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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Spellbinder Die Storage

There are so many different ideas on storage for our precious dies so I thought I'd share how I keep mine organised. Some time ago my brother-in-law changed the name of his videography business and therefore had a couple of those magnetic advertising signs you put on...

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Transport Show ‘n Tell

At Stamp Club in May the Show 'n Tell theme was 'Transport'.  I started making a card and realised that it was more like a vacation than transport so I had to keep adding more and more until I thought it said transport at last. The base card is just a purchased white...

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Cut-out butterflies

While I was filing away my birthday cards from January of this year I studied one of the shop-bought ones and decided to try to replicate it. You can see the finished card here on the right, I'll add details to the other photos – click the thumbnails to read further....

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Accordion Tag Front

We started this project at Stamp Club last week and I had to bring mine home to finish it 😳  The tag is made from some double-sided scrapbook paper and we were advised that the card you mount it on looks good if it's the same as you make the tag from, if...

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Grey in San Diego Challenge

Michael Strong has challenged his Yahoo group again, this time with a snippet of a design which we had to use with only grey, black or white (and a little silver if you wanted) to match the weather in his home city, San Diego. The image to download was this line-art...

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May Sketch Challenge

Once more I've made a card for the challenge at the Michael Strong group. A simple sketch this time and I've used Hetty's Coffee Cup stamp set to make my entry. I'll add descriptions to the photos so if you click the thumbnails you'll get some information but someone...

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50th Birthday and a Poppy

I'm posting a couple of cards that I made in January and forgot all about! The first was for a GoldWinging friend of ours who was fifty that month. I didn't want to make anything too fancy as it was for a fella but he also likes a bit of sparkle so I used glitter card...

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Easter Chick

I haven't done much embroidery lately and I've been feeling bad about this – especially when for years I wished I had a little girl to sew for and now I've no excuse! Mind you, it's hard to find clothes that don't already have designs on them. So, I purchased a three...

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Lily Birthday Card

My dear friend Denise had a very special birthday today – I'll not tell you the number here 😉 – so I made her this huge card to celebrate the occasion. I had actually made a 'Star Card' but didn't like it at all so that went into the round filing tray under my desk!...

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March Saturday Sketch

This month the sketch at the Michael Strong Group was as shown to the right. Once again there have been loads of different interpretations of this, I chose to turn it on its side as you can see below. The card base is a simple cream card, there's a layer of red card...

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Shades of Green

Last month Michael Strong set us the challenge to use at least three shades of green on a card. There were some beautiful entries submitted for this – I always find it fascinating how people interpret a challenge so differently – and I've just found out that Mike has...

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