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


Jane said...

Goodness 23 days! not long at all....oooo I just love little babies...make sure you post plenty pics!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous makes Emma, your colouring is stunning. Take lots of care of yourself and get as much rest as possible. I had 2 8+lb babies and it was all fine, I think it hurts whatever the size tbh and remember the pain is good cos it means your baby is soon going to be out for you to meet her and give her a cuddle xxx

Loopylou. said...

emma you have been busy!!! hope you've been crafting with your feet up!! your tags and cards are gorgeous.
the midwife told us mo was going to be big hun and he came out a little 7lb-er and all his clothes dropped off him! we had to go buy some tiny baby ones!!!
hugs Lou xx

Moni said...

Hi hun, fab tags, and gorgeous card. Love the colours you used. Hugs,moni

Donna said...

Hey Emma, sending you big hugs sweetie, not too long to go now...your mojo is probs taking a well earned break too hun...he'll back soon and probably bringing baby with him lol! :) Donna ♥ x

Claire said...

Fabulous creations hun - love those tags! My second baby was 9lb 4oz LOL and I delivered her without any gas and air as there wasn't time!! Oh the memories - that was nearly 12 years ago and couldn't even contemplate going through all that again!They usually get it wrong hun, so let's hope your baby is more like 8lb. Hugs, Claire x

Margreet said...

gorgeous creatios,Emma
xxx Margreet

Pop's Cards said...

wow honey I am loving this, it will be worth it when you hold her in your arms, you should be relaxing now hun ♥ ♥ Pops x

Christine L said...

Love those tags Emma and also the easel card! The tags are such fantastic colours... really bright.

Ooooh you're at the exciting time now... even though your energy feels low. Believe me, you will get a sudden burst before your labour begins... you'll want to tidy your house and sort stuff out... nesting... And then when you hold your little one in your arms after your labour.... all you will focus on will be your baby, and your labour will disappear into the mists... weird how that happens!
Blogmother Christine x

Julie said...

Hi Emma - gorgeous PFP card! Yummy papers and your layoutis fab!! LOVIN' the tags too - such great colouring and awesome colour combo!! Hugs, Juliexx

cockney blonde said...

Love your cards Emma but I'm not surprised you're having difficulty crafting with a big bump in front. Not long now, can't quite believe how quick it has come round. I hope this heat isn't troubling you too much.
Try and get some rest, and take care, x

ChickieChirps said...

Oooh Emma, not long now... how exciting!!!
I love your tags! Chester is such a cutie and perfect for gift tags. Your card is fabulous too!

I hope you are getting some rest!


Jennifer said...

Gorgeous makes as always Emma! Just had butterflies when I saw the 21 days to go up above. Not long at all now! Take care xx Jenny xx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Beautiful cards Emma. Love your colouring.
Make sure you have plenty of rest.
Hugs, Diane xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Hi Emma - I really feel for you sweetie. I bet you don't like the hot weather back(well it is here anyway) I don't think you have lost your mojo as there is no sign here. Your projects are super. Cross your fingers for me today as we are going to have another go at exchanging for our house move. Lets hope nothing goes wrong again this time!!!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great cards hun, love the tags just fab!
Hope your taking it easy!
Hugs Shell xx

jackiescrafts said...

Not long to go now Emma, just take it easy and get as much rest as you can
I love all your makes especially the Christmas tags
Take care
Hugs Jackie xx

Sarah said...

Hi Emma, doesn't look to me like your crafty mojo is lost - that's a great card and your tags are gorgeous! I'm never that organised to do tags (for anything let alone Christmas!)!

Not long for you now then until baby arrives, bet you are feeling the heat! I had Emily at the end of June and that year the beginning was hot, boy my ankles and legs were the size of elephants!!! Don't know whether you'd call me lucky or not, but I had a c-section so didn't have to deal with trying to get a 8lb 8 1/2oz baby delivered! You do forget all the trauma tho, as soon as they give you the baby - it's such a lovely feeling, still makes me teary eyed now - 4 years later. Best of luck and I'll be watching for updates! Sarah PS - I was so huge that everyone thought I was having twins - I couldn't have hidden behind anything at the end!

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
oh er thats one heavy baby may make ya eyes water a bit! lol, you rest up you gona need all ya energy soon,gorgeous makes, fab tags lovely Ronnie card, take care hun, sue,x