Saturday, 31 March 2012

Week 148 Photo Inspiration

Good Morning My Fellow Bloggers,

Well what a fabulous week we have had with the weather - I think it is a little confused but I'm certainly not complaining!  Although the weather forecast does speak of snow at Easter!

Well lets move on from being typically English talking about the weather and let's talk about this weeks Allsorts Challenge that the lovely Debs has set for us.  This is the first time I have done a week with a Photograph for Inspiration.  Pop over to the Allsorts Blog and it will be explained to you much better than I can!  Basically you are given a group of photographs and whatever inspires you from these you use to create your project for this week.  The colours and flowers all inspired me to make this card

The stamp set that I have used is from the fabulous Jayne Shasky that I am sure you have all heard me going on about both in the shop and on C and C.  She has produced a CD Rom with the most amazing images entitled the Heart of the Garden and now we have 3 sets of stamps with the same images to play with.  Joanna Sheen has produced both the CD and the stamps and the quality is fabulous.
The set that I have taken this gorgeous image from is called A Slice of Heaven.  It really shouted out Spring and hopefully you will agree links in with the photograph that Debs has given us.
I have also used some of the backing paper from the CD Rom.  The frame has been embossed with the Bark embossing folder from Creative Expression and I have used distress inks (of course!) to ink around the edges.  Pro-markers were used to colour the stamped image and you may not be able to pick this out, but, I have glittered the tiny flowers to give them a bit of sparkle.
I have also used Nellie Snellen punches that emboss too to finish off the framework.

I hope that you will pop over to the Allsorts Challenge Blog to see what you are inspired to do. I am very much looking forward to seeing what you all create from looking at the photograph.

I have quite a busy day ahead as I am going to teach at a Dabble Day for the lovely Jean at Busy Bees which is being held at Beighton Sports Centre, Nr Sheffield.  Jean has a fabulous shop in the Market Square in Sheffield and she holds regular Dabble Days throughout the year and they are a fabulous day.  Today I will be showing the ladies and gentlemen how to decorate a plaque using the Jayne Shasky CD Rom, Crackle paint technique and inks so I hope that they enjoy themselves!
If you are in the area of Sheffield pop along to Jean's shop and you will find details on her blog of all the activities that are planned
Do pop over and join in the fun of the Challenge as always there are great prizes to be had and the Design Team are showing you what has inspired them to do.

I hope that you all enjoy a fabulous weekend and all of you that have given something up for Lent it is only 1 week until you can indulge in what you have given up!  (Mine has been chocolate and Good Friday cant come fast enough!!!!  Lol)
Bye for now
and thank you as ever for all your fabulous comments
Jo xxx


  1. Beautiful card Jo - the image is stunning and the flowers are perfect.
    Have a great weekend.
    Debs xx

  2. What a lovely card Jo stunning. Those flowers are just so delicate and beautiful. The image is perfect for the theme.
    Fi x

  3. Gorgeous card Jo, the colours are so pretty & fresh
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

  4. Love your creation Jo and super colours as always.

    Mind you, reading what you gave up for Lent I am thinking that's playing on your mind judging by the colour of the birdhouses ?

    Hope you day goes well.

    B x

  5. What a fab card jo it goes well with the weather we have been havin,love the spring colours xx D

  6. Gorgeous, I love the spring colours xx

  7. Lovely card Jo, Spring is here and the birds are nesting, flowers are blooming, this card says it all, well done once again. Take care and enjoy what is left of the weekend. xo

  8. Lovely card Jo and the colours are fab. Hope you have a great day and get some time to relax this weekend.
    Crafty hug Jo. R. xx

  9. Gorgeous card Jo, love the colours. Hope you are having a super weekend, Carole Z X

  10. Beautiful card Jo, i have decided to come and play at Allsorts this week, hopping weather will hold,crafty hugs julie-ann x

  11. Beautiful card. Love the stamps.