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

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Blog Hop

Well, this is my very first Blog Hop and I just hope I am doing everything correctly. The theme is weddings/valentines using Michael Strong stamps – the biggest problem I have is that I don't have his lovely heart shaped stamp so I've had to work around that slight...

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Half-Step Card

This card is based on an idea by Sheila Weaver which you can find on Joanna Sheen's website. Sheila uses a lot of CD printables where I have used rubber stamping. The template is very cute and quite easy. I always make one out of cheap cardstock first  – and keep that...

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Michael Strong Stamps

As  a Christmas Gift, Nigel bought me some Michael Strong Stamps taking advantage of the free postage he was offering for a few weeks. I have admired these for a long time so jumped at the chance to get some at last. Most of Michael's stamps are this Cloisonné style...

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Santa Millie

We have had this little 'angel' staying with us for a week – what a joy and a great pleasure it was to care for her while her parents had a nice, warm holiday in Egypt. I know I shouldn't have bought a silly little dress for her to wear for such a brief period of time...

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60th & 30th

What a year for special birthdays! My son was 30, my mother-in-law 90 and my husband 60. My other son's fiancée was 30 too (her card was blogged earlier as I entered it in a challenge). Hereare  a few photos of the 30th and the 60th cards. I used the Fanciful Flight...

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Another Challenge

I think I've been bitten by the Challenge Bug! Over at StampTV they had this rather appealing sketch so I decided to give it a go. I swapped the rectangle for a circle and cut out the stamped and embossed image with a nestability – I took the starkness off the white...

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Anything by Tim!

The Stamp Man Challenge Blog has tempted me with their "Anything By Tim" (as in Holtz) Christmas post. I don't have many of his stamps – in fact, only the one!, but I used it three times to make it look like more 🙂 I began by pressing Distress Ink pads (Fired Brick...

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My Christmas Cards are finished

I've been working on them on and off for months now, determined not to get to December and start panicking. Every time we've had a challenge or some 'homework' to do at Stamp Club I have made it a Christmas Card. Every time I've seen a new technique I fancied trying,...

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M-I-L Christmas Collection

Well, it serves her right! My M-I-L is always telling me how much she loves the cards I make so I decided that for her Christmas present this year I'd give her a box full of cards she can use throughout the year. She is 90 years old now and it's so very hard to find...

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That’s Odd!

Over at StampTV they're having a Release Party Challenge which called for using odd numbers of 'things' on a card but more than just 'one'. So I cut some Heirloom Ornaments out of plain card using the Spellbinder Dies and then coloured them with Copper Paint Dabber by...

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StampTV Challenge

Well, three challenges in one day! I have only ever entered one before, a couple of years ago – don't know what's come over me 🙂 This one is from StampTV, perhaps it was the colour choice that appealed to me – or perhaps it was the need to make a card for my...

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More 90th Birthday Cards

I mentioned in an earlier post that I'd forgotten to photograph the cards I made for my own mother-in-law so, when she came to visit recently, I had her bring them back so I could snap them. This first one is from my husband and me, it was meant to be a Stepper Card...

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