Tuesday 24 December 2013

There's soot in my sack (not really)

Remember the little goody bags from a couple of posts ago, well this is what was inside!  Some yummy chocky and a wee (fits in Stampin' Up!s top note die) diary.

I hope your Santa goody bag is filled with lots of good cheer, love and fun this Yuletide - happy Christmas everyone :D

Thursday 19 December 2013

It's definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas !

Eeeeeeee it's nearly Christmas!  Hope your festive plans are all in hand.  As usual a forced deadline of relatives appearing and the last posting day being tomorrow forces nudges me into action lol!  Anyway we're back in the room and today's card is one of my Christmas faves, I love the layout and the little heart punch out of the long bunting makes me happy (I know crazy lady alert but YOU understand me right?).

Have a great day & see you soon.

All supplies from Stampin' Up! - shop here.

Friday 13 December 2013

He's making a list

I can gladly blog about these mini muslin goody bags now as they have be given to my crafty class ladies and friends when I saw them in my last class of the year at the end of November.  I won't reveal what is inside just yet as there is one special lady who hasn't had her's yet!

This technique is fab and uses tissue paper transferred directly on to the muslin bag.  I was completely inspired and instructed from the fab video tutorial here.  Hope you have a great day & see you soon.

Remember you can follow me on Twitter & Facebook for more frequent updates.

Supplies from Stampin' Up! - Shop here.

Wednesday 11 December 2013

Rudolph with your jumper so bright!

How doo everyone?  back with a little bag of fun filled Rudolph and friends set.  I love colouring and am definitely going to make an effort to do it more (after Christmas!).  It all started with colouring, water colouring that is, back in my comprehensive days.

Well I do have a wee stash of photos to post over the next week and so I will return.  Have a great day!  You can catch me more often or not over a Twitter and Facebook if you partake in those sort of things.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!

Friday 1 November 2013

Pretty papers, pretty ribbons

Yay! I have started!  I declare that the Christmas shop is now open.  Just a couple of pretties to start with but will have lots more to add over the next week or so.  Go on, have a nose at my shop lol!

Hope you are all well - I am on a roll and should be back with you soon x

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Saturday 5 October 2013

While shepards

Oooh look at that! I promise you it's not that foggy here in sunny old Swansea lol.  Anyway back to celebrate world card making day 2013 and this is the first time (hangs head in shame) I have celebrated it on the actual - I think?  Using the most gorgeous O holy night stamp set from Stampin' Up!  I love all the fonts and O holy night is one of my favourite carols.

There is lots going on over at Instagram and Twitter to celebrate today, just search for #wcmd2013 for inspiration.  You can follow me on twitter and now I have a Facebook page.  Have a great day & see you soon.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: O holy night, ink: gumball green, night of navy, smoky slate, real red and island indigo.  card stock: whisper white and baked brown sugar.  Accessories: midnight muse stitched ribbon.

Sunday 29 September 2013

Someone's knocking at the door

 Happy Sunday morning everyone and today I am back with two projects made in yesterday's home decor class.  The ladies absolutely LOVED their projects and were thrilled with how theirs turned out.

I also introduced to them Stampin' Up!s brand new online shop, where you can shop in your jammies with a cuppa night or day! Click here or the shop now button on the right hand side to view the brand new clearance rack which is only available in the on-line store.

Stamps:  En Francais (pg100/ No.128562),*wonderful wreath .(pg34/No.132748) and *Merry little Christmas (pg27/No.131829).  Ink: Versa Mark (pg 159/no.102283).o.126861), crumb cake (pg156/No.126975), whisper white (pg165/No.101731) and garden green (pg149/No.126973).  Card stock: Whisper white (pg156/no.106549), crumb cake (pg145/No.121685) real red (pg143/No.106578 and garden green (pg149/No.108605). 
Accessories: Cherry cobbler chevron ribbon (pg173/no.130012), cherry cobbler bakers twine (pg173/No.123125), basic glimmer brads (pg170/No.121003)and *pretty presents designer bows (pg37/no.132186).  Adhesives: Stampin dimensionals (pg177/No.104430) and multipurpose liquid glue (pg175/No.110755) 

Tools:  *Expression thinlits dies (pg36/No.132171), Autumn accents Bigz die (pg192/No.127812), paper piercing tool (pg179/No.126189), stampin pierce mat (pg179/No.126199 and  essentials paper piercing pack (pg179/no.126187).  

Wednesday 4 September 2013

They say I'm a dreamer

Ooh back with a bright cheery number from last month's clay class.  The ladies were in love with Stampin' Up!s simply pressed clay and I have to admit to some serious clay squishing adoration too!  My stationery pegs were completely inspired by Michelle Wooderson's blog header and I couldn't wait to recreate my own version, with of course an accompanying card.

Hope you are well and if you are free on the last Friday or Saturday this month and would like to get a little festive, drop me a line:D Tel:07955 687 090

Have a great day!

Monday 19 August 2013

Ebony & Ivory

How-do everyone, back today with a little gift ensemble I made recently for a truly lovely friend and customer.  

The box that I housed the cards was made using Stampin' Up!s 'Tag a Bag gift boxes'.  I re-purposed them with a little snip across the acetate cover and a Velcro dot to hold the cover in place.  They happily house five C6 cards and envelopes.

Hope you have a great day and if you are in Swansea this Saturday, I will be in the pop up craft fair in Swansea market - I am really looking forward to it!

All supplies from Stampin' Up!

Thursday 1 August 2013

My baby takes the morning train

Had a little fun with the gorgeous new mosaic range from Stampin' Up! I think I prefer the one with the rounded corners but absolutely LOVE the look of the differently coloured sentiment from the 'Chalk Talk' set.

Have a great day & see you soon x

p.s please indulge my title - I was listening to a little cheese whilst posting this :D

Wednesday 31 July 2013

Bring me sunshine

Back with a little card to hopefully bring back all the lovely sunshine we have been having lately. Scuse the pics though as these are from my tweets and I have not prettied them up at all. Have a great & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!

Wednesday 10 July 2013

Summer lovin

Hello! back with a few pics from the Oh! you crafty thing fair I did last Saturday in the Dragon Hotel in Swansea.  It was a great day, there were some seriously talented crafters there.  The photos were taken by the professional photographer there and so big thanks goes to him.

You may see from the pics that the brand new Stampin' Up! idea book & catalogue has just launched.  I have been playing with a few new goodies and these days I find it quicker to update twitter with many of the projects I am working on.  If you want to follow me there you will see lots of new things over the coming weeks.  I will be still popping back here of course - love you bloggy :D

See you soon x

Saturday 22 June 2013

I walk the line

Back with more 'doodling' examples from my paper crafting technique classes.  This sort of reminds me of a medal/badge - funny how things work out :D

Have a great day!

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: happy you and friendly phrases.  Ink: basic grey, pool party and calypso coral.  Card stock: watercolour paper, silver glimmer, whisper white, calypso coral and pool party.  Accessories: doily and rhinestones.

Thursday 13 June 2013

Windmills of my mind

Back with a little card I made to showcase 'doodling' in a recent class where used used free hand line accents on our projects.

Hope you are all well :D

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: distressed dots and friendly phrases, ink: whisper white craft, signo gel pen and black stazon.  Card stock: crumb cake and whisper white.  Accessories mini brad and polka dot parade designer series paper.  tools: pinwheel die.

Thursday 30 May 2013

Needles & pins

Howdoo friends, back with a little welcome card I made for a new member of my Stampin' Up! team.  I feel so lucky to have such a talented and friendly team close by for chats, swaps, brainstorming and general stampy fun.

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Hoop la la, ink: basic grey, gumball green, crumb cake and calypso coral.  Card stock: crumb cake.  Accessories: gumball green stitched ribbon, tea for two designer series paper and canvas creations.  Tools: sewing machine and finishing touches edgelits.

Wednesday 29 May 2013

Under my umbrella

Back with a card I finally decided to turn into a class project using the delicious 'Rain or Shine' stamp set from Stampin' Up! using the soon to be retired riding hood red and baja breeze colours :(

Have a great day and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Rain or Shine, ink: summer starfruit, riding hood red, crumb cake and baja breeze.  Cardstock: naturals ivory, whisper white, silver glimmer and baja breeze.  Accessories: mini brads, summer starfruit stitched ribbon, doily and retired sale-a-bration papers.  

Tuesday 28 May 2013


Hello all, I am hoping a pretty card will act as an apology for being away for so long.  Hope you are all well :D  A sweet little simple number using Stampin' Up!s gorgeous apothecary framelits and coordinating piercing template (my fave).

Have a great day & see you soon.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Oh Hello, ink: basic grey, pool party, whisper white and crumb cake.  Card stock: calypso coral and whisper white.  Accessories: pop up posies designer kit, silver glimmer card, designer printed brad in calypso coral and metallic brad.  Tools: apothecary accents framelit die, boho blossom punch and essential paper piercing pack.

Sunday 21 April 2013

Celebrate good times c'mon!

Blogaverssary giveaway - this will remain at the top until the 21st April

 Yay! it's Blogaverssary (? who the heck really knows how to spell this) time.  Well four years ago nearly to the day I started my little ol blog and although I am no longer the demon daily poster I still LOVE to follow and blog.  To help me a celebrate I have a giveaway of a few beauties that I will draw on Sunday 21st April.  The goodies above will be the prize for my UK friends and the flower clip/brooch is a little something for my overseas friends.

All I ask is that you leave a comment on this post and if you can and have a blog/twitter or Facebook page leave a link back here to share the love

I have met and am so thankful to have made many, many wonderful friends through blogging and take great inspiration from you all.  This to to thank you and I wish you good luck!

Thursday 18 April 2013

That man of mine

Hello and I'm back with the card I made for my husbands recent birthday.  I cracked out my Stampin' Up! water colour card and aqua painter for some seriously therapeutic colouring.  I will be happily entering this over at Cards Galore (vintage), Let's Craft and Create (flowers) and Totally PaperCrafts (get krafty).

Only 4 days left to enter my blogaverssary giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post to win some gorgeous goodies.

Have a great & see you soon.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Itty bitty banners, travel journal wheel and summer afternoon (hostess only), ink: black stazon, crumb cake, cajun craze, more mustard, soft suede, daffodil delight and lucky limeade.  Card stock: crumb cake and water colouring card.  Accessories: natural trim ribbon and vintage trinkets mini safety pin.

Tuesday 16 April 2013

Rain or shine

Hello and how are you?  I have had a wonderful week off work and the family celebrated our son's 9th birthday on Sunday.  Much pondering was done in the big toy shop followed by a slap up meal on the day after partying with friends.

I'm back today with projects from our my colour combos technique class, where we learnt how to how to pick colours and where to find inspiration from.  If you want to join me this month on Friday 26th of April or Saturday 27th April between 10 - 12.30pm please drop me a line.

Ooh before I forget, my bloggaverssary gorgeous giveaway is still running.  You can leave a comment on the post here and share the link if you can to help me celebrate four fab years in blogland :D for a chance to win some serious loveliness!

I will be happily entering this over at Daring Cardmakers(April showers) , Fab 'n' Funky (Spring colours) and Moving Along With The Times (inspired by a song - of course it has to be 5 Star).  Have a great day & see you very soon.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Rain or shine and itty bitty banners.  Ink: melon mambo, basic grey, pacific point and crumb cake.  Card stock: daffodil delight, marina mist, whisper white and silver glimmer paper.  Accessories: vintage faceted designer buttons, basic grey stitched grosgrain ribbon and sunshine and sprinkles designer series paper.

Saturday 6 April 2013

Silver lady

 Ooh hello and it seems that Saturday is our day (acknowledgment to Mr Gambbuccini) and I'm back with the make & takes that the guests were making from my Stampin' Up! open day a few weeks ago.  Along with the make & take, there was cake (thank you super hubby - yum!) and a free prize draw and treasure hunt with prizes.  My able assistant drew the winners very early the following morning.  The winner of the Stampin' Up! tote and stamps was Sylvia and the treasure hunt goody bag was won by Dawn - many congratulations ladies!

Have a great weekend everyone and I will be back soon with some class projects made over the Easter break.

Saturday 30 March 2013

It's my party!

You see I do have an excuse for not being here lately lol!  As I prove conclusively with these photos, I had myself and 20 other friends a Stampin' Up! party and oh what a day it was.  There was a full days action from make and takes, treasure hunts, free prize draws and cake!

These were the prizes on the day, along with a few bits and bobs for sale.  .  I will be back with a final few pics of the day soon.  Have a wonderful Easter break everyone :)

Thursday 7 February 2013

Nice and easy

Morning! more pretties from the new Stampin' Up! mini catalogue and look at that honeycomb embossing folder - fwoarrrr! (even though I say it myself) it is stonking.  I needed some lickety-split thank you cards and I loved using all of the elements on this card.

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from  Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Oh hello, ink: black stazon, pool party and crumb cake.  Card stock: primrose petals, whisper white, pool party and naturals white.  accessories: sycamore street buttons, pool party bakers twine and doily.  Tools used: honeycomb embossing folder.

Friday 1 February 2013

At the hop

Yay! 'let's go to the hop, oh baby.  Oh I wish was clever enough to have Danny and the Juniors singing this song in the background lol.  Welcome, welcome, welcome all you hoppers to the Stampin' Up!/In Love with Stamping blog hop.  Some seriously talented demonstrators (20 altogether) on show for you today celebrating the launch of the new Spring/Summer mini catalogue and sale-a-bration from Stampin' Up!

So you've jumped over from the very talented Sarah to little me and today I am sharing with you LOTS of gorgeous sale-a-bration goodies.  I made this cute note book and card set using the Sycamore Street range of designer series paper, ribbon and button pack, Madison Avenue stamps and the MUST have Vine Street embossing folder.  More details of how to earn your free here.

You're gonna jump next over to another super demo Claire to give all your love for her fabulous projects.  If by chance you have stumbled here completely by accident and want to join in the hop at the beginning you can start from here. Thanks for stopping by and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: *Madison Avenue (129660) and *pretty petites (129639).  Ink: Rich razzleberry (pg153/no.126950), Versa Mark (pg 159/no.102283).o.126861) and crumb cake (pg156/No.126975). 
Card stock: Whisper white) pg156/no.106549) and summer starfruit (pg152/no.127542).  Accessories: *Sycamore street ribbon and button pack (no.130812), *sycamore street designer series paper (no.127540), pool party bakers twine (pg172/no.125574).  Adhesives: Stampin dimensionals (pg177/No.104430), mini glue dots (p177/No.103683) and anywhere glue sticks (pg177/no.104045). 
Tools: *Vine street embossing folder (no.130492), petite curly label punch (no.129405), stampin sanding system (pg12 Spring/Summer catalogue- no.129367), paper snips (page 107 No. 103579). Bone folder (page 107 No. 102300) and sponge daubers (pg179/no.102892). Big shot machine (p121/No.113439). Grid paper (p115/No.106587), stampin scrub (page 107 No. 102642), 2mm handheld circle punch (pg184/no.101227) and Stampin mist cleaner (page 107 No. 102394).

*Sale-a-bration leaflet.  All items exclusive to Stampin’ Up! And only available through your demonstrator.  Contact me - Emma Fuge, email: or tel: 07955 687 090

Wednesday 30 January 2013

Let's go to the hop

Come back to see all the fun and creativity on Friday morning at 9am - yippee!

Monday 28 January 2013

I know it's not right, but it's ok

Well I am still frustrated tinkering with the ol blog and I can't seem to get the width right but hey-ho!  If I waited until it was perfect I wouldn't post at all!  Anyhoo some serious love and adoration for the Vine Street embossing folder from Stampin' Up!  Goodness, to say it is super gorgeous doesn't seem enough.  Combined with some serious peakage of framelits and dies from the upcoming Spring/Summer mini catalogue (launching on the 1st of Feb) too - I think I need a lie down lol!

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: *pretty petites, and hearts a flutter.  Ink: pumpkin pie, midnight muse, primrose petals and crumb cake.  Card stock: crumb cake and whisper white.  Accessories: elements cute clips and *vine street embossing folder.  Tools used: *petite curly label punch and hearts a flutter framelit dies.
* sale-a-bration products.

Wednesday 23 January 2013

Concrete and clay

Please scuse the old blog gubbins.  I am currently tinkering (aka banging my head in frustration) on a blog makeover!  Will be back soon x

Wednesday 16 January 2013

Sale-a-brate good times c'mon!

Yay! it's nearly that time of year again.  Yes Stampin' Up!s sale-a-bration will be starting on the 22nd of January and this card is really showing off the gorgeous new papers, buttons, ribbons, stamps and punches that will be available for free when you spend over £45.  I will have more of the deets up around the launch along with a fun blog hop (ribbit!).

I will be happily entering this over at Cards Galore (anything goes), Let's Craft and Create (anything goes) and Totally PaperCrafts (ribbons).

Have a great day & see you tomorrow x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: pretty petites.  Ink: midnight muse.  Card stock: crumb cake and whisper white.  Accessories: sycamore street ribbon & button pack, sycamore street designer series paper and pool party bakers twine.

Wednesday 9 January 2013

Ah! last of the Christmas sparkle for you today.  This is a quick set I made for my Mum as a pre-Christmas gift.  I finally got to use the nifty A5 tins I have been hoarding for a while now.

I managed to squeeze 10 cards in the tin and my Mum loved them and knowing her she is hording them!  (do you think it's hereditary lol).  Anyhoo I will be back soon with some sneaky sale-a-bration cards from Stampin' Up!

Have a great day x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: greetings of the season and rejoicing with you.  Ink: early espresso, versamark and black stazon.  Card stock: wild wasabi, naturals ivory, crumb cake, cherry cobbler and very vanilla.  Accessories: very vanilla seam binding, green gumball stitched ribbon, very vanilla taffeta and festival of prints designer series paper.

Friday 4 January 2013


Wow and a happy new year everyone!  I can't believe how long I've been away and instead of tales of woe and and moans of crazy busyness I will show you some craft (after all that's what we're here for lol!).  These little numbers are from my 'piercing' class from the end of last year where I traditionally have a calender project.  I must completely give thanks to the the lovely Clair for her fabulous inspiration of the calendar.

I will be back sooner I promise with a couple of belated Christmas projects and talking of the festive season I was completely spoiled and blown away with all the gorgeous hand made cards, gifts and felty-liscious things my dear friends made for me - thank you :D

See you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: memorable moments, pennant parade, kindness matters and bright blossoms.  Ink: midnight muse, whisper white and raspberry ripple.  Card stock: summer starfruit, midnight muse, raspberry ripply, primrose petals, gumball green and whisper white.  Accessories: patio party designer series paper, primrose petals stitched satin ribbon, island indigo bakers twine, in colour dahlias, mini brads.  tools: 3/4" circle punch, 1 1/4" scallop circle punch, elegant butterfly punch, bird builder punch, essentials paper piercing pack, paper piercing tool and mat.