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Sunday, 4 September 2016

Super sleepy layin Sunday...

Hiya Everyone
I have scheduled this as I hope to have my last layin of the summer today! 

If you are looking for my Colourista blog hop post - please scroll down

Todays card uses some of the fabulous Hybrid dies from Crafter's Companion
You can check out the range in the SHOP
I used Centura pearl to create my card base, and edged the panels with the Hybrid die, I then added pearls to each of the flower centres. The papers and die cut flowers are from Sara's ranges - English Country garden and Floral delight

Hope you have a lovely Sunday
x x x

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Hello Sunshine...

Happy Saturday
I have heaps to get done today all creative goodness :)
If you are looking for my BLOG HOP post please scroll down :)

Today I have a frame to share with you, using the gorgeous Colourista range
This is one I printed from the USB and coloured up, I added a little sparkle pen and white gel pen to bring it to life, think I need my sunglasses lol. This image reminds me so much of breakfast time and the old cornflakes box :)

I honestly cannot wait to colour this one up again, it is such a happy image. I printed it onto kraft card - neenah desert storm, which is avaliable in the Crafter's Companion shop the white frame I picked up from a cheap shop

I'll be tapping my feet waiting for Strictly tonight! SUPER EXCITED! lol
Have a great day
x x x

Friday, 2 September 2016

Colourista UK LAUNCH - Only on Hochanda :)

Happy Happy Friday
Guess WHAT!!!

In one week - YES one week the UK Launch of the fantastic Colourista range will be coming to Hochanda :) 

So we are Hopping again with some fabulous prizes along the way :)

You may have already seen some of the US launch shows and lots of inspiration from the team - defintely something we all want to get our hands on! I adore this range.

If you haven't already - don't forget to sign up to the FREE - yes FREE online colouring course :) Click Pic 
Our hop closes On September 9th 11.59 am and Sara will be announcing an overall winner LIVE on Hochanda! Winners from indivdual blogs will be announced on the Facebook pages of Crafter's Companion and Spectrum Noir on September 9th - exciting!!!!
If you are in the US you can catch the shows online

The Blog hop begins on the Crafter's Companion Blog and ends on Sara's Blog
Be sure to leave a comment at each stop to be in with a chance of winning!
You should have arrived here from the Lovely Annie

I have 2 projects to share today :)
Using the gorgeous Colourista colouring pads, honestly these blew me away, the Glitter and the Foil what an amazing invention for colouring!

The first is a hanging plaque, I brought in a cheap shop and decorated it
I coloured elements from the A4 Colourista Glitter pad and the 5 x 7 Colourista glitter pad, cut them out and shaped the flowers, I used the Colourista colours to colour with and the shine you see in the photo has had no enhancement, it is the pure glitter! The pens blend magically over it! and the bestest bit is the glitter stays put! you are not covered in it from colouring! The more I colour over Glitter the more I become addicted to it! 

The second project I have to share today is the fab Foil pad :)
Oh me oh my
The resist from the foil on this I love, its almost like you try to make the foil disappear but it is not having it and shines through, I adore this pad, and wanted to do something a little different than traditonal colouring, so I got out my sparkle pens and washed over the sheet with water then dripped ink directly from the pens onto the sheet, love it!
I just love the effect! I think I will be doing a few more like this, one of my fave things to do with sparkle pens lol

I kept the card basic as the images says it all :)

Thanks so much for popping by today - I really hope you enjoy the hop - don't forget to leave a comment for prizes :) yay

We also have a WATCH PARTY event happening on Facebook - do join up :) its FREE and FUN

Your next stop is my loverly Friend Bianca

Have a GREAT Weekend
x x x

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Jo Mckelvey - YOU ARE HERE

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Back to School...

Last day of August O.M.G!!!!!!!!!!!

Today I have a card to share for one of the challenges a while ago on the Simply Betty Facebook page, I absolutely adore Simply Betty images :) 
I have however lost my colour list so cannot share that with you right now - sorry
You will find heaps of gorgeousness in the Simply Betty store
I coloured her with Spectrum noir markers and mounted her onto my card base using 3d glue gel. The papers and deep purple centura pearl I cut using a spiral punch from Stampin' Up. The "A" was cut using the contempoary letters from Die'sire and the sentiment from the Verity Rose range :)

I think I'll be giving this to my Syds - last year of school oh my days how did that happen!!!!!!!!

Until next time
x x x

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Oh Christmas Tree...

How loverly it is to see thee...

I really need to get myself into full Christmas mode! I have been making Christmassy items for MONTHS, but nothing for myself argh! I even have my Christmassy playlist on my Ipod and have been rocking around my Christmas tree in my chair :) 

I really loved this card I made, its quick, simple and easy and I have made a little tutorial for you on the Spectrum Noir website on how to create it - Coming Soon :) 
I think I may well end up doing a few more like this over the coming months :)
I create the tree branches using aquablend pencils and sparkle pens, the lights I used the baubles from Sara's Luxury Christmas range - Avaliable in the Crafter's Companion store, and I added a little white gel pen to them, matted and layered with card and it makes a real quick card :)

The sparkle pens add a gorgeous touch of glitter (not that this pic picked it up!)

Thanks for stopping by
Until next time
x x x

Monday, 29 August 2016

If Friends were Flowers...

Happy Bank Holiday Monday :)

This seriously means blink and the kiddies will be back to school! WHERE has this 6 weeks gone :(
I have been working heaps this holidays so haven't done as much as I would have liked to with the kiddies, hopefully I'll make it up to them in the run up to Christmas :)  but work is work!
Next year I plan to book a little holiday somewhere, here in the UK though, Niall wouldn't adapt well to going abroad - its a long time away yet lol

Today I have a clean and simple card to share with you using some of the gorgeous dies avaliable over at Crafter's Companion. I do love it when I can construct a card solely from dies and the lemon colour on this worked really well.
The embossing folder is from the Darice range - you can find these in the Crafter's Companion store and I decided to keep it very clean, the oval is from the Downton Abbey range, and the flower is one of the quilling flowers from Die'sire, I used a little yellow distress ink, the spirals are the stamen die which you use in the centre of your quilled flowers, the sentiment is from one of the stamp packs avaliable in the store.

I love a little bit of dimension

Thanks for stopping by
Hope you have a fantastic day
x x x

Sunday, 28 August 2016


Hiya Everyone
Happy Sunday to you :)
Thanks so much for stopping by on the recent Colourista Blog Hop I really appreciate your time and comments - you will ADORE the Colourista range

Thought I'd pop in with a little make I made using the Butterfly Mixed Media Dies from Crafter's Companion
and a Bauble I found in a store
I made a box from Centura pearl and lined it with some of the A3 printed centura pearl cardstock and  a little tissue paper. The bauble is one you can find in stores, I opened it up and added some of the butterflys hanging and some more tissue paper. I think its really sweet to give as a little Christmas gift for teachers or first Christmas bauble :)

You will find heaps of Mixed media dies over in the Crafter's Companion Store

Thanks for popping by
Have a lovely Sunday
x x x 

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Introducing Colourista!!!!!!!!!

WOW its been a mega long time, I hope you are all well!
 I am here to share some exciting news today :)
Have you seen some of the previews of the BRAND NEW Colourista range from Crafter's Companion?!
OMGOSH its AMAZING..............................................

We are having a fab and fun Blog Hop today in the run up to the WORLD LAUNCH over on HSN on August 30th

Its gonna be massssssssssssive, Honestly adult colouring reaches a whole new level with this collection - Glitter, Foil, New colours oh my days!!!!!!!
You can catch Sara with this fantastic launch :) the team have been having so much fun colouring and creating with these colouring pads :)
You can hop along and see so many wonderful creations, starting at the Spectrum Noir Blog

Jo Mckelvey - You are Here

This is one of my makes, I used one of the gorgeous A4 black and white pads and a set of the fantastic Colourista pencils - YES PENCILS!!! how vibrant are these colours! I cut the page down so I could work with this shape and doodled with a white gel pen, and added a little touch of sparkle with the spectrum noir clear sparkle pen, These pencils are just gorgeousness!

These are the times you need to slot into your diary :)

We also have a FREEEEEEEEE online colouring course happening with loads of tips and ideas something you won't want to miss! Click the Picture Below :) and you can Chat along with like minded colourers!
Along with the FREE course we also have a fab giveaway - CLICK HERE Only Open until 26th August 2016

I cannot wait to see the shows and share some more fab Colourista makes with you :)

Until next time
x x x

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Gorgeous Hybrid...

Happy Tuesday

Today is my late Grandads Birthday, Happy Birthday Grandad, I hope you are having a party up there on your cloud x x x

Recently Crafter's Companion launched the most STUNNING Hybrid dies
and when I say stunning, I mean stunning, the team did amazing samples and they make for such gorgeous cards
Here is one I made using Flower Bed and Fancy Shutter
you will find them over in the Crafter's Companion Shop
I cut the dies from centura pearl and layered them onto some platinum centura pearl card, I then rounded the corners with a corner punch. I used a glue pen to outline the dies and sprinkled glitter over them, it did look super pretty in real life. I made the flowers from the rolled flower die from Sara's English country garden range. The oval is from the Downton Abbey Range.

Thanks for popping by today
Have a good day
 x x x

Monday, 13 June 2016

NEVER Grow Up...

Happy Monday
I am hoping this week is kinder than last

Today I have a cute card to share using a gorgeous image from Mo Manning
I love Peter Pan - and I love how it captures kiddies imagination
Wouldn't you love to go back to being a kiddie, no worries, no stresses, fun fun fun before technology took over! 

I coloured him up with Spectrum noir markers and mounted him to my card using 3d glue gel. The embossing folder is from the Textures range from Crafter's Companion as are the dies - the ivy is one of my most used, as is the Kimono blossom branch, I also used Sheena's jungle leaves folder and covered it all in distress inks, for all things Crafter's Companion check out the shop

Spectrum Noirs Used
Skin - HB2, FS2,7,TN2,3,4,5,FS6,8
Hair - EB2,5,6,8
Brown - EB2,5,6,8,BG5
Green - LG4,5,JG2,6
Light Green - CG2,3,4
Grey - IG3,5,6
Blue - TB2

Thanks for popping by 
Have a loverly day
x x x

Sunday, 12 June 2016


A massive CONGRATULATIONS to our lovely Sara Davies 
Who has been honoured in the Queen's 90th Birthday Honours List
Sara Davies MBE

Many many congratulations Sara, so very well deserved! ENJOY every moment
You can read more about it HERE
x x x

Saturday, 11 June 2016


Hiya Everyone,
So sorry its been a while again, I do have good intentions but they go to pot

I am sure by now you have all heard the very sad news that our fellow crafty friend
has earned her angel wings and left our lives
I know I speak for many when I say how much Sandie will be missed - I for one surely will miss her heaps and heaps - she was a true friend and inspiration
You can find heaps of inspiration over on Sandie's amazing blog 
and you can read tributes from the Spectrum Noir Team and the Crafter's Companion team on the blogs
Sandie my lovely - I will always keep you in my heart
sleep tight
x x x

Today I also have a card to share using a Sad image - it kinda sums up how many of us have been feeling this week
This card was for my little Ella's teacher - who was leaving - but after she was given the card she said to me you do realise I am not leaving - how 6 year olds interpret conversations!
Still she loved it and I love this image from Simply B stamps
I coloured her with spectrum noirs - although I don't have the colour list. The letters are from 1 inch die'sire dies and the bow card is from the lovely sandra, I adore it. I also used dies from the Downton Abbey collection.

Thanks for stopping by today
Have a good day
x x x