Tuesday, 30 December 2008


Phew! I love christmas cards but there are always so many!!
Back to birthdays!
This first card I made for my little boy to give to his Auntie tommorow she loves pink so they were my orders lol!

I used FF image which i decided to colour grey think it works though! and gingham papers some scraps of papermania white core card stock and embossed them using my cuttlebug 'tiny bubbles' folder sentiment was printed from pc.....and added a few accent clear rainbow drops.

Second card was an image sent to me in blog candy from Dawn ....(its gorgeous)

I used freebie paper from this months Papercraft essentials the black paper was from my stash (check out Mrs W in there with Jolly Nation by the way! fab cards Mrs W!!!) and stamped the swirls with versa fine onyx black ink sentiment was also printed from pc........

Thanks for looking...

Emma xxx

Forever friends challenge

This weeks challenge on FF is 'your inspiration'

So i challenged myself to make a mens card as I always struggle with them it also happens to be my brother in laws birthday in January so i thought I would use this as inspiration.

My card blank is corrugated card which I gave a double spine to give the appearance of a book and the image was one given to me by my friend Kirsten I watercoloured it which was a little fiddly! and matt and layered onto papermania white core card stock and papers which i believe are DCWV which I lightly sanded with a fine emery board then added some small gold brads and a sentiment strip.

Thanks for looking.........

Emma xxx

Sunday, 28 December 2008

Card for my sister in law from her husband lol!

I was asked to make a birthday card by my brother in law for his wife for her birthday which is on New Years eve (what a party!) so here it is.......

The image was one from my stash which i watercoloured, the papers are Forever Friends and sentiments and embellishments were also from my stash, also used my fiskers border punch,and added stitching using a brown sakura stardust pen.

Thanks for looking

Emma xxx

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

FF Challenge "new beginings"

This week on FF we had to make a card with the theme 'new beginings' I was instantly drawn to a baby card and it was a good excuse to use my new fiskars border punch...

The images are coloured with water colours and i used my cuttlebug embossing folder (tiny bubbles) , the swirl is a sissix die and have added rainbow drops in two corners

Thanks for looking.

Emma xxx

Friday, 19 December 2008

TYI week 38 secret Santa

This weeks challenge is 'secret santa' and based round the Secret Santa we have at work where you pick names from a hat and buy a small present for that person whether it be something you know they'd like or a surprise,they also said you could theme it to a colour or hobby..........

So this week I have dedicated my Tag to Kirsten who originally got me hooked on cardmaking by putting me my first cardmaking 'kit' together about two and a half years ago!
She has just got back into stamping and we went mad at the weekend buying FF staps so we could share the images lol!!!
This is my favourite stamp at the moment I love all the WOJ stamps in this particular style but I dont actually have any so this is a bit sentimental as this is the only image of this particular stamp I have..sniff!
but hey back to the challenge!
I coloured the image with promarkers and shaded with sakura stardust by watercolouring them I added sakura stardust 'high lights to her hair and embellished with co-ordinating prima flowers. I used my fiskers punch for the border.....and a cuttle bg embossing folder for the base card then lightly sanded it to distress it slightly......

Thanks for dropping by Emma xxx

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

wow thanks so much!

Diane W has given me this award!!! Thankyou sooo much xxxThe rules are to give it to five others, who shall give it to five others.. You shall link the one you got it from, and also the ones you give it to & let them know.You also have to write down five things you are addicted to.

The 5 things I'm addicted to are :-

1)my family

2)my friends



5)forever friends (of course)


I would like all my bloggy friends to accept this award because I love them all

( and because this is the 3rd time I have written this post due to blog totally not behaving its self)

(so not acceptable!)

Hugs Emma xxx

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Forever friends challenge christmas song/carol

This is my firsts card for this weeks FF challenge as a DT it had to encorparate a christmas carol or song......

I used my FF stamp and added a little bell to the pom pom on his hat
thanks for looking!

Come and join us at the Forever Friends weekly challenge!

Emma xxx

Monday, 15 December 2008

tag your it week 37

Quick post then off to bed!

This is my design for this weeks TYI challenge

this week it was a colour challenge Aqua and Brown

I used my elzybells image and text stamp and matted onto aqua card stock (papermania) and then onto corrugated card ( i love this lol!) for a bit of texture!, added some fibres and a charm from my stash I coloured my image using the following pro marker colours...
pastel blue

The snowmans carrot nose is coloured with a sakura stardust pen..

Thanks for looking
Emma xxx

The winner of my Blog Candy

I wasnt sure how to do a random generator thingy to pick a winner so i invented my own that consisted of putting my roll of double sided tape on desk writing all entry names on little bits of paper and throwing them in air! the one which landed inside the tape would be the winner................................................
and the winner was
Congrats Rosie please could you send me your address my e-mail is on my profile !
Thanks to everyone who enteredMy little blog candy!!
Emma xxx

Monday, 8 December 2008

I made the Forever friends Design team!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have been invited to join the Forever friends design team and i am thrilled,

I have just spent two weeks being a guest designer and have been given the invitation to become a full time member..........................so shocked when I read my E-mails today!

To celebrate this and having reached over 1'000 hits on my blog I am going to have a little Blog Candy giveaway 12 A6 sheets of images mostly christmas Forever Friends plus sentiments, snowflakes and blooms!


As this is a little spur of the moment I will also look through my crafty stash and add a few other items!!!

If you would like to win this mini giveaway please leave a link on your Blog and a coment on this post so i can visit your blog and I will choose a name out of a bag next Monday night (15th Dec)

I will try and leave this post at top of pageand please check below for new posts!

Thanks for visiting

Emma xxx

Forever Friends challenge

Here is my entry for this weeks forever friends challenge SOMETHING CRAFTY NOT A CARD.

I stamped this image in gold and lightly coloured it with sakura stardust pens.. added bells and ribbon from my stash....
you can download the template for this box at pink petticoat!!!

thanks for looking

Emma xxx

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Tag your it week 36 challenge

This week on Tag you're it it was a triangle tag any theme or colour!

Must have been having a pink moment lol I used a cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder and highlighted it with my sakura glaze pens added a few half pearls and some star shaped "click it's" (from my friends daughters old "click it" stash ..I think they were from a childrens jewellery and decorating kit....but were the perfect colour to complement my tag)..................

Thanks for looking

Emma xxx

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Busy Bee

Bit of a waffly post i'm afraid I have been very busy this week getting things ready for the stall I have at my friends christmas fair too busy to post...but not too busy to blog hop lol! ...........keep up the good work everyone! .

This stall started out as a christmas card stall but it hasnt stopped there i'm afraid. I got a little carried away and thought it would be nice to sell some chritsmassy bracelets too so i hopped over to ebay spent a few pounds on beads and bells and voila......thought these would be nice for the little fairy princesses at the fair.....

I also had a brain wave in the middle of Tesco's (dangerous i know!) but i had it non the less when i saw these cute wooden reindeer at.......wait for it!!! 50p for 12!!!! so of course i bought 5 boxes (like you do) and though i would glitter them up with my stickles and put them on my stall!........
Then Jack aked me if we were getting any "sparkly reindeer food" this year, last year we made reindeer food by mixing dry rolled oats with glitter then you sprinkle it on your path and doorstep so the reindeer will smell the oats and santa will see the glittery path to your house!!!

Soz about the ff stamp in background but i needed to prop it up for photo lol!!

It has a little poem attatched to it too.

"Be sure to take this magic food and sprinkle on the lawn,
On Christmas, Santa's reindeer travel miles before the dawn,
The smell of oats and glitter path will guide them on their way,
and you'll wake up to santa's gifts next morn on Christmas day".

Jack loves sprinking the magic food then getting a cookie,carrot and milk ready for Santa and his reindeer!
Emma xxx

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Tag your itWeek 35 'Snow is Falling'

Here is my tag for TAG YOUR IT this weeks theme was snowy

I used this snowman image from my stash and shaded the snowmen with copics then went over them with my clear gelly roll stardust pen for added glitz, I watercoloured round the edge a little and mounted it onto my fav glitter card (only have small scraps left now...horrors!)the base card isIce white hammered finish and has a great lustre although I dont think it shows up too well in th photo,
ribbon and brads from my stash.

Thanks for looking

Emma xxx

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

what a lovely thought

I have received this beautiful award today from crafty rose
and it has a lovely message attatched to it
This award comes with the following:
This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

But i cant bring myself to choose just eight people to give it to so please i hope its ok to say that i think all my new bloggy friends deserve this because I am very new to blogging and I have been made to feel so welcome, and its very touching!
Emma xxx

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Guest Designer

I have been invited to be a guest designer on forever friends challenge blog for the next 2 weeks i'm so excited and nervous all at the same time, Thank you!
but soooooo looking forward to it!!!!!!!!

Emma xxx

Monday, 24 November 2008

Pink Petticoat

Heres a card I made using Pink Petticoat downloads i love everything about them their beautiful images and fab papers put them at the top of my favourite craft products list!

thanks for looking

Emma xxx

Forever friends 24th Nov template challenge

Two challenges in one night i hear you say...........................lol!
This weeks FF challenge was a template by Purple Nikki

I made this card for a christening i will be going to late December and thought this sketch would be perfect for it ....

Thanks for looking....

Emma xxx

Tag your it challenge week 34

This weeks theme was a sketch.......from Anne

I watercoloured the image with pencils i dont know who the image is by (any clues?) and used papers from my stash and a lovely charm that i got in my blog candy from dawn x

Tnanks for looking

Emma xxx

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Marathon make

Phew!!!! marathon card making sesh tonight ,I am selling at a christmas fair in a few weeks and I wanted to make some nice but quickish cards so i ued my FF stickers and my Elzybells sentiment stamps and voila! (doodle stamp is one from stash)

Thanks so much for looking!!

Emma xxx

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Forever friends challenge 17th November

This weeks Forever Friends challenge is ROUND THE BEND adding circles wherever and however you like..........

I used papers from my stash and my new Forever friends stickers the scallops were cut using scalloped scissors,
I wanted to make a shaped card this week and i am quite pleased with the result....

Thanks for looking!

Emma xxx

Monday, 17 November 2008

Lilli of the valley challenge 8

Loved the sketch this week on Lilli of the valley
This sketch is from Donalda.....

First i clear embossed some small snowflakes onto the background of my card,
I used my miki and kim die cuts and papers from my stash not sure who they are by...the metal snowflakes are from last years christmas stash too!!

thanks for looking!

Emma xxx

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Santa came early this year!

I was out crafty shopping today with my very good crafty friend Kirsten at our favourite crafty den in pontefract, We were busy looking at all the gorgeous stuff they have its a huge warehouse type shop like aladdins cave!.
Was looking through some fab papers when my other half rang me..............only to say that I should choose a large item as part of my christmas present pile........well after lots of sloppy thank you's I didnt need to do much deliberating as I stroked the very item i spot as i walk in every time I come to shop here........................what do you think it's pink,black and fab!!!!!!!

Saturday, 15 November 2008

11th November forever friends challenge

This is my entry for the Forever Friends challenge
The theme this week was PAPERMANIA you had to use 3 different papers on your card,

here is my entry!!!

Emma xxx

Tag your it #33 Colour Challenge

This weeks challenge is a colour challenge from the lovely kath red and green tag any theme........

I used a Tilda image and coloured her using sakura stardust pens ,the spotty paper is from
pink petticoat and i used prima flowers to embelish.

Thanks for looking........

Emma xxx

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Quick cards tonight!

Have made quick cards tonight think my mojo is about to give up on me,
I have just had a scout round my scraps and used some images
I had already stamped out (in case of emergencies) all snowmen.
needing some inspiration me thinks.......
Well the weekend is nearly here and that means new challenges maybe i'll wake up tommorrow and my crafty brain will be full of great ideas hmmmmmm!

won't hold my breath...........................!!!
Emma xxx

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Soooo... Tired

No cards tonight i am soooo.... tired!!
cant think what might be the cause!!!..................................

absolutely nothing to do with all the fabulous blogs I have been following recently...... no not at all!!!
Its absolutely freezing so keep warm and to all my bloggy friends who are under the weather wrap up warm and look after yourselves...

Will be back crafting tommorow... love and hugs to you all

Emma xxx

Monday, 10 November 2008

sketch #24 Sketch saturday challenge

This is the card I made for sketch Saturday .

All the papers and card scraps were from my stash but the image was one given to me by the lovely Dawn
I coloured the image with a water brush and sakura stardust pens.

Thanks for looking

Saturday, 8 November 2008

TYI challenge winter 'time'

Here is my entry for this weeks TYI challenge........clocks ,time...however we wanted to interpret it well here it is..........

I used..............

* my new elzybells stamp from the cold nose warm heart collection which i coloured using my pro markers.( and stamped with versafine ink pad ty Diane!)

* hollographic and mirror board from my stash

*and the 'chain' is from my lovely blog candy (see previous post)

I wanted the overall effect to be like a pocket watch (although you would need a pretty big pocket lol!)

Emma xxx

Blog candy heaven

This is the blog candy that i received from the lovely dawn

so much to look at!!!
needless to say I had a great time exploring it all

Thanks again Dawn!


Thursday, 6 November 2008

Fantastic Service!!!

The stamps I ordered yesterday from Elzybells arrived this morning......................thats not all when i opened the package they sent a reward card so i can collect stamps on my purchases which when the card is full entitles me to £10 off that order,

My Invoice had a handwritten message on it ........................and there was also a lolly in their too !

I know what your thinking little things please little minds, but I thought it was charming........

So of course I had to make a card to show one of my new stamps x

Emma xxx


Myself and my other half are off out on Saturday to a joint Engagement and 40th Birthday party just wanted to share the cards i made with you.!

These papers and images are from pink petticoat.............

Emma XXX

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

New stash and freebies

Sorry about photos they are a little dark.................

I got this lovely ribbon at Castleford market it was 56p per metre bogof!!

And this lovely red shimmer card came from there too!!

The cute Newtons Law stickers were a freebie on a magazine I love them.......

Everything else was from my stash!!

I've had a lovely time making those cards with a nice glass of wine (for medicinal purposes) lol............

Emma xxxxx