Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Birthday Winner - Is it you?

Hello friends

A week ago it was my birthday and I hosted a giveaway,
the special die set ... Create a Flake Six.
Thank you for all the lovely birthday comments and messages.

Time to announce the winner ...drum roll.....


Congratulations Hazel - please send an email to
with your address details and the die set will be sent straight out to you.

I adore snowflakes and this set is superb.
I've teamed it here with Daisy Flower Topper.

As mentioned I'll be on the telly today - Create and Craft shows
10am, 2pm and 6pm - featuring the Sapphire
and lots of other Spellbinders goodies.
Mum is coming along with me to help eat all the biscuits in the Green Room!

Take care friends - hope you are all keeping warm.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Goodie Bags, Fantastic Friends and Telly!

Hello friends

If you follow me on Facebook you will have seen that I 
spent Sunday with my crafty friends in Milton Keynes.
We get together every month and I am 100% guilty of introducing them to craft,
I now honestly believe they have more stash than me!

We spoil each other with goodie bags and this month
I created very simple tags using kraft tags and Labels 56.
The leaves are from Romantic Blooms One and the flowers are from Homespun.

We got into the spirit of Christmas with festive jumpers and dined on turkey sandwiches,
Christmas cake, chocolate and satsumas (note the one healthy item!)

Today I'll be speed crafting in the cabin as I'm heading back to 
Create and Craft tomorrow - I'll be doing shows at 10am, 2pm and 6pm -
it's a fantastic Sapphire offer...tune in if you can.

Take care friends.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Charity Kit Round Up 4

Hello friends

I've been rummaging again!
Charity Kit round up time and it features a kit with two pretty tags.

You will just need some adhesive and gemstones.

Your kit will contain:

Two ivory hammered die cut tags (from Contour die - Tag You're It)
Pre-cut patterned paper
Die cuts - mini kraft envelope, sprigs, hearts, flowers, tiny tag
Full instructions

The price of this kit inclusive of packing and posting is £4.00
and I've placed a PayPal button below.
There is only 3 kits remaining!


 All proceeds go to Ronald McDonald House, Camberwell.

Take care friends - I will continue to rummage! 
Huge thanks to those who have purchased.

Oh reference to 2018 yesterday, well the truth is
whilst I've been in m cabin crafting I've actually built a time machine...
it's brilliant but it does mean I do get a little mixed up with the years! ;)

Saturday, 26 November 2016

3D Stamp - Poinsettia

Hello friends

I'm actually at my desk for 5 minutes or so to type a blog post!
It has been a busy few days, Create and Craft UK shows on
Wednesday, travelling to their London studios to do shows for
Create and Craft USA, drove back home last night and today
in Harwich doing workshops - hectic but a lot of fun.
Today marks the last of my demos and workshops for this year,
2017 (oh that sounds strange) will be bringing more.

The crafty offering today is a Spellbinders 3D stamp card - 
Poinsettia - love this one!
I simply stamped three times and used Chameleon pens to 
lightly colour.  Mounted onto a black mat and white card base.
Typed and die cut sentiment.

The 3D stamps are now available from your Spellbinders retailer.

Hope you are all having a good weekend, it has definitely turned nippy,
scraping the ice off my car this morning.
Now..have you started your Christmas shopping?
I haven't - it feels like it is creeping up very very quickly! 

Take care friends.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Friday Die Day

Hello friends
It doesn't get much more festive than holly so this week
I'm featuring Jolly Holly - a Spellbinders Die D-Lite set.
The approximate measurements are:
Leaves: 0.90 x 1.90 in
Berries: 0.35 x 0.35 in
Berry Bunch: 0.85 x 0.90 in
This is how they look cut/embossed.
I chose to use white card and ink with distress inks.

My card base with MME papers - Mistletoe Magic
and matted using A2 Matting Basics.

Using Classic Ovals die cut twice I mounted layers of the holly
inked with different green tones.
Stamped and cut a small sentiment strip.

Placed this as my card topper and affixed some berries in place.

Jolly Holly is available to purchase from your Spellbinders retailer.
Take care friends, I'm going to be in Harwich tomorrow
teach two Spellbinders workshops - photos to follow.
Can you believe it...a month today it will be Christmas Day!
Best get my tree up.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Winning Ticket - November's Charity Kit

Hello friends

Scheduling some posts while I'm away. 
As November is nearly drawing to a close I thought I should 
detail the winning ticket from this month's Charity Kit.

Another sell out kit - thank you so much.
It featured the very lovely Vintage Ornaments and
Mini Poinsettias (from the 5 x 7 Holly Frame set).

Now the important bit...take a look at your kits and seek out your 
lucky number - if it is ....

then please message me:
Please let me know your address and a goodie bag will wing its way to you.

Please look out for December's kit - it is all prepared aside from
typing up instructions so nearly there.

Tomorrow - Friday Die Day, they come around quickly!
Take care friends and thank you again.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Snow Forest

Hello friends

I will be heading to Create and Craft today, hopefully the M25 will be kind,
keeping everything crossed.
Shows with Becca Feeken will be at 3pm, 6pm and 9pm.
Becca has come up with some amazing designs and something 
very innovative too!  I'll be sure to share projects with you when I can...

Talking of innovative, Spellbinders 3D stamps.
Today's card features Snow Forest - one of the real favourites -
in fact definitely my Mum's!

My card project is letting the stamp do all the work,
burlap background, stamped Snow Forest mounted onto a black mat.
Tiny bit of twine, snowflake (Create A Flake Six)
and typed and die cut sentiment.

3D Stamps are available from your Spellbinders retailers now.

Take care friends and watch out for lots of pics from the studio on Facebook.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Twinkle Lights

Hello friends

Today sharing a Christmassy card project that appeared
on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog here.
It features the use of adhesive sheets with die cuts and
the very pretty die used is Spellbinders Twinkle Lights.

There's a full step by step tutorial over on their blog if you fancy a look,
just click here,

Today I'm putting the finishes touches to samples and demos
ready to join Becca for shows at Create and Craft tomorrow.
Hope you can tune in.
Take care friends and I hope you haven't been blown away with this windy
weather - I retrieve my dustbins every morning at the moment!

Monday, 21 November 2016

Telly, Radio and Charity Kit Round Up 3

Hello friends

First off I have telly news -
the super talented Becca Feeken from Spellbinders is flying over
from the US to join me on Create and Craft.

We will be doing shows together on both Create and Craft UK and
Create and Craft US - Becca has written about it on her blog here.

Shows start on Wednesday 3pm, 6pm and 9pm,
very excited to be meeting Becca again and showing you her
gorgeous designs. She has designed something super clever - you need to see it!

Yesterday I had a fun time on Radio Milton Keynes with my writer friend
Carole Matthews, Nancy Stevens hosted the show
and we got to talk about the book Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses.

I now have the actual book in hardback and I'm introducing Bella to it here...

As mentioned, the hardback is available from 15 December,
paperback next April.

In other news...

I'm still finding previous Charity Kits in the cabin and
this time it's way back September 2014!
It's two mini gift cards featuring the lovely Spellbinders Inspire dies -
Umbrella Trio and Nature's Window.
The gemstones represent rain drops on the umbrella card
and the leaf card has a dark brown shadow placed behind the green.

There is just 4 remaining kits.
Each kit contains:
Cream mini gift cards and envelopes x 2
Cardstock - buff, pink, ivory hammered
Die cuts - Umbrella Trio x 3, Nature's Window x 2
Full instructions

You only need to add your preferred adhesive.

The price inclusive of packing and posting is £4.50 and
I have placed a PayPal button below.

I discovered a photo from back when this kit was first released 2014
and Elliott was chief kit packer!

Thank you everyone for your continuing support,
as mentioned only 4 of these kits available,
they are handy little gift cards to use for everyday events.

 Take care friends.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

It's a giveaway day!

Hello friends
Today it's a little bit of a special day in the Emberson household,
it is my birthday!
Personally I think it has come around way too quickly again!
To celebrate I thought it was high time for a
I've chosen the very lovely Create a Flake Six.

A gorgeous die set - 4 different snowflake dies
and the smallest one easily doubles as a flower.
This is a card I created a while back using 6 x 6 Matting Basics A and B,
Classic Squares and the smallest snowflake die.

Added in a flower from Marisa's Bouquet, the leaf is from Romantic Blooms One
and a stamped and hand cut tag.

Someone else was clearly confused as to whether it was a flower or a snowflake!

To be in with a chance of winning this die set just leave a comment on this blog post
and the winner will be announced next week.
Today I'm celebrating my birthday in Milton Keynes.
Travelling up to there for a roasty lunch with my writer friend Carole Matthews
and we are then on Radio Milton Keynes at 5pm - the Nancy Stevens show.
It is possible to listen online if you so wish... :) #paperhearts
Link is here.
Take care friends and I hope you are having a great weekend.