Sunday, 17 November 2013


 Hi there

Well Peppa Pig has a lot to answer for around here, Ivy loves splashing in muddy puddles and I thought these papers were just perfect for this layout.

I used papers from the Sunshine and Sprinkles paper pack which is currently available in the Clearance Rack do pop over and see what other bargains are available!

I added a few bits of washi tape for extra detail, I do LOVE washi tape, the tapes I used came from the Epic Day pack and Gingham Garden pack.

Thanks for visiting


Christmas Card Workshop

Hi Everyone

A few cards to share today from my latest card club.

Christmas cards can be so quick and easy with great stamps and pretty patterned papers. 

Products used:
Season of Style paper stack £6.25 - 132181
Card stock in Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive
Inks used Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Black

Stamp sets:
O Holy Night - 131835
Santa's List - 131811
Wonderful Blessing (single) - 134779
Post Card - 130369
Postage Due - 126397

thank you for visiting today, I am pleased to say all products shown are now available on my Stampin' Up website here

Happy Stamping


Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Grab your greetings

Well it the big day today, the new catalogue is here, pop over and have a browse online but grab a cuppa first as you may be a while!

I am also bringing you a special offer today:

If you would like to order anything from the new catalogue do contact me

happy browsing

Monday, 1 July 2013

Best of...

As we are all waiting for the new Stampin' Up catalogue to be released tomorrow I have a couple of new stamp sets to make sure you have heard about

This first set is Best of flowers and is a collection of some stunning images:

New for this month is Best of Butterflies, I can't get enough butterflies so this set is a must!

If you are interested in ordering either set please drop me an email and don't forget the new catalogue goes live tomorrow!


Tuesday, 11 June 2013

New Catalogue Sneak Peek #6

Hello again,
I have a couple of simple cards to share today.

I have used the new 'Label Love' stamp set and coordinating punch teaming it up with the two beautiful butterfly punches, 'bitty butterfly' and 'elegant butterfly'.

The papers I used are from 'Polka Dot Parade' and are some of my favourites.

Thanks for visiting


Monday, 10 June 2013

New Catalogue Sneak Peek #5

Hi there,
Something a bit different today.

I have made two cards in the same design but different colours.

First up using Strawberry Slush cardstock.

And second using Costal Cabana cardstock

For both cards I used patterned paper from 'Quartrefancy Speciality' paper pack.  I stamped the design from 'Mosaic Madness' stamp set and punched out using the coordinating 'Mosaic' punch.  

I can not take credit for the design of the card I saw it on pintrest and really liked it, the tutorial is here if you wish to have a go at making one.

Thank you for visiting

Sunday, 9 June 2013

New Catalogue Sneak Peeks #4

Hi there, back again with more to share today
I have two cards to show using the same products, one with a masculine feel and one more feminine.

I have used Baked Brown Sugar cardstock for the bases and patterned paper from 'Soho Subway' paper pack.  The sentiments for both cards are from the 'Label Love' stamp set, using the coordinating punch and are stamped in Pistachio Pudding ink.

To embellish the cards I have used This and That washi tape and handmade clay buttons and flowers.  These were made using a great new product 'Simply Pressed Clay' and 'Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds'.  I experimented with the clay colouring it before use with Pistachio Pudding ink from a reinker when I made the blossoms and colouring after dry for the buttons.  Both ways seems to give a good effect but I will be experimenting more. 

The clay is airdry and very light so great for cards.  It is great to be able to make this type of embellishment in any colour needed for a project, I just need a bit of practise so my buttons end up round like buttons should be ;)

Thanks for visiting


Saturday, 8 June 2013

New Catalogue Sneak peek #3

hello on this sunny Saturday,

Today I am sharing a set of very simple cards, I don't do 'clean and simple' but these images are so beautiful they don't need a lot of embellishment

I stamped the images from the new hostess set 'Simply Sketched' onto card using Stazon ink and then coloured using a waterbrush and ink from the new 'In colours' ink pads.

I think this stamp set is going to be a new favourite, you can get yours when you host a Stampin' up party!

I hope you have had a sunny day too


New Catalogue Sneak Peek #2

Hello again,
I am back today with another sneak peek 

 For this card I have used Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock for the base and stamped the lovely 'Wildflower Meadow' stamp onto Smokey Slate cardstock using the Smokey Slate ink.  This is a new colour added to the Neutrals collection and is a lovely shade of grey.  I then added a greeting in Crisp Cantaloupe using the 'Label Love' stamp set and coordinating punch.

To add a bit of extra detail I used a small spot of Crystal Effects on the center of the flowers.

Thank you for visiting today


Friday, 7 June 2013

New Catalogue Sneak Peek #1

Hello Blogland,

I had a very exciting delivery yesterday of Stampin Up products from the new catalogue.  I am going to share a few makes with them over the next couple of weeks so get a wish list ready, the catalogue is released on 2nd July.  If you can't wait, why not sign up as a demo and get in early, contact me for info! :)

For this card I used cardstock in all the new 'in colours', they are all beautiful shades and compliment each other so well.  The Colours are Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Strawberry Slush.

I used the gourgeous 'Papilion Potporri' stamp set and coordinating punches that are still available in the new catalogue along with some new goodies.  The shapes my butterflies are perched on have been created using the new 'Label Love' stamp set and coordinating punch.  The greeting I used is from an absoloutely stunning new hostess set called 'Simply Sketched'.

Thank you for visiting, don't forget to get your wish list ready for 2nd July

Emily x

Saturday, 11 May 2013

A Special Birthday Card

Hi Everyone

We have a very special birthday coming up in my family.  My Gran is going to be 95 in a couple of weeks... she is an amazing woman and deserves a very special card.

I have used a chipboard shadow box kit for the base of the card.

This is the front. 

 here is the inside:

The shadow box in more detail

I used the following Stampin up products:
Tea for two paper pack
Boho Blossom punch
Nature Walk Stamp set
Mini brads
Apothecary Art stamp set

Thank you for visiting

Sunday, 5 May 2013

New Home Card

Hi everyone

I have a card to share today.

I used a birdhouse shape blank and stamped the SU Woodgrain stamp in Crumb cake ink as a back ground.  I then used papers from the Tea for two designer series pack to decorate.

I added punched flowers using the Boho Blossom Punch out of papers from the Tea for Two and First Edition papers.

To finish I added two birds using the Bird Builder punch and paper from the Neutrals designer series paper stack.

Thank you for visiting today,

Emily x

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Storytime - Down the Park Layout

Hi Blogland

I have another layout to share today.

It is a very simple two photo layout using papers from the Storytime paper pack. 

These bright colourful papers are great.

Thanks for visiting


Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Storytime - School photo layout

Hello Everyone,
I have been scrapbooking again!

I have used the lovely papers from the 'Storytime' paper pack.  This pack is so lovely its a good job there are two sheets of each paper or I would never of been able to cut into it!

One of the sheets has this great report card on it.

I kept the embellishments very simple just using these cute 'vowels' and 'numbers' cards from the same sheet as the report card.

I used Always Artichoke ink to ink all the edges and curled them for a bit of dimension.

Thanks for visiting today

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Sunshine and Sprinkles LO 2 - Oh, Hello Buttons

Hi Everyone

I have another simple scrapbook page to share today.  These a photos taken this week of my little girl having her first taste of milky bar buttons, she is not quite sure what to make of them :)

I used Rose Red Cardstock and teamed it up with the lovely spotty paper from the Sunshine and Sprinkles designer paper pack.

The photos fill up most of the page but I used the Oh, Hello stamp set for some accents and a bit of Pretty in pink stitched crossgrain ribbon.

Thank you for visiting today


Thursday, 28 March 2013

Sunshine and Sprinkles Layout

Hi Everyone

I am not a very expert scrapbooker but I do a few layouts from time to time.

Last weekend my Daughter went to her friend's Birthday party, it was a lovely spring day with snow and gale force winds so I couldn't resist taking picture of her walking home, she looked so funny in her party dress, glittery face paints and wellies.  As for the balloon it was a miracle it made it home at all.

 My Layout is done on SU So Saffron Cardstock and I used papers from the Sunshine and Sprinkles designer series.

 I gave my Sizzlits Pinwheel die its first outing to embellish the page but otherwise left it fairly simple with just a small amount of journaling

thank you for visiting today


Saturday, 23 March 2013

Getting Inky, Very Inky

Hi Everyone

I have been busy decorating the cover of my new mixed media album.  The covers are canvas which is great to stamp on.

I stamped the 'delicate doilies' stamps in Crumb cake, pool party and island indigo ink to create a background on all the covers.
I also inked the edges and any spaces with crumb cake ink.

 Above is the inside and below shows the back cover.

 These are all the different stamps I used on this project, I love being able to combine different sets on one project.

 Materials Used:

First Edition Paper Pack
Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Swallowtail, Hearts a Flutter, Delicate Doilies and Postage Due
Punches: Postage Stamp, Blossom, Circle
Ribbon, buttons and Trinket

Some close ups of the details

Thank you for visiting today


Monday, 18 March 2013

Blossom Bunch from the Blossom Punch

 Hello Everyone

I was lucky to get a bit of craft time this morning and this is what I made.

I saw a similar thing on pintrest but it was smaller and was to hang, I wanted mine to look more like a bucket of spring flowers.

I used a polystyrene ball (bought from hobycraft for speed) and superglued this into the metal bucket.  I punched lots of flowers and pinned them to the ball filling any small gaps with the 'leaves' and small lengths of ribbon. Finished it off by decorating the bucket with two ribbons.

Products Used:

Stampin Up Blossom punch
Stampin Up Cardstock in Lucky Limeade
Stampin Up Papers from First Edition and Tea for Two
Stampin Up Ribbon Taffeta in So Saffon
Stampin Up Ribbon Crossgrain Stitched in Daffodil Delight
lots of pins

I hope you are enjoying my projects 


Super Speedy Swallowtail note cards

Hi everyone

Last night I made a few very quick note cards using the lovely Swallowtail stamp from the Stampin Up seasonal catalogue.

I cut pieces of paper from the First edition paper series to fit the front of my card blanks and then stamped the Swallowtail onto them in the beautiful Pool Party Ink.

Very quick and simple but quite effective.

Thank you for looking