Tuesday, November 03, 2009

I was so excited (Craft Stamper)

...when friends told me that this months Craft Stamper (December issue) has one of my cards on the front cover!

WHAHOOOOOOOOOO!!



This issue of Craft Stamper shows an article I put together using the Noel plate by Art Journey based in the Netherlands. Because magazine companies have to work so far in advance with deadlines, the most recent Christmas stamp images from Art Journey hadn't then been released and so I chose my favourite winter season stamp from previous releases, Noel, to create a card, a tag/decoration and a slide mailer (no glass). I also made another card using a thankyou stamp in the same style and colourway to compliment the Art Journey pieces.

Below is a sneak peek of the front of the slide mailer.



And guess what- that means I'm allowed to show a full image of my card on my blog as its on the cover!




Its an excellent issue again, filled with both Christmassy and non-Christmas articles. I hope you manage to get a copy, its out in the shops here in the UK this Friday, but those that sub are already receiving theirs.

For contents of this issue please look here.

45 comments:

Sue said...

Congrats on getting the cover Jo, second time this year is that????
Can't wait to get my copy to see the full article.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Well done, Jo. It looks lovely and I can't wait to see the whole article. I like the idea of using that image for a Christmas look,

Lucy x

Carmen said...

Such a beautiful card, it's hard to believe that image is a stamp. To a newbie stamper who struggles to get a clear image let alone do anything with it - it's mind boggling and gorgeous. Can I ask what you used to colour it?

Congratulations on being on the cover :)

Willy said...

Congrats with your place on the front cover, Jo. The card (and of course the stamp)is fabulous!

TinaB said...

Beautiful card, I have the lastest issue of CS and it looks fab!

Sarah Anderson said...

Congratulations!! It looks fabulous Jo! The colours are gorgeous, Christmassy yet untraditional, in fact, thinking about it, very similar to the colours on my Christmas tree so no wonder I like them!!!
Mag appears to be out early, I picked one up in WHSmith today.

flutterbycrafter said...

Congratulations Jo, beautiful card, will get my issue tonight, can't wait to see the article.

Linda Elbourne said...

Congrats Jo ... truly is a stunning piece of work ... well pieces actually ... Way to go!

Artyjen said...

Already got mine and thought this was fabby! Congrats
xoxo

Julie said...

So glad I found your blog today, Jo! What beautiful work you do--and getting a cover--wow! Congratulations!

I'm a vintage-style card maker, so your work is just my style--need to get better at the collage look, so I'll come back often for inspiration! I'm your newest follower--looking forward to what you come up with next!

angelwhispers Chanelle said...

Congratulations Jo xxx Got my issue yesterday and the article is fab!! Loving the colours and the beautiful stamp!!

Claireabelle said...

Stunning card, as always, Jo. Congrats on the front cover you crafting goddess you!
x

Helen said...

Jo, it's a great article all told -got my copy yesterday - and well done on the cover!!

Shannon said...

Congratulations to you as well. Boy o' boy you sure do make their cover a lot. That's awesome, that must make you so proud. They obviously love your work just like the rest of us. I think Craft Stamper has the most amazing Design Team staff. The projects that are in that magazine all teh time are so over the top wonderful. I personally do not think we have an American magazine that compares.

Lottie said...

Well done - I really adore that stamp - have done since it came out - its gorgeous!

Karin said...

Congratulations Jo. I've just picked up a copy and your pieces look great.

Cath Wilson said...

Congratulations, Jo! It must be such a thrill seeing your work on the front cover :) I'm sure it's as beautiful and inspiring as it always is.

Kim Piggott said...

OMG!!!!!
Jo this is just such a beautiful card how could they not use it!
Wow I am so mega happy for you doing my Kung Fu Panda authentic battle damage! wow for you!!!!
hugs
kim x

Piddawinkle said...

Congratulations Jo, I didnt realise getting a cover would mean so much to you, perhaps I should remember when my first card got published (as a readers card) I thought I had won the lottery, you know how well deserver it is. :)

Nancy Maxwell James said...

woo hoo and CONGRATS to you Ms. Jo...stunning art as always...sorry I haven't popped in lately...hope all is well your way! :)

Carol Ann said...

Congratulations Jo. I have my copy and it is a lovely article xx

Shar said...

Congratulations! That's amazing! You card is absolutely spectacular! Just stunning! I can't wait to get my issue.

alcoholinky said...

congrats Jo. it's a beautiful, delicately coloured card. bet it's stunning IRL.

joanne wardle said...

Congrats on making the cover again. you deserve it, your work is always so inspirational

Debby said...

Oh my goodness a cover girl! Congrats! Your project is positively gorgeous!

Lynn Stevens said...

WOOOOOOOOHOOOOO Thats so awesome
Jo. Its Beautiful and totally deserves to be on the cover and in the spotlight!!! We don't have this magazine here. I may just need to order one online. Congrats again, You go girl!
Lynn

Chris Arlington said...

Jo, you have out done yourself again. I just got my mag today and it is an outstanding issue. Love what you have done. thanks for sharing
Chris xo

Willow said...

WOW!! That card is gorgeous!! I am a brand new member of Gingersnap Creations and now I see I have lots of wonderful artists to learn from...I just love your style!!! Congratulations!!!!

Stamperlou said...

I got my copy yesterday- I'm really pleased for you, it looks fantastic! Well done!

Ineke van den Akker said...

Well done. I just love this!

Marilyn Rock said...

Jo! Congrats on the cover. Your art belongs on the cover of all publications! Fantastic!

Elaine said...

Congratulations Jo - well deserved your work is so inspiring. One problem, I haven't bought my copy yet, I am off to a craft retreat the weekend after next and I have told myself I must keep the new CS to read on the train. The only way to restain myself means I daren't have it in the house, so my copy is still in the newsagents!!I know I will love looking at your article though.
Elaine x

JeanFB said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card - no wonder they put it on the cover! :)
Congrats, Jo!!!

Sharon said...

Congratulations, Jo! Beautiful work yet again ... and yes, it totally deserves to be on the cover. :D

I also loved your Stamping Contrasts projects in last month's issue. You always create such beautiful pieces.

Well done!

Sharon x

lisa said...

Can't wait to get my copy Jo. Congrats on making the cover. I've just been having a catch up on the beautiful things you've been creating lately, there are some stunners. I especially love the butterfly on your last post. It looks real.

Lisax

Sid said...

Well done Jo, the card is lovely and nice to be featured on the front cover too !!

Jennie said...

Congratulations Jo! Lovely project.

Carrie said...

Many congratulations Jo - its a fab card and deserves the front cover - keep them coming...........

Irene said...

Well done Jo, absolutely stunning and such an inspiration to us all. Keep up the good work, can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Julie Ranae said...

Congratulations Jo! Looks like a fab project as well.

Amy said...

Congats and WOW...that would be the most BEST surprise..your card is amazing! All your work is amazing

Minxy said...

Your work as always is truly delightful :)

glitterangel said...

Congratulations Jo - I knew that was your work as soon as I picked the magazine up and saw that lovely image!

Andrea said...

love this card and NEED that girl stamp, simple beautiful x

craftytrog said...

A stunning article Jo! Knew I had to make a card like yours as soon as I saw it, such a brilliant design and one of my fave stamps! x