Friday, 25 February 2011

Forever Friends ...

Hi everyone & welcome to my blog

Today's card is for the Forever Friends Challenge Blog 

Yippee! It's another sketch challenge, so with great excitement I made up this card yesterday (but unfortunately left it too late to photograph).

Purple and pearlised lilac card stock ~ Bazzill
Medium flower punch ~ X cut
Small flower punch ~ Fiskars
Forever Friends stickers free from Papercraft Inspirations (quite some time ago)
Brads, ribbon and sentiment from crafty stash.

Would make a lovely Mother's Day card don't you think?

Thank you for popping along and reading my blog, hope to see you again very soon

Love Em x

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Papertake Weekly challenge

Hi & Welcome to my blog!

A huge hello! to some new followers x

Today's card is for the Papertake Weekly challenge which to my delight is a sketch.

Yippee!!! I do love sketch challenges so much.
I found this challenge blog last night and instantly had an idea of what to do.  I have had some papers that have been in my crafty stash for quite a few years (I am sorry to say) and I have finally got around to using them.  What started to be quite a simple idea, as I have the little one home on half term turned out to be a labour of love.  It just kept needing the extra layers and they proved to be quite tricky to cut out!

Apologies for the photo ~ the colours haven't quite come out right it's so dark and grey today it was actually quite hard to get good light.

Green background paper ~ Bazzill Spring breeze
Decoupage and co-ordinating papers ~ are from a card making kit I purchased from my craft club rucraft
Ribbon ~ Celebrate ribbon by the spool and gems from my own crafty stash

Layering is so worth the time gives a great dimension to the card.

The detail in these fairies are great ~ it's a shame you can't see the sparkle in the photo's.  The papers and decoupage are covered in glitter and so am I now!

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.  Hope to see you all very soon with another challenge

Love Em x

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Just for you...

Hi everyone & welcome to my blog

Today's card is for The Penny Black Saturday Challenge week 139 ~ Men's cards
and for the Sir Stampalot Challenge February challenge ~ All creature's great and small

Never a good theme for me (men's cards) but I thought I would give it another go, and actually I'm quite happy with how it turned out.


Penny Black stamp used from Hugs! Clear stamps, stamped using a Versafine ink and coloured with pencils.
Just for you stamp (free from a magazine), buttons, string, gems and blue card stock from craft stash.
Border punch Xcut ~ lace.

Of course being out of your comfort zone is helped by using such cute stamps. 
Only a really short post today as it is half term and little one is desperate to be entertained!

Hope you all have a lovely day and happy half term!

Love Em x

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Pretty in pink.....

Hi & Welcome to my blog.

Today's post is a challenge for Penny Black Saturday challenge

This week's challenge is ~ Pretty in pink.

Stamp ~ Penny Black ~ Tiny Wishes
Stamped with Versacolour ink and coloured with watercolours.
Pink card stock, Glittered flower card stock and ribbon from craft stash.
Flowers ~ Prima flowers
also used Sakura white gelly roll pen

Penny black stamps have to be a strong favourite for me ~ I just think they are so cute!

Whilst we are on the subject of pink, I thought I would share with you my beautiful flowers that my gorgeous hubby got me ~ just because he loves me (and not even for Valentines!).  

I'm sure by now you are all aware of my love for flowers so I thought I would leave you with a lovely image of Spring!!!

Thank you for popping by, hope to see you soon.

Love Em x

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Say it with flowers...

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog.

I know it has been a while, it's been crazy catching up with work.  Hopefully I am nearly there and will get more time to craft ~ yippee!!!

Here is my first blog challenge for 2011!

Today's card is for a challenge over at Penny Black @ Allsorts ~ Say it with flowers. 
A lovely challenge using my favourite stamps ~ Penny Black, and my favourite source of inspiration ~ Flowers (can't wait until Spring).

Papers ~ Papermania Blueberry Hill & Papermania Honey & Hugs
Punch ~ Xcut
Stamp ~ Tiny Wishes
Flowers and sentiment from crafty stash.

This is my card entry for the Penny Black @ allsorts February challenge ~ Say it with flowers.

Thank you for stopping by, please feel free to leave a comment.

Love Em x