Monday, 17 July 2017

Scribble Roses thank you cards

Good Morning all and welcome to a new week, don't they fly by. 

So today im sharing a set of thank you cards made using those scribble roses again.

First die cut 2 rectangles using spellbinders die, score a line on the back panel and glue together to make a stand up card.  From the front panel die cut the large rose negative, use dotty paper as the insert which then shows through the apperture.  Then die cut the rest of the rose layers and layer up, die cut leaves and butterflies and stamped greeting to finish.  Touches of glitter glue.

Showing it stood up with the light shining through the rose aperture. 

Same design just opposite colours, orange and teal. 

close up again showing the aperture better.

and below another set of 4 i made 

First die cut the Stitched label and layered onto dotty red card and white card blank.  Die cut the pierced topper from white and stamp the sentiment.  I then die cut the topper again in matching colour card and off set to help it stand out.  Die cut the roses and leaves from red and lilac dotty cardstock.  Pearls to finish.  

Same just opposite colours 

Just showing that they stand up easily. 

and 2 more in different colour combo, again the orange and teal.  

Items Used:
Spellbinders card creator - 'Valiant Honor' - S5-217
Spellbinders D-lites - 'Pierced Delight' - S2-143
Memory Box mini butterfly dies
Justrite - 'lrg fancy sentiments' - CR 03815
Stampin up sentiment -  'kinda Eclectic' 
Chocolate Baroque - 'pretty poppies'  (merci sentiment)
Dotty card - Anna Marie Designs

Thank you for stopping by and all your comments last week and on my painting.  Wishing you all a good week. Emma 

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Iris Painting

Good Morning all

As we are in the midst of summer i thought i would share one of my paintings.  

This is painted in soft pastels from a photo of one of my bearded irises.  They are one of my fav flowers as always so colourful and put on a good display.  16x20" in size. 

Thank you for stopping by and for all your well wishes, cards and lovely goodies lately - you are spoiling me😎.  Hugs Emma

Monday, 10 July 2017

Make My Monday # 50

Good Morning to you all, i hope you all had a good weekend.

So its time for the next challenge at Make My Monday

The theme this fortnight is

Vacations & Travel  (or Holidays to you & I)

After 2 weeks without crafting it felt good to find my mojo and be home long enough to create this card.  I don't have much in my stash aimed at holidays and travelling but found this lovely elephant in my Indian dreams digi kit, so for my holiday we have hopped over to beautiful India. 

I have actually ridden an elephant, many many years ago here in Cornwall, its an exciting way to ride from a to b, a bit slower than horse😄 

A5 white linen cardblank.  I printed off the elephant 4 times and cut it out and decoupaged.  Printed off a matching backing paper and matted onto turquoise card to pick up the blue in the elephant.  Turquoise dotty ribbon, double bow, elephant charm and sentiment to finish.  

Close up, i also added glitter glue and glossy accents to highlight the beautiful elephant. 

Items used:
Daisytrail 'Indian Dreams' digi kit
Serif Craftartist 2
Double stitched rectangles
LOTV sentiment stamp

So if you fancy joining in and see what the rest of the DT came up with, please do pop over.

Thank you for popping by and all your comments last week.  Wishing you all a wonderful week. Emma 

Saturday, 8 July 2017

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Thursday, 6 July 2017

A Cluster of Diamonds

Good Morning all

Today i am showing a batch of Diamond fold cards, these kept me quiet for a long while!  All using the Tattered Lace Diamond Fold die set.  Very photo heavy so you might like to sit down with a nice cuppa and your fav biscuit😊😊

I used the die to cut twice into the card, like i did for my dad card, this works quite well.  Then folded and scored it all into shape, a bit fiddly but it doesn't eventually come together. I rounded the corners on this one.  Spellbinders butterflies and gems to finish.  One sheet of 6x6 paper is the ideal size for these cards.  

Papers are MME 'Miss Caroline - Dilly Dally'

and showing the back and where i put the sentiment using matching papers. 

No2  Spellbinders butterflies cut in co-ordinating papers, pearls and glitter glue to finish

Papers are - Teresa Collins 'fabrications'

again showing the back and the sentiment. 

and below a selection of single diamond folds, they are quite small but i love them and enjoyed using all my designer papers. 

Papers - Kasiercraft 'Chanteuse' 

Sizzix hello die cut in white and blue/pink card

Papers - MME 'Kate & Co - Cambridge court'

Sizzix - 'Susan's garden - dogwood flower' die set

Papers - My Minds Eye (MME) 'Indie chic - citron'

Sizzix dogwood flower die

Papers - MME Jubilee

Sizzix dogwood flower die set, i doubled them up this time. 

Papers - Bobunny 'Isabella'

Sizzix butterfly die set, orange pearls.

Papers - Kasiercraft 'Lush'

Items used: 
Various designer papers 
Sizzix 'butterflies - 659971'
Sizzix ' susans garden - dogwood - 658405'
Sizzix - 'You & Me - 659780' 
Spellbinders 'Les Papillions - S4-371'
Elizabeth crafts - thank you & happy birthday sentiment dies

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Thank you for all your amazing comments on my Splat People, yes please do use the idea, i look forward to seeing your take on it and thank you for asking.  I shall be making a few for my charity boxes i think as i had great fun making them too. 

Monday, 3 July 2017

Splat people! Children's birthday card

Good Morning All and welcome to a new week, i hope you enjoyed some sunshine at the weekend.  

Today i am sharing a fun children's card i made.

5x7" black card base.  I cut lots of splats out of brusho coloured card, ideal for those left over bits!  I then layered several onto the background.  For the topper, I matted a white rectangle onto black card and stuck to the card for foam pads.  I used 3 different splats, added googly eyes, black pen legs and doodled on a mouth and eyebrows.  Black die cut sentiment to finish. 

A close up of my little splatpeople

and below a little A6 card using the left over splats. 

My 5yr old niece asked me to be her penpal, their teacher is trying to get them all to have a penpal to practice their reading and writing, a great idea i think, as Sophie also loves crafting i thought i would send a little card with my letter for her.  I will have to make sure my scrawl is neat and tidy for her😊

Items used:
Spellbinders de-lites 'sentiments two & sentiments five'
Splat dies
Double stitched rectangles
Colorcraft Brusho's

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Thank you for stopping by, i hope my splatpeople made you smile.  Wishing you all a good week. Emma 

Monday, 26 June 2017

Make My Monday #49

Good Morning all and welcome to a new week. 

Its the start of a new challenge over at Make My Monday

the theme this fortnight is


So if you fancy joining in and seeing the rest of the design teams creations please do pop over.   Ive gone with ice lollies, you can't beat one on a hot summer day. 

A5 white cardblank, duckegg blue card for matting, all papers are from 'on the sunnyside', I made this with a teenager in mind so wanted a fun feel.  Ive used several papers from the pad, once again those fishtail banner dies in action. 

I hand cut the ice lolly, first cut a rectangle and then rounded the top corners, i added a kraft card lolly stick and 'toffee sauce', i covered the sauce in glossy accents. 

Keep cool cut with alpha dies in kraft and duck egg blue card, i then off set them and added glossy accents. 

Items used:
My Minds Eye ' On the Sunny Side' paper pad
MFT Die-namics fishtail banner dies

Thank you for stopping by, i hope you all have a wonderful week. Emma