Friday, 30 September 2011

Getting Messy

Hi everyone!!! Happy Friday...

This is getting silly now, these weeks are just flying by and I can't believe how quickly they're going!! I'm really not sure where this week has gone but whoever stole it, I wish you'd give me just a little bit of it back... lol

Thankfully, this week has been a bit less busy, which has meant that I've had some breathing space and some thinking time, ready for the next crafting onslaught that is about to begin. 

But before that happens, here's my share for today and I hope you like it...
I made this card for a recent Kuretake show on Create and Craft, it's just one of a few which I will show you over the coming week or two. If you love getting messy with alcohol inks and Kuretake do some fab alcohol inks, then you will love this technique which is actually one that was featured a while back on a Dawn Bibby DVD and uses, shaving foam. You basically just apply drops of the ink into a tray of foam, give it a gentle swirl and then place a piece of glossy card over the ink and foam. What you'll reveal when you remove the foam from your card is this fabulous marbling effect.

The quote I've used, is obviously one of Lord Tim's and the roses are made from some Craftwork Cards papers. I finally added some die cut foliage leaves.

Before I go, it's been a week where I've caught up with some crafty friends which is always nice. Yesterday, I had a lovely lunch in London with Vicky. I had a great time at Ally Pally with Kim and Sarah and of course, I caught up with Julie and Sue from Craftwork Cards, which is always fab! And I also managed to catch up with Barbara Gray and unbeknown to me, it was actually caught on film which for someone as camera shy as can imagine the reaction when I saw it! LOL I just wish I'd have known, I'd have done my make up and hair!! hehe...
But here it is and I thought it would be nice to share it with you all...hope you enjoy and I'll be the one cringing in the corner! ;)

Don't forget that Barbara is back on our screens this weekend and I'll see you very soon!
Love Emma


  1. Lovely card Emma, the shaving foam and alcohol ink create a fabulous background and I love your flowers. Enjoy your weekend. Tracy x

  2. Lovely card, as usual, Emma, and yet another technique to try out. Love the little video, and thank you for sharing it with us.

  3. What a brilliant little clip. It's obvious that she thinks you are the bees knees! And quite rightly so.

    Your card is fabulous. Love your flowers.

    Liz x

  4. Thanks for sharing the video Emma, Barbara obviously appreciates and admires your work and rightly so, nice to see you getting the praise you deserve.

    Love the marbling effect, what a clever technique and a lovely card!

  5. what a super video! a REAL treat, that is! ;D

    as for the lovely card, what a brilliant use of colour...those inks are amazing! :-o and I love the's perfect! :D

    wonderfully done!

  6. Brilliant card - I saw the back end of the Kuretake demo on Create & Craft and thought it made fabulous backgrounds - should have realised the demo card was one of yours.
    Good to see the video as well with you getting due praise for all the hard work you do and inspiration you give to so many.,
    Have a good weekend

  7. Hi Emma,
    Sorry I missed this yesterday. What a stunning card; that technique is one I have been meaning to try for ages. The roses are stunning too. The video is fab; you deserve every bit of praise that comes your way. I don't think I know another card maker that works as hard as you! You look so different to your profile picture and incredibly young!! xxx

  8. I love this one! Has made at least a couple of appearances on Create & Craft now :)

  9. great card...the background looks fantastic


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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