💗 C.C. Designs August 2020 – Preview Day 1 💗

I’m SO EXCITED to share with you the beginning of the C.C. Designs August 2020 release! It’s absolutely WONDERFUL!


I’m going to start today’s preview off with a card I’ve made using the new Swissie set – Ari!

I adore this set! It comes complete with 2 images and 3 sentiments.

Project – I stamped my image on Neenah Desert Storm with Ink on 3 no-line fadeout ink and coloured her up with my Caran D’ache Luminance coloured pencils.

Challenge – Don’t forget the new August FB challenge is already up and running. This months theme is Birthday.

This is a Themed Monthly Challenge with New Challenges starting on the 1st of each Month and ending on 28th of Each Month. C.C Designs Products are encouraged but not required.

There will be two winners. The first winner must enter the challenge using a C.C Designs Product and will receive a $15 store gift card.

The Second Winner can enter using any image and will receive a prize of one digital image from the Store.

There will be ONE Design Team TOP PICK which will be announced at the start of the New Challenge post and will be able to display our DT Top Pick Badge.

The Rules
Your project should be a new Creation. No Back Posting allowed.

Please follow the Challenge Theme. Any Entries not following the theme will be deleted.

We are a Multi Craft Challenge. As long as you follow the theme you may enter with any craft project.

You may use any image you like but this Image MUST be Hand Coloured and C.C Designs is always encouraged.

You may enter the Challenge 3 times but each time must be with a new project!

I hope you like today’s inspiration using the new Swissie set – Ari. ❤️ I hope you will join me again tomorrow for preview day 2. Happy crafting! Hugs Emma xoxo

💋 Kissy Smoochie – Bee 💋

As you have probably guessed I’m having a lot of fun with the Kissy Smoochie digital stamp from C.C. Designs! Here is my second card for this month and this time I’ve chosen the bee! 🐝


Again I have used my distress inks to colour these up, I just love the soft results of this medium. I’ve used one of the happy dies from the Happy Happy Happy set – Lawn Fawn – and I’ve chosen soft yellow paper to bring it all together. 💛

I hope you like today’s card. Have a hap-bee day!

See you soon, Emma xoxo

💋 Kissy Smoochie – Fish 💋

It’s been a while since my last post but I have a super cute card to share with you today. As you may or may not know, C.C. Designs didn’t have a new release this months so instead for my inspiration this month I’ve been using a digital set from the shop called Kissy Smoochie! This set contains 3 adorable images for the price of only $8! It’s a must have! ❤️


I had a lot of fun using my distress inks to colour these sweet little fish up, I wanted to keep it soft but colourful.

Don’t forget the monthly C.C. Designs Facebook challenge is still on going. There is a new challenge every month beginning on the 1st and ends on the 28th. This month (July) the challenge is Red, White & Blue.

I hope you like today’s card. Keep your eyes peeled for the August release coming soon … it’s GORGEOUS!

See you soon, Emma xoxo

🤗 Fuzzy Hugs 🤗

Hello my dears! Do you ever struggle with certain card themes? I do! Mainly cards for men/boys, sympathy cards and anniversary cards. I don’t know why but I never have the right idea for the layouts. For July I need to make about 11 anniversary cards. Luckily I came across the gorgeous sets ‘Fuzzy Hugs’ and ‘Wishing You’ from Mama Elephant. Phew!

I have stamped the large wishing you stamp with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and embossed it with Tonic Nuvo clear embossing Powder. I stamped the bunnies in Alchival potting soil ink (second generation stamping) and I have used my mini distress inks to colour them in.

I hope you like today’s inspiration card. I can’t wait to share more with you. See you soon. Take care! Hugs, Emma x

👑 Ella Swissie 👑

Hello dears! I hope you have all managed to get your June release from C.C. Designs and have made lots of wonderful projects!

My inspiration for today uses the beautiful NEW Ella Swissie set. The collection of Princess Swissies is growing and I love them.

I have kept my card clean and simple today, which I love, and I coloured her up with my distress inks and I added one simple sentiment.

I can’t wait to see all your creations and don’t forget you still have time to join in with this months challenge – All About The Boys.

See you soon, Hugs Emma xoxo

🧜‍♀️ Kraftin’ Kimmie Mermaids 🧜‍♀️

If you love Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps then I’m sure you’re going to love today’s inspiration. I’ve mixed two KK stamp sets together to make one scene and I just love it.

I have used the Sandy Seawater and Florence Finbottom stamp sets. These are sets designed by Annie Rodrigue, she creates the most gorgeous images.


I’ve used my distress inks to colour them both up on The Langton hot pressed watercolour paper.

I hope you like today’s card. Don’t forget to stop by Kimmie’s shop and take a look at her new release, it’s AMAZING! Happy crafting! Hugs, Emma xoxo

🐨 A Koala-ty Friend 🐨

If you have popped on over to the Kraftin Kimmie Facebook group lately you will probably have noticed a ton of challenges this month. Kimmie is always trying to get you to use your products more instead of just buying them and forgetting about them. She’s a real sweetie!

I have joined in with the challenge – Use your stencils – so I have pulled out my Harlequin stencil and created my own Distress inked background. The stamp set – A Koala-ty Friend – I bought back in 2017 and is in rubber so I’m not sure it’s still available.

I have stamped and coloured one of the images in the set with my Tim Holtz Distress Inks and I stamped a coordinating sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

I hope you like today’s card. Have a happy Friday and a lovely weekend!

Hugs, Emma xoxo

🛍 To The Shops Swissie 🛍

Today’s inspiration that I wanted to share with you uses the cute NEW To the shops Swissie stamp set from C.C. Designs. You may have seen me use this image for the new release with another Swissie which just shows how you can mix and match or use them individually.

I am so ADDICTED to using my inks to colour my images at the moment and their will be a tutorial for the skin and hair from the image today, over on the C.C. Designs blog – 16th June. So keep an eye out if you’re interested.


I hope you like today’s card. See you soon. Hugs, Emma xoxo

🌻 Sunflower Sweetheart 🌻

One of the most rewarding things about cardmaking is being able to make and send them to special friends and family members. These small gestures show love, happiness and hopefully creates smiles.

I used the set Sunflower Sweetheart by Birdie Brown – MFT – for my card today and it is just perfect for the recipient. I hope she likes it.

BB Sunflower Sweetheart

I used my Distress inks to colour her up and I kept the layout clean and simple using only one sentiment.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope you like today’s card. See you soon.

Hugs, Emma xoxo

🍄 You Gnome Me 🍄

Each month MFT – My Favorite Things – release amazing new products. I absolutely love this. I also love to look back through my older sets as there is always sets in there that I love and want to colour up time and time again. You Gnome Me is one of those sets.


I love these darling gnomes and they make such quirky cards. I wanted to keep my card clean and simple today so I have only used one image and one sentiment.

The image was coloured up with my Tim Holtz distress inks on The Langton Hot Pressed Watercolour Paper.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. Happy crafting!

Hugs, Emma xoxo