Saturday, 27 October 2012

Allsorts Challenge Week 178 - In Stitches

Hello Crafters,

Firstly,  its great to be back posting for the Allsorts Challenge.  Thankyou to all the fab girls on the Design Team for keeping me on board after my absence.  I returned to the shop on Tuesday and it's fantastic to be back getting my hands dirty and seeing all my crafting friends and customers. Karen, Jac and, of course, Mark have done an amazing job keeping everything ticking over.

This week it is our lovely Brenda's challenge and she has chosen a design featuring stitching.  That gives a great scope especially with stitching being so popular on our cards at the moment.  I have chosen this design to show you

The main focal point of the card is the stunning butterfly from Joanna Sheen's I Love Knitting stamp set and I have stamped and embossed it with detailed white embossing powder so that it resembles parchment.  There is so much detail in the design it is a favourite of mine and was very popular when Joanna released it.   The background framework is a Nellie Snellan die and I have used the die cut eyelets to thread the decorative cord through.  The background paper is Bo Bunny and the floral embellishment is a Marianne.

It is a great little card that would suit so many different occasions.  As usual the DT have displayed some fabulous projects on the Allsorts Challenge Blog pop over to have a peep and have a go at taking part - I am sure it will be a really popular week this week.  Thankyou to our sponsors Flonz Crafts

Thankyou for popping by please leave a comment,  I love reading them and I hope that you enjoy a lovely weekend - keep warm the weather has turned a bit chilly!

Bye for now
Jo xx


  1. Such effective work Jo, the threaded cord fits the theme so well and as you rightly say that butterfly is gorgeous.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    B x

  2. Yay, fab to have you back with us Jo, such a lovely card x

  3. Gorgeous card Jo - I too love that butterfly - I had to have it when I saw you demoing it on C&C :o)
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    Debs xx

  4. WELCOME BACK JO! great card. Tracy xx

  5. Hi Jo nice card as usual nice to have you back in the land of the crafters I started off doing stitch style cards but have not done any for ages scrapbooking as taken over my life at present
    love and hugs
    Pauline B

  6. Beautiful card Jo - great to have you back in craft land! Carole Z X