Saturday, 18 February 2012

Week 142 Allsorts Challenge - Again Free and Easy

Hello Everyone,

Well what a week we have had, not all good I am afraid but hoping to finish it much better.  Our Daughter Kate had a car accident last Saturday, she went out in the early morning and it was -18 in Coningsby (on the news as being the coldest in the country!) and unfortunately skidded on some black ice.  She has only been driving a year so this was extremely traumatic for her.  Thank goodness she is ok - a few bruises and very sore but all in one piece ... phew.  Unfortunately the car wasn't as lucky but this can be replaced our Kate isn't replaceable.  So the week has been trying to sort out insurance and a car so that she can get to work.

 All is good now she is fine driving again and back at work so another crises over in the Channon house.  As I mentioned I am finishing the week on a high though tomorrow I am at the NEC attending a Ranger workshop with the one and only!!  Tim Holtz.  It is the trade show this weekend and we are staying over in Birmingham so that we can attend the show on Sunday and Monday.  I will be taking lots of photos so that you can have a sneeky peep at some of the new goodies coming our way.  Keep an eye out for these.

For this weeks challenge for Allsorts we are continuing with the Free and Easy February theme and here is what I would like to share with you

I have used one of Stampendous Jumbo stamps and this one is a particular favourite of mine.  The stamp comes in 2 pieces - the frame and the cameo and this makes it so useful for so many projects. I have used a grand Spellbinder oval to place the stamp on and distressed it with Vintage photo.  I also used Stampendous Cracked glass champagne glitter.  This is a really gorgeous product.  For the background I used distress stain - Wild Honey to cover some coated paper and Tim Holts Kraft Glassine paper to make some flowers.
I hope that you like my offering and please pop over to the Allsorts to check out all the girls gorgeous projects and don't forget their own blogs they are very inspirational.
Keep an eye out on the blog for the Trade show photos,
Bye for now,
Jo x


  1. A really super creation Jo, but don't see it on the challenge post ?

    Have a good weekend.

    B x

    1. I havent a clue what happened ! have been back in and put it on. Sorry xx Sorry no e mail at the moment.x

  2. Lovely card Jo, the flowers are gorgeous...sorry to hear about your daughter's accident, but glad she is okay, Carole Z X

  3. Jo I'm sorry to hear about Kate and glad to hear she is ok. Send her our love . Your card is stunning and love the colours. Received the newsletter and see you in may in Harrogate. Have a great time in Birmingham looking at all the new goodies!
    X catherine and the gang

  4. WOW i'm liking this one a lot the colour's, style and the lay out xx see you soon

  5. Glad your daughter is ok after her accident, love your creation for Allsorts this week
    Have a lovely weekend
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  6. Lovely card again Jo, love the vintage look!
    Glad Kate is back on the road and non the worse , hope it was a learning curve for her.

    Take care both of you and have a lovely chill out time in Birmingham,looking forward to seeing the goodies;-)

  7. glad your daughter is ok, hope you have a great time in Birmingham angxx

  8. What a shock for you, so glad all turned out well Jo. Take care.
    Lovely card nice image and well done under the circumstances and trauma of this week.

  9. A stunning card Jo, So glad Kate is ok, it's so easily done. like you said the car is replaceable. Sorting insurances out is just a nightmare !
    BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

  10. Great card Jo as usual pic does not do it justice saw it at your shop last week. car'nt wait to see what news you bring fron the man himself have a great weekend Jo and Mark
    love and hugs
    Pauline B

  11. I'm so glad your daughter is ok after her accident, so scarey for all of you! Your card is fabulous. Have a good time at the show and can't wait to see the piccies xx

  12. Hi Jo, sorry to hear about your daughter - been there too! Glad to hear all is well now. I like this card, it's very elegant x

  13. Wow Jo you have had a week and a half, glad to hear your daughter is ok and things are getting back to normal(whatever that is). Just love the card, the colours and especially the distressing. One word to describe it is "beautiful". Well done. x

  14. Such a nice and lovely card! ♥ Joined the challenge, good one DT!

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous Jo. Fabulous stamp.
    So glad Kate is alright. What a scare for you all.

  16. Oh! wow Jo, this is absolutely stunning. I love the cameo and beautiful vintage feel.

    Donna x