Saturday, 26 October 2013

Week 230 - Treemendous! Allsorts Challenge

Good Morning Crafters!

Apologies for not being around last week for the Allsorts Challenge I was a little unwell last weekend and then the week disappeared somewhere!
Today we will be heading to Blyth by the time this appears taking part in Kim Sutton's Dabble day - she is expecting 84 people so it will be a busy day.  Hope to get some pics too.
Today's Allsorts Challenge is going to be a popular one I am sure and it is our lovely Brenda's turn to choose and we have been asked to use a Tree of any sort in this
This can be as simple as a Christmas Tree and this is my piece of work ............
and to no surprise it is a House Mouse! This is one of my favourites the little mouse being pulled by his friend is sat in a walnut shell - how totally cute is that! and he is carrying the Christmas Tree.
The frame of the picture is an embossing folder from Crafts Too it is called Poinsettia frame, coloured with Distress Ink. The paper is from my stash and the poinsettia is a Marianne Die.  The sentiment is from the stamp set from our lovely Joanna Sheen.  This is a very simple card with very little to do but I hope that you like it.
Please pop over to the Allsorts Challenge blog to check out the other Design Team members posts and see all of their gorgeous work.
Thankyou also to our sponsors:

Yours and Mine Papercrafts

I think Sunday beckons a day off after a hectic week and very busy day at Blyth.  I hope you enjoy your weekend whatever you are planning (weather speaks of being a bit rough so don't go to the beach!)
Take care and please pop a comment down if you have a couple of minutes I love to hear from you.
Bye for now
Jo xx 

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Week - Use your ABC's - Allsorts Challenge

Hello Crafter's

How are you all this morning?  I hope by the time that you are reading this we are on the way to visit Hazel Bainbridge's shop aka Tabbycat Designs, in Beverley near Hull. I am running a workshop for her today for 16 of her lovely customers and we have a full day of play ahead with so much variety in our techniques. 
It has been a Die-lightful week!!!!!!  (sorry couldn't resist that one and so early!!!) in other words I have been really busy up and down to the studio demonstrating the Di-lite collection of dies.  I am still loving the versatility of these and can't wait to get them in the shop.
These are some of the samples that I have made over the week ~
Using the Ornate Corner and the Frames 2 for the centre.

Here I am using the Holly Wreath and the Ornate Corner

                                          You can see here I am using the Filigree Cross, Blooms and the Corner

I have used the cross again here and the Tiger Lillies.

I really like the colours in this one - I have used the Medallion 9 and the Sprigs.

Here I have a combination using the Sprigs, a mixture of the blooms and the Frame 2.

If you would like to pop by again tomorrow I will post the other projects that I have done for you to see how gorgeous these dies are.

Now back to the matter in hand -

Use Your ABC's in the Allsorts Challenge this week and it is my week to host and I would like to see projects using the Alphabet but not in a sentiment.

I have chosen to use Woodware's Snow stamp which I love (and also Catherine has used!)

As you can see I have Zentangled it - it really lends itself to this technique.  I have recently taught myself and I am rather pleased with how this came out.
I have added a few embellishments with ~Spellbinder snowflakes and a few gems.
Please pop over to the Allsorts Challenge Blog to check out what the other DT members have done.

Thankyou for popping by and I hope that you like what I have shown you today, please leave a comment you know I love to read them.
Enjoy a lovely weekend - must dash now Hull awaits!

Bye for now
Jo xx

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Week 227 - Autumn Colours

Hello Fellow Crafters!

I hope that this finds you well and have enjoyed a busy week playing with all of your crafty stash!
I have had a busy week with a couple of shows on Create and Craft demonstrating the fabulous new collection from Spellbinder D'lites and also have had 2 lovely workshops at the shop using Sheena's gorgeous Christmas design stamps.  It was also a lovely fellow member's birthday - Pat! today so we were all forced to eat cake!
We also held our 2nd Let's Create Together day at our local village hall and the fabulous Leonie and the Krafty Hands boys joined Caroline and myself teaching lots of Christmas ideas to 53 very eager ladies.  It was a fabulous day and if you were one of our lovely crafters I hope that you enjoyed the day as much as we enjoyed organising it.
We have booked another day for February and it is full already!!!
This week on the Allsorts Challenge blog our lovely Catherine (who joined us on Sunday all the way from Harrogate!) is hosting and she has chosen ......................
as our theme for the week.  This can be any crafting project as long as it has Autumn colours included in the design.
Thankyou to our sponsors for this week who are:
Digistamp and Crafty Ribbons.
This is my design that suits the theme really well and I love working with these colours as they are bright, cheerful and very rich.
The stamped image is from the Katy Sue designs Fashion stamps drawn by the lovely Sandra Wright.
I have used pro-markers to colour the image and distress ink to soften the edges.
The background paper is out of my stash.  You can't see that well but the flower centres have micro beads in them which I stuck with glossy accents.  The die cut frame is from Marianne Designs.
Please pop over to the Allsorts Challenge blog to check out my Teamies lovely designs for this week's theme.
If you pop in to check out the blog please stay a little longer and pop a comment in - I love to hear from you all.
I have another busy week at the studio coming up still demonstrating with the Spellbinder D'lites they are still exclusive to Create and Craft until 11th October.
I am in the studio:
Monday 3pm and 7pm
Tuesday 1pm and 6pm
and Thursday 10am and 4pm.
Thankyou so much for taking the time to check out the blog I really appreciate it, as you know.
Have a fabulous weekend and I hope to see you all really soon.
Bye for now