Saturday, 9 June 2012

Week 158 - Ice Cream colours inspiration

Good Morning Bloggers!

I hope that you all enjoyed your extended weekend last week and that your Jubilee celebrations were fun (and that you escaped the dreadful weather on Sunday!)  As you know we had the fabulous Leonie at Let's Create on Sunday and we all had the best time!  We have lots of photographs to share with you but I am waiting for Mum to send them, will chase her up today!

This morning  Allsorts Challenge is a fabulous idea from our Emma - wish it was a little warmer so that we can enjoy a little ice-cream tasting too!  As the title suggests we had to make a card using the ice cream colours (Pop over to the Allsorts Challenge Blog to check out the colours and have a look at the fabulous work from the Design Team.  We also have 2 sponsors this week so check these out too, we are spoiling you!

As usual the photograph doesn't pick up all the detail (note to self ........... learn how to take pictures properly!!!!)

I have used the very pretty stamps from Hunkydory called Flutterbye Gardens, what fabulous value for money too, 21 polymer stamps on this set and they all mix and match perfectly.  So pleased Hunkydory are bringing stamps out now.
I stamped the flowers and the butterfly onto Foundation papers and layered them up after adding a little sparkle with Diamond Sparkles very fine glitter, again, from Hunkydory.
In the background I have used several dies the oval being the Japanese Oval from Cheery Lynn and the Flourish is also Cheery Lynn. 
To add a little interest to the background I used a floral Special Touch mask and added a little Spun Sugar DI.
I know you are all thinking. wow! how girly for Jo - I know!! lol but sometimes I just have to!

Well, another demo day today at the shop - today we have Josie Davidson, Parchment Guild tutor and demonstrator.  I am sat in the shop at the moment surrounded by amazing parchment work and very much looking forward to her spending the day with us.
Next week (to end a run of demo days!) we have the very talented Clare Rowlands - creator of the gorgeous Molly Bloom stamps (check out her blog  The whole day will be a circus theme and this one is not to be missed I can guarantee.  If you are in my area you are most welcome.  The demo starts at 10 am and Clare will be here until 4 pm. E mail me for more details.

I will pop back as soon as Mum sends the pictures through of last weeks demo with Leonie!
Have a go at the challenge this week it is a really fun one!
Bye for now and thank you as always for your super comments,
Jo xxx


  1. Beautiful delicate card. Have a fabulous fun filled day XOXO Zoe

  2. Hi Jo, love the card and yes it is a girly one for you but so delicate and pretty, love it.

    Also loved the parchment demo this morning sorry I could not stay long but what an amazing display, so many ideas for parchment lovers, will look forward to popping in and browsing through your stock of Parchment ideas. Jean x

  3. Lovely card Jo and lovely stamps I like the ice cream colours they make a nice change hope to see you next week love Gill Jordan (Sheffield)

  4. Beautiful card Jo - the floral stampo is gorgeous.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  5. Gorgeous card Jo, love the colours and the beautiful flowers and butterfly detail!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  6. gorgeous card, love everything the colours the flowers just lovely angxxx

  7. Such a really pretty card, Jo. I love your layered flowers and butterfly. Lovely use of the challenge colours too.

  8. Hi Jo

    Beautiful card those flowers are beautiful

    Em xxx