Friday, June 03, 2011

No rest ...

Two posts in two days.... what is the world coming to :0)

Today sees the release of the latest Craft Stamper magazine (July issue) where I have an article on using up the scrap page that you work on top of whilst making a card. It's called Acidentally On Purpose and I hope you enjoy it. Here is a sneak image of it as Craft Stamper don't allow full images.

One of the cards is on the front cover though- left hand side second from the top. :0)

I used a selection of stamps from my range at Stampotique Originals (available, amongst others, in the UK from Merly Impressions) and Lost Coast ( available in the UK from Happy Daze who also stock Stampotiques). See the magazine for further details.

I have one or two things in the pipeline with Craft Stamper at the moment which I'm enjoying again. Having recently stepped down from the various stamping Design Teams I belonged to it has enabled me to concentrate on my own artwork and get to grips with that a little easier. There were times when I felt like I was swirling down a plug hole with the amount I thought I could manage. Well, I could have if the family hadn't required conversing with or requested to eat occassionally ;0)

There are also publishing opportunity details for everyone over on Craft Stamper's blog. Have you seen? Katy Fox, the editor, says...

Hello all,
Just putting out a call for our Sept themed gallery feature as I have two spots remaining!

If you'd like to see your work in Craft Stamper then here is your chance!

THEME: OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO (cityscapes - think Paris, London, NY, Venice etc).
COLOURS: Warm cream with black and white.

The call closes 13th June so get your skates on!

Please email submissions to (NB: actual artwork will be required if you are selected). You can send images of existing creations which have been blogged (we'll ask you to temporarily take them down for publication) but please not anything you have done for a DT position.

Look forward to seeing your creations!

Keep an eye open on the Craft Stamper blog for other themes in the future!

And finally, I have another workshop coming up soon too towards the end of the month. Really looking forward to that and meeting a few new faces aswell as my regular lay-deeeze :0) I need to post all about my last workshop too yet. That was great fun, I really enjoyed it.

In the words of Dory..."Just keep swimming, swimming , swimming"


Paula said...

Enjoyed your feature in the new mag and shall look forward to your future items being published!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

mmm looks great...can´t wait till my copy arrives to get a better look!

Happy Days said...

Glad things are a bit calmer for you now Jo (well as calm as they can be!!). I loved your last workshop and am looking forward to the one later this month. I'm off out to pick up my copy of Craft Stamper now, so have a fab weekend. Claire xx

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Jo I have seen your article in the new Craft Stamper and I love it. It's GORGEOUS and very very beautiful.
Have a nice weekend
Gr. Marja

Gez said...

Looking forward to seeing your article Jo. Gorgeous sneak peak :)

Have a great weekend.xx

Sid said...

Great article and super projects ..... keep up the good work and swim swim swim !!

Willy said...

Great article and fabulous cards, Jo!

Netty said...

Smashing cards and a great article. Annette

Kaz said...

I love what you did for the mag and will miss your contributions, but can understand the need to sit back for a bit. xxx

joanne wardle said...

loved your article. I'm sure my scraps aren't as beautiful as that. but it's something I'll have to try!

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous work as always Jo! I must get this month's mag asap. Hope you have a calmer weekend, Jo x

Katy said...

Love this article Jo, am all puffed up with pride that CS is the ONLY DT you didn't step down from :). Happy me!

craftimamma said...

Loved your article in the current mag Jo and what a treat to look forward to more.


flutterbycrafter said...

Loved your article in CS, can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeve. Moira came yesterday and I bought even more of your stamps!!! xx

kjjc said...


She said...

Hi Jo, loved your CS article...somewhere I have lots of inky pieces...really can't bear to throw these things away...they don't look anywhere near as lovely as yours. I am so looking forward to seeing more of your new designs...hope life calms down for you. Love S xxx

Chris Arlington - Canada said...

got my magazine and your article is fabulous as always. thank you.
P.S Love your new avatar.

Sharon said...

Loved your article Jo, it really inspired me and now I am totally hooked on not throwing those scraps away!
I'll be blogging my first 'card that almost never got made' tomorrow. It's nowhere near as amazing as your cards - bit it was so much fun making it.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Sharon xx

Chrissie said...

These are fabulous Jo... I agree that often left overs are better than the original attempt!
Beautiful inspirational cards.
I couldn't see Katy's request in the July issue of Craft Stamper for the September themed gallery submissions... maybe I wasn't looking in the right place!

Chrissie said...

.... Doh! That would mainly be because I wasn't looking on the blog... daft or what!
Sorry Jo!