Awards and Achievements

July 2020 – Awarded Designer Spotlight of the Beach challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge with my Summer art journal page.

 Kath from SSSMC says: “I was blown away by the beauty of this piece, Jo has managed to create a stunning sunset with so much depth of colour and I love the simplicity of the boats cut from text paper”.

Oh my, I’m so delighted to be in the spotlight for your Beach Challenge – thank you so much! It’s always a pleasure to join your challenges and I really appreciate your kind words and comments 😁. Many congratulations to the winner and other spotlights too! Hugs, Jo x


June 2020 – Awarded Top 5 of the ANYTHING GOES in Steampunk and Industrial mixed media challenge over at SanDee & amelie’s Steampunk Challenge with my Make it masculine art journal page.


June 2020 – Awarded Design Team Special Mention of the Summer Fields challenge at Country View Challenges with my Beautiful self art journal page.

On my, thanks so much! I’m thrilled to have been chosen as DT special mention 😁. I always enjoy joining your challenges and this was a real fun page to create, thanks for the Animal Magic inspiration! Many congratulations to all the winners! Hugs, Jo x


June 2020 – Awarded Top 3 of the Positively Pensive challenge over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog for my Heat of summer art journal page.

Thanks so much! I always enjoy joining your challenges and I’m so thrilled to be part of your Top 3 😀. Many congratulations to all the other winners! Happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x


June 2020 – Winner of the #121 – Sketch challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps with my Heat of summer art journal page.

Wow, thank you so much! How amazing to have won the sketch challenge, it was so much fun using your sketch design to create my page too – yay 😀. Loving the new picture inspiration and the beautiful creations from the design team! Thanks again 😊. Happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x


May 2020 – Awarded Top 3 of the Tickled Pink challenge over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog for my Time … art journal page.

Oh my, thanks so much for choosing my page as part of your Top 3 for this challenge! I’m so delighted to see my name listed alongside all the other winners 😁. Many congratulations everyone! Hugs, Jo x


May 2020 – Honoured to be Guest Designer for the Tickled Pink challenge over at The Funky Junkie Boutique challenge blog with my Peony art journal page.

I’m so pleased and honoured to be Guest Designer today for the Tickled Pink challenge … Thanks so much to The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog  for having me as Guest Designer! 


May 2020 – Awarded Top 3 of the Tea Party challenge over at Country View Challenges with my Ceylon Tea art journal page.

Wow, this has really made my day! Thanks so much, I feel so blessed to have won Corrie’s challenge and also to have been chosen as part of the Top 3 by Miriam too 😀. I always enjoy joining your challenges as your DT are so inspirational and everyone is so friendly! Many congratulations to the other winners and Top 3 too! Take care and thanks again! Hugs, Jo x


April 2020 – Winner of the Animal Magic challenge over at Country View Challenges with my Joy and Beauty art journal page.

Wow, this has really made my day! Thanks so much, I feel so blessed to have won Corrie’s challenge and also to have been chosen as part of the Top 3 by Miriam too 😀. I always enjoy joining your challenges as your DT are so inspirational and everyone is so friendly! Many congratulations to the other winners and Top 3 too! Take care and thanks again! Hugs, Jo x


April 2020 – Awarded Overall Winner of the Mother’s Love challenge over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge with my Throw kindness around like confetti art journal page.

Oh my, thank you so much! I’m thrilled to have been chosen as part of your Top Picks and so excited to be able to join you as Guest Designer too 😀. Many congratulations to the other winners! Hugs, Jo x


April 2020 – Winner of #117 Sketch challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps with my mixed media greetings cards.

Wow, I’m so thrilled to have won the last challenge! It’s such a lovely surprise, thank you so much 😊. Such a fabulous new challenge too and the DT creations look amazing. Thanks again! Happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x


March 2020 – Awarded Top 3 for the Aquamarine challenge over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique with my Make your soul sing art journal page.

On my goodness, thanks so much! I’m so delighted to have been chosen as part of your Top 3 with my robin art journal page 😊. Thank you to the design team for all the lovely comments and amazing inspirational creations too! Many congratulations to the winners and the other Top 3 choices! Hugs, Jo x


February 2020 – I’m thrilled and honoured to be able to join the Design Team at Creative Artiste and I’d like to thank the team for inviting me to join them.


February 2020 – Winner of Paperbabe Stamps Layers challenge with my Against the Grain art journal page.

“So many beautiful creations from the DT, thanks for the inspiration! Wow, I always have so much fun entering your challenges and I can’t believe that I was lucky enough to have won – thanks so much 😁. With all your fabulous new releases it will be so difficult to chose my PB prize from your shop! Thanks again and wishing you a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Jo x”.


February 2020 – Delighted to be awarded Top 3 over at Country View Challenges for their Splatters, Splashes & Drips challenge with my Makes me Dream art journal page.

Teresa’s comments #53: “Love the contrast of the inky background with the precise astronomical imagery. A very striking page. Love it!!”

“Oh my, thanks so much! I’m so delighted that my page was chosen as part of your Top 3, this has really made my day 😁. There were so many fabulous entries, it’s such an honour to have won! Many congratulations to everyone! Hugs, Jo x”


October 2019 – Winner of Autumn & Gratitude Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday with my Love that smile art journal page.


October 2019 – Awarded Top 3 over at Country View Challenges for their Bokeh Challenge with My One and Only art journal page.

Sue’s comments: No 6 Jo – Beautiful colours and such a romantic piece for your wedding anniversary.

“Wow, this has made my day! Thanks so much for choosing my art journal page as one of your Top 3 😀. The design team tutorials were amazing and I had so much fun following along to create my first Bokeh design 😁. Thanks for the inspiration, I’m so delighted that you liked my page! Happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x”.


October 2019 – In the Designer Spotlight for the month over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (SSSMC) where I created my:

Hi everyone! I am so delighted to be in the Designer Spotlight this month over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. As this is my last week I want to say a big thank you to everyone for all your support! … … I’m so very grateful to be able to share my love of art journaling and I’d like to thank Lols and the Simon Says Stamp Team for letting me join them this month!


August 2019 – Design Team’s Special Mention over at County View Challenges for their Blues and Greens Challenge for my Remember art journal page.

Corrie from Country View Challenges said: “The detail in the background is fantastic, I love the blues and greens and the meaning of the page is powerful!”.

“Oh my, thanks so much for the special mention! I always enjoy joining your challenge and I’m so delighted that this page was chosen, it’s really made my day 😁. Many congratulations to Aimeslee and Top 3! Creative hugs and wishes! Jo x”


August 2019 – Winner of the Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #99 – Anything Goes with my A Cup of Tea art journal page.

“Wow, many congratulations on your 100th Challenge! Gold is such a fabulous theme to celebrate and all the inspiration from the design team is amazing 😁. I’m so pleased to have won the last challenge too, that is so kind – thanks very much! Sending you happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x”


June 2019 –  Guest Designer at Creative Artiste for their #50 – Anything Mixed Media Goes challenge with this art journal page.

“I’m so pleased and honoured to be here at Creative Artiste as Guest Designer for their Anything Mixed Media Goes challenge this month … I had so much fun using lots of Mixed Media to create my page, I hope you like it! Thanks so much for having me as Guest Designer”.


May 2019 – Delighted and so proud to join A Vintage Journey as a Creative Guide and my debut design was a double-sided tag for my new Tag Journal.

“I’m thrilled and honoured to be part of the Creative Guide team at A Vintage Journey and I’d like to thank the wonderful team for having me”.


May 2019 – Guest Designer at Country View Challenges for their Opposites Challenge with this art journal page.

“Hello Everyone, I’m so pleased and honoured to be here at Country View Challenges as Guest Designer for their Opposites challenge this month”.


March 2019 – Awarded Top 3 for Challenge #47 – Anything Mixed Media Goes at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge for my Spring Hare art journal page.

Thank you so much for choosing my spring page as one of your Top 3. I had so much fun creating this page and I’m delighted that you like it too 😁. Many congratulations to the winner and the other Top Threes! J 😊 x


March 2019 – I was so delighted to host the monthly challenge over at Art Journal Journey where I chose the theme Hello Springtime, here’s my first art journal page for this challenge as inspiration.

I had so much fun creating all my pages for this challenge and I hope you did too! I’d like to say a special thanks to Susi and Bleubeard & Elizabeth for asking me to be a guest host, they provided such valuable support and encouragement, thanks so much! I have also been overwhelmed with everyone’s participation and lovely comments; it has been such a pleasurable experience – thank you all! Jo x


February 2019 – Won Design Team Member’s Special Mention for the Black & White Plus One challenge over at Country View Challenges for my Loving Life art journal page.

Oh my goodness, thanks so much! I’m so delighted about my win and special mention 😁. I always enjoy joining you and I had so much fun creating my art journal pages for this challenge 😀. Thank you to the design team for all the lovely comments and amazing inspirational creations each month too! Many congratulations to the Top 3 winners 😀. Creative wishes! J 😊 x


February 2019 – Winner of the Black & White Plus One challenge at Country View Challenges for my Cherish Little Moments art journal page.

Oh my goodness, thanks so much! I’m so delighted about my win and special mention 😁. I always enjoy joining you and I had so much fun creating my art journal pages for this challenge 😀. Thank you to the design team for all the lovely comments and amazing inspirational creations each month too! Many congratulations to the Top 3 winners 😀. Creative wishes! J 😊 x


Nov 2018 – In the Designer Spotlight for the month over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (SSSMC) where I created my:

Make Your Own Background art journal page for the Make Your Own Background challenge over at SSSMC

Thanks/Thanksgiving art journal page for the Thanks/Thanksgiving challenge over at SSSMC

Let It Snow art journal pages for the Let It Snow challenge over at SSSMC

Gift It (Note Card Gift Sets) for the Gift It challenge over at SSSMC

As this is my last week in the Designer Spotlight this month with Simon Says  Stamp, I’d like to thank everyone for all your kind comments and support throughout the month and also say a special thank you to Simon Says Stamp for giving me the opportunity to design for them; I’ve had the most wonderful time!


Oct 2018 – Awarded Top 3 for the Spooky Fun with an Autumnal Twist challenge over at Stamps & Stencils for my Happy Halloween 2018 art journal page.

It’s such an honour to be in the Top 3, thanks so much for choosing my page! I enjoyed joining in the spooky fun 😁. Many congratulations to the winner and other Top 3 picks! J 😊 x


Sept 2018 – Awarded Top 3 for It’s a Bugs Life challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges for my Bee Happy art journal page.

Thank you so much for choosing my page as one of your Top 3 . I always enjoy getting creative to join your monthly challenge and loved creating this page. A special thank you to the Design Team for all the lovely comments on my blog too! Many congratulations to the winner and other Top 3 choices! Creative wishes! J x


Sept 2018 – Awarded Top 3 for the Forever Autumn challenge over at That’s Crafty Challenge Blog for my Delicious Autumn art journal page.

I’m so happy to be in the Top 3, thanks so much for choosing my page! It’s always fun joining your monthly challenges and your Design Team creations provide such wonderful inspiration 😀. Many congratulations to all the other winners and Top 3 too! J 😊 x


Sept 2018 – Awarded Design Team Special Mention for the Planes, Trains and Automobiles challenge over at Country View Challenges for my Journey, Destination and Adventure art journal page.

Thanks very much, I’m so happy to have been chosen be the Design Team Member Special Mention with my art journal page! I always enjoy joining your challenges and this was such a fun make with all the texture and layers 😀. Many congratulations to everyone! Creative wishes! J 😊 x


Sept 2018 – Awarded Designer Spotlight for the Use More Than One Stencil challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge for my Journey, Destination and Adventure art journal page.

Anna-Karin says: Jo made such a stunning art journal page, with so many layers and patterns. The page has very much energy, which is perfect for the transportation theme. I also really like the repetition of circles, clocks and compasses.

“Wow, thank you so much! I’m so delighted to be in the Designer Spotlight as I always have so much fun joining your challenges 😁. I really appreciate your design team’s kind comments and enjoy looking at their amazing creations for inspiration too 😁. Thanks again and many congratulations to the winner and other Designer Spotlights! Creative wishes! J 😊 x”


August 2018 – Awarded Top 3 for the Grungey/Industrial challenge over at Stamps & Stencils for my Creativity and Imagination.

“Wow, I’m delighted and honoured to be in the Top 3, thanks so much! I always enjoy joining your challenge and it was fun creating this industrial page 😁. Many congratulations to the winner and other Top 3! J 😊 x”


August 2018 – Winner of the Challenge #79: Sketch Challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps with my Happy Days art journal page.

“Wow, I was so surprised to see my name and I’m so delighted to have won, thank you so much! Another great theme this month too and so much amazing inspiration from the Design Team 😁. Thanks again, happy and creative wishes! J 😊 x”


July 2018 – Awarded Winner of the Ombre challenge over at Stamps & Stencils for my Wedding Card.

“Wow, what a lovely surprise! Thanks so much for choosing my card, I’m so delighted to have won 😀. I had so much fun creating this ombre card to join your challenge, thanks for the inspiration. Many congratulations to the Top 3 too and sending you all happy creative wishes J 😊 x”



July 2018 – Featured on Simply Neutrals Tuesday over at Apple Apricot for my Thank you so much art journal page.

“Thanks so much for featuring my art journal page, I loved using the neutral colour palette to join your challenge! I had so much fun creating the background with the layers of ink, stamps and stencils too! Thanks again and wishing you a very Happy August dear Wen! J 😊 x”


July 2018 – Awarded Top 3 for In The Summer Garden over at Country View Challenges challenge for my Agapanthus art journal page.

“Wow, I’m thrilled and delighted to be in the Top 3, thanks so much! I so enjoyed joining your challenge last month and this was such a lovely surprise 😁. Thank you for your kind comments too and many congratulations to the winner and the other Top 3 and DTSM picks! J 😊 x”


July 2018 – Awarded Pinworthy for the Get Sentimental challenge over at A Vintage Journey for my You are my … art journal page.

Nikki says: A wonderful celebration of creativity and an event Jo attended.

“Wow, thanks so much! Your Get Sentimental challenge was so enjoyable, I loved taking part and I’m honoured and overjoyed to be chosen as a pinworthy for my art journal page 😀. Thanks again and many congratulations to all the other pinworthies too! J 😊 x”


July 2018 – Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Winner for their “Not A Card” challenge with my Earth’s Music journal page.

“I’m so thrilled to have won this challenge, thanks so much! I always find your challenges inspiring and enjoy taking part so I was delighted to see my page “in lights” on your announcement today 😀. Many congratulations to all the Designer Spotlights too! J 😊 x”


July 2018 – Winner of the Challenge #77: Picture inspiration over at Paperbabe Stamps with my Time is … art journal page.

“Wow, thank you so much! I’m so delighted to have won as I always have so much fun joining your challenges 😁. What beautiful inspiration from the design team for this fabulous new challenge too! Thanks again and wishing you a Happy August! J 😊 x”


July 2018 – Awarded Designer Spotlight for the Add A Little Sparkle challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge for my You are my … art journal page.

Lols says: The whole design of these art journal pages is stunning! The background is fabulous and blues and silver together are beautiful. This is such a gorgeous way to remember such a special day.

“Wow, I am so honoured and delighted to be In the Designer Spotlight this week! I always enjoy joining your challenges and it was fun adding a little sparkle to my art journal page. Thank you so much and many congratulations to the winner and all the other Designer Spotlights! J 😊 x”


June 2018 – Prize Winner of the Anything Goes – Steampunk/Industrial challenge over at Sandee & Amelie’s Steampunk Challenge with my Mr. Finch art journal page.

“Thanks so much! I really enjoyed creating my page to join your challenge and I’m so excited to have won one of the prizes 😀  .Many congratulations to the other winner and to the top 5! J 😊 x”


June 2018 – Awarded Top 3 for the Do judge a book by its cover challenge over at Stamps & Stencils for my Doodled Flowers art journal cover.

 “Wow, I’m thrilled that my art journal cover has been picked as one of your Top 3 😁. Thank you so much and many congratulations to everyone else too! J 😊 x”


May 2018 – Awarded Top 3 for Floral challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges for my Find Inspiration in Nature art journal page.

“Wow, I’m so delighted that my page has been chosen as part of your Top 3 . You have really made my day, thank you so much! Many congratulations to the winner and other Top 3 choices! J 😊 x”


 
May 2018 – Winner of the Challenge #73: Picture inspiration over at Paperbabe Stamps with my Art is … art journal page.
 
“I’m so excited to have won your Picture Inspiration challenge, thanks so much! Wow, I love the way the DT members have transformed the sketch into such beautiful creative designs – amazing 😁. Thanks again, and wishing you a happy and creative week! J 😊 x”

May 2018 – I was so excited and honoured to host the monthly challenge over at Art Journal Journey where I chose the theme Flora and Fauna.

“I’d like to say a special thanks to Susi and Bleubeard & Elizabeth for asking me to be a guest host, they have really provided such valuable support and encouragement, thank you! I have also been overwhelmed with everyone’s participation and lovely comments; it has been such a pleasurable experience – thank you all! J 😊 x”


April 2018 – Awarded Top 3 for Pimp it up! (reuse or alter something)Country View Challenges challenge over at for my Capture the Magic art journal page.

Evelyn said: a beautiful reuse of a card. It turned into a nice journal page.

“Wow, thanks so much for picking my art journal page as one of your Top 3! You have really made my day 😁. I always enjoy getting creative to join your monthly challenge and I’m always inspired by the wonderful creations from your design team too. Many congratulations to all the other winners! J 😊”


April 2018 – Awarded Top 3 for Going Round in Circles challenge over at That’s Crafty Challenge Blog for my Capture the Magic art journal page.

” Oh my goodness, I’m so delighted to have made the Top 3 with my Capture the Magic art journal page! I had so much fun creating this page and stamping the circles to join your challenge. This has really made my day, thank you so much! Hugs, J 😊 x “


March 2018 – Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday winner with my Happy Easter art journal page.

“I’m really excited to have won a goody bag this month 😁. Thanks very much! J 😊”


March 2018 – Wonderful to be featured on Simply Neutrals Tuesday over at Apple Apricot for my Songbird art journal page.

“Oh my goodness, I’m absolutely thrilled and delighted to be featured for my Songbird journal page! Thank you so much and I really enjoyed joining your party last week as everyone was so welcoming and friendly 😁. … Thanks again and wishing you a happy and creative week! J 😊 x”


Feb 2018 – Honoured to be a Pinworthy Guest over at A Vintage Journey for their Melt It! challenge with my Melt It!- Four Seasons decorations.

“Wow, I really appreciate all the lovely comments above, thanks so much for your kindness! It was a pleasure to join you as a Pinworthy Guest and I had so much fun getting creative with my Four Seasons heart decorations for this challenge! Wishing everyone a Happy February! J 😊 x”


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 😊”