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.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Tuesday Taggers Week 10

Swirls and Curls

This week is swirls and curls over on Tuesday Taggers.

I started my tag by stamping a paisley stamp in versamark randomly over an A5 piece of paper and covering it with clear embossing powder and heating. I then used a baby wipe and 'painted my paper with watermelon and sunset orange adirondack paint dabbers. When using a babywipe you can blend your paint nicely. I then used another swirly stamp from Basic Grey and again stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder. I then used spiced marmalade and worn lipstick and blended it with cut and dry foam. I went around the edge with spiced marmalade.

I cut around my stamp and 3d'd it with foam pads on a tag shape that I cut from my A5 sheet. Once I had stuck my stamped image on I then went round with doodlebug rubons putting swirls and curls in random places.

Instead of putting ribbon on I used the same piece of paper and cut slivers of it off and curled using my tweezers. I then used the Stampin' Up Boho Blossoms punch and used the two smallest flowers to cover the scruffy bits of the paper curls.

Don't forget to go and look at the rest of the entries from the Design Team.

I hope you like this weeks entry.

Emma xx

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Christmas Tree Tutorial

Well firstly i apologise for not posting this on Monday. But here we go, my first tutorial.

I hope it is understandable.

Well there you go guys. I hope you understand it and it works for you.

Emma xx

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tuesday Taggers Week 9

Texture It

This week on Tuesday Taggers we have got to add texture to our project. I have done this by passing my tag through a big shot in a cuttlebug embossing folder. Before I did this, I inked up my brayer with adirondack raspberry dye ink on the negative side so that when it went through the big shot the embossed bits are still cream and the debossed areas are raspberry.

The flowers were painted with adirondack paint dabbers in watermelon and sunset orange torn and then passed through the big shot with another embossing folder.

The ribbon is from my stash and is an organza ribbon from trimcraft. The buttons are also from my stash (I have secured them with silicon).

I hope you like this and don't forget to go and look at the rest of the DT's work on Tuesday Taggers.

I look forward to looking at all of your designs throughout the week.

Emma xx

Monday, July 13, 2009


Hi Everyone

Well a fun weekend was had by all. Firstly I went to Coventry to do my demo at the Range and met lots of lovely ladies, some of whom come to my demos everytime and some new ladies and it was lovely to see all of them and I hope I managed to inspire them to make some lovely cards. I also promised them that I would post a tutorial of how to make a Christmas Tree and I will tomorrow)

From Coventry I went to Claxby in North Lincolnshire to meet up with even more lovely ladies and craft with them for the whole of Saturday night and all day Sunday and I had a fabulous time. I didn't make or create all that much but I was inspired by lots of different things that lots of different ladies made.

I used some masks by Tim Holtz for the first time this weekend and they are fantastic (thanks Janet for letting me use them), I will definately be buying some very soon.

I forgot to take any piccies and therefore I have 'borrowed' one of Janets photos to show you. (which is why I am in the piccies and she is not)

I had a fab weekend and can't wait to do it all again really soon.

Emma xx

Friday, July 10, 2009

Cricut Class

I was asked to do a class at Carols Crafts on the Cricut today. I hope I managed to teach them something they didn't already know. We also made some cards so that they went home with something.

Here they are

This is a little notebook that we covered. The letters have been cut using the Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge that comes with the Cricut Expression. The flower was cut using the Stretch your Imagination cartridge using blackout shadow and silhouette.

The ribbon is a Trimcraft ribbon and the white cardstock is from the Papermill.

'Owl' love you

This is one using the Storybook Cartridge. I have cut the owl out using black and white card from The Papermill. The backing paper is Basic Grey. The text is cut from the same cartridge. I have used white gel pen to join up the two pieces of
paper and then placed a small white pearl on the join. The swirl at the top of the pages is also cut from the Storybook cartridge.

Just Beachy

This is where I want to be right now. Well after this weekend because I am going to Claxby tomorrow (more of that in a moment).

This was done using the Doodlecharms cartridge with the writing cut from the George and Basic Shapes cartridge (this comes with the original Cricut). The sun was inked around to give it some definition as was the sandcastle. (with SU! So Saffron ink) The sky was sponged with blue ink to give it a patchy look.

They were done as simple cards because they were beginners on the class and I didn't want to baffle them with science.

I hope you like

Back to Claxby. I am going the viking centre in Claxby for a crafting weekend with some very good and dear friends. We meet maybe 3-4 times a year and each time it is as though we have not been parted.

I am going tomorrow and taking Andy (my hubby), so there will be lots of photos at the end of the weekend.

Emma xx

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Blog Candy at Sues Krafty Kards

Hi Guys

Over at Sues Krafty Kards she is offering blog candy but there is a catch. You have to copy her list of 99 things and mark the ones you have done. Mine are in purple.

Started your own blog

Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band (at school)

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland/world/Disneyland Paris (Paris and Disneyland on several occasions.)

8. Climbed a mountain (Troodos Mountains, Cyprus and Mt Teide, Tenerife)

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo (School production of The Mikado many years ago!)

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (Did visit it but suffer from claustrophobia so I stayed out side)

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Made a Snow Angel (and a sand angel)

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse (in Cyprus)

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Stood in the rim of the Grand Canyon

32. Been on a cruise (A mini cruse Bahamas and Egypt and two proper ones to Scandinavia and Alaska)

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an erupting volcano in person.

36. Taught yourself a new language (Spanish, Swahili)

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa (Just come back from Kenya. Egypt and Morocco)

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted (drawn in pencils in Covent Garden)

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (to the bottom and looked up because of fear of heights)

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud (with nieces and nephew)

54. Gone to a drive-in theatre

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia (should have on Scandinavian Cruise but ice was too thick)

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Cookies for charity

62. Gone whale watching

63. Been given flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favourite childhood toy

70. Visited Buckinham Palace

71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt or blanket (Crocheted a blanket of lace flowers that needed to be pieced together)

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Been to the top of the Empier State Building

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Read the entire Bible

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life (Possably by giving blood)

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous (Princess Alexandra, Esther Rantzen, Tricia Goddard)

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit (after a car accident, not my fault)

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

Well amazingly I have done 61 of the 99 things and probably will achieve a few more in time.

I hope you take part in this candy it is a fun thing to do.

Emma xx

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tuesday Taggers Week 8

Hi Guys

Well this week on Tuesday Taggers it is a Tag for your Best Friend and mine is a nice simple one.

My Recipe
SU! Very Vanilla Card Stock for tag and inchies
SU! Rose Red Card Stock for matting
Silver Mirri board for matting
Images stamped with SU! Basic Grey inkpad
Images coloured with Sakura pen
Stamp Sets SU! Doodle That 108545, Best Yet (hostess level one)
Ribbon from my stash

I really enjoyed doing this one. I made inchies with my images because they suited the size. I coloured them and then added the stickles just to give it some bling.

My best friend is ultimately my hubby which is why I have used the hearts, the flower is because I like flowers and the sentiment just says it all.

And best of all we are sponsored by the Craft Emporium with a fantastic prize.

I hope you all like it.

Emma xx

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Stampin' Up Summer Competition

Want a chance to win up to £150 of Stampin' Up! stamp sets and show off your crafting skills?

Why wouldn't you? You will be crafting anyway, so why not enter? Go on what have you got to lose.


Customers can win one of 3 prizes. First prize is £150 worth of SU stamp sets and there are two runner up prizes of £50 worth of SU stamp sets.

(Demos have a seperate competition to enter!!)

Summer Design Challenge Rules
  • Projects must be created using only Stampin' Up! products (no nesties or cuttlebug folders).
  • Only one project per participant will be accepted.
  • Projects can be cards, home decor, scrapbook pages, or 3D items.
  • All projects must be summer-themed.
  • Projects must be unique, and created for the Summer Design Challenge. Do not just recycle your old projects.
  • A list of products used must be included with the project submission.
  • Full contact information, including your full name, address, phone number, and e-mail address must be included with the project submission.
  • Projects will not be returned as they may be displayed at future Stampin' Up! events or on the Stampin' Up! web site.
For the official contest rules and details of where to send your entry, please click this link.

Have fun and enjoy

Emma xx

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Tuesday Taggers Week 7

Age It

This is the theme for the Tuesday Taggers this week and here is my input as one of the DT members.

I have as you can see made a tag this week for my entry. My background colours are Tim Holtz distress inks in Peeled Paint and Dusty Concord. The clocks are a heidi swapp stamp set stamped with staz on but stamped off first to make it faded and the detail down the side is a rub on by basic grey. The words are from my stash. I have scrunched it up and then sanded wth an emery board to make it distressed.

I hope you all like.

Emma xx


Sorry to everyone who follows my blog. I have been away on holiday and scheduled some posts for whilst I was away and for some reason (my inability probably) they have not shown up.

For now though I am just going to put the two from Tuesday Taggers. This should have been the first one you should have seen and it was for Fathers Day.

This was made using the papers from Jessie Edwards at Docrafts. I have folded the tie using an origami fold that can be found here. I have then used some selfadhesive gems and added some bling to the atc with Macho Man in doodlebug rubons.

Then this is the middle one that you should have seen. It came under the heading Stamp It!! it was to use as many of your stamps as you can. I am sure many of you are like me and have hundreds of stamps and to use them all would just leave a messy splodge in the middle of your project.

So I opted to use one stamp set and as many of them as I could on my project. I used the Secret Garden stamps by docrafts. I have used the background stamp to stamp the background which is very vanilla from Stampin Up. I have used pro markers to colour in the images and then I have accented them using smooches from docrafts.

Sorry for failing to have these up whilst I was on holiday but user error prevented me.

Now to post the one from this week.

Emma xx