Thursday, 30 June 2011

Sweet dreams are made of these


Pillows, pillow box get it? Oh well can't blame the tenuous link as the titles for my posts and find a song to match thing is sometimes a little head scratchingly troublesome.  These projects are from my big shot class last Friday.  Two lovely new ladies came too and we had such fun.

This maybe my last post this week (not sure yet) as I have a two day craft fair at the national waterfront museum in Swansea on Saturday and Sunday.  It's a stunning venue, last year we had choir singing on the Sunday - glorious stuff.

Have a great day everyone x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: oval all, baroque motifs and tiny tags.  Ink: Versamark and rose red.  Card stock: baja breeze, rose red and whisper white.  Paper: sweet stitches designer series paper.  Accessories: silver cord and basic rhinestones.  Tools: Jewelry tag punch, scallop edge punch, lots of tags sizzlit die, vintage wallpaper embossing folder and pillow box die.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Small craft on a milk sea


Oooh can you spot a new toy?!  yes it's my new mini milk carton die - so blinkin cute :D  Lots of great themes you can make them for too.  I had the fabulous tutorial for the carrier from Danny Graves here (thank you Danny).

I will happily entering them over at daring card makers and sweet stampin challenges as they both have a something old (those clips which I have been hording like a demon lol!) something new (mini milk carton die - swoon) something borrowed (hmm well this could also be the clips as I am only borrowing them as they will go firmly back in their little box after these photos are taken ha!) and something blue (the card).  Also stampin for the weekend has my favourite things challenge which I couldn't pass up as both projecs have my beloved crumb cake (aka kraft) :D

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Tiny tags, all in the family, tart & tangy and a slice of life (hostess).  Ink: Basic black, old olive, chocolate chip, real red, crumb cake and pastels for colouring.  Card stock: crumb cake, bashful blue, whisper white and early espresso.  Accessories: clip assortment, night of navy taffeta ribbon, old olive and real red 1/8" taffeta ribbon.  Paper: celebrations designer series paper.  Tools: jewellery punch, two step owl punch and mini milk carton bigz die.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Razzle dazzle


Morning - ooh I forgot to put that mysterious fog like edging when I edited this picture?  Oh well, I have a class today - hello ladies :D  We will be having a play with my new BIG SHOT!   I will take some pics later on.

I will he happily entering my card over at crafty creations 'let it shine' challenge.  Have a great weekend everyone x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: artistic etchings and thank you kindly.  Ink: tempting turquoise, melon mambo, old olive, crumb cake and versamark.  Card stock: crumb cake, whisper white and rich razzleberry.  Accessories: basic rhinestones and rich razzleberry taffeta ribbon.  Misc: clear stampin emboss powder.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Forget me not


Good morning, good morning.  A bit of a booboo card from me today, I'll explain.  It was one of my dearest blogging friends Aimes birthday yesterday :D  and of course a little crafty something was neatly packed up and on it's merry way including a card.  The only thing was I completely forgot to take a picture of it - doh!  So I went about re-making it of sorts,  this the same layout and butterfly and that's about it really lol! 

Funnily Aimes' (+ Kate & Caryn) a passion for papertrey challenge site is having an 'elements' thang going on at the mo and what do you know my card has some 'air' in it lol!

Have a great day all x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: tempting turquoise and basic black.  Card stock: whisper white and basic black.  Paper: newsprint and nursery suite.  Accessories: linen thread, old olive button, pear pizazz seam binding.  Papertreyink: butterfly die, simply chartreuse felt and birthday bash sentiment and tea dye ink.  Other: kraft card blank from stash and sewing machine.

Monday, 20 June 2011

We'll take Manhattan


Wooo, I know on a Monday Emma!?  Well I had such a pants week of posting recently so I'll be making up for it this week :D  C'or look at that embossing folder (*swoon*), I used it on sahara sand card stock (again swoon) and smudged it with whisper white craft ink.  Am I allowed to say I love it!?  You know when you make a card and there is a certain aspect on it that you catches your eye and the smudging and embossing does it for me on this card.

I will be happily entering it over at cute card Thursday (birthstones) and moving along with the times (inspired by a song).

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: afterthoughts(hostess), ink: basic black and whisper white craft.  Card stock: poppy parade and sahara sand and paper: in colour designer series paper (hostess).  Accessories: poppy parade stitched poly-ribbon and basic rhinestones.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Ain't got no idea


Yes indeed, I surely was clueless as for as my title goes today.  Alas my mojo and motivation has done a runner too ha! I am currently living off the vapours of mojo's past , luckily I have a mini stash of unposted projects in my flickr album :D

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Four frames, ink: melon mambo and garden green.  Card stock: baja breeze, garden green, whisper white and rose red.  Paper: sweet stitches.  Accessories: rose red brad.  Other: Papertreyink daily designs sentiment.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Thank you for the music


Ooh I know, what's this Tuesday thing you got going on Emma ?!  It seems my natural posting has taken me to Tuesdays.  It also might have something to do that I love my lazy Sunday nights in front of the telly, preferably with a period costume drama on or musical lol!

A little thank you card and gift I recently sent to a friend to let her know how much she is appreciated.  I will be happily entering it over at creative card crew (wings) and papertake weekly (anything goes).

Have a great Tuesday everyone ;D

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: always elegant, curly cute and tiny tags.  Ink: Concord crush.  Card stock: concord crush, poppy parade, pear pizazz and confetti white.  Accessories: basic rhinestones, concord crush stitched poly-ribbon.  Paper: concord crush designer paper (hostess).  Tools: Tiny tags punch and beautiful wings embosslits die.  Other: Sewing machine.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Push the button


Do not adjust your set - goodness! is there not a more colourful and fun site to behold than that button paper - I feel so gushy about this designer paper (sweet stitches from Stampin' Up!).  I couldn't help myself, before I knew it out came daffodil delight card stock and hello super colourful card lol!

I will again be happily entering it over at crafty creations 'over the rainbow' challenge.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Occasion greetings, ink: basic black and crumb cake.  Card stock: daffodil delight and basic black.  Paper: Sweet stitches DSP.  Accessories: basic black grosgrain ribbon.  Tools: Scallop edge punch and sizzlit lots of tags die.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Sisters are doing it for themselves


An oldie but goodie for you today as this card was made back in February for my sister-in-laws birthday.  I have made subsequent cards with a similar layout but this was the original.  I will be happily entering it over at papertake weekly (anything goes) and lets craft and create (seasons).

Have a great all & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: Basic black, crumb cake, concord crush, poppy parade and pear pizazz.  Card stock: whisper white and basic black.  Paper: pear pizazz designer series paper (hostess).  Other: Papertreyink larger than life stamps and dies, background basics text style II and birthday bash sentiments.  Black silk ribbon from stash.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Daddy cool


Yes how cool is this and completely not my idea lol!  Yes friends please look in your hymn book (Stampin' Up! idea book & catalogue) and turn to page 21.  I snaffled the fabulous idea from there.  It is so simple and brilliant - love it.

Well I am not droning on tonight as Spring Watch is just starting :D  Have a great day & see you soon.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Occasional greetings.  Ink: Soft suede.  Card stock: Not quite navy textured and very vanilla.  Paper: elegant soiree designer series paper.  Accessories: not quite navy brads (retired).  Other: PTI button.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Paper roses


Happy Friday everyone and before I ramble on I meant to say last post THANK YOU! for all of the lovely well wishes on my birthday.  I was so touched that I set about returning the comments on your blogs.  Alas in vein I tried to leave thanks but blogger wasn't letting me leave any comments and just made re-enter my log in details again and again and nothing ?!  Anyway - sorry I couldn't thank you on your blog - but big squishy thanks go from me :D

A little pic today of my Mum's presents that went with the ginormous strawberry cake we took up on her birthday.  In the tissue paper is the most heavenly handmade soap from the giggly sisters two tables across from me at my usual Mumbles fair - honestly they make BEST stuff :D and a little set of cards that I made (of course lol!) and a pretty bag.

Have a great weekend everyone - I'm off the Grand theatre (Swansea) arts wing craft fair tomorrow.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Bag -Stamps: Baroque motifs, ink: whisper white craft, card stock: concord crush and old olive.  Accessories: concord crush stitched ribbon and basic pearls.  Tools: 2-step bird punch.  Other: doily, sizzix flower die and kraft bag.
Card set - Stamps: PTI birthday bash sentiment and larger than life.  Inks from Stampin' Up! pumpkin pie, crumb cake, old olive and chocolate ship.  Card stock from Stampin' Up! whisper white, chocolate chip and soft suede.  Ribbon from Stampin' Up! pumpkin pie grosgrain.  Tools: PTI larger than life die.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Sail away with me honey


Well what an exciting few days it has been for good old Swansea City FC.  I still can't quite believe it -we are in the Premiership - WAHOOO!  We didn't manage to get up to Wembly but the whole family got together to watch the match - it was truly amazing.

Anyhoo back to earth and work with a bump.  This little ensemble was from my papercafting class last Friday where the theme was masculine and the technique was using chalks.  It's a matching card and bookmark.  If you fancy coming along to my June class please drop me a line as soon as poss as I only have two spaces left!

Have a great day everyone and I'll see you soon.


Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Sail away (No.123013/ page 30 – mini catalogue), fresh cuts (No.111634/page 67) and sanded background (No.109294/page 61).  Ink: Basic grey (No.101179/ page 85) and VersaMark pad (No.102283/page 103).  Card stock: Marina mist (No.121682/page 83), basic black (No. 121688/page 85) and very vanilla (No.106550/ page 85).
Paper: Newsprint (No.117166 / page 91).  Accessories: Linen thread (No.104199/page 96) and antique brass jumbo eyelet (No.108431/ page 98). Adhesives: Liquid glue (No.110755/page 100) and stampin dimensionals (No.104430/page 100).  Other: Stampin pastels (No.120962 /page 102 Tools: Paper cutter (page 107 No. 106583), scorer (page 107 No. 104154), paper snips (page 107 No. 103579), bone folder (page 107 No. 102300), stampin scrub (page 107 No. 102642), stampin mist cleaner (page 107 No. 102394), crop-a-dile (No.108362/page 107), stamp-a-ma-jig (No.101049/page 107) and sponge daubers (No.102892/page 103).