Monday 30 April 2012

Crafty Boots challenge - Yellow

Good morning and welcome to another Crafty Boots challenge
This fortnight challenge YELLOW was chosen by the Lovely Faye
Yellow is not normally a colour I use ,but I really enjoyed making
this card and I think I will be using this colour a bit more often.

                                                             My card

                                                    and inside the card

I have used Tilda catching stars and I think she is now my favourite
Tilda .The flowers is made from a bit of lace and a paper flower I
have added a clear button Which I coloured to the centre.
List of other things I have used
My minds eye paper
Dohickey -Vintage tag
Core-dinations French roast
Seam binding
Wooden button
Marianne designs - Open leaves
Large clear button (Coloured)
Wish Big- tatty button sentiment stamp set
Inside sentiment - Penny black

 I have coloured this image in using copics for her hair and for the rest I used
Promarkers and Prismacolor pencils for the shading.
Please pop over to see what fab projects the DT ladies have come up
with this time. Thanks for stopping by and looking
Hugs Emma xx

Saturday 28 April 2012

Watercan Tilda

Good afternoon , we have had an awful week of bad weather ,
not only is it raining cats and dogs , it's freezing cold as well.
So I'm longing for some much needed sunshine.
The colours I have chosen for this card is not my normal
colours but I really needed to do something warm looking and
think this is the closet thing to warm sunny weather I'm going
to get lol ,anyway enough of me going on.
Here my card


inside (sorry about the awful photo)

For this card I have used Watercan Tila ( I so Love this Tilda)

List of other thing I have used

My minds eye papers- Stella and Rose  Mabel
Spellbinder posy patch flowers ( I cut the middle of these with a scalloped scissors)
Dohickey -Lovely fence and cloud 
Marianne designs- leaf from( button flower)
                              open leaves ( flower and leaves )
Gem coloured with copics
Sentiment - Whimsy ticket stamps
Pro markers
Prismacolor pencils
Hemp string
Inside-  Magnolia flower boarder flourish
tatty teddy sentiment

I really enjoyed making this card , I love machine stitching the layers
as long as they have straight edges lol, and I trying to use my Prismas 
a bit more . Well I'm off to go and put the heating on and will be back
soon with some  DT cards ( which I must say I thoroughly enjoyed making).
Thanks for looking 
Emma xx

Wednesday 18 April 2012

Snow White

Good Morning , things seem be be quite calm here at the moment
and the children don't start back to school till next Tuesday  so no
school runs  . Not much crafting happening either but I did sort my
desk and copics out ( they're all in the colour families now) and much
easy to find the colour I want, I also downloaded a copic colour wheel
and finally the penny has dropped on what colour blends with another,
better late than never lol.
On to my card I was in a bit of a distressing mood for this one
and think I may have got a bit carried away with the sanding block
as I was tearing the paper ,oops .

For this card I used another Saturated canary image - Snow White, and
I now think she is my favourite ( till the next image I get lol). I think she
has a beautiful face and I just love her hair style .
The papers are Nitwits - crab apple and they were a bit brighter when
I first printed them off but then I distressed them with Antique Linen distress
ink . The image was coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils.

                                          LIST OF WHAT I USED  
          Saturated  Canary - Snow White
          Nitwit Crab apple too papers
          Spellbinders -Rose creation die
          Dohickey- Heart swirl branch
          Core'dinations - French roast
          Prismacolor pencils
          Marianne design  - Flower and leaves die
          Sewing machine
          'HUGS' - Lily of the valley clear stamp set

Thanks for looking
Emma xx

Tuesday 17 April 2012

Anything goes challenge -Tick tock goes the clock

Good Morning ,this fortnights challenge at Anything goes challenge is
Tick tick goes the clock or steam punk . I can't believe how quick the
weeks are going.

 For this card I used Tilda on the loose ,please check out the Craft Den as Lynn
has a fab selection of these adorable stamps. I coloured her in using Copics and
Promarkers, my sewing machine was out again ( this is becoming a bit of a habit
now lol) .The papers are Nitwit -cottage charm, I do love this collection the
colours are right up my street. The clock is Tim Holtz weathered clock die
I also used Magnolia Dohickey heart swirl branch and hellebores.
Please check out the fabulous creations of the Dt ladies as they always come
up with some gorgeous creations.

Thanks for stopping by and looking
Emma xx

Monday 16 April 2012

Crafty Boots Challenge - No boys allowed

Good morning ,welcome to another fortnights challenge at Crafty Boots.
This fortnight challenge was chosen by the lovely Emma T.
I was out of my comfort zone again with this card ( I really don't
like doing boys cards ).
The image I used for this card is Edwin with Airplane, he is my
first Edwin and even tho he was a delight to colour , I was just
stumped when I had to put the card together . It feels as if it's
missing something.( FLOWERS lol)

I put the 21 on as my friend asked me to make her a card with this image.
The papers are my minds eye , I used some buttons and twine ,and
faux stitched the edges of the paper.
The image is coloured using promarkers and Flex markers
Please pop over to the fab DT ladies blogs to see what fabulous creation they've
come up with for this theme.
Thanks for popping by and looking
Emma xx

Wednesday 11 April 2012


Good afternoon , I have had quite a productive few days at last,
I have manage to do the shopping, a mountain of ironing , some general
house work ,some DT work and even another card to blog, I think I'm
on a roll. Surprising what I can to when I'm not up the school doing PTA
stuff all the time.
I have chosen another Saturated Canary image for this card and she's
called Whispy , as much as I love her she not top of my favourites,(I think
it the wings thing again) . Again this image was a delight to colour.

                                                    Close up of Whispy

I remembered to make a list of thing I used for this card and will list them at the end
of this post. My poor sewing machine doesn't know what has hit it as it has been
stuffed in  a cupboard for years but now it's finally getting used at last.
I also downloaded my first Nitwits paper this week too , I've had my eye on Nitwit
papers for years but I always been scared to download them, I'm so glad I did and
I will be going back for more .
Right time for me to go and clean up the children's tea dishes and hopefully
I'll have time to do some more crafting.
Thanks for looking
Emma xx

List of what I used 

Whispy - Saturated Canary
Promises - Nitwit papers
Primacolor pencils - (for shading )
Ek succsess
Seam binding ribbon and lace
Dohickey dies - Swirly butterfly , heart swirl branch , hellebores
Wish - Lily of the valley clear stamp set
Glitter for the wings

Sunday 8 April 2012

At last something to post

Good evening and I hope you've had a lovely Easter. At last I have
a card to post ,and I've tried something new . On Wednesday I finally
gave in to temptation and purchased my first Saturated Canary image 
and by Thursday I had to go back and get more lol. I am totally addicted
to these adorable images by Krista Smith and what a delight they are to colour.
Anyway enough of my waffling and on to my card , I have used Honey I think she's
my favourite ( but it's so hard to choose)


                                                            Close up of Honey

I finally opened the crate papers I have had since I started crafting
a few years ago. These papers have always been kept for special and I think 
Honey was special enough to open this paper pack lol.
To colour her I used copics but I tried several RV shades but couldn't
quite get the colour of her skirt to my liking so out came the flex markers 
and then the promarkers ,and eventually after a few coats of different pens and 
colours I finally was happy with the colour.  The hearts are spellbinders,the rose
is also a spellbinders die (Rose creations), I think this might be my new favourite
die (for the moment anyway).Even the sewing machine came out for this card.
Hopefully I will be back soon with more of these images.
Thanks for looking and taking the time to stop by my blog
Emma xx

Tuesday 3 April 2012

Anything goes at Anything goes challenge

Good Morning I'm scheduling this post as I know I'm busy Monday
and Tuesday this week and then fingers crossed I'll be back to normal.
This fortnights challenge at Anything goes challenge is Anything goes.
I can't believe how quick the weeks are going .

The images I used for this card are Tilda with Bath cap and magnolia bath tub 
both these stamps I purchased from Craft Den and I received them the 
next day (fab service) .It's a bit hard to see but I added glossy accents to
the bath and some stickles to the bubbles. Tilda hat and bathing costume
is coloured in using copics and her skin is coloured in using promarkers.
The dies's I used for this card are Cherry Lynn - french pastry doily,(also available
from Craft Den) , Dohickey - doily flower and heart swirl branch.
The paper are from my stash and the sentiment is from Whimsy ticket stamps. 
Please pop over to the DT ladies blogs to see what fabulous creation they
have made ,and for all you're crafty goodies and fab service check out Craft Den.
Thank for looking
Emma xx

Monday 2 April 2012

Crafty Boots Challenge

Good Morning ,I can't believe we are in April already.
My poor blog has been abandoned this last week as I have
been busy doing fund raising for our school .Thank goodness
I've had time to to my DT cards . It was my turn to choose a theme
for this fortnights Crafty Boots challenge, and I picked Nautical

 For my card I used Tilda with jolly roger and ocean scene .The images
were coloured in using promarker, the papers are doodle bug and
pebbles inc. I also used Tilda's lace Dohickey die ,I love these Magnolia
dies and the list of the ones I want is as long as my arm lol.
Please pop over to the  DT ladies blogs to see they're fab creations
Thanks for looking
Emma xx