Wednesday, November 25, 2009

November ATC and November page

I'm having a lovely time on holiday crafting away! I am doing some housework too, promise! I really forgot about the November ATC challenge with the theme of Fireworks and Bonfire Night. Yesterday I was at Craft Den and noticed a lovely little Paper Artsy mini stamp that I thought looked a bit like a firework burst. It's actually come out better than I thought although this was attempt #4 after I realised I needed to stamp and emboss the image first, and then go over with silver and turquoise ink stamped through sequin waste.I punched a few stars and inked with silver and then silver stickles and trimmed the edge with icicle stickles.

Lynne also has some really lovely hessian, sacking type material in, which is really pretty in several colours. I have added it as a bow to this layout.
Emma has had a few eyetests since she was very small as she had a lazy eye. This last time we were told she had to have glasses to correct the vision in the left eye and hopefully this will correct it by the time her eyes have stopped developing at about 7 or 8. I was upset at first, as I thought they would mask her lovely face, but she still looks as beautiful as ever. This is my November page in my 2009 series of Emma. I also used the hessian as a centre to the heart flower, which looks really sweet. Beware though, it unravels, lol!!

Scalloped edge template, Prima pearl studs, gemstone giant pin and lace also all from Craft Den. Paper from stash.


  1. beautiful page kathryn, emma is so cute and I love the hessian. Are you sure you are doing some housework you must be up all night to fit everything in x sue x

  2. You have been busy. Love the hessian. Are you sure you are doing the housework aswell as all this crafting. Love Sandra x

  3. The layout is great. I love the hessian! Emma looks cute in her new glasses. Does she mind wearing them??

  4. Beautiful page Kathryn, love the use of the hessian.

  5. Love the ATC Kathryn!!! still struggling with these not at all impressed xx Love the layout as well, the colours all blend so well and you have done a fabulous job with the hessian !! xx

  6. Love your ATC Kathryn very imaginative as this was a difficult one this month.
    Your hessian page is beautiful and Emma looks lovely, I'm a teacher and work with nursery and reception children and I always think they look so cute with their little glasses.
    Pat xx