hello everyone and welcome to my blog....as you will be able to tell im still new to this and have a long way to go so please bear with me :) all feed back is welcome good or bad as it will help to to know if my work is good or if to improve it... my main work for the blog is card making but am steadily starting to make boxes and will eventully move on to other things thanks again for reading cant wait for your feed back

emma xxxxxx


Tuesday, 31 July 2012

NEWS and challenge time over at LEJ Designs.....

hello everyone wow what a wet and miserable morning it is today. its a good job i have some news (good for me and im sure some of you will be happy for me)

the other day i received a message on facebook asking if i wanted to be part of the DT for LEJ designs so after thinking about it for the whole of 2 seconds i jumped at the chance to work with the wonderful DT members.

the theme this week is magical, mystical or mysterious. so i hope you can pop along  to LEJ designs and check out the fantastic work done by all the over lovely DT members and hopefull see some of your lovely creations.

there is not only one but two prizes up for grabs this week firstly the first randomly drawn name will receive 3 digis of there choice from LEJ designs shop and the second name drawn will receive £5 worth of goodies of there choice from crafty emblies store.

so here is my first card i made for them...... 

so i decided to make a tri fold card and went with 'the wonderful life of cinders' the card is made of of orange paper and the colourful striped paper (both from stash) i decided to write my sentiment on a tag and added it using the same orange ribbon as what ties the card together.

on the first side of the card i have used cinders in her dirty rags cleaning. i coloured the image using promarkers cutting round her leaving as small border then placing her on that stripy paper. i then added a few leaves around her feet that she has yet still to sweep!

the middle panel i added the sentiment 'spread your wings and let the fairy in you fly' i know cinders hasn't got wings but i think it was appropriate for the next image of cinders as if you believe you are better then a 'scrubber' then you most defiantly  are.

and here is cinders in her princess dress again i coloured her using promarkers making her hair more brighter. again i cut around her leaving the small border and placing on the stripy backing paper. i then added 2 blue and a pink flower embellishment.

this is the full view of the card and you can see the leaves better on this.

Monday, 30 July 2012

dt for critter sketch

hello everyone its challenge time again over at critter sketch and again its anything goes so what's your excuses pop along and have a go.

i decided to make a xmas card again...that's 2 now im getting there lol.

so here it is :)

i coloured the image using promarkers and decided to only do the out line of the tree so it wasn't too much. 
i then added it to some old wrapping paper from stash then on t the backing paper from stash.
i then made a flower (by punching 5 scalloped circles fastening together with a brad and scrunching each circle inwards (im not clever i saw the technique on a blog a few weeks ago)
i then added leaf sequins around the flower as well as two leaves and 2 red jewels at the bottom of the card to look like holly and berries 

i am entering this in to the following challenges:
monday challenges:

saturday challenges:

DT for daisy doodles

well its Monday morning again that means transforming back the the princess i was yesterday and back in to my work clothes :( but on the plus side there's a fantastic challenge over at daisy doodles.

the challenge is 'outdoors' so i hope you can pop over for a peek at the DT cards for inspiration and hopefully join in.

the image i used for the card is 'home under the leaves and can be found here i also used the printable papers from the store which can be found here

you can also pop over to see what else daisy has to offer in daisy doodles store.

so here is the card i made.....

i used yellow paper as well as the ebony floral papers for my background. i coloured the flowers using my promarkers which took me the whole of 5 days to do (on and off not solid 5 days) lol.

i coloured my image using promarkers. then mat and layered my image and backing papers adding 2 extra flowers that id cut out from the backing paper to use as embellishments.

i then added a big yellow and green leaf and 4 little flowers on steams as embellishments,

here is a close up of one of the flowers i coloured as you can tel i used 2 shades af green for the leaves and 3 for the flower its self....never again am i doin this lol it took way way too long but it does look good dont you think??

well i hope you loike it and like it and ope to see you entries across at daisy doodles

Sunday, 29 July 2012

fit for a princess

well today was a very special 5th birthday for a special princess i know. Carly the princess likes purple and butterflies so here is the card and presents i made for her...

This is the card i made for princess Carly as you can see its very purple... i printed the image out and decoupaged it then added purple feathers around the princess. i then added glitter to the castle the princesses dress and flowers in her hair.. i alos adde 4 small butterflies then i punched out on a pale purple card adding a bit of glitter... i also punched the ribbon holes at the top to added the purple and gold ribbon and a big bow at the top left hand corner. 

after this pic was took i also added the sentiment at the top say 'birthday girl'

this is the first present i made for Carly it may seem a bit strange that i made this for a 5 year old but they were moving away so i though it was a good idea but they changed there mind now so but still im sure they will love to see my face everyday lol....

i made this buy printing off the picture of me and Carly and adding it to the frame. i decorated the frame using yep you guessed it purple ribbon and butterflies.

i am entering this in to the following challenges:
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i then decorated this door hanger for her (didn't make it im not that clever) lol
i decorated it using purple acrylic paint O(looks quite dark though) then added pink beads around the edge of the door hanger and mixed coloured beards to the rest of t.

and finally here is a picture of princess Carly at her party earlier today..
such a princess!!!

Saturday, 28 July 2012

DT for when the scrap hits the fun

hiya guys how are we all today? see the weathers slowly changing again :( well inbetween slowly turning in to a princess for a birthday party tomorrow i made this card....well im dying my hair and shaving my legs lol.

the image i used from marion this time is from the undersea world cd. she is just so cute :) why not pop over to marions log and take a peek at what she and other dt members have been up to http://whenthescraphitsthefun.blogspot.gr/

so here is what i came up with:

to make this card i used an old make up spong...i need to buy another now for my oundation lol and sponged on a blue ink to make it look like water. i then added the sentiment to a tag again sponging the blur ink on it with a bit of a greeny blue.

i then coloured the mermaide in using promarkers adding it to my card with 'seeweed' in front of her. i did the sea weed using green florist ribbon.

her is a close up of the image coloured and also the sea weed.

and a close up on the tag 

i hope you like what i came up with hope you can pop along and visit marion and her shop x

Friday, 27 July 2012

DT for fat pages and cards with attitude-Anything goes

well its challenge time again over at fat pages and cards with attitude

this fortnight the challenge is 'Anything goes' so i hope to see you over there taking part as there is a  fantastic sponsor....delicious doodles is offering the winner 4 digis of there choice.

so using a delicious doodle digi i came up with this fat page that is still waiting to be put on a card for my friend lol 

this was the easiest fat page by far as the digi didnt need colouring hehehe. so i cut it out and added it to the black and white. white and black polka dot papers (from stash) then added black and white pearls (from stash) to the top and bottom right hand side. pretty simple and easy.

i hope you like it and i hope you can pop over to fat pages and cards with attitude for more inspiration form all the other fantastic dt members and hopefully join in :)

i am entering this in to the following challenges:

Friday challenges:

Thursday challenges:

Sunday, 22 July 2012

christening day

hello everyone how are we all tonight i hope everyone has enjoyed the nice weather we've had over last two days....

so the other week my aunties friend asked me to make a christening card for her great granddaughters.

so here is what i came up with they were both the same except one i used pink ribbon etc the other purple.

 this is the tent card i made as you can see i used a cute baby image then added purple ribbon (from stash) and a bow with a purple gem on around the edge then added purple flowers (from range) to the bottom corner. inside the tent card the is a special compartment for a cute little gift....im not sure what she ended up putting in it though.

this is the top of the box i made for the card i decorated it using a thick piece of white ribbon (from stash) then a piece of glittery ribbon on top (from stash).

i then printed of the sentiment and borrowing a friends cuttle bug i cut (well she did) out the sentiment adding the little bow and the purple butterfly.

this is the verse i put on the back of the card and again it got printed off and cut out using the cuttlebug

i hope you like it 

i am entering this in to the following challenges:

sunday challenges:

Thursday, 19 July 2012

DT for desmet designs plus freebie

well its Thursday so that means another challenge over at http://desmetdt.blogspot.co.uk/ 

the theme this fortnight is 'A day in the office' and to help get you started Marie has a freebie for you which you can get from http://mycraftmarket.blogspot.com/2012/07/desmetdesignsfreebies19072012.html

so here is my card....

i did originally plan on using the freebie back ground paper... had it printed off and lost it in the pit of a bedroom and not got a printer at the minuet to reprint it so went with the option of using some lined paper from a note pad for the backing paper then i added my image on to yellow post it notes. the image is coloured using pro markers.

At the bottom of the card i used 3 elastic bands cut in half and 3 matching paper clips i then decided to add pencil shavings inbetween the elastic bands (still not quite sure if im happy with this bit) lol 

At the top of the card i wrote in pencil 'just a note' on a strip of post it note and was going to pin it on using a notice board pin but no matter how hard i tried i could not bend the pin so opted with the brad lol.

Monday, 16 July 2012

DT for daisy doodles

hello everyone how are we all today??

well its that time again....challenge time over at http://daisydoodlescreativechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/.

the challenge is 'here comes the sun'. so this is my idea of a sunny day :)

the i used can be found over at http://daisysdigidoodles.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=51&zenid=njm6mbooj3r82900lrr5rc6mp0

i coloured the flip flops sun and sentiment using promarkers. 
my 'sand' is made up of gold crepe paper and the sky is done by using a bit of scrap crepe paper and dabbing blue ink on in patches lol

well i hope you like it 

i am entering this card in to rhe following challenges:

DT card for critter sketch

well its Monday again which means its time for a new challenge over at http://critterchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/.

this fortnight is a sketch... below is a pic of the sketch you need to follow

so by using this pretty simple sketch i made my very first xmas card i hope you like it :)

so heres my first ever xmas card i coloured the pic using promarkers. placing it on to the 'merry christmas' backing papers and adding two snowflakes at each side as well as a silver poinsetties. all of which came from my stash.

i am entering this in to the following challenges:

other date challenges:

Monday challenges:

sunday challenges:

Saturday, 14 July 2012

DT for when the scrap hits the fun!!!

well its finally time guys.....who would like to see the wonderful card i came up with for WTSHTF???

i had so much fun working with marion's image.

the image i used is honey bear from the Beary Sweet collection and can be found over at http://whenthescraphitsthefun.blogspot.co.uk/p/home_20.html

why not also pop over to http://whenthescraphitsthefun.blogspot.co.uk/ and see marions fantastic creations as well as all the other DT's creations using different images from the Beary Sweet collection 

so here it is............

i decided to make a tent card as this was something new for me :) i coloured the fantastic image using my promarkers then added a handmade flower using a gem for the centre and added some punched leaves. the pink card i used is embossed and you will see it better in the next pic.

this is the side view of my card as you can see it opens up for a little gift. now who doesn't like to receive a card with a little surprise gift inside??

well i hope you like it and i cant wait to make my next one so hope you pop back soon xx

i am entering this card in to the following challenges:
saturday challenges:

friday challenges:

thursday challenges:

wednesday challenges:

Friday, 13 July 2012

DT card for Fat pages-anything goes

hello everyone how are we all today?

the challenges this fortnight over at  http://fatpageswithattitude.blogspot.co.uk/ is anything goes. so yet again theres no excuses for you lovely people not to enter lol.

the sponsor is the fantastic limited runs

so here is the card i made using the 'ballerina' from limited runs.

i made the card using a sketch that the lovely donna came up with.

i coloured the image using promarkers then added it on to a pink die cut 
to go with the pink backing paper.

i then added the pink happy birthday sentiment and pink gems for the added bling :)

i hope you like it.

i am entering this card in to the following challenges:
friday challenges

tuesday challenges:

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

kids card

well im half way through doing 3 christening cards for an order but here is a random boys birthday card i decided to do....

i decided to use the dinosaur on a car as it is really boyish, i coloured the image using promarkers then stuck it on to green backing paper (from stash) and added the silver 'happy birthday' sentiment. i left it at that as didn't really want to add bling or anything with it been for a boy.

i am entering this in to the following challenges:

monday challenges:

Friday, 6 July 2012

exciting news

well guys im here again with some more exciting news....well exciting for me lol. 

not only did i find out today that id won a blog hop but i also found out that the lovely marion over at http://whenthescraphitsthefun.blogspot.co.uk/ is looking for some people to create card etc using her fantastic digis, sentiments and paper piecing and.......yep you guessed it she chose me :) :)

my first post will be coming next week so hope you pop back and take a look but in the mean time why not pop over to marion's shop's

http://whenthescraphitsthefun.blogspot.co.uk/p/home_20.html http://whenthescraphitsthefun.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-paper-piecings-blog-e-shop.htmlhttp://whenthescraphitsthefun.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-cds-e-shop.html  

and look at all the lovely stuff on offer to you guys also on marion's blog you will also find some freebies to keep you all busy xx

Thursday, 5 July 2012

DT card for Desmet Designs

well its finally here....today is the day i actully go live as part of the wonderful DT for desmet designs.

the theme this fortnight over at http://desmetdt.blogspot.co.uk/ is 'wheels'

the sponcor this fortnight is desmet designs http://mycraftmarket.blogspot.co.uk/ and the lucky winner will get  two digi's of there choice.

ive had lots of fun working with this wonderful team and inbetween all the fun this is what i came up with.....

both the yellow backing paper and the caravan came from the lovely marie.

i stuck the yellow backing paper on to my card. the paper had a oval on it so i cut that out making a 'window' for me to hang my caravan from. 
i used the scenery paper (from stash) to make it look like the caravan is actually outside. the caravan is coloured using promarkers and is on some twin so can be moved up and down if needed. 
i then added the yellow/orange flowers coloured with promarkers for the added bit of detail.

i am entering this card in to the following challenges:

wednesday challenges:

other date challenges:

Monday, 2 July 2012

DT card for Daisy Doodles

well before show you my card for this fortnight i would like to share the fantastic news.....all images used by me and the other lovely DT members are on offer for ONE WEEK ONLY at 50% so pop along to http://daisysdigidoodles.com/store/ and see whats on offer.


so the theme this fortnight at http://daisydoodlescreativechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/  is 'independence' or what can represent 'independence'

i went with passing a driving test as this makes you more independent as you can get around more...
so here is my card using the doodle bug set

i made the card by using the same paper i used for the back ground to paper piece some of the car the rest of the card i coloured using promarkers.
i also added two flower jewels for a bit of bling from stash.
i then added the congratulations and pass on to the card as like i said its for a new driver

i hope you like it

i am entering this card in to the following challenges:

DT card for critter sketch blog

well its that time again.... this fortnights challenge over at http://critterchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ is sparkle, sparkle and more sparkle... so here is the card i made

i made this card by stick on a purple checked backgroundand a pink border going across the center of the card
i then added the image which i coloured using promarkers then 'coloured' the wings in using purple glitter glue 
i then added the pink flower and the 'happy birthday sentiment which also sparkle 

i am entering this card in to the following challenges: