Saturday, 1 November 2014

Week 283 - Allsorts Challenge

Good Morning Everyone!

................................and November already!
Oh my goodness! Time is flying!
Well I have a lot to show you today so keep with me!

Firstly it is Saturday so it is the Allsorts Challenge and today the Team have been asked to make a card using .................

Masculine ideas
 and this is my take on the title ~

  I have used a Pinflair scene as the background and coloured with Gentle Blends. The main focal point is the owl which is one of Joanna Sheen's mdf shapes, I have inked it and then embossed it with bronze embossing powder.  These shapes are stunning and you can find them on Joanna's website.  they are so unusal and can be used for so many different projects but still light enough to put onto a card.  The leaves are from Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die and I have inked and stained them to give a real Autumn feel.  The branch is also a Tim Holtz die.  Matting and layering the design finished off the card.  I hope that you like it.  The real leaves on our window sill in the shop seem to have joined in with the picture but hope that you can see the card!

We have had a busy week starting with a trip to the Tower of London to see the spectacular Poppy display.  Thousands of people had the same idea - it was so busy but well worth the trip. Here are a few pictures so that you can see the amazing project ~

When the display is finished there will be 888,264 poppies representing the lives that were lost in the First World War.  If you have the time before they are taken away after Remembrance Sunday I would highly recommend a visit.  It is truly breathtaking.

Also this week we have had the Children's Halloween craft class which has become a regular activity at Let's Create and these are a few of the pictures we took and also the window at the shop which looks fabulous!
The children choosing their leaf before painting them and making them into ghosts!

Great fun!
Please pop over to the Allsorts Challenge blog to have a look at the other Design Team members projects.
Thankyou very much for popping by and hope that you can leave a comment.
Let me know if you have been to the Tower of London.
Enjoy a lovely weekend and if you are going to the NEC next week pop by Joanna Sheens stand to say hello we will be there!
Bye for now
Jo xx


  1. Love that Owl Jo, need to go shopping for that one.

    Your whole card has a wonderful Autumnal feel and the leaves in your window (who looks fab) compliment perfectly.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    B x

  2. Hi Jo How lovely to see the poppies an amazing sight ---- love your card as usual --- your shop window is brill
    Crafty hugs
    Pauline B

  3. You've been so busy Jo! Absolutely adore your card, gorgeous everything x

  4. Lovely card Jo great details.
    Your window looks fab and the children look to be having lots of fun.
    Wish l lived nearer to see the poppies they look amazing on tv and they have all sold which is fantastic.
    x Susan x

  5. Love your owl Jo. All your pics are great too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  6. I would've loved to gave seen the poppies , I would've been a blubbering wreck though! I missed the chance to buy one on line😟 Love the card, and the leaf ghosts and the shop window looks great!
    Carol B

  7. Jo,
    We went on Monday and it was amazing:so many people of all ages, nationalities and all discussing the whys, wherefores, etc. We bought some poppies in the summer and are so glad we did!
    Loved your 30 days on Christmas. When are you doing a similar one again?
    Best wishes,

  8. Love the card and the photos Jo, the Poppies look amazing. Children having a great time so good to see them crafting..Jean x

  9. Great make, have fun at the nec x

  10. Fantastic photos Jo, great to see the children crafting away!
    The poppies look amazing and it is so wonderful to see how this project has blossomed.
    Great card , love the leaves.
    Take care and have fun,