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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 13 December 2017

Christmas Pudding!

Morning crafty friends......hope you're all ok!
Well, the days sure are flying past....not too long now before the big fella comes
down the chimney..........eeeek...........better get me a move on & finish my shopping!
So for today I have a card topper to share......made entirely with dies & snippets from my
scrap basket this came together so quick & easy.......don't you just love that shiny silver
sixpence......and the cutlery too, the embossing detail on them is fab!
Lots to do today so I won't waffle on any longer lol.
Thanks for calling......and for the lovely comments you leave me......see you soon!

Sunday 10 December 2017

If you go out when it's snowing......

.........and look up at the'll feel lots of icy kisses the snowflakes flutter by!

Morning crafty friends, hope you're all well & warm, it's bitterly cold & wet here
this morning but no snow......yet.......I think the warmest place to be might just
be my craft room......any excuse lol!
Today's card is another Hunkydory image......isn't it sweet? And I love the verse too.
Simple matting & layering again and I assembled some die cut poinsettias.........added
a couple extra bits & pieces & that's it.........another card done!
Loving these quick & easy makes.....they definitely scratch my crafty itch since I
can't sit & craft as I used to and as the image came from a sheet there's lots of
bits & pieces left over to make something else with!
Thanks for poppy by......have a lovely day, see you tomorrow!

Christmas at Dream Valley
Christmas is coming at The Crazy Challenge
anything goes at A Snowflake's Promise
anything Christmas at The Holly & The Ivy Challenge
anything Christmas at Winter Wonderland

Friday 8 December 2017

Seasons Greetings!

Morning my crafty friends........hope you're all well!
Oooh, it's a cold morning, I think the craft room might just be my room of choice today!
A quick & easy card for today made using Hunkydory mirri, die & topper matted & layered 
onto a black card front. I used a banner die to add the peel off sentiment.....yes, peel off..... you remember them lol? Haven't used them for ages but found a box full and well, it would be rude not too.......and to be honest they're perfect for the banner dies! A few gems 
to finish & that's it.......super quick & easy so a great make for those last minute cards!
Thanks for popping by & whatever you're up to......have a lovely day!

Thursday 7 December 2017

Vintage Santa

Hi friends......hope you're all well & warm!
The weather seems to have taken a turn for the worse with storm warnings going out
across parts of the country........stay safe everyone.
Another card topper to share today, I LOVE the silver & white combo.....and I used
up so many snippets too! Not sure where the stamp came from but I simply stamped it in
 black & added a sprinkle of glitter, matted onto some Hunkydory mirri (love it!) & edged with a Hunkydory die cut frame. The poinsettias were cut from white & solver mirri and finished with a pearl and lastly I added a die cut sentiment edged with a silver bow.
A bit more Christmas shopping is the plan for today........thanks for calling & whatever you're 
up to have a lovely day............see you soon!

Winter Wonderland at A Vintage Journey
anything goes at 613 Avenue Create
Christmas at Come & Get It
anything goes at A Snowflake's promise

Wednesday 6 December 2017

Merry Creepmas!

Morning lovelies......hope you're all well & warm!
Ooh not long now........the days are growing ever shorter, the list of things to do is getting
longer..........and it's oh, so very cold! As always though, I'm sure we'll get it all done.......and if
we don't I'm sure we'll still have a fabulous Christmas anyway!
So for today I have a  creepy card to share......this was from a set of 4 I made......all the same 
size & design, just a different image on each. Probably the simplest card to make I printed an image from a cd called I'm Screaming of a White Christmas by Jem's Designs. I layered
 onto silver mirri then mounted onto a black card blank & finished with a die cut snowflake
 and a gem.I love the versatility of these cd's.......will definitely be going back for more!
 There's some gorgeous ones to choose from, they're not all gothic & creepy....there's steampunk, vintage, flowers, romance, fantasy...........too many to mention! for some breakfast then maybe a crafty play.....thanks for calling!

Christmas Present at CD Sunday

Tuesday 5 December 2017

And another Christmas card!

Morning crafty friends.......hope you're all well this cold & frosty morning!
There's a real Christmas feel in the air around here, I think because last year was so rotten
healthwise we're making an extra effort this year........ooh, it's exciting, I feel like a big kid lol!
So as the title says I have another Christmas card to share today.....this one made with a Hunkydory topper, a piece of paper from my scrap box & some die cut elements. Some simple matting & layering, I distressed the edges of the paper & added the bits & pieces.......done!
It amazes me each time I make something without using my Copics or paint & ink......
clean crafting I call it lol.
Rightio, that's my lot for today, thanks for callling......see you soon!

Monday 4 December 2017

Posting the Christmas mail

Morning lovelies, hope you're all well & had a lovely weekend!
We decorated our tree & now the house is feeling all festive.........I'm a bit behind on 
the gift shopping though so I think I better get a move on!
I have a card topper to share today.........a LOTV image, some Hunkydory mirri & a distressed
paper layer finished with some die cut snowflakes & a sentiment and that's it......job done!
I'm loving using the pre-coloured images & toppers, I really thought I'd miss colouring but there's definitely some gorgeous products out there......and it's another excuse to shop lol!!
Thanks for popping by back soon!

Friday 1 December 2017

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas........

Good morning my crafty's been a while so I hope this finds you all well,
warm & looking forward to the festivities.... I still can't believe we're in December!
We woke yesterday to the first snow of the season & oh my, the garden looked so pretty!
I'm hoping for snow on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day too!
Lots to report wise things are so-so.......I'm just taking each day as it comes
........and most importantly........... I'm finally a Grandma to a beautiful baby boy! 
Sadly, I can't share pics but he is so adorable!
I have a topper to share today.......I've found these are a great way to use up lots of the
bits & pieces I have lying around, you know......all the bits I can't bear to throw out lol!
This one measures approx 5 inches square & is made with a very old decoupage snowman I 
found in my stash......isn't he cute? Some simple matting & layering with silver mirri card
& that's it......done!
Rightio, off for a catch up around your blogs, thanks for popping by......see you soon!

challenges I'd like to enter
Christmas Carol (Frosty the Snowman) at Allsorts
anything goes at 613 Avenue Create
anything goes at The Crazy Challenge
anything goes at A Snowflake's Promise
Snow Much Fun at Shopping Our Stash
anything Christmas at The Holly & The Ivy
anything goes Christmas at The Merry Christmas Challenge
anything goes at Crimbo Crackers

Saturday 23 September 2017

Colours of Autumn

Morning crafty friends......hope you're all well?
'Tis a gorgeous morning here, the sun is shining & the skies are blue......but there's a definite nip in the air! I love this time of the year when you can feel the changing of the seasons...... Autumn & Winter are my favourites so I just had to make a card to celebrate! Again, the simplest of cards using up some scraps, I wanted to keep it simple to show off the stunning image........wouldn't you just love to be walking through those trees.......I can almost feel & hear those leaves crunching underfoot!
Rightio, that's me for to do then hopefully a crafty afternoon.......and Strictly on the tv tonight........looking forward to seeing this year's line up!
Thanks for calling & whatever you're up to......have a lovely day!

Thursday 14 September 2017

Simply Snowflakes

Morning friends......hope you're all well.
Another stash busting card to share today........not much stash busted I'll admit but every little helps lol! This time I used just one piece of card, a snowflake die, a sentiment stamp & some blue gems. It looks so much softer & prettier in real life but the light isn't showing it off to it's best today. I started with a 6x6 card blank & layered a piece of white card on top,
Then I simply die cut the snowflakes, placed them in a circle & filled each one with a gem. The sentiment was stamped last & luckily it worked out ok but in hindsight I should have probably stamped the sentiment first!
That's it for today, thanks for looking.......have a lovely day!

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Using up some bits!

Morning crafty friends, hope you're all well!
Today I have a quick & easy card to share......and it's just perfect for using up all
those scraps/oddments of paper! I started with the small piece of paper that's been hanging around in my scrap box for ages! I layered it onto black card then onto a 6x6 card blank. A die cut car pieced together with red & black card snippets & finished with a 'you did it' sentiment........and that's it......a great way to use up your snippets of card and the pieces of paper we all have that aren't quite big enough to do much else with!
Thanks for calling today....hopefully I'll see you tomorrow......I'm on a mission to use up
some stash so have lots to share!

#31 at Crafting with an Attitude
#50 at Crafting with Friends
anything goes at Corrosive Challenge Blog
anything goes at Crafting from the Heart

Sunday 13 August 2017

Hello........I'm back!!

Hello my crafty friends, it's been a long time.......I hope you're all well!

 I really need to start this post with an apology........I'm so sorry to anyone I've let down over the past year or so........I do hope you can forgive me?
Maybe you're wondering where I've been? Well, the simple answer is nowhere......literally nowhere......I haven't left the house in over a year! I wont go into too much detail......suffice to say I've had the year from hell healthwise but......dare I say it out loud......things are finally starting to improve. And the icing on the cake? In 8 weeks my 1st grandson is due.......and I'm so, so excited!
So craftwise things have had to change......I'm no longer able to colour & craft as I used to so you might notice my crafting style has changed dramatically......but so long as I can still craft who cares lol!
I have to focus on the positive & concentrate on the things I can do......and I sure do have a long list of things I want to try!
So how are you all? Well, I hope........I've so missed popping round your blogs & haven't a hope of catching up but will definitely be calling sometime soon!
I do have a card to share, a kit card & something I've not really done much of but I have to say they're great.......and they definitely scratch my crafty itch lol! This is my 1st Christmas card of 2017 so I'm much later than normal but considering I didn't make one card last Christmas I'm feeling pretty much ahead of myself!
Rightio, that's enough waffling from me.......if you're still reading this then thanks very much for sticking with me.......I'll be back soon but for now I'm off to see if I can remember how to enter a competition......or two!
Thanks for calling......see you soon!

mason jar card kit - Hunkydory
competitions I'd like to enter
anything Christmas goes at The Holly & The Ivy
anything Christmas goes at The Merry Christmas Challenge
#138 Cute at Crimbo Crackers

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