Friday, 1 February 2013

Week 191 - Lets Get Cute

Hello Crafters!

Well it is my turn to host this week's Challenge at Allsorts and my title is Let's Get Cute.  I have chosen the following card to show you just how cute I can go!

Is that cute enough for you!!
Arrrrrrrr I hear you say.  This is one of the most gorgeous images from the stamps from Joanna Sheen's Holly Hill Pond.  It is quite a simple design using papers, inks and a few fishy embellishments.  The fish were cut from a Cottage Cut die and then coloured and glazed with Crystal Lacquer.  The image has been coloured using pro-markers.
Pop over to the Allsorts Challenge blog to have a peep at the other Design team members designs.

I hope that you like this.  I have also got the last few (for now!) from the Spellbinder samples.

This one was a really quick and simple demonstration to do and I used the Adouring squares in quite a simple format.  I used the very outside die and one of the inner dies which cuts and embosses but doesn't cut it totally out.  I also used the Argyle mask from Special Touch but it isnt easy to see this.  A rose embellishment and some swirly pearls just finish off a quite romantic card.

This second card was made using the Timeless Rectangles. I cut the biggest die and one of the smaller inner dies to cut a framework.  This really makes a fabulous result.  I have punched a few flowers, stamped a greeting and finished the card off with some black pearl pva in places.  The background was made using the Quilted designs and some of the Creative Expressions Crochet ribbon.

I would love to hear from you all again, thankyou for some fabulous comments and so pleased that some new members have been able to find me and join the blog.

Tomorrow I have a day at the shop making samples for my future shows.  Some rather delicious products to work with and will share these really soon.

I hope that you all enjoy a lovely weekend 
and if you have a few minutes leave a comment I just love to read them.
Bye for now
Jo xx


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  2. like these Jo, even the cute one

  3. Absolutly stunning samples loved your shows .Melanie xx

  4. All gorgeous Jo, really love the black & red one. xxx

  5. Beautiful cards Jo, just love the image on your bunny card xxx

  6. More fabulous creations. Thank you Jo for the inspiration. My favourite is the black & red one- I just love these colours together, very opulent.

    Alice x

  7. Gorgeous cards Jo, enjoyed your shows. xx

  8. Gorgeous collection of cards Jo, love the sweet image on your Allsorts one, but the middle one has to be my fav with the striking colours and feathers.

    B x

  9. Wonderful cards. Like the fish embellishments made with lacquer & charm for a nice added touch. The other cards are wondeful as well. Visiting from Allsorts challenge blog. Also, I host a wkly challenge at Marks Finest Papers Simple Salutations in which the challenge this wk is Anything Goes with a sentiment. Membership in MFP is free. Please join, enter & let them know I sent you.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    MFP SS Hostess

  10. Thank you for all the shows this week Jo, I have really enjoyed seeing all your techniques and you have given lots of new ideas. Best wishes Jackie D

  11. Fantastic card Jo. You certainly didn't have any problems in this area and these images look great.
    Great samples too from the show.
    x catherine

  12. Fabulous card, such cute bunnies. I love the 2 spellbinder samples too.

    Linda xxx

  13. Hi Jo
    Such a sweet card, and an adorable image. Holly Pond is at the top of my "Must Have" list. Love the theme you chose, right down my street. Your fish are the perfect finishing touch too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x
    p.s. love your spellbinder creations!