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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Alphabet Cards, Part 3

Are you ready for some more? The alphabet doesn't sound very long or complicated until you're tasked with making a card depicting each and every letter. I have tried to be less than obvious with my choices – I think I've succeeded with some of the cards but others, as...

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Random Card Making

I'm going to add some cards I've made in the past few months – I'll add the description under each photo so click on them to enlarge and read about each. There are a variety of techniques involved although nothing that needs a lot of explanation. These are for quite a...

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Christening Bookatrix

I have never made a Christening card before so had to go searching for inspiration on the WWWW (Wonderful World Wide Web!). I don't think I actually saw a Bookatrix card anywhere but something obviously made me think of this. So, I got out various pieces of pink card...

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Flippin ‘Special’ Birthday

So, I was asked to make a special birthday card for a lady of a certain age and I decided to use one of these cute Flippin stamps (I've got the whole set of sixteen, male & female – such fun designs). The base card is a tri-fold which had the large circle aperture...

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Spooky Colour Challenge

Gosh it's been a busy time over at the Michael Strong group — yet another challenge. There aren't usually two in one month but the pink challenge was for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this Spooky Colour Challenge was to remind us to just have fun. So, we had to...

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I don’t ‘do’ pink but..

...as it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month I took up the challenge to make a pink card. There was also a sketch if we'd rather do that so I decided to do both. We could use one other colour if desired – as you can see, I chose black. On the main pink card base I stamped...

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Michael Strong Sept Challenge

The September challenge was another sketch – there's an image of that shown below. I had just received my prize stamps from Michael – they came here from California via my son, David (they'd been delivered to his home but we left before they arrived in May 🙂 ). The...

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Michael Strong August Challenge

This was such a cute sketch to work with, my entry used the Large Cloisonné Vase with parts of it trimmed off for a different shape. I mounted it onto a die-cut scalloped oval with some sparkly thread wrapped around it. The background is card run through my Wizard in...

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Telescoping Samples

I shall be demonstrating this technique at Stamp Club next week so have been preparing a few samples. We'll be using squares at first as they're easier to cut out – we don't have die-cutting machines available – but I've cut out sets of circles too for a second...

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Millie takes a casual stroll

Watch out - besotted grandparents alert! Our baby is like a little rocket when she's crawling but her poor knees really need a break 🙂 This walker has been such a great tool to aid the process – although she still isn't walking unaided – it's easier to drop onto all...

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Bamboo Tile Pendant

We had a lovely visitor to Stamp Club last month who showed.....oooh, all sorts of wonderful items. She was supposed to be demonstrating the art of decorating bamboo tiles but the enthusiasm for all sorts of decorative items she brought – and the way she talked,...

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Alphabet Cards, part 2

I'm still enjoying this club challenge – here are the next six finished cards for the alphabet set.  As I said in the earlier post: The project at Stamp Club this year has been to make a card to depict each letter of the alphabet. I'm still bursting with too many...

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