Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Pink & Green...

Hi everyone and Welcome to my blog x

A huge HELLO to some new followers Thank you for coming along and joining me on my blog.

Today's card is for the following challenges:

Lili of the valley ~ I believe in Fairies
Crafty Catz ~ Pink & Green
Allsorts ~ Things with wings
Papertake Weekly ~ Sketch No #56
Oldie But A Goodie ~ Lots of Layers

Materials Used:

Green and Pink background papers ~ Bazzill 12"x12"
Pink Gingham ~ Wild Rose Studio gorgeous Ginghams
Polka Dot ~ Wild Rose studio Polka Dots
Stamp ~ Lili of the valley Dandelion Clock
flowers ~ Petaloo
Stickles ~ Star dust
Ribbon ~ Anita's everyday ribbon
Peel Offs ~ Anita's
Image coloured with Pro markers
Brads from crafty stash

I am still so in love with the LOTV stamps and awaiting a nice little order from my birthday spends =D

Had some exciting news I made top 3 in the Winter Wonderland challenge my card!
Isn't it amazing how something so simple can really make your day.  Still keep smiling about it now =D

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments recently. I am able to leave comments on some blogs but unfortunately not all.  Hopefully this will sort itself out in good time.

Well we are flat out here again with work and keeping the little lady occupied (half term) so I will love you and leave you until next time.

Love Em x 

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Clean & Simple, but not so easy!

Hi and Welcome to my blog x

Today's card is for the following challenges:
The Secret Crafter ~ Clean and Simple
Penny Black Saturday Challenge ~ One for the Girls
Papertake Weekly ~ Pale, Pretty Pastels

Materials Used:
Stamps ~ Penny Black 'in the garden'
Images coloured with Pro markers
Border punch by Woodware
Lilac card and ribbon from crafty stash.

I'm not so good with the clean and simple, I keep looking at the card thinking it needs something else.  You think when you go to make this sort of card 'oh! this will be easy' but actually this is the hardest theme for me to follow.
Hopefully you like it =D

Wishing you all a lovely lazy Bank holiday weekend

Love Em x

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday

Hi and Welcome to my blog

Today I thought I would take part in WOYWW for the first time, I have been over there and had a good nose around people's work desks for some time now and thought it only fair that I should share as well.

It is in a huge mess at the moment!

I use this space for work as well as crafting, and at the moment they are both competing with each other for space.  I have my big diary out with my to-do lists at the ready, a pile of photo frames that I have taken down and still haven't decided where to put them.  There is paperwork to file, magazine to read, old card makes, little one's easter crafty kits and even new crafty buys that have stacked up.  The remnants of birthday pressies and cards that still need to find their home ~ This desk really has become a dumping ground!!!

Just to show and prove there was once some organisation in this room!

My jobs today ~ once I have finished working of course is to start organising this space again (it is driving me mad).  So hopefully I will have a big reveal on next weeks WOYWW (or maybe before!).

To show I mean business I got some new storage drawers (not the best colour ~ a bit bright, but they are going under the desk) ~ so let the sorting begin!!!!

Thank you for popping by.

Love Em x

Edited at 6.30pm to add:  I am having loads of problems with Mr Blogger at the moment, so please bear with me as I am visiting your inspirational workdesks and blogs, but unfortunatley can't comment at the moment.  I will keep trying and leave comments when I can xx

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Christmas Cards Already???? I hear you say

Hi everyone and Welcome to my blog

Today's card is for the following challenges:

Materials Used:
Background Papers ~ Bazzill pearlised blue, snowflake papers ~ Forever Friends
Stamp ~ Penny Black Mimi's Christmas
Stickles ~ Star Dust
Pro markers to colour stamped image
EK Success snowflake punch
Gems, lace and Chipboard swirl from crafty stash.

What I nightmare I have had listing this post.  Mr Blogger didn't seem to be working on the crafty room desk top for some unknown reason, so I have had to hijack Hubby's laptop, of which I am not used to using.

I know it is a Christmas card, I am sorry lol! I did say I would start sooner this year!! 

Hopefully back tomorrow to join in WOYWW for the first time, although the crafty room is a bit of a state at the moment.  Just got some new storage today to try and sort everything out.

Love Em x

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Together Forever...

Hi everyone and Welcome to my blog.

Also a huge HELLO! to some new followers xx

Today's card I am entering into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz ~ Anything goes

Materials Used to make this card:
Background papers ~ Bazzill teal, Tilda papercraft 12"x12" Springtime
Flowers ~ Mulberry Street/Petaloo
Stamped image and sentiment ~ Lili of the valley ~ Together Forever
Buttons and Key charm from own crafty stash
Pro markers to colour image.

This was the card that I made hubby for our 7th wedding Anniversary, ties in perfectly with these challenges.

Also another quick share I have finally downloaded photos of my little one's birthday cake I made for last weekend.  What do you think?

Thank you all for popping by.  Hope you all have a fantastic weekend xx
See you next week

Love Em x

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Fairy Magic

Hi everyone and Welcome to my blog x

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Lili of the valley ~ Challenge 97 Here comes summer
Sir Stampalot challenge ~ Magical Worlds
Papertake Weekly ~ Bloom & Grow
The Ribbon Girl ~ Colour challenge Lilac & Pinks

Materials used ~
Backing papers ~ Forever Friends Spring Time
Ribbon ~ Anita's everyday ribbon
Fairy image and circle sentiment ~ Lili of the valley
Other sentiments ~ Forever Friends Elements
Pro markers to colour image
Stickles star dust
Flowers, pearl beads & 'made with love' charm from crafty stash

This is the first time I have had chance to use my beautiful LOTV stamps and I am totally hooked, they are gorgeous and I am definitely going back for more.
This card has been made for my special little girls 6th Birthday!  I am so happy with how it turned out with all the dimensions and textures.

Well it has been a crazy week here, what with having to look after hubby following an operation, my birthday, little one's birthday, our 7th Wedding Anniversary and having to run the business all on my own! I am worn out lol! Hopefully starting to get on top of things to add a little crafting in.  I am getting withdrawal symptoms already =]

Hope you are all well and enjoying the sunny weather today

Love Em x