A Huge Thank You

Thanks for taking the time to visit my Stampin' Up! blog. I would love for you to either leave a comment or follow my blog and then I can come and see your work and leave comments for you too.

Emma xx
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in England UK. All things Stampin' Up for card making, scrapbooking, wedding stationery, gifts, card making classes, scrapbooking classes, gift making classes.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Debbie  has been oh so generous on her blog and you need to see what she is giving away for her blog candy for 66,000 hits on her blog.

What I wouldn't give to win this.

Emma xx

Stamp With Us Challenge 4

This week the challenge is a recipe.

2 x patterned papers
4 x brads
1 x ribbon

Well I have killed two birds with one stone.  I have made this c
ard for my friend Henris birthday.

Looking out of the window in my craft space and it is really sunny and looks just like a summers day.  With this in mind I chose some lovely sunny colours.

Rainbow Sherbert Designer Series Papers
Tempting Turquoise CS
Green Galore CS
Petal Pizzaz Stamps (mini catty)
Polka Dots Stamp
Soft Subtles brads (Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, pretty in pink)
Pumpkin Pie, Green Galore, Pretty in Pink, Gable Green, Summer Sun ink pads
Tempting Turquoise 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
1/8" Circle Punch

The Summer Sun flower has been stamped twice and the top one I have cut down between the petals and curled them up.  The Pretty In Pink flower I have punched out the circles and then folded the flaps back.

I hope you like it but most of all I hope Henri likes it.

Bye for now 

Emma xx

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Stamp With Us Challenge

My entry for this weeks challenge on the Stamp With Us.  This week it is a colour challenge and here is the image we were given to work with 

So I used the colours.  I found it really difficult to stick to one colour and it is really challenged me this week.

So with no more said, here is my card for the challenge

Card base is very vanilla
Friendly background stamp
Close to Cocoa CS for my clock and sentiment and underneath my ribbon
Chocolate Chip Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Chocolate Chip DSP (distressed by scrunching up paper and card stock)
Sense of Time stamp set from mini catalogue

Hope you all like

Emma xx

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Two posts in one day but this is not showcasing my work.  It is to show some of my hubbys photography.  He is very modest about his work and is reluctant to let anyone see it.

here are just a few piccies from a trip to Malham Tarn in Yorkshire.

Just a few of his piccies.  I think that he is fab but I am biased

Emma xx
Well I have been given two awards this week and need to now thank those who gave them to me and forward them to my blogs of interest.

First I got an award from Michelle our Midnight Crafter, the rules for this award are as follows

1. The winner may put the logo onto
 their blog
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.

3. Nominate 10 blogs
4. Put links to their blogs.

5. Leave a message for the nominees

So my nominations go to 
my very good friend at the craft shop that I go to

Janet   the 'nasty' (lol) woman that is desperately trying to get me to do ATC's

Katy    A lady that I have met in cyberspace through other friends that has some fab and gorjuss work

Caz   Newly found blog and I love it

Monica   A lady who not only does cards but cakes and other wonderful things.

Jo   A lady that I have known for a while who never ceases to amaze me.

Jo D Another lady who is fab and makes some wonderful things

Natalie  I met this lady at Scrapaganza and she does some fantabulous work.

Kirsty  A fab blogger and crafter

Zoe  Another fabulous crafter

My other award was from the lovely Louise.  I now have to pass this on.  And this goes to the following five people.

All I need to do now is go and put a message on all of their blogs.

Back again soon with a crafty blog

Emma xx

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Stamp With Us

This weeks challenge on the Stamp With Us blog is the theme of Birthday. I am cutting it extremely fine this week and I have gone for a 3D project this week and not a card.  

My recipe is as follows

SU! Pink Passion card stock for bag
SU! Lovely Lilac card stock for pockets
DCWV (sorry) Card stock for pocket decoration
Hodgepodge Hardware Brad on pocket
Ribbon Buckle (source unknown)
Pink Ribbon

I am sorry that not all of the menu is SU!  I saw this rucksack first on inking idaho and changed it a bit to suit my needs.  I would put some choccies in here for the person that I am giving it too.

Hope you like

Emma xx

Friday, April 17, 2009

Paper Share

Hi All

I have recently done a paper share for my ladies in my stampers club and have some spare lots.  I have got 3 lots of all of the Designer Papers from the current main Stampin' Up catalogue.  

So that is one 6x6 piece of every paper in the catalogue for just £17 including postage.  If you want to take part in this then drop me a line here and I will send you your share out.

Emma xx

Monday, April 13, 2009

Blog Candy

Janet has got some blog candy going for the fab figure of 5000 hits.  Here is a piccy so you can see what stash she is giving away.

Emma xx

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Time to Craft is nearly upon me

Here is another card I made recently.   I have only got 3 weeks left and then I can craft to my hearts content.  However looking at my calendar May and June are pretty full.

I have got a workshop at Art From The Heart in Harrogate with the fabulous Dyan Reavely in June and in May I am going to an ATC meet in Skipton to help out a dear friend of mine Janet and do some demos.

Before all of that happens I have got to finish Uni.

To keep me going here is a card that I have made.


Very Vanilla CS
Certainly Celery CS punched with 1 3/8" circle punch inked with Real Red Ink
Very Vanilla CS punched with 1 1/4" circle punch inked with Real Red Ink
Summer Picnic DSP for both matting and paper piecing
Scallop circle punch
Real Red and Certainly Celery 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Loads of Love Stamp Set
Loads of Love Accessory Stamp Set
Stampin Write Markers YoYo Yellow, Real Red and Blender Pen.

Hope you like

Emma xx

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sorry and a Crafty post

Here is my entry for the Stamp With Us challenge this week.  I have cut it a bit fine but none the less here it is.

The recipe for this card is:

Very Vanilla for the card base
Bashful Blue Designer Series Paper
Oval All (from the mini Catty) stamped with Basic Grey ink
Scallop Oval punch (from the mini Catty)
Large Oval Punch (from the mini Catty)
Close to Cocoa card stock for matting
Summer by the Sea stamped onto Very Vanilla with Basic Grey ink (softer finish)
Water coloured with Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Green Galore, Close to Cocoa and Barely Banana Stampin' Write markers
1/2" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in Bashful Blue (from the mini Catty).

I hope you like.

Emma xx