Friday, 27 September 2013

Week - 226 - How does your garden grow

Good Morning everyone

How are you all this lovely Saturday morning?
I have had a very busy week at the studio demonstrating with the gorgeous new D'lites from Spellbinders and I decided to pop one of the samples on this week for the Allsorts Challenge which is ..............................................

How does your Garden Grow?

This is a fabulous theme and this is the project that I have chosen to show you all

This has been made up using the sets of Blooms dies.  There is 4 sets altogether and they all make fabulous flower designs. I have also used the Frame 2 die and the Wrought Iron Fence which I have used as a ribbon threader on this card.  These dies are so easy to use and have some amazing details.  Spellbinders have really hit the jackpot with these.  I am back in the studio on Tuesday with what is left of the stock but when I left on Thursday evening there wasn't a great deal.
This weeks sponsor is:

Thankyou for being our sponsor this week.
I have also popped a few other samples from this weeks show below so that you can have a quick look at them.

This one is using the Tiger Lillies die cut twice and inked through the die.  The other die is the Corner Sprig corner and I don't think I have seen such a delicate die.
The gift box below is perfect for chocolates and sweets as a gift for Christmas.  It is a very inexpensive way to send a gift.

(sorry this is wrong way round and don't know how to move it round! sorry you will need to stand on your head !)
Please pop over to the Allsorts Blog to check out the other Design Team members projects for this week's Challenge.
Thankyou for popping in,
Bye for now and enjoy your weekend.
Jo xx

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Week - Buttons

Good Morning Blog Land,

How are you all today?  Quite an Autumnal morning when I came out but I'm quite a fan of Autumn so I am quite happy with my lot.
A busy week has just passed going back into the studio for a couple of excellent shows one with the lovely Stephanie who we have all missed so much and then Leonie! always a good show with her enthusiasm bubbling over! 
Todays challenge is from our lovely Sarah who had chosen
as our Challenge this week at Allsorts.
I can feel that this is going to be a popular week with lots of fab entries as we all use buttons on our projects in one way or another.
I couldn't decide on one entry today so I have popped in 2 - a scrapbook page ..........
here I have used buttons of different sizes to enhance the folded corners to give dimension and interest to the page.
and a card .............
and I have used the wooded buttons to pop into the middle of the die cut flowers. The die cuts are the Grand Peonies from Spellbinders.
I hope that you like the inspiration and give the Challenge a go this week.
I have a busy week ahead again with more shows on C and C
these are with the newest of the Spellbinder De'lites and I must say they are the best of the bunch so far.
I will pop a few samples on over the week so that you can have a peep at my demos coming up.
I am on:
tomorrow at 2pm
Tuesday at 12 and 5pm
Thursday at 10am and 4pm
and Saturday 9am and 2pm
I hope that at some point you can tune in and have a peep.
Must dash now, I have 10 ladies that are waiting for a parchment class today!
Thankyou for popping in and I hope you enjoy a lovely weekend.
Please pop over to the Allsorts blog to check out the other Design Team members ideas for this great challenge.
Bye for now
Jo xx

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Week 224: Allsorts Challenge - Baby, Baby.

Hello Blog Land,

Welcome back my blog friends thankyou for popping by.  Well, again, it is Saturday and I reeeellllly don't know where that week went.  I was talking to a lovely older lady the other day and saying how time seems to fly by these days and her theory about the whole subject is that the world is going around faster!! I could not agree more this sounds logical to me! I have packed rather a lot into the week so I suppose that is ok!  What is your theory I would love to hear from you!
Well we know that Saturday means Allsorts and this week we have a theme that we all love to make projects for: .....................
Baby, Baby
and I have chosen a really amusing image from the fabulous House Mouse designs
This poor mother House Mouse is having quite a fight to get that knitting finished whilst the baby House Mice are having great fun with the wool! These decoupage sheets are from Joanna Sheen.
This week our sponsor at Allsorts is
Prize is a stamp of winners choice
thankyou to Whiff of Joy.
Please pop over to the Allsorts Blog to check out the Design Team ideas for this weeks Challenge.
Now, as promised a few pictures from the holiday (I promise not to bore you rigid but they are lovely!)
This is the beach that we went to for my birthday and I was tempted to say that Mark privately hired it for me as a treat!!!  but I must tell the truth it is a beach that local Bermudians tend to go to and it was a work day so it was quiet but it sounded very impressive didn't it!!! lol
( I thought I would leave it this size you really don't need to see anything closer!)

Sorry but you will need to stand on your head for this one - I can't work out how to turn it around! and yes I am now on a diet!!

The beauty of the island. All the roofs are white and are have ridges on them and this is the way that the homes collect their water.  If it doesn't rain - you don't have water! they don't have any fresh water sources only sea.

Our foot picture! (no mine is not the one with the art work on!!)
Ok - I here you say that's enough!!
The ideas are starting to gather for scrapbook pages!
I hope you enjoy a lovely weekend and a great week
I am back on Create and Craft on Thursday at 12 o clock and 2pm with some really silly prices on this years Christmas Spellbinder dies so if you haven't treated yourself yet don't miss out!
Take care and bye for now
thankyou, as always for popping by, leave a comment to say hi!
Jo xx

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Week 223 - Butterflies

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope that this post finds you all well and have enjoyed the last few weeks of the lovely Summer.
As you know The Channon's have been away on a fabulous holiday visiting my Brother and family in Bermuda and we had the best time ever!  who couldn't on this amazing island.  We got back into England on Wednesday morning so it has been hitting the ground running the last few days but I think I am back in the groove as they say!! It was great to come back to lovely weather it doesn't make you feel quite so grim! and you get the washing done quick!

We have some gorgeous photographs and we will be downloading these this weekend (and filtering out all that I am on on the beach (not a good look!!!!) hopefully I will have some amazing shots to use for scrapbooking and will share them with you.

I also had a birthday whilst I was away and we spent the day on the most stunning beach - it is usually used by local people on the Island and it was a week day so the beach was deserted when we arrived - Mark tried to suggest that he had arranged it especially for my birthday!!! ummmmmm !

But back to today - it is Saturday so that means a great new Challenge from the Allsorts Gang and this week our lovely Tracey has chosen ....................

as the Challenge and we all know that we use these gorgeous creatures on so many of our crafting projects and I am sure this will be a really popular week.
This is my project using Butterflies ~
my apologies for the flash on the photograph I used a glossy card to put alcohol ink onto it and stamped the image with Stazon over the coloured card.  The stamp is from Creative Expressions and it is one I have had for some time it is excellent to decoupage so I restamped the middle of the image and layered it up to give dimension.  I have also added more butterflies - stamped onto acetate coloured with more alcohol ink and again layered up.
The florish die is from Tim Holtz and the flowers, leaves and papers were from my stash.
A bit of bling finished it off.
I hope that you enjoy having a go at this weeks Challenge and remember it doesn't have to be a card project.
Pop over to the Allsorts Blog to check out the other design team members ideas for the challenge.
Thankyou also to our sponsors who are :
who are giving a $20 voucher for stamps of your choice.
I hope that you all have a lovely weekend and please leave a comment if you pop onto the post - you know I love to hear from you all.
Bye for now
Jo xx