Friday 29 October 2010


Good morrow fellow trickers ;D  and behold my spooky offering to those who dare to dwell near my haunted mansion this weekend and those my son invited to his Halloween party tonight lol!.  Happy Friday everyone and "feast" your eyes on some ghoulish cake which I will be stuffing to the gills with more sweeties than that in the pic I promise.

I had the fabulous template to make the cake pieces here and thoroughly enjoyed making them -such fun.  Happily I combined this with the current Halloween design team challenge on over at In Love with Stamping.  Talking of ILWS, get ready for it because I ain't forgetting this month - ILWS PUB QUIZ IS TOMORROW NIGHT (Saturday 30th October).  It is such a giggle please pop on over, there is even a wee prize for the winner from myself :D

Have a great weekend x

Supplies: Paper: Echo Park Happy Halloween. Card stock: Stampin Up! basic black and confetti white.

Wednesday 27 October 2010

Viva Las Vegas

I don't know why but this card reminds me of a Vegas lounge from an American 70's film ?!  But I do  know that I love the new funky poppy parade from Stampin' Up!  This card came about when I was playing with some ornament punch outs on a blank card, rejigging them to see what layout looked good and then stamped the image in their place.

Hope you are all well x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Contempo Christmas.  Ink: Whisper white craft and basic black.  Card stock: Poppy parade.  Misc: Rhinestones.

Monday 25 October 2010

Double trouble

Morning and I hope you all had a fab weekend.  A couple of design team cards for you from In Love With Stamping.  The first one is to use the surprisingly gorgeous colour combo of red, white and black and the second one uses a masking technique.  Pop over and see all the directions and details, maybe you too can join in the fun.

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
(Top) Stamps: Artistic etchings, ink: real red and whisper white craft.  Card stock: Whisper white and basic black.  Ribbon: basic black taffeta.  Other: PTI communique sentiments.
(Bottom) Stamps: Fresh cuts, ink: old olive and rich razzleberry.  Card stock: Confetti white.  Paper: cottage wall designer series paper(retired).

Friday 22 October 2010

Lets twist again

Hello and oh I am SO happy that it is Friday as my weekend begins now - hooray!  More super smashing great new "stuff" from Stampin' Up! with my strokeably lovely contempo Christmas stamp set with co-ordinating punch - mmmmm! This card forms part of my upcoming paper crafting class and may well be my go to card of choice for a big batch card making sesh this Christmas :D

I will be entering in to the red, green and brown challenge over at craftycreationschallenges.

Have a great weekend & see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Contempo Christmas.  Ink: Cherry cobbler and crumb cake.  Card stock: Crumb cake and very vanilla.  Paper: Jolly holiday.  Ribbon: Old olive grosgrain

Wednesday 20 October 2010

Looking at the peaches

Yes, feast your eyes on the new peach parfait stitched ribbon - oooh me likey :D  Ooh, ooh have you seen the spritzing effect over the flower?  Goodness me I am in love with the new colour spritzer tool from Stampin' Up! you can place any of the stampin write markers in it and spritz to your hearts content.

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps:Every moment and occasional greetings.  Ink: Peach parfait, chocolate chip, early espresso and pear pizazz.  Card stock: Confetti white and pear pizazz.  Misc: Peach parfait stitched ribbon.

Monday 18 October 2010

All the leaves are brown

Mmmm am I glad  I had the challenge to use autumnal colours, as I wouldn't have discovered the sumptuous combination of riding hood red, crumb cake and more mustard and a dash of naturals ivory.  Gosh they do look so good together, I will be happily entering them in to the pals paper arts and a passion for papertrey's Autumn/Fall challenges :D

Have a great day & see you soon (sending extra special squishy hugs to Aimes and good luck squishy hugs to Kate) x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Every moment, ink: crumb cake and early espresso.  Card stock: Crumb cake, more mustard, riding hood red and naturals ivory.  PTI: Birthday bash sediments, buttons, button twine and vintage cream ink.  Tools: Stampin' Up! mat pack and piercing tool.

Friday 15 October 2010

Crumbs from your table

Hello and morning :D  This card I made some time ago which was hiding it self away in a little corner of my computer.  Mmm I do LOVE Stampin' Up!s satin ribbon and gave this old olive some ruffly treatment  through my machine.  The text on the left hand side is the large background stamp called friendly, which I stamped in crumb cake (aka kraft) ink - deelish :D  I will be entering it in the flower challenge over at abc.

Have a great weekend & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin Up!
Stamps: Friendly and artistic etchings.  Ink: Crumb cake, roe red and old olive.  Card stock: Crumb cake, whisper white and old olive.  Misc: Old olive stain ribbon and sweet pea felt flower (retired).  Other: PTI sentiment from round and round anniversary set.

Wednesday 13 October 2010

Fa la la

Mmm I could eat this combination up, well not really as it is cherry cobbler and wild wasabi (goodness I bet that would put some lead in your pencil lol!).  But it does look delish together and it gets me on my way to being so good this year and not having the usual pre-Christmas flap owing to the fact that everyone expects a handmade card :D  I am sharing the love with this little lot and have made some for my shop too :D

The possibilities are endless with this sketch (psst! I used a side plate to make the garland line with a chocolate chip stampin write marker and a stamp-a -ma-jig to place the stockings).

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Sparkly & bright, ink: cherry cobbler,wild wasabi and chocolate chip.  Card stock: Naturals ivory.  Other: PTI holiday button bits.

Monday 11 October 2010

There'll be blue birds over

Morning!  I am not permitted to finish singing the rest of this title song as it may end in divorce!! You see it is the main chant of THE rival football club that my husbands supports!  But I will be entering it into a challenge which is right up my street from allsorts of "song titles" and cute card Thursday of making your own embellishments.

Mmmm it's an all new stash card from me today, with baja breeze ink and card, music notes wheel and the fabulous notably ornate bird and oval sentiment.

Have a great day & see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Notably ornate, music wheels and occasional greetings.  Ink: Early espresso, crumb cake and baja breeze.  card stock: Baja breeze, very vanilla and crumb cake.  Misc: basic pearls and oval extra large punch.

Friday 8 October 2010

Sweet bride

Hiya and welcome to your regular Friday viewing :D  Some blushing bride for you today with Stampin' Up!s new "in colour".  I love how easy it is to make your own patterns with ease of placing the clear mount rubber stamps too.

Have a great weekend & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Artistic etchings, ink: whisper white craft, pear pizazz and blushing bride.  Card stock: blushing bride and whisper white.  Misc: Certainly celery grosgrain ribbon.  Other: PTI sentiment from communique sentiments and pink pear gem from stash.

Thursday 7 October 2010

You gotta roll with it

I know, it's me on a Thursday!! hee hee.  But it must be love as I just HAD to post using my new Stampin' Up! supplies (can't remember the last timeI had such a flurry of  activity on my blog).  Gosh I have enjoyed  playing with them.  Mind you as you read this Mr UPS is winging his trackable way to me for the BIG first proper order, with new punches, ribbon and all sorts of gorgeousness :D

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin Up!
Stamps: Artistic etchings and thank you kindly.  Ink: Crumb cake, pear pizazz, blushing bride and basic black.  Card stock: Crumb cake, wild wasabi.  Paper: Newsprint.  Misc: Basic black 1/8" taffeta ribbon

Wednesday 6 October 2010


I don't know if I've ever told you but my favourite colour is blue, any shade really and this is why my new love is this blue!  Oh marina mist how dreamy you are and dognabit you look mighty fine stamped on very vanilla card stock :D  A card with a little different feel from me today too, you know when you do something that you normally don't do which can make you feel a bit unsure and doubt if you like it or not well I feel a little bit like that about my card but I sure am enjoying experimenting with my new Stampin' Up! goodies ;D

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Artistic etchings and fresh cuts.  Ink: Marina mist, crumb cake, blushing bride and basic black.  Card stock: Marina mist, very vanilla and crumb cake.  Misc: Marina mist taffeta and clear rhinestone brad.

Monday 4 October 2010

Mum's the word

Morning :D some spooky fun over at  In Love With Stamping this month with a Halloween challenge.  I happily combined the NEW "in colours" of peach parfait and crushed concord from Stampin' Up! on my mummy card, mixed with a little crumb cake ink to distress the bandages make for a spooktacular card lol!

Hope the day finds you well - see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Occasional greetings. Ink: Concord crush and crumb cake. Card stock: Peach parfait, confetti white and concord crush.

Friday 1 October 2010

Colour me happy!

Howdy doody and welcome the glorious day that is 1st of October (nothing special Emma I hear you cry!) and I would reply nay! this is the day that us mere mortals may order anything we desire from the brand new 2010/2011 idea book & catalogue from Stampin' Up! - yeeeeeeeeehhhaaaahhh!  I too would admit to having a list as long as a crocodile of all my must haves.  Everybody who placed an order with me last month will soon be hearing the thud! of it hitting their hall way (I will post a link on my side bar as soon as I get the link later today).

First thing that strikes you is the COLOURS - wow!  As you can see on my card, I used the luscious artistic etchings stamp set with baja breeze, crumb cake and pink pirouette ink how beautiful they are.  Secondly the artistic etchings set I used is only CLEAR-MOUNT - double yeeeehah!  It's so easy to place and make pretty backgrounds like the one I did on this card.

Happy occasions all round today as I combine the celebration of the new Stampin Up! catalogue with the start of fun challenges over at In Love With Stamping

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Artistic etchings and oval all. Ink: Pink pirouette, baja breeze, crumb cake and whisper white. Card stock: Baja breeze textured, very vanilla and crumb cake. Misc: Linen thread. Other PTI buttons.