Saturday 1 August 2009

Pocket full of posies

There nearly wasn't a post today - shock, horror! I have had such a busy time at work recently and in the evenings I have been so pooped. I am also blaming all of you blogging ladies out there with all your gorgeous projects keeping me up until the wee hours on my hops LOL!

I was saved by this card which is from a 100 years ago, which I found in my little concertina file, the place where I keep the cards I am going to use and not sell or give away. This card was pre-copics and I just used my Stampin' Up! markers - which I think look pretty good.

I am also testing the water a little for some advice and opinion from all of you ,my friends. I have seen a few ladies in the states do a Stampin' Boutique and I was thinking of setting up my own. It would involve having a separate page on my blog for selling my projects and maybe some retired Stampin' Up! products in the future (if I can bear to part with them). It would be sort of like my own Etsy shop. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Obviously with posting daily I have lots and lots and lots of cards and after the craft fayres and the family get their pick I still have loads left over and wanted a way to share with everyone - whadya think?

Have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: Stampin write markers (earth elements range) and black stazon.
Card stock: pretty in pink, regal rose, whisper white and chocolate chip.
Misc: Regal rose wide grosgrain ribbon, ruby red, pumpkin pie and old olive brads, felt flowers.

Non SU -Stamps: sugar Nellie's blossom and sentiment from stash. Paper: America crafts everyday range, misc: clips from making memories.


PinksyDoodles said...

Cute card Emma.
I think the Stampin' Boutique is a great idea.
Have a lovely weekend.
Clare x

Kate Lewis said...

The boutique is a great idea Emma - there are loads of us that would love to buy an Emma card I'm sure!!! What a cutie card, so cheery - love the heart tabs at the top! Have a fun weekend! K xxx

Julie said...

What a great idea!!! - I think you should do it.
The card is so cute i love it - nice and bright.
take care and have a great weekend.
Ju xxx

Nicki said...

Such a cute card Emma, and boutique is good idea! im having major clear out and its all going on ebay at the minute, but am gathering stacks of stuff that ive made along the years... so boutique is excellent idea!
take care

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Emma, as for the boutique....what a fab idea! Your cards would sell in no time. Who wouldn't want an Emma original!!

My shoe box pile is getting higher and higher, I put things away until the school xmas fair.


Lesley Edmonds said...

Hi Emma,
The Stamping Boutique sounds a good idea. Why not just try it and see what happens? Nothing ventures and all that haha!
Love this card too - very cute and lovely colour combo.
Lesley x

Tinkertaylor said...

What a cutie love the colours so alive. I like the idea ofyou selling your stuff you shouldn't have any problems you've lots of fans out here!

Christine (All She Crafts) said...

Hi, Emma..

Great card! Love it.

I have had a separate blog (or 'flog' as I call it! lol) for some time, but not sold a bean through it. (Although not really tried selling craftwork through it, because people just won't pay appropriate prices. They'd rather spend a fiver on a piece of mass-produced tat from a high street card shop. Can't get my head around that. Sorry.. sore point!! lol). Don't want to put a downer on your idea, and there are so many variables involved that could affect it's performance, so I say go for it.. As Lesley said, nothing ventured, nothing gained!! :o)

Best wishes with that...

Chris xx

Natalie said...

Lovely card Emma, great image and colours. x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card, you've always been uber talented then I see!

Boutique is a great idea, I have a separate website I sell my creation on, don't sell loads, but a few go that way.

All the best, have a good weekend

Jan x

Aimes said...

Phew, at least you had this little beauty to save you from the horror of not posting daily!
I love this cutie, super colouring even if it is pre-copics!
An Etsy style kinda shop is a fab idea - at least worth a try anyways, & if you don't sell anything you've got my addy ;D
Have a fab weekend hun!

Juls said...

gorgeous card! I love Leanne Ellis designs and love how you have coloured her dress, and the doodling detail!

Your cards are always so beautiful, I am sure there will be plenty of people who would love to buy them.

hugs Juls

Maile Belles said...

Cute card! Love the heart tab embelishments at the top!!!

dolcreations said...

This is just an adorable card. I love the bright colours!

Leanne said...

What a lovely card!!

I think your idea is a fab one! This is my first time on your blog but I would certainly buy one!