Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Christmas Advent - Day 18

Welcome to Day 18 of the Christmas Advent Event folks.
Today we are joined by:


Joanna has been involved in the craft world since 1979. She has written over 30 books on cookery, herbs, stencilling, crafts and flowers during the past 20 years and is now best known for her work on TV with her craft CDs, card making and pressed flower craft programmes. She lives in Devon with her husband Richard and youngest daughter Emily - never forgetting their bossy little cocker spaniel called Wellington - Welly for short!
Joanna started building her pressed flower company back in 1979 and soon had a thriving international concern, making sales around the world. She has sold pictures to many of the major stores in London, New York and Tokyo, Australia and other countries in Europe. This thrived until 2006 when Card making finally won and took over all the production and warehouse space at the company, but Joanna's first love will always be flowers in some form or another!
Teaching comes naturally to Joanna, she began her craft school here in the UK some 17 years ago and there is also the Joanna Sheen Flower School based in Osaka and with teachers spread around Japan. Joanna's craft courses are now very limited with other commitments taking so much of her time but, old and welcomed visitors return every year for Joanna's new and innovative teaching.
A selection of craft goodies to include a Joanna Sheen Cd and project book.
Here is my card for today:
I just love Joanna's House-Mouse designs.  I have had these for a while now and just not got round to inking them up.  It is so therapeutic colouring in these images. 
So the image is coloured with my Promarkers because I have used the fine nibs on them to colour all the fiddly bits on the leaves and flowers.
A close up of the main image. 
And one of the cute little sentiments that comes with the set, which is called Birthdays, Poppy. 
That gorgeous Sheer Puff dots ribbon, which is one of my most favourite ribbons, is available of course, at Crafty Ribbons.
So remember to stop by the Inspiration blog and add your name to the Linky to be in with a chance of today's fabulous prize from Joanna Sheen.
Remember to leave me a comment.
Because apart from the fact that I really do appreciate them, you could also win my Christmas Day Candy!
See you tomorrow.