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Creative mum of two boys, freelance designer, scrapbooker, Project Life'r and Hey Little Magpie CT member. I love coffee, crochet, vintage and pretty things.
Interests: I, crafting, crochet, vintage and pretty things
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Another lovely collection by Maggie Holmes. I especially love the chipboard pieces and the word / phrase labels.
You can find me over on the Hey Little Magpie blog with my April Creative Team projects, finding inspiration from past layouts. I'm sharing five new layouts and four favourite ones from my albums, come on over and have a look! Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2016 at Half a cup of coffee
Yep, you read that right, I've just made a Halloween mini-album in March. It's an idea I've had in my head for ages and I even bought the supplies last year with the intention of making this last October. Now, nearly six months later it's made and I really love it. The main collection used is After Dark by Crate... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2016 at Half a cup of coffee
Last year I made a sweet little 1 to 10 birthday album for my youngest son who had just turned 10 and shared my project in my August creative team blog post for Hey Little Magpie. I had intentions of making my 12 year old son one as well, in order to keep things fair. However, time passed and it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2016 at Half a cup of coffee
The 8th of the month has come around again so that means I'm up on the Hey Little Magpie blog today. This month I was lucky enough to get to play with the new Maggie Holmes collection Bloom, yay! I adore the Crate Paper collections and especially love the Maggie Holmes ones so I was a happy girl creating pretty... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2016 at Half a cup of coffee
As you may have seen I was featured on the 12pm Sunday challenge over at 'An Adventurous Colour Story'. I made a travel layout and explained why I'd chosen to use certain colours, Shimelle then shared a layout of her own which had incorporated those colours and set the challenge to scrap a layout using the five main colours... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2016 at Half a cup of coffee
Great layout, thanks for taking part in the challenge! As I looked closely at it I recognised it was Bournemouth beach, my closest beach. I love it there and luckily it's only 20 minutes drive away for me.
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2016 on As good as it can be at Dolly's Dreamings
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How very exciting to be featured as a guest artist on Shimelle's blog today, you can see the post with my layout in full here. If you've come from there, Hello! I'm Jo, a creative mum living in Dorset in the south of England. I love scrapbooking, Project Life, making mini-books and generally doing anything crafty. I also love to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2016 at Half a cup of coffee
Something exciting is happening over at this weekend. Shimelle is hosting an online scrapbooking weekend from 8am Saturday through to Sunday evening and there might be something from me! Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2016 at Half a cup of coffee
Last week Ali Edwards announced that the Week in the Life project would be running in early May this year and that the 2016 kit was available to pre-order. Week in the Life is a project run over the course of a week recording the details of the everyday life in photos and words. Then, depending on your chosen method... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2016 at Half a cup of coffee
A little while a go I was tagged on social media by a fellow Hey Little Magpie creative team member to share a favourite scrapbooking project or layout from 2015, one a day for a week. I thought it would be a nice to list them here too. Day 1. I chose this layout 'Fly', originally shared on the Hey... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2016 at Half a cup of coffee
A little catch up since my last blog post... I'm still here just more present on Instagram these days, I like the ease at which I can post a photo I've just taken with a little heading or status and it's done. You can find my private account where I share everyday life @jobo74 and a public account for all... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2016 at Half a cup of coffee
Thanks very much. I finally decided to use the one with the deers, but it was a hard decision! My blog post goes live tomorrow on Jo x
These are beautiful, thank you! I'm sharing my DD album on a UK scrapbook store blog Hey Little Magpie. Would you mind if I showed your calendar within my album? I would of course give you credit, if you don't mind. Thanks Jo
What a gorgeous collection. I'd love to win this!
Adorable! Beautiful colour way again with this collection, love it all.
Toggle Commented Jul 19, 2015 on Our Newest Collection: Wonder at Crate Paper
Oh my goodness. You are going to bankrupt me with these gorgeous lines!! Wow, love absolutely everything about this collection, how can I pick a single item? I'll say chipboard pieces, but seriously it's the whole lot!
Oh my goodness, it's hard to narrow it down. But if I had to chose one with my arm twisted behind my back I'd say the word stickers.
Love, love, love this!!
I am in awe of what you have been achieving these past few years, that's some going! I absolutely love your Crate Paper line and am thrilled that is will be continuing to grow. Wishing you and your expanding family all the very best for the future xx
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Woo hoo, I can let the magpie out of the bag now...I am honoured and very excited to announce that I am on the Hey Little Magpie Creative Team! Hey Little Magpie is the new trading name for Sarah's Cards Ltd, a UK online scrapbook store. I will be posting on the Hey Little Magpie blog on the 8th of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Half a cup of coffee
You're welcome! It looks a daunting thing to start, but it really is worth it. xx
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2013 on The School Years at Half a cup of coffee
Thanks Sheila xxx
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2013 on Get Stamping Magazine at Half a cup of coffee
Still loving this project and already thinking about next years album! But for now I've got weeks 45 and 46 to share with you. For week 45 I used patterned paper by My Minds Eye and mixed that with the Seafoam Edition paper and core kit and some inserts from the Midnight Edition. As always I've used my favourite little... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2013 at Half a cup of coffee
I've been working with a magazine called Get Stamping since it's first issue was released early this year. It's a stamping magazine (obviously!) and each issue comes with a set of stamps. It's on sale every 8 weeks. I produce four layouts for each issue using the stamp set that will come with the magazine. And write about the techniques... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2013 at Half a cup of coffee