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27 June, 2016

Swirly Scribbly Birthday

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Today's card is the first I created with the new Swirly Scribbles Thinlits and Swirly Bird stamp set bundle from Stampin' Up! Many of you know I've got a bit of a thing about grungy splatters and the stamp set has its own element...


I don't mind admitting that this bundle wasn't one on my wishlist when I saw it at OnStage back in April, but after seeing other demonstrators creations when they got during our pre-order period, it jumped onto my next order.

I love the card and you'll be seeing more from the set soon.

Card: Emerald Envy and Whisper White
Ink: Emerald Envy and Sweet Sugarplum
Stamp sets: Swirly Bird
Tools and embellishments: Swirly Scribbles thinlits
Adhesives: Tombow

Challenges...
#235 AAG at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#159 AG at Artistic Inspirations
#236-237 AAG at Word Art Wednesday

I'll be back on Friday with my latest DT creation for House of Cards, so I hope you'll join me then.



24 June, 2016

Always Kind with Playful Backgrounds

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

I'm sure by now you know that I'm just a bit obsessed with the Playful Backgrounds stamp set from Stampin' Up! Don't tell Gorgeous Grunge but it could be the reason why that favorite is being neglected. Oops!


This is the first time I've used the brushstroke stamp and yep, I love it just as much as the others.

Card: Dapper Denim and Whisper White
Ink: So Saffron and Dapper Denim
Stamp sets: Playful Backgrounds and Me = Grateful (another neglected favorite)
Tools and embellishments: Corner Punch
Adhesives: Tombow

Challenges...

June/ July Beach and or Colors at MHK Designs
#236-237 AAG at Word Art Wednesday
#317 AAG at Craft your passion

Whatever you're doing this weekend, have a great one. I'll be back on Monday with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


20 June, 2016

Teepee with Playful Backgrounds

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Today I'm sharing the first Teepee card I created after seeing JanB's YouTube tutorial, so you could say it was my personal prototype before creating the one I created for the International Blog Hop earlier this month. I love 3D cards and I know this will be a favorite style...


While it looks stunning, it's easy to put together as you can see in the pictorial.

Card: Blushing Bride and Whisper White
Ink: Smoky Slate and Blushing Bride
Stamp sets: Playful Backgrounds, Petite Petals and Designer Tin of Cards
Tools and embellishments: Petite Petals punch, Mini Brads and Lots of Labels Framelits
Adhesives: Tombow and Stampin' Dimensionals

Challenges...
#234 AAG at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#181 AG at 613 Avenue Create
#33 June AG at Not Just Cards

I'll be back on Friday with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


17 June, 2016

Five Minute Thanks

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Today's card is a very quick and easy one, that as the post title suggests, can be created in five minutes...


I'm in LOVE with the Playful Backgrounds stamp set and love the fresh look of this color combo. Do you?

Card: Pacific Point and Whisper White
Ink: Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point
Stamp sets: Playful Backgrounds and Thankful Thoughts
Tools and embellishments: Corner Punch
Adhesives: Tombow

Challenges...
AG at TTCRD
#234-235 AAG at Word Art Wednesday
#316 AAG at Craft your passion

Whatever you're doing this weekend, have a great one. I'll be back on Monday with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


13 June, 2016

Happy 89th Birthday

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Today's card is one I created for my Great-Aunt's 89th birthday last week...


I adore the new In Colors and love how well the three I've used here go together. I hope you do too?

Card: Flirty Flamingo (base), regular and thick Whisper White and Sweet Sugarplum
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum and Emerald Envy
Stamp sets: Number of Years
Tools and embellishments: Large Numbers and Lots of Labels Framelits
Adhesives: Tombow and Stampin' Dimensionals

Challenges...
#233 AAG at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#254 Super Scraps Saturday at HIMCR
Linky Party #17 at Crop Stop

I'll be back on Friday with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


10 June, 2016

Reminder for House of Cards

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Here's a quick reminder of my card for this month's End of Term blog hop at House of Cards. The challenge is open until June 15th, so if you've not entered yet, there's still time.


For full details of the card, please see the original post. Thank you.

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


08 June, 2016

Grungy Monotone Butterfly

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Oh how I've missed you, Gorgeous Grunge! It's been way too long since I've played with what has to be an all time favorite stamp set, so I've put it right for today's card...

Card: Thick Whisper White
Ink: Peekaboo Peach
Stamp sets: Gorgeous Grunge and Designer Tin of Cards
Tools and embellishments: Bold Butterfly Thinlits, Lots of Labels Framelits and Basic Pearls
Adhesives: Tombow and Stampin' Dimensionals

Challenges...
#55 A is for Aperture at Butterfly Challenge
#234-235 AAG at Word Art Wednesday
#179 AG at 613 Avenue Create

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


06 June, 2016

Teepee Pictorial

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

As promised on Friday when I was so incredibly honored to have taken part in the International Blog Hop, here's the pictorial for the featured teepee card. By its nature this post is very image heavy.

Three 4" x 4" squares of card for the base (Sweet Sugarplum used here)
Two 3 7/8" x 3 7/8" squares of DSP OR card (Whisper White card used here)
Adhesive of choice (Tombow used here), and Velcro dots OR magnets (Velcro dots used here)...

Using your Stampin' Up! Trimmer OR Simply Scored and Diagonal Plate OR ruler and stylus, score the 3 base pieces of card diagonally...

Lay 2 of the pieces down as shown, with their points together in the center...

Lay the third piece over it and mark the position on the lower pieces with a pencil...

Lift the upper piece and apply adhesive within the marked area from the diagonal fold, leaving a gap...

Attach the upper piece, ensuring the lower fold is clear. Repeat with the other lower piece. Here's what it will look like when flipped over...

Cut both pieces of DSP or stamped card diagonally. You only need 3 triangles, so keep one of them for later use or another project. I used 2 of the Playful Backgrounds stamps here...

Using adhesive of choice attach the triangles to the base. (NOTE: you can work right to left without issue)...

Lift the card and form into a triangle, with the plain piece underneath the other end, and gauge the position of the Velcro/ magnets. Attach the 1st to the underside of the decorated panel, as shown here...

Attach the other half of the fastener and the completed base will look similar to this when fastened...

Open out and decorate as desired...

Here's a reminder of my card...

For full details of the card, please refer to my original post. For all my other pictorials, please click here. Thank you!

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


03 June, 2016

Hello! Annual Catalog 2016 – 2017 Blog Hop


Hi everyone,

Welcome to the Hello! Annual Catalog 2016-2017 Blog Hop! You’ll be hopping around 11 amazing Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrator's blogs, each with an inspirational project, featuring new catalogue products.

Currently you’re visiting Em Fairley in the UK. Hello there! You can continue hopping by using the previous and next buttons at the end of this post. Now, let’s scroll down to see what I’ve been making.

For my teepee card I've teamed a couple new InColors, Sweet Sugarplum and Flirty Flamingo, and two new stamp sets, Playful Backgrounds and Designer Tin of Cards, with an enduring personal favorite, the Bitty Butterfly Punch...


If the size of the sentiment panel looks a little small, it's because I've shrunk it, by cutting twice...


Regular readers will know I love to create my own "DSP." This card is the first time I've used two of the four stamps in the Playful Backgrounds set together and I love the look. Hope you do too?

If teepee cards are new to you and you'd like to know how to create one, please do come back on Monday to see the pictorial.
Card: Sweet Sugarplum and Whisper White
Ink: Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum
Stamp sets: Playful Backgrounds and Designer Tin of Cards
Tools and embellishments: Lots of Labels Framelits, Bitty Butterfly punch and Basic Rhinestones
Adhesives: Tombow and Stampin' Dimensionals

Thank you for visiting today. The next stop is the talented Julie Davison. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!



Challenges...
#231 AAG at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#232-233 AAG at Word Art Wednesday
#314 AAG at Craft your passion
#196 AG at Addicted to Stamps and More

Whatever you're doing this weekend, have a great one. I'll be back on Monday with the teepee card pictorial, so I hope you'll join me then.


01 June, 2016

End of Term Blog Hop for House of Cards

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

It's the 1st of the month and that means it's time for a new challenge at House of Cards and this month it's also the End of Term blog hop. These last six months have flown by!

Here's the photo inspiration for this month...

And here's my card. I've teamed the sponsor image from the Blossoming digi stamp set from MHK Designs with stamps from the Botanical Blooms stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Card: Flirty Flamingo, thick and regular whisper white
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Emerald Envy (background) and same color Stampin' Write markers (image) from the 2016-2018 In Color pack
Stamp sets: Botanical Blooms
Tools and embellishments: Ovals Framelits (retired) and Wink of Stella (I promise, it's there!)
Adhesives: Tombow and Stampin' Dimensionals

Please now hop around and see what my amazingly creative teamies have for you...
HOC Blog | Mynn | Sue T. | Cohenna | Donna | Dotty Jo Em (you are here) | Emily 
Heather | Jane | Judy | Karen | Katarzyna Ewa  | Katy | Leslie | Linda
Merethe | Merlina | Michele | Paula | Rocky | Rosi | Ruza
Shawna | Shirley | Steph | Sue N. | Susan | Tina | Toni

Challenges...
May/ June at MHK Designs
#314 AAG at Craft your passion
#178 AG at 613 Avenue Create
AG at TTCRD

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.