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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Sir Stampalot Challenge

At the Sir Stampalot Challenge Blog they're asking "let your imagination run riot and show us what you will be sending out to friends and family this Christmastime". Well, I've been making loads of different Christmas Cards for the past few months but I have to say...

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Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge

This sketch really appealed to me this month so I thought I'd have a go! The outline is shown below and my interpretation of it started with an ivory base card. The dress stamp is from Elusive Images Funky Fashions and I stamped it on neutral card and embossed with a...

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Easel Card

Easel Cards seem very popular at the moment and I can quite see why. A regular card takes on a whole new aspect when they're opened and stood in a different way to the norm. This sympathy card was made for a friend who's recently lost her father – there's not really...

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Spotlight Revisited

At Stamp Club last night I showed the ladies how to do this technique. Some had done it before and it was a nice reminder about how great it can look, others did it for the very first time and produced some fabulous results. The basic instructions I gave: Stamp an...

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Flippin Card

Well, I totally forgot my bother-in-law's birthday! Daft thing was, I had the idea already in mind, knew which of my new Flippin Stamps sets I was going to use etc. – just forgot to get on with it. So, in one hurried evening I made this for him. He is an avid gardener...

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90th Birthday Card

In August of this year it was time to celebrate a 90th birthday.  My eldest sister's mother-in-law reached this milestone and, as I've know Wyn for many years, I made her a special card. Stepper Cards are popular at the moment and so that's what I did (I also showed...

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Playing with ProMarkers

My colouring always seems to be very child-like but it's something I'm determined to master. I have read and watched lots of tutorials so there's no excuse for not getting it right – or at least a little better! I needed to make a birthday card for a friend of mine so...

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Milliespeak

Whilst we had Millie here the other day we laid her down on her playmat and attached a De Li soft toy where she could see it (yes, I'm having to re-learn kiddie TV all over again! ). Well, she chatted-up a storm – told this strange little creature with the big eyes...

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Silver Wedding Anniversary

I haven't blogged for ages – I do apologise. I had hand-surgery in June of this year and my crafting and my typing both suffered as a result. I am now almost back to normal, just need to keep exercising to increase the strength and mobility and it'll be as good as...

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New Baby Card

Our very first grandchild was born on Saturday, June 19th. Millie arrived 5 weeks early and is very tiny and, currently, full of tubes and monitors and is living in the special baby care unit. Because it was a surprise, I was not ready with a card so had to make one...

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80th Birthday Star Book

My lovely next-door neighbour, Harry, recently celebrated his 80th birthday so I made him a special card.  He really does deserve something a bit special – he is the oldest paper-boy in the district :). He always gets our weekend papers for us and we do appreciate...

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Round-Robin Book 2009

Further to the "Book Exchange 2008", we did another Round-Robin at stamp club but this time we didn't get to chose our own themes. The titles were drawn out of a 'hat' and allocated to the name which had just been drawn as well. My theme was Kings and Queens and I had...

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