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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

Saturday, 28 December 2019

Challenge #11 - It's Christmas!


Hi friends, hope you're all well and warm....it's ever so cold here
which I suppose adds to the Christmas feeling. Wouldn't it be lovely if we had
a sprinkling of snow......just from Christmas Eve through to Boxing Day though!
Well, we made it all the way to December & if you haven't got your
Christmas craft on yet what are you waiting for? I'd love you to come join
me for my last challenge of the year where the theme is........

CHRISTMAS

My make this time is a little card on a stand........there's a little die cut stand
attached to the back so it will stand on it's own. I used die cut layers, a topper
matted onto some gorgeous teal coloured card then finished with a die cut 
sentiment and some faux gems.

This month I have my lovely blog buddy Chris from
and here's one I made earlier joining me as Guest Designer and oh
my, she's made a beauty this time. Chris always makes the loveliest cards 
but her make this time is so, so lovely........a Christmas album for her
DIL.......what a lucky lady!


I love the colours too.......a gorgeous combo!


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 - I'll be back tomorrow with last month's winner.......also, I will be closing this challenge a little earlier than usual........Dec 28th, 10pm.


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

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

I'm In Making Cards Magazine!

So excited to tell you all I'm in the December issue of Making Cards magazine!
My penguin cards won Star Letter.......I'm so chuffed and I'd like to say
thanks so much for a fabulous prize!

Now I'm not just saying this but Making Cards really is my favourite magazine..
......as a card maker I think there's always so much to learn & Making Cards
is packed full of hints & tips, gorgeous inspirational makes.....and freebies!
We all love a freebie and in the December issue there's lots - a craft paper collection, a
 free digi stamp download, a bonus download available through the website or
Facebook.....and this time the cutest stamp set - Pablo the Penguin!
There's still time to get the December issue if you hurry.....and why not subscribe
like I do then you'll never have to worry about missing an issue.....plus, you
will get your copy before it's available in the shops!
You can find Making Cards here:
www.twitter.com/makingcards
www.pinterest.com/makingcardsmag
www.instagram.com/makingcards

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Challenge #10 - Tags & Trimmings Winner!

Hi friends, it's time to announce the winner of #10 Tags & Trimmings!
 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  #10 is.............

****It's you Shell of The Camels Hump****

and here's what Shell made........

How sweet is that image.....and a gorgeous tag shape too!

Here's a pic of your prize......
.......a 4 piece die set from Creative Expressions.....
and I'd love to invite you to join me as Guest Designer next year.
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, Shell....and thanks again to everyone who entered, hope you'll
join me  for #11 It's Christmas.............see you there!
xx

Saturday, 30 November 2019

Challenge #10 - Tags & Trimmings!



Hi friends, hope you're all well.
It's time for challenge #10 and as we're into November already....(where
did the year go?) I thought we'd go with the theme of......

TAGS & TRIMMINGS

Tags.......can be simply gift tags or maybe a tag on a card just so long as it's
obvious.......and trimmings........I'm thinking decorations for the tree, bunting,
wreaths..........or anything you might make to decorate your home!


I made a few things for inspiration this month so first up is a little tag......a 2 in 1 I think
because if I changes the string for ribbon I could hang this on the tree!
Layers of distressed paper raised on foam pads, some die cut foliage, a little heart,
poinsettia with a faux gem centre then I sprinkled the whole lot with frantage.
Once I started making I couldn't stop so I'll probably be back with more inspiration
throughout the month.

This month I have my lovely blog buddy NanaConnie from Grammy's Attic
joining me as Guest Designer

 and here's what NanaConnie made......

Look at his little face......
Isn't that the sweetest Panda you ever did see?
Thanks so much NanaConnie, your tag is adorable.

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

Friday, 22 November 2019

Tags & Trimmings Inspiration

Hi crafty friends, hope you're all well.
Just popping on to share some more inspiration for my 'Tags & Trimmings'
challenge here. Super quick & easy, I simply die cut the pockets & decorated them
with a die cut snowflake. I then die cut the tags......finished with some paper
string & a faux gem in the centre of the snowflakes....plenty of space to add your
own little message........or even stamp something. 
Another make using only dies..........can you tell how much I love them?
Thanks for calling......have a lovely weekend!
xx

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Tags & Trimmings inspiration


Morning lovelies, hope you're all well.
Ooh, I feel full of the joys of Spring this morning, not sure why 'cos it
feels like the middle of Winter today but never mind......I'll just go with the flow!
I have a little inspiration for my Tags & Trimmings challenge which you can
find here. My first make was a little shabby, maybe a little bit vintage so my next
make just had to be the opposite......and these are totally opposite! All die cut & quite
modern looking, I think......they took me about 10 mins to make!
As with my first make, simply swap out the ribbon for a loop & these could
hang from the tree too!
Rightio, better go.......I really need to make a start on the Christmas shopping...I'm
usually almost done by this time but it's been a funny old year.....oh well, there's
still time! Thanks for calling & for any comments you might leave..........and
whatever you're up to......have a lovely day!
xx

Monday, 11 November 2019

Thankful with Crafty Cardmakers!


Morning friends, hope you're all well & had a lovely weekend.

We have a new challenge starting over at Crafty Cardmakers today.....the theme
as chosen by our lovely Lin is......
*
THANKFUL
*
As usual, we love to see any & all makes just so long as you stick to the theme
and if you're low on inspiration we can help you with that too.......just 
pop on over to the main blog!

A topper from me today.....apart from the base layers everything is die cut!
I love this time of the year and the warm colours are right up my street.

Don't forget, my TAGS & TRIMMINGS challenge is here.

Thanks for calling......have a lovely day.
xx
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