Monday, 20 October 2014

DAY 30 - Christmas Inspiration - Last Day!

Welcome Everyone!

I feel a little sad today as this is the last day of my 30 days of Christmas Inspiration.
I cannot thankyou all enough for all of the fabulous comments and the feedback.
I have loved to read these everyday and I am going to miss them.
Thankyou also for all of my new followers, welcome the my crazy world and I hope the you enjoy following me.
Today had to be a design that I love (I have enjoyed them all but this one is one of my favs!)


There seems to be a little too much light on the picture but hope that you can still see what is going on with the design.  I have used the Rustic Wreath embossing folder from Spellbinders to emboss the design for the background.  I have then spent quite some time colouring with distress inks - vintage photo and walnut stain.  Then I covered the image in different colours of guilding waxes.  I have scuffed up the edges on both layers to keep the rustic effect.
The reindeer is also a Spellbinder design and I have used guilding flakes on double sided sheets and then cut the design.  It really works well with the intricate cut on the reindeers antlers.
Some organza bronze ribbon and hat pins finished this off a treat.
Well, this is it :( the final blog of my 30 days of inspiration. As I said before I hope that you have enjoyed it and please leave your final comment and I will be back tomorrow to announce the winner of some lovely stuff.
Thankyou a million times for your participation - without your lovely feedback it would be so boring!
I will be back on Saturday with the Allsorts Challenge but, for now, 
Bye for now
Jo xx

Sunday, 19 October 2014

DAY 29 - Christmas Inspiration

Hello Everyone,

Firstly, apologies for the lateness of today's post.  We have had a problem with charging the lap top but all sorted now! 
This is the penultimate day! of our Christmas Inspiration and I hope that you are still enjoying it.
Today I would like to share a black and white little number.


This is a  stencil from the Sweet Poppy Range and I have used white matt paste through it to give this fabulous raised effect.  Whilst the paste is still wet I sprinkled white glitter over the design to bling it
up. I also popped some red pearls onto the design which adds that little extra.
Simple matting and layering with a little cord wrapped around the corners finishes the design.
Oh! mustn't forget the bow! 
This would make a quick card to make if you have a lot of cards to make this Christmas.
Thankyou for popping in, I really appreciate you coming to visit and hope that you leave a comment to be in with the almost last chance to win the blog candy.
Hope to see you for the last day tomorrow.
Bye for now
Jo xx

Saturday, 18 October 2014

DAY 28 - Christmas Inspiration

Hello Again!

Well its day 28 (where has those dissappeared to !!)
Only 2 more days to inspire you and really trying to get to the 30 days without a blip!!!

Today I would like to share this with you ~


This is the Holly embossing set and I have used the corner part of the set - I have embossed it 4 times and matted it onto some cream card.  I have also highlighted the embossed area with Treasure gold.
I also embossed some craft metal for the centre square and I used the main 8" x 8" folder.
The Poinsettia is the Sue Wilson design and I have cut it in pearl red card stock and pinched the petals together using my tweezers to give it some shape.  I also sprayed them with some mica spray to give them more interest.
We have got the embossing folders in the shop to sell now so I will be making lots more samples to display, I love using them they give such a great embossed image.
A little ribbon and a flourish finishes the design off.
Please leave a comment to be in with a chance to win the Blog Candy at the end of the 30 days.
Thankyou for popping in,
Enjoy a lovely weekend and hope to see you again tomorrow.
Bye for now
Jo xx


Friday, 17 October 2014

WEEK 281 - Embossing

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope everyone is well, Saturday already phew!! what a busy week!!
5 shows on C and C and 3 workshops, lots of prep and sample making!
Its great to be back!! but for all of you that are so lovely to be thinking about me I am taking it easy and pacing myself I promise! xx Mark is watching very closely!! lol 

Today we have 2 posts and the first is for the Allsorts Challenge as it is on a Saturday.
This week the Challenge is to show a design using Embossing.
Now this could be embossing with a embossing folder, parchment embossing or embossing using embossing powders so the choice is vast this week.

I have chosen to show you a design using an embossing folder ~


This is a white on white design using quite a few Tonic products.
the embossing is one of their A4 embossing folders, there is also a border punch, flower punches and the bow die from the Rococo range. 
I hope that you can see the embossing detail as it is really lovely in the flesh!

We have two sponsors this week so there will be two lucky winners, one of you will win a £15 store gift voucher from:
http://www.craftydevilspapercraft.co.uk/

and one of you will win a $20 store gift voucher from:
 Flonz $20 store gift voucher Also 12% discount offered on purchases to those entering the challenge
We are so happy for our generous sponsors and they have gorgeous things to choose from!
Please pop over to the Allsorts Challenge to have a peep at the Design Team ideas, as usual, they are fabulous and using all the different variations of embossing too.
There is another post today - dont forget to have a look at Day 28 of my Christmas Inspiration - not a lot of time left to leave your comment!
I hope that you enjoy a lovely weekend,
Bye for now
Jo xx

DAY 27 - Christmas Inspiration

Good Friday morning to you all,

Well, day 28 and still going strong!! I really hope that you are not fed up with me! If you are getting that way not long to go now!!
Todays post is still following the theme with Molly Bloom but it isn't a card again.

It is a hanging plaque which could be attached to the front of a card (would need to be 8 x 8).
I started off with a ring of cardstock with a piece of acetate sandwiched in the middle of it.
I then stamped the cottage and the trees, coloured them with promarkers and twinkled with glossy accents and glitter.
The holly leaves have been cut on my Cricut using the Winter Wonderland cartridge.
They were glittered too, it was quite a glittery affair!  the berries are card candy.
the drift wood sign is another Molly Bloom stand, I added a little organza bow and some bakers twine to this.
The twine was also used to hang it up.
This was a great fun project and we all enjoyed making it in the workshop.
Thank you for popping in again,
Have you left a comment yet? time is running out to grab that blog candy so please leave a comment to be in with the running.
Must dash I am at the studio again today for a 9am and 7pm show.  Might even hit the shops in between shows!! or maybe just chill in the green room!
Bye for now
Jo xx

Thursday, 16 October 2014

DAY 26 - Christmas Inspiration

Welcome to Day 26!

Good morning everyone and welcome to the last stretch of my Christmas Inspiration.
today I have a little project that the class will be doing tomorrow! 
This weeks subject is Molly Bloom and anything to do with these lovely stamps are just fabulous in my mind.


This is quite a quick little project using one of my favourite stamps for Christmas.
I have stamped Molly and then coloured in with pro-markers, used Vintage photo distress ink around the edges of a scalloped circle Tonic die.  I have sprinkled chunky white embossing powder, from Stampendous, onto the picture for snow flurries.
the base card has a 6 x 6" card and folded back for a one sided gatefold.
The background paper is a Kaiser and I have used an inverted corner punch to add interest.
Some ribbon and wooden embellishments finish off the design.
I hope that you like it and want to leave me a comment so that I can put you in the Blog Candy draw at the end of 30 days.
Don't forget that even if you dont have a google account or a blog you can still comment by making your comment and choose anonymous - but leave your name in the comment box.
Thankyou for popping in,
hope to see you tomorrow,
Bye for now
Jo xx

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

DAY 25 - Christmas Inspiration

Good Morning Everyone,

Well, I can't believe that we are on our last 5 days of inspiration and I hope by now that at least one project has inspired you to get cracking with your Christmas projects.  (I am sure that most of you are all done!)
Today we have a card from Tonic and was on the Christmas Craftinator about a month ago.
This is the Rococo mug and I have cut it all in white cardstock and then used my pro-markers to colour all of the different elements and adhered them together.  I really enjoyed making this one it was fun!
I should have opened the card to show how I have folded it back. I stamped a christmas message from Sheena's stamps and embellished around the edge with the branch stamp again from Sheena.  This was stamped using Forest Moss distress ink. The corner is also a Tonic 


This is the Rococo mug and I have cut it all in white cardstock and then used my pro-markers to colour all of the different elements and adhered them together.  I really enjoyed making this one it was fun!
I should have opened the card to show how I have folded it back. I stamped a christmas message from Sheena's stamps and embellished around the edge with the branch stamp again from Sheena.  This was stamped using Forest Moss distress ink. The corner is also a Tonic.
I am back on Ideal World today showing you how fantastic the Bow Maker is! 
Nancy launched the Pick of the Day last night and it is flying!
I am on at 1pm and 4pm!
Thankyou for popping in this morning and dont forget time is running out to put your name in the hat for the lovely blog candy! to qualify just leave a comment on this post. Don't worry if you don't have a blog or you don't have a Google account, just put your comment in and use Anonymous from the choice given, but don't forget to put your name at the bottom of the comment or I won't know if its you if you get chosen at the end of the 30 days!
Must dash now hope to see you tomorrow,
Bye for now
Jo xx