Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Opps for got this one !!

Hi everyone 2 posts in 1 day . sorry i forgot to add this in ....

My father in Law is 60 tomorrow so here is the card my hubby requested brief was "i dunno somthing with 60 on it " really helpful lol so i came up with this .....

Had great fun altering my chipboard 60 (it was a papermania set pink and flowers) so i painted it white and inked it blue using my stampin up inks (nearly navey) then i embossed it with holographic powder then UTEE and put a couple of silver stars first time i have tried that. layers are mirror card (pm) nearly navey (SU) white card , ribbon is anitas , star from stash ,sentiment is a rub on from stash.
hope he likes it ...they are in france for his birthday so wont see him till saturday
hugs to you all
Em xx

Poppy cards and potty training

Hi everyone well the poppy cards took me a lot longer than expected .... i made loads lol . so here are the ones that made the final cut (i just put the singles up as the rest are bagged to go).

I would like to thank Kate as with out her generosity this would not have been possible .... i am sorry the stamps are a little late back but i was so worried about the postal strikes i waited till they were over to send.

I used some of the designs by kate and Amie over at passion for papertrey blog as they were so brilliant you can also see some on - anyway i hope they raise some money for the cause x
This week i have also started the dreaded potty training and its been a challenge my little boy will be 3 on saturday ....halloween !! so i thought it would be nice to have him dry for his birthday or at least his first day at pre school lol .... well i think i have spent most of my time mopping and asking 'do you need a wee ' i feel like a parott we have had the odd success fingers crossed.
got slight cabin fever as not been out since sunday so all being well may venture out tomorrow .....dum dum dummmmmm lol
take care everyone .
Em xx

Monday, 19 October 2009

Amazing blog candy - crafters kitchen

Hi , Jak over at Crafters Kitchen is holding a big blog candy ..... a Quickutz Silhouette !! how amazing is that .... and generous to say the least. so leave a comment on there and link to your blog showing the candy to be won . good luck x -

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Hi y'all, well got my poppy set (PTI remember) care of the wonderful Kate from a passion for papertrey blog - so I can set about creating my poppy cards tonight, just wanted to say how lovely kate is I have never met her and i posted a message on in love with stamping asking if anyone had the remeber set (i could buy) and kate contacted me and said i could borrow hers and here it is kind is that!! a complete stranger lending me their only set I was really taken a back bless her.

Also had a bit of a naff day took my little one to the local soft play area and while i was there all the mums and their children from his playgroup showed up (together) I think it must have been a play date or party .... I just felt so lonely I was the only mum there on my own with thier child , they didn't even say hello ...think they were a little embarrased . everyone else was in twos or with a baby group, I wish i had been well enough when oliver was little to forge these friendships but unfortunatly i wasn't and i missed out now i'm like a oneman (or woman) band surviving alone lol just me and my boy bless him....

Monday, 12 October 2009

I'm just so excited today, lovely steph (i think of her like the fairy godmother of crafting lol) has had a genius idea to arrange a Christmas make and take day .....using ..wait for it .....paper trey ink ....whoopee!!!! and i have manged to book myself a place so I'm going on a mini craft adventure up to Essex to meet everyone and i just can't wait. to just show how much of a fairy godmother Steph is , she is supplying everything bless her.

Also i have decided to try a little fund raising a dear friend of mine was killed in Afghanistan in 2008 and in his letter to his parents he requested they set up a charity to help young people achieve their dreams, he was an amazing young man at 22 (just) he was an officer in the marines but had achieved so much for his young age take a look here to read about his amazing life - I really recommend taking a look this he was no average 22 yr old lol.

Anyway I am planning to make a whole load of poppy themed cards and sell them to raise funds for both poppy appeal and JTYAF , all of our family have managed sky dives ...runs ... climbs etc but that's just not me so i thought this would be best I know JT would be proud x I only wish he could be here to see all the people that have given so much he would be truly stunned and honored.

Anyway i have a busy time ahead poppy cards, Christmas too and my make and take day to follow x

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Congratulations to Steph - Anniversary Candy !

Just want to say congratulations to steph on her 7 yr wedding anniversary i hope you have many more happy years to come x
Steph is so kindly celebrating with a candy give away so pop over to stamping and sharing to get involved -

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Craft room clear out !!

Hi everyone just to let you all know i am having a little 'cough' clear out ...i didn't realise just how much stuff i had and i know i will never get round to using up so if you are intreasted i have popped it on ebay -
There will prob be more stuff as the day goes on lol ....
Take care
Em xxx

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Squiggles and Giggles candy!

Squiggles and giggles are offering this lovely candy untill the 26th september so hop on over here - and be in with a chance to win .

Monday, 24 August 2009

What a weekend !

Hello bloggers, well what a weekend i have had !! glorious sunshine amazing airshow and a bargin sewing machine.

If you didn't know it was the Bournemouth Air Festival at the weekend and my god it was amazing, it started on the thursday and ran till sunday, not being into planes and stuff i thought i would go along and just be bored but i have to say it was so good i was whooping an cheering on the beach lol on the saturday it was reported 350,000 people where there. the red arrows topped it all off and the stunning giant the vulcan ! here are a couple of pics -
If anyone has ever heard the roar of the vulcans engines you will now it rattles your windows and you can feel it in your chest it's so loud .......however oliver managed to sleep thought its flight lol bless him...... however when the euro fighter did it's bit he soon woke bless him what a shock for him ! think its the loudest plane i have ever heard almost needed eardefenders .
I also got a bargin from our local bootsale on sunday a toyota sewing machine 2640 for £5 with needles etc I'm so excited as i'm dying to make some curtains etc and a quilt.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

thank you Candy .....Thank you Steph!!

Just to let you know Steph over at stamping and sharing blogspot is celebrating her return to blogging with a fabby candy please have a go, it finishes on the 31st august so get involved!!
Thanks steph for being so generous and having such a brill blog !

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Wall Stickers

Hello everyone, while on my hols in france back in May I discoverd these amazing stickers for walls they come in all sorts of patterns and colours.... needless to say I had to have them lol and this is what I made with them .....

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Hello all! gosh i have been a lazy blogger recently ... i just keep forgetting to photograph my cards before i give them away Doh!!! anyway here's one to view -
1- This is my first christmas card i cased it from the front cover of creativity mag (do crafts) made a few changes .... think I went a little OTT with the distressing lol, the first time i have used it really def less is more ... lesson learnt . Also found that the papermania clear stamps i used would only give a nice clear impression when i used versa fine ink ... i only own black ! they beaded up all the other inks i tried.
6x12 white card - scored
6x6 home for christmas papers x3
Joyeux Noel clear stamps - single tree (love these so detailed ! yet affordable)
Stampin Up real red and green card to mat and layer image
versa fine black ink
clear embossing powder
old olive Stampin up ink
brown chalk ink
gold wax and metal merry christmas seal - papermaina .
emma xxx

Friday, 14 August 2009

all the things i love blog candy !

Hi Bev over at 'all the things i love' blog is having the hugest candy give away she sure is a very kind lady !! pop over and join in here -

good luck and thank you bev x

Friday, 31 July 2009

Anyone for candy ?????

Elainesden is having a lovely christmas candy to celebrate 2 yrs in blog land it ends today 31st july so if you havent already hoped over to check out this great blog hurry hurry !! thanks Elaine xxxx

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

A Passion for Papertrey - candy up for grabs !!

Do you love Papertrey but alas it's not so available to us UK based crafters ... well hop on over to A Passion for Papertrey and celebrate your love of all thing Papertrey with likeminded others. And they are running a lovely blog candy give away please check it out click here -

Monday, 27 July 2009

Candy from Emma !!

The lovely and very talented Emma over at ' devotion to the dream ' is celebrating 10,000 hits and offering up a lovely candy prize so hop on over and take a look at her fabby cards you are bound to be inspired !! - you have until the 6th august so hurry x

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Win $1,000 at!

I have just discovered that The Cuttlebug Spot is having a contest - "The Journey to 1,000"! They are trying to reach 1,000 followers by the end of July and need your help. To enter all you have to do is go to their site, sign up as follower and complete a few easy steps and you could win a $1,000 gift certificate to Custom Crops (! GO NOW and check it out at

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Blog Candy at Quixotic Cards

Please check out Elaines blog for a really cute candy draw( till the 14th june), she has a beautiful tilda card on show too
don't forget to look in the shop too as the charms she has used are available there x

Monday, 18 May 2009

Rush of Men

Afternoon all , well it seems that all the men in my life are either having a birthday buy a house or getting engaged lol i have had a mad rush on cards !

first my bro moved in to his new place , then he got engaged to the lovely Sarah, i am so cross at myself coz i made a gorgeous card but gave it to them with out photographing it first arghhh! it was made from clear acetate and i used the luvvie Leanne Ellis stamp.

then it was my brother in laws birthday and my mother in law asked me to make his card for them and of course i had to make my own phew ..... here are the results-
I used good old basic grey papers on both the star card is 'offbeat' and the tile card is 'granola' the star stamp was a freebie with Craft Stamper mag a few weeks ago i love it thinking of getting a similar tattoo with my sons name through it ..very American basket ball logo lol.
so after all that i have my brothers birthday and my dads birthday a week apart then my 3 fathers day cards (i am luck and have 3 dads now lol ..long story)
so a general Man rush .
just ordered the new miss Anya stamps and a few of the new Leanne Ellis from Sugar Nellie can't wait to get them they are lush!! hope they arrive before i go to France.
take care xxxx

Thursday, 7 May 2009

My sis is 18 ARGGHHHH

Well Hi to everyone sorry i havent posted for a while but life happens and i get all way laid lol Anyways ... My little sis is 18 tomorrow i can't quite believe it she was only little a few weeks ago I swear lol where dose the time go hey? well shes off out on sat her first night out on the town with her friends. Mum and I are taking her to London tomorrow for the day we will be seeing dirty dancing the stage show i can't wait!

This is the card i have made her its a bit bold but i think it works.

American Crafts Paper - Mode Bella

AC - FLAIR bage - style

Do crafts textured 6x6 card teal and grey

CCSR - glass and sitting girl stamp

CCSR - Sentiments stamp

Monday, 27 April 2009

Well it's Monday again and it's pooring with rain boo hoo ! lets hope it gets a bit nicer soon. My brother got engaged on friday so i am in the process of making a card for him and his new fiance Sarah. I'm so chuffed shes a lovely girl and they are so well matched. its black and silver keeping it quite clean and simple.

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Much a do about nothing blog candy x

Steph over at Much a do about nothing is celebrating 50,000 hits with this Blog candy. please have a looksey and see some lovely cards by steph x congratulations !

Pink Angle - Tracies Birthday Candy x

It's Tracies Birthday on the 28th and to celebrate she is giving away this beautiful blog candy ! i suggest a quick peek over at pinkangel (use the link above) and say a big happy birthday x.
Thanks tracie hope you have had a great day today x.

Last night i finished A card for my brother in laws girlfriend Emma, the card is for her friends 30th birthday, I really hope she likes it lol.

Leanne Ellis - image fizz.

coloured with copic ciao pens - E51 E00 E21 YG00 YG03 YG23 E47 E53 E57 RV32 R00 Y21

Sakura gelly stardust - limestar , clearstar.

image stamped on rymans card with memento ink.

PM Brown, Green Card .

Cuttlebug embossing folder -flower spots.

CCSR - brown spots and circles paper.

PM Paper flowers in brown light brown and lime

Basic grey brad and champagne glass charm.
I found this cool little easle in the Range (bournemouth) for £1 perfect size to display cards. There was also all the new docraft craft essentials in stock and the mag so i had a mini buy some really pretty papers called blueberry hill , I didn't think anything would be available till may but there it all was brill!!!!
off on hols to france soon with the inlaws so if anyone knows of any great craft shops in france (brittany) I would love it if you could let me know x
laters xx

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Hi Everyone - challenges

Hi to all that are passing by , well i managed 1 challenge card its on the blog too lol .. I am improving heehee.

The day just ran away with me yesterday Oliver (my little one see pic above) was being a little monkey so no chance of crafting until Ben got home then i had to do tea etc etc, by the time i sat down it was 9pm so a manic craft session began lol. It took me over an hour to colour my Tilda , it's my first Tilda and my first copic colouring so hopefully i will speed up then i had to put it all together but it was finished at 11.50, so late night for me. For some reason i thought the deadline was 12pm Wednesday but it wasn't it was today lol it was the sugar bowl challenge that finished at 12 so i was gutted i missed it anyways a nice card over all fingers crossed for it x.

hoping the little monster will take a nap today and i can get some more crafting done, the results will be up soon.

take care all

Passion for crafts blogoversary candy !

Debbie over at passion for crafts is celebrating her blogoversary (great word!!) with this amazing Candy up for grabs so pop on over using the ink above and get involved ! thankyou debbie and congratulation, your blog is full of great inspiration x

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge 1 - Card

Here is my card for the 1st Just Magnolia Challenge .
coloured with copics, papers were a freebie with my craft magazine, hobby craft ribbon and prima paper flowers .

WOJ Elisabeth Bell Summer Stamp Kit - Candy !
Katharina Frei Over at Stamping with a whiff of joy (blog) has announced a fab blog candy in line with the pre order of the new summer WOJ stamps ... very exciting !!!!! so make sure you pop over to her blog .. click on th link above ... and enter 2 crafters could win the summer set !!! you have untill the 1st of may .... good luck and thank you Katharina for giving us this fab chance x


Well I'm about to take a dive in to the world of challenge card making , I have never tried this before as all the cards look so great I'm not sure mine would stand up to the rest lol. I have decided to make for the 'just magnolia' challenge as its new and i love Tilda lol and also the sugar bowl challenge as sugar Nellie have all my fav stamps, both have 2 amazing sketches so they are very inspiring .

went to Ally pally at the weekend and it was sooo busy (i went Saturday) I had to drag myself away after 3 hours as i think i would have maxed out my card lol I did discover something really cool though ... Friendly plastic !! i watched a demo with it and bought a few strips i am going to make some jewelry with it and some card charms.

I also grew my copic collection lol Got quite a nice selection now I will post a pic of my colour cart it far from complete but may give you some ideas of colours its amazing how the printed colour chart from copic varies in colour compared to the real thing .

I have also just ordered my first Tilda Set ( summer) I am so excited i only have 3 Tilda's at the mo an a tree stump ! I have to wait for ages though till i get them .....I'm soooo rubbish at being made to wait hee hee oh well at least my gorjuss girls will be arriving home soon set 2 is stunning I missed the first set so there was no way i was missing out again !

so all in all I'm going to be a busy bee, I also have 2 commission cards to make plus i need to tidy my craft room wow x

Take care all I hope to have some pics on here soon x

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

phoenix crafts

Jenifer has been blogging for a year now and would like to celebrate with a candy give away. congratulations jenifer x - Vicki's blog has now had 30,000 hits and she is celebrating with a candy giveaway so go check her out ! she has some beautiful ..gorjuss girl cards (my personal fav !) x


Happy wednesday to everyone , its sunny here at the mo if not a little chilly.

I have finally started to collect some copic ciao pens to colour my beautiful new gorjuss girl and leanne ellis stamps (i'm soooo in love with then right now) I have been using some water colour pencils but i'm not happy with them i did also try whispers but the pens pilled up the card stock and not so hot to blend with smoothly.

I'm going to upload a few cards today I'm still just starting out so mistakes are happening it takes me an age to make one card too lol but i love it and thats to point, hey .

I'm still not sure what the best card stock to use with my copics is. so if anyone can recomend please let me know look forward to posting more of my creations soon .

also hope to make this blog look a bit better I see so many lovely looking blogs and have no idea how they do it lol .... more investigating needed.

Friday, 23 January 2009 - Check out Katys blog for fab crafty creations , she is also running a blog candy in time for valentines day but be quick closing on 28th january x

Friday, 9 January 2009

Crafty Makes: Blog Candy

Crafty Makes: Blog Candy - this is a fab crafty blog full of insperation and more Kim has just won an award - Papercraft Essentials Papercrafter of the year 2008. to say thank you she has a 'candy' up for grabs post a comment and a link to enter x this blog is a must see !