Friday, 1 May 2015

May Challenge at Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes

Apologies to my followers for my lack of posts. Unfortunately my dear father in law has been very ill and I have been helping care for him at home, he passed away a few weeks ago. As my last post was his birthday card I am dedicating this next card to him.

This month at Crafts Galore Encore we are sponsored by Oak Pond Creations who have supplied the DT with some fantastic digis and are giving a choice of 3 digis for a prize, check them out here.

The image is King of Courage by Oak Pond Creations
Coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch
Impression Obsession Die Cut
Swirl Cuttlebug Imbossing folder
DP is by Allison Ellis
Card and Gems from Stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

 I have used King of Courage in memory of my father in law who was the most courageous and brave man I have ever known, he fought his illness to the end. To a very special man.

Rest In Peace Allan

Jo x


  1. This is a lovely card Jo and a great tribute to your Father in law. I am so pleased that you have come back to work with us, lots of love, Denyse xxx

  2. A wonderful card Jo. Your colouring is fabulous and the lion's mane looks magnificently glossy and thick xx

  3. I'm so sorry about your father in law, but this card is such a wonderful tribute. Your colouring is so beautiful, I agree with Andree that his mane looks so glossy, he must be using a mane conditioner... It's good to have you back!! Hugs Karola xx

  4. Nice to see you back, sorry you've had a sad time. A great card in tribute though.

  5. Jo, this card is such a treasure. I sketched my King of Courage image for my my father and it was used to make him a card of encouragement during his battle with cancer. He fought courageously and is now in heaven. I'm sorry for your loss. Hold onto the moments and memories. Hugs, thoughts and prayers to you.

  6. What an adorable image. You colored him with such expertise. Thank you for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door.

  7. Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

  8. awww that lion is the sweetest! i lov ehow you colored him :) Thank you for playing a long with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge :)

  9. Awesome image and the colors are wonderful. Great embossing and the sentiment is fabulous. Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.
    Leanne DT

  10. Jo, I featured you on the Oak Pond Creations Facebook Page today. Thanks for making such a gorgeous card! You are super talented :) Hugs.

    1. Thank you for your kind words Kim and it was a pleasure to work with. Jo x

  11. Hi Jo, Im sorry Ive not visited you very often, Im not very good at blog hopping these days, stunning cards love them both, you really are so talented you know. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  12. Wow! Fabulous colouring! Love how you coloured the lion!!!
    Thanks you so much for joining our challenge at Copic Marker Europe!

  13. Very nice card - great coloring tfs!!!


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