Wednesday 4 July 2012

A little bit of Christmas...

How are we all today?

Today has been a funny ol' day really... it started off early with me needing to do a Guest Blog post for someone, which took a little longer than I thought... and by the time I'd finished, it was time to feed my wooflets and grab a cuppa! I then set to and started to make my samples for Saturday.

Did you know I'm at Craft Central, Derby Garden Centre this weekend? No?? Well, I am there from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, and we have lots of lovely new stash in store for you to peruse!

I have an abundance of loveliness ready to show you, with the new Happy Days collection, and also the new stunning Strictly collections - Christmas and Party.. these are simply beautiful.

There is also a little bit of Christmas with the new range, and also TWO (yes, two!!) Goody bags..

But alas.. I just have a few more older samples to show you from the previous Create and Craft shows that I have done. These were on our Christmas show a few weeks ago.

I love the Noel range that was out last year. It is very cute, and quite folk - arty.. a lovely little collection if I say so myself. I teamed it up with an aperture card that I created with a punch, and some of the lovely glittered vellum we had on the show.

Awww.. Penelope and Percy... how sweet are these???!!! A simple die cut decoupage layered with silver mirror card and the lovely glittered vellums again.

But what am I doing talking about Christmas in July? The weather outside isn't particularly bad, although there has been alot of rain this past week or so, but it's been fantastic for the hanging baskets. Everything seems as though it finally wants to break into bloom, and this little flower is no exception.

This is my pink nemesia. I love nemesia. I am going to call my next dog Nemesia.. ! Such a beautiful name for a beautiful flower. I had one years ago that our old neighbour Rob gave me before he passed away, and it eventually withered and never reflowered after a few years, which for a bedding plant is quite good!

So, after I saw this one and a dark blue one down in B and Q, I decided I was going to get another. Aren't they dainty?!

Another flower that is always a must is a petunia. Everyone needs a petunia. This vibrant pink colour contrasts really well with the dark blues and pinks in this one basket.

And a rose. What is a garden without a rose?! It was just a quick shot of the bud before the heavens decided to thrust their anger upon me, but I quite like the photo so I thought I'd share it.

Now... I did get an email yesterday about a couple of things.. first one was about the camera I used. Well, we have a Fuji finepix (not sure of the model number, but was from Curry's - new for 2012 if that helps?) and these photos and others were taken on the super macro setting.

Secondly, was about my upcoming shows on Create and Craft. I have a calendar up at the top of my blog and I do try to keep it well updated with my dates in there. Some dates show up as private, others you can see where I am and what I'm doing. I hope that helps.

Righty.. must make a move.. it's bed time and a very very busy day for me tomorrow. Please check back though.. there may be something small and hairy waiting to say hello!

Until next time.. take care, and happy crafting!


  1. Wow such stunning cards xx

  2. Ahhh a perfect way to end me day too...reading your blog and seeing your lovely pics!!! I gave up trying to grow roses years ago...must be our notorious clay soil! But we always have petunias! They seem to do best for me in the gardens, hanging baskets and planters! But Nemesia? Hhmmm me thinks i'm gonna have to try that in next years garden!!! Is it an annual or perennial? Such a pretty name too! Nemesia! Must remember that! Hugz n don't work too hard and have lots of fun in Derby!!!
    XOXOXO Loads of love, Lesley

  3. fab cards Jo, and the Nemesia is stunning, never heard of it before x

  4. Your cards are fabulous! And those flowers are just gorgeous!!

  5. Stunning cards Sweetie & the roses are blooming lovely x

  6. Gorgeous cards Jo, love the images and layouts and fabulous photos too


  7. Two great cards Jo and the roses are gorgeous xxxxxxxxx

  8. Two great cards and your photos are fabulous!

  9. Beautiful cards and fab photo`s. Chris xx

  10. Lovely Christmas cards, and beautiful pics of your flowers.....Nature produces the most wonderful colours that just can't be copied:)

  11. The glittered vellum is a wonderful background for the cute christmas images and I love the beautiful photos of your flowers.

  12. Look I'm commenting getting good it must have been the great teacher I had lol, love everything on hear your so clever x x

  13. Jo, you have given me ideas what to do with the glitter vellum, bought some last xmas, didn't use much, coz didn't know how to use it, but love it, might be borrowing some of your ideas, thanks again for your card x

  14. lovely cards, lovely flowers...spreading the crafty bloggy love <3


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