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