Saturday, 15 November 2014

Week 285 - Anything but a card

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope that you are all well and that your week has been busy and happy.
I apologise for not doing a post last week, I was at the NEC and the hotel internet was a little testing!!
I gave up in the end! sorry!
Anyway - onwards to today's post and a fabulous challenge from the Allsorts crew.
Our lovely team member Tracey Mouse has asked us all to make ...........

Anything but a Card.
This is a great theme and as it is so close to the Festive season I hope that we see lots of lovely ideas on the Challenge for ideas for Christmas presents perhaps.
I have decided to show you a plaque that I made for Joanna for the NEC and plaques always make a lovely crafty present and you know that I love making them too.

 This is using one of the oval plaques from Joanna Sheen and we are so pleased to have them in the shop now so that we can do all of our lovely projects. Firstly, I covered the plaque with some Kaiser background 12" x 12". I have used lots of dies on the project. The flowers are the quilled roses from Spellbinders cut out of patterned paper.  The butterfly is the middle of the lattice aperture die from Joanna Sheen which has also been used on the background of the plaque.  The ivy flourish is a mdf shape that is a replica of Joanna's ivy flourish die.  These are such fun and lovely to use. 
I hope that you like my idea and that it  has inspired you to have a go at the Challenge this week.  The team have made some gorgeous projects so please pop over and have a look at these on the Allsorts blog. Thankyou to our generous sponsors for this week. 
I would love it if you left a comment for me and let me know what you think of my project.
Also, enjoy a fabulous weekend.  As always we have a busy one with a workshop day near Lincoln today with a fabulous group of lovely ladies and Sunday is Let's Create Dabble Day in Tattershall and we have 52 lovely crafters having fun all day with our lovely guest Mel Heaton.  Really looking forward to seeing everyone over the weekend.
Next week I am busy on Create and Craft covering the Pick of the Week hours for Tattered Lace. These are all new dies with the Pick of the Week being an amazing Panorama set with fantastic results when they are put together. My first show is Monday at 6pm. I hope that you can join me then.
Must dash now its a bit foggy this morning so need to hit the road.
  Hope to see you again next week,
enjoy a lovely weekend whatever you are doing,
Bye for now,
Jo x 


  1. Glad you are ok Jo , sounds like you have been having a busy , but great time!
    Love the plaque, must look at these, love Joanna's website.
    Not sure you will make the tattered lace shows , they may all be sold out!!

  2. Looks great Jo, will try to watch on Monday. xxxx

  3. What a lovely colour choice for your plaque Jo, it's got an almost cottage garden feel to it.

    Have a good weekend.

    B x

  4. You are always so busy Jo l don't know where you find time to craft. Beautiful plaque and this would grace any crafters room x Susan x

  5. Hi Jo Nice to see you back this week, love the plaque would make lovely Christmas presents
    Love and hugs
    Pauline B
    look forward to seeing you on C/C

  6. Lovely plaque Jo....I've done a couple of hearts but that's it!
    Thank you for the workshop you did at our Eagle craft group, it was brilliant. Hope the dabble day goes well.
    Carol B x

  7. Love the plaque Jo. Great day on Sunday thank you and the team for a brilliant day c

  8. What a beautiful plaque Jo, so pretty and would make a fabulous gift too. Thanks for your creative make for my challenge.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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