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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

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Something for the weekend........

Hi crafty friends, hope you're all well!
I'm loving this 'stash busting' attitude I have right now, I'm finding lots of things I'd forgotten I had & so everything I find feels like something new! It's great to be back blogging again, especially with my new laid back attitude lol! Accepting my limitations makes a huge difference wise I can no longer craft  for as long as or in the same way as I used to but accepting that and crafting as & when I can (even if it's only for 5 mins) makes such a huge difference. 
So today I have a steampunk card to share......a little decoupage, some gold cogs......and I used an embossing folder! How long is it since you used one of them? It turned a plain, old piece of gold mirri into a piece of luxury card.......just beautiful. A best wishes sentiment means it'll fit almost any occasion too.
Thanks for stopping by & for any comments you might leave....have a lovely weekend!

a challenge or two
anything goes at Corrosive Challenges
anything goes at Through the Craft Room Door
anything goes at Pause Dream Enjoy
lots of layers at 4 Crafty Chicks

Friday, 16 February 2018

Have a fabulous Birthday!

Hey friends, happy Friday..........hope you have something nice planned for the weekend!
I have a Birthday card to share today......I used a topper from Craftwork cards, the Heritage Collection......everything else came from my snippets box.......but to be honest I still don't seem to be making an impression in the amount of snippets I have lol! Might have to think up some more ways to use them up......any suggestions please feel free to leave me a comment!
Rightio, better get a move on......lots to do today.....thanks for calling......see you soon!

a challenge or two....
flowers at Dragonfly Dreams
anything goes at Corrosive Challenges
use 3 patterned papers at Dream Valley
a banner year at Sisterhood of Crafters
lots of layers at 4 Crafty Chicks

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Love...... in the air!
Are you singing along? Happy Valentine's day friends!
A quick & easy card to share today, I'm on a mission to use us some stash & 1st in line was this image from a LOTV art pad! I simply distressed some paper, added a die cut frame, a couple die cut embellishments & finished with some gems & a sprinkling of glitter. Love how it came together so quickly & I think I'll be using the layout again too.

a challenge or two
love at Craft Rocket
layers of love at Cut it Up
have a heart at A Gem of a Challenge

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

All you need is love......

Morning crafty friends, hope you're all well.
I've woken to a very wet, dark & dismal day here on the Yorkshire Coast so guess what I'll be doing today? Yeah, you guessed right.........once the jobs are done I'll be hiding in my craft room.......but to have a sort out/tidy up......then maybe a little play time!
I have a love themed card to share today, a little bit shabby & IRL the colours look so pretty. A few heart die cuts, a couple fishtail banner die cuts, half a heart shaped doily & a die cut frame......oh, and I distressed the edges then finished with the word love and that's it.....done!
Rightio, gonna get an early start today.......thanks for calling.......have a lovely day!

distress/vintage at C.R.A.F.T
anything goes at Crafty Catz
anything goes at Crafter's Castle
anything goes at The Corrosive Challenge
love at Dream Valley
anything goes at Die Cuttin' Divas
all you need is love at Frilly & Funkie

Monday, 29 January 2018

Scrappymo's Rudolph Days Challenge!

Morning crafty friends......hope you're all well.
Did you have a lovely weekend? As usual, it flew past & I didn't get done half of what I wanted.......I did manage some baking though so that kept the troops happy lol!
So this year I was determined to join in with my friend Scrappymo's Rudolph Days Challenge where she invites us to enter a Christmas make every month........a great way to build up your Christmas card stash! I went with a non traditional colour combo this time & made a little 5x5 card. Lots of layers, some distressed, some silver mirri card for extra sparkle, a lovely die cut frame, die cut embellishments & finished with some faux 1st Christmas card of 2018!!
Rightio, better get going.......thanks for calling & whatever you're up to have a lovely day!

Monday, 22 January 2018

Hello 2018!

Morning crafty friends, hope you're all well & warm and not struggling too much weather wise. We had snow over the weekend so guess what I'm doing today? You guessed.....snuggling down in my craft room! Before I waffle on anymore I'd like to wish you all a (very belated) wonderful happy, healthy & craft filled New Year! I hope 2018 is everything you want it to be! Ok, I know I'm late but at least we're still in January lol! Have you made (and broken) any New Year resolutions? None for me, I'm just gonna take each day as it comes, craft when I can, blog more & try and challenge myself more craft wise........and maybe have a much tidier craft desk!
So for today I have a card topper to share........a great way of using up those snippets we all have lying around.......and a topper is much easier to store too then when needed I can just mount it onto a card blank & that's it......job done! I used simple matting & layering of black card and silver mirri then finished with some die cut pieces........simple!
Rightio, got some jobs to do.........then it's playtime! Thanks for calling & whatever you're up to I hope your day's a good one! xx
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