Friday 30 April 2010

Totally Papercrafts Challenge #14 DT Card, Pollycraft Friday Freebie & A Challenge Entry...

Good Morning...
I am so glad we have got to the end of the week, its not been a good one for me...far from it. My Dad's inquest concluded on Wednesday with the verdict of accidental death which we expected. It would have also been my brothers 40th birthday, sure hope they are both together and enjoy a pint or two to celebrate.
I had a ''me'' day yesterday to try and de-stress a little bit so have quite a bit to share with you today.
Firstly its time for a new challenge over on the Totally Papercrafts blog...this week your host is lovely Joanne who has designed a fab sketch.
We have the amazing Simon Says Stamp sponsoring us...pop over to the challenge blog for full details on what you can win.

I have used ''Lucas & Spaceship'' from Digi Stamp Boutique together with Bo Bunny - It's My Party papers...

Next up I have the gorgeous ''Friday Freebie'' from the ever so generous Paula over at Pollycraft.
I used the sketch from over at Sketch Saturday....

The papers are MME - Just Dreamy 2

And lastly I have a challenge card plus a sneak peek at one of the new images due to be released from Pollycraft on Monday 10th May.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:-
1 - The Sweet Stop / Sketch
2 - Corrosive / They're Magically Delicious - Use A Charm
3 - OSAAT / Flowers
4 - Pile It On / Make It Sweet
5 - Creative Craft / Blooming Marvellous

Meet ''Cuthbert - Sweet''
Isn't he just one of the most adorable bears you have ever seen??!!
The papers are K&Co - Citronella

Hugs Emma x

Thursday 29 April 2010

HUGE Sale Over At Pollycraft...

Paula over at Pollycraft is having a huge clearance sale on her clear stamps...
pop over and grab a bargain!!

Tuesday 27 April 2010

Passion For Promarkers #49 DT Card...

Good Morning...
It's time for a new challenge over on the Passion For Promakers blog and remember to check out the Weekend Workshops for some fantastic tutorials.
Many thanks to all of you who joined us last week in the ''In The Garden'' challenge, so many gorgeous entries. It's Michele's turn to choose the challenge for this week and it is:-
''Follow The Sketch Below & Make Your Own Flowers''

Our sponsor this week is the fantastic Letraset...who have so kindly donated a pack of 5 Promarkers for one lucky winner.

Here is my card, I have used ''Pinto Pony'' from The Greeting Farm together with Making Memories papers. To make my flowers I used a punch and a small circular nestibilities die...

Hugs Emma x

Monday 26 April 2010

Maxwell From The Digi Stamp Boutique...

Good Evening...
I've had my card made for a few days now but have been pre-occupied with all the fundraising etc which is just amazing & I haven't got to post it. I shall also be quiet this week as my Dad's inquest started today and is due to last through until Thursday. I have taken time out from my commenting schedule with the design teams that I am on to reduce the pressure. I shall catch up with you all very soon.
Remember the Pollycraft Monday is now weekly so there has been a new challenge posted today. The theme is make your own flowers...
For my card I followed last weeks sketch over at Crafty Sentiments but I haven['t got posted in time. I have however found a number of other challenges that it covers.
1 - A Spoon Full Of Sugar / Happy Birthday
2 - Creations By Penny / Anything Goes
3 - Sew Many Challenges / Anything Goes
4 - Dare U 2 Digi Stamp/ Flowers
5 - Our Creative Corner / Blooming Blossoms

I have used ''Maxwell With Flower'' from the Digi Stamp Boutique together with Making Memories papers and Prima flowers...
Hugs Emma x

Saturday 24 April 2010

Fundraising & Challenge Update...

Good Morning...
Just thought I would give you an update on my fundraising and the challenge. Firstly I would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU once again to every single one of you who has bought the ''Ronnie...Relaxing'' image, made a donation and are helping to spread the word.
I have seen ''Ronnie'' popping up all over and its just amazing the support you are all giving my family and I with what we are doing. I NEVER imagined that we would raise the amount we have in only a matter of days. The total at the moment inc gift aid is £249.63 which is just amazing!!
I also had a lovely email from a lady called Kerry who is the owner of The Craft Garden...Kerry has donated another prize for the challenge draw, which is just so generous of her...I now have four gorgeous prizes to giveaway.
Please pop over and take a peek in Kerry's shop, she sells loads of different Prima flowers in small quantities plus flower centres, pearls, crystals and fabrics. My order is already placed!!
And here is the prize...

Thank you so much Kerry and again to you all.

Hugs Emma x

Friday 23 April 2010

Totally Papercrafts Challenge #13 - DT Card & Pollycraft Friday Freebie...

Good Morning...
Yeah its Friday which means we have another challenge for you over on the Totally Papercrafts blog. Huge thanks as always for joining us last week, we are getting a super number of entries. I have hijacked the post over there to spread the word about my fundraising....he, he ;-)

The theme this week was chosen by our gorgeous cardmaking goddess Ria and it's a recipe....
4 Embellishments / 3 Papers / 2 Ribbons or Lace & 1 Image

Our sponsor is the fantastic Jodie from Bugaboo, her designs are amazing. If you haven't seen them pop over and take a peek...HERE

Here is my card using an image and sentiment from the range ''Skelekinz - My Heart''...

There is also a gorgeous freebie for you today from the ever so generous Paula over on the Tales From Pollycraft ''Dudley With Balloon''
Isn't he just fab??!!
I made a card with ''Dudley'' and sentiment from the ''Critters & Cogs Clear Stamp Set'' also available from Pollycraft. I following the sketch over on the Papertake Weekly Challenge blog...
Also when you pop over for your freebie make sure you check out Paula's Surprise Candy...5 lucky people will win an amazing prize.
Hugs Emma x

Thursday 22 April 2010

Yeah Some Crafty Time....

Firstly I would like to say a HUGE thank you to all who have so far purchased the ''Ronnie...Relaxing'' image in memory of Dad. Yesterday the sales and donations went a little mad and certainly kept Paula and myself very busy. We have raised over £100 fab is that??!!
So thank you from the bottom of my heart, your support means so much....
I have managed to get a card done for a few challenges, its took me 3 days on and off!!
I followed the sketch from over at Sketch Saturday and also covered the following challenges:-
1 - Sweet Stampin / In Stitches
2 - Corrosive / Paper Piercing
3 - The Crafty Pad / Stitching
4 - Allsorts / In Stitches

I have used a new release from the Digi Stamp Boutique....''Simply Baby Collection''
Available here for only £1.79
Hugs Emma x

Wednesday 21 April 2010

Charity Challenge In Memory Of My Dad....

Good Morning...
I have something very different for you today, no challenge DT card or challenge entries....I am looking for you to enter a challenge with me.

You may or may not be aware that my Dad died last September following an accident at his memory my family & I are raising funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity.

Whilst chatting to Paula from Pollycraft about the fundraising she did the most amazing thing and offered to draw a special edition digi for me in Dads memory. I gave Paula a brief on my Dad and here is...''Ronnie Relaxing''

Isn't he fantastic??!!! Hope you love him as much as I do...

I just can't thank Paula enough for her amazing help and support...

Huge thanks Paula xxx

''Ronnie'' is available to buy for only £1.50 directly from me and also from the Pollycraft shop. ALL proceeds from the sales will go to the YAA.

*** To get your image please click the ''Just Giving'' widget on the top right side of my sidebar...use my page to pay the £1.50 with credit/debit card or Paypal, drop me an email to and your image will be mailed to you asap.

This is the best way as the charity will get the full amount plus gift aid, no fees charged either. REMEMBER to leave me a message with your name/blog name, thank you


pop over to the Pollycraft ***

Right onto the challenge & the rules....

1 - Purchase ''Ronnie'' & spread the word on your it a full post or by adding the pic above to your sidebar

2 - Make any type of papercrafting project

3 - Add your name to Mr linky below before the closing date of Wednesday 5th May

To thank you for taking part, supporting me and also for your help in my fundraising I have some amazing prizes.

1st Prize
A set of 12 Copic Markers worth $77.88 so generously donated by Heidi from Simon Says Stamp....

Huge thanks Heidi xxx

2nd Prize
DCWV Pocket Full Of Posies Stack

3rd Prize

A Selection Of Gorgeous Prima Goodies...donated by Kerry from The Craft Garden.

Thank you Kerry

4th prize
A Sugar Nellie ''Pen Pal'' Stamp

Closing Date Wednesday 5th May 10pm

Tuesday 20 April 2010

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #48 DT Card...

Good Morning
It's time for a new challenge over at Passion For Promarkers and you will be pleased to know its an easier theme this week. It was fantastic to see different ideas of how to create backgrounds using promarkers, such gorgeous entries...the challenge was a right head scratcher for me!!
Onto this weeks theme which has been chosen by Maria and it is...
''In The Garden''

Our sponsor is the wonderful Joanna Sheen and you have the chance to win a £10 voucher....
stock up on more yummy promarkers with free P&P, I took a delivery of a few more yesterday.

Here is my card....I have used ''Spring Things-Bumble Bunny'' from Pollycraft together with Cosmo Cricket papers. Flowers & sentiment are Papermania.

Remember to check out the ''Weekend Workshop'' with a chance to win some fantastic can see the latest one here

Hugs Emma x

Monday 19 April 2010

Pollycraft Challenge #40 DT Card & TGF Challenge Entry...

Good Morning
We have a new challenge for you over on the Pollycraft Monday Challenge blog and this weeks it's the team I am in hosting. It felt so strange not making a card for last week...
Paula has an amazing prize up for one lucky get all the images the DT have used on their cards. How fab is that??!!
Also we shall now be looking out for our favourite sure to use a Pollycraft image and it might be you!!!

It is Sue's challenge this time and she designed this gorgeous sketch for us...

For my card I have used ''Balloon'' from the recently released ''Critters & Cogs'' range...
available here
Digi image & Sentiment Clear Stamps - Pollycraft
Papers - My Minds Eye ''Lil Robots''


Here is my entry into the current Farm Fresh Friday over at The Greeting Farm...

I have used one of the new digi's...Bread & Jam Harold.

Hugs Emma x

Friday 16 April 2010

Totally Papercrafts Challenge #12 DT Card & Pollycraft Friday Freebie...

***(If you are here to see my challenge card it is at the very bottom of this post)***
Good Morning,
Blimey another week nearly over and its time for a new challenge over on the Totally Papercrafts blog. Some of us girlies on the team had a meet up yesterday (see pic below).
So lovely to have a get together in person but I was about worn out last night, chatting is blooming tiring!!
Right onto the challenge which has been chosen by our lovely Sue and she would like to see...

''Spring/Spring Coloured Cards''
Our sponsor this week is the super Sew Many Cards...pop over to the challenge blog for full details.

Here is my card using ''Jovi'' from Sew Many cards...
Lorraine, Joanne & Mollie, Me, Mel and her daughter Emily...

And Paula from Pollycraft is soooo kindly giving away this image Fearn. Pop over to the Tales From Pollycraft blog and pick her up before she flies away.

Here's my card I made using Fearn and I am entering into the following challenges...
1 - Basic Grey / Sketch
2 - Incy Wincy / Something Magical
3 - Creations By Penny / Open - Anything Goes
4 - Flutterby / Open Theme (Must include Fairy, butterfly or angel)
5 - The Creative Cottage / Things With Wings

Hugs Emma x

Wednesday 14 April 2010

Challenge Cards...

Good Evening,
Now there's a posting challenge cards!! Lol
I've been having a little spend on a few new digi's...just couldn't resist some of the new releases from Whimsy Stamps who have just gone digital & All That Scraps.
My first card is for:-
1 - Sketch Saturday / Sketch
2 - Bee Crafty / Engagement, Wedding or Anniversary
3 - Magical Crafts / Animal Antics

The adorable image is called ''Love Bunnies'' from Whimsy Stamps...

My second card is for:-
1 - The Sweet Stop / Sketch
2 - Paper Cutz / 3 Patterned Papers
3 - Papertake Weekly / Cutie Pie

This little lady is ''Cupcake Kiki'' from All That Scraps...

Hugs Emma x

Tuesday 13 April 2010

Combined Challenge Card...

Good Evening...
Here is my 2nd post for today, please scroll down for my Passion For Promarkers DT card. I've been sat crafting as its footie tonight so my OH is listening to that. I've got to be a good girl and sit quietly!!! Rofl....

I've made this card for the following challenges using the adorable ''Cheerleader Holly from the Digi Stamp Boutique.

1 - Crafty Catz / Sketch
2 - Simon Says / A Card For A Child
3 - Meljen Designs / Let's See Some Girly Colours
4 - Allsorts / Petals & Pearls
5 - My Time To Craft / Pretty Petals

Hugs Emma x