Monday, 31 May 2010

An oldie but goodie .......

I dug out one of my very favourite stamps at the weekend, it is this very stamp that led me to first stock Stampers Anonymous gorgeous classics and I still love it today.

The background paper is taken from Tim's gorgeous paper stack Vintage Shabby overstamped with swirls using Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick and smooched with Spiced Marmalade, I then stenciled through a piece of Making Memories Die Cut Eyelet paper with Snow Cap Dabber. Tim's Tattered Florals get a look in too, cut from 7 Gypsies Life Creme paper and coloured to match !

Sometimes it's nice to re-visit old stamps that have been cast aside in favour of all the new additions lol !

Hope you are all having a fab bank holiday weekend and enjoying the beautiful sunshine...........well it's gorgeous here on the Island !

Lyn x

Monday, 24 May 2010

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

..............drumroll please...... number 14 - Karen ! Well done Karen, if you can email me at with your addy I can get your prize posted.
Right it's that usual Monday morning madness, so must dash !!
Back later
Lyn x

Monday, 17 May 2010

It's Candy time !!

Well, I said the other night that it must be time for some more Blog Candy and I have just the thing ! The gorgeous Cosmo Cricket DeLovely arrived at the end of last week, lovely bright summery colours....perfect for those long hot days .......that's if we ever get a summer - I may have just given the "S" word the kiss of death !!
So who wants to win a 6 x 6 Mini Deck ? Just leave a comment and in a few days the random generator will select a winner.

It's official......I'm in love with the new Tattered Florals Die !!! I spent a lovely afternoon yesterday at my pal Penny's house and we set to work making gorgeous fabric flowers (Penny's craft room is not only a haven of your normal crafting stuff, but it is also chock full of gorgeous fabrics and threads) I said to her yesterday that she really needs to have a blog to show off her amazing fabric creations - they would blow your mind !!!! In fact if she doesn't I will have to take some photo's and show you myself.... ha ha, I know you will be reading this Penny !!
Anyway here's some of the flowers we made................. I need to clamber up into the loft to rescue all my hoarded fabrics !! I knew they would come in useful one day.

I can't believe that it's nearly that time of the year again when the Island comes alive with the sound of 1000's of motorbikes and the promenade is buzzing with life ! It's the time of year when I start hankering after another bike !! Luckily, I never actually get around to getting a new one - I had a few very near misses in the olden days LOL ! - So I ponder and window shop and before you know it, T.T. Week is over for another year and my hankering gets pushed to the back of my mind again ....... the kids can then breathe a sigh of relief again......pmsl..........ermm.... "Mother on a motorbike"..........I don't think so !! They would never live it down LOL !

Ok, get commenting if you want to win lol

Lyn x

Friday, 14 May 2010

Ooops !

Yes a big OOOPS, the newsletter last night went into overdrive and some unlucky people got 5 in 30 mins !!! Sooooo sorry folks, it seemed to be on a perpetual loop and wouldn't stop LOL ! I hope everyone was not too annoyed by the Craft Emporium invasion. My lovely hosting company have sorted it all out now, so no more hassles.

I think Blogger is actually behaving itself today as well, so will attempt to put a few piccies on..................
I thought I would make this little folder to hold all the little packets of gems and blingy stuff that always seems to get lost, so using a set of the Teresa Collins Bracket Covers and page protectors, I set to work.......Some yummy paper from one of the Tim Holtz Paper Stacks and my favourite little Stampotique pal Prom Queen (who will be arriving back in stock any day now)

With hindsight, it needs bigger wires, so I will probably re-bind it over the weekend, but it sits on my shelf nicely and no more lost gems :)

Back later with some........Bl..........sssshhh.......

Lyn x

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Arghhh !!!

I am not having much luck tonight - I've been trying to send out a newsletter to subscribers and the blooming thing keeps crashing out - so apologies in advance if you have received it twice, my hosting company will hopefully sort it out and I will try again in the morning.
So...I though I would try my blog instead... a nice long post for a change, and twice now, yes twice ! the blinking thing has not published - there are gremlins about tonight.

So, I will just quickly tell you about the new arrivals and go and partake of a nice glass of red LOL !

New goodies today are the gorgeously zingy Cosmo Cricket DeLovely range and some 7 Gypsies lushness including those fab book covers and Printers Trays.

It must be about time for some more Blog Candy.....but that's for another day.... so keep checking the blog !
Right I am hitting publish now before I lose the blinking thing for the third time !!!

Be back soon

Thursday, 6 May 2010

I was having a bit of a play with Stampotique "Heart Throb" boy at the weekend...... although I don't think he looks very happy in his cage LOL ! I used the new Tim Holtz Cage Die in Grungeboard and dug out some of the older Prima papers to go with it. The words are 7 Gypsies Gaffer Tape.

He looks a bit happier out of his cage here.........or not !!

Ok just a quick update on the 12 x 12 Grungepaper - it arrived yesterday and was put back into stock last night, an email was automatically generated for those who had it on notification, unfortunately by the time many of you checked your emails this morning - it was showing out of stock again - sold out in under an hour !!!! It has been in such short supply now for months that everyone was bulk buying several packs at once (and in one case... the entire stock that was left) The good news is that we have the 6 x 12 Grungepaper, and that is now in stock in the new products section, so apologies to those who thought the website was going mad !!! Other new bits and bobs have arrived too including Tim's Paper Stacks which are now back in stock. Still a few more boxes to unpack that arrived yesterday, so watch this space.....

Lyn x

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Oooh look whats coming soon ........

.......ooh this is very exciting, the amazingly talented Jo Capper-Sandon has designed a fabulous range of stamps for Stampotique - and the good news is that they are all winging their way over the pond as we speak and will be in stock at the Craft Emporium very shortly.

How wonderful to have a british designer on the Stampotique team, Jo has designed her stamps to work beautifully with the existing Stampotique range as well as independently in her own unique style. Check out Jo's Blog here to see all the amazing samples she has produced.
The new stamps and restocks of all the popular favourites will be in store very soon - can't wait !!!!

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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 !