Thursday, 8 September 2011


I cannot believe how fast this week has flown by!!!! To think that it's already Thursday!!! Oh my!!! The days are whizzing by and I've still got so much work to do before my deadline of Monday! *panics* I am such a sloooooooooow crafter!!! So, anyone who wants to come over to help me work through the "to-do list"...there are cookies, cake, lots of choccies and plenty of wine or coffee as an incentive! hehe...

Now for today's post and just before I share it, I just wanted to say a big hello to all my new followers!! Please, come and say hello, I promise I don't bite and I look forward to hearing from you and looking at all your wonderful creations on your blogs!

Okey we go...there's no Clarity share today, (they will be back tomorrow) because it's time for Challenge 49 over on Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog and today, Natalie chose the theme of...RECYCLING!!

...and this is what I've made, I hope you like it!
This whole piece was made from old bits and pieces that I found around the house, the tube was the cardboard part from a used kitchen roll which I adhered to a cardboard base, die cut with Lord Tim's Alterations Die and then I painted the whole thing black. I used papers from Sarah's Wonderland cd to make all the rosettes which I then adhered to those little stirrer sticks that you find in cafes. Once again, I painted them with Martha Stewart's black sparkle paint. I die cut some bats and the letters from scraps of black glossy card and the wings from mirri card. I finally made up the roses with the leftover bits of paper from the rosettes. I attached the bats to the base of the piece using some strips of acetate that I folded to make the bats spring and flutter about.

Right, I can hear the oven telling me that my dinner is done, so I will love you all and leave you for now but I'll be back later to visit and comment on all your lovely creations.
See you tomorrow with some more Clarity samples.
Thanks again for all your love, support and comments!
Love Emma


  1. Fabulous Emma, a great creative piece of recycling. Love your rosettes and the boo letters on each . Must admit I have lots to do before Monday but tonight I think it's time for some relaxation LOL. Tracy x

  2. Fabulous recycling Emma and so creative!! No one could be a slower crafter than me! xx

  3. Fabulous recycling project Emma. You know if I lived anywhere near London I'd love to come and craft with you and help with your to do list, even if it was just making the tea/coffee to keep you going lol.
    Looking forward to some more Clarity samples.
    Take care, don't work tooo hard

  4. now this is my kind of recycling! ;p it's amazing what beauty can be created out of rubbish in the hands of a capable artist! :D

    love the flowers you used to make up the "BOO" well as the "31"! you don't normally think polka dots with Halloween but they really do the trick here!

    a brilliant design by a brilliant designer! ;)

  5. Clever design Emma - LOVE it!
    I'm ok thanks - just about, be glad when it's all over.



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

Total Pageviews