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

Jacqui’s Scrapbook

A couple of years ago I tracked down the box of 'family photos' and kept the reasoning quiet so my big sister wouldn't guess what I was up to. On Sunday I presented her with the results and I think (no, I know) she was thrilled with it – she cried again ;). I'll post...

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Sister card

So, now that it's past the day and she's actually had the card I can now blog about it :). These cards are very time consuming (unless you've got an electronic cutter that'll do it for you) but this was a real labour of love so the time didn't matter at all. I printed...

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I bought a plain white set of letters with the intention of making a cute decoration for my sister's kitchen and the following photos show you the results. I firstly painted the shapes with some acrylic paint - just mixed brown/white/yellow until I got the colour I...

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Winner of the Card Sketch Challenge

I am delighted to announce that my card was chosen by my peers to be the winner of the Saturday Sketch Challenge for February. It means my card will be on the home page of the Yahoo group for the next month for all to see there – but it means more to me as it was...

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February Cards

I was lucky enough to win a set of stamps from Michael Strong – the Lily Set – and I find I'm using it constantly. For this card I stamped the large Lily onto white card and then coloured it with ProMarkers before cutting it out and 3D mounting it on top of several...

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Hooray for Hollywood

The February Challenge set by Michael Strong was chosen because he loves the Oscars and his family have an Oscar Night Party – with awards! For my entry I made a 'red carpet' from some red velvet ribbon laid along a pavement containing some stars from the Hollywood...

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Triple Flower

This is my final card for my Card Captain week – and I think I've saved the best 'til last (well, it's my favourite anyway :)). I've called it Triple Flower for the obvious reason – there are three of the large Cloisonné Flowers on it. I'm not very good at planning...

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Ruby Wedding

A couple (obviously!) of very dear friends celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary in December so I made them a 'lovey-dovey' card :). I've only one photo to show here but there's more information on the following photographs describing the processes involved for...

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Kimono Swing Card

Day Three of my Card Captaincy and this card took quite a bit of time to construct! The Swing Card instructions were found at Splitcoast Stampers – Beate does a great video tutorial for these but I'm not sure I can post a direct link or if you need to be subscribed...

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Wedding Card

Some very dear friends of ours got married in December and this is the card that I made for them. We had recently learned this technique at our Stamp Club so I felt it was a nice style to use for this occasion. I used lots of Spellbinders stuff – as usual 🙂 – but...

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Twisted Easel

This is my week to be Card Captain* for the Michael Strong Group and so I've made my five cards and here is where I'll give more details on how they're made. *[a card is posted on the MS Yahoo group each day for 5 days by a volunteer – hopefully as inspiration to the...

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Queen of Hearts

Over at Quietfire Designs there's the annual Queen of Hearts Challenge happening on February 14th, St. Valentine's Day. The title says it all really but you can click the link to go see for yourself what it's all about and maybe post an entry of your own. I used a...

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