Saturday, 5 November 2011

Anything but square

Hello Everyone,

I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend so far.  Firstly I must mention what a fabulous day I had on Thursday when I went to the NEC. I met lots of lovely crafters and so many people were very pleased about my recent news.  Thank you to you all.  I also met some of the lovely Sheenies and had a great chat with them about all Joanna's wonderful products.  I am really looking forward to my first show on Wednesday.

Anyway, the reason for my blog today is to show you the card that I made for the Allsorts Challenge Blog.  As you all know I  have just joined the design team and this is my first project as a permanent team member.  As the title suggests the challenge was to make a papercrafting project that was anything but square.  I chose this design as it was certainly anything but square.  The stamps that I used were Sam Poole's Creative Expression stamps 'Timeless Journey'.  I have masked off each section and just stamped sections of each of the stamps.  I stamped the images with Vintage photo and also used this to blend each section together.  I used a variety of Spellbinders to mat and layer and to finish off I popped on some Tim Holtz embellishments.  I hope that you like this masculine card and pop over to the Allsorts Challege blog to see all the other design team 's wonderful designs. 

Don't forget the blog candy is still running - it is getting nearer to the target!  Keep your eye on the numbers dont miss out if you havent joined the blog yet! 

Enjoy a fabulous Bonfire Night. 
Bye for now Jo x


  1. Fab card! Good luck for Wednesday, I'll be tuning in

    Margaret :o)

  2. Spotted this on the Allsorts Blog and thought how effective it was. It's a great take on the challenge. Love, Julia xxx

  3. Gorgeous card Jo, love how you've masked the images, very effective. Looking forward to Wednesday. :o)

    Donna x

  4. Brilliant card! Will be there on Wednesday tuning into cher you on. Good Luck.
    Amanda x

  5. A super card for this weeks theme Jo and welcome on board at Allsorts.

    Have a good Sunday.

    B x

  6. Brilliant, love the effect you have got with the topper, fab idea
    Lindsay xx

  7. Hi Jo, finally found you, got the link through the newsletter, thank you, will be coming to check out what's going on on your first anniversary.
    hope you are keeping well. hugs Chris xx

  8. Great card Jo. Love the colours super card for the guys.
    Fi xx

  9. Love the card, will be tuning in on Weds.

  10. Love everything about this card jo,also had load's of fun making it xx d

  11. You have made a wonderful card Jo and I just love the design and the colours. Fabulous take on the challenge.
    Thank you for making such a beautiful card for my Anything but Square challenge
    and a big welcome to the Allsorts DT!
    Hugs, Jill

  12. Love that card - in one of my fave DI shades too. Great idea which I think I may have to borrow sometime - TFS

  13. Super card, Jo. Wasn't able to make the NEC, trying not to get withdrawal symptoms!x

  14. Jo,

    Great to see you today on tv. Brilliant demos as always. Look forward to many more. Good luck in your new venture.

    Anything but Square brilliant, love the style, colours all of it

    Best wishes for your birthday weekend, If only I didn't live so far away I'd be with you.

    Maureen Simpson

    (Maria's parchment friend )

  15. Great to see you on TV today, congrats on joining Joanna Sheen...I have been a House Mouse stamp fan for a long time and some of the cards shown on TV today were wonderful x

  16. beautiful! card love the different images and the color