Friday, 19 September 2014

Week 277 - Use a film title as your inspiration!

Good Morning Everyone!

I'm back! My sincere apologies for my absence from the blog.  I have been having treatment at hospital over the last 3 weeks and unfortunately it has been a little bit more than I was expecting and there was a lot of R and R to be had in between each treatment.  Wednesday was my last treatment and now we wait to see if it has been successful.
I have missed doing the blog.  I am sorry that I couldn't start my Christmas inspiration with a post every day in September but as mentioned things didn't quite go to plan.  
I am starting this now on Monday 22nd and will post a Christmas project everyday for a month and hope that this inspires you to crack on with your projects.
I will be giving away some blog candy so please  leave a comment to be in with a chance to win some stash!

Anyhow to today's job in hand - its Saturday so it is the Allsorts Challenge.  Thankyou to the girls on the team for being so patient and allowing me time off.

Today the Team have been asked by our lovely Teamie Wendy to 

"Use a film title as inspiration"

and I have chosen 

"The Battle of Britain"
1969 British World War 2 film starring Micheal Cain, Lawrence Olivia, Trevor Howard,
Kenneth Moore and Ian Mc Shane

We are very lucky in Coningsby as we have the Battle of Britain Memorial flight stationed at the RAF base.  At the moment we also have the Canadian Lancaster (Vera) over here on a visit so we have seen some amazing flying displays lately.  You have perhaps seen them around your area as they have also been touring the country.

The base card is made from Kraft card and I have used a topper with the Spitfire on. The paper with the British map was from a paperpack from DCWV.  The poppies were from Sheena Douglass paint fusion illustrations which I thought fitted the project nicely.  A few metal embellishments finished this off.

I would love to hear what you think to my project and let me know if you have been a lucky one to view the Memorial Flight too.

Today at the shop we have the fabulously talented Kathryn Sturrock demonstrating skills using clays and moulds.  I am really looking forward to it as I so admire her work and need to have a go at it!!

Please don't forget to pop in on Monday and each day for the month to check out my Christmas Inspiration.  This time it will be there I promise!!! 
Thankyou again for your patience and please comment if you have time.
Pop over to the Allsorts Challenge see what my other team members have done with this title - they are really lovely designs as usual.

Enjoy a fabulous weekend,
Bye for now
Jo xx


  1. Get well soon Jo. Love your card especially the poppies.

  2. Fab creation Jo, hope you feeling ok now, xxx

  3. Nice to have you back Jo, but you take care and go slowly (spoken by the master of doing the opposite !).

    This is a great take on the theme and so topical at the moment as well.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend.

    B x

  4. Great to have you back, keeping everything crossed that the treatment's been successful.
    Brilliant card....we were lucky to have seen the Lancs and Spitfires at Conningsby, what a day that was!
    Take care
    Carol B x

  5. Great film choice and showcased beautifully. I wish you well xx

  6. Pleased your are eventually on the mend Jo. Beautifully decorated bag and very topical too. take care x Susan x

  7. Dear Jo, glad you are feeling better, and pray that the result is the best .
    I love this project and think you have nailed it!

  8. Hi Jo So glad you are back in blog land so look forward to a peek and a bit of inspiration. Hope todays demo goes well would have loved to have come I just am amazed how Kathryn makes things very talented young lady.
    love and hugs
    Pauline B

  9. Hi Jo, sorry I could not stay longer this morning, could have watched all day, when can we have a workshop... Good to have you back blogging again, but take it slowly we all need you fit and well. What a stunning card to come back with, so appropriate to this year. Jean x

  10. Wow, Hallo Jo, it is good you will be back! I love this Image and your design. Have a nice sunday - hugs Andrea

  11. Hi Jo, sorry to see you have not been so well of late but hopefully you will be better day by day - if you don't overdo things!!. Your project is wonderful and really captures the essence of remembrance. I went to Ally Pally yesterday and then went to see the poppy field at the Tower of London , along with I don't know how many thousands of people, it was packed, but such a magnificent sight to see so I'm glad I made the extra journey.

  12. Great card Jo - anything from that era appeals to me - very thought provoking
    Hope you are beginning to feel better now and that you will keep fit from now on.

  13. Fantastic card Jo, you are so clever. They will love it up at the camp. Love Babs. X