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.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Woohoo New Catty

Hi Guys

Well today sees the launch of our new annual catty and what a fab catty it is.  We are now in line with the USA and have nearly all of the products that they do (with tthe exception of My Digital Studio and personalised stamps).

To mark this day a few demonstrators are having a blog hop and you should have come here from the fabulous Lynn's Blog and will go on from here the also fabulous Elaines blog.

Well here are my creations for the blog hop


 My first is a card which uses from the Autum/Winter Catalogue, Scentsational Season Stamp set and dies which come as a bundle and save you 15% off the individual prices, what a bargain!!  I have also used one of the new in colours which is Gumball Green and teamed this up with Cherry Cobbler.  I have used Teeny Tiny Wishes for the greeting and the bow is another new product which is the Sweater Trim in Gumball Green.  It also comes in Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White.



My second is a mini accordian matchbook in Cherry Cobbler.  I have trimmed it with the Christmas paper from the Main Catty called Be Of Good Cheer.  I have used the new Gumball Green Stitched Satin ribbon with a Designer Ribbon Slide.  I have then wrapped it up with some of the super gorgeous, super soft Scalloped Tulle Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler.

If you want to start from the beginning then you need to go to Laura's blog.

I hope you like and you have fun on the hop looking at all of the fabulous products and samples produced for you.

Until next time happy crafting

Emma xx

Sunday, August 5, 2012

A wedding in the air

Hi Guys

Well this is the first of many to come and I hope you like it.  I was commissioned to do a wedding card and here are the fruits of my labour



They wanted it all in cream so I had to make it pop out and did this by adding texture with embossing folders and the flowers.  I spritzed the flowers with the champagne mist shimmer paint.  I also edged the main mats with the platinum shimmer paint.  To add some chic bling I have used basic pearls.

I hope you like and until next time

Happy crafting

Emma xx

Thursday, August 2, 2012

I am on my way back

Hi Guys

Well long time no write.  I am finally back on the road to getting somewhere.

I have some commissions coming in and my mojo is coming back slowly but surely!!  I can't wait to show you what I am doing.

I have some fabulous news, you can now sign up as a demonstrator online with me here https://ida.stampinup.com?demoid=5001712 and with the new starter kit price of just £99 for a fabulous £130 of product of your choice and business supplies what are you waiting for??

I look forward to hearing from you soon

Until next time happy crafting

Emma xx

Sunday, May 20, 2012



Hi Guys

Last weekend saw the first Stampin' Up! retreat held by myself and Janet (a very good friend and fellow SU! Demonstrator) in the sunny climes of North Yorkshire.

We had a lovely mix of crafters come and join us for the weekend and some day delegates joined us on the Saturday for a lot of fun and laughter.

Here is the motley crew at the end of the weekend




and here are some of the projects that we made over the weekend.  We made a couple of handbags one of which came from my good friend Victoria and we covered jars and notebooks amongst other things over the weekend.






but over all a good time was had by all and you can tell that by the me that was made


Well we have decided that we are going to do it all again next year and I hope we will have you join us next time.

Until next time

Happy Crafting

Emma xx

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hi Guys

Well I just want to say thank you for all of your kind thoughts and well wishes with regard to my recent operation.

As some of you know I have been waiting for ages to have a gastric bypass done and finally I have had it done.  After my op I was quite poorly and quite weak but I am getting back on top of things and getting there slowly.

Once again thank you for all of your kind thoughts and you will see some crafting projects here soon.

Until next time

Happy Crafting

Emma xx

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Apologies

Hi guys

Emma has asked me to post for her and apologise for her not posting in the last few weeks.  She has had a major operation and is feeling not very well at all.  All her classes have had to be cancelled as well so she is doing no crafting at the moment.  However, hopefully she will be feeling better soon and will be up to crafting again.  Again sorry to all her followers for the lack of posts.

Thank you for your patience,

Louise ( Emma's mum)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Fly away Butterfly

Hi Guys

I have seen this project in several places across the net, I think the first place was on Fiona Duthies blog and have wanted to have ago at it for ages.

Finding the right canvas and voila here it is


I stuck to one colour family (subtles) and used baja breeze, perfect plum, regal rose, pretty in pink, so saffron and certainly celery with a smattering of pearls.  I used a mix of butterflies from the Beautiful Butterflies die and Beautiful Wings embosslit from the main catalogue.

I hope you like and until next time

Happy Crafting

Emma xx

Sunday, March 4, 2012

The first birthday card of the month

Hi Guys

a little late posting this as the birthday in question was on the 1st March but hey ho they got their card on time.

I have used the Easter Blossoms stamp set and added basic Rhinestones to give it some bling.  For the greeting I have used the hostess set Happiest Birthday Wishes for the greeting.


I hope you like and until next time

happy crafting

Emma xx

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Long time no see...

Hi Guys

well I am sorry for my absence but my mojo went on holiday.

Monday saw my regular class and this week we did some stamping on candles.

To do this you need to do the following

1.  Take some tissue paper cream or white works on the cream candles I used, I used white.
2.  Colour your stamp and then stamp onto the tissue paper
3.  Cut around the image as close to the image as you can
4.  Place your image on your candle, use some snail to hold it in position if you need to
5.  Using some wax paper/greaseproof paper, wrap it around your image on your candle and keep taut
6.  Heat with your heat gun until you see your tissue paper 'melt' into your candle
7.  Before taking your greaseproof paper off, smooth your hand over the image to ensure it is as      smooth as possible
8.  If giving as a gift wrap in cellophane and tie with a ribbon and pretty up


To do the one below you stamp your image using versamark and add embossing powder, shake off excess.  Heat with heat gun.  Now continue from number 3 above and finish your candle.



I hope you like and until next time

Happy crafting

Emma xx

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A little something...

Hi Guys

not a crafty post as such but on a forum that I frequent called In Love With Stamping
a lovely lady called Elaine (Sassystamper) posted this and how true it is


  Papercrafting Rules of Acquisition – Rules to Live By

1. You want it, therefore you need it.

2. You need it, therefore you must buy it.

3. All other things you need including food, car insurance, and lunch money are incidental in comparison to what you need for Papercrafting.

4. “You can’t take it with you” applies only to money. Begin getting your loved ones accustomed to the fact that you intend to be buried with your scrapbooks.

5. If you think there is a ghost of a chance that you might use it in a future project, buy it now, because if you need it later, there won’t be a substitute.

6. A Papercrafter must purchase appropriate storage containers, shelves, bins, units, etc. all for scrapbook-related purchases.

7. A Papercrafter has the right and responsibility to discard all previously purchased storage systems in order to purchase a new more appropriate system at any time.

8. Papercrafting is an inexpensive hobby. This can be proved by applying “Blondes Logic” to your purchases. For example, no hobby where the supplies usually cost under £100.00 can possibly be as expensive as big-ticket male hobbies such as restoring vintage cars, radio controlled planes etc. This just makes sense.

9. Papercrafting actually saves money. Papercrafting promotes do-it-yourself philosophy. By applying “Blondes Logic”, you can conclude you can’t afford not to papercraft.

10. Papercrafting makes you happy. If you are happy, then the home is happy.

There you have it it's like the 10 commanments of Papercrafting. Now to inscribe this onto some Chipboard, embellish, make pretty and teach it to those that have not yet taken the path to Papercrafting!

I hope you enjoy and will carry forth this mantra and don't forget to go over and visit ILWS to get inspiration.

Until next time, happy crafting

Emma xx 

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pennant Builder Punch

Hi Guys

Well Saturday saw the first all day class of 2012 and we based it on using the Pennant Builder punch and what you can do with it.



I have used inspiration from around the internet for some of my cards.  As you can see the punch can be used for lots of different styles and we made sure we put it to good use.  We had a great day and lots of fun was had.

I think my favourite projects are the Harlequin and Kite cards.

My next class will be in March and we will be using the Cupcake Builder punch.  If you want to come then email me to let me know and I will book you on the class.

I hope you like and until next time

Happy Crafting

Emma xx

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Something a bit different

Hi Guys

Well I have been sewing again this week and have made a cover for my sewing machine and a hot water bottle cover.

I will take a piccy of my sewing machine cover tomorrow but for today you can see my hotwater bottle cover.



I have used fabric from the Flirtatious range and some Wide stripe Grosgrain Melon Mambo ribbon with a button from my stash to embellish it.

I hope you like and until next time

Happy crafting

Emma xx

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Watch this space

Hi Guys


In just less than a week, 24th January to be precise, our best promotion of the year will begin.

SALE-A-BRATION


For every £45 you spend will earn you a freebie from the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  If you join my team you will earn a free stamp set of your choice from any of our current catalogues.

To avoid the rush, contact me now and I can talk to you about it in more detail.

Until next time

Happy Crafting

Emma xx

Monday, January 9, 2012

2012 WEEKEND RETREAT

Hi Guys

I hope you will come and join us at our Crafting Retreat

Friday 11th May to Sunday 13th May

To be held at 

between Harrogate and Skipton, Yorkshire Dales

Janet and I would love you to join us for a fun packed crafting weekend.

Through out the weekend you will have your own table where you will work, classes and plenty of chatting.

Our weekend will start at 5 pm on Friday and will continue right through 'til 4 pm on Sunday although please feel free to turn up from 3pm

There will 6 classes over the course of the weekend with free time thrown in for you to complete any classes started, to have a natter and generally have a good time.

This will cost you

£190 per person
Which will include

All food (Friday Dinner, Saturday Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and Sunday Breakfast and Lunch)

Refreshments, Tea/Coffee and yummy cakes when you please

For further details and terms and conditions or a booking pack please contact me at emmadaye@sky.com or 07793972024 and book your place.

Janet and I look forward to you joining us on the weekend

Until next time

Happy Crafting

Emma xx

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Catalogue and Blog Hop

Hi Guys

Well after my mishap the other day I can finally reveal the new catalogue




and here it is.  Click on the image to take you to the mini catalogue.  If you would like your very own copy then email me at emmadaye@sky.com.
Well now onto the blog hop.  A group of us from In Love With Stamping have got together and decided to do a blog hop to start the mini Catalogue.  We are now having TWO mini catalogues here in the UK, isn't that fab???  If you have been waiting for Sale-a-Bration don't worry, we haven't got rid of it, it is starting on 24th January.

You should have come to me from the lovely Alison an Demo from France, although from the UK and from me you will travel onto Sandra.  I will post a list of all of the blogs at the bottom of my post just incase.

Well I have used a few of the new products from the Mini, here goes




My first card uses 3 new products.  It uses the new Postage Stamp punch, the Perfect Postage stamp set and the new Red Glimmer Paper.  This is fab glitter paper that is nice as the glitter does not come off.  I have teamed it up with Real Red Wide Stripe ribbon and Heard from the Heart Stamp set.



My next sselection uses the Fruit and Flowers stamp set and Berry Blossoms Designer Series Paper.  I have also used the You're a Gem stamp set for the sentimets.


The box is made from Early Espresso c/s and the belly band is made from lengths of the DSP Berry Blossoms.  I have added a flower embellishment made from another new punch.  The 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch.  I punched 2 and have scored between all points on the scallop and then cut up one to the middle and concertinaed them and stuck together.  I added a 1" circle punch in Calypso Coral and one of the stamps from the Fruit and Flowers.



The first car uses strips of DSP and the Decorative Label punch which have been stamped using the You're a Gem and Fruit and Flowers.  I have coloured them using my Stampin' Write Markers.  I have added some Basic Pearls to add some bling.


The second card is also made using the DSP and the Lace Ribbon Border punch.  To add the details to the circles of the punch I have used 1" circle punches in coordinating DSP.  


This card made from DSP again uses the Lace Ribbon Border Punch and I have embellished these with Basic Pearls.  I have used the In Colour Ruffled Ribbon in Wisteria Wonder.


For my final card I have used all the same as above but I have coloured the stamps with my markers and on the strawberry I stopped colouring towards the top of it to give the graduated look.  I then over stamped the 4Ever in different colours.

 

Now I hope you like and as I said before you need to go to Sandras blog here

Until next time

Happy Crafting

Emma xx

A list in case you get lost

2. Daisydaye - www.emma-daye.blogspot.com
3. Sarnie - www.kraftybiker.blogspot.com
4. CarolynUK - www.stampaholix.blogspot.com
5. Tracey R - www.derbyshireducks.blogspot.com
6. Kara M - http://karascraftycorner.blogspot.com
7. Hayley (craftydevils) - www.mycrafthaven.blogspot.com
8. Emma_H - www.emma-letsstamp.blogspot.com
9. Kate - http://stampinupwithkate.blogspot.com/
10. Theresa M - http://my-next-chapter.blogspot.com
11. TinaFaghy - http://littlewhitehousecrafts.blogspot.com
12. Donna M - http://www.head-over-heels-by-dlm.blogspot.com
13. Laura - http://airingcupboardstamping.blogspot.com
14. Charlie - http://craftylittlemoos.blogspot.com/
15. Sara (craftingandstamping.com) - http://craftingandstamping.com
16. Leanie - http://www.beautifulimpressions.co.uk
17. LittleBeckie (Beckie) - http://www.bextiesandstickytape.blogspot.com
18. Jayne (charliemenace) - http://jaynescraftycorner.blogspot.com
19. Julie H (craftybug) - http://www.the-crafty-bug.blogspot.com
20. Fiona W - http://oakfieldcrafts.blogspot.com
21. Natalie - http://www.natalieoshea.co.uk/blog.html
22. Rozelle (LittleMoo6) - http://thepapercraftsessions.blogspot.com



Sunday, January 1, 2012

A BRAND NEW MINI CATALOGUE

Hi Guys


We have got some fab products coming soon and I will be showcasing more of them on the 4th Jan when I will be taking part in a blog hop.

Today though I am showing the fabric that is in here. I will tell you more about it in a couple of days.





Not only the fabric but take a look at those fab buttons,  aren't they great (yes they are new too).
I hope you like and until next time

Happy crafting

Emma xx

Happy New Year

Hi Guys

just a quickie to say that I hope you have a good and prosperous New Year.

I have some fun to share with you in the name of a new CATALOGUE and I will share that with you soon.

Emma xx