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.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Finally......a tutorial


Hi Guys

I know I have been promising a tutorial but it is proving really hard to do. I was trying to do it so that it was in the form of a video but it just isn't happening so here it is in picture format. I am sorry for the long post.
Recipe

Heart to Heart punch, Scallop Circle punch, Scallop Edge punch, Eyelet border punch, 1/16" circle punch, Vintage Labels (SAB stamp set), Love You Much stamp set, Rose Red classic ink pad, Versamark ink pad, Tombow multi glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponge (bathroom), bonefolder, Rose Red 1" Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon and Clip Assortment.


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I hope you enjoy this and once again I am sorry for the delay.

Until next time, happy crafting

Emma xx

Monday, January 25, 2010

Jigsaws

Hi Guys

This week on Tuesday Taggers we have been set the challenge by Bee to use jigsaw pieces. Well I have got to say that the whole design team have been so creative and have produced so many different types of artwork.

My 'Jigsaw' was a Chrissy pressie from my friend Georgina. She sent me a blank jigsaw and loads of bits to decorate it with, however, I have decided to save the embellishments for another project and instead used the 'Sunny Day' scrappin' kit. I have barely scratched the surface of it either and have loads left for loads of other projects. For example I haven't used any of the DSP's and very few of the stickers. This is mainly due to the size of the jigsaw. The whisper white c/s that I have used for photo mounts are just 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" big.




Firstly I covered all of the jigsaw pieces with the cardstock, then I added the photomounts. Next came the embellishments and then putting it all together. When that was done I added the ribbons.

Now all you have to do is go to Tuesday Taggers and look at the rest of the work.

I hope you like

Until next time, happy crafting

Emma xx

Tutorial

I promised a tutorial and a tutorial you shall have but not until tomorrow. Some family things came up and I couldn't get it done.

So sorry

Emma xx

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Haiti Relief and Stampin' Up.


Like many other people I have watched the news over the last week or so and seen the images of the people of Haiti and the people coming out of the rubble. Well Stampin' Up have made the gesture of donating a percentage of the sale of a particular Stamp set. For Europe they have chosen the Greehouse Garden set £22.95 (113824) which you can order from me by clicking here. When you do this SU! will donate £1.00 from each set. You may think that this is a small amount by comparison but they have also sent 5000 hygiene kits from the US, chosen a stampset in both the US and Australia/New Zealand and are donating from those as well. You can check it out by looking at Shelli Gardners blog, CEO SU! to see what has been going on.

I don't have this set yet, so I hope you will join me in buying this set and helping the appeal for Haiti. For every set you buy with me I will match the donation to the Haitian appeal.

Until next time

Happy Crafting

Emma xx

Sale-A-Bration is here!!!!

Hi Guys

Well it has been a long time coming or so it has seemed. Sale-a-Bration is one of the big promotions of the year for Stampin' Up!.

Sale-a-Bration gives you the opportunity to earn FREE stamp sets. There are three ways that you can earn one of these stamp sets.

1. Spend £45 and you can choose one of the stamp sets from the Sale-a-Bration

2. Host a £300 party and you can choose one of the stamp sets from Sale-a-Bration.

3. Join my merry band of Stampers and Stampin' Up! will let you choose any stamp set from the catalogue to the value of £38.95

I am also hosting another offer for
Sale-a-Bration*. For every SAB stamp set you earn I will put a ticket in a hat for you, if you spend £150 you will get 4 tickets and on 28 February I will draw the winner. This is for a stamp set of your choice to the value of £20 in the catalogue. You have to be in it to win it so place an order by emailing me here







Here are some cards made with the Happy Moments stamp set.

Until next time

Happy Crafting

Emma xx

Sale A Bration Blog Hop

Hi Guys

Well as you should know January and February are Sale-a-Bration months for Stampin' Up! During these months for every £45 you spend you earn a free stamp set from the promotion brochure.
You should have come here from the lovely Kim's blog and you will carry on to the lovely Caroles blog.
Without further ado here is my project for this blog hop. I have created a bag and a card for this hop.
I have used the Good Neighbour and the Whimsical Words set. In order to make this bag and card I have used the Bride Designer Paper Series and the Bella Bleu set.
To colour the stamp set I have used the Stampin' Write markers to colour the stamps. Ballet Blue and Real Red to colour the house. The roof has been coloured with Really Rust. I have coloured in under the house in Green Galore. The tree has been coloured with Close to Cocoa and Old Olive. I have used my blender pen to blend the Old Olive into the tree.
I cut all of the images out and then stuck them on to the 1 3/8" circle punched out Very Vanilla and then stuck this onto a Scallop circle punchout from Bella Bleu paper. I have also used the eyelet border punch.
When I get home tomorrow (Monday) I will post instructions on how to make the bag-box.
Until next time, happy crafting
Emma xx

Saturday, January 23, 2010

BLOG HOP

Hi Guys

Well you know me, if there is a blog hop I can be involved in then I will. A forum that I frequent regularly In Love With Stamping has a blog hop starting tomorrow.

So come back here in the morning and you can join in. Or you can go to In Love With Stamping and start from the beginning.

Until next time, happy crafting

Emma xx

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

'Owl love You'

Hi Guys

Well here it is again, time for Tuesday Taggers and it is a tag week this week with the theme of birds.

Well I used a little bit of stamping this week because I used Trendy Trees to do the trees in the distance. For the main image though I used the On Board So Tweet chipboard from Stampin' Up! and then used a variety of the designer papers to paper piece my design.


Here goes

Owl - To the Nines (You would not believe how thick this is)
Eyes - Pink Flamingo
Beak - Kaleidoscope
Branch - Kaleidoscope
Hills - Tall Tales
Trees - Green Galore stamped onto Kaleidoscope, trunks stamped with chocolate chip
Tag - has been matted onto Tea Party

For the eyes and the beak I have covered with paper and then used Tombow over the top and then dipped it into the Dazzling Diamonds.




As with all of my projects I have inked around the edges of all the pieces.

The tag with the sentiment has been stamped with a stamp set from my stash and the heart is from the On Board So Tweet.

The ribbon that I have used on the tag is the 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain ribbon and OMG this ribbon is just so soft and strokable.

I hope you like and until next time

Happy Crafting

Emma xx

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Winner of Blog Hop candy

Hi Guys

I have been asked to post the winner of my letter for the Stampman blog hop over the new year.

My letter was N and the winner of a selection of Moonglow products is Ginger.

Congratulations.

Until next time, happy crafting

Emma xx

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year with Black and White



Hi Guys

Have you made any resolutions? I have made two. One is to get my SU! business off the ground and my second is to try my best to post a project every day. (this may not happen when I am on holiday).

Well we are well and truly into the new year (with it being 5th January), I am being asked what I am going to do for Valentines classes, I have had to think about what I am going to do for my regular craft group for the rest of the year, (including Christmas!!).

Here is the first challenge for 2010 with Tuesday Taggers.



The theme is Black and White. I am using the Stampin' Up set Flight of the Butterfly. I have used basic black and whisper white card stock. I have stamped on the white card stock with the dotty outline of the butterfly using basic black ink and punched it out using the Stampin' Up! butterfly punch. I have stamped the flowery butterfly onto black card stock with SU! whisper white craft ink and embossed with white embossing powder. I have used the SAJ to place my sentiment which is also from the Flight of the Butterfly set.

The little butterflies are stamped with basic black ink on whisper white cardstock.

I hope you all like

Until next time happy crafting

Emma xx