Sunday 20 June 2010

Gorgeous Hanglar !

Good morning and another bright and sunny one it is too !

I had the most wonderful surprise on Friday, a lovely letter from my fabulous and ultra talented friend, Heather. Heather has just joined us on the Simon Says Stamp team and of course, she has been my long standing teamie on Basic Grey Challenges. Anyway, not only did she brighten my day with her words but she brightened it even further by sending me some of her gorgeous Hanglar's !!! I had to promise her that I would make time for myself and I would use them so that is what I did yesterday and I'm entering my card for the Lovely Hanglar Only Challenge whose theme is "Shabby".

The DP's are K&Co "Life's Journey" and I distressed these with a Tim Holtz distresser, inked with vintage photo distress ink and added some gold stickles to the edges. I also used a gold leaf pen for the smaller square edges.

The image was coloured with ProMarkers and I made a frame from the nestie with pumice stone distress ink (love this colour !).

The large flower I made myself from cross stitch fabric, distressed it with vintage photo distress ink and old lace glimmer mist. The button is from my stash. The roses, pins, ribbon, lace and flat backed pearls are also from my stash.

What gorgeous images these are to colour - thank you soooo much darlin !!!! Lots of the goodies I used can be purchased in the Simon Says Stamp Store.

I also had a lovely surprise and WOW this morning ! Have you seen THIS on the Simon Says Stamp Blog - yes, its all about me, little ole me and I'm amazing at the lovely words they are using about me !! Thank you so much to Heidi and Steph - I love you both !!

You will also see that they are telling you my next big news - I am being published !! I shall be in next month's Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine. I can't tell you how excited I am and can't wait to see my work in the magazine ! I shall jump up and down and show you more next month once the magazine has been published !!!

Right, I think that is enough excitement for one day ! Thank you so much for your visit and for any comments you may leave. As always, they mean so much and it was lovely of you to visit me today.

Have a great Sunday and enjoy the sunshine.

Love 'n' hugs to you all,


  1. Hi Jo....great card with your new H&S image! your colouring....and yes, I've been on the Simon Says blog too and left you a comment.....congrats on beeing published....I'm proud of you........ROFL.
    Have a nice Sunday!
    xxx Margreet

  2. That is fabulous news! How exciting - I can't wait to see! You go girl! Lovely Hanglar card btw LOL!

  3. Hi Jo

    Gorgeous card and I took some time to make a card for pleasure this week and wow it is so relaxing!

    The feature on Simon Says is well deserved, I read about your publishing news on there last night and WOW I am excited for you!!

    Sarah x

  4. Really a cute card!!!!
    Congratulations with your publish ;)

  5. Hi Jo! Your card is so beautiful and and has a real vintage look to it with the gorgeous colouring of your sweet Hanglar image and the pretty papers and flowers. So sweet of Heather to send you the images, she's the best and I hope you enjoy them. Can't wait to see you in the magazine, it's so exciting, I bet you can't wait :D. Enjoy your Sunday, love and hugs, Chris xx

  6. Congrats on your upcoming publication!! How fantastic!! So chuffed for you hun-can't wait to see it! Your hanglar card is beautiful:) Hugs, Ro

  7. What a gorgeous card Jo,i love your image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  8. Oh Jo - I was moved to tears when I read your lovely words and saw the stunningly beautiful card you made with one of the images - LOVE IT!!!
    Glad you did as you were told, don't forget to do it again, and again.
    Wonderful write up on the Simon Says blog and will you please scan and email me the article in the magazine and I can't get it here in Germany.
    Loads of hugs Heather xx

  9. Congrats on all your fabulous news, you deserve it all! And, I love this card, it is GORGEOUS!!!

  10. Your card is gorgeous Jo I love it.
    Congratulations on your wonderful news, you deserve it

    Hugs Jackie x

  11. Fabulous card Jo :-) Congratulations on being published and for being in the Simon Says Stamp spotlight too :-),,, so very well deserved

    Looking forward to my mum bringing me a copy of the mag with YOU in it !!! Woo Hoo !!!! :)

    Lols x x x

  12. Gorgeous card Jo, beautiful colours and sweet image. Congrats on being published.

  13. Congratulations on being published! That is so exciting!

  14. Das ist ein tolles Kärtchen geworden.


  15. Gorgeous card and beautiful details! Thanks for joining us at LHO challenge!

  16. mwah xxx super dooper, you know i lurves your work!
    Can't wait to see what you do.


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