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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, 19 October 2018

Paper Frosting Friday!

Hi crafty friends & bloggers, hope you're all well.
I know I say it every week but oh my, don't these Friday's come around quick?
So it's Paper Frosting Friday again......the day I share my handmade embellishments...
......why paper Frosting? Well, just because embellishments is such a mouthful.....
and Paper Frosting sounds so much nicer, I think.
So this week I have some handmade flowers to share. I made these with some leather
offcuts and a Harry Potter book that was sadly water damaged & I couldn't bring myself
to throw it away. I started with a die cut leather base, added layers of die cut book
pages & finished with a faux pearl centre. It's quite hard to see all the layers in the pic
but IRL when they're all scrunched up they look so good.
Here's a close up:
Rightio, that's me for today.....thanks for calling & for any comments you might
leave......have a lovely weekend.
xx



Thursday, 18 October 2018

Thursday Throwback

                                 Hi friends, hope you're all well......and welcome to Thursday                                       Throwback, my weekly look back at past crafty makes. I think it's fun to have a look back & see how our styles have changed. Do you still like your make? Would you change anything? Or would you rather not be reminded lol.
If you fancy joining me then please leave me a comment so I can come have a look too. 

 This week I'm looking back at a mixed media canvas I made for my bedroom, I think it was
 about three and a half years ago......and I still love it, it still hangs on my bedroom wall!
I used tissue paper, gesso, paint, paper, beads, caran d'ache crayons, ric rac, Tim Holtz word stickers......you name it, it's probably on there somewhere lol
Here's a pic from the very start, I'd primed the canvas, drawn the half heart shape then added the scrunched up tissue using lots of gesso
And here's a pic of the finished canvas
Thanks for calling & for any comment you might leave....see you tomorrow!
xx


Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Feeling Christmas!

Morning friends.....hope you're all well.
I've not blogged since Friday & it feels like so much longer.....I've had a busy
few days what with Asher's birthday party & then on impulse I decided to change two
 rooms around.......do you ever do that? Oh my, halfway through I wished I hadn't
started but the end result is lovely. I was going to redecorate but instead just bought
some new cushions and rearranged he furniture and I'm so pleased.......and now I
have room for my Christmas tree so I'm really feeling Christmas. I love that
warm, fuzzy, comfortable feeling that comes at this time of the year......the dark
nights, cosy fires, hot chocolate......ooh, I love it all!
Anyway, that's way too much waffling from me......if you're still with me I have
a Christmas card to share......quite an unusual colour combo but I do like it.
I started with a black card base, added a layer of turquoise foiled bauble card & then
 decorated with lots of silver & black die cuts & ribbon and finished with some faux gems.
Rightio, that's me for today......thanks for calling......see you tomorrow.
xx

challenges
Christmas at C.R.A.F.T
anything goes at Crimbo Crackers
anything goes at The Holly & The Ivy

Friday, 12 October 2018

Paper Frosting Friday!

Morning friends.....happy Friday.......and what a dull, grey & wet day is is too!
Hope you're all well & have something nice
planned for the weekend......and maybe a little craft time planned too?
So as it's Friday (don't they come around quick?) it's time to share some more
of my paper frosting......my handmade card/scrap/journal pieces although
I think they could maybe be used for all sorts of other things!
I made some little word tags this week using inspirational/motivational words
and some scraps of paper left over from a Tim Holtz paper pad. I simply cut the 
paper to the size I wanted.....added the computer printed words, punched a hole
& finished with some leather cord.......job done!
Thanks for calling......see you at the weekend!
xx

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Thursday Throwback!

Hi friends.......wow, 2 posts in one day.....that doesn't happen too often
around here lol. Welcome to Thursday Throwback.....the  time to have a look
 back at our past makes......do you still like them? Would you change anything
or would you rather pretend you didn't make them?
I'm sharing a Halloween make today....lots of lovely layers, die cuts, bunting,
ribbon, faux gems, plastic spiders.....and a lovely image.....and yes, I do
still like this one.....I must use those circular dies more often though!
If you fancy joining me leave me a comment to let me know then I can come
visit you back.
Thanks for calling......see you tomorrow.
xx

New Challenge at Not Just Cards!

Morning crafty friends & bloggers......happy Thursday!
It's a very special day for us today.......my grandson Asher is one!!!
He's such a gorgeous, happy baby......so easy to take care of.....and he makes
 the funniest noises! I can't  believe how fast the year has gone.....makes me 
wish I could keep him at this age for another year. He's coming to us on 
Saturday & we're having a little tea party for him so hopefully I'll have some 
pics to share next week.
Anyway, I'm also here to tell you about the new challenge over at 
The theme, as usual, is anything goes so this time I made a bottle tag for 
 a bottle of wine I gave to my stepfather for his birthday recently.
I didn't measure, just cut my card to the size I wanted, used a circle die to
cut the hole......then set to decorating. Another great way to use up some bits
from the scrap box too.....although I'm sure I'll never get to the bottom
of it! Rightio, better get a move on....if you fancy joining us this month
 you can find all rules & some gorgeous Dt makes for your inspiration over
on the main blog.....hope to see you there!
Thanks for calling......see you tomorrow!
xx

challenges
more than 1 die at Crafty Friends
anything goes at Corrosive Challenges
anything goes at Through the Craft Room Door
anything but a card at Simon Says Wednesday
dies/punches at Sparkles

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Christmas Robin

Morning crafty friends, hope you're all well.
It's a beautiful Autumn morning here on the Yorkshire Coast & I'm planning
on spending the day at my craft desk......heaven!
Today's share is a Christmas card topper.....the beautiful image is from
Hunkydory as is the backing paper & tag. I added some die cut elements - 
poinsettia & foliage and finished with a little silver bow & some faux gems.
Rightio, gonna get the tea in the slow cooker then it's craft, craft, & more craft!
Thanks for calling & for any comments you might leave....see you tomorrow.
xx

challenges
anything goes at Cute Card Thursday
N is for Nature at Alphabet Challenge
anything goes at Crafters Castle
anything goes at Corrosive Challenges

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