Monday 31 August 2009

It's a jolly holiday with you

Well it's nearly Christmas right! and I am going to be so organised this year ( no snickering please). You heard it here first folks and I expect no sympathy from you if I coming running to you crying in the second week of December panicking I haven't finished my cards LOL! This is a really sweet project which includes a pretty box with 5 mini cards, you can find the tutorial for the box here and you can find the paper, stamps and ribbons I used here (me that is if you want to buy them hee hee).

Don't forget as it's the first of September tomorrow I will be announcing my own personal and exclusive Stampin' UP! promotions, which may include a little freebie or two ! Please pop back and find out more :D

Have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Circle of friendship (page 60).
Card stock: Love notes (mini blank card & envelope set - page 76), real red and old olive (page 68).
Ink: Real red and old olive ( page 68).
Paper: Dashing designer series paper (only available for 4 more weeks on page 93).
Ribbon: Real red and old olive wide grosgrain, real red narrow grosgrain and linen thread (page 80).
Misc: Real red button (earth elements pack on page 81).

Friday 28 August 2009

Baby love

This card should hopefully be winging it's way to Bondi beach (honestly they live about 2 minutes away from the beach) remind me to go and get myself invited over there as soon as possible, maybe for babysitting duties;D As mentioned a few days ago this is for sweet baby Isla who was born last week to Sarah and my cousin Paul.

To my husbands dismay and repeated eye rolling antics I have picked up a little bargain at my local haberdashers where I spotted some old cloth in a box which turned out to be DMC evenweave linen (which can be really expensive) for 10p per little square - well I couldn't leave it there for that - could I? for a new venture that I'm hoping will combine with my love of paper crafts. It will all be revealed next week (if I haven't chucked it all in the bin from sheer frustration lol).

Have a great weekend & see you Monday xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: So many scallops (US SAB set).
Ink: Sage shadow (page 69) and basic grey for sponging (page 67).
Card stock: Sage shadow, pretty in pink (page 69), kraft and whisper white (page 67).
Misc: Linen thread (page 80) and pretty in pink brads (page 82).
Non SU - Heart button, graph paper and rub-ons from stash.

Thursday 27 August 2009

Note to self

Hello all, hope you are well. This little lot is more fodder for my now regular appearance at the funky handcraft fayre, the next one being on Saturday the 12th of September at the Ostreme Centre in Mumbles, Swansea (oops see how easily I slipped that plug in hee hee). I found the tutorial for them here, but as per usual I had the wrong size coasters and had to totally change it to fit ;D I think they make a sweet little something to put in your bag or by the phone :D

Only FIVE DAYS TO GO until Stampin' Up! let us mad demonstraotrs have a sneak peak at some of the wonderful new products coming your way - WHOO HOOO, not that I'm excited or anything LOL! Also as demonstrators we get to order a few brand new sets from the upcoming Idea book and catalogue which is launched on the 1st of October. Current customers will get their copies FREE (worth £4.95) from me and if you would like to be my customer and need any goodies click here and I will put your name down for a free copy when it is released :D.

Have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Garden whimsey (page 45), best yet (hostess set - page 10) and polka dots & paisley (only available to buy until 30/09/09 on page 92).
Ink: Old olive, cameo coral and tempting turquoise (page 68) and almost amethyst (page 69).
Card stock: So saffron and pretty in pink (page 69), old olive (page 68).
Ribbon: So saffron grosgrain (free this month with special offer) and tempting turquoise narrow grosgrain (page 80).
Paper: Tea party designer series paper (page 18 mini catalogue) and soon to be gone 30/09/09 petals & paisleys designer series paper ( page 93).
Misc: So saffron button from latte collection ( page 16 mini catalogue).

Wednesday 26 August 2009

Cherry o baby

Not much to report at the mo' decorating the house a little as I am off for TWO WEEKS - hoorah! I seem to be doing quite a bit of late night crafting too - there is something about the silence and my determination in the wee small hours. The only problem is you feel like you've been hit over the head when the little one comes skipping in at 6.45 am - doh!

We are all like ready, steady - camp at the moment too - just waiting for the weather, hmmmmm, c'mon sunshine :D

Have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Best yet (hostess set page 10), a bit of birthday cheer (page 60), canvas background (page 56) and tart & tangy (page 51).
Ink: Earth elements stampin' write markers (page 68), uni-ball signo gel pen and versamark pad (page 67).
Card stock: Whisper white (page 67), ruby red and old olive (page 68).
Paper: Tea party designer series paper (page 18 mini catalogue).
Misc: Stampin' emboss white powder (page 84), pretty in pink brad (page 82) and white flower button from the latte collection (mini catalogue page 16).

Tuesday 25 August 2009

With a little help from my friends

Hello all, I couldn't resist making this card which was inspired from here. It was in aid of the recent move of my dearest friend Rhian. We had such a laugh helping her move, yes it was hard work but we were rewarded with drinks and dinner afterwards - I wish them all well in their swell new place.

I don't know about you but I am itching to place my Stampin' Up! order - I am so torn though as I still 'need' to get so many things from the current idea book & catalogue but also so excited for the things that will be in the new one, which is out on the 1st of October. I should be getting some demonstrator privilege sneak peaks soon and maybe ;D I will let you in on a few secrets - eeeeeee.

Have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Stampin around jumbo neighborhood wheel (page 26).
Ink: Stampin around jumbo cartridge in basic black (page 67), tempting turquoise (page 68) and earth elements stampin write markers (page 68) for water colouring.
Card stock: Taken with teal (page 69), whisper white and kraft (page 67).
Paper: Petals & paisleys designer series paper (page 93).
Ribbon: Tempting turquoise and old olive grosgrain (page 80).
Misc: Tempting turquoise brads (page 82).

Tools used: Scallop edge punch, handheld 1/16 punch (both page 86) and aqua painter (page 85).
Non SU - alphabet stamps from stash.

Monday 24 August 2009

Time slippping awayeaeaea

Phew, I am just in time to submit my crafty offerings to a passion for papertrey's challenge which is to make a thankyou card. This has to be submitted by 9.00 am this morning - yikes ;D The card features one of my all time favourite Stampin' Up! stamp sets. For many reasons really and I am not just saying it because I am a demonstrator - it's not my style. It was only the second stamp set I ever bought (the first one being polka dots & paisley) and it made me look really good at stamping even though I had barely picked up a stamp before. It is lovely to colour or leave plain and is very affordable too.

Also this morning I would like to thank a veritable bevy of beauties, not one, but three very talented and thoughtful ladies who have nominated me for awards. Thank you so much, all of you. It really does mean so much, especially coming from such talented people who are, Abi, Karen and Lesley. Please stop by and admire their wonderful work :D

Have a great day and see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: A tree for all season (page 43) and pocket silhouettes (page 46).
Ink: Creamy caramel for distressing, close to cocoa, chocolate chip and earth elements stampin' write markers for colouring the image (all page 68).
Card stock: Very vanilla (page 67).
Misc: Linen thread and twill tape (page 80).
Other supplies from Papertreyink: New leaf vintage buttons, kraft and dark chocolate card stock, grean tea leaves collection paper and swiss dot dark chocolate ribbon.

Friday 21 August 2009

I come from a land down under

G'day all (sorry about the dodgy Australian - Welsh accent hee hee). It's all in aid of the birth of the little wonder that is Isla Freeman, who was born a few days ago to my cousin Paul & his partner Sarah. They emigrated to Australia about 18 months ago and as I am from a very small family - every new member is cherished :D I haven't made the card yet ( naughty me) but I will soon. We send all our love to the newest member of the clan from the Welsh valleys to sunny Bondai beech.

Hope you are all well, have a great weekend & see you Monday xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: A bit of birthday cheer (page 60) and canvas background (page 56).
Ink: Creamy caramel, chocolate chip (page 68) and sage shadow (page 69).
Card stock: Very vanilla (page 67), chocolate chip (page68) and sage shadow (page 69).
Ribbon: Chocolate chip narrow grosgrain and linen thread ( page80).
Misc: Clear buttons (page 81).
Tools used: Paper piercing template and tool from the Crafters' tool kit (page 82), circle scallop punch and 1- 3/8 circle punch (page 86)

Thursday 20 August 2009

Sweet dreams are made of this

Todays card is made up from two sources of inspiration. Firstly from another set of my pyjamas ( I say another set as they are not the only pair that have inspired cards hee hee - see this card here) which consisted of the colour combination of barely banana, going grey, rose red and whisper white. The other source of inspiration is the sketch from Mojo Monday, which I turned upside down.

I have to say the biggest WHOOO HOOOO to Aimes, the most dearest and creative friend who was featured on the very prestigious blog of Nichole Heady of Papertreyink fame for her amazing couch card. Please stop by and admire her awesome work here.  Way to go Aimes - I knew you could do it :D

Have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Best yet (hostess set - page 10) and greetings eight (page 15 mini catalogue).
Ink: Basic grey (page 67), rose red (page 69) and earth elements stampin' write markers (page 68).
Card stock: Whisper white, basic grey (page 67), rose red and barely banana (page 69).
Ribbon: So saffron grosgrain (free this month with orders over £45).
Misc: Rose red brads (page 82).
Tools used: Paper piercing template and tool from the Crafters' Tool Kit (page 82), scallop circle and 1-1/4 circle punch (page 86).
Non SU- Blossom nestabilities

Wednesday 19 August 2009

Moonlight shadow

Well it's actually sage shadow, but believe it or not there are NO SONGS with sage shadow in them. Ha can you believe it, that's not very considerate of the music industry, maybe I should compose my own? (humming a little ditty to myself) I'll let you know how I get on hee hee.

Have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Fresh cuts ( page 5 of the mini catalogue) and canvas background (page 56).
Ink: Rose red and sage shadow (page 69). Uni-ball signo white gel pen (page 67).
Card stock: Sage shadow (page 69) and whisper white (page 67).
Paper: Rose red designer paper series (page 71).
Chipboard: On board batch of blooms ( page 78).
Designer button: Latte collection (page 16 of the mini catalogue).
Tools used: Piercing template and piercing tool from the crafters' tool kit (page 82)

Tuesday 18 August 2009

Hello, is it me you're looking for?

Hello, is there anybody there?!!!!! What a weird day yesterday, Mr Blogger was very strange. Sometimes I could see me, sometimes I couldn't, also some of you lovely peeps popped by because you were missing me ;D only to find that I had posted but Mr Blogger had not told you.

Anyhoo, hopefully back to normal today and if you did miss my post from yesterday you can see it here. My card for today was inspired (ok totally cased) from a lady who, you know when you see their work and think amazing but secretly think - I wish I had thought of that hee hee. I love her unique style, you can check her out here.

Have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Fresh cuts (page 5 mini catalogue).
Ink: Sage shadow (page 69) and ruby red to colour the twill (page 68).
Card stock: Whisper white (page 67), ruby red and not quite navy ( page 68) and sage shadow (page 69).
Misc: Twill tape and linen thread (page 80), hidden garden blossoms rub-ons (page 77) and whisper white eyelets (page 82).

Monday 17 August 2009

Blue Christmas

I know what you're thinking IT'S AUGUST! but I was on a roll from my previous post and thought, well I've started so let's go the whole hog Mog! I really, really love this ski slope designer series paper from Stampin' Up! I have let it do all the talking on this card, I don't think you don't need much else when the paper is as beautiful as this.

It's my brother-in-law's birthday today, I have already shown the card I made for him here, which is from my son, who says (as we all do) Happy Birthday Uncle Eee!

Have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Best yet ( page 10 -hostess set).
Card stock: Kraft (page 67).
Ink: Tempting turquoise (page 68).
Paper: Ski slope designer series paper ( page 22 - mini catalogue).
Ribbon: Whisper white narrow grosgrain (page 80).
Misc: Styled silver ribbon slide from hodgepodge hardware kit (page 83).

Non SU - dew drops from stash.

Friday 14 August 2009

Happy holidays

This is my contender for this week's Stamp with us challenge, which is simply a Christmas theme. A happy coincidence I had started to make this card already but was waiting for my Stampin' Up! order and my red gingham ribbon. I think this will be one of my mass production Christmas card send outs for this year. I may have to tweak it a bit and add a bit of bling, not quite sure yet.

Just to make you all jealous (sorry) I had the biggest bit of fresh out of the oven bread (hubby also made that - lucky me) with lashings of butter and blackberry jam yesterday morning - it was heavenly hhhhmmmmmm. Anyhoo the very lovely and super talented Clare has very kindly given me an award, thank you so much Clare - please stop by and say hi.

Have a great day & see you on Monday xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Circle of friendship (page 60).
Card stock: Real red (page 68), whisper white and kraft (page 67).
Ink: Real red (page 68).
Ribbon: Red gingham ribbon (page 80).
Tools used: 1" circle punch and scallop edge punch (page 86).

Thursday 13 August 2009

Blackberry way

You know when you make a card when you weren't supposed to be making one, well this is one I made a few nights ago. I had put all my crafty things away ( I am such a good girl!) apart from some clear buttons when a little thought came into my mind about punching out some old text paper and placing it behind them. Well that was it , one thing led to another and hey presto my card was born and my crafty corner was back to its usual hectic self lol!

Thought you would like to see the finished conserve after our ( I say 'our' although hubbie concocted it all, I made the jar look all pretty!) jam making day. These little beauties will be handed out to grateful family members in due course.

Have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Greetings eight(page 15 mini catalogue), cheer & wishes (page 58), best yet hostess set (page 10) and yummy (sale-a-bration set).
Ink: White & black stazon (page 67) and elegant eggplant (page 69).
Card stock: Basic black, very vanilla, kraft, (page 67), elegant eggplant and old olive Page 68 & 69).
Misc: Twill tape (page 80) and clear buttons (page 81).

Wednesday 12 August 2009

We're jammin.....

....hope you like jammin too :D I know it's the loony lady again and what's with the weird titles hee hee. Gather round and let me tell you. When I came home yesterday I was greeted with the most delightful waft of such a fruity concoction it made my heart a flutter! I'll explain more, last week the Fuges (Son, Hubby & moi) went on our yearly blackberry jaunt and came home with 4 ice cream tubs full to the brim of the juciest blackberries. Today was the day that the jam making machine (aka Hubby) started his mini jam factory. So it's jam for everyone hee hee.

I went a bit punch crazy on this card - not sure, hmmmm. Anyway have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up! (you can get them from me you know LOL!)

Stamps: Polk dots & pasiley (page 92) and a bit of birthday cheer (page 60).
Ink: Cameo coral (page 68) and certainly celery (page 69).
Card stock: Cameo coral (page 68), certainly celery (page 69) and whisper white (page 67).
Ribbon: Free certainly celery poly twill.
Tools: 3/4 " circle punch (page 86).

Tuesday 11 August 2009

Teenage kicks

Needed a broody teenage card today and came up with this little number. I was looking for something for a young woman (got to call them that now) but not something pretty and flowery if you know what I mean. I like the mixture of dark with a bright splash of a little something. Obviously she will be more interested on what I put in the inside it, but you never know I can add her to the convert list - I will convert you all in the end you know!!!!!!!!!!!

Would also like to say a big thank you to the very sweet Alex, who has not just given me one award but THREE - thank you so much. Please pop over and say hi - she's a whizz on the die cutting machine and a mean stamper too you know :D

Have a great day & see you tomorrow

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Canvas background (page 56) & polka dots and paisley (page 92).
Ink: Basic grey (page 67) Black Stazon (page 67) and basic black stampin write marker (page 67)
Card stock: Basic black and whisper white (page 67).
Paper: Rose red patterns (page 71) and petals and paisleys (page 93) designer series paper.
Chipboard: On board batch of blooms (page 78).
Tools used: 1" circle punch ( page 87).

Monday 10 August 2009

Your twisting my melon man!

Happy Monday everyone (hence the title hee hee). I had a fantastic weekend, the weather was beautiful the craft fayre was rocking. Hello to Monica and all the ladies and gents on the stalls and the wonderful people who stopped by my stall, who I bored to death with my passion for Stampin' Up!

You may have noticed on my card for today the gorgeous NEW + FREE RIBBON. It is so brilliant to work with too, it makes the perfect bows (as you can see - boast, boast). Don't forget that I am offering an exclusive Devotion to the Dream offer to my customers, if you spend over £45 on Stampin' Up! goodies, not only will you receive over 18 metres of delicious ribbon but free delivery (that's an approximate saving of of nearly £17 - WOW).

I too have had a new shipment of goodies including the free ribbon, chipboard (there is loads in a pack) and clear buttons, for which I have great plans. I have used most of my new things on this one card! mmmm new stash, the anticipation then..................... the knock at the door and then the parcel - yipppeeee! I know it's sad isn't it ;D

Have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Garden whimsey (page 45).
Ink: VersaMark (page 67).
Card stock: So saffron and kraft (pages 69 +67).
Paper: So Saffron (page 71) Tea party designer series paper (page 18 mini catalogue).
Chipboard: On board batch of blooms (page 78).
Button: Clear (page 81).
Ribbon: FREE certainly celery 5/8” poly-twill.
Misc: White stampin' emboss powder (page 84).

Friday 7 August 2009

The winner takes it all

Hooray the day has finally come for all you wonderful people who entered my big candy draw to announce the results. Thank you so much for all of your lovely comments too. So without further ado, drum roll please (suitably provided by my husband on some chop sticks)........................THE WINNER IS No. 18 LITTLE BEAR who kindly said "Hi Emma, I'm glad I've found your blog. I love the style of your cards. Congratulations on over 10,000 hits and thank you for offering this lovely blog candy. I've put a post on my blog to help spread the word. Happy crafting. Clare x''.

Congratulations Clare I really hope you enjoy playing with your new goodies :D If you can email me your details I will pop them in the post for you.

Phew can you stand the excitement! This card I call the blue meanie and I completely snaffled the monster idea from the front cover of this month's issue of cards the magazine and is so quick and easy to make but looks such fun. As we are making announcements I would like to tell you that from today I will be posting from Monday to Friday only. Now that we have had two minutes of sunshine I am hoping to get out in the tepee on the weekends :D

Happy day all round :D catch you on the flip side.

Supplies from the main catalogue from Stampin' Up! (unless stated)
Stamps: Circle of friendship (page 60).Ink: Tempting turquoise (page 68) Uni-ball signo gel pen & stampin write marker in basic black (page 67).Card stock: Night of navy, tempting turquoise, whisper white & kraft (page 67, 68 & 69).Ribbon: Tempting turquoise narrow grosgrain (page 80).

Thursday 6 August 2009


This draw is now closed - thanks to everyone who entered :D
This post will remain at the top until the BIG DRAW
Please scroll down for my daily posts

DO YOU WANT CANDY! can you believe I have had over 10,000 hits (I am sure half of them are from me though, fussing LOL). Nevertheless some candy on offer: a set of 24 polychromos, spellbinders pierceabilities, Stampin' Up! seeing spots stamp set and £10 to spend with me on any Stampin' Up! goodies. Well whadya think of dem apples?

All you need to do is:

Be a UK resident.
Make a unique post on your blog (if you have one) mentioning the candy and link back to me.
Leave a comment on this post.
If you don't have a blog please just leave me a comment and you will be entered too :D

I wish you lots of luck, I love these things and am so happy to have a great reason to do mine to thank all my lovely visitors and friends who call by and make me smile everyday :D

Sweet home Alabama

This card is for my Auntie who will be moving in the next few weeks, not quite as far as Alabama but to Renfrewshire in Scotland. Before becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator I had never bought any of their Stampin' around wheels, but when I joined I picked this one, the neighborhood jumbo wheel. It is such great fun and a really quick way to make a super card (well I think so hee hee).

A happy coincidence too that the fabby Lesley who is also in Scotland has very kindly honoured me with a blogging award. Thank you so much Lesley - please pop by as she has the cutest projects :D

Dare I say it more sunshine today, hope my efforts from yesterday to send it your way worked. Big candy draw tonight at 8.00pm - sooooo exciting, I will reveal the lucky winner tomorrow morning :D GOOD LUCK EVERYONE.

Have a great day & see you tomorrow x

Supplies from Stampin' Up! from the main catalogue unless stated):
Stamps: Neighborhood jumbo wheel (page 26).
Ink: Basic black jumbo cartridge (page 67).
Card stock: Chocolate chip and very vanilla (page 67 &68).
Paper: So saffron designer series paper.
Ribbon: Chocolate chip wide grosgrain and linen thread(page 80).
Button: from the latte collection (page 16 mini catalogue)

Wednesday 5 August 2009

Grey day

Even though this card is using Stampin' Up!'s going grey I hope it doesn't make you feel miserable LOL. Although the weather has been pants lately, today is lovely - I'll try to send it your way :D

It is getting very exciting now, with my blog candy winner being drawn at 8.00pm tomorrow evening and then the winner being announced at 7.00 am on Friday morning. Please scroll up and leave me a comment to be in it to win it :D.

Have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Fresh cuts.
Card stock: Whisper white and going grey.
Ink: Basic grey.
Misc: rub-ons hidden garden blossoms and brads and silverware from hodgepodge kit.

Tuesday 4 August 2009

Flowers in the rain

For once I have nothing much to say hee hee. I usually have a little ditty in my mind of what I would like to say on my blog. But today nufink! I suppose I could remind local people (remember that from the league of gentleman " this is a local shop for local people" - I loved that show) that I am again appearing at the Ostreme centre in Mumbles between 10 and 4pm this Saturday, along with lots of other crafty folk selling our wares.

Pop along if you can, have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: So many scallops (US set).
Ink: Creamy caramel for distressing, pumpkin pie, rose red and elegant eggplant.
Card stock: Whisper white and old olive.
Paper: Picnic designer series paper.
Ribbon: Always artichoke narrow grosgrain.

Monday 3 August 2009

Somewhere beyond the sea

I am really getting into the colour cameo coral from Stampin' Up! It goes so well with lots of other colours. On this one the flower was so easy to make, I punched out a scallop circle then used the canvas background stamp on it then used my cameo coral marker to doodle around the edges. The button is from the latte collection and then I cut a sliver of co-ordinating card to thread through the button and popped it onto the scallop circle.

Have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: canvas background and cheer & wishes.
Ink: chocolate chip and cameo coral.
Card stock: cameo coral, chocolate chip and whisper white.
Paper: chocolate chip designer series paper.
Misc: chocolate chip stitched grosgrain ribbon and button from the latte collection.

Sunday 2 August 2009

Pretty ribbons

Todays card is in honour of my wonderful friends out there. To the lovely Sarah and Christine for their awards - thank you so much, I really do appreciate them. Also it's for a special little lady, I won't say who it is or it wouldn't be a surprise lol! I have great plans for this layout, I have done some in masculine tones and even a Christmas one (eek - I know!) but I am waiting for some red gingham ribbon to finish it off. I have used a masking technique on it, I stamped onto a post-it-note and then punched it out using the 1" circle punch and then over layed it and stamped again, covered it up and so on (hope that makes sense - it does in my brain but that doesn't mean much LOL).

I know, I know, some of you keen eyed ladies out there will tell me, I have used this post title before. But can you blame a girl, how many songs do you know with pretty ribbons in the title, c'mon I had to use it again, especially when there is a FANTASTIC OFFER OF FREE RIBBON from Stampin' Up! this month. Over 18 metres of ribbon for nowt! Ribbon bundle includes 9.1 metres each Certainly Celery 5/8” poly-twill ribbon and So Saffron 5/8” grosgrain ribbon. All you have to do is spend over £45 and I can do that in a blink of an eye on Stampin' Up products hee. What the heck I'll even throw in FREE DELIVERY too. These exclusive ribbons are only available with this offer. Give me a shout if you need anything :D

Have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Circle of friendship.
Card stock: Kraft and perfect plum.
Ink: Elegant eggplant.
Ribbon: Narrow elegant eggplant grosgrain

Saturday 1 August 2009

Pocket full of posies

There nearly wasn't a post today - shock, horror! I have had such a busy time at work recently and in the evenings I have been so pooped. I am also blaming all of you blogging ladies out there with all your gorgeous projects keeping me up until the wee hours on my hops LOL!

I was saved by this card which is from a 100 years ago, which I found in my little concertina file, the place where I keep the cards I am going to use and not sell or give away. This card was pre-copics and I just used my Stampin' Up! markers - which I think look pretty good.

I am also testing the water a little for some advice and opinion from all of you ,my friends. I have seen a few ladies in the states do a Stampin' Boutique and I was thinking of setting up my own. It would involve having a separate page on my blog for selling my projects and maybe some retired Stampin' Up! products in the future (if I can bear to part with them). It would be sort of like my own Etsy shop. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Obviously with posting daily I have lots and lots and lots of cards and after the craft fayres and the family get their pick I still have loads left over and wanted a way to share with everyone - whadya think?

Have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: Stampin write markers (earth elements range) and black stazon.
Card stock: pretty in pink, regal rose, whisper white and chocolate chip.
Misc: Regal rose wide grosgrain ribbon, ruby red, pumpkin pie and old olive brads, felt flowers.

Non SU -Stamps: sugar Nellie's blossom and sentiment from stash. Paper: America crafts everyday range, misc: clips from making memories.