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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 28 November 2014

Share an Oldie this Friday!

Morning crafters........hope you're all well!
Well, it's Friday again, (these weeks sure are flying past, aren't they?)
so that means time to join Erika over at Snappycrafts where you
can share an Oldie this Friday! I'm sharing an altered frame I did for
my daughter......I used one of my most favourite D'Arcy's Diaries images
 from Tedy Bo, papers from Gorjuss, sentiment from LOTV and lots of die 
cuts and bits & pieces from my stash!
Rightio, that's me for today......thanks for calling & whatever you have
planned.....hope you have a lovely weekend!

Monday 24 November 2014


Morning crafters, hope you're all well!
Just popping in to share a couple of ATC's, these were made for the November 
theme of 'Anything Goes' at the little swap group I run.
I used up a few more bits from my scrap box, distressed the edges, added a 
couple of die cut toppers & some pearls & that's it.....nice & easy.....but pretty!
If you fancy joining in with our swap there's a page at the top of my blog!
Rightio, better to do some food shopping today. Thanks for calling,
see you soon!

Friday 21 November 2014

Oldie for Friday!

Morning crafters, thanks for dropping by my little piece of the WWW....I hope 
you're all well. It's a cold, dark, damp day here again although I don't mind a
 bit........I love this time of the year, don't much like sending my girl off to
school in the dark though....thankfully 2 friends call for her & the 3 of them
all walk up together.
 Today I'm joining in with Erika over at Snappycrafts where we're invited
to share an Oldie on a Friday! Patricia joins in & seeing her post inspired
me to join in......I've recently been looking back over an old post of a
little scrapbook album I made for Miss Rebecca for her birthday ........
.......she has asked me to make one for her best friend for Christmas....and
I really need to get cracking lol. If you want to, you can see the
original project here
Rightio, better go........can hear the housework calling me & better get on
if I have any chance of having a crafty play later. Thanks for calling,
see you soon!

Tuesday 18 November 2014


Morning friends.......ooh, it's cold & dark here today, think I'll be staying
 put.......even the dogs have gone back to their bed!
Today I have another finally finished cross stitch piece, this one from a
 chart that came free with a magazine many moons ago!
IRL it's stitched on bright white aida & looks fab, think I might stitch 
this piece onto a cushion cover as Miss Bex is a little too old for a
Rapunzel pic in her room at the grand old age of 12 lol!
Have a lovely day, folks......thanks for calling!

Monday 17 November 2014


Morning crafter......hope you're all well!
Just popping in to share a couple of Halloween themed ATC's I made for my 
little swap group......and if you fancy joining us have a little look at the
 page at the top of my blog!
I started with the right size base, then added some scraps of paper from a
 Kaisercraft paper pad, sprayed them with some Dylusion ink, added some inky
 circles with a ink spray lid, doodled around the edges then lastly added some
 die cuts that had been spritzed with Perfect Pearls!
That's it for the food shopping to do then gonna hit the shops
& try for a few more Christmas pressies.......thanks for calling!

Saturday 15 November 2014

The Big Guy (Santa) with Sparkles Challenges!

Morning crafters, happy Saturday......hope you have something nice
planned for the weekend!
Over at Sparkles Challenges we have a new theme for you, our Caz chose
 the theme of THE BIG GUY (SANTA), any & all makes featuring
 the big fella are welcome! As usual we have a fab sponsor
Mariann design
A surprise prize for our lucky winner!
I made the simplest of cards this time, quick & easy to put together, cheaper
to post too! I used just one piece of paper, one piece of card, one stamped 
sentiment & one topper......I did add extra glitter although it doesn't
 show up too well.
There's some gorgeous Dt makes over on the main blog for your inspiration 
& you can find all the rules & how to enter too.....hope to see you there!
Rightio, that's me for today.......thanks for calling & whatever you're up to
 have a lovely day!

anything goes at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long
anything goes at Brown Sugar
Christmas is coming at Crafty Catz

Sunday 2 November 2014

It's all about Christmas with Crafty Calendar!

Morning crafters, just popping in to share my Dt make for the latest
challenge over at Crafty Calendar, the theme is ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS!
A nice, easy theme for you......anything crafty so long as it's Christmas related!
I made a couple of ATC's this time, starting with kraft bases I added pieces
of distressed paper that had been swooshed through some splodges of ink left
on my craft mat......lovely, messy inky fun lol! The trees are scraps of paper
rolled around a pencil & then flattened....all edges inked then layered on top of
each other til I got the tree the size I wanted. Miss Rebecca drew me 2 little
plant pots, I coloured them with Copics & once everything was in place I
added a sprinkle of frantage & the stamped words......and that's it!
Love the rustic feel to these.....I'm thinking my Christmas mantelpiece
will have a real rustic feel this year, lots of wood & frantage & a
bit of distressing too! But back to business......You have all month to
play over at Crafty Calendar & this month we're sponsored by the fab
Scribble Designs offering our winner 3 digi stamps of you choice!
As usual there's some gorgeous Dt makes for your inspiration & some 
equally gorgeous entries sure make our job difficult!
Rightio, better go do some nasty lot are back to school
& college tomorrow.....peace at last lol!Thanks for calling, see you soon!
holidays at Perfectly Rustics
anything goes at Party Time Tuesday
anything goes at Divas by Design
Christmas at Fab 'n' Funky
kraft at Little Red Wagon
anything goes at 4 Crafty Chicks
anything goes at Brown Sugar

Saturday 1 November 2014

Christmas Candy with Sparkles Christmas Challenges!

Morning lovelies & a very happy 1st November to you did
we get to November so quickly?? Hope you're all well & have something nice
planned for the weekend.......I'm gonna pop into town again & do some more
Christmas shopping.....on a bit of a roll here, I think.....and all my cards
are done too although there's bound to be one or two more once the boys
realize how close Christmas actually is lol!
Anyway, enough waffle......I'm here to share my Dt make for the latest
challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenges where this time the theme
chosen by our lovely Jennifer is CHRISTMAS CANDY!
As usual we love to see any & all crafts just so long as you stick to the
theme & so for my make I have a piece of cross stitch, maybe not quite the
candy Jennifer had in mind but I hope it'll be ok lol. Sorry about the dull photo,
the aida is a brilliant white & sooooo hard to photogragh! This month we're
sponsored by the very generous Marianne Designs with a prize of either
2 dies or 1 stamp & 1 die & if you're low on inspiration then look no
 further than the gorgeous Dt makes over on the main blog here.
Rightio, better go get my face on before I hit the shops.....thanks for
calling & whatever you're up to......have a lovely weekend!

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