Saturday, 23 June 2012

Week 161 - Dies to Die for!

Morning Everyone!
Well it is my turn to host the Allsorts Challenge this week and I have chosen Die's to Die for as a theme. All of you know that it seems impossible for me to design a card without using a die of some description and this is what I have come up with using some of the new Cheery Lynn dies

You know when sometimes you make a card and it goes together really well and everything seems to fit into place, well, this is one of them.  The dies that I have used are some of the new releases from Cheery Lynn, the frame work that circles the flowers is the Manon's Wedding Garland and the flowers are from the Build a Flower #1.
So easy to use, all I have done is cut the various flowers in different coloured cardstock (the blue paper is a Bo Bunny, the others are from scraps.
The flourish is one of the excisting dies - one of my favourites.
I have also used Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink for the edges of the daisy flowers and the garland.
The cardstock in the background is one from Kanban.

I hope that this gives you some inspiration - I certainly enjoyed making mine.

I did promise some photographs of the demo day with Leonie that we had at the shop a couple of weeks ago, here they are and you will see we all had a great day, lots of laughs and creating (of course!)

A great day had by all!
Many thanks to Leonie for a great laugh and some fabulous techniques and hints and tips.

We also had the lovely Josie Davidson - Parchment designer and Tutor
at the shop on the 17th June and these are some of the pictures that Mum took (in House photographer if you haven't realised yet!!)

Josie and Chris - who kindly came along to help.

Some of Josie's amazing work - a very talented lady.


Well I must dash - as ever I have a busy weekend I am on my way to Bristol in the next hour.  I have the pleasure of demonstrating at the Bristol Parchment Exhibition with the very talented Maria Maidment - this really isn't hard work!!!

Have a fabulous weekend whatever you decide to do.
Thankyou for popping by and I hope you have enjoyed the photographs.
Bye for now
Jo xx



  1. A very eye catching card Jo, the colours really make a statement.

    Great photos of the demo days, have a good time in Bristol.

    B x

  2. I love that Jo. The die's are fabulous and so are the colours you've used.

  3. Stunning card once again Jo, love the colours, I must check out the new dies, loads of inspiration for your followers. Enjoy your time in Bristol.
    Jean x

  4. A lovely card Jo must have a look at the new dies my bank card is crying out to be used again lol see you soon Gillian xx

  5. it is totally amazing, how you combined the different shapes to such a gorgeous flower-card!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  6. Great card for your chosen theme this week JO. Looks like you had a fab day with Leonie and bet everyone really enjoyed themselves. The parchment looks so creative. Hope everyone is ok and your all keeping well
    x catherine

  7. Hope you have had a good weekend Jo really enjoyed my shop with Mark last Thursday sorry you had to dash off hope all went well
    Love and hugs
    Pauline B
    P.S love the card lol

  8. Gorgeous card Jo, hope you had a good time in Bristol, which along with Bath, is my nearest big town! Carole Z x

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