Awards and Achievements


Jan 2018 – Awarded Honorable Mention for the Ring in the New challenge over at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge for my Happy New Year! 2018 art journal page.

“Thanks so much, I’m so thrilled to receive this Honorable Mention for my Happy New Year! art journal page 😁. I always enjoy joining your challenges each month and this was such a wonderful surprise! Thanks again and many congratulations to all the winners! J 😊”


Jan 2018 – Delighted to be asked and so proud to join the Design Team over at Try it on Tuesday and my debut art journal page was My Favourite Things.

“I’m thrilled and honoured to be able to join the Design Team at Try it on Tuesday and I’d like to thank the wonderful team for inviting me. Being part of this team is very special to me as Try it on Tuesday is one of the first challenge blogs that I ever joined and I have very fond memories of when I made their “Top 5” and was subsequently asked to be a guest designer for one of the challenges!”


 

December 2017 – Awarded Saturday Spotlight for the “Nature” challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge  for my Discover The Magic journal page.

“Wow, thank so much! I can’t believe I made the spotlight as there were so many amazing entries 😁. You chose such a wonderful theme and I really appreciate your lovely comments on my blog too, thank you! Many congratulations to all of the other spotlight winners and wishing you a very Happy New Year! J😊”


December 2017 – Awarded In The Spotlight over at Try it on Tuesday for my Dream art journal page and also my Friends.

“On my, thank you so much! I’m thrilled and honoured to have been chosen to be in the Spotlight for 2017 😁. I would like to say a special thank you to the design team for all their hard work, inspiration and kind comments on my blog too 😀. Thanks for making 2017 so much fun and many congratulations to all the other Spotlight winners! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2018! J 😊 x “


November 2017 – Awarded Pinworthy for the “Mini Marvels” challenge over at A Vintage Journey for my Winter Wonderland Decorations.

“Wow, thanks so much for awarding me your Pinworthy status for the winter wonderland decorations that I entered into your “Mini Marvels” challenge! You have really made my day 😁. I always enjoy getting creative to join your monthly challenge and have gained so much inspiration and insight from your amazing Creative Guides, thank you! Many congratulations to the winner and all the other Pinworthies! J 😊”


November 2017 – Awarded Top 5 for the “Home Sweet Home” challenge over at Try it on Tuesday for my Home Sweet Home card.

“Many congratulations to everyone and thank you for voting my card into the Top 5! I always enjoy taking part in your challenges as everyone is so welcoming and your theme and lovely design team’s creations provide such wonderful inspiration 😁. Thanks again and wishing you a happy new week! J 😊”


November 2017 – Featured in the Designer Spotlight for the “Tear It Up” challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge for my Discover the Magic journal page.

#29 Lets Art Journal – Cathie says:  Jo’s art journal page is mesmerizing. The depth of color she was able to achieve on the leaves is magical and the torn layers of the background create the perfect backdrop to showcase them. The addition of musical notes, reflective words,  the Robin sitting on a branch and the cascading contrast streams of blue not only add interest to the page, but they tell a beautiful story of the ever changing Autumn season. It’s a journal page done to perfection.

Maura says: I totally agree with Cathie! Jo’s art journal is amazing! I especially love the torn strips of teal and the music paper, with words scattered through the white space. The fall leaves are just glowing with autumn colors, and contrast beautifully with the background.

“Wow, I’m thrilled and honoured to be in the Designer Spotlight for the Tear It Up Challenge with not one but two of my art journal pages 😁. Thank you so much for your kind comments and for recognising my artistry, you have made me so happy! I enjoy joining your weekly challenges and I’m always inspired by the wonderful creations from your design team who work so hard week in week out – thank you 😀. Many congratulations to the winner and all the other artists in the Designer Spotlight too! Thanks again! J 😊”


November 2017 – Featured in the Designer Spotlight for the “Tear It Up” challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge for my Bobble Hats journal page.

#34 LetsArtJournal ~ Kath says: I love Jo’s whimsical Art Journal Page created with a recycled Christmas Card featuring the cutest ever robins wearing bobble hats.

“Wow, I’m thrilled and honoured to be in the Designer Spotlight for the Tear It Up Challenge with not one but two of my art journal pages 😁. Thank you so much for your kind comments and for recognising my artistry, you have made me so happy! I enjoy joining your weekly challenges and I’m always inspired by the wonderful creations from your design team who work so hard week in week out – thank you 😀. Many congratulations to the winner and all the other artists in the Designer Spotlight too! Thanks again! J 😊”


October 2017 – Awarded Top 5 for the “Halloween” challenge over at Try it on Tuesday for my Tricks ‘n’ Treats journal page.

“Wow, thank so much! I can’t believe I made the Top 5 as there were so many amazing entries 😁. Thank you for making Halloween such a treat, you have really made my day! Many congratulations to all the other Top 5 winners! J 😊”


October 2017 – Allsorts Challenge winner for their “Think Pink” challenge with my Thank you flowers! journal page.

“Thank you so much! I’m so happy and excited to have won this challenge as your theme was very inspirational and I really enjoyed taking part 😁. I would like to say a special thank you to the design team for their kind comments on my blog too; this was my first time joining your challenge and it’s lovely that everyone is so friendly and welcoming! I will definitely be joining in the fun again 😁. Thank you and many congratulations to all the Top 5! J 😊”

“I’d also like to thank the Allsorts Challenge Blog for my early Christmas present of the Pion Design paper and the Toffee Crunch Memento Ink that I used to create this page. I won them over at their challenge from Swedish House Crafts, along with some other goodies too (grin!)”.


October 2017 –  Awarded Top 5 for the “Time or Clocks” challenge over at Try it on Tuesday for my Autumn Time journal page.

“Wow, thank you so much for choosing my journal page as part of your Top 5! I always enjoy joining your challenges as I find them so inspiring and everyone is so friendly and welcoming! 😁 Congratulations to all the other winners! J 😊”


October 2017 – Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Winner for their “Not A Card” challenge with my Coco’s Soul Food – Anniversary Special journal page.

“Oh my, thanks so much! I’m so happy and excited to have won this challenge as I really enjoy my Art Journalling and I always find your challenges so inspirational 😁. It was very kind of you to contact me on my blog, thank you! Many congratulations to all the spotlight winners too! J 😊

“Here’s the goodies that I ordered from Simon Says Stamp, I’m so pleased with all the products and I’m sure that I will be using them often – thank you so much!” featured on this page.



August 2017, I was pleased to host the monthly challenge over at Art Journal Journey and I chose the theme “Poetry in Motion”.

“I’m so excited and honoured to be hosting Art Journal Journey this August and for this month’s challenge you are invited to use your favourite quotes, sayings and poems to inspire your designs for the theme Poetry in Motion”


August 2017 – Awarded Top 5 for the “Postcards (Mail Art)” challenge over at Try it on Tuesday for my In a station of the Metro journal page.

“Wow, I’m so happy to be in the Top 5, thanks so much for choosing my page! It’s​ always fun to join in with the challenge, thank you to the TioTs team for all their hard work and supportive comments. Many congratulations to all the other winners and entrants too! J 😊”


April 2017 – Guest Designer over at Try it on Tuesday for their “Transport” challenge creating By Air, By Land and Sea journal page.

“I am so honoured and excited to have been asked to join Try it on Tuesday as a Guest Designer for their fabulous theme of  Transport”


March 2017 – Awarded Top 5 for the “Time for Tea” challenge over at Try it on Tuesday for my There’s always time for tea journal page.

“There were so many wonderful creations to choose from, thanks very much for picking my entry as one of the Top 5 😁. Congratulations to everyone! J 😊”


Feb 2017 – Awarded Top 5 for the “Hearts and Flowers” challenge over at Try it on Tuesday for my Love, Love, Love journal page.

“Oh my goodness, I can’t believe I’m in the top five, there are so many other fantastic entries! Thanks very much and I’m sending a special thank you to Elizabeth from Altered Book Lover for encouraging me to participate! J 😊”


 

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