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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, 31 January 2020

Challenge #1 - Something New

Hello crafty friends.....happy Saturday......and welcome to the 1st challenge of
the year where the theme is......


A nice, easy start for us I think.....could be a new home, a new job, new stash
or like me.....a new baby! EEEk no....not me having a baby lol, like me
as in making a new baby card!

I went for a new baby card as I got the gorgeous die cuts for Christmas & couldn't
wait to use them. A real CAS style card for me, I've found myself drawn
to this style more & more recently.

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!

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

Friday, 24 January 2020

Another Memorydex Card

I love making these Memorydex cards, they're such a great way to use up any bits & bobs
 from the scrap box and they look so pretty on the Rolodex.
For this one I used papers from the Craftwork Cards pad - Heritage Rose - my favourite
base of black card. I cut & layered the butterflies with my Xcut dies, added a
banner die and finished with Tim Holtz stickers.
Short & sweet today as time's getting on & I have lots to do.....thanks for calling,
have a lovely weekend.....see you soon.

Don't forget, there's still time to play in my SOMETHING NEW challenge here.

Wendy's  challenge #6
anything goes at Dragonfly Dreams
anything goes at Through The Craft Room Door
layered die cuts at Tuesday Throwdown

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Love is in the Air......

Hey lovelies, hope you're all well.
I've been having a little tidy up in the craft room and I came across some papers
from the Making Cards magazine.......dated February 2017!! I remember using
some back then but had forgotten I had a couple left. Well, it would be rude
not to use them, don't you think?
5 dies used as per Wendy's challenge.....I'll definitely be keeping all of them!
Black & red card from the scrap box, flowers from my stash & the sentiment was
computer generated. Love how this one turned all I need is to figure out
how to take a straight photo lol. All these years  and  I'm now struggling! 
Even when I edit it it still doesn't look straight..........or maybe it's me that's wonky?
Thanks for calling & for any comments you might leave and don't forget,
there's still time to enter my SOMETHING NEW challenge here.


layered die cuts at Tuesday Throwdown
old favourites at Elliebelle's Crafty Wednesday

Wendy's challenge #5

Friday, 17 January 2020

Love is in the air.....

Hello lovelies, hope you're all well.
Another grey, wet & miserable day here......not that I'm complaining, I much prefer
this weather to the heat! 
I've found myself making more & more CAS style cards lately, especially ones using
 dies. I do still love my layers but there's just something kinda nice about
 once I get going it's a lot quicker!
Anyway, 2 dies & a stamp is all I used on this card......and the card was from my scrap
 drawer too! Apologies for the colour of the card.......IRL it's brilliant white but this
 weather is making everything look a bit 'off'!

Thanks for calling & whatever you're up toI hope you manage some craft time.
Don't challenge SOMETHING NEW is here.


Wendy's challenge #4

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Challenge #11 Christmas Winner!

Hi friends, I need to start this post with an apology........I scheduled the winner's
post for challenge #11 then promptly forgot all about it! I'm ever so
without further ado the winner of #11 Christmas is........

**** it's Emma the Sparkly Fairy ****

and here's what Emma made.....

isn't he fab? He'd definitely have pride of place on my tree!

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

and I'd love to invite you to join me as Guest Designer.
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, Emma....and thanks again to everyone who entered, hope you'll
join me  for #1 Something New.............see you there!

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Wendy's Challenge #3

Hi crafty friends, hope you're all well.
Wednesday already and time to share another make and join in with
Wendy's challenge where she's challenging us to use our dies. It's a great
way to sort our dies out & see which ones we actually do use.
Today's die was brand new, still in the packet so I really did need to use
it........and it's a keeper! I think it's so pretty and although it came with the
'with love'  sentiment  would be so easy to change either for another sentiment
or to stamp in the many possibilities. It's a Sweet Dixie die and
measures approx 4 inches square.

Thanks for calling......have a lovely evening and don't forget, my challenge


anything goes at Brown Sugar
say it with flowers at Allsorts
new stash at My Time To Craft
something new at Dream Valley
anything goes at Use Your Stuff
something new at Tuesday Throwdown

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Thank You

Morning lovelies, hope you're all well & warm this dull, grey, windy & damp
morning. A couple of crafty hours for me today before the troops descend
for you have anything nice planned?
A thank you card to share today.......I love sending a thank you card, much nicer
than a text or an email......don't get me wrong, a thank you is nice in any form but
for me I love taking the time to make something. Simple matting and layering
for this one.....a die cut banner & a little floral element finished with a faux gem.
The papers & topper were from Making Cards pretty and so
useful too.....there's always something suitable for most occasions with this mag.

Rightio, better get a move on......thanks for calling & don't
challenge SOMETHING NEW is here.


anything goes at Crafty Creations
thank you at As You Like it
anything goes at QKR Stampede
say it with flowers at Allsorts

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