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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 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


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!

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!

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

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

Saturday 22 February 2020

Floral Birthday Card

Hi crafty friends, hope you're all well & warm. And safe. It's blowing a
gale here......and it's so, so cold. The craft room is definitely the place to be!
My daughter asked me for a card for one of her clients (she's a trainee hairdresser)
and as usual, I don't get much notice lol! Luckily I'd just got the latest
copy of Papercraft Essentials and I thought the free gift of the Fresh Florals kit
would be just perfect. The colours are just beautiful, such a lovely kit to work with.
I started with a navy blue base, added the distressed paper columns then 
layered on the toppers & finished with a piece of bakers twine. Then I mounted
the whole lot onto a 6x6 card blank.
There's lots more in the kit so you'll definitely be seeing more makes.
Thanks for calling & whatever you're up to I hope you manage a little crafty time.
Don't forget, there's still time to play my challenge here.

Saturday 15 February 2020

Feeling Floral!

Hi crafty friends, welcome to my cold, windy & wet corner of the
Yorkshire Coast. Hope you're all warm & well. Don't think I'll be venturing
 much further than the craft room this weekend!
Today I have a little card to share. The beautiful papers & layered topper 
are from the Paper Posies collection by Dovecraft. Such a beautiful
collection featuring decoupage toppers, paper pads, puffy stickers, wooden
hearts & wooden tags ......and lots more too!
I distressed the papers, layered everything onto black card & finished with
 some gorgeous flowers then placed it all onto a 6x6 card blank.
Rightio, that's me for today.....thanks for calling & for any comments
 you might leave.....see you soon!
Don't forget, there's still time to enter my Love Is In The Air challenge.

it's a love thing at Dragonfly Dreams
anything goes at Through The Craft Room Door
love/Valentine at Aud Sentiments
Wendy's die challenge

Friday 14 February 2020

Challenge #1 Something New Winner!

Hello my crafty friends, hope you're all well & warm.

I'll start with an apology for being so late in announcing the winner of my
last issues again mean I'm not having much if any crafty
time. I really need to learn to pace myself lol.

Anyway, enough waffling from me.....the winner of my SOMETHING NEW
challenge is...............

******it's you, CAROL the CRAFTY STAMPER******

and here's what Carol made

So beautiful, especially love all the layers and that gorgeous image.

Here's a pic of your prize, Carol

and I'd love to invite you to join me as Guest Designer.
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, Carol....and thanks again to everyone who entered, hope you'll
join me  for #2 Love is in the Air.............see you there!

Monday 10 February 2020

Crafty Cardmakers - Love is All You Need!

We have a new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers today, the theme is


Should be a nice, easy theme with Valentines Day just around the corner and as 
usual, we love to see any & all makes.....and if you're in need of inspiration
then please pop on over and have a look at the fabulous Dt makes....we're
a real varied lot so there will definitely be something for everyone!

My brief this time was a Valentine's card but not traditional, not sentimental or
lovey dovey and definitely no red and/or pink! Took me a while to come up
with an idea but finally I got there! I layered up black, orange and
white card.......added the die cut sunshine, stamped the sentiment and
finished with a hand drawn smiley face.....job done. It makes me smile every
time I look at it!

Thanks for calling today, hopefully I'll be back tomorrow!


Wendy's  die challenge
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