Tuesday, 27 September 2011


Good Morning...
I'm still here, just quiet as I try to get things sorted at home for the arrival of our little bundle.  We are doing well but struggling with sleep and energy levels....sure could do with a good boost to bank up ready for labour!!  Even more so as the midwife said on Wednesday that she is going to be a good sized baby - 8llb if not 9llb!! Ouch.....
My crafty mojo is lost and I find it hard sitting at my desk...need longer arms to reach things as bump is in the way!! Lol

Anyway I do have a couple of things to share with you today that I've had made for a week or two...my DT makes for the Pollycraft and Passion For Promarkers Challenges.

Firstly the new challenge that started over at Pollycraft yesterday is:-

''Tags & Bookmarks''

The sponsor this week is The Crimson Cloud and the fabby prize they are offering to one lucky winner is their choice of 3 packets of die cuts!

I used a few of the Chester images to make some Christmas pressie tags.
The papers (MME 12 Days Of Christmas), Ribbons and flowers are all available over at

Next the challenge over at Passion For Promarkers starting this morning is:-

''Planes, Trains & Automobiles''

There is a stamping kit up for grabs from our fabulous sponsor Letraset.

I have used ''Vintage Ronnie'' - one of the charity images available over at Crafty Emma's Store.  All proceed from the sales are donated to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance in memory of my Dad.
You can also grab the papers (MME Breeze) over there together with the Hardware Card Candi.

Hugs Emma x

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Pollycraft & Passion For Promarkers Challenges...

Good Morning...
Hope you are all well and had a lovely weekend.  Ours was very busy, partying Friday night and then a wedding on Saturday - come Sunday I was exhausted and felt pretty much the same yesterday but had a fabulous time so well worth it. 
Here's a pic of Steve and I from the wedding...

I totally forgot about doing my Pollycraft post yesterday so have a double whammy for you today.

The theme over at Pollycraft chosen by our lovely teamie Anita is:-

''Pearls & Swirls''

There is a £10 voucher (exc p&p) for one lucky winner to spend in Crafty Emma's Store.

I used ''Luna Bitterfrost - Hearts Rock'' together with MME Madison Avenue papers.
The sentiment and heart stamp are Cat's Life Press...available over at Crafty Emma's Store along with various flowers, pearls and Promarkers.

1 - Crafts & Me / Add A Heart
2 - Stamping For The Weekend / Tickled Pink
3 - Corrosive / Punches and or dies
4 - OSAAT / Punch It
5 - Ooh La La / Punches - Dies


And there is a fabulous sketch for you over at Passion For Promarkers designed by Michele.

The prize for one lucky winner is 6 images of their choice from DigiStamp Boutique.

I used ''Lil Pop Girl With Flowers'' together with MME Happier papers...you can grab them over at Crafty Emma's along with the various flowers, pearls and sentiment.

1 - One Stop Crafts / Girlie
2 - Stamp With Fun / Anything Goes
3 - Delightful Challenges / Girlie, Girl

Hugs Emma x

Saturday, 17 September 2011

CES Challenges #54 - Embellish Me More...

Good Morning...
Time for a new challenge over at CES Challenges and the theme chosen by our lovely teamie Claire is:-

''Embellish Me More''
(Use at least 4 different types of embellishment)

The prize for one lucky winner is a £10 voucher (exc p&p) to spend over at Crafty Emma's Store.

I have used ''Lolita'' from Saturated Canary together with Prima papers.
A variety of papers are available over at Crafty Emma's Store along with flowers, pins, gems, ribbons, Promarkers etc...
1 - Friday Sketch Challenge / Sketch Below
2 - Die Cut Dreams / Flower Power (Use at least 5 flowers)
3 - Everybodys Art / Flowers
4 - Creative Inspirations / Anything Goes
5 - Cute Card Thursday / Anything Goes

Hugs Emma x

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Cute Halloween...

Good Morning...
Happy Wednesday...hope you are all well and having a great week so far. 
I managed to stick to my plan yesterday and had some crafty time so have a card to share with you using some of the new adorable images from DigiStamp Boutique.

If you haven't checked out the ''Offers Of The Month'' pop over and take a peek. 
There are two...Cute Nativity and also Cute Halloween.

I have used the ''Cute Halloween'' collection to make a stepper card.
The papers are MME Mischievous available over at Crafty Emma's Store along with lots of other gorgeous goodies.

1 - Paper Cutz / We're Going To The Pumpkin Patch
2 - Bearly Mine / Button It Up
3 - Digital Tuesday / Celebrate The Season

Hugs Emma x

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Passion For Promakers #117 - Beary Special...

Good Morning...
Many thanks for all your lovely comments, I'm still running behind and think it will be a miracle if I actually get caught up with blogging...but I keep trying!!
I've not got anything planned for today so crafting and blogging shall be done I think.

It's time for a new challenge over at Passion For Promarkers and the theme chosen by our lovely teamie Lisa is:-

''Beary Special''

The prize for one lucky winner is 3 images from the fabulous Some Odd Girl.

I have used ''Sunflower Bea'' from Teddy Bo together with Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard papers.
The sentiment, various flowers, pins and gems are all available over at Crafty Emma's Store along with Promarkers, Fine Nibs and Smooth Card.

1 - Teddy Bo / Say It With Flowers
2 - Crazy 4 Challenges / Orange, Olive Green, Yellow & Brown
3 - One Stitch At A Time / Anything Goes
4 - Sentimental Sundays / Autumn
5 - The Crafty Pad / Goodbye Summer

Hugs Emma x

Monday, 12 September 2011

Pollycraft Challenge #110 - Baby Love...

Good Morning...
Hope you all had a lovely weekend. 
Mine was very relaxed, feet up, telly on and lots of knitting.  I've made a start on washing babies things but still no hospital bag packed...I work better under pressure, sure I will be fine doing it last minute!! Lol

We are back over at Pollycraft with a new challenge for you after a weeks break. 
The challenge theme chosen by Kylie is:-

''Baby Love''

I have used ''Little Star'' from Pollycraft together with digital papers.  The buttons and pearls are available over at Crafty Emma's Store along with Promarkers, Fine Nibs and Smooth White Card.
1 - Aud Sentiments / Card & Sentiment For A Girl
2 - Pixie Dust / Is It A Boy or Is It A Girl
3 - Craft Challenge / Children
4 - Card Makin Mamas / Digital
5 - Stamp Something / Anything Goes
6 - Stamping For The Weekend / Tickled Pink
7 - Totally Papercrafts / Cute With Buttons

Hugs Emma x

Saturday, 10 September 2011

CES Challenge #53 - Make It Magical or Spooky...

Good Morning...
Another early start for me today, up at 5am so I've had a little spending spree to pass the time.  Some more images purchased from Saturated Canary and also some knitting patterns...they will keep me busy today.
I was going to venture to Harrogate show but think it maybe a little too much so staying home with my feet up instead.
If you do some knitting yourself take a peek at this site...fabulous prices on patterns to download.

It's time for a new challenge over at CES Challenges and the theme chosen by our lovely Carrie is:-

''Make It Magical or Spooky''

The prize up for grabs is a £10 voucher (exc p&p) to spend over at Crafty Emma's Store.

**I have an extra little giveaway...how do you fancy a 12 sheet sample pack of the Authentique 'Glowing' papers I have used on my card**
Just leave me a comment and I will draw two at random as the winners and announce with the new challenge next Saturday.

The image is ''Luna Bittefrost - Vampires Rock'' from Pollycraft which was part of the Tuesday Treat/Spooky Surprises - if you didn't get your hands on the offer they are now available to purchase separately.
1 - Lexi's Creations / Autumn
2 - Stamp With Fun / Autumn
3 - Everybody Art / Autumn
4 - Crafty Sentiments / Halloween

Hugs Emma x

Friday, 9 September 2011

Saturated Canary - Nevaeh...

Good Morning...
A busy day for me today after taking time out yesterday to get some much needed housework done. 
Oh how I hate it but it's got to be done!!
I did manage to squeeze some crafty time in and got a one of the gorgeous images from Saturated Canary coloured.  If you haven't seen these images take a peek...HERE

The papers are MME Darling Dear...available over at Crafty Emma's Store along with the various flowers, pearls and Promarkers.

 I followed the sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday...

Right orders to pack and then I think I better get my hospital bag sorted!!
Hugs Emma x

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Knitted With Love...

Evening ladies...
Oh what a day...feel like I haven't stopped. 
Midwife this morning...all fabulous with baby cakes, she's had a growth spurt (or should I say we have) and are now measuring the size for 36 wks instead of 34 - predicting that she isn't going to be such a little lady.  Better cut back on that ice-cream!!
Then this afternoon Mum and I have attended the initial hearing at the magistrates court for the case with the Health & Safety against my Dad's employers.  Surprise, surprise they didn't enter a plea...was adjourned until early November with a date set for it to go to crown court at the end of November.

I managed to get to play yesterday with one of my new stamps from Funky Kits...I only popped for a peek at the new releases and they just jumped into my basket. 
That's happening to me quite a bit just lately!! Lol
The papers are Prima North Country...available over at Crafty Emma's Store along with the various flowers, buttons and ribbon.

1 - Cutie Sunday / Sketch Below
2 - Craft Your Passion / Anything Goes & A Twist - Flowers
3 - Creative Card Crew / Anything Goes
4 - Papertake Weekly / Anything Goes

Hugs Emma x

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Passion For Promarkers #116...

Good Morning...
Well I think I have about recovered from the wedding at the weekend, spent a little too long in the heels and standing I think...blimey my ankles have been a pain but not so swollen now thankfully.
Here's a pic of the boys and happy couple...

I've been up since 5am so made a start getting through my emails...I am really behind with blogging and returning all your lovely comments - I will get round to you all soon.
Luckily I have Steve home at the moment so he's helping with packing orders etc...whilst I get some rest - eeekkkk only 6 weeks on Thursday until due date!!


Okies enough rabble it's time for a new challenge over at Passion For Promarkers and the theme this week chosen by our lovely teamie Julie is:-


The prize for one lucky winner is a £10 voucher to spend over at Joanne Sheen.

I have used one of the adorable Lil Pops images which are new this month from DigiStamp Boutique.
The papers are MME Vanity Fair which are available over at Crafty Emma's Store along with Promarkers, Various flowers, Sentiments and Pearls.
1 - Charisma Cardz / Anything Goes
2 - Card Makin Mamas / Digital
3 - Stamp Something / Digi Day
4 - OSAAT / Use A Digi


I've also forgot to tell you about the fabulous ''Tuesday Treats'' that Paula over at Pollycraft has introduced.
Did you grab your free sentiments last week??!! 
If not pop over and pick them up....also check out today offer of ''Spooky Suprises'' - 3 mystery images for only 99p.
You can see the full details...HERE

Right I think that's all from me....hope you have a lovely Tuesday.
Hugs Emma x

Saturday, 3 September 2011

CES Challenges #52...

Good Morning...
Woo hoo its the weekend and the big day for a couple of friends who tie the knot at 4 o'clock.  I have my fingers crossed that bump hasn't grown too much and my dress still fits.  Not sure on the shoes yet after I nearly feel over last weekend trying to walk down a slop in heels...wonder what my slippers will look like!!
I finally got their Order Of Service finished late last night...god knows why I left them until the last minute but it filled in time whilst Steve was out with the boys golfing and keeping the vodka company.

It's time for a new challenge over at CES Challenges...the theme this week chosen by our lovely teamie Donna is:-

''Raise Your Glasses''

A £10 voucher (exc p&p) is up for grabs for one lucky winner to spend over at Crafty Emma's Store.

I have used ''Beer Monster'' from Pollycraft together with MME Darling Dear papers...they are available over at Crafty Emma's Store along with various card blanks, promarkers, fine nibs and gems.

Hugs Emma x