Monday, 20 October 2014

DAY 30 - Christmas Inspiration - Last Day!

Welcome Everyone!

I feel a little sad today as this is the last day of my 30 days of Christmas Inspiration.
I cannot thankyou all enough for all of the fabulous comments and the feedback.
I have loved to read these everyday and I am going to miss them.
Thankyou also for all of my new followers, welcome the my crazy world and I hope the you enjoy following me.
Today had to be a design that I love (I have enjoyed them all but this one is one of my favs!)

There seems to be a little too much light on the picture but hope that you can still see what is going on with the design.  I have used the Rustic Wreath embossing folder from Spellbinders to emboss the design for the background.  I have then spent quite some time colouring with distress inks - vintage photo and walnut stain.  Then I covered the image in different colours of guilding waxes.  I have scuffed up the edges on both layers to keep the rustic effect.
The reindeer is also a Spellbinder design and I have used guilding flakes on double sided sheets and then cut the design.  It really works well with the intricate cut on the reindeers antlers.
Some organza bronze ribbon and hat pins finished this off a treat.
Well, this is it :( the final blog of my 30 days of inspiration. As I said before I hope that you have enjoyed it and please leave your final comment and I will be back tomorrow to announce the winner of some lovely stuff.
Thankyou a million times for your participation - without your lovely feedback it would be so boring!
I will be back on Saturday with the Allsorts Challenge but, for now, 
Bye for now
Jo xx


  1. I blinked and there was another one Jo !

    Well done on completing your marathon and this is an absolutely beauty to finish with.

    B x

  2. This is great Jo, I have this embossing folder on my wish list!
    Have enjoyed seeing all your creations and the inspiration they provide.
    Also hope you will soon be back on C and C !
    Take care ,

  3. Stunning card Jo - love it and as you say the pins finish it off beautifully x Susan x

  4. I will miss these daily inspirational ideas Jo. I am not too good with colouring though. Will you have time to rest & relax now?

  5. Great card Jo again. I used this embossing folder last year, with your inspiration and received good feedback so will be using it again this year, as soon as I can get going!!

  6. Beautiful card again Jo....I'm going to miss the daily you'll be glad of the rest though!
    Carol B x

  7. What a beautiful card to finish with!

  8. What a fabulous card to end with Jo, the gilding wax really sets off all your other work off a treat a great product to use. Thank you so much for all your inspiration over the last 30 days especially when you are so busy. Take care, Jean x

  9. What a finale!!!!
    I just love this Wreath die - used it loads last year - but not so much this year!! Your inspiration has encouraged me to find the wreath again!!
    Lovely card - lovely colours!!

  10. Amazing where the time goes, doesn't seem possible a whole month of inspiration has come and gone, been a real treat to see all the cards Jo, thank you so much for all the effort you have put in for our benefit. Happy Christmas!! Jackie xx

  11. Hi Jo Well done for your 30 days of inspiration like a lot of folk I will miss having a look and a one-sided chat with you but hopefully I will see on Friday cos the mag is out 23rd
    Love and hugs
    Pauline B

  12. FAB-U -LUS !! It's a winner,Jo. Great work and thank you for all the wonderful ideas. Like everyone I will miss looking in on your creations and fantastic colour coordinations.
    LOL Babs F x

  13. Great cards. Have enjoyed looking at them every day. Great ideas, colours etc. Well done.
    Margaret. (GY)X

  14. never has a month passed so quickly, sad the project has finished. Jo, didn't you once make a book, using Spellbinders dies/embossing folder and gilding wax? would love for you to do a detailed blog on it. I bought the folder at the time, think it was ???? rook or something like that, hope you can do xx

    1. Hello Olive
      Yes it was one of the embossing folder from Spellbinders it was the cogs. I would love to do it as a blog post. I am a bit tied up for the next couple of days back on telly on Wednesday but will do it after that. Thankyou for asking me to do it xx

  15. Thank-you Jo for all the lovely cards will miss not having them each day. Take care. JJ