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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, 14 December 2018

Some sad news.......

Hi my crafty friends, I hope you're all well.
Just wanted to pop on & say sorry for not being around for the last few weeks.
Some of you know my Dad had been poorly for some time, sadly
he passed away on December 1st after an horrendous couple of weeks. Even though
it was expected it was still such a shock....but a very peaceful end
His funeral was yesterday & I hope we did him proud....it was such a sad day but
I was so very proud watching 4 of my sons carry their Grandad's coffin.......now we
 have to try to move forward & have the fun-filled family Christmas he wanted for us...
....he certainly left lots of instructions....and made all of us promise to eat sprouts lol!
Dad died on the anniversary of my partner, Steve's death......I'm thinking the
two of them will be somewhere fighting over the remote control &
watching sports together! 
I'm hoping to be back in my craft room after Christmas, I need it now more
than ever.......I definitely have a crafty itch that needs scratching lol!
Thanks for popping in.........whatever you're up to have a lovely day....and don't 
forget to give your loved ones a hug......speak soon.
xx

Friday, 16 November 2018

Lots of Layers at Crafty Cardmakers!

Hi friends, happy Friday!
Welcome to my Dt make for the latest challenge over at
where the theme this time is
'Lots of Layers'
As usual, we love to see anything you'd like to make & if you need inspiration then look no further than the amazing Dt makes.....we have a
fabulous range of makes!
A Christmas card topper from me today, lots of paper, card & mirri card layers topped with a gorgeous
Winter scene. I added a die cut frame, placed the sentiment on even more layers cut with a banner die
& then I finished with a layered die cut snowflake with a faux gem centre.
Thanks for calling.....and whatever you have planned this weekend I hope it involves some crafty time!
See you soon.
xx

Thursday, 15 November 2018

November Challenge at Not Just Cards!


Hi crafty friends, hope you're all well & warm.....it's so cold, dark & grey here.
So sorry I've not been around the past few days, I've had so much going on
here I don't know whether I'm coming or going!
Anyway, today I'm sharing my Dt make for the latest challenge over at
Apologies to my Teamies, I should have posted on the 11th but time just ran away 
with with me!
The theme, as usual, is anything goes & if you're low on inspiration do pop over to the 
main blog.....you'll be amazed at the fab Dt makes. I made a card topper this 
time....I started with a white piece of card, added  a scenic back ground, next came
 a piece of snowflake printed card into which I cut an aperture. I layered this up with
 foam pads for extra dimension. Next, I added the chipboard Snowman, the
 Christmas gift and the little house onto the background.......then I finished with
 some faux gems!
Don't forget, we love to see any & all makes over at Not Just Cards, hope to see
you there! Thanks for calling.....see you tomorrow!
xx


Friday, 9 November 2018

Paper Frosting Friday!


Woohoo.....it's Friday! Probably my favourite day of the week, I should
maybe change it to AsherDay as it's the day I have my gorgeous grandson..
....and I get to keep him overnight too. After tea we have bathtime, oh my,
that boy loves water...then it's snuggle time before bed. Tomorrow we might 
have a lazy day at home or we'll maybe go shopping depending on the 
weather.........but whatever we decide to do it'll involve lots of cuddles.
So being Friday it's also Paper Frosting Friday....the day of the week for me 
to share some handmade embellishments. Why Paper Frosting?Well,I just 
think embellishments is a bit of a mouthful & Paper Frosting sounds much
 nicer! Today I have some beautiful white poinsettias to share.....very quick &
 easy I simply die cut all the elements needed, glued them all together & 
finished each one with a faux pearl. The base layer is either silver x 3 & 
gold x 3....just cos it's a bit more Christmas like lol.
If you have any Paper Frosting to share do leave me a comment so's I can
come have a look.....I'd love to see.
Thanks for calling today, whatever you're up to have a lovely day.
xx

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas!


Hi friends, hope you're all well.
Ooh, another Christmas card to share today......I'm really ploughing through
the Christmas makes now.....and I'm loving every minute of it!
I'm hoping to start on Asher's advent calender soon, a bit last minute I know
but I think I have everything ready, it's just a matter of painting, sticking &
arranging all the bits & pieces so hopefully I'll be on time.
So today's make is a Studio Light creation with a few bits added from
my stash. I placed the tree and the reindeers on foam pads to add a bit of
dimension and I layered the whole lot on gold mirri then on black card.
Thanks for calling, whatever you're up to......take care &  have a lovely day.
See you tomorrow.
xx

challenges
anything Christmas at Crafty Hazelnut's
anything goes at 613 Avenue Create
woodland animals at City Crafter
x is for xmas at ABC Christmas Challenges

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

How Many Reindeers Can You Name?


Hi friends, welcome to my little piece of Blogland....hope you're all well?
Two toppers to share today, super quick & easy & finished with only
faux gems......I think these must be the quickest toppers I've ever made!
I do quite like them & might make more in different colours......and they'll
be great for posting too!
The card & gems were from my stash but the die I'm not sure about....I'm
ashamed to say it's been in a drawer for at least 2 years & this is the first time 
I've used it!
So tomorrow being Thursday would normally be Throwback Thursday
but I'm going to have to put it on hold for now as I seem to have lost
all my old photos......I'm sure they'll be around somewhere but think I'm
going to need techie son to help find them!
Rightio, that's my lot for today, thanks for calling!
xx

challenges
Christmas is Coming at Craft Rocket
Clean & Simple at Creative Knockouts
Anything Goes at Crimbo Crackers


Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Through the Window


Hi friends, are you all well? I hope so......and a big thank you to all who wished me
well for my appointments yesterday. Unfortunately trips to the Dr's are a weekly
thing for me....with the odd hospital appointment thrown in! It seems the drugs
used to treat my ailments also cause side effects which bring along a whole new
set of problems! Anyway, enough of that for now.......back to crafting lol!
So today I have another Christmas topper to share, I love the clean, crisp lines 
of this on & it'a a favourite colour combo too. The image is one from a very old
sheet of toppers, the frame a die cut....actually everything else is die cut & I
finished with a peel off sentiment & some faux gems.
Oh, how I'd love to be snuggled up in a little cottage looking out at that view!
I can almost hear the silence that I imagine comes with that view.....does that make
sense lol? That lovely stillness that you get with snow? Ooh I love Winter!
Rightio, shopping to do today......thanks for calling & for any comment you might 
leave......see you tomorrow.
xx

challenges
Christmas at Crafting by Design
Christmas at 4 Crafty Chicks
Winter at C.R.A.F.T
Anything Goes at Crimbo Crackers
anything Christmas at Merry Little Christmas Challenges
anything Christmas at Merry Christmas Challenges


Monday, 5 November 2018

Merry Christmas!


Hi friends, just a quick post before I start on the days appointments.
A round Christmas card topper to share today, well.....I say topper, I might just
change it into an easel card yet. Simple paper & card die cut shapes layered
together, I added some silver die cut foliage, a beautiful die cut poinsettia with a
faux pearl centre & finished with a silver die cut sentiment. Sorry the sentiment
looks a bit fuzzy......I must have taken a half dozen pics & they all look fuzzy!
Thanks for calling......see you tomorrow!
xx

challenges
anything goes at Die Cuttin' Divas
Christmas at 4 Crafty Chicks
Christmas is Coming at Craft Rocket
anything goes at Crimbo Crackers


Sunday, 4 November 2018

Poppies for Remembrance


Hi friends, welcome to my little corner of Blogland!
Hope you're all well & warm, it's a little bit chilly here today & looks like
it might rain....oh well, I'm toasty warm in my craft room & that's where I plan on 
staying for the day. All jobs done, the tea is prepared....a nice, easy, peaceful
day is what I'm hoping for as tomorrow is a bit full on.....I have a Dr appointment
AND a hospital appointment  so I imagine I'll be waiting around quite a lot.
So back to today & I have a remembrance card topper to share.....quite clean & simple
so as not to take away from the beautiful image. I die cut a moonstone die frame
from Hunkydory, added the image (also Hunkydory) after I'd cut it into 3
then finished with a printed sentiment layered onto 2 die cut banners & finished
with a faux gem.
That's me for today, thanks for calling & whatever you're up to I hope you manage
a little crafty time too......see you tomorrow!
xx

challenges
anything goes at Crafting From The Heart
anything goes at Crafty Creations
clean & simple at Creative Knockouts
anything goes at Crafty Catz
clean & simple at Cut It Up

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Something for the Weekend!

Hi crafty friends & bloggers, hope you're all well.
So it's Saturday already which means......welcome to 'Something for the Weekend'!
Come share something with me.....could be a crafty make, a photo, a joke, 
anything you'd like to share I'd like to see!


I was going to share a non crafty make today but was so pleased with these little toppers
I just had to share them! Why? Well, because I got all 3 toppers from one sheet, 1 piece of
 paper and 1 sheet of gold mirri card......and I still have some left! So now I'm 
thinking I might have to challenge myself more to see just how much I can get from so 
little......watch this space lol. Not sure where the topper sheet came from, it must be
quite old......I'm on a mission to use up old stash, only thing is I never seem to get to the
end of anything. Some of the kits you can buy nowadays have so much in them, I suppose 
that's a good thing in one way but sometimes I do end up with quite a lot left. Still, I'm
not complaining, it just means I have to have a good sort out every so often & when I 
find something I forgot I had it's like having something new all over again!
Enough waffling from me, thanks for calling & whatever you're up to....
have a lovely weekend!
xx

challenges
anything Christmas at Holly & Ivy
Christmas at 4 Crafty Chicks
Christmas is coming at Craft Rocket

Friday, 2 November 2018

Paper Frosting Friday!

Hi friends, happy Friday....it's a beautiful day here on the Yorkshire Coast, the
sun is shining, the sky is blue......and it's Paper Frosting Friday.....my
 day of the week to share some home made embellishments......don't you think
paper frosting sounds much nicer?
Anyway. I have the simplest of makes to share today.....super quick & easy & a great 
way to use up some scraps. I used kraft card & more of the pages from my damaged
 Harry Potter book.......but I promise that'll be the last for a while now lol.
I used only scallop & circle dies, heart dies & finished each one with a faux pearl.
Thanks for visiting & for any comments you might leave, I appreciate them so
much......whatever you're up to hope you have a lovely day.
xx

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Thursday Throwback!

 Hi crafty friends & bloggers, hope you're all well......and welcome to Thursday Throwback! My weekly look back at past makes.....would you make the same again.....or would you rather not lol. Today I'm sharing a necklace I made, the images are from the fabulous Oddball Art & are from my colouring days when I was a member of their Dt. I coloured them on shrink plastic, used my heat gun to shrink them......I remember being so happy with them as this was the first time I'd used shrink plastic with any success. I love how the colours intensify when the image is shrunk and you don't lose any of the detail.
I took quite a long length of beading elastic & threaded on seed beads & pearl....hundreds of 'em lol.....added
the charm to the pendant with a jump ring then attached them to the necklace.......done!
I'm still happy with this make, I made it for my daughter but sadly I don't think I'd make anything like this again with these arthritic hands of mine. It is nice to look back though. Do you fancy joining me?
Would love it if you did......just leave me a comment so's I know to come visit you back.
Rightio......jobs awaiting......thanks for calling......see you tomorrow!
xx

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

With Love at Christmas

Hi crafty friends, hope you're all well & warm.
It was a cold & frosty morning today.....boys had to scrape the windscreens before they
could go anywhere, think they might need to get up a bit earlier from now on lol.
Speaking of cold & frosty.....I found this image whilst I was looking for something else.
I have no idea where it's from but I fell in love with it straightaway....best of all there's
another one on the sheet!
I started with a base of navy card, added a silver mirri layer then 3 distressed paper
 layers & lastly the image. Lots of silver mirri snowflakes, a foiled sentiment & 
some faux gems....and that's it, job done!
Can't believe we're on Wednesday already.....and it's November tomorrow....oh my, where
is the year going? Think I better step it up a bit for Christmas, I'm way behind!
Thanks for calling & for any comment you might leave........see you tomorrow for
Thursday Throwback!
xx

challenges
Rudolph Days at Scrappy Mo's
anything goes at Crimbo Crackers
animals at Jingle Belles
pearls/gems at Allsorts
anything goes at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas
anything goes at Die Cuttin' Divas
anything goes at The Holly & The Ivy

Monday, 29 October 2018

Explosion of Colour with Crafty Cardmakers!


 Hi friends, hope you're all well, warm & had a lovely weekend.
Today I have my Dt make for the latest challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers, the theme is:
EXPLOSION OF COLOUR
As usual, any & all crafts are welcome & if you pop over to the main blog you will
see some fabulous Dt makes for your inspiration....we're a very diverse team so
there's sure to be something to tickle your fancy!
I wanted the image to be the main focus of my make this time so I went with
decoupage.....aren't those poppies just beautiful? Here's a closer look at the layers:
Rightio, busy day today so I'll love you & leave you......thanks for calling....
.....see you tomorrow.
xx

Sunday, 28 October 2018

With Love

Hi friends....hope you're all well & having a lovely weekend.
I'm planning on a nice, peaceful craft-ernoon ......the tea (lasagne & salad) is all prepared,
jobs are done, cats are napping.....just need to pop the kettle on then I'm good to go!
Another card topper to share today......I'm not really much of a teddy person but just recently
I've been rather drawn to them so I suspect there'll be more popping up here. They do seem
to be very popular and I suppose if you like them then they'll suit for almost any
occasion. I started with a patterned card base, added a layer of textured white card, a
strip of pink foiled card then added the layers of decoupage, the sentiment is slightly
raised on foam pads then I finished with some faux gems & a little silver bow.
Okie dokie, that's me for today.....thanks for calling & for any comments you might
leave......see you tomorrow!
xx

challenges
going girly at Cutie Pie
animals at Southern Girls
anything goes at A Gem of a Challenge

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Something for the Weekend!

Morning crafty friends & bloggers, welcome to 'Something for the Weekend'.....the perfect
time to share something......anything you want, doesn't have to be crafty!
I have a card topper to share today....all pink & silver & black with lots of foiling too
although that doesn't show up too well in the photo, it's so much prettier IRL.
I was debating whether or not to put this on the front of a notebook so it could be used 
as one of those books that people sign & leave a little message in at parties.
Or I could make it into a card & make a notebook as well.....ooh, I've got a head
full of ideas now lol!
Nothing much planned here today, was going to have a wander around town with
my grandson but it's cold, dark & ever so wet so might have to have a rethink on that.
Do you have anything nice planned?
Thanks for calling......see you tomorrow.

challenges
anything goes at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
fantasy at Pile It On
anything goes at Corrosive Challenges
anything goes at Crafty Creations
anything goes at Creative Moments
anything goes at Crafty Catz

Friday, 26 October 2018

Paper Frosting Friday!


Hi crafty friends, hope you're all well & looking forward to the weekend.
So it's Paper Frosting Friday again.....the day I share my handmade embellishments......
......why Paper Frosting? Well, just because embellishments is such a mouthful.....
and paper frosting sounds so much nicer, I think.
So today I have some Harry Potter inspired envelopes to share, perfect for scrapbook 
pages, journals, card making........I'm sure there's many uses for them. I used more pages
 from my water damaged Harry Potter book, added an insert for journaling, stamping
etc., or you could add cinema tickets and/or receipts. What do you think? I wanted to
 keep them fairly plain then they could be added to as & when required.
Rightio, almost tea time so I better dash.....thanks for calling & for any comments
you might leave......see you over the weekend!
xx




Thursday, 25 October 2018

Thursday Throwback!

Hi friends, hope you're all well  warm....there was a definite nip in the air last night!
Welcome to Thursday Throwback where I'd love you to share your past makes...
......do you still love them.....would you change anything.......or would you
rather not admit to making them lol! As usual, if you'd like to join me just leave 
me a comment so's I can come visit you back.
As Halloween is almost upon us I thought I'd share some ATC's I made a fair
few years ago....I'm not sure where the image is from, maybe Dilly Beans?
The tombstone was die cut & coloured with promarkers, the mesh background
was from one of the £ shops & the letters were stickers.
Rightio, better go get something done if I want an hour (or two) in the
craft room later. Thanks for calling......see you tomorrow!
xx

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Boo!


Hi friends.....happy Wednesday!
A super quick post today, it's been one of those days when I've never stopped
but don't seem to have accomplished very much.... oh well, there's always
tomorrow lol. I have a little Halloween card topper to share today, all from the
bit box I distressed some paper layers, added some die cut cobwebs, a die cut spider
with a faux gem belly.....and the verse I made up myself & printed out!
Thanks for calling......see you tomorrow.
xx

challenges
Halloween at Brown Sugar
Anything Goes/Make it Square at Crafty Catz
Halloween at My Time To Craft
Black Purple Orange at Pile It On
Halloween at Die Cut Divas

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!


Hi friends, hope you're all well.
Today I have a couple of cute Christmas cards to share......super quick, bright & cheery I
thought they would be perfect for the little ones.I made both cards from just one topper sheet
adding only the blue gingham base. 
Thanks for popping by & for any comments you might leave.....see you tomorrow!
xx

challenges
anything goes at Crimbo Crackers
anything goes/Christmas at Crafter's Castle
anything goes at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas
anything Christmas at Merry Little Christmas Challenge
anything Christmas at Merry Christmas Challenge

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Something for the Weekend!


Hi friends.......welcome to 'Something for the Weekend'!
My share this weekend is a furry one lol.....some of you might know I'm a bit
of a crazy cat lady........and I think one of my boys uses that to his advantage lol.
So when Willow needed a home he literally just turned up with her......then about 3 weeks
later he arrived with her brother, Dash..........how could I refuse those sweet faces?
They're now 6 months old & they really are the sweetest kittens, they get on so well with the others, they love snuggles, spiders......and worms!! And when they purr
it sounds like a  freight train going past!!
Hope you're having a lovely weekend.....and if you want to share 'Something for the
Weekend' do leave me a comment so I can come visit you too.
Thanks for calling......see you tomorrow.
xx



Friday, 19 October 2018

Paper Frosting Friday!

Hi crafty friends & bloggers, hope you're all well.
I know I say it every week but oh my, don't these Friday's come around quick?
So it's Paper Frosting Friday again......the day I share my handmade embellishments...
......why paper Frosting? Well, just because embellishments is such a mouthful.....
and Paper Frosting sounds so much nicer, I think.
So this week I have some handmade flowers to share. I made these with some leather
offcuts and a Harry Potter book that was sadly water damaged & I couldn't bring myself
to throw it away. I started with a die cut leather base, added layers of die cut book
pages & finished with a faux pearl centre. It's quite hard to see all the layers in the pic
but IRL when they're all scrunched up they look so good.
Here's a close up:
Rightio, that's me for today.....thanks for calling & for any comments you might
leave......have a lovely weekend.
xx



Thursday, 18 October 2018

Thursday Throwback

                                 Hi friends, hope you're all well......and welcome to Thursday                                       Throwback, my weekly look back at past crafty makes. I think it's fun to have a look back & see how our styles have changed. Do you still like your make? Would you change anything? Or would you rather not be reminded lol.
If you fancy joining me then please leave me a comment so I can come have a look too. 

 This week I'm looking back at a mixed media canvas I made for my bedroom, I think it was
 about three and a half years ago......and I still love it, it still hangs on my bedroom wall!
I used tissue paper, gesso, paint, paper, beads, caran d'ache crayons, ric rac, Tim Holtz word stickers......you name it, it's probably on there somewhere lol
Here's a pic from the very start, I'd primed the canvas, drawn the half heart shape then added the scrunched up tissue using lots of gesso
And here's a pic of the finished canvas
Thanks for calling & for any comment you might leave....see you tomorrow!
xx


Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Feeling Christmas!

Morning friends.....hope you're all well.
I've not blogged since Friday & it feels like so much longer.....I've had a busy
few days what with Asher's birthday party & then on impulse I decided to change two
 rooms around.......do you ever do that? Oh my, halfway through I wished I hadn't
started but the end result is lovely. I was going to redecorate but instead just bought
some new cushions and rearranged he furniture and I'm so pleased.......and now I
have room for my Christmas tree so I'm really feeling Christmas. I love that
warm, fuzzy, comfortable feeling that comes at this time of the year......the dark
nights, cosy fires, hot chocolate......ooh, I love it all!
Anyway, that's way too much waffling from me......if you're still with me I have
a Christmas card to share......quite an unusual colour combo but I do like it.
I started with a black card base, added a layer of turquoise foiled bauble card & then
 decorated with lots of silver & black die cuts & ribbon and finished with some faux gems.
Rightio, that's me for today......thanks for calling......see you tomorrow.
xx

challenges
Christmas at C.R.A.F.T
anything goes at Crimbo Crackers
anything goes at The Holly & The Ivy

Friday, 12 October 2018

Paper Frosting Friday!

Morning friends.....happy Friday.......and what a dull, grey & wet day is is too!
Hope you're all well & have something nice
planned for the weekend......and maybe a little craft time planned too?
So as it's Friday (don't they come around quick?) it's time to share some more
of my paper frosting......my handmade card/scrap/journal pieces although
I think they could maybe be used for all sorts of other things!
I made some little word tags this week using inspirational/motivational words
and some scraps of paper left over from a Tim Holtz paper pad. I simply cut the 
paper to the size I wanted.....added the computer printed words, punched a hole
& finished with some leather cord.......job done!
Thanks for calling......see you at the weekend!
xx

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Thursday Throwback!

Hi friends.......wow, 2 posts in one day.....that doesn't happen too often
around here lol. Welcome to Thursday Throwback.....the  time to have a look
 back at our past makes......do you still like them? Would you change anything
or would you rather pretend you didn't make them?
I'm sharing a Halloween make today....lots of lovely layers, die cuts, bunting,
ribbon, faux gems, plastic spiders.....and a lovely image.....and yes, I do
still like this one.....I must use those circular dies more often though!
If you fancy joining me leave me a comment to let me know then I can come
visit you back.
Thanks for calling......see you tomorrow.
xx

New Challenge at Not Just Cards!

Morning crafty friends & bloggers......happy Thursday!
It's a very special day for us today.......my grandson Asher is one!!!
He's such a gorgeous, happy baby......so easy to take care of.....and he makes
 the funniest noises! I can't  believe how fast the year has gone.....makes me 
wish I could keep him at this age for another year. He's coming to us on 
Saturday & we're having a little tea party for him so hopefully I'll have some 
pics to share next week.
Anyway, I'm also here to tell you about the new challenge over at 
The theme, as usual, is anything goes so this time I made a bottle tag for 
 a bottle of wine I gave to my stepfather for his birthday recently.
I didn't measure, just cut my card to the size I wanted, used a circle die to
cut the hole......then set to decorating. Another great way to use up some bits
from the scrap box too.....although I'm sure I'll never get to the bottom
of it! Rightio, better get a move on....if you fancy joining us this month
 you can find all rules & some gorgeous Dt makes for your inspiration over
on the main blog.....hope to see you there!
Thanks for calling......see you tomorrow!
xx

challenges
more than 1 die at Crafty Friends
anything goes at Corrosive Challenges
anything goes at Through the Craft Room Door
anything but a card at Simon Says Wednesday
dies/punches at Sparkles

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Christmas Robin

Morning crafty friends, hope you're all well.
It's a beautiful Autumn morning here on the Yorkshire Coast & I'm planning
on spending the day at my craft desk......heaven!
Today's share is a Christmas card topper.....the beautiful image is from
Hunkydory as is the backing paper & tag. I added some die cut elements - 
poinsettia & foliage and finished with a little silver bow & some faux gems.
Rightio, gonna get the tea in the slow cooker then it's craft, craft, & more craft!
Thanks for calling & for any comments you might leave....see you tomorrow.
xx

challenges
anything goes at Cute Card Thursday
N is for Nature at Alphabet Challenge
anything goes at Crafters Castle
anything goes at Corrosive Challenges

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Another Pink & Gold Christmas!

Hi crafty friends & bloggers, hope you're all well.
Been a busy day here......Dr appointment, shopping & the usual tidying up, washing,
hoovering etc but I managed to sneak in a crafty hour or so. I wanted to join in over
at Jingle Belles where they're asking us for pink holiday cards for Breast Cancer
awareness. For every card that's linked up the Jingle Belles will donate two 
dollars to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.........how generous is that? 
All they ask is that pink features prominently & that the card theme is Winter/Christmas.
I made one last weekend, another today & I'm hoping to make a few more!
I started with a gold mirri base then used elements from a Studio Light booklet,
I added a few extra die cut pieces & finished with a few faux gems......done!
Rightio, better go start on the tea....thanks for calling.....see you tomorrow.
xx

challenges
V for very quick at ABC Christmas challenges
anything goes at Crafting With An Attitude
anything goes at Crimbo Crackers
anything Christmas at Winter Wonderland

Monday, 8 October 2018

Winter Wishes

Morning friends, happy Monday!
Hope you had a lovely weekend & are looking forward to the week!
I have a Christmas card topper to share today.........another quick & easy make
using the Hunkydory snowglobe die set.  The image is LOTV, snowflakes
are die cut......I added a few faux gems & finished with a sprinkle of glitter on the
image.......job done.....and I'm looking forward to trying it in other colours too!
Rightio, lots to do today if I want a crafty hour (or two) this afternoon....
.....thanks for calling & for any comments you might leave......see you tomorrow.
xx

challenges
V for Very quick at ABC Christmas Challenges
anything goes at Crafting by Design
2 word sentiment at Aud Sentiments
anything goes at Crimbo Crackers
for a child at Christmas With the Cuties
Christmas is for kids at Sparkles Christmas Challenges

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Frightful!


Hi crafty friends & bloggers......welcome to my little piece of the web!
I thought it was about time I shared a Halloween card .......the only one I've
made so far this year! I started with my favourite black base then added some
distressed paper layers - Mischievous by My Mind's Eye - next I added
some die cuts & finished with a peel off word sticker (remember them?) on
the banner die cut.....oh, and a couple of black faux gems.
Quick, easy & inspired by one of my cats........sat at the side of a tree in
the back garden.........thankfully the tree's not as scary as this one though!
Thanks for calling & for any comments you might leave....whatever you're
up to have a lovely day........see you tomorrow.
xx

challenges
dies/punches at Always Fun
something spooky at Cards in Envy
Halloween at Unicorn Challenge
anything goes/spooky at Crafty Addicts
Halloween at Craft Rocket
Halloween at Brown Sugar
Halloween at Cut It Up
Halloween at A Gem of a Challenge
Halloween at Die Cut Divas

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Something for the Weekend!


Morning crafty friends & bloggers, hope you're all well......and welcome to
Something for the Weekend!
Today I have a Christmas card to share.......all pink & gold & shiny.....so
not me lol but I have to say I love it! I started with a base of gold mirri card
then added elements from a Studio Light sheet. Of course, I couldn't stop there
and so I added more gold die cuts & finished with a couple of faux gems.
I'm loving the Studio Light booklets, they offer so much and you can make them
as simple as you like or add to them as much as you like......and there's a
fantastic range too.....booklets for all occasions!
Rightio, that's me for today........off for a wander around the town.
Thanks for calling......see you tomorrow!
xx

challenges
anything goes at A Snowflake's Promise
anything goes at Holly & Ivy Christmas
anything goes at Crimbo Crackers
anything Christmas at Winter Wonderland
anything Christmas at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas
anything goes at Merry Little Christmas
pink Christmas for cure at Jingle Belles

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Thursday Throwback!



Morning crafty friends & bloggers......hope you're all well.
Welcome to Thursday Throwback......my weekly look back at past crafty makes...
.....do you still like them? Would you change anything or would you rather
not look at all lol?
I have a Halloween wall hanging from 2012 to share today......I loved it when I
 made it & I'm still happy with it today.......although I remember my daughter
telling me it was ok......but she wanted something REAL scary lol!
If you fancy sharing an old make leave me a comment.....I'd love to come 
visit you back.
Thanks for calling....whatever you're up to have a lovely day.
See you tomorrow.
xx







 












Wednesday, 3 October 2018

You Are Special


Hi friends, happy Wednesday......Wednesday already! Doesn't time fly
when you're having crafty fun......or even when you're not lol.
Today I have a minimalist card to share......so hard for me to do, I just want to
pile on anything & everything! I am wondering though, should I add the
word 'so' as in 'You are so special' or leave it as it is?
Anyway, more bits from the bit box for this card, so quick & easy and I'm
sure it'll look good in other colour combo's and different sentiments.....I'm loving
the cards with one big word on them at the moment.
Rightio, lots to do today so I'll love you & leave you....thanks for calling.
See you tomorrow.
xx

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Candy Winner!


Morning friends, no makes to share today as it's time to announce the winner
of my candy........thanks so much to all who entered & thanks for all your
comments, visits & words of support and encouragement.....I appreciate it
more than you will ever know!
So, drumroll please............ I have a winner and that's you..........KATH of

****** Handmade by Kath! ******

Congratulations Kath.......if you would let me know your snail mail info I'll pop
your candy in the post asap. My email is mrsgrohl1@gmail.com
xx 

Monday, 1 October 2018

Robbon and/or Lace with Crafty Cardmakers!

Hi crafty friends & bloggers, happy October 1st! I hope you had a lovely weekend
 and are raring to go for the week ahead! I can't quite believe we're into October
already.....and my grandson is almost 1 year old!
Anyway, enough waffling from me....I'm here today with my Dt make for the
latest challenge over on the Crafty Cardmakers blog where the theme is:
RIBBON and/or LACE
A lovely theme, I think.........I was going to go with girly & feminine but time
ran away with me & I thought I better get a move on with some Halloween makes
so I made the simplest of tags. I used die cut tags, die cut the webs & spiders
from silver mirri.....oh my, were they a pain to stick down lol! I used green
slime coloured ribbon & finished with a faux gem in the centre of the spider.
Would love to see you join us......as usual  any & all makes are welcome, there's
hardly any rules & there's some fabulous Dt work for your inspiration...
......hope to see you there!
Thanks for calling & for any comments you might leave.....see you tomorrow!
xx

Sunday, 30 September 2018

A bit of a change......and some candy!

Hi crafty friends, hope you're all well.
It's been a strange week here, you know the kind of week where you don't
seem to have 2 minutes to yourself but you don't seem to get anything done either?
Well, that's been my kind of week......here's hoping next week is more productive,
especially on the crafting front.
I've been thinking for a while that a bit of a blog revamp is in order and I've finally
taken the plunge. I've had a bit of a colour change up and I've changed the title
 too............I'm sure I'll be tweaking a bit more but I'm happy for now!

So to celebrate I'm having a bit of a candy giveaway, here's whats on offer:
1 x regency swirls 3D embossing folder
1 x opulent swirls metal die pack (6 dies)
1 x antique edge decorative metal dies (3 dies)
usual rules apply:
Add your name to Linky
Add a pic to your blog
Link pic back to my blog
Follow my blog
Closes Sept 30th at midnight

Thanks for calling & good luck!
Bye for now
xx




Sympathy toppers

Hi friends, happy Sunday......hope you're having a lovely weekend.
I have a couple of toppers to share today, the kind nobody likes to make
but sadly we all need at some time.
Lots of layers used, all die cut & finished with a tiny faux pearl in the centre of
 the flower. Wasn't sure whether or not to add a sentiment so I left them without but
typically once I uploaded the photo I'm thinking I should have.
That's my lot for today, thanks for calling & whatever you're up to hope you
have a lovely day.
xx

My CANDY finishes tonight so there's still a few hours left to enter if you'd like.

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Something for the Weekend!

Morning crafty friends, welcome to Something for the Weekend!
Do you have anything nice planned? We have a shopping day planned for today
then tomorrow it's craft, craft & more craft!
So this Something for the Weekend is a 16th birthday card topper. It measures approx
5x5 square so will sit nicely on a 6x6 card blank. I used mostly bits & bobs & just 
a few faux gems to finish! Papers are from Craftwork Cards, the bunting die is
Marianne, the punches I have no idea.....I think they're older than some of my
children lol! Number dies are Memory Box & the 'sweet' die was an Ebay buy.
Better dash......got a busy day ahead. Thanks for calling, have a lovely day!
xx
There's still time to enter my CANDY if you'd like!

challenges
anything goes at Corrosive Challenges
anything goes at Crafting from the Heart
pearls/gems at Dream Valley
anything goes at Crafty Creations
sentiment at Aud Sentiments
anything goes at Creative Knockouts
anything goes at Crafting with Friends

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