Welcome to my Craft Blog

Wandering round my house I’ve found so many things that I have made over the years – I think I must have been crafting all my life – and I look forward to sharing them with you. If you want any explanations about anything then please contact me – if I can remember how I’ve done it then I’ll gladly share with you. I’d love you to leave a comment about anything – good or bad – I like constructive criticism! Please, enjoy browsing, I do hope you’ll grab a cuppa and stay a while with me – and thanks for stopping by ……….Joanna


Recent articles

Millie’s Mirror

It's been months since I blogged anything – so sorry. I have been crafting constantly though...well, except for when I'm out playing with my new toy which is taking up lots and lots of my 'spare' time now. Nigel bought me a Can-Am Spyder for my birthday and I'm loving...

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Xmas Rays

I demonstrated this card at our local Stamp Club a couple of times last month and have since been asked for a reminder. I decided the easiest way was to do this step-by-step and I do hope it all makes sense. Credit for this goes to a lady named Diana who posted this...

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Northern Lights

I mentioned having seen this technique to Gloria at Stamp Club and she asked me if I could demonstrate it – I had to go practise quick! I'm going to add photos here showing the different attempts I made, if you click on the photo to enlarge you'll be able to read the...

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Dressy Card

The background for this card was actually another card I'd been sent and it was just too beautiful to throw away. I die-cut the dresses using similar colours to the background image and hung them on a washing line. Inside, on the left edge, I added more of that lovely...

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Misc ‘Strong’ Challenges

One of the challenges Mike set last year (Thanksgiving) was to make something to depict what we feel Thankful for. I decided not to do a card for a change and instead made this page to go into Millie's scrapbook. The 12x12 paper is perfect for this and having the...

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Lounge Clock

Many years ago I purchased a clock kit, basically a square of heavy card and 'workings' – I had all sorts of wonderful ideas for it so I put it in a drawer and forgot about for a looooooong time. Now that Millie is learning to tell the time I thought I'd use it for...

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Spring Blog Hop

Yikes! This is called the Spring Blog Hop and my card looks like Halloween! Don't quite know what I was thinking when I made it. 😉 ...actually, I guess I was trying to do something a little different to my norm and to use these stamps which I have not used near...

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Michael Strong Card Captain Friday

This is most certainly not a flat card! It started as a 5" x 7" card base with a layer of thick, green mulberry paper and then a thinner, brown layer. I have this lovely green ribbon in my stash with gold leaves on it which I laid on the diagonal and added four...

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Michael Strong Card Captain Technique Thursday

This card is my entry for the current challenge – an all white card! One of the biggest challenges was photographing it! 😉 The base card is a piece of A4 folded into a gate-fold, there's a lovely 'crackled' texture on this card to start with. I then got a piece of...

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Michael Strong Card Captain Wednesday

This started out as another easy-to-post card but I got a little carried away with gems! It's another 4" x 6" card and the first step was to cut a circle from some scrap card – I used a Spellbinder die. I laid this over the card and then dampened the circle with a...

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Michael Strong Card Captain Tuesday

Another single-layer card and so very simple! I picked three square ink pads and just pressed them onto a 4" x 6" card base. Once dried I stamped the MS Lily stamp in black and while that was drying I chose the colours I wanted to use. Three shades of pink, two of...

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Michael Strong Card Captain Monday

We've been having discussions recently about the cost of posting cards! As soon as you add a brad or a gem –  or sometimes even one layer – to your card the postal charges rocket! It's quite a challenge to make an interesting single-layer card but I've had a go! 😉 I...

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