Saturday, 3 November 2012

Allsorts Challenge Week 179 - Men and Boys

Good Morning Everyone!

Well, I am back into the swing of everything this week and loving being back into doing what I love to do.
The week has been a busy one starting with me doing a demonstration at the shop using our new stamp range.  What a fabulous day we all had and thankyou to everyone that popped along, the shop was buzzing with fellow crafters and we had some fabulous comments about the stamps.  It seems that they really love them.  The lovely Maria Maidment also demonstrated using parchment techniques with the stamps and this gave everyone some different ideas to have a go at.  Huge thanks to Maria x

On Sunday I had the pleasure of teaching at Kim Sutton's dabble day in Blyth.  Our feet didn't touch the floor but, again, such a fantastic day and so well organised by Kim and all her staff.  Their next dabble weekend is on the 1st weekend in March next year and it is well worth a visit.

Onto today's Allsorts Challenge.  This week it is Sarah's week and she has chosen

For the Men and Boys

and this is my offering for this great challenge

I have used Fishing Stan digi print from Digi Stamp Boutique who are our lovely sponsors for this week's challenge.  
The papers are the front and reverse from We R Memory Keepers - Argyle Sweater which seemed to really fit the bill.
The image has been coloured in a selection of promarkers and the background with Pan Pastels.
I cut the image out using the Classic Square Spellbinder and used the out of the box technique to cut around the fishing rod.  Some vintage photo distress ink, a little distressing with the Tim Holtz distressing tool and vintage bakers twine finishes the design off.
I hope that you like it, pop over to the Digi Stamp Boutique and have a look around, there are some smashing images to choose from click on. have a peep.

Must dash now we have a fabulous day planned with Caroline Whatling teaching a Molly Bloom Christmas box project and I am a student!!!! I have promised to behave and listen to teach!!!  I will try to take some pictures so that you can see what we have been getting up to.

I hope that you enjoy a lovely weekend, that the weather is kind to you and that you have time to fit in some well deserved crafting time.

Pop over to have a look at the great projects the DT girls have done and hope is encourages you to have a go at the challenge this week.

Bye for now
Jo xx


  1. Lovely earthy colours Jo which worked perfectly with the image on a male card.

    Hope you have a good weekend, sounds like it's going to be good fun.

    B x

  2. Good morning Jo.Glad you are on the mend and are fully functioning again.
    Love the card,the colours work so well together.
    Hope you have a good weekend.
    Sheila xx

  3. hi Jo, so glad you're back into action again and hopefully recovering well. Fantastic card for the men and the stamps look fab. House hunting is finally done and dusted now just renovations to complete and we finally move in.
    Hi to everyone and take care
    x catherine

  4. Lovely card Jo. Glad you are back in the swing. Tracy x

  5. Hi Jo this is gorgeous. I love the image and the papers. A great male card.

    Linda xxx

  6. Great card Jo love the layout and the fab DSB image

    Em xxx