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Sunday, 27 February 2011

Milton With Sledge

I love the Christmas feeling to this stamp, which I think is great. (Please no more snow to come to the UK!)

This one from Wild Rose Studio is called - Milton with Sledge. I like the design and can imagine the snow.
Products used:
Adhesive Gems
X Cut Mini Circle Punch
Red Card stock

Saturday, 26 February 2011

CES Challenge - Flowers and Flutterby

My final week as Guest Designer at CES Challenges. Here is my card for this weeks challenge of Flowers and Flutterby.

It has been fun joining over ar CES Challenges as Guest Designer for February. I have appreciated the support and love. Hopefully I will be back another day. This card is different for me as I have not matted and layered! I would appreciate your comments.

If you have come from the CES Challenges blog, scroll down to see the other posts I have made this week showing cards I have made using products from Crafty Emmas Store.
Products used:
Hero Arts - Happy Definition
Hero Arts - Stripes Pattern
X Cut 3D Butterfly Punch
Memento - Rich Cocoa Ink Pad
Papermania Red Hot Capsule Flowers
Adhesive Gems
Papermania Red Hot Capsule - Ribbon

Friday, 25 February 2011

Milton With Robin

More Christmas cards in February! Sorry. Had to share with you some more of the gorgeous Christmas stamps available at Crafty Emma's Store. Time to plan ahead and craft so we do not have a mountain to make in November.

This time I am showing you Milton With Robin stamp = links provided to the products are at the end of the post.
On one card i have used non christmas paper to make a Christmas card and Christmas paper on the other card. I hope you like the cards.

Products used:
Penny Black - Winter Whites & Green Stamp (sentiment)
White embossing powder
Adhesive Gems
Heat Embossing Tool
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Another For Men Card

Here is another card for the men! I liked using the stamps and enjoyed making the cards. I hope you equally enjoy looking at them.
Products used:
Distress Ink - Tea Dye

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Mens Cards

Here is the dreaded mens card. This one uses the Wild Rose Studio - Football Lad Stamp combined with the Wild Rose Studio - For Men Paper. Tomorrow I will show case another mans card.

Click on the name of the products to be directed to Crafty Emma's Store and the items.
Products Used:
Peel off Stickers

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

More Cards

Whilst approaching my last week with the Guest Design team. I wanted to showcase more products from her gorgeous store.

This time is the turn of Christmas. Although miles away = I tend to look at christmas products with an open mind this time of the year. The bargains and make christmas cards until at least May. I get to use my stamps more this way. Well, I least try (if I can avoid spending more).

So I wanted to show Milton With Poinsetta Stamp from Wild Rose Studio. Here are my cards:

Products used:
Swirl Embossing Folder

Monday, 21 February 2011


One of the reasons I discovered Crafty Emma Stores was because of this Memory Box Spiceberry Paper pad I saw in quick cards made easy. I fell in love with the paper and the card designs. The paper was gorgeous! I just had to have the pad after that. I mis read the article and thought it was available elsewhere after a couple of emails I realised my silly mistake.

I made this card using this paper and Wild Rose Studio Stamp - Ava With Present
Products used:
Wild Rose Studio - Ava With Present Stamp

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Penny Black At All Sorts Challenge

This months challenge over at Penny Black At All Sorts is to create a card with the theme 'Say it With Flowers'. Here is my card.

Stay tuned this week to view brand new cards to this blog every day this week. It will be an exciting week. So hopefully you will come back to look.
Products used:
Penny Black Flowers & Wishes Stamp
Papermania Capsule - Sunshine Papers
Memento Black Ink
Adhesive Gems
Black and Yellow Cardstock

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Better Late Than Never....

I would really like to apologise for the lateness of this card. If it was not one thing it is another, that kept me away from my desk. My mothers illness..

On to this weeks challenge at CES Challenges is to create a card with the theme of Spots and Stripes. This card was worked on bits and bobs since last night. However, it went through many different versions before I finally arrived at a place with this card where I was happy with.
Products used:
Papermania Heather Capsule Bows
Adhesive Gems
Black Cardstock

Thursday, 17 February 2011

New Year Card

I made this new year card using promarkers and a Forever Friends Number Stamp. Simple and cheap. The sentiment was printed off the pc. The coloured pink and blue are using promarkers. Bows and gems to add in for detail.

I only realised that the sentiment was wonky on the pic after the card had been posted. So I could not re take the photo.

You can get your range of promarkers singles and sets from Crafty Emmas Store at £1.75 each, which is a good price. I have seen stores charge as much £1.99 or more for singles. You can visit the selection of promarkers by clicking here
Products used:
Forever Friends Hand Scripted Numbers Stamp

Saturday, 12 February 2011

CES February's Guest Designer

On to my second week as a guest designer over at CES Challenges. This week the challenge is to create a card using the theme Cute n Cuddly.

I have used the North Pole Friends Stamp which is on sale at the moment at Crafty Emma's Store for an amazing price of £6.99. This is a bargain.

Here are my cards using this stamp set.

This card uses DCWV paper - Let is snow and Nestabilites.

This card uses a Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch along with DCWV Let it Snow Paper

This card uses the same stamp combined with Wild Rose Studio - Candy floss Paper

This card uses a snowflake embossing folder, nestabilities and Wild Rose Studio Candy Floss Paper

This card uses a swirl embossing folder using the debossed side.

I hope you like these.

Although this is a Christmas stamp set, I have used this to create birthday cards and the sentiments can be changed to anything you have in your stash.

Products used:
DCWV - Let it Snow paper
Various Ribbon from stash
White Gel Pen
Various Nestabilites
X Cut Small Circle Punch
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
Adhesive Gems

Wednesday, 9 February 2011


Hi everyone, hope all is well. I have every intention to come here and blog, but sometimes I feel there is not enough hours in the day to do so.

If you reading my title, no I have not gone mad. This is the new free download from Erica at My Precious World - who is looking into opening her own business. To get your download click here and scroll to the post dated 7th February. It is a decoupage with free paper.

Here is my card I made using this free download.
Products used:
Adhesive Gems
3D Gloss
Foam Pads
Black Cardstock

Saturday, 5 February 2011

CES February's Guest Designer

I was delighted to be asked to be the guest designer over at CES Challenges just prior to the new year. Not only is Emma a great person, she runs a fantastic online store. Her customer services are excellent. With every purchase in her online store you are sent some raffle tickets for a chance at every month to win a voucher to spend in her store.

I discovered her online store when I was flipping through a magazine and saw some gorgeous cards made. I already owned the stamps, but admired the paper which Emma had in stock.

The challenge at CES Challenges this week is a theme of Red and Romance.  For this month, if the item is in stock at Crafty Emma's Stores I will link it up to the store if you are interested to purchase the item in the Product used list at the bottom of each post. Just hover over the text and click on the text, it will take you to the store where the item is located. Here is my card:
LOL, only if i took a picture of every stage of this card, the papers, the different things I did along the way.

This card uses Wild Rose Studio Lily with letter stamp. I gave her a hair cut and chopped off her wings. On the panel with the image, I edged it with promarker. Then used a red fine pen = to add dots all the way around. Then I added glitter to all the layers on the edge to give it that extra touch. Then some gems.

The background is achieved using Papermania Bird Song - Trellis stamps. Ideal for creating your own backgrounds - that is why I probably purchased it and the V&A mini stamps.

Products used:
Papermania - Birdsong Trellis Stamp

Friday, 4 February 2011

Liebster Blog

Thank you Shree for this lovely award. I truly appreciate it. You are truly kind.

Shree is a fellow crafter, and a huge heart. She is such a lovely person. And I always tend to pop on over to her blog sooner or later.

The rules of accepting this award:

So this means I can pass this award on to others as well and there are just so many to chose from and everything single one of them deserve awards but well I can only chose so many. So with that in mind, if you wish to accept the award then you get to pass this on to 3-5 other unknow good blogs and you need to make a blog post with links to the awarding blog (mine!) and all the ones you pass it on to, then let them know you've tagged them.

Now the toughie - who to pass this onto, click on their names to be taken to their blogs:

Wednesday, 2 February 2011


Welcome to another week of madness of WOYWW, with the host Julia. If you do not know what I am talking about, do not forget to pop over here and see the madness.

I finally finished the card I started two weeks ago and showed on WOYWW. The scraps of paper are still on my desk - as I think I can make another card from it.

For those who like to see the detail, you will see a list of products I used to make various christmas cards using Peppers Christmas Party stamp sets and a few sketches of ideas for cards for the scraps.

Here is a better shot of the card I made for Erica, to get the freebie of this image and the papers, click here.

I hope you like!

If you remember my previous post - I was not too sure of the black and was going to replace it with the blue. When i put the blue down, it still didnt look right so I used both!!!!!!!!

I keep loosing followers. Sorry if I caused offence to anyone!

If you like what you see, please become a follower and I will become a follower of your blog as well. (leave me a message, with your blog addy - sometimes they are not always easy to find!)

EDIT: Link successfully added in this week and checked!