Friday, 25 January 2013

CASology & Crafts 4 Eternity

My card for today is for 2 challenges, firstly for CASology where this week's theme is 'Drink'.  As i don't have any cup/glass/bottle stamps I went for the idea of giving flowers a drink.  The other challenge I'm entering is this week's Crafts 4 Eternity challenge of Tic Tac Toe

I went for the option of Sketch, Ribbon and Flowers.  I took inspiration from Sketch #50 from Crafts 4 Eternity.

I have chosen to use a Sarah Kay stamp coloured in using ProMarkers and Stickles for the water.  The ribbon is from Ribbon Girl and the pearl heart ribbon slider is from my local craft shop.  The roses are from eBay and the leaves are a Papermania punch.  The papers are freebies from a stack that came with a craft magazine.  The sentiment stamped onto the ribbon is from PSX.

Thanks for visiting,
Em x

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Lattice window card

I was so pleased that my card had been chosen as one of the judges favourites at Colour Throwdown last week :D

Just take a look at these gorgeous colours.....they are for the latest challenge at Colour Throwdown.
It was a good excuse to go to the craft shop and buy some more ProMarkers!!  :)  I'm also joining in with the latest challenge from I Love ProMarkers which this week is 'Anything goes'.

Here is my card:

And the inside:

I bought the lattice window card blanks from eBay many years ago and suddenly remembered I had some left.  I have used Morsels tiny flower and leaf stamps from Sugar Loaf Products.  I used my Promarkers to ink them up.  I placed 4mm self adhesive flat backed pearls in the centre of each of the plum coloured flowers.  On the inside, Tilda from Magnolia is coloured in using Promarkers and Stickles on her wings, then cut out and glued in place.  The sentiment is by Docrafts and again I used a Promarker to ink it up.

Thanks for visiting,
Emma x

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

To my Husband with love...

This card is a little different to my usual style but i'm really pleased with how it turned out.  I know it's a bit early but it's for my Husband for Valentine's Day.

For the layout I took inspiration from the latest sketch from Mojo Monday and rotated it 90 degrees.  It also fits in with Crafts 4 Eternity's latest challenge with is "Punch it".

I used my new Die-namics Mini Royal Rose die which I love and shall be using a lot more.  The leaves are a Woodware punch.  The frames are X-cut nesting dies.  I created the sentiment on my PC and the heart stamp which I stamped, masked and stamped again is from Fancy Pants.
Thanks for visiting,
Emma x

Sunday, 20 January 2013


Hi all,

I came across another challenge blog that I liked the look of.......... CASology.

This weeks challenge was to use Blue so here is my creation. 

Apologies for the poor quality photo's, I really struggled to pick up the colours of the pearlescent paper.

I've coloured Edwin in with ProMarkers and used stickles on his wings.  I've used Xcut die cuts, buttons and diamantes from ebay, car punch,  and for the first time ever I've used a sewing machine as I love this look on other people's creations.  I still need some practice but am very greatful to my friend Lisa for lending me her machine to have a play with.

Thanks for visting,
Emma x