Friday, 25 December 2009

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Little Gift Sets

OK, its Christmas eve and yes I am still making Christmas presents! I thought I'd share a few I've made over the last few days in between trying to make the house fit for visitors and getting my kids back from their other grandparents through the blizzard conditions, lol, been a bit hectic here!

This set is for my gran, it includes a note book, 5 note cards an a fridge calendar.

I made a little box for it all to go in and I think it looks pretty good :) The sentiment stamps used are from {ippity}.

This set is for my Mum, she loves lime green so when I saw this paper in paperchase a while ago i had to get it to make something for her. This set is a diary, notebook and note cards.

Finally a larger notebook that I have made for my BF's Mum. She is cat mad so I used a dingbat to print a little cat on the pages and the cat on the cover is from the same font. No stamps for once - a minor miracle!

Here is hoping the recipients all like them :)

Off to start the Christmas rounds of relatives today and finish the cleaning (yuk), here is to a very happy Christmas!

Thanks for looking

Emily x

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Papertake Weekly Challenge 30

It is still snowing here in my corner semi-rural Hampshire!

Well I did it, a thank you card for the Landlord at the pub my BF works at. I used the sketch here and fiddled it around a bit. I don't like it much but it will do if I do not have time to make another. I have had these stamps for ages and never used them so at least they got out of the pack.

Stamps - Papermania
Sentiment - {ippity}

Thanks for looking


Card and Tag set

A bright and cheerful card to contrast the very not bright and cheerful weather here! On a bit of a card mission today... this is for my boyfriend's mum's birthday, more pics on my other blog, and I will hopefully be back later with a thank you card to share (fingers crossed inspration will strike soon).

Stamps used {ippity} 'Because of you'
Paper MME
Card and Ribbon from my huge stash!

Thanks for looking

Sunday, 13 December 2009

The Cookie Countdown!

I just had to share this link, I love cookies (and pretty much all food) so what could be better than a Christmas Cookie Countdown!? Just wish I had time to try them all out, might be a good job I can't though as there really would be no chance of fitting in my clothes by new year, lol!

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Mass Production!

Well it may be wet rather than snowing here but there is sure a lot of snowman soup about!

I am trying to perfect the art of stamping onto mugs at the moment, this is slow progress but hopefully I'll have some nice mugs to share soon.

If you are still making Christmas cards or have started planning Christmas LOs pop over to my other blog to see a special offer!

Thanks for looking, hope you are having a great weekend, off to watch 'Strictly'!!!

Emily x

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Blog Candy Draw

Time for the Blog Candy Draw!

The comment chosen using random org's very useful tool was Kary Sol... congratulations, please can you email me your address so I can send the stamps to you :)

Thought while I was here I would share a few pics:

Snowman soup production is under way!

My little star! Heather's Christmas play today was brill!

Time to decorate the tree! We had a few false starts due to missing decorations and a missing tree stand but we eventually got a tree up and its been decorated very enthusiastically :)

Thanks everyone who joined in the blog candy, those who didn't win can get the set from currently with free UK p&p.

Thanks for visiting
Emily x

{ippity} Blog Candy!!!

To celebrate the launch of {ippity} stamps I am having a blog candy give away! This is a great prize the COMPLETE 'Just wanted to say' stamp set:

As will all {ippity} sets this set is in gorgeous deeply etched red rubber ready mounted on cushion to use with your own acrylic blocks.

To enter my blog candy please leave a comment including the following:

1. pop over to {ippity} Inspiration and have a look at the other sets, tell me witch you like best - easy
2. pop on a link to your blog to show you have spread the news about my candy :)

Good luck everyone, the draw for the candy will take place on the 10th December.

Emily x

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Wedding, wedding, wedding, ok i've had it with weddings for a while...

I have been busy making samples of wedding stationary for the past few days so I thought I'd share my creations. Some are better than others and I am not sure what style the bride wants so we will see what happens, watch this space...

Thanks for looking,
Emily x

Monday, 7 December 2009

{ippity} Blog Hop!

Its the first ever {ippity} blg hop today! Pop over to the {ippity} blog to follow the hop from 10 am cst (I make the 4pm here)

enjoy hopping

Emily x

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

A Book in a Box

As my Mum was unable to come to Joseph's play I have made her a mini book of the play. I used the instructions on UKS here

This shows the inside of the box, the mini book and little wallet I've put one for the programs in

The mini book in position. I have filled it with lots of pics of the play and a rough outline of the plot (its not complex!)

The lyrics to 'Humph the Camel' on the inside of the cover.

Finally this is the outside of the box.

I hope she will like it.

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Humph the Camel!

Ok, not at all craft related but here is Joseph as a shepheard (the middle one) in his school play! Yes he spent more time grinning at the audience than he did paying attention to where he was going but at four what do you expect! :)

His Grampy, Great Gran and my OH are going to a performance tomorrow but my Mum is working so I have taken loads of pics and think it may make a nice little pressie if I do a mini book of 'Humph the camel' for her.

Thanks for looking

p.s Don't forget my blog candy ends next week!

Friday, 27 November 2009

Someone is going to be two!

Yes an important birthday is approaching rather fast, my niece is going to be two next week! My Magnolias have come out for the occasion, she loves strawberries so I stamped a rather scummy background of strawberries and used a summery Magnolia to go with it... I know not very seasonal but sometimes you have to pretend the sun is shining and its not freezing outside :)

The card in all its glory, still having camera issues, the 2 is glimmer misted not blotchy in real life...

All stamps used are from past Magnolia stamp club kits, looking forward to a new kit arriving soon to play with!

Thanks for looking

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Variation on a theme

Yes another Christmas card! Not sure I like this so much I prefer traditional Christmas colours but I thought I would share it.

Hoping to make a few more cards later but a lot of 'stuff' happening here today,

Thanks for looking


Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Spicy Christmas Cookies

A cheap and effective gift that is being made in this house for Christmas is jars of cookie mix, this is the first of quite a few :) The jars were £1 from ASDA so works out great as an extra pressie instead of the normal box of chocs!

Top of the jar, this stamp has come in so handy, I think it came off the front of a docrafts magazine... you never know what stamps are to be the best value, lol

Front of the jar, I printed the label and instructions onto nice paper and then just used circle punches to layer them up.

Reverse of jar with the instructions for making the cookies, these are yummy and the recipe fit perfectly in the jar... meant to be.

Please excuse the quality of picture on my blog at the moment, hoping father Christmas is going to bring me a new camera!

Thanks for looking, don't forget to enter my blog candy!
Emily x

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Gatefold Christmas Card

Now I don't want you to think this is the first Christmas card I have made, LOL, no this is number 66! This however is the first I feel worth sharing as the others were two orders one of 25 and one of 40 so needed to be pretty simple :)

It turns out that a gatefold card is quite tricky to photograph especially as it seems to have not bothered getting light here today, very dull and damp.

The last image is of the card open to show off the inside.

Materials used:
Paper - DCWV Christmas stack, gold card, off white card
Stamps - sentiments - personal impressions, swils - Unity
Embossed image - cuttlebug

Had good news today about the craft unit I'm to sell some of my cards in but I'll share that when its all confirmed

Thanks for looking, I hope today is a bit brighter where you are :)

Emily x

Friday, 20 November 2009

Fab examples from the wonderful {ippity} DT

{ippity} stamps are yet to arrive in the UK so I thought I would share a few items the brilliant design team have come up with so far:

The above card was made by the fab Kelly
using stamps from the 'Because of You' set.

A stunner from Eva this uses the set 'just wanted to say' (don't forget this is my blog candy prize!!!)

A FAB mini book from Eryn
that uses the 'Life's Little Moments' stamp set, this set just looks so versatile.

Another fab card from Kelly, this uses stamps from three of the {ippity} sets, its great to see how they work well together. I just love the colours on this too :)

I have a special preorder offer on until the sets arrive, please pop over to my {ippity} blog or to my website that is now up and running for more info.

Thanks for looking

Friday, 13 November 2009

Have you seen {ippity}

To know more pop over to my new blog here

Big (very exited) hugs
Emily x

Monday, 9 November 2009

More Calendars

Got busy last night on calendar production as I had had a few requests, here they are:

The birds are Unity Stamps and the butterflies are Bo Bunny.

Thanks for looking


Thursday, 5 November 2009

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 23

I have not taken part in many card challenges for a while but I fancied having a play with this sketch for the challenge on The Sugar Bowl. I am falling back in love with Sugar Nellie stamps having not used them much for a while, I am especially liking my Little cotton rabbits :)

Sorry for the scanned pic, I may try and take a photo in the daylight tomorrow.

Main stamp is Sugar Nellie, sentiment from a stamp set and papers from The funky hand.
Thanks for looking
Emily x

Tilda is home!

My circle Journal Returned home yesterday :) I have taken pictures of each of the layouts done by the people in my group - they are all FAB!

March - First Tilda had a trip to visit Dawn in Letchworth Garden City:

April - Tilda had a fun trip to Christina's 60th Birthday cellebration in Scotland:

May - Tilda met Bob at Pooh Courner thanks to Penny:

June - A trip to the imaginary garden in Emma's mind:

July - Nicola took Tilda on the Belfast eye:

August - York and a fun filled day with Vicki:

October - A trip to London and a ride on the other eye with Tracey:

The great luggage tag sign in page:

November - Welcome Home Tilda, a little party with some old friends and a new one courtesy of Christina:

Our first circle journal had a few ups and downs and I ended up with only 8 entries instead of the initially expected 10 but I love my book and will look forward to doing another (I wonder if I could persuade enough people to do a whole Magnolia theme group?!)

Thanks for looking
Emily x