Saturday, 16 February 2013

Week 194 - Things with wings

Good Morning Everyone

Thankyou for popping by again and I know I say it every Saturday but gosh it has been a busy week again!
I have had a great week at Create and Craft towers launching the new Imperial Gold Dies - all I can say is WOW! what amazing results you get with them and it has been a pleasure to demonstrate them to everyone. The blockbuster has been flying out of the studio and I am back next week (Thursday) for a few more shows to give you a few more ideas.  We have also had Valentine's Day this week but unfortunately for the first time in 30 years of being together Mark and I couldn't celebrate with a meal out as we were at the studio.  I am sure that we will be able to treat ourselves another day at least we were there together even though we were working.  I hope that you all enjoyed your romantic day and made time for yourselves.

This weeks challenge has been set by our fabulous Brenda and she has chosen .......


I have gone with the most obvious and that is Butterflies but I have chosen to show you a different project other than a card

This is a shadow box frame that I had the pleasure of decorating for a recent Crafty Notions show on C and C - as you know I really love to play around with paints and dimensional projects so this was right up my street.  The frame and the vine are Twiddlybitz and I have used Crafty Notions Acrylic paints to cover them. I would highly recommend these paints as the colour is so strong and it only takes one coat to cover projects like this.
A have used the frame with a 12 x 12 scrapbook page which (as usual) doesn't show up too well but it is glittered and embossed beautifully.  I have also embellished the frame work with stella flash which is tiny snips of Angelica film.  The butterfly is a Cheery Lynn and the tiny roses are a Marianne design.

I hope that you like my offering.  I am heading up to Sheffield as you are reading this to visit Jean and the gang at Busy Bee Crafts at Beighton Nr Sheffield.  We are having a dabble day and it is always a fabulous day.  From Sheffield I am heading for Birmingham to attend the Trade Fair at the NEC.  This is held annually and it is where retailers get to buy all of their goodies for the following year.  It is always a great show with lots to see and demos and workshops to enjoy too.  I will take the camera and pop some photographs on the blog of some of the exciting new products and the great demonstrators that I bump into.

I will also pop some more samples on of the new Spellbinders over the next week so keep popping by and let me know what you think to them.

Thankyou again for popping in, enjoy a lovely weekend whatever you are doing and please leave a comment if you have a few minutes to spare.
Also pop over to the Allsorts Challenge blog to have a look at the gorgeous work from the Design Team.

Bye for now
Jo xxxx


  1. Well I was wondering what you had done to create that fab effect Jo and am so pleased to see you have guided us through it all.

    Enjoy your day in Sheffield and the NEC, had planned going Monday but at the present slow rate of recovery not too likely I'm afraid.

    B x

  2. Beautiful shadow frame Jo, I have enjoyed watching some of your demos unfortunately the new bundle is a step to far for me price wise :0). Enjoy the nec Tracy x

  3. Beautiful Jo, very different but very stylish. Seen a couple of shows, but crikey, does anyone spend 300 + quid in one go on these dies? Way beyond me I,m afraid, xxx

  4. This is just such a fantastic project Jo. Hope you have a great time in Sheffield and enjoy the trade show too
    x catherine

  5. Gorgeous Jo, lovely delicate colours. Great shows too.

    Linda xxx

  6. Hi Jo love this Jo, great gift idea
    Love and hugs
    Pauline B

  7. A beautiful piece Jo, gorgeous creation, I love it!
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  8. Gorgeous shadow box Jo - love all the texture & colours, I really will try to join in with this weeks challenge!! Great shows too, thanks for all your inspiration :D
    Hugs Ann xx

  9. Morning jo really enjoyed your shows this week you have given me so much inspiration to get me going when my dies arieve. Hope you enjoy sheffield cos thats where im from just got no more pennies to spend or i would have been there.saving now for the craft show next month. Take care J xx

    Debs A

  10. WOW I love this. What gorgeous spring colours.
    Have a good time at stitches both of you.

    Lots of love xxx

  11. Love the colours and its nice to see another one of your fab shadow boxes. Don't spend too many pennies at the show!!!!!!!!
    Speak soon

  12. This is so beautiful Jo, love the colours x

  13. Hi Jo

    Love the frame it it something that I want to get into - I met you yesterday in Sheffield and had a lovely time - Thanks x

  14. Your shadow box looks lovely, love all the elements you added and what an awesome gift this makes.
    Kim xXx

  15. Watched your wonderful shows and was lucky enough to win a card from the then spotty potty! I notice it is plaid now!The card inspired me to make loads of cards which you can see on my blog -! That's if you have time! All the Mother's Day cards are going to be sold for when I do the Race for Life! Thanks for inspiring me!

  16. Really different, lovely hugs me x

  17. Beautiful altered frame... love the subtle sparkle!
    Alison x

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