Thursday, 24 July 2014

#Life Is Good

Hello friends...

It looks as if it will be another beautiful and very hot day here in London. The sun is shining and the heat is already building in the craft room, so today I will have to remember that I need to turn the fan off when using glitter!! Yes, it did happen, glitter was blown everywhere and I had a lot of sparkly tools on my desk but I've learnt by my mistakes and yesterday, was a fan free zone whilst handling the glitter and thankfully, no sparkly accidents!!

In the meantime, I thought I would pop by and share a card with a difference that I made for the July issue of Making Cards Magazine and I was lucky enough and over the moon, to have this project featured on the cover! As always, I hope you love what I've created, as much as I loved making it...
If you would like to find out how I made it, then you can read it in the magazine and can buy back issues HERE
I'm sure that the stamps that I used don't need any introduction, they are the wonderful Nautical Blueprint stamps from Tim Holtz and I chose to use the Seahorse as the focal point of the project.

The image is stamped onto watercolour card, coloured with Distress Markers and then added to the tag.
I then created my stand for the tag. A template is available in the magazine but at some point I will try and fit in a tutorial of how to make this, so watch this space.
I used various elements on the stand, including real shells, cheesecloth and twine. These are added to die cut fronds.
As the finishing touch, I used one of the Tim Holtz Hashtag stamps and stamped Life Is Good on a handcut banner and placed this on the front of the base.
So, that's it from me for today and thank you so much for stopping by and visiting ~ I really do appreciate them all and so looking forward to reading your comments!

I'll see you soon but until then, have a wonderful day and stay cool!!
Bye for Emma xx


  1. I love that you turned a tag into a little piece of art! Totally gorgeous, Jo x

  2. beautiful as always. i'm so in love with those hues at the moment..... everything seems to have that blue one way or the other xx

  3. Thank you Emma for sharing this fabulous tag and stand. Love the way you kept it rather simple allthough I do recognize your lauering and matting. Gosh it's impressive. !!!!! Thanks a lot !!!!!!
    Hugs from SPAIN

  4. #Superb, as always, but #evenbetter than that, #Emma xx

  5. A fabulous design Emma and the perfect way to show off your beach ephemera alongside that fabulous seahorse. Jenny x

  6. FAb fab work! I love Nautical blueprint and the real shells that you've used are a perfect touch!!! BArbarayaya

  7. This looks brilliant! I love the base and how you've decorated it.

  8. Love the seahorse theme in fact anything to do with the sea off to purchase TFS


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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