Saturday, 15 October 2011

Pastures New!

Hi Everyone

This is just a quick post to let you all know that due to personal reasons I have decided to concentrate on other areas of my business and have therefore withdrawn from demonstrating for Creative Expressions.

As you are aware this year has not been the best of times for me with health problems and over stretching myself in the position I was in has not helped matters.  Mark and I have a fabulous shop which is going from strength to strength and all my energies need to be concentrated in this area at the moment. 

HOWEVER I hope to be back on our favourite craft channel in the very near future. 

With a little more time on my hands this does mean that I will be able to blog more frequently with lots of inspiration and I hope that you will all continue to support me now and in the future.

Keep an eye on the blog for a posting tomorrow - we had a ball at a workshop today pop in to have a look at pictures that will follow.

Bye for now
Jo x


  1. Hi Jo. Sorry to hear that you will no longer be with Creative Expressions. Hope your shop continues to be successful. I wish you all the very best for the future. Lots of love, Julia xxxx

  2. Hiya Jo! So lovely to hear that your shop is doing well. Will miss you on the telly though. Can't wait to see your pictures from the workshop. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

  3. You can't replace your health Jo so I am sure you have made the right decision. It's good to hear your shop is doing well and I look forward to seeing you on our favourite craft channel again - I love watching your demonstrations. With best wishes.

    Catherine x

  4. Hi Jo

    You will be sadly missed on C & C. I loved some of the demos you did with nesties etc, however you have to think about yourself for a change, thought you had started to look tired again after all the shows you had done recently.
    As they say as one door closes another one opens.
    Don't think it will be long before you will be doing Tv again.
    Take care
    Maria x

  5. Hi Jo, So glad to hear the shops doing so well, you do right to put yourself first for a change. I don't know how you do it. Really looking forward to seeing loads more of your gorgeous creations on your fab blog. Take care hun. Hugs.

    Donna x

  6. You will be missed on C&C, Jo. I love your style and calm presenting. I totally understand that sometimes you need to take a step back and just give yourself some me time.

    Take care and I hope to see you back very soon.

    Beth. xxx

  7. Hi Jo. So sorry to hear that you are leaving Creative Expressions, I shall miss watching you demonstrating on C and C and wish you all the best for the future.
    xxx Hazel.

  8. Hi Jo , it mustn't have been an easy decision, but the right one for you. There are only so many hours in the day, and you can't physically always fit in everything you want to, and when you do your health suffers further. I wish you all the best it sounds like your new business and future plans will continue to go from strength to strength, I'll miss seeing you on TV, I personally have learnt a lot and got many ideas from your demo's. You really do show products to their best, so will keep popping on here to see your work. Good luck, lots of hugs and smiles from dawn x

  9. angiejohn@talktalk.net16 October 2011 at 16:05

    Hello Jo, I thought I would surprise you and pop up here! I can only reiterate what others' have said about your TV work, your health comes first. You and Mark have a super business in 'Lets Create'.

    You are coming up to your first anniversary and what a year it's been!! How proud are we!

    We're sure you will be appearing on C&C again soon, in the meantime just keep up the good work. Love Mum and Dad W x x

  10. Hi Jo just wanted to add what everyone else has said your health must come first but i am going to miss you on the telly i love watching you and your cards were always fab. Hope to see you on the telly soon. Love and hugs xox

  11. Hi Jo and of course Mark,

    So sorry to read that your not going to be on TV for a while and that you have left Creative Expressions. I am sure they loss will be the shops gain. I will miss your demos on C&C they were so inspiring and the calm way you demonstrated the cards encouraged me to try everything you did. Look forward to seeing you in your shop "Lets Create"

  12. Hi Jo, sorry to hear you won't be seen doing the demos for Creative Expressions/Spellbinders. You are a joy to watch, always calm and ready to explain things. I wish you and Mark every success for the future and hope it's not long before you are back on tv.
    Looking forward to more blogging from you.
    Christine xx

  13. David & Victoria16 October 2011 at 21:03

    Hi Jo

    We can't believe your not going to be on C&C showing Creative Expressions,however I am sure the shop will gain from having you there more often. We love the way you make everything look so simple and encourage us to have a go. I am sure someone will snap you up and have you back on C&C very soon. Look after yourself and see you at the shop very soon.

    Love David & Victoria aged 8

  14. Hey Jo!
    Good luck with the next part of your crafty mission:-) I'm sure the next shows will benefit from your great demonstration style, and being a very popular person at C&C mission control, I'm sure we'll be having a good catch up in the green room VERY soon.
    See you next month anyway.

  15. Hi Jo,
    I sincerely hope you will be back on our screens very soon as your demo's are always so wonderfully inspiring. That said, I can understand the need to take time out, we all lead such busy lives these days and health does indeed (or should) come first.

    I wish you and Mark ever success with your business and look forward to more crafty inspiration on your blog :o)

  16. Very sad to hear the news you've had to leave CE - I've really enjoyed watching your C&C (and other show) demos and been chuffed to bits with what you achieved with my Tatty Button! Thank you soooo much XXX. So sorry that you've been unwell....taking time out and prioritising your health is totally understandable. I'm sending you love bestest wishes for the future and that your shop and other crafty ventures go from strength to thoroughly deserve it! Great to see you getting the Blogging Bug and you're now planted on my favs list so will be popping by often to check out what you're up to (the bird houses look fantastic!).
    Takes Cares and hopefully we'll bump into one another again. Ange x

  17. Hey Jo - wanted to add my best wishes here too, we always have such a good laugh in the green room, I am sure I will see you there very soon :) - the right decision for you and your family, all be it a hard one I am sure. Your health and you family business must come first, wishing you and Mark all the Health, Wealth and Happiness Life could bring. See you soon - Love Leann xx

  18. Sorry to read this post - but wishing you well - it was great to finally meet at the Ally Pally show
    Suzanne x

  19. Hi Jo,
    I am so sorry to hear that you will no longer be a Creative Expressions And Spellbinders demonstrator. I will miss you loads you are so inspirational and creative, but as your shop grows from strength to strength that can be your new project and your health does come first.
    Will miss seeing you on C&C but i do have one of your lovely creations.
    Good Luck Jo and will be looking out for you on C&C
    Love Amanda

  20. Hey Jo,
    Really sorry to hear you won't be doing demos for CE anymore but understand why.
    Good luck with your shop and new crafty ventures, stay well.
    Best wishes, Viv xx