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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

Sunday 29 November 2020

It's Been a While......

 


It's been such a long time since I posted I'm not sure I can remember what's what! I do hope you're all well, safe & warm.........and not struggling too much in these strange & uncertain times. I've been trying to fill my time crafting.....well, to be honest it's either crafting or eating and as the eating isn't good for either my diabetes or my waistline l'd much rather be crafting. Lockdown has given me the chance to get lots of my unfinished projects........finished! So to share today I have a finally finished cross stitch hoop. I used shades of pink & burgundy threads and stitched on 18 count glitter aida. Once I got going again it stitched up fairly quickly......think I might have to do another in different colours.What do you think?

Rightio, off for a wander around your blogs.......thanks for calling & any comments you might leave. Hopefully it won't be so long 'til my next post.

xx



Saturday 29 August 2020

Ho Ho Ho!


Morning crafty friends, hope you're all well.......and dry!
We've had so much rain these past few days I thought it was never going to stop!

So today I'm sharing another Christmas make! It seems there's no end to the Christmas things
 I'd like to make.......there's s much Christmas goodness out there I just need to keep going!
For these cards I wanted to show off how good the die cuts look on their own.........no need
 for any extra embellishments.........of course, you could add more if you wanted  but for me I
 thought plain cards. Or.........if you wanted to add a name they would make fantastic place
 settings.They were a little fiddly to piece together first time but so worth it......and if you 
get all your bits and pieces organised first then you're away.......and what a great way
 to use up scraps too!
These dies are from the cutable & layerable range from Crafter's Companion, card blanks
from my stash and only scraps used!

Thanks for calling......stay safe & whatever you're up to have a lovely weekend.
xx

challenges
anything goes at Holly & Ivy
anything goes at Crimbo Crackers
anything goes at Merry Little Christmas

Thursday 20 August 2020

Santa Badge


Morning crafty friends, hope you're all well.

Today's share is a little different.....I used the gorgeous cutable, layerable dies
from Crafter's Companion to make a badge! And best of all......it's made entirely
from scraps......I just added some glitter to the hat, a brooch back and that was
it.......good to go!

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

xx

Tuesday 18 August 2020

Lots of Layers with Crafty Cardmakers


Morning crafty friends, hope you're all well.
Over at Crafty Cardmakers we 're back from our Summer break and we have a new
challenge for you......it's my turn to pick the theme and I chose

LOTS OF LAYERS

Probably my favourite challenge theme, I started with a black card base, added
a distressed paper layer, a die cut frame, a layered sentiment, a handful of handmade
paper flowers then finished with a few faux pearls.

As usual, anything you like to make we like to see just so long as you stick
to the LOTS OF LAYERS theme......and if you're low on inspiration then look
no further than our main blog here. We have a fabulous Dt with an amazing
range of crafting styles.....hope to see you there!

Thanks for calling today......see you soon.
xx

Saturday 8 August 2020

Treat Holder

Hi crafty friends, hope you're all safe & well.......and enjoying the sunshine!
Oh my, it's so, so hot here......roll on Autumn & Winter!

So today I have a little treat holder ......just a plain piece of card folded into
shape then decorated with some patterned paper & using one of the new layerable die
 sets from Crafters Companion (available August 11th on HSN). I especially love how you 
can use the dies as I have or you can separate the words from the tree giving you an
embellishment and a sentiment.
These little treat holders are so useful.....perfect for Christmas, Halloween, Easter...
.....in fact anytime you want to give someone a treat! They look fab in plain colours
and are ideal for all those double sided papers we have in our stash.

Thanks for calling & whatever you're up to......stay safe & have fun.

xx

Saturday 1 August 2020

Winter Wishes


Happy August 1st crafters!
Hope you're all well & enjoying the weekend.....judging by the colour of the sky
I think we're in for a bit of rain. Did you have thunder last night? We had
 the most terrific thunder & lightening.....I've not seen anything like it for a long time.
And now we're into August......how did that happen so quickly?
It's true what they say though......time really does fly when you're having fun.....and
in craft land it's always fun.........especially when you're Christmas crafting! 
So, talking of Christmas crafting.......Crafter's Companion have a new release
of Christmas dies (on Create & Craft on 6th August) and oh my, they are gorgeous! 
The 1st one I'm sharing is called Winter Wishes.....I've gone with navy, white & 
silver for my layers then matted onto paper from the Winter Wonderland 
collection......and finished with die cut poinsettias.

Thanks for calling & whatever you're up to....have fun & stay safe.
xx

Wednesday 29 July 2020

Barber Shop

Hello lovelies.....hope you're all well.

Do you remember the old fashioned barber shops? I remember going with my
Granddad ever so many years ago.......the smells, the steam.....I always felt ever so
grown up and if I was good I got to sit on the barber chair & the barber would 
raise it up as high as it would go! Afterwards we'd go to the hotel where my 
Granddad worked (he was a chef) and have an knickerbocker glory!

I feel like there's something missing from this card.....the front panel lifts up so
you could write/stamp a secret message......but not sure what else, if anything,
to add.......any suggestions? I think the main image came from Splashcrafts
 but not sure about the papers as they were all in my scrap box. 

Rightio, better get a move on......thanks for calling.....happy crafting!
xx

Monday 27 July 2020

You Anchor Me


Hi crafty friends, happy Monday......hope the weeks' gotten off to a good start
for you......I've spent most of the day thinking it's Sunday!
 It's a bit dull, dark & damp here today so apologies for the dull photo....and for it 
not quite being straight but after the 8th attempt I gave up!
Paper & stamps are all Crafters Companion from the Nautical collection......and if
 you buy magazines you might be interested in the month's edition of
Simply Cards & Papercraft.....they have a fab free gift of stamps from the
 collection and it comes with a beautiful seahorse die too!
Rightio, better go get the tea started......thanks for calling.....see you soon.
xx

Sunday 12 July 2020

All My Love


Well good morning my crafty friends.....hope you're all safe & well.
Are you enjoying the weekend? We had rain most of yesterday and  the grass
 seems to have grown at least 6 inches overnight!
Today's card  involves a fancy fold, lots of die cutting & the dreaded paper piecing!
To be fair I did quite enjoy it..........but won't be doing it again in a hurry!
The beautiful die cut panel is one of the Interchangeable Die sets available from
Crafter's Companion and there's some real good offers  over on the website
of you're interested. I used the 'Heartfelt' frame which comes with three different
sentiments -  'all my love', 'sending lots of love' and 'love you' .
Rightio, that's me for today......thanks for calling......stay safe.

xx

Friday 10 July 2020

Christmas!


Hello from a very wet, dull grey day!
Oh, I so love sitting at my desk when it's raining.....it feels so peaceful, calm
and quiet......I could sit here all day! Mind you, I hope it's dry tomorrow cos
2 of my boys are coming to cut the hedges!
So today I have another make using the interchangeable dies from 
Crafter's Companion only this time I used the celebrate sentiment to make a
Christmas card. No idea if this style of card has a name, I just scored & folded
& cut 'til I had a shape I was happy with.
Lots of my favourite distressed layers on this make, a little paper piecing and lots
of die cuts & paper flowers in my favourite frosty blues & white.
Rightio, think today's craft time is going to be used for cross stitching........do
you have anything planned!
Thanks for calling.....stay safe......see you soon.

xx

Thursday 9 July 2020

Thank You


Good morning my crafty friends, hope you're safe & well this dull, grey morning.

Today's make is another using those fabulous interchangeable dies from
A different card fold for me this time.....I made an envelope style card where
the panel on the right can be written on the back and popped into the envelope.
I decorated the front of the envelope with some floral decoupage, lightly inked
the thank you panel just to give it a bit more definiton & I added seam 
binding just to make it easier to remove the panel.

I was woken by a knock at the door early this morning.....by the time I'd gotten out
of my chair and unlocked the door there was nobody there. No parcel left on doorstep,
no card through letterbox.....and they only knocked the once. Was starting to think I 
must have dreamed it but the dogs did bark so it must have happened. It was a bit early
 for 'business' type callers (not that I'm expecting any) and family & friends know it 
takes me a few minutes to get to the door so all a bit puzzling really.
Under normal circumstances I wouldn't have given it a 2nd thought but since
lockdown it's very rare that anyone knocks on my door! Oh well, I suppose if it's
important they'll come back.

xx

challenges
anything goes at Creative Fingers
add ribbon at Crafty Calendar
anything goes at 613 Avenue Create
flowers at A Place To Start
all occasions at Dream Valley

Wednesday 8 July 2020

For a Friend


Happy Wednesday friends......aren't these weeks flying by?
Today's make is a 'just because' card.....I so love the pretty colours and how 
easy it all came together. All elements are from the Springtime Pals
collection from the Paper Tree.....Some simple matting & layering, some 
die cut frosting and that's it......all mounted onto a 7x7 card blank.
I've a pie made for tonight's tea.....veggies all prepped & in the fridge so I'm 
planning on spending some time in the craft room. What about you?
Thanks for calling, stay safe & hopefully I'll be back tomorrow. 

xx

challenges
anything goes at A Gem of a Challenge
anything goes a613 Avenue Create
anything goes at Corrosive Challenges
flowers at A Place To Start
anything goes at Through The Craft Room Door


Tuesday 7 July 2020

Sweet Kitty Cross Stitch


Morning lovelies, hope you're all well.

One thing about lockdown is it inspired me to finish some of my works in
progress, not all of it, just some lol........and I say finished but I'm not really
 sure if it is or not......what do you think? Not sure whether to leave as is or
 to add some little flowers or maybe some sequins......thoughts please.
I did enjoy stitching this little sweetie & have an idea to stitch another
reversing the pattern so they'd be facing each other and with a blue bow.
Rightio, shopping day today so I'd better get a move on.....thanks for calling
and for any comments you might leave.......stay safe.
xx

Monday 6 July 2020

New Dies at Crafter's Companion!


There's a new launch over at Crafter's Companion today, the fabulous
INTERCHANGEABLE DIES! Each set comes with a frame die and three
interchangeable sentiments so the possibilities are endless. Catch them over on 
Crafter's TV and Create & Craft.....there's some fantastic deals to be had!

I kept my make pretty simple as I wanted to show the die off......some simple
matting & layering finished with some faux gems and that's it....all mounted onto
a 7x7 card blank.

Thanks for calling......stay safe!
xx

Friday 3 July 2020

Paper Frosting Friday!


Morning lovelies.....hope you're all well.
It's a lovely cool, damp day here on the Yorkshire Coast.....such a welcome relief
from the heat we've recently had.....on the flip side though it's so hard to
take a decent pic! Oh well, we can't have it all.
So today  have some paper frosting to share......all made from the beautiful
Paper Posies decoupage pad by Dovecraft. A really lovely collection, I made up
one from each of the pages, you actually get 3 pages of each......yes, 3! And there's
 extra bits on some of the pages too! I always like to have some paper frosting on 
standby.....it comes in so handy if you need  quick card but is also lovely for
journal, scrapbook pages and even home decor.
Rightio, off to get the jobs done.....and then hopefully a little craft time.
Thanks for calling & whatever you're up to........stay safe.
xx

Wednesday 1 July 2020

Hello 18!


Hi friends, hope you're all well.

I have a card topper for an 18th birthday to share today..............oh my, it seems such
 a long time ago since I was 18! Would I go back to that age? Not a chance lol.....would you?
Lots of scraps used in the making of this topper but still not much of a dent made
in the scrap box. Rightio.......off to have a couple hours in the craft room before tea.
Thanks for calling......have a lovely rest of the day!
xx

Tuesday 30 June 2020

Santa's Favourite!


Hello! Tea time already.......Tuesday sure did run away faster than I hoped!
I have another Christmas card to share, this one with a particular male in mind
 although to be fair this would suit any one of my 5 sons! 
All ingredients, except the paper string from Crafter's Companion......the sentiment
another in the fab Quirky Sentiments range.
Thanks for looking & for any comments you might leave.....I so appreciate them.

xx

Monday 29 June 2020

Make Your own Background with Crafty Cardmakers!


Hey lovelies, hope you're all well & rested after the weekend and looking
forward to the week ahead.
Over at Crafty Cardmakers we have just the thing to kickstart your crafty
 week........a new challenge and the theme as chosen by our Jackie is....

CREATE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND

As usual any and all makes are welcome  & if you're low on inspiration then
look no further than the main blog.......we have a fabulously varied DT.

For my make I made the simplest of backgrounds......3 inks blended onto a
piece of white card. I then stamped over the top & finished with 4 mini gems.

Looking forward to seeing your makes!

xx

Sunday 28 June 2020

Sweet Kitty

Hi friends, hope you're all well.
I have a little card to share today......was certain I'd already blogged it but up it
popped in my unblogged folder so here we are.
The sweet kitty topper  & paper came with Making Cards magazine....isn't he so
adorable? I kept it real simple adding a 'just because' sentiment so it can be used for
 any occasion.
Are you up to anything nice this aft? I'm going to prep tea then have a nice
lazy afternoon in the craft room then hopefully a little cross stitch later as well.
Thanks for calling......see you tomorrow.

xx

Saturday 27 June 2020

Merry Christmas!


Hi crafty friends, hope you're all well & enjoying the weekend.
We've had a right old mish mash of weather here......wind, rain, sunshine,
thunder & lightening.....all we need now is some snow!
I'll be dreaming of a white Christmas for sure.....as long as it's clean, white
& crisp .......and I don't have to go out in it!
So for today I have another Christmas card using a stamp from the Quirky
Sentiment release over at Crafters Companion.....fabulous & fun and I love 
that if you use them as the focal point of your make you can really go to
town with embellishments or keep them plain & simple as I have.
A real quick make this time, perfect for batch making, flat for posting and I 
think it would look good in other colours too.
Thanks for calling......have a lovely evening.

xx

challenges
Christmas at Fab 'n' Funky
anything goes at Holly & Ivy
anything goes at Merry Little Christmas

Friday 26 June 2020

Friday Food Day!

Ooh, I do love to make something nice to eat and if it's quick & easy and uses up
leftovers then that's even better! 
After last night's tea I had a dish of spicy mince & onions left over.....far too delicious
to waste so here's what I made......
I warmed the tortilla in a dry pan, added mince & a little grated cheese to one half then
folded over & left in pan until cheese had just started to melt & sealed the tortilla.
On my plate I had some chopped iceberg lettuce, chopped tomatoes, grated cheese and
a little sour cream. Super quick & easy and oh, so tasty. I would have made more of a
salad but it seemed pointless just for me but spring onions, cucumber & radish would have
been my choice. What do you do with your leftovers? If you have any recipes to share
please let me know......especially using up leftovers!

xx

Sunday 14 June 2020

Sorry Santa......


Hi friends, happy Sunday.....hope you're all well.
Funny weather we're having at the moment.....rain one minute (and buckets of the stuff)
then bright, bright sunshine the next! Strange weather for strange times.....mind you,
the gardens are looking so much better for it.
Anyway, today I have another make to share from the Quirky Sentiments stamp
range over at Crafter's Companion.....all available to buy separately or, for the best
value, you can buy them as a set.
Just simple matting & layering with inky edges & some paper flowers to decorate.
Rightio, lots to do today......so I'll say thanks for popping in & hopefully I'll
see you tomorrow.
Have a lovely day......stay safe.
xx

Friday 12 June 2020

Christmas is Coming!


Oh my, can you believe it's June already & Christmas is just around the corner?
Did you see the latest stamp release from Crafter's Companion on Create & Craft
this morning? They're called Quirky Sentiments, there's 10 in the collection.....they're
fab, fun and great value for money!
I used the  'Don't get your Tinsel in a Tangle' stamp.....I so love that font!
Lots of lovely layers to start with then I added some hand cut Christmas trees, I
stamped onto white card then layered onto torn vellum......then finished with that
beautiful die cut star.
Lots more to share from this collection so hopefully I'll see you tomorrow.
Thanks for calling.......stay safe.
xx

Wednesday 10 June 2020

Hi Friends!

Hi crafty friends.......did you miss me?
Not quite sure where these last weeks have gone but I sure have missed you all.
Thanks so very much for all the messages......it means such a lot......even more nowadays
when we're missing human contact so much.
Are you all well? I hope you & yours are all doing ok & coping well in these
strange and difficult days. 
We're all well here (just), only a few more weeks of shielding for me so
 unless they tell us otherwise I'm hoping things can slowly start to get back to 
normal, whatever normal is now! I haven't seen my beautiful Asher for months,
the same as many Grandparents.....oh, how I need to squeeze that boy, kiss
his chubby cheeks.......and eat with him....he sure loves to eat!
Anyway, don't want to come across as miserable as I'm honestly not.....I have much
to be thankful for.......and for now at least, I have a super clean, tidy & organised
craft room!
But..... all things being as they are I've decided to put my challenges on hold for
a little longer. I definitely will be back though, I'm hoping for after the Summer so
watch this space! 
Rightio, I'll stop waffling......thanks again for all your lovely comments
 & messages......speak soon.

xx

Monday 4 May 2020

Challenge Delay

Hi crafty friends, hope you're all well

I'm sorry to day I have to delay the start of the new challenge
due to start today.......hopefully only for a few days but I WILL be
back soon.

Take care & stay safe.

xx

Thursday 30 April 2020

Challenge #4 Sweet Treats

Hello my crafty friends, hope you & your loved ones are all well in these
 strange & worrying times.


So here we are on challenge #4 and this time the theme is.......

SWEET TREATS

If you're anything like me & mine you'll love a sweet treat......or two.
Cakes, pastries, chocolate.......ice lollies, biscuits.....ooh, we love 'em all!
I used a Hunkydory sheet for my card.....do you remember a FAB ice lolly?
Takes me right back to my childhood & the ice cream van.

This month I'm joined by the lovely Carol the Crafty Stamper

 Hi I have been crafting for many years with knitting,crocheting,cake decorating and now in to paper crafts and mixed media-I was delighted Jo chose my Baby card as a winner and invited me to Guest Design.

Delicious.....doesn't that cake look good enough to eat.........and
what a fabulous fold too! Thanks for joining me Carol!

Can't wait to see what you come up with!
Rules
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!
xx


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

Thursday 23 April 2020

More Home Decor!


Hi crafty friends, hope you're all well & safe.
Not much to report here.....food seems to be the main focus of the day......what
to eat, when to eat it, what's available in the shops. It is fun though and we've
come up with some wild & wonderful (and tasty) meal ideas. 
I made a wall hanging last week.........approx A4 in size, everything from my
 stash and just waiting for a pic to go to the left of the heart above the ribbon.
Rightio, off to go raid the fridge for lunch! Thanks for calling......stay safe.
xx

There's still time to play my SWEET TREATS challenge here.

Monday 20 April 2020

Anything But A Card at Crafty Cardmakers



Hi friends, happy Monday.....hope you're all safe & well.
'Tis a beautiful day here on the Yorkshire Coast.......sunshine, a cloudless
blue sky......and a bit of a nip in the air!

So we have a new challenge for you over on the Crafty Cardmakers blog
where the theme, as chosen by our lovely teamie  Angela is.......

ANYTHING BUT A CARD

As usual. any & all makes are welcome & if you're looking for inspiration
then look no further than the main blog here. We're a super varied team so I'm
sure you'll find something to inspire you.

I made some home decor this time...........I had 3 empty frames & a stack of 
scraps from one of my favourite paper pads.............I took some butterfly, heart
& banner dies and simply cut and arranged them. I added some Tim Holtz chit
chat stickers then finished with some faux gems.

Rightio, that's my lot for today.......got tea to prep then I'm hoping for a
nice, long crafternoon. Whatever you're up to......stay safe & have fun!

xx

Don't forget, there's still time to play my Sweet Treats challenge here.

Saturday 18 April 2020

Finally Finished!


Morning lovelies, hope you're all well & safe.
Another strange weekend, still not used to having my lot home all the time
although I do quite like it. They're all mooning about missing their boyfriend/
girlfriends poor things.......thank goodness I'm not that age anymore lol.
One of the good things about lockdown/12 week isolation is that it gives me
the opportunity to go through my WIP's (works in progress) Oh my, did I
really start all these things?
Cross stitch is what started me on this crazy crafting journey & probably is
still my favourite thing to do.......and I finally finished something!
This one is in a 12 inch hoop & is stitched on 16 count Aida to a pattern I bought
 from Etsy. I love the warm Autumnal colours.....perfect for my sitting room, I think.
Rightio, that's me for today.....thanks for calling, see you soon.

xx

Don't forget, my SWEET TREATS challenge is here.


Thursday 16 April 2020

Some Good News!


Hi crafty friends, hope you're all well & coping in these strange and trying
times. I wonder how much longer we'll be living like this......not that I'm complaining,
I'd rather be safe than sorry and if truth be told I quite like having 4 of my 6 home.....just 
wish the other 2 & my grandson were here too.
Anyway, I recently had some good news.......I've been invited to join the
Crafters Companion Design Team!!
So for today I make a quick card using some of the crafty fun range (here)
I die cut the circles, stamped in the circles, layered onto some coloured card....added
a few die cut hearts & faux gems them mounted all onto a card blank. 
Maybe I should have inked the edges for a bit more definition? Oh well, I can try 
that next time.
Thanks for calling & whatever you're up to......have a good day.

xx

Don't forget, my SWEET TREAT challenge is here.



Saturday 11 April 2020

Sweet Treats Inspiration


Morning lovelies, hope you're all safe & well.
Just thought I'd pop on with some inspiration for my challenge #4
SWEET TREATS
(all info can be found here.)

I started with lots of lovely distressed paper layers onto white card, added my
main image then decorated with some die cut bunting & a doily then finished with
a computer generated sentiment & some faux gems.

Thanks for popping in, have a lovely day & I hope you all stay safe.

xx


Tuesday 7 April 2020

Challenge #3 Furry Friends Winner!

Hi crafty friends, hope you're all well.

It's time to announce the winner of my latest challenge - Furry Friends - 
and the winner is........

*****it's Tip Top from Tip Top Toppers Things*****

and here's Tip Top's card......


Love that knitty kitty!

Here's a pic of your prize......

Please email me to claim your prize & if you could leave me a comment
below so I know to look out for your email that would be great.
Here's a badge for your blog.........
and I'd love to invite you to join me as GD for a future challenge too.

With things being how they are right now I'm not sure when I'll be able to post
your prize but I will let you know when I do.

Well done to TipTop & thanks to all who entered......hope you'll join again
for my latest challenge - SWEET TREATShere.

Monday 6 April 2020

Easter with Crafty Cardmakers


Hi crafty friends, hope you're all well, staying safe & finding lots to occupy
your time.......my time seems to be filled with crafting & cooking (and eating!)
and if I have enough paint I'm hoping to refresh my craft room/dining room.

Today we have a new challenge over at CRAFTY CARDMAKERS and the 
theme this fortnight is EASTER
As usual, any & all makes are welcome and you can find some gorgeous
inspiration (lots) and full rules (not many) over on the main blog.

I chose to go with traditional for my card. I used images from a Hunkdory
 sheet matted onto a white card blank, finished with some ric rac & faux gems.

Thanks for calling today........see you soon.

Don't forget, my SWEET TREATS challenge is here

xx






Wednesday 1 April 2020

Dino love


Hello lovelies, hope you're all safe & well.
Today I have a boys card to share......love this image, isn't it sweet?
It's another from the fabby Making Cards magazine. I wanted to keep the card
fairly CAS and nice & flat for posting.........just perfect for a little boy.
That's me for today.....thanks for calling.....stay safe.
xx

Tuesday 31 March 2020

Challenge #3 Furry Friends


Hi crafters, welcome to challenge #3 and this time the theme is

FURRY FRIENDS

We all love our furry friends don't we? I have a houseful of cats, 2 dogs
and an adopted donkey!

My cards this time are as simple as can be......a 'swoosh' of coloured ink, a stamped 
image & sentiment then finished with some enamel dots.....job done!

Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Rules
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!
xx



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

You're The Bomb!


Hi crafty friends, I hope you're all staying safe & well and coping in these strange
and difficult times.
A card to share today......image & papers from Making Cards magazine....probably my
favourite magazine at the moment & such good value too!
 Simple matting & layering..........some punched flowers & a stamped sentiment
on die cut banners.................finished with faux gems.
That's me for now.....take care & stay safe.
xx

challenges
anything goes at A Gem of a Challenge
anything goes at Through The Craft Room Door








Thursday 26 March 2020

With Love


Morning crafty friends, hope you're all keeping well & managing some craft &
blogging time........I think for a lot of us it'll be such a big help and being able to 
communicate with our blog friends is so important.....now more than ever.
Still on my mission to use up some stash and today I'm sharing a topper made with
an image and paper from the Making Cards magazine 2017!! Black card for layering
and some faux gems to finish and that's it!
Thanks for calling.....be back soon.

xx

Don't forget, there's still a few days left to enter my FURRY FRIENDS 
challenge here.

Saturday 14 March 2020

Using Up Some Stash!


Hi friends, happy Saturday.....hope your weekend's gotten off to a good start.

I'm on a mission to use up some stash & first out of the box was a few bits I had left
from the Out of this World kit from Hunkydory....also on my desk was my new
set of Moonstone banner dies, also from Hunkydory.....put the two together and this
is what I came up with........
For the topper on the left I simply matted & layered the die cut elements and added some 
die cut stars. Still had a few bits left so I made some little embellishments......same
again.....some matting & layering & a few faux gems to finish.
And I still have a few bits left!

Thanks for calling......see you soon.
xx

Don't forget, my FURRY FRIENDS challenge is here

Thursday 12 March 2020

Using up some Stash!


Hello crafty friends, hope you're all well.
'Tis a bit blustery here in my little part of the Yorkshire Coast but we have
beautiful blue skies.......really does feel like Spring is in the air!
I feel a Spring clean coming on but first.......time to use up some stash then
hopefully I'll have less to clean lol!
The paper pad I used for this card was a freebie with a mag....such lovely papers,
I can't believe they've sat on a shelf unused for so long! A DL sized card, I simply
cut & layered the papers onto white card after I'd inked the edges then did the same
with the die cut butterflies. I added the Tim Holtz chit chat stickers then finished
with  a faux pearl in the centre of each butterfly.
Lots to do so I better get on......thanks for calling....see you soon
xx

Don't forget, my FURRY FRIENDS challenge is here.

joining up with Wendy's die challenge

Monday 9 March 2020

Green with Crafty Cardmakers!


Hi crafty friends, hope you're all well.

To kickstart your crafty week we have a new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers
and this time the theme, as chosen by our lovely Chanya is.........

GREEN

Anything you like to make we like to see (as long as it fits the theme) and
if you're looking for inspiration then do pop on over to the main blog.........we
have a fab Dt with a real good mix of styles.

A simple card from me I started with a 'swoosh' of green ink then simply
stamped a sentiment, added a die cut fern leaf & finished with a little string bow.

Short & sweet from me today....thanks for calling.....see you soon!

xx

Wendy's die challenge

Tuesday 3 March 2020

Challenge #2 Love Is In The Air Winner!

Hi crafty friends, hope you're all well.

It's time to announce the winner of my latest challenge - Love Is In The Air - 
and the winner is........

******It's you, Kitty from Kt Fit Kitty******

and here's Kitty's card......


That's a lovely card Kitty & that Panda is adorable!

Your prize is a $12 Bugaboo gift card and I'd love to invite you to join me as
GD for a future challenge too.
Please email me to claim your prize & if you could leave me a comment
below so I know to look out for your email that would be great.
Here's a badge for your blog......

Well done to Kitty & thanks so much to all who entered.....hope you'll join
me for my next challenge tomorrow!

xx

Monday 2 March 2020

Own Your Dreams


Morning lovelies, hope you're all well, warm & safe.
I have a card to share today, I made this for my sons girlfriend & thankfully
she loved it! A 5x5 card base, I added a snippet of striped paper from the scrap
box. For the topper I simply 'swooshed' some ink, added a dream catcher cut
from holographic card then cut another so I could layer the feathers. I added a
word sticker from Tim Holtz then finished with a little gem. The dream catcher is
another unused die so I can join Wendy's challenge with this make too!
Rightio, that's me for today......lots to do so I'll thank you for popping in and
for any comments you might leave......have a lovely day!
xx

challenges
anything goes at Through The Craft Room Door
add a heart at Crafty Gals Corner
anything goes at Die Cut Divas
anything goes at Mix It Up
Wendy's die challenge

Saturday 29 February 2020

Challenge #2 Love Is In The Air

Hi  friends, welcome to my latest challenge and as it's February the theme just had to be

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

We all need a little love in our lives and what better way to show it than with a
handmade card? 


For my card I started with a kraft base, added a cream card layer then a distressed
paper layer. I die cut the hearts from kraft then pieced a few back in. I added the 
die cut words, also in kraft then finished with a couple of faux pearls.
Wendy's die challenge

This month I have Shell from The Camels Hump joining me as Guest Designer.
Shell makes the cutest cards, always bright & fun and so nicely coloured.
Here's what she made for the challenge


How sweet is that? Do pop over to Shell's, I'm sure she'd love to see you!
Thanks for joining me Shell!


Rules
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!
xx

Pop back tomorrow when I'll be announcing last month's winner!
xx



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