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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

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




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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.



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