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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 31 August 2012

A gorjuss Christmas!

Morning friends, I can't believe I haven't blogged for a whole week and I've missed you all so bad! It's been a whirlwind of uniform shopping, college enrolment and just general back to school preparations here.......roll on next week! One back on Monday, 2 back on Tuesday and Miss Rebecca back on Wednesday!
So today i've finally got a card to share....a gorjuss girl coloured with promarkers, some Christmas paper, some kraft, a scalloped circle, die cut snowflake, some raffia, string and a few pearls! Oh and I cut some presents from the paper to sit at her feet!
So that's it for today........but I'll be back tomorrow with 2 posts.......I feel a bit like a no 17 bus at the moment.......none for ages then 2 turn up at once lol!
Thanks for calling today.....hope your days a good one!
Jo x

lots of layers at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner
anything goes at The Crazy Challenge
anything goes at Totally Stampalicious
polka dots at Use your stuff
Christmas at Creative card crew
anything goes at I love promarkers
anything goes at Simon says stamp

Friday 24 August 2012

What's behind your printer?

Morning, hope you're well today!
Fab news Son, Chris (15), took 4 GCSE's a year early and passed them all!
Well done, Chris, we're so proud of you! And big congrats to everyone else who got results yesterday!
Anyway, onto today's card...............
I've no idea who this image is, or even where it came from! I'm ashamed to say I found it in an envelope with a few others - hidden behind my printer! I thought she would make the perfect wedding/engagement card so I coloured her with pro/flexmarkers and mounted her onto a scallop circle, the papers were freebies with a mag and I've used some kraft card......oh, how I love that stuff! I've tucked a couple of tickets behind the scallop circle, added few flowers & pearls and that's it!
Off to get the rest of the boys uniform today - they're changing from polo shirts to  a proper
shirt, tie & blazer - wish me luck!!!!!
See you tomorrow!
Jo x

wedding/anniversary/engagement at Di's digi designs
wedding/anniversary at Sweet Stampin'
Let's Celebrate at Hooked on Crafts
anything goes at Lollipop Crafts
anything goes at Divas by design
wedding/anniversary at My Mum's Craft Shop

Monday 20 August 2012

Back to School at Lexi's Creations!

Morning......yes, it's almost that time of the year......back to school time!
2 more weeks to go for my lot but over at Lexi's Creations we have a new challenge and the theme is
Back to School/College! We are sponsored this time by the fab
Fairy Dust Crafts who are offering our lucky winner 5 digis!
As you know, we are a multi crafts blog so would love to see any craft project just so long as it fits the theme!
I made a card this time but watch this space......there may be one or two other back to school themed 
projects on their way! I used the cutest digis....Teacher & baby Dino available here, some kraft, a scallop die to make the card, paper from Making Memories, promarkers and some computer generated words!
Just had to sing that song while making this know the one that goes....ABC easy as 123.....was it 
Jackson 5.......eek! that makes me feel real old!
You have until September 1st to play...we'd love you to join us and if you're in need of inspiration then pop over to the main blog and check out the fab work from my DT won't 
be disappointed! 
Thanks for calling today.......see you soon!
Jo x

childs play at Digital Tuesday
kraft it at My Mum's CraftShop
back to school at Penny's Paper Craft
anything but square at Moving Along with the Times
back to school at Raise the Bar
back to school at Simply Create Too
Inspired by a song(ABC) at Totally Papercrafts
back to school at My Sheri Crafts
back to school at One stitch at a time

Friday 17 August 2012

Does my bow look big on this?

Honest answers please lol!
I've had this bow just sat in a drawer for ages as I thought it was maybe a bit too big to use on a card then when I was putting this card together I just thought what the heck....and I love it! It's a "just because I wanted to make it" card, that's why there's no sentiment yet, figured I could pop a little tag on when I know where it's going! I've used the sweetest little image from LOTV, coloured with promarkers & flexmarkers, paper from the Boofle range, paper roses, punched flowers & butterflies, my Marianne Creatables tree die and lashings of stickles! Now I just need to make a box deep enough to fit that bow! 
So, my friends, what are your plans for today? Well it's raining here so I think the boys will probably be on xbox so that means me and Miss Rebecca can play in the craft room! 
Thanks for calling today, hope your days' a good one!
Big hugs Jo x

for the girls at Send a smile 4 kids
things with wings at Sweet Stampin'
die cuts & punches at Dream Valley
things with wings at That craft place
bingo(ribbon/pearls/image) at The ribbon girl
sparkle at Love to create
add some flowers at Tammy's scrapin' corner
winged things at Creative Belli
angels & fairies at Fab n Funky
punches & dies at Delightful challenges
Oh so girlie at Lili's little fairies
flower power at Craft punked

Wednesday 15 August 2012

Sparkles #35 Nature

Morning everyone, hope you're all well!
Today's card is my DT card for the new challenge
over at Sparkles challenges blog and this month
our theme is NATURE. We have 2 sponsors for you
this month 
£10 to spend
$5 worth of digis
Wow, hows that for prizes......don't forget we're a multi crafts
 blog so would love to see any kind of crafty make as 
long as it fits the Nature theme.
For my card I've used probably my favourite stamp
ever coloured with promarkers, some Kraft,  LOTV
sentiment stamp, butterfly & flower punch, a Marianne die,
some ribbon & a few pearls!
That's it for School Uniform shopping
to start......wish me luck!!!!
Have a nice day everyone!
Jo x

things with wings at Digi Doodles
sketch at The Sugar Bowl
anything goes at Crafty Catz
things with wings at Sweet Stampin'
die cuts & punches at Dream Valley
things with wings at That Craft Place
add flowers at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner
anything goes at Whoopsi Daisy
kraft it at My Mum's Craft Shop

Friday 10 August 2012

Those were the days!

Morning, my lovely blog buddies!
Another gorgeous day here on the Yorkshire Coast.....maybe
Summer's here at last! Today I wanted to share this fab little digi from reminded me of my childhood (many years ago)
 when the Summer really was Summer! I lived in a cul-de-sac
 and we would play out all day long! Many's a time we would
 have ourselves a lemonade table and sell glasses to the Mum's 
coming home from the shops then
refill and do the same for all the Dads coming home from work!
I'm sure all the cups had bits of grass and probably a few
dead flies (eugh!!) in them but nobody minded!
Ooooh, enough reminiscing for me....makes me realise just
how fast the years are rolling by!
Rightio, off the tidy up then enjoy the garden for a while, might
even have a BBQ tonight......any excuse not to cook lol!
Have a lovely day friends, see you soon!
Jo x

anything goes at Craft Your Passion
outdoors at Daisy Doodles
Summer fun at Truly Madly Crafty
die cuts and/or punches at Whoopsi Daisy
Summer days at Anything goes
use a digi at Crafts & me

Tuesday 7 August 2012

A little bit of me time!

Hi friends, just wanted to pop on to say "HI", hope 
you're all enjoying our fantastic Olympics......go Team GB....
...aren't they doing well?Oh, we're addicted but I did manage to make an
 ATC on Sunday while watching the tennis, wanted to join in with this 
week's Wicked Wednesday ATC challenge, the 
theme is "Take time for you".
My favourite thing to do........besides craft, of course, is
to take a nice, hot bubbly bath......bathroom door locked and 
maybe even some  music - the louder the better -  and a glass of something! 
My ATC ended up completely different than
my original idea.....but I'm quite happy with it lol!
Back to the Olympics for me......hope your days a good one!
Thanks for calling round today, see you soon!

Jo x

take time for you at Wicked Wednesday
flowers at Divas by Design
ribbons & bows at Digi Doodles
anything goes at Paper Crafting Journey

Monday 6 August 2012

Sparkle & Shine at Lexi's Creations

Morning friends,  are you all well today?
Let's hope this week of Olympics will be just as good as last week.....Go Team GB....
we're so proud of you all!
So, today sees the start of a new challenge over at
Lexi's Creations and our theme this time is
"Sparkle & Shine"
We have the fantastic Joanna Sheen sponsoring us
and as you know, we are a multi crafts blog so
you can share any of your crafty makes just so long
as they fit the Sparkle & Shine theme!
As usual, the main blog is packed full of inspiration
from the fabby DT led by our own lovely Susan who is
celebrating the 1 year anniversary as owner of
Congratulations, Susan, here's to many more years!
For my card I used the gorgeous Elaina digi from
Fairy Dust Crafts, coloured with promarkers, some Papermania
paper, pink glitter card, sparkly ribbon, paper flowers 
smothered in glitter, some pearl pins and lots of 
ultra fine glitter!
Phew, that felt like a long post......thanks
for sticking with it!
Hope to see you at Lexi's!
Jo x

flowers at Divas by Design
things with wings at Scrapbook Sisters
ribbons & bows at Digi Doodles
anything goes at Paper crafting journey
things with wings at Clearly I stamp
things with wings at That Craft Place
bingo (ribbon/pearls/image) at The Ribbon Girl

Saturday 4 August 2012

The Happy Scrappers - challenge #4 - Sports

Hello & good morning, my crafty friends, hope you're all well today!
 Are you all ready for a new scrapbook challenge?
We're on #4 over at The Happy Scrappers and it's my turn to choose the theme
so in honour of the Olympics and Team GB, I chose "SPORTS".
A big thanks to everyone who joined us last month - you 
can see who teamie Carol chose as her Scrapper of the Month
 over on the main blog!
Don't forget we're a scrapbook only challenge and yes, we'd love to see digital
entries too! You can play all month so come on, dig out those
sports related photos and come scrap with us!
I scrapped old but favourite pics of my very own sporting youngest Son, Nic. He plays Rugby League
and is ob-sess-ed!! Oh my, he even sleeps next to his rugby ball!
I've used scraps for some simple layering, some
ric-rac and some black lettering and that's it!
We'd love it if you popped over to the main blog where you can
see the rest of the teams fabulous creations - a real variety
of sports!
Thanks for calling today, see you soon!
Jo x


make it sporty at The Squirrel & the Fox
anything but a card at Fan n Funky
polka dots at Do You Stack Up?
Olympic dreams at Craft your days away

Wednesday 1 August 2012

Sparkles Christmas - Punch it!

Hi friends, a big hello & welcome to my new followers too,
thanks for joining me on this mad, fun, addictive crafting journey!
Today sees the start of a new challenge over at 
Sparkles Christmas challenges and we have a nice, easy
theme for you this time........Punch it!
We have 2 fantastic sponsors this month: Joanna Sheen - £10
Don't forget you have all month to play and we'd love
to see your cards, ATC's, tags, bookmarks....anything so
long as it fits the theme.......Punch it! We'd love you to come
join us and there's inspiration galore over on the main
 challenge blog from my fabby teamies led by our lovely Shaz!
I used this gorgeous Magnolia image coloured with
promarkers for my card, a border punch,
snowflake punch, paper, ribbon & blue card from scrap box,
scrap of ribbon, glitter and some sparkly gems!
Thanks for looking today, hope you have a great day!
Jo x

Christmas at Pixie Dust Studio
all that glitters at Crafty Catz
Christmas in July at 2 Sisters
Christmas in July at Sweet Stampin'
anything goes at Tammy's Scrapin' corner
Christmas in July at Cutie Pie
Christmas in July at Ribbon Carousel
anything goes at The Stamping Boutique

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