Saturday, 23 March 2013

Week 198 ~ Deco Delights

Good Saturday Morning Everyone!

Well! I would say we must say a warm welcome to the Spring as it is now official but, it certainly isn't warm and it doesn't feel like Spring at all!  I hope that you haven't had too much snow and that you are keeping warm and safe.

Hope your week has gone well.  As ever I have been busy here and there but had a great day on Thursday when I was asked to be a guest at an annual Charity event for Marie Curie Cancer Research.  I decided to demonstrate decorating a box and then gave it away as a raffle prize.  I really enjoyed the day and was extremely pleased to be asked along to such a wonderful event.

We have also had 2 great workshops one using the new 3D Embossibilities and yesterday we had an all day workshop using the Wild Rose Studio stamp range - we do love these.

Tracey (aka Craftnut) has set us a very stylish challenge this week entitled .......

Deco Delights

and this is what I have chosen to do

I found this gorgeous stamp in my 'ample' collection whilst I was looking for another one! and I thought this would be great for this week's Challenge.  This stunning design is from Hampton Art. I have stamped it with Adirondack Ink and then used a little watered down to paint the image in various places.  The Spellbinder that I have used is the Elegant Labels 28, now this is a stunning set really large with so many opportunities.  I have simply inked around the frame with Vintage photo distress ink and layered it over the stamped image.  The background papers were from my stash and I think they are Graphic 45.  The die cute swirls are a Crafts Too die and I think this adds a little extra.  Pearls, hat pins and ribbon finish the design off.

Next week I am keeping out of mischief and popping here and there starting with |Inspirations at Preston where I am doing a workshop all day.  Thursday, Friday and Saturday I am at Create and Craft taking part in the million pound Easter give away events and demonstrating Spellbinders.  Sunday they have asked me to guest 3 shows using Kanban products.

Please pop over to the Allsorts Challenge blog 
to have a peep at the other creations that the Challenge Team have put together.

Thankyou as ever for popping by and please leave a comment if you have time.
Enjoy your week ahead and keep safe if it has been snowing around where you are.
Take care,

Jo x


  1. beautiful card Jo ,love the papers

  2. Fantastic card Jo and fits the challenge theme so well. Love the elegance and stylishness to it. Sounds like you have a busy time ahead of you but know you will love it. Hope everyone is well and take care. From a very snowed in north Yorkshire!!!!!
    x catherine

  3. This is gorgeous Jo. Fabulous layout.


  4. Hi Jo,

    Love this card. Thanks for reminding me me of a much loved although forgotten stamp. X

  5. Stunning card and love the fabulous papers and the gorgeous image. I hope you and your family are keeping well.

    Linda xxx

  6. A beautiful and elegant creation Jo.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  7. That is one beautiful card Jo.

    Val in Spain xxx

  8. Hi Jo lovely card as usual
    Pauline B

  9. This is absolutely beautiful Jo, just love that image x