Friday 20 April 2012

Take me to the clouds above

Phew nearly didn't manage a card again but thankfully I was spurred on by my class ladies with showing them more examples of masking techniques.  This one uses my cupcake builder punch from Stampin' Up! punched out on a sticky note and then I sponged some pool party ink over the top.  I will be happily entering over at Let's Craft and Create (sentiment).  Have a great weekend everyone and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: happiest birthday wishes (hostess).  Ink: pool party, charcoal distressed ink and island indigo.  Card stock: island indigo and whisper white.  

Wednesday 18 April 2012


Yes apologies for not having my usual goings on.  Craft fair season is upon us (my first one is this Saturday at the Briton Ferry Spring Craft Fayre. Community Centre, Shelone road.  11am - 4pm) and I cant wait!  Mainly because I love to browse at all the other gorgeous wares on offer but I get to spend the whole day chatting about craft - yippee!

As you can see this is just the start of what will be on my table but some retired Stampin' Up! ribbons and mini sewing kits I have finished.  Hope you have a great day everyone and see you soon x

Monday 16 April 2012

My back pages

Morning! how was your weekend?  There was lots of fun in the Fuge household, including parties, bowling, dining out and and a MEGA (birthday money) spend in Toy R Us by my son (one very happy bunny).  Anyway my card today has been made by tracing a pattern from an old stationary set I had and piercing out the shape - I quite like the effect.  I will be happily entering it over at Cute Card Thursday (spring flowers), Creative Card Crew (kraft) and Crafty Creations Challenges (flower power).  Have a great day everyone :D

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: basic black and crumb cake>  Card stock: crumb cake and whisper white.  Accessories: bright designer buttons.  Other: twine from stash.

Friday 13 April 2012

Take that look off your face

Well I bet you weren't expecting to see him this morning lol!  My card today is in honour of my son's eighth birthday tomorrow.  I saw a great tutorial over at Dawn's stamping thoughts and knew it would be perfect for Samuel - he does make me laugh with his facial expressions when he plays angry bird.  Anyway I'm off to bake and clean like my life depended on it and the house should  look great for about five minutes until the party goers swoop in - happy days!

I will be happily entering this over at a passion for papertrey (knock on wood theme).  Have a great weekend everyone and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Card stock: daffodil delight, poppy parade, crumb cake, basic black and whisper white.  Other: Papertrey Ink think big favourites #12 stamps and wood grain embossing plate.

Thursday 12 April 2012

The winner takes it all!

Blog candy winner is..........

Random org generator pulled out of the hat No. 3 who is Mandy - yeah!!!! who said

Mandy said...
Wishing you a very happy 3rd blogaverssary for the 11th of this month. You have shared so many beautiful creations over the last three years.  xx

My thanks to everyone who left such sweet comments :D

Wednesday 11 April 2012

Celebrate good times c'mon!

** Thanks everyone - candy now closed**

Yay! it's Blogaverssary time everybody.  Come and help me celebrate this little ol blogs 3rd year of being around.  LOTS of gorgeousness as you can see, please share the love either by becoming a follower (if not one already) or posting a link on your blog and leave a comment on this post.  Open to all in the UK and I will make a mini draw for my international friends so please say hi :D  I will draw the winner on the 11th of April which will be exactly 3 years to day of my first post yikes! that seems ages ago lol.  Big squishy thanks to all my lovely friends who make me smile with their continued support and encouragement - I really do appreciate it:D

Giveaway includes: Papertrey Ink bitty dot basic patterned paper, 3 rolls of washi tape, 5 Stampin' Up! note cards & envelopes, 5 maya road decorative pockets, various prima flowers, Stampin' Up! limited edition embroidered small bag, Stampin' Up! rich razzleberry 1 1/4" grosgrain ribbon (10 yards), Stampin' Up clip assortment, April's Mollie Makes magazine (new), Jilly Bean Soup canvas flowers and Papertrey Ink flower fusion #1 stamp set.

Birdie song

Well however much I couldn't live five minutes without my computer I have never been interested in joining face book or any such social networking group.  I have my forum (hellooo ladies!) over at In Love with Stamping which is so friendly and lovely but lately I wanted to join pinterest (I am not putting the link as it is waaaay to addictive and I can not be responsible for the hours you will lose yourself in the gorgeousness lol!) but the only way I could join was either through face book or twitter and the lesser of the two evils I joined twitter.  Low and behold I love it and found it quite intimate and not too in your face.  I have had such fun following my favourite crafty peeps (I have my follow me button on the right hand side).  It does take a bit of work, I am such a plodder and still haven't figured how to tweet pics from my phone yet but I will figure it out if it kills me!  I have been tweeting my blog pics the day before it goes live on here if you ever want a sneak peak.

Anyway a late night ' in the tent' picture for you sorry,using a simple masking technique, which is what we will be focusing on in this months class.  I will be happily entering it over at Crafty Catz (CAS), Creative Card Crew (kraft) and Cupcake Craft (spring is in the air).  Oooh and don't forget this is the last day for my blog candy giveaway - say hi here and I will post the winner tomorrow!

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps; curly cute and borderlines.  Ink: lucky limeade an dearly espresso.  Card stock: crumb cake, calypso coral and wisteria wonder.  Accessories: berry blossoms designer series paper, itty bitty buttons, old olive button and calypso coral printed brad.  Other: twine from stash.

Sunday 8 April 2012

Everybunny loves somebunny!

Hiya! just hopping by with happy Easter wishes 'boing'.  Some sweet little punch art bunny mini milk carton holders for my special little guys and gals.  These are similar to my owl and baby ones from here where I have the link to the template too. I will be happily entering them over at Allsorts (bingo - I used green, ribbon & pink), Crafty Creations (spring greens) and Cute Card Thursday ( candy).

Have a chocalicious day everyone!

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: charcoal and tea stain distressed and pretty in pink chalk.  Card stock: pink pirouette textured, pacific point, whisper white, bashful blue, basic black, crumb cake and pretty in pink.  Accessories: wild wasabi patterns designer series paper.  Other: twines from stash and studio g alphabet stamps.  Tools used: mini milk carton bigz L die, owl builder punch, bird builder punch, extra large oval punch and large oval punch.

Friday 6 April 2012

Heart to heart

I don't mean to start off with a groan as I am in a wonderful mood and am looking forward to an extra chocolaty weekend yum!  but my blogger template is such a nightmare to get big pics on, so apologies for the pantsness (sp?) of it.  I have been searching a long time for a new one but I am so fussy lol! I can't seem to find one exactly right  Anyway these little pinkies are for my class ladies as wee thanks. 

Happy Easter everyone! and here's to happy families and sunny days for everyone - pleeeeease.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: broadsheet alphabet, pocket silhouettes and pennant parade.  Ink: charcoal and tea stain distressing inks and blushing bride.  Card stock: blushing bride, crumb cake and very vanilla.  accessories: pearls and first edition speciality paper.  Tools: scalloped heart of hearts die and boho blossom punch.

Wednesday 4 April 2012

Windmills of my mind

Hiya! just popping by with a wishing you well card for a friend who is about to embark on a new crafty chapter in her life.  Not much to chat about at the mo, just making a few Easter gifts and prepping for my first fair of the season on the 21st of April, oh and of course my son's 8th birthday where I am under strict instructions to make him an angry bird card!

I will be happily entering this over at Cupcake Craft Challenges (sewing box) and Papertake Weekly (anything goes).  Have a great day & see you soon.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: petite pairs.  Ink: calypso coral, tea stain and charcoal distressing inks.  Card stock: whisper white, basic grey and calypso coral.  Accessories: domestic goddess designer series paper and designer printed brad.  Other: a very badly behaved and wonky sewing machine lo

Monday 2 April 2012

Spring has sprung

Hi, just popping in with our class projects from Friday.  I did decide to use my card from the other day and paired it up with a mini spring wreath where we got cosy with lots of ribbon.  I think it maybe my favourite go to embellishment (shh don't tell the buttons lol!).

Hope you have a great day and remember there is some yummy candy on offer (above).

Stamps: Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: elementary elegance(sale.a.bration only). Ink: soft suede, pool party and tea stain distressing ink. Card stock: soft suede, peach parfait, poppy parade, pool party lucky limeade and very vanilla. accessories: everyday enchanted designer series paper (sale.a.bration only), rhinestones, pearls, soft suede striped grosgrain ribbon, linen thread and twill tape.