Friday 15 December 2017


Good morning everyone , I do hope that your week has gone well...
It is our last Challenge of the year over at the Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog. 
Our new theme is 
Perfect for this time of year.
Here is my inspiration for the challenge 

As usual I have a photo tutorial to share with you. 
I started by dare I say... cutting up one of my Stamps...
I do this quite a lot, 

I just find it makes this stamp more usable 

So I started by stamping the wreath shape...
( you should all be good at this by now lol )

Next I filled in the little gaps 

That looks better 

Next I stamped the little pine cones, followed by adding some chunky white embossing enamel , 
And then some  matting and layering 

On separate card I stamped some holly berries. Cut them out and then added them to 
the card. 
I then used a Tim Holtz pointsettia die and some decorative paper to make an embellishment.

I do love the embellishment stage...I spend ages just arranging them and playing .

I hope you like my design and that you will go over to the blog and see the fabulous designs by the rest of the dt .
This Challenge is going to run until the 12th January 2018, so there is plenty 
of time for you to enter...
I hope you have a lovely weekend, 
We have lots of family activities planned as it is Karl’s birthday on Sunday...

Take care all
Much love and hugs 
Jo. xxxx


gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Jo, thanks for the tutorial, cutting the stamp really works but I would be to afraid to do that. Have a great christmas Gwen xx

dbr44 said...

Lovely card Jo. Wish Karl a Happy Birthday from us! First grandad birthday.
Love to you both
Chrissie xx

Donna Brooks said...

Beautiful, a wreath is so out of your comfort zone...😉😉
I had a bit of a moment when you said you cut up the stamp, but I suppose it does make things easier on some designs. Have a great weekend. Xx

MFM said...

Have a great Birthday Karl, Beautiful,beautiful card. Enjoy your weekend.

Beth Brovold said...

A gorgeous Christmas wreath the colours!! Always a pleasure to read your step by step tutorials! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year!!

Jo Rice said...

Thank you ladies for your lovely comments, Karl had a brilliant Birthday thanks...
Hope today is going welll, all ok here...xxxx