Saturday, 28 March 2015

Week 304 - Feature a Creature

Good Morning Everyone,

Thankyou for popping in today and I apologise for being away so long.  I would like to start off today's post by thanking everyone for their kindness and love sent following my Dad passing away. It has been such a comfort to know that everyone has made time to pass on their condolences.
Welcome to all of my new followers - I really appreciate you taking to the time to have a look at what I am getting up to.  I only need another 2 to make 600! so who will you be! 

It is good to be back at work and now back doing my blog - it is something I really love doing.
Today's post has been thought of by our lovely Allsorts Team member Tracey Mouse and she has asked us to -
Feature a Creature!
I feel that we are going to have fun this week checking out all of your creatures that you feature!
This is the project I have decided to show you -

 My featured creature is the Bee and this card has been made up using lots of my favourite goodies and the main one is a favourite of mine I have been wanting to use so I thought it was time.
The stamps are from Paper Artsy from the fabulous JOFY range and we are really pleased to have these and other Paper Artsy stamp sets on our website -  
I started by creating the background using grunge paste through a honeycomb mask and also stamped with the honeycomb stamp from the set.  I then added colour with distress inks to get more texture. 
I have used the other stamps in the set to bring the whole story together.  I used Spectrum Noir pencils to add definition with colour.  The sentiment and some paper banners finish the card off.
I am really pleased with the end result and hope that you do too.

Don't forget that this weekend you need to put your clocks back! and to celebrate the official start of Spring we are offering a 10% discount on all orders on the website from today until next Friday and all you need to do is add the code at the end of your shopping - the code is SPRING15 
and don't forget that all orders over £10.00 are free P and P! 
We have been getting some fabulous comments about how satisfied the customers are and especially the speed of the delivery and range of products so why not give us a go and check it out yourself!

Thankyou so much for popping in today and remember that I am now back blogging everyday of the week with a 'T' in it so look out for Tuesday and Thursday posts too.
Please pop over to the Allsorts Challenge blog to have a look at the other Team members projects and perhaps have a go and enter to be in with a chance to win some great prizes.
Hope you can pop in again on Tuesday
Enjoy a lovely weekend
Bye for now
Jo xx



  1. Hi Jo,
    So glad to hear from you on the blog , I did not know about your dad and was concerned.
    I do send you my condolences and love xxxxx
    This is a great card, I love bees on cards!!
    Lovely spring colour and very cheery!
    Take care of yourself,

    1. Thankyou Ruth, that is much appreciated xx I really enjoyed making this one x

  2. Good morning Jo and good to receive your post this morning. Such a cheery card. Best wishes Jackie xx

  3. Nice to have you back Jo.
    Gorgeous card, so unique, xxx

    1. Thankyou Wendy, pleased to be back x thankyou for being patient with me x

  4. Ditto to what Wendy said Jo.

    I absolutely love your artwork today, very much up my street, it's got lovely composition and balance.

    Have a good weekend, I know you are busy tomorrow from what Lynn told me.

    B x

    1. Thankyou Brenda x I enjoyed working on it - so love the Paper Artsy products. Yes Dabble Day tomorrow 50 students! looking forward to it. x

  5. Hello Jo,
    glad to see you back, sorry to hear about your Dad, losing parents can be quite traumatic as you just think they will always be there for advice etc....

    Anyhow just needed to tell you that you will need to put your clock forward not back. Remember the rhyme spring forward and fall back...

    Have a good weekend Best wishes Bev x

  6. So sorry to hear about your Dad. please accept my condolences to you, your Mum and the rest of your family. Glad to see you are back crafting and hope the space it gives you will help you to heal. x

    1. Thankyou, I do feel that crafting definately helps when anything else seems to be just a problem x I will pass on your message to Mum she will appreciate it x

  7. Pleased to have you back Jo, you have been missed! So sorry to read the sad news about your Dad, sincere condolences to you all.
    Brilliant card as usual.

    Carolyn B

  8. Hi Jo
    So sorry about the loss of your dad, I didn't know why I hadn't seen you blogging for a while.
    It's so nice to see the love & support all us crafters give to each other in the good times & sad ones which helps the healing process....

    Wowser of a card today Jo, love it...
    Lots of different shaped elements & the sentiment is perfect....
    Pretty subtle colours, just perfect & suitable for many occasions for the guys & Gals.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx

    1. Thankyou so much, I can tell you that without my crafting friends I would not be getting on as well as I am, it has been lovely to think so many people have been thinking of us all xx thankyou for the lovely comments on the card too x

  9. Hi Jo firstly, so sorry to hear about your dad. Secondly your card is stunning, love the details and rich colours I am now following you. Hugs Jennifer xx

  10. Good to see you back Jo, so sorry to hear about your dad. Your card is stunning, love the colours, the background is gorgeous, as are all the details, hugs Carole Z X

  11. Hi Jo - I was so sorry to hear you sad news. You and your family are in my heart and thoughts.

    Glad to see you are back though - lovely card.

  12. So sorry to hear the sad news about your Dad, Jo - my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Lovely card today, It is good to see you back x

  13. Hi Jo.
    So good to have you back on line. What a lovely topic for a card, I think it's great and could be for different occasions.."be careful ", because " etc, anyway it will " be" good to have you back on Tuesday and Thursday. Take great care, love to all.
    Babs xx

    1. Thankyou so much Babs, looking foward to getting stuck in again, love the use of Be!! xx

  14. Stunning card Jo, so many gorgeous details to bring the whole scene together. x Susan x