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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.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tuesday Taggers - Trees

Trees is the order of the week over on Tuesday Taggers this week. I have made a wall hanging. Firstly I found some digital images of trees and these were the ones I liked best. I used prismacolour pencils and sansodor to colour them in. Instead of using paper stumps I use a cocktail stick with cotton wool wrapped around it.

I have used Tim Holtz masks to do the flowers in the corners, I stippled over them with acrylic paint. The other masks were chipboard which I placed on the back board and sprayed with Blonde moments pearl powders mixed with water.

The chipboard letters that I used as a mask then made it onto my board as an embellishment.

To hang it up I added Stampin' Up eyelets, with book rings to hold the chain on. The chain is from B&Q.

I hope you like and until next time.

Happy Crafting

Emma xx

Monday, September 28, 2009

Art From The Heart - RU Mini 1

Hi all

Well I got home from a really fun filled, action packed weekend at Dy's Place. What a fabby weekend and I got to spend it with two of my very good friends and fellow teamies at Tuesday Taggers Bee and Janet.

Bee, Dy, Me, Janet

I have only known them since November 2008 but it feels like forever, in a good way. We don't talk regularly but when we do it was like we were never apart.

At Dy's it has been Mini Ranger University 1 since Saturday morning and I got home at 9.30 sunday evening with inky fingers, a buzzing head full of inspiration and ideas. I will take photos later and will post them for you too see. I have been finishing my piece for Tuesday Taggers and have used some of the techniques that I learnt this weekend (some I knew already and reaffirmed).

Until later

Emma xx

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tuesday Taggers Week 19

Hi Guys

Well last week I had a bit of a blip and missed the challenge. This week on Tuesday Taggers the challenge is sepia, using tones of sepia. My contribution this week is using a template from Papertrey Ink created by Lauren Meader. I love this template and have used it several times for pressies.

I have used brown and cream cardstock and the patterned papers are from the Clare Curd Big One.

On the large basket I have made a paper bow out of 3 strips of card and then placed some gems on it.

On the smaller basket I have used a clear button from Stampin' Up and stuck paper to the back of it with a bit of tacky glue (that dries clear), cut round and then added ribbon to it. I have used the same ribbon for the handles on this box.

I hope you like and it inspires you to do more.

We are being sponsored by The Stampman this week so don't forget to add a link to their blog in order to be in with a chance of winning the prize.

Until next week happy crafting.
Emma xx

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A lot of people know that I have been doing a degree over the last 3 years. Well yesterday was the day of my graduation. Not only did I graduate but I also received an award for Endurance because of what I have overcome to complete my degree.

Here is a piccy of my course in our posh gowns.

Then this is a piccy of the girls on the group

I had a fab day and wish I could do the day again.

Emma xx

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tuesday Taggers Week 17

Hi Guys

This week on Tuesday Taggers we were set the task to make a bookmark and maybe a card or something to go with them. Some of us just made bookmarks, some made both. You need to go over and have a look at what the rest of the Design Team have done.

Well now for my entry. I have use that Sarah Kay stamp again (from Sir Stampalot). It is my Nans birthday today and I used it to make a card for her.

The backing papers are K&Co and card stock from my stash. The stamp was coloured using distress inks again (my new fave way of colouring). The ribbon again was coloured using distress inks, Dusty Concord again because I couldn't find one to match.

The bookmark was very easy to make. I used a punched piece of the K&Co paper and another piece of the card stock I used in the card and backed them together with the ribbon in the middle. I then stamped my image again and coloured in the bit that I was going to punch out, which I did using a circle punch just spotlighting a particular piece of the stamp. There you go, you have a book mark.

I hope you all like.

Until next time happy crafting

Emma xx

Sunday, September 6, 2009

a new challenge for me

I went to a demo event at Sir Stampalot in Peterborough last week which was fantastic. I saw loads of great stuff designed by Chris and Crafty Lou.

Whilst we were there I asked if Janice needed any other help in her design team and she gave me a stamp and told me to go away and see what I could do.

Janice gave me a Sarah Kay stamp to use and here is what I did with it. I did three different types of cards. One with Tim Holtz Distress Inks, one with Cosmic Shimmer pigment powders and one with Marvy Le Plume water colour pens.

Card One

This was coloured with distress inks onto water colour paper. The details on her clothes were paper pieced with K & Co Classic K Bailey papers. The buttons are from my stash. I couldn't find a ribbon to match my card (which people who know me will find unbelievable) so I coloured a piece of white grosgrain with the same ink as I distressed the card with.

Card Two

Now this card was fun to do because I got messy (messier than with the distress inks). I used cosmic shimmer powders to paint the image. I did this by mixing some of the powder on my messy mat with water. The orange is powders knocked down with water and spritzed over the card. The swirl is a Magnolia elements stamp which is really versatile. I then dry brushed my powders over the image that had been stamped with versamark ink. I used several colours in different areas to get the multi coloured look.

Card Three

This is using one sheet of Daisy Bucket papers. I have used a white card blank and put a piece of the paper on top after punching the edge with a Martha Stewart punch, Doily Lace. The flowers are punched from the same paper, scored and creased into shape. I have then punched circles and molded them using a foam mat and embossing tool. I water coloured this image with Marvy Le Plume pens.

Card Four

This was a bonus that I took to Janice and Andy. I bought the stamp and I love it. It is the Whipper Snapper Jungle Animals Stamp. Coloured with Distress Inks again. I have only just discovered these as a medium to colour stamps in with and boy I have changed to them for most things. I already used them for distressing and everything else they can be used for. The paper again is Daisy Bucket papers.

Whipper Snapper stamps lend themselves really well to being decoupaged, so I did.

I am delighted to say that Janice approved of my work and gave me another project to work with which will be done over the next couple of days. So keep an eye out for them

Until next time, happy crafting

Emma xx

Friday, September 4, 2009

The Last Ever Chance.....

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To order now email me here or you can phone me on 07793972024 to place your order.

Here is the last chance list you just need to click on the link. Last Chance List
I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Emma xx

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tuesday Taggers Week 16

Hi Guys

Thank you to everyone who took up the challenge last week, you produced some really lovely containers.

This week it is a lot simpler and we have Buttons and Bows over on Tuesday Taggers. The design team have come up trumps again and produced some fabulous work.

My entry doesn't go the whole hog on buttons and bows. I have used a stamp by Rachelle Anne Miller. It is a lovely little stamp and I really enjoyed colouring it in.

I used prisma colour pencils and Sans Odor Mineral spirits (or Gamsol).

The papers are Daisy Bucket papers and just a cream card blank. The matting card is bazzill basics card.

We are being sponsored by the fab Craft Emporium this week with this fantastic paper crafting kit. Don't forget to link to the Craft Emporium either within your post or add their button to your side bar.

I hope you have fun this week and I look forward to seeing and commenting on all of your lovely creations.

Until next time, happy crafting

Emma xx