Friday, January 23, 2015

Normal service will resume shortly

 Over the Christmas period, Jase suffered a heart attack.  It certainly meant that the start to the New Year was different than planned and life has been more hectic than usual.  He is slowly improving which means that this week there was a little more time for crafting:)

Card number one is for this week's Daring Cardmakers' dare - chosen by the hugely talented Miri;

You can leave your hat on

I dare you to use any kind of head gear on your card: party hats, helmets, woolly hats, crowns, fascinators etc.
So put on your thinking cap :-), create a card and share it with us!

I struggled with this dare until I spotted Taheerah's inspiration photo;

and I made this;

It is made with;

Cardstock-  Core'dinations
Corkboard - American Crafts
Paper - Crate Paper Notes & Things
Dies - Tattered Lace and Lawn Fawn
Pearl - Kaisercraft
Rub Ons - really old Making Memories
Circle Punch - X Cut
Ink - Colorbox

and then I made card number two;

This card was inspired by the Runway Inspired #76;

and the card sketch at Studio Calico;


I triple embossed the hello die cut with versamark ink and clear embossing powder to make it nice and shiny :)

It is made with;

Cardstock -  American Crafts
Glitter Foam - The Range
Paper - Studio Calico Printshop
Washi Tape -  Paperchase
Dies - MFT & Spellbinders
Embossing Powder - Papermania
Pearls and Thread - from stash
Ink - Versamark

and on a roll, I made card number three;

I made this for the eldest small J (we watch a lot of football together!)

It is made with;

Cardstock -  American Crafts and from stash
Glitter Foam - The Range
Image - Snagged from t'internet
Font - KG Defying Gravity
Dies - Tattered Lace
Pearl - Kaisercraft

Entering this one into;

TFL - and have a great weekend!


Sazzle Dazzle said...

Oh no so sorry to hear your news Jo but despite what you must be going through it's not dampened your crafty talent.
Love each of your cards ... so much talent and inspiration here.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part and you might also like to link up at Uniko Studio where the challenge theme is Love & Friendship.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Gillian R said...

gorgeous cards, love the globe, its fab. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

Dotty Jo said...

Goodness, hope all is well now. Your cards are fabulous, Jo x

Sid said...

Great cards, best wishes for his recovery too !

Lythan said...

Sorry life has been rough but I'm glad you have had some time to craft. Those old school rub ons made me smile - haven't seen them in years and it just shows that purging is a bad thing!

Ardyth said...

Fantastic cards - love how you've shown your versatility in the 3 very different designs! Best wishes for a speedy recovery for Jason! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Jo!
You're invited to come play along with us! Word Art Wednesday has weekly Anything Goes Challenges with GREAT prizes every week. We hope you will join us here:


Chrissie said...

What a brilliant football card Jo!
This is a great bunch of cards altogether!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Miri said...

Your cards are great. The duck with the party hat is very cute!
If things around us are not that great, it's good to have a hobby that can distract us for a while, isn't it?!

Anne said...

Gorgeous bunch of cards Jo and that football is great, hope you don't mind if I CASE it?
Hope Jase is making a good recovery.
Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at Less is More
Less is More

noora said...

Oh, sad news! Hope everything is going to turn ok!! This football card is just fabulous! I love it!!

Taheerah said...

Gosh. First of all, I hope Jase makes a quick and full recovery.

I just love your cute card! The heart shaped balloon and the little duck are so sweet and the colours are perfect for my inspiration image! Thanks so much for playing to find a Cure For The Monday Blues!

Mandy said...

So sorry to hear you news Jo! Wishing Jason a speedy recovery.

Your cards are all gorgeous Jo! Such fabulous designs and I especially love the cute duck.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Mayuri said...

Sorry to hear about Jase - hope he recovers soon. Your take on the Runway Inspired Challenge is lovely, especially combined with that sketch! I imagine that 'hello' looks super shiny in real life too! Thanks for playing along ;-)

Jaydee said...

Firstly, healing thoughts or Jase. I hope he has a full recovery very quickly.
Your football pattern on the globe background is a fabulous take on the challenge. So glad you joined us at ATCAS this week