Saturday, 12 April 2014

Week 254 - Spring Blossoms

Good Morning Everyone!

 
Firstly I would like to apologise for my absence over the past few weeks. Unfortunately, I have been quite poorly and had to have some time out from a number of jobs and my blog was one of them.
I have really missed blogging each week and have especially missed being part of the Allsorts Challenge each Saturday. The team have been very supportive and have kept my duties up.
Everything is looking a little better at the moment and I am having hospital treatment, physio and popping the right pills and things are on the up!
This week our lovely Brenda has asked the Team to make our designs with Spring Blossoms in mind.
Because I have been away for a while I thought I would show you 2 cards that I have made.
 
The first one is a parchment piece which, as you know, I love to do.
I also have a closer shot to show the colouring in a little more detail.

 
I would also like to show you this cute little number
 
this card has been made using one of the really pretty Wild Rose Studio range of stamps. They are really lovely to stamp and colour and I have used pro-markers to colour mine.
The background has been made using scraps of paper to create a weave. I really enjoy doing this for a background as it looks textured but remains flat for posting.
The flowers are from one of Creative Expressions designs by Sue Wilson and the bunting has been cut from a die from the Signature range from Joanna Sheen.
 
We are extremely pleased to be able to sell Joanna's die range in our shop and we are one of 3 stores that have this privilege.
 
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Please pop over to the Allsorts Challenge Blog and have a peep at the lovely designs from the Team.
 
I am so pleased to be back blogging again I have really missed blog land.
It would be lovely to hear from you when you leave a comment.
Many thanks for popping in,
Bye for now
Jo xx


37 comments:

  1. Good to hear you are on the mend Jo. Lovely cards today and l particularly like the parchment work the daffodil looks stunning, take care x Susan x

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  2. So sorry to hear you have been poorly, Jo but that you are on the mend. I was only thinking a couple of days ago it has been a while since I received one of your emails but put it down to all the craft shows that take place this time of year. I love the parchment work you have done, really beautiful card. Just a case now of doing what the doctors...and Mark!!...orders. Take care of yourself, with best wishes Jackie

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    1. Hi Jackie, send me a e-mail to lets.create@btinternet.com and i will get you put back on the list. Jo x

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  3. Hi Jo wonderful to hear you are on the mend.Lovely to see your cards again they are always stunning.Looking forward to seeing you all at the dabble day in June.Take it easy.xx

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    1. Hi Anita,
      Thankyou for your comment. it is lovely to hear from you!
      I'm pleased to be back on the blog. see you soon xx

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  4. Two gorgeous creations Jo, love them both, i love parch work and lilacs are my fave colour, xxxx

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  5. So glad to see you back Jo. I was beginning to get quite worried about you until I received your newsletter.
    Two loevely cards today - love the parchment daffodil

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    1. Thankyou! sorry for the absence it has been a bit of a miserable few weeks but slowly picking up. x

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  6. sorry to hear you are not too well, as you say keep popping the pills, missed you take care, by the way spoke to you at NEC had a great buying day. xx

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    1. Hi Olive pleased you enjoyed the NEC. I enjoyed working with Joanna. She was so good looking after me x

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  7. Lovely work Jo, thank you so much for you pretty creations for my blossoms week. One day I will get round to trying out parchment craft.

    B x

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    1. Hi Brenda, I think you have enough under your belt than to start parchment! x

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  8. Hi Jo So glad to have you back on a Saturday I have missed you, love the cards you have not lost your talent lol hope to see you soon
    Love and hugs
    Pauline B
    keep well

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    1. Hi Pauline lovely to hear from you too. Hope you and Ken are keeping well xx look forward to seeing you soon xx

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  9. The cards are lovely and it is great to have you back. I hope you make a full recovery soon. Best wishes, Ellie x

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  10. Hi Jo
    So good to have you back, Glorious creations, love all your details and the parchment is wonderful.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  11. Hi Jo, so sorry to hear that you've really poorly. Hope the hospital treatment and the meds work. Love both cards but I think the parchment is my favourite. That is one bit of crafting I can't get to grips with.
    Take care x

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    1. Thankyou Beryl I'm going in the right direction! so pleased you like the cards x

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  12. Good to see you back and get well soon, your parchment card is beautiful, wow x

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    1. Thankyiou Jenny - the parchment card seems to be in first place! x

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  13. Hi Jo,
    two fabulous card and beautiful colourings, the first is my favourite;-))m

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    1. Thankyou! hope you are enjoying being on the Team x

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  14. Lovely to have you back with us Jo, gorgeous cards, I adore the flowers on parchment x

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    1. Thankyou Sarah, I did miss Blog Land x

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  15. Heard you weren't too well, glad to hear you're on the mend now. You certainly know how to come back with a bang! Both these cards are beautiful and so different from each other. Well done. Take care, don't take on too much just yet. You need to get back to full strength. Best wishes, Alison D

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    1. Thankyou Alison you are very kind xx

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  16. Great to hear you are on the mend!! The Calibur Queen is back :-). Love the cards, looking forward to this weeks post. Take care Ali x

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  17. Hi Jo, so pleased you are on the mend, have missed you here! These cards are stunning, really beautiful...take care and get back to yip top health very soon, hugs Carole Z X

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    1. Thankyou Carole thank you for missing me! its good to be back x

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  18. So sorry to hear you have not been well Jo but glad you are back to blogging!
    Lovely cards,
    Take care and hope you go from strength to strength,
    XxxRuth

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