Sunday, 4 January 2009

way too early to be up!

Well!! I have now decided to have one of those very irritating coughs which means that when you wake at half five spluttering everywhere you can't stop to go back to sleep, so up it is!......

so thought i would have a scout round for a new challenge ....thought i would try these ones from 'One Stop Craft Challenge' and Penny Black Saturday Challenge

One stop craft challenge was a sketch to include buttons or brads......




I really enjoyed this sketch... I used a new (for me) hanglar image which i coloured with both pro-markers and water colour pencils! as i dont have enough pm colours yet...the background is hand stamped with an art impressions stamp and pink and green papermania ink pads.......which I also used to ink round my image, mat, and cardstock....buttons and paper border are from my stash and the sentiment is made using doodlebug stick it's and sugar glitter these are fab i got the stick it's from my local craft shop ages ago and forgot i had them, they were a bargain at £2.99 for two sheets of about 3 sets of alphabets! for anyone who hasn't seen them they are double sided sticky letters you stick on to card/acetate anything really! then remove the top layer and sprinkle with glitter or loose flock they are fab!


.........and this is my card for the Penny Black Saturday challenge....


The theme was embossing... so I watercoloured this cute hedgie image and matt and layered onto papermania white core card stock added a sentiment sticker and prima flower which I coloured the edges in with a pro-marker in 'meadow green' the whole of the front of the card was put through the big shot with the 'tiny bubbles' cuttlebug emb folder..... the faux stitching was done with a sakura glaze pen,,,,,,,,,

Thanks for looking


Emma xxx

20 comments:

Kath said...

gorgeous embossed card Emma...love the simple clean lines and great colour work on your image..thanks for playing along this week at PBSc and hope to see you often..hugs kath
xxxxxx

Diane.W. said...

Both cards are luvly,hope your cough goes soon :o)x

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards Emma. I love your new Hanglar image; it is so sweet. And your prima flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Sharon

Alison said...

Fab cards Emma but your PB is adorable and that embossing folder is perfect for the cute image. Brilliant.

LOUISE said...

Great card Emma, love the image, and the embossing behind really brings out the image! Louise x

Shelley said...

Hi Emma, this is a lovely card. Many thanks for joining in with our One Stop Craft Challenge :)
Shelley

tracie said...

Hi Emma, welcome to PB challenge ~ I love both of these cards, gorgoeus embossing ~ very cute.
Thanks for joining us this week and hope we'll see you again.
Happy New Year
Hugs
Tracie :)x

Dawn said...

Wowee Emma - looks like I was still in the land of nod when you made these gorgeous cards - love the hedgie!! and the embossing too!
Where would we be in the early hours without Blogland eh!!!!

Hugs
Dawn
xx

Paula said...

Such a pretty card Emma i love the colour's and the image. Thankyou for taking part in the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Paula xxxx

Wendy said...

Really sweet card
Wendy x

Craftyrose said...

Hi Emma! Thanks as always for your kind comments on my blog. I have to say that both these cards are gorgeous! I find it impossible to say which one I like best as they are both beautiful. Hope you sleep better tonight hun!

Rach said...

two beautiful cards Emma, hugs RAchxx

Debbie said...

Fabulous cards Emma, both of the images are adorable. Love the embossig and the pretty colours. Debbie x

debby4000 said...

Beautiful cards, my fave is the PB one its so cute.
Hope the tickly cough gets better soon.

cats whiskers said...

Fabulous colouring and embossing, awesome card. Thanks for joining PBSC this week
Hugs Jacqui x

Sue said...

beautiful cards, luv the image OSCC, sue.x

Pauline C said...

Very sweet embossed card for the challenge Emma - thanks for joining in the PBSC this week and hope to see you again soon.
Pauline x

Donna said...

Stunning cards Emma and coloured beautifully. Glad you could join us on the one stop craft challenge. Donna x

Beth said...

These are so fab, I love the golfing hedgie! Thanks for joining in with the PB challenge! xx

Kim Dellow said...

Oh beautiful cards so lovely. Kim