Saturday, 29 October 2011

A Christmas Easel

Good Saturday afternoon to you all,

I hope that everyone is enjoying the weekend so far.  I have just finished a fabulous Parchment workshop at the shop with my regular parching ladies (we seem to eat more cake and drink coffee than producing quality work!) 

 Anyway a quick blog to show the card that I sent to the Allsorts Challenge blog today.

This is my last week as Guest Designer as I start as a permanent member of the DT from next week.  This weeks Allsorts Challenge is titled Christmas Easel.  I have used one of my favourite Spellbinder dies - the Heirloom Bauble.  I cut the biggest die and then embossed it with the Holly Special Touch mask and added a few red gems.  I have used Grand labels No 23 which I also love using and the Poinsettia set which always finishes off a Christmas design so well.  I have also used gold embossing powder around the edges in a distressed way to just add the final touches.  A greeting was added to act as the stopper.  I hope that you like the design.  Pop over to the Allsorts Challenge Blog to view the other superb designs from the design team members.

Don't forget to check out the previous post to enter into the Blog Candy Draw!

Thank you all so much for dropping in, if you like the design please leave a comment.
Bye for now
Jo x


  1. Hi Jo, I thoroughloy enjoyed your parchment class today, as usual. Great company, good food (nice one Maria with the banana and walnut cake! Today I learned a lot and I am just about to finish off the card I started today! I really love the Allsorts Challenge card, the design is great and to me this card opitimises a Christmas card to the full with the rich red, gold and green colours.

    Another busy week at Lets Create! well done.

    Angie x

  2. Hi there, thanks for your comment.
    We are all doing really well but miss you all and the shop/classes. Wish I could have been there today it sounds like you all had fun. keep up the good work and good luck on your DT at Allsorts and your new venture on Tv. Will be watching. love catherine xx

  3. I love the card Jo. I really like those Spellbinders dies too and they look great in this combination.

    Catherine x

  4. Hi Jo
    Fab day as always at parchment - we certainly have a hoot and we do sometimes manage to produce some work.
    The card is amazing, as you know I dont usually like green but this really works.
    Look forward to seeing you Thurs - look out NEC here we come!!!!!!

    Maria xx

  5. Gorgeous card Jo, beautiful dies and your colour choice is perfect.
    Contemplating the Poinsettia die when I am at the NEC next week.
    Christine xx

  6. Hi Jo, love this stunning card. Gorgeous design and fab details. Very scrummy colours.

    Donna x

  7. A lovely card Jo. I have the poinsettia set of dies and love them.
    xxx Hazel.

  8. Beautiful card I love the inking around the edge of your greeting
    Lindsay xx

  9. hi jo, i wish i lived near you so i could come to your classes, i love all you do and you always have fun car't wait to see you back on c&c you make the most beautiful cards and bird houses hugs julie x