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Hi......I'm Jo, welcome to my crafty corner where I aim to share my adventures in paper crafting, baking, cross stitch & cats.....hopefully with some hints, tips & inspiration thrown in too! Please leave a comment if you call so I know you've been, I would love to visit you back and please become a follower if you like what you see. Thanks for popping by.........
'She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted the sails' - Elizabeth Edwards

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Challenge #6 - Christmas in July!

Good morning crafty friends, hope you're all well.
I can't believe we're about to start the 6th challenge.....doesn't time
 fly when you're having fun.....and I sure am having fun! I thank you all
 so much for taking the time to join in with my challenges.
So, this time the theme is going to be......
We all love Christmas and it's never too early to get started!

Here's my make......
I used kraft card, cream hammered card & dies from the Paper Boutique
for the base & the sentiment. The robin is a Sizzix die & I added
some die cut foliage & paper flowers then finished with faux pearls.

This month I have lovely Liz from Crafty Sunflower joining me as
guest designer.......

I was delighted to be invited by Jo to be her Guest Designer for July.  I live in the West of England with my hubby, Alan.   I was an Infant school teacher in a former life, a job I loved, but I’m now happily retired.  When I was teaching, I ran an after school scrapbooking club for over ten years with my Teaching Assistant, hoping to inspire the next generation.  All the children were 6 or 7 years old and they created some amazing scrapbooks.  I have always enjoyed crafting, something I inherited from my Mum.  In the past I’ve enjoyed knitting, sewing, cross stitching, patchwork, cake decorating, making corn dollies and scrapbooking.  For the last 20 years or so, card making is what I enjoy most.  My style is generally CAS, although I sometimes go out of my comfort zone and get really inky and messy!  I belong to a local craft group which meets once a month and it’s always fun to craft with friends.

 and here's Liz's make......

Fabulous card Liz, don't you just love that cheeky face? Thanks so much
for joining me this month......hope you can join me too!

1 - You must follow the theme set
2 - One entry, new makes only
3 - You must be a follower of this blog
4 - Please link your entry post back to this blog

So whether your style is frilly & fancy, CAS,or even grungy & gritty you
can enter your make.....and as usual, there'll be a surprise prize for the
lucky winner. And if you fancy joining me as a guest designer then just add
GD after your name!

Good luck!

(Check back later today for last month's winner)

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Friday, 19 July 2019

Christmas in July Day 19!

Hi crafty friends, hope you're well & looking forward to the weekend.
Day 19 of my Christmas in July challenge & today's make is one of them
that didn't turn out as planned lol.......but I do like it so all is good.
I used the jigsaw die set that came with the latest issue of Die Cutting
Essentials, paper from docraft/Papermania, gold mirri & sentiment
dies from Hunkydory, snowflake die from Hobbycraft....anything else
came from my stash!
Rightio, better get a move on......Son & Grandson on way for tea & you 
what that means? Lots of snuggles with Asher!
Thanks for calling......see you tomorrow!

Don't forget, my CHRISTMAS IN JULY challenge is here.

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Christmas in July Day 18!

Hey friends, hope you're all well.

Day 18 of my Christmas in July challenge & I'm sharing a topper made
with one of the pieces of Paper Frosting I made earlier in the month.
A white base, a layer of duck egg then a layer of the snowflake paper with
 distressed edges....both with an aperture cut out. The Paper Frosting
was mounted onto foam pads, I added a stamped sentiment, some die cut
snowflakes then I finished with some faux pearls.
Rightio, if I get a move on I'll have time for a wander around your blogs
 before tea......thanks for calling .....see you tomorrow!

Don't forget, my CHRISTMAS IN JULY challenge is here.

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Christmas in July Day 17!

Hi friends, welcome to my little blog.....hope you're all well.

Day 17 of my Christmas in July challenge & I have a topper to share.....
or maybe it'll be a page in my Christmas countdown.....not sure yet.
Anyway, all die cuts for this make I started with a scallop circle cut from
 Hunkydory's adorable scorable, added a plain circle using a sheet from
Dovecraft's 'Magic of Christmas' paper pad. A Paper Boutique snowflake 
layered onto a die cut banner with a stamped sentiment came next then
a die cut bow, some pretty foliage, die cut hearts & a couple faux pearls to
 finish. So pretty......I'll definitely make this again in different colour ways.
Thanks for calling & for any comments you might leave,
see you tomorrow!
Don't forget, my CHRISTMAS IN JULY challenge is here.

Christmas at Winter Wonderland
Christmas in July at Crafty Calendar
Christmas make at Crazy 4 Challenges
Christmas in July at Shopping Our Stash
anything Christmas at Holly & Ivy
anything goes at Merry Little Christmas

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Christmas in July Day 16!

Hey crafty friends, hope you're all well.

Day 16 of my Christmas in July challenge & I have another card to share.
Now I've not coloured anything in such a long time because of the
RA in my hands.......then I suddenly got the urge to have a go! Didn't
realise quite how much I missed it ......but I started off slow, thinking little 
& often would be best. Just skin, hair & a little mistletoe coloured with
 Copics on this beautiful image from Delicious Doodles, matted onto
black then  a layer of green then the whole thing onto white hammer card.
A sprinkle of glitter, a stamped sentiment & a pearl snowflake to finish.

Better go see to the tea before the workers return, thanks for calling....
.......see you tomorrow!

Don't forget, my CHRISTMAS IN JULY challenge is here.

Monday, 15 July 2019

Christmas in July Day 15!

Hi friends, hope your weeks gotten off to a good start.
Day 15 of my Christmas in July challenge & I have a 5 x 7 card to share today.
A cream hammered card base, a layer of brown card then a lovely topper
with some touches of gold.....all on a layer of foam pads to give a little extra
dimension. I had to sit on my hands for this one....I was so tempted to add
some extras!
Off to get some tea now so I'll see you tomorrow, thanks for calling.

Don't forget, my CHRISTMAS IN JULY challenge is here.

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Christmas in July Day 14!

Hi friends, are you having a good weekend?
I hope so......we had a lovely day out shopping yesterday, a nice wander around the
shops then a stop for sushi....although I did end the trip in the wheelchair which
wasn't so good but at least I managed the day a little easier and even though
I'm paying for it today it was worth it.
So for today's Christmas in July post I thought I'd share some of the new Christmas
stash I bought.....and I'll save some for later. I don't often have the chance to
shop like this so it was a lovely change.
Rightio, That's my lot for today, thanks for calling .....see you tomorrow!
Don't forget, my CHRISTMAS IN JULY  challenge is here.
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