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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

Monday, 11 June 2018

New teamie at Not Just Cards!

Good morning my crafty friends.......hope you're all well & enjoying
the beautiful weather we're having at the moment! I have to admit I don't like the
heat so I'm looking forward to Autumn & Winter lol!
Anyway, I have some news........I'm so chuffed to tell you I've joined the Dt over at
A fabulous challenge blog & right up my street as I can make anything I want!
Today I'm sharing my 1st make for the team.......I made a collection of dog themed
Paper Frosting (my name for embellishments)......perfect for scrapbooking, journals, 
card making or maybe even for home decor.....there's lots of options & I do 
love making them, the only problem is when to stop lol! Best of all is I got to use
up lots of bits from my scrap box!
As usual, you can make anything you like......you can find the rules (not many)
over on the main blog as well as the amazing Dt makes for your inspiration!

Thanks for calling today & for any comments you might leave....see you soon!
xx

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

For a Man/Boy with Crafty Cardmakers!

Hi crafty friends......hope you're all well.
It's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and this fortnight the theme is
FOR A MAN/BOY
As usual,we love to see anything you'd like to share so long as it fits the theme & is a
 new make. You have a fortnight to play and if you're in need of ideas then please pop over
 to the main challenge blog where you're sure to be inspired by the fabulous design
 team makes!
My make was a real bargain make.......the papers & topper were free with a mag & the
die cut bits were cut with scraps from my bit box......and maybe best of all the card is
 super flat for posting!
Rightio, better get on......thanks for calling & for any comments you might
leave......see you soon!
x

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Things with Wings at Crafty Cardmakers!

Morning crafty friends......hope you're all well!
I can't believe I've been away from my blog for so long......not sure where the time has gone
 but it's been a strange 2 weeks lol! Even stranger has been the weather.........we've had
 glorious  sunshine in my neck of the woods & even though the last couple of days have
 been cooler it's still been nice.......and I do prefer it cooler!
Anyway, today I have my Dt make for the latest challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers
where the theme is THINGS WITH WINGS! As usual, you can find all the info you
need over on the main challenge blog as well as lots of gorgeous Dt makes that are
 sure to inspire you.
I used up more scraps for this card & my favourite colours of the moment too......and who
can resist that gorgeous chalkboard paper? I wanted the die cut butterfly to be the 
focal point so I layered it onto a black die cut circle & finished with a birthday sentiment.
Rightio my friends, that's me for today.....thanks for calling & for any comments
 you might leave......see you tomorrow!
xx

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Hello Sunshine!

Hi crafty friends.....hope you're all well!
After a little rain last night we're back to sunshine & bright blue skies again.....not sure how long it'll last but I do love having a line full of washing lol!
Do you ever wonder what to do with all those odd bits of paper you just can't bear to throw
away? If you're anything like me you'll have baskets full of 'em! I think I've gotten better at using them up though & one of my favourite ways is to use my banner dies.....that way you can make them as long or as short as you like/want or need!
Apart from the doily & the stamped word, everything on this card is die cut......I distressed the edges & finished the butterfly with a faux pearl and that's it......job done!
Rightio, lots to do today so I'll say thanks for calling & for any comments you might leave...
......see you tomorrow!
xx

challenges
anything goes at Crafting With An Attitude
anything goes at Simply Papercraft
anything goes at Crafter's Castle
anything goes at Corrosive Challenges
mood board (I chose colours) at Use Your Stuff
butterflies at Shopping Our Stash

Monday, 7 May 2018

Crafty Cardmakers - No Patterned Paper!

Hi crafty friends, hope you're all well & enjoying the long Bank Holiday weekend (if you're in the Uk).......and of course, the lovely weather!
So today it's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers where the theme is
NO PATTERNED PAPER!
As usual, we're a 'just for fun' challenge, you can make anything you like so long as it meets the theme & you can enter as many times as you like but new makes only please!
I made a Christmas card topper, here we are having a heatwave & I'm making Christmas things lol......typical! I layered a Hunkydory topper onto red card then added a die cut frame & a banner embellishment with a peel off sentiment, finished with a few faux gems & that;s it......done!
Do pop over to the main challenge blog & have a look at the fabulous Dt make......as usual, there'll be plenty to inspire you!
Thanks for calling today & for any comments you might leave......see you tomorrow!
xx

challenges
anything goes at The Holly & The Ivy
#157 at Crimbo Crackers
Snow Much Fun at Winter Wonderland

Friday, 4 May 2018

Paper Frosting Friday #4

Good morning crafty friends......hope you're all well!
Are you looking forward to the long Bank Holiday weekend? Do you have anything nice
 planned? I have my grandson so crafty time may be limited........but nothing beats snuggles with Asher so it's all good!
So today being Friday means.....it's Paper Frosting Friday!!
This week I have some  Christmas frosting to share.....made with a die, some snippets from the scrap box & finished with a faux gem I have a start on Christmas.....and it's only May lol!
What do you do with your scraps? If you fancy making some Paper Frosting don't forget to let me know so I can come see!
Thanks for calling & for any comments you might leave........have a lovely day & I'll see you
tomorrow!
xx

challenges
anything goes at Crimbo Crackers
anything goes at A Snowflake's Promise
anything Christmas goes at The Holly & The Ivy
anything Christmas at The Merry Christmas Challenge

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Washi Wednesday #2!

Hi crafty friends, hope you're all well!
Welcome to Washi Wednesday #2.......my little attempt to get everybody using those
reels of washi tape that we all seem to have but very rarely use for anything other than
taping down our dies! I'd love you to join me in sharing any & all your makes.......and if you
have any hints, tips or even fancy doing  a guest post then drop me a line!

Today I used my washi as a simple trim for some tags.......simple but very effective, I think.
Practical, pretty and of course, you can make them in any colour using any washi you fancy, they work for any time of the year, not just Christmas!


You will need:   a tag die, stamp of your choice, ink pad, a 'to/from' stamp and the washi of your choice......I chose a teal glittery tape.......oh, so pretty!


Practical, pretty and of course, you can make them in any colour using any washi you fancy, they work for any time of the year, not just Christmas!
Thanks for calling......and don't forget to share any washi makes......leave me a comment so I
can come see!
xx

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