Saturday, 23 February 2013

Week 195 - Animals

Hello Crafters!

I hope that this finds you all well and have enjoyed a great week.  My week included our trip to the NEC to the Trade show which was an excellent visit (pop by tomorrow to have a peep at some great photographs that we took over the 3 days) I have also had some great shows on Create and Craft and a fab workshop at the shop - that all kept me out of mischief!
Today I have a card to show you that will fit perfectly into the Allsorts Challenge 'Animals'. What a great title that has been chosen by our Samantha.

The main feature of this card is the lovely stamp from Stamp Addicts and I have used distress inks to colour the image.  Vintage photo was used to soften the picture and draw the eye into the main point.
The background has been achieved by using an A4 Special Touch Leaves Mask which is a particular favourite of mine.  Once embossed I have coloured the embossed images with Brushed Corderoy and Forest Moss Distress Ink.  A little matting and layering and some check ribbon finish off the design which could be used for many different occasions.

As mentioned above I will pop back tomorrow with some photos from our Trade show trip so pop by for a peep.
Please pop over to the Allsorts Challenge blog to have a look at the other fabulous ideas that the Design Team have to offer.
I hope to see you popping back tomorrow but until then thank you for having a look at my blog. Please leave a quick comment you know I love to read them.
Take care and bye for now
Jo xxx


  1. This is beautiful,a gorgeous image and fab

  2. Love your take on the theme Jo, this is one of my favourite SA stamps that I have gone back to time and again since we used it for C&C. And that leaf mask looks like another for the wish list.

    B x

  3. Hi Jo, what a lovely card. You've done a lovely job with the stamp. Tracy xx

  4. Great card Jo, lovely image, a memory jerker. xxx

  5. Stunning card love the design .Melanie

  6. Such a beautiful scene Jo.Gorgeous.Looking forward to seeing your trade show pics.Hugs Debbie x

  7. Beautiful card, I really like the look of that stamp. Have a good weekend.

    Clare x

  8. Great take on the theme Jo, lovely image and the background really works with it.
    Look forward to seeing the trade show photo's.
    Kim xXx

  9. Gorgeous! I am looking forward to the photo's xx

  10. Love to watch your shows on C and C, just booked a holiday in Skegness so hope to find your shop out while there.

  11. HI Jo, this card is beautiful, I love the design and the colours, it's been great seeing you on C&C quite often recently! Carole Z X

  12. This is fantastic Jo. Great image and love the colours. been keeeping up with the shows on C&C- doing a great job. looking forward to the pics from the NEC. Glad you enjoyed it.
    x catherine

  13. Evening Jo, great shows on C & C and so inspirational too. Love the card and the great image. Love the embossing too.

    Linda xxx

  14. This is gorgeous Jo, hope you're having a lovely weekend x

  15. Hi Jo. what a soothing card, just right for any occasion really Best wishes Jackie D

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