Thursday, 29 December 2011

The Craft "Space" 5 Months Later.

The last 5 months have flown by so fast, It seems like only last weekend that Andy finished our Crafting Space,  or as the children call it the hobby room, It has not changed that much we have added more tables to work on, another mat, and lots of storage drawer units for Andy's lego collection, so the children have easy access to it to be able to build.

This is the view from the other side of the loft, looking at my area,

My working area

The Other Table for set up for  my sewing machine, (or my daughters table because she has claimed it )

The Expedit units from Ikea, and a lovely space on top to store bits and bobs.

The boxes really do hold a lot of stuff,


The desk close up and the drawers hold a lot as well, and its all close to hand for when I want to use it.

This is the other side (the lego side) We are still in the process of fixing he bannister around the loft hatch so the children do not fall down the hole,

Andy is in the process of sorting out all his lego into the storage boxes, We all love it up here, It is a lovely relaxing place to be.

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

The Hallway Banner

This banner has been made using a silhouette build a banner file cut on my craft-robo, I cut it out twice first with card, and then patterned paper to make it more sturdy, 

The paper used was freebies from creative card making and all the embellishments are from stash

The flowers and snowflakes are a Marianne  dies,

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Monday, 19 December 2011

The Christmas Tag Banner

Whilst browsing the internet I came across this banner which I love, This is my version.

It is slightly different and is hung over the fireplace and not in a window, I used the Craft-Robo to cut out all the tags and have just embellished them with a variety of  Christmas toppers, flowers and ribbons from stash,

I have also used embossing folders,

All the letters were also cut on the craft-robo,

and I used some lovely wooden ornaments, which cost 99 pence but I cannot remember where they came from.

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Friday, 16 December 2011

Just a few Christmas Cards

It has been a while since I blogged, and with Christmas fast approaching I thought I would share a couple of Christmas cards that I have made,

These two use a gorgeous Magnolia Image coloured in with spectrum noir pens and the tickets were a freebie from the internet,

These two use an Anya stamp coloured in with spectrum noir pens, embellished with a couple of gems and some snowflakes,

and finally this one uses an image from bugaboo stamps, a freebie circle sentiment and some gold ribbon from stash,

thanks for popping by Jo x

Monday, 5 December 2011

Rainmac's Blog Candy

The lovely Rainmac has birthday candy,

pop over to her blog to enter if your an existing follower,

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Friday, 18 November 2011

The Dude Card

I find making card's for men hard sometimes, you cannot embellish them as much with nice sparkly gems and flowers, so what do you do with the space!!!!, I made this card for a family friend of ours, I really liked how it came out (even with no sparkly gems)

Supplies are,
Kenny K image coloured in with spectrum noir pens,
DCWV boys stack paper,
Stars cut on my craft robo, buttons are from stash
and the dude ticket was a free digital download,

Thanks for popping by Jo xx

Friday, 11 November 2011

Christmas Card no 4

This last week has just flown by, and I have not had time to update my blog, so this is a quick post of  another Christmas card that I have made for this year,

Supplies used are,
Anya Stamp coloured in with Spectrum Noir Pens. and gold glitter on the furry bits,
Scalloped and plain Oval Nestabilities,
X Cut Embossing Folder.
Sei Paper Pack,
Kraft card, Green card and bling from stash.

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Friday, 28 October 2011

Christmas Card Number 3

Here is another Christmas card that I have made, I'm trying to keep them fairly simple so I can bulk make.

This one uses a sweet Magnolia image coloured in with spectrum noir pens,
 The papers were freebies from a magazine, the backing card is from stash
The snowflake punch is from hobby craft
.and the sentiment was a freebie from the internet.

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Sunday, 23 October 2011

The Yellow and Green Card

This is a card I have made up ready for someone's birthday, I'll add a sentiment when it is needed.

I have used Gorguss Girl coloured in with spectrum noir pens,
Scalloped Oval and Oval Nestabilites,
Basic Grey design paper,
Flowers and Leaf are cut on my craft robo
and the bling is from my stash.

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Monday, 17 October 2011

Christmas Card number 2

This is another one of the Christmas cards that I have made,

Supplies used  are a gorgeous Sugar Nellie stamp coloured in with Spectrum Noir pens,
Oval and Scalloped Oval nestabilities,
Kate Knightly Design Papers, ( free with a magazine)
Stampin up modern window punch
and ribbon and bling from stash

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Friday, 14 October 2011

The Yellow and Purple Card

This is another card I made for my Mother in Laws birthday, I love the colour scheme it's nice and zingy.

To create this card I used a gorgeous Magnolia stamp coloured in using Spectrum Noir Pens, 
Oval and Scalloped Nestabilities, 
XCut embossed leaf punch 
Sizzix flourish
Roses cur on my Craft Robo
 bling and  design paper are from my stash

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Just testing

I am just testing I have put a blog app on my phone and i want to see how it works

Thanks for popping by Jo x

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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

The Start of this Years Christmas Cards.

I really wanted to make most of my Christmas cards this year instead of buying them, so I made a start at the beginning of the summer holiday, I think I have made about 20 and have a long way to go,

I wanted a fairly simple design so I could bulk make and I like how this one has come out.
supplies are,
Bugaboo Snowman Bells  digital stamp coloured in with Spectrum Noir pens,
Crafts Too dots embossing folder,
Dovecraft design Paper,
Blue ink and backing card from stash and I think the sentiment is a dove crafts one

Thanks for popping by jo x

Sunday, 9 October 2011

The 65th Birthday Card

Over the next 2 year's we have a lot of "milestone" birthdays, This is the card I made for My Mum in Law when she celebrated her birthday in September.


I used the gorgeous Daisy stamp from sugar nellie and she is coloured in with Spectrum Noir pens,
other supplies are,

X Cut, circles and scalloped circles nested shapes,
X cut embossed leaf punch, and border punch,
flowers by silhouette cut out with my craft robo
Design paper a freebie from a magazine
Sizzix embossing folder, pearls and bling from stash,
and the sentiment is a fabulous freebie from Netty

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Friday, 7 October 2011

The Wedding Card

I made this card for a wedding we were invited to last month, the theme of the wedding was cream and gold and I made the card using the same colour theme.

I used a cream lined effect card and matt and layered another cream panel on the front of some metallic gold card, The "Bride and Groom" are both created with the Stampin Up two step owl punch.

Other Supplies are,
Stampin Up Two Step Bird Punch,
Nellies Corner Die,
Tesco's Heart Punch
Crafts Too embossing folder. bling and organza are from stash,

I would like to enter it into the following challenges,

Papercrafting Journey - Diecut and or punches
Fab and Funky Challenges - Diecut/ Punches
My Mums craft Shop Challenges - All Creatures Great and Small
Anything goes Challenge Blog - Punches/ Diecuts
Ladybug crafts Ink - No Design Paper

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Friday, 16 September 2011

The NeverEnding card

I have been wanting to try and make a never ending card for ages, and today I finally took the plunge following this tutorial, which was very easy to follow, the hardest part was embellishing the finished product.

The main view I used  a stampin up owl punch and stamp.

The Second View I used a lovely yellow flower and Martha Stuart flower punch flower  for the corners.

The Third View I used the stampin up two step bird punch
The forth view, I used a butterfly die and Martha Stuart butterfly punch

And the fifth view.

papers used are dovecrafts spice paper pack, I just hope my great Aunt likes it,

Thanks for popping by Jo xx

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

The Fairy Card

Over on facebook crafty sellers set the challenge make a fairy card and this is the card I made for it, 

I have used a gorgeous lili of the valley stamp coloured in with spectrum noir pens,
Nellie Dies circle,,
Paper roses and leaves cut on my craft robo
and the sentiment was a free download, papers ribbon and bling are from stash.

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

The Fishing Card

It was my brothers birthday last month and one of his favourite things to do is go fishing, so I made this card for him.

I used a lovely stamp from Lili of the Valley  which has been coloured in with prismacolor pencils and spectrum noir pens,
The birthday sentiment is from sentiments  4 you,
the design paper is from a  dovecrafts pack and the buttons and ribbon are from stash.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges,

Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Birthdays/ Celebrations
Tuesday Throwdown - Birthdays

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Monday, 1 August 2011

Bird Cage Cards.

I made these two cards at a crop ages ago and forgot about blogging them,I think they were made in January when I had just got the Tim Holtz bird cage die and was not sure what to do with it, it took a while for inspiration to hit and  I came up with these.

I used the same sort of layout on each of the cards, just changing the border on the decorative strip, and a flower instead of a brad,  and I finally used the cropadile I really needed to set the eyelets.  

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Friday, 29 July 2011

The Teachers Gifts.

This year I made 7 thank you gifts for my children's teachers and teaching assistants. I kept them all the same just changing the colours on the cards to coordinate with the box.

I made the 2,5,7,10 box tutorial from here and it was lovely and easy to do and very quick to assemble.
The  owl's were created using  a stampin up two step owl punch and owl stamp, the branches are from the two step bird punch and it was finished off with a silvery moon. The boxes were filled with bath bombs and soaps from The Soapy Cauldren

Thanks for popping by Jo x

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