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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

Monday 31 March 2014

Let's celebrate Easter with Lexi's Creations!

Morning friends....hope you're all well & feeling much better than me.....I woke
up Saturday with a stinker of a cold so & spent the weekend huddled up with
a hot water bottle & lots of tissues!!
For today's post I'm sharing my Dt make for the new EASTER themed challenge 
over at Lexi's usual you can make any craft creation you 
like.........we're sponsored by the fabulous Fairy Dust Crafts with a prize of 5 digi's!!!
Do pop over & see the gorgeous Dt makes........amazing as always & if you
fancy joining have April 12th!
Rightio, my friends, I'm off to try catch up on some of the jobs I didn't do over
the weekend.......thanks so much for calling today.....see you soon!

image - Pollycraft
coloured with Copics
paper - free with mag
gems & sentiment - stash
challenges I'd like to enter
Easter or Spring sentiment at Aud Sentiments
Easter at Brown Sugar
anything goes at Little Miss Muffet

Friday 28 March 2014

Delicious Doodles celebrates Mother's Day/Special Female!

Good morning crafty bloggers........hope you're all well!
This week over at Delicious Doodles we want to see your creations for Mother's Day
and/or a Special Female! Straight away I knew which image I'd use, a Mother's Love
 and you can get it here........isn't she just gorgeous........and perfect for those new
baby cards too! Only one entry per person please unless you use a
 Delicious Doodles image and then you can enter twice! As usual, there's some
gorgeous inspiration over on the main blog and you have until next Thursday to
play. There's a fabby prize of 5 digi's too for the random winner and if you
 do use a Delicious Doodles image you get to be spotlighted too! Rightio, I think that's
 it.....any questions just give us a shout......there's always someone around!
Thanks for calling....and for any comments you might leave.......have a
 lovely and I'll see you soon!
image - Delicious Doodles
coloured with Copics
LOVE die - Marianne
flowers - asst punches
everything else - stash
challenges I'd like to enter
Mother's day/for the ladies at Craft Your Passion
fav colour combo (blue & brown) at Penny's Paper Crafty
anything goes at Paper Crafting Journey
special lady at Ladybug Crafts Ink
pretty hair at Pile it on

Wednesday 26 March 2014

Pink & Brown with Nutcrafters!

Morning lovelies, happy Wednesday.....hope you're all well!
It's time for our midway reminder over at Nutcrafters, our lovely Sylvia
chose the fab theme of Pink & Brown & I got to use one of Katie's gorgeous
new images - it's called Let Your Hair Down.....isn't she fab!
You have until next Tuesday to play & as usual there's some great prizes
to be won - full details over on the main blog!
image - Nutcrafters
coloured with Copics
flowers - Marianne die
Doily - Die-namics
banner - Die-namics fishtail die
sentiment - computer generated
crown punch & pearls - stash
butterfly punches - stash
challenges I'd like to enter
anything goes at Sister Act
female birthday at A Gem of a Challenge
anything goes at The Doodle Garden
inspired by a book (Rapunzel) at The Squirrel & The Fox
girly at Melonheadz

Thanks for calling today and for any comments you might leave!

Tuesday 25 March 2014

Anything Goes with Left of Center!

Edit: This should have posted yesterday at 11 am.....don't forget to pop
over to the Left of Center blog at 11 today for more inspiration!
Morning friends.........hope you're all well!
Another make from me for the Left of Center 1st anniversary celebration
and this time I've made an ATC! Love making these, so quick & easy, great to
share or keep.........and so long as they're quite flat they store easily in those
plastic pockets, usually about 9 on an A4 size page, you know the kind 
that hold football/game cards? I used the cute "Heart Monster" from Dilly Beans
coloured with Copics, a couple of scraps of paper & a stamped sentiment
and that's it.........super quick & easy! Don't forget, to pop over & enter
the 1st Anniversary challenge at Left of Center, it's Anything Goes.....and it
really IS Anything doesn't have to be dark.........although dark is
delicious you can enter pink & frilly if you want! There's some FAB prizes 
to be won & you have another 7 days to enter so look out for some more amazing
inspiration from the LOC crew! 
Thanks for calling.......hope you have a lovely day!

Friday 21 March 2014

Favourite Book with Left of Center Challenges!

Good morning to you all......hope you're all well!
It's week 2 of the Favourite Book challenge over at Left of Center challenges
and so the turn of Team B to share their makes! We're sponsored by the
fabulous Delicious Doodles who kindly gave us an image to use......I chose 
the stunning La Rosa Muerta....right up my street as I love to read all
things Vampire! I coloured her with Copics and of course, she just had
to have my favourite purple hair! As usual, there's some gorgeous inspiration
over on the main blog and don't forget, our 1st anniversary anything goes
event is still running.....lots of prizes to be won.....we'd love to see you there!
Rightio, off to do a few jobs........then maybe a little play later!
Thanks for calling......see you soon!

Monday 17 March 2014

Punches & Dies with Lexi's Creations

Good morning lovelies......hope you're well!
Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Lexi's Creations and this
time the theme is PUNCHES & DIES.....a nice easy theme, we all
love our punches & dies, don't we.......and I love that we can use them
without a stamped image or a digi! I do love to colour but sometimes just
for a change it's nice not to! My card was so quick & easy to make
but no matter how many times I took a pic the scallop strip never looked
 straight.....I've even measured it cos it was driving me mad lol!
So as usual, you can make any craft creation you like & you have until
March 29th to play.....and don't forget, there's some gorgeous inspiration
over on the main blog! Rightio, off to do some jobs :(.....thanks for
calling ......have a lovely day!
papers - Hot Diggity Dog
flourish die - Cheery Lynn
flower die - Sizzix Tim Holtz
Happy birthday die - freebie with a mag
scallop border punch - Fiskars
tiny flower centre punch - stash
pearls - stash
challenges I'd like to enter
sentiments only at Shopping our Stash
Birthday cards at Paper Pretties
sentimental journey at the Sisterhood of Crafters
anything goes at Aud Sentiments
anything goes at Sister Act

Sunday 16 March 2014

Left of Center Birthday Celebration!

Hi guys......hope you're all well today! As you might know Left of Center
is celebrating it's 1st birthday with a huge anything goes challenge!
Everyday we're sharing inspirational makes from the Dt and some very
special guests using images from our fabulous sponsors. Today is my turn &
 I'm so chuffed I got to use a gorgeous Dilly Beans digi called Skull Bow
 Framed.....isn't she fab.....and yes, I did have my hair that very colour
oh, so many years ago!!!!We do hope you can join us, the anything goes 
challenge is running alongside our normal fortnightly challenges and as well
as the chance of winning some FABULOUS prizes, there might even
be a spot prize or two along the way!So that's it.....all rules and
anything else you might want to know are over on the main blog...thanks
for calling today........have a lovely Sunday!
challenges I'd like to enter

all about the girl at Digi Choosday
at least 2 flowers at Milk Coffee
anything goes at Digi Galore

Saturday 15 March 2014

Easter Parade with Sparkles Challenges!

Morning lovelies.........hope you're all well today!
Well, here we are on the 3rd challenge of the year over at 
where this time the theme is EASTER PARADE so anything to do with
Easter.......chicks, rabbits, chocolate, know what I mean don't
you? We have a fabulous sponsor offering an amazing prize this time,
As usual, you can make anything crafty at all.....bookmarks, tags, ATC's
cards.......anything you fancy and you have until March 13th to play!
I made a little tag this's what I used:
image - Whimsie doodles   
everything else - stash
challenges I'd like to enter
anything but square at Kaboodle Doodles
kids/bright at Clear it Out
anything goes at Crafty Girls
pretty pastels at Jellypark
anything goes at Stampin' for the Weekend
Easter at Sweet Pea
Easter Joys at Pile it on

So that's it from me, don't forget to pop over & see the gorgeous makes from
the rest of the team! Thanks for calling......see you soon!

Friday 14 March 2014

Going green with Delicious Doodles!

Morning lovelies.........hope you're all well!
It's Team B's turn to post over on the Delicious Doodles challenge blog today
 and as I'm in Team B.......I get to share something! The theme this time
is to use MAINLY GREEN in honour of St Patrick's Day! As usual, you can only
enter once unless you use a Delicious Doodles image......and then you can
enter twice and you get to be spotlighted next week!
I made a card this time & wanted it to be fairly CAS, I used the very beautiful
Blanch, made a paper bow with a flower/gem centre and that's it.....though
I'm thinking maybe I should have added some gems to the image panel??
Don't forget to go check out the gorgeous Dt makes......stunning as always!
Rightio, better go........big decisions to make today......ironing or crafting??
Thanks for calling, have a lovely day & I'll see you tomorrow!
challenges I'd like to enter
make it green at Di's Digi's
green at Crafty Boots
lots of green at Crafty Sentiments
green at Inky Impressions
wearing of the green at Delightful Challenges

Wednesday 12 March 2014

Boys! Boys! Boys!........Nutcrafters challenge!

Morning lovelies.......hope you're all well! It's a bright, beautiful morning
here on the Yorkshire Coast, the sun is shining & I've got washing on the
line for the 1st time this year! So as it's Wednesday, I'm popping on to
share my card for the Nutcrafters Boys! Boys! Boys! have
 another week to play & you can find all the details here. I'm using one of
the soon-to-be-released digis called Swing....isn't he a cutie.....and
wait til you see the rest.....oh my, you're gonna love them.....perfect for all
the little people in your lives! Rightio, that's me for today.....I've been poorly
for a fair few days recently & I've got lots of housework to catch up on &
hopefully I'll be round to visit you all real soon!
Thanks for calling & whatever you're up to.....hope your days' a good one!
challenges I'd like to enter
for a boy at One Stitch at a Time
cards for a young boy at Robyn's Fetish
cards for a boy/man at Sentimental Sundays
bright colours at Melonheadz
one for the boys at Ladybug Crafts Ink

Friday 7 March 2014

Happy Anniversary Left of Center & midway reminder!

Morning lovelies....hope you're all well!
Lots to tell you today so here goes.........I'll start card for the midway
reminder over at Left of Center where the theme is DIE CUTS!
I used the fab Vaguely Goth from Ike's Art, coloured with Spectrum Noirs,
paper from my scrap box and flower, foliage & a cross die cuts!
You have another week to join us.........full rules over on the main blog!
So, now for some exciting news...........Left of Center is celebrating it's 1st
anniversary with a huge anything goes challenge! Every day until March 31st
there'll be inspiration over on the main blog from all the Dt and some
amazing guest can enter up to 5 times & we have 11 of 
the most generous sponsors...........and maybe even a spot prize or two!
If you don't have a blog then that's no can enter your make
here on the Facebook  challenge page! Now, don't forget it's an anything goes
challenge.....any make is good.....and it doesn't have to be dark themed,
literally any make of any kind is welcome! So that's it (I think!), we're gonna
start with our very own fabulous boss-lady Maureen and our 1st special
guest Helen Angel-Cullum ............and don't forget to join us every day at
11 am for more!


Monday 3 March 2014

Mother's Day/Special Female with Lexi's Creations!

Morning lovelies.....hope you're all well!
I'm feeling a bit sorry for myself today......can't remember the last time I had a
 cold but oh my, I've got a stinker of one right now!
So today we have a new challenge over at Lexi's Creations where the theme is 
As usual, we love to see any & all crafts & we're sponsored by the wonderful
 Fairy Dust Crafts who are giving our winner 5 digis!!!!You have until 15th 
March to play & if you're low on inspiration you can pop over to the main blog
 & see the gorgeous Dt makes. I loved making this card and blue & brown is
 probably my favourite colour combo right now!
paper - freebie with a mag
image - Hobby House
sentiment - LOTV
doily die - Die-namics
foliage - punch
flowers, ribbon, gems - stash
banner die - Die-namics
challenges I'd like to enter
sentiment for a girl at Aud Sentiments
anything goes at Little Miss Muffet
colour challenge at Brown Sugar
stack it up at Card Makin Mamas
sugar & spice at Polkadoodles
anything goes at Sister Act
anything goes at The Doodle Garden
something spooled at The Squirrel & The Fox

Thanks for calling today......whatever you're up to, hope you have
a lovely day......I'm off to snuggle on the sofa with my kindle......and a
huge box of tissues!

Sunday 2 March 2014

Animal Antics with Crafty Calendar!

Morning lovelies....hope you're all well & warm!
Today's card is my Dt make for the new monthly challenge over at
Crafty Calendar where the theme is 'Animal Antics' and we have a new
sponsor too.......the fab Cuddly Buddly who are offering one lucky winner
an amazing £25 gift certificate!!!!!
The Dt were very kindly given an image to colour & so for the 1st time
ever I found myself colouring a bunny.........and I quite enjoyed it too lol!
I used my Copics, some paper from the scrap box, a memory box flourish die,
some paper flowers & a sticky gem or two!
Hope you can join us......somebody has to win that fantastic could
be you! Rightio, off to iron the school uniforms.....thanks for calling & I'll
see you tomorrow!

challenges I'd like to enter
anything goes at Crafting from the Heart
flowers galore at Ladybug Crafts
anything goes at Tuesday Throwdown
Spring at Little Red Wagon
animal magic at The Paper Shelter
stack it up at Card Makin' Mamas

Saturday 1 March 2014

More than 3 embellishments with Sparkles Christmas!

Morning friends.....happy Saturday! Do you have anything nice planned
for the weekend? Think we'll be staying's so foggy outside I
can't see outside my craft room window!
So as it's March 1st....(can you believe that)......we have a new challenge
over at Sparkles Christmas Challenges and this time we want to
see more than 3 embellishments on your makes! As usual, you can make 
anything Christmassy you like and you have all month to play!
We have the wonderful Crafty Ribbons sponsoring us this time & they're
offering our winner a very generous £10 spend instore (exc p+p)
I made a couple of little tic tac holders.....not very practical I don't think but
great fun to do and so quick & easy! I think they're a great idea for little
Christmas pressies for Miss Rebecca's friends now that they're discovering
make-up.....maybe for little eye shadow palettes?
There's lots more fab inspiration over on the main blog too, we'd love
to see you! Thanks for calling today......see you soon!
a challenge or two
something spooled at The Squirrel & The Fox
Christmas at Fab 'n' Funky
anything goes at Crafty Catz

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