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.

Thursday, December 30, 2010


Hi Guys

Well firstly let me say Happy New Year to all my blog readers and a big thank you for following my blog over the last year and I hope you will continue to follow my blog over this year as well.

Here are some samples using the Sweet Summer set from Sale-a-Bration.

Firstly I have decorated a candle.

This is done by firstly taking some tissue paper and stamping your design on it and then I coloured it in with my Stampin' Write markers.  Cut down your design as close as you can.  Now most of the tutorials for this are American and they ask for waxed paper, but here in good old UK we can safely use greaseproof paper.  So take a piece of greaseproof paper big enough to wrap around the candle and grip hold of.  Next take your heat gun and gently heat your candle, the bonus with greaseproof is that you can see through it and can see when the tissue paper has melted into the candle.  Do this until all of your design has melted into the candle and voila there you have a fabulous gift.

My next offering is a gift box and notelets.

On both these and the candle I have used the In Colours.  The cards are Very Vanilla base with Poppy Parade mat.  The flowers have been stamped with Pear Pizzazz and Poppy Parade.  To colour them in I have used my blender pen and drawn colour from the edges.  These are 3"x3" notelets.  I have made a small gift box to put them in and wrapped a piece of the stitched-poly ribbon in Poppy Parade.

Well I hope you like and until next time

Happy Crafting

Emma xx

Woohoo it is here!!


Well it is that time of year again.  It is time for sale-a-bration and that means free stamp sets for everyone that qualifies.  It is really easy to qualify and here is how you do it...

... Place a qualifying order of £45 and receive 1 free set and another free set with every £45 of spends (£60 still 1 free set but £90 is 2 free sets)

... Hold a workshop of £300 or more and receive 1 free set

... Become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and earn a free set and a set from the Catalogue of your choice.  So you can start your own business for just £119 and have a kit that has a value of £275 and if you join my team I will get you another set free so that takes your kit value up to £325.  What a bargain.  Phone me on 01476 593114/07793972024 or email me at emmadaye@sky.com for more information on joining my team.

you can find out more about it here at the Stampin' Up! website.

The sets that you can earn this year are absolutely lovely and here they are

All four sets come in either woodmount or clear mount.

Look back later for a card that shows the Sweet Summer set in action.

Until next time happy crafting

Emma xx

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

One More Sleep

.... and then I can reveal something fabulous.

Hi Guys

We have a major event in the Stampin' Up! year and it starts on 30th December.  So keep a look out for this to be revealed.

Until next time happy crafting

Emma xx

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Last Tuesday Taggers of 2010

Hi Guys

Well I have no idea where this last year has gone let alone the last decade.  If someone had told me 10 years ago that I would have graduated with an honours degree, run my own business and have met and made so many new friends I think I would have scoffed at them.  But 10 years down the line that is exactly what has happened.

The last challenge of 2010 on Tuesday Taggers is 'Old Father Time'.  I altered two clocks that I bought from a relatively cheap shop.  They were made for the children of one of my new found friends Zoe Tant (my upline).  I know that the children have had them and I have been told that they loved them so I am definitely safe to put on my blog.

The blue one was made using Make a Monster stamp set, schoolbook serif numbers and lots of punched circles to make the planets and flying saucer at number 12.  The pink was altered by using pink pirouette on the base with a strip of pretty in pink which I punched with the scallop edge punch and then put it through the Crimper so that I could 'bend' it around the clock.  In the spaces where there was sticky strip showing I sprinkled some Fine Galaxy Gold Glitter to cover it up.  I have used Flight of the Butterfly and Simply Said for the stamp sets.

On both there has been a liberal sprinkling of Basic Pearls and Basic Rhinestones, I love them.

I hope you like them as much as much as I enjoyed making them and the children who received them liked them. 

Until next time

Happy Crafting

Emma xx

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas gifts

Hi Guys

Well I hope you had a lovely Christmas, I had a fabulous Christmas spent with family and friends and my lovely nieces and nephew.  They seemed to like what we bought them for their Christmas pressies.  For a little something extra we bought and decorated a Thorntons Lolly, we buy them a lolly every year and we (my hubby and I) started decorating them a few years ago.

We have 3 lollies on one day and 4 on another day, so we can get away with 4 different designs thank goodness.  So we had a Santa, a Penguin, a Snowman and a Robin.

I will list what punches we used for each one next to the photo.

 Hat      Real Red Oval XL, Real Red Oval L, Whisper White Boho Blossom, Whisper White Scallop Square, Whisper White Word Window

Hair      Whisper White Scallop Oval

Face     Pink Pirouette Oval XL, Basic Black 1/4" circle punch (retired), Pink Pirouette1/2" circle, white gel pen

Beard   Whisper White 1/2 Butterfly, Whisper White Scallop Oval

Body    Real Red 1 3/4" Circle, Strip of black, 1/4" circle (Whisper White with Champagne Mist shimmer paint, Real Red Modern Label XL, Pink Pirouette 1/2" circle

Body       Soft Suede 1 3/4" circle, Real Red 1 3/4" circle

Eyes       Whisper White 1/2" circle, Crumb Cake 1/2" circle, Basic Black 1/4", white gel pen

Beak & Feet   Pumpkin Pie Boho Blossom.

Wings    Soft Suede and Crumb Cake Scallop Circle

Hat         Real Red 1 1/4" Square, Whisper White Scallop Square, Whisper White Boho Blossom

Branch   2 Step Bird XL  

  Hat        Basic Black 1 1/4" Square, Basic Black Word Window, Real Red   strip, Real Red Heart to Heart

    Face      Whisper White Ornament XL, Basic Black 1/4" circle, Pumpkin Pie Star XL, Real Red Stampin' Write marker

    Body     Whisper White 1 3/4" Circle, Basic Black 1/4" circle,

    Arms     Whisper White 3/4" circle
Hat   Jolly Holiday Scallop Square, Jolly Holiday Boho Blossom 
Head    Basic Black Oval XL, Whisper White 1 3/8"circle, Basic Black Heart Small, Pumpkin Pie Heart Small
Body    Basic Black 1 3/4" Circle, Whisper White Oval XL, 

Arms    Basic Black 1/2 Butterfly

Feet      Pumpkin Pie Scallop Circle  

The snow is the same on all four lollies.  I have torn Whisper White and painted the torn edge with platinum shimmer paint.  The sky is bashful blue.

I hope you enjoy and until next time

Happy Crafting

Emma xx

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Look at the year

Hi Guys

Well on Tuesday Taggers this week it is a look back at my year as my blog has told.  I have lots of memories of this year, I have finally been accepted for weightloss surgery (just waiting for a date now), I have spent time with lots of very good friends and met a fab lady that I have gained a beautiful friendship with, Zoë Tant who is my upline in Stampin' Up!

I have had real trouble trying to choose what I want to showcase for this year so I have chosen a few projects.

I chose the card above because it shows the progress that I have made in my brayering.  I was taught to brayer by one of my teamies Michelle and I love it now.  It is one of my favourite techniques.

Now this one isn't very old, I only did this card in December for my nephew.  I found the creature from a woman called Ellen Kemper who does the most amazing punch art and I cased Taz from her.  I (with a bit of help from my darling hubby) designed the 'popping' out of the card by cutting in a circle around the character.  I printed the Happy Birthday Dan on my home printer in the colours of West Ham which is his favourite football team.

My final showcase piece is this one.  I know this is a sidestep and there is nothing special about it until I tell you that it is only 2.5" x 3".  I go to an ATC meet that one of my other teamies Janet organises and I like to do something different.  And this is different.

Well that is my year showcased and I can't wait to do more work next year.

Until next time happy crafting

Emma xx

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Card

Hi Guys

Well I think most of my Christmas cards have been delivered so I can show them to you.  I had some help from my darling hubby this year.  He claims that he is not a crafter but I think he may be lying to us all.

Here is the card that he made, with some instructions from me.

We have used the set Season of Joy stamped with versamark on Basic Black Card and embossed with Gold Embossing powder.  Using the Colour Spritzer and More Mustard marker we spritzed on Whisper White cardstock which was mounted again to Basic Black.

We have used the greeting from Season of Joy as well.  This was stamped in Basic Grey on to Whisper White and spritzed again.  Using Basic Grey taffeta ribbon (retired) wrapped around.

I hope you like and until next time

Happy Crafting

Emma xx

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Stockings are hung...

Hi Guys

Well we are still on the Christmas theme over at Tuesday Taggers and this week is 'the stockings are hung', I only have one stamp that is a stocking.  So I tried to draw a stocking, and failed dismally.  Then my darling hubby said well couldn't you do a fireplace with the stockings hung on it????  I looked at him and said hold that thought and went to the drawing board (so to speak).

Here is what I came up with.

It had to be an easel card so that I could emulate a wall and floor.  The 'wall paper' and 'flooring are from the elegant soiree paper pack, it is a stunning paper set.  The bricks for the fireplace are cut from Soft Suede and stuck onto Very Vanilla, when they were stuck I went over them with Riding Hood Red chalk to give them the reddy tinge.  The grate is cut from Very Vanilla that has been painted with Platinum shimmer paint. and put a piece of Basic Black behind.  The flames have been made with the body of the Two Step XL Bird Punch out of Daffodil Delight and placing one on top of the other and chalked again with Riding Hood Red to get the flame effect.  The mantle was made from Early Espresso and I have drawn on woodgrain in Early Espresso Stampin' marker.  

I stamped out the stockings from Sparkly and Bright in Cherry Cobbler, cut out and stuck onto the mantle.  Using the Tiny Tags set I stamped the wreath in Garden Green.  The candles have come from Big Bold Birthday stamped in Real Red and Daffodil Delight.  

To add the final bit of Christmas I have taken two of the strings of pearls and swagged them along the fireplace.

To finish the card I added a greeting from Perfect Punches and stamped in Baja Breeze onto Very Vanilla and punched using the Scallop Circle punch and the 1 3/8" punch.
Well I hope you like and until next time
Happy Crafting

Emma xx

Friday, December 10, 2010

Gifts to Go

Hi Guys

I have got my popular Gifts to Go back again this year and you can see what it is all about here.  You have only got a few days left to order.  I need to have your order by Monday 13th December in order to get here before Christmas.

I look forward to hearing from you soon

Until next time happy crafting

Emma xx

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Hi Guys

Due to the recent snow I have had to split my craft classes in two.  Because of this I am now having a repeat class next Wednesday 15th December.  We will be making 3 gift boxes as seen below.

I have three places left if you want to come along.  All you have to do is email at emmadaye@sky.com me or ring me on 07793972024 for further details. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

This class is £15 and will last from 10 - 2(ish), you will get all materials and light refreshments.

If you want to know more about this class then please email me at emmadaye@sky.com.

I look forward to hearing from you

Until next time happy crafting

Emma xx

Deck the Halls

Hi Guys

Well they say better late than never and that is what my contribution to Tuesday Taggers is this week.  It has been made since Sunday but not photographed til today.  Well it is here now

 I did a wall hanging for my 'Deck the Halls' challenge from Tuesday Taggers this week.  I took two strips of 12"x1" of DSP and scored at 1" increments.  Then I stuck the two together and push the pleats in towards the middle.  I have stuck a 13/4" basic black circle on the back of each circle.  On the front I have stuck a Scalloped Circle.  On top of this I matted an Old Olive 13/8" circle and a Very Vanilla circle with the letter stamped on it on the front.  The letters have been stamped in Old Olive using the Jumble alphabet set.  I love this alphabet because you get TWO of each letter in two different fonts.

I have stuck all of the circles onto a piece of Old Olive wide striped grosgrain ribbon which I love because it is so soft and sumptuous.

I hope you like

Until next time happy crafting

Emma xx

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Jolly Old St Nick

Hi Guys

Why is it that just when you are getting on top of things that something goes up the spout and you have to start again.

Well that is what happened last week but then we got to the weekend and I went away and spent some quality time with some very dear friends.  Every year we have a Christmas weekend with secret santa, Christmas dinner and Christmas crafting.

One of the things we did this weekend was to alter a clock.  A clock that cost a pound or two turned into this

I used the 'Sparkly and Bright' set.  I stamped Santa in Cherry Cobbler and 'painted' over the red with tombow and then sprinkled red galaxy fine glitter over.  When this was dry I did the same for the trim on his hat, coat and beard to make them sparkly.    I stamped Rudolf in Chocolate Chip and sparkled his nose with red glitter too.

Now to match the clock made a card.  I did exactly the same for the card that I did with the clock and Santa.

Now those of you who know my hubby will know that he is not a crafter so imagine my surprise when he said he would like to do a clock.  He did his completely differently to the rest of us and his is below

Andy decided to use heat and stick and Dazzling Diamonds on Basic black card.  
I hope you like and then until next time

Happy Crafting

Emma xx

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Peace, Joy, Love...

Hi Guys

Well this week on Tuesday Taggers we were tasked to use Peace Joy or Love.  I used the word Joy (as have most of my teamies, go and take a look)

I have used the Stampin' Up Schoolbook Serif alphabet for the J and the Y and the O is the ornament from Stampin' Up! Contempo Christmas set, although you could use the ornament stamps from the Delightful Decorations stamp set.

I have stamped the letters and ornament in Real Red.  I have used paper from the Christmas Jingle scrappin' kit which is full of goodies, (papers, cardstock and cardstock stickers).  I have used Real Red, Old Olive and Very Vanilla cardstock to mat and layer.  I used a Stampin' Write marker in Basic Grey to doodle around the Very Vanilla cardstock.

In order to get the J, Ornament and Y placed correctly I used my Stamp-a-ma-Jig and a soft pencil line that I rubbed out afterwards.

You can embellish the further by using some of the Basic Rhinestones or Basic Pearls.

Don't forget if you want to order any of the items that I have used today you just need to email me at emmadaye@sky.com and your goodies will be delivered to your front door.

I hope you like this and until next time

happy crafting

Emma xx

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Pure opulence

Hi Guys

Well what a busy week I have had.  Last weekend was Stampin' Up!'s European Convention and what a ball we had.  I will post some piccies of that later.

For now though I want to share the card I have done for Tuesday Taggers this week.  We were tasked to use gold, silver and purple so I have used Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White and then I used the shimmer paints.

I stamped with Rich Razzleberry onto whisper white card and then punched the baubles out with the ornament punch. I have tied gold elastic around the top of the ornaments and then 'hung' them on my card.  I have covered the join with some whisper white 1/4" grosgrain that I have dyed with Rich Razzleberry.  I have punched out the extra large oval punch in Whisper White and edged it with the Platinum shimmer paint, I also did this to the ornaments.

I stamped and embossed in gold the greeting and punched out using the modern label punch.  I have then punched two more of this shape in Rich Razzleberry and overlapped and stuck them together.  I placed my white one in the middle of them and then stuck them down with dimensionals in order for them to pop off the page.

For that final bit of bling I have added jewels in the form of the basic Rhinestones.

I hope you like

and until next time

happy crafting

Emma xx

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A touch of the Orient

Hi Guys

Well it is Tuesday Taggers again and it is a taste of the Orient.  I have taken it in the colours that I have used.  I have used Very Vanilla, Real Red, Basic Black and gold embossing powder.

I have use the set Ornate Flowers.  I feel it has an oriental feel to it.  I have used gold embossing powder on the Real Red cardstock on the main card for the flower that you could see at the back of the card and the main focus have been embossed onto Basic Black cardstock.  I have matted all of the Real Red cardstock onto Basic Black cardstock and mounted all onto Very Vanilla.  I have added some Real Red Satin Ribbon to finish it off.

I hope you like and until next time

Happy Crafting

Emma xx

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hi Guys
Well here is the tutorial I promised you.  I am sorry that it wasn't yesterday but life got in the way.  You can see the project below and I have used Concord Crush for the house, Pumpkin Pie for the roof.  
Concord Crush  10.5"x9.5"
Pumpkin Pie  2.5"x2.25"
Basic Black to punch out 2 scallop squares
Whisper White to punch out Ovals
Black Stampin' Write Marker
Cardstock Vellum
White gel pen
Clip from Clip Assortment
Concord Crush Ribbon

Using the template below cut and score your cardstock.  Fold the two outside sections to the middle and take your 13/4" circle punch and punch through both thicknesses of card stock. 

Stick your vellum card stock over the holes you made with the punch.  Now assemble your house, making sure you leave the top open.

Take your Pumpkin Pie card stock and punch the edge with the scallop trim border punch and adhere to your box.

Punch 2 scallop squares out of your basic black and fold in half.  Cut two slits from the flat edge to the point about 1/2" long.  Fold these back on themselves to create the 'ears' and draw two white dots on for eyes. 

The largest ghost is made from using the extra large oval punch.  Then take the scallop oval and punch the bottom off.  Next go around the edge of the ghost with either a dauber and basic black ink or your basic black Stampin' Write marker. 

Now stick everything onto your 'house'.  Add your clip with a bow made from the 1/2" polystitched ribbon in concord crush and you have finished.

Until next time

Happy Crafting

Emma xx

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Hallowe'en is upon us!!

Well at the end of this week it is hallowe'en and then it is only a week til the biggest event in the Stampin' Up! year.  It is convention which includes the Awards dinner and I am going.  Unfortunately I won't be walking the stage this year but I will be next year and would love for you to join me as part of my team.  If you would like to take part in next years convention then you need to get hold of me by emailing me at emmadaye@sky.com and I will get back to you.

It is a really good deal to join SU! at the moment as the starter kit is just £119 and you get absolutely loads in it.  If you join my team between now and when I go to convention I will send you a goody pack to help you on your way as a demonstrator.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Come back tomorrow when I will have a hallowe'en project to show you, with a tutorial to go with it.

Until next time

happy crafting

Emma xx

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pandora's Box

Hi Guys

Over on Tuesday Taggers my good friend and teamie Georgina has set the challenge.  She has challenged us to make a box and a handmade gift to put in the box.

I struggled with the gift to put in the box but the box was the easy part.  For the box I have used Concorde Crush and Daffodil Delight and the Newsprint DSP.  To age the newsprint I used Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso and Basic Black.  I have made a funky flower for the top that will be coming later this week.

For the present I made a plaque for my friend who will receive this shortly.  The tag on the front is from the HodgePodge hardware and I have embossed it black by putting it in Versamark and then black embossing powder.  The stamp set is Baroque Motifs.  I have punched out the cherish with the word window punch and stuck it down with dimensionals so it stood proud of the card.

Well I hope you like and all you need to do now is go over to Tuesday Taggers and check out the rest of the design teams work.

And until next time

happy crafting

Emma xx

Saturday, October 2, 2010

New Product

Hi Guys

Well I haven't stopped since the launch of the catalogue.  I have a class tomorrow that I am hosting with Zoë in Long Bennington and we have some fab things to make.

Here are some of the new products from the catalogue.

This is contempo christmas that we made at regional training last week.  It is stamped onto Whisper White in Cherry Cobbler ink.  It is matted on Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White onto a base of Early Espresso.

I have used Ornate Flowers to make this card.  I have stamped using Versamark onto the Very Vanilla card base.  I have then stamped the main image with Versamark onto Concord Crush and embossed with White embossing powder.  The Concord Crush has been matted onto Pear Pizzazz and I have used rhinestone brads on the righthand corner to balance the card.

 This was taken from the Colour Coach and it is using Ornate Flowers again  I have stamped with Early Espresso onto Daffodil Delight and matted onto Cherry Cobbler.  I have finished it off with 1/8" Taffeta ribbon in basic black.

This little bag has been made from Basic Black cardstock and Newsprint DSP.  I have edged it with faux stitching in white gel pen.  The button has been made using the 3/4" circle punch and formed with an embossing tool onto something soft like a mouse mat.
 This has also been made using the Newsprint DSP which I have inked with Early Espresso and Basic Black around the edge.  I have then scrumpled up the paper and flattended out and taken the Espresso ink over the wrinkles to make it look distressed.  Add some wide stripe grosgrain ribbon and a greeting from perfect punches again distressed.

 Well I am sorry it took me two days to get these posted but here they are now.

I hope you like.

Until next time

Happy Crafting

Emma xx

Friday, October 1, 2010

Today is the day

Hi guys

well we can finally show off the 2010-2011 catalogue and Idea book.

so here it is

click on the catalogue and you will be taken to the new catalogue and all of its wonders.  When I have been to bed and got up I will post some piccies of some projects that I have been harbouring ready for the launch.

See you in the morning

Until then happy crafting

Emma xx

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

They are Here!!!!

Well Guys

I now have in my possession the Idea Book and Catalogue for 2010-2011 and they are waiting to come to you.

So don't delay and order today.

Until next time

Happy Crafting

Emma xx

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Anything Goes

Hi Guys

Well it is that time of the week again for Tuesday Taggers and for once I am on time.  It was my turn this week to set the challenge and I chose 'Anything Goes'.  When I chose it several months ago I did not realise how busy I would be.

I have chosen to do a hallowe'en card which is not normally something that I take part in.  However I have regional training on Friday and a Craft fair so Hallowe'en is the order of the day.

I have used a card base of Old Olive with a mat of Basic Black and Confetti White, which has been punched with the scallop edge punch.  I have edged the scallop edge with Old Olive.  To make the pumpkin I have used Pumpkin Pie cardstock which I have edged with Pumpkin Pie ink and a dauber.  I made a stencil for the face and then sponged on with Basic Black. The stalk for the pumpkin is Old Olive, again sponged with Old Olive.  I have used the tiny tags set and stamped and punched the boo stamp.

I hope you like and until next time

Happy Crafting

Emma xx

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Hi Guys

Well it is almost time for the new catalogue to come out and I want to be the person to send it to you.  You can get a catty in one of three ways

  • Using the button below and I will send you one
  • Host a workshop and get a complimentary copy
  • Join one of my clubs and get a complimentary copy


I look forward to receiving your order or workshop request

Until next time
Happy crafting

Emma xx

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Last Chance List

Hi Guys

Well some things have sold out on the last chance list already and we are only half way through the month.  If there is something you want then you had better email me now to get it before it is to late.

Click on the image to look at the list again

 So go take a look now and come back and tell me what it is you want to order.

Now for a card.  Yesterday was the birthday of my neice and nephew (yes twins) and they are 11 now, it really does only seem like yesterday since they were born.

My nephew is really hard to make cards for as his interests are West Ham Football Club and WWE wrestling so once you have done one card for each subject you are then left with what to do for him.

I took my inspiration from a lady called Ellen over at Blinkin', Thinkin', Inkin' who does the most fabulous punch art, you should go and see her sometime.

I used her Taz creation and as we don't have half of the punches that SU! have in the States I had to make do and mend and here is my creation

I have used Creamy Caramel (retiring) for the card base, then tempting turquoise for the matting layer and whisper white for the top layer.  I have put it through my printer and used the colour codes for Tempting Turquoise and Rich Razzleberry (for West Ham). To get the hole at the front I cut a circle out of the middle and then cut lines with the cutting kit and rolled them back around a pencil.  When they were in the right place, I put Taz into the circle to make it look like he is breaking through the card.

Well until next time

Happy crafting

Emma xx

Friday, September 17, 2010

Diamonds are forever

Hello Guys

I am sorry for the lack of posts, I have been very busy.  But I am back now and have this weeks card for the Tuesday Taggers challenge.  The theme is Diamonds are forever chosen by my teamie Pat.

You need to go and have a look at what they have all done to see what diverse samples the design team have come up with.

I have chosen to used Diamonds in the form of gems and ink.

I have used retiring colours Lavender Lace and Almost Amethyst.  I have used the Medallion background stamp and inked it up with Platinum shimmer paint using a dauber and then stamped it out.  I have chosen to use just part of the image and not the whole image because it sat better with this projects.  I have used rhinestone brads, using a whole one in the middle of the image and the smaller ones around the outside have been taken out of the casing and stuck on with tombo multipurpose glue.

I have used Bashful Blue taffeta ribbon, which is also retiring, and have cut into the ribbon and taken a strand of the ribbon and then pulled after taping one end so it didn't just unravel using sticky strip.  I have used the Oval All, which is NOT retiring and the oval scallop and large oval punches, which are being reconfigured.

Once again I am sorry for my absence and I will be back very very soon.

Until next time, happy crafting

Emma xx

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Houses galore

Hi Guys

I know I have not been here for a little while but that is because I have been busy in real life with Stampin' Up! and doing workshops.  A workshop is where this little gem came from and houses are the theme for Tuesday Taggers this week.  At the weekend I did a workshop for a good friend of mine called Joanne and I knew that the room would be full of very capable crafters so I had to up the ante with the make and take.  It is probably quite complex as far as make and takes go but hey never mind.

It is not a new idea and has been done in many ways on many blogs but this is my take on it.  I have used all cardstock from the Earth Elements family whose days are now numbered because the last chance list came out today and I will get onto that in a mo.  Close to Cocoa for the house which has the 'Its Beautiful' wheel in Chocolate Chip.  The roof is made from Really Rust which has been edged with the Scallop Edge punch.  Ruby Red for the hole.  I have punch with the 1 3/8" punch and then with the scallop circle punch to get the frame.  I have used kraft for the bird which again has the Its Beautiful wheel and punched with the XL Two Step Bird punch and old olive for the branch.  With the exception of Old Olive and Kraft (which will become Crumb Cake on 1st October) and the punches all of the items I have used are retiring on 30th September.

Here is the last chance list which you can also download from my side bar for your reference.  Some items have been discounted and some are full price.  You have to get in as quick as you can as things will sell out.

Take a look at the card stock, all of these colours are going at the end of September and will never be seen again.

Last chance List HERE.  Go and take a look

Well that is it for now.

Until next time happy crafting

Emma xx

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Stampin' Up! Experience Event


Hi Guys

Do you want an afternoon of fun and laughter?  A chance to play with some stampin' up goodies?  A chance to look at lots of lovely samples?

If the answer is yes to any of these then you need to come to this.....

So you want to come???  Well all you need to do is let us know by 3rd September to confirm your place.

You can do this by emailing me at emmadaye@sky.com, texting me on 07793972024 to book your place and then you will need to send your payment to Emma Daye, 110 Queensway, Grantham, Lincs, NG31 9RL or you can pay by paypal below (please note a surcharge of 13p has been added to compensate for the paypal charge that I incure)

So all that is left for you to do is contact me in one of the above ways and I will book your place.

Emma xx

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Lots of Lovely Black

Hi Guys

This week on Tuesday Taggers we have been challenged by Lyn to use lots of lovely black.  As it is also Two Step Stampin' this month with Stampin' Up! I thought I would showcase one set a week and see what you can do with it.

This time it is the turn of Bird On A Branch, which lends itself beautifully to the theme.

As you can see I have used the Bridegroom Speciality Paper matted onto a cardblank made from Very Vanilla.  I have used Very Vanilla to stamp the branch, bird and dots.  I have edged around the edge with a dauber and finally I have added a plate at the bottom of the card with 'Thinking of you'.  To make the corners of this plate I have used the 1/4" circle punch and put it in at an angle and punched.  I have used two ribbons on this card, I have used whisper white satin ribbon and tied a knot, before pulling tight I put a piece of Wide Striped grosgrain into the knot and then pulled tight.  I trimmed the ribbon and hey presto.

So there you go why not hop over to Tuesday Taggers and see what the other lovelies on the team have produced for your delight.

I hope you like and until next time

Happy Crafting

Emma xx

Sunday, August 1, 2010

August Promotion

Hi Guys

I said yesterday that there was a new promotion on today.  The promotion is 20% of certain 2 Step Stampin' sets, there is a link on my side bar.

A few of us on ILWS have got together to do a blog hop and are using Scrapbooking as our base.  You should have come here from Zoë and will go on to Pat at the end of mine.  I have chosen to use Loads of Love which is on the promotion.  I have also used the Loads of Love accessories and the Tailgating wheel to compliment it.

Here are my offerings.

A little mini book.  I have done the corners of my mat with a circle punch, used the jumbo eyelets and doodled around the edge.

I have matted the photos onto Chocolate Chip and then added hidden journal pages that pull out with the round tab punch.

Now you need to go and visit Pat to see the fabulous creations she has made.

Until next time

Happy Crafting

Emma xx

Saturday, July 31, 2010

August Promotion Blog Hop

Hi Guys

Just a quickie today to say that we are doing a blog hop for the August Stampin' Up! promotion.  I can't tell you what it is just yet but here is a blinkie anyway

Just a little teaser and more tomorrow.

Until next time happy crafting

Emma xx