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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

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Challenge #6 - Christmas in July!



Good morning crafty friends, hope you're all well.
I can't believe we're about to start the 6th challenge.....doesn't time
 fly when you're having fun.....and I sure am having fun! I thank you all
 so much for taking the time to join in with my challenges.
So, this time the theme is going to be......
CHRISTMAS IN JULY
We all love Christmas and it's never too early to get started!

Here's my make......
I used kraft card, cream hammered card & dies from the Paper Boutique
for the base & the sentiment. The robin is a Sizzix die & I added
some die cut foliage & paper flowers then finished with faux pearls.

This month I have lovely Liz from Crafty Sunflower joining me as
guest designer.......


I was delighted to be invited by Jo to be her Guest Designer for July.  I live in the West of England with my hubby, Alan.   I was an Infant school teacher in a former life, a job I loved, but I’m now happily retired.  When I was teaching, I ran an after school scrapbooking club for over ten years with my Teaching Assistant, hoping to inspire the next generation.  All the children were 6 or 7 years old and they created some amazing scrapbooks.  I have always enjoyed crafting, something I inherited from my Mum.  In the past I’ve enjoyed knitting, sewing, cross stitching, patchwork, cake decorating, making corn dollies and scrapbooking.  For the last 20 years or so, card making is what I enjoy most.  My style is generally CAS, although I sometimes go out of my comfort zone and get really inky and messy!  I belong to a local craft group which meets once a month and it’s always fun to craft with friends.

 and here's Liz's make......

Fabulous card Liz, don't you just love that cheeky face? Thanks so much
for joining me this month......hope you can join me too!

Rules
1 - You must follow the theme set
2 - One entry, new makes only
3 - You must be a follower of this blog
4 - Please link your entry post back to this blog

So whether your style is frilly & fancy, CAS,or even grungy & gritty you
can enter your make.....and as usual, there'll be a surprise prize for the
lucky winner. And if you fancy joining me as a guest designer then just add
GD after your name!

Good luck!
xx

(Check back later today for last month's winner)




You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Friday, 19 July 2019

Christmas in July Day 19!


Hi crafty friends, hope you're well & looking forward to the weekend.
Day 19 of my Christmas in July challenge & today's make is one of them
that didn't turn out as planned lol.......but I do like it so all is good.
I used the jigsaw die set that came with the latest issue of Die Cutting
Essentials, paper from docraft/Papermania, gold mirri & sentiment
dies from Hunkydory, snowflake die from Hobbycraft....anything else
came from my stash!
Rightio, better get a move on......Son & Grandson on way for tea & you 
what that means? Lots of snuggles with Asher!
Thanks for calling......see you tomorrow!
xx

Don't forget, my CHRISTMAS IN JULY challenge is here.

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Christmas in July Day 18!


Hey friends, hope you're all well.

Day 18 of my Christmas in July challenge & I'm sharing a topper made
with one of the pieces of Paper Frosting I made earlier in the month.
A white base, a layer of duck egg then a layer of the snowflake paper with
 distressed edges....both with an aperture cut out. The Paper Frosting
was mounted onto foam pads, I added a stamped sentiment, some die cut
snowflakes then I finished with some faux pearls.
Rightio, if I get a move on I'll have time for a wander around your blogs
 before tea......thanks for calling .....see you tomorrow!
xx

Don't forget, my CHRISTMAS IN JULY challenge is here.



Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Christmas in July Day 17!


Hi friends, welcome to my little blog.....hope you're all well.

Day 17 of my Christmas in July challenge & I have a topper to share.....
or maybe it'll be a page in my Christmas countdown.....not sure yet.
Anyway, all die cuts for this make I started with a scallop circle cut from
 Hunkydory's adorable scorable, added a plain circle using a sheet from
Dovecraft's 'Magic of Christmas' paper pad. A Paper Boutique snowflake 
layered onto a die cut banner with a stamped sentiment came next then
a die cut bow, some pretty foliage, die cut hearts & a couple faux pearls to
 finish. So pretty......I'll definitely make this again in different colour ways.
Thanks for calling & for any comments you might leave,
see you tomorrow!
xx
Don't forget, my CHRISTMAS IN JULY challenge is here.

challenges
Christmas at Winter Wonderland
Christmas in July at Crafty Calendar
Christmas make at Crazy 4 Challenges
Christmas in July at Shopping Our Stash
anything Christmas at Holly & Ivy
anything goes at Merry Little Christmas


Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Christmas in July Day 16!


Hey crafty friends, hope you're all well.

Day 16 of my Christmas in July challenge & I have another card to share.
Now I've not coloured anything in such a long time because of the
RA in my hands.......then I suddenly got the urge to have a go! Didn't
realise quite how much I missed it ......but I started off slow, thinking little 
& often would be best. Just skin, hair & a little mistletoe coloured with
 Copics on this beautiful image from Delicious Doodles, matted onto
black then  a layer of green then the whole thing onto white hammer card.
A sprinkle of glitter, a stamped sentiment & a pearl snowflake to finish.

Better go see to the tea before the workers return, thanks for calling....
.......see you tomorrow!
xx

Don't forget, my CHRISTMAS IN JULY challenge is here.

Monday, 15 July 2019

Christmas in July Day 15!



Hi friends, hope your weeks gotten off to a good start.
Day 15 of my Christmas in July challenge & I have a 5 x 7 card to share today.
A cream hammered card base, a layer of brown card then a lovely topper
with some touches of gold.....all on a layer of foam pads to give a little extra
dimension. I had to sit on my hands for this one....I was so tempted to add
some extras!
Off to get some tea now so I'll see you tomorrow, thanks for calling.
xx

Don't forget, my CHRISTMAS IN JULY challenge is here.

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Christmas in July Day 14!


Hi friends, are you having a good weekend?
I hope so......we had a lovely day out shopping yesterday, a nice wander around the
shops then a stop for sushi....although I did end the trip in the wheelchair which
wasn't so good but at least I managed the day a little easier and even though
I'm paying for it today it was worth it.
So for today's Christmas in July post I thought I'd share some of the new Christmas
stash I bought.....and I'll save some for later. I don't often have the chance to
shop like this so it was a lovely change.
Rightio, That's my lot for today, thanks for calling .....see you tomorrow!
xx
Don't forget, my CHRISTMAS IN JULY  challenge is here.

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Christmas in July Day 13!


Morning friends, hope you're all well & have something nice planned for the weekend.
We're off shopping......a trip to the Range & Hobbycraft to have a little crafty 
shop.....and maybe stop somewhere for something nice to eat.
So today is Day 13 of Christmas in July and I have a page from my Christmas
countdown to share.....page 18! I started with a base layer of kraft card....oh my,
the photo doesn't do it justice......its full of gold flecks....so delicious!
Next, I die cut the snowflake panel in cream hammered card, added a die cut 
banner, the die cut words & numbers then finished with some faux gems
in the centre of the snowflakes. I love this page & think you'll soon be
 seeing it made into Christmas cards!
Rightio, better get a move on....thanks for calling, have a lovely day & I'll
see you tomorrow.
xx
Don't forget, my CHRISTMAS IN JULY challenge is here.

Friday, 12 July 2019

Christmas in July Day 12!


Hello crafters, hope you're well.
Day 12 & I have another Christmas card to share......and it's pink!! 
I know, I know.....I promised to lay off the pink for a while but I couldn't 
resist this gorgeous pink Polar bear from Hunkydory!
 Beautiful, shiny layers of pink & silver with a little hint of white, I
 added only a little sparkly silver bow.
Thanks for calling, have a lovely day and I'll see you tomorrow.
xx
Don't forget, my CHRISTMAS IN JULY challenge is here.

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Christmas in July Day 11!


Hey friends, hope you're all well.

Day 11 of my Christmas in July challenge & today's make is from a Hunkydory
kit....and who doesn't love a good Christmas pud? Well, to be honest there's
only me & 1 son that likes it in our house!
Not sure whether this is going to be made into a card or should I keep it 
as a page for my Christmas countdown calendar? Decisions, decisions.....but
whatever I do with it I'll add a base layer & either a sentiment for a card or 
a number for my countdown.
Rightio, that's me for today.....thanks for calling, have a lovely day & I'll
see you tomorrow.
xx
Don't forget, my CHRISTMAS IN JULY challenge is here.


Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Christmas in July Day 10!


Morning crafty friends, hope you're well.

Oh my, Day 10 of my challenge to myself to make only Christmas themed
makes for the month of July.......one third of the way through already!
Today's share is a snowglobe topper, i made a few of these last Christmas
and they were ever so popular so I just had to include one in my challenge.
Almost identical to last year's I started with a snowglobe base cut from
my Hunkydory dies, added a LOTV topper, some die cut snowflakes, a die
cut sentiment & finished with some faux gems & a scattering of glitter.
That's my lot for today, thanks for calling & have a lovely day.
See you tomorrow.
xx
Don't forget, my CHRISTMAS IN JULY challenge is here.

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Christmas in July Day 9


Hi friends, hope you're all well.
Are you having a good week? The weather's a bit cooler here today so that's
good for me although it's still warm enough that it feels wrong to be
making Christmas things! Still, it's never too early, I have a nice little pile.
So it's Day 9 of my Christmas in July challenge & I have another topper to
share.....I know, it's pink again! I can't seem to help myself! I love that snowy
image....I layered all the die cut elements on foam pads for a little extra
dimension, layered onto white card then pink adorable scorable then finished
 with a sprinkling of glitter.....it looks so much prettier IRL.
Short & sweet today as I have lots to do so thanks for calling & whatever 
you're up to I hope you manage a little crafty time.
See you tomorrow.
xx
Don't forget, my CHRISTMAS IN JULY challenge is here.

challenges
anything goes at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'
anything goes at Crimbo Crackers
Christmas in July at Crafty Calendar
anything goes at Merry Little Christmas







Monday, 8 July 2019

Christmas in July Day 8

Hi crafty friends, hope you're all well.

Day 8 of my Christmas in July challenge & today I have a topper
made with elements from the Christmas Cuties paper pad from the Paper
Boutique. Beautiful papers, super quality & a great price too!
Thanks for looking......see you tomorrow!
xx
Don't forget, my CHRISTMAS IN JULY challenge is here.

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Christmas in July Day 7!


Day 7 of my Christmas in July challenge & today's make is another
topper.....and it's pink again! Don't know what's going on but I'm so drawn
 to making things in pink & duck egg colours right now. I wouldn't mind but 
these are not colours I use in my home decor for Christmas!!
Anyway, just one sheet of paper, I think it's Craftwork Cards, I added a 
stamped sentiment, tied some paper string around the top, added a cluster
of jingle bells & finished with some faux gems.
Thanks for calling.....enjoy your Sunday!
xx

Don' forget, my CHRISTMAS IN JULY challenge is here.


Saturday, 6 July 2019

Christmas in July Day 6


Hi friends, happy Saturday.....hope you're all well & enjoying the weekend.

Day 6 of my Christmas in July challenge & today's make is a topper
using a Hunkydory image & die cut frame, a poinsettia die & finished with
a few faux gems.
How are you doing with your Christmas makes?
See you tomorrow for day 7!
xx

Don't forget, my CHRISTMAS IN JULY challenge is here.


Friday, 5 July 2019

Paper Frosting Friday & Christmas in July day 5!

Morning crafty friends, hope you're all well.
Here we are at Friday again, this year is whizzing past so, so fast I think
I might get left behind if I'm not careful!
So, in my little corner of Blogland Friday means Paper Frosting day, (my
name for the little paper embellishments I like to make) and as I'm challenging
 myself to make only Christmas themed makes in July I'm going to combine the two.
Paper Frosting doesn't need to be difficult, it can be as fussy & fancy, as CAS or
as basic as you like......there's no rules. I chose to go the simplest route today, just
basic shapes in lovely colours.......they can be used for allsorts - card making,
scrapbooking, use them in your journal, your planner, for home decor.....
really, there's no limits.......and it's a great way to use up your scraps!

Simple mating & layering, on foam pads for a bit of extra dimension, then
I added the die cut snowflakes.....a Tim Holtz chit chat word sticker & a
faux pearl to finish.....so simple but I love them.
Later on in the month I'll show you how I like to use them.
Rightio, that's my lot for today.....thanks for calling & for any comments
you might leave.....have a lovely day.
See you tomorrow!
xx

Don't forget, my CHRISTMAS IN JULY challenge is here.


Thursday, 4 July 2019

Let's Hear It For The Boys - Winner!

Hi friends, it's time to announce the winner of #5 Let's Hear it For The Boys.
 Thank you so much for all your gorgeous entries..... I'm so chuffed to have such
 support for my little challenges.............and blown away by the number of entries!
So, without further ado..........the winner of  #5 Let's Hear It For The Boys is.............

**** It's you, Michelle at Laughing Ducks ****

and here's Michelle's make.......


I love that scene, everything matches so well & a great fold displays
it all so nice!

Here's a pic of your prize......

and I'd love to invite you to join me as Guest Designer for September's challenge.

And if you send me your snail mail details I'll pop your prize in the post
asap.............and could you leave me a comment on this post please, so I know
 to look out for your email.

And here's a badge for your blog.....

Well done, Michelle.....and thanks again to everyone who entered, hope you'll
join me on for #6 - Christmas in July.............see you then!
xx

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Washi Wednesday 2019 - Christmas in July #3


Morning crafty friends....hope you're all well.
It's the first Wednesday of the month....and day 3 of my Christmas in July
challenge so I thought to combine the two I'd make a couple of 4x4 card toppers.
You know how much I love my Washi tape & these makes are very similar 
last months.....I just wanted to show that you could change the colour, 
pattern & embellishment and get a completely different look.
I used a random mix of tapes, stamped a sentiment, added a die cut & mounted
onto gold mirri for a super quick, super effective card topper.....and they're
so cute!
How do you use Washi tape?
If you have anything Washi you'd like to share let me know, I'd love to come see!
xx





Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Happy Christmas, Deer! (Christmas in July #2)

Morning lovelies, hope you're all well.
Welcome to Christmas in July, Day 2......this month my aim is to post
something Christmas every day of the month.....eeekk!
A card today, approx 6 inch square using a topper from the Paper Boutique
and card from my stash. The silver & blue foiled paper is very old, no idea 
where it's from & the reindeer were die cut from silver mirri card. A stamped
sentiment to finish and that's it.......job done!
Rightio, better get a move on.....thanks for calling.....see you tomorrow.
xx


Monday, 1 July 2019

Dies/punches at Crafty Cardmakers! (Christmas in July #1)


Hi friends, happy Monday & happy July.....hope you're all well.
It's Christmas in July on my blog this month....I can't promise but the aim
is to post only Christmas makes for the whole of the month.....wish me luck
and if any of you want to join in do let me know!
Bur first......
we have a new challenge for you over at Crafty Cardmakers today,
I'm hosting and the theme this time is......
DIES/PUNCHES
A nice, easy theme that I'm sure will appeal to lots of you....and there's so much you
 can do with them. Usually I use them as decoration but sometimes I like to use
 only dies/punches for the whole card as I've done here. I chose teal & white
 just to mix it up a bit, I layered the snowflake, added a die cut poinsettia, a sentiment
 then finished with a ribbon & a scattering of faux gems. If I remember rightly the
 poinsettia was a magazine freebie and all the other dies are the Paper Boutique.
Lots of inspiration for you over on the main blog and as usual, anything you like
to make we like to see.....just so long as you stick to the theme!
Thanks for calling & for any comment you might leave.
See you tomorrow.
xx

challenges
anything Christmas at Holly & Ivy
Christmas at Crafting by Design
anything Christmas at Crimbo Crackers
anything Christmas at Crafty Hazelnut's
anything goes at Merry Little Christmas

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Challenge #5 - Let's Hear It For The Boys!


Good morning crafty friends, hope you're all well.
I can't believe we're about to start the 5th challenge.....doesn't time
 fly when you're having fun.....and I sure am having fun! I thank you all
 so much for taking the time to join in with my challenges.
So, this time the theme is going to be......
LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS
boy's, men.......any age, shape or size......we love to make cards for the men 
in our lives & with Father's Day coming up her in the UK now is
the perfect time to get creating!
Here's my make......
I used some very old stash for this card, I think it was Papermania/Docrafts
and it's just some simple matting & layering with a decoupaged  panel
in the middle. I added a few extra die cuts & a couple of printed sentiments.

This month I'm so chuffed to have the lovely Sarah from Mallows Crafty Bits
joining me as Guest Designer........
I have been doing all kinds of handicrafts since I was small. 
Started with knitting, then machine sewing, cross stitch followed in the 80’s and then a 
craft kit from shopping telly started the paper crafting addiction.
Can’t get enough of it, although I have enough stash to last several lifetimes!!

And here's Sarah's fabulous make......

Brilliant make Sarah, thanks so much for joining me!

I hope you can come join us this month

Rules
1 - You must follow the theme set
2 - One entry, new makes only
3 - You must be a follower of this blog
4 - Please link your entry post back to this blog

So whether your style is frilly & fancy, CAS,or even grungy & gritty you
can enter your make.....and as usual, there'll be a surprise prize for the
lucky winner. And if you fancy joining me as a guest designer then just add
GD after your name!

Good luck!
xx




You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

You Are Amazing

Morning lovelies, hope you're well.
Are you coping with the heat? Thankfully there's a lovely breeze here today
which makes it a lot easier to cope.....and I have fans on full blast in my
craft room......so guess where I'm spending the day?
I'm not cooking today either, well, apart from roasting a chicken....I know,
I must be crazy in this heat but at least the salad we're having with it
takes no time....and no heat! The boys are busy in the garden, Rebecca's still in
 bed (party last night) and I'm sat at my desk......happy days.
Anyway, enough waffling from me......I have another topper to share today,
you might have noticed I have a bit of a pink theme going on but I promise I'll
mix it up a bit tomorrow lol. A black base, a Hunkydory image, paper from
Craftwork Cards finished with a little sentiment & a couple faux pearls.
So that's my lot for today......thanks for calling & any comments you might
leave......wishing you a lovely day!
See you tomorrow.
xx

challenges

anything goes at Crafty Creations
anything goes at Creative Moments
anything goes at A Gem of a Challenge

Saturday, 29 June 2019

On Your Special Day


Hi friends, hope you're all well......and haven't melted in this heat!
All I have to say is thank goodness I'm not a Snowman!! There's no escaping
it today.....even the craft room is protesting & while I might say 'Roll on Winter' 
I'm happy for all you sun lovers out there.
So today's topper is another quick & easy make.....and pink & black again,
think I'm on a bit of a roll with these colours although I do have a batch of
 Christmas card coming up that have not a dot of pink in sight.
Paper is Craftwork cards, flowers are a magazine freebie as, if I remember
rightly, is the sentiment. The layers are die cut & I finished with a few
faux pearls.
Thanks for calling & for any comments you might leave.....and whatever
you're up to I hope you manage some crafty time.
xx

challenges
anything goes at Corrosive Challenges
anything goes at Through The Craft Room Door
any occasion at Sisterhood of Crafters


Friday, 28 June 2019

With Love


Hi crafty friends, hope you're all well.
Friday already, where do the weeks go? Have you anything nice planned for 
the weekend? Not much happening here, maybe an hour or two in the
garden if it's not too hot then the troops are descending for lunch on Sunday..
.....and hopefully I'll be having lots of snuggles with Asher.
So today's make is another quick & easy topper.....I started with a base of
 white hammer card, a black layer then the Hunkydory image. I finished with
a 'with love' embellishment I made myself from snippets.....simple!
I love the pink & black colour combo, especially on a white base.....what's
your favourite colour combo?
Don't forget, my challenge LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS is here.
Thanks for calling......see you tomorrow.
xx

Thursday, 27 June 2019

With Love & Best Wishes

Hi friends, hope you're well.
The weather's shaping up to be all that's promised......that's me hiding in
my craft room for the next couple days then lol!
I had a super productive day yesterday, managed to get lots done so today
I need to have a tidy up.....ready for round two!!
Today's make is a little shabby, a little chic.......and quite pink!
Made entirely with scraps, the sentiment is Rare Earth, I added a little 
charm and finished with some faux gems.
Rightio, short & sweet for today.....thanks for popping by, see you tomorrow.

Don't forget, my LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS challenge is here.

xx

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Hello Seahorse

Morning crafty friends, hope you're all well.
I'm sure enjoying this cooler weather right now, especially as today I'm
 planning on playing in the craft room for as long as I can sit!
Today's make is using papers from the Paper Boutique, beautiful quality
papers & really good value too.
Simple matting & layering & a few die cuts for decoration & that's it!
Rightio, off to make the most of the day......thanks for calling & whatever
you're up to......have fun!
xx
Don't forget, my challenge LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS is here.

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Merry Christmas!

Hey friends, hope you're all well.
Ooh, it's a lovely day today....beautiful blue skies, a gentle breeze, the sun
is shining but it's not too warm......perfect Christmas card making weather lol!
Saying that, I could make a Christmas card any time, any weather.
A little decoupage for today's topper with a bit of a shabby/vintage feel to
 it......a kraft base, some very old paper that I distressed around the edges then
 lots of die cut bits & pieces finished with a few silver snowflakes & faux gems.
When do you like to make Christmas cards? Any particular time or are you
a last minute Christmas crafter?
Thanks for calling.....see you tomorrow.
xx
Don't forget, my challenge LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS is here.

challenges
shabby/vintage at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown
anything Christmas at Holly & Ivy
anything goes at Christmas at Sweet Stampin
Christmas at Fab 'n' Funky
anything goes at Merry Little Christmas
include a reindeer at Sparkles Christmas



Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Best Wishes

Hi friends, hope you're all well.
It's been a strange kind of a day.......I had a head full of ideas/plans.....but
the minute I walked into the craft room my mind went blank! Typical!
Often when this happens I go to a kit.....usually Kanban or Hunkydory, there's
always something to kickstart my mojo........and today I used a topper from
Hunkydory. I cut an aperture & raised the topper on foam pads, added a
few embellishments & that's it.....job done. 
That's my lot for today.....thanks for calling & for any comments.
See you soon!
xx
Don't forget, my challenge LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS is here.


Saturday, 15 June 2019

It's a Pink Christmas!


Morning lovelies, hope you're all well & enjoying the weekend so far.
Thanks for all the lovely comments on my baby girl card.....it left me in a
pink & girly kind of mood so I thought add a few sparkles......... Christmas!
And here's the result.......

Super quick & easy, I cut the snowflake panel on my Gemini...I love that machine,
it cuts first time every time....even on this intricate panel! Some simple layering
then I added a stamped sentiment & finished with some faux gems.....and there 
you have it......my super sparkly, pink & girly Christmas card!
Now I need to go tidy my desk lol! Thanks for calling, hopefully see you tomorrow.
Don't forget, my challenge LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS is here.

xx


Thursday, 13 June 2019

Hello Little One


Hi friends, hope you're all well & enjoying the week.
Another cold, wet day here.........but I'm not complaining, you know I love it!
A new baby card topper to share today.....for no reason other than I fancied
making one lol! I started with a base of adorable scorable, the flowery paper is
from the works, gingham from the scrap box then lots of die cuts, a stamped
sentiment & a couple of faux gems to finish.
Rightio, better get a move on, thanks for calling.....see you tomorrow!
Don't forget, my LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS challenge is here.
xx

challenges
anything goes at A Gem of a Challenge
anything goes at Crafty Creations
occasions at Watercooler Wednesday


Monday, 10 June 2019

Happy Christmas!

Hi friends......happy Monday from a grey, cold & damp Yorkshire Coast!
I'm stealing an hour in the craft room & feeling rather Christmas like....now you
know it's never too early! 
So, I've had this die for way too long without using it....for it's 1st outing I
decided to go with my favourite frosty blues. I started with a blue base, cut the
wreath in silver then added layered poinsettia's & snowflakes in shades of navy,
blue & white. I finished with a stamped sentiment & some faux pearls.
I love the look of this & think I'll probably make some more in different colours!
Have you started your Christmas crafting yet?
Rightio, enough waffling from me.....thanks for calling, see you tomorrow.

Don't forget, my LETS HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS challenge is here.
xx

challenges
anything Christmas at Holly & Ivy Challenges
anything goes/snowflakes at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'
anything goes at Crimbo Crackers
anything goes at Merry Little Christmas

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Just For You

Hi friends......happy Saturday!
Do you have anything nice planned? It's cold, windy & looks like rain here so don't
think we'll be going anywhere......maybe just a trip to the craft room!
Today's make is using an image from the Plain Sailing collection from Hunkydory
and a paper from Docrafts/Papermania.......a little piece of bakers twine and 
finished with some die cut words.
Thanks for popping in......see you tomorrow!
xx

Don't forget, my challenge - LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS is here.



Friday, 7 June 2019

Paper Frosting Friday!


Hi friends......it's Friday....again! Where do the days go?
Hope you're all well & have something nice planned for the weekend, I have
my gorgeous Grandson, Asher coming for tea with his Daddy.
Today I have some of my Paper Frosting to share, this time I've used the
Freshly Cut Flowers decoupage pack from Docrafts/Papermania.......
.....as well as a few little extras from my stash!
Short & sweet from me today so thanks for calling, wishing you a
wonderful day......see you tomorrow!
xx

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Sending Special Wishes

 Hi friends.....happy crafternoon to you!
A beautiful day here today, a bit warm for me as usual so I'm having me
some time in the craft room ......with the fan on!
So for today I have a card topper to share.....just simple matting & layering, paper
 flowers and some die cuts.......I added a doily to give a softer, more feminine 
feel & raised the 'with love' embellishment on a foam pad........the beautiful rose gold foiled
paper & toppers are from Craftwork Cards & all the other bits are from my stash.
Rightio, I'm off to make the most of a free afternoon.....thanks for calling & for
any comments you might leave......see you tomorrow!

Don't forget, my LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS CHALLENGE is here
xx

challenges

anything goes at ThroughThe Craft Room Door
anything goes at Crafty Creations
feminine at Watercooler Wednesday

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