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

17 March 2014

A Dabble Day.....

... is right up my street - a little bit of this & that... and resulted in a fun, busy, inky, painty card making day at Birds in the Barn on Saturday..

I like making cards that have movement or texture so to start the day we made this, & I also created a hand-out (due to lots of measurements) as something for everyone to refer to...

It looks like this:

 ... and when you pull the ribbon... this is revealed:
Painted with Distress Inks it has a lovely fresh feel.

Card on right created using Dusty Teal & JOFY stamps to paint a bespoke background paper that co-ordinates with one of the JOFY mini 'mesh' stamps.. I love this card - lots of my favourite 'go-to' elements - tags, buttons, stamps, scallops, wood flowers and resin flowers.

This card combines new JOFY stencil with recent stamp releases...

...and every now and then its nice to have a bit of glamour on a card! and I think my little birdy deserves a golden cage:

.. the cage's golden effect is created with variagated gilding flakes (adhered with Stamp & Bond) - a very special cage :o)

A really fun day.  I'm back at Birds in the Barn on June 1st - looking forward to it...



  1. Oh all of these are just gorgeous Jo. I need more time in my life to sit and use your stamps !

  2. Stunning cards as usual Jo, the golden cage is fabulous. Sounds like a fun day:-) x

  3. Love these, Jo - looks like a brilliant day!!

  4. Wish I could have done the class, saw the first card through the window - even better in real life!!!
    Bracken xxx

  5. Love them Jo, simple but elegent ( well apart from the first which looks complicated, but still wonderful)

  6. What a lovely day we had - thank you Jo. Spent a small fortune afterwards! Looking forward to 1st June already.

  7. these are fun projects, thanks for sharing your creative inspiration

  8. All wonderful cards!!! I used that same mini mesh stamp on a card this past week. http://artbywanda.blogspot.com/2014/03/hopes.html

  9. Finally...made the birdcage card using gold embossing powder rather than gilding flakes - BiB didn't have Stamp and Bond - and it works although my cage isn't as 'lively' as yours. and my cages need to be better spaced but it did fit on a DL card - just!! Haven't done any crafting for ages. - weeks even - so it was quite a satisfying play (albeit with room for improvement!)


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