Monday 10 May 2010

Will the real Slim Shady please stand up

Hello, hello, hello awh it's so great to be back with you in real life :D Well Butlins was great fun, oh my goodness did the children have the best time ever. Between all the fun rides, the beach, the penny slots and all those SWEETS! I am completely exhausted but happy and thought I would never say this but am really looking forward to eating normal fruit and vegetables !

The pictures today are taken from a set of cards made for my Mum's birthday at the end of the month using the fab Jo Dumbleton's tutorial for the card holder. Also have you noticed the flower, I was trying to make it look a bit like a pansy. The flower is made with Stampin' Up!s butterfly punch, now the origin of who thought this brilliant idea up is unknown to me so please as the title professes please stand up and take a bow whoever you are :D

I have used for the very first time confetti white card stock from Stampin' Up! and it is gorgeous, a bit like hand made paper with very delicate flecks of petal like pieces throughout it. I have also used the baroque motifs swirl in versamark in and then covered in heat n stick powder, heated and smothered in lashings ofr dazzling diamonds glitter - ooooh it's so sparkly.

I will reveal more of the contents of the set throughout this week. Have a great day & see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Baroque motifs, fine flourish background, fresh cuts and tiny tags. Ink: Versamark, old olive, perfect plum and elegant eggplant. Card stock: Confetti white, perfect plum, old olive and barely banana. Misc: Old olive satin ribbon, silver frame from hodgepodge kit and circle ice brad. Tools used: Butterfly punch, eyelet border punch, two step bird punch and medium jewelry tag punch. Other: Sewing machine and glitter brad.


Lynn said...

Welcome back! Love the colors on this card set...and what a great idea for the flower...I would never think to do that. I love the inked up edges too!

Juls said...

wow wow wow!!!! this is just so incredibly stunning!! I love it! Hugs Juls

Need More Time to Craft said...

Ohh Emma, this is beautiful.

Unknown said...

It's good to have you back Emma! I'm so jealous of your break to Butlins, we go to Bognor every year and have the best time ever.

Loving your cardholder, and the pansy definately looks like a pansy.


lil-paper-pixie said...

Hey hun, glad you had fun at Butlins, love this card set, so elegant and such a fab use of the butterfly punch....genius.



Dawn said...

Gorgeous Emma

Mandy said...

Such a beautiful project Emma. Glad to hear you had a fantastic time at Butlins.

Welcome home!


Kate Lewis said...

Swooooon! What a stunning gift hun! I love that pansy too - what a clever girlie you are! Glad you had a good time away, enjoy munching on those carrots ;) K xxx