Saturday, 19 November 2011

Allsorts challenge - One Layer card

Good Morning everyone!

Firstly my apologies for lack of blogging this week, I have been super busy all week sorting out all the arrangements for our birthday weekend at the shop.  I really cant believe that we have been open for almost a year! 
The card that I am posting today is the one that I have done for the Allsorts Challenge this week which is entitled One Layer Card.  Now, when I saw this title I thought Oh!  I cannot tell you the last time that I did a one layer card.  I decided to do a Christmas card using various Creative Expressions stamps.  I started by using the Heirloom bauble from Spellbinders to use as a mask to sponge through with Broken China distress ink.  I went on to stamp various images and embossed them using black sparkle embossing powder from Creative Expressions.  This embossing powder really does sparkle with an array of gorgeous colours.  I finished off the card with a little pearl pva glue under the trees to represent snow.I wasnt sure if I broke the rules by putting on the bow, but I hope not.  Pop over to the challenge to have a peep at the other DT cards and have a go at the Allsorts Challenge.  There were some fabulous entries in last weeks challenge.

Anyway, must dash now as we have a Cricut workshop at the shop today so, I hope that you like the card, if you havent finished your Christmas cards yet you could have a go at this one.
Bye for now
Jo x
P.S Only 4 more followers before the candy is pulled - not long now!


  1. Jo, this is stunning, I absolutely love the embossing on here, really makes it stand out, love it xx
    Lisa F

  2. Hi Jo, What a fantastic card , this is so creative and even though it is one dimensional it feels like a very layered creation.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs Amanda x

  3. Great one layer card Jo, the snow looks perfect.

    B x

  4. This is just beautiful Jo,love the

  5. A great card Jo
    Janet Babar xxx

  6. Love the branches Jo, it looks like you are peeping out from the forest! The embossing is gorgeous too.

  7. Beautiful card. love the idea of stenciling the background bouble.

  8. Beautiful, beautiful!!! I always feel very inspired after watching you demo on c&C and recently used this colour combo and the same stamps and dies on some of my cards. I had great feed back. Keep up the great demos Jo! Please can you tell me where I can get the anti static bag from as I am having trouble locating one. Thanks Jo X

  9. It's a lovely card Jo. I really enjoy visiting your blog and seeing your cards. Hope you're back on C&C very soon. Good luck with the celebrations.
    Take care

  10. Gorgeous! Love the way that you have framed the picture by having the branches coming in from the edges, it gives the illusion of depth, brilliant
    Lindsay xx

  11. Love the card Jo, think I'll try this one if that's OK. Can't believe it's nearly a year! Happy Birthday.

  12. Hi Jo
    Lovely card, thank you for the inspiration.I have watched you on C&C for some time now and love your work :)
    Sue Hawes

  13. Hi Jo

    Yet again another stunning card, and think it actualy looks better in the 'flesh' so to speak.
    Must admit I love using these stamps and actually enjoyed this challenge even though it certainly was out of my comfort zone.

    Looking forward to the Birthday Bash next weekend

    Maria xx

  14. Hi Jo, fantastic card, been so busy doing my Christmas cards with the Grand Caliber I forgot my stamps, shock horror, will have to correct that this week!
    Keep up the inspiration!
    Hugs Jean-Marie

  15. Beautiful card Jo. New to your blog, loving the inspiration. - Joyce

  16. I love this card, its fab! I am going to try a variation of this - thank you for the idea! xx

  17. Beautiful Sue, I have these stamps and it's given me some inspiration! Must go and play :) Carole x

  18. HI Jo & Mark, 1st the card is really beautiful and the 2nd is Congratulations, hope everything goes well on your birthday celebrations. Sorry I can't get in.