Monday, 13 December 2010

Ok computer ?

Ok computer ?  well no it's blinkin not, aaahhhhhhhh.  I speak to you now from my dusty office at work (on an official break of course;)  to inform you that my one and only computer (aka Sheila) is very poorly and wont come on :(  We are awaiting specialist brother-in-law help to see if he can revive her but alas I do fear the worst.  Needless to say it could be some time until I am back in blog land and will only be able to snatch a few moments in work.  Have missed you all so much and hope to see you really, really soon :D

Emma x

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Wasabi



I know what you are thinking, what the heck does wasabi have to with your card and it can not possible be a song title lol!  But hey fear not there is madness or method in it as the gorgours green ink and card stock is Stampin' Up!s wild wasabi and it is a song by Lee Harding (cue smug grin lol!).

A one layer design team challenge card for you today for over at In Love with Stamping.  It was heaven to my simplified ears and I was thrilled with how the ink played on the crumb cake.  Hope you are well and warm and a great big yoohoo to all my great chums out there.

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Welcome Christmas and tiny tags. Ink: Wild wasabi and whisper white craft. Card stock: wild wasabi and crumb cake. Other: PTI button and twine from stash.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Hey mambo!



Oooh yes it's a melon mambo Christmas!,give your table or tree an extra zing with this fabulous colour.  A design team challenge piece for In Love with Stamping for you today to make your own decorations.  I happily discovered whilst making my decorative boxes from here that the tube like shape would make a cute belly band for some wrapped treats in tissue paper.

Please pop over to In Love with Stamping or the full directions and maybe you could join in the fun too :D

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Cute by the inch (level 2 hostess set). Ink: Whisper white craft. Card stock: melon mambo. Other: silver thread, basic jewels and pink tissue paper.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Baby it's cold outside


Hiya friends, hope you are all safe and well :D  I would like to send lots of hellos and thanks to all of you who have stopped by to my place.  I haven't had as much time as I would have liked to come visit you all but you really do make my day with all your sweet comments and I couldn't do it without you - thank you :D

We kick off December with a design team card for you over at In Love with Stamping, using the very trendy Christmas colours of tempting turquoise, real red and old olive.  I really love this combo and have great plans to use it LOTS!

Have a great and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: basic black, card stock: real red, old olive, tempting turquoise and whisper white.  Paper: Christmas cocoa speciality paper.  Punch: modern label.  Other: PTI holiday button bits sentiment and buttons.  Baker's twine from stash.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

You are cold as ice


Brrrrrrrrr - oh my goodness it's might nippy out there.  Hope you are keeping safe and warm, luckily we have only had a couple of inches of snow down here but is soooooo cold.  Great crafting weather though which happily has allowed me to get cracking on my Christmas cards :D  I will be entering it into the Christmas themed challenge over at crafty creations.

Have a great & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Welcome Christmas and contempo Christmas.  Ink: Whisper white craft and wild wasabi.  Card stock: Real red, wild wasabi and white vellum card stock.  Ribbon: Real red polka dot grosgrain and linen thread.  Tools used: Curly label punch to create fancy border and mat pack for piercing.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Oh Christmas tree


and indeed how lovely are your branches punched with Stampin' Up!s two step bird punch (i.e. the wing) and the fabulous new and only available through the current offer bundle here, Christmas cocoa speciality designer series paper.  I am very challenge happy at the moment and this card is no exception as I will be entering it into the anything goes over at a spoon full of sugar and the "cut it out" challenge over at papertake weekly.

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Contempo Christmas.  Ink: garden green and crumb cake (for distressed edges).  Card stock: Garden green and crumb cake.  Paper: Christmas cocoa speciality designer series paper (part of the current bundle up for *Christmas offer.
*Delightful decorations bundle is temporary unavailable at present.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Just a little bit


Morning - soooo sorry to be gone for a little while  but I promise I have been up to no good lol! with lots of crafty things.  So am planning to spoil you with lots of posts over the next couple of weeks (fingers crossed for sunny days to take pics).

A little challenge card for you today, firstly for a passion for papertrey using my precious felty scarps and an anything goes over at lets create challenges.

Have a great day & see you very soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Card: Whisper white, ink: real red and tempting turquoise.  Other: PTI birthday bash sentiments, felt, kraft card stock, fillable frames #2 stamp set & die.  Misc: Cuttlebug flower die.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Come to the table


Howdy folks and welcome to another little peak into to my craft fair life :D  Can you see the tablecloth,  I stamped it with my welcome Christmas stamp set from Stampin' Up!.  Such a lovely way to jazz up a plain inexpensive cloth. 


I apologise for the dark pictures, but as I arrive to set up at 8.30 am and wanted to get some pics before the people come to touch the 'precious' LOL! they were the best shots I got.  You will see  many, many different things on the groaning table and some have been inspired by the fabulous people out there in blog land.  I am slowly turning into a small haberdashers with my buttons and ribbon stash (retired SU stuff) for sale and I have to say I love playing shop!.



I wanted to show you a new removable broach card that have proved so popular. Hope you have enjoyed your trip with me to the fair. Have a great day & see you soon :D

Monday, 15 November 2010

Living in a box (tutorial)

Morning and welcome to a little tutorial of the Christmas box decorations from the other day.  A few of you asked for a tutorial on how they were made :D


Firstly using Stampin' Up!s petal card extra-large double punch, punch out four pieces and stamp your image with white craft ink in the centre of the embossed square of the punch out.

1. Glue opposite tabs down.  2. & 3. glue down one flap and 4. leave as is.

Now glue all four pieces together as in order shown in stages 1 -4.


Now you will have a square tube like (if that makes sense!?) shape.  Glue down all four flaps on one side only.  Punch two holes in the top two opposite flaps.  Thread some gold elastic through the two holes, pull tight and make a bow and leave the tails of the thread to about 10cms and tie knot at the end. Add some pearls for decoration.


Hope that's as clear as mud for you LOL!  Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Contempo Christmas and cute by the inch (hostess set). Ink: Cherry cobbler and whisper white craft. Card stock: Old olive, cherry cobbler and very vanilla. Misc: Basic pearls and gold elastic cord. Tools used: Ornament punch, petal card punch and 1/16" handheld circle punch.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Remeber remember


Wowzer! - I bet that woke up your eyes lol!  A design team card for In Love with Stamping today using the eye watering colour combo of red, yellow, orange and black which represent fireworks.  I didn't half ponder over this one (my crumb cake/kraft card stock quivers silently in the corner at them LOL!)  but I am really happy with the zingy contrast between the colours.

Super fly today as I am knee deep in snowman soup! for the many craft fairs ahead of me (I love it really).

Have a great & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: Basic black. Card: Poppy parade and basic black. Punch: Scallop trim border. Other: PTI sentiment from birthday bash sentiments and various buttons in orange, black, red and yellow.

Friday, 5 November 2010

Frosty the snowman


A little punch magic for you today to make good old snowman soup.  Every year I have made this and each time I try a different look to the packaging.  I decided to have a play with my punches from Stampin' Up!  It happily coincided with the gift packaging design team challenge over at In Love with Stamping if you want to see the full directions and perhaps join in the fun too. 

Have a great weekend & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Dot, dot, dot. Card stock: Confetti white, soft suede, pumpkin pie and baja breeze. Ink: Whisper white craft, baja breeze and basic black marker. Punches: Two step bird, ornament, 1" circle and 1 1/4" circle. Misc: Medium cello bag. Other: Dymo label.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Deck the halls


Morning, some tree decorations for you today.  They were part of my recent class where we used the gorgeous colour combination of cherry cobbler and old olive to make some Christmas projects.  I made these two types of decorations with Stampin' Up!s ornament and petal card punches.  You can even store little chocs inside the square one.  I was so excited to make these as this year we are having a real tree!  We haven't had one for many years and I have treated my self to some glass baubles too (I know it's obscene but I do feel a bit Christmasy already - yikes!)

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Contempo Christmas and cute by the inch (hostess set).  Ink: Cherry cobbler and whisper white craft.  Card stock: Old olive, cherry cobbler and very vanilla.  Misc: Basic pearls and gold elastic cord.  Tools used: Ornament punch, petal card punch and 1/16" handheld circle punch.

Monday, 1 November 2010

November rain


Morning and hope your spookish activities from the weekend went well.  We had a houseful of little ghouls, ghosties and bats round at ours - much screamingly good fun was had.  The children must have had a blast as they made me make my husband go to the off licence after they had left lol!  I had definitely "earned" a small glass of vino ;D.

Today being the 1st of November must mean design team projects over at In Love With Stamping.  My card uses the faux tearing challenge, this was easily achieved with an old piece of teared card stock and some ink - a really nice effect I think. 

Hope you can join in the fun too :D

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Every moment. Ink: Early espresso, black stazon, pumpkin pie, peach parfait, old olive, soft suede, so saffron and baja breeze. Card stock: Early espresso, crumb cake and water colour paper. Other: Brown twine from stash. Tools: Colours spritzer, sponge daubers and aqua painters.

Friday, 29 October 2010

Spooky


Good morrow fellow trickers ;D  and behold my spooky offering to those who dare to dwell near my haunted mansion this weekend and those my son invited to his Halloween party tonight lol!.  Happy Friday everyone and "feast" your eyes on some ghoulish cake which I will be stuffing to the gills with more sweeties than that in the pic I promise.


I had the fabulous template to make the cake pieces here and thoroughly enjoyed making them -such fun.  Happily I combined this with the current Halloween design team challenge on over at In Love with Stamping.  Talking of ILWS, get ready for it because I ain't forgetting this month - ILWS PUB QUIZ IS TOMORROW NIGHT (Saturday 30th October).  It is such a giggle please pop on over, there is even a wee prize for the winner from myself :D

Have a great weekend x

Supplies: Paper: Echo Park Happy Halloween. Card stock: Stampin Up! basic black and confetti white.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Viva Las Vegas


I don't know why but this card reminds me of a Vegas lounge from an American 70's film ?!  But I do  know that I love the new funky poppy parade from Stampin' Up!  This card came about when I was playing with some ornament punch outs on a blank card, rejigging them to see what layout looked good and then stamped the image in their place.

Hope you are all well x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Contempo Christmas.  Ink: Whisper white craft and basic black.  Card stock: Poppy parade.  Misc: Rhinestones.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Double trouble


Morning and I hope you all had a fab weekend.  A couple of design team cards for you from In Love With Stamping.  The first one is to use the surprisingly gorgeous colour combo of red, white and black and the second one uses a masking technique.  Pop over and see all the directions and details, maybe you too can join in the fun.


Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
(Top) Stamps: Artistic etchings, ink: real red and whisper white craft.  Card stock: Whisper white and basic black.  Ribbon: basic black taffeta.  Other: PTI communique sentiments.
(Bottom) Stamps: Fresh cuts, ink: old olive and rich razzleberry.  Card stock: Confetti white.  Paper: cottage wall designer series paper(retired).

Friday, 22 October 2010

Lets twist again


Hello and oh I am SO happy that it is Friday as my weekend begins now - hooray!  More super smashing great new "stuff" from Stampin' Up! with my strokeably lovely contempo Christmas stamp set with co-ordinating punch - mmmmm! This card forms part of my upcoming paper crafting class and may well be my go to card of choice for a big batch card making sesh this Christmas :D

I will be entering in to the red, green and brown challenge over at craftycreationschallenges.

Have a great weekend & see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Contempo Christmas.  Ink: Cherry cobbler and crumb cake.  Card stock: Crumb cake and very vanilla.  Paper: Jolly holiday.  Ribbon: Old olive grosgrain

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Looking at the peaches


Yes, feast your eyes on the new peach parfait stitched ribbon - oooh me likey :D  Ooh, ooh have you seen the spritzing effect over the flower?  Goodness me I am in love with the new colour spritzer tool from Stampin' Up! you can place any of the stampin write markers in it and spritz to your hearts content.

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps:Every moment and occasional greetings.  Ink: Peach parfait, chocolate chip, early espresso and pear pizazz.  Card stock: Confetti white and pear pizazz.  Misc: Peach parfait stitched ribbon.

Monday, 18 October 2010

All the leaves are brown


Mmmm am I glad  I had the challenge to use autumnal colours, as I wouldn't have discovered the sumptuous combination of riding hood red, crumb cake and more mustard and a dash of naturals ivory.  Gosh they do look so good together, I will be happily entering them in to the pals paper arts and a passion for papertrey's Autumn/Fall challenges :D

Have a great day & see you soon (sending extra special squishy hugs to Aimes and good luck squishy hugs to Kate) x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Every moment, ink: crumb cake and early espresso.  Card stock: Crumb cake, more mustard, riding hood red and naturals ivory.  PTI: Birthday bash sediments, buttons, button twine and vintage cream ink.  Tools: Stampin' Up! mat pack and piercing tool.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Crumbs from your table


Hello and morning :D  This card I made some time ago which was hiding it self away in a little corner of my computer.  Mmm I do LOVE Stampin' Up!s satin ribbon and gave this old olive some ruffly treatment  through my machine.  The text on the left hand side is the large background stamp called friendly, which I stamped in crumb cake (aka kraft) ink - deelish :D  I will be entering it in the flower challenge over at abc.

Have a great weekend & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin Up!
Stamps: Friendly and artistic etchings.  Ink: Crumb cake, roe red and old olive.  Card stock: Crumb cake, whisper white and old olive.  Misc: Old olive stain ribbon and sweet pea felt flower (retired).  Other: PTI sentiment from round and round anniversary set.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Fa la la


Mmm I could eat this combination up, well not really as it is cherry cobbler and wild wasabi (goodness I bet that would put some lead in your pencil lol!).  But it does look delish together and it gets me on my way to being so good this year and not having the usual pre-Christmas flap owing to the fact that everyone expects a handmade card :D  I am sharing the love with this little lot and have made some for my shop too :D


The possibilities are endless with this sketch (psst! I used a side plate to make the garland line with a chocolate chip stampin write marker and a stamp-a -ma-jig to place the stockings).

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Sparkly & bright, ink: cherry cobbler,wild wasabi and chocolate chip.  Card stock: Naturals ivory.  Other: PTI holiday button bits.

Monday, 11 October 2010

There'll be blue birds over


Morning!  I am not permitted to finish singing the rest of this title song as it may end in divorce!! You see it is the main chant of THE rival football club that my husbands supports!  But I will be entering it into a challenge which is right up my street from allsorts of "song titles" and cute card Thursday of making your own embellishments.

Mmmm it's an all new stash card from me today, with baja breeze ink and card, music notes wheel and the fabulous notably ornate bird and oval sentiment.

Have a great day & see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Notably ornate, music wheels and occasional greetings.  Ink: Early espresso, crumb cake and baja breeze.  card stock: Baja breeze, very vanilla and crumb cake.  Misc: basic pearls and oval extra large punch.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Sweet bride


Hiya and welcome to your regular Friday viewing :D  Some blushing bride for you today with Stampin' Up!s new "in colour".  I love how easy it is to make your own patterns with ease of placing the clear mount rubber stamps too.

Have a great weekend & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Artistic etchings, ink: whisper white craft, pear pizazz and blushing bride.  Card stock: blushing bride and whisper white.  Misc: Certainly celery grosgrain ribbon.  Other: PTI sentiment from communique sentiments and pink pear gem from stash.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

You gotta roll with it


I know, it's me on a Thursday!! hee hee.  But it must be love as I just HAD to post using my new Stampin' Up! supplies (can't remember the last timeI had such a flurry of  activity on my blog).  Gosh I have enjoyed  playing with them.  Mind you as you read this Mr UPS is winging his trackable way to me for the BIG first proper order, with new punches, ribbon and all sorts of gorgeousness :D

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin Up!
Stamps: Artistic etchings and thank you kindly.  Ink: Crumb cake, pear pizazz, blushing bride and basic black.  Card stock: Crumb cake, wild wasabi.  Paper: Newsprint.  Misc: Basic black 1/8" taffeta ribbon

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Marina



I don't know if I've ever told you but my favourite colour is blue, any shade really and this is why my new love is this blue!  Oh marina mist how dreamy you are and dognabit you look mighty fine stamped on very vanilla card stock :D  A card with a little different feel from me today too, you know when you do something that you normally don't do which can make you feel a bit unsure and doubt if you like it or not well I feel a little bit like that about my card but I sure am enjoying experimenting with my new Stampin' Up! goodies ;D

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Artistic etchings and fresh cuts.  Ink: Marina mist, crumb cake, blushing bride and basic black.  Card stock: Marina mist, very vanilla and crumb cake.  Misc: Marina mist taffeta and clear rhinestone brad.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Mum's the word


Morning :D some spooky fun over at  In Love With Stamping this month with a Halloween challenge.  I happily combined the NEW "in colours" of peach parfait and crushed concord from Stampin' Up! on my mummy card, mixed with a little crumb cake ink to distress the bandages make for a spooktacular card lol!

Hope the day finds you well - see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Occasional greetings. Ink: Concord crush and crumb cake. Card stock: Peach parfait, confetti white and concord crush.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Colour me happy!


Howdy doody and welcome the glorious day that is 1st of October (nothing special Emma I hear you cry!) and I would reply nay! this is the day that us mere mortals may order anything we desire from the brand new 2010/2011 idea book & catalogue from Stampin' Up! - yeeeeeeeeehhhaaaahhh!  I too would admit to having a list as long as a crocodile of all my must haves.  Everybody who placed an order with me last month will soon be hearing the thud! of it hitting their hall way (I will post a link on my side bar as soon as I get the link later today).

First thing that strikes you is the COLOURS - wow!  As you can see on my card, I used the luscious artistic etchings stamp set with baja breeze, crumb cake and pink pirouette ink how beautiful they are.  Secondly the artistic etchings set I used is only CLEAR-MOUNT - double yeeeehah!  It's so easy to place and make pretty backgrounds like the one I did on this card.

Happy occasions all round today as I combine the celebration of the new Stampin Up! catalogue with the start of fun challenges over at In Love With Stamping

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Artistic etchings and oval all. Ink: Pink pirouette, baja breeze, crumb cake and whisper white. Card stock: Baja breeze textured, very vanilla and crumb cake. Misc: Linen thread. Other PTI buttons.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Pick a pocket


Indeed I would pick this pocket and happily open it up and get comfy inside it for a while, it's so pretty.  Now before you run screaming weirdo!!!! I think most crafters would admit to have strange and wonderful feelings about paper, ribbon and such lol!

This I have happily produced for the current "hip to be square" challenge over at a passion for papertrey.  I  apologise too for the slightly out of focus pics over the last few posts.  It seems that blogger wont let me change the size of my original clear pics without making it slightly blurry ??! answers on a postcard please :D

Take care and have a great day x

Supplies from Stampin' Up! - Ink: Basic black.  Card stock: Cameo coral and confetti white.  PTI - Simply chartreuse felt, melon berry button and basic text II background stamp.  Other: Maya Road kraft pockets.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Monday, Monday!


Morning! hope you are well.  You know what, I completely forgot to let you know (again) about the In Love With Stamping pub quiz night (which was last Saturday) doh! sorry.  Another roaring success and heaps of fun.  In my defence my life is still slightly crazy busy with my Mum, extra long shifts at work and life lol!Something a bit different from me with the ol' colour combo but it is so delicious in real life (melon mambo, so saffron and basic grey from Stampin' Up!) and a super quick one to make too. 

Thank you to all of those who wished me well (bloggers and non bloggers alike)at my inaugural paper crafting classes that begun on Friday and will continue on the last Friday of every month hopefully forever! It was a real crafty boost to the system - what fun and frolics were had.  All the ladies were amazing - thank you and see you next month (*wink*).

Have a great day & see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Cheer & wishes and Bella's border wheel.  Ink: Melon mambo. Card stock: Melon mambo, so saffron and basic grey.  Misc: Basic grey taffeta ribbon.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Missing you


Indeed I have been missing you and again time is short today.  Thanks for all the well wishes for my Mum too, she is getting on very well.  Today I am starting an exciting new chapter in the Fuge crafting empire lol! with my very own little paper crafting class.  5 lovely ladies will be hopefully be up to their elbows in crafty gorgeousness by now and having a great time.

My card today is a homage to the (*sniff*) retiring colours stamps and papers - oh I shall mis you dearly taken with teal and sweet pea papers but bring it on  baja breeze and pink pirouette :D

Have a fabulous weekend xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps:Circle of friendship.  Ink: Taken with teal and basic grey.  Card stock: Basic grey, taken with teal and whisper white.  Paper: sweet peas designer pad.  Misc: Basic grey taffeta ribbon and brads from hodgepodge kit.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Squares



Oooh look at me having another little break - hello everyone. Sorry to be MIA again, my Mum has been in Hospital for the last week (she is fine) and what with working full days and visiting in the evening there has been time only for stroking my new Stampin' Up! goodies and seductively thumbing through the new catty and all it's lusciousness!!! but not actually anything else :(

Two square design team cards for your today, the top one (including the slightly wonky sentiment!) is a tone on tone card and the lickle girl card is for the children's invitation challenge that we have going on. Hope you can join in the fun over at In Love With Stamping.

Have a great weekend & see you soon x

Supplies: (Top card) Stampin' Up! -Ink: Old olive. Card stock: Old olive textured and whisper white. Paper: Cottage wall dsp. Rub-ons from the cherished memories pack. Tow way glue pen and dazzling diamonds. Other: button and twine from PTI and butterfly stamps from stash (really old I've forgot sorry).


(Bottom card) Supplies from Stampin' Up! -Ink: Basic black and creamy caramel. Card stock: Pretty in pink, whisper white and kraft. Paper: Sweet pea designer pad. Other: Stamps: Pure innocence my balloon and PTI round & round anniversary set. Other: pink embroidery thread and sewing machine.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Punch rocker!

Howdy folks and I am heartily congratulating myself on being sooo early with my entry for the punch challenge over at a passion for papertrey. I made a few of these cuties for my own personal stash and am trucking on with my Christmas cards now as my Stampin' Up! pre-order has just arrived!!! Oh me, oh my ;D - picture me now in my crafty corner slavering over baja breeze and marina mist, surrounded by sheets and sheets of the yummiest colours ever.

Have a great weekend and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: Basic black. Card stock: Real red, kraft and whisper white. Other: PTI holiday button bits and tea dye ink, memento tuxedo black ink, copics and bakers twine from stash.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Mint condition



Morning and are you paying attention class? How do you get  from that (above) to this (below) in a few magical steps hee hee! It was my turn to post a tutorial over at In Love With Stamping for the design team and I had been thinking about the things we either threw away or recycle. I had a few of the little mint tins empty in my "big bag" and so started the old grey matter twitching with what could be done with them.

As you can see this is what I came up with, a sweet mini trinket box or needle case (which is what I made mine for as I am always misplacing mine). Pop over to ILWS in the tutorial section and find step by step photos and measurements to make yours :D

Have a great day everyone and please let me know if you have a go as I would love to come visit and see your lovely creations.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Paper: Sweet peas designer pad and rose red patterns designer series paper. Embellishments: Sweet pea stitched felt flowers, flower fusion, always artichoke grosgrain ribbon. Rub-on sentiment from the cherished memories collection. Other: PTI button twine.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Two pints of larger and a packets of crisps


Morning :D Today's card was one I made for the lovely Dawn who was a recent winner of the inaugural In Love With Stamping pub quiz night!! a week or so ago. What fun I had being the quiz-master and I know the ladies had a great time too. I will be doing it again on the last Saturday of this month (25th Sep) if you would like to join in - it's a bit of general knowledge and a few crafty questions thrown in for good measure too and a little prize for the winner :D I will be entering it over at a passion for papertrey who has dots as the theme.

Have a great day & see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: Basic black and going grey. Paper: Sweet pea designer pad. Other: PTI communique sentiments, round & round, button and kraft card stock.

Friday, 3 September 2010

You could hear a pin drop


Hello again and fancy seeing you here :D Oh gawd I nearly forgot to post last night! I think that little break made me forget - doh! A little removable pin magic again for you, they have been so popular with my family I am planning them as Christmas gifts.


Awh can see the sweet pea stitched felt flowers I've used (*Sniff*) they are retiring and so is the chocolate chip 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon (see retired list on my side bar for full list). But whay hey! do not despair for too long as they are making way for SO MUCH MORE in the new catty which is certainly much bigger & better I can't tell you ;D


Any one who places an order with me this month will automatically get their hands on the new catty on the 1st of October - yippeee!! Grab yourself a bargain over at the retired list and give me a shout here with your order and I will reserve your free 2010/2011 Stampin' Up! idea book and catalogue :D

Have a great weekend and see you Monday x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: Chocolate chip. Card stock: Kraft. Misc: Sweet pea stitched felt flowers, 1 1/4" chocolate chip striped grosgrain. Other: PTI buttons and sentiment from everyday button bits and brown twine from stash.


Wednesday, 1 September 2010

When I came home on a Tuesday night


Before you say it, NO I have not been recovering all this time from my recent night out lol! I am no THAT much of a lush :D Wow I can't believe how much I have done since we spoke last. Craft fairs, parties, monster truck rallies, picnics on the beech, school uniform measuring and trying on (how much does my six year old that ha!) and many heady days at the river trying to skim stones (miserably on my part). Gosh it does it feel good to be so warm and tired that you find yourself falling asleep with a smile on your face - great days.

Anyhoo you are back in the room! and today we kick start back with a design team card over at In Love with Stamping and this one uses a groovy sketch. Lots of bling and pins for you too, mmm can you see the matching glitter - now how many places can you get your glitter to match your card stock, ink and ribbon etc - well you know that's why I love Stampin' Up! Talking of SU! we as demos would have the very first sneak peak of the upcoming new idea book and catalogue last night launching on the 1st October - to say it's like Christmas Eve for crafters is an understatement - oh lucky me :D Promise to share it with you all when I can.

Nice to be back - have a fab day x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Solid stripes. Ink: Old olive and taken with teal and versamark. Card stock: Certainly celery, basic grey, taken with teal and whisper white. Misc: fine cosmo glitter, sentiment rub-on from the cherished memories set, silver brads and heat & stick powder. Other: PTI button and twine. Teal deco pins from stash.

Friday, 20 August 2010

Long tall Sally


Oooh, too big (sorry, blogger I think is having a mid life crisis lol!). A DL sized card for you today which was specially made for the current challenge over at a passion for papertrey. I can honestly say this only the second time I have EVER made this size of card! Great masculine colours on this too (not quite navy, kraft of course and very vanilla).

Off to the BIG Swansea Museum two day craft fayre tomorrow and Sunday and squeezing in a little Aunties 70th birthday party too on Saturday night - yeeehah! (alas I can not promise not to have a sneaky drinky poo either as it has been so long since I had boogy and bubbly).

Have a great weekend and see ya Monday xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Baroque motifs, ink: not quite navy. Card stock: not quite navy. Other: PTI round and round anniversary 2010 set, rustic cream button twine, vintage cream ink and kraft card stock.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Wednesday morning 3am




Hiya! hope this day finds you well again. A mix of cards for you today, the one above a 4" x 4" (I know a square card from me!) anniversary card for my cousin. The one below I did after experimenting with some paper flowers. The flowers were punched with three different circle punches and then were cut once half way to the centre point and then slightly overlapped and glued to make them pop and layered on top of one another.


Ooh I should explain about the title before I go, it's because of my recent late night crafty sessions and then the mind bending midnight head full of stuff stuff.  Ok off for a kip now (I wish) lol!

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Fine flourish, cheer & wishes, oval all and hello again. Ink: Old olive, real red, craft whisper white and basic black. Card stock: Taken with teal, whisper white, kraft and pretty in pink. Paper: Sweet pea pad. Misc: Whisper white satin ribbon and circle fire rhinestone brads. Other: mini pearls from stash.