Something Lacy

We stamped the Something Lacy background stamp with Crumb Cake ink on this little book to give a subtle pattern . We then stamped the same image on whisper white card and punched it out. We decorated then with butterflies in Pool Party and added a few gems. I had received a similar book from the lovely Jenny Moores and took inspiration from it.


Lotus Blossom Card

This is another card that we made at our event last weekend . It’s called a side step card which I saw first of all on Pinterest by Sharon Burkett . I love this colour combination – Sahara Sand, Pool Party and Whisper White . I thought the Lotus Blossom stamp would be perfect for this card – it’s stamped in Pool Party .


The measurements are as follows ;

Sahara Sand base card – 10.5 cm x 14.8 cm
Whisper White card – 10 cm x 14.3 cm
Hinge – Sahara Sand – 6cm x 11.5 cm ( scored at 10.5 cm and 5.25 cm )
             Pool Party – 5.5cm x 10.5 cm
             Whisper White – 5 cm x 10 cm
The hinge is glued to the edge of the Sahara sand base card and then the whisper white is adhered on top. The Pool Party layer is only stuck to the bottom part of the hinge ! Stamp the Lotus Blossom image on the Whisper White layer and then adhere to the Pool Party layer . The ribbon is optional , as is the sentiment . The butterflies were added for a little bit of detail and one is used as a wedge for the hinge .

Something Lacy.

This is one of the cards that we made at the weekend at my all day event. All the ladies that attended received this beautiful background stamp and we used it a few times using various techniques . This card was made embossing the image on vellum and then we coloured a few of the flowers on the back  to give a subtle show of colour . The little bit of glitter paper really makes this card pop .


Make a note of it event.

I had a lovely time at the weekend with some lovely ladies at my all day events. We crafted all day making a selection of cards and projects. The main project was the Perpetual Birthday Calendar which is more beautiful in real life! I will post more photos and include tutorials later but firstly I thought I would show you the gift that everyone received and the goodie bag which held all their kits.

Moon Lake


I absolutely love this set, especially the little blue tit . I teamed it with my favourite fold – the easel ! This was one of the cards that we did in class this month- a little bit of colouring kept everyone quiet for a while 🙂 . I’m sorry but I can’t remember where the sentiment is from !

Perpetual Birthday Calendar.


I am so in love with the amazing Perpetual Birthday Calendar! We are making this at my all day events at the weekend , I will show you more of the pages as each month goes by 🙂 . So here is the page for the month of January . As we have had snow and frost I decided to use Soft Sky and Lost Lagoon for my colour combination with a little bit of glitter . I hope you like this .

Some more samples from our training event!

Emerald Kreations

I thought I would show the last 3 cards from our training event where we used a variety of colouring techniques . The techniques that we used were using a brayer, spritzing, using a dauber and using a water colour pen. It was decided that the brayer gave the best result – it gave a much more even finish.

Team Training Event

Emerald Kreations

It was lovely to meet up with most of the ladies in my team last weekend. For our creative part of the afternoon we used various colouring techniques using the Irrestibly Yours Designer Paper from the Sale-a-bration catalogue. We had such a nice time that a meal was suggested and the date for our next training event was put in the diaries!

Moon lake meets wetlands


I made some very simple thank you cards with the Moon Lake stamp set and then used the greeting from the Wetlands stamp set . A little bit of colouring in with our markers and layered using Soft Sky and Crumb Cake – very quick and easy ! I stamped the image on the envelope with crumb cake just to dress the envelope up.


Happy New Year and Welcome !

Happy New Year and welcome to my new blog! I decided to re title my blog to keep in line with the name of my Stampin’ Up team . As we live in Northern Ireland I thought it would be fitting to call ourselves something symbolic of our culture – so the name that I decided to call my team is ” Emerald Gems” . So in keeping with the theme I have decide to call my blog Emerald Kreations. Now for anybody who knows me – I am not a whizz at computers ! But this time I am armed with a manual to help support me in my quest to get a handle on this blogging malarkey !! I did neglect my last blog – Gina’s Card Magic largely as I never really understood the whole process ! Well this year 2015 is going to be different – I am not going to be beaten , I am going to master this ! Please bear with me as I get to grips with it , I shall try my best !

Gina x

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