Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Sweet Poppy the Circus Girl....

Hi there everyone, Emma here...

Well I had a bit of free time over the last weekend and decided to make another little Christmas gift....yes, it's another notebook!!!  These are my new favourite things to make at the minute hehehe!!!
I also could NOT resist using one of the new Saturated Canary images designed by the very sweet Krista Smith,  I am SOOOOO in love with them all....

....I thought I would join in with the sketch over at the Saturated Canary Challenge blog which I thought was fabby, so this is my take on the sketch!!!  I used some papers by Bo Bunny and My Minds Eye, all the edges have been distressed, glittered and machine stitched,  The gorgeous lace is from Hobbycraft and the delicate pink ribbon is from the fabulous Fred Aldous here in Manchester...

...the seam binding ribbon I have used on the notebook rings is from the market....

....'Poppy the Circus Girl' has been coloured with grey lead you all know I still LOVE doing this style of colouring!!! I am so LOVING these images....I think I may get addicted to them!!!  The cute little birdhouse charm is from Crafty Emma's Store and the nobbly bobbly trim is from my stash....

...the flowers are a bit of a mix, some by Prima and Hobbycraft and I made the tiny pink twisted rose from seam binding which you can see there peeking out,  I made a tutorial HERE on how you can make these...

Thanks so much for looking and for the amazing comments you all leave me, they really do make my day...
Biggest huggles

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  1. OH WOW this mini book is amazing.
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  2. This is beautiful! Love it!!! What a treasure!

  3. Emma this is so beautiful!!!

    I love how you've coloured this gorgeous image - I'm really going to have to give this a try. What grades of pencil do you use?


  4. this is one stunning,and gorgeous card just love the image,and the colors on this bless you for playing at creatalicious this month love hugs cherylxxxxx

  5. OMG this is stunning!!! Thanks so much for joining in with us all at the SC Challenge blog!xx

  6. This is such a gorgeous creation Emma. I love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

  7. This is absolutely gorgeous Emma ! Oh I could look at your creations for hours, the colouring, the embellies... everything is perfect ! Hugs and love from Catherine

  8. pretty as alaways, emma!!!
    great job, like the image and the colors!!!
    the ticket from tim holtz is magical and remember me so much "cindarella"

    hugs xx

  9. I just searched this blog from bing search engine and enjoyed lot in my first visit. Really awesome work you shared with us. The best thing is your colour selection which is perfect for born babies.

  10. Wow, what a fabulous notebook!!

    Thanks for joining us at SSDS!
    Hope to see you soon again!

    Hugs, Sande xx

  11. HI sweetie this is stunning, love your colour choices here and great use of the sketch too, thanks for joining our first challenge hugs pops x

  12. How brilliant! Pencil's are one of my favorite things
    and how on earth had I not thought of coloring this way..
    Its like the most basic idea and yet it had never came to
    I am so pleased I got to come by...
    This project is a total treasure!

    Hugs, Leah (from ABC Challenge)

  13. Wow Emma this is delicious, I always enjoy looking at all the wonderful embellishments that you use, that image is beautiful so are the ribbons and all the other wonderful detail.
    Lorraine x

  14. Love the image and colours Hun thank you for joining us this week at truly scrumptious for our distressing challenge I am also a big fan of Kristys digis they are fab

    Wendy DT Truly scrumptious

  15. i love it i love it
    so beautiful
    im in love,hiihihih

  16. Just amazing - love everything about this! Jo x

  17. Beautiful notebook Sis. Loooooove the birdcage charm, as you already know!!! Gorgeous xxx

  18. Emma, your pencil shaded Poppy the Circus Girl image looks great on this fabulous card. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Digi team's "Use a Digi" challenge. ~ Rose

  19. Wow! This is soooo beautiful. Looove it. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafts and Me. Hugs...Mona

  20. Another gorgeous creation....I love those saturated canary stamps. So gorgeous.


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