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A Crafty Welcome

Welcome to the website for the Crafty Owl, home of paper card and craft creations for every occasion. My name is Joanne James and I’m an independent demonstrator for Stampin’ Up!, based in Northampton, Northamptonshire in the United Kingdom. I am an avid crafter with a passion for all things Stampin' Up! and I love to make cards, wedding stationery, scrapbook pages and home décor – pretty much anything out of paper!

As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I host in-home parties, run cardmaking and papercraft classes in and around Northampton and manage an active and growing team of demonstrators who also share a passion for papercraft. I am happy to travel in the surrounding area including Warwick, Coventry, Warwickshire, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, Bedford, Bedfordshire and Leicester, Leicestershire. Details on my current class schedule can be found here or for more information about hosting a party, click here. If you’re interested in joining my growing team of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators get in touch or click here to find out more.

Annual, Seasonal and Speciality Catalogues


Click on the catalogue for a full list of current SU! supplies - if you would like to order any of the items featured, please drop me a line at joanne@thecraftyowl.co.uk or give me a call on 07773 421446 - I'd be happy to help.


Click here for the electronic version of the new Stampin' Up! seasonal Spring-Summer catalogue.:

Please contact me by phone or email me at joanne@thecraftyowl.co.uk to place an order!

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Recent Blog Posts

Pretty Pines Frame

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's my turn to host this week and I have a colour challenge for you to work with:

I have another Pretty Pines project for you today, but a 3D project for a change as opposed to a card. I made this home decor frame to showcase these fabulous dies - and adorn my home during the festive season of course! Take a look.

Merry Christmas To All

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players! Normally I find these such a challenge (I know, I know - that's the whole point!) but today I knew exactly where I was going on the grid: straight down the left with Red, Santa and Diecut. I ended up making a couple of cards (if you check out the card on yesterday's post here you will see it also fits this column) but today's card is definitely one of my most favourite - take a look:

Snow Place

Today it's time for a new challenge over at  Create With Connie and Mary and this week we have a sketch for you:

I saw this sketch and immediately saw ... snowmen! Take a look:

Here's the low-down on today's card:

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