2017 Stampin Autumn/Winter Catalogue Launch 

At long last, the day has finally arrived! Our 2017 Stampin’ Up! Autumn/ Winter catalogue is now available for my lovely customers. You will definitely not be disappointed with this catalogue! There is something for everybody – traditional, cute, quirky, autumnal, Halloween and all of it absolutely gorgeous!

There are some beautiful ribbons which of course coordinate with our gorgeous papers! The kits are absolutely beautiful ! Take a look on page 32 – those delightful ornaments will be such a pleasure to make.

If you click on the catalogue image, it will take you through to my website where you can view it online. Put the kettle on, make a cuppa and sit back and enjoy. It is not just a catalogue but an idea book as it is full of ideas and suggestions of how to use the products!  If you would like me to pop a paper catalogue in the post to you, just let me know. You can leave a message in the comment box at the bottom of this post or you can call me.

I was lucky enough to see this catalogue last month while I was on the Incentive Trip in Thailand, so I have had the opportunity to have a good browse through it and decide what I like best. I think I prefer tradional but I also like cute! You will have to let me know your favourite !

I have spent a couple of days this week with some very talented demonstrators. On the first night we did an inspiration share and  there were some projects made with some products that hadn’t caught my eye in the catalogue, so I came home with a shopping list !

Anyway ladies, I hope you enjoy browsing through the new catalogue. I shall be posting a schedule very shortly of my upcoming classes and events so keep tuned.

Thank you for visiting my blog. See you again soon x

Stampin Creative August Blog Hop – I’m dreaming of …….

Hello and welcome to this month’s Stampin Creative Blog Hop. You are currently visiting me – Gina Connor aka Emerald Kreations! The theme this month is, “I’m dreaming……. which immediately made me think of the song , I’m dreaming of a white Christmas ” !

As our 2017 autumn/ winter catalogue goes live next week, it’s a great opportunity for me to show you my favourite stamp set in the catalogue. It’s called Snowflake Sentiments! I love sets that have verses, images and titles in a set ! This also comes with a co-ordinating die set called Swirly snowflake which is just beautiful!

My colour scheme is Soft Sky, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. The dots on the side of the Soft Sky layer is from the framelit set, it adds a nice texture.

I then used a smaller snowflake stamp and a verse from the set to decorate the inside of the card.

Typical that I smudged one of the snowflakes as I’m finishing the card but that’s what happens when it is hand made !

I hope you have enjoyed my Kreation! If you click on the “Next” button below it will take you over to the lovely Caro and you can see what she has to show you this month.



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Oh so Eclectic meets Pinewood Planks

At my customer event on Saturday, the ladies received as part of their product bag, the Pinewood Planks embossing folder. We made a variety of cards for all occasions using the embossing folder and different techniques. The detail in this embossing folder is incredible and the ladies were very happy to receive it. 

I thought I would share with you, one of the cards that we made. It is using the Oh So Eclectic framelit dies, Pool Party Baker’s Twine and a heart from the Hearts and Stars Elements .

The sentiment comes from Teeny Tiny Sentiments and the ladies could choose what sentiment they wanted. 

It’s a clean and simple card! 

See you again soon x

Stampin Creative July Blog Hop – Summer Fun Crafty Projects

Hello and welcome to my blog . If you are hopping along on this month’s Stampin Creative blog hop, you will have arrived here from the lovely Louise and her beautiful creation!

The theme for this month is Summer fun! So what other stamp set could I use but “Bike Ride ” . My daughter has a friend who had her 21st birthday this week and tomorrow they are hiring a party bike to tour around Belfast city centre. So this card is going to Emily tomorrow.

I love the colour combination of this card. Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate and Pool party. It’s a fun bundle to play with.

Next up on the hop is the lovely Caro , you will just love what she has come up with this month . Click on the ” Next ” button below to hop over to her blog.

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Thank you for taking the time to visit with me this month. See you again soon x


Hello and welcome to this month’s Creative Crew blog hop. You are currently visiting me – Gina Connor – aka Emerald Kreations – from a dull and wet Northern Ireland !

This month’s theme is  “make a card send a card” .As a card maker I know I don’t send cards often enough. With this in mind, I choose the new beautiful Floral Statement stamp set as it has such a gorgeous design .

I stamped the image in crumb cake and then used a watercolour pen to add colour to the leaves and petals. The pink pirouette just touching the ends of the petals in the “Hello” image, reminds me of the wild roses that grow here in the summertime.

I hope you have enjoyed visiting my blog. If you click the “Next” button below , it will take you to Emma’s blog and I’m sure you will love the project that she has come up with this month.

See you again soon x

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Another Oh So Eclectic! 

Oh my goodness I LOVE this set ! We have a family wedding this weekend so I had to make a money wallet for a gift. I love the Shimmery White card for special cards and the rest of the card is the same arrangement as the previous card that I made, only I used a different colour for the flowers.

You can see the sparkle of the card, it really is very subtle but the light caught it perfectly for the photogragh.

We have a fantastic new sentiment stamp set called Special Celebrations , it’s on page 23 in the new catalogue. It has some beautiful sentiments and verses for weddings,new babies and birthdays. I stamped the title of the card on the front and then stamped the verse in the middle in my neutral colour – Crumb Cake .

If you would like to order this set from me, you can order on line at http://www.ginaconnor@stampinup.net or email me if you have enquiries at gina8210@btinternet.com.

Thankyou for visiting, see you again on Saturday for our monthly blog hop . X


Oh So Eclectic

I’ve taken some time today to do a bit of crafting. I have a few birthdays this week so I would need to be organised. I have had a good browse through the new catalogue and I just love the new ” Oh So Eclectic” bundle – stamps and co ordinating framelit dies.its on page 133 in the catalogue and I must admit the colour scheme didn’t quite work for me but I do love the flowers and the framelits. So this is what I came up with ……

There’s a little bit of gold and a couple of diamonds, just to make it sparkle a bit ! Can you see the leaves in the bottom left hand corner – that die is meant to leave an impression! It just adds a little bit of texture to the card. 

I’ll be back soon as I have another card to show you using this set! 

See you soon x

One for the men ! 

I’m sure everyone has one month in the year, when you have a lot of birthdays to celebrate. June is that month for me . It’s my brother in law’s birthday next week and I had to be on the ball as he lives in America and I had to get it away a week early so that he will get in time. It’s not like me to be that organised ! 

I thought I would use the gorgeous new Happy Birthday framelit die . It’s so versatile and one that is going to be used a lot by me. 

Here I cut the wording out 4 times in white card and then the 5th time I cut it out using some of the word papers. I then stuck them all together , it looked amazing ! 

The rest of the card I kept simple so as not to take away from the sentiment. I hope you like it ! 

Thank you for visiting x

Team meeting swaps


Hello again,  I hope you have had a good weekend ! Why do Saturday and Sundays fly by so quickly ? – before I know it, it’s Monday again !

We had our quarterly team meeting on Friday evening. It’s customary at Stampin’ Up! Meet ups that we do swaps for our fellow crafters. I used the Colorful Season stamp set for the first time and came up with this quick and simple card. It’s a single layer card with a sentiment in Crumb Cake ink, the leaves are in Pear Pizzazz and the little flowers are in Sweet Sugarplum. A little bit of twine tied in a bow completes the card. You will definitely be seeing a lot more cards from me using this set as it’s so versatile.

Thank you for visiting x


Hello and welcome to this month’s blog hop with the Creative Crew. We thought we would share with you some sneak peaks from the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue which goes live on 1st June and believe me you won’t be disappointed!

You are currently visiting me – Gina Connor AKA Emerald Kreations from the Emerald Isle , Northern Ireland. If you are following the blog hop, you will have arrived here from the very talented Eimear and her gorgeous project.

A friend of mine has recently moved into a new house and we have the perfect stamp set and co ordinating dies, for the occasion- “At home with You” .

I stamped the image on Watercolour paper with Smokey Slate and then used an Aqua painter to colour in the images. The door is in Soft Sky.

Do you see how clever the dies are? There is a die to cut out the door surround and then there is another die which cuts into 3 sides of the door, allowing the door to open. How clever is that !

I hope you have enjoyed your hop to my blog. If you click on the button below, it will take you to the lovely Sarah Berry’s blog and you can see what delight she has come up with this month.

Thank you for visiting . X

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