Thursday, 28 May 2015

Use some Metal...

Good morning, hope today finds you well...

I would like to welcome our new friend and follower, is great to have you join in with this crafty journey....

Today is a special day so I am going to blog early then it is family time and I am looking forward to lunch with my wonderful husband....

As you know I am really enjoying playing along with the girls at the Less Is More Challenge....

This week their Challenge is....Week 225- Add Some Metal.....

Here is my offering....

I started by looking through my box of metal embellishments.....and then decided which stamps to use....

This is such a useful stamp set....from Claritystamp..

I took a piece of gelli card and stamped the borders..

Then the Taylor's dummy...

Next I added some colour using my Spectrum Noir pencils....these really are fabulous and a great way to add shade to colouring...

The sentiment needed a border, so out with a black fine liner....

Then more shade using my charcoal pencils...And finally the metal embellishment....

And I couldn't resist an extra little touch of this metal pin...

And there we have it..... I do hope you like it..

Do pop over to the blog....the dt make the most wonderful creations...

Right, I had better get a move on..... Have a lovely day......and thanks as always for your support , I really appreciate it...

Much love...

Jo. xxx




  1. Lovely Jo sew simple but effective.

  2. Beautiful. A great example of less is more. Have a Happy Birthday and a great day.

  3. Fab card Jo! I used to join this challenge too. I really should get back to it!!! Have a lovely day xx

  4. Beautiful card Jo, have a lovely day xx

  5. WOW! CAS-tastic here Jo and brilliantly coloured image.
    Even down to finding a cute metal sewing machine so just perfect for our challenge.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  6. What a great card with super little metal accents.
    Great for our challenge!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  7. Love, love, love the card Jo.
    I may have to steal this for my daughter's next birthday - it is just so her.
    It also means that I may just have to invest in this set too (sigh - lol!)
    So looking forward to seeing you (and meeting Karl) on the 20th.
    Hope you have had a truly fabby Birthday.

    Hugs, Eileen x
    (if this works - hope you are proud of me!! - lol) x

    1. Oh wonderful to read your comment Eileen...and yes I am so proud of you...
      You are my little

  8. a gorgeous make Jo - very CAS and simply beautiful! Hugs rachel x

  9. pretty CAS card. couldn't join in as away, hugs xx

  10. Sew simple but sew beautiful! Happy birthday Jo, hope you had a great day. Bet you got a few crafty prezzies! Xx

  11. So CAS and I love those metal embellies. And what fabulous shading with your charcoal pencils, the effect is amazing.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  12. Great card... fabulous job! I love every little detail.. especially the pin

  13. Gorgeous card - love that stamped ribbon border. Your shading is fantastic and the little metal embellishments are perfect!

  14. That border is fab with perfect shading, what a great card!
    Thanks so much for joining us
    Less is More