Saturday, 16 November 2013

Week 233 - Allsorts Challenge - A gift

Good Morning Everybody,

Welcome to the start of the weekend again - I love to say that!
I hope everyone that went to the NEC had a fabulous time - I had a ball! it really was a busman's holiday for me but it was great to see so many fellow demonstrators, catching up and admiring their demo samples.  It seems like a lifetime since I worked at a show.  I had a lovely chat with Joanna (Sheen) and congratulated her on becoming a Granny! she was so pleased to show off her photographs of her cute grand-daughter.
It was also lovely to see so many crafters and having a chat in the aisles! We stayed at a gorgeous bed and breakfast with a very comfy, warm bed which was so well received after all the walking around the show and we were set up for another day with a super cooked breakfast. 
Thankyou to my dear friend Caroline and her mum Judy for taking me and looking after me! (as Mark instructed them to do!!)
Today's Allsorts challenge has been chosen by our lovely Sarah and she has asked us for ..................................
A Gift
and I have chosen to show you a box that I decorated for Caroline for her birthday earlier in the year.
The top of the box.
I have used black craft metal that I have embossed through a Spellbinders 3d embossing folder. It was then rubbed back using a sanding block.  The papers that I have used are from Heartfelt Creation and the embellishments are from the Hobby House.

This is a view from the side.

We have some very kind sponsors again this week:-
With 2 prizes up for grabs I have that you will have a go at the Challenge. Pop along to the Allsorts Challenge Blog where you will find lots more inspiration and ideas from our fabulous design team.
We have painting on parchment at the shop today with Maria Maidment so I am looking forward to that.
I hope that you all have a fabulous weekend, it speaks of being chilly so keep warm and wrap up if you have to go out.
Thankyou so much for popping in, please leave a comment and also pop in next week.
Bye for now
Jo xxx


  1. Looks great jo great idea and a lovely gift. Xxx

  2. What a beautiful box. Anyone would be proud to own. Txxx

  3. What a beautiful box. Anyone would be proud to own. Txxx

  4. Gorgeous box Jo and lucky you going to the NEC, I've not been for several years x

  5. Was in London yesterday so running late this weekend, but super piece for this weeks theme.

    B x

  6. Oooooh, Jo. That's gorgeous. Love that metal effect.

  7. Jo this is so beautiful, what a gorgeous gift.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x