Monday, 17 May 2010

Faraway Thoughts

It's the start of a brand new crafting week and as always, a week in the life of a crafter is a busy one. So many new products that are always tempting and I just wish I could have them all but unfortunately, the bank manager wouldn't be too pleased with me if I did. But I have got some new Tim Holtz dies that I will be playing with and I've also got some new Kraftin Kimmie stamps, that arrived Saturday from the wonderful Dies To Die For.

As for today's card...well, I think it's one of my favourite cards that I've made for a while. It features one of the newly released rubber stamp designs from Leanne Ellis, which are available from Funky Kits and they are FABULOUS!!!
You might also have noticed the paper flower and leaves, in the corner of the card. I made these, by hand, using Spellbinders Shapeabilites Flower Creations 3 and Assorted Leaves dies. At first, I hesitated as to whether I should invest in these Die Cuts. Yes, they are quite expensive and every penny counts but I am so glad that I did. There is just so much I'll be able to do with them and using them in conjunction with Distress Inks and patterned paper, they just make an absolutely stunning addition to any card!
The backing papers I used are from K & Company and I coloured the image in using Promarker Pens. Together with some finishing touches of glitter, ribbon and adhesive stones, I am just so pleased with how this card turned out...I LOVE it!!!

9 comments:

  1. ok, on first glance...without reading your post first...those flowers caught my eye and I was wondering where you picked them up as they're quite nice...and now I find out YOU MADE THEM??? They turned out GREAT!
    Love the backing paper and the distressing you did as well...and the Leanne Ellis stamp is simply too cute for words! :D

    Absolutely FIRST CLASS work, baby!
    SO VERY PROUD OF YOU!!! :*
    <333

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  2. Gorgeous cards, and nice to see different styles and products used. I'll be back for further inspiration.

    Luv Dee xxx

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  3. Lovely Emma and your flower looks brilliant, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
    xx

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  4. great flowers , unusual image and lovely colours all add up to a beautiful card ,Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

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  5. Fabulous flowers and I love the Leanne Ellis image :o) I have both the spellbinders dies and the stamps and it's great to see what others do with them! Thanks for joining us on I ♥ ProMarkers.
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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  6. Fabulous card. Everything on it is super. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

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  7. Fab card your flowers are really fantastic. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers. Sue C x

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  8. Awesome flowers, great image, thank for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

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  9. What a lovely card, I love the colours you've used and the image is great. Thanks for joining us this week at I ♥ ProMarkers.

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

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