Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Mr & Mrs

Getting ready for this month's class and unusually for me I am revealing what projects we are making BEFORE the big day.  Also for this month only I have two spaces left on my Friday 28th March & Saturday 29th March class (10am - 12pm) in the Swansea area.  If you are free and fancy making this sweet little frame & card please drop me a line on 07955 687 090 or email me at elfstamper@sky.com to book a place or two.

Have a great day & see you soon x

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Knee deep in the hoopla!


Yay! back in the land of the crafty living and today I have a sweet embroidery hoop keepsake.  I really enjoyed making this - something different and just for fun.  Seriously thinking about making them for the craft fair season - what you think?

Have a few projects lined up, so will be back sooner rather than later.  Have a great day!

All supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: so very grateful and petite pairs.  Spiral flower originals die.
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Sunday, 5 January 2014

January


Happy Sunday and 2014!  Back today with pics from my November class projects that are traditionally calendars.  I love the colours on these and like how well the beautiful regarding dahlias stamp looks using white stazon on acetate.

Have a great week and I will see you soon x

All supplies from Stampin' Up!  Shop here.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

There's soot in my sack (not really)


Remember the little goody bags from a couple of posts ago, well this is what was inside!  Some yummy chocky and a wee (fits in Stampin' Up!s top note die) diary.


I hope your Santa goody bag is filled with lots of good cheer, love and fun this Yuletide - happy Christmas everyone :D

Thursday, 19 December 2013

It's definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas !


Eeeeeeee it's nearly Christmas!  Hope your festive plans are all in hand.  As usual a forced deadline of relatives appearing and the last posting day being tomorrow forces nudges me into action lol!  Anyway we're back in the room and today's card is one of my Christmas faves, I love the layout and the little heart punch out of the long bunting makes me happy (I know crazy lady alert but YOU understand me right?).

Have a great day & see you soon.

All supplies from Stampin' Up! - shop here.

Friday, 13 December 2013

He's making a list


I can gladly blog about these mini muslin goody bags now as they have be given to my crafty class ladies and friends when I saw them in my last class of the year at the end of November.  I won't reveal what is inside just yet as there is one special lady who hasn't had her's yet!

This technique is fab and uses tissue paper transferred directly on to the muslin bag.  I was completely inspired and instructed from the fab video tutorial here.  Hope you have a great day & see you soon.

Remember you can follow me on Twitter & Facebook for more frequent updates.

Supplies from Stampin' Up! - Shop here.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Rudolph with your jumper so bright!


How doo everyone?  back with a little bag of fun filled Rudolph and friends set.  I love colouring and am definitely going to make an effort to do it more (after Christmas!).  It all started with colouring, water colouring that is, back in my comprehensive days.


Well I do have a wee stash of photos to post over the next week and so I will return.  Have a great day!  You can catch me more often or not over a Twitter and Facebook if you partake in those sort of things.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!

Friday, 1 November 2013

Pretty papers, pretty ribbons


Yay! I have started!  I declare that the Christmas shop is now open.  Just a couple of pretties to start with but will have lots more to add over the next week or so.  Go on, have a nose at my shop lol!


Hope you are all well - I am on a roll and should be back with you soon x




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Saturday, 5 October 2013

While shepards


Oooh look at that! I promise you it's not that foggy here in sunny old Swansea lol.  Anyway back to celebrate world card making day 2013 and this is the first time (hangs head in shame) I have celebrated it on the actual - I think?  Using the most gorgeous O holy night stamp set from Stampin' Up!  I love all the fonts and O holy night is one of my favourite carols.

There is lots going on over at Instagram and Twitter to celebrate today, just search for #wcmd2013 for inspiration.  You can follow me on twitter and now I have a Facebook page.  Have a great day & see you soon.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: O holy night, ink: gumball green, night of navy, smoky slate, real red and island indigo.  card stock: whisper white and baked brown sugar.  Accessories: midnight muse stitched ribbon.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Someone's knocking at the door


 Happy Sunday morning everyone and today I am back with two projects made in yesterday's home decor class.  The ladies absolutely LOVED their projects and were thrilled with how theirs turned out.

I also introduced to them Stampin' Up!s brand new online shop, where you can shop in your jammies with a cuppa night or day! Click here or the shop now button on the right hand side to view the brand new clearance rack which is only available in the on-line store.




Stamps:  En Francais (pg100/ No.128562),*wonderful wreath .(pg34/No.132748) and *Merry little Christmas (pg27/No.131829).  Ink: Versa Mark (pg 159/no.102283).o.126861), crumb cake (pg156/No.126975), whisper white (pg165/No.101731) and garden green (pg149/No.126973).  Card stock: Whisper white (pg156/no.106549), crumb cake (pg145/No.121685) real red (pg143/No.106578 and garden green (pg149/No.108605). 
Accessories: Cherry cobbler chevron ribbon (pg173/no.130012), cherry cobbler bakers twine (pg173/No.123125), basic glimmer brads (pg170/No.121003)and *pretty presents designer bows (pg37/no.132186).  Adhesives: Stampin dimensionals (pg177/No.104430) and multipurpose liquid glue (pg175/No.110755) 

Tools:  *Expression thinlits dies (pg36/No.132171), Autumn accents Bigz die (pg192/No.127812), paper piercing tool (pg179/No.126189), stampin pierce mat (pg179/No.126199 and  essentials paper piercing pack (pg179/no.126187).  

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

They say I'm a dreamer


Ooh back with a bright cheery number from last month's clay class.  The ladies were in love with Stampin' Up!s simply pressed clay and I have to admit to some serious clay squishing adoration too!  My stationery pegs were completely inspired by Michelle Wooderson's blog header and I couldn't wait to recreate my own version, with of course an accompanying card.

Hope you are well and if you are free on the last Friday or Saturday this month and would like to get a little festive, drop me a line:D Tel:07955 687 090

Have a great day!

Monday, 19 August 2013

Ebony & Ivory


How-do everyone, back today with a little gift ensemble I made recently for a truly lovely friend and customer.  


The box that I housed the cards was made using Stampin' Up!s 'Tag a Bag gift boxes'.  I re-purposed them with a little snip across the acetate cover and a Velcro dot to hold the cover in place.  They happily house five C6 cards and envelopes.





Hope you have a great day and if you are in Swansea this Saturday, I will be in the pop up craft fair in Swansea market - I am really looking forward to it!

All supplies from Stampin' Up!

Thursday, 1 August 2013

My baby takes the morning train




Had a little fun with the gorgeous new mosaic range from Stampin' Up! I think I prefer the one with the rounded corners but absolutely LOVE the look of the differently coloured sentiment from the 'Chalk Talk' set.


Have a great day & see you soon x


p.s please indulge my title - I was listening to a little cheese whilst posting this :D

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Bring me sunshine



Back with a little card to hopefully bring back all the lovely sunshine we have been having lately. Scuse the pics though as these are from my tweets and I have not prettied them up at all. Have a great & see you soon x




Supplies from Stampin' Up!

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Summer lovin





















Hello! back with a few pics from the Oh! you crafty thing fair I did last Saturday in the Dragon Hotel in Swansea.  It was a great day, there were some seriously talented crafters there.  The photos were taken by the professional photographer there and so big thanks goes to him.

You may see from the pics that the brand new Stampin' Up! idea book & catalogue has just launched.  I have been playing with a few new goodies and these days I find it quicker to update twitter with many of the projects I am working on.  If you want to follow me there you will see lots of new things over the coming weeks.  I will be still popping back here of course - love you bloggy :D




See you soon x


Saturday, 22 June 2013

I walk the line


Back with more 'doodling' examples from my paper crafting technique classes.  This sort of reminds me of a medal/badge - funny how things work out :D

Have a great day!

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: happy you and friendly phrases.  Ink: basic grey, pool party and calypso coral.  Card stock: watercolour paper, silver glimmer, whisper white, calypso coral and pool party.  Accessories: doily and rhinestones.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Windmills of my mind


Back with a little card I made to showcase 'doodling' in a recent class where used used free hand line accents on our projects.

Hope you are all well :D

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: distressed dots and friendly phrases, ink: whisper white craft, signo gel pen and black stazon.  Card stock: crumb cake and whisper white.  Accessories mini brad and polka dot parade designer series paper.  tools: pinwheel die.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Needles & pins


Howdoo friends, back with a little welcome card I made for a new member of my Stampin' Up! team.  I feel so lucky to have such a talented and friendly team close by for chats, swaps, brainstorming and general stampy fun.

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Hoop la la, ink: basic grey, gumball green, crumb cake and calypso coral.  Card stock: crumb cake.  Accessories: gumball green stitched ribbon, tea for two designer series paper and canvas creations.  Tools: sewing machine and finishing touches edgelits.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Under my umbrella

Back with a card I finally decided to turn into a class project using the delicious 'Rain or Shine' stamp set from Stampin' Up! using the soon to be retired riding hood red and baja breeze colours :(

Have a great day and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Rain or Shine, ink: summer starfruit, riding hood red, crumb cake and baja breeze.  Cardstock: naturals ivory, whisper white, silver glimmer and baja breeze.  Accessories: mini brads, summer starfruit stitched ribbon, doily and retired sale-a-bration papers.  

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Hello


Hello all, I am hoping a pretty card will act as an apology for being away for so long.  Hope you are all well :D  A sweet little simple number using Stampin' Up!s gorgeous apothecary framelits and coordinating piercing template (my fave).

Have a great day & see you soon.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Oh Hello, ink: basic grey, pool party, whisper white and crumb cake.  Card stock: calypso coral and whisper white.  Accessories: pop up posies designer kit, silver glimmer card, designer printed brad in calypso coral and metallic brad.  Tools: apothecary accents framelit die, boho blossom punch and essential paper piercing pack.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Celebrate good times c'mon!

Blogaverssary giveaway - this will remain at the top until the 21st April

 Yay! it's Blogaverssary (? who the heck really knows how to spell this) time.  Well four years ago nearly to the day I started my little ol blog and although I am no longer the demon daily poster I still LOVE to follow and blog.  To help me a celebrate I have a giveaway of a few beauties that I will draw on Sunday 21st April.  The goodies above will be the prize for my UK friends and the flower clip/brooch is a little something for my overseas friends.


All I ask is that you leave a comment on this post and if you can and have a blog/twitter or Facebook page leave a link back here to share the love
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I have met and am so thankful to have made many, many wonderful friends through blogging and take great inspiration from you all.  This to to thank you and I wish you good luck!