Friday, 31 July 2009

Still on the Christmas theme...........

Another using the new Tim Holtz Mini Holidays Set - I am just loving this set of stamps !

Background was 7 Gypsies paper "Louis" inked with Distress Inks. A little bit of sparkle added using Fired Brick Distress Stickles and Tim's "spatter paint" technique using gold metallic mixative (not sure whether the gold splatter shows up) I just love the little calendar stamp on this set and have a feeling this could be on my Christmas cards this year in some form or another.

Well, the orders are all up to date, backlog cleared, family all away for a few days, so it's guilt free, messy and inky fun for me this weekend - NOTE : I am ignoring the pile of paperwork - as it doesn't count LOL - at least until I get totally hassled for it !!

Have a good weekend everyone !

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

eughh !!

Stirring a pan of hot chilli with a saxaphone around your neck is not a good look !!!!!................ but I digress... the sneaky peak on Monday was of course, the brand new Shabby Green Door - a whole new division from Daisy Bucket with the first debut range "Farmers Market" - unlike the usual Daisy Bucket papers, these are heavy weight and un-textured, double-sided and with matching rub-ons and little clear stamps - it's already proving quite a hit, so hope we can look forward to more Shabby Green Door ranges to come. Daisy Bucket will be producing some new papers of their own in September so lots to look forward to there.

Tomorrow we will hopefully have the new Sassafrass Lass "Me Likey" range and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the new Felties will be in the same order - our regular delivery man thinks I am quite mad " no-one else gets THAT excited when I bring their boxes " he said LOL !!

Having nabbed one of the new Tim Holtz Mini Holidays stamp sets at the weekend (all in the name of research you understand - well I had to make sure they were ok first !!) I came over all festive and made a tag using alcohol inks, crackle paint, stickles, and other bits including Grungepaper which is my new best friend - try cutting those antlers out of paper or card, by the time they have been inked and painted - that reindeer would have been bald ! but not with grungepaper - wow it's so flexible and easy to cut out. Add Video

OK, I did try to get the picture underneath the words, but for some reason I can only do sides or top ?!?!?! it's on anyway LOL !

Monday, 27 July 2009

Just another manic Monday !

........and still working LOL !! Mondays are such a busy day with all the weekends orders to make a start on packing and despatching, but this Monday has been totally manic. So just a quickie post tonight as I am trying to get some new goodies ready for upload in the morning - will give you just a sneaky peak for now ha ha !! Anyone know which paper range this is from ? And it's not October Afternoon LOL !!

It doesn't help that I'm feeling a bit groggy with the start of a cold either, and I really should just pack myself of to bed with a hot toddy. So I will just wish you all good night and sweet dreams.

Friday, 24 July 2009

And the winner is....................

Drumroll please.........

Congratulations Ali Mays !! The random generator picked the 33rd person who signed to follow our blog. If you'd like to email me at with your details I can get your goodies in the post.

Well, that's our first blog candy give away - thank you to everyone for signing up, posting comments and making me feel welcome in blogland - and a special thank you to Katy for all the technical help LOL !!

Hopefully, I am now going to find some time to play with some of the new Tim Holtz stamps, YAY !! the weekend starts here !!

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Phew !!!

Wow it's been manic here for the last couple of days and already I am neglecting the blog !!!

I have finally emerged through all the boxes of lovely stash and I am just having a nice glass of red whilst the "other half" cooks supper ! What a suprise when the brand new Tim Holtz stamps arrived - I wasn't expecting them so soon - Bonus !!! So I've been manically packing parcels and uploading stock all day hoping, just hoping that I can find time to have a play at the weekend. I'm thinking Grungepaper, alcohol inks, bits from the Idea-ology range and of course some of the new stamps - BLISS !

Tomorrow the winner of the Wild Cards will be announced - just got to work out this random generator first ha ha.........may have to call on someone to explain how - help KATY !!!!

Ok that's my chef calling, a nice yummy chinese ! Have a great evening everyone

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Blog Candy !!

To celebrate our new blog we have some yummy blog candy to give away, simply sign up to follow our blog and you may be the lucky recipient of this..........

The lucky winner will be announced in a couple of days

Monday, 20 July 2009

Ooh new stuff !

The fab new 7 Gypsies papers have just arrived and they are totally lush, quite different from their usual style, for sure these will be a winner. As most of the new 7 Gypsies releases are not going to be here until September, these beauties will keep us going till then.
Four new 97% Complete Stickers have arrived
as well - I'm loving the Retail Therapy one, we can all identify with that one !!
Well I suppose I'd better get them on-line, or should I just keep them all for me ?

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Just loving Ducks In A Row !

I did actually manage to do some playing with the new October Afternoon papers last week, and covered this fab mini book from Maya Road with the gorgeous Ducks In A Row papers.

The frame embellishment on the front was inspired by an article by Mary Anne Walters in the July edition of Scrapbook Inspiration using rub-ons onto acetate and don't you just love those Wild Cards !!

Welcome !

Welcome to the Craft Emporium blog, I've been meaning to do this for quite some time, but never seem to get a spare moment - I am either unpacking boxes of goodies or packing boxes of goodies LOL !
Hopefully this will you keep you up to date with all the goings on at The Craft Emporium, such as new goodies arriving, special offers and maybe even some blog candy from time to time.
Our Midsummer Madness sale is now on and there are still plenty of bargains to be had, over 1,200 products right across the store, so it's a little bit manic right now, but we are doing our best to minimize any delays.
Can't believe it's that time of year again already - yes CHA Summer and loads of new goodies being released - I want them all !!! Seriously it would be good to stock everything, but not really a viable business plan (so my accountant keeps telling me) so hopefully we have chosen the best of the new releases to bring to the store.

About Me

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Having successfully ran an online craft shop for many years, the time had come to take it easy and find more time to create and play. Of course I couldn't leave it there and signed up as a Independent Stampin' Up demonstrator. A fabulous range of high quality products and a brand new craft room, what a great combination !