Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Birthday cards for sisters

These cards are for friends of mine who are sisters and both have birthdays in February

Papers were a free download (will try and find out where from)
Image was coloured with wc pencils and i dotted a few bits of sakura glaze pen on her head scarf and plants to help it co-ordinate with the backing paper better!
flowers,button and leaf were from my stash( i just stamped my sentiment straight onto it),
the strip of paper running through the card is Basic Grey.......

I used cream card stock and printed some brown gingham on one side and cuttlebugged the other flowers are prima and again coloured the image with wc pencils.
ribbon was from stash......

thanks for looking

Emma xxx

What a sight!!!!

2nd Feb 09

This is the sight which greeted me when I got home from work this afternoon (had to finish early and send all the children home from nursery due to worsening weather conditions!!!!)
thought I would share these pics with you all.......we havn't seen snow like this in our area since i was about 11! lol and i'm nearly 30 (well in 29 days!!!!!)

Jack rolling the snowman's head!

Daddy rolling the snowman's body!

gathering body parts!!!!!

yeah a snow blobby thingy.....!!!

The ensuing mega snowball fight when snowy blobby thingy gave up his exsistence to become snowball backups lol!!!

Back soon with some cards!!
Emma xxx

Tag your'e it PURPLE

Another quick post today this is my tag for this weeks TYI challenge which was to make a purple tag !

I watercoloured my Tilda image using only one watercolour pencil and added more intense colour with the shading details and used a promarker for her hair.

I embossed the pearlised card with my cuttlebug folder and coloured some white ribbon with a promarker(amethyst) as i did not have any purple ribbon!

sentiment is lili of the valley

Thanks for looking

Emma xxx

quick card

This is a card i made my son for his uncles birthday.
papers and image from pink petticoat.
card stock is white core papermania

thanks for looking

Emma xxx

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Forever friends challenge

Sorry i havn't been a great bloggy buddy recently but I have been exhausted lately from my new job and I think my mojo has up and gone lol .....this weeks theme was a chinese theme
the velums were sent to me a little while ago in the first ever blog candy I received lol! and the little FFbear is paper pieced (well velum pieced)...


Thanks for looking

Emma xxx

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Penny Black saturday Challenge 'frame it'

Quick post this afternoon......

This is the card i made for this weeks pbsc and it is a sad moment also as i have cut up some of my new su papers and whats worse they were double sided ...sniff!!! they have only been in my craft room for a few days and they are gorgeous but like many new things I have they have to be used immediatley lol.........(so impatient)...

every thing except the image (derrr obviously!!!) and the frame are SU ...

my image has been watercoloured with wc pencils and the frame was cut using nestibilities not mine though because i do not own them my kind friend cut me some so i wouldn't go without until i can get some of my own.......

Thanks for looking

Emma xxx

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Postie has been and a fab award!!!

I wasnt having too good a day today until i got home that is ,there on the mat was a parcel for me!!! it was from the lovely Emma I entered her blog candy a few weeks ago she was giving away gorgeous SU products but I didn't win however because of the huge amount of entries she did give away 4 lucky bags which were a secret until they arrived....

isnt it all gorgeous thank you so much!!!!
I also received this fantastic award from Heather

This Lemonade Award is given by a previous winner to 5 people who have shown a great attitude or gratitude this week. It’s a great way to show these people that you appreciate them.I would like to pass this award along to the following people in appreciation of all the lovely comments on my site, or for the special and kind things they do for me.

Kath Donna
Mrs W

Thanks guys and if I have time i'll be back with a challenge...............

Emma xxx

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

FF DT card 'Ribbons'

This is my DT card for this weeks challenge over at Forever friends this weeks challenge was from Jo and it was to use ribbons on your card........

Sorry its such a short post but I am catching up on all your lovely blogs!!!!!

Emma xxx

Monday, 19 January 2009

Quick cards and 2 challenges....phew!

Challenge 1

Card 1
This fortnights sketch at sketch and stash is so good! I really enjoyed using it .... The image is my new stamp from spiral whisper and is called 'Kev skateboarding'

the papers were freebies from a mag and the sentiment is lilli of the valley.....
Card no 2
This card is using my other new stamp from spiral wisper this is 'Derek' isnt he fab!!!! thecard is for my friends little boy who will be 2 at the end of the month i just used my cuttlebug embossing folder and some ribbon from my using papermania ink pad

Challenge 2
And this is a tag I made for Penny Black Saturday Challenge you had to use dots so I used lots of scraps from my draw to help tidy up a fraction of my scraps lets just say it doesnt look touched lol......... I decided to just stick with blue as a theme as its not a colour I regularly use.....

Thanks for looking and taking the time to leave your comments I really enjoy reading them ....
Emma xxx

A lovely award

Just a quickie before my next post.....

I received this lovely award from Heather

I am so honoured to receive such a beautiful award from such a fantastic crafter please check out Heather's blog she has fantastic creations!!

Thank you so much I would like to pass it on to




keep up the great work hunnies!!!

Emma xxx

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Tag you're it 'sugar candy kisses'

This week the challenge was to make your own interpretation of the title 'sugar candy kisses'

I think Tilda looks quite happy sat up there i think she must have eaten the cherry though!!!!!!!!

The papers are basic grey and Tilda was coloured with pro-markers and sentiment was hand written with good old sakura stardust !ribbon and corugated card (what lovely stuff!) was from my stash ....................................

here's Tilda a little closer........ I shaded under her legs to give it a little depth...

Thanks for looking

Emma xxx

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Baby Boy and Pink Petticoat........

Friends of ours have just had a baby boy and this is the card I have made the image is by Pink petticoat and is from the sweet cheeks collection (more pp news at bottom of post...oooh! the suspense!) papers are also pp and are in turquoise in the positive and negative choices from the big dots collection which I love!!!!

Emma xxx

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

A Birthday card and whiff of joy challenge

Well the first card this evening is for my best friends Daughters 17th birthday i made it completley from pink petticoat downloadable products and this collection is bloomin doodles (yes again!,its one of my fav collections)
the image is coloured with pro-markers and outlined with sakura stardust.......

The second card is for this weeks Whiff Of Joy challenge which has a colour theme of purple/lilac and wait for it........ GREEN! well this colour combo was way out of my comfort zone but I thought I should at least try as i had a new image to use sent by the lovely Heather thank you she is gorgeous!!! which is coloured using my water colour pencils and water brush

the papers I used are flowered paper is forever friends from the party time stack and green paper is basic grey(euphoria, eden) the ribbon looks very blue in the pic..roll on spring!!! flowers are prima...........

Thought I would add a little twist the purple streaks in her hair are sakura stardust...

Thanks for looking

I really enjoy reading your comments.....

Emma xxx

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

3 Posts '2 Challenges and 1 DT card' lol!!

This is the ATC i made for this weeks challenge over at forever friends blog challenge I used ths fab image from ff and the papers are basic grey i coloured my image using copic markers as i wanted a bright solid finish...the sequins,seed beads and felt ribbon are from my stash.....


As I was blog hopping yesterday i noticed that Liz over at pink petticoat had set a little challenge to alter papers with glitter, flock anything really and then to post your creation on your blog..........

(Sorry about dark photo I hate winter!!!!)
So i printed off a sheet of blooming doodles (rainbow collection) in blossom the pattern is 'swirly' I then drew over the pattern with my sakura glue pen and glittered with fushia sugared glitter it gave a fab result one i'll def use again so i printed off one of the images from the same collection and made this cute calendar...........

Sketch Saturday

This is the fab sketch over at sketch saturday its a fab sketch and it was really easy to use but i think it's the most complex one i've tried so far.....

I used basic grey papers lol they keep popping up nothing to do with the fact that they are new! the hanglar image has been coloured with pro markers ans the sentiment is from lilli of the valley..........

sorry for the long post again......

thanks for stayin awake long enough to get to this bit!!!

Emma xxx

Saturday, 10 January 2009

TYI week 40 lets go stripey! and Penny black saturday

(This post has been ammended to add on penny black post)
This weeks challenge over at TYI is lets go stripey, use stripes on your tag..........

so heres my entry.

I used Basic Grey sultry'fashionable' paper which arrived yesterday and even better it was on sale lol !! at the The Glitter Pot (they have a fab sale on) and a Sarah Kay image which i coloured using my wc pencils the ribon is from Hobby Craft and the flowers are prima i didnt have a red brad so i coloured an orange one with a cherry peel off pen.

Sentiment is computer generated......

bit of faux stitching round the edges with a dark green sakura stardust....

heres the image a little closer....

Tried to give her Auburn hair but i'm not sure you can tell!

The chalenge for Penny Black SaturdayChallenge was to use pink and brown and it could be anything you like atc, altered item etc...I chose to make a book mark for my mum as she hasn't had the best time over christmas due to i'll health and unfortunately she also used to work at woolworths! .....

The papers are basic grey baby powder 'hiccups' and the ribon is Hobby craft, I coloured my image with pro-markers and highlighted with sakura stardust......

Thanks for taking the time to visit x

Emma xxx

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Wiff of joy challenge #13 Sketch

This is the first time I have joined in the Wiff of Joy Challenge and its a tiny
( ok huge!!!) celebration today i became the proud owner of my very own WOJ stamp so I used Henry on my card which is also very special as its for my little boy Jack who will be 7 tommorow (where does the time go!) and he loves cute stuff so will love this image, no doubt I will have to stamp a few for him to colour lol!!!

So in time honoured tradition

'Happy bithday to you,

happy birthday to you,
happy birthday dear Jack,
happy birthday to you"
thanks for looking ...
Emma xxx

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Dozy mare and Sketch and stash challenge #1

This is my card for this weeks sketch and stash challenge the idea is to use the sketch to make a card using all your new stash...

Well it sounded like the perfect opportunity to use my new pro-markers, hangler images and sentiment stamps from lilli of the valley.

The papers are either DCWV or Dovecraft its all a blur in that draw i'm afraid....(hangs head in shame)....embelishments are from stash and flowers on tag were hand drawn using a sakura stardust pen.
something I discovered tonight(you are going to think omg! how slack is this one) I have really been struggling since i started to colour images to find papers to match once I have finished doh!
then I had a thought "dozy mare" choose the papers first then colour to match i'm surprised Kath and Dawn way up north didnt see the glow as that lightbulb above my head started!!!!!!!!!
well it has been a long day!
Emma xxx

Monday, 5 January 2009

3 posts in 1!

Ok 3 things to post about this evening!
Post 1.......
This is my DT card for the Forever Friends Challenge this weeks theme is your favourite colour lol think there might be a theme arising! check out the blog and you'll see what I mean.....

For this card i used all my pink scraps and paper pieced the image which turned out to be easier than I first imagined! here she is a little closer......

Post number 2

This is a big thankyou I won the week 38 'secret santa' Challenge over at Tag Your It and my prize arrived today it was a 'funky hand' yule be funky backing paper cd wow its fab and has set me up for christmas lol ......with it came a beautiful card from the lovely Kath who is a DT member for TYI I feel very honoured to recieve such a beautiful card from such a talented lady her blog is a real treasure trove and is a must see!!!!!!

So a big thankyou to all the DT members at TYI xxxx

Post number 3

I made this card for a birthday tommorow wanted to stay away from my usual light colours and try some darker shades so i used this Sarah Kay image and watercoloured it and layered it onto some red gingham paper, matted onto red card then backed it onto some dovecraft papers i used my fiskars border punch, the sentiment is one i made on my p.c and oh I 'tried' to ink the edge but it was alittle too heavy so will have to try a lighter touch next time....oh well you live and learn.........

Thanks for taking the time to read this slightly longer than usual post, it is most appreciated!!

Emma xxx

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

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Tag your'e it week 39 NEW STASH!!!

This weeks challenge on TYI is to use any new stash!!!!
Well I couldn't get anything newer than what was waiting on the mat this morning!!
some hangler& stangler images.
(if anyone knows the name of this character/image please let me know..)
So I got to work with all my newest crafty stuff........

I coloured him using my water colour pencils and instead of colouring him in i wet my pencils and scribbled them on my acrylic block then used my water brush to apply them to my image ,
I found this a more controlled way of using them as i can't always get even pressure with the pencils which often means i have shading where there wasn't meant to be!
I drew round my double sided tape roll for the base (must get some nesties) and embossed just over half with a cuttlebug folder added DCWV paper to the remainder and put ribbon over the join (from hobbycraft).
I put some brown gold dusted paper through my big shot (another crimbo pressie) with a sizzix scribbles#7 die and added a flower pot sticker form Forever Friends...phew what a waffle!!!!!

Hope you like my tag
and thanks for looking!
Emma xxx

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Last day at my old job tomorrow!

I made this card because its my last day at work tomorrow.

I'm not leaving the company however but I am moving to a new site that is closer to home I have been at my current nursery 10 yrs..............................(must be mad!) so I made them a card to say 'gonna miss you guys'.

I coloured this Sarah Kay image with pro markers (mmmm I just ordered 5 more too lol! shhhhhh! don't tell the oh hee hee!) simple matt and layer,fiskers border punch and cuttlebug embossing folder.......which i coloured with a brown papermania ink pad.

Need to get some more sentiment stamps as I am not liking my handwritten ones!!!!!!
Note to self....must remember to take big box of 'mansize' tissues to work tom lol!!!!!!!

Thanks for looking
Emma xxx