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

Birthday Cards

I'm awaiting a hospital appointment to have some hand surgery so I decided I'd better get my birthday cards done ready for the next few months. I hope to keep posting here every-time I complete a new one. I'd better not label them just in case the recipient sees it on...

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Mother’s Day Card

We learned this card making technique at an all-day class (well, in one half of the day!) and I decided it was time to put the ideas into practice. My Mother-in-Law has a very green lounge so I decided to use green papers for this card. You can see in the photos below...

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Bookatrix and Brooch

I've had the Bookatrix board for quite some time but really don't use it often enough! I was never happy with the cutting-out around the edges of the 'book' but I think – since I was recommended to use decorative scissors to cut around the edges – I've liked those...

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Tri-Shutter 60th Birthday

A very good friend of ours, one of our GoldWing buddies, was sixty in December so I decided to make him a special card. It took me hours just looking through all our photographs to find suitable ones to use on the Tri-Shutter Card – partly because I get sidetracked...

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Christmas Wreath

Many years ago a lovely lady called Pauline started to run a Holly Wreath Class in the community hall of Llanasa. She advertised it through the W.I. and it was incredibly popular. Obviously, being near Christmas, the weather was cold, and the hall was equally cold and...

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Christmas Cards 2009

A few years ago I decided to go green and not send Christmas Cards – instead I donated the money to charity. A couple of years later I decided that I really did enjoy making cards too much to carry on being green so I've gone back to old ways. This year, I had all my...

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Pumpkin Carving

It was David's birthday on the 30th and so we took the opportunity for a 'family meal' with his brother, Stuart, and his fiancée, Amy. We walked across to a local hotel – Plas Ifan, Northop Hall – and had a fabulous meal and whilst there Amy was compelled to buy one...

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Stamping Workshop part 2

The afternoon session saw Gloria and Sue swap places and Sue proceeded to show us how to make this fabulous Star Book. Again, we didn't know what we were due to produce but had duly brought along 'themed' stamps as directed. My theme was 'Christmas', Jan's was...

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Stamping Workshop part 1

We have just had a full day crafting – isn't that every crafter's idea of a perfect day? Several hours amongst friends playing with stamps and inks! We were not told what we would be doing during the two sessions but were advised what to bring along to work with....

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Joseph’s Coat

Joseph's Coat is an interesting technique involving the laying down of colour onto glossy card in various layers. If you Google it you'll find all number of examples (try "Joseph's Coat craft technique" or you'll get links to the Technicolour Dreamcoat!). I started...

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David’s Birthday Card

My boys don't like birthday cards (or Christmas cards, get well, congrats......) but, 'cos I like to make them, they get them anyway! David rides his bike everywhere, his only form of transport, so I decided to use the pushbike image on this card. His birthday is next...

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10th Birthday Card

Mold Rubber Stamping Club has been running for ten years so we had a small party! We had cake with our coffee and our homework from last month was to make birthday cards to be kept in the book which Gloria is using for our keepsakes. For my card, I stamped the number...

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