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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Tea's Up

Good Morning everyone from a lovely wet Cornwall.

So today im sharing the card i made for my mum for Mother's day.  I went with a tea theme this year as she does love her cup of tea!




First i made the table/table cloth using patterend paper and curved border die, cut some table legs from dark green card.  Die cut and paper pieced the cups, teapot and jug from various papers and dark green card to match the colours in the tablecloth. 
I added glitter glue accents to the flowers.  6x6" size.


This shows the dimension i added to the table cloth, and as i wanted the china to be sat on the table i used lots of glue gel,  I die cut a small spoon and fork in silver mirror card and placed on the top top. 



Again showing the table top, also as the front was quite heavy to counter balance i used the same papers to layer up for a matching insert. 

Im pleased to report mum loved it. 

Items used:  Patterned papers B&M 'springtime bouquet'
Joy crafts teapot & cups die set
Xcut 'tea party' die set
Spellbinders scalloped borders 2 (S5202)

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Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek and all the comments you took the time to leave on Monday, thank you for your condolence messages too.  I hope you are all keeping well. Hugs Emma 



Monday, 27 March 2017

Sympathy card


Good Morning all, beautiful sunshine, long may it last.

So today im sharing a simple sympathy card i made for a sudden family death last week. 







Ivory pearl cardstock.  A6 size card. Cross die which i glued onto the same card and cut around and mounted on foam.  It looked lost on the card so needed some kind of frame but i still wanted it to be subtle when i remembered seeing on docrafts Miella using her dies to emboss frames into the card, one of those ideas you save at the back of your brain for one day! So if you ever read this Miella, thank you for the inspiration.   So i used a memory box cross stitch rectangle die for the frame, stamped my sentiment in blue ink, a bit softer than black.  This must be the first card ive made all in one colour, but seemed perfect for the occasion. 


Items used:  Memory box cross stitch frame border dies
Clearly besotted Sentiment stamps

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you all have a lovely week with lots of sunshine. Emma 


Monday, 20 March 2017

Make My Monday #42

Good Morning everyone and welcome to another week. 

So today the challenge at Make My Monday this week is WHITE EMBOSSING, if you fancy joining in and seeing what the rest of the design team has come up with please do pop over, using the link above or on my side bar.  Everyone is welcome to join in, we set a new challenge every 2 weeks. 



I decided to go with bright vibrant flowers against a black background.  First i stamped and heat embossed my flowers in white onto black cardstock.  I then to make the colours pop more painted them with white gesso, once dry i used pebeo acrylic paints in hot pink and yellow.  Yellow enamel drop centres.  I shaded around the edge of each flower with a white pencil and white gel pen doodled accents.

I then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on a die cut rectangle and mounted on foam to finish. 5x5" Card size. 


A close up of the flowers

Items used:  Flower stamps - the works
MFT stitched panel dies
Pebeo acylic paints
Stampendous fine white embossing powder
Sakura white gel pen
Inktense white pencil
Viva paper pen

Thank you for popping and i hope you all have a wonderful week. Emma 


Saturday, 18 March 2017

Pet Sympathy card

Good Morning all, i hope you've had a good week

So today im sharing a pet sympathy card, I made for a friend who has lost her beautiful cat. 




Cream card base, patterned paper, bronze pearl card.  I first die cut 2 fishtail banners, i then cut the cat from one and laid it on top of the bronze one.  Stamped sentiment, little flower and pearl to finish. 
Sorry its fishtails again, do love these dies!


Close up


Items used:  Memory box 'large curious cat' die, 
Cross stitch fishtail banner dies
Pattern papers the works 'changing seasons'

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Thank you stopping by and taking a look.  I hope you all have a good weekend.  Emma

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

A collective of Robots

Good Morning everyone, i hope you are having a good week. 

So today im sharing a set of robot cards, based a my last design, but all with a slight tweak.  These will go into my charity card box. Ideal for children and men i think. 





Grey pearl cardstock 5x5 card blanks, i rounded opposite corners just to add interest.  White card embossed with various embossing folders.  Cogs cut from various mirror, satin & pearl cardstock. I built up my robots with the same mirror, stain, pearl card. 



Close up to show the colour better.  To stamp the sentiment i used clearly besotted stamp and as it is clear i stuck it to my block on a curve to follow the circle. 






I had great fun making these up.  



Items used:  Robot die from china.
Cheerylynn Cog/gears dies B340
Memory box alpha dies 'parker'
Clearly besotted ' sweet little sentiments'
Embossing folders, crafters companion - brick wall, sizzix tim holtz cogs/gears, sizzix dots, docrafts clocks

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Thank you for stopping by and all your comments on monday. Emma 



Monday, 13 March 2017

In the black


Good Morning all and welcome to a new week. 

Thank you to everyone who popped by to say hello last week, lovely to see you.

So today i am sharing two little thank you cards.  Inspired by a talented craft friend, who's got me addicted to imagination crafts starlight paints, she sent me a jar of the gold for christmas and since then ive added a couple more colours. She also used them on the black and got my ideas going, so thank you friend😊

 The photos don't really do the shimmer justice. 



First i painted the thistle die cut (tattered lace i think, was sent to me by another generous friend), these paints dry super fast so no hanging around waiting for paint to dry.  I stamped the sentiment with the paints too, just to see if it would work, best way to get used to a new product i think is to play, some ideas work, some don't, but you are learning as you go
.  Using black card for the base and layer, edged with gold starlights too.  Size approx 3x6"



Trying to show the light hitting the starlights.  I added a touch of the red paint to the blue to get the purpley thistle colour, the colours blend well together to create new colours.


Version 2, again die cuts sent to me, i think they are memory box, just checked and they are actually simon says stamp, but this would work with any flower die cut



I tipped the blue flowers with the gold to add interest and how the light does hit the petals on flowers. 

So if you've been looking at these starlight paints, id say go for it, they are lovely to work with👍

Items used:  Imagination crafts 'starlights' - 133 red, 134 blue, 135 green, 136 rich gold


Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek.  Wishing you all a good week. Emma 

Saturday, 11 March 2017

CAS Male Get Well

Good Morning all

So today im sharing this little card made for a male friend having a hard time at the moment, the sentiment is rather apt for the week Ive had too!  Thank you for all your messages and comments, i will get around to replying to you all.  




A little 4x4" card.  I stamped the boat and sentiment  in colbalt blue archival ink.  I then flicked distress inks over the top to give a sort of sea spray effect, added a touch of colour to the sea and glossy accents to finish. 

Items used:
Chocolate baroque ' seashell collage' stamp set
Distress inks Twisted Citron, Salty ocean, peacock feathers


I wish to enter this is in Cardz 4 Guyz challenge

Thank you for stopping by and all your comments left this week, i read and appreciate every one of them.  I hope you all have a good weekend. Emma 


Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Floral birthday card


Good Morning all

So today im sharing this birthday card i made for my sister in law, she loves her neutral tones, browns and creams, so i thought this cherry blossom paper was the perfect starting point. 




Stamped greeting in sepia archival ink, cut into circles and attached to the paper with foam pads. Both are matted onto a russet colour cardstock.  Ready made paper flowers, die cut foliage from the same russet card.  Pearl detail to finish.  Cardsize 6x5.5"



Close up detail.

Items used:  Paper flowers from wild orchid crafts
Patterned paper B&M 'Antique Chic'
Stitched circle dies
Foliage die unknown make

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look and all your amazing comments on my mondays upload. Emma x


Monday, 6 March 2017

Make My Monday #41

Good Morning all, welcome to another week.

So today we have a new challenge over at Make My Monday

The theme is colours of the rainbow, 
Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet
Use at least 3 of these colours

So if you fancy joining in or seeing the rest of the design teams creations please do pop over, you can either click the link above or on the side of my blog.

I choose to use green, orange and violet



First i stamped my sun in orange and then the sentiment over the top in black onto white linen card.  Once dry i arranged the die cut foliage in a kind of wreath.  Lots of little orange flowers with lilac gem centres.  I lightly edged the panel with orange ink and adhered to my base card. 
Card size 6 x 5.5"



Close up detail. 

Items used:  Stampin up 'kinda electic' , 
distress ink 'ripe persimmon' 
sizzix susans garden 'forsythia' flower, 
foliage die unknown

Thank you for popping by and i hope my card inspires you. 

Wishing you all a wonderful week. Emma 


Saturday, 4 March 2017

Octopus notelets

Good Morning everyone.  

So today im sharing these 2 little notelet cards.  
Again brusho's in action, seeing as it took me a while to get into using them, they are my go to staple now, perfect for making unique backgrounds and papers.  Ive added a few cosmic shimmer pixie powders to the mix which have a lovely pearl finish, the 2 mix perfectly together. 




A6 cardblank.  A strip of brusho/pixie powder cardstock, layered onto navy cardstock, stamped sentiment in colbalt blue archival ink.  I die cut the octopus twice and layered up, a tip from a crafty friend, makes it more like chipboard and then coated it with starlights gold paint.  I backed the eyes with navy cardstock too.  I used glue gel to glue the octopus on after shaping him to add dimension.  He is pointing to the sentiment as i think its little details like that that tie a design together.  


Close up to show the purple pixie powder shimmer, i also added glossy accent water droplets.




Same as before but different colour mix of the brusho's and pixie powders. 



Close up.


These are fairly quick cards once you have made and let the backgrounds and starlight paints dry.  I used imagination crafts starlight paint 136 Rich Gold.  Apart from the navy cardstock its amazing to think this was all made from white cardstock. 

Thank you for stopping by and your comments this week.  I wish you all a wonderful weekend and happy crafting.  Emma 




Wednesday, 1 March 2017

CAS Peacock cards

Good Morning everyone, i hope you are having a good week.


Today im sharing these CAS peacock cards, again brusho's in action.



I die cut the peacocks and then used brusho's to colour them, once dry i added sparkle pen over the top, gorgeous when it catches the light.  Sentiment cut from black card, white backgound embossed with clouds and matted onto black and a white cardbase.  I shaped the peacock before attaching to add interest and make it less flat. 



Embossed background, happy birthday die cut, this time i added blue sequins to the peacock and background

This one has pink sequins but don't show up very well in the photo.  

Items used:  Brusho powders, Crafters companion clear overlay sparkle pens, 
Cheerylynn Thank you B213
Cheerylynn happy birthday B211
Crafters companion cloud embossing folder
Sizzix baroque embossing folder

Thank you for popping by to look. Emma