A Huge Thank You

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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.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Its a bugs life

Hi Guys

I am a day late for Tuesday Taggers and this week it is all things bug like. The Design Team have surpassed themselves again and produced some magnificent work.

I have resorted to some punch art again this week as it is my nieces birthday next week and she is 5.

the recipe is as follows,
Whisper White card blank
To The Nines DSP
Mellow Moss Gingham Ribbon
Pewter Hodgepodge
Oval All Stamp Set
Lge Oval Punch
1 3/4" Circle Punch in Real Red and Basic Black
1" Circle Punch in Basic Black
1/4" in Basic Black
Plain and simple this week.
I hope you like and until next time
Happy Crafting
Emma xx

Monday, March 29, 2010

One Last Chance.....

.... to get your sticky mits on the Full Heart Punch from SU!. The full heart punch disappears from 12 midnight on Wednesday 31st March. You need this punch because not only does it match 'Simply Said' from the main catalogue, it also matches a set from the new mini catty, 'I {heart} hearts'. I have used a Whisper White Pale Plum and Perfect Plum colourway with Perfect Plum DSP. I have also used Very Vintage wheel for these as well.
For all four cards I have gone down the left hand side with the Very Vintage Wheel.

Card One
Using two of the stamps I have stamped off with Pale Plum onto the background of the card. To join the two sides together I have used Perfect Plum DSP. I have stamped another of the heart stamps onto whisper white in each colour. I have then punched them out with the Full Heart Punch and gone round the edge with a dauber and ink.

Card TwoI have coloured Whisper White Satin Ribbon with Pale Plum and tied knots in it and stuck it to the card. I have then punched the heart out and stamped inside the card. I have drawn freehand around the heart inside. I have then doodled around the edge of the card.

Card Three

I have brayered the righthand side of the card and tied a piece of Whisper White ribbon that has been rollered with the Very Vintage wheel. I have brayered a second piece of card and then punched two hearts out on opposite sides of the card. I have gone round the hearts and doodled around the hearts with the white gel pen.

Card FourA piece of Perfect Plum DSP that has been rollered with Perfect Plum ink to give a tone on tone effect. Doodled around the DSP and card stock. The hearts were stamped in Pale Plum first and then I used the rock and roll method with Perfect Plum and stamped onto Whisper White. I have cut these out by hand and adhered them to the card.

Pouch for Cards

Stamp out the friend heart stamp with Perfect Plum and punch with the Full Heart Punch. Take a piece of 6 1/2" square Perfect Plum DSP and find the centre. Now fold all of the corners to the middle and stick the hearts on so that the dip on the heart meets the point on the DSP.
That is all for now, I hope you like
Until next time, happy crafting
Emma xx

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Mini Blog Hop

Hi Guys

In less than a week the SU! mini catty launches and what better way to preview it than us SU! Independent Demonstrators having a blog hop starting here with Carol.

If I have done this right you should have come here from Carol and you will leave here via Pats blog.

My contribution for this blog hop is this....

It is a photo cube made from cd jewel cases (I have seen this on the web, but cannot remember where I have seen it. If somebody knows please can they tell me so I can credit). I have used the back cover of one and clipped it to the front cover of another. The base is made from a piece of cardstock at 8"x8". I have used the new Sweet Pea DSP from the mini. The pieces of card stock I have used as the photo frame are 5 3/4"x5 1/8" scored at 5 1/2" on the 5 3/4" side. Again I have used the Sweet Pea paper. I have also used the My Sweet Pea Stamp set for the stamped flowers in Chocolate Chip. I have stamped with versamark on the backing card. I have used Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive card stock.

Not only have we got this blog hop but there are two more happening too, one here and the other one here.

I hope you like and keep looking over the next few days and I will be posting more from the Mini Catty.

Until next time happy crafting

Emma xx

Friday, March 26, 2010

Perfect Pair Number 3

Hi Guys

Well I hope you are enjoying the current promotion from SU! I certainly am and today I have another selection for you.

This is using the Simply Said and the Full Heart punch. I have chosen to not use red as would normally be used with a heart set.

The card on the left is made using Bordering Blue. I have done the two step stamp with the heart stamp. The ribbon is bashful blue taffeta ribbon and the wide ribbon is whisper white satin ribbon that I have died using Bordering Blue (the photo makes it look a lot darker). The flower stamp on the background is the small flower that I have pulled the colour in using a blender pen.

The middle card has been stamped with the large flower in Ballet Blue (I have stamped in full colour and then stamped again without reinking. I have put a strip of Ballet Blue to mat on the card and a piece of Very Vanilla that has been punched on either side with the Eyelet Border Punch. The ribbon down the middle of this strip is 1 1/4" white grosgrain ribbon dyed with the Ballet Blue ink. I have used the Full Heart Punch on the bottom of the Matted layer. I have used the bumps at the top of the heart as the border at the bottom. The three faux brads are punched from Very Vanilla and accented with Crystal Effects.

The last card has been stamped in versamark and I have then brayered the Ballet Blue over the top. I have matted Ballet Blue card with Satin Ribbon with a bit of Bashful Blue tied at the end of it.

I hope you like these and until next time.

Happy Crafting

Emma xx

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Perfect Pair Promo

Hi Guys

As you know Stampin' Up have a promotion on now whereby you buy the stamp set and you can get the punch for £10, what a bargain!!!

In my last post I used Flight of the Butterfly and the butterfly punch. Today I am using the Say It With Scallops and the Scallop Square punch.

For my colour scheme I have used Lavender Lace and Almost Amethyst with the coordinating stamp sets.

I have done a swing card. In the middle is a 3"x3" card and on the right is an easel card that are all the range at the moment. I didn't have any brads that matched my projects when I made them so I punched out some coordinating circles with my cropodile and then added the gloss to them with Crystal Effects.

On the 3"x3" card I have cut two scallop squares and cut the Lavender lace one in half and stuck it underneath the Whisper White one.

If you want to order this or any of the punches on the promotion just email me at emmadaye@sky.com.

I hope you like this and until next time

Happy Crafting

Emma xx

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Altered? - You Bet!

Hi Guys

Well this week it is Lynns week to choose what we are to do on TT's. She has chosen the theme 'alter it' and has produced a fabulous light switch.

I chose to use a blank wooden frame and a candle that I had. The frame is covered in Bridesmaid Speciality Papers from SU!. I have brayered over the paper with pixie pink ink. The foil on the paper resists the ink and you get a lovely effect. I have finished the frame with some butterflies from the 'Flight of the Butterfly' set and punched out with the coordinating punch (on offer at the moment. Buy the stamp set at regular price and get the punch with £2.50 off)

My candle has been done by stamping onto white tissue paper and punching out. I have stuck the tissue paper to the candle and then wrapped grease proof paper round it and heated it til the tissue paper is embedded in the wax. I made a little pot for it to stand in again made from Bridesmaid paper. I have then stamped the little butterfly from the set and cut out with scissors.

I hope you like and until next time

Happy Crafting

Emma xx

Monday, March 22, 2010

Bad Blogger

Hi Guys

What a bad blogger I have been. I went on holiday to Devon for a week and planned on posting whilst I was there and I could not get internet all week. I got back from Devon and then I had to prep for a class, make swaps for a meeting that I was going to in Coventry on Thursday last week and then drive up to Skipton for a really fab weekend retreat held by my two dear friends Michelle and Janet. What a blast I had. I met up with old friends and made new friends. Tomorrow is Tuesday Taggers and I will be posting my contribution for this week.

Until then happy crafting

Emma xx

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Swirls and Curls

Hi Guys

Well what a week I have had. I had a fab day in Alford on Saturday with 9 lovely ladies, a workshop and my fellow SU! demo Zoe. Sunday I was in Skipton with lots of other lovely ladies celebrating a 60th birthday with a person who didn't know it was going to happen (which was fab) and today I have picked up my shiny new car (a brand new Nissan Qashqai (pron Kashki)).

Well onto today. Tuesday Taggers have swirls and curls for their topic this week and the lovely Pat has chosen the topic.

Here is my entry for this week

I am hoping that you can see the swirls on the backing card. These have been made by using the Whimsy Wheel (SU!) and versamark onto whisper white c/s. I have then used my brayer to colour the ATC using Creamy Caramel and Really Rust. I have used the corresponding Stamp Set Garden Whimsy. I have stamped the butterflies in Creamy Caramel on the ATC and then stamped on a scrap of card the two butterflies. I cut them out, including the bodies and stuck them to the ATC. I have also used the phrase from the same set. The ribbon is Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain. I have stuck a length of it on the left hand side of the card and added a bit that has been frayed. I have then stuck a bow on top.

I hope you like.

Until next time happy crafting

Emma xx

Monday, March 1, 2010

Time for a new Promotion

Hi Guys

Well Sale-a-Bration is over now and thanks to all of you who helped me in January and February with your sales.

SU! have another promotion for you. It is the 'Perfect Pairs' promo. If you buy one of the stamp sets then you can have the coordinating punch with 20% off.

The only exception to this is the heart punch which you can buy separately at the full price of £12.50.


The heart is only while stocks last. If you want the punch then please get in touch with me and I will order it for you. Just email emmadaye@sky.com and I will make it happen.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Until next time, happy crafting.

Emma xx