Saturday, 25 June 2011

Im tired of trying to stay away from you.........

Good evening, are you having a fun Saturday? Well day i got to play in the craft room all day! Ive worked hard this week and i really needed to get my card made for a swap im in on Swap bot. Swap-bot is an online service that organizes group swaps and a community of creative individuals. Swap-bot takes the hassle out of participating in group swaps by organizing all of the participant information and doing all of the partner assignments. On Swap-bot, you can host swaps, join swaps, and chat with other swappers from all over the world. Give it a try!

So, i joined the 'One card, One partner' swap
After reading my partners profile it sounded exactly like mine! lol
She is a huge Twilight fan (so am i, but then who isnt) Instantly i knew what i wanted to make and what i wanted to use, so I dug out my stamps and found my un-inked Edward stamp from the Roll Call kit, i knew it would come in handy one day he he, and i was just dyeing for a chance to get my copics out of their box again, i feel so sorry for them ; )

 a little side view....all the layers have been mounted with 3d foam pads

Double stitched with my sewing machine.....

The text backing paper has been hand stamped with PTI text style background stamp
onto Basic Grey Basics White D/P

Black button twine & Licorice Divine Bakers Twine has been wrapped round the card and tied with a
Deep navy blue Button. Each corner has been adorned with a mini black brad

Inside the card.....

OK, last photo now I promise!

I really wanted to add something extra to the parcel, I read in my swap partners profile that she loves to write and has a few pen pals. As you all know i love my sticker machine, now i would never dream of EVER cutting up a good book for the sake of crafting with it but the book has been read a few times now and the pages were starting to fall out so i figured that on this occasion i was allowed to cut some pages up.
I made up a lovely set of Recycled Twilight Stickers/envelope seals. I hope these come in handy.

Believe it or not, this is the first card ive made since September last year! Hence all the photos, i was quite proud of myself for actually finishing the card and not just scrapping it like i have done so many times over the last few months. And im going to enter it into some challenges too : )

Creative Craft - make your own backing paper
Crafts and Me - Stitches
Colour Create - Colour combo, blue, grey and white (does black count as a kinda grey?)
Basic Grey - Stitches
Sweet stampin - Something Old, Something New ( My Edward stamp is new to me because ive never used it, Also the Bakers twine and button twine are new this month!)
My mums craft shop - One of the boys
Crafty sentiments - Monochromatic

♥ Thank you for visiting us today at Sew Sweet ♥


Doreen said...

A fabulous card simply

Kate said...

Beautiful Cards. I love Twilight!


Abi said...

Well hello stranger! Glad to see you've not lost your touch, it's a fabulous card but I have to shock you, I don't like Twilight!! Am I the only one?? So glad you chose to play along at Sweet Stampin;-)

Hugs xxx

Paula said...

I don't know much about Twilight except what I've elarnt through blogland. Great seeing a card from you again & your Copics colouring is still an inspiration. super details with the stitching etc...... This is so good to see.
Paula (PEP)

Anita said...

Your card is fabulous and your coloring is beautiful ... especially love his hair!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card! And it really is hard to believe this is your first card since September!!! Because everything is perfect (incl. the fab colouring!)
Have a great weekend, Emma!
Sylvia xx

Rica said...

Fantastic card, I love your black and white theme and the cute fabulously coloured Edward gives is real impact.
Your details and stiching are amazing!!

So glad you joined us at Basic Grey,
Heather xx

Melinda said...

Love the card : )

Debbie said...

Beautiful Monochrome card, and you have used an image from my fav company...GF. Gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week, good luck. Debbiexx

~ Ali ~ said...

Oh delish card love love love that stamp and beautifully coloured too. Team Edward here :D lol

Ali x

Faye said...

You've so not lost it. I wish I could colour like that now, let alone after a 9 month break! Fab card sweets, lovely to see you. xxx
Oooh and thanks for playing at MMCS. xxx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

This card is just fantastic! I love it! Great colour choices and fabulous colouring! Pretty good for a girl who has been on a long card making holiday! Great stitching detail too :)

Hugs Judy xx

Fiona said...

wow Emma...this is amazing and I agree with the others...defo not lost it. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week and hope you join in our next challenge too.


xxxtglxxx said...

Fabulous card Emma - great image and colouring and I love all the layers and dimension. It looks brilliant! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



Cheryl said...

oh wow this is just stunning,the detail is just amazing,love the color combo bless you for playing at creative craft this week,hugs cherylxxxxx

Carrie said...

Hey lovely.. hope your ok!!
WOW... I knew it would be great but this is amazing!!

Team Edward here lol..

Thansk for playing at MMCS xx

Kerry Steger said...

Emma this card is fantastic!!! I wish I could colour as well as you - especially Edward's hair!!!! Thanks for playing along with Colour Create this week!!

Julye said...

fab card and love the backing paper thanks for sharing with us allhere at CCC and good luck.

sandra's crafty corner said...

fantastic card hun i absolutely adore it, love your style for our make your own backing papers, thanks for joinign us at creative craft challenges,and cant believe you havent made a card in all that time then come up trumps with this.
hugs sandra DT

cebelica said...

Wow, this card is FAB! I love the stitching and the text style stamp. Must get on of those. :)

Thanks for joining us at MMCS challenges this week! Hugs!

Diamond Doll said...

Fabulous card Emma,great layering and colouring.Thanx for joining us at Crafts and Me this week.
Trish (-:

Rae said...

That's a stunning card, I love it. You have such patience and skill

Angélique said...

Very lovely card!
Thanks for "stitching" with us at BasicGrey Challenges :)

Angélique DT