PTI Make It Monday #244

This week Laurie from Papertrey Ink has shared how to use score lines on a card to give it extra interest. I’ve never tried doing this before but I really like the subtleness that it can give a background and was eager to try it out. Line card

I wanted to make a card that was bright and cheery as it has been so gloomy outside. I’ve used several dies from the Papertrey Ink  Scene It collections including using the palm trees from the Scene it Bethlehem set plus Scene It Skyscapes and Celebration dies and stamps for the sentiment. I love the Scene It range as it is so fun to play around to make tiny little scenes! I’ve used Copic markers to colour in my bright little house and Distress Ink for my blue inked background.

Thanks for visiting my blog! Hope you like my take on this fun challenge. Em

ColourQ Challenge #334

Over on the ColourQ blog the latest challenge is to create using this fun and bright colour palette.cqc334

This is the card I created for the challenge:Berry bird 1

I’ve used a combination of stamps from Altenew and Papertrey Ink to create my berries and bird and lots of foam tape to give the leaves some extra dimension.

Thanks for looking! Em


Altenew Video Challenge #5

Today I am sharing a video I have made for the Altenew Video Challenge #5 which is currently being run on their blog.

In the video I do a step by step tutorial to make this card:

Birdy & Pot Card

My very first video card!

I’ve featured the Altenew Garden Grow stamp set which I’ve only just purchased. I absolutely love all the fun pots and bugs etc in this adorable stamp set! It is very relaxing to sit and colour all the super cute images.  You can watch here (below) or on YouTube.

Thanks so much for watching. I really hope you like my first attempt at a video tutorial… Em

Happy Easter…

Bunny wsI made this cute little bunny just in time for Easter… and he has been a big hit with the kids. It probably helps that once you lift the top part off he is filled with lots of yummy chocolate eggs!

Bunny int cu

I’ve used one of the files from SVG Cuts and my Silhouette machine to cut him out and I love the fact that he is made entirely out of paper. I’ve had this file for a while now and it has been one of those projects on my “to do list” and I’m so pleased that this is a project the whole family can enjoy! Happy Easter! Em


PTI Make It Monday #243

I’m back with another Papertrey Ink Make It Monday card this time using ink blending over heat embossing as the featured technique. I’ve used stamps from the Scene It Celebration set to heat emboss a bunch of stars in each corner and used the sentiments from Garden Gild and some of my favourite distress ink colours to create a very bright background.Happiness Orange 2

Scrapbook Boutique March Challenge

I decided to play along with the Scrapbook Boutique March Challenge .

march 2016 challenge

This is my first time entering a challenge for Scrapbook Boutique!

I really loved the green and yellow tones of the flowers in glass vases shown on the moodboard so I wanted to use those beautiful colours in my card. I also decided to use the speckled look shown on the eggs so I tried to create a vibrant speckled background using Tim Holtz distress inks and sprays. I’ve used flowers from the Altenew Golden Garden stamp set coloured with Copic markers and mounted on foam tape to give a 3d effect. I cut several of the flowers to mount on top of each other to give extra dimension.

Here is my card… hope you like it! Em

Double flower card

PTI – Create Along With Us

There was so much beautiful inspiration over at the Papertrey Ink blog this release! It  was tricky to pick a favourite for the Create Along With Us Challenge but when I saw the card Amy Sheffer made I was wowed!!! Here is her stunning card…


I decided to make a similar white cake design and used stamps and dies from the Color Pop Florals kit. I also used my Minc machine to foil the “celebrate today” sentiment. I always find it hard to photograph the foil to show the beautiful shimmer so it is a bit difficult to see the emerald green foil. I pulled out some of my old Martha Stewart edge punches to decorate the cake. I haven’t touched these punches in so long so it was good to re-visit some old supplies! Here is my card.

Celebrate Card 3

I hope you like it… Em

PTI MIM #242 – Sponge Stamping

Today I am sharing a card I made for the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday challenge. The challenge was to use the sponge stamping technique as per the video tutorial.

I decided to use some very muted tones such as the black and gold so that my colourful bird would be the focal point of the card. I’ve used gold embossing powder on the frame and also on the edges of my black cardstock.  I  cut one of the garden gild dies with vellum to create the soft leaves and flowers behind the bird. I hope you like my card… EmBird Card angled

Altenew Place Abroad France Challenge

Today I am sharing a card I made for the  Altenew From Places Abroad France Challenge. The challenge was to be inspired by this picture…


I chose to use the Golden Garden stamp set and make a card using lots of leaves like those in the hedge mazes of the picture. I used Copic markers to colour my leaves and berries. In the background of the circle I have embossed vellum to give texture to the card. I hope you like my card…

.True Friendship Card


PTI Make It Monday #241

My new PTI stuff finally arrived this week and I was excited to try out some of my new stamps and dies by playing along with the PTI Ombre Stencilled Backgrounds Monday challenge. Here is my entry…Celebrate today card