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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 30 November 2019

Challenge #10 - Tags & Trimmings!

Hi friends, hope you're all well.
It's time for challenge #10 and as we're into November already....(where
did the year go?) I thought we'd go with the theme of......


Tags.......can be simply gift tags or maybe a tag on a card just so long as it's
obvious.......and trimmings........I'm thinking decorations for the tree, bunting,
wreaths..........or anything you might make to decorate your home!

I made a few things for inspiration this month so first up is a little tag......a 2 in 1 I think
because if I changes the string for ribbon I could hang this on the tree!
Layers of distressed paper raised on foam pads, some die cut foliage, a little heart,
poinsettia with a faux gem centre then I sprinkled the whole lot with frantage.
Once I started making I couldn't stop so I'll probably be back with more inspiration
throughout the month.

This month I have my lovely blog buddy NanaConnie from Grammy's Attic
joining me as Guest Designer

 and here's what NanaConnie made......

Look at his little face......
Isn't that the sweetest Panda you ever did see?
Thanks so much NanaConnie, your tag is adorable.

1 - You must follow the theme set
2 - One entry, new makes only
3 - You must be a follower of this blog
4 - Please link your entry post back to this blog

So whether your style is frilly & fancy, CAS,or even grungy & gritty you
can enter your make.....and as usual, there'll be a surprise prize for the
lucky winner. And if you fancy joining me as a guest designer then just add
GD after your name!

Good luck!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Friday 22 November 2019

Tags & Trimmings Inspiration

Hi crafty friends, hope you're all well.
Just popping on to share some more inspiration for my 'Tags & Trimmings'
challenge here. Super quick & easy, I simply die cut the pockets & decorated them
with a die cut snowflake. I then die cut the tags......finished with some paper
string & a faux gem in the centre of the snowflakes....plenty of space to add your
own little message........or even stamp something. 
Another make using only dies..........can you tell how much I love them?
Thanks for calling......have a lovely weekend!

Tuesday 12 November 2019

Tags & Trimmings inspiration

Morning lovelies, hope you're all well.
Ooh, I feel full of the joys of Spring this morning, not sure why 'cos it
feels like the middle of Winter today but never mind......I'll just go with the flow!
I have a little inspiration for my Tags & Trimmings challenge which you can
find here. My first make was a little shabby, maybe a little bit vintage so my next
make just had to be the opposite......and these are totally opposite! All die cut & quite
modern looking, I think......they took me about 10 mins to make!
As with my first make, simply swap out the ribbon for a loop & these could
hang from the tree too!
Rightio, better go.......I really need to make a start on the Christmas shopping...I'm
usually almost done by this time but it's been a funny old year.....oh well, there's
still time! Thanks for calling & for any comments you might leave..........and
whatever you're up to......have a lovely day!

Monday 11 November 2019

Thankful with Crafty Cardmakers!

Morning friends, hope you're all well & had a lovely weekend.

We have a new challenge starting over at Crafty Cardmakers today.....the theme
as chosen by our lovely Lin is......
As usual, we love to see any & all makes just so long as you stick to the theme
and if you're low on inspiration we can help you with that too.......just 
pop on over to the main blog!

A topper from me today.....apart from the base layers everything is die cut!
I love this time of the year and the warm colours are right up my street.

Don't forget, my TAGS & TRIMMINGS challenge is here.

Thanks for calling......have a lovely day.

Thursday 7 November 2019

White on White

Hi friends, hope you're all well.
It's ever so windy here rain yet but it looks s though it won't
be too long.......perfect weather for crafting. I switched my Ottlite on
earlier and........nothing......I checked it was switched on at the wall......
......nothing.......checked the fuse.....working fine in another appliance..
By then I was wondering how quick I could get another one! I put it all
back together, plugged it in, switched it on.......and it worked fine!!
So for today I have a topper to share.......I love the look of white on white
on other people's makes but on mine I'm not so sure.....anyway, here it is.
White hammer card turned into a topper using only dies & finished with
a couple of faux gems. Super quick & easy and a great use of scraps!
Rightio, that's me for today. Thanks for calling & whatever you're up to I
hope you have a lovely day.

Don't forget, my TAGS & TRIMMINGS challenge is here.

Wednesday 6 November 2019

Challenge #9 Halloween Winner!

Hi friends, it's time to announce the winner of #9 Halloween
 Thank you so much for all your gorgeous entries..... I'm so chuffed to have such
 support for my little challenges.............and blown away by the number of entries!
So, without further ado..........the winner of  #9 Halloween is.............

****It's you Caz at Caz Crafty Bits****

and here's what Caz made........

Isn't it fab? Although I think I'd have eaten those Kit Kats long
before Halloween!

Here's a pic of your prize.......
No tricks, just treats.......Sweet Treats Decoupage set & Sweet Treat
alphabet stamps.........
and I'd love to invite you to join me as Guest Designer next year.
If you send me your snail mail details I'll pop your prize in the post
asap.............and could you leave me a comment on this post please, so I know
 to look out for your email.

And here's a badge for your blog......

Well done, Caz....and thanks again to everyone who entered, hope you'll
join me  for #10 Tags & Trimmings.............see you there!

Friday 1 November 2019

Christmas is Coming!

Hi friends, hope you're all well.
The rain is back, good job I'm not going anywhere today, a nice lazy crafternoon is planned before Asher comes for tea.......oh my, can that boy eat!! Not sweet things though, he prefers savoury and he loves Grandma's home cooked meals...and I love feeding him.....he sits in his highchair & holds my hand while he eats......melts my heart every time. I love being a Grandma!

So back to's cards are just a few I made with the free kit that came with
 the latest issue of Crafts Beautiful magazine - Poinsettia Perfection by Crafter's
 Companion. A beautiful kit, there's so much in it.....I did some simple mating & layering.....I 
added just a couple of die cut embellies & some faux gems then adhered the lot to 5x5
card blanks. I have to say though they look so much prettier in real life.

Rightio, off back to my desk.....thanks for calling & have a lovely afternoon!

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