Wednesday 31 August 2011

Bird song

Good morning!  hope you all had a lovely break here in the UK. We paid our annual homage to a monster truck stunt show that my son is completely nuts about.  Where some seriously crazy people set them self on fire and jump through stuff whilst riding motorbikes, tanks and monster trucks that crush a million cars in one fell swoop lol!

After all that excitement I can now tell you about my card and particularly the flower on it which is made from the wings from the two step bird punch and the 1 3/4" circle punch which I scrumpfed up to chew up the edges.  I will be happily entering it over at creative card crew (anything goes), daring cardmakers (feeling krafty) and my time to craft (in full bloom).

Have a great day all - we are all off to lovely Tenby for the day - hooray!

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: trendy trees, ink: basic black whisper white craft and crumb cake.  Card stock: crumb cake, wild wasabi and basic black.  Paper: love letter.  Accessories: basic black 1/8" taffeta and basic black designer button from the neutrals pack.  Tools: two-step bird punch and 1 3/4" circle punch.

Monday 29 August 2011


Happy bank holiday Monday everyone!  I'm still here and may have to resign myself to the fact that camping just ain't gonna happen.  We have had some seriously freaky weather lately and it's either really sunny for 5 minutes and then torrential downpours for half an hour after.  Hey-ho never mind I have booked a trip to Tenby on the train for a fun day out and then we are off to Clyne gardens with our beautiful Niece.

This little lot are the fruit of some serious feltyliscious sessions I have recently and I will be popping them over at my shop soon.  I will also be happily entering them over at a passion for papertrey where 'anything goes'.

Have a great day everyone x

Supplies: Papertreyink various felts, fruit fusion apple die, butterfly die, beautiful blooms II #1 die and assorted buttons.

Friday 26 August 2011

Happy talking

Happy Friday everyone and a special hello to  my last Friday of the month crafting ladies.  Yes they will taste the fruits of my distressing kick in today's class.  As you can seen I have applied them to these two cards.  One being (*gasp*) a Christmas card - eek I know but I have had my supplies out for month due to being a craft fair goer and needing to start NOW!

I will be happily entering one or the other over at Stampin for the weekend's 'holiday' challenge.  Have a great bank holiday weekend everyone - I'm still crossing my fingers, toes and .... for camping weather.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Top card - Stamps: sail away, jumble alphabet, occasional greetings and flat stamp from distressing essentials kit.  Ink: blue, charcoal and tea stained from distressing essentials kit.  Card stock: confetti white, crumb cake and night of navy.  Tools: cutter kit for distressed edges.  Other: sewing machine.
Bottom card - Stamps: welcome Christmas, jumble alphabet and contempo Christmas.  Ink: old olive, cherry cobbler and tea stained ink from distressing essentials kit.  Card stock: confetti white, old olive and crumb cake.  Accessories: basic rhinestone, other: sewing machine.

Wednesday 24 August 2011

Knock on wood

Are you feeling 'distressed' enough yet lol! well if not this card has lashings of the stuff :D with a touch of a resist technique too.  Alas no camping trip for us yet but it has been dry enough for hermit crabs and rock pooling yesterday - we had a terrific day.  I have my monthly paper crafting class on Friday but will be watching the skies after that (fingers crossed).

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: because I care (hostess set), fresh cuts and En Francis background.  Ink: distressing kit mahogany and tea stain.  Card stock: crumb cake.  Paper: woodland walk and love letter.  Accessories: early espresso grosgrain ribbon and metallic antique brass brads.  Tools: spiral border punch and cutter kit.

Monday 22 August 2011

Picture me now

Ooooh look at me posting on a Monday - ooh la la! lol!  Well I am on hols after all and even though we are not going away as such (unless we get a few nice days to get away camping) I am hoping to post a bit more often.

As you can see I am still on the distressed theme and I bought several of these frames as future fixer-uppers.  They were a bargain at £1.80 each in the sale bin from mothercare.  Was so pleased with myself too with the gems on this as the large one I plucked out of the large clear rhinestone brads and the assorted black ones were the clear basic rhinestones which I painted with with my blender pen and some black stazon refill!

I will be happily entering it over at Allsorts (you've been framed), Creative Card Crew (hand made flowers) and Fab 'n' Funky's (stitch in time) challenges.  Have a great day all and I will see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Artistic etchings, ink: crumb cake, black stazon refill, charcoal, mahogany and tea stain inks from distressing kit.  Card stock: whisper white and basic black.  Paper: newsprint and blushing bride designer series paper (hostess stack).  Accessories: rhinestone brads and basic rhinestones.  Tools: swirls scribbles sizzlit die, 1 3/4" circle punch and originals circles die.  Other: sewing machine. 

Friday 19 August 2011

Too much monkey business

Better late than never Emma - well Thursday seem to get away from me sorry.  It was my last day in work for a fortnight and I had a million things to tie up before leaving.  At least I can start to post my brother-in-law's birthday cards, this one from was from my son.  I will happily entering it over at a passion for papertrey (for the boys).

Have a great weekend and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: jumble alphabet, ink: early espresso and versamark.  Card stock: early espresso, daffodil delight, whisper white and crumb cake.  Misc: clear stampin emboss powder and 1 3/4" circle punch.  Papertreyink: tiny treats birthday stamps, mat stack 5 die and woodgrain impression plate.  Other: copics, 2" circle scallop punch, tuxedo black memonto ink.

Tuesday 16 August 2011

Pumpkin soup

Good morning everyone!  I do have some vintaged cards waiting in the wings but as they are destined for some bloke who is 40 tomorrow! - ahem IAN (brother-in-law) I will pop them on here after the big day ;D

Some serious splashes of pumpkin pie on these cards - love the zing of it.  I will be happily entering them over at craftycatz (embossing), cute card Thursday (clean & simple) and papertake weekly (grow your own).

Have a great day x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Top card - Stamps: occasional greetings, friendly background and flower for you.  Ink: Basic black, crumb cake and sahara sand.  Card stock: crumb cake, sahara sand, melon mambo and whisper white.  Accessories: pumpkin pie satin ribbon, basic rhinestone, rose red button from subtles collection.  Tools: fancy flower punch and eyelet border punch.
Bottom card - Stamps: tiny tags, ink: whisper white craft, rich razzleberry and basic black.  Card stock: rich razzleberry, whisper white and sahara sand.  Accessories: pumpkin pie satin ribbon.  Tools: Manhattan flower embossing folder and jewelry tag punch.

Thursday 11 August 2011

A touch of 'class'

Good morning all and you may feel a little deja vu passing over you today from this post here.  Well that was the prototype for these projects.  I always have a little play once I have decided what my next class is going to be.  Then several versions will be made and then I have a dry run of the exact project to work out the practicalities of running it in class.  The scrunched flower had to go for class due to the fact that it had to be wet and left for hours to dry! 

As you can see we made a lovely gift card holder (tutorial from Dawn Olchefske here) and matching card.  This class was based around using the Stampin' around wheels from Stampin' Up! and a 'wheelie' good time was had by all :D

Well back to the distressing tools and inks - happy days :D

Supplies from Stampin' Up!

Stamps: friendly words wheel and because I care hostess set. Ink: basic grey, basic black, whisper white craft and melon mambo. Card stock: very vanilla, basic black, wild wasabi and melon mambo. Accessories: basic pearls and very vanilla taffeta ribbon. Tools: fancy flower punch, 5-petal flower punch, boho blossom punch, scallop border punch, decorative label punch and little leaves sizzlit die.

Tuesday 9 August 2011

I'm old fashioned

Another theme that you may notice over the next few weeks as I get the crafty juices flowing for my next class where we will be 'distressing' ourselves is vintage techniques.  Combining new goodies from Stampi' Up! - slurp look at that top note die - phwoarrrr! along with a crimper and distressing essentials kit.

I will be happily sending this to a crafty friend newly acquainted through a love of SU - hope she likes it :D  I will also be entering it over at cupcake craft (sew mad), fab n funky (friends) and stampin for the weekend (spot + dots) challenges.

Have a great day everyone x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Friendly background and hello again.  Ink: tea dye and charcoal ink from distressing kit and crumb cake.  Card stock: Basic black, very vanilla and crumb cake.  Paper: neutrals designer series paper patterns stack.  Accessories: basic black button from neutrals designer buttons and linen thread.  Tools: Crimper, fun flowers bigz die, distressing essentials kit and cutter kit.

Thursday 4 August 2011

You gotta roll with it

A quick 'I need an Anniversary card tomorrow Emma' card for you today and rising to the crafty challenge I produced this little number :D  Combining some making your own background pattern with your stamps (love that) and a fab ribbon rose tutorial from the lovely Jo here.

I will be happily entering it over at papertake weekly (anything goes with optional metal) and totally papercrafts (bling it up).  Would also like to give a HUGE shout out to my uber talented friend Aimes - she has made into the TOP FIVE final of gallery idol here.  I am not going to mince my words -please go and vote for her now LOL!

Have a great day all x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: always elegant, cheer & wishes and four frames.  Ink: poppy parade, basic grey and crumb cake.  Card stock: pear pizazz, confetti white, baja breeze and crumb cake.  Accessories: circle fire rhinestone brads and baja breeze seam binding.

Tuesday 2 August 2011

Tie a yellow ribbon

Morning! and the last of my wheelie cards for you today.  I have to say I have a soft spot for this Stampin' around wheel 'neighbourhood' as it was my very first one and it reminds for some reason of a Charlie Brown cartoon, which I still love :D

I will be happily entering it over at allsorts - free & easy and moving along with the times - 'something new'.

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Neighbourhood jumbo wheel, four frames and cheer & wishes.  Ink: basic black and crumb cake.  Card stock: crumb cake, bashful blue and whisper white.  Accessories: delightful daffodil taffeta ribbon (3mm).  Tools: paper-piercing tool and mat pack.