Saturday, 21 June 2014

Week 264 - Allsorts - How does your garden grow?

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope all is well with you all and you have enjoyed a lovely week. Mark and I are in Wales this weekend visiting our lovely friends at Dandie Crafts. Workshops all day Saturday and Sunday using an array of different crafty goodies. We always enjoy our visits here and I am sure this weekend will be no exception. 
Before we set off yesterday I had a fabulous show on Create and Craft playing with all of the wonderful Christmas range from the Hobby House.  We had so many sell outs you were really loving the kits, toppers, gorgeous embellishments, kraft bags and gorgeous ribbons.  I hope that if you were lucky to buy some of these that you will enjoy using them.
Today I have decided to use one of the Hobby House Art pad images for this weeks theme at Allsorts.
the Challenge this week is .................
How does your Garden Grow?
and I thought this cute image was just perfect.
I have kept the background quite simply done as the image is the main focus.  I am really pleased with the colouring, I have used pro-markers and I just play at trying to be good at it!!!  The art pads are really lovely to use as the cardstock that they are printed on takes so many different colour mediums. Let me know if you have had a go. 
As I mentioned in last Saturday's post is was our Daughter's 21st birthday celebrations last weekend and we all had a fabulous time.
The weather kept fine, albeit a little cloudy.
I really had to show you a picture of the stunning cake that my friend Natalie made. She makes cakes as a hobby!!
and a quick picture of the birthday girl and her guests

Thankyou for popping in and please take a minute to have a look at the Design Team ideas over on the Allsorts Challenge Blog.
Enjoy a lovely weekend and the longest day today!
Take care and bye for now
Jo xx


  1. I really like the colour combo on your card Jo and a pretty card design as well.

    The birthday cake is amazing and she just does it as a hobby!

    Have a good weekend.

    B x

  2. HI Jo, saw your fab show on C&C yesterday and love your card, great colours..very Summery! The cake is amazing..really stunning, looks like your daughter had a fab 21st! Have a good time in Wales, Hugs Carole Z X

  3. So beautiful image and nice coloring. Lovely card.
    And that cake is just... WOW!
    Have a nice weekend!

  4. Gorgeous card Jo. Looks like a fab day last week and that cake is amazing, xx

  5. Lovely card Jo, as always and Wow that cake is amazing. I looks as though you all had a good time. My grand-daughter is 21 this year - makes me feel really old :-(

  6. Thank you so much for all your help and advice at the wonderful workshop today at Dandie Crafts - I really enjoyed myself. I hope you made it to Cardiff Bay before you set off for home xx

  7. Lovely card Jo. The cake looks amazing too x Susan x

  8. Beautiful card Jo and wow what a cake! Hope your daughter had a fabulous 21st x