Thursday, 24 December 2009

Have yourself a merry little Christmas




It's Chriiiiiistmaaaaaaasssss, hello everybody and some of you may have noticed I have been missing in action - sorry tis the season for the Christmas crazies hee hee. I just had to send my festive wishes to you all. It has been an up an down sort of year for me and I couldn't have made it without all of you, my blog and my escaping crafty fix - truly it has been my solace.

So from my little lunatic (above) and myself merry Christmas with all my love :D and see you in the new year.

Emma xxxxx

Friday, 18 December 2009

House on Christmas street




Whooo hooo it's Friday - gosh I nearly didn't make it through the week !! I have come to realise that I need to start my Christmas crafting preparations in blinkin MAY!!! I thought I was being so good starting my cards in October but what a mad couple of weeks it has been. Nearly all finished now though and so I will be treating myself to a large glass of shandy this evening ;D (please ignore any previous posts about hangovers and never drinking again LOL!)

Oooh I nearly forgot, have you seen these lovely new stamps (wink, wink!) you will love them even more when you hear that they will be yours for FREE come the 30th of December with Stampin' Up!s sale.a.bration, when you spend over £45 on anything in the catalogue. Anyhoo more deets over the coming weeks.

Have a great weekend & see you on Monday xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: good neighbours and hello again.
Ink: Real red, brocade blue, old olive, bashful blue, black stazon and creamy caramel.
Card stock: Kraft, whisper white and real red.
Misc: Brocade blue button, real red wide grosgrain ribbon, linen thread and old olive designer series paper.
Tools used: Mat pack and piercing tool for pierced border and circle die cut.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Pretty papers, pretty ribbons of blue




Hellooooo all, are you feeling Christmassy ? I definitely am, it does help if you snaffle 2 mince pies whilst listening to Oh holy night (one of my all time fave Christmas songs). This card I did as a request by my mother-in-law who needed a card for a good friend that wasn't in your face Christmas. Hope you like :D

Have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamp: Silent night and good friend.
Ink: Bashful blue and bordering blue.
Car stock: Whisper white.
Paper: Bashful blue designer series paper.
Misc: Two way glue, dazzling diamonds glitter.
Other: PTI button and twill.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Christmas wrapping




Good morning all, some little goodies all wrapped in the most gorgeous designer series paper for you today. I won't spill the beans of the contents though just in case ;D



Have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Card stock: Kraft.
Ink: Garden green, creamy caramel, chocolate chip, whisper white craft and black stazon.
Paper: Merry moments and ski slop (retired) designer series paper.
Ribbon: Twill, real red wide grosgrain and whisper white satin.
Other: PTI button and sentiments.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Same as it ever was




I know, I know but I Love this stamp set! Promise tomorrow something different. I seem to have my love again for colouring and like all things for me when the mood takes me I go with it :D

I would like to thank the lovely Helen (aka Wee hels) for giving me a special blog award. As always I am really touched by everyone that pops by and thank you all for making me smile :D

Have a great day & see you tomorrow xxx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Sparkly & bright and a flower for all seasons.
Ink: Black stazon, real red and earth elements stampin write markers for colouring image.
Card stock: Very vanilla and real red.
Paper: Merry moments designer series paper.
Misc: real red and always artichoke narrow grosgrain ribbon and button from the latte collection dyed with my real red ink pad and linen thread.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Last Christmas



Well last Christmas fayre of the season! Good morning all and I hope you had a good weekend. I was in such a tizz last week I completely forgot to tell you I was at the Mumbles craft fayre - doh! Anyway, as I said it was the last one of the season for me, even though it means I can relax a little I will miss my monthly jaunts and of course playing grown up shop ;D We are back again in April next spring, I already have loads of new ideas for then.

Have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: A flower for all seasons.
Ink: Black stazon and earth elements stampin write markers for colouring image.
Card stock: Real red and very vanilla.
Paper: Merry moments designer series paper.
Other: Red jewel from stash, PTI sentiment and twill.
Tools used: 1 3/4" circle punch and mat pack and piercing tool.

Friday, 11 December 2009

It's a miracle



Morning all, feeling back to normal today thank goodness. This I believe is purely down to the healing powers of crafting lol! As I said yesterday, you know when you start to have all the lurgy symptoms, with aches and pains and feeling a bit uuugh. Well I had to make a little something and so forced my self to do it and with every cut of the paper and placement of an embellishment I began to slowly feel so much better :D So you can tell all those hubbies and partners out there that you have to buy all those crafting goodies for therapeutic purposes ;D


Take care and have great day :D

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Silent night.
Ink: Versamark, craft whisper white and garden green.
Card stock: Sahara sand, whisper white, very vanilla and garden green.
Paper: Merry moments designer series paper.
Misc: White stampin emboss powder.
Other: PTI Button bits and twill, See D's sentiment and die cut tag.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Hot dog jumping frog



Morning all, going to have to be super quick today as I am desperately fending off the dreaded lurgy :( Fingers crossed it's just because I am tired. My card today is using the same layout as Monday's Christmas one with the gorgeous little set a flower for all seasons. Look at froggy - so cute :D



Have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: A flower for all season and a bit of birthday cheer.
Ink: Black stazon and old olive, certainly celery, basic grey, bashful blue, so saffron, summer sun, pretty in pink and creamy caramel for water colouring.
Card stock: Certainly celery and very vanilla.
Paper: Tea party designer series paper.
Misc: Certainly celery poly twill (promotional) and linen thread.
Other: PTI buttons.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Little brown jug




Hello and hope you are all well. My card for today is for my Auntie Janice, who loves flowers and as I am feeling a little, shall we say careworn of Christmas cards I fancied a change.

Hope you have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin'Up!
Card stock: Kraft and very vanilla.
Ink: For water colouring - regal rose, so saffron, summer sun, pumpkin pie, certainly celery and old olive. Black stazon and creamy caramel.
Misc: Certainly celery poly twill (from previous promotion).
Other: PTI stamps and buttons, digital paper.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Crazy little thing called love




Good morning all, I am going to let you in on a little secret today and confess my love for, wait for it.... Stampin' Up!s mini glue dots lol!!!! I know how can someone love glue? ;D Well I have been crafting for the past say four years and you will all probably relate, I have tried a LOT of different types of glues. Although being in love with Stampin' Up! for two years and only a demo for six months I have only just placed an order for their mini glue dots as I had a mountain of glue supplies horded. What a revelation, so easy to place, super sticky and just a delight to have hanging round my crafty table. I can't seem to move without needing them now :D

Anyhoo small pleasures and all that :D Today's card is using my promotion stamp set, a flower for all seasons and I have to say this is becoming a firm favourite of mine too. I had forgotten how much I love to watercolour, even though I studied it , my favourites were flowers and landscapes :D

Have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: A flower for all seasons and fresh cuts.
Ink: Regal rose, so saffron, more mustard, old olive, certainly celery and tempting turquoise.
Card stock: Very vanilla, regal rose, tempting turquoise, so saffron and old olive.
Misc: Linen thread.
Other: PTI button.

Monday, 7 December 2009

I should be so lucky




Hello and goodmorning everyone, hope you had a productive weekend and if you didn't then lucky you (I hate being too manic, I am most defintely feeling the Chrstimas strain). Today's card is in honour of the fact that nearly everything on it I had for FREE! I know amazing. Firstly a flower for all seasons stamp set for my little old promotion from Joanne my Stampin' Up! boss :D and secondly the merry moments paper which was also free due to a couple of whatchamacallits when ordering and then I swapped some other papers (it's a long story but a happy one though).

Hope you have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: A flower for all seasons.
Ink: Stampin write markers in earth elements for water colouring, versamark and black stazon.
Card stock: Old olive and very vanilla.
Paper: Merry moments.
Misc: Clear embossing powder.
Other: PTI twill and buttons.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Mr blue sky




Mmmm I do love this colour combination of bashful blue and rose red, I will definitely use it again. Well I have just got back from the Christmas Fete at my son's school. I was there in a non crafty capacity this evening but was on hot beverages and snacks.  There was great fun to be had and also a little Santa action going on.

Have a great weekend & see you on Monday xx Oooh I nearly forgot I am at the Brynmill Community Centre this weekend where I shall be selling my craft wares :D

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Good friend.
Ink: Rose red and versamark.
Card stock: Bashful blue and rose red.
Misc: Whisper white grosgrain ribbon.
Other: PTI buttons.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Up in my beautiful balloon




Helloooo all, not much to say at the mo. Busy, busy with teachers gifts, Christmas presents and birthday cards. Today's card is for my father-in-law John, who's birthday it is today :D. My husband said he wanted something with Dad and 60 on it and left the rest up to me (informative as ever ha!)

Have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: Old olive, creamy caramel and white craft.
Card stock: Bashful blue, whisper white and kraft.
Misc: Bashful blue designer series paper, whisper white grosgrain ribbon.
Other: PTI: everyday button bits, background basics text style II and buttons.  Twine from stash.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Nice day for a white wedding



Morning all, yesterday I had the pleasure of receiving an invitation to my cousin Paul and his fiancee Sarah's wedding which is being held in St Paul's Cathedral in March next year. I know can you believe it, in St Paul's Cathedral! Will have to dig out my tiara for that one ha ha! I am from a small family so I think we will have to invite some extras to fill that place lol! I am so excited for them though - it should be a really special day.

Hope you are all well, have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Darling dots (hostess set) and fresh cuts.
Ink: Chocolate chip and pretty in pink.
Card stock: Chocolate chip, pretty in pink an d very vanilla,
Misc: Chocolate chip wide grosgrain ribbon and linen thread.
Other: PTI button and die cut tag from spellbinders.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Wheels on fire




Well stampin' around wheels to be precise. These wondrous little wheels from Stampin' Up! are great fun. It is like a rubber stamp attached to a wheel with a handle on it (if you know what I mean). You pop in your ink cartridge and away you go, you can keep on wheeling as long as you don't run out of paper! I inked mine with versamark then sprinkled on some heat & stick powder then gave it blast with my heat gun and then splashed on turquoise cosmo glitter. I liked it so much I am going to use all the other different colours available in the glitter pack :D

Hope you like, have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Jolly wheel and sparkly & bright.
Ink: Taken with teal and versamark.
Card stock: Whisper white, taken with teal and kraft.
Misc: Fine cosmo glitter, heat & stick powder.
Tools used: Mat pack, corner rounder punch and scallop border punch.