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

19 May 2014

Yesterday was a GOOD day!

A good day for many reasons including..
* It was beautifully sunny
* The roadworks on the M25 were finished - no more crawling along in traffic at 50 miles an hour!!  (yes I am that easily pleased)

* but most of all, after a break of NINE WEEKS!, I taught a class - and that makes me happy!

I was at The Craft Barn to teach a card & tag class - using all things JOFY & PaparArtsy - to a lovely group of ladies... paint, ink, stamps, stencils, grunge paste - we used them all!

(nb: the tag looks small - its actually big - 10.5x21.5cm, size 10)

We used stamp set JOFY23 which has flowers and a vase - yes, its a vase (sometimes mistaken for (and used as) a dress - which I can understand lol)...
The vase is quite tall and when filled with flowers is even taller, so a tall card is needed such as this DL sized card (10x21cm) below.
This card was created using lots of scraps of scrapbook paper - LOVE using scraps and papers this way.

Don't worry if tall cards aren't your 'thing' - here's a quick card I made during yesterday's class showing that the vase could be made smaller & used on a smaller card (13.5x13.5cm:
All I did was cut off about 2-3 cm off the bottom and draw a couple of lines across - similar to the ones that are used on the image.
... the photo doesn't really show how much smaller the vase is so here's the 3 versions together...

It was a lovely day at The Craft Barn - that has some very nice new products (couldn't resist some new sprays and paper pads) - go check out their website where you will also find details of the annual Extravaganza!!

I'll be there on Sunday demo'ing all things JOFY/PaperArtsy.. hope you can come along - its a fabulous crafty inspirational weekend.
I'm looking forward to it very much - its good fun!



  1. Glad you're back teaching - the cards look great!! I will see you at the extravaganza!

  2. Thanks Helen - me too - I missed teaching and helping people create things..x

  3. Back with a bang!!! Super!!

  4. Totally fabulous! Jo x

  5. loving your samples.....and glad to hear you're back in the saddle again :)

  6. Lovely vases of flowers.x

  7. Glad you are Happy!!! :-) xxx


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