Saturday, 5 May 2012

Week 153 - Allsorts Challenge

Good Morning Everyone,

Thankyou for popping in.  What a shocking week for the rain again, and, I have heard today that May is going to be the coldest for centuries!! Great! Mark and I are going away for a few days in just over a week so I hope that it picks up a bit!!! He has booked a few days away as a surprise,  we are going to be celebrating our Silver Wedding Anniversary on the 16th - I know I don,t need a passport so winter woolies may be required!!

Back to todays post.  I am hosting this weeks Allsorts Challenge and I have chosen Black and White as the title.  I would like to see a project made with just these 2 colours.  I know with me it isn't difficult as I love to work in monochromatic colours. This is my card of choice .......

As you can see I have used Joanna Sheen's Cameo stamp set and Lace set.  The cameo's were stamped onto parchment and embossed with black embossing powder.  I have embossed the white areas of the cameos (this maybe difficult to see).  I have also used the Grand Peony die set from Spellbinders to add the centre piece flower.  The black pearls are from Creative Expressions black PVA glue which is an excellent product to add detail to any project.
The lace border has also been stamped onto parchment and embossed with white embossing powder.
The corners have so much detail it is incredible.
I hope that you like the look of this and I would love it if you left me a comment.

I also promised to show some of the photographs that we took at the demonstration day last Saturday.  The lovely Hels Sheridan came along to demonstrate Studio 490 stamps and Art Parts.  as you will see from these photographs what stunning work!

Great photo of Hels! Great to see her desk looks just like mine!

A stunning piece made from a very plain frame.  The details are incredible, but so achievable.

Great aren't they!  We have booked Hels again for October so for those that would have liked to have popped in and couldn,t there will be another chance. 

Must dash now I have got the Scrapbooking class today at the shop and must get the kettle on ready!
I hope that you all enjoy the Bank Holiday - whatever you do.
Thankyou again for popping in, I would love a comment from you, and dont forget to pop over to the Allsorts Challenge and have a bash!
Bye for now
Jo xx


  1. Morning Jo

    First of all Congratulations and hope you have a great few days away, what a lovely surprise. And fingers crossed for the weather, surely it must change for the better soon.

    I really enjoyed working with your theme this week and love your card, black, white and silhouette images and an easel, my sort of card totally.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend.

    B x

  2. Stunning double easel Jo, and those cameos are fab!
    Have a great weekend
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  3. Love the choice of black and white - never tried that before so its on my 'to do' list. Your card, as ever, is stunning.
    Love the projects made during Hels' visit as well. Bet you had a fantastic time.
    Good luck with your break and the weather.
    Hugs, Buttons x

  4. Hello Jo another stunning card I too like to work in black & white I think it is classy thanks for the lovely day at Hel's demo enjoyed every minute enjoy your anniversary break see you soon xx

  5. Well jo i really enjoyed doing this card in class this week,but the again i like working with black and white xx see youy soon xx d

  6. Hi Jo
    This is a beautiful card - I love working with parchment and these cameos were perfectly with it.
    A fantastic challenge. See you soon
    Maria xx

  7. Hi there Jo. Great use of the black and white theme. Fab card. Photos of the demo day look good and gorgeous looking projects. Defo try and make it next time.hope you enjoy your trip away both of you and have some relaxing time
    x catherine

  8. Hi Jo
    I saw this in the shop today and it's really stunning. Love the black & white theme and those cameo stamps. See you soon. Jacquie

  9. Hope the forecasters are wrong about May and have a lovely time away. Gorgeous card and love those silhouette images. Hels looks like she was having a ball lol such great pieces of art she creates too.


  10. Hi Jo, I love black and white cards so am going to definitely try and make the time to create something for this one! Love your card and thanks for sharing the photos, some super stunning projects there! Enjoy your trip, Carole Z X

  11. Stunning card Jo - loved the theme this week B&W is so classy and elegant.
    Fab samples from Hels too!!
    Thanks for your visit to my blog.
    I think I have sweet talked John into getting me a new laptopamabob - so going shopping tomorrow :o)
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  12. Hi Jo!!! What an amazing blog you have!!! Thanks so much for popping by mine. As for the music on my blog, I have several selections so can't tell which tune you are asking about,. My MixPod is on the right at the way bottom. You can find it there :)

    Tammy at Créations LaDiva :) xx

  13. WOW stunning card Jo, I love black and white. I did a double take at this card as I couldn't beleive how delicate the stampe/embossed image was. Great job.
    I couldn't agree more with your comments about Hel's work, they were super and so pretty.
    Fi x

  14. What a stunning card Jo, those stamps really are so pretty.
    I too enjoyed Hels's demo (as you know), thanks so much for bringing her to your shop.

    Gotta go and finish that wedding dress now, but I might have a play with "black and white" later.
    See you soon xx

  15. What a stunning card Jo, I really must have a go with the Cameos they are so delicate on the parchment. Just back from Hampshire and the wedding, will catch up in the week with "the boxes"Just hope I can get down to some serious crafting again now. x Jean

  16. Lovin' that one Jo. That lace border stamp is stunning.