Sunday, 5 October 2014

DAY 15 - Christmas Inspiration

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope that today brings you peace and quiet with lots of relaxation and perhaps a lovely roast Sunday lunch?
Mark and myself are still away and today we are running a workshop at Inspirations in Preston (Hunkydory)
Today I have a card that I really enjoyed making and love the simplicity of it too.

The die cut image is from last years collection from Marianne and if you cut it and leave it in the die you can stencil through it with ink and get some fabulous detail on the skates.
The background at the top is one of Ali Reeves Special touch masks and it has been simply embossed through a machine and inked over.  While the ink is still wet cover with Aurora Sparkle embossing powder and heat to fix it.  If the ink dries quickly just go over it with a Versamark ink so make it sticky again. This gives a lovely sparkly sheen to the card.  A wooden button and bakers twine adds some dimension.
The bottom half of the card has been covered with fabric from Hobby Fun.  A piece of ribbon with text on it through the centre finishes the project.   It is a 6" by 6" card size and is quite flat to post too.
I think I will make some more of this design for friends at Christmas.
If you have time please leave me a comment and you will be entered into the blog candy draw which will be picked at the end of the 30 days Inspiration.
Thankyou and enjoy the rest of your weekend,
Bye for now
Jo xx


  1. Morning Jo, lovely card, crisp and clean as a frosty morning...just right for skating. Another beautiful card.
    Love Babs F. X

  2. Lovely card Jo gorgeous details and the little skates are lovely. Have a good day at Preston - we are having a 'Christmas dinner today - turkey and all the trimmings and all the family Are coming round x Susan x

  3. What a striking background Jo, it really gives a luxurious feel to your card.

    B x

  4. Think this might be my favourite so far Jo, love it!

  5. This one was lovely to make.

  6. Oh I remember this one as well Pat..yes very nice to do ..lovely card x

  7. Card is really lovely and sparkle Jo, your ideas are brilliant. Hope you weekend is going well and you get chance to rest up tomorrow,ready for another busy week. XJean X

  8. Hi Jo, I saw the card you made at Preston yesterday ... Think it was 'Ring out those bells' Create a card die ... Done in cream and gold and with Poinsettias on it. It looked lovely! Could you tell me which die you used for the poinsettias please? Thank you ! x

  9. Hi Jo great to see a new way of using existing stash. Thanks for all the inspiration. Wendy

  10. Hi Jo ----- love this card would be great to send it to all my granddaughters
    love and hugs
    Pauline B
    PS hope the weekend is going well

  11. Love this card, I've got the mask and the die so plan to try this out!

    Carol b

  12. Like them all - but this is my favourite one yet!! Clean and simple - yet so appropriate!!