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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, 31 March 2018

March 2018 Rudolph Days Challenge!


Good morning my crafty friends......hope you're all well!
Just popping in at the last minute to share a make for the Rudolph Days challenge over at 
A great way to get a head start on all your Christmas makes......you can enter once & you can make anything so long as it's Christmas!
I've used only dies this time....and more bits from the bit box......I think I'll probably make more of this topper but in different colours.
Thanks for popping in......see you soon!
xx

challenges
anything Christmas at Merry Christmas Challenge
anything Christmas at Crimbo Crackers
anything Christmas at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge

Friday, 30 March 2018

It's that Easter bunny again!


Happy Easter crafty friends.....hope you're all well.

Well my plans for the garden have been thwarted already........it's rained all day......don't know
why I'm surprised really, it's typical Bank holiday weather! Still, it's nice that the kids 
are home & we get time together, especially if that time involves chocolate lol!

Another little Easter topper to share today, I really need to stop making more than I need.....
but this craft addiction really gets a hold, doesn't it so I imagine we're all the same!
The bunny is silver this time ( a real devil to photograph) and again I've used only bits from my bit box........but why does it never seem any emptier??

Rightio, it's almost time for tea.....thanks for calling & for any comments you might
 leave......see you tomorrow.
xx

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Bunnies, Chicks or Eggs with Crafty Cardmakers!

Hi friends......hope you're all well & looking forward to the Easter weekend!
It's a beautiful day here & I'm hoping it stays that way for the next few as I quite fancy a little potter about in the garden.....and some crafty time too, of course!
Anyway, back to business.......I'm so chuffed to tell you I've joined the Dt over at
 (thanks for inviting me, Lin) & today I'm sharing my 1st make......I should have done this on Monday but internet problems kept me from blogging!
So this fortnight the chosen theme is......Bunnies, Chicks or Eggs! Any & all makes are welcome just so long as you stick to the theme & if you pop on over to the blog you'll find some gorgeous inspiration from the rest of the team!
I made an Easter egg shaped card, a bit of a vintage vibe going on, I think.....I distressed the edges & added some die cut embellishments, lace, a computer generated sentiment & finished with a handmade paper flower......all made with scraps from my bit box!
hanks for calling today & for any comments you might leave......see you soon!
xx

challenges
Spring or Easter at Brown Sugar
Easter at Cut It Up
Easter at Make My Monday


Saturday, 24 March 2018

Where's Thor today?

Hi friends.....happy weekend!
No craft today, thought I'd share some kitty pics instead.
I think Thor likes to play a kitty version of hide & seek........he doesn't actually hide but we
often have to go seeking him.......and we find him in the strangest of places lol!
Nothing strange about a basket........but he does like them, the smaller the better!

Here he is in the Christmas tree.......he could have been there for hours, we looked 
everywhere BUT the Christmas tree!
 And here he is on top of my sons Xbox.......so obvious but we STILL couldn't find him!

Have a lovely day......see you soon!
xx

Friday, 23 March 2018

Paper Frosting!

Hi friends......Friday already!  
Do you have something nice planned for the weekend?
Hopefully a couple of hours here & there in the craft room for me, I'm in a real scrapbooking mood right now so I'll probably have a rummage through the pile of photos waiting to be scrapped. I was lucky enough to receive a Gemini junior for Mother's Day & I have to say it's the best die cutting machine I've ever used! So quick & easy......and fairly quiet too......it's a real pleasure to use & so far it's cut everything I've put through it first time!

So for today I have some scrapbook embellishments to share.....only I've decided I'm not gonna call them embellishments, it's too long winded so I'm calling them Paper Frosting.....kind of like the icing on the cake......only in paper! What do you think?  As usual, I made far too many.............once I started I just couldn't stop lol! 
They were fun to make though & I used up lots of scraps too. 
Rightio, better get on.....lots to do if I want a crafty weekend. Thanks for calling & for any comments you might leave......see you soon.
xx

challenges
use your paper scraps at Sweet Stampin'
bundle of joy at the Crazy challenge
for the love of kids/anything goes at 4 Crafty Chicks













Thursday, 22 March 2018

To a Special Mum


Hi friends, hope you're all well.
A quick post as I have a 'Mum' card to share today.......perfect for any occasion for our lovely Mum's, I think!
Some simple matting & layering, some die cuts, a stamped sentiment & finished with some faux pearls......job done!
Thanks for calling today & for any comments you might leave......see you soon!
xx

challenges
for a special lady at Crafty Friends Challenge
anything goes at Corrosive Challenges
anything goes at Crafting From The Heart
bingo + sentiment (patt paper, stamp, fav colour) at Aud Sentiments

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Let's celebrate!


Hi friends, hope you're all well & warm. 
As I'm sat here looking out the window I can see the most beautiful blue sky, the birds are singing, the sun is shining and although it's a little frosty it looks like we're in for a lovely day..........but I'm not fooled lol.......I know how quickly the weather can change & take us all by surprise!
So today's make would be perfect for a celebration.....wedding, engagement, 18th. More scraps used up & just one topper.....distressed & placed on top of lots of lovely inky distressed paper layers. I added some die cut embellishments......flowers, hearts, foliage, the word love......some ric rac, a tiny rose bud and finished with some faux pearls.
Rightio, better get on.......thanks for calling & for any comments you might leave......see you soon!
xx

challenges
celebrate at Cute Card Thursday
let's celebrate at Fussy & Fancy
flowers at Die Cuttin' Divas

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Hello baby!

Hi friends......hope you're all well.
'Tis a dull, dismal morning here on the Yorkshire Coast......perfect weather for cosying up in the craft room, I think! Who's with me? Once I've got the jobs done, tea in the slow cooker, a clear desk & a nice hot mug of coffee......I'll be raring to go lol!
Today I have a couple of new baby makes to share.....perfect as card toppers, to be added to a scrapbook page .......or maybe even an album cover? As usual, when making my own I got carried away and as I had a few bits left it would have been rude not to make a couple extra!
I used only die cuts, one topper sheet, a couple of stamps & a couple of gems and I love how they came together so easily.


challenges
Y is your choice at the Alphabet Challenge
let's celebrate at Fussy & Fancy
bundle of joy at the Crazy Challenge
die cuts at Use Your Stuff
family at Little Red Wagon

Thanks for calling & for any comments you might leave......see you soon.
xx

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Dude......you make my gears spin!

Hi friends......happy Wednesday!
Don't know where the days are going but they sure are flying past!
Today's card has been sat in my unblogged folder for a while........we can't be having that lol so today's the day to share! Lots of snippets of silver mirri card were used on this one, just one piece of A4 black card (and I had some left from that!) and a snippet of patterned paper from my scrap box!
A couple of dies, I distressed some edges & a computer generated sentiment and that's
it......job done! I thought to add some gems but as it's intended for a male I thought maybe not......I'll save them for the girly cards!
Thanks for calling & for any comments you might leave......see you soon!
xx

challenges
die cuts & punches at Creative Knockouts
layer it up at Crafty Catz
die cuts at Use Your Stuff
add gold or silver at Make My Monday

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Happy Mother's Day!

Hi crafty friends......hope you're all well, warm & having a lovely weekend!
Happy Mother's Day to all you Mum's out there........wishing you all a lovely day!
For today I have a card for a Mum.....made for Mother's Day but would work for maybe a birthday.....in fact I think it would suit any occasion. I chose cream, kraft & peach tones.....definitely one of my favourite colour combo's and I've taken a bit of a liking to hammer card too lol. Lots of distresssed edge layers, die cuts, mulberry flowers and faux pearls........and that's it......job done.
Thanks for calling, have a lovely day......see you soon!
xx

challenges
floral delight at Crafty Cardmakers
Mother's Day at Fab 'n' Funky
die cuts/punches at Creative Knockouts
Mothers at Cute Card Thursday
layer it up at Crafty Catz

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