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.

Saturday, April 30, 2011


Hi Guys

just to say sorry for being missing in action.  I have been really busy getting ready for a craft fayre tomorrow in Grantham town centre.

I will be back on Monday with a new project.

Thanks for keeping in touch with my blog.

Until next time

happy crafting

Emma xx

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Congratulations and this week

Hi Guys

firstly congratulations to Yvonne for winning last weeks challenge on Try It On Tuedays and now onto this weeks challenge.

We are for a bit of upcycling for this weeks challenge and I didn't know what to do but then I remembered some pegs I have used to make fridge magnets.

I made three lots of pegs each different.  I covered the pegs with DSP and filed the edges and then glazed them with Crystal Effects.  I then chose three different toppers for them.  The top two have been done using the owl punch.

Punch your owl body out and the smaller of the eyes.  The 'eyes' become the antennae.  Then a googly eye and another circle for the mouth and then stick them onto the peg with tombow.

These have been done just by using the owl punch as it should be.  I have done the stomach with the Woodland Walk papers to match with the pegs.

these have been decorated with the Vintage Wallpaper DSP and the 5 Petal Flower Punch to decorate the front.  I have punched one each out of Rose Red, Night of Navy, Baja Breeze and Pear Pizzazz.  I curled them with my bone folder and stuck them on with tombow again.  I added three basic Rhinestones and there you go.

I hope you enjoy and until next time

Happy Crafting

Emma xx

Friday, April 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Mum

Hi Guys

Yesterday was my Mums Birthday.  I made her this card using the baby blossoms stamp set from the new mini catalogue.  It is such an easy and lovely set to use.  It is a two step stamping set that you don't necessarily need to use your Stamp a ma Jig.  I have teamed it up with the Vintage Wallpaper DSP and Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon.  For my greeting I have used Curly Cute in Rose Red and made a banner with it.

I hope you like and until next time

happy crafting

Emma xx

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Hi Guys

Well better late than never.  I am late posting this because I forgot to take a photo before I gave it to my mum but then she brought it round and I have taken photos.

I have made it using the Vintage Wallpaper DSP and the Build a Blossom stamp set with the greeting from Occassional Greetings.  I have stamped the build a blossom in Cherry Cobbler as this is a favourite of my mums and layered it up topping it with an Old Olive button.  The greeting has been stamped with Cherry Cobbler again on Very Vanilla.  I have done the corners with the circle punch from the itty bitty punch set and accented with pearls

Just so you can see the dimension on the flower.  These have been curled with a bone folder and they have kept their shape.

Because of the dimension I had to make a box for it.  To decorate the box I use the Petite Petals wheel in Rose Red ink.  I had three petals left over and added them to a tag.  I put some Pear Pizzazz ribbon around the box.  I told my mum that when she had finished with the box I would have the ribbon back LOL.

Well I hope you like and until next time

Happy Crafting

Emma xx

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Red Cream and Black

Hi Guys

how are you enjoying this fabulous sunshine??  I am loving it as it makes me feel so much better than horrible dull days.

Now onto this weeks Try It On Tuesday challenge.  It is my turn to choose the theme and I have chosen Red, Cream and Black.  I am also sponsoring this weeks challenge with a voucher of £15 to spend with me in either the current Stampin' Up! main or mini catalogues.

On to my entry for this week.  I have used the Kimono Kids which I have had since the new catty came out and I have only inked it twice, this tag being one of the times.

I have stamped the lanterns, coloured them and cut them out and then mounted with dimensionals to give it some dimension.  I have stamped all of the images in Staz On and then used my blender pen and Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Riding Hood Red and Basic Black to colour the images in.  I mounted the tag onto Real Red cardstock and Basic Black cardstock.

To do the ribbon I threaded some Basic Black grosgrain ribbon and tied with linen thread and then frayed to make it look like a tassel.

All you need to do now is go on over to Try It On Tuesday and look at my teamies' work.

I hope you like and until next time

happy crafting

Emma xx

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Build a Blossom

Hi Guys

Well one of my favourite stamp sets from the mini is Build A Blossom and I have teamed it up with Sweet Treat Cups to make this card.  I used Baja Breeze and Bashful Blue cardstock.  I stamped the largest petal also with these colours, now you can do this with your Stamp-a-ma-jig or you can do it freehand like I have.  Then I used my Blossoms Petal Punch to punch out the petals and in 5 minutes I was ready to assemble the card.  I then followed the tutorial that I have put here to finish the card.

I hope you like and until next time

Happy Crafting

Emma xx

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Inspired by

Hi Guys

Well this week on Try It On Tuesdays we have been challenged to make a card using inspiration from something/somewhere in our house.

I made my card for my niece whos birthday it is this week.  My inspiration came from the room that I seem to spend the most time in, my craft room.

We have lived in our house for 8 years and have yet to decorate this room but it is nice and bright and sunny.

I used the babywipe technique on Stampin' Up! glossy card to get my background.  To do this you need to fold a babywipe into quarters and then take your reinkers and place dots on the folded edge and then sweep across the card stock.  I used Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight.

I used Pocket Silhouettes to add some interest to the left of the card.  My lion has been made by using my punches.  Here is a list of the punches that I used so that you can make your own lion.

Mane      2 scallop circle
Face       1 1/4" circle
Eyes      Googly Eyes
Nose      Large hole from cropodile
Body      Ornament punch
Paws      2 Oval small
Tail        Oval small, oval large and 5 Petal flower punch

To do Beths name I have used the Just Perfect Alphabet, stamping it with Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango and punched out with the 3/4" circle punch.

So why not hop over to Try It On Tuesday and look at what my teamies have been up to.

I hope you like and until next time

Happy Crafting

Emma xx

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Just a note

Hi Guys

just to say that I have had lots of requests about a tutorial for the hexagonal box on my bloghop post.  Just to let you know I will put one together later this week.

Until next time

Happy crafting

Emma xx


Hi Guys

today is the birthday of a very good friend who I went to see yesterday.  I haven't known her all that long but when we first met we just hit it off like a house on fire and the rest they say is history.

Andy and I went to see her and her mum yesterday and I took her her birthday card.  

The flowers on the front of the card have been made by getting a 1 3/4" circle and place sticky strip on it so that it is covered.  Now take your ribbon and starting from the middle, twist the ribbon and turn the circle as you stick the ribbon down.

The leaves have been made from cutting a leaf shape from green card folding in half and then putting it through a paper crimper.

Of course I had to make a box to put it in as it was too big for an envelope.

The name plaque has been made using the Jumble alphabet.

I know she likes it as she opened it yesterday when I was there.

I hope you like and until next time

happy crafting

Emma xx

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Blog Hop - well more of a marathon!!

Hi Guys

I promised you some projects from the mini catalogue and projects I will show.

Firstly though you should have come here from ZoĆ« and from here you will go on to Bridgette.  There are four hops going on this morning so that you didn't get bored and here are the links to the start of all 4.

Group One
Group Two
Group Three
Group Four

And finally here are my projects.

My first one is a sewing box that I constructed last week and it works 'sew' well with the Sew Lovely stamp set.  I didn't use the papers with it as I went for a more vintage look.

The box is a papier mache blank that has been gessoed and painted with a duckegg blue paint from B&Q.  I have distressed the edges with Soft Suede ink to make it look worn.  I stamped the En Francais stamp onto tissue paper and added it with watered down pva glue.

I stamped and cut out the cotton reels and wound thread around them to make them look more real.  The left hand one has Linen Thread wrapped around it.  If you look closely on the box you will also see elements of the Sew Lovely stamps overstamped.

these were stamped onto Crumb Cake card stock and I have elongated the stand on the left hand tailors dummy with a bit of masking.  I have then stamped onto the Springtime Vintage papers and paper pieced them.  The tape measure was stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock in Soft Suede and then distressed with Soft Suede.  Once it was dry I crumpled it up to make it look like it had been used and then applied Crystal Effects to it to give it the shiny look.

The flowers on the box were done using several methods.  The blue one on the right hand side and front of the box are ribbon roses.  I used Whisper White satin ribbon that I edged with Bashful Blue ink.  I then punched out a 1 3/4" circle and added sticky strip to it and wound the ribbon round starting from the outside edge and working into the middle.  To hide the middle I made a small 'rose' from a 1 3/4" circle that I cut into a spiral and then twisted and stuck together.  To the top I added some of the delicious glass glitter (new).  Now people who know me will know how much I hate using glitter because it gets every where, well this fabulous stuff doesn't.  You pour it onto your project and then pour it back into the pot and ALL of it goes back into the jar.

My second flower was made using the Fun Flowers Bigz L die exclusive to Stampin' Up! I cut two of the largest flower and one each of the other two sizes.  I stamped them with Bashful Blue ink and the En Francais background stamp and I edged with Soft Suede.  I then used my bone folder to manipulate the flowers and get them to curl and stuck them together with tombow.  I used Crystal Effects to make the dew droplets on the flower.

To finish the box off I made some embellishments to go inside the box.  On the same set of stamps is a button card, so I stamped several onto Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake and distressed them.  I then made some buttons from shrink plastic (stamped with Pocket Silhouettes) and also from the Exclusive Button Embosslit die and sewed them on the cards and then put them in my box.


Now my second project is using one of the other exclusive dies to Stampin' Up!  I have used the Milk Carton Bigz L Die.

 I cut it out of Very Vanilla and added papers from the Springtime Vintage papers that have been daubed with Rose Red ink.  I made a little pennant from Very Vanilla and stamped with Thank You Kindly and again edged with Rose Red ink.

I punched out one of the flowers from the paper using a new punch.  We have the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and there is a small circle 3/8".  I edged it in Rose Red ink and then added one of the smallest pearls.  I finished the carton with one of the clips from the Clips Assortment.

My final project is also using the Milk carton die.  I have cut two out and cut one panel off each one and then stuck them together.  I have stuck the bottom together to form a hexagonal shape.

The lid again is two die cuts with one of the panels cut from each and stuck together.  If you push the 'spout' inwards it will form this shape which I adhered with a bit of tombow to keep it together.  I have decorated it with papers from the Springtime Vintage set and some Crumb Cake Seam Binding ribbon.  To top it off I have threaded some Seam Binding through one of the Springtime Vintage Big Designer Buttons (Pear Pizzazz) and stuck it down to cover the centre of the lid.

Now all you need to do is hop over to Bridgette and continue on with the hop.

Until next time I hope you enjoy

happy crafting

Emma xx

Friday, April 1, 2011

OMG it is here

Hi Guys

Well it is time again for the MINI CATALOGUE and what a stonker it is.  We have so many new products.  The biggest surprise for us is that we now have the BIGSHOT and wait for it 17 EXCLUSIVE DIES AND EMBOSSING FOLDERS.

We also have some fabulous stamp sets, the infamous owl punch, other punches, some fab sewing stamps that I will pop back later with to show you some samples done with it.

I have popped a link in my right hand sidebar but it is below as well.

click on the catalogue and it will download for you to look through.  If you want a hard copy then email me at emmadaye@sky.com and I will send you one.

Until later


Emma xx