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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

Sunday, 31 March 2019

Challenge #2 - Lovely Ladies

Good morning crafty friends, hope you're all well.

Welcome to challenge #2 in the UK we celebrate Mother's Day in March
so the challenge theme this time is going to be
You can go as girly, frilly & fancy as you like or as CAS as you like!
A nice, easy theme this time & only a few simple rules to follow & you could
be the randomly picked winner! Just to recap on the rules as I've made a
couple of small changes.

1- You must follow the theme
2 - Any & all makes welcome so long as you follow the theme
3 - You can use any products you like
4 - One entry, new makes only
5 - You must follow this blog 

Also, I've decided to extend the closing date.........the challenge will still start
on the 4th of every month but will now run until the very last day of the month.

Just like last month there will be a surprise prize for one lucky randomly picked winner!

Here's my make......

I started with a base layer of kraft card, added a distressed paper layer then a cream
card layer with a circle cut out. I die cut 4 paper butterflies, layered them all
together in the centre then added the die cut words & finished with faux pearls.

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Monday, 18 March 2019

Birthday Girl!

Hi friends, happy Monday......and don't they roll around fast?
Not sure why time seems to fly so fast nowadays, maybe it's something to do
with getting older? Did you have a good weekend? I had my darling Asher......and
he had his first haircut.......oh my, he looks adorable.......and suddenly so grown up!
So today I have another 3d card to share.....and doesn't that cake look delicious?
Lots of layering of pieces using foam pads & I finished with lots of faux gems.
Looks so much nicer in real life when you can see the gems sparkling.
Thanks for calling....and for any comments you might leave.
See you tomorrow

There's still time to enter my challenge, LOVELY

Friday, 15 March 2019

Sew Special

Hey friends, hope you're all well.
It's been a strange week weather wise.....we've had all four seasons here and today
it's that windy it could blow you over.......but the sun is shining & the skies are the most
beautiful blue.....I wonder what tomorrow will bring?
 I have a sewing themed make to share today......can't remember what this style is
called but I do remember it's from Hunkydory & is part of a fabulous 3d collection.
All the pieces are die cut so it's just a case of assembling them either following
the guide or making your own up....I did a mixture of both. Normally I'd like to layer
all the pieces with foam pads but this time, with postage in mind,  I decided to keep
 them flat.
Rightio, got a couple of jobs to do before my Grandson comes so I better get a move
on......thanks for calling & whatever you're up to......have fun!
See you tomorrow..

Don't forget, there's still time to enter my challenge....Lovely Ladies is HERE

ladies/girls at Crafty Friends
anything goes at Crafting From The Heart
anything goes at Through The Craft Room Door
anything goes at Crafty Creations
ladies/girls at Sisterhood of Crafters

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Anything Goes at Not Just Cards

Hi friends, hope you're all well.
We have a new challenge for you over at NOT JUST CARDS, as usual, the theme is 
ANYTHING  GOES and there's some fabulous makes to inspire you over on the
 main challenge blog.
I decorated a wooden heart this time......I started with a basic wooden heart, gave it a 
coat of gesso, next came a coat of coloured paint, then I stamped onto it & finished with 
a coat of crackle paint. I added some cream lace, a paper rose and some die cut foliage.
Thanks for calling.....hope to see you over at Not Just Cards!

Make It Green at Crafty Cardmakers

Morning crafters, it's time for another challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers........Marlene is
our host this fortnight & the theme is MAKE IT GREEN.
As usual, anything you like to make we like to see and if you're low on inspiration
then look no further than he fabulous Dt makes over on the challenge blog.
I made a decoupaged topper this time, a floral scene that I thought might be useful
for male or female cards.
Thanks for calling & for any comments you might leave.....see you tomorrow

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Another Easel Card!

Happy Saturday, crafty friends......hope you have something nice planned for the weekend.
Me? I have my Grandson......and everything stops when my little bear comes to stay...
.....can't believe how much I adore the little fella.
So for today I have another easel card to share, another of the one sheet wonders
from Hunkydory.......they're so quick & easy to make which makes them very
addictive. All the elements are die cut so all you need is some glue & foam pads.
Same card, different angle

and again......

Sorry about the poor photos.......was so hard to get a good picture on such a dull day
Thanks for calling & for any comments you might leave.....have a lovely weekend.

Friday, 8 March 2019

To A Special Mum

Hey crafty friends, hope you're all well. 
A dry day here, bit wait, it's actually really cold!
So, does anybody know where the week went?? I think somebody must have stolen a 
day or two! Seems the older I get the faster time passes.
So today I have another bear card topper to share.......bit like buses are my bears, none
 for ages then 2 come along at once lol! Couldn't resist this little bear, not sure if she's
enjoying afternoon tea or breakfast in bed but I think my son has claimed it for his
son to give to his Mum for her birthday. Quite apt I think, as I call my grandson, 
Asher, my little bear so it figures his Mum would be a bear also.
Simple matting & layering of the card base and distressed paper then I added some
bunting & the die cut words then finished with some faux gems.........job done.

Tea in the slow cooker for us today which means one thing.....more crafty time for me!!
Thanks for calling & for any comments you might leave....see you tomorrow.

Don't forget, you can find my challenge, LOVELY LADIES, here.

anything goes at A Gem of a Challenge
special female at Dragonfly Dreams
anything goes at Through the Craft Room Door
anything goes at Crafting by Design
anything goes at Crafty Addicts

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