Wednesday, 25 February 2015

It's your BIG day!

Happy Wednesday to you :)
Here's another mid-week inspiration post for From The Heart Stamps.
and this time I took inspiration from my fellow FTH teamie, the fabulous Calypso, who made this fantastic card for a previous challenge, she is an amazing card maker :)
Her idea to turn this image into a 4 patty burger is a genius one, and perfect for a friend who is celebrating his BIG day this Friday...



You can grab Birthday Burger Birdbrain from the store. It comes with FOUR free sentiments too, I've used one of them here.
I coloured the image with promarkers, and added a strip of patterned paper (from Echo Park's 'splash!' pad) to the side. I don't think it needs anything more.

I'm entering this card at:
Creative Card Crew - Birthday with Sentiment
Less Is More - Wings
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers - Letter of the Alphabet (B is for Burger, Birdbrains & BIG!)

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Happy crafting! xx

Monday, 23 February 2015

10 teen

It's Monday, so that means that it's time for a new I {heart}sketches challenge at From The Heart Stamps :)
Here's the sketch, the twist this time, is to use coloured pencils...


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! :)
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 card...


I've made this card for a girl at work who said she was a little sad that she wasn't going to be a teenager anymore as she turns 20 this week.

I've used Martini Chicks,  coloured with promarkers as a base, then used my coloured pencils over top afterwards.
The spotty paper was free with a craft magazine some time ago, and is from a pad called 'Sew Pretty', I still had the pad on my desk from the last card that I made.
The purple/pink torn piece is by Provocraft, from the 'tags, bags, boxes & more' paper pad, I have had this paper for years, I bought it when I had a cricut machine and I sold that about 6 years ago!
The white scalloped edge was made using my eyelet border punch by Stampin Up.
'10 teen' was cut using Die-namics, By The Letter dies.
I found out some fuchsia pink organza ribbon from my stash to make the big bow, and finished with flowers using Die-namics flower and leaf trio die, with a sequin glued to the centre of each flower.


You can find more inspiration, and enter the I {heart} sketches challenge by clicking HERE.
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I'm entering my card at:
Papertake Weekly - BINGO (ribbon, free, blooms)
Shopping Our Stash - The Big Screen ('Cocktail')
That Craft Place - Inspired by a Film ('Cocktail')
MAWTT - Pink/Lilac
QKR Stampede - critters
Crafting for all Seasons - dies and/or punches (I used both)

Thank you for visiting today, I hope you'll join in the challenge this week :) xx

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Bouquet without Chick

As you more than likely know by now, one of my favourite characters to use on a card are the Birdbrains by From The Heart Stamps. Faith really captures these little dudes and dudettes in such great poses which are sure to gain a smile when you see them :)
Have you seen the NEW RELEASES yet? there's a couple of new Birdbrains, as well as some new images that are perfect for Valentines.

Most of Faith's images come with free sentiments, and sometimes, you get additional images too.
So today, I wanted to show you one of these additional images.
I've used Bouquet Chick in the past, on this card (my debut GDT card).
But did you know that when you buy this digi, you also get the vase of flowers without the peeking chick?...


I've used this weeks sketch with a twist (#97) for my layout, and i've used the twist too, which is to use embossed cardstock. I chose an embossing folder from Cuttlebug's Heritage Companion Set for my background piece.
I resized, then printed one of the larger flowers again so that I could use it as an extra embellishment.
I coloured my images with Promarkers, then added some flatback pearls to the centre of the larger flowers.
The scalloped frame behind the image is actually a border die by cArt-Us ('fountain'), which has been cut up into individual scallops and then glued to the back of my oval. I started and ended at the point where I wanted to place my embellishment so that the slight gap between 2 of the scallops could be hidden.
The spotty paper was free with a craft magazine some time ago, I can't see the brand name anywhere on the pad, but the paper collection is called 'Sew Pretty'.
The sentiment is a stamp by Inkadinkado.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafts Galore - use a stamp or digi
That Craft Place - anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Hearts and/or Flowers

*Don't forget to find out if you were a winner from our recent blog hop, the winners list will be on the From the Heart Stamps Blog today!*

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Friday, 6 February 2015

FTH Feb Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on this month's From the Heart Stamps blog hop.

Our theme this time, as it's February, is "Love is in the Air"



As you hop along, please remember to leave a comment on each blog.
One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win an image of choice from the FTH store.
And additionally, one commenter on the From the Heart Stamps blog will be selected to win a $15 gift voucher to the store!

If you have arrived here from Jessica, you are in the right place. If you haven't, why don’t you start at the From the Heart Stamps blog, so you don’t miss anything. The full hop list is there too.

Here is my card...


I've used Birdbrain Conversation Hearts for my image today, and I've coloured it using promarkers.
The sentiment is one that you get for free with this image.
The designer paper is from a free 6x6 paper pad that came with a craft magazine ('with love' by me to you)
I used my eyelet border punch (SU) with silver mirror card to fram around the image.
The little heart banner piece was cut using 'Heart Banner Die' by La-La Land crafts, and a small piece of red cardstock was glued behind the heart.

I'd like to enter this card at:
That Craft Place - Anything goes
Digi Galore - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Use a stamp or digi
Creative Inspirations - love is in the air
Sweet Stampin - Love
Ribbon Girl - Romance
ABC - C is for Cupid
I love Promarkers - Lots of love
Cute Card Thursday - Love

Now, please head over to Kathy's blog to see her fantastic card for this hop.

Thanks for hopping with us today.
The hop will end on Monday, February 9th at 6am, EST (11am UK time).
Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday, February 11th
Good luck, and happy hopping! xx

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Fishing Birdbrain

It's time for another mid-week inspiration post by From The Heart Stamps.


This fab image is Fishing Birdbrain.
I've had him in my collection since he was released last summer, so it's about time I coloured him!
I've coloured using promarkers, as is usual for me, though I lightly sponged in the sky behind him.
The papers used here are from 2 different sources. The text paper is from my Kanban Male Backgrounds CD, and the zig-zig piece is from Echo Park's 'splash!' pad.
I've followed this week's sketch, which you can see HERE, please join us, remember, if you do you will earn $1 credit to spend in the FTH store, so you can save them up to grab yourself a new image! :)
The twist for this weeks sketch challenge is to make a handmade embellishment, so to keep with the fishing theme, I drew 2 wiggly worms with my promarkers onto some blush coloured cardstock, then cut them out and glued them in place.

I'm entering this card at:
That Craft Place - Anything goes
Digi Galore - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Use a stamp or digi

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Don't forget to visit the design team on Friday for our February Blog Hop!

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Inspiration Wednesday

It's time for a little mid-week inspiration by From The Heart Stamps.


The image originally had a Birdbrain to the left of the bottle and is called Birdbrain Wine.
For this card I didn't need the Birdbrain, so I cut him away whilst fussy cutting the image.
The greeting is from Stampin Up ('bring on the cake' stamp set), then I added 'DAD' with die cut letters by Die-namics.
The papers used here are by My Mind's Eye's Stella & Rose collections, the grey and spotty pieces are from the 'Hattie' pad, and the text piece is from the 'Mabel' pad.
I matted my layers with silver mirror card. One piece having had Stampin Up's spiral punched to one edge.
I finished the card with some card candi that I coloured with a promarker to match the green shimmer paper used for 'DAD'.

I'm entering this card at:
Sister Act - Anything goes
Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes

To enter the latest sketch challenge please click HERE.
You can find our Stamp Of The Month challenge and details of how you can join this progressive challenge HERE.
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Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Beccy's blossoms

It's been a while since I coloured up 'Blossoms' from Beccy's Place...


I printed the image 4 times and coloured the parts of each layer that I needed with promarkers, before layering with foam tape. I glued 3 small pearls to the centre of each of the main flowers.
The pretty paper is from a pad called 'Emma's Garden' by Jennifer Ellory. I layered it onto some green shimmer paper. The same shimmer paper was used to cut 'mum', using a text die by Clearly Besotted, and also the smaller of the 2 fancy ovals that are sitting behind the blossoms, using Spellbinders Nestabilities Decorative Elements 'Elegant Ovals'.

I'm entering this card at:
Beccy's Place - January challenge
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - pretty pearls

Thanks for looking xx