Monday, 21 April 2014

Spotlight on Emma Burns - Top 5 from Challenge 13

For our current challenge "Monochrome" 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 "FLOWER POWER"  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 gorgeous flower garden 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!


You don't have to miss out because you don't have a blog!

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If you would like to find out more about the regular regional Clarity workshops run by members of the design team we have a page dedicated to them.  Click here for more information, there's even a map to help you.

If there isn't one in your area and you don't fancy travelling, please keep an eye out on the blog as we are gradually adding new workshops.  Why not subscribe to our blog and anything new will be sent out to you in an email.  That way you don't need to keep watching, you will be updated automatically.  You can also do the same on Barbara's blog too.  Check it out!


(click the button above and we'll take you straight there)

Are you keeping up to date with the Clarity YouTube channel?  Do you want to be notified when a new video comes online? Then all you have to do is subscribe and sit back and wait to be emailed.  You can view them over and over again.  It's just like having Barbara in your very own craft space.

xx Happy crafting Clarity hugs xx


  1. Emma this card is beautiful. Not sure I would have had the sense to not colour the flowers but I think you made the right decision. Well done on your Top 5 place. Lynne xx

    1. Thank you ever so much Lynne for your lovely comment. Very much appreciated. I just felt that the flower stamps are so well made that they didn't need any colour. There is so much detail in each stamp that I didn't want to take away from that. Thank you for taking time to leave a comment. Big Hugs. Emma xx


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