Friday, 16 November 2012

Missing you


Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have had a good week.  We said fare thee well and a happy retirement to a most cherished colleague and friend at work.  She is 71! so I think she does deserve a little sit down and five minutes to herself!  This is the card I made for her along side the throng of other cards and prezzies she received to let her know how much she will be missed.

I will be happily entering it over at Papertake Weekly (flower power) and Sweet Stampin Challenge (anything goes).  Have a great weekend  and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: up, up & away and bright blossoms, ink: midnight muse, summer starfruit and whisper white craft.  card stock: midnight muse, whisper white, pink pirouette, primrose petals and raspberry ripple.  Accessories: island indigo bakers twine and patio party designer series paper.  Tools: finishing touches edgelit die, 1 1/4 scallop circle punch and 1" circle punch.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Do not go gently


Hello! and sorry it has been a tad quiet around the place, but I am back after a weekend at the 'do not go gently' festival which celebrated all things Dylan Thomas.  It was most enlightening and even though I was there in my official crafty capacity I truly enjoyed the bohemian atmosphere with poetry, music and readings.

These little numbers are from my recent 'score board' class.  Hope you are are all well and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: *Easy events(pg 34/123225), petite pairs(pg134/No.122495) and scentsational season(pg16*/No.121190).  Ink: Black Stazon (pg157/No.101406), gumball green(pg152/No.126861) and crumb cake(pg156/No.126975).  Card stock: Very vanilla (p94/No.106550), naturals ivory (pg160/No.108630) and cherry cobbler (pg155/No.121681).  Accessories: *Cherry cobbler scalloped tulle ribbon(pg4*/No.127841), vintage trinkets(pg175/No.118764), cherry cobbler dazzling details glitter glue (pg158/No.125585) and cherry cobbler baker’s twine(pg172/No.123125). Be of good cheer designer series paper(pg164/No.126896) and first edition speciality paper(pg162/No.121878).  Adhesives: Stampin dimensionals(pg177/No.104430), mini glue dots (p177/No.103683), sticky strip(pg177/No.104294) and multipurpose liquid glue. (P177/No.110755).  Tools: Simply scored scoring tool(pg181/No.125586), simply scored diagonal plate(pg181/No125586) and paper snips (page 107 No. 103579). Bone folder (page 107 No. 102300), sponge daubers(pg179/no.102892) and blender pens(pg178/No.102845). Paper doily sizzlits(pg191/No.125592), labels collection framelits(pg191/No.125598) and big shot machine (p121/No.113439). Grid paper (p115/No.106587), stampin scrub (page 107 No. 102642) and Stampin mist cleaner (page 107 No. 102394).

*Autumn/Winter Catalogue.  All items exclusive to Stampin’ Up! and available through your demonstrator – Emma Fuge, email: elfstamper@sky.com or tel: 07955 687 090

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

There's no business like show business

This will remain top of the shops for a bit - please scroll to see what I will do with my new goodies!



Yes indeedy and as promised I am back with the exciting happenings from my world of Stampin' Up!  The brand new annual catalogue is now live and readily available to salivate over here.  You can order one from me for £4.50 which is refunded against your first order over £45.  Please contact me on elfstamper@sky.com anytime.


Also if you have ever fancied signing up as a demonstrator, even if it's just for the fab discount now is an even better time to do so with free designer paper for 6 months!  You can see all the deets here.


Signing as a demo is super easy now with an on-line application.  As part of my team I can offer lots of training, extra business supplies not included in your kit such as ribbon, card, punch and die samplers, a new demonstrator handbook and regular get togethers.  If you want to sign today you can through this link.

Monday, 29 October 2012

I like coffee


Morning! hope you are well and have managed to dodge some seriously nasty germs flying about - bleh.  I thought I would pop in with some pics of my recent work at the fifty million craft fairs I seemed to have signed myself up for lol!


I will be happily entering them over at Stampin' for the weekend (anything goes), Sweet Stampin' (food related) and Let's craft and create (dimension).  Hope you have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: scentsational season and polar party.  Ink: crumb cake, gumball green, raspberry ripple and midnight muse.  Card stock: crumb cake and whisper white.  Accessories: adhesive rhinestones.  Tools: holiday collection framelit dies.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Well hello doily!


Ha! excuse the punny title but seriously there are NO songs with the word delicious doily in them lol!  Oh to say the new paper doily sizzlit die from Stampin' Up! is heavenly is an understatement - I love it!  I will be happily entering this over at Cards Galore (anything goes).

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Curly cute, ink: black stazon.  Card stock: basic grey, midnight muse, whisper white and primrose petals.  Accessories primrose petals stitched ribbon, rhinestones and neutrals designer series paper stack.  Tools: paper doily sizzlit die.

Monday, 8 October 2012

I say hello


Yes hello and a 'Hoop, La, La' to you all !  Oh to say I am am in love with this wee set from Stampin' Up! is an understatement.  Even though I am a poor man's cross stitcher the Hoop, La, La set from Stampin' Up! jumped off the page of the new catalogue and said "pick me pick me!".  Along with the whole divine line of new stitched ribbon it was a done deal.

I will be happily entering it over at Cute Card Thursday (lotsa ribbon), Fab 'n' Funky (no patterned paper) and Papertake Weekly (anything goes).  Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Hoop, la, la, ink: whisper white, gumball green, primrose petals and basic grey.  card stock: gumball green and whisper white.  Accessories: basic grey stitched ribbon and basic grey button from the neutrals pack. 

Monday, 1 October 2012

C'mon over to my place



Yes c'mon over to my place where these are the treats you'll have in store!  Well what a wonderful couple of days I've had, on Friday I held my regular monthly class making a matching card and decorated jar with the super-duper 'perfectly preserved' stamps and dies from Stampin' Up!  Saturday heralded the inaugural last Saturday of the month technique class where much fun was had too.  If you would like to c'mon over I have one place left for my Friday class and a couple of places left for my Saturday one - please drop me a line anytime.



With the added bonus of my end of year Stampin' Up! hurrah! party and a little giveaway raffle in aid of Macmillan.  You could also sample some seriously scrumptious cakes and tarts on offer made by hubby (my excuse for not making them is that all my creative powers went into paper crafting lol!).

I will be happily entering the projects over at Fab 'n; Funky (starts with an 'F' - mine is fruit)  and I will be back really, really soon with the launch of the brand new 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! annual catalogue - yeaaaaah!!!

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: *Perfectly preserved (pg29/No.126692) and curly cute (pg144/No.117014).  Ink: Black Stazon (pg157/No.101406), summer starfruit(pg152/No.126991), midnight muse(pg152/No.126860), raspberry ripple(pg152)/No.126859, gumball green(pg152/No.126861) and crumb cake(pg156/No.126975).  Card stock: Very vanilla (p94/No.106550) and naturals ivory (pg160/No.108630).  Accessories: *Gumball green sweater trim(pg11/No.127838), island indigo baker’s twine(pg172/No.125575), *orchard harvest designer fabric(pg30/126915), orchard harvest designer series paper(pg28/No.126895) and designer printed brads(pg174/No.122940).    Adhesives: Stampin dimensionals(pg177/No.104430), mini glue dots (p177/No.103683), sticky strip(pg177/No.104294) and multipurpose liquid glue. (P177/No.110755).  Tools: Paper cutter (page 107 No. 106583), scorer (page 107 No. 104154), paper snips (page 107 No. 103579), bone folder (page 107 No. 102300). *Perfectly preserved framelits dies(pg29/No.127822), big shot machine (p121/No.113439), scallop square bigz clear die(pg192/No.115950) Grid paper (p115/No.106587), stampin scrub (page 107 No. 102642) and Stampin mist cleaner (page 107 No. 102394).  *Autumn/Winter Catalogue

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Happy happy joy joy!


Howdy folks! hope you are all well.  Back with a smidge more festive cheer for you and you may think I say this with the smugness of a crafter who has started her Christmas pile, alas the few I have posted recently are ALL I have done lol!

I will be happily entering this over at Cute Card Thursday (Christmas in September), Stampin for the weekend (starting Christmas early) and Sweet stampin challenge (sentiment as focal point).

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps:broadsheet alphabet.  Ink: raspberry ripple.  Card stock: very vanilla and raspberry ripple.  Accessories: festival of prints paper stack, rhinestones and cherry cobbler sweater trim.  Other: sewing machine.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Sweet like candy



Morning! as you can see I have been having a little play with my new perfectly preserved stamps and dies - they are so cute - love them :D  I will be happily entering it over at allsorts challenge blog (layers) and stampin for the weekend (starting Christmas early).

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: perfectly preserved, curly cute and scentsational season.  Ink: raspberry ripple, lucky limeade and black stazon.  Card stock: lucky limeade and naturals ivory.  Accessories: rhinestones and festival of prints designer series paper.  tools used: cannery set framelits dies and holiday collection framelits dies.

Friday, 7 September 2012

All the leaves are brown


They are also old olive and raspberry ripple which is one of the super yummy 'in colours' launching from Stampin' Up! very soon!  This little card is winging it's way to one of my newest Stampin' Up! team members.  It's so lovely to to have my little posse close by so we can stroke and chat about all the gorgeous things Stampin' Up! have to offer.  If you have ever thought about becoming a demonstrator please drop me a line anytime time for a chat :D

I will be happily entering this over at Charisma Cardz (seeing double), Cute Card Thursday (autumn gold) and Fab 'n' Funky (the colours of autumn).

Have a great weekend and if you are in the Swansea area I will be featuring at this month's craft fayre in the Ostreme Centre in the Mumbles.  See you soon!

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: curly cute, ink: black stazon, card stock: island indigo, naturals ivory, raspberry ripple and old olive.  Accessories: linen thread and metallic brad.  Tools used: wood grain embossing folder, autumn accents bigz die and scallop square clear die.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Whisky in the jar


Whooohooo! oh it's so good to be back in my beloved blogland.  Hello world! hee hee, I have been desperate to get back in the swing of things now my PC is working as it is that special time of year where we say hello to new goodies from Stampin' Up! and wave a fond farewell to retiring ones too.

My card today uses the most scrumptious stamp set and co-ordinating dies called perfectly preserved and it is as delicious as it sounds along with a heap-full of other new goodies.  You can see the woodgrain embossing folder, exclusive core'dinations card stock in Stampin' Up! colours and the autumn accents bigz die.

Oh I'm so happy to be back with everyone to share all the gorgeousness :D  I will be happily entering this over at Daring Cardmakers (focus on flowers), Sweet Stampin' Challenge (inspired by a song) and Let's Craft & Create (stamp it).

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: perfectly preserved, ink:midnight muse, gumball green, primrose petals and crumb cake.  Card stock: early espresso core'dinations, crumb cake, primrose petals, very vanilla and gumball green.  Accessories: delightful daffodil taffeta ribbon and antique brads.  Tools: woodgrain embossing folder, stampin' sanding system, core'dinations dust buddy, autumn accents bigz die and fancy flower punch.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

A little patience

Yes please send me a little patience, patience with my broadband supplier, patience with my router and heavens preserve me patience with my sanity lol!  I sit here typing this in my local library - that is the love and devotion I give to you dear readers ha! 

Yes well you may have gathered I have been offline for a wee while and I just wanted to check in to say hi! I am alive!  and to let all my customers and friends know about all the exciting things happening from Stampin' Up!

The link to the new Autumn/Winter catalogue is on my side bar and most of you should have the real thing in your hands to drool over by now. Also the retired list is up as we say a found farewell to some firm favourites. I hope to see you back real soon and if anyone *needs* any new goodies my old slug of a phone is coping with my emails :D

Take care and see you soon (fingers crossed).

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Good morning , good morning!


Hello! back today with the make and take we made at my recent demo.  This is what the lovely ladies made with Stampin' Up!s 'reason to smile' set.  I love 2 step stamping (note to self - Emma you should do this more!).

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Reason to smile (130826) and Oval all (pg 71/No.113790).  Ink: Whisper white (p94/No.101731), island indigo (pg 90/No.122937), pool party (pg 90/No.122938), calypso coral (pg90/No.122939) and baja breeze (pg92/No.111833).  Card stock: Calypso coral (pg90/No.124392), pool party (pg90/No.124391), whisper white (pg94/No.106549) and crumb cake (pg94/No.121685).  Accessories: Calypso coral bakers twine (pg 22 mini catalogue/No.125573).  Adhesives: Stampin dimensionals and multipurpose liquid glue. (P114/No.110755).  Tools: Scallop edge border punch (pg116/No.119882), scallop oval punch (pg117/No.119856), large oval punch (pg118/No.119855) and 2mm handheld punch (pg118/No.101227). Paper cutter (page 107 No. 106583), scorer (page 107 No. 104154), paper snips (page 107 No. 103579), bone folder (page 107 No. 102300). Grid paper (p115/No.106587), stamp-a-ma-jig (p115/No.101049) stampin scrub (page 107 No. 102642) and Stampin mist cleaner (page 107 No. 102394).

Monday, 13 August 2012

When you're smiling


Yes when you're smiling - is it because you have received these stamps for for free!  This little bag and mini note cards were demonstrated by me in a workshop last Friday evening using Stampin' Up!s brand new reason to smile stamps which are only available this month.  You can check them out here on how you earn them free or simply purchase them.

I will be happily entering them over at Let's Craft and Create (make it pretty), Papertake Weekly (anything goes) and Daring Cardmakers (get knotted). 

Have a great week and see you back here soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: reason to smile and oval all.  Ink: island indigo, whisper white, calypso coral, pool party and baja breeze.  Card stock: crumb cake, calypso coral, pool party and whisper white.  Accessories: calypso coral ruffled ribbon.  Tools: perfect polka dot embossing folder, scallop circle oval punch, large oval punch and corner rounder punch.

Friday, 3 August 2012

It's begining to look a lot like.....


Noooooooooooooooooo! I wouldn't do that to you lol.  Seriously though as a craft fair goer and Stampin' Up! demonstrator I have been thinking about 'it' a lot recently.  Maybe that's why we had a Christmas in July class last week, making a sweet card and matching acetate box.

I will be happily entering this over at Fab 'n' Funky (anything but a card) and Sweet Stampin' (Christmas in July).  Have a great weekend and see you soon x

Stamps: Welcome Christmas (p26/No.118736) and tiny tags (p66/No.118091).  Ink: Real red (p91/No.103133), whisper white (p94/No.101731), wild wasabi (p92/No.109014) and chocolate chip(p94/No.100908).  Card stock: Very vanilla (p94/No.106550), real red (p91/No.106578), wild wasabi (p92/No.111850) and chocolate chip (p94/No.108599. Accessories: real red taffeta ribbon (p107/No.119251), adhesive pearls (110/No.119247), holly berry bouquet speciality paper (p96/No.124004) and mini vintage tags (p110/No.118763). 
All items exclusive to Stampin’ Up! and available through your demonstrator – Emma Fuge, email: elfstamper@sky.com or tel: 07955 687 090

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

Stampin' Up! have just launched a super quick way to join the fun.  Become a demonstrator for lots of fun and a stonking discount on the best crafting products out there.  Click on the link https://ida.stampinup.com?demoid=5000981 to join now!!!

Monday, 30 July 2012

Bunch


Good morning, hope you are well.  Starting the week off with the scrumptious combination of  freebies from Stampin' Up! This is a very flowery number from me but I do love the little bunch of flowers!  I will be happily entering this over at Let's Craft and Create (scrap buster), Stampin' for the weekend (photo inspiration) and Cute Card Thursday (so distressing).

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Petite pairs. Ink: charcoal and tea stain distressing inks. Card stock: naturals ivory, vellum and lucky limeade. Accessories: Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper, first edition designer series paper and adhesive pearls.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Rolling in the deep


I had forgotten how much I love rolled flowers, combining them with Stampin' Up!s free organza ribbon and fresh vintage papers - super delish.  I will be happily entering them over at allsorts challenge (distressing) and papertake weekly (make your own)

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Happiest birthday wishes (hostess) and fresh vintage (SAB).  Ink: versamark, tea stain and charcoal distress inks.  Card stock: naturals ivory, poppy parade and pool party Accessories: Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper, adhesive pearls and clear embossing powder.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Wheels on fire


Hello! back from the craziness of life and stuff.  Today's card uses Stampin' Up!s current freebie offer of the most gorgeous organza ribbon and brads (you get 20 yards & 30 brads!). I will have a few more projects to share this week - so I will see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Tea shoppe and hopeful thoughts.  Ink: poppy parade and charcoal and tea stain distressing inks.  Card stock: naturals ivory and poppy parade.  Accessories: Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack and Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Rose are red


Oooh hello, how are you?  I'm back with some Christmas papers! I know how great do they look on a birthday card.  This is from the holly berry  bouquet speciality papers.  I will be happily entering this over at Cute Card Thursday (garden inspired) and Papertake Weekly (Strawberries & cream).

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: apothecary art and happiest birthday wishes (hostess).  Ink: basic black and pear pizazz marker.  Card stock: certainly celery, wild wasabi, real red and whisper white.  Accessories: cherry cobbler seam binding and pearls.  Tools used: labels collection framelit dies, itty bitty shapes flower punch and dotted scallop ribbon border punch.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Substitute


Yes I am substituting the sun-shiney pics for an indoor pop up tent with husband perched over me with two natural light spotlights pic.  This little brooch card is headed to a lovely customer and friend who has been with me from the beginning and is always so, so supportive and fun.

I will be happily entering this over at Papertake Weekly (anything goes), Moving along with the times (happy birthday) and Allsorts Challenge (in bloom).  Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Henry, Chloe & Albert builder wheels and happiest birthday wishes (hostess set).  Ink: basic black.  Card stock lucky limeade textured and crumb cake.   Accessories: sweet pea felt embellishments (retired), lucky limeade bakers twine.  Other: silver plated blank sieve brooch pin and and hot glue gun.  Tools: top note die and wheel guide.

Monday, 2 July 2012

We go together


Morning, hope you had a nice weekend.  Back today with a card from my class last Friday which if you look back at the scrap-booking page I had in my last post uses the same layout.  We had a real fun time as always and were treated (by hubby) to one of his super super strawberry cream cakes.

I will be happily entering this over at allsorts challenge (in bloom) and Charisma Cardz (anything goes) .  Anyway have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: always elegant, growing green and petite pairs.  Ink: early espresso, card stock: early espressos textured, pink pirouette textured, poll party and lucky limeade textured.

Friday, 29 June 2012

A few scraps of memories


Oooh look at that - where did the week go?  I could say that scrapbooking took it's toll but I have had a brill time experimenting with different layouts and pictures and I am proud to say that this is my first (and not last) 12 x 12 layout.  The ladies at my class today will also be enjoying the 'Tea Time' simply scrappin kit from Stampin' Up! which is just gorgeous.

I will be happily entering it over at Stampin' for the weekend (my style - CAS & girly), Fab 'n' Funky (cute & girly) and cupcake craft challenges (birds of a feather).  Have a great weekend and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Petite pairs (p83/No.122495) and broadsheet alphabet (pg80/No.120585).  Ink: Early espresso (p94/No.119670) .  Textured early espresso, lucky limeade, pink pirouette and pool party from Tea Time simply scrappin kit (p101/No.122374).  Accessories: Tea Time simply scrappin kit (p101/No.122374).

Friday, 22 June 2012

I'll have a nice cup of tea in the morning


Oooh hello how are you?  some island indigo love for you today - such a great colour and combined with the zingy lucky lemonade looks fabby.  I will be happily entering it over at Let's Craft and Create (anything goes).

Have a great weekend and see you soon, I'm off to prep for my scrapbooking class next week x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Tea Shoppe and En francais, ink: island indigo, tea stain distressing and lucky limeade.  Card stock: naturals ivory, very vanilla and island indigo.  Accessories: rhinestones and lucky limeade ruffled ribbon.  Tolls: top note die.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Rock me two times


Back with more mini book action for today and this concludes my first attempt at scrapbooking.  Next to tackle a 12" x 12" page - whoooooo lol!


Have a great day & see you soon x


Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: baroque motifs, tiny tags and broadsheet alphabet.  Ink: charcoal distress ink.  Card stock: poppy parade, basic grey, baja breeze and window sheets.  Accessories: tickets and tags scrappin kit, poppy parade stitched-poly ribbon, white bakers twine and clip assortment.  Other: dymo label machine, 1" book rings.  Tools used: top note die, jewellery tag punch and cropadile.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Rock you


This month's class (I had announced at the end of last one) is *gulp* scrapbooking and dear readers you will now I ain't no scrapbooker lol!  Once I had declared it so I have to admit I was a little apprehensive but secretly super excited with the challenge.  I decided to start small with a mini book made with Stampin' Up!s top note die cut from the extra thick card you find at the back of designer series paper packs and covered them in co-ordinating papers and card from the tickets and tags scrappin kit.


 As you can see they are a great mix of papers and colours - I love it! and it makes the thought of journalling ( to be added later) and arranging pictures much easier for a newbie like me.


I hope you like my first toe dipping efforts and I will see you soon with the rest of the book.  Have a great day!

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: basic black, card stock: poppy parade, basic grey, whisper white, window sheets and baja breeze.  Accessories: tickets and tags scrappin kit, clip assortments, mini brads, poppy parade poly-stitched ribbon and, white bakers twine real red taffeta ribbon.  Other: dymo labelling and front cover sentiment from paper smooches.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Daddy cool


Ah the trusty shirt card, what would we do without is especially when in need of a super quick father's day card.  I particularly wanted to use these papers to make a style council-esq fashioned shirt and tie which my husband use to wear back in the day.

I will be happily entering it over at Fab 'n' Funky (Father's day) and Charisma Cardz Challenges (Male card).  Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Occasional greetings (retired).  Ink: basic black, card stock: basic grey.  Accessories: paper from the tickets and tags simply scrappin kit, poppy parade stitched-poly ribbon and bitty buttons.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Enough is enough?


Morning! hope you are well and not totally flagged out lol!  Thankfully I'm not but digging this extremely yummy colour combo of baja breeze, rich razzleberry, very vanilla and peach parfait.  I will be happily entering it over at Sweet Stampin' Challenge (stitching) and Papertake Weekly (anything goes).  Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: perfect pennants and curly cute, ink: basic black, peach parfait and tea stain distressing ink.  Card stock: rich razzleberry, very vanilla and baja breeze.  Accessories: first edition speciality paper and mini brads.  Tools: petite pennants builder punch.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

The wheels go round and round


Hello and welcome back to chez moi!  sorry for the interlude but a 100 pinwheels had me busy.  My son's school grew the plants and decorated the pots to raise funds for the school.  They looked fabulous all lined up outside the local church and many, many were sold.


The reason why I am posting on a Sunday is so I can squeeze in for the challenge (red, white & blue) over at a passion for papertrey.  Have a great day everyone and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: not quite navy and versamark, card stock: bashful blue, crumb cake and whisper white.  Other: PTI baby button bits stamps, tea dye ink and button.  Clear embossing powder and cool grey copic.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Be our guest


I was recently asked by the lovely team over at Simply Stampin Challenges to be their guest designer this month.  I was delighted to to take on the colour challenge using (wait for it) cherry cobbler, tempting turquoise, very vanilla and tangerine tango and I know what you're thinking - binkin nora! lol but I was so surprised just how great they do look together.

I would love it if you pop on over to Simply Stampin where I have a few more projects on show and also I share my crafty 'life story' lol!  The design team have also been hard at work with their wonderful creations too.

Have a great super duper sparkly jubilee weekend everyone!

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: curly cute and baroque motifs.  Ink: versamark and charcoal.  Card stock: cherry cobbler, tangerine tango, tempting turquoise and very vanilla.  Accessories: rhinestones and very vanilla seam binding.  Tools: mat pack and piercing tool and adorning accents embossong folder.

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Queen for the day


Morning and today I have our recent 'bunting' class projects.  The ladies really enjoyed them self, many stamped other letters to spell granddaughter's names or clubs they belonged to (all used their 'little' grey cells to work out what would best fit in the within the seven characters on the bunting!).


I will be happily entering these over at Fab 'n' Funky (celebrations) and Cupcake Craft Challenges (royalty).  Have a great day everyone and see you soon x
Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Pennant parade (pg37/No.122740, curly cute (pg86/No.117014) and broadsheet alphabet (pg80/No.120585).  Ink: Jet black stazon (pg113/No.101406) and tea stain from distressing essentials kit (pg113/No.118762).  Card stock: Whisper white (p94/No.106549), baja breeze (pg92/No.116207), poppy parade (pg90/no.121694), and confetti white (pg95/No.106557) .  Accessories: Island indigo bakers twine* (pg22/No.125575),rhinestones (pg110/No.119246), just add cake designer series paper (pg98/No.124339).  Adhesives: Stampin dimensionals and multipurpose liquid glue. (P114/No.110755). 
Tools: Big shot die-cutting machine (p121/No.113439), stripes embossing folder (pg124/No.123128), perfect pennants Bigz L die (pg123/No.123126), petite pennants builder punch (pg119/No.122361), 1 ¾” circle punch (pg 118/No.119850), cropadile (pg115/No.108362). 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).

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Pink elephants and lemonade


This is my annual have a go at a 'cute' card for my darling niece Evee, who turned four the weekend and we had a few little days off to celebrate.  As I said before there were quite a few birthday's (including mine) over the last week and I received some gorgeous pressies, including some serious thigh strokingly gorgeous things from my sweet friend Aimes - thank you again.

I will be happily entering this over at Allsorts Challenge (HB to someone special), Charisma Cardz challenge (no flowers) and Let's Create & Craft (stars in your eyes).  Have a great day & see you soon.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Card stock: crumb cake, basic grey and whisper white.  Accessories: pretty in pink satin ribbon, just add cake designer series paper, dazzling diamonds glitter and rhinestones.  Other: doily die from PTI, star pin from maya road, copics, tuxedo black memento ink, rub on sentiment from stash and Humphrey's corner make a wish stamp set.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Today is the day


A little something for my Mum's birthday today, in which I cracked open the brand new apothecary art stamps set from Stampin' Up!  I used my stampin' pastels to colour the flowers on the first edition designer paper.  I will be happily entering it over at Cupcake Craft (book lover).  Have a great day & see you soon

Supplies from Stampin' Up! & available to purchase from me.
Stamps: apothecary art, ink: black stazon, crumb cake and stampin' pastels.  Card stock: crumb cake and very vanilla.  Accessories: pear pizazz pleated satin ribbon, adhesive pearls, first edition speciality paper and twitterpated designer series paper.  Tools: labels collection framelit die and swirls scribbles die.  Other: sewing machine and pin from stash.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Wouldn't it be good


If the month of May was a few days longer.  Lots of family birthday's this week and today's card is from my son to his Mamgu (my Mum).  Her birthday is not until Thursday but I think I will be safe.  Love how the Stampin' Up! edgelits look as 'hills'.  I will be happily entering this over at Cupcake Craft Challenges (book lover) and Cute Card Thursday (touch of sparkle).

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up! and availabe to purchase through me.
Stamps: Up, up & away and happiest birthday wishes(hostess).  Ink: black stazon, poppy parade, pumpkin pie, versamark, crumb cake and rich razzleberry.  Card stock: crumb cake (for a change lol!) and very vanilla.  Accessories: first edition speciality paper and subtles collection patterns designer series stack.  Tools: adorning accents edgelit die and heat & stick powder.  Other: sewing machine and PTI alphabet.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Up on a hill


Howdy, how are you?  My card today uses a fabulous tutorial I found (here) for diy chevrons.  I positively couldn't wait to have a go and so here it is.  Have a great weekend and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Up, up and away and happiest birthday wishes (hostess).  Ink: basic black and melon mambo.  Card stock: crumb cake and whisper white.  accessories: white bakers twine, subtles and neutrals patterns designer series paper stacks.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Say nothing at all


Well maybe not nothing lol!  Some serious pool party love on my card today with just a simple bow, I do like the black ink on this colour.  Anyway I had an awesome craft fair the weekend which has only inspired me to exercise the little grey cells with new folksy adventures (more to come).

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: curly cute and borderlines, ink: basic black, card stock: pool party.  Accessories: basic black narrow grosgrain ribbon and adhesive rhinestone.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Boys (and ladies) are back in town!


Yeah I am back from my hols where a thoroughly fun (and exhausting ) time was had by all.  Thankfully I had made this before we went away.  Gonna be short and sweet today to recharge the ol batteries.  I will be happily entering it over at Sweet Stampin (flower power), Stampin' for the Weekend (layer upon layer) and Creative Card Crew (sentiment).

Have a great day & see you soon.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: petite pairs.  Ink: basic grey.  Card stock: riding hood red, baja breeze, whisper white and basic grey.  Accessories: lucky limeade baker's twine, pear pizzaz pleated satin ribbon, adhesive pearls, neutral patterns designer series paper stack.  Tools: little leaves die, labels collection framelit dies and fun flowers die.  Other: sewing machine.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Friday I'm in love


Hee! you can tell I am using new photo editing software - what's going on with those corners Emma lol!  Well it's the last day of my holidays posts and I hope you have enjoyed them.  I should be making my way back to sunny Swansea after a fun break, I'm sure.

Have a great weekend everyone and hope to see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: tea shoppe, ink: island indigo, crumb cake and whisper white craft ink.  Card stock: crumb cake, whisper white and island indigo.  Accessories: white bakers twine, pear pizazz pleated satin ribbon, twitterpated designer series paper and rhinestones.  Tools: adorning accents edgelit die.  Other: sewing machine.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Wednesday, Thursday happy days!


It looks like I have taken this photo in the early hours! oh well it does showcase my new love of making pinwheels and stroking twine :D  Although I am probably dancing a jig with my niece and eating way to many hot nuts when this goes live, I type this post in my jammies and knee deep in holiday clothes packing.

Have a great day & see you soon.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: notably ornate and tea shoppe.  Ink: sahara sand, crumb cake, basic black and blushing bride stampin write markers.  Card stock: basic grey and whisper white.  Accessories: twiterpated designer series paper, basic grey designer button, white bakers twine.  Tools: colour spritzer tool.  Other: sewing machine.

Monday, 7 May 2012

Monday, Tuesday happy days!

I come to you now from another land oooooh, that must mean I am in Butlins and these posts are scheduled lol! (fingers crossed).  Another card using the fab Up, up & away stamp set from Stampin' Up!  I needed a male graduation card and got my thinking hat on to cup up with this little number.

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Up, up & away, ink: basic black, whisper white craft ink and versamark.  Card stock: crumb cake and basic black.  Misc: white embossing powder.  Other: sewing machine.

Friday, 4 May 2012

More tea Vicar


Yes please! I love my cups of tea and they have sustained many a moonlight craftathon in these parts.  A little simple number from my recent class.  Short and sweet today - lots to do as the Fuge/Dowling sharabang head off on their annual jollies to Butlins - yeah!!

Have a great bank holiday weekend and see you next week with some (fingers crossed) scheduled posts.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Tea Shoppe, ink: pear pizazz, blushing bride and island indigo.  Cardstock: baja breeze and whisper white.  Accessories: island indigo bakers twine, rhinestone, riding hood red pleated satin ribbon and twitterpated designer series paper.  Tools: labels collection framelit dies.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Right said Fred


No it's not THAT right said Fred (baldy heads and lycra - eek!)  but the cup of tea one lol! Yes it's  the new 'Tea shoppe' stamp set from Stampin' Up! along with (look at the curves on that baby!) edgelit dies and matching embossing folder - yum yum.

I will be happily entering it over at Sweet Stampin (anything but a square), Stampin' for the weekend (sparkle & shine) and Cupcake Craft (best of British).  Have a great day & see you tomorrow :D

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Tea shoppe, ink: cameo coral, lucky limeade and early espresso.  Card stock: cameo coral, whisper white, wisteria wonder and early espresso.  Accessories: cameo coral bakers twine and rhinestone.  Tools used: itty bitty flower punch, adorning accents textured impressions embossing folder and edgelit die.