1 February 2016

Sitting in the eye of a tornado...

Hi everyone and welcome! So here we are, the start of February already and it feels like the World is spinning ever faster. As a rule I stick to sharing my latest projects with you but just for once I've decided to share the smallest fragments of my creative life instead...

First up the latest issue of Craft Stamper magazine will be out at the end of the week and I'm thrilled to be able to share that one of my projects has been featured! That excitement never diminishes however often it happens and I'm deeply indebted to the incredible superwoman that is Trish Latimer for continuing to support my work and that of so many other superb designers. We are SO lucky to have a craft magazine of this quality produced in the UK - thank you to all of you who continue to subscribe/buy your copies and help to keep it in circulation. My project? It was inspired by my travels to Venice - here's a sneek peak (taken from the Craft Stamper blog)...


Next, it's been a ridiculously busy weekend for the folks at IndigoBlu (me included) with the release of 21 brand new stamps(!) 4 ranges of mixed media papers, AND Stencils AND Kits AND even a jewellers grade resin!

In order to show you more and share some amazing ideas for using them Kay Halliwell-sutton and Mike Deakin filmed a video for you; it's available on the IndigoBlu YouTube channel and there's an added bonus - watch it, subscribe to the channel and leave a comment under the video itself and you'll be in the running for a give away of the brand new Elsie and Valerie stamps!!! To see Elsie in action check out my last project HERE.

Not content with just one give away, Kay decided to share the news on the IndigoBlu Facebook page - leave a comment on the relevant post (pinned to the top) before 5pm Saturday 6th February and you'll be in with a chance to win two of the new stamps!!!


It's always a joy to have your work praised by fellow creatives and I was thrilled to be awarded a Top 3 badge by Kim over at Emerald Creek Dares for my Art Chemistry Canvas. Check out their latest challenge and the DT projects; seriously, there's some awesome talent in that team!!!

Meantime it's all go over at Frilly and Funkie - Linda Coughlin is back from the January 2016 CHA show with oodles of products to share with you at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Take a look at the Pre-Orders and New Arrivals sections and you'll see what I mean!!! And the challenge blog team continues to evolve; having already welcomed the fabulous Kathy Clement (Kathy by Design) to the Frilly side of the team in January, we are now beyond excited to introduce the incredible Suzanne Czosek (Suzz's Stamping Spot) to the Funkie side of the team!!! It truly is a blessing and an honour to get to work with such inspirational figures in the creative industry.

So what's next in February? Well in between the power/water going on and off here (bathroom renovations!!!) I'm putting together my latest Step by Step for Frilly and Funkie, figuring out which of the new IndigoBlu stamps to use for the DT blog posts, prepping for three days of demoing at the CHSI Stitches trade show (IndigoBlu/Craft Stamper) and creating new projects for magazines and an exciting new on-line publication.

Then there's some brand new workshop projects of course (I'm already booked to teach at Daisy's Jewels and  Crafts, Coventry on Saturday 5th March - would love to see you there).

So now maybe the title of this post makes more sense - 'sitting in the eye of a tornado' - it's dead calm sat here in the middle whilst everything else swirls around at an alarming rate!!! And that's a seriously exciting place to be!!!

I hope you can join me back here on Wednesday for the reveal of my latest Frilly and Funkie DT project.
Until then, and whatever you're up to, take care of yourselves. Jenny xxx

14 comments:

  1. A whirl of creative activity - it's exhausting just thinking about it all! Looking forward to seeing more of all the new Indigoblu releases, and always delighted to see your fabulous work getting honoured as it deserves, whether with publication or winning spots in challenges. Yay you!
    Alison xx

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  2. Well Jenny, as my Dad used to say. "You're busier than a one-legged man in a butt kicking contest"!! HAHA!!

    Congrats on getting published, I never tire of hearing about your successes, you deserve it! hugs :)

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  3. WOW... in the eye for sure EH! Congrats all all that's going on, badges, classes, publications... bathroom reno's! I feel like I'm scrambling to get the last few things done before I head off for 2 weeks. Thanks for the birthday wishes <3 Good luck and just keep swimin'

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  4. And I'm sitting in the eye of the storm at the mo! Seriously Jenny, I don't know how you manage to fit everything in and continue to create such wonderful projects time and time again to inspire us all. I am slowly making my way through CS (so many wonderful projects) but a quick sneak and I know I love your piece already. Just off to indigo Blu for a look at the new releases as well. Take care and find sometime to rest! Jennie x

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  5. I am thrilled for you and these amazing accomplishments, Jenny! Just enjoy the ride, Sweetie! You so deserve all this goodness. Hugs, Autumn <3

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  6. I'm exhausted just reading about all the creative things you are doing Jenny! Julia xx

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  7. wow Jenny - it looks amazing - and well done on all your awards/praise - you really are an awesome lady!! Big hugs xx

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  8. You've been such a busy girl!!! Congratulations on your CS project, your canvas is simply gorgeous!!! xx

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  9. You are such an inspiration in so many ways, Jenny - thanks for taking the time to visit amidst all this creative maelstrom!! So wish I could come to a workshop.... someday!! Loving all the new IndigoBlu products and love your stories with the new stamps. I'm off to see Kay's You Tube - thanks for the heads up! xxx Lynn

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  10. Big congratulations! Your work is incredible! Can't wait to see your magazine feature! Keep inspiring us!

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  11. Such an active crafter you are and always time for everyone else, you really are a superstar my friend. Had any sleep lately????
    hugs Brenda xxx

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  12. Everything that Brenda and everyone else has already said!

    Congratulations on your Top 3 at Emerald Creek, you deserve every accolade that comes your way! I am so lucky to get my CS early and your project is quite stunning, it took me right back to my trip to Venice many years ago too!

    I have my pre-order in with Linda and am just trying to decide which stamps I 'need' from IB - decisions, decisions! Anne xx

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  13. Congratulations on being published Jenny and I hope you will get some rest soon, I'm exhausted just reading about it all! Wishing you much continued success, Deb xo

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  14. Jenny, you are truly one of the most talented and most kind gals in the industry. I am so honored to be working alongside you at F&F! What joy!

    Congrats on your publication, too! And having been through many renovations in our home, I don't know how you are managing to keep your calm and sweet demeanor in the midst of all that dust, noise and turmoil!

    Thanks for the shout out on your blog. You are the best! xo

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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