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


  1. Hi Jo
    Love your designs, and there ain't no such thing as a usual cat!

  2. Both great projects Jo. Happy Saturday Tracy x

  3. Gorgeous projects Jo, particularly like the New Home need for removal men there!! x

  4. These are both fantastic pieces Jo. Hope your all enjoying the lovely weather- very hot up North!!!. Hope you all enjoyed the demo day and everyone is ok.
    x catherine

  5. Beautiful projects Jo, hope you're enjoying the weather x

  6. Hi Jo,
    Aww House Mouse my faves, they win me over everytime and I love your Plaque, it's gorgeous. Your Mum & Dads cat is so gorgeous too. Fab page.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy Mouse x

  7. Hello Jo
    I love the house mouse collection and have the house mouse CDROM on my wish list. Love the new home plaque.

    Love the page of your mum and dads cat I'm glad your dad is enjoying the company whilst resting and back at home now.

    Best wishes from Katie-Louise