Monday, 27 January 2014

Spotlight on Emma Burns - Top 5 from Challenge 10

For our current challenge "NEW BEGINNINGS" please click here


We thought it would be nice to have spotlight posts throughout the month dedicated to our top 5 from the last challenge "SCENE BUILDING"  We hope you enjoy reading about their crafting journey and you never know it could be you in the spotlight next month.

Originally from Edinburgh, I now live in the little valley town of Darvel in East Ayrshire although as we speak I'm packing boxes and on the move again.  I'm married with three grown up children and two cats.

I've been crafting now for over 6 years and started out making cards for family and friends.  This has progressed to selling them, along with other little makes, artwork and a few demos for the local Girl Guides.

I love to play about with all the things that are available today in the crafting world (big jump from computer generated clip art) but I have to confess that my favourite is stamping, especially with Clarity stamps.  They are so versatile and well made, I rave about them all the time.  I love watching Barbara Gray demonstrate and have managed to see her in Glasgow twice having got a piece of her work during a demo earlier this year which takes pride of place in my craft room.

I started a blog last year mainly due to the Clarity Stamp Challenge and I've enjoyed taking part and being in touch with other crafters.  My family can only take so much before their eyes mist over.  It's lovely to see what other people achieve and to feel a part of this community of such creative people.

I'm very very happy and honoured to have been picked in the Top 5 for this challenge as there were such a lot of lovely cards entered.  A big thank you to all the design team, hugs to all and happy crafting!


Here's Emma's peep through the trees into her highland scene:

If you'd like to see more of Emma's work please pop over
to her blog and have a look around

Thanks for sharing your crafting background Emma!

xx Happy crafting and Clarity hugs xx


  1. Emma's scene is amazing! I wish I was as talented! xx

    1. Thank you ever so much for your very kind words Chris. Very much appreciated. xxx

  2. Congratulations Emma, this is so well deserved your picture is lovely. I love the textured look on it, is it canvass? or white Pen? I will have to investigate, not seen this done in this way before. xxx

  3. Lovely to see you featured here, Emma. I follow your blog and admire your work. Good Luck with the move especially moving all your crafty stuff .. although I seem to remember you saying you were going to have a bigger craft room so that is exciting xxx Annie

  4. Emma! What a masterpiece! Absolutely lovely work. Very very

  5. Please accept my apology for not replying to you lovely ladies sooner but I am only just recently back on the internet and still catching up with all the comments and posts on everyone's blog.

    Thank you ever so much for all your wonderful comments. I have a really big smile on my face because of them! Hugs to you all. xxxxx


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