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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

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Challenge #9 - Halloween!


Good morning crafty friends, hope you're all well.
I can't believe we're about to start the 9th 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.
I love this time of the year......the cooler weather, the darkening nights,
 hot chocolate, Christmas prepping......and ......Halloween!
..
So, this time the theme just has to be......

HALLOWEEN


Now I have to be honest.......the card I originally made for the challenge
had a bit of an accident with a mug of coffee!! The coffee was fine,
unfortunately the card was a soggy write-off and with no time to make
another I'm sharing a card I made a while ago. My favourite style with
lots of layers & a beautiful image from Oddball Art coloured with Copics.
Lots of die cut embellies, some Tim Holtz words & faux gems to finish.

This month I'm so chuffed to have my lovely blog buddy,  Meg from
joining me as Guest Designer..........

 Hi from the beautiful rural North East of Scotland. Happily retired after a long career in the NHS I now have plenty of time to indulge in paper crafting , gardening and walking the dog, my three passions. Sadly there still aren't enough hours in the day to fit everything in. Thank you to Jo for asking me to join her as Guest Designer this month.

and here's what Meg made......

 I love the circular shape, Meg does this style of card so well.
Fab embellishments too & look at that little ghost peeking out from
behind the pumpkin..........brilliant! Do pop over to her blog, you
will be most welcome. Thanks so much for joining me Meg, hope you
all can 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











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Sunday, 13 October 2019

'Tis the Season


Hey lovelies, hope you're all well.
I think today's the day I realised I have a little problem......I can't stop making
Christmas things!! Cards, mini albums, home decor....you name it I've had
a go at making it!! And soon it'll be Christmas food although maybe I should
stick to crafts & leave the food to Son no 4 as he's a chef!
Anyway, I recently bought an A4 docrafts/papermania ultimate die cut & paper
pad - Merriest Christmas and oh my, it's fabulous! It's packed full of papers, 
toppers, vellum, bunting, alphabets, decorations, gift boxes....ooh, the list goes
on......and the colours are beautiful.....reds, soft greens, white.
So the 1st thing I have to share is a topper....just under 6x6 I started with a white 
card base then added a distressed paper layer. I die cut the wreath 3 times for
a little extra dimension, raised the topper on foam pads them embellished
with some die cut poinsettia's, a bow & a sentiment banner....and a few faux
gems in the centre of the flowers.
So that's my lot for today.......thanks for calling & I'll hopefully see you
tomorrow......have a lovely evening.

xx

Don't forget, my HALLOWEEN challenge is here.

challenges

ribbons/bows at Christmas With The Cuties
Christmas/Winter at Cute 'n' Crafty
Christmas at C.R.A.F.T
anything goes at Crimbo Crackers
Christmas at Crafty Friends
anything goes at Merry Little Christmas

Saturday, 12 October 2019

For The Kids Challenge Winner!

Hi friends, it's time to announce the winner of #8 For The Kids!
 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  #8 For The Kids is.............



and here's Chris's card......


Just brilliant! I love round cards, especially easel cards and I
bet Ruby was thrilled with it!


Here's a pic of your prize

and I'd love to invite you to join me as Guest Designer for December's challenge.
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, Chris....and thanks again to everyone who entered, hope you'll
join me on for #9 Halloween.............see you there!
xx


Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Winter Wishes


A beautiful day here on the Yorkshire Coast......bright blue skies, sunshine...but
just enough of a nip in the air to remind us that it's October!
Today's card could be Winter or Christmas.....the image was a little bit of
card left over from a previous project, way too pretty to ignore & worthy of
being the focal point, I thought. So I kept it simple...just 2 layers, a die
cut sentiment & finished with some faux gems.
 Don't you just love that robin?
Lots on the agenda today so I'll leave it at that.....thanks for calling & whatever
you're up to I hope you have a lovely day.

xx

Don't forget, you can enter my HALLOWEEN challenge here.

challenges
anything goes at Merry Little Christmas
anything Christmas/Winter at Cute 'n' Crafty






Monday, 7 October 2019

Happy Birthday!


Hi friends, happy Monday......hope your week's gotten off to a good start!
I was having a little sort out in the craft room & came across a pack of die cut
flowers & patterned paper sheets....ever so pretty, done in a water colour effect 
in such lovely colours, I think they were a freebie with a magazine.
I needed a break from Christmas crafting & so this is what I came up with.....
I started with a base of white, added a distressed gingham paper layer. I stamped
the sentiment on vellum & heat embossed it then wrapped it around the gingham
 layer. I arranged some of the die cut flowers, raising some on foam pads &
finished with some faux gems.
Not my usual style of card but so fresh & pretty....and so enjoyable to make!
Thanks for calling & for any comments you might leave........I love reading them.
xx

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

challenges
anything goes at Crafting by Design
feminine at Watercooler Wednesday
anything goes at QKR Stampede


Monday, 30 September 2019

Challenge #8 - For The Kids


Good morning crafty friends, hope you're all well.
I can't believe we're about to start the 8th 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.
I love this time of the year......the cooler weather, the darkening nights
......oh, and the kids going back to school & college!
So, this time the theme is going to be......

FOR THE KIDS


A pair of decoupaged toppers from me, both the same size, the same layout
 and both from the same collection........Whiz Kids from Trimcraft. A fab
mix of papers, decoupage toppers, sentiment banners, gems, ribbons..
.....and a few more, I'm sure! I started with my favourite base of black,
added some distressed paper layers, a decoupaged topper then finished
with a sentiment & some faux gems.

This month I'm so chuffed to have my lovely blog buddy, Michelle from
joining me as Guest Designer..........
Hi - I live in Buxton, Derbyshire with my fella, son Brandon and naughty but cute cat Sybil.  I started my papercrafting journey with scrapbooking after my son was born in 2006.  Not long after I started making cards and was hooked.  I love colouring digi stamps and turning them into cards but I also enjoy cross stitch and adult colouring.  There's just not enough hours in the day for all that I enjoy doing!

and here's what Michelle made......
isn't that just adorable? Michelle makes the prettiest card.....why not
pop over to her blog.....you won't be disappointed.
Thanks so much for joining me Michelle.......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

p.s - pop back Thursday to find out who won last month's challenge!







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Click here to enter

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Let It Snow!


Ooh, I do love me some snow at Christmas........and once upon a time my go-to
Christmas colours were blue & white. I think I've gotten more traditional with age lol!
Saying that, this style of topper would work in any combination you could think of.
What are your go-to Christmas colours? Do you have a favourite or do  you like
to mix & match?
So this must be the quickest topper ever.....5 die cuts in 2 colours & 4 glitter
 dome stickers & about 10 minutes.......job done.....and super flat for
posting too!
Dies from The Paper Boutique, stickers from Papermania

Thanks for calling, hopefully see you tomorrow.
xx

Don't forget, my FOR THE KIDS challenge is here.

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