Saturday, 2 May 2015

Week 309 - April showers bring May Flowers!

Good Morning my Crafty Friends,

Apologies for Missing in Action this week I have been a little under the weather (nothing new just usual rubbish!) so have had to concentrate on what was really needing to be done rather than what I wanted to do! But, back now and ready to go!
and as it is Saturday we know that it is an Allsorts post and today our Team Captain -  Brenda,  has asked us to make a project with the title -

April Showers bring May Flowers!

and what a fabulous title - well done Brenda for thinking of this one.
Now straight away my mind went  to Graphic 45 and the Time to Flourish and it didn't disappoint me - as if!! and I had a look through the paper rack and May papers in the series certainly fits the bill nicely and this is what I have put together - 

This is a definate collage style card and the papers certainly lend themselves to this style.
I have used several elements from the 12" x 12" paper pad and also cut out the large flower and decoupaged it up a little (although the picture doesn't do it justice - it looks as if it is flat on the
 paper :( 
All I have added is some cotton lace and a little mauve cardstock to mat the papers onto.  This series of Graphic 45 have been extremely popular and we still have a small stock left of the 8" x 8" paper pads on the website  if you are interested.  The pad covers all through the year and you can make some fabulous projects with each month.  I think it is particularly lovely if you can send someone special a card with their month of birth - it makes is very special and thoughtful.
As we are chatting about Graphic 45 I would like to mention that we have the extremely talented and very lovely Clare Charville coming to visit at Let's Create in September - she will be doing a demonstration day on the Saturday and a workshop on Sunday.  ( I will pop some more information on the blog next week.  If you are interested please let me know either through my Facebook page or ringing the shop on 01526 344457 or emailing me at lets.create@btinternet.com

Today in class we have parchment and I am really pleased with the project that we are starting.
I will take some photographs and post them next week - it is a picture that we will be doing over 2 classes. 

Please take a look at the other Team members projects - they really are excellent and gives us all so much inspiration for this time of the year.
Pop over to the Allsorts Challenge blog and you may even fancy having a go at the Challenge yourself and be in with a chance of winner a fabulous prize.
Thankyou, as always,  for popping in and  I hope that you all enjoy a lovely long weekend and that the weather is kind to you all.
Take care and bye for now
Jo xx
  


9 comments:

  1. Hi Jo, I am sorry you have been under the weather but it's good to see you back!
    I have been looking at this paper pad for some time and this lovely creation is making me look again!
    Have a good long weekend and take care,
    XxxxRuth

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  2. Great card again Jo, the graphic 45 are certainly lovely to play with . Glad you are feeling better .enjoy your parchment day x jean

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  3. You can't go wrong with G45 Jo, like you I am an addict and the colours of this set hare just beautiful and it's a prefect card for my theme, thank you.

    B x

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  4. You can't go wrong with G45 Jo, like you I am an addict and the colours of this set hare just beautiful and it's a prefect card for my theme, thank you.

    B x

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  5. Love the layout/design and the lilac colours!! Gorgeous!!

    D xx

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  6. Hope you are feeling a bit better Jo. Gorgeous card and those papers are absolutely perfect for the theme - even down to the wording. Hope you have a good weekend x Susan x

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  7. Hope you are feeling a bit better Jo. Gorgeous card and those papers are absolutely perfect for the theme - even down to the wording. Hope you have a good weekend x Susan x

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  8. I too love these papers, really pretty Jo xx

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