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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Xmas 2013

I have just realised that I forgot to post these cards! They are the hand-crafted ones I received for Christmas last year – I always keep these – and I re-cycled some of the shop-bought ones into an ornament. I've already cut out lots of circles from the rest of my...

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ATC Club Project

For our annual project at Stamp Club we were tasked with making an ATC (Artist Trading Card) for every month of the year. The basic cards were all prepared with a wash of gesso ready to accept any colouring medium I decided to use. I chose an old book to display/keep...

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My birthday cards 2014

I'm just posting photographs here of all the hand-crafted cards I received for my birthday last month - no descriptions at all as I didn't make most of them. You may notice a bit of a theme running through the last 13 photos – I was involved in a birthday card swap...

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More Misc Cards of 2013

Joan's 80th My neighbour celebrated her 80th birthday so I made a special effort for her card. Using the accordion die again I cut 4 panels from double-sided scrapbook paper. The floral paper (you may recognize from the previous post – I'd made an envelope out of it)...

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Misc. Cards of 2013

Alison's Butterflies Using stencil pastes in various colours I decorated a piece of black card (designed for this purpose) with the lovely stencil  from Imagination Crafts. This was mounted onto gold card with some left-over strips of the card used for accents. The...

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Flying Skull

Once again, my son was throwing away clothing! This time a Wrangler Tee Shirt which is of such great quality – thick and heavy – that I just had to rescue it and 'play'! These are more Urban Thread designs; Delicate Skull and Delicate Wings which I first printed onto...

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Christmas 2013

I have my dining table all prettied-up with the centrepiece I made at a workshop recently so I decided to make the plain napkin rings into something a little more decorative. I cut 6 Spellbinder Poinsettias out of gold and silver card, mixed them up and hot-glued them...

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Xmas 2013 part 2

That post was getting rather long so I decided to split it 🙂 Single Layer I needed to make some cards easy to mail overseas so here's a selection of that sort. The Bordered Sentiment idea came from Splitcoast Stampers and the Single Layer idea from The Gentleman...

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Xmas 2013

I am so sorry – I haven't done a blog post for ages! There's been a lot of turmoil recently and a family bereavement after a painful illness – it's rather taken over everybody's lives. Anyhow , I'm back with a vengeance – all my Christmas cards are finished, including...

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B&W Wedding Card

So, I came downstairs one morning to find a note from my son...."Would you be able to make a card for the wedding please?"....the wedding was the following afternoon! Kids eh 😉 He said that it 'didn't have to be mega' but I disagreed – can't let any card of mine out...

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Recent birthday cards

I have been decidedly MIA lately – sorry about that 😉  I'm determined to do more blogging though, I am still card-making just not getting around to showing the results. Rather than bore you with lots of details here I'll just post the photos and, if you click on...

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Card in a box

Another one of my sisters turned 60 this year so I made her a special card-in-a-box to mark the occasion. It started out as a patterned tin box which held chipboard shapes – it was silver coloured on the base but a garish blue/orange/green/yellow hotch-potch on the...

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