Wednesday 29 September 2010

Pick a pocket

Indeed I would pick this pocket and happily open it up and get comfy inside it for a while, it's so pretty.  Now before you run screaming weirdo!!!! I think most crafters would admit to have strange and wonderful feelings about paper, ribbon and such lol!

This I have happily produced for the current "hip to be square" challenge over at a passion for papertrey.  I  apologise too for the slightly out of focus pics over the last few posts.  It seems that blogger wont let me change the size of my original clear pics without making it slightly blurry ??! answers on a postcard please :D

Take care and have a great day x

Supplies from Stampin' Up! - Ink: Basic black.  Card stock: Cameo coral and confetti white.  PTI - Simply chartreuse felt, melon berry button and basic text II background stamp.  Other: Maya Road kraft pockets.

Monday 27 September 2010

Monday, Monday!

Morning! hope you are well.  You know what, I completely forgot to let you know (again) about the In Love With Stamping pub quiz night (which was last Saturday) doh! sorry.  Another roaring success and heaps of fun.  In my defence my life is still slightly crazy busy with my Mum, extra long shifts at work and life lol!Something a bit different from me with the ol' colour combo but it is so delicious in real life (melon mambo, so saffron and basic grey from Stampin' Up!) and a super quick one to make too. 

Thank you to all of those who wished me well (bloggers and non bloggers alike)at my inaugural paper crafting classes that begun on Friday and will continue on the last Friday of every month hopefully forever! It was a real crafty boost to the system - what fun and frolics were had.  All the ladies were amazing - thank you and see you next month (*wink*).

Have a great day & see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Cheer & wishes and Bella's border wheel.  Ink: Melon mambo. Card stock: Melon mambo, so saffron and basic grey.  Misc: Basic grey taffeta ribbon.

Friday 24 September 2010

Missing you

Indeed I have been missing you and again time is short today.  Thanks for all the well wishes for my Mum too, she is getting on very well.  Today I am starting an exciting new chapter in the Fuge crafting empire lol! with my very own little paper crafting class.  5 lovely ladies will be hopefully be up to their elbows in crafty gorgeousness by now and having a great time.

My card today is a homage to the (*sniff*) retiring colours stamps and papers - oh I shall mis you dearly taken with teal and sweet pea papers but bring it on  baja breeze and pink pirouette :D

Have a fabulous weekend xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps:Circle of friendship.  Ink: Taken with teal and basic grey.  Card stock: Basic grey, taken with teal and whisper white.  Paper: sweet peas designer pad.  Misc: Basic grey taffeta ribbon and brads from hodgepodge kit.

Friday 17 September 2010


Oooh look at me having another little break - hello everyone. Sorry to be MIA again, my Mum has been in Hospital for the last week (she is fine) and what with working full days and visiting in the evening there has been time only for stroking my new Stampin' Up! goodies and seductively thumbing through the new catty and all it's lusciousness!!! but not actually anything else :(

Two square design team cards for your today, the top one (including the slightly wonky sentiment!) is a tone on tone card and the lickle girl card is for the children's invitation challenge that we have going on. Hope you can join in the fun over at In Love With Stamping.

Have a great weekend & see you soon x

Supplies: (Top card) Stampin' Up! -Ink: Old olive. Card stock: Old olive textured and whisper white. Paper: Cottage wall dsp. Rub-ons from the cherished memories pack. Tow way glue pen and dazzling diamonds. Other: button and twine from PTI and butterfly stamps from stash (really old I've forgot sorry).

(Bottom card) Supplies from Stampin' Up! -Ink: Basic black and creamy caramel. Card stock: Pretty in pink, whisper white and kraft. Paper: Sweet pea designer pad. Other: Stamps: Pure innocence my balloon and PTI round & round anniversary set. Other: pink embroidery thread and sewing machine.

Friday 10 September 2010

Punch rocker!

Howdy folks and I am heartily congratulating myself on being sooo early with my entry for the punch challenge over at a passion for papertrey. I made a few of these cuties for my own personal stash and am trucking on with my Christmas cards now as my Stampin' Up! pre-order has just arrived!!! Oh me, oh my ;D - picture me now in my crafty corner slavering over baja breeze and marina mist, surrounded by sheets and sheets of the yummiest colours ever.

Have a great weekend and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: Basic black. Card stock: Real red, kraft and whisper white. Other: PTI holiday button bits and tea dye ink, memento tuxedo black ink, copics and bakers twine from stash.

Wednesday 8 September 2010

Mint condition

Morning and are you paying attention class? How do you get  from that (above) to this (below) in a few magical steps hee hee! It was my turn to post a tutorial over at In Love With Stamping for the design team and I had been thinking about the things we either threw away or recycle. I had a few of the little mint tins empty in my "big bag" and so started the old grey matter twitching with what could be done with them.

As you can see this is what I came up with, a sweet mini trinket box or needle case (which is what I made mine for as I am always misplacing mine). Pop over to ILWS in the tutorial section and find step by step photos and measurements to make yours :D

Have a great day everyone and please let me know if you have a go as I would love to come visit and see your lovely creations.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Paper: Sweet peas designer pad and rose red patterns designer series paper. Embellishments: Sweet pea stitched felt flowers, flower fusion, always artichoke grosgrain ribbon. Rub-on sentiment from the cherished memories collection. Other: PTI button twine.

Monday 6 September 2010

Two pints of larger and a packets of crisps

Morning :D Today's card was one I made for the lovely Dawn who was a recent winner of the inaugural In Love With Stamping pub quiz night!! a week or so ago. What fun I had being the quiz-master and I know the ladies had a great time too. I will be doing it again on the last Saturday of this month (25th Sep) if you would like to join in - it's a bit of general knowledge and a few crafty questions thrown in for good measure too and a little prize for the winner :D I will be entering it over at a passion for papertrey who has dots as the theme.

Have a great day & see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: Basic black and going grey. Paper: Sweet pea designer pad. Other: PTI communique sentiments, round & round, button and kraft card stock.

Friday 3 September 2010

You could hear a pin drop

Hello again and fancy seeing you here :D Oh gawd I nearly forgot to post last night! I think that little break made me forget - doh! A little removable pin magic again for you, they have been so popular with my family I am planning them as Christmas gifts.

Awh can see the sweet pea stitched felt flowers I've used (*Sniff*) they are retiring and so is the chocolate chip 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon (see retired list on my side bar for full list). But whay hey! do not despair for too long as they are making way for SO MUCH MORE in the new catty which is certainly much bigger & better I can't tell you ;D

Any one who places an order with me this month will automatically get their hands on the new catty on the 1st of October - yippeee!! Grab yourself a bargain over at the retired list and give me a shout here with your order and I will reserve your free 2010/2011 Stampin' Up! idea book and catalogue :D

Have a great weekend and see you Monday x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: Chocolate chip. Card stock: Kraft. Misc: Sweet pea stitched felt flowers, 1 1/4" chocolate chip striped grosgrain. Other: PTI buttons and sentiment from everyday button bits and brown twine from stash.

Wednesday 1 September 2010

When I came home on a Tuesday night

Before you say it, NO I have not been recovering all this time from my recent night out lol! I am no THAT much of a lush :D Wow I can't believe how much I have done since we spoke last. Craft fairs, parties, monster truck rallies, picnics on the beech, school uniform measuring and trying on (how much does my six year old that ha!) and many heady days at the river trying to skim stones (miserably on my part). Gosh it does it feel good to be so warm and tired that you find yourself falling asleep with a smile on your face - great days.

Anyhoo you are back in the room! and today we kick start back with a design team card over at In Love with Stamping and this one uses a groovy sketch. Lots of bling and pins for you too, mmm can you see the matching glitter - now how many places can you get your glitter to match your card stock, ink and ribbon etc - well you know that's why I love Stampin' Up! Talking of SU! we as demos would have the very first sneak peak of the upcoming new idea book and catalogue last night launching on the 1st October - to say it's like Christmas Eve for crafters is an understatement - oh lucky me :D Promise to share it with you all when I can.

Nice to be back - have a fab day x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Solid stripes. Ink: Old olive and taken with teal and versamark. Card stock: Certainly celery, basic grey, taken with teal and whisper white. Misc: fine cosmo glitter, sentiment rub-on from the cherished memories set, silver brads and heat & stick powder. Other: PTI button and twine. Teal deco pins from stash.