Saturday, 1 June 2013

Week 209 - Here Comes the Girls!

Hello Everyone,

I hope this finds you all really well and happy to see that fabulous sunshine at last (or until it lasts anyway!)
May I first of all say a HUGE welcome to all of my new blog followers I have tipped over 500 followers and  I am so grateful that you all spend your time to pop in and leave all of your lovely comments each week.

This week, of course, has been very exciting as it has been the Allsorts 4th Birthday and the Blog Hop has been really great.  As you all know individually all of the design team have been giving away individual prizes and I have chosen a winner from all of you that kindly left a message and the winner of a set of Let's Create stamps of their choice is ............................................

and you can find May's fabulous blog here

Congratulations May and thankyou for taking part.  Please e mail me at

Now onto this weeks challenge from Tracey
Here Comes the Girls
and I immediately thought about showing you a little project that I completed for my Crafty Notions show on Tuesday on Create and Craft 

This is a Twiddlybitz floating frame and was fabulous to work with.  The Twiddlybitz are so solid and very durable when assembling and painting.  I have decorated it with the main focus being a beautiful topper from The Secret Garden collection from Graphic 45.  I am loving these papers at the moment and have to stop myself using them!!! The corner pieces on the frame are also Twiddlybitz and the flowers are from The Hobby House collection along with the pearls. Lace around the topper really sets it off.

This is a closer shot of the topper ...................

isn't she adorable!
I hope you like my take on the theme this week and don't forget to pop over to the Allsorts Challenge Blog to check out the other Design team members ideas.

Today I am popping over to Sir Stampalot in Peterborough with my friend Caroline and I am taking part in a workshop designing a canvas.  If it turns out ok I will show you what I have been up to!  It is such a pleasure to go to a workshop myself instead of teaching in one.  I am quite excited about being a student!

I hope that you all have a great weekend and that you have a chance to enjoy some of the sunshine.
Pop a comment in if you like my project let me know what you think.
Thankyou, as ever, for popping in.
Bye for now
Jo xxxx


  1. A lovely card and great image. xxxx

  2. This is lovely Jo. Happy Saturday Tracy xx

  3. The Graphic 45 collection are lovely aren't they Jo, I am enjoying them as well and you have showcased them beautifully in your pretty card.

    Hope you enjoy the class today and have a good weekend.

    B x

  4. Love the card and the image and I especially love the Twiddlybitz floating frame, I have never saw this before, but it is lovely. Have a great class today and enjoy being a student. Hugs, Jen x
    Krafty Keepsakes

  5. Eine sehr romantische Karte ist da entstanden,die Spitze wertet die Karte sehr auf,liebe Grüße Ulrike

  6. Hi Jo love the card,G45 is one of my fav products ive a no of them including Secret Garden. im wary of cutinf into them will do one day.The sun has gone on walkabout at mo ,raining now, anway ha ho hope you have a good weekend ,

  7. Just so beautiful Jo. I too love those Graphic 45 papers and building a nice stash of them as I can't bear to use them!!!
    Great shows. Hope everyone is ok
    x catherine

  8. Gorgeous ccreation Jo, I love the image. The papers are fabulous I must admit I do love Graphic 45 papers too.

    Linda xxx

  9. Hi Jo wouldn't anyone be proud of this on there bedroom wall, lovely
    Love and hugs
    Pauline B

  10. This is absolutely beautiful Jo x

  11. Beautiful image, gorgeous creation and design.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  12. So pretty! Congratulations on 500 followers. You deserve them! xx