Wednesday, 9 November 2016

VERY EXCITING NEWS!!!


Hello all!

Just popping by to hopefully brighten up this chilly Wednesday by bringing you some VERY EXCITING NEWS!

Firstly I'd like to pass on a few words from all of us at Jo's Crafty Pad.  Casting our minds back, this little venture began in March (where has the time gone?!) It has always been Jo's dream to set up and run her own business and 8 months later, we're so amazed and excited by how far this "little" business venture has come.

Now this is where all you crafters come in!  We really couldn't have come as far as we have without all your wonderful encouragement, positivity and support.  So we would like to say a very HUGE thank you to each and every one of you who have joined us on this journey, from liking the page, to joining us each Friday for our sales and buying lots of goodies which we hope you're enjoying using!  Jo has grown to love this little community and is thoroughly enjoying bringing products to you all each week.

As you may already know, Jo's Crafty Pad has developed so much in such a short space of time and we are now able to bring you hundreds of products each week for our Friday sales.  Due to the amount of products we have to offer, we feel it's now the perfect time to expand Jo's Crafty Pad just that little bit, in order to make things easier for all of our members and customers.

We've been working very hard behind the scenes at Jo's Crafty Pad HQ plotting and planning and with the help of Jo's in- house I.T. chap (Dan), we have been developing a website over the past few weeks and are planning to gradually transition from our regular Facebook sale nights, to bring all our products 24/7 via the new website.  We hope that, by moving over to a website, it will be much easier to find and order products from us, write reviews and view the products much more easily, whilst still being able to enjoy the fantastic savings we offer on our goodies.

Although Jo's Crafty Pad will soon be moving to the website, we shall still keep the facebook page up and running. This will allow Jo to bring you news of any new releases, keep you up to date with all Jo's Crafty Pad happenings and to provide a community for members to ask any questions, receive any help you may need and to share all your beautiful creations made with our products.

We will keep you all updated on the progress of the website over the coming weeks, all is going very well so far and so we plan to have a launch date for you all in the very near future (keep cracking that whip Jo!!!)  Thank you all again for all the fantastic support we have received over the last few months, we hope you will continue to move forward with us and enjoy the benefits of our move to the new website!

Don't forget, our usual Friday night sales will continue on Facebook until our move, so please join us if you can on Friday 11th November at 7pm.

Thank you all for reading... Phew that was alot for a Wednesday!!

Happy crafting from Persha and all of us at Jo's Crafty Pad :) x

Friday, 28 October 2016

Couture du Jour Launch

Finally we have got a long awaited collection from Dovecraft, Couture du Jour.
  You will find across this range pretty papers with a boutique feel, with illustrations of dresses, accessories and Parisian typography.  The repeat patterned papers have a lovely delicate,  fresh palette of colours and a hint of Kraft. The beautiful decoupage pad is glittered to add a little sparkle to all your projects.

We will be launching this range in Jo's Crafty Pad Friday 28th October at 7pm, with the chance to buy one of the complete kits, that will pop up somewhere in the sale, so keep watching as we list all the new products and some old favourites.

Complete Kit includes:

1 x 12x12 paper pack (36 Sheets including 3 sheets of 12 designs on 150gsm cardstock. Acid Free)
1 x 8x8 paper pack (48 Sheets including 4 sheets of 12 designs on 150gsm cardstock. Acid Free)
1 x 6x6 paper pack (72 Sheets including 6 sheets of 12 designs on 150gsm cardstock. Acid Free)
1 x 8x8 glittered decoupage pad (each image is die cut for easy assembly. 24 sheets, 3 sheets of 8 designs, acid  free)
1 x adhesive pearls (91 soft pink, blue and green pearls in a variety of sizes)
1 x pack of plastic buttons ( 60 buttons, light blue, pink and cream, flower shaped )
1 x pack of paper flowers (16 paper flowers with a light blue and pink tint)
1 x cutting die set ( mannequin, a butterfly, a bird and a ‘With Love’ sentiment)
1 x pack of mini bows (16 soft pink and green bows with polka dots)
1 x pack of mini pegs (12 mini pegs in soft pin and blue)
1 x stick pins ( 10 individual stick pins in pink)
1 x pack doilies ( 30 in three complementary colours)
1 x pack of leather decals (8 stickers with engraved illustrations, sentiments and patterns)
1 x pack of wooden frames (8 frames, pink and blue)
1 x pack of heart accordion stickers (8 in two sizes)
1 x clear image stamps ( 3 images)
1 x clear sentiment stamps ( special wishes, fabulous, you're lovely, happy birthday, with love)
1 x roll ribbon (2m length)


Happy crafting
Jo xx

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Embellishment Boxes


Thought I would give you a sneak peak at something I have been working on over the last couple of weeks. I have managed to put together 24 Embellishment Boxes.  The task was mind boggling and confusing at times and I had components everywhere. Trays of drying flowers teetering on the edge of any surface I could find, but I made it and they are now done. I hope you like them.


Each box is made from 300gsm white cardstock with a paper band and rosette with a gold snowflake, topped off with a large pearl. Box dimensions are 5 1/2 inches x 2 3/4 inches and depth 1 3/8  All designer papers used in this set are from the Winter Blooms collection from Dovecraft, which you can purchase from my Facebook shop Jo's Crafty Pad at  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1520689581569856/ I load products for sale every Friday night at 7pm.  This is a closed group, so why not go over and join, we are a really friendy bunch.


The box has been left blank so you can decorate as you want once you've used up your embellishment, or decorate as a matching gift box.


In each box you will receive:

                                                        6   x Mini Envelopes with cards
                                               3   x Toppers (circular, banner and snowflake)
                                                 3   x Large red flowers with golden leaf
                                                     1   x Snowflake decorated rosette
                                                  6   x Luxury flowers in red and green
                                   24 x Medium flowers with golden leaf in 2 styles, red and green

I do hope you like them. Even though this was a very large project, I thoroughly loved the challenge, even if everyone I know thinks I'm mad.

Happy crafting

Jo

Friday, 19 August 2016

Elegant Card And Tag Set

This week has been so busy, with cards to make for commissions and keeping up with stock levels in my Facebook group Jo's Crafty Pad.

  I did, however manage to play with the First Edition Christmas Promise 8x8 pad.  Even though this is a festive pad, you can use it for just about anytime, I thought this one would make a great wedding, engagement or anniversary card.  The colour palette is soft greys and pinks, also it would go with The Promise pad to help it go a bit further if you are doing a large project.

                                          

For this card I have used the following:

Christmas Promise 8x8 pad
Stitched rectangle die set
Star Nesting Die Set
Layering Tag Die Set
Flower Die Set
Foliage Die Set
Adhesive Pearls
Bakers Twine

If you have any questions regarding this card and tag combo, please leave a comment below.

Happy Crafting

Jo xxx

Friday, 12 August 2016

How long?

I can't believe how long it's been since my last post.  A lot of things have happened.  Our whole way of life has changed,  I've become a full time career to my partner in crime, my hubby and I too have had to deal with some health issues, hence the change in life style.  I had to give up my commitments to DT groups as I was no longer able to get things done to meet deadlines, and I hated letting people down or just plane flake.  Along the way I have still been crafting, but not to deadlines, it has been the only thing that has kept me sane quite frankly.

As things got a bit more sorted I was able to join a swap group on Facebook and swapped with lots of lovely ladies.  They took me out of my comfort zone and was challenge to do new things.  They are all and continue to be a great source of crafting inspiration and inspiration for dealing with life in general,  my problems pale into insignificance to what some of them out there have to deal with and they still keep going. I am still struggling with the shabby chic look, I love it, but don't seem to get it right.  I have got a lot of lovely laces to practice with though.

While I was crafting my little heart out in my little bubble I found that I kept going for the same paper brand over and over again so unlike Mr Remington I didn't buy the company, but I did get in touch with the suppliers and asked if I could buy in quantity and they said YES.  Yay so what to do with all the extras?  Hopefully others liked the papers as much as me, so I set up a Facebook group Jo's Crafty Pad to sell the extra ones that I just would not be able to use in a month of Sunday's. Everyone has loved them that much that I have regular orders to keep everyone stocked with paper and now lots of other items, including my handmade flowers and embellishment/toppers, that I have
been making for years.

So now I have finally got around to blogging again I want to try and keep this a regular thing,  I have tried to do YouTube videos, but just can't get on with it, blogging is where I feel the most comfortable.  I want to do some tutorial here,  I find personally that step by step instructions the best to follow as I get in a muddle trying to pause video etc (my brain works in a funny way sometimes).
I will keep you up to date with things I am working on, things to do with the Facebook group and if I every do anything exciting in my life I may share that too if your lucky or unlucky, whatever.

xxxxx.  Jo

Monday, 27 February 2012

Come On Summer Hurry Up!!!!

The coloured stripes of this paper remind me of Neapolitan ice cream, my favourite. I can never make up my mind what flavour to have and this saves all the decision making. Three in one, yumm, yumm, yumm.




For this card I have used design papers from Polka Doodles and one of the digi images from their Pretty Sweet CD. This gorgeous little girl has been coloured using a selection of Pro and Flex Markers. I don't seem to be able to make a card without using at least one Spellbinder die, so here I added some flowers and leaves and highlighted with a matching pink ink.

I have entered her into the following challenges:

Polka Doodles - Summer Fever
Willow Sketchie - Anything Goes

Getting Krafty

Ingredients To Make This Card

Kraft cardstock
Red cardstock
Designer paper from a recent Making Cards magazine
Spellbinders Labels 14 and two different edge dies
Butterfly punch or die
Brown ink to distress the edges
White marker pen for faux stitching.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Papertake - Getting Krafty
Fussy and Fancy - More Than Words
Alphabet - Busy Bugs
Allsorts - It's Your Choice


Jo xxx