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.

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, ZoĆ« 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