Friday, 21 December 2012

Week 186 - As simple as Black and White

Hello Everyone!

Well it's nearly here and I have still got soooooooo much to do - bet all of you out there are kicking back with your feet up, presents wrapped, baking done and trimmings looking fab!! Jealous or what! We have had a  2 great Christmas get togethers at Let's Create this week Wednesday evening and today and thankyou for everyone who popped in, we had a really lovely time and a great way to end the year.

This weeks challenge is from our lovely Brenda and this will be a 2 week challenge as it is the Christmas week so everyone will be busy with all the festivities but we hope that you will be able to pop something on the challenge when you have a minute.  My offering for this challenge is ~

Some of you may have seen this on the Pick of the Week Spellbinder shows last week.  I had the pleasure of demonstrating the gorgeous Die D-Lites and I have used several on this design.  Around the edge of the square I have used the Flourish Trim which when cut 4 times makes a lovely frame.  I have also used the Medallion Three which I have cut in black and silver and offset them to give dimension. In the middle of the medallion I have popped a few pearls to embellish the middle.  The Fantastic Flourish Trim die in the corner finishes off the design nicely.

We have 2 lovely prizes up for grabs so please pop over to the Allsorts Blog to have a peep at these and also have a look at the inspiration that the Design Team have given us.

I hope that you enjoy using your dies if you own them - I find them such a great addition to my Spellbinder collection.

Speaking of Spellbinders .................  I have the pleasure of demonstrating on the next Pick of the Day which launches on Thursday 27th December at 9pm and continues throughout the day on the 28th.  Hopefully you will have chance to catch a few shows if you are chilling.  

This just leaves me to say a HUGE thankyou for spending time to follow the blog this year and I hope that everyone in blog land all have a fabulous Christmas and enjoys a happy and healthy New Year.

Please leave a comment if you are passing by
you know I love to read them,
bye for now
Jo xxxxx


  1. love this card Jo just plain and to the point. Look forward to the pick of the day and seeing your demos.
    have a restful!!!! Christmas

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  3. Your shows on C&C inspired me to buy the D-Lites; they, in turn, have inspired me to be more creative, thank you so much

    Hilary Elder

  4. Great card jo, try and get a rest for a few days..... Happy Xmas tracyxxx

  5. Perfect CAS and oh so elegant card Jo - love it!!
    I hope to have some D-Lites from Santa :o)
    Or at least some pennies to spend later :o)
    Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas (don't work too hard hun)
    and here's to a Happy Healthy New Year.
    Thanks for being a great teamie at Allsorts - I will still be popping by and hope to see you too.
    Debs xx

  6. "Feet up" Jo - I wish, like you still seems so much to do. As hubby said earlier it's only for two days when it comes down to it, yet we all plan and prepare as if it lasts weeks. But it's what us Mums do best isn't it.

    Your card is beautifully crisp and elegant and super use of those dies and looks like you will be straight back into it after Christmas - you take care and don't over do it.

    But have a lovely Christmas with your family first.

    B x

  7. Stunning Jo, I do love black and white together. I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

    I look forward to seeing your show on the 28th.

    Big Hugs
    Linda xxxx

  8. Beautiful as always Jo. Hope you all have a great xmas and all the best for the new year to you and family.
    x catherine


  9. Hiya Jo,

    Lovely card. Brilliant dies shown at their best. Black and white icing on the cake. X

  10. Love the card Jo Merry Christmas have a good one.

  11. Gorgeous card.
    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas
    BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

  12. Beautiful card jo, lovely use of the dies. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas! Carole Z X

  13. Hi Jo and Mark A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU BOTH enjoy your rest that is well deserved,loved all the demo's on c/c even the upside down cards lol two in one day it's not a record cos i've done four in one day of cause not on live TV lol look forward to the 28th c/c shows will probably treat myself as a late Christmas presie if I like them.
    love and hugs
    Pauline B

  14. Such a beautiful card Jo, just love the intricate dies you've used. Hope you have a fabulous Christmas and New Year xxx


  15. Morning Jo,

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    Thank you for the gift of your time and talent. X

  16. Love this Jo. Elegant simplicity.

    Hope you had a great Christmas hun.

  17. Hey hun.
    ~Thanks for comment. Christmas was good ta, New Year the worst EVER!!!! 2 of us with Noro, then mum with 3 ambulance call outs before finally admitting her with hypoglycaemia, she's just got home. As soon as my life is back with me, I shall be trying to get something done. I hadn't forgotten our discussion. :o)
    See you soon I hope.