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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, 29 August 2020

Ho Ho Ho!


Morning crafty friends, hope you're all well.......and dry!
We've had so much rain these past few days I thought it was never going to stop!

So today I'm sharing another Christmas make! It seems there's no end to the Christmas things
 I'd like to make.......there's s much Christmas goodness out there I just need to keep going!
For these cards I wanted to show off how good the die cuts look on their own.........no need
 for any extra embellishments.........of course, you could add more if you wanted  but for me I
 thought plain cards. Or.........if you wanted to add a name they would make fantastic place
 settings.They were a little fiddly to piece together first time but so worth it......and if you 
get all your bits and pieces organised first then you're away.......and what a great way
 to use up scraps too!
These dies are from the cutable & layerable range from Crafter's Companion, card blanks
from my stash and only scraps used!

Thanks for calling......stay safe & whatever you're up to have a lovely weekend.
xx

challenges
anything goes at Holly & Ivy
anything goes at Crimbo Crackers
anything goes at Merry Little Christmas

Thursday, 20 August 2020

Santa Badge


Morning crafty friends, hope you're all well.

Today's share is a little different.....I used the gorgeous cutable, layerable dies
from Crafter's Companion to make a badge! And best of all......it's made entirely
from scraps......I just added some glitter to the hat, a brooch back and that was
it.......good to go!

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

xx

Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Lots of Layers with Crafty Cardmakers


Morning crafty friends, hope you're all well.
Over at Crafty Cardmakers we 're back from our Summer break and we have a new
challenge for you......it's my turn to pick the theme and I chose

LOTS OF LAYERS

Probably my favourite challenge theme, I started with a black card base, added
a distressed paper layer, a die cut frame, a layered sentiment, a handful of handmade
paper flowers then finished with a few faux pearls.

As usual, anything you like to make we like to see just so long as you stick
to the LOTS OF LAYERS theme......and if you're low on inspiration then look
no further than our main blog here. We have a fabulous Dt with an amazing
range of crafting styles.....hope to see you there!

Thanks for calling today......see you soon.
xx

Saturday, 8 August 2020

Treat Holder

Hi crafty friends, hope you're all safe & well.......and enjoying the sunshine!
Oh my, it's so, so hot here......roll on Autumn & Winter!

So today I have a little treat holder ......just a plain piece of card folded into
shape then decorated with some patterned paper & using one of the new layerable die
 sets from Crafters Companion (available August 11th on HSN). I especially love how you 
can use the dies as I have or you can separate the words from the tree giving you an
embellishment and a sentiment.
These little treat holders are so useful.....perfect for Christmas, Halloween, Easter...
.....in fact anytime you want to give someone a treat! They look fab in plain colours
and are ideal for all those double sided papers we have in our stash.

Thanks for calling & whatever you're up to......stay safe & have fun.

xx

Saturday, 1 August 2020

Winter Wishes


Happy August 1st crafters!
Hope you're all well & enjoying the weekend.....judging by the colour of the sky
I think we're in for a bit of rain. Did you have thunder last night? We had
 the most terrific thunder & lightening.....I've not seen anything like it for a long time.
And now we're into August......how did that happen so quickly?
It's true what they say though......time really does fly when you're having fun.....and
in craft land it's always fun.........especially when you're Christmas crafting! 
So, talking of Christmas crafting.......Crafter's Companion have a new release
of Christmas dies (on Create & Craft on 6th August) and oh my, they are gorgeous! 
The 1st one I'm sharing is called Winter Wishes.....I've gone with navy, white & 
silver for my layers then matted onto paper from the Winter Wonderland 
collection......and finished with die cut poinsettias.

Thanks for calling & whatever you're up to....have fun & stay safe.
xx

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Barber Shop

Hello lovelies.....hope you're all well.

Do you remember the old fashioned barber shops? I remember going with my
Granddad ever so many years ago.......the smells, the steam.....I always felt ever so
grown up and if I was good I got to sit on the barber chair & the barber would 
raise it up as high as it would go! Afterwards we'd go to the hotel where my 
Granddad worked (he was a chef) and have an knickerbocker glory!

I feel like there's something missing from this card.....the front panel lifts up so
you could write/stamp a secret message......but not sure what else, if anything,
to add.......any suggestions? I think the main image came from Splashcrafts
 but not sure about the papers as they were all in my scrap box. 

Rightio, better get a move on......thanks for calling.....happy crafting!
xx

Monday, 27 July 2020

You Anchor Me


Hi crafty friends, happy Monday......hope the weeks' gotten off to a good start
for you......I've spent most of the day thinking it's Sunday!
 It's a bit dull, dark & damp here today so apologies for the dull photo....and for it 
not quite being straight but after the 8th attempt I gave up!
Paper & stamps are all Crafters Companion from the Nautical collection......and if
 you buy magazines you might be interested in the month's edition of
Simply Cards & Papercraft.....they have a fab free gift of stamps from the
 collection and it comes with a beautiful seahorse die too!
Rightio, better go get the tea started......thanks for calling.....see you soon.
xx
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