Monday, 6 February 2012

Entwined Hummingbirds

Well, after all the talk from the weathermen, I think they definitely deserve a pat on the back for their predictions because they got it absolutely spot on and this was what I woke up to yesterday morning. As soon as I woke, I pulled on my wellies, wrapped up warm and rushed outside to take lots of pics and here's just a couple from my garden.
...and of course, whilst it was cold was absolutely perfect weather to stay warm inside, make a cup of coffee and watch Barbara Gray on TV, demonstrating the latest selection of Clarity stamps ~ some new, some old but all of them fab!!! As you know, I was busy last week, making some of the samples for yesterday's shows and I also, made some for Barb's shows in Germany, which are happening later this week. Today, is the first of those cards that I made featuring the Entwined Hummingbirds ~ I hope you like it!!
I decided to create the look of a Japanese scroll for this card and used a Martha Stewart All Over The Page Punch to make that gorgeous filigree background which I adhered over some paper that I made myself with the help of a bit of scrunching of the paper and a touch of Distress Ink over the top.
I stamped and embossed the image and then made a scroll.
The final touch was some Craftwork Cards Candi and that's about it for this one...

So, it's time for me to get my brain into action and start thinking about my next big project.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my creation...I'll be around to visit you all, later tonight!!

Bye for now, stay warm and see you soon!
Love Emma xxx


  1. Fabulous card Emma, love your scroll and the image is fabulous as is the background. Love your garden pic too. Tracy x

  2. Stunning card Emma, very unusual - beautiful. The photo's of your garden are wonderful too!

  3. A winter wonderland, very pretty snow (if such a thing exists!!) Fabby card, every time I see your clarity makes I am tempted into a purchase - but I think I might be too heavy handed for a brayer!

    liz x

  4. An exquisite piece of art work Emma!!!

    Your photo looks very pretty but I'm so glad we didn't get any snow here!

  5. Stunning work Emma - loving the splash of colour and the punched background.

  6. I loved that card, Emma, and all the other that were shown. Pity we did not get to see much of the kingfisher though, but that is par for the course with new stamps from Barbara, isn't it? Thank you for sharing the way you created this one. xx Good luck with your next project. xx Maggie

  7. PS Forgot to say thank you for your visit and your lovely comments, especially the one about the rose, which was created my my very clever daughter. I am looking into the possibility of getting that made into a good quality stamp for her. xx Maggie

  8. Lovely snowy pics - ours is nearly gone now.

    Clever card Emma - love the scroll effect. Sorry I haven't been by in a while - it was one of those weeks! :)xxx

  9. Love the snow pics, makes our offering of snow look like icing sugar! It snowed here all afternoon Saturday but was washed away by rain. Your cards are stunning - saw this one on the show Sunday, beautiful, love the scroll idea. Keep up the fab work. Zo x

  10. The weathermen certainly got it spot on didn't they. We had a good covering too although DD was so upset that she wasn't well enough to go out and play in it, she's been waiting for snow since November.
    I love this Hummingbird stamp, it has to be one of my favs and I love it with your fretwork and scroll, a lovely Oriental feel.
    Your cards were gorgeous on C&C as always.
    Thanks so much for your lovely comments, we all appreciate them!!
    Hugs Lisax

  11. I was pleased when Barb went into detail on this card as it really needs time to acknowledge all your hard work!
    d xxx

  12. Just catching up Emma, this is stunning. Displaying the image on the scroll with the punched border gives a fabulous oriental feel to it.
    Avril xx

  13. look at the fabulous snow! just remember to stay nice and warm! ;p
    the Japanese card is incredible! the lattice work and hummingbirds are the scroll look as well as the backing paper...really looks the part of delicate rice paper!



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