Wednesday 31 March 2010

The sun will come out tomorrow

Along with Stampin' Up!s mini catalogue - hoorah :D Please pop back tomorrow as I will have an exclusive devotion to the dream promotion. OMG between all the new divine punches, stamps, ribbons and papers I am in love :D

Also there maybe another little giveaway for all my customers new and old. Wow what a week I am having - please check out my blog candy too.

Have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Bella's bloom, pocket silhouettes and (sale.a.bration) vintage labels. Ink: Cameo coral, old olive and black stazon. Card stock: Old olive, kraft and cameo coral. Misc: Old olive satin ribbon and pewter brad. Other: Sewing machine.

Monday 29 March 2010

Thank heavens for little girls

Yes indeed thank heaven for little girls. As the mother of a bruising 5 year old boy I rarely get all froo froo and pink when making little gifts for him but thanks to my beautiful niece, Evee who I made these treats for I have an excuse to get all girly :D

This also fits nicely into the spring challenge over at a passion for papertrey. A tip for you too, if you haven't got straw use some natural raffia, look like the real deal but not as smelly :D

Oooh don't forget to check back in a while for some BLOG CANDY! have a great day & see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Occasional greetings. Ink: Pink passion. old olive,cameo coral, pretty in pink, craft whisper white and close to cocoa.
Card stock: Barely banana, very vanilla, cameo coral, certainly celery, kraft and pretty in pink.
Other: PTI daily designs and polka dot II backgrounds. Papermania honey & hugs and K&Co small wonders papers. Sewing machine.

Friday 26 March 2010

I got stripes

Morning all - did my card wake up your eyes this morning lol! Do not adjust your set there are stripes on this card. Wooo a little snazzy number for you today using an upcoming mini background stamp called solid stripes. I was using it on another project and noticed the paper left behind after I had stamped the die cut flowers and loved it.

The inspiration for the colours I had from a shirt and tie combo I saw in a shop window while in London a couple of weeks ago. So my tidbit for today is look at the pieces you would chuck away - just maybe they were what you were looking for in the first place.

Have a great day & see you Monday - hope you can join me as I may have some bloggaverssary candy on offer!!!

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: (Sale.a.bration) whimsical words and solid stripes. Ink: Elegant eggplant and pumpkin pie. Card stock: Elegant eggplant and whisper white. Misc: Pumpkin pie grosgrain ribbon and die cut blooms.

Wednesday 24 March 2010

I'm like a bird

Morning all and happy Wednesday. Another flash of new goodies from the upcoming Stampin' Up! mini catalogue out on the 1st of April. Believe it or not the bird, wing and branch on my card all come from one punch - it is a dream to work with.

My snippet of info for today about my card is don't worry if your sewing is wonky - I think it gives it and edgy accent to your project (well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it lol!).

Have a good day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Cheer & wishes. Ink: Black stazon and creamy caramel.
Card stock: Very vanilla, kraft, old olive, and going grey.
Paper: Sweet pea designer and belle bleu designer series paper.
Misc: Rhinestone brad.
Tools used: Extra large two-step bird punch and sewing machine.

Monday 22 March 2010

Start spreading the news

..... about the new mini catalogue coming from Stampin' Up! - hoooorah. Yes on the 1st of April you will be able to peruse all the lovely new goodies on offer from Stampin' Up! I am showcasing some of the gorgeous papers and felt flowers on this card. Yes I am IN LOVE with them, I can openly admit now that I sat there with a goofy smile on my face just holding the papers for at least half an hour lol! More sneak peaks of new stash to come before the official release. If you would like a mini catalogue please give me a shout here and I will pop one in the post to arrive by the 1st of April. My lovely customers will have theirs sent out automatically :D

I have been thinking lately too (I know that's a bit dangerous) about giving a little tip, cheat or how to on the project I post with each post. For today's snippet -If you add ink to the edges of your project (on this I have used cut bath sponges inked with creamy caramel ink) it gives your project an extra little something (IYKWIM).

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Bella's bloom. Ink: Rose red, old olive and creamy caramel.
Card stock: Kraft, whisper white and old olive.
Paper: Sweet pea designer series. Ribbon: Rose red stitched grosgrain.
Misc: Sweet pea stitched felt flowers. Tools used: Scallop border and spiral punches.

Friday 19 March 2010

When I get older

Hello and thank crunchie it's Friday - I am so pooped. I honestly don't think I have recovered from gallivanting last weekend. All I feel like doing is snuggling on the sofa in my jim jams :D My card for today was for my Uncle's recent 70th birthday, although he doesn't look it. If you could picture him, imagine a younger looking Rolf Harris but who is stocky enough to play rugby lol!
I am also entering my card to the stamp with us challenge for this week which is for male themed entries - fingers crossed :D

Have a great weekend & see ya Monday xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Vintage labels (sale.a.bration set).
Ink: Basic grey and creamy caramel.
Card stock: Kraft, very vanilla and basic grey.
Paper: Nouveau Chic designer series paper.
Misc: Pewter jumbo eyelet, pewter brad and linen thread.
Tools used: Distressing tool, 3/4" and 1 3/4" circle punches, piercing tool and cropadile.

Wednesday 17 March 2010

On the wings of love

Morning my lovelies, hope this day finds you well. Not much going on in the Fuge household at the mo. I am glad really after the exciting weekend we have just had. To all those who expressed wishes of pictures of the great occasion I am doing my very best to get them, because alas I know you won't believe me but I did genuinely forget my camera but my cousin Wayne and his wife have promised to email me a load and as I soon as I get them and edit(erase all the pants one of me lol!) I will post.

Have a great day & see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: Pumpkin pie, chocolate chip and creamy caramel.
Card stock: Pumpkin pie, chocolate chip and very vanilla.
Ribbon: 1/4" chocolate chip grosgrain.
Other: PTI daily designs and sentiments, button and twill. Paper: cosmo cricket - earth love.
Tools used: Blossom nesties, 1 3/4" circle punch, Martha Stewart punch and sewing machine.

Monday 15 March 2010

A choir of angels sang

Morning all, I hope you do not mind but all I can jabber on today is my amazing weekend away in London. On Saturday afternoon at 2pm the beautiful Sarah and my Cousin Paul were married at St Paul's Cathedral - WOW what an experience! I was totally blown away by the awe inspiring chapel and not to mention the (send shivers down your spine) choir that sang so dramaticallyat the service.

It was back to the andaz hotel for drinks, canopes, speeches, followed by the poshest meal I have EVER had. You know the ones where all the staff come in at the same time and get the nod from the head waiter on when to place your plate on the table. People constantly topping up your water and wine - yippee!

Then for the most amazing surprise of all, when after the meal we were asked to go to the "temple" for drinks and music. Well you could have knocked me down with a feather - you should have seen this room OMG!! This room was recently discovered by surveyors when the hotel was taken over a few years ago, they were refurbishing it one of the surveyors could see on the plans that there was this room but they couldn't find it anywhere in the hotel. They went to the site of the room and had the builders smash down the walls only to reveal a masonic lodge!! which was completely untouched for maybe 100 years. This place was like nothing I had ever seen before, from the thrones to the marble columns, the ceiling in bright turquoise and gold astrological carvings. As you can imagine there were symbols and signs every - this place was like some find from Indiana Jones.

Anyway I have gone on a bit I'm sorry but that has to go down in the book as one of the most amazing days ever :D Have a great and see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Card stock: Not quite navy, very vanilla and kraft.
Ink: Creamy caramel, sage shadow and not quite navy.
Misc: Linen thread.
Other: Paper from Cosmo crickets boyfriend range. PTI buttons and just a note stamp set.

Friday 12 March 2010

I'm getting married in the morning

Well not me (oh lordy no, don't' get me wrong it was a fantastic day but I wouldn't want to go through that sort of stress again ha!) but tomorrow is the big Royal (not) wedding in St Paul's Cathedral. So the Fuges, Phillip's and Sellen's are all off to the big smoke today - look out London! for my Cousin and his fiance Sarah's wedding. I am looking forward to a right knees up and sausage roll (although I don't think it will be that sort of wedding but I will try best hee hee!)

My card for today I am rather fond of, it was one of those that sort just appeared by itself more or less. This is another design team card for the colour challenge over at in love with stamping.

I wish you well for a lovely weekend & see you on on Monday xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Vintage labels (sale.a.bration set). Ink: Black stazon. Card stock: Basic black, whisper white and kraft.
Rub-ons: Dots & designs. Misc: Linen thread. Other: PTI buttons.
Tools used: Sewing machine, corner rounder, scallop border and stamp-a-ma-jig.

Wednesday 10 March 2010

Just an illusion

Morning all, no the card is real but the scallop border is a bit of a cool cheat as it is actually 1" circle punch outs that I lined up behind the scrummy sunny day papers from Stampin' Up! More design team cards for the amazing in love with stamping forum - I love how this has made me really think about my work,I usually go wherever the wind blows lol!

Have a great day & see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Happy moments (sale.a.bration set).
Ink: Whisper white craft and uni-bal signo gel pen.
Card stock: Pixie pink and tempting turquoise.
Paper: Sunny day scrappin kit.
Misc: Tempting turquoise grosgrain 1/4" ribbon.
Other: PTI button and DMC coated wire.

Monday 8 March 2010

The ink is black the page is white

Morning all, hope this days finds you well. As some of you astute readers may have noticed my blog has a little face lift. I am still finding my feet on the old HTML stuff and not all the buttons work yet but I will figure it out!

My card for today is my design team work for the fun challenges over at in love with stamping site. I used the bird cage stamp for background paper - I do love to do this (you may have noticed ha!).

Have a great day & see you soon.x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Happy moments and vintage labels (sale.a.bration).
Ink: Black stazon.
Card stock: Basic black and very vanilla.
Misc: Basic grosgrain striped ribbon and hardware from (retired) hodgepodge kit.

Friday 5 March 2010

You've got a friend

Hello to you and hurrah for Friday. Alas no day at home getting inky for me this day but off to the hairdresser for a good trim (nervously watching the hairdresser snip my locks and secretly measuring the amount he is trimming off LOL!). I have had my hair so long for so long I get palpitations if more than an inch is lost!

Off into to town then for some last minute things for the big wedding next weekend. I have a suit at last, I chose colours very similar to this card here believe it or not. A lovely pale grey suit with a burnt orange silk blouse. Just some jewellery and a pair of shoes today - so not as painful as real shopping - I may "pop" to the haberdashers to ease the pain and fondle some ribbon :D

I forgot to mention the other day too that my best blogging bud Aimes (award winning superstar) is celebrating her bloggaversary and has the most scrumdumptious candy on offer - please click along and join in the fun. Also another thing I forgot (I know what am I like!)my card for today is another design team entry for the inspiration challenge over at in love with stamping.
Gosh I haven't half gassed on today, sorry. Have a great weekend and see you Monday xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: Versamark.
Card stock: Whisper white, pixie pink, tempting turquoise and old olive.
Paper: Sunny day scrappin kit.
Other: PTI daily designs stamps, twine and buttons. Rub-on from stash.
Tools used: Stampin' Up! heart to heart punch, nestability circle and sewing machine.

Wednesday 3 March 2010

Gonna be a record breaker

Today I decided to have a little fun and set myself a quest to see how many challenges my card would fit into out there in super blog land. Surprisingly I found quite a few. Firstly cupcake crafts with the theme of circles, next was 2 sketches 4 you with this sketch (obviously !). Then it was my time to craft with it's theme being just for Mum and because I am welsh and common as muck LOL! I say Mam and Mammy :D Next was papertake weekly with it's theme being buttons, bows, brads and bling - using all or just the one. Finally the last one (I know - how many I have done! and apologies if this is breaking all challenge etiquette - I can only plead stupidity) was cute card Thursday with ribbon tastic.

Phew what fun :D - hope you have a great day and see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!:
Stamps: Sale.a.bration happy moments.
Card stock: Whisper white and chocolate chip.
Ink: Ruby red and chocolate chip.
Other: PTI stamps - everyday button bits and daily designs. American crafts paper, ribbon and card stock. Alphabet stickers from K&Co.

Monday 1 March 2010

Somewhere beyond the sea

Good morning Monday, world and my dear friends and to all my welsh viewers - happy St David's day. I don't own a daffodil stamp (I will be wearing one of course) sorry but I do wish you all a happy day. Today is also a fabulous day because it is the big design team reveal over at in love with stamping. Oh the samples are divine, my own little one for today is for the challenge of "thinking outside the box" where we had to use our stamps in a different way. These little fishies were not always little fishies, the stamps main purpose is to be a present but I love how this turned out - a bit of fun in any case.

Please hop over and have a drool at all the samples and join in if you can - I am having the best time being part of such an amazing group of creative ladies.

Have a great day and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Darling dots (hostess set).
Ink: Tempting turquoise, not quite navy and whisper white craft.
Card stock: Whisper white, tempting turquoise, not quite navy, taken with teal and stampin write marker in basic black.
Other: PTI buttons, twill and daily designs sentiments. Sewing machine and fiskars cloud scissors.