Saturday, 18 April 2015

Week 307 - Allsorts Challenge - Quick and Simple today!

Good Morning!

I know, before you say, I didn't post Thursday! :( Our lap top decided to totally stop working and it had to take a trip to the Lap top Doctors! I have my I pad but that didn't seem to want to play at blogging either! So to make up for it I have 2 projects to show you today and the first one is for my Allsorts Challenge post and it is my turn to host this week and I have chosen ~
Quick and Simply Does it!
and this is my project -
I have made this for a friend who has been a bit poorly so I hope it cheers her up.
I have used some of my very favourite stamps from Paper Artsy and the set I have used is from the very clever JOFY.  We have a lovely selection of Paper Artsy stamps on the website. They are so easy to use and are already mounted so you can get started straight away.
I have used Spectrum Noir Aqua Tints to create a background on watercolour card and I have also painted the flowers and grasses in the Tints too. They are so easy to use.  A little Vintage photo distress ink around the edges brings the eye into the main part of the project.
A little tag, which is on the stamp set, just adds a greeting. 
Please pop over to the Allsorts Challenge blog to have a look at the other team members project and have a go at the Challenge we have some lovely sponsors with great prizes this week.
As promised here is a second project for the day -

This is a project that we did in class yesterday and we were using Sheena's Perfect partners stamps, dies and embossing folders.  Mark has been busy putting all of  these lovely goodies on the website so have a look if you fancy having a play, they are gorgeus to use (the picture has a little bit of shine as I have used pearl card). I embossed the folder and added inks to make a background and then cut the branches and leaves out and layered them over the embossed image.  This gives a lovely 3d effect with such little effort.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at both projects.
Please leave a comment if you have time - recently I have had several of my blog friends ask how do you leave a comment so I hope the following makes some sense as I explain how to do it :-
At the end of each blog post, you will see the word "comment" and it will show how many comments have been left. Just click on that word and it opens up another page where you can read everyone's comment and there is a box in which to type your own comment. You will then need to choose an identity from the list below this. You don't have to have a google account, if you have tick that box, if not pick "anonymous" however, you must add your name to the end of your comment or I will not know who it is from. You then need to press PUBLISH and this will then show in the comments on my blog.
I really appreciate anyone taking the time to leave a comment, I feel that it is all worthwhile!
I must dash now, a busy day ahead and hope that you enjoy your weekend,
Hope to see you again on Tuesday,
Bye for now
Jo xx


  1. Great cards Jo and a great idea about commenting, I will add that to mine if thats OK?

  2. Two beauties Jo, if I had to pick a fav you probably guess it's the first, lovely the inky background and flowers of course.

    Live this weeks theme, thank you.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    B x

  3. I meant love the them of course.

    B x

  4. Two fabulous and lovely cards Jo.
    Happy weekend;-))m

  5. Two beautiful cards Jo. Really missing you all! Xxxxx

  6. Love the cards Jo, saw the second one at the workshop and it looks much better in real life. love your idea of using the pearl card it really does look great. Jean

  7. Lovely cards, just think the colours in the Sheena card are gorgeous, it's a really good topic too and one of my favorite style of cards with the solid side. Thanks Jo.
    Love Babs xx

  8. Two lovely cards Jo and a great theme for this week too.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend x Susan x

  9. Two lovely, cards Jo..the first one just edges it for me!!
    Love the colours of both cards,

  10. Lovely cards Jo Really love these Jofy stamps

  11. Two smashing cards Jo! Guess the Jofy stamp just wins my heart. Suzy W

  12. Like them both - but just love the first one best!! The colours and the 'less is more approach'!

  13. Hi Jo
    Fabulous creations,love the colours and designs on both cards.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x