Thursday, 17 April 2014

Shania

Happy Thursday everyone :)

My card today is the card that my son will give to my daughter for her birthday. I should be safe to show it here, I don't think she's a visitor to my blog. I must remember not to put this card on facebook though, because she would definately see it on there.



This is Polka Dot Pals Shania. She is a digi stamp, available from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. I've coloured her with promarkers.
The patterned paper is by Echo Park (Little Girl). I've also used the alpha stickers from the same collection.
I cut out the oval and raised the piece with foam tape so that I could frame Shania.
The flowers were made using 2 different sized daisy punches and some green crystals for the centre of each flower. The flourishes were cut using Marianne dies (Anja's Vintage Swirls).

Please visit the Little Miss Muffet Fan Group, where you can see other cards made by the Little Misses uploaded throughout the day.

And don't forget out current challenge, which has the theme, Distressed.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Fab n Funky - flower power
Casual Fridays - use ovals
Sweet Stampin - flowers (2nd entry)
Digi Galore - flowers

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day :)


Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Stamp Of The Month reminder.

Today, is Mid-Month reminder day at From The Heart Stamps.
If you joined the SOTM challenge in March, you will have received Spring Medley via email. You have until the end of April to submit your entry to the challenge so that you can get next month's digi for free too.
If you don't have Spring Medley, you can still play along by buying the image from the store.
This is the image...

Spring Medley

Such a lovely quote, with a message of hope too.
For my card today, I decided to cut up the image into its 3 boxes and move them around...


I coloured the image using promarkers, then added a slight touch of glitter to the flowers with a clear Gelly Roll Stardust pen - which has decided to be camera shy and can't be seen in my photo!
I've used a music patterned paper here, which is actually a christmas paper, it's from Dovecraft's Back to Basics 'vintage' Christmas collection. It is probably the sheet music for a carol, but there's no words, just the notes, so I think I can get away with it lol.
I wanted to add musical paper because Spring is the time of year that you start to hear all the birds singing :)

There's still time for you to play with this fab image, there's 2 more weeks to get your entry in, and remember if you do, you'll get May's SOTM emailed to you for free! ;)

I'd like to enter this card at:
A Random Fan - Springy pastel colours
Stamp & Create - Spring flowers
Allsorts - Spring blossoms
Sweet Stampin - flowers
Digi Galore - flowers

Hope you like my card,
Thanks for looking xx


Monday, 14 April 2014

Hula!

It's time for another fabulous I {heart}sketches challenge over at From The Heart Stamps.

here's the sketch...


The twist, if you want to use it, is.... No cards allowed.
Join in the challenge, and everyone who plays will receive a $1 discount code, and if you are the challenge winner, you will receive a $5 discount code to spend at the store.
Remember though, you must use an image by From The Heart Stamps to be eligible, and please include a pic of the sketch in your blog post too.

Here's my GD project...


Now, it was only AFTER i'd taken the photograph of this CARD, that I remembered that I was going to use this layout to decorate the top of a box, so that I could use the twist too. Oh well, never mind, the twist is optional anyways.

The image is Birdbrain Hula Chick, and i've coloured her with promarkers.
The green checked paper is by Lawn Fawn (Peace, Joy, Love). The paper with the butterflies was bought years ago, when I started card making. I can't remember the company, or the pad it came from, but it could have been either Dovecraft or DCWV, as I remember having different papers from both companies back then.
The flower embellishment was made by colouring (with promarkers) the largest flower after using the Die-namics flower and leaf trio die, then layering with a stamen (Nellie Snellen stamen punch), and finishing with card candy.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Craftitude - anything goes
That Craft Place - anything goes
MMCS challenge - anything goes

You can find more inspiration by checking out what the design team have made for this weeks challenge by clicking HERE.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Distressing

Today sees a new challenge starting over at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.

This time we want to see some distressing please. So tear up some papers, bash up the edges, or sponge them with ink. Distressed patterned designer papers will work too.

Here's my card...


This image is Luna Bitterfrost Skulls Rock. I coloured her with promarkers, then fussy cut her out.
I haven't used any designer patterned papers at all for this card, I just used plain card stock in 4 different colours. The pale blue piece (yeah, you'd mistake it for off-white in the photo) was torn into the shapes I wanted, embossed with a paisley folder, then lightly sponged with lilac ink. I punched out 2 holes on each piece with the 3/16" side of my cropadile (the bigger punch), then glued the pieces to the mid-purple coloured card stock. Then I swapped sides on the cropadile and punched through the holes again with the 1/8" hole punch, so that it would leave a slight border. I threaded the organza ribbon through the holes, and then used foam pads to stick the whole lot to the card front.
'bff' was die cut using Die-namics, By The Letter dies.

The other Little Misses have been 'distressed' this week too, but in a good way of course, go see for yourself!
oooh and don't forget to visit our facebook group as well, there's oodles of inspiration over there too.

I'd like to enter Luna at:
Allsorts - NO flowers
MMCS challenge - anything goes
2 Cute Ink - anything goes
Catch The Bug - April anything goes

Thanks for stopping by today :)

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Are you a winner?

Good morning everyone :)

The winners of April's Friendship Blog Hop with From The Heart Stamps have been announced!
Have you won an image, or maybe you're the winner of the $5 gift voucher?

You can find out HERE :)

Monday, 7 April 2014

FTH sketch #61

It's time for another fabulous I {heart}sketches challenge over at From The Heart Stamps.

But first, i'd like to thank all of you who left me such lovely comments for my FTH blog hop card, and i'm sending you all good luck wishes in the prize draws :)

Back to today's challenge, here's the sketch...


The twist this week is to colour on kraft paper.
Join in the challenge, and everyone who plays will receive a $1 discount code for the store, and if you are the challenge winner, you will receive a $5 discount code to the store! great eh?
Remember though, you must use an image by From The Heart Stamps to be eligible, and please include a pic of the sketch in your blog post too.

Here's my GD card...


This is Chocolate Box Birdbrain. It was one of the first images that I bought from the store.
The sentiment comes with it, along with 2 other sentiments and the extra 3 chocs image too.
I printed the image on kraft and then coloured it using pencils.
The patterned papers are by Stampin Up (old olive DSP).
The horizontal bands on the sketch are represented by the brown funky foam border (using a Marianne die), and the brads/sentiment combination.

You can see more delightful inspiration by checking out what the design team have made for this weeks challenge by clicking HERE.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Allsorts - NO flowers
MMCS challenge - anything goes
Crafts Galore - include your favourite colour (mine is green)
2 Cute Ink - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope to see your cards using this great sketch :)

Friday, 4 April 2014

Friendship From The Heart

Welcome to my stop on this month's From the Heart Stamps blog hop.
I'm delighted to have been chosen to be a guest designer for the next two months, and this is my debut GD card :)

Our theme this month is Friendship.

As you hop along, please leave a comment on each entry. One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win the image that the designer used. And additionally, one commenter on the From the Heart Stamps blog will be selected to win a $5 gift voucher to the store!

If you have arrived here from Jessica, you are in the right place, if not, why don’t you start on the From the Heart Stamps blog, so you don’t miss anything.

Here is my card, using Bouquet Chick...


Yes, another Birdbrain! I love them... well, I think everyone does! :)
I've coloured this fantastic image with promarkers. 
The dotty paper used here is by Dovecraft (Merry Magic)
My sentiment is from the Stampin Up set; Pocket Silhouettes, and then punched out with their Word Window punch.
I added a final touch of bling with a few green crystals.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
I Love Promarkers - clean and simple
Penny's Paper Crafty - feathered friends
Crafting By Designs - April anything goes
MMCS challenge - anything goes
Crafts Galore - include your favourite colour (mine is green)

For your next stop on the hop, please head over to Angela, and see what she has created to inspire you.

Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Monday April 7th at 6am, EST.
Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday April 9th.