Sunday, 13 November 2011

Birdsong

Hi everyone!!

I can't believe that it's been nearly a week since I last posted, if I didn't know better I think someone pressed the fast-forward button on my life and this is the first chance I've had to put the brakes on it!! lol... It's been a crazy week in the life of Emma, I've had huge connection problems with my ISP, a re-occurence of an old neck problem that since a bad fall in my teens, unfortunately comes back to plague me from time to time but in between it all...I've also been crafting away and can't wait to show you all the creations that I've been making!

I'm sure that all you avid Clarity fans, know that Barbara Gray has been on Create & Craft, this weekend and even though the DT was given a little break this month and didn't have to work on any new samples, we did find the time to make some for the "In The Classroom" shows and this is the first of mine ~ I hope you like it!
It features the gorgeous JOY stamp, together with the music score and the little bird! I purposely wanted to keep this card really simple in the style but still make a statement and showcase the beautiful stamps. Sometimes, I think if you throw too much at a card, it can all get lost when they're shown on TV and the viewer doesn't know where to look first.
The only embellishments that I added was a ribbon, a little Candi and some die cuts from Tim Holtz's Autumn Gatherings die, covered in Rock Candy Distress Stickles, for the icy feel of winter branches.




So, that's about it for this card and tomorrow, I'll be back to show you the other one!
Before I go, I just wanted to mention that the new Making Cards Magazine is now in the shops and I'm a little bit excited to see another of my cards on the cover. It's always such a fab feeling...and if you want to see more of what I made using the stunning Gorjuss Christmas stamps, then there's lots more inside!! Also, if you're still looking for inspiration for all those Christmas cards, don't forget that the Making Cards Christmas Special is also, out now and this year, it's all about a traditional Christmas!

I'll be round to peek at your blogs and catch up on all your lovely creations, in a while!!
Bye for now and Happy Sunday!
Love Emma
xxx

9 comments:

  1. Lovely card Emma, I love the JOY stamp and the bird image inside is perfect. Love the clean lines and layout. Hope your neck eases soon. Tracy x

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  2. Hi Emma,

    Hope you're feeling better now - neck problems are no fun!!

    An absolutely stunning card today. I missed the classroom programmes, but did catch a show today when Barbara demonstrated the Partridge and Pear tree stamps. Your card was beautiful!!

    Take care
    xx

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  3. Saw it on the TV! Your card is simply gorgeous and the stamps delightful

    As a fellow neck sufferer you have my sympathy - hope you're more comfy now

    Kathyk

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  4. WOW stunning card as always, and so enjoyed seeing lots of your cards today on the Clarity shows, Love Hazelxo

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  5. Fabulous card - saw yesterday's classroom show and some of this mornings - your cards are always fabulous.
    Hope the neck starts to ease up - recurring problems like this are not good

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  6. Another beautiful card, Emma. I quite agree about keeping the style simple to show off the stamps properly, and yours did the job beautifully. How good was it to see Barbara showcasing your design today - you must be so chuffed.

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  7. It's been a lovely weekend of Barbara. I love learning all sorts of new techniques from her and also looking out for your cards.
    I see she even demoed one of them today!!
    This JOY stamp is beautiful and I love what you've done with it. I must add that TH die to my Xmas list.
    Hope your neck eases up for you soon. Don't work too hard.
    Thanks for your lovely comments. I had to ask DH's permission to blog his photo and he said it was OK as long as I didn't say it was him doing what he ususally does... nothing!!
    Hope you have a good week.
    Hugs Lisax

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  8. I love this - it's very elegant! Maria x

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  9. oh my...what I love about your cards is that you often take a step outside the box..going away from traditional colours and designs for something a bit different..like with this card! not a green or red in sight! ;) yet so perfect and wonderful for Christmas! love the distressed work and the snowflake is lovely, too!

    wonderfully done! :D
    <333

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Thank you for all your comments and messages, they are all appreciated.
Please come back and visit me soon...
Emma ~xx

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