Saturday, 28 April 2012

Week 152 - Shaker Card

Good Morning Everyone,

Just a quick post this morning as I have got a very busy day ahead.  We are having a Demonstration Day at the shop with the fabulous Hels Sheridan demonstrating Studio 490 and Art Parts.  If you are around the area or fancy a drive out we kick off at 10am and as always at a Let's Create demo day we will be having lots of offers, lots of laughter and, of course, lots of cake and coffee! 

Some of the products that Hels will be using are the Ranger and Ideaology range and the card that I am posting for this weeks Allsorts Challenge is using Grunge paper and distress inks as the main products.

  It really doesn't show the true colours in this picture as the flash gives it a bit of a shine( without the flash it was too dark - couldn't win really!) and it doesn't show that it is actually a shaker card!! I used micro beads for the shaker element and the camera didn't pick this up.

I have used a Bo Bunny dot paper for a background and overstamped it using Creative Expressions Flutter Floral stamp set. The flowers, leaves and butterfly were also stamped with the same stamps onto grunge paper.  I used an Archival black ink gave it a quick blast with the heat gun and coloured each element with Distress Ink colours Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint and Wild Honey.  The frame was also cut out of grunge paper using Grand Labels Four in the Spellbinders range.  A little glitter on the edges of the floers and butterfly and a few gems finishes off the project. 

I hope that you are inspired by this design  - pop over to the Allsorts Blog to view the other fabulous designs from the girls.  Remember it doesn't always have to be Christmas to be a shaker card! Remember there are always lovely prizes to be won and the Allsorts Challenges are always so very popular.

Must dash, Hels will be arriving at the shop before me!! Hope that you all have a fabulous weekend and find a little time to do what we all love - Crafting!
I will take some photographs of the day and post them shortly - keep an eye out for them.

Bye for now
Jo x


  1. Gorgeous card Jo - love the flowers and the beautiful colours.
    Have a great day.
    Debs xx

  2. A super card Jo and loving the use of grunge paper.

    Hope you demo days goes well, how I wish you were just round the corner, I'd be there for certain.

    Have a good weekend.

    B x

  3. Beautiful card as always Jo. It is great the way you challenge yourself with lots of different styles and products - really inspiring.
    Hope you all have a wonderful, mucky day.
    Hugs, Buttons x

  4. Very nice, love the colours,must try grunge paper.

    Have a fan demo day xx D

  5. Hi JO

    love your card and the gold micro beads give it that luxurious feel

    Have a great afternoon

    Em xxx

  6. Lovely card Jo...I made a shaker card for the first time in *ages* a couple of weeks back. Only I made a right palaver over it & forgot the easiest order to do stuff in; there were beads stuck everywhere!

  7. This is gorgeous Jo, Sorry I missed the demo, hope it went well
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

  8. This is gorgeous Jo, Sorry I missed the demo, hope it went well
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

  9. Love the card Jo, was just reading Hels blog too...hope you had a great demo day, love studio 490 stamps too..hope you get a restful Sunday, Carole Z X

  10. A lovely card Jo yet again - I had a lovely day at the Hels demo and learnt quite a lot she is one very talented lady see ya soon hugs xx

  11. Another fab card - love the colour choice.
    Had a great day on Saturday and loved all the creations that Hels made. Another thing to add to the 'to do' list.
    Take care, hugs
    Maria xx

  12. Ummm Mr Blogger I left a comment the other day where has it gone !!! (well I thought I did)
    Well any way it went something like.
    Great to see you both at the weekend (as always) had a fab time even if i couldn't stay as long as I would have liked.
    Super card, great flowers and good choice (I think I may have those!!). Love the idea to use micro beads. Wonderfeul card as always.
    Fi xx

  13. Hi there JO. Fantastic card as always. So wanted to make it down for the demo day, but the concert went on quite late. Hopefully be able to make it to another one. Hope you all had a great day and lots of inspiration. Hope everyone is ok
    x catherine

  14. Hi Jo another gorgeous card as usual


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