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!
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

wow thank you

I have been given this very pink award byDiane.w.
Its so lovely , what a lovely thought I am only a new blogger but already its taking over my
now i need to send it on to 5 more people
The Rules are :-1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.
I'm going to send it to some very new friendsKath Dawn Rach lolarose andHollie you must look at her cards she is so talented at just1o years old

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

lili of the valley challenge

bit last minute i know but here's my card for this weeks lili of the valley challenge.

good old sakura stardust what would i do without them lol.................

Emma xxx

loving my new ff stamps

I have fallen in love with this particular stamp isnt he lovely!
Have also used my new papermania 'naughty and nice christmas' papers,
and sakura stardust pens.
I coloured his body with my glaze pens and a water brush it gave a really soft effect..

Bless him!!!

Emma xxxx

Monday, 3 November 2008

forever friends challenge "with love"

This is the card i have made for my first forever friends challenge,

the theme was with love I used my new christmas stamp and coloured it using sakura glaze and stardust pens everything else was from my stash !!

cute stamp

Just been on this fab web site and seen some gorgeous stamps ( including this one, a penguin tree scrummy!, the link will take you straight to this stamp) at fab prices ordered myself a set called "cold nose warm heart" pop over and have a look they are fab!!!

Emma xxx

High street bargains

Well I am not feelin too good today the bad weather has caught up with me I think! Think i have a touch of girl flu you know when you feel like rubbish but you still wash clothes, iron, make beds and tea, pick kids up from school

but while shopping on my way home from work i found these lovely stamps and i had to have them, arn't they gorgeous? they have a beautiful sketched effect.

They are forever friends christmas stamps and i bought them........wait for it woolworths!!!!!! ....yes thats right ! good old woolies.

I also bought a pack of Papermania 'naughty and nice christmas' Papers in their too!
they didnt have a huge selection but there were forever friends papers and birthday stamps too.
dont you jusy love high street bargins lol....(cough..... sneeze....atishooooo!!!!)
Emma xxx
p.s the blog candy i won from Dawn was posted today so it might arrive in the morning I cant wait i'll let you all know what comes ...hee hee!!

Sunday, 2 November 2008

this will have to do for now!!

Ok can't get hang of changing header, tried it with an image from lap top and it was huge lol,
so for now have just changed layout and colour scheme,
won't let it beat me though so i'll try again tommorrow me thinks!!

Emma xx

Beautiful blogs

I have seen some beautiful blog pages over the weekend that are customised they look fab can anyone point me in the right direction,
I'd love to customise my blog title and background but don't really know how to go about it !!!

Emma xxx

Crafty stuff

Help required to find missing mojo!

My lovely new crafty friend Kath has lost her Mojo and i would like anyone reading this to pop over to her blog and leave her any mojo finding tips, or just a hug she is giving away a georgeous sugar nellie stamp she will pick a message at random so please send her a message to cheer her up!
hopefully i've posted a link here so you can visit her blog
Kath's Blog: Loving Owner Wanted for Sugar Nellie Stamp#comment-form#comment-form


Saturday, 1 November 2008

A wee challenge and blog candy

Well I was just checking out my blog stuff and I had a comment from the lovely Dawn

to say there was a surprise on her blog,
Of course I had to check it out and wowee!!!! I was chosen by the very clever peaches the cat to receive the Blog Candy she was giving away to celebrate having 20'000 hits on her blog,
I have sent my details and can't wait to see what arrives in the post.

Emma xxxx

Tag youre it Oct 31st challenge

Well here is my very first tag for the tag it challenge hope you like it!!!

The images and papers i've used are all from the fabulous pink petticoat