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Monday, 26 April 2021

Kraft Poppies

Good Morning everyone

This kraft card had beautiful printed poppies on it so i decided to colour them in.  It was an old paper pad from B&M called vintage baroque


Card approx 6.5x6.5"..  I coloured the poppies with Derwent inktense pencils and used a grey alcohol marker for the background.  I die cut with my spellbinders grand labels 1.  I then used a smaller scalloped labels 1 and die cut 2 panels from the middle of this piece.  I die cut a larger fancy labels 1, and then attached the outside of my poppy panel with foam tape, then the middle size i added back in glued flat and the very middle piece i added on foam tape again, making sure the pattern lines up each time  - i did this just to add some interest to my poppy panel.   I stamped the sentiment on a smaller kraft square and added with foam tape to the middle. 

Butterflies die cut from kraft card with a gem centre to finish. I then die cut the largest grand label1 from kraft card, folded this is half to act as my cardbase and then attached  the poppy panel.

Showing it side on and how it stands up.  You can also make out my layers in the poppies better here.



Items Used:
Kraft paper pad - B&M 'vintage baroque'
Kraft card
Spellbinders grand labels1, scalloped labels 1
Circle die
MFT birthday circle die
Sizzix butterfly dies
Clearly besotted sentiment stamp
Derwent inktense pencils
Kuratake wink of stella pens

Thank you all for stopping by once again.  I hope you are all holding in there. Hugs Emmaxx




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Monday, 19 April 2021

Glimmer of light #2

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Today is the 2nd project i made with Visable image glimmer of light stamp set, its an mdf lightbulb home decor project.  


Size approx 6x9".   After doing the background (see below for full details) I stamped all the moths and sentiment onto white cardstock.  I coloured the moths in with inktense pencils, using the same pencils on all of them. I then coated with mod podge to seal and cut out.  If im doing a home decor project i tend to finish it with a protective layer of varnish to give it some longevity....keep dust at bay😁  I stamped & die cut the quote into an oval, splashed on some splatters using the colours in used on the moths, sealed it and attached to the lightbulb.  I then got arranging the moths to finish. 


And this is the background before adding the moths.  The lightbulb actually comes with a stand but i wanted it to hang up so i just cut the bits off the bottom that slotted into the base.
I  adhered die cut flowers which i die cut years and years ago from cardboard boxes so good to be using them at last!  I then coated it all with black gesso.  I added crackle paste in areas and then got painting it all with shades of yellow/orange/gold acrylic paints, darker areas in the middle.  I dilute black gesso down with water to make a thin paint and slopped it on (yep that technical😁) and left it to settle in around the flowers and the crackles.  Once dry i added a top layer by dry brushing gold and copper shimmer paints which i think you can just about make out in the photo. 

For the bulb screw top i added 3 rows with a viva paper pen which once dry I painted over with black gesso give the impression of the screw ridges, i highlighted with silver acrylic paint.

Just a close up of the background


Items Used:
MDF lightbulb - thatscrafty
Visible Image glimmer of light stamps
Tim Holtz Sizzix tattered floral bigz die
Crackle paste
Imagination crafts starlight paints - gold & orange
Deco art acrylic paints
Inktense pencils
Viva paper pen



Thank you all for stopping by. I hope you all have a good week. Hugs Emmax





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Monday, 12 April 2021

Pop Art Tulips

Good Morning everyone, i hope you had a good weekend.

Today im sharing a couple of cards made with some of my gelli print backgrounds, teamed up with crafty individual floral stamps, including these spring tulips.  Afterwards i thought they looks a bit like pop art with the bright bold colours. 

White Card 8x5"   I first stamped the tulip stamp onto 3 different backgrounds and cut around the outside edge giving me the rectangles.  I then stamped the tulips again on the same inky papers and cut out just the tulip heads which i paper pieced them onto the base images, i coloured the tulip stems with a green alcohol marker.  I matted them onto black card and then my base card with foam tape.

From the gelli print off cuts i managed to get 2 smalls stripes of paper which i matted onto black card and then across the bottom of the card.  My stamped greeting then hides the join. Black gems to finish.

5x6" white card. This is made pretty much the same way, but without paper piecing the flower heads, i just added a little white pen to the them

Using the second flower in this stamp set.

Items Used:
Crafty Individual stamps - CI-185 & CI-388
Katzelkraft quote stamps
Gelli plate
Actylic paints - daley rowney neons, pink ink purple & green pearl
Black & White cardstock
Gel gel pen

Thank you all for stopping by once again.  I hope its a good week for you.  Hugs Emmaxx



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Thursday, 8 April 2021

Poultry in Motion

Good Morning everyone

Today is a large card using the Pink Ink Cockerel stamp.  He is a rather fabulous bird.

Card approx 8x9"  I first stamped the cockerel and coloured with inktense pencils and then cut him out. 
I took a piece of white cardstock and stamped the feathers and flowers from the set all over with a ombre ink pad.  I then die cut a large oval from the middle.  I also die cut an oval silver holographic card which i attached to the inside of my outside panel as a frame, added foam tape to the back and added to the base card.  The oval i cut from the middle i added back in place but flat - this added a frame for my cockerel to stand in.
I shaped the cockerel and attached him with glue gel to the middle.  I stamped the flowers onto pre-coloured red card  - picking up on the red in of his wattles.  I then cut them out and arranged around the oval. Stamped the pun and cut out and added enamel dots to the flowers to finish.



Just a close up of Mr Cockerel.

Items Used:
Pink Ink Stamps - 'Henpecked'
XL oval dies
Ombre inkpad
Inktense pencils
Ombre Kaleidacolor ink pad - caribbean sea

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Monday, 5 April 2021

Easter Bunnies

Good Morning everyone, i hope you have been enjoying the Easter weekend.

Today im sharing my last 2 Easter cards. These came about as i had alot of oval frames left over from my butterfly cards.  Ive built a little spring field scene for my Lavinia Hare stamps.


I first made my base card to the size of the largest frame approx 6.5x5.5"... I die cut 2 ovals from white card, scored a line to make a flap, i glued this flap to the back of the 2nd oval - thus giving me a card blank.  So that it stands up i cut a little slither off the bottom edge of the back of the card.  I added a light watercolour wash to the front of the card using distress inks to give a grass and sky look.

I took 4 oval frames, twisting and off setting them, adding glue to the areas where they overlapped so that they were then joined as one.  I stamped the foliage and flowers onto the frames using oxide inks and hobbyart lino cut hare stamp set.  I added foam tape to the back and added to my card front. 

I die cut an oval to fit the middle frame, did a background distress ink wash for the grass and sky and stamped flower flowers and foliage with oxide inks.  I then stamped my hares with black archival ink and some little snails & spider.  I doodled in some ground for the hares to stand on.  Stamped sentiment to finish.


Version 2.  I made my oval card blank and added a black card oval mat and then the white frame that id stamped with the flowers and foliage added with foam tape for dimension.  I die cut an oval to fit inside the frame and added grass and sky with distress inks.  Stamped some flowers and foliage with oxide inks.  The stamped my hared, doodled in some ground and shading under them.  Stamped greeting to finish.

Items Used:
Lavinia stamps - Wild hares, vine
Hobbyart stamps - lino cut hares
Card-io stamps - bugs & snails
Sentiment stamps
Distress inks - tumbled glass, salty ocean, pistachio, wilderness
Oxide inks - campfire, amber, marmalade, clover, peacock, citron

I hope you all enjoy your bank holiday Monday and have a good week.  Hugs to you all. Emmax



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Thursday, 1 April 2021

Spring Daffodils

Good Morning everyone

Today is a little Spring Daffodil card - my garden is so colourful at the moment with the daffodils & tulips in full flower.


Approx size 5.5x4"  I first cut my card base from orange pearl cardstock and a sizzix die, after folding a piece of A4 card in half i placed the top edge of the die just over the spine and ran through my machine.  I cut a small panel from a pale lilac cardstock and die cut the memory box die from the middle, i added orange mirror card behind this to shine through.
I die cut the daffodil twice from a left over piece of white pearl cardstock, i coloured it with alcohol markers, on the 2nd daff die cut i just cut out the daff trumpets and decoupaged them onto the main image to add some dimension.
Stamped sentiment to finish.




This photo really shows the orange mirror card in the background.

Items Used:
Sizzix 658204
Memory box
Daffodil die
Oval die
Clearly besotted sentiment stamp
Alcohol markers
Orange pearl card
Lilac cardstock

Thank you all for stopping by.  I hope you all enjoy your Easter Weekend. Stay safe. Emmax


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Monday, 29 March 2021

Easter Chicks

Good Morning everyone

Today is a batch of little Easter cards using the fab chicken dance stamps from aall&create


Approx size 3.5x5"  I first die cut the inverted scallop frame and on the middle panel that falls out i added a simple grass & sky with wink of stella pens, scribbling them on my craft mat, spritzing with water and dipping my cardstock into it.   I stamped the chickens, watercoloured with oxide inks and cut them out. I used a little oval die for my eggs, cut from white card with ink speckles on them.  
I added the frame with foam tape and added the background in flat.  Attached the chicks and eggs.  Stamped sentiment and glossy accents on the chicks eyes to finish.








I couldn't help but be happy making this batch of cards with these funky chickens.

Items Used:
Aall&create chicken dance stamps
Clearly besotted sentiment stamp
Scalloped frame die
Oval die
Wink of stella pens 
Distress Oxide inks - lemonade, persimmon, peacock, raspberry, lilac, citron, 

Thank you all for stopping by and all your amazing comments.  I hope its a good week for you all.  Heading into April - its scary how fast the months pass.  Stay safe. Hugs Emmax


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