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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

Tuesday 29 November 2011

Ho Ho Ho!

Hello everyone, hope you are all well. Just finished supermarket shop and what a nightmare that was - you'd think it was Christmas this weekend!!!Luckily we got round in one piece..............think i might have to fit bumpers to my son's wheelchair for next week lol! So, a little craft time methinks before kid's come home from school - and this is what i made - hope you like it! I needed something suitable for a male so chose this digi image from Bugaboo, coloured with promarkers and everything else is from my stash.
Enjoy rest of your day..................can't wait for I'm a Celeb tonight!!
Jo x
Entered in the following comps:
Challenge#93 at I love promarkers
Challenge#108 at Little red wagon
Christmas at The Poodles parlour
Challenge#1 at Simply Create too
Challenge#94 at Totally Papercrafts
Challenge#16 at Here come the boys
Challenge#86 at Craft your passion
Challenge#54 at Lexi's Creations

Friday 25 November 2011

All about the Boy

Morning everyone, can't believe it's Friday already! That means its time for a new challenge over at Fairy Tale challenge blog and i'm pleased to say that i'm joining them as a Guest Designer for the next 3 months! This fortnight's challenge is Christmas so i chose to do a boy's Christmas card seeing as i have so many of them lol................boy's that is...............i've got 5! Pop over and have a look - there's loads of fab Christmas inspiration. That's it for today....................think i might go and do a bit more Christmas shopping....................wish me luck!!
Jo x

Manga boy - sugar nellie
snowflake border - ek success
red/white card - stash
gingham ribbon - stash
buttons - stash

Competitions i've entered:
Challenge#62 at CES challenge blog
Challenge#15 at Here come the boys
Challenge#58 at Lollipop crafts
Challenge#139 at Stamptacular Sunday challenges
Challenge#169 at Cupcake craft challenges
Challenge#12 at Hooked on crafts
Challenge#46 at Charisma cardz

Wednesday 23 November 2011

Tag time

Good afternoon, everyone, hope you all keeping well. Another cold,  miserable day here................a perfect day for crafting so once the kiddo's were off to school i shut myself away for a couple hours! I wanted to make a tag today.............. i couldn't resist using another gorgeous Tilda! I went for my fav colour combo - again! I just love blues and browns together. Well, just time for a quick tidy of craft room then off  on school run. Keep crafting!
Jo x

Stamp - Magnolia Tilda
Ribbon/lace - stash
Pro/flex markers
flowers - stash
pearls - stash
snowflakes - sizzix die
scallop border punch - stash
spotted paper  - stash

entered in the following comps:
Challenge#45 at Charisma cardz
Challenge#6 at Crafty Ribbons
What a cutie at Winter Wonderland
Challenge#62 at CES Challenge blog
Challenge#17 at Addicted to stamps
Challenge#14 at Bows and berries
Challenge'12 at Hooked on crafts
Challenge'36 at My partner in crafting crime
Tag you're it at Simon says stamp challenge

Monday 21 November 2011

Pretty in Pink

Hello everyone, hope you are all keeping well and had a great weekend! Isn't it cold, now? I think it's starting to feel a bit Christmassy(?) don't you? Had a great day pressie shopping today, got lots crossed off my list. Oooooh i'm starting to get excited! Anyway, today's card is another Magnolia Tilda...................i'm a bit obsessed with them at the moment! Apologies for the photo - it didn't seem to get light today at all!
Jo x

Magnolia Tilda stamp
paper - nitwits
6 x 6 card blank - stash
pearls - stash
snowflake - sizzix

I've entered in the following comps:
Challenge#61 at Crafts and me
Challenge#41 at Sweet Stamps
Challenge#70 at Truly Scrumptious
Challenge#45 at Charisma Cardz
Challenge#109 at Crafty Catz
Challenge#62 at CES challenge blog
Challenge#17 at Addicted to stamps
Challenge#29 at Gingerloft Challenges

Friday 18 November 2011

Magnolia blue

Hello everyone, hope you all keeping well. Managed to get another Christmas card done today - not for me, though, this one was for somebody who knew exactly what they wanted and it had to be an easel card!!! I am quite happy with it but did think it needed a bit of something else. Anyway, I've used one of my favourite Christmas stamps - who am i kidding - they all my favourite lol. I loved colouring her and just had to add a bit of glitter on her coat!
Magnolia Tilda stamp
6 x 6 card blank
blue/white printed cardstock
ms border punch
sizzix snowflake die
sentiment from my stash

I've entered in the following comps:
Christmas at Magnolia stamp lovers
Challenge#18 at Bunny Zoe's crafts
Challenge#12 at Hooked on crafts
Easel cards at My craft spot
Challenge#93(pearl/ribbon/buttons) at ooh-la-la creations
Challenge#41 at Cards and more

Wednesday 16 November 2011

All white?

Hello everyone, hope you all well and keeping warm! It's bitterly cold here today so I'm staying indoors - any excuse to craft lol. Today's card is my first ever attempt at all white and I'm quite pleased with it. I've used the Sugar Nellie stamp again - can't believe it's been in my stamp drawer unused for more than a year then I use it twice in less than a week!!!!!
Under the mistleoe - sugar nellie
polka dot embossing folder
snowflake die
6 x 6 card blank
white card
scallop circle die
plain circle die

entered in the following comps:
Challenge#128 at C.R.A.F.T challenges
Challenge#44 at Charisma cardz
Challenge#2 at Crimbo Crackers
Snowflakes at Delightful challenes
Challenge#20 at Cuddly buddly
Christmas at Mami Doodles
Twos Company at Cupcake craft challenge
Challenge#12 at Hooked on Crafts
Embossing at the Pink Elephant
White on White at Passion for promarkers

Monday 14 November 2011

Isn't she lovely?

Morning all, hope you are all well. Today I wanted to show you a card made for my son's friends - the parents of sweet Mya. Again, everything was from my stash - but I never seem to get to the bottom of it - do you? Short post today cos I'm gonna go do some Christmas shopping - eeeek!!
Jo x

Entered in the following comps:
New baby at Crafty sentiments designs
Challenge#106 at Little red wagon
Challenge#31 at My mums craft shop
Buttons at Paper pretties
Card challenge#59 at Scrapbook sisters
Baby, baby at 4 Crafty chicks
Gingham at Sweet Stampin
Inspired by song(isn't she lovely) at DYSU challenge blog
Can you hear the music(isn't she lovely) at Southern girls
Challenge#44 at Charisma Cardz

Saturday 12 November 2011

Under the mistletoe

Hiya, well today has been so warm and sunny here you'd never believe we're nearly halfway through November!! I've been determined to get my Christmas projects done soon rather than rushing a week before the big day.................but something always gets in the know, things like cooking, ironing, housework lol. Anyway, i've got another card to share - its made completely from my stash - can't believe i've not used the stamp yet - everything must be at least a year old - and i've followed the sketch over at SnS.
Hope you like it.
Jo x

6 x 6 card blank
papers - stash
image stamp - sugar nellie
ribbon stash
card - stash
gems - stash
coloured with promarkers

I've entered this card in the following comps:
Challenge#74 at Sketch n Stash(stamp was unused)
Rectangles at Paper Sundaes
Fav holiday(Christmas) at Clear it out Challenges
Challenge#128 at C.R.A.F.T Challenges
Challenge#44 at Charisma Cardz
Never seen ink at Christmas Stampin All Year
Challenge#20 at Cuddly Buddly
Challenge#37 at Mami Doodles

Wednesday 9 November 2011

Lighting the way

Hi everyone, where have the past few days gone? I've finally got all family Birthdays out of the way for the rest of the year - yippee!! Christmas here we come lol. Couldn't resist this - isn't she lovely? Just a shame about the terrible photo - it's been so dark today.
white pearl card
red/gold embossed card
embossing folder
scallop die
circle die
fern die

Would like to enter in the following comps:
Challenge#32 die cuts at Card makin Mammas
Challenge#107 Anything goes at Crafty Catz
Challenge#27 Candle at Fairy Tale challenge blog
Challenge#37 Christmas at Mami Doodles
Challenge#156 3's at One stop craft challenges
Challenge#23 Christmas at Make my Monday

Saturday 5 November 2011

That's my boy!!

Hiya everyone, still can't find my Christmas mojo so spent the afternoon watching Rebecca making a birthday card for her brother, Chris and a Christmas present for her brother, Cam, oh, and making a mess of my desk lol. Today's card is another birthday card for my son, Chris(can't believe he gonna be 15 on Tues!) - have to say I love all the Mo Manning digis - they perfect for teenage boys!! Apart from image everything is from my stash - does anyone know the make of the spotty paper i used? I love it and have a piece in brown as well. I think it came in a pack ............ mainly browns and blues, there's some with "boy" related words on and maybe some with stripes too. Would love any suggestions as would love some more. Hope you have a good evening. OOOh i nearly forgot.........enjoy Strictly and X Factor!!!
Jo x

entered in the following comps:
Anything goes at Come and get it Challenges
Challenge#19 at Dream Valley Challenges
Challenge#55 at Lollipop CrafChallenges
Masculine at Stamps r us challenge blog
Polka dots at jens digi stamps

Thursday 3 November 2011

Scrappy Birthday!

Evening everybody. Hope you all feeling fine and keeping warm. Today's card was for a friend who thought she'd like to try scrapbooking and guess what? Yes, you guessed, she's card making as well, now lol! I thought this decoupage girl would be ideal...................isn't she cute? I layered her up and put her on blue gingham paper and put tiny bows in her hair! I die cut the flower button and ran it through a polka dot embossing folder and threaded with ribbon, used a peel off on an oval die cut and threaded with ribbon, teeny blue gem for bit of bling! I glittered the yellow paper too although it doesn't show up too well, does it?
Hope you like it.
Jo x

I've entered in the following comps:
Challenge#33 at Birthday Sundaes
Anything goes at Come and get it Challenges
Challenge#19 at Dream Valley challenges
Bingo(ribbon,glitter,flowers)at Gingerloft Challenges
Challenge#55 at Lollipop Crafts

Tuesday 1 November 2011

Blog candy winner

Hiya, didn't mean to be posting quite so late tonight so sorry about that.....................blooming internet problems again................anyway, all seems to be well now, so, here goes! The lucky winner of my first blog candy is..........................Kevin.....................Congrats, Kevin, if you could send me your info i'll post your candy out to you straight away. Well done!  Thanks to everyone who entered - it's great fun "meeting" so many new blog friends.
Jo x
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