Tuesday, 28 February 2012

I have some gorgeous ribbon for that........

Today's card is for the following challenges:

Passion for promarkers ~ Colour theme pastel
Less is more ~ Don't scrap it
Allsorts Challenge ~ It's your choice
The Secret Crafter ~ White on white

Materials used:
White card stock inc. scraps
Sizzix Dots embossing folder
Stamped images from Penny Black ~ Critter party & Bubbly
Images stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Promarkers.

I do have the perfect cloud ribbon for this card, but it was so hard to not add it.  Trying to keep it white (excluding the image) and simple is harder than it looks.  This has to be the smallest card I have made in a long time, an A6 card.  I just wanted to keep going with this card by adding more and more detail to the colouring, but I thought 'no' it has to be clean and simple.  I may have to remake this card with all the extras I want lol! 

The scrap paper was used to make the clouds.  I always keep all my scrap strips, rectangles, anything they are great for the little one to sort through for her little crafty moments.

 Thank you to the lovely Franz over at The Secret Crafter for her beautiful DT card that gave me the inspiration for this project.

Hope you have a lovely day, thank you for popping by my blog.

Love Em x

Friday, 24 February 2012

Time for tea

Today's card is for the following challenges:

Lili's Little Fairies ~ Afternoon tea
The Ribbon Girl ~ Pink, Brown & Cream colour challenge
Papertake Weekly ~ Get Krafty
Crafty Catz ~ Something beginning with B (Buttons & Brown)
(lol! Knew I should have waited for that glue to dry =D)

Materials Used:
Background papers free from Simply Cards & Papercraft.
Lighter pink polka dot background paper ~ Paper Cellar Wedding
Stamp ~ Lili of the Valley
Stamped with Memento ink Tuxedo Black and coloured with Pro Markers
Kraft Card ~ Docrafts Papermania
Ribbon & Buttons ~ Sew Sweet
Flowers & Lace from crafty stash

Thank you for taking the time to pop by my blog.  Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Love Em x

Thursday, 23 February 2012

My First Easel Card.......

This is my very first easel card... and I am totally addicted.

This card is for the following challenges:

The Secret Crafter ~ Bingo (Pearls, Swirls & Flowers)
Allsorts Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Catz ~ Favourite Things
Totally Papercraft ~ Ribbons and/or Bows

Materials Used:

Stamped image ~ Penny Black ~ in the garden (T for Transparent)
Image stamped with Memento ink Tuxedo Black and coloured with Pro Markers.
Die Cuts ~ Flourish #10, Flowers layers #9 and Framelits circles, scallop.
Purple backing paper ~ Bazzill
Floral background paper ~ Forever Friends Spring Time 6" x 6".
Ribbon buckle and self adhesive pearls ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Sentiment ~ Lili of the Valley.
Ribbon, felt and lace from crafty stash.

Thank you for taking the time to pop by my blog, your feedback/comments are much appreciated.

Love Em x

Thursday, 16 February 2012


Hi everyone and welcome to my blog.

Sorry it has been such a long time since my last post.  I caught the dreaded cold that seems to be going around everywhere at the moment.  Feeling a lot better now though =D

I wanted to share with you a new project I have on the go.  For my 'day' job I run my own business doing printing (mugs and other gifts) and embroidery.  It's a great job and enables me to stay at home and work which is very convenient when you have a little one, for those unpredictable days off school sick, etc.  The only thing is sometimes it's just not creative enough for me.  I have had the idea for quite a while to design my own mugs.

I have started to turn the 'idea' into actual products ~ Yippee!!

Here is the first design

You can find these for sale in my e-bay store (click the link on your right) or you can contact me direct.

I am working on some Mother's day designs now and will share as soon as they are ready.

Hope you are all having a lovely half term break.

Love Em x