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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

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.......


If you're anything like me & mine you'll love a sweet treat......or two.
Cakes, pastries, lollies, biscuits.....ooh, we love 'em all!
I used a Hunkydory sheet for my 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!
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

Thursday 23 April 2020

More Home Decor!

Hi crafty friends, hope you're all well & safe.
Not much to report 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.

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.......


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 tea to prep then I'm hoping for a
nice, long crafternoon. Whatever you're up to......stay safe & have fun!


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.


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.


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
(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.


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 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


Wednesday 1 April 2020

Dino love

Hello lovelies, hope you're all safe & well.
Today I have a boys card to 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.
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