Sunday, 22 April 2012

The show that never was!!!!

Well! I'm not sure if anyone of you did tune in for the 5pm show with me demonstrating Joanna's fabulous new products if you did I wasn't there!!!!

The story goes a bit like this ............................................. As I didn't have to set off from home until at least 1.30pm to get to the studio in good time I thought I would watch Joanna's show that was on at 12pm just to see her fabulous demos but also to check on the sales so that I had a bit of an idea what was selling well and or sold out!  at 12.15pm it was very apparent that sales were amazingly good and that the new cd rom If Flowers Could Talk was flying (never thought it would be any other- when you see it you will see why!)  Not only were the CD's going well, so were the new Cameo stamps that I had a fab demo for, and the Lace stamps, and the House Mouse, and the Thomas Kincade - are you getting the picture!!!  At 12.30 pm 4 YES 4 items had sold out including 3 items that I had prepared demo's for - Oh Dear!!  By 12.45pm the CD was at 75% sold at this point I was really panicking as I only had 2 demos left and these were for the CD!  By 12.55 I thought I would give the studio a ring to see if there was any stock left and they promptly said No sorry we won't need you for 5 pm!! I spoke to Joanna who was totally elated at how the show went, and assured me that she would organise a show so that I could do the demo's another day.

Anyway, the least I could do was to post a few of the samples that were going to be demonstrations so that you can take a peep at what you would have seen!!!!!!
This was a quick demo using the Jayne Shasky CD - as I am sure you all know by now this is the favourite CD to date and is so versatile.  Mark kindly painted the MDF plaque with acrylic paint and created the crackle effect as the base for the gorgeous Gerbera decoupage and the sentiment.  I distressed it around the edges with Vintage Photo to give it the lived in effect.  A little crystal lacquer in the middle of the flowers finished this off.

This was another demo using the House Mouse decoupage - this is the new collection called fun and games and this is a fabulous image of the baby mice sleeping.  This screamed out to be a New Baby card. Hope that you can see the detail ok.  Cute arent they!

Sorry about the picture, not brilliant, hope that you can see these new Cameo stamps.  the corners are amazing, they have fine lattice work and a butterfly in the design.  I stamped and embossed them with black sparkle from Creative Expressions onto parchment paper.  I also used the Damask embossing powder from Crafts Too for the background and Silver Glass Glitter for around the Spellbinder aperture. I am totally in love with these stamps - be prepared to see more designs using them.

This is a closer shot of the actual Cameo and you can see that I embossed the image a little with one of my Parchment tools.  I added a few pearls to finish it off.

I hope that you liked the samples and I hope that I get to demo them really soon on C and C.  I don't normally use the blog to advertise the shop but I do have the all the products mentioned coming into the shop in the next day or so if you are interested.

Must dash now - Spring cleaning with Mum tomorrow so must get to bed.

Thank you as ever for popping by and if you have time pop a comment in to let me know what you think of the new goodies from Joanna.
Bye for now
Jo xx


  1. Hi Jo, I just love your cameo card (and all the others as well).. I am also absolutely delighted that these stamps sold so well, It warms my heart to know that my designs are liked by so many. I look forward to seeing your demos on TV.. Thanks for sharing the cards.. they are lovely.
    Big Hug
    Sylvie A xxx

  2. Huge hugs Jo - I'm so pleased the cd was and other items were a sell out - and I was sorry that we didn't get to see you on the TV.
    I always love to see your creations - and these samples here are lovely.
    Your plaque and house mouse card are just darling.. love them! Smiles.

  3. Stunning work Jo, love them all, but my favourite has to be the black and white cameo piece - so elegant!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  4. Gorgeous makes Jo, hope you had a great afternoon with your 'free time' x Susan x

  5. Fabulous projects - I must get the Jayne Shasky cd xx

  6. Hello Jo Yes I was disappointed that the show you was supposed to doing on create & craft was cancelled but looking forward to coming into your shop and seeing the samples and goodies available Your demos really inspire me xx

  7. OMG jo all of them are WONDERFUL but then again you never do a bad card xx D

  8. Hi Jo, I presumed something like that had happened, as everything was going so quickly, such a shame you did all that work though.
    I love the house mouse card you have done it is so cute, and the cameo, whoa! they are so lovely.
    See you soon,
    Jean x

  9. lovely cards those cameo stamps look divine the corners look like they have been die cut thanks for sharing angxxxx

  10. Cameo jewelry have long been a love of mine so i couldn't resist them when Joanna showed them. having seen your samples I can't wait for them to arrive.

  11. Hi Jo
    Oh no another CD to add to my collection not to mention the stamps - which will look fabulous on parchment and scrapbooking.
    Cards looks amazing and hopefully will get to see you on C & C soon demonstrating them.
    Maria xx

  12. Hi Jo, well we'll look forward to seeing you back on C&C soon I hope! The cards you have posted are fabulous..all of them. My favourites are the floral hanger and the House Mouse ..gorgeous! Carole Z X

  13. Wow what fab cards Jo so sad you didn't get to show us your demo. I did tune in to watch you and hope to see you again soon on C & C. Great news on the sell out.
    Fi x