Saturday, 25 October 2014

Week 282 - Allsorts Challenge - Simply Christmas

Good Morning Everybody,

Well it is Saturday and that means another Allsorts Challenge and we have a great Challenge from our lovely Brenda who has asked for projects with the title ~
Simply Christmas
and this is the card that I would like to share with you all today ~

 I have used a combination of embossing folders, dies and stamps.
The background is one of the Christmas Die-sire Create and Card and I have inked in all over with Vintage photo distress ink and then used Treasure Gold over to top to give it the lustre and shine.
The postbox stamp is a Molly Bloom and I have used pro-markers to colour with and then covered the snowy areas in ice diamonds from Pinflair to give it a real Christmas look.
The poinsettias have been cut using a Sue Wilson die from Creative Expressions and the holly die is a Marianne design.
The size of the card is 7" square.
I hope that you can find the time to pop over to the Allsorts Challenge blog to check out all of the design ideas from the Design Team.
Thankyou to our fabulous sponsors this week ~
so thank you to them for their generosity.
 I also need to add a little apology as I didnt realise that whilst I was putting projects on my 30 days of Inspiration I repeated a design! whoops and things were going so well!!
So to compensate this is another Christmas project ~

This is another of Sheena's Christmas stamp range.  I made this for a customer who wanted a card making for some very close friends who are keen walkers in the countryside so I thought this fitted the bill nicely.
So, we are straight now! definately 30! and Jean was thrilled to bits to win the blog candy.
Mark and myself are meeting friends and going for the day to London today to have a look at the Poppies at the Tower so I will let you know all about it next week.
Thankyou for popping in and please leave a comment if you have a few minutes.
Enjoy a fabulous weekend and hope to see you next week.
Many thanks
Bye for now
Jo xx
 P.S dont forget to put the clocks back tonight! an extra hour in bed! 


  1. A really lush feel to your Christmas card today Jo and I always love a Poinsettia.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    B x

  2. Lovely card Jo, fab design, xxx

  3. Lovely cards today Jo. Enjoy your time in London, the poppies look amazing on TV and l bet it will be quite a moving experience being among them x Susan x

  4. Beautiful cards Jo. I have bought my mum and dad one of the poppies for Xmas and hope to go and see them at the Tower of London next week x

  5. Lovely cards Jo, the second one with Sheenas stamp is just beautiful.
    Enjoy the day,

  6. Hi Jo Have a great day in London Love both cards sheena's stamp is so apt for lots of occasions think I will have to have that one
    Love and crafty hugs
    Pauline B

  7. Two lovely cards Jo. Hope you enjoy the poppies. I went after spending the day at the BSSS but I understand even more poppies have been "planted" since then. It was an amazing sight. Jackie xx

  8. Lovely cards again Jo. Hope you had a great day in London.

    Carol B x

  9. Beautiful cards Jo, i saw them at the shop, amazing the ideas you keep coming up with. hope you have enjoyed your day out.x

  10. Hi Jo hope you enjoyed London. Have I spotted a mistake on the sentiment on the top card?. Think it read 'Wishing to a very Happy Christmas'.

  11. These are faulous Jo. Love the second design.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x