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Hiya, I'm a Mum (of 6) who loves paper, ribbons, buttons, stamps.....ink, paint, dies......in fact anything crafty lol and I share my work space ( and stash!) with my 15 year old daughter, Rebecca. 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, 27 February 2013

Karate Cam....

......well, not really Cam but a card for Cam's friend, although
Cam does do karate so it could be Cam.....oh, and the shading
 under the fringe looks so much better IRL, can't understand
why it looks so un-blended.........OK, I'll stop waffling now!
Another card made using stash and a printed out definition
of karate and that's it......and the recipient is now a brown belt
with one white stripe!!!
Off to do some blog hopping now, thanks for calling!
Jo x

challenges
Happy Birthday at Broken Box Stock
brads/eyelets at Creative Corner
read all about it at Anyone for Anya
make it masculine at Digi Darla
make it manly at Anything Goes
Birthday at The Sisterhood of Crafters



Monday, 25 February 2013

A card for Cameron....

.......another Birthday......another cake.......I really will have tostart 
that diet next week.......after yet another Birthday!!!!
Today it's my Son, Camerons, 19th Birthday....where have the 
years gone?? He's a very quiet, calm person who loves a good 
book and a nice cup of tea and dreams of owning his own, dusty
 secondhand book store.....only thing is, I don't think he'd want to
 sell any  books!! So for my card for him, I tried to make it look
 old & dusty!!It's his fav stamp of mine and I've stitched and 
torn and inked and tea bagged....you name it, I've had a go on this 
card....hope he likes it!
ingredients
coloured with promarkers
everything else from stash!
challenges
something for a man at Craft Room challenges
Birthday at Creative Crew
lots of layers at Loves Rubberstamps
piercings with brads at Twisted Tuesday
anything goes at Crafting by Design
Happy Birthday at Broken Box Stock
Birthday at Card Makin Mamas
brads or eyelets at Creative Corner
masculine at Eclectic Ellapu
lots of layers  at Here Come the Boys

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Mmmmmm, coconut cream pie......


.........yep, it's my Birthday today and look what we had for pudding!
Now you know I'd share if you were here but as you're not.......
I might just have to have another slice myself......that and a
glass (or 2) of Bailey's!!!! 
No crafting today so here's a little tag I made a while ago.....
Thanks for calling today and can I say a huge
THANK YOU 
for my birthday cards......every one means so much!
See you tomorrow, enjoy the rest of the evening!
Jo x



Saturday, 23 February 2013

Boy oh Boy!

Well good morning.....hope you're all well today!
Do you have anything nice planned for the weekend or are you 
like us and staying close to home......and the central heating?
Oh my, it's soooo cold here!
At last......my Boys are on the mend so it's looking good for going
back to school on Monday after the half term :)! Miss Rebecca
and me have a crafty afternoon planned, then a night in front of
 the tv......and there might even be some chocolate joining us!
Thanks for visiting today, see you soon!
Jo x
ingredients
stamps - The Greetings Farm
star - Framelit die
coloured with Spectrum Noirs
everything else - stash
challenges
lots of layers at Here Come the Boys
letter  B (blue, boy) at Deep Ocean
lots of layers at Loves Rubberstamps
bright colours(very old papers) at Oldie but a Goodie


Friday, 22 February 2013

Some fab news......

Today #24 starts over at Digitally Sweet Challenges and I'm so
chuffed to tell you.....I'm on their DT!!!!Thanks, Ladies, hope
I don't let you down! We have an OPEN theme this week
with the option of following this fab sketch!
You can enter as many times as you like but don't forget, all
work must be digital! Pop on over to the main blog where
you can see the rest of the teams fantastic layouts!
My LO was created in Craft Artist using bits & bobs
from various kits!
Thanks for visiting today, see you tomorrow!
Jo x

a challenge or two
anything but a card at Glitter n Sparkle
make it girly at One Stitch at a Time
aqua, brown + silver at The Shabby Tea Room
anything goes at Penny's Paper Crafty
anything but a card at Hotshot Craft

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Sweet Dee Dee loves........

.........lollipops! There was a lollipop attached to this card but when
I came to photograph it I couldn't get it to stand up properly so
took it off.... but you get the idea don't you? I'm ashamed to
say it's another un-inked stamp today......it feels like Christmas
finding all this unused stash, think I could become slightly
 addicted to the Greetings Farm & Gorjuss girls lol!
ingredients
Dee Dee - The Greetings Farm
bunting - Framelit dies
sentiment - computer generated
everything else - stash
coloured with pro/flexmarkers
challenges
Happy Birthday at Broken Box Stock
Birthday at  Card Makin' Mamas
make it girly at One Stitch at a Time
for a child at Melonheadz
make it girly at Whoopsi Daisy
anything goes at Crafting by Design
anything goes at Penny's Paper Crafty
waving in the breeze at  Southern Girls
So that's all from me today, whatever you're up to....
......hope your days a good one!
Jo x


Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Feeling kinda blue......

......I think it must be the weather, don't you - we had a lovely
weekend then frost yesterday and the boys are still poorly
too.....oh well, thank goodness for craft lol!
So I'm still ploughing through my stash (roll on April 1st) and
am ashamed to say this Gorjuss stamp has been stashed
away un-inked for ages.....and there's a few more so watch
this space!
ingredients
image - Puddle of Love - Gorjuss
flourish bow die - Memory Box
coloured with flex/promarkers
everything else - scrap box


Thanks for visiting today, see you tomorrow!
Jo x


Tuesday, 19 February 2013

He loves me......

........he loves me not, he loves me......do you remember sitting in the 
garden pulling petals off daisies chanting that? Of course, if you're
careful you can always get the answer you want lol! We're on
 half term here and I have 2 poorly kiddos, all they want to do is 
sleep so methinks lots of crafty time to be had this week! And
I'm still ploughing through my stash like you wouldn't believe.....
..where on earth does it all come from???? Todays little sweetie is
from Nutcrafters and isn't she adorable? I struggle with pink but
 loved making this one. Rightio, some chores to do then
 playtime.....if Miss Rebecca's not at my desk!!!!! Thanks for
 visiting today, see you tomorrow!
Jo x
ingredients
image - Nutcrafters
paper - Dovecraft
coloured with flex/promarkers
everything else - stash
challenges
love & friendship at Nutcrafters
doily heaven at Crafts & Me
love at Divas by Design
for the girls at  I Love Promarkers
anything goes at Charisma Cardz


Monday, 18 February 2013

Monochrome at Lexi's Creations!

Well good morning friends.....hope you're all well and looking
forward to a new week! We have a new challenge over at
 Lexi's Creations and our theme this time is MONOCHROME! 
We're sponsored by the fab
Fairy Dust Crafts who are offering our winner 5 digis from store!
As usual, there's a wealth of inspiration over on the main blog
and you have until March 2nd to play. You can also make
anything you like as we are a multi crafts blog! So happy crafting
everyone....hope to see you at Lexi's!
Jo x
ingredients
sentiment - Fairy Dust Crafts
paper - Papermania
ribbon, gems - stash
scallop border punch - Fiskars
challenges
anything goes #134 at Tuesday Throwdown
anything goes at Charisma Cardz
anything goes at QKR Stampede
black & white at Joanna Sheen



Friday, 15 February 2013

Lace it up with Sparkles

Morning all....hope you're well! We have a new challenge for you
over at Sparkles today and the theme chosen by our very own
Shaz is "lace it up"....we want to see lace on your card/project and 
as usual, you can make any crafty creation you like, you have a 
month to play AND you could be the winner of $6 worth of
digis from our fabby sponsor Floppy Latte! I chose to use a Tilda
stamp.....she's so easy to match with lace don't you think? 
Rightio, off to do the chores...thanks for calling today, hopefully
see you over the weekend!
Jo x
ingredients
stamp - Magnolia Tilda
sentiment - LOTV
scallop border punch - Fiskars
corner bow & precious hearts - Memory Box
coloured with pro/flexmarkers
everything else - stash
challenges
girly at Eclectic Ellapu
anything goes at One Stitch at a Time
heart but not valentine at Crafting by Design
doily at Crafts & Me
one for the girls at I Love Promarkers
frilly, scallops & lace at Delightful Challenges
make it cute at Milk Coffee
bingo (lace dies kraft) at Crafty Catz


Thursday, 14 February 2013

Follow your heart....

I think this card will be for my 3rd Son who has a Birthday on
Feb 25th, the day after mine......yeah, I spent my Birthday
evening in labour and Cameron was born at home in the early
 hours........happy days! Anyways, thought I better get cracking
on the cards as my 5th Son has a Birthday a week later lol!
Followed a sketch this time too from TGF.

ingredients
image - Ian from The Greetings Farm
paper - Freebird from Authentique
word stamp - Andy Skinner
coloured with
everything else - stash
challenges
double take Tuesday sketch at The Greetings Farm
farm fresh Friday buttons & bakers twine at The Greetings Farm
hearts at  Anyone for Anya
#6  for the boys at Creative Corner Challenges
show us your heart at Come & get it
anything goes at One Stitch at a Time
anything goes at Charisma Cardz

Thanks for calling, see you tomorrow!
Jo x

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Red, white & pink........

......and a little blue nosed bear! Morning friends, hope you're all
well....and a huge hello & welcome to my new followers....
thanks so much for joining me! Today's card is for my Son to give
to his "friend" who just happens to be a girl!!!He wanted a 
Valentine's card that didn't say Valentine's, preferably with Tatty
 Teddy on! Now, I don't have any teddy stamps or images
and seeing as how I'm still on my stash ban I did the only thing
I could think of..........sent my Son off to buy a magazine with the
free gift of a Tatty Teddy stamp AND a paper pack.....genius....
might have to try that more often lol! 
ingredients
paper & stamp - free with mag
doily die - my favourite things
corner die - memory box
precious heart - memory box
red card, gems - stash
coloured with Spectrum Noirs
challenges
pink & red at 4 Crafty Chicks
love is in the air at Crafty Catz
hearts at 2 Sisters
love is in the air at One Stop Craft
love at Totally Gorjuss
red at Gingerloft
feelin' the love at Love to Create
love is in the air at  The Pink Elephant
love at Spectrum Noir

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Bex, black & a broken finger!

Yep, that's right........Miss Rebecca broke her finger at
the netball tournament!!!! All's well though, she had a great time 
and it hasn't put her off! Today I'm sharing a digi layout using
 one of my fav pics from last summer.....she's having a bit of a 
black phase at the moment, bedroom, clothes, everything has to
 be black!
I followed a sketch from The Pink Elephant, just added a few
 extras so hope that's ok! Rightio, got lots to do today so I'll 
catch up with you later. Thanks for visiting....have a great day!
Jo x

challenges
scrapbook #46 at The Pink Elephant
black, white + one at Crafty Creations
anything goes at Brown Sugar
hearts & flowers at Digitally Sweet
hearts at 2 Sisters


Thursday, 7 February 2013

There's a 1st time for everything........

.....my 1st yellow & grey card......and I love it! I followed a sketch 
this time too, although I've added a couple of bits (hope that's
OK)! Hope you're all well & enjoying some craft time....
and at least the weathers' a bit brighter today! Miss Rebecca has
her 1st netball tournament today.......and she is Sports Captain!!!
 Fingers crossed they win although I'm a proud Mama Jo win, lose or draw!
Rightio, suppose I should really do some ironing :(
Thanks for calling......see you soon!
Jo x
ingredients
stamp - Flower girl - Gorjuss
coloured with Spectrums & promarkers
everything else - stash/scrap box
challenges
yellow & grey at Cupcake Craft
sketch at Critter Sketch
#82 at Crafty Anne's
anything goes at One Stop Craft
ribbon &/or lace at Whoopsi Daisy
anything goes at Papertake Weekly
#100 at The Sugar Bowl

Monday, 4 February 2013

Love/Valentine with Lexi's Creations

Ooooh, it's windy out there today! Thank goodness for nice warm
craft rooms lol! So today see's the start of our new challenge
over at Lexi's Creations and as it's February, the month of luurrrve
(and my Birthday month) we have a theme of
LOVE/VALENTINE! We are sponsored by the wonderful
who is giving our lucky winner £10 to spend instore!
As usual, we'd like to see any and all crafts just so long as you stick
to the theme and you have until Feb 16th to play. Don't forget to
go check out the fabby inspiration from my teamies over on the
main blog! So here's my card......for once I'm quite happy with
it.......and again, it's all scraps......phew, can't wait until April 1st
and I can craft shop again! 
ingredients
stamped image - Anya from The Greetings Farm
flower punch
heart die - Xcut
flourish - Cheery Lynn
coloured with pro/flexmarkers
everything else from stash
challenges
monochrome at Anything Goes
monochrome at Craft Room
anything goes at Die Cuttin' Divas
have a heart at Loves Rubberstamps
love is all around at I Love Promarkers
anything goes at Simon Says Stamp
anything goes at Crafty Ribbons
red & white at Delightful Challenges
Valentine's at Milk Coffee
love is in the air at QKR Stampede
love is in the air at Stampin' with the Dragon
white & red/pink at 2 Sisters
gingham/checks at A Gem of a Challenge
love is in the air at My time to Craft
love is all around at Sweet Stampin'
anything goes + love at 613 Avenue Create


Friday, 1 February 2013

Anything Goes with Sparkles Christmas Challenges

Morning friends,  Happy February 1st......can you believe we're
into the 2nd month of the year already! Soon be time to start
on all things Christmas so why not come join us at
Sparkles Christmas Challenges for our 2nd anniversary
challenge "Anything Goes" You have all month to play,
you can make anything Christmas related and you might
even be the lucky winner of a fab prize of £10 spend from 
our sponsor Fantastic Ribbons!
As usual, there's some fabulous inspiration from the rest of
the DT over on the main blog! I made a tag this time.....I'm 
determined every special gift WILL have a handmade
tag this year!
ingredients
kraft tag - stash
Boofle cardstock sticker - stash
Boofle paper scrap - stash
pearls ribbon - stash
challenges
Winter at Kaboodle Doodles
use some brown at Paper Playtime
anything goes at Party Time Tuesday
anything but a card at  Crafty Creations
Male at Crimbo Crackers



Thanks for looking friends....see you soon!
Jo x 

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