Saturday, 14 February 2015

Allsorts Challenge - Anything but a Birthday

Good Morning Everybody,

Firstly, I need to apologise for not blogging this week.  I don't normally moan but I have had a difficult week with health problems and all focus has been on my work.
Anyway back to the Jo that you usually get!!! 
It is Saturday so that means its Allsorts Challenge Day and today our lovely Team mate Tracey has asked us to create around the title...................

Anything but a Birthday!

I think this is a great title and will show us some fabulous creations for lots of other occasions I am sure.

I am throwing a little Love into the mix! with a card design that could be for an Anniversary, Valentine or a Wedding card.

I have used one of the Crafters Companion Create a Card dies which I love as it does all of the work for you.
I have teamed it with one of my most favourite stamps from the lovely Sheena Douglass.  It is the Rambling rose stamp, one of her very early designs when she was working with Creative Expressions.  I love to stamp it several times and decoupage it up.  On this occasion I have coloured the image with pro-markers.

Also this week I have been busy making samples for the Tattered Lace Pick of the Week shows (which have proven to be a Pick of a Day! as it has sold so quickly!)
This is one of the samples I have made using the new Royal Anne die and matching border

They really are spectacular dies.

We are away at the Annual Trade Show from Sunday for a few days and can't wait to bring back some fabulous ideas and gorgeous goodies so keep an eye open for lots of these coming up on the blog soon.
Just a quick reminder that we still have the February special discount on our website until tomorrow evening.  You will receive a 10% discount on your order which will be taken off at the checkout. Please dont forget to put the code FEB14 in to get your discount.
I am promising to be back to some normality and post on each day that has a 'T' in it!!
so Saturday - done!, Tuesday and Thursday are on their way so hope that you can keep popping in and leave a comment if you have time.
Thankyou, as always, for spending the time to pop in,
Bye for now
Jo xx


  1. Stunning projects again Jo, the create a card dies look great! Sorry to hear you gave been having health problems, hope you are sorted now!
    Carolyn B

  2. Love and roses is a winning combination Jo and loving your pretty box as well. It was a bit of a roller coaster with those dies yesterday wasn't it.

    Enjoy the trade show and hope you get a bit of R&R at some point as well.

    B x

  3. Gorgeous card and a lovely box Jo. Hope you enjoy the weekend and feel better soon, xxx

  4. I love your elegant card, it's beautiful, the box also is gorgeous. Two really pretty creations. Hope your feeling better.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  5. Loving these designs Jo. Hope you have a better week. Xxxx

  6. Lovely card and box Jo!
    Sorry you haven't been well and hope you are going to have a much better week ahead,

  7. Beautiful card Jo, looking forward to your TatteredLace samples...enjoy the trade show and a few R&R sessions in between I hope. X

  8. These are both lovely Jo. I have one of the create a card dies and, as you say, it makes creating a card quickly so easy.
    Have a good time at the NEC

  9. Hi Jo
    Sorry you've been unwell & hope your feeling better.
    Stunning card & box, both so pretty & would be suitable for many occasions.
    Have a great time at the NEC & looking forward to loads of new crafting goodies & more of your Fab demos...

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze xx

  10. cheap ray ban sunglasses australia Both ray ban sunglasses outlet australia eyes met across ten meters, with sadness and longing cheap ray ban sunglasses australia heart can not bear people's eyes. Noting cheap ray ban wayfarer sunglasses the cheap, but saw the sale of the look of melancholy. Younger cheap who led the bypass from the sidelines, everyone cheap ray ban sunglasses australia made ​​a ray ban aviator sunglasses sale refueling fist gesture, cheap nodded cheap who nodded and followed away.