Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Coming Up Daisies

Hi everyone!!

Hope you're all having a wonderful week, so far! 

I'm still busy making lots of samples but today, and I hope no-one faints from shock...I actually gave myself a day off!!! Well, I say I had a day off...I did go shopping with my Mum, sat in a cafe people watching and enjoying a coffee, managed to nab myself a bargain coat from French Connection for £30.00, sweet talked the lovely gentleman in Superdrug to give me the following David Beckham poster that they were throwing away... *swoon* ~ lol
...but whilst doing all this, my mind was still buzzing with ideas for more projects, which I started as soon as I got home!! Oh well, you can take craft away from this girl but never take the girl away from craft!!

Which leads me nicely to today's share and another of my Making Cards Magazine projects...I hope you like it!
As soon as I saw these stamps, I just knew I wanted to use them, I adore the work of Mabel Lucie Attwell and I have to thank the lovely Jennie from The Artistic Stamper for making them into a rubber stamp range for all us crafters to work with and enjoy!
I wanted to make this set of cards, (I'll be sharing the other two in this set that I made with you over the next few days), have a shabby chic, vintage feel to them, almost as if they stepped out of the pages of one of her books. The papers were from My Mind's Eye and the die cut flowers were made using the Button Flower die from Marianne Design Creatables. As a finishing touch, I added some seam binding, decorative pins and button from The Ribbon Girl and last but never least, I thought the Tim Holtz ticket stamp, worked perfectly.

So, I hope you liked today's share and will come back to take a look at the others I made to complete the set.

Now, it's time for me to settle down for the night with a cup of coffee and catch up with the growing pile of magazines that keep coming through my door but never get read.

I'll be round to visit and comment on all your fab creations later!!
See you soon.
Love Emma


  1. Beautiful card Emma, love the bow treatment too. Nice to hear you ad a little break if somewhat short. Tracy x

  2. Beautiful card Emma; I love the vintage feel to it. The image is gorgeous! (so is the Beckham one!)

    I'm so glad you had a day off; it's a good way to get the ideas coming. I've just completed my first samples that will be on Create & Craft soon!

  3. Glad to hear you had a day off Emma. All work and no play and all that! Love the vintage feel to this design, works so well with the image. Looking forward to that coffee. Enjoy your day! :)xx

  4. a DAY OFF?! shocking! ;o) hope you enjoyed it, the poster story made me laugh lots as i can totally imagine you doing that!

    beautiful card of course

    Sarah x

  5. oh dear lord...*rolls eyes* you and Mr. Beckham...I hope you can concentrate on your projects with that poster on the wall...hahaha!


    this is a lovely card! :D I love the unique designs you throw out from time to time...different angles really add to how special it is! the image is too cute and those flowers on the base are brilliant! and the little button on the bow is fab!

    amazing work, as stop staring at your poster! ;p

  6. Oh it's just gorgeous Emma - love the image.

    Love Lynda xxx

  7. Love this twisted easel card, love the bow with the button die, and those gorgeous flowers.
    Glad you enjoyed your day off with your Mum.
    Have a great weekend.
    Avril xx


Thank you for all your comments and messages, they are all appreciated and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon...
Emma ~xx

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