Mixed-media paper crafter; stamper, freelance craft tutor, designer of PaperArtsy JOFY stamps

29 April 2013

A Crafty Day at Colemans....

... is what I had on Saturday... Its called Colemans Warehouse but I'm not sure that does it justice! Soooo many great craft items under one roof ....

It was a really enjoyable day.... & a busy, creative day (judging by the amount of paint and ink that was on my hands!)  Thank you to all the lovely people who came and watched my demos - with JOFY Stamps- thanks for the lovely comments, & the PaperArtsy Grunge Paste (whats not to love about that product!) and the general 'oooh'ing and 'aaaaah'ing at the reliability of the Crackle Glaze!  it works I tell you... every time!

Speaking of Crackle Glaze & JOFY stamps:
The crackle on this wooden block (liked these blocks a lot) has been painted on in areas rather than all over to demonstrate that its possible to do that - you don't have to crackle an entire surface...
The flowers are painted with Fresco Finish, stamps are from JOFY12

This smaller wooden block is a perfect size to use with a Mini stamp - Mini10
Towards the end of  demo days I seem to create what I'm going to start calling 'scoop up' creations - items that I make from all the bits that are left on the desk:
Gotta love a tag!  especially a corrugated cardboard tag, with flowers and a button - the second button of the day!  I only used two buttons all day - very restrained for me! lol

Look at the size of my demo desk!!! I laughed when I saw it - now that's what I call a demo desk! lol - lots of space to spread out and get messy on.. ahem not messy - no, creative on...
Its lucky the desk was this big as I took lots of samples with me and I'm always happy to do that- items that have previously been posted here on the blog.  But, I hope that the people who watch demos, look at and photograph the samples understand that as a demonstrator I make and show samples not to have them copied but to provide inspiration that hopefully acts as a springboard for their imagination, so that they can go home and create their own projects.
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I'll be returning to Colemans on the 30 August for the demo day, and on the following day (01 September)(duh, sorry to state the obvious! lol) I'll be running 2 card making classes - JOFY Florals in the morning and Christmas Cards, yes Christmas Cards(!) in the afternoon.

aaaanyhoo - back to the studio - things don't design themselves do they! ...

Enjoy your day


  1. Beautiful samples!!

  2. gorgeous samples Jo..wouldn't mind that desk at home!!

  3. great samples...one day I hope to see you demo.

  4. WOW! that really IS a desk and a half - love your projects


  5. Your demo was fabulous and all the samples you had on display were very much appreciated - they really showed the range of things you could do with your stamps although I had to be very restrained and only bought one set :( when in reality I wanted the lot).
    Glad to hear you will be at the August demo day as well - have put the date in my diary.

  6. Hi there Jo!

    Thanks so much for mentioning us here - so great to hear you had a fab day and looking forward to August/September already. :)

    We'd love to share the photo of the HUGE desk covered in your gorgeous work (no not mess, haha!) on our facebook page - would this be okay along with a link to your blog?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thanks Jo!

    The Craft Warehouse Team

    1. Hi
      Thanks - yes its fine for you to put a photo & link (thanks) on the Facebook page... no problem at all.

  7. Thanks very much, we love posting up to date photos on our community page and this will make a lovely addition. :)

    Thank you Jo.

    See you again soon!


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