Sunday, 12 October 2014

DAY 22 -Christmas Inspiration

Hello Again Everyone!

Good Morning to you all and thankyou for popping in again.
I would like to firstly say a huge thankyou to everyone that came to Clare Rowlands fabulous demonstration yesterday - as always it was an amazing day with so many popping in to enjoy Clare's unending crafting magic (and the cake and coffee went down well too!)
The inspiration that she gave us all was fabulous and the samples that she displayed were brilliant.
These are just a few of the projects that we so enjoyed looking at ~

I am sure you will agree that all of these are incredible such a clever lady.
We have persuaded her to come back and run a workshop in the New Year so keep an eye out for more details on this.
Now for my Day 22 of Christmas Inspiration for you.
My apologies for the photograph for this one.  The flash has caught the pearl linen cardstock that we have used so it is a little bright but hopefully you can get the idea.
This is the christmas tree die from Sue Wilson's collection and this is one that we did in this weeks workshop so you will recognise this one is you were there.
The halo above the tree is simply embossed and then the tree has been cut and adhered flat onto the cardstock. this was then matted onto some blue glitter card and embellished with blue gems.
The side panel was lovely to make and everyone went home very sparkly after playtime!
We used a new product in the Frantage collection and it is a mix of Mica pieces , glass glitter and very fine gems and the finish was stunning and quite tactile too.
This was matted again onto blue glitter card and then we finished off using the holly Sue Wilson die to add dimension in the corner and a bow on the opposite corner to balance.
I hope you have enjoyed today's inspiration and also Clare's amazing work too.
Thankyou as always for popping in and hope that you enjoy your Sunday - a much needed day off for me with a little parchment sneeked in I think!
Dont forget to leave a comment to be in with a chance to win the blog candy.
Hope to see you tomorrow,
Bye for now
Jo xx


  1. Lovely card again Jo. Loved the demo yesterday, Clare was great at explaining how to colour and shade with copics/promarkers....I had a practice when I got home and my colouring was a bit better, so I'm sure I'll get there in time.
    Thanks again for yesterday.

    Carol B x

  2. Yes, I remember this card - love it !!
    Will do more for family and friends.
    Many thanks for the inspiration,
    Sue Mac

  3. Great project from Clare and another beauty from you Jo.

    Hope you have a good Sunday.

    B x

  4. Sorry I missed Claires demo day please it went well xx
    Love this card also enjoyed making it xx

  5. Sorry we didn't make it yesterday, the samples look stunning. Also looks as though missed an interesting class this week. The card looks lovely.

  6. Glad yesterday went well - sorry I didn't get there! This card is lovely - it was really straight forward, and the blue and the silver just made it twinkle!!!

  7. Hi Jo This card is really nice ------ bit late in looking at your blog had an hour at Newark show so nice to see people I have not seen ages
    Love and hugs
    Pauline B
    PS glad you had a good day yesterday

  8. HIJo, loved making this card last week, it looks amazing and not difficult with your help, thank you...Glad the Demo day went well Clare's work is brilliant will keep eyes and ears to the ground for January., take care Jx

  9. The samples are fantastic Jo , especially the stacked calendar.
    Love this Christmas card , beautiful.

  10. Love the advent calendar you are showing made of the little boxes. The Christmas tree with the embossed halo is such a clever idea and makes a card so quickly I would think. Mica, glass and gems sounds an interesting mix so I shall look out for this product. Jackie xx