Saturday, 9 November 2013

Week 232 - Allsorts Challenge White Christmas

Good Morning Everyone,
I hope you all are well and happy.
I have been as very lucky girl this week and spent two whole days shopping at the NEC with my very dear Friends Caroline and Judy.
It was great to see so many friendly faces and lots of you that I didn't know before but do now!
We certainly shopped until we dropped - there were some fabulous items ready for our lovely money.
We also had the opportunity to sit down in some of the workshops including Decopatch, Silk painting and a Pebeo painting project. It really is a unusual occurrence sitting down in someone else's workshop.
We are starting to stock Decopatch in the shop - it is so popular and sew simple to achieve a really great looking project.  I bought all the products to decorate a 24" penquin wearing a fancy waistcoat.  I saw a similar one at the show and thought this would be a fabulous project so here goes!!
I will take some pictures when he is finished. (BTW I have called him Percy!)
Today Caroline is in the shop running a Christmas box decorating workshop and I am having a go at this too! I am so spoilt this week!
This weeks Allsorts Challenge is going to be:-
White Christmas.
This is a fabulous title for the Challenge and I am sure that it will be another busy week.
This is my design to give inspiration.
This really wasn't a great card to get a good photograph from but I will explain a little.
The card is a 6" x 6" pearl card and I have used a Crafters Companion exbossing folder on Centura Pearl to give a Christmas background.  The tree and the baubles and from the Holiday Tree die from Spellbindrs.  The decorations are also from this set and make a perfect combination don't you think?
It is difficult to see but I have put a overlay of acetate so that the ornaments and the tree stand proud away from the card.
I doubled the tree and folded the top layer back to give dimension.
The tree has also been glued and decorate using the Pinflair glitter. The tree has been dipped into Diamond crystals give a great Christmas appeal.
I have seen some beautiful White Christmas cards out there so please enter your design if you have one.
Remember to tidy the back of the card where you fastenwell!
Must dash now I promised Caroline that I would be ready .  Keep in touch and please leave a comment for me to have a look at.
Bye for now
Jo xx


  1. A beautifully crisp and elegant card Jo.

    Have a good weekend.

    B x

  2. Beautiful card Jo, didn't see you at the nec but glad you had fun x

  3. Hi Jo nice card as ever must start Christmas card making for my OZ family tell Mark thanks for Wednesday he's a good lad
    Love and crafty hugs
    Pauline B

  4. I did catch a glimpse of you at the NEC. The card is lovely - simple and effective.

  5. Hi Jo, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  6. Hi Jo
    Beautiful white creation, love the details and a beautiful design too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x