Saturday, 15 February 2014

Week 246 Allsorts - Use Brads

Good Morning Everyone,
I hope that this finds you all well and enjoyed a little romance on Valentine's Day yesterday.
I sincerely hope that you are all safe and avoiding all of these awful storms that we keep having.
This week at Allsorts Helene is setting our Challenge and she is asking us to ................
'Use Brads' in our design.
This is my project
As you will see I have used the brads for the middle of the flowers and also the middle of the ribbon bow. The brads are pearl and silver and are from the Hobby House.
The rest of the card has been made up using Couture Creations Emboss, Stamp and Cut . It is a lovely set and combines all elements in this card.  The flourish is a Cheery Lynn design which I have cut once and separated it off. For the background stamped image I have used Adirondack Currant and then blended using Distress Ink  Aged Mahogany. The flowers have been glossed with a little Cosmic Shimmer twinkles.  The string of pearls are also from the Hobby House.
This week we have 2 excellent sponsors Digidarla and Craft Fairy. Thankyou to them both.
Please pop over to the Allsorts Challenge Blog to have a look at all of the other Design Team members lovely designs.
I hope that you enjoy a lovely weekend and that you find time for some crafting time.
Bye for now
Jo xx

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Allsorts Challenge Week 245 - Use a colour beginning with 'B'

Hello Everyone,

Good Morning my blogging friends. I hope that this finds you all well and hopefully safe and well away from these dreadful floods and terrible weather.
It has been another busy week and most of it being spent at the studio doing shows that were the Pick of the Week that only lasted the weekend!
It is my turn to host the Challenge at Allsorts this week and I have chosen:-
Use a colour beginning with the letter 'B'. So you have lots to choose from and these are 2 that I have chosen to show you and hopefully you will be inspired to take part.
Well this one is Blue and Black and I really loved making this card. It has one of the card creators from the latest of the Spellbinder launch and also the Shapeabilities Feather die which everyone has been really loving.  The feathers are make of wax paper which is the waste when I have been cutting some other material. I have coloured them with a combination of alcohol ink colours. The picture is from the current Graphic 45 range called Couture.
The second is using Burgundy which always makes the card design pop. It is a tonic Indulgence die which I have used in conjunction with white Centura pearl. These dies have so much scope to create some lovely designs.  The flowers have been made from a Cheery Lynn die - Chrysanthemum.
I hope that you have enjoyed having a look at my ideas for the challenge and that it encourages you into the Challenge.
We have 2 excellent sponsors this week -
 Yours and Mine Papercrafts (
and a Passion for Stamps.
Please pop over to the Allsorts Challenge Blog to check out the other team members and their ideas for my challenge.
I am guesting on Create and Crafts 4 Day Deal shows on Monday so if you have a few minutes tune in for some excellent prices.  I am just in for the launch shows on Monday - I have done my fair share this last week!
I hope that you have a great week ahead.
Thankyou for popping by and please leave a comment if you have time.
Bye for now
Jo xx

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Allsorts Challenge - week 244 - Love is in the Air

Hello Blog Friends,

Thankyou for popping by this morning and I hope your weekend has started well.
I am at the create and craft studio at the moment showcasing the brand new Create and Craft
 Die-lectables.  Well what a day yesterday these were supposed to be the Pick of the Week but they are sold out already!!  There are still a few available in singles but not sure for how much longer.
My project for our lovely Tracey's challenge at Allsorts this week is this one : - 


This is a card using one of our Doodlish stamp collection from Shellie Blow. These are a set and I'm sure that you have seen them on the blog when we launched them at the shop.  I have used some fabulous guilding flakes from Crafty Notions for the main image. The stamps are extremely detailed and I was very pleased with how well it came out.  The background embossing is a Craft Too large embossing folder and it is one of my favourites.

The design team have done some gorgeous samples as always so pop over to the Allsorts blog to see these and why not have a go at the challenge too! some lovely prizes to be had for the winner! and our lovely sponsors are:
Nice Crane Designs


Digi Stamp Boutique

I have a few samples from the shows from yesterday and I will be popping them on later today so hope that you can pop back to check these out.
I must sign out now and get prepared for my 1 o'clock show.
Thankyou so much for popping in and hope that you like the design enough to leave a comment - you know how much I appreciate you as a Blog friend.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
Bye for now
Jo xx