas stamps but doesn't look christmassy at all - great for giving to someone when they've achieved something!.

Using the same set of plate I created a card with a very different theme to the pennant above:
I took the 'noel' banner & masked off the letters with masking tape which, when inked and stamped, gave a blank banner allowing space for any letters or designs/patterns.
I used PaperArtsy Ink & the Dog Words2 plate to spell out the word 'grow'.  I added some of my new flower designs to create a floral design.

One more pennant to show before you head off to finish the hop
This time I've used  plate05:
The long tiled image that runs across the bottom of the plate is great for creating a woven effect background (as does the block version). I used Walnut Stain distress ink to colour up the base of a pennant. Then used coffee Archival ink to stamp the image all over the pennant.
I used various distress ink to colour a selection of stamped flowers and leaves, arranged them with a couple die cut flourishes and adhered to the pennant. Embellished with a few buttons to finish.

Hopefully these little projects/samples might make you think about your 'christmas' stamps a little differently - just because they came in a christmas set doesn't mean they can only be used once a year!  :o)

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SPOT PRIZE!!!
Well done for getting around the Blog Hop - I hope you've enjoyed it.  I have a spot prize for you - to be in with a chance of winning simply leave a comment on this blog post by midnight on Friday 8th February 2013. The winner will be drawn at random week commencing Mon 11th February. Gotta be in it to win it!!
My spot prize is a set of JOFY stamps worth £20.50 supplied by PaperartsyYour next stop on the hop is the Craft Stamper Blog at craftstamper.blogspot.co.uk where you will complete the blog hop's circle!!

Hopefully you have been collecting letters along the hop - the letter to collect from me is: N
Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoyed my post and blog - feel free to pop by anytime, you're always welcome!
Don't forget to pop over to Facebook as there is an event: http://www.facebook.com/events/384830431610801/

I hope to see you all again soon.

J

146 comments:

  1. Hello. I do like your work and the quirky flower stamps you've used. Never heard of you before, but I will come and have a look in future at your work. Thank you for letting us see your projects. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  2. Hi! Lovely clean work as ever, I'm a big fan of your stamps and images!

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  3. This really looks great Jo! I should get the dust of my bunting stamps now .... :)Thanks for sharing!
    Greetings,Stempelientje

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  4. Gorgeous, I am off for a look for those lovely stamps :) x

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  5. OMG I so need the christmas stamps now.. convinced myself I didn't need um but seeing your non christmas makes with them is really inspiring x Awesome projects x

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  6. Lovely, lovely work. Now I need to get out my Christmas stamps and look at them with diffent eyes. Pat x

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  7. Wow this is absolutely gorgeous, so vibrant! xxx

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  8. ok stash reduction plans have defo gone awol, you just keep tempting me into more supplies, love your creations - cant wait to get started

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  9. What a fantastic tutorial! Love your work! Great prize too!

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  10. Thank you for the inspiration. This blog hop is fantastic.Its taking me completely out of my comfort zone. Loving your colours and ideas.

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  11. Anonymous11:19 am

    Fantastic stamps, fantastic images - i luv 'em!!

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  12. Great stamps....love all the pennants.

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  13. Oh my goodness...I love, love, love your stamps! They are totally on my "wish-list" for Christmas cards next year. Amazing creations with them, and yes they are seriously versatile. <3 <3 <3

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  14. These pennants are lovely! I love your stamps and have been using them a lot to make my Christmas cards this year.

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  15. love the pennants. such versatile stamps. love them...x

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  16. I fell in love with these stamps when I saw them in the Feb Craft Stamper page 29. I think they are a must.

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  17. Love the pennants ... fabulous stuff

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  18. Hi Jo, I saw a video over at PaperArtsy using your beautiful new flower stamps to create a door hanging which was gorgeous. What a great use for the Christmas stamps too, I would never have thought to use them in that way so thank you for sharing your ideas and for a chance to win some of your stamps too!

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  19. Totally gorgeous pennants Jo! I am loving your stamps :D x

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  20. I love these stamps.. and I love the pennants you made... they are amazing!

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  21. Congratulations on the releases! Lovely stamps!!

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  22. Off to get my Christmas stamps out and see what I can come up with.
    Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win a set of your new stamps. x

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  23. Gorgeous creations! I have been meaning to get your latest flower stamps but i think i definately need to now they are fantastic! xx

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  24. Love your projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Wow this is excellent and I love your work, so I have subscribed to your blog :)

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  26. What a wonderful post, I love your ideas to make Christmas stamps all year around, i shall go and get mine out of storage and take another look at them!

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  27. Your stamps are lovely, and so are your creations! love all that bunting ... thanks for sharing (and for the lovely spot prize draw, too!).

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  28. Love your stamps they are so quirky, thanks for the inspiration:)
    Val x

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  29. Love what you have done, beautiful hangings!trace x

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  30. like it, thanks a lot for sharing, Alida

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  31. Thank you! Great tip, because my christmas stamps always stay in the box till it is december. Have to have a closer look. Love the stamps.

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  32. Great tips on getting the most from stamps! These are great projects, thanks so much for sharing!

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  33. Oh i do love a pennant bunting!!...fabulous creations...and I Love your stamps...so thank you for the chance of winning a set :)

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  34. oh fab, I love your bunting.

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  35. Gorgeous bunting Jo! Love how you used your Christmas stamps!
    Alison xx

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  36. Fun bunting. Nice set of projects to share.

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  37. Wow at your bunting, just adore that last one :)

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  38. Wow! Great idea to mask the noel to use all year round - fab!

    Paula. x

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  39. Gorgeous work Jo, love your designs ! Sue C x

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  40. This is a brilliant idea Jo, may have to get back in the loft and retrieve my Christmas stamps (which I adore btw)! x

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  41. Jo I love, love, love your stamps. You will have to find an Irish distributor for them! Great project thanks for sharing.

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  42. great idea to make use of Christmas stamps all year round, I've enjoyed the blog hop today, thanks to all participants

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  43. Lovely project Jo, love the stamps you have used very much. thank you for sharing. cheers from Montreal..

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  44. Love your projects and super use of all those stamps! Great colours too

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  45. I had to peek around your blog a bit too, I love your style and the stamps are great and like you said versatile. Thank you for the tutorial also.
    hugs Kelly

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  46. Love your blog and I think your new stamps are fab! Elizabeth x

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  47. Great projects....love the versatility of those new stamps ;)
    xoxo Sioux

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  48. Love your projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Lovely original images Jo. I love the flowers stamp, so out of this world, quirky and unusual but so pretty too. You've a great imagination, I would love to visit the world in your head if these flowers grow there, it would be an awesome, beautifully colourful place I'd bet. tfs

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  50. Great projects and I adore your stamps they are on my want I mean "need" list lol; thanks for sharing have had a great time on the blog Hop!

    MaggieH

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  51. As you know, I love your flower stamps! The banners are gorgeous, too. Can't wait to see what's next... thanks for the chance to win a spot prize.

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  52. lovely fun colours, great project.

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  53. Love your pennant, Jo,

    Lucy x

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  54. Great projects, I really love the URAStar one!

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  55. Wow! These stamps are really versatile. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  56. Just popping by all the DT blogs to see what everyone else has done, so ignore me for the spot prize. Love your items. Carol x

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  57. love you made for us, great you showed us,

    groetjes coby

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  58. Wow! Love these stamps, and your bunting is fab! Your stamps are so versatile, they are definitiely on my NEED list!! Great blog hop, really enjoyed it, it's been fun. xx

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  59. Who's a clever girlie pops then hey!! Love what you have done...you know what this means....Xmas all year round....wooopeeee

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  60. Fab project, love your new stamps. Debbie

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  61. These are so cool and so fun, Jo - especially that last one - just LOVE the stamps!!
    Alison xx

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  62. Thanks for showing how versatile your stamps are, just love all the bunting.

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  63. Love your work and the stamps are divine. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  64. Beautiful work Jo. Thanks for sharing it all and for chance to win. Nicola x

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  65. Anonymous7:48 pm

    Your flowers are so funny and beautiful, they bring sunshine to every project.
    Margriet

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  66. Great to see the different ways you used these stamps. Inspiring

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  67. Great use of the stamps! Your projects are great! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

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  68. Lovely creations - I especially love the bunting - I'm going to have to try to buy myself some of that - I love the project you have made with it. Beautiful creations and such lovely colours - thank you for sharing and for the blog hop! hugs Karen

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  69. Some amazing tips! I love bunting too! Inspired me to get my Christmas stamps out and see what I can do! Thank you what a wonderful end to my first ever blog hop!
    Carrie
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  70. Love your projects thankyou so much for sharing your ideas :)

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  71. Your ideas are all fabulous! Thank you for reminding us all that a stamp isn't just for Christmas! Thank you too for the chance to win some of your lovely desugns.

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  72. I've been admiring your stamps in the ad in CS this month - it is lovely to see them "in action". I love your colour choices too - so pretty. Thanks.

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    1. Hi, you were picked as the winner of my Spot Prize!! Congratulations! please email me at jo@jofy.co.uk with your address so we can send out your prize.
      Enjoy!
      Jo

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  73. I really LOVE your stamps, and still much more when I see what you can do with them ! Great projects and wonderful artworks... Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win a prize on PaperArtsy !!! Have a fab week-end, and good continuation ! Coco x

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  74. Your stamps are really lovely, I hope to get my inky fingers on some soon! Love the pennants and the tutorials and re-purposing of the stamps!

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  75. How amazing it must be to see your designs in stamps...well done. They are fab...love your projects

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  76. Good tips for other uses for the xmas plates

    Jo
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  77. Wow!! So much fabulous inspiration Jo... thanks for sharing.
    Hugs
    Sandra x

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  78. Gorgeous stamps and I love your Penant. x

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  79. love all the awesome ideas for using and repurposing stamps for different things. THanks for sharing.

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  80. I am so impressed! You are amazing!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  81. Your stamps are really stunning. I've seen them in a lot videos on YouTube from Paper Artsy. It's really interesting to see you, using your own design. What can i say? The new year just started and my wishlist of stamps is getting longer (:o)

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  82. Anonymous10:34 pm

    Thanks for all the creative projects and ideas!! Judy D.

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  83. Just wonderful, you make it look so easy lol xx

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  84. Hi Jo, imagine that, designing your own stamp line!! Wow, you must be so proud! And the're brilliant! Love your bunting banners, each one is so pretty! Hugs Frea

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  85. Got lots of lovely comments for the Christmas cards I made using your stamps. Looking forward to your new ones.

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  86. Total awesomeness!! Fabulous stamps and great creations too - gorgeous:)

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  87. I love your range of stamps - thanks for the inspiration

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  88. Congrats on your own line of stamps! Love the designs you've shown here!

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  89. Great tips and inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

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  90. Your pennants are lovely and fun! I think they would make nice pick-me-up gifts (a little surprise for now reason).
    Need to remember your tip to look at our "holiday" stamps for use at other times. Thank you.
    KristaInMN at gmail dot com
    www.KristasPaperCafe.com

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  91. Beautiful pieces! Great way to end this amazing hop!

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  92. Awesome Jo... ilove these stamps and your work is fantastic , thanks for sharing.
    Hugs Kaylou xx

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  93. Wonderful use of your stamps Jo, love the way you've used them so differently. I like the wayyou think outside the box. I've really enjoyed the blog hop. Hope you have a great day. Michelle x

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  94. I adore your amazing piece of art. Thank you for being part of the Blog Hop

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  95. Wow! Not sure I have the words to describe how gorgeous these projects are, they're SOOOOOOO beautiful!!!!

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  96. Love using my "seasonal" stamps during the year as well. Thank you for some great inspiration

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  97. Great designs - love your use of christmas stamps for all year round projects. Looking forward to seeing your new designs!!

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  98. What a fabulous blog to finish on. Love your designs, and how you have used the products so cleverly.

    Lin xx

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  99. Wow stunning projects - so inspirational...

    Sylvia x

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  100. last but definitely not least, love your stamps you have bought a breath of fresh air to stamping with you beautiful and simple line drawings, so please pick me, you know you want to JO .. xx

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  101. What fabulously inspiring ideas! As someone who is quite new to stamping, and all things papery it is great to come across someone who thinks outside the box and shares their creative ideas that are also achievable by a newbie. Thank you :0) Mo

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  102. last blog but full of great tips thank you
    Carol E

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  103. wonderful tips and techniques. love the u r a 'star' pennet. thank you for sharing.

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  104. Neat projects. Thanks for shining a light on my seasonal stamps. You have taken them to the next level. Totally awesome!

    Hugs;
    Janette

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  105. Lovely ideas. I like the pennant u r a star. Fabulous

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  106. Love love love your work and these stamps are just delish!!!!!!xxx

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  107. Love the pennants and look forward to seeing your new stamp designs.

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  108. Fantastic love how you used part of the Christmas stamp for a non Christmas item. Love the designs thanks for sharing your work.

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  109. Lisa Campion2:49 am

    Love all your great ideas for pennants & your cloth "tea" book is sooo cute!

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  110. Hi Jo, love your pennants....thank you for showing us how to get more use out of our Christmas stamps....I have some of your Christmas designs and I'm waiting for my floral set to come! Love them. Thank you. S x

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  111. Oh I do love these pennants and the techniques you've used on them. (and masking off part of a stamp, I've never tried that) The stamp sets are fab.....going onto my (ever growing) wish list! Thank you for the great inspiration x

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  112. You are such an inspiration. I never thought of using Christmas stamps like that. I love watching you at The craft barn extravaganza

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  113. The little flower stamps look great and are now on my wish list. Thank you for the lovely demos. Love Helen

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  114. I love the way you've used your Christmas stamps but in a non-Christmas way. I had the pleasure of playing with your new set of stamps recently and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  115. fab project, thankyou :) x

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  116. Really original work, thanks for the inspiration! Maddy x

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  117. Thank you for all the examples you have provided! I loved them all and I lke your stamps!

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  118. Thanks for the inspiration! love your stamps. Sam

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  119. Hi Jo
    Gorgeous and beautiful and love the colour's
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  120. Amazing projects - I love the stamps and using Christmas stamps for other projects is a fab idea. Those flower stamps are on my wish list too! Thank you for the chance to win the fabulous spot prize xx

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  121. I love this and i have recently bought your flower stamp set & it is really versatile! thanks for sharing
    Elx

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  122. Love your projects - thanks for sharingxx

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  123. It was certainly worth hopping all the way to your blog! Love all the inspiration here. Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win :)

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  124. It;s great work you made! Very inspiration!

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  125. LOVE your creations! AND I am in LOVE with your stamps!!...and this is a wonderful blog hop!

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  126. Really like your ideas especially the woven effect background.

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  127. Fabulous projects - love how you've used the stamps in different ways (and a fab idea to mask off parts of the stamp) for such different results.

    Ali

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  128. Jo, I love your designs, have ALL your xmas ones, and used them for nearly all of my cards last year. Cant wait for your spring ones to come out, keep checking back to see after the sneeky peek of the first one. TY for your lovely creations kx

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  129. you and your bunting, but they do look fab. love your new stamps as well. Love Francesca

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  130. Gorgeous stamps and what wonderful projects with them. Love them all! xxD

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  131. I love your stamps and the way you've used them on the pennants great idea x

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  132. Wow wow love how versatile your stamps are they are awesome, and its great to have the opportunity to be in for a chance to win some. :-) Kezzy xx

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  133. Love your designs! I am new here and very happy to find your blog! I'll make sure to bookmark it so I can visit often!
    DeniseB

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  134. Love the designs and the two flags! Thanks for showing how not to stamp the letters! I'll be back here to see more of your work!

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  135. Love the stamps you've designed and thanks for the banner idea. They would be fab for my nephews :)

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  136. Just gorgeous pennants Jo. Love the pretty bright colours and the stamping is fabulous. Some for the wish list!
    Thanks for sharing and I've so enjoyed hopping.
    Fliss x

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  137. Fabulous! Love your stamps - some great ideas here!

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  138. Some great ideas here. I must really try and think outside of the box.

    Maggie

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  139. Love your stamps and the colours you've used. Thanks for sharing with us.

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