Saturday, 2 August 2014

Week 270 - Our Favourite Things and Anniversary Blog Candy!!!

Hello my Crafty friends,

How are you all? Have you enjoyed a lovely week with all this sunshine and of course the school holidays are well on the way - its great to see all of the children enjoying time out and especially with the sun shining.

This week has been particularly busy for us at the shop as it is our 1st Anniversary at the Tattershall shop today and we are celebrating by having the lovely Sheena Douglass to demonstrate.
She is a very dear friend of Let's Create and never fails to amaze us when she comes over to demonstrate.
We have been getting all of the latest crafty stash in the shop - it is very difficult being a crafter and the owner! you really need to get your hands on everything that is new but this, of course, can't be done!!

To celebrate our first, very successful, year in the Tattershall shop I would like to give away some Blog Candy and have decided that with our fabulous friend Sheena visiting it would only be fitting to give away a set of her gorgeous new Christmas designs. The lucky winner will be able to choice from a selection that we have got in for the demonstration tomorrow.
All that I am asking you to do is leave a comment on this weeks design and then next Saturday I will ask Random org to choice a winner.

This week at Allsorts we have been asked by our lovely Tracey to design something that shows everyone what our favourite things are.


This card really shows several of my favourite crafting items:
Colour, inks, stamping, embossing and guilding wax
The stamps are from Sheena (a coincidence I might add!) and the embossing folder is from her Indian designs.
The flowers have been stamped and embossed onto heat resistant acetate and then coloured on the back using fine glitter and dries clear glue.

The pearls are from pearl drops from Pinflair.
I love using colour and inks in my work - but I am sure you know me so well by now!
Please pop over to the Allsorts Challenge blog to check out the other girls favourite things - as usual there is some gorgeous work.
The sponsor for this week is Penny Black and we all know how fabulous these stamps are.

I must dash now as it is going to be a very busy day, I need to get the kettle on ready for our lovely visitors and put all of our lovely cake out! I will pop some photographs on here next week so that you can see the fun that we had.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that is a customer of Let's Create - you are the ones that have made our little palace so successful and I hope that we can bring many more Anniversary weekends to you. We really appreciate your support.

If you are in the area please pop in everyone is welcome and you will learn so much from the very talented Sheena.
Thankyou as ever for popping by and don't forget to leave a comment for a chance of grabbing a lovely stamp set!
Bye for now
Jo xx

37 comments:

  1. Great card Jo, fab design, xxx

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  2. Fabulous creation Jo, so beautiful.
    Sunny hot greetings, happy weekend;-))m

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    1. Thankyou! we had a fabulous weekend! x

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  3. This is so pretty Jo and I love the effect of the gilding wax (really should use mine more often!!) and the sparkly flowers on acetate look really opulent. Congrats on your First Anniversary and glad things are going well xx

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    1. Thankyou Sarah! the weekend was a great success and cant believe how fast the year has gone! x

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  4. Lovely vibrant design Jo. Congratulations on your first year. Coincidentally I was watching a video this morning looking for some spare tape - yes I know I should move with the times but my video recorder works so well - anyway there you were December 2010 with Nigel May demonstrating the Grand Calibur when it was first launched. Haven't we all come a long way since then!! Best wishes to you and Mark and have a lovely day with Sheena

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    1. Wow Jackie! that is a coincidence! that was a while ago!! We certainly have come a long way since then and we have all learnt a lot too! We had a fabulous day with Sheena - the weekend was a great success, x

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  5. Hi Jo, a beautiful card. love the flowers. Congratulations on your First Anniversary

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  6. Lovely card again Jo, Happy Birthday to the shop, I am sure we will all have many years with happy fun days, Thank you for being there for us. x

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    1. thankyou for your lovely comment Jean, as you know the birthday was a great success and it is always a pleasure to see you there xx

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  7. Hello Jo. A stunning card. Congratulations on your first anniversary. Caron28. Xx

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  8. Hi Jo Well were did that year go ------- lovely card Jo I did a card from Sheena's range yesterday have loads of her stamps all brill would I do hope you had a great , god bless
    Love and hugs
    Pauline B

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    1. Thankyou so much Pauline, I wished you could have both joined us but understand it is not always possible. Sheena's stamps are always a winner for so many occasions. Love to you both xxx

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  9. Congratulations one your one year anniversary at the new shop. Lovely card, I really love Sheenas Indian collection and treated myself to the lot a few weeks ago. Have a fab day tomorrow x

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    1. Thankyou Sonja, so pleased you enjoy using Sheena's stamps too x

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  10. Congratulations on your 1st year in your new shop, hope today was fantastic, just wish I could have got there,
    Lots of love
    Pat Gilson

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    1. thankyou Pat, sorry that you are so far away, we also wish you could have joined us too. Jo xx

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  11. Happy 1st Birthday in your new shop, hope the day went really well just sorry I couldn't be there. Lots of love from Pat Gilson xxx

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  12. Love the colours and design of the card. Congratulations on the 1st anniversary of your new shop. Sue xxx

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  13. I wasn't able to attend the demo yesterday :-( but hope everyone had a good time! I love the card, the nice bright colours are just right given the sunny weather we've been having!
    Take care ...Carol B x

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    1. You are the winner Carolyn!!! Well done please get in touch with me on my e mail and let me know which of the stamp sets you would like me to send you xx thankyou for your lovely comments x

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  14. Ooooops! Forgot to say congratulations on your 1st anniversary....here's to mamy more!

    Carol B x

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  15. Gorgeous card Jo and many congratulations on your first anniversary - oh that I lived close by! Hugs Carole Z X

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    1. I wish to did too Carole! thankyou for your lovely comment x

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  16. A gorgeous and inspiring piece Jo. Love the colours.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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    1. Thankyou Tracey, I enjoyed making it x

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  17. Beautiful card - as always. Congrats on your anniversary. Don't work too hard. Love Babs F . X

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  18. Lovely colourful card Jo. Happy Anniversary and hope the shop continues with its success x Susan x

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  19. Great card Jo. I have Sheenas Indian collection so will give it a try.Congratulations on your anniversary. I had such a great day on Saturday and would like to say a big thank you to you and Mark and all your helpers for looking after us with cakes ,tea and coffee and purchases and of course the lovely Sheena.
    XX Carol S from Lincoln.

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    1. Thankyou so much for joining us Carol, it was such a fabulous day! xx

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