Saturday, 2 November 2013

Week 231 - Christmas cheer at Allsorts

Hello crafters,

Thank you for your lovely comments on last weeks post.  Another busy week has past by in a flash and today I am in Wales visiting the fabulous ladies at Dandie Crafts.  We are having a workshop today and tomorrow with lots of inkiness and die cutting.  They always make Mark and myself so welcome and today has been no exception.

The week ahead is proving to be a busy one as I am at the studio on Tuesday doing a couple of shows at 10am and 3pm.  I have a great show with Spellbinders die-lites at a ridiculous price! Thursday and Friday I am heading to the NEC for a little craft retailer therapy. My dear friend Caroline Whatling and her lovely mum Judy have invited me to go along with them. We are staying over and so will have lots of time to have a good look around.  Say hello if you are there as well.

Today's Allsorts challenge has been set by our lovely Tracey and she has chosen the following virus to get our teeth into ~

                                                   CHRISTMAS CHEER!

I have chosen to share this with you -

I have used a couple of the recent Die-lites from Spellbinders. The middle is the wreath and the corners are also from this range. The background is one of my favourite masks from Ali Reeves collection - I have embossed it and then covered it with vintage photo distress ink. The sentiment is from Sheena's Christmas stamp range. To finish the wreath off I have used berry red pva glue and a bow. The card size is 7" x 7" which is a good size for sending to a family at Christmas. 

I hope at you can pop over to the Allsorts Challenge blog to check out some gorgeous ideas from the lovely design team. 

Thank you so much for popping by. Please leave a comment if you have time.
Must dash I have my lovely Welsh ladies waiting for me at Dandie Crafts.
Bye for now
Jo xxx 


  1. A lovely traditional card Jo, yet with a clever Vintage feel as well.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    B x

  2. Hi Jo wow what a busy bee are you, when do you have time to eat and sleep, have a good weekend and the NEC weekend sounds wow I envy you of that I will be lucky if I get to the Lincoln show but your shop is more important to get to than any show will try and get this week (see how things are)
    Love and Hugs
    Pauline B

  3. I love what you have made for my theme, a gorgeous design.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  4. Great for the theme Jo. Tracy x