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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 30 April 2014

Come play BINGO with Nutcrafters!

Good morning my lovelies.......hope you're all well!
Wednesday again......the last one in April......eeeeeekk......the weeks sure are
flying by! So for this fortnights' challenge our lovely boss lady Katie has a bingo card for choose which line you want to follow......up, down, diagonal, left to 
know what I mean!
As usual, fab prizes to be won.....
1st prize......£10 Nutcrafters voucher to spend instore 
 (you must use a Nutcrafters image to win 1st prize)
2nd prize......1 stamp sheet or 2 digis or your choice subject to availability
For my card I used the sweetest image, Fairest, from the gorgeous Enchanted
collection available here and followed a diagonal line using a mono colour scheme, ribbon &
 a girly image! As usual, there's some gorgeous makes from the rest of the Dt & if you fancy
joining us but don't have any Nutcrafters images there's a freebies page here.
Thanks for calling......have a lovely day & I'll see you tomorrow!
image - Nutcrafters
paper - free with a mag
ribbon, gems & letters - stash
anything goes at Brown Sugar
anything goes at Crafty Catz
cute only at Fairytale
anything goes at Sister Act
anything goes at Crafty Sentiments

Friday 25 April 2014

Pink & Girly with Delicious Doodles!

Morning my crafty friends.......hope you're all well.....if not sending you hugs!
Today sees Team B posting over on the Delicious Doodles blog where we're
continuing our special 2 week challenge with a PINK & GIRLY theme in
 support of Breast Cancer Awareness.........and if you pop here you'll find an
Awareness Ribbon set from Teri for free! As usual, not many rules........only 1
entry unless you use a Delicious Doodles image & then you can enter twice!
The prize is 5 of Teri's fabulous images & if you do use a Delicious Doodles
image you get to be spotlighted too!
Now as you might know I'm really not a pink girl but when I saw this image
I knew she'd be perfect......and I loved colouring & making it too.....reminds
me of long ago Summer days when I had lovely long pink hair.............and I
daresay I wore a flower or two in it as well!
So that's it from me for today.....not going far today as it's wet & dark that my desk I can hear calling?? Thanks for popping by and
whatever you're up to.....have a lovely day!
image - Sunshine Gal from Delicious Doodles
papers - free with a mag
flower punch - stash
sentiment - LOTV
scallop circle punch - stash
coloured with Copics
gems - stash
challenges I'd like to enter
lots of layers at Sweet Stampin'
die cuts & punches at Totally Gorjuss
orange & pink at Sketchy Colours
die cut/punch at the Squirrel & the Fox

Thursday 24 April 2014

Liebster Award!

Morning my crafty friends......hope you're all well! 
I was chuffed to bits (and very honoured) to receive a blog award from my
lovely blog buddy Penny Rae.......the Liebster Award is a Pay-it-Forward award
to be given to blogs with under 300 followers. I'm so happy to receive this & to pass
it on to 5 of my lovely blog buddies who have encouraged, inspired & supported 
me in my crafty adventures. Penny Rae also sent me a list of questions:
1 - What's your fav type of card to make? I love to have a go at any & all types!
2 - What tool can you not live without? My paper trimmer!
3 - Do you have your own craft room/space? fav place to be!
4 - Do you only make cards? No, I love to have a play at all papercrafts.
5 - What's been your biggest crafting achievement? Being on some great Dt's!
6 - What's your fav craft store? I have 2: Sir Stampalot & CuttingEdge Crafts.....both offer
fantastic customer service, great prices & super fast delivery!
7 - What's your fav colour to craft with? Blue & brown and purple & black
8 - Where do you get your inspiration from? My lovely blog buddies, Pinterest....anywhere & everywhere!
9 - Do you work outside the home? No - I'm a carer for my eldest....I have 6 children, all still living
at home so they keep me busy, busy, busy!
10 - What do you do if you lose your mojo? Sulk! No, really I don't.....I stalk you lovely lot!
11 - Which is your favourite digi stamp? No way could I choose them all!

So now I have to choose 5 lovely bloggers to pass this award onto:
Debbie at Debs' Crafty Time
Julie at Crafty Julie's
Glenda at Gilby's Corner

Here's my questions for you:
1 - What's your favourite thing to make?
2 - What's your favourite colour combo?
3 - What's your favourite craft thing to buy?
4 - Do you have your own craft space?
5 - What craft item would you be lost without?
6 - Do you craft to music or tv?
7 - Are you a messy crafter?
8 - Do you prefer markers, pencils or inks?
9 - What do you do if Mr Mojo goes walkabout?
10 - What's your worst craft mishap?
11 - If money was no object & you could buy ANY craft item, what would it be?

Now it's over to you.....choose your 5 bloggers & Pay-it-Forward
Thanks again Penny!

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Go Girly with Nutcrafters!

Good morning my lovelies.....hope you're all well! Back to school/college
for my lot today so a big clean up for me then maybe some platytime!
Now as it's Wednesday I'm sharing my Nutcrafters make for the current challenge, I got to
choose the theme this time & I chose - GO GIRLY!
 Fab prizes to be won, there's a Freebies page &
if you pop over to the shop our lovely Katie has left a free digi - Springtime
Harriet is available here. You have until next Tuesday to play.....hope you
can join us....we'd love to see you !
image - April from Nutcrafters
papers - free with a mag
hearts - punched
umbrella - Die-namics die
fence - Marianne die
sentiment - created by me!
gems- stash
coloured with Copics
challenges I'd like to enter
anything goes at Crafty Girls
April showers at Charisma Cardz
anything goes at Sister Act
lots of layers at Sweet Stampin'
die cuts & punches at Totally Gorjuss
April Showers at Cuttin & Stampin

Monday 21 April 2014

Love turquoise!

Morning crafters, hope you're all's a bit cooler here today but still dry......might
 have a potter in the garden......or maybe not, maybe I'll sneak an hour at my desk
instead!!! Sharing another little shambala bracelet today & this is probably my favourite 
colour (for now!).....wooden beads & turquoise waxed cord for a quick & easy 
make & it looks fab with denim! Enjoy your Monday friends......see you soon!

Sunday 20 April 2014

Items for sale!

Hiya.....just to let you know I've added a for sale page.....been having a bit of a sort me if there's you fancy!

Friday 18 April 2014

Simply Gorjuss

Morning lovelies.....hope you're all well & enjoying this lovely weather!
Bit breezy here but lovely to see the line full of washing.......I.m gonna spend today
getting all my jobs done then the long weekend doing fun things & hopefully it will
involve crafting & chocolate!! So today I'm sharing a card I made for Rebecca
(Iknow, she should have made her own, right?) to give to her best friend for her
Birthday...........loved making this, love all the Gorjuss range.....sometimes love it
too much to use sad is that lol? This one has lots of layers, the image is
 decoupaged & finished with a few black gems! No sentiment again, I've found
myself leaving sentiments off lots of my cards recently......what do you think...
....should all cards have a sentiment?
Thanks for calling and for any comments you might leave....see you soon!
paper, image, scallop oval - Gorjuss
heart die - Memory Box
bow die - Cheery Lynn
flowers & butterflies - punches (stash)
gems - stash
corner die - Die-namics
challenges I'd like to enter
anything goes at Ditzie Digi Design
monochrome anything goes at Artistic Inspirations
die cuts or embossing at Crafty Bloggers Network
anything goes/girly at Creative Moments
anything goes at 4 Krafty Girls
for a special female at Paper Crafting Journey

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Go Girly with Nutcrafters!

Hi crafters........happy Wednesday!
Over at Nutcrafters this week we have a new challenge for you......I got to choose
the theme this time & I chose GO GIRLY! Girly in any shape, form or colour
is good......doesn't have to be pink & fluffy lol! As usual, if you use a Nutcrafters
image you could be the winner of a £10 voucher to spend instore!
If not, you might just be the 2nd place winner of either 2 digi's or 1 stamp sheet of your
choice (subject to availability). If you don't have any Nutcrafters images then
there's a freebies page here. Katie's brand new Spring collection is available now
either in digital or stamp form..............and they'd be perfect for this challenge lol!
Don't forget to go visit the rest of the Dt makes................gorgeous as always!
I made a little tag this time, probably to go on Miss Rebecca's Birthday present
and as you can tell, she's not a pink & fluffy girly girl! She is very girly but just
loves all things black, purple, green, gothic.............anything outside the usual girly!!!!
Rightio my friends, that's me for today........I can hear the housework a-calling!!
Thanks for popping by..........see you soon!

challenges I'd like to enter
tags & banners at My Craft Spot
anything goes at Through the Purple Haze
anything goes at Crafting by Designs
anything goes/girly at Creative Moments

Tuesday 15 April 2014

New challenge at Sparkles!

Morning lovelies.....hope you're all well! Another bright, beautiful morning here on the
Yorkshire Coast...........hope it's the same for you all!
So today see the start of a new challenge over at Sparkles & this time we want to see your 
favourite colour combo's......I chose Blue & White although if I'm honest it could easily be blue
 with brown, blue with pink...........yep, I love blue lol!
Anyway, enough waffle......we want to see YOUR fav colour combo & you could be the
lucky winner of a generous $10 voucher from this months lovely sponsor:
As usual, there's the loveliest inspiration over on the main blog, you can make anything you
like so long as it fits the theme & you have until May 13th to play!
Here's a close up of the gorgeous image I used:
Rightio, that's me for today......thanks for calling, see you soon!
image - Some Odd Girl
coloured with Copics
clock & arrow  - Sizzix dies
flowers - stash
papers - free with a mag
ric rac - stash
challenges I'd like to enter
flower power at Penny's Paper Crafty
anything goes at Whimsy
anything goes at 4 Krafty Girlz
use a digi at One Stitch at a Time
monochrome at Artistic Inspiration
monochrome at Bunny Zoe's

Friday 11 April 2014

Easter with Delicious Doodles!

Good morning my lovely blog friends......another gorgeous Spring morning here
and doesn't it make you feel good! So today I'm here with my Dt make for the new
challenge over at Delicious Doodles.....the theme this time is Easter! As usual, only
one entry please unless you use a Delicious Doodles image & then you can enter
twice! There's 5 of Teri's fabulous digi's up for will definitely be spoilt
for choice! I chose to use the beautiful Daffodils 2 image available here, a stunning
image I think & my favourite flower too! Coloured with Copics, I also used an 
XCut alphabet die.....the paper & card were from my scrap box & the gems are
from my stash! Don't forget to go see the fantastic Dt makes over on the main 
blog.......gorgeous as always!
So that's it for me for today......thanks for calling, hope you have a lovely day!
challenges I'd like to enter
Easter at Dream Valley
Easter at Crafty Boots
Spring at Creative Card Crew
Spring has sprung at Papertake Weekly
Polka dots at 4 Crafty Chicks

Thursday 10 April 2014

Infinity love shambala bracelet

Morning lovelies.....hope you're all well! It's a bright, beautiful day here on the
Yorkshire Coast......perfect weather for pottering about in the garden methinks! All
boys at home today so some much needed muscle around to help......1 to strim
 the edges, 1 to mow the lawns, another 1 to do some digging.......oh, I'd be lost
 without my boys lol!
So today I'm sharing another Shambala bracelet.....this one is made with pink &
white waxed cotton cord, pink & white pearls and an infinity love connector
embellished with a little pink rhinestone......and as usual, it's adjustable so one size
fits all! Rightio my friends, off to rouse the troops lol.......thanks for calling & I'll see
you tomorrow!

Wednesday 9 April 2014

Tots & Teens with Nutcrafters!

Hello friends......happy Wednesday, hope you're all well!
I'm here today with my midway reminder card for the latest Nutcrafters
challenge......our lovely Helen chose the theme of Tots & Teens.....just perfect
for Katie's latest images! As usual, you have until next Tuesday to play &
there's some fab Nutcrafters prizes to be won.....we'd love to see you there!

image - Nutcrafters
coloured with Copics
clouds - Memory box die
banner - Die-namics fishtail die
sentiment - LOTV
fence - Marianne die
flower punch & gems - stash
papers - free with a mag!
challenges I'd like to enter
stripes at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards
for a child at Crafting when we can
cute with dies & punches at Cutie Pie
for a child at Oh La La

Rightio, that's me for today......thanks for calling!

Saturday 5 April 2014

Things with Wings over at Crafty Calendar.....and a Dt call too!

Morning my friends......and a lovely bright Spring morning it is too!
Today being the 1st Saturday of the month means we have a new challenge
for you over at Crafty Calendar and the theme is THINGS WITH WINGS!
As usual, we have a fabulous sponsor, this month it's Elisabeth Bell offering
2 gorgeous dig' can see them over on the main blog!
We're also having a Dt'd be mad NOT to apply.....a great team,
a fantastic team leader.....just a real nice place to be......again, you can find out
all you need to know over on the main blog!
So that's it from me for the weekend......I'm feeling a bit better today so some
craft time is in order I think.....and a catch up with the Sewing Bee!!!
Whatever you have planned for the weekend have a lovely time.....thanks for
calling......see you soon!
image - Time for Tea Designs
coloured with Copics
papers - scrap box
flourish - Memory Box die
butterfly - free-with-a-mag die
flowers & pearls - stash
cute with dies & punches at Cutie Pie
anything goes at Papertake Weekly
dies & punches at Crafting for all Seasons
anything goes at Paper Crafting Journey

Friday 4 April 2014

Ribbon & Flowers with Left of Center!

Hi friends......happy Friday.....aren't these weeks flying past?
So today is the day I get to post my make for the latest Left of Center challenge and 
this time the theme is 'Ribbon & Flowers!' We have the fabulous Sassy Studios
 sponsoring us offering a prize of 4 digi's & they were very kind in allowing the LOC
Dt to choose an image to use too! 
Now don't forget, Left of Center isn't just a dark themed challenge blog, you
can enter any make you like so long as you stick to the challenge.......but we do
love to see your darker makes! Don't forget to pop over & see the rest of
the Dt makes from my fab teamies......amazing as usual!
image - Sassy Studios
coloured with Copics
flowers - handmade
ribbon & brads - stash
paper - the Works (99p for 32 vintage sheets!!)
foliage - punched
challenges I'd like to enter

Rightio my friends, that's me for to go prepare something
nice for tea.......thanks for calling today & I'll see you tomorrow!

Thursday 3 April 2014

Meet Milo......oh, and a little shambala bracelet!

Morning my friends......hope you're all well!
No paper crafting for me this week......this rotten cold has really knocked me
for six......good job all my Dt makes are done!
I do have a little bracelet to share though.....a pink & pearl shambala bracelet as
requested by Miss Rebecca for one of her friends! I do love making these, so
 quick & easy & seem to be quite the fashion right now.

Now I'd like to introduce you to the newest member of our zoo.....I mean
household........MILO...our 2nd little Jack Russell!
Milo lived only a few doors away from us......left outside day & night in all 
weathers and just not wanted anymore. So what's a Mum to do when son says
"Muuuuummmmm, can we have another dog pleeaaaassse?"
How could I refuse that little face? Milo is the most loveable, well behaved
good natured little dog I've ever, he's just so scrummy.
Just look at that little face.......and no, I don't mean me lol!
So a word of warning before I go.......if one of your children decides
they want to study animal care/management at College..........beware lol
we now have 2 dogs, 3 cats, 2 rabbits & a guinea pig......and I wouldn't be 
without any of them.....good job we have a huge house & gardens &
lots of love to go round!
Rightio, that's it for back to my wouldn't believe
how many of them I've gotten through this week! Thanks for calling
& I'll see you tomorrow!

Wednesday 2 April 2014

Tots & Teens with Nutcrafters!

Morning make from me today but I just wanted
to pop on & let you know of the new challenge over at Nutcrafters!
Our lovely Helen has chosen the theme of Tots & Teens.....there's a £10
voucher to be won.......and if you don't have any Nutcrafters we have a freebies
 page here!

Tuesday 1 April 2014

Inspired by a Christmas Carol with Sparkles Christmas Challenges!

Good morning my lovely blog friends......hope you're all well & happy
April to you all.......April already!!!!!
Thanks ever so much for all your get well wishes....I'm still feeling rotten
can't remember having a cold this bad before! Anyway, the reason for
today's post is to tell you all about the new challenge starting today over
at Sparkles Christmas Challenges where the theme is 'Inspired by a Christmas
Carol'!  Oh wow, I loved making this making Christmas things
 anyway but for some reason this is already a favourite for this year!
So, as usual, you can make any Christmas craft item you like just so long
as it matches the theme & you could be the lucky winner of this fab prize
from this month's sponsor Marianne Designs!
I used a gorgeous image called 'Catching Snowflakes' from Time for Tea, the
1st time I've coloured it up and for once I'm happy with my colouring lol!
I was inspired by the Carol 'Walking in a Winter Wonderland'....I love Winter
so this was fun for me to make! Do try & find time to pop over & join us, after
all, it's never too early to start prepping for Christmas & don't forget to go check
out the amazing Dt makes.......everyone's a stunner!
Rightio, off back to my hot water bottle & my box of tissues......thanks for calling
today.........see you soon!
Catching Snowflakes digi - Time for Tea Designs
coloured with Copics
papers - Dovecraft
snowflake dies - Marianne & Sizzix
bunting die - Sizzix
banner die - Die-Namics
brow card & pearls - stash
challenges I'd like to enter
anything goes at 4 Krafty Girls
anything goes (Christmas) at Crimbo Crackers
anything goes at Paper Crafting Journey
anything goes at Completely Christmas
fav colouring medium at Christmas Card Challenges
anything goes at Aurora Wings
cute, die cuts & punches at The Cutie Pie

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