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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

Thursday 31 July 2014

More bracelets!

Hi guys......just popping in to share a couple of bracelets, it's way too warm in
my craft room so not too much going on paper-wise! These bracelets are super 
quick & easy to make & best of all you can make them anywhere! The studded one
is simply macrame knots & studs while the wrap one is a great way to use up all
those seed beads us crafters seem to have........simply thread onto a length of
jewellery wire, add a length of chain, fastening & a charm of your choice.....easy!
That's it for today.....thanks for calling & have a lovely day!

Monday 28 July 2014

Wooden Heart #2

Morning lovelies......hope you're all well! Looks like we're in for another hot day
on the Yorkshire Coast.....I soooo can't wait for some cooler weather!
So today I have another wooden heart to share....I love hearts & have quite a
collection of all shapes & sizes.....this one I decided to decorate for a kitchen.
The papers were the starting point, they were freebies in a mag quite a while ago
& to me they screamed retro kitchen.......just a shame it's totally the wrong style &
colour for my kitchen lol but I loved making it & that's the main thing, right?
I started by covering the heart with 2 different papers, added half a doily & a length
of lace. Lots of die cut flowers, all inked & layered together with some brads, then I
added the label & the letters cut with my Silhouette. Lastly I added some little wooden
kitchen utensils tied together with some twine......and that's it.....hope you like it!
Rightio, off to find a cool corner lol.....thanks for calling & whatever you're up to have
a lovely day......see you tomorrow!

challenges I'd like to enter
anything goes at Party Time Tuesdays
anything goes at Through The Craft Room Door
anything goes at Altered Eclectics
anything goes at Sisters of Craft
anything goes at Crafters Cafe
anything goes at Crafty Girls
anything goes at Crafting At The Weekend
anything goes at 613 Avenue Create

Thursday 24 July 2014

Wooden heart #1

Morning crafters......hope you're all well!
I have something a bit different (for me) to share today....a painted wooden heart!
We've had such a lot going on at home recently and me & Mr Mojo seem to have fallen
out cos he keeps disappearing lol so rather than sit at my desk shuffling bits of
paper around I thought I'd finish up some almost forgotten about projects & maybe
have a go at something new.......and this is something new!
I started with a plain wooden heart, inked it all over in black then gave it a coat
of grey acrylic paint. I then sanded it back a bit, stamped on the Indigo Blu verse 
& heat embossed it. Next I simply added a few embellies & a sprinkle of aged silver 
frantage & I have to tell you I struggled with frantage on paper but wow, on wood it
works soooo well! So that's my little crafty offering for today, thanks for calling &
 whatever you're up to hope it involves some crafty time!

challenges I'd like to enter
anything goes at Crafting at the Weekend
anything goes at Anything but a Card
anything goes at That Craft Place
anything goes at Crafting from the Heart
anything goes at Sparkle N Sprinkle
anything goes at Altered Eclectics

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Summer Celebrations with Nutcrafters!

Morning crafty bloggers......hope you're all well!
Today we have a new challenge for you over at Nutcrafters & the theme, as chosen
bu our lovely boss, Katie is SUMMER CELEBRATIONS!
A nice, easy theme for you and could cover travel/holidays, the seaside, bbq's, ice 
cream.......anything Summer at all! I used the beach hut from the Sailor Boy Duo
set.....wanted to keep this as CAS as possible cos I love that little beach hut
so decided on a couple of simple layers, paper string & the hand stamped words.
As usual, there's some fab prizes to be won:
1st prize - £10 to spend in the Nutcrafters but you must use a Nutcrafters image
to win - there's a freebies page on the blog here
2nd prize - 2 digi stamps or 1 digi stamp sheet of your choice subject to availability
And if you need inspiration don't forget to pop over & see the gorgeous makes
from the rest of the design team!
So that's me for today....gonna go finish the housework, the ironing, the shopping...
.....the list is endless but you know what? I don't mind a bit, it's Summer
holiday & I love having my little family close by. Thanks for calling today and
for any comments you might leave......see you soon!


Sea Sand at Brown Sugar
anything goes at Sister Act
Summer holidays at Crafty Boots
Sea/Beach at Creative Card Crew

Tuesday 22 July 2014

It's a wrap X 3!

Morning crafters....hope you're all well, it's promising to be another super warm
day today here on the Yorkshire Coast so I guess I'll not be straying too far
from home.....yep, I'm one of those misery guts who hates the Sun lol!

Today I have another bracelet to favourite wrap style, this one is
a triple wrap using dark purple waxed cotton cord & assorted seed beads in
mixed purples, greys & black with a button to fasten. 

My youngest kids break for Summer today so although life is sure to get
busier it gets a little easier lunch boxes to fill, no smelly pe kits to
wash ( and oh my, does Nic's rugby kit stink lol) and no shirts to iron.....bliss!

So that's me for today, hope whatever you're doing you have fun. Thanks for
calling & for any comments you might leave.....I'll be popping round yours too!
See you tomorrow.

I'd like to enter my bracelet in these challenges
anything goes at Sisters of Craft
anything goes at Crafting at the Weekend
anything goes at 613 Avenue Create
anything goes at That Craft Place
anything goes at Crafting from the Heart
anything goes at Party Time Tuesdays

Monday 21 July 2014

Christmas in July with Lexi's Creations!

Morning lovelies......hope you're all well!
It's another bright, beautiful day here on the Yorkshire Coast although the kids are
on Summer break from tomorrow so I'm hoping for cooler days!
So today we have a new challenge for you over at Lexi's Creations where the
Earlier this year I promised myself I'd try & finish up some of those unfinished projects
we all seem to have......and here's the first 2 - two Christmas cross stitch banners, full
of bright traditional colours & some tiny seed beads.
As usual, over at Lexi's Creations you can make any crafty creation you like just so
 long as it fits the theme & you might be the lucky winner if 5 digis from our fab
 sponsor - Fairy Dust Crafts!
You have until August 2nd to play & for your inspiration, don't forget to check out the 
gorgeous Dt makes over on the main blog!
Thanks for calling today......whatever you're up to, hope it's a good one!

here's some challenges I'd like to enter
Christmas in July at Divas by Design
anything goes at 4 Crafty Girls
Christmas in July at C.R.A.F.T
anything goes at Crafting at the Weekend
Christmas in July at Come and get It
Christmas in July at Corrosive Challenges
anything goes at Sisters of Craft

Tuesday 15 July 2014

Christmas in July with Sparkles!

Morning crafters, hope you're all well! Seems ages since I last blogged, life is just
so busy right now......I'm hoping once school's out next week things will start to slow
down a bit.......and I might just get my crafty mojo back!
So today being the 15th of the month means we have a new challenge for you over
at Sparkles and this time the challenge, as chosen by my very own little Miss Rebecca
is CHRISTMAS IN JULY! As usual, anything you'd like to make, we'd like to see
just so long as it fits the theme. We have the fabulous Marianne Design sponsoring us this
month with an amazing prize of either 2 dies or 1 die & 1 stamp!
I wanted to keep my make clean & simple......and easy/cheap to post...for me, this
card fits the bill.....and I got to use up scraps too....think I'll definitely be making more!
So sorry about the blue tinge to the photo.......just couldn't get a decent pic!
Don't forget to pop over to the main blog & see the rest of the Dt's gorgeous makes......
.....we'd love to see you!
Thanks for calling today.....whatever you're up to, have a lovely day!

Wednesday 9 July 2014

Christmas in July with Nutcrafters!

Morning lovelies......happy Wednesday!
It's new challenge time over at Nutcrafters today & this fortnight I got to choose
the theme - I chose CHRISTMAS IN JULY - it's never to early to mention
the C word in craft land lol! As usual, fab prizes to be won.....

1st prize - £10 to spend in the Nutcrafters but only if you use a Nutcrafters image
2nd prize - 2 Nutcrafters digis or 1 stamp sheet of your choice
(subject to availability)
If you don't have any Nutcrafters images there's a freebies page here.

I used the Snowman Soup digi....there's nothing better than a huge mug of hot
chocolate topped with whipped cream (melted snowman?) and a shake of some
lovely chocolate sprinkles......candy cane optional!!
Rightio, that's me for today......still haven't found Mr Mojo....maybe I need to
get my cross stitch out for a while!! Thanks for calling.....see you soon!

Monday 7 July 2014

My fav colour combo!

Morning my lovely crafty friends......hope you're all well!
Today I'm sharing a card using my 1st East Wind image, isn't she pretty.....I
so hope I've done her justice! I've gone for my favourite colour combo of blue
& brown, added all my favourite embellies & a little wooden heart! No sentiment
yet, I thought she'd be perfect for a wedding, a prom or maybe a special birthday so
she'll sit in my box until needed! Rightio, off to do some nasty housework then try for an
hour (or two) at my desk......Mr Mojo seems to be missing right now so I'm gonna
have a proper tidy up of my desk & see what happens!
Thanks for calling.......hope you have a lovely day!
challenges I'd like to enter
ribbon at The East Wind
anything goes at Papertake Weekly
anything goes at Crafting by Designs
ribbons & flowers at Divas by Designs
anything goes with ribbon at Crafty Ribbons
anything goes at Brown Sugar
anything goes at Graph'it Colour Challenge
anything goes at Sister Act
add some flowers at Pile It On

Friday 4 July 2014

Anything Goes with Delicious Doodles!

Morning lovelies, hope you're all well........& a happy 4th July to all my friends
celebrating Independence Day! Over the Summer Delicious Doodles have decided to go
with fortnightly challenges & we're starting with an ANYTHING GOES theme!
Same rules apply - only one entry per person unless using a Delicious Doodles image
and the winner gets 5 of Teri's fantastic images!
So for my make I used the brilliant The Beast image & backing paper 'Number of the Beast',
 one of the papers from the Beastly Paper Pack - amazing value at only £1.50 for 3 papers!
Some very simple torn layers, a Tim Holtz die cut clock & a fab quote that also just
happens to be mentioned in a song by one of my fav bands - A7X!!!
We'd love it if you could pop over & see the gorgeous Dt inspiration and don't have 2 weeks to play!
Rightio my friends, that's me for today......thanks for calling & whatever you're up to...
......hope you have a lovely day!

Tuesday 1 July 2014

A Winter's Scene with Sparkles Christmas Challenges!

Morning crafters......happy 1st July lol!
It's new challenge time over at Sparkles Christmas Challenges & this month the
theme, as chosen by our lovely Debs is A WINTER'S SCENE!
We have an amazing sponsor.....the fabulous Marianne Design offering a prize
of either 1 stamp & 1 die OR 2 dies!
For my card I used a topper from the Patchwork Pals range (forgotten I had them) & 
more scraps from the scrap drawer.....I'm sure getting through them scraps lol!
I used Marianne & Sizzix snowflake dies, a polka dot embossing folder, a Dienamics
fishtail banner die, some gems & a computer generated sentiment!
As usual, you have all month to play AND you can enter any crafty make you
like - just so long as you stick to the theme! Don't forget to pop over & see all the 
gorgeous makes from the rest of the Dt......and remember, it's never too early to
start crafting for Christmas!

challenges I'd like to enter
Christmas at Fab 'n' Funky
embossing at Penny's Paper Crafty
anything goes at Sister Act
for a child at A Gem of a Challenge
anything goes at Completely Christmas
get sentimental at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas
Christmas in June at My Time To Craft

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