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Hi......I'm Jo, welcome to my crafty corner where I aim to share my adventures in paper crafting, baking & 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

Monday, 23 April 2018

Happy Birthday with Crafty Cardmakers!

Hi crafty friends.......happy Monday, hope you're all fighting fit & raring to go!
We have a new challenge for you over at Crafty Cardmakers today & the theme is a nice,
 easy one................HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
I chose to make a card for a boy using a decoupage sheet from the Whiz Kidz collection. 
There's 4 layers of decoupage & the only extra I used was a piece of black card for the base
 & the frame! I had a couple of elements left so made a little gift tag to go with the card.

As usual, we're a just for fun challenge & if you pop over to the main blog you'll find lots
of gorgeous inspiration from the rest of the team....hope to see you there!
Thanks for calling & for any comments you might leave.......and don't forget....I have a little
giveaway if you're interested HERE.

only for boys at Crafty Sentiments
yo Dude at Shopping Our Stash
birthday card at The Paper Shelter
Happy Birthday at Aud Sentiments
children's playtime at A Gem of a Challenge
anything goes for kids at Send a Smile 4 Kids

Sunday, 22 April 2018


Hi crafty friends.....happy Sunday, hope you're having a lovely weekend!
I've been having a bit of a tidy up in my craft room & have a couple of Parchment Craft magazines (April & May 2018) that are no use to me as I don't do parchment craft so I 
thought I'd see if any of you lovely people (Uk only please) would want them?
Leave me a comment if you do & if there's more than one of you I'll draw a name out next don't have to be a follower but I'd love it if you were......and if you want to pop
a pic in your sidebar with a link back to here then that would be great too!
Thanks for calling......enjoy the rest of the day & I'll see you tomorrow!

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Something for the Weekend!

Hi crafty friends......welcome to 'Something for the Weekend'!
So what do you think to this weather then? Can't believe we're having a run of sunshine.......
......let's hope it lasts a good while longer!
For this weekend I thought I'd share a pic of one of our cats.....this handsome boy is Tom, he's a year old, all grey and he's huge! He's a strange one though, is our Tom....he doesn't like
 cuddles but he loves to have the side of his head rubbed lol..........and he's loud......very loud! He's always 1st to the food bowl......and the last to come in!
Rightio, it's a crafty afternoon for me......hope you manage some time doing what you love!
Thanks for calling......see you tomorrow!

Friday, 20 April 2018

Paper Frosting Friday #3

Hi crafty friends......hope you're all well!
Oh my, you wouldn't believe how hot it is here today.......not good for me but I hope it continues for those of you who enjoy the heat! I'll be locked away in my craft room with the fan blowing so it's a win win situation all round lol!
Anyway, welcome to Paper Frosting Friday attempt to use up lots of bits of stash to make my own embellishments for cards, scrapbooks etc., ......and I decided to call them Paper
 Frosting! This week I made some paper flowers......the paper I used must be one of the oldest packs I have in my's a pearlised paper in pinks blues, greens & yellows & looks so much prettier IRL. I left them all plain but you could ink the edges, emboss the paper, stamp on it.........lots of options. I also kept them fairly open but have tried adding more layers for a more closed look flower.....and they look amazing!
Rightio, better get a move on, I'm hoping to see my Grandson today! Thanks for calling & for any comments you might leave......and don't forget to let me know if I've inspired you to use up some bits of your stash......I'd love to see what you've made!

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Thank You!

Hi crafty friends.....hope you're all well!
Seems like the weather people might just have got it right as it's shaping up to be a lovely day......not that I like the heat  but I do like being able to leave the patio doors open, hang out the washing and just wander in & out.....and I really do need to have a tidy up in the
So for today's share I have a 'thank you' card topper......another super quick & easy make but one that I really enjoyed making! It took me back to my childhood when we used to sit at the kitchen table after every birthday, Christmas, Easter......any gift giving time & we used to write countless thank you letters! Such a difference to today when it's much easier to send a text, an email or a Facebook message. I much prefer the personal touch & always have a few thank you cards at the ready.
I used a Hunkydory sheet from one of their little books, a die cut frame, die cut banners, a punched flower & finished with a couple of faux pearls.
Another busy day beckons so I'll say thanks for calling & for any comments you might leave...
......see you tomorrow!

anything goes at QKR Stampede
anything goes at Craftaholics R Us
anything goes at Crafts Galore Encore

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Using up some stash!

Hi friends......happy Wednesday!
Can't believe how fast the days are going, it'll be the weekend before we know it!
The weather seems to have changed again today, the skies are grey & it's a bit gloomy out
 there......although I have to admit to liking the rain so it wouldn't bother me too
 much.....especially if it means I get to stay in & craft lol!
So for today I made another topper.....Like many of us I have stacks of papers that have come free with magazines, usually they don't get used but a while back I was having a root 
through some stash & came across some that were so lovely I just had to use them.......and
 this is what I made! Again, mostly dies were used.....all layered onto a piece of distressed
 paper & finished with a stamped sentiment & some pearls.......and again, it looks so much
 nicer IRL.......the colours are so rich & the flowers so pretty.
Rightio, another busy morning awaits if I want some crafty playtime later so thanks for
 calling & for any comments you might leave......see you tomorrow!

flowers at Craft Rocket
add a sentiment at Fussy & Fancy
anything goes at Through The Craft Room Door
anything goes at Die Cut Divas

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Pretty as a Picture!

Hi friends, happy Tuesday!
Hope you're all well & managing a little of what makes you smile!
Today's share is made wholly with die cuts & punches, I embossed the middle layer with a hearts embossing folder & finished with a few pearls......job done.......but I have to say it looks so much prettier in real life! Quite a useful make too as I think it would suit almost any
 occasion. Short & sweet today as I have a busy afternoon so thanks for calling & for any comments you might leave......see you tomorrow!

elegant ladies at Crafting by Design

anything goes at Crafty Catz
use die cuts at Simply Create Too

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