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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

Saturday 28 February 2015

Tim's Tags of 2015 - February

Morning crafty friends.....hope you're all well!
I was thinking last night how quickly these 1st two months of the
year had gone and suddenly remembered I hadn't done my February
tag for Tim's tag challenge,,,,,so here's my last minute attempt....flying by
 the seat of my pants as seems to be the norm for me right now lol.
I am quite happy with it although I think I was maybe a little heavy
handed with the distress paint!!
Rightio my friends....I'm gonna have a crafty weekend with my girlie...
.....if she ever gets our of her bed, that is! I have a feeling the 1st words
out of her mouth today will 'Muuummmm, come watch the Sewing
bee with me!'......we have a couple of episodes to catch up on & I
can't think of many better ways to spend a dreary, cold afternoon!
See you soon
February at Tim's 12 tags of 2015
tags at Make my Monday
anything goes at Inspiration Destination

Friday 27 February 2015

Share an Oldie Friday!

Morning lovelies.......happy Friday, I for one am glad it's almost the
weekend.......I've been so busy this week!
So as it's Friday it's time to pop over to Erika's at Snappycrafts & join in 
with sharing an oldie......I'm sharing a bookmark I made for Miss Rebecca,
 she's such an avid reader, well we both are but she has lots of
 bookmarks and uses them whereas I'm ashamed to say I turn down the
corner of the page!!!We do both have Kindles & while I love mine I
think you can't beat the smell & the feel of a nice book!
I used an image from D'Arcy's Diaries coloured with Spectrum Noirs,
a couple of punched flowers, a die cut heart, gems, ribbon & some
doodling & that's it......oh, and the sentiment was computer generated.
Rightio, that's it for today.....why not pop over to Erika's & link up....'s great to have a look back at our past makes.
Dont forget.....if you want to you can enter my candy HERE.

Wednesday 25 February 2015

Just for You.....

Morning are you all today? Well, I hope.
Didn't think I'd be so bright eyed after my 50th birthday celebrations
yesterday but thankfully I am because it's my boy Cameron's
21st today.........ooooh, more cake lol!!!
For today's card I used an image from D'Arcy's Diaries......and it ended up
so far away from what I originally planned but I think that's probably
a regular thing for us crafters lol......and I know there's a bit of a
bling overload but once I started I just couldn't stop!!!
I think the papers are from MME, I added a doily, die cuts from
Marianne, Cheery Lynn & La La Land & I coloured the image with Copics
So before I go I just wanted to share what I woke up to yesterday morning.....
....just some of the gorgeous flowers I received.......I was sooooo spoilt!
Rightio, that's me for today, thanks for calling....see you soon!
Don't forget I have CANDY......would love you to enter!

challenges I'd like to enter
anything goes at Art by Miran
use your dies at Left of Centre
anything goes at Sister Act
punches/die cuts at Send a Smile for Kids
anything goes at 613 Avenue Create
add some red at Card Mania
die cuts at Melonheadz
anything goes at Through the Purple Haze
dies and/or punches at Crafting for all Seasons
make it digital at the Paper Shelter
lots of layers at Penny's Paper Crafty

Friday 20 February 2015

Share an oldie this Friday!

Good afternoon my crafty friends......hope you're all well!
Friday again & time to share an oldie with Erika over at Snappycrafts..
.....I love this weekly look back over past creations. If you fancy joining in
just head over to Erika's & link up too! The card I'm sharing is from last
year, a Dt make for a challenge blog that's now sadly closed down.
The papers were freebies with a mag, image is Sugar Nellie, the sentiment
stamp is LOTV.....I made the paper flowers & then added a few
die cut/punched embellies & pearls.
I'd also like to say a big HELLO, welcome & thank you to my 2 new
followers, Cathy &'s so great to have you here!

Thanks for calling friends, have a lovely Friday & whatever you're up to
this weekend.......hope it's a good one!

Thursday 19 February 2015

January ATC club - Birds

Morning lovelies....hope you're all well!
Today I'm sharing one of the ATC's I made for the little swap group I
run, this one is from January & the theme was Birds.
I started by covering my ATC base with a patchwork of Tim Holtz
papers & edged the joins with Caran d'Ache pastels. The bird is die cut
from kraft card & I've swiped some white paint over it then rubbed
off the excess.....doodled some feet & that's it.......done!
If you fancy joining on with our ATC group it's simple.....make & send
me 4 ATC's to fit that months' theme & I'll send you 4 back!
Rightio, off for a wander around the town.....thanks for calling!

a challenge or two.....
anything goes at 613 Avenue Create
things with wings at Corrosive Challenges
anything but a card at PDE Linky Party

Tuesday 17 February 2015

Love is......a good book!

Hi crafty bloggers.....hope you're all well!
It's a beautiful day here on the Yorkshire Coast, we have brilliant blue skies
but it's oh, so cold and best of all I have a line full of washing......simple
 pleasures lol! Anyway, I'm here to share a 'just because' card....I love this
image, my daughter can often be found reading in this very same pose!
I used image no 24 from Oddball Art & coloured her with my Copics.
The gorgeous glittery papers are called Kiss & Tell from Trimcraft & I 
finished with various butterflies (punched & diecut) and some
diecuts & embellishments from my stash! I decorated the inside too
although I forgot to take a pic so you'll just have to take my word for 
it lol. Rightio, off to play a bit more......I love half term!!
Thanks for calling......see you soon!
challenges I'd like to enter
love (love reading!) at Oddball Stamps
love is in the air (love reading!)at In the Pink
anything goes at Sister Act
lots of embellishments at Di's Digi's
anything goes at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
butterflies at Pile It On
for the girls at Bunny Zoe's
lots of embellies at Through the Purple Haze
bingo (punches, glitter, blooms) at Papertake Weekly

Sunday 15 February 2015

One for the Boys with Sparkles!

Morning y crafty friends.....hope you're all well!
Today I'm sharing my Dt make for the latest challenge over at Sparkles!
The theme, as chosen by my gorgeous teamie (and daughter) Miss Rebecca is
so we want to see all your make themed creations this time! As usual, we have
fabulous sponsors, in fact we have 2 for you this month:
Dry Gulch are giving a $10 voucher
Crafty Sentiments are giving 3 digis
I made a card this time, image & sentiment are from the Greetings Farm,
 papers from Lellibot & charms from my stash! You can find the
full rules (not many) & see the fabulous Dt makes (lots) over on the
main blog here........hope to see you there!
Thanks for calling.......see you soon.
charm us at Fab n Funky
for the boys at Crafty Catz
for the boys at Send a Smile 4 Kids
inspired by a song at Sweet Stampin'
(for those about to rock - AC/DC)

Thursday 12 February 2015

Love in lime green!

Good morning to you all......hope you're well!
Today I have a Valentine's card to share.....this one is for my friend
to give to his girlfriend......he is such an easy person to make cards for
as he is happy with anything lol. So this is the Valentine's card I made for
him....I chose the lime green cos that's the colour their sitting room
is and I thought it was a nice change from pink & red!!
 The kraft heart has been wiped with some white acrylic paint then I 
simply added some cheesecloth, a die cut flower & a chitchat sticker.
I layered it all up onto some paper from my scrap box & that was it.....
......quick & easy......and a real nice change from colouring an image!
Thanks for looking friends.......see you soon!

love is in the air at Choc, Coffee & Cards
love is all around at Allsorts
hearts & flowers at We Do Doobadoo
anything goes with colour twist at 613 Avenue Create
(I chose lime, free & pink)
hearts & Valentine's at Crafty Boots
hearts & flowers at Papertake Weekly

Saturday 7 February 2015

Anything Goes with Crafty Calendar!

Morning crafters, hope you're all well, safe & warm!
The weather seems a bit calmer here today but I'm not fooled lol, I'm staying
 home where it's always warm & there's always coffee!
So today as it's the 1st Saturday of the month we have a new challenge for
 you over at Crafty Calendar where the theme is ANYTHING GOES!
We're sponsored by the fantastic A Random Fan who are very generously
 offering our lucky winner 3 digi's!
As usual, you can find all the rules (not many) and the gorgeous Dt makes (lots) 
over on the main blog pop over, we'd love to see you!
For my card I used the image called Winter Kisslots of scraps, die cuts,
flowers, pearls & I coloured her with Copics!
Rightio my friends, that's me for today.......thanks for calling, see you soon!

challenges I'd like to enter
lots of layers at Addicted to Stamps
anything goes at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
anything goes at That Craft Place
Valentine's/Love at 2 Cute Ink
Hearts/Valentine's at Crafty Boots
Valentine's at Dream Valley
Hearts/Love at Melonheadz
anything goes at Papertake Weekly
anything goes at Brown Sugar
Love in the Air at Choc, Coffee & Cards

Wednesday 4 February 2015

February 2015 atc swap

February's atc swap is open!
The theme this month is LOVE/HEARTS
If you fancy joining in let me know in the comments
below or send me an email

Sunday 1 February 2015

Let's Party with Sparkles Christmas Challenges!

Morning friends, hope you're all well!
Just popping in to share my Dt make for the latest challenge over at 
As it's our 4th Anniversary our lovely leader, Shaz, has chosen the theme of
I made a little 5x5 party invitation......but forgot to photo the inside lol
..........but I did manage to use up lots of scraps !
We have 2 very generous sponsors for you this month:
Crafty Ribbons offering a £10 voucher
and Bugaboo offering a massive 7 digis!
Fabulous sponsors......thanks so much to them both!
As usual, you can see all the rules (not many) & some gorgeous Dt makes
over on the main blog here and you have all month to play!
Rightio my friends, thanks for calling......hope to see you soon!
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