Friday 29 April 2011

I'm getting married in the morning

Well it may look like I planned this and you'd be right lol!  With lots of wedding and flower challenges out there I thought it would be perfect to post this card today. I have such fond memories of previous royal weddings with nostalgic scenes of street parties and flags when I was small - happy days.  I will be entering it over at a passion for papertrey, lets create and stampin for the weekend.

I have class this morning in which my husband has made seed cake and an apple madeira cake for the occasion - lucky us :D  Have a wonderful day everyone however you celebrate.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Four frames.  Ink: basic black.  Card stock: very vanilla.  Accessories: crumb cake seam binding and basic pearls.  Other Stampin' Up!: Manhattan flower embossing folder and decorative label punch.  Papertreyink: communique sentiment, dotti biscotti paper , kraft card stock and tea dye ink.  Misc: sewing machine.

Thursday 28 April 2011

Baby face

Hiya! another make and go card from me today and hence the on my work desk photo sorry.  A really super quick sweet baby card too (I know using my now well used vintage wallpaper embossing folder). Well that's all for today - it's just a bit crazy at my house at the mo with class prep and holiday prep :D

Have a great day everyone x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: All in the family and jumble alphabet.  Ink: Versamark and basic black.  Card stock: blushing bride, crumb cake and whisper white.  Ribbon: blushing bride stitched-poly ribbon.  Other Stampin' Up! stampin pastels and white stampin emboss powder.

Tuesday 26 April 2011

I've got a bucket full of

It makes me chuckle as I think of when I gave these to my niece and son on Sunday.  I don't know if they could quite believe that these were carrots with sweets inside them hee hee!  The little buckets came in so handy too, as after they had eaten the contents they proceeded to fill them with the the findings of the the Easter egg hunt in the garden.

Lots of challenges with an Easter theme too, I will be entering these over at cupcake craft, my time to craft and sweet stampin challenges. 

Hope you and  a wonderful weekend - it was simply gorgeous here :D

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Card stock: Marina mist, rose red, early espresso and garden green.  Paper: nursery sweet and retired pumpkin pie designer series paper.  Ribbon: rose red (retired) and marina mist grosgrain.  Template for the carrots from the digichick shop.

Friday 22 April 2011

Thank you for the days

Yay for the long weekend that's all I say! and hoorah for the short working week :D  Going to have to be super quick today, I am practically out the door to the beach typing this.  Just have to mention my new papery love for Stampin' Up!s sweet stitches designer series paper.  It's going in to the dimensionally themed challenge over at cupcake craft too :D

Have chockyliscious weekend everyone x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Curly cute.  Ink: whisper white craft ink.  Card stock: Rose red and daffodil delight.  Paper: sweet stitches dsp.  Accessories: rose red button, linen thread, early espresso narrow grosgrain ribbon.  Tools: Scallop edge border punch, corner rounder punch, mat pack and piercing tool.

Wednesday 20 April 2011

One more cup of coffee

Morning!  I am feeling decidedly pleased with myself about this card - you know why?  Well I am going to be totally honest with you and admit that it took me 4 years to learn how to tie a half decent bow! I know I just couldn't comfortably do one without tying them a hundred times before giving up.  So since I got the hang of them I challenged myself to learn how to do a double bow - eek!  Thankfully after watching several  YouTube instructional videos I decided to have a go and I have to say I really like the effect.  I would love to hear if you too have conquered any crafting demons. 

This card makes me think of chocolate coffee cake and luckily for me choccy is theme over at moving along with the times.  Have a great day and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: a slice of life (hostess), cheer & wishes and four frames.  Ink: whisper white craft ink, early espresso and crumb cake.  Card stock: early espresso and crumb cake.  Accessories: crumb cake seam binding, linen thread and crumb cake flower button.

Monday 18 April 2011

It might as well be spring!

Morning and I hope you all had a fabby weekend.  Parties galore here at the Fuge household, what with my son's party on Thursday then a bowling party on Saturday and a good old fashioned disco, pass the parcel and jelly and ice cream party on Sunday - yum!

It's a triple spring challenge card by myself today!  Firstly for over at a passion for papertrey, then totally papercrafts and finally creative card crew who ALL have spring themed challenges going on.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: peach parfait, pear pizazz, crumb cake and soft suede.  Card stock: whisper white.  Paper: In colour (hostess) designer series paper.  Accessories: pear pizazz seam binding an subtles buttons.  Other: papertreyink boutique buttons stamp set, communique sentiments, everyday button bit stamp set, kraft card stock, button twine and various buttons.

Thursday 14 April 2011

Hey now it's ya birthday!

Howdydoody! friends :D  and can you tell by my upbeat greeting that today is a special day!  Yes it's my son's 7th birthday (see goofy picture below! - awh bless he's lost even more teeth since that pic was taken).  Happy birthday Samuel my crazy little frog!.

Anyway back to normal card making service - are you sick of this embossing folder yet? (Stampin' Up!s exclusive vintage wallpaper) because I'm not! - I absolutely LOVE IT.  This is a little number whipped up for the lovely Sarita (the winner of my blog candy). I shall be entering it over at papertake weekly which has a dimensional theme this week (3 layers there baby - which is  A LOT for me lol!) and an embossing one over at crafty catz.

See you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Four frames and oval all.  Ink: Basic black.  Card stock: Rose red, whisper white and basic black.  Accessories: silver elastic cord and basic rhinestones.  Tools: Scallop edge border punch, decorative label punch and vintage wallpaper textured impression embossing folder.

Tuesday 12 April 2011

Lazy bones

Yes indeed, I have no excuse for my tardiness apart from sheer laziness lol!  We have had such a busy few days, a craft fair all day Saturday and trip to the circus on Sunday.  We were all so tired Sunday evening we cwtched up on the settee and dozed on and off while the golf was on!

Some scrunchy floweriness for you today, combining with some distressed baja breeze seam binding and some seriously lush filigree brads.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Curly cute, ink: early espresso and crumb cake.  Card stock: Crumb cake, baja breeze and early espresso.  Paper: greenhouse gala, accessories: filigree brad, neutral button and baja breeze seam binding.  Tools: fancy flower punch and eyelet border punch.

Thursday 7 April 2011

Brand new!

Mmm yes indeedy, nearly EVERYTHING on this card is from the NEW Stampin' Up! mini catalogue (see the top of my side bar for a nose).  Happily and most obligingly by myself I think (ha!) I will be entering it over at papertake weekly, where the theme is 'anything goes' and 'new' - gotcha on both counts :D

Have a great day everyone x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Four frames and trendy trees.  Ink: Crumb cake, early espresso and chocolate chip marker through the colour spritzer tool.  Card stock: Marina mist and and naturals ivory.  Accessories: crumb cake seam binding, bitty buttons and linen thread.  Tools: Exclusive Stampin' Up! only vintage wallpaper textured impressions embossing folder and decorative label punch.

Tuesday 5 April 2011

It's a small world

A small square card from me today - I know something different!.  Along with the 'indoor' pictures (only had time to do this as it was a make it and take it birthday card), no time for waiting for nice weather and posing outside shots lol!

I thought it looked a bit like a window box after I had made it.  I used some ruffly loveliness with the new pear pizazz seam binding from Stampin' Up! - yum. 

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Hello again and a bit of birthday cheer (retired).  Ink: Concord crush, poppy parade and pear pizazz.  Card stock: whisper white, concord crush and crumb cake.  Accessories, real red 1/8" taffeta ribbon, wire clip from clip assortment and retired rub-on dots.

Monday 4 April 2011

The winner takes it all!

Without further a do the winner of my blogaversary candy is SARITA!!! - yeah Sarita.  Please drop me a line with your details and I will pop the goodies in the post for you :D  Thanks to everyone who left well wishes.

Emma x

Sunday 3 April 2011


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Yes it's that time again - can you believe it is nearly two years since I started this little old blog.  What a year it has been and feel I have accomplished so much creatively I set out to do, mainly the classes and progressing with my Stampin' Up! career.  It wouldn't mean a bean without all of my wonderful followers and well wishers who really do make my day when they stop by to say hi and leave me the loveliest of comments :D  To celebrate you all I am excitedly giving away this basket of goodies, which include Papertreyink buttons, twine galore, Basic Grey paper pad, seam binding and lots more!

All you have to do is leave me a comment (with a way to contact you via it) on this post and a link on your blog if you have one to spread the word of the candy giveaway :D.  I will post anywhere in Europe and will draw the winner on Sunday 3rd of April!

Friday 1 April 2011

Mini mini! (it's a real song, promise!)

I know can you believe that's a song title - oh well what a completely fabulous excuse to use it as TODAY is the launch of Stampin' Up!s mini catalogue!! - BE WARNED it is all amazingly gorgeous.  As you can see we have the BIG SHOT and all of Stampin' Up!s exclusive dies and embossing folders.  Which today I have been mostly using to create a mini card (my friends may recognise it from when they happily received their catalogues recently).

When the ink is up I will pop the virtual catalogue on my side bar.  Please give me a shout if you *need* anything, email me here.  Also don't forget my big birthday blog candy giveaway here that I will draw on Sunday night and announce on Monday morning.

Have a great weekend everyone and I'll see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Love you much sentiment, ink: rose red and whisper white craft.  Card stock: Baja breeze, rose red and whisper white.  Accessories: basic jewels.  Tools: Manhattan flower embossing folder, beautiful wings emboss lits die and modern label punch.