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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

Wednesday 28 September 2011

Boys Rock

Do boys rock?.....Yeah course they do.....well, i have to say that cos i have 5 of em!!!! We're having another real hot day here and seeing as i'm one of them that doesn't like the heat thought i'd be much better off in my craft room lol...any excuse!! This is one of my favourite images - its from The Greetings Farm (so is sentiment). he's coloured with promarkers and matted and layered onto blue patterned paper from my stash and edges have all been inked. I love easel cards and this one was made using my large scallop circle sizzix die. The stars have all been die cut using framelits, again from sizzix. The string, button and guitar charm are from my stash too.
Hope you're all enjoying the heatwave!
Jo x
I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Easel card challenge at Come and Get it Challenges
Bingo-string, blue paper & die cuts at Here Come The Boys
Easel card at One Stop Craft Challenges
Say it with...a male card at Annabelle Stamps blog
Musical medley #159 at My Time to Craft Challenges

Tuesday 27 September 2011

Oh Baby

What gorgeous weather we're having in ,my neck of the woods.....maybe i should be tidying the gardens instead of playing in my craft room..........or maybe not lol. Just heard some great news - a friend of mine is going to become a grandma for the 2nd time -
so i started digging my stash for baby treasures and look what i found - i'd forgotten all about these gorgeous die-cuts from Lili of the valley, i've matted and layered it onto a plain circle then onto a scallop circle cut with my sizzix die. The gingham card and pink card came from my stash, the patterned paper is from Pink petticoat, the sentiment is computer generated, flower button is also sizzix, ribbon and button are from my stash. The teeny love hearts are glittered too but it doesn't show up too well. I loved making this card - think i might have to make one in blue too!
Jo x

Entered in the following challenges:
Challenge #58-gingham or plaid at 2 sisters challenge blog
Challenge #84-anything goes at Critter challenge blogspot
Button, bow or bling at Get Hippity with Ippity
Challenge #9 buttons or bows at Paper Creations Ink
Challenge #2 cute as a button at Delicious Doodles Challenge blogspot

Sunday 25 September 2011

Furball the cute monster

Doesn't time fly? Can't believe we're nearly into October! I love this time of year - and my daughter LOVES Halloween! So, here's a card for her to give to one of her friends. This is Furball - i think he's way to cute to be scary lol.
Image and papers from lili of the valley, Furball matted and layered with purple card from my stash,
Star is cut using framelits from sizzix, button, ribbon and gems are all from my stash.
Jo x

Furball is entered in the following challenges:
Week 16 monsters at Glitter Geeks
Cupcake 160 the darkside at Cupcake craft challenges
Challenge 131 sketch at Dutch Dare card challenges
Haloween or Fall at Send a smile 4 kids challenge

Saturday 24 September 2011


Happy Saturday, bloggers, hope you all enjoying the weekend.....we got sunshine here for a change!!!
Today's card is one i made for one of my boys for his 18th birthday.....he's a proper Spiderman nut.
Thought i'd make an easel card for a change - it was sooo quick and easy to do. It's just a silver die cut frame from Sizzix matted and layered with some silver web embossed card and some black card. There's ribbon threaded and knotted through the four corners, the spiderman picture i have no idea where i got it! The pearls, birthday peel offs and teeny spider ( love his googly eyes ) are from my stash.
Card entered in:
Tuesday morning sketches#112
Men only at The crazy challenge blogspot
Happy Birthday at Crafty Sentiments Designs
Q for quick and simple at Alphabet challenge blog
Week 150 easel cards at One stop craft challenge
Have a great weekend
Jo x

Thursday 22 September 2011

Make a Child Smile this Christmas!

Bit of a late post for me today.....been one of those days when i've not stopped all day but don't seem to have done much! But......i did manage to squeeze in a little crafty time this afternoon. Make a Child Smile this Christmas is a fab idea organised by Kris (Click here for details as there are a few simple rules) Kris is trying to reach her goal of 150 cards to be given along with a small present (made by her Aunty) to sick children at Christmas. Kris has said simple, 4 x 4 cards, here are a few i made this aft.
Apologies for rubbish pics-am gonna try real hard to improve lol.

Jo x

Wednesday 21 September 2011

Just Married

No, not me.....think Dave Grohl is already married.............oh well, dream on me lol.
Hiya, wanted to share this wedding card - it's quite plain and simple but think it works - what do you think?
It's for an old friend who's getting married on Saturday - hope she likes it!
Digi image from Pink Petticoat, coloured with a powder blue Promarker and matted and layered with blue and white card from my stash, the ribbon, glitter and pearls are all from my stash too.
Enjoy the rest of your day,
Jo x

Just married is entered in the following challenges:
White + one other colour at Sparkles Forum
Challenge#31 at The stamp man
Clean and simple at TotallyPaperCrafts
Monochromatic challenge at Dutch Dare Card Challenge
Week 33-1000 challenge at Less is more

Tuesday 20 September 2011

Corrie and a cuppa!

Morning, today i wanted to share a card i made for a very special man in my family's life - Uncle Don! He shares the same Birthday as one of my son's so there's no way we could ever forget lol. This image is sooo him-ready to watch tv with a cuppa and the tv remote (after a very busy day of course lol).
Check paper from Paper Cellar, the image i think came from Kanban and is matted and layered with blue card from my stash, everything else is from my stash
Jo x

It's in the following challenges:
Crazy challenge #85 - men only
Someone special at theres magic in the air
Birthday at Stamp scrap doodle
Tea party at The poodles parlour
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Monday 19 September 2011

Monday, Monday

So it's Monday again, doesn't the weekend just fly past? Can't seem to get into the swing of Christmas cards today - I keep finding long lost crafty treasures and thought i'd use this "Onion plays footie" to make this sweet little card.
Onion plays footie from docrafts, brown and green card has inked (ink from my stash) round the edges and matted and layered with paper from same collection, ribbon and button from my stash.
Hope you like it
Jo x

I've entered this card in the following challenges:
ICSketches challenge 131 at Inspirational card sketches
Challenge 33 at Mami Doodles
Challenge 24-sports at Fairy tale challenge blog
Challenge 61 at Prairie Fairy fridays
Colour challenge 11 at the Ribbon Girl blog

Sunday 18 September 2011

Best friends

Another wet, miserable Sunday afternoon in Scarborough.....and I love it lol. It means i get to sit at my desk and craft away.  I know, i know, i told myself i should be making Christmas cards but i was looking for something and came across these poor neglected little cuties - they've been hiding for ages - and knew just what i would use them for.
Gingham border strip, polka dot card andBetsie bob sweet friends image are all fromKanban crafts,
they've all been matted and layered with blue card from my stash and edged with baby blue versa colour ink pad.
Lace trim is also from my stash
Enjoy your day,
Jo x

I've entered this in the following challenges:
Friendship at Stampsrus
for the girls at rubys rainbow
Girly girl at delightful challenges
Girly at one stop craft challenges
Challenge 70( chose sketch 10)at SketchNstash(image was neglected  lace is new)

Saturday 17 September 2011

Music saves my soul!

Hiya, hope you all having a great weekend. Why not pop over to Marcea's crafting corner and join in with Music saves my soul? Wasn't sure what my choice was going to be this week so had to think real hard lol. Chose this in the end: Every rose has it's thorn by Poison
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Hope you enjoy listening
Jo x

Friday 16 September 2011

Countdown to Christmas

Doesn't time fly? Today's the day I'm going to start getting organised for Christmas, I'm way too late this year ( i think it's because i've discovered blogland lol) and so that's it now.... i'm gonna get stuck into the cards first.......of course!!!! The
Spot & stripe paper - Papermania Noel range has been matted and layered with some red card from my stash, the green swirl die cut is from sizzix, the cardstock Christmas tree is from Papermania , paper is edged in crystal stickles and ribbon tab and gems are from my stash.
Have a great weekend,
Jo x
I've entered this card in the following challenges:
Woodware challenge # 43 - happy hols
Spots & stripes at crafty sentiment designs
Sassy studio # 90 - stripes and polka dots

Tuesday 13 September 2011

Saturday 10 September 2011

Music saves my soul

Oh I love Saturdays,I get to join in Music saves my soul over at Marcea's crafting corner. Pop over and have a look, there's some great song choices and its a great trip down memory lane lol. Today also see's the start of the junior rugby league season so i get to watch 2 of my gorgeous boys play for their team - Yorkshire Coast Titans.
So, no card today but have a listen to my song choice -  My Hero by Foo Fighters -
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Enjoy listening and have a great weekend,
Jo x

Friday 9 September 2011

Miss Magnolia

Hiya, today's card is one i made just cos i liked the papers!!! Tilda is coloured with Promarkers and i glittered the rose, the papers are Pink Petticoat, i just punched out squares and added faux stitching, flowers were punched out and inked, bunting was made using my scallop banners from sizzix, stamped sentiment is lili of the valley, ribbons and pearls were from my stash, hope you like it.
Jo x
I'm entering this card in the following challenges: challenge 116 - patchwork at passion for promarkers
challenge 49 vintage/ shabby chic at anything goes
Patchwork quilt at cupcake craft challenges
Anything goes at Stamp Something
Week 36 at PaperPlay challenges

Thursday 8 September 2011

Miss fishy!

Hi guys, today i'd like to show you a card i made for one of my sons ( i have 5 sons and 1 gorgeous daughter ).It's real simple but i think it looks quite good. It's an easel card, here's the recipe:
Scallop circle - large sizzix die
plain circle die cut - not sure where from
flower shape die cut - not sure where from
Kennyk girl fish digi
stamped sentiment
Promarker - mandarin
card, ribbon and button from my stash
Jo x

This card is entered in:
Layer it up at My Mum's craft shop challenge
all about easels at paper creators blog

Wednesday 7 September 2011

Draco the dragon

Morning, just found the Magical monday challenge blog yesterday. It's a fab blog aimed at magical/mythical projects and cards.They want us to use fairies, gnomes, pixies, dragons, witches etc and what stamp have i just re discovered whilst sorting out under my desk? It's Draco the dragon (well, that's what i call him), from whiff of joy. I'm going to use this for a birthday card to give to one of my sons.
Dragon stamp - whiff of joy
Paper - making memories - boho chic
Sentiment stamp - lili of the valley
Promarkers - grass, pine, apple and buttercup
card, button, gems and ribbon from my stash
Hope you like it
I've entered this card into the following challenge
Anything goes over at magical monday challenge blogspot
Jo x

Tuesday 6 September 2011

Christmas Cutie!

Hiya, I promised myself i wouldn't make ANY Christmas cards until i had a real good sort out under my desk! I know, it's September already but i've got so much stuff i dont know what to do with it all - any ideas?? Was thinking maybe blog candy? Today's such a miserable day i thought...." now's my chance"  but then i found this little cutie and couldn't resist turning her into a card - just a little one! This card is for my daughter's best friend-a very special little girl.
Everything else from my stash

Sunday 4 September 2011

Sunday, Sunday

What a miserable day! Just had to stay in and make a card-i've used Tilda & Edwin wedding stamp today-don't they make a lovely couple?
Scallop circle, flourish - Sizzix
Glitter - Stickles diamond
Promarkers - satin, blush, warm grey 1, cool grey 3, rose pink, holly
Stamp - Tilda & Edwin magnolia
Card, pearls, ribbon, tag - from my stash
I've entered this card in the following challenges:
Anything goes -  ilovepromarkers
Anything goes - passion for promarkers
Anything but a birthday - Sweet Stampin' Challenge
Wedding or anniversary - design2delight
Jo x

Saturday 3 September 2011

Music saves my soul!

Wow, two posts in one day! Couldn't let Saturday go by without joining in with Music saves my soul over at Marcea's crafting corner.  This week i chose a song from one of my favourite bands -Dear God by Avenged Sevenfold.
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Jo x

Woodland fairy

This card is made using probably my most favourite stamp ever!! Thought it would be perfect for the Sugar bowl
challenge-one for the girls.
Stamp - sugar nellie woodland fairy
Paper -pink petticoat wild blossoms collection
Promarkers - grass, tan, ivory, lilac, pastel beige, blush, turquoise, cool aqua
Swirl - sizzix large die
Gems and card from my stash
Jo x
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