Friday 31 August 2018

NEW PaperArtsy Products: 2018 Xmas {JoFY Collection}

NEW PaperArtsy Products - August 2018
 JoFY Collection {Jo Firth-Young}
Seasonal Stamps

We are all rather partial to a JoFY Christmas release, and boy are you in for a treat! She's found another snowman for 2018, this one may have had one too many! (you'll see) and there's lots of stars, sparkle and celebration! So sit back and enjoy Jo's lovely samples. As ever, they are inspirational with just the right amount of bling. Oh and this is the last of our Christmas releases, so you can relax now! ~ Leandra

Ho ho ho! Jo ( here with you this evening with my newest products designed for PaperArtsy, along with some ideas of what you can create with them.

SIX stamps sets!! - that is a lot of stamps (!) and hopefully there is something in this festive collection for everyone - there are trees, a snowman, phrases, words and background images - I hope they inspire you to reach for the card stock and glitters!

I've designed this group of stamp sets to work on their own or in conjunction with any other sets you may have - as illustrated on the sample for JOFY68 where I've mixed a word from that plate with a background stamp from JOFY48

... or on one of the final projects (Spreading Sparkle) where I've mixed JOFY68 with an Emma Godfrey stamp (EEG19)... I want the stamps to be as versatile as possible. 

I also designed a few of the stamps so they are not just for Christmas such as the words on JOFY65, the star/spot border on JOFY66 and I'm pretty sure the angel (also on JOFY66) would look perfectly at home among flowers....

  When it comes to Christmas cards I'm a less-is-more crafter - but this of course doesn't rule out a touch (or two) of glitter - it is Christmas & Christmas expects glitter!  

Lets take a look at the stamps and samples.

  Jo's New Stamps
Price: RRP £17.08 +VAT
Size: 5" x 6.5" (13cm x 16.5cm) 
All stamps are trimmed onto cling foam, and are presented in a clear bag with a laminated storage/ index sheet 

Christmas Candle
using JOFY65

I think this is one of the most traditional Christmas images of this release - a Christmas candle - it sort of follows on from the bauble filled cloche & bauble laden cake stand that I've released previously - I really like all the little details that can be coloured up however you want.

I coloured the image with pencils, after colouring the background with Fresco paints including Metallic and Pearl glaze - subtle sparkle!

Wishing you a .....
(using JOFY65)

I'm really happy with how this stamp works. The boxes on the circles are designed to fit the words that have been provided in the set, so you can create different phrases:
  very + happy + christmas
very + merry + christmas
very + happy + birthday
happy + new + year

Or you can add your own words, or names etc.  I think this design will be useful for men's cards too.


Using JOFY66

This angel makes me smile - she's raising her arms and embracing, accepting, whatever is being offered - she looks so calm, happy.  I designed her to be a 'feature' stamp, a big stamp that would be a focal point on an art journal spread or canvas.  I used her on journal spread which you can see at the end of this blog post.

Bling it up!
using JOFY66

I think the border on this stamp set can be used for any celebratory occasion - nothing on it is particularly 'christmassy' and so it can be used for birthdays, congratulations and again for men's cards (they're tricky aren't they!)


Santa's Little Helper
(using JOFY67)

This little character seems to be taking its role as 'santa's little helper' quite seriously - I really wish I'd put the phrase in a speech bubble... I'll save that for another time!

Starry Sentiments
(using JOFY67)

This word block is really versatile (you saw Lauren use it yesterday as part of the Zinski release)... it's a nice flowing background image and is great for filling up a C6 card (10x15cm) - quick and easy is good for christmas cards!  The painted background of this card has been clouded with Pearl Glaze which is a lovely contrast to the words which are stamped in matte Frescos.


(using JOFY68 (and JOFY48))

I LOVE these word stamps!!  Some of them are obviously for use at christmas but 'believe' and 'sparkle' could be used at other times in the year - I'm definitely going to use them in art journaling

Snowflakes, Metallic Glaze and glitter - could it be any more festive!!


Doodle Tree
(using JOFY69)

Is it wrong of me to have a favourite stamp?  This may be mine this year... lol

May your baubles be unbroken
(using JOFY69)

Its nice to have phrases that are separate from everything else - this one makes me smile because when we unpack the Christmas decorations don't we all silently hope that all is ok and that nothing is broken or tangled (especially the dreaded fairy lights!).
I stamped on the die-cut baubles with the little images from this plate - don't pass over the little images because they are often the really useful ones!


Too much Christmas spirit!
(using JOFY70)

Every year I design a snowman stamp and this year is no exception...  Move over Frosty the Snowman, meet Mr Tipsy the Snowman... frozen proof that there may be such a thing as too much Christmas spirit!

Christmas is coming!
(using JOFY70)

A nice phrase for a clean-&-simple, less-is-more card - run around the card edges with a brayer & several colours of paint, stamp in the centre and colour the words.

Project One: Oh Christmas Tree!
(using JOFY68 & JOFY69)

Oh the trees!!  I made a forest scene on a chipboard pane, by using 'christmas' from JOFY68 and the trees from JOFY69.  The trees are mounted flat to the chipboard surface and on to 3d foam to give subtle depth, and the little tree in the centre is a 'trimmed' version on the tree on the left... and entire forest could be created by cutting the layers of the these trees.

Project Two: Spreading Sparkle art journal page
(using JOFY68 & JOFY66)

I mentioned earlier in this blog post that I designed the angel to be a feature stamp - and here she is starring in her own art journal page... This is a very sparkly shimmery page (by my standards anyway) - there is sparkle embossing powder, Perfect Pearls (on the star border), glitter glue and metallic glaze! BUT its quite subtle - the journal needs to be tilted to see the glitter and sheen, and I like the way it contrasts with the matte Fresco paints.
I painted her wings with Metallic Glaze because I wanted them to shimmer against the background.

These stamp sets are varied and, I hope, versatile - I can't wait to see what you make with them - please tag me on social media if you do as I love to see what ideas you come up with.


(PS I hope its not too soon to say this, but while we're in a festive mood - Happy Christmas!!)

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15 September 2018  Birds in the Barn/Studio 36, Braintree,
19 September 2018  JOFY, Leigh-on-Sea (Essex),

13 October.2018  Loobi Crafts, Leighton Buzzard,
20 October 2018  Birds in the Barn/Studio 36, Braintree,
10 November 2018  Artistic Stamper, Faversham,
01 December 2018  Birds in the Barn/Studio 36, Braintree,

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Art and Soul Studio, Burrum Heads, Queensland
Arts and Craft Supply, Frenchs Forest, NSW  
Auzz Trinkets and Crafts, Calamvale, Queensland
Bella Paperie, Brendale, Queensland,

Crafters Cupboard, Berwick, Victoria
Scrap Matrix, Port Elliot, South Australia
Time To Create, Modanville, NSW

CP Marketingservices Gmbh, Wilhering, Upper Austria,

Cart N Scrap Art, Antwerp,
Cotrain, Kontich,

Expression Hobby, Marcinelle

Scrapbook Centrale, Dollard Des Ormeaux, Quebec
Treasured Memories, Duncan,BC
Simply Scrapbooking, Prince George, BC

Czech Republic
Hurapapir, Brno

Hobbyboden Scrapworld Samso
Papir Ulven, Lejre
Three Scoops Design, Frederiksberg,

Piia Takalo, Kittila,

Eirl Bancon Cartoscrap, Midi Pyrenees,
Horizon Creatif, Ste Jalle
Katzelkraft, Ingwiller
Kerglaz, Basse Goulaine,  
Kerudoc Creation, St Yvi
Quartier Serre Teston, Ste Jalle,
Scrapo'naturel, Tourville La Riviere, 
Toutencolle, Dun sur Avon

Paperbasics, Hessen,
Stempelbar, Berlin,
Stempeloase Munich, Munich
Stempelfee Shop, Hilden
Stempellaedle, Stuttgart,

Scraps N Pieces, Kallithea

Immagine SAS di Rapaccini, Rome,
Il Negozio Della Mamma Di Cle, Torino,
Marte Savona, Savona,
L'artistica Glo, Cinisello B (Mi), 
Piccole Passioni, Siena,
Tiny Dots, Funabashi-shi, Chiba

Creafine, Papendrecht
Creatotaal, Barendrecht,
De Hobbystudio, Genemuiden,
Hobbidee Breda, Noord-Brabant,
Hobbycompleet de Duif, Leeuwarden
Papillon Hobby, Hendrik Ido Ambacht
Scrap & Co, Klarenbeek
Scrapbookdepot, Uitgeest,
Stampingcorner, Capelle Aan Den Ijssel
The Stamping Cottage, Schaijk

New Zealand
Art of Craft, Papamoa, Bay of Plenty,

Hobbygarasjen, Kopervik,
Hobbykunst, Rasta,
Scrapbookengros AS, Kleppe

Arts & Crafts, Barcelona,
Cien por Cien Manualidades, S.L., Bizkaia, Catalunya,
Endulze & Crista S.L, Navarra,
Ideas 10 Manualidades Y Scrapbook, Bilbao
Marakiscrap, Tarragona,
MundoMint, Sabadell, Barcelona,
Scrap & Papers Experiences, Barcelona,

Scraphouse S.L. Barcelona
The Paradise Corner, Barcelona, 
Endulze & Crista S.L., Pamplona, Navarra, 

South Africa

Kcraft Imports Ltd, Centurion,
Stencil Art, Gauteng, 

Butik Elva, Staffanstorp,
HC Design, Svedala,

Mandy's Cards, Taipei

United Kingdom
A Trip Down Memory Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk,
Aldridge Crafts, Attleborough, Norfolk
Amelia's Creative Crafts, Studley, Warwickshire
Art from the Heart, Harrogate, Yorkshire
Bellacrafts, Eastleigh, hampshire
Blade Rubber Stamps, London
Clacton Art Craft Model Centre, Clacton on Sea,  Essex,
Countryview Crafts, Potton, Bedfordshire
Craft World Scotland, Glasgow
Craft Your Art Out, Ballynahinch, County Down,
Crafty Snippets, Billingshurst West Sussex
Crafts & Candlelight, Ipswich, Suffolk
Crafts @themalthouse, Herstmonceux,  East Sussex,

Craftrange, Burnley, Lancs,
Imagine, Design, Create, Seaton, Exeter

Kay Carley
Keep on Crafting, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Kraft Crazy, Amesbury, Wiltshire
Lisa B Designs, Maidstone, Kent,
Lets Create, Lincoln, Lincolnshire,
Loobie Crafts, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire,
Papermaze, Ipswich, Suffolk
Paperstory, Norfolk
Poppycraft, Wallingford,

Rowan Tree Crafts, Carnforth, Lancashire
Fave Rave, Stourbridge, West Midlands
Scrapbook Magic, Mullion Helston, Cornwall,

Shed Load of Crafts, Enfield, Middlesex,
Simply Crafts, Cardiff,
Snazzy's, Swindon, Wiltshire.
Stampers Grove, Edinburgh, Scotland
Stamps & Memories, Hungerford, Berkshire
Swanstitch, Deal, Kent
That's Crafty, Romford, essex
The Artistic Stamper Craft Store, Faversham, Kent
The Craft Box, Barnsley, South Yorkshire
The Craft Den, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
The Craft Room, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffs
The Craft Studio, St Austell, Cornwall
The Forget me not Kraft Kabin
The Stamp Pad, Saddleworth,
Whichcraft, Wallasey, Merseyside

Artistic Studio Creations, Fayetteville, Georgia
Artistree Workshops, Fulton, New York,
Clay with Me, Colorado
Creative Designs by Debbie Castle Rock, Colorado
Creek Bank Creations, Indiana
Ephemera Paducah, Paducah, Kentucky
Everything Scrapbook & Stamps, Lake Worth, Florida
Frantic Stamper, Oregon
Golden Hills PaperCrafts, Fairfax Station, Virginia,
Guadalupe's Fun Rubber Stamps, Roswell, New Mexico
Joggles, West Warwick, Rhode Island, 
PaperCraft Clubhouse, Old Lyme, Connecticut,
Papere Parachute Art Design Co., Beaverton, Oregon
Sherries's Stuff, Warrenton, Virginia,
Simon Says Stamp, Columbus, Ohio www.
Stamplistic, Cleveland, Ohio
The ink Pad, New York,
The Queen's Ink Savage, Maryland
Topflight Stamps, Irmo, South Carolina
Seth Apter, New York
Stamp Fever, Orange, California
Whim so Doodle, Saint Petersburg, Florida, 
Vintage in KC, Shawnee, Kansas,

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