Friday, 13 January 2012


Today's card is for the following challenges:

Polka Doodles ~ Shades of grey sketch
The Secret Crafter ~ Let them eat cake
Sir Stampalot ~ Monochromatic

Materials Used:

Polka Doodles stamp set free in the latest Simply cards & papercraft.
Heart Doily, ribbon and sentiment from crafty stash
Pearl effect ribbon fastener ~ Wild Orchid Craft

The background patterened paper I stamped myself using the heart and cupcake from the free stamp pack.
Images stamped with Momento Ink and coloured with Promarkers

Thank you for popping by my blog today.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Love Em x

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Being brave......

I have been very brave and doodled on my card today, it is such a hard thing to do.  Just to doodle on the card and not worry that the lines aren't straight ~ well they definitely aren't!

Today's card is for the following challenges:

cupcake craft challenges ~ Something new (my new stamp that I haven't used yet).
allsorts ~ Paper piecing
lili of the valley ~ My favourite LOTV stamp

Materials Used:

All background papers used and floral embellishments were recycled from last years calender ~ Free with Cardmaking & papercrafts last year in association with My Minds Eye ~ Bloom & Grow.
Image ~ Lili of the Valley
Stamped with Memento ink and coloured with promarkers
String, ribbon, pegs and sentiment from crafty stash.

Now to leave you on another yummy little treat.  There will be plenty of these going on! Sorry blame the new years resolutions that WILL be stuck to lol!  I have always had the desire to do loads of things ~ new crafts, sewing, more baking, etc,etc the list goes on and on......

This year the excuses stop and they actually get done.  My list is huge so I won't bore you with them, but I will be sharing on here. 

Another huge project that we are undertaking this year is re-decorating our home.  This is our 4th year in this house, when we initially moved in we had to complete gut the house and decorate, but you know what it is like there are jobs all over that never get finished. 

 This year our home WILL be finished for Christmas!!! 

Yummy Rock Cakes ~ first time made but definitely not the last.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog, please feel free to leave a comment I love to hear from you.

Love Em x

Friday, 6 January 2012

Vintage butterflies....

Today's card is for the following challenges:

Daring cardmakers ~ Colour combo
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything goes

Materials Used:

Kraft paper ~ Papermania Kraft Basics
Patterned background paper ~ Tilda Papercraft Springtime
Cream embossed paper ~ K&co Romanza Ivory
Sentiment ~ LOTV
Butterfly punch ~ Martha Stewart.
Lace, buttons, string from crafty stash
Flowers ~ Prima
Pearls ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Ink pad ~ Versa Color brown.

Yesterday after I picked the little one up from school we did some baking and here's a yummy pic...

Hazelnut and Chocolate Filo rolls courtesy of the Hairy Bikers ~ Delicious! and really easy to make with little fingers.

Thank you for popping by my blog today.

Love Em x

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

First for 2012....

Happy New Year everyone.

My first card for 2012!
Let's hope that there is time for plenty more this year.

Today's card is for the following challenges:

Daring Cardmakers ~ Spots and Stripes
Totally Papercrafts ~ Time to party (balloons)
The secret Crafter ~ Anything goes

(Apologies for the photograph it is very dark and gloomy in Devon this morning)

Materials Used:
Striped paper ~ The Glitter Mat Stack.
Polka Dot paper ~ Wild Rose Studio gorgeous polka dots.
Purple card stock ~ Bazzill
Image ~ LOTV Maisie 2 balloon
Sentiment ~ LOTV
Buttons and ribbon from crafty stash.
Image stamped with Memento ~ Tuxedo black and coloured with Pro markers.

Thank you for popping by my blog.

It's the little ones last day off school today, so I feel some play time this afternoon and maybe a little baking.

Hope you all have a great day and wrap up warm.

Love Em