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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

Friday, 17 August 2018

Peace Love Joy

Hi friends, happy Friday!
Do you have anything nice planned for the weekend? I hope so......I think I might be
having my gorgeous grandson, Asher........can't believe he's 10 months old already.
Where does the time go?
Talking of time, I'm waayyy behind on Christmas makes this year. Trouble is I have so
 much stash I don't know where to start! And one of my boys just bought me some
new stash that's not Christmas.....oh my, so much choice & just not enough hours in a
day lol! So I started with Christmas, decided to use up some older stash & here's what
 I came up with......I made something similar last year and so love the tartan paper.
It's all made with die cuts & snippets, finished with a gem & nice & flat for posting too!
Rightio, that's me for today.....thanks for calling & for any comments you might leave.
See you over the weekend!

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Thursday Throwback

Do you ever get low on inspiration? Fed up of making the same old thing?
Or do you just fancy a change? I do and one of the ways I try & get myself motivated
and inspired is to have a look back at past makes. Mostly I think oh my, did I really make that lol but every once in a while I see something I really loved & just didn't want to part with.....and sometimes
I see something that I just know I can improve on and just have to recreate.
So I decided I'm going to have a look back post every Thursday just to keep myself
 motivated.....and sometimes just to have a little laugh.....and sometimes to remind myself just how far I've come on this crafting journey!
If you fancy joining me just leave me a comment letting me know then I can come visit
 you back.........I'd love to have you along!

So for my first throwback I decided to share this sweet Tilda card, if I remember
rightly I'd only been blogging about a month & this is the first card I won a competition
with! I was so, so chuffed but oh heck, fussy cutting that image was a pain lol.
And look at that patchwork background! I still love to use up snippets that way!
Don't forget to leave me a comment if you can join in!

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

May all your wishes come true......

Hi friends, hope you're all well.
Can't believe we're almost halfway through August already......and I can't believe I
bought my first 2 Christmas presents the other day! Never too early though, right? Just
need to get cracked on with my Christmas makes now! First though, I have another
topper to share......all made with bits from the bit box in my favourite colour!
There's 4 die cut layers stacked up on foam pads with the sentiment stamped on the 
top one then it's finished with a die cut flower with a faux pearl centre.

You can see the layers a little better in this photo.
Rightio, gonna grab a couple of hours at my desk before tea......thanks for
calling & for any comments you might leave......see you soon!

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Anything Goes at Not Just Cards!

Hi crafty friends......hope you're all well & enjoying the cooler weather
as much as I am!
We have a new challenge just started over at Not Just Cards, the theme as always
is anything goes & if you're low on inspiration then please pop on over to the
blog & check out the fabulous Dt makes. It's a just-for-fun challenge but we do
have a top can make anything you want & enter up to 5 times!
I made a set of Christmas tags this time, a great way to use up all those odds &
ends us crafters have lying about. I simply die cut all the layers then finished with
a die cut gold snowflake topped with a faux pearl. The back was stamped with a
 simple to/from & I threaded them with some string.
Rightio, that's my lot for today! Thanks for calling & for any comment you
 might leave......hope to see you over at Not Just Cards!

anything goes at A Snowflake's Promise

Christmas at C.R.A.F.T
anything goes at Crimbo Crackers

Monday, 30 July 2018

You make me Smile

Hi friends.....hope you're all well & having a lovely weekend!
Did you enjoy the rain, wind & thunder? Oh my, it was fabulous.....still quite warm 
but it's been lovely sat watching the rainfall & the lightening through the patio doors.
I have a Dr appointment today so I hope it's not as bad as it has been, never happy am I lol!
Anyway, another card topper to share today, could have sworn I posted this a while ago 
but can't find it anywhere. I started, as may of my cards do, with a black base.....
.....added a distressed paper layer then added some die cuts & some handmade paper
 flowers finished with a faux pearl centre.
As I was typing this I was thinking this might look quite nice in a picture frame as
a piece of home decor......what do you think?
Rightio, better get a move on, thanks for calling......see you soon!

Saturday, 28 July 2018

70th Birthday

Hi crafty friends......hope you're all well.
A quick & easy card to share today.......and super flat for posting too which
is always a bonus! Measuring 5x5 inches, I started with a card blank & simply
added some stars that were die cut & layered in silver mirri, navy card & patterned
paper.......then numbers were die cut from silver mirri then I finished with a
stamped happy birthday!
Rightio, short & sweet today.......gonna try for a crafty play later once the jobs are done.
Thanks for calling & whatever you're up to.....hope your days' a good one!

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

A little bit shabby, a little bit chic!

Hi crafty friends......hope you're all well & not struggling too much in this heat!
Don't know about you but I'm hoping the forecast of rain on Friday is right......I'm about
melting here & would love some rain, especially if I'm in my craft room!
I have another card topper to share today, ready for any occasion with a simple
sentiment.....lots of paper flowers & die cut embellishments......I really enjoyed making
this one but needless to say I started out with something completely different in mind!
It all started with the wood effect paper....I distressed the edges then simply added all the 
bits & pieces........and job done!
Thanks for calling & for any comments you might leave.....I so appreciate it!
See you soon!

totally girly at Crafty Calendar
anything goes at Love 2 Create
anything goes at Create & Inspire
anything goes at Love to Craft
girly at Pearly Sparkles

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