Monday, 20 June 2011

Some Like It Hot

Happy Monday, everyone!!

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend and I hope all those wonderful Dads out there got spoilt rotten on their special day! I think I've mentioned before that my Dad reads my blog and is definitely the proud father, so after seeing all my creations day in, day out there was no way that I couldn't make him a card for Father's Day, no matter how busy I was and this is the card I made...and he LOVED it!
It might not be a typical man's card but my Dad doesn't like golf, football, gardening, fishing but he does like movies and he does like Marilyn Monroe and that, is why I made this card. I don't know how many times we've laughed and smiled as we've watched one of his favourite films, Some Like It Hot. I think we both know the script off by heart and it doesn't stop there...The Seven Year Itch, Niagara, Gentlemen Prefer name it, we've watched them together. As long as I can remember, Saturday afternoon was always BBC2 and an afternoon film. And this is why this card was perfect for him...hope you like it too!
The papers are from my K & Company paper stack and the Marilyn stamps are from Personal Impressions and are showing the original costume designs by Travilla. I coloured the images in with Promarkers and some shimmery highlights to her dress, using Kuretake's, Wink Of Stella pens. I added some rosettes which I die cut with a Tim Holtz Alterations die and some more of those gorgeous pins from The Ribbon Girl. The final touch was one of Tim's Adage tickets and voila....

Anyway, it going to be another very busy week for me and I know when I last blogged I think I was in the middle of a mini breakdown with an AWOL but today is a new day and a new week. My Clarity DT work is done and now, I can start work on my next big project and I'm so excited!!! It was announced last week over on Craftwork Cards' Blog that they have have been invited to join Spellbinders in their Cross Promotional Partnership and together with my fellow DT members we are the lucky ladies who are going to have get creative and make some fabulous projects to show off what you can do with Spellbinders. Craftwork Cards products and last but not least...CANDI and I can't wait for my box of goodies to arrive!

And last but definitely not least, have you seen the latest Project of the Month, Sweet Meadow from Craftwork Cards!!!
WOW!! If you haven't bought it yet, then why not? hehe... It is absolutely stunning and I must admit, there were a lot of oohs and aahs as I opened my pack of goodies!! It's gorgeous and you will all fall in love with it, the minute you see it!!

Well, I'd better go and get my morning coffee and await the arrival of the postman and when you hear the squeals from the London area...that will be me opening my box!!

See you soon and thanks for stopping by to look at my little creations!
Love Emma


  1. Wow, that card is fantastic. I love the retro styling. Glad your dad liked it. :)

  2. Oh wow Emma!! I love your Dad's card - he's such a lucky guy to have a wonderful daughter like you (I'm sure he know that already, lol).

    Sorry I've been MIA recently, I seem to have been ill with one thing or another! Anyway, I'm glad your mojo is well and truly back and can't wait to see your Craftwork Cards/Spellbinders creations!

    Will catch up soon, much love, Helen xx

  3. Fabulous Father's Day card, love the images, not surprised your dad loved it. I agree about the film too, I love it. Tracy x

  4. Brilliant card, no wonder he loved it! And exciting times for you on the crafty front. Can't wait to see what you make,

    Liz x

  5. Oh Wow no wonder your Dad loved his card - the Marilyn images are fabulous and it's nothing short of perfect because of his love of the movies.

    Love Lynda xxx

  6. I hope you are feeling better today Emma and I'm glad your mojo has returned although I can't believe you ever suffer from that, your cards are always so inspirational and guess where I come when my mojo has deserted me!!!!!!
    Your Dad must have been over the moon with his card, it's stunning. Did you see Marilyn's dress had been sold yesterday for 4.6 million dollars, amazing!
    What a lucky girl you are getting to play with spellbinders, I love them and can never have enough and I bet you'll come up with some gorgeous things with them and craftwork cards.
    Have fun.
    Hugs Lisax

  7. Fabulous card Emma - my Dad also has a wee soft spot for Ms Monroe! Jo x

  8. Stunning card Emma and perfect subject matter for your Dad - sure he must have loved it.
    Exciting news regarding Spellbinders and Craftwork Cards - looking forward to seeing your creations

  9. Emma this is a fabulous card, and so personal!
    Just had a catch up as Mr Blogger was being naughty last week!
    Lucky you getting to play with Spellbinders, look forward to seeing what you create.
    Avril xx

  10. Thanks for the kind comment you left me. I love this card .. all the film/cinema elements are fabulous
    Lisa x

  11. oh my goodness! :-o I'm with your dad, screw the golf and give me some Marilyn Monroe any day! that or Dita von Teese! ;p

    what a wonderful card for a wonderful dad! :D of course I love the Marilyn images but I really love the film strip and tickets that really recall the time of old time movie houses and the double feature!

    what a perfect card...I can see why dad loved it! :D


  12. This is absolutely fantastic Emma!!! Can't wait to see what you do with Spellbinders!!! I can see you on TV next! xx


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Emma ~xx

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