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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

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.


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....


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!


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.


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 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.


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!


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 I'll say thanks for popping in & hopefully I'll
see you tomorrow.
Have a lovely day......stay safe.

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.

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 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.


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