Monday, 29 May 2017

Make My Monday #47 - Victorian romance

Good Morning all, i hope you are enjoying the bank holiday weekend and having some good weather, its been a bit mixed down here.  That storm we had Friday night was something else, never seen anything like it before. 

Anyway today is the start of a new challenge over at Make My Monday


So if you fancy joining in and seeing what the rest of the design team came up with please do pop over.  

This theme is about the furthest you can get from my normal style, so looking for ideas i spent ages going through my stash and found these vintage sepia images.  Ive added lots of lace and pearls.  I imagine these ladies are daydreaming about their love.

The photos are dark but its all matted on dark brown not black as it looks.  A5 brown cardblank.  Soft peach patterned paper wrapped with pale peach lace, I then mounted the 3 images, added 2 beige crochet flowers from my stash and lots of peachy pearls. 

For the sentiment i used a wooden happy and covered it in chocolate pearl embossing powder.  

Close up.

Items used:  Doolicraft images
Paper - poundland 'pretty pastels'
happy wood sentiment - the works
Chocolate brown cardstock - payperbox
Cosmic shimmer cocoa embossing powder

We look forward to seeing your Victorian Romance entries at

Thank you for stopping by and to all of you who left comments last week.  Enjoy your bank holiday monday. Emma 

Thursday, 25 May 2017

SIL Birthday card

 Good Morning all, i hope you are having a good week and plenty of sunshine to enjoy too.  

So today i am sharing the card i made for my sister in laws birthday. 

5x7" cardblank.  I first die cut a piece of patterned paper with stitched die, then using a smaller rectangle die cut a panel in the middle which i then mounted on foam and set back into the aperture.  Matted onto black cardstock, the black then also shows through the middle rectangle from the sides, just adding a bit of interest to a simple design. 

Various die cut flowers from black card stock, twine bow to finish. I stamped the sentiment and die cut with the same stitched rectangle dies and mounted on the edge, this is something i do quite alot, inspired many years ago by a top i was wearing and the brand name was a tag on the side seam.  

Close up, i just added a touch of pink starlight paint to the flower centres.  All flowers were kindly sent to me by a buddy so im not sure on the make of the dies but think they are all memory box. 

Items used:
Patterned Paper - My Minds Eye 'Jubilee'
Double stitched rectangle dies - My Favourite things
Sentiment stamp - stampin up 'curly cute'

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you all have a lovely bank holiday weekend and that the weather is perfect.  Emma 

Monday, 22 May 2017

Splat Well Soon!

Good Morning all and welcome to another new week.  

So today im sharing more splats and neon.  

A6 white card blank.  I then cut to size white cardstock, layered on die cut splats in neon and then dry embossed with rain drops.  Inked the edges, wrapped with 3 colours of neon ribbon.  Stamped sentiment cut into a stitched oval and inked the edges.  Neon glitter gems to finish.  Making for fun funky get well card for all ages. 

Similar but different, debossed rain drops this time as i put it in the embossing folder the wrong way but it adds another interest i think. 

Items Used:
Justriste sentiment stamps ' CR-03815'
Papermania Neon cardstock, ribbon & gems
Creative expressions raindrop embossing folder

Thank you for stopping by and all your comments last week.  I hope you all have a good week. Emma 

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Neon Splat flowers!

 Good Morning to you all.  I hope you are having a good week.  

So today im sharing some fun funky cards using neon and splats.  After looking for something in my stash and came across what i had left of my neon cardstock that papermania did in a range a couple of years ago, it seemed to be shouting out to go with my new splat flower die. 

White A6 cardblank, grey leather effect pattern paper, wrapped with neon ribbon.  I then die cut the splat 4 times, once in white and then again in the pink, orange and green neon, cut up the neon ones and layered onto the white one.  Neon gems to finish. Stamped sentiment die cut into a tag and tied on. 

As i had die cut 3 neon's i had enough for 3 cards. 

On uploading i noticed the stray cat hair in the photo on this one!  With 3 molting cats at the moment those pesky stray hairs get everywhere😊

Items used:  Justrite 'graceful sentiment' stamps CR-02147
Neon cardstock and ribbon - papermania
Neon gems - papermania
Splat flower die from china

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

Monday, 15 May 2017

Make My Monday #46 - sugar & spice

Good Morning everyone and welcome to a new week. 

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

The theme this fortnight is SUGAR & SPICE, picked by me this time, so if you fancy joining in just pop over and create something that comes to your mind when you think of sugar and spice, could be sweet and cute, hot and spicy, a mix of both or how about going down the sugar and spice and all things nice, that's what little girls are made of route and a card for a little or not so little girl? 

When i picked the theme i didn't have any ideas of what i would make but on looking through my stash i found a paper pad with the perfect hot warm spicy colours, but broken up with pastel pink and blue which said sugar to me.  So i started with a lovely backing paper which has a brown spicy background and bright flowers. 

5.5x6" card blank, corners rounded. Covered with paper leaving a small border.  Using papers i made up 3 flowers, die cut Sue wilson dies in white linen and a pastel pink paper from the pad and layered together on foam pads with a stamped sentiment. Foliage die cut from a green card that matches the background and the pink paper.  I found these little buttons in my stash that look like sweeties to me so the perfect finishing touch as they picked up on the pink used too. 

Close up to show the flowers better

Items used:
All papers are from - Echo Park 'Simple Life' by Deena Rutter
Sue Wilson -  French Collection 'provence' die set
Memory box 'Massa Leaf' die
Memory box ' Small Olive branch' die
Stampin up 'Sassy Salutations' sentiment

So if you fancy joining in and seeing what the rest of the design team came up with please do pop over to Make My Monday

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Thank you for stopping by and for all your comments last week.  I hope you are all well and have a good week ahead. Emma 

Monday, 8 May 2017

Scribble Roses CAS cards

Good Morning all and welcome to a new week, they do seem to be flying past.

So today i am sharing my first try out of some scribble rose dies, of course also used brushos and pixie powders again, just love how you can take white card and make your own backgrounds and papers.

I first made A4 sheet of coloured watercolour using a mix of brushos and pixie powders in reds and oranges.  the pixie powders add a lovely pearl shimmer and shine.  I die cut 3 roses into white card and stamped a greeting, backed onto the brusho card and a white card blank, with rounded corners.  I then die cut the middle and smaller roses and layered onto the middle one, with some little leaves and a gem centre. 

A close up showing the rose

Similar, just a different sentiment. 

 These have already been snapped up from my charity box so think i will make a few more. 

Items used: Scribble rose die set
Sizzix susans garden leaf die set
Cosmic shimmer pixie powders
Colourcraft brushos
Justrite sentiment stamps CR-02147

Thank you for popping by and also hello to  my new followers last week.
  Wishing you all a good week. Emma 

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Spring flowers

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

So today I am sharing these cards i made to celebrate Spring

Base shape and tree die cut using Spellbinders 'just swinging' , I then used brusho's to colour the frame/tree layer and a light background.  I then die cut lots of little flowers, the sentiment, rabbits, birds from brusho coloured cardstock.  Glitter glue centres for the flowers. 

I made a set of 4, all slightly different. 

Items used:  Colourcraft brusho's
Spellbinder dies - 'just swinging - S4-391',
 'Delightful tree - S2-107',
 'Sentiments two - S2-114'
Sizzix 'susans garden - forsythia'
Impression Obsession rabbits 'DIE269-N'

You might also like this card using the forsythia die

Thank you for looking and all your comments on my bluebell card on Monday. Wishing you a wonderful day. Emma 

Monday, 1 May 2017

Make My Monday #45 - May flowers

Good Morning everyone, welcome to May. 

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. 

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Make My Monday
The theme for this fortnight is MAY FLOWERS, so if you fancy joining in and to see the rest of the design teams work do pop over.  

As the bluebells are in full flower here at the moment i decided to go with them as my May Flowers.  As well as bluebells i also have white and pink bells in flower at the moment.

To start with i coloured A4 watercolour card with brushos, one with blues, another with greens and the background panel with a very pale blue sky and grass.  I then die cut lots of stems and flowers and shaped them using a ball tool and foam mat.  I then die cut my fairy from white, green and blue brusho card and paper pieced her so that she matches the colours of the flowers.  

Then using spellbinders grand decorative and plain label's 1, I  die cut the card blank and frames from white and blue cardstock.  I mounted the inner white frame die cut on 2 layers of foam so that i had a nice recess to sit the bluebells into.  Computer printed sentiment die cut into shape, silver eyelets added and ribbons and twine added.  Glitter glue highlights to finish.  8x8" in size. 

Close up, i also added vellum behind the fairy wings, she looks to me like she is dancing among the flowers

Another close up.  To build up the depth of flowers i glued a few on and then let them dry, adding them at different heights and angles makes them look fuller and also laying some on top of others.   

Just to show that it does stand up.  

Items used:
Spellbinders grand labels 1 decorative and plain, 
Spellbinders Fairy Cierra S2-103
Memory box 'Arched stems 98842' & 'Fairy flower drops 98844'
Sizzix 657556
Brushos, stickles 'stardust' 

So if you fancy finding out more or joining in then please click the link

Thank you for stopping by and to all of you who popped by last week with comments.  I hope you all have a wonderful week and enjoy your May day bank holiday. Emma