Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Allsorts Challenge: Week No: 216 - Transport

Good Morning Crafters,

Here's hoping that this finds you all well and enjoying this fabulous Summer weather.  I know some of you are loving it more than others but it certainly puts smiles on everyone's face and everyone looks so healthy.
We are so busy at Let's Create as it is only 2 weeks today that we move into our new shop!!!!!  scarey what we have to do in this short space of time.  Today I had my last workshop in this shop and next week I can concentrate on getting the workshop area packed away - it sounds so much easier when you can't see what needs to be done!! Big thankyou to Denise (Box lady) for the fabulous chocolate cake to celebrate the last workshop (well any excuse for Denise's cake!)
We also purchased a new lap top this week - not by choice I might add - it died on us! we didn't have one for 4 days and you really don't realise how much you rely on your computer.
Anyway, back to the matter in hand.  Today's challenge is from our lovely Wendy and she has chosen
as our Challenge for this week and I have chosen something that we may not always look upon as falling under this category ........
A Pram!
I made this card for Pat and Geoff to celebrate the birth of their Granddaughter Lyla.  She is only a day old and proud Grandad has sent me some gorgeous photographs of his beautiful girl that he says he isn't going to spoil!!! whatever Geoff!!!

I have used the Tattered Lace Pram as the main image and layered it onto a Marianne die. We are stocking Tattered Lace now at Let's Create and I am loving using them. The background has been embossed using the Crafters Companion Patchwork A4 embossing folder.  Pat chose the colours.  The flowers and the beads are from Hobby House and the punch for the border at the bottom is an EK Success punch.
The card is an 8" x 8" size and I made a box for it too.

Please pop over to the Allsorts Challenge blog to check out the other Team members ideas for this Challenge. 
Thankyou for popping by and hope that you can make a comment and also take part in the Challenge.
Thankyou also to our Sponsors for this weeks Challenge prizes.

Must dash I have lots of packing to do.
See you all next week,
Bye for now
Jo xx


Friday, 12 July 2013

Week 215 - Allsorts Challenge Feather and Fur

Hello Crafters!

Well, we wanted Summer and now we have jolly well got it!! Phew isn't it hot!! We have a demo day at the shop today with the lovely Chris Scott using Hobby House goodies and I hope that some of you will be able to peel yourself out of your sunbeds to come along!!

This weeks Challenge has been set by our lovely Tracey Mouse and she has chosen Feather and Fur which is a fab title I am sure you will agree.

I couldn't chose between two projects so I am going to show you both.

This is a plaque that I made using Joanna Sheen's fabulous House Mouse Collection cd rom and I thought the image was perfect for Moving Home.  I love the way that the Mouse has piled his furniture on top of the snail.  I have crackled the plaque using Acrylic paints and pva glue and then mat and layered up the decoupage.  I have also used Clarity Tiled Alphabet for the words and finished it off with a little embellishment with flowers from the Hobby House. 

This second project is a basic scrapbook page which features my Mum and Dad's cat - Monica!  as soon as I read the title of this Challenge I thought of her.  She is a really fluffy cat and tends to leave fur all over the place.  Mum cant stop her from going up stairs at the moment (she isnt normally allowed) but she is constantly wanting to go and visit Dad in the bedroom.  He has agreed that she can lay on her cushion and keep him company!  By the way she only has 3 legs and no tail so she is a little unusual.

I hope that you like my take on the Challenge.  Must dash now I must get down to the shop to get the cakes out ready for the demo day!!

Please pop over to the Allsorts Challenge blog and check out the other Design Team Members projects and read all about our Sponsors this week Crimson Cloud.

Take care and enjoy the sun safely,
Bye for now,
Jo xx

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Week - My Favourite Things

Good Morning Everyone!

Well I have woken up to glorious sunshine I hope that you have too! A fabulous weekend ahead the weather man just said!  
I hope that you have all been enjoying Wimbledon - come on Murray lets have a win this year!
I will be at Inspirations in Preston tomorrow when the final is going on so if you pop in to see the Christmas Event make sure you know what the score is and let me know!!
It has been a good week for the family too as Dad came out of hospital and is finally home and Mum is chief Nurse and he is doing well.  He has a long journey to get back on track but I am sure that he will make sure that happens.  Thank you to everyone for all your good wishes whilst Dad has been in hospital.

On to todays task of the morning.  It is Saturday again and that means a fabulous Challenge from Allsorts and this week we have a great one from our lovely Brenda and it is ........

Our Favourite Things
Brenda would like to see a project showing us what your favourite crafting goodies are I think it is going to be a popular week!

This is an example of several of my favourite crafting goodies ~

As you will see this is a mini canvas using lots of crafting goodies that I love to use - vintage ink, guilding flakes, moulds, stamps and paint.  A collective mix of everything that gets down and dirty!
This is a canvas that I recently took on a Crafty Notions show when I had all of these gorgeous goodies to use and show you all.
The moulds are a brilliant product to use with Crafty Notions Jewelled enamels and topped with gleams to really bring out the patterns on the flowers.  The stamped sentiment that I have used is from a Studion 490 set.

Please pop over to the Allsorts Challenge blog and have a look at all of the Teams favourite things that they love to use when they are making all of their stunning projects.

Thank you also to our sponsors this week who are DigiStamp Boutique.

I hope that you enjoy a weekend of glorious sunshine and tennis!! 
Have a go at this weeks challenge we love to see what you all create and we are really interested to see what your favourite crafty things are.

Thankyou for popping in and please leave a comment if your like my project this week.
Take care and bye for now
Jo xx