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Hiya, I'm a busy Mum (of 6) and full time carer to my eldest son. I love paper, ribbons, buttons, stamps.....in fact anything crafty lol and i share my work space ( and stash!) with my 12 year old daughter, Rebecca (Bex). 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, 26 November 2012

Christmas with Lexi's Creations

Morning you lovely bloggers......hope you're all well, warm &
looking forward to the week! Here I am with my 2nd post
for today.........a new challenge for you
over at Lexi's Creations  & the theme is Christmas..
.......my favourite time of the year! We're sponsored by the
 wonderful My Heart Pieces
and as usual, we'd like to see anything you'd like to make
just so long as it matches the theme! I made a Boofle
card, couldn't have been any easier.....just an a4 piece of
red card, some Boofle paper, a Boofle cardfstock sticker, a 
scallop die and a 6 x 6 card blank.....nice & flat so
perfect for posting too! Don't forget to pop over to the main
challenge blog and check out the teams' fabby creations!
Rightio, that's me for today......off to wrap some
Christmas pressies!
Thanks for calling........hope to see you at Lexi's!
Hugs Jo x

challenges
Christmas is coming at Crafty Creations
anything goes at Crimbo Crackers
anything goes at The Squirrel & the Fox
all about Christmas at Paper Creator's Crafts
birds and/or animals at Crafty Anne's

Here come the Boys......GDT card!

Morning friends, happy Monday! Today I'm so chuffed
to share my GDT card for Here come the Boys
Couldn't believe it when Lisa emailed me......thank you
so much.....I'm excited to join you for your next challenge!
As you probably know it's a men/boys only challenge and
this time the theme is Birthdays.......right up my street
with all them boys of mine! I used one of my fav
boy images, some fabby double sided papers, blue card,
string, bunting die, lotv sentiment stamp & a 6 x 6
card blank.
Pop on over to the main challenge blog for all the details
and to see all the fab DT makes!
I'll be back in a little while with my DT card for Lexi's Creations!
See you soon!
Hugs Jo x

challenges
kids/teens at Tip Top Tuesday
2+ patterned papers at Divas by Design
Birthday + 3(i chose 3 papers) at Fab n Funky
Boy oh Boy at Little Red Wagon
feeling blue at Fussy & Fancy

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Tilda tree decoration


Hi friends..... hope you're well!
Oooo, I'm starting to get excited.....not long now 'til Christmas!
Not that I'm anywhere near ready lol! Haven't even got a list
 and I usually have a list (or 10) for everything!
 So today I'm sharing
a Christmas tree decoration/wall hanging........oops!.....just
noticed that gem looks a bit wonky lol! I used the 
largest x-cut heart die for the base & covered it in some
old, old aida from my sewing stash. Tilda was coloured with
promarkers, the trees & fence are die cut as is the snowflake
wreath. Flowers & gems are from my stash! Rightio, that's me
for tonight......off to go make a few lists! Thanks for calling, enjoy
your day!
Hugs Jo x

challenges
Winter wonderland at 4 Crafty Chicks
use fabric/material at Delicious Doodles
anything goes at Tilda Town
something at ;east 6 mos old at Craftyhazelnut's
all about Christmas at Paper Creator's Crafts
anything goes at Dream Valley
cold & frosty at Joanna Sheen
dies or punches at lovely Hanglar sweet Magnolia
Christmas at The Crafty Pad
anything goes at The Squirrel & The Fox
blue Christmas at Fashionista Challenges
Christmas no red/green at Hooked on Crafts
oh baubles at Winter Wonderland



Sunday, 18 November 2012

Scrappy Sunday!

Morning friends,  hope you're well and having a lovely
weekend! It's been pretty quiet here....Miss Rebecca took
over my desk yesterday to do her homework so perfect
opportunity for me to catch up on some digi scrapbooking!
The pic is of my 4th Son, Chris a few years ago wearing
his favourite blue hat.......oh, did he love that hat.....he wore
it every chance he got lol! I scrapped this in Serif Craft Artist
and used elements from different kits and love how it
came together so quickly. Have you tried digi scrapbooking?
If you have would you leave me a comment to let me
know......I'd love to come see what you've created!
Thanks for calling today....see you soon!
Hugs Jo x



Thursday, 15 November 2012

Christmas is coming...Sparkles DT card!

Morning all.....hope you're all well today & big hugs to
those that aren't feeling too good!
Today sees a new challenge over at Sparkles and
the theme is "Christmas is coming"...........and isn't it
coming fast! Now as usual, we'd like to see anything you'd
like to create, doesn't have to be a card, just so
long as you stick to the theme. For inspiration why not
go check out the rest of the teams fab creations over on the
main blog........they're gorgeous! Our fabulous sponsor
this time is Lily of the Valley 
who are offering our lucky winner £10 spend in their
store......how cool is that......you'll be spoilt  for choice!
I made a card using the cutest snowlady digi, some
very old but lovely paper, die cut bunting, icicle
border, some resin snowflakes, pearls, ribbon and
a hand stamped sentiment! Love this colour combo
and will definitely be using it again........got to
use up all that paper! Thanks for calling today, hope
your days' a good one!
Hugs Jo x

challenges
Christmas-no red/green at Stampin with the Dragon
fav Christmas stamp/digi at 2 Sisters
colour challenge at 52 Christmas card throwdown
cold & frosty at Joanna Sheen
layer it up & let it snow at Quirky Crafts
Winter at Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Christmas-no red/green at Hooked on Crafts
pink Christmas at Bearly mine
Christmas at Crafty Sentiments
non trad Christmas colours at Crafts & Me
snowmen at Crimbo Crackers


Monday, 12 November 2012

Thanks/Thanksgiving at Lexi's Creations!

Morning you lovely people....hope you're all well today
and are keeping warm...think Winter's almost here!
Today sees the start of a new challenge over at the fabby
Lexi's Creations where the theme is
Thanks/Thanksgiving. You know we love to see your
craft projects so you can make anything you
fancy just so long as it fits the theme! We have the fantastic
Fairy Dust Crafts sponsoring us this fortnight and the
lucky winner will be able to choose 5 digis!
You have until November 24th to play.....do come
join us, we'd love to see you and if you're low
on inspiration then look no further than the main
challenge blog where you can see the rest of my teamies
gorgeous creations! I chose to use the lovely friends 
sentiment for my card, available here, some gorgeous
 Wild Rose Studio papers, some burgundy card & a 
couple of pearls! Rightio, off to do some ironing then
it's playtime......thanks for calling....see you soon!
Hugs Jo x

challenges
anything goes at Papertake Weekly
thank you at Party Time Tuesday
sentiments at My Mum's Craft Shop
thank you cards at Paper Pretties
sketch at 4 Crafty Chicks
thanks at Aud Sentiments
thanksgiving/thanks at Card Makin' Mamas
thanksgiving/thanks at The Poodles Parlour

Thursday, 8 November 2012

For those about to rock............

we salute you!!
Today's card is for my rock music loving 4th Son, Chris who's
 16 today!!!! Where have the years gone......doesn't seem like 
2 minutes since he was born......on the settee at home!!!
Here's a pic......he's the one on the left!
He's funny, kind, clever, loves acting & cooking, is music mad
.......and has a maths exam this afternoon :( !
Happy Birthday Chris..........we love you!
So for his card I just had to use the fab paper from the DCWV
Rockstar range, no image just some words from
a song by one of his fave bands......AC/DC, some die cut
bunting and some brown card.....hope he likes it!
This pic is of the 2 newest members of our family.....
my 2nd Son, James came home with these 2 little kitties
yesterday.....that's Shadow on the left & Syn on the right!
Poor little things had not been cared for very well and
they'd been kept in a shed day & night. So they've been fed,
 cleaned up, brushed, wormed and look so
much better although under all that fluff & fur they are just
skin & bone....now we just need to get them to sleep lol!
They haven't closed their eyes once since they came!
Rightio, off to make Birthday cake....thanks for calling,
hope your days' a good one!
Hugs Jo x

challenges
for men only at Allsorts
die cuts/punches at Here come the boys
anything goes at Cards for men
anything goes at Kaboodle Doodles









Monday, 5 November 2012

Kraft, Christmas, stickles & gingham!

Morning friends, is it me or do the weekends go extra
fast for you too? We managed a bit of craft time, caught
up on a few jobs and even wrapped a few Christmas presents!
So today I'm sharing another Christmas card....and
dare I say.....I think it might be the last one I need to make!!
I love kraft card for Christmas and decided to go with 
just a sentiment, some die cuts & gingham ribbon, edges have 
been inked & stickled and that's it......all done!
That's it for today, gonna pop into town with Miss Rebecca
and have a little mooch around then we're gonna
have a small bonfire, some fireworks & something
nice to eat!  Hope you have a great day whatever you're
doing, stay safe & thanks for calling!
Hugs Jo x

challenges
Christmas at Crafty Ribbons
ribbon/twine at Paper Crafting Journey
Christmas at Crafty Anne's
monochrome & dies/punches at FairyTale Challenges
twinkle twinkle Christmas star at Totally Papercrafts
monochromatic at Come & get it
no colouring allowed at Gingerloft
get krafty at Cupcake craft
Christmas no red/green at Hooked on Craft

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Autumn at The Happy Scrappers!

Morning all, hope you're all well, warm & enjoying the start
of the weekend!  Have you got anything nice planned?
We have a new challenge starting today over at
and the theme is Autumn.  Don't forget, we are a scrapbooking
 only challenge but we'd love to see any size layouts, digital or
 otherwise just so long as they contain at least 1 photo.
I love Autumn and all things Halloween so I chose to scrap a
pic of my 3 youngest all dressed up & ready to go
trick or treating! I used the Witches Brew digi kit and scrapped
in Serif.......loving this more & more.......still can't beat the 
real thing but Serif is definitely great fun & a real quick fix!
Do come join us, we'd love to see you......you have all month to
play and over on the main blog there's some fab inspiration
from the rest of the team! 
A big thank you to everyone for all the lovely get well
wishes......and especially the big hugs all the way from Canada!
I'm feeling much better, the kids are back at school/college on
 Tuesday.......and one of my Son's has tonsilitis......isn't that 
just typical! Rightio, off to do some ir***ng then maybe a couple 
hours in the craft room! Happy weekend, friends!
Hugs Jo x

challenges
use black at Anything but a card
Fall/Halloween at Scrappy Frogs
witches & pumpkins at Cupcake Craft Challenges
Halloween at Creative Belli
Halloween at Sisterhood of Crafters

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Sparkles Christmas Challenges - Contemporary Colour Combo


Morning everyone, hope you're all well!
Today we have a new challenge for you over at
and our theme is Contemporary Colour Combo!
So as usual we'd like to see anything you'd like to make - 
bookmarks, layouts, atc's, anything just so long as it fits
the theme! We have 2 sponsors for you:
Joanna Sheen - £10 spend
and
Di's Digi Downloads - $10 spend
Wow, fab prizes and you have all month to play!
Hop on over to the main challenge blog where you can
see all the fabby creations from the rest of the team - and
some great colour combo's too! I chose a mint green 
embossed paper for my card, a little bit of silver, some
ribbon and a giant snowflake! No sentiment as I
wanted a clean & simple look and it had to be quite flat for 
posting too! So that's it for today, thanks for calling
and see you at the weekend!
Hugs Jo x

challenges
no colouring allowed at Gingerloft
Christmas is coming at The Crafty Pad
use ribbon at The Squirrel & The Fox
Christmas no red/green at Hooked on Crafts
anything goes at Die Cuttin' Divas
die cuts/punches at Fab 'n' Funky


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