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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 31 October 2012

Special Birthday wishes to Lexi's Creations!

Morning friends, hope you're well!
I'm a bit behind this week as I'm struggling
healthwise at the moment so first I want to say sorry
to everyone at Lexi's Creations for missing the
start of the new challenge.......which is "Special Birthday"
as Lexi's is 3 years old! As usual, any craft make
is welcome, ATC's, layout's, cards, bookmarks, just
so long as it fits the theme! We have 2 fabulous sponsors
this time:  My Creative Classroom

I created a card using Serif, especially useful as the card
needed to be completely flat! I created a 6 x 6 card and used
papers & elements from the Mother's Day digikit.
Don't forget to pop over to the main blog where you can
see the gorgeous creations from my fantastic
teammates! Thanks for calling today, see you tomorrow!
Hugs Jo x

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Christmas cuddles!

Morning friends, a big hello to my new followers......I'm so pleased to meet you!
Not much time for blogging recently, lots
of things got in the way last week but I have big plans for this week.....
famous last words lol. I've been busy sorting out lists
& things, trying to do a bit of planning for Christmas!
The good news is I've almost finished my Christmas cards!
Maybe I shouldn't have said that out loud lol, there's bound to be
one or two I've forgotten! So for today I'm sharing a card
I made recently, this gorgeous stamp was a prize I won
few months ago, the papers & ribbon are from stash, die cut tree &
holly, the sentiment is stamped and I decorated the inside to 
  Rightio, off to do some ironing then Christmas shopping!
Thanks for calling today.....hope your days a
good one!
Jo x

up to you at   ABC Christmas challenges
anything goes at I love promarkers
girls girls girls at Penny's Paper Crafty
traditional colours at Christmas Stampin' all year long
anything goes at The poodles parlour
Christmas at Totally Paper Crafts

Sunday 21 October 2012

Scrappy Sunday!

Morning friends, just a quick post this morning......way too
much to do.......and Miss Rebecca has taken over
my desk! Another layout created in Serif using 
the Kicking the Leaves kit and the most gorgeous colours!
I love this time of year and these colours suit my
mood perfectly! The photo is of a pumpkin carving
competition at a Halloween party we went to......and
we won......yay!! Off to do the horrible housework now,
thanks for calling & hope you have a lovely day!
Jo x

pumpkin patch/fall at Kaboodle Doodle
children/fall at Craft us Crazy
Autumn at Sarah Hurley challenges
Autumn colours at Allsorts
Fall/Halloween at Anything but a card

Monday 15 October 2012

Halloween with Lexi's Creations!

Morning everyone........hope you all had a fab weekend and
are ready for the week ahead! Here I am, as promised, 
with my 2nd post for today. We have a brand new challenge 
starting over at Lexi's Creations today and the theme is
Halloween! You know we love to see all your crafty makes,
whether it be an ATC, bookmark, tag, layout......
anything as long as it fits the theme! We have a fantastic
sponsor for you this time......the lovely Joanna Sheen!
For my card I used an image from Fairy DustCrafts
papers from My Mind's Eye, ribbon, ric rac, die cut frame, doilly,
black card & Spectrum Noir pens! Loved making this card, a bit more
on than normal but great fun to do......and I got to use up
lots of scraps...will be doing more
like this for sure! Pop on over to Lexi's for a peek at the rest
of the teams gorgeous makes! Oh, nearly have until
 October 27th to join us!
Thanks for looking today!
hugs Jo x

anything goes at Clear it out
Halloween spirit at The Ribbon Carousel
anything goes at Crafts & Me
anything goes at Divas by Design
Halloween/spooky at Card Makin Mamas
Halloween at The Poodles Parlour
something spooky at Stampin for the weekend
Halloween at Stampin with the Dragon
all things spooky at Crafty Calendar
Halloween at My Sheri Crafts
Halloween at Dream Valley

Halloween at Sparkles challenges!

Morning friends, busy blogging day for me today!
For my 1st post here's my DT card for the 
new challenge starting over at Sparkles challenges
where the theme is Halloween!
We have the fabby Whoopsi Daisy as our 
sponsor this month with a prize of 2 sheets of digis!
As usual, we'd love to see anything you'd like
to make..........just as long as it meets the theme
and for inspiration look no further than my lovely
teamies over on the main challnge blog!
I used this gorgeous Pollycraft digi for my card,
scraps of spotty paper, die cut BOO & 
cobweb and some gingham ribbon!
Thanks for looking back in a minute
with my 2nd post!
Hugs Jo x

Halloween at I love promarkers
orange/green/black/white at Wags n Whiskers
too cute to spook at Allsorts
too cute to spook at Di's digi designs
too cute to spook at Just some lines

Sunday 14 October 2012

Seeing life at the Sea Life Centre!

Morning friends, hope you're all well & enjoying 
the weekend so far! Today's layout is another digi
one using Serif and elements from the Underwater kit.
The pics of Miss Rebecca & big brother James at 
the Sea Life Centre (James works there) were a bit dark
in real life but in the, I'm real pleased with them!
Don't forget, this months' theme over at The Happy Scrappers
 is Pets/Animals.....we'd love you to come join us, you can
make traditional paper layouts if you'd rather, they can be
any size as long as they include at least 1 photo!
So that's it for me today, gonna go get on with the
Sunday dinner......roast beef today and I'm starving already!
Thanks for calling, see you tomorrow!
Hugs Jo x

anything goes at Crafty Bloggers Network
all creatures great & small at Papertake Weekly
anything but a card at Party time Tuesday
anything goes at Crafts & Me
anything goes at Divas by Design
anything but a card at Penny's Paper Crafty
anything goes at 2 Sisters

Tuesday 9 October 2012

Dream a little dream......

Morning my friends, hope you're all well today!
It's a beautiful, bright, crisp Autumn morning
here, the kids have gone to school and I have an hour 
or so to play in the craft room......oh, happy days!
First though I wanted to share this "just because"
card........for no-one in particular, just gonna sit
in my box 'til needed. I love this Saturated Canary
image as it reminds me of me when I was (a lot) younger!
Perched on my stool with a mug of coffee dreaming....
nowadays don't think I'd get even half of me
on a stool that size lol......must be all the cake I
ate with that coffee! Okey dokey, that's me for today,
off to have a little play, whatever you're up to hope
you're days' a good one!
Thanks for calling, see you soon!
Hugs Jo x

image - Saturated Canary
promarkers, glitter glue, paper flowers, gems,
ribbon, buttons, charm, sentiment, punched
butterflies - all stash

sparkle at Flutter by Wednesday
die cuts & pinches at Penny's paper crafty
glimmer & sparkle at Simon says stamp
shine on at Paper play
anything goes at The Pixie Dust Studio
flowers at Delicious Doodles
tea & coffee at Craft Punked
bling/shiny at Charisma Cardz
wings & things at Polkadoodles

Saturday 6 October 2012

Pets/Animals at The Happy Scrappers!

Morning my friends, hope you're all well!
Today I want to share a digital scrap page I created
in Serif for the new challenge over at
The Happy Scrappers. A big thanks to those who
 joined us last time.......hope to see you again this month!
Our theme chosen by our lovely Shaz is Pets/Animals.
We'd love to see any size layout, digital or otherwise as long
as there's at least one photo on then that'll do for us!
I've gone for digital using a pic of our little
dog........Mad Milly Piddles! Pop on over to the 
main blog to link up and see the fabby layouts
from the rest of the team....we'd love to have you join us!
Rightio, that's me for today......gonna wash the uniforms, a few 
jobs to do and maybe even an hour or two craft time
before we watch the Rugby League Grand Final.
Come on Leeds Rhinos!!!!
Thanks for calling today, see you soon!
Jo x

linky party #5 at Simply Create
animals at Anything Goes
animals at Stamping with the Dragon

Monday 1 October 2012

Traditional Christmas at Sparkles Christmas challenges

Morning friends, here I am with my dt card for the
new challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenges!
Our theme this month is "Traditional Christmas" and as
usual, we'd like to see all kinds of crafts!
We have 2 fabby sponsors for you this month:
£10 to spend at Joanna Sheen
5 digis.
Fantastic prizes, thank you so much!
You have all month to play and if you have a minute
then why not pop over to the main challenge blog
and be inspired by the wonderful dt makes!
For my card I used 2 sheets of paper from a
Raspberry Road paper stack, the rest is old stash from
 my bit box!
Rightio, that's me for to tackle
the washing!
Hugs Jo x

image with child at Clear it out
scallops at Do you stack up
all wrapped up at Crafty Hazelnuts

Pink at Lexi's Creations!

Good morning bloggers, hope you're all well today!
Fingers crossed mine are all fit & well and going to stay that way!
As it's October 1st and October is breast cancer month, this
 fortnight at Lexi's we want to see all your PINK creations!
As usual, you can make anything you like just so long 
as it features PINK!
We're sponsored by the fabulous My Heart Pieces

and you have until October 13th to join us.
I used the beautiful "Faith, hope & love" sentiment
(available here.) my  fanciful flourish die, a small flower 
punch, pearls, and some lovely pink spotty paper!
If you're in need of inspiration then look no 
further than the main challenge blog!
Hope to see you there!
Hugs Jo x

anything goes at Party Time Tuesday
open challenge at Flutter by Wednesday
anything goes at The Paper Shelter
pink & brown at Happy Campers
go pink at Dream Valley
all about the sentiment/verse at Pan Pastel

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