Saturday, 24 December 2011

Have yourself a merry little Christmas


Happy Christmas everyone! and as the title says I really hope you all a have yourself a merry little Christmas.  So here's to good friends and happy families and I will catch you in the new year!

Lots of love,

Emma x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: welcome Christmas, notably ornate and borderlines.  Ink: whisper white craft, cake crumb and baja breeze.  Card stock: whisper white, crumb cake and baja breeze.  Accessories: antique brads, pretty in pink satin ribbon and dazzling diamonds glitter.  Misc: heat and stick powder and sewing machine.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Oh baby it's cold outside


Oooh hello! are you all getting ready for the festivities?  It may surprise a few of my friends but I absolutely LOVE Christmas.  Usually an old cynic lol! but this time of year and to the annoyance of my family I have the festive tunes on the radio, cd and tv! and don't stop singing.  I have officially broken up from work for a week and now can truly be merry.

My card today was inspired from a memory of nine year old me wearing an argyle jumper with this sort of pattern on it - gorgeous lol!  Have a great day everyone and I think I will be back before the big day - eeek! can't wait.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Henry wheel and welcome Christmas, ink:  basic grey, riding hood red red, lucky limeade and not quite navy.  card stock: riding hood red and naturals ivory.  Accessories: very vanilla seam binding.  Tools: piercing tool, mat pack and spritzer tool.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Snowflakes that fall on your nose


Ooh hello!  just running by (zoom! did you see me lol) with alas a didn't catch the challenge card.  A cute little batch of these were made and thankfully are now posted or hand delivered.  I can get on with the gorgeous task of pretty packaging, which I absolutely love if I have lots of time.

I can still enter this over at allsorts (it takes two), charisma cardz (last min Xmas makes) and daring card makers (Nordic theme).  Have a great weekend everyone and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps:jolly jingles wheel.  Ink: whisper white kraft.  Card stock: real red.  Other: Papertreyink snowflake die and twine.  Button from stash.

Friday, 9 December 2011

The hands on the clock


A little simple number for you today using the extremely gorgeous forever young stamp set.  This was for my father-in-law's recent birthday .  I will be happily entering it over Cute Card Thursday's anything goes, Papertake Weeklys anything goes with optional dangler and Let's Craft and Create round and round.

Well this is the last weekend of the season of craft fairs for me and I have a bumper crop of festive goodies already glittered and ready to go.  I am the Ostreme centre in Mumbles, Swansea tomorrow and the old Swansea museum on Sunday.  Please pop by and say hello if you are neighbourhood!

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: forever young, pennant parade and happiest birthday wishes (hostess).  Ink: charcoal distressing ink, basic black and pool party.  Card stock: basic black and very vanilla.  Accessories: mini vintage tags and first edition speciality paper.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Grandad we love you


A little bit of fun and a smiley card for you today.  This was expertly coloured by my son to give to his Grampa on his recent birthday.  I have my card that I made for him to show you soon - so I will be back.

Have a great day everyone x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: all in the family, happiest birthday wishes (hostess) and pennant parade.  Ink: basic black, real red, poppy parade, wild wasabi, marina mist and daffodil delight.  Card stock: poppy parade and whisper white.  Accessories: just add cake designer paper and daffodil delight taffeta ribbon.  Tools used: petite pennant builder punch, square lattice embossing folder and 3/4" circle punch.  Other: papertreyink fresh alphabet stamps and spiral notebook page die.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Deck the halls


Yes it's official the tree is up and halls are decked!  To share with you today I have a quick little card that I made several of to add to my not so large pile of Christmas cards.  I will be happily entering it over at Crafty Catz Weekly (colours of Christmas), Daring Card Makers (holly) and Fab n Funky's (anything goes).

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: curly cute and contempo Christmas.  Ink: cherry cobbler.  Card stock: cherry cobbler, wild wasabi and very vanilla.  Accessories: cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon and holly berry bouquet speciality paper.  Tools: ornament and dotted scallop ribbon punches.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Swing low


So how are you?  has the 'I haven't bought a blinkin thing' Christmas fever hit you yet lol!  I did recently have a small panic but now that has passed I can get on with the crafty projects ahead.  This little lot is from my last class where we had great fun with the spritzer tool.  Hard to see on the pic but the tree has a nice glow of spritz pool party.


We made a matching calender (had the idea for from this lovely lady).  We stamped each page and added a few flowers to some of the months.  Super Ann to the rescue for the calendar PDF too - thank you ladies.

Have a great day everyone and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Forever young (p65/No122570), hopeful thoughts (p82/No121203) and thank you kindly (p86/No111700).  Ink: Basic grey (p94/No.109120), pool party marker (set of 5 p 90/No123002), Cajun craze (p93/No119671), old olive (p91/No102277), calypso coral (p90/No122939) and pear pizzazz (p 90/No119784).  Card stock: Basic grey (p94/No121689), Cajun craze (p93/No121683), very vanilla (p94/No106550), pool party (p90/No124391) and blushing bride (p90/No121690).  Accessories: First edition speciality paper (p96/No121878), linen thread (p107/No104199), rhinestones (p110/No119246) and pearls (p110/No119247).  Adhesives: Stampin dimensionals (p114/No.104430), mini glue dots (p114/No103683) and multipurpose liquid glue. (P114/No.110755).  Tools: Lace ribbon border punch (p116/No122362), itty bitty shapes punch pack (p117/No118309), paper cutter (page 107 No. 106583), scorer (page 107 No. 104154), paper snips (page 107 No. 103579), bone folder (page 107 No. 102300), stamp-a-ma-jig (p115/No.101049) stampin scrub (page 107 No. 102642) and Stampin mist cleaner (page 107 No. 102394).

Sunday, 27 November 2011

shiny stockings


Oooh I am cutting this a bit fine but I HAD to squeeze the challenge over at a passion for papertrey (Christmas themed).  I do apologise again for leaving this place a little neglected, just crazy craft fair time of year.  Had one in my son's school on Friday - talk about Captain Chaos - whooohaaaah! imagine a million kids swooping in and devouring everything in sight and as swiftly as they came they left lol!

Anyway I will be back soon - I have my class projects to photo.

Supplies - stamps: Paperteyink's signature Christmas and holiday tree. Ink:  Stampin' Up!s basic black and crumb cake.  Card stock: Papertreyink's kraft and Stampin' Up!s whisper white.  Accessories: scarlet jewel bitty dot satin ribbon, ripe avocado saddle stitch and topnotch twill ribbon, scarlet jewel felt, scarlet jewel button, vintage cream felt and holiday cheer paper.  Other - jewels from stash.  Tools: banner borders die. 

Monday, 21 November 2011

Santa Claus is coming to town


Yes indeed he came to town last night along with a magical  musical parade which was wonderful.  Anyway back to my projects today which were for (ashamedly) last months class, I  know I've taken ages to post  sorry.  The technique was using blender pens and we made a matching covered lunch sack (a la chick n scratch here) which I made smaller to fit the cute 3" x 3" cards & envelopes.

I will be back soon I hope (nothing made yet mind lol!).

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: polar party, ink: basic grey, concord crush, whisper white, old olive and poppy parade.  Card stock: old olive, whisper white, concord crush and poppy parade.  Accessories: pool party ruffled ribbon.  Tools: perfect polka dots embossing folder, blender pens, word window punch, stampa-ma-jig and snips.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Calendar girl


Howdy folks and happy Friday and happy convention weekend to all my fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators who are lucky enough to attend this year's convention in Disneyland Paris!  More projects from the recent craft fairs, the top one being a covered chipboard coaster memo set.  The others being my go to all time favourite calendar quickies - LOVE them ( tutorial from the lovely Lesley here).


Have a great weekend everyone and see you soon x

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Birdhouse in your soul


Hiya! and hope you are well.  Will have to be super duper quick today as I would like to sneak a post in  but will have to leave you with just a little pic of the chocolate cabins/robin houses I made for my recent fairs.  I first saw these over at the lovely Jo's place.  I have changed mine slightly to add a crimped, inked and glittered roof.

Have a great day everyone and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Card stock: real red, garden green crumb cake and chocolate chip.  Ink: whisper white craft.  Misc: dazzling diamonds glitter and word window sheets .  Tools: mini milk carton die, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, crimper, cropadile and bird builder punch.  Other: red bakers twine from stash and mini chocolate Christmas puddings.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Eights days a week



Well that's exactly how many days in a week that would be useful to me right now lol!  As you see can see I do have a good excuse for not being around for a bit, besides working full time and family stuff I have been to (what feels like a million) craft fairs.  These particular pics are from my time at Swansea's National Waterfront Museum.

A few close ups for you now on some felt hearts and good old snowman soup, for which my son had to taste test lots of samples! 

I do so love going to fairs but you must excuse as I go for a lie down in a dark room.  I have a few more projects to show you this week so I will see you soon x


Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Penguins & polar bears


What a find of a song title, honestly it's by the band Millencolin ?!  I know I've never heard of them (goodness I hope it's not rude lol!).  Anyway today completes the trilogy of cards made from the scrumdidlyumptious tags & tickets scrappin kit.

Have to scoot - I have a two day craft fair this weekend at Swansea's National Waterfront Museum and I am up to my armpits in glitter, marshmallows and robins - happy days!  I will be happily entering this over at Papertake weekly (anything goes) and Sweet Stampin (anything goes).  See you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: polar party and contempo Christmas. Ink: basic grey, poppy parade and baja breeze. Card stock: baja breeze and confetti white. Paper and die cuts from tickets & tags simply scrappin kit. Accessories: antique brads and baja breeze seam binding. Tools: two tags die and 1 3/4" circle punch.

Monday, 31 October 2011

There's a ghost in my house


Today shows the finale from this seasons Halloween projects which were served at Friday night's party.  Each guest had a wee bag (see a few posts down) together with my super quick mini bookmarks made from Stampin' Up!s two tags die.  Along with the mini milk carton die for Mr Frankenstein below they made a super quick treat-tastic prezzy & prize.


I will be happily entering them over at Crafty Catz (Halloween), Fab 'n' Funky (Hubble, bubble, toil & trouble) and stampin for the weekend (spooky!).  Be good everyone and remember if you can't be naughty be nice lol!

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: basic black and whisper white.  Card stock: whisper white, basic black, pumpkin pie, rich razzleberry and lucky limeade.  Accessories: basic black grosgrain ribbon, basic jewels and clip assortments.  Tools: word window punch, two tags Bigz die, mini milk carton Bigz L die, owl builder punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, decorative label punch.  Other: Papertreyink Halloween treats & sweets stamps & dies, assorted buttons and Halloween paper.  Black twine.

Friday, 28 October 2011

It's my party!


It's my 'polar party' and here we are again with this fab set, together with the tickets & tags paper, die cuts and those antique brads which are stonkin!  The trio of cards I have made with this set were great practice for my 'blending' techniques class which is being held today, where we will be using this set along with some ace techniques with blender pens.  I have a couple of spaces left for my now bi-monthly class on the 4th of November, so please drop me a line for more details.

I will be happily entering this over at Charisma cardz (anything goes).  Have a great day everyone and wish me luck as I brave a houseful of kids for our Halloween party - oh lordy lol!

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: polar party. Ink: basic grey, tea stain ink from distressing essentials kit, poppy parade and baja breeze. Card stock: crumb cake and confetti white. Paper and die cuts from tickets & tags simply scrappin kit. Accessories: antique brads and baja breeze seam binding.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Ticket to ride


If I could insert a Homer like drooling sound I would do it for this paper kit from Stampin' Up!  It's called ticket & tags and is seriously gorgeous!  Although not obviously festive I think it works so well, this kit will also be fab for masculine cards to.  If I get chance I will photo the kit (minus some pieces used lol!) to show you just how yummy it is.

Anyway I have made a few cards from the kit and I think they will be my special people cards this year :D  I will be happily entering this over at Totally Paper Crafts (layer upon layer).

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: polar party and pennant parade.  Ink: basic grey, tea stain ink from distressing essentials kit, poppy parade and baja breeze.  Card stock: baja breeze and confetti white.  Paper and die cuts from tickets & tags simply scrappin kit.  Accessories: antique brads and baja breeze seam binding.  Tools: jewelry tag and 1 3/4" circle punch.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Bat out of hell!


Along with a pussy cat, pumpkin and spider lol!  Yes this motley crew will form part of the Halloween festivities this Friday evening.  If I have time I will also be making some mini milk carton Frankensteins - we'll see.

I will happily entering them over at Allsorts challenge (Halloween), Charisma Cardz (embossing) and Creative Card Crew (spooky fun again).

Have a great everyone and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: tiny tags.  Ink: basic black, whisper white and versamark.  Card stock: whisper white, basic black, lucky limeade, pumpkin pie and rich razzleberry.  Accessories: rich razzleberry striped grosgrain (retired), black grosgrain ribbon, basic jewels,  black cosmo glitter and white embossing powder.  Other: papertreyink Halloween treats & sweets stamps & dies.  Black twine, bakers twine and googly eyes from stash. 

Friday, 21 October 2011

Get your freak on



Morning and welcome to this year's Halloween invitations.  Every year (although I do say after each one I'm not doing another!) we throw a Halloween party for kids and adults at ours. 


As you can see an extra surprise inside!  I will be happily entering this over at Creative Card Crew (spooky fun), My Time to Craft (punches & dies) and Papertake Weekly (spooky hues).

Have a great weekend everyone and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up! (R)
Ink: basic black, whisper white and versamark.  Card stock: basic black, whisper white and pumpkin pie.  Accessories: pumpkin pie grosgrain.  Misc: heat n stick powder fine galaxy glitter.  Tools: two tags die.  Other: PTI Halloween treats & sweets stamps, Bitty Halloween Treats & Sweets Die Collection, Halloween prints paper.  Bo Bunny spider web stamp, black twine from stash, sewing machine, computer generated sentiment and doodlebug letters.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Three is the magic number


Hello and I firstly must apologise for the tiny picture - I struggled a wee bit to get all three cards in the shot - I was hoping for more of a close up.  Oh well this is fodder for upcoming craft fairs and also these will be my go to clean and simple Christmas cards.  I am absolutely in LOVE with Stampin' Up!s polar party stamp set - the images are just fabby.

Have a great day & see you  soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: polar party, ink: whisper white craft and basic black.  Card stock: night of navy, crumb cake and always artichoke.  accessories: basic rhinestones.  Other: various pearls and jewels from stash.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Material girl




Morning! as promised (even though a little later than planned) some new Stampin' Up! designer fabric which I have actually used! and not just stroked and put back carefully into it's packaging lol!  It's called timeless portrait and it's beautiful.  I made this brooch/clip by ironing some heavyweight interfacing onto the fabric then to cut the flowers I used Stampin' Up!s fun flowers bigz die through my big shot - how easy is that! 

The other great thing is for the centre embellishment I used a designer button with basic rhinestones and pearls placed on top and added crystal effects glue on top and left to dry to make a super blingy centre to top it off.  Together with the top note die to present the whole shebang - I think it all looks pretty snazzy!

Have a great day & see you soon.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: handcrafted, ink: whisper white craft, card stock: basic black, accessories: basic rhinestones, basic black designer button and basic pearls.  Fabric: timeless portrait.  Tools: top note die, fun flowers die.  Other: heavyweight interfacing and brooch/clip finding.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Rocket man


Morning! and apologies for it being Wednesday (nothing wrong with Wednesday you understand) but have been flat out with workshops and craft fairs.  A little lovin  for the gals over at a Passion for Papertrey and Let's Craft and Create with this number which was for my son's friend. 

I will be back soon with a little Stampin' Up! fabric booty to show :D

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: signo gel pen, pacific point and real red.  Card stock: real red, whisper white, basic black and pacific point.  Accessories: star brad from hodgepodge set (retired)  Other: Papertreyink: tiny treats birthday stamps and banner die, Waltzingmouse: say it loud stamps, copics and quick cutz embossing folder.


Friday, 7 October 2011

'Piece' by piece


Good morning and happy Friday everyone!  I have for you today my projects from last Friday's paper crafting class.  We did paper piecing with outline stamps (growing green from Stampin' Up!).  I really made the ladies work for their cake this class with a bit of cutting out lol!

As you can see we made a lovely matching gable box (instructions from SCS here).  We had had an extra fun class this time with an after show party (will post pics soon I promise), a raffle and homemade quiche - what more can a girl ask for lol!
I will be happily entering this over at allsorts challenge (flowers) and fab 'n' funky (die cuts & punches).  Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: growing green (p52/No.118758) and trendy trees (p60/No.113258.  Ink: Tea stain ink from the distressing essentials kit (p113/No.118762), early espresso (p94/No.119670), blushing bride (p90/No.119786), peach parfait (p90/No.119783, pear pizzazz (p910/No.119784) and concord crush (p90/No.119785).
Card stock: Whisper white (p94/No.106549), crumb cake (p94/No.121685) and early espresso (p94/No.121686).  Accessories: Peach parfait stitched-poly ribbon (p90/No.119264), patterns designer series paper stack (p90/No.117158) and whisper white envelope (p95/No.106588).  Adhesives: Mini glue dots (p114 No.103683), stampin dimensionals (p114/No.104430) and multipurpose liquid glue. (P114/No.110755).

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Flagpole sitta


Oh yes! more pennant parade for you today and a song title courtesy of the lovely Aimes who understands my need for the ridiculous lol! (thank you my sweet).  Going to be super quick today - down with the lurgy but nothing serious enough to stop crafting you understand!

I will be happily entering this over at Papertake Weekly (anything goes & optional punched item).

See you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: pennant parade and curly cute.  Ink: whisper white craft, early espresso and cherry cobbler.  Card stock: crumb cake, confetti white, pool party and early espresso.  Accessories: whisper white designer button and linen thread.

Monday, 3 October 2011

It's twilight time


But not the eyeball in the doorway sort of twilight though lol!  Yes I had a bi annual go on my brayer (I really should give it an airing more often - great fun!) along with the stunning tree stamp from the forever young set.

I will be happily entering it over at Crafty Creations (clean & simple) and Totally PaperCrafts (Autumn).  Have a great day & see you soon with news and pics from my class and after show party!

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: forever you, ink: calypso coral, island indigo and basic black.  Card stock: basic black and whisper white.  Accessories: linen thread and basic black button.  Tools: brayer and vintage wallpaper embossing folder.

Friday, 30 September 2011

Oh Christmas tree


Yay we made it to Friday!  hope you've enjoyed the week long sneak peeks from the brand new Stampin' Up! Idea book & catalogue which launches tomorrow.  I think it's the best catty yet and  I may not say it often enough but I LOVE being a demonstrator! and feel so happy to be able to create with their fabulous goodies.

I have my paper crafting class today with the mother of all after show party  to celebrate the new Stampin' Up! season.  Then I am going to have a lie down in a dark room for a few days lol!

Take care and please give me a shout if you would like to place an order :D

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Pennant parade, ink: whisper white craft and poppy parade.  Card stock: early espresso, whisper white and poppy parade.  Accessories: just add cake designer series paper, pear pizazz seam binding and linen thread.  Tools used: lace ribbon border punch, jewelry tag punch and pennant punch.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Sold out of flagpoles


Hee hee can you believe that is a song title (it's sung by Johnny Cash).  Anyway welcome back to my Stampin Up! countdown and sneak peak week here and today we have more pennant parade loveliness and a new designer series paper called just add cake.

Come back tomorrow  - pleeeeeeease lol!

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Pennant parade and curly cute.  Ink: early espresso and tea stain ink from distressing essentials kit.  Card stock: whisper white and poppy parade, accessories: real red taffeta ribbon.  Paper: just add cake designer series paper.  Tools: pennant punch and square lattice embossing folder.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

I'm so excited


Welcome back everyone hope you are enjoying all the festivities happening here in the UK, France and Germany where many European Stampin' Up! demonstrators are showcasing the exciting new products exclusive to Stampin' Up! that will be available to order from this Saturday.

Catch you tomorrow x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: forever young and pennant parade.  Ink: island indigo and tea stained from distressing essentials kit.  Card stock: calypso coral, crumb cake, and whisper white.  Tools: lace ribbon border punch, piercing tool and mat pack.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Don't stop me now!


Woot woot!  can you spot the cheeky new 'in-colours' on my card today -they are super lush.  Today I have been mostly using pool party (Kate you will love me forever to get your hands on this one lol!) which is the most perfect aqua, lucky limeade (a zingy green) and calypso coral ( a real pop of coral unlike any colour I've seen before).  Together with (wait for it) pennant parade stamps and co-ordinating punch, I promise you these are THE BEST and I'm already using it everyday.

Come back again tomorrow - go on you know you want to :D

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: pennant parade, ink: calypso coral, lucky limeade, pool party, tea stained and charcoal from distressing essentials kit.  Card stock: calypso coral, lucky limeade, pool party and crumb cake.  Paper: just add cake.  Accessories: linen thread.  Tools used: pennant punch, piercing tool and mat pack.

Monday, 26 September 2011

It's the final countdown


Yes, insert a Michael Mcintyre skip and a Vic Reeves rubbing of thighs to celebrate the new idea book and catalogue from Stampin' Up! launching on the 1st of October.  This week for your delectation I will have some sneak peaks of new stuff - fwoarrrrr.

Come back tomorrow for more paper crafting titillation LOL!

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: forever young and pennant parade. Ink: basic grey and tea stain from distressing essentials. Card stock: whisper white, pool party and cajun craze. Accessories: metallic brad, linen thread. Tools: lace ribbon border punch and crimper.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Closed on Sunday!


Yooohoooo, well if it isn't a Sunday!  and yes I would usually be closed for business so to speak but NEXT WEEK is a special crazy Stampin' Up! countdown week here on 'Devotion to the Dream' (that's got to be spoken in your best 70's radio DJ voice lol!). 

A little tag love for you today especially for the gals over at a passion for papertrey and if I was really clever I would have a smiley happy jumpy waving blinkie for you now but alas I don't have the time to investigate ha!

Come back and see me for a special countdown week tomorrow :)

Supplies:  Paperteyink signature Christmas stamps, peace be still die, tag sale #3 die, banner borders die, vineyard iimpression plate, scarlet jewel felt, scarlet jewel bitty dot satin ribbon, tea dye ink duo, scarlet jewel button and kraft card stock.  Stampin' Up! old olive, bravo burgundy and whisper white card stock, charcoal distressing ink from the essentials kit.  Other: jewel and card blank from stash.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Autumn almanac


Forgive me but I have tried to get into the autumnal swing of things but I just can't seam to get into that particular groove at the mo.  So another festive offering for you and I had such fun in trying to 'create' holly leaves with my Stampin' Up! punches.  I found that they could be achieved by using the oval punch first and then using a trusty post it note to grab the end of the oval, take a circle scallop punch and bite the edges of the ovals with two of the scallops to make the pointy bits.

I will be happily entering this over at fab 'n' funky (bingo - flower, ribbon & stamped image option) and totally papercrafts (clean and simple).  Have a great day everyone and see you soon.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: welcome Christmas.  Ink: real red, tea stain and garden green.  Card stock: garden green, real red, crumb cake and very vanilla.  Accessories: real red designer button, old olive taffeta ribbon.  Tools: large oval punch, scallop circle extra large, top note die and swirl scribbles die.

Friday, 16 September 2011

I like Java


Yikes! it's Friday and how the week has flown.  Lucky for me my weekend starts today and I have LOTS to do.  Happier still as I type this my loving hubby delivers me a large cup of sweet tea with a couple of the biggest shortbread chocolate cookies I have ever seen!  I am working extra hard at the mo and take comfort in the fact that I earned this special attention ;D.

I promise to take pics of all my hard work and post in a couple of weeks after my Stampin' Up! idea book and catalogue launch party.  I will be happily entering my offering over at cute card Thursday (anything goes).  Have a great weekend everyone x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: not quite navy and whisper white craft.  Card stock: crumb cake, whisper white and night of navy.  Accessories: night of navy taffeta.  Other: papertreyink basic backgrounds heart and warm happiness too stamps.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Mistletoe and wine


Don't shout - I know another Christmas card!  I had a little spell a couple of weeks back and got out my Christmas stash for a play.  I love to make mini cards for Christmas and the square ones look extra cute I think.

Have a great day everyone and not to worry that's the last for a bit of my festive offerings.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Welcome Christmas and contempo Christmas.  Ink: wild wasabi, tea stained and charcoal from the distressing essentials kit.  Card stock: wild wasabi and crumb cake.  Accessories: basic pearls.  Tools: two-step bird punch, mat pack and piercing tool.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Let the wind blow high


Good morning and hope you had a good weekend.  I had a busy craft fair which was good and some seriously gusty weather down this way!  More Christmas cards for you today, this one I made a few of and got all the cutting out done in one go (don't know if I have ever mentioned that I don't usually do cutting out if I can help it - just lazy I'm afraid lol!).

I will be happily entering this over at Crafty Catz (ribbons) and Let's Craft and Create (blast from the past -It's Christmas).  Have a great day and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Sparkly & bright and welcome Christmas.  Ink: basic grey, tea stain from distressing essentials and whisper white craft.  Card stock: crumb cake, Baja breeze and whisper white.  accessories: basic rhinestones and Baja breeze seam binding.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Gold!


Mmmm look at that chunky glitter - yummy.  That's about as much as I can bare to use lol!  you know me nothing too flashy.  Still super busy at the mo but I have had a little chance to make a few Christmas cards.  I will be happily entering this over at Charisma cards (inspired by a song whic is of course gold by Spandau Ballet - class!), Papertake weekly (anything goes) and Sweet Stampin (anything but birthday).

Have a great weekend everyone!

p.s sorry about the super pants pic - getting so gloomy in the mornings :(

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Welcome Christmas and contempo Christmas.  Ink: cherry cobbler, tea stained and charcoal distressing inks.  Card stock: crumb cake and naturals ivory.  Accessories: gold thread and champagne glass glitter.  paper: jolly holiday paper.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Bye bye baby


Oh gawd! I am so snowed under, Ive taken way too much on as usual (love the thrill of it really).  What with a 2 day craft last weekend and another this weekend in the Ostreme centre in the Mumbles and THE most amazing pre-order goodies off Stampin' Up! that arrived yesterday. Not to mention waving so-long to some real stonkers when, as we must make room for more fabulousness and grab ourselves a bargain before they are gone forever! (click below to see the full list).

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Also I am planning the mother of all new catalogue launch parties( one day early too) on the 30th September after my monthly paper crafting class.  I only have ONE PLACE LEFT so please drop me a line if you are interested in coming along for lots of fun and creativity (can't promise I won't be giddly like a school girl and gushing like a loon over new papers and stamps lol!).

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: curly cute, ink: whisper white craft.  Card stock: blushing bride, vellum and soft stone.  Accessories: basic rhinestones.  Tools: Manhattan flower embossing folder.

Monday, 5 September 2011

If we took a holiday



Yes if we took a holiday I would another holiday to recover LOL!  Goodness, what with all the days out, trips, train travelling and Niece escapades I am ready to go back to work tomorrow for a rest ha!  Well this is from my recent class where we were vintaging (not sure that's a real word?).


I had the fabulous box guide from this video and the ladies absolutely LOVED their final projects.  Hope you all had a nice weekend - see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: En Francais background and tiny tags.  Ink: distressing essentials kit, crumb cake, early espresso and blushing bride.  Card stock: early espresso, very vanilla and blushing bride.  Accessories: pear pizazz seam binding, crumb cake big designer buttons and early espresso designer series paper from the neutrals pack.  Tools: Top note bigz die, fun flowers bigz L die, medium jewelry tag punch, cutter kit and crimper.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Bird song



Good morning!  hope you all had a lovely break here in the UK. We paid our annual homage to a monster truck stunt show that my son is completely nuts about.  Where some seriously crazy people set them self on fire and jump through stuff whilst riding motorbikes, tanks and monster trucks that crush a million cars in one fell swoop lol!

After all that excitement I can now tell you about my card and particularly the flower on it which is made from the wings from the two step bird punch and the 1 3/4" circle punch which I scrumpfed up to chew up the edges.  I will be happily entering it over at creative card crew (anything goes), daring cardmakers (feeling krafty) and my time to craft (in full bloom).

Have a great day all - we are all off to lovely Tenby for the day - hooray!

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: trendy trees, ink: basic black whisper white craft and crumb cake.  Card stock: crumb cake, wild wasabi and basic black.  Paper: love letter.  Accessories: basic black 1/8" taffeta and basic black designer button from the neutrals pack.  Tools: two-step bird punch and 1 3/4" circle punch.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Bootylicious



Happy bank holiday Monday everyone!  I'm still here and may have to resign myself to the fact that camping just ain't gonna happen.  We have had some seriously freaky weather lately and it's either really sunny for 5 minutes and then torrential downpours for half an hour after.  Hey-ho never mind I have booked a trip to Tenby on the train for a fun day out and then we are off to Clyne gardens with our beautiful Niece.

This little lot are the fruit of some serious feltyliscious sessions I have recently and I will be popping them over at my shop soon.  I will also be happily entering them over at a passion for papertrey where 'anything goes'.

Have a great day everyone x

Supplies: Papertreyink various felts, fruit fusion apple die, butterfly die, beautiful blooms II #1 die and assorted buttons.