Thursday, 27 November 2008

Forever Friends Challenge

Just found a FAB new challenge blog for Forever Friends fans like me, check it out here. The challenge this week is a sketch, my favourite :o)

Sunday, 9 November 2008

November Card Class

This is the start of out Techniques class, for our first technique we are BLEACHING
We will make 3 cards in total, 1 using the bleaching technique

This class will include all the materials required to complete the above projects

WHERE: The Junction, Featherstone
WHEN: Thursday 26th November 2009
TIME: 7-00pm to 9-00pm
COST: £5-00/person

Booking is essential, please contact me no later than Thursday 8th October 2009 to book your place

Look forward to seeing you

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Tilda Wears Pink & Green

I'm on a roll, another card and another 2 challenges ticked off the list :o) The layout is from Friday Sketchers and the colour scheme fits in with A Spoonful of Sugar.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Messy Rabbit

My crafty friend Sheila kindly stamped messy rabbit for me, Thanks mate your a star x The layout of the card is based on a Sketch Saturday sketch and I'm using him in the Cute card Thursday's challenge this week which is 'Christmas Animals'.

Monday, 6 October 2008

Cosmo Cricket

The gorgeous Cosmo Cricket kit from QVC arrived last week and this is the 1st chance I've had to play. I've got a new job making funky silver jewellery (check it out here) and I love it, BUT, I've got less time to play so I'm trying to incorporate as many challenges into one card as poss (I hope this is OK with all the blog peeps) and for this card I've managed to fit in 4!! The card is based on a sketch on Beates Weekend Sketch Challenge #60, Daring Card Makers is 'Scallops', Lots to Do & Papertake Weekly are both 'No Stamping'.

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Geometric George

Dottie's World has set the challenge this week of using geometric shapes on your project, well George is wearing lots of diamonds and I've added a few more just to be on the safe side so hope he qualifies :o)

Boo the Bear

How cute is Boo? I think he's gorgeous, he's a new die from Go Create that I bought at the Harrogate show (along with lots of other stuff too lol). The challenge this week on Arty Girlz was 'Autumn' and here is Boo dressed for the season. I'm doubling up this week to include Boo on A Spoonful of Sugar which this week is to use a charming character which I think he fits perfectly!

Saturday, 27 September 2008

October Card Class

More Christmas cards to get you all organised, this is set of 3 cards and envelopes

This class will include all the materials required to complete the above project

WHERE: The Junction, Featherstone
WHEN: Thursday 29th October 2009
TIME: 7-00pm to 9-00pm
COST: £5-00/person

Please contact me no later than Thursday 8th October 2009

Look forward to seeing you

Friday, 19 September 2008

Forever Friends Christmas

Another gorgeous Forever Friends Bear, I'm loving these cute stamps. The layout of this card is from this weeks Sketch Saturday and I'm using it also for the challenge on A Spoonful of Sugar which this week is Christmas.

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Cute Card Thursday

The theme at Cute Card Thursday this week is to use cats/dogs on your projects. Perfect, that meant I could use this gorgeous Bestest Friend stamp from Cuddly Buddly along with their Christmas Frame stamp.

Friday, 12 September 2008

Forever Friends

The sketch over on Sketch Saturday is the inspiration for this shadow box. I've used the new Forever Friends Bears for the focal image coz they are so cute :o)

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Friday Sketchers

There is a great sketch over on Friday Sketchers this week and this is my take on it.

Saturday, 6 September 2008

September Card Class

Get a head start on those Christmas cards with this set of 3 cards and envelopes in a matching 'pizza' box
This class will include all the materials required to complete the above project
WHERE: The Junction, Featherstone
WHEN: Thursday 24th September 2009
TIME: 7-00pm to 9-00pm
COST: £5-00/person
Please contact me no later than Thursday 17th September 2009
Look forward to seeing you

Monday, 1 September 2008

Christmas Cheeky Cat

On Dottie's World this week the challenge was to create something 'Christmassy'. I don't have the Christmas collection (yet) so had to think outside the box for this one. I've used Cheeky Cat from the Cat Collection with the new Cuddly Buddly frame stamp, I popped him a Santa hat on to make him a bit more festive. I think he works quite well, what do you think?

Tilda with CB Embossed Tree

Tilda & Co's challenge this week is to use embossing. I've used the Cuttlebug tree embossing folder for the 1st time on this card and I love it!

Saturday, 30 August 2008


There is a great sketch over on CPS this week and this is my interpretation of it. I've used the FAB 3 step rose stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps which have amazing detail and look so life like and dimensional.

In the Water

The challenge over on Cute Card Thursday this week is 'in the water'. Dottie in the bath is perfect for the theme and sooo cute too!

Friday, 22 August 2008

Ice Cold Tilda

The challenge on Tilda & Co this week is to use only Blue & White on your project, well I couldn't give her blue hair so I hope a bit of brown is OK. It gave me the perfect opportunity to make another Christmas card, at this rate I'll have them finished before December, hooray!!

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Clippykit Bag

How FAB are these bags!! Just had to share with you my new Clippykit bag which I have personalised with 2 black & white photo's of my gorgeous dog. Haven't been out and about with it yet, but from the reaction I've had from family I can see it becoming a talking point (wonder how long I'll be at Asda checkout tomorrow lol).

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Beatle Mania

The challenge on Arty Girlz this week is "Era's". So using Katharina's FAB sketch from Papertake Weekly this week, I've chosen the swinging 60's. This is George imitating Sir Paul, fantastic isn't he, he's from the Rock n Roll download at Charmed Cards & Crafts. Oooo and I've been chosen as the featured customer over on Dottie's World too, so I'm well chuffed!

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

It's a Bugs Life

It's a bugs life is the challenge on Tilda & Co this week. My favourite Magnolia stamp at the mo is this lovely background so expect to see it a lot lol.

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Dottie's ill

Here is another of the gorgeous download images from Charmed Cards & Crafts, it's from the Dress-Up Dottie Collection. The challenge on Funky Fairy is to send someone 'Get Well Wishes' so that's what Dottie is doing.

Saturday, 19 July 2008


8 Fun & Fast Note Cards & Co-ordinating Bag

This class will include all materials required to complete the above project

WHERE: The Junction, Featherstone
WHEN: Thursday 27th August 2009
TIME: 7-00pm to 9-00pm
COST: £5-00/person

Please contact me to confirm your attendence no later than Thursday 20th August 2009, thank you
Look forward to seeing you
Jo x

3 fresh cut note cards and a co-ordinating hinged boxed.

The class will include all materials needed to complete the above project.

WHERE: The Junction, Pontefract Rd, Purston.
WHEN: Tuesday 28th July 2009
TIME: 7-00pm to 9-00pm
COST: £5-00/person

Please contact me ( to confirm your attendance before Thursday 23rd July, thank you.

Look forward to seeing you

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

All Change

I was chuffed to bits to be asked if I would like to be a guest designer over on This Thursday its all about..... challenge blog. After a long deliberation (about 3 seconds) of course I agreed! I was sent a CD by the generous sponsor Little Lou's Craft Supplies and asked to design a project with the title 'All Change'. I wanted to do something a bit different and came up with the idea of a picture frame, with a picture printed in colour and black & white that 'changed' between the two depending which way you looked at it. It's quite difficult to photograph (and I'm rubbish at it anyway) but I hope you get the idea. If you have a go at the challenge this week you will get a chance to win the FAB prize pictured at the top of this post. Good luck and most of all enjoy the challenge!

Cool Dude

The challenge on Patertake Weekly this week is 'Teenage Kicks', make a card for a teenager. As soon as I read it I knew I wanted to use this cute sk8r boy stamp from Dimension Fourth. I have used Prisma pencils blended with Sansodor to colour him in and then used glossy accents over the top to finish him off.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Distressed Tilda

The Artistic Stamper is sponsoring the Tilda & Co challenge this week which is 'Distressed Tilda' and also have a challenge on their own blog which is to use a Magnolia stamp. Well 2 birds with one stone, so to speak, with this card coz it fits both challenges!!

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Pure Bliss

Here's another card using the digital downloads from Charmed Cards & Crafts (can you see a theme appearing lol) this time using the cat collection. I have made this card for challenge #10 on Dottie's World this week which is 'Raised, Ribbon, Rhinestone'.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

I wanna be a rock star

Another FAB George, this time from the 'Rock n Roll' set of digital downloads available from Charmed Cards & Crafts. You have just got to go and have a look at this new set it's got loads of brilliant images on including Hippie's, Rockers, Bikers, Goths, Teddy Boys etc etc etc (can you tell I'm impressed). I have done Rocker George for the challenge over on Dottie's World Blog (my 1st challenge here, but certainly not my last) which this week is to use any of the Dottie or George Downloads, choose a letter of the alphabet and include as many things on the card beginning with that letter (there's a much better explanation on the blog!). I have chosen the letter G and have included: George, guitar, green, gold, glasses, glaze, greeting (I know it's a sentiment but that doesn't start with a G lol) and gorgeous papers!

Saturday, 14 June 2008


To celebrate the launch of our 1st Northern Papercraft Retreat we are offering this set of 36 Copic markers.
For more information about the retreat (and to find the answer to the question) please click HERE
To be in with a chance of winning the candy simply place a link back to here on your blog and answer this easy question:
'How much is the Northern Papercraft Retreat?'
Place your answer in this comments section. Even if you haven't got a blog you can still enter.
A winner will be picked by on Friday 31st July 2009. Good luck everyone!

Friday, 13 June 2008


The 1st Northern Papercraft Retreat
9th, 10th & 11th Oct 2009

Hello!!! We are a couple of northern independent Stampin' Up! demonstrators who want to offer a fantastic, affordable, fun weekend with like minded people, here in Yorkshire. Being northern means we expect great value for money so we have negotiated a fantastic deal of £225.00 per person (based on 2 people sharing a room). We have kept the numbers to a minimum (20 people) to ensure the personal touch. We want you to meet new friends, share ideas and have a whole weekend to indulge your passion for creativity. If this sounds like fun, read on;

The fantastic price of £225-00

Bed, breakfast, lunch & dinner;

All crafting equipment;

5 workshops (over 2 days);

10 Copic ciao markers; and

A goody bag worth around £40-00.


Friday 9th October 2009

Arrive at hotel any time after 1-00 pm

Meet with the hosts, Jo and Paula

Settle in to your room and explore the hotel facilities

6-00 pm meet & greet


Social get together or time to relax, the choice is yours

Saturday 10th October 2009

8-30 am - 10-30 am Workshop 1
Copics Workshop with Rachel Byass
Learn how to use your Copics with an expert artist
Break for refreshments
11-00 am - 1-00 pm Workshop 2
Colouring with Ink with Rachel Byass
A new papercraft medium
Break for lunch
2-00 pm - 3-30 pm Workshop 3
Fimo with Maddy Hill creator of Calvin Mouse
Using Fimo on cards
Break for refreshments
4-00 pm - 5-30 pm Workshop 4
Stampin' Up! with Monica Gale
Make a 3d project and matching cards
Break to prepare for dinner

Social get together or time to relax
(once again the choice is yours)

Sunday 11th October 2009

9-00 am -10-30 am Workshop 5
Stampin' Up! with Paula & Jo
Punch art animals & stamping fun
Break for refreshments
11-00 am - 12-30 pm fun and creativity time
An opportunity to hone your new skills and win prizes


We would love you to join us. This is a fun packed weekend where you can indulge your passion for crafting.

Remember, there are only 20 places.

Book early to avoid disappointment.

To place a booking a non returnable (unless event is cancelled) deposit of £75-00 per person needs to be paid by Friday 3rd July 2009. This can be paid by bank transfer or cheque (e-mail for details). The balance of £150-00 is due by the 28th August 2009.

If you would like further information about this friendly, exciting, inspirational weekend please do not hesitate to contact us at: or

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Paula & Jo