Monday, 26 September 2011

What a Show!

Good Evening Everyone!

Well what a fabulous weekend I have had meeting all the lovely crafters at Ally Pally. Thank you to you all for your lovely comments about my work it is such a pleasure meeting you all face to face. This is such a busy and happy show, everyone looks forward to it and is never disappointed.  I also had the opportunity of presenting a brief demonstration each afternoon which I thoroughly enjoyed and thank you to you all who attended.  I thought I would post the above card this evening as I had lots of fabulous comments about this one over the weekend.  I must say this is right up my street for colours and design and I have used both of my favourite products Spellbinders and distress inks!  The Spellbinders that were used are the Heirloom Bauble die which never fails to inspire me and the Poinsettia set which I demonstrated on the last pick of the week.  The other product used, which really draws the eye onto the design, is the holly special touch mask which has been one of my most favourites to date.  To finish the design off I have used crinkle edge ribbon and black pearl glue around the edges.  I hope that you like the design and it inspires you too.  I have some more Spellbinder shows using the Edgeabilities coming up this week and will post a couple of samples that I will be demonstrating on the show over the next couple of days.  
Thank you for taking the time to read the blog and bye for now Jo x


  1. Hi Jo, Had a fab time at Ally Pally on Sat and watched your demo of the "caught in crystal". Going to give it a go as it looked fab! Thank you for your passion and inspiration.
    Tracy x

  2. Great card Jo. Glad you had a good weekend. Will look out for your shows.

  3. Hi Jo,
    Unfortunately I didn't get to go to Ally Pally, maybe next year. Looking forward to seeing more of your gorgeous samples posted on here.
    Love and Light
    Suz x

  4. Hi Jo, love this gorgeous christmas card. The poinsettia is so lovely. Your blog is fab and I am looking forward to visiting you loads. :o)

    Donna x

  5. hi jo
    loved all the samples at ally pally. it was lovely to meet you (i was with julia). I hope to come to the shop one day.
    going to try the ponsettia with black soot as mine always look too fake.
    see u soon
    ( wheelchair ally)

  6. Hi Jo. This was certainly one of my fave cards from your table at the weekend. Lovely to catch up with you again. Hope to see you soon. Love, Julia xxx

  7. Hi Jo

    Great to see you again at Ally Pally, have been playing with the set of edgeabilities oh no it was two sets that just slipped into my bag lol and made a cracker. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Let hubby know this was a real labour of love to find that slip of paper in amongst my toot in my purse lol.

    Me and the rest of the Make it Colourful DT have are having a blog hop today with loads of prizes if you want to pop over.

    Hugs Beccy

  8. Hi Jo,
    Love your card, my kinda style!
    Lovely to meet you at Ali Pali on Saturday & to be inspired once again by your fantastic demos. Will certainly be following ur blog!
    Keep up the good work!
    Luv Karen xx

  9. Wonderful cards Jo! I love my GC, I could not be without it. xx Jan

  10. Your card is lovely, love the bauble die, your shows were great, wish they would let the experts demo more, i understand the main concept is sales, but i just love watching you craft.

  11. Glad to have found your blog Jo (met you the dabble days in Sheffield). Love your card, the poinsettia looks lovely and that holly background is gorgeous. Off to add myself as a follower :o) Lisa x

  12. Hello Jo

    What a lovely traditional feel to this one and confess since I got the poinsettia it has become a firm favorite and seems to keep popping up.

    Have a good weekend.

    B x

  13. Hi Jo,
    Watched your shows today, your are fab with yours cards.
    My sister lives in Lincolnshire and we were there just over a month ago. We were so near you, next time will call in your shop. Love Jan x