Wednesday 29 August 2012

Fans Cricket

Well, I made it back with a card, I am getting back to a manageable state again with my back so I nipped in my craft room and got a card made up.

This image is Fan’s Cricket by Mo’s Digital pencil she’s a real sweetheart isn’t she?

Fans Cricket1

I kept the skin tones more Olive toned to give the Asian skin tones that I needed.

Coloured with copic markers and Promarkers and prisma pencils ( I like to mix and match)

The ribbon is a 7/8" Solid/Ivory Check Ribbon from Ribbon Carousel 

Fans Cricket2

I’m still taking things easy but things are a little more rosy now.

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Tuesday 28 August 2012

GMEX Ticket Winners

The winners for the GMEX tickets shall receive 2tickets each and I will need you to contact me by email with the email headed GMEX Ticket Winner

The lucky winners are

Blogger Fiona C said...

Ooo - never been to GMEX and off this Thursday - is it fate??? Lets hope so! xxx

27 August 2012 10:39

Anonymous Pauline T said...

It's great that you have come up with another giveaway. Live not to far away so it would be good to be able to see show and all the exhibitors if I won. Fingers crossed.

27 August 2012 11:28

Blogger CraftyJo said...

Thanks for the chance to win these tickets Jak, and to MeiFlower too, of course.

27 August 2012 21:45

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I keep looking at the MeiFlower site but haven't bought as yet. I would love to win some tickets then I could see the products in real life. Mabex

27 August 2012 23:36

Blogger littlebee said...

Hiya Jak, thanks for the chance to win some tickets............. never been to Manchester show. Take care x

27 August 2012 08:49

Thanks to everyone that entered for the tickets

The Wedding

As I told you the wedding was held at Matfen Hall and what an amazing venue it is, it was a beautiful day for a beautiful couple and here they are, Gary and Bailey.

My official photographer was Chris and boy did he snap up some photographs, I think he worked as hard as the hired one (well not quite)


I had a day off from the healthy eating plan and was snapped up eating a strawberry dipped in the finest chocolate yummmm.

eating strawberrys

As it was the boss that was getting married I thought it was fitting to have The Workers all in one photograph, the exception being those that couldn’t make it.

The workers

From left to right, Jim our Artist, Tom stock and warehouse manager, ME, Jonathon IT whizkid come prankster, Ellen Shop manager, then Laura who does accounts, receptionist, packs, helps me, makes teas and coffee and keeps a touch of glamour in the office.

I have loads and loads more pictures but won’t force them onto you in one go.

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Monday 27 August 2012

Hotel stay - Matfen Hall

We arrived at Matfen Hall, such a beautiful place. Our room was gorgeous all the little things that make a difference to a good room.

The complimentary goods


The comfy bed with robes to use for our stay.


The matching furniture and paintings.


Oh yes an sitting relaxing with a cup of tea.

Somewhere to sit and write in the diary.


I'll show some of the Wedding photo's later


Mei Flower and GMEX show

my lovely friends at Mei Flower are giving away 20% off all their products, not only that but they have given me 10 tickets for the GMEX show to give away too. Just leave you comment below and I will draw 5 winners to receive 2 tickets to the show which is this Thursday coming.

Saturday 25 August 2012

Using up Ribbon Scraps - Card for Soldiers

It took me a while but I got a card made, I’ve coloured lots but this is the first one I’ve managed to get made up.

This is Soldier Girl by Mo’s Digital Pencil the is also Soldier Boy in the shop too, I thought it would be perfect for sending to Mams and Dads in the forces or as a welcome home card.

Now the good part, camouflage with my left over ribbon scraps from Ribbon Carousel I don’t like wasting any.

soldier girl1

A great way to use up those scraps of ribbon.soldier girl2

Don’t be put off with doing the camouflage, it’s so easy, just pick your colours and start splodging. I also coloured up the Soldier Boy but as yet he hasn’t made it into card form.

Tomorrow is a busy day and I have a Christening (my Nieces baby, Layla) and a Wedding (my boss), Thankfully we are staying at the wedding venue so I’ll be able to go and rest for a while, so tomorrow I will put on my happy face and enjoy the day best I can, the wedding venue is beautiful so I’ll try to get some photo’s.

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Friday 24 August 2012

Digital Scrapbooking With the Renz Family


I'm sure you will remember my beautiful friend Katie Renz, well I keep in touch with Kevin her husband and Elizabeth, Kevin's Mom. The boys are growing fast, especially Hunter, every time I see a new photo of him I'm always blown away at how grown up he is now. I see Kevin in him too.

Elizabeth recently sent me some photographs of all three boys from her last stay and I had a little play with them and came up with some digital scrapbook pages, perfect for doing whilst my back is bad.


It is a photo that Hunter actually likes too so it must be a winner.


Nate enjoying his Ice-cream


And of course Will doing the same.


I think Katie would have loved these.

Wednesday 22 August 2012

Big Decisions'

I have decided to have a break from blogging, I’m not sure how long this will be for, I just know that I need to put myself first for a wee while. My nights sleep are getting less and the back pain is getting worse, it may be that I’m just suffering for having such a wonderful weekend at the Proms in the Park.

I feel like I’m in a very lonely place at the moment and I’m exhausted trying to hold myself so that I can relieve the pain.

I hope you all understand as this wasn’t a light hearted decision, I love blogging and the company you all give me.

If I manage to get any cards done I will blog them but I’m just not going to force a card, it will be done in stages.

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Tuesday 21 August 2012

Going Up in the World

I love the thought of going up tin the world, climbing the next step of the ladder, so this would be perfect for such occasions.

Going up from Mo’s Digital Pencil , I used both boy and girl and merged them together.

going up1

Coloured with Copic markers and teamed with a lovely 1.5" Blue/Light Blue/White Woven Checked Wired Ribbon from Ribbon Carousel 

going up2

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Monday 20 August 2012

Proms–Castle Howard

So we arrived at Thirsk around lunch time there were six of us my brother Alan and his wife Audrey, Keith and Cath who were also with us last year and Chris and myself. We had dinner at Weatherspoons in Thirsk and then headed up to the local Butchers for some homemade pork pies for the evening.

We got to our hotel around 2:30pm (Whitehorse Lodge) same as last year a few pics of the lodge.

Warm welcome


Comfy bed

A bit of wall art too

Oh and of course a new hair colour for the occasion


So onto the proms, we arrived at 16:10 and quickly found our spot

We set up camp and tucked into our picnic got out the flags and prepared for an awesome evening. As you can see this is the start where everyone is trying to find the perfect piece of land to settle down.

Within 20 minutes the pieces of land available became sparse.


My brother Alan rose to the challenge of having his face painted


Audrey my sister in law swore she was painting Alans face but from this shot I just know she was getting all lovey dovey with him and this looks like a fully blown snog to me but I’ll let you all make up your own mind.


Chris, Cath and Keith basking in the sun, we were so blessed with the weather.


Audrey and I got into the swing of things


The views were breath taking.


The music was breath taking and the atmosphere was awe inspiring


For those of you that don’t know what the Proms is, it is a night of classical music, all the stuff that you would know like The Hebrides Overture, Lakme Flower Duet, Land of Hope and Glory, 1812 Overture, Jerusalem, Rule Britannia and Pomp and Circumstance No1

This is the British Classical Group Amore who were snapped up by Warner bros and where signed up immediately to a Six album deal.


Only Men Aloud the welsh male choir were also amazing.


And when the sun went down we sang and cheered waving our flags and some even danced the night away.


So until next year.

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