Friday, 9 March 2012

Week 145 - Say it with flowers

Hello Everyone!

I hope that this finds you all well and happy and have had a great week - has anyone done anything really exciting that they want to share? 

I have been busy doing loads of paperwork for the shop .........  boring, but it has to be done unfortunately, I have also been doing lots of orders for Mother's Day too which I love.

This week on the Allsorts Challenge is all about flowers.  I am sure that there isn't any crafter out there that will struggle to do a card with this title. 

I have chosen one of my Indigo Blu cards that we did in a workshop last week at the shop.  I am just loving these stamps. Kay and Alfie are doing a fabulous job tempting us with such gorgeous designs.
This particular stamp is the Anemone corner which I must say is one of my favourites.  I decided to use the guilding flakes with it and I chose Yorkshire Dales as it has a good percentage of green mixed with copper - a gorgeous mix.  I applied Flitter Glu to the stamp and then used the flake.  This technique is so straight forward but so effective.  The colour on the image is from promarker cool aqua (I think! it was something aqua anyway!!) Just take care not to colour over the flake as it will rub it off a little.
The words were from the same stamp set and I used Labels 1 Spellbinder and added Bundled Sage DI to put a little colour around the edges.
A piece of organza ribbon and Creative Expressions Pearl glue finishes off the design.
I hope that you are tempted to have a go with the Indigo Blu stamps and the Flitter Glu - you will enjoy using it - everyone in the class certainly did!

As always the other members of the DT for Allsorts have left some gorgeous samples on the Challenge Blog so pop over and have a look.  As ever there are some fabulous prizes up for grabs.
Thank you, as ever, for stopping by.
Enjoy a lovely weekend and I hope that you pop a comment in to say hello.
Bye for now
Jo x


  1. Super card Jo, one of my favourite colour combos (I know I've got a few) and love the elegant stamp.

    Have a good weekend.

    B x

  2. Stunning card Jo, love the stamp and technique you've used and the aqua is such a beautiful colour!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  3. Lovely card Jo, it is good to see different ones to inspire for Mothers Day. Always looking for new ideas.
    Keep up the inspirations, Love Dorothy x

  4. Very nice card but i have seen something like this before,,, ummmm i wonder where,what a fab class this was (silly all your classes are good well better then good) xx d

  5. Fabulous card - its so pretty. I have just bought the Flitter Glu starter kit and can't wait to give it a go. xx

  6. Beautiful card Jo. Love IndigoBlu stamps, may favourite at the moment is Aloysius bear - he is so cute.

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  8. Hi Jo
    Beautiful card. One of my favourite images from Indigo Blu. Love the colour scheme and of course the gilding is top of my list at the moment.
    See you soon
    Maria x

  9. This is so beautiful Jo and a fab image. Love the cool colour you have used. hope everyone is ok
    x catherine

  10. Beautiful card Jo - loving the stamp and the subtle colours.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    Debs xx

  11. Fabulous Jo! Nothing exciting for me last week either -just a lot on at work and also a lot of card commissions. I have ordered the flitterglu starter sent from Indigo Blu and am waiting for it to arrive so I can start playing! I love their stamps too, Enjoy your Sunday, Carole Z XX

  12. Can anybody tell me if the shop in Coningsby is open on a Sunday please

  13. Hello I'm sorry but the shop is closed Sunday and Monday e mail me on for opening hours . Thankyou Jo x

  14. I love this JO, so simple and elegant xx

  15. Hi, love the card and the colours. Look forward to getting back to some sort of normality, have just fetched Ken out of hospital after his hip op. A very exhausting week. Will try and pop in soon to see you, need to shop ;-))Hope all is well with you and the family. love Jean

  16. Hello Jo and Mark really nice cards as usual i bought the stamps the last time i was in your shop and have made a few cards using them and im just loving gilding flake infact everything is getting the flakes on them if Ken stands still long enough he will be flake too
    Love and hugs
    Pauline B

  17. A lovely floral card. Found you via the Allsorts Challenge blog xxx

  18. So pretty Jo! Love the colours and beautiful stamps... yes, I am tempted lol! Lisa x

  19. I love the stamp and the sentiment is so true. The added pearl gems are stunning x

  20. Jo I love the clean and simple style of this one and the softness of the colors! Very pretty. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Have a blessed day!