Thursday, 24 July 2014

Froggy bag

Good morning, it's time for another Inspiration Thursday over on our LMM Facebook Group.

I made a little gift bag, I found a tutorial on You Tube, wrote down the measurements etc, then forgot to bookmark the video so that I can credit the maker, doh! I have a feeling it was a stampin up demo video though, if I find it again, i'll update this post.
I love this image, meet Broasca The Frog, available in rubber at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.
I've coloured him with pencils.
The patterned paper is My Mind's Eye, Stella & Rose, Mabel. My peach card stock has been embossed with a folder from a pack of 4 folders by Cuttlebug (Heritage Companions set).
The flowers were die-cut using my Die-namics flower & leaf trio die.

I'm entering this froggy bag at:
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
That Craft Place - anything goes
Hobby Cutz - anything goes
Fab n Funky - walk on the wild side
Simon Wednesday Challenge - emboss it

Thanks for stopping by today. Remember, you can see more inspirational cards from my fellow Little Misses added to the group page throughout the day,

Oooh, and don't forget our current challenge, which is easy peasy... Anything Goes!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Hey there!

It's time for a new challenge over at Little Miss Muffet.
This time, we've made it really easy for you to join in... Anything Goes!

This little cutie is Polka Dot Pals Vickie, I coloured her with promarkers, then added a faux stitched border around the edge.
The papers are from the same My Mind's Eye pad, (Lime Twist, Life of the Party).
The sentiment is from Paper Smooches 'Sentiment Sampler' set.
I've added some punched flowers and leaves to complete this card.

I'm entering this card at:
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - use a stamp or digi stamp
Crafting Musketeers - summertime
The Cutie Pie Challenge - cute digi
Fantastic Tuesday - anything goes
I Love Promarkers - girls, girls, girls
Penny's Paper Crafty - anything goes
Simon Wednesday challenge - spots & dots

You'll find the challenge rules, a place to link up your entry and more inspiration by the other Little Misses on the challenge blog.
While you're there, don't forget our BLOG HOP that's still on until the 22nd July.
And please visit our Facebook Group or the LMMS page, where you can see other cards made by the Little Misses uploaded throughout the day.

Thank you for stopping by today, I do hope you'll join in our challenge this time.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Fearless Fairy Tales Blog Hop

As you can see, i've used Snow White. I coloured the image using promarkers.
I stamped my background card using the apple from Stampin Up's "Tart n Tangy" stamp set, colouring directly to the stamp using my SU markers.
I die-cut some swirly stems using the Marianne Die, Anja's Vintage Swirls. The flowers were made using punches, then adding a flat-back pearl to the centre.

Remember, you can find all the details about this new release by visiting the LMM blog.
Also, all of Today's projects can be seen over on the Gallery blog too.

Have a great weekend xx

Thursday, 10 July 2014


Good morning everyone!
It's Inspiration Thursday on the LMM Facebook Group today.

You may not recognise this cutie straight away, this is Polka Dot Pals Cecilie, but she has been to the hairdressers for a 'trim'. Ok, so I messed up while colouring her hair and needed to give her a restyle. oops!

I decided to make a large painters palette for the backdrop, so I drew one onto some kraft card, cut it out, sponged the edges, then added blobs of acrylic paint before leaving to dry.
I wanted a plainish background, so chose this softly striped paper which is from a pad called Bonnets & Bowties and is by Lili of the Valley & Nitwit Collections.

I'm entering this card at:
The Cutie Pie Challenge - cute digi
SSS Monday Challenge - start from scratch (the painters palette)
Paper Makeup - anything goes
MAWTT - girls just wanna have fun

Thanks for looking, You can see more inspirational cards from my fellow Little Misses added to the group page throughout the day,

And remember, our current challenge, which is a sketch challenge, and a really lovely sketch it is too ;)

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Would you like a Jelly Baby?

Time for a little From The Heart inspiration, using a Timelord!

Those of you who are of a certain age, like me, or any die-hard Dr Who fans, will instantly understand the title for this post as soon as you see my card today, lol.
Like many of my generation, Tom Baker was 'our' Dr Who, he played the 4th incarnation of the role for most of the 70's. His Doctor is best known for his instantly recognisable voice, his long scarf & hat combo, and his love of Jelly Babies.

So whilst colouring Birdbrain Winter Scarf for my blog hop card last week, I was thinking how much the image reminded me of that famous scarf, and how cool would it be to colour this Birdbrain as Dr Who. . .

So, I drew a hat using my paint program and printed it out along with the Birdbrain. After colouring them both,  I snipped along the brim of the hat so that I could glue the 2 together.
Here's what they look like from the back...

I needed to snip off the top of the Birdbrain's head so that it fit nicely beneath the hat.

Next, I needed a TARDIS, so I decided to make one. I started by using some old Ballet Blue card stock by Stampin Up, and cut out all the pieces I needed.
I coloured all these pieces with black and midnight blue promarkers to get the right colours and shading as I don't have any tardis blue similar coloured card at the moment.
I made the signs, windows, and top light, adding detail with my markers.
Then I just glued it all together. Job done :)

I used a Tim Holtz 'blueprint' embossing folder on another piece of Ballet Blue, and then sponged over the design afterwards using a few inkpads. I mounted this piece onto a piece of white cardstock which has had the scarf pattern replicated around the edge using the same promarkers that I used to colour the image.

I also drew the little paper bag of jelly babies, lol.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Fantastic Tuesday - anything goes
I love Promarkers - things with wings
Creative Card Crew - masculine

Thank you for stopping by today :) xx

Monday, 7 July 2014

Hoppy Christmas!

Thanks to all of you who left me such lovely comments for my FTH blog hop card, wishing you all good luck in the prize draws. Remember, there's DOUBLE PRIZES and a main prize of a $15 voucher for the FTH store!
Don't forget to check out the FTH blog on Wednesday to see if you're one of the lucky winners :)

Today though of course, is Monday, so that means that we have another fabulous I {heart}sketches challenge :)

here's the sketch for this week...

This week's twist: Paint!

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.

Tell your crafty friends, and let's see your entries :)

For my card i've used just the sketch, but have rotated it...

As you are more than likely aware by now, I love the Birdbrains. What you may not know, is that I love froggies too. This week I decided to carry on with our 'Christmas in July' blog hop theme, and make a card using 'Hoppy Christmas'.
I've used my promarkers to colour the image, then added some polar white flower-soft to the trim of the crimbo hat.
The patterned paper is from Provocraft's Bitty Scrap Pad called 'windswept'.
I printed out 'Christmas!' but decided I wanted to add the word hoppy as a die cut, now, I don't have that exact word, but I do have 'happy' and 'mother' dies (from Clearly Besotted Stamps) so you can guess what I did to get 'hoppy' ;)

I'd like to enter this card at:
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
Digi Galore - anything goes

The challenge will close on Sunday 27th July at 10PM CST (4am Monday 28th, UK time).
NOTE: this is a THREE WEEK challenge.
Join us on Facebook and “Like” our page to see sneak peeks of the next sketch!

Happy Crafting! xx

Friday, 4 July 2014

FTH July Blog Hop

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

Our theme this month is "Christmas in July"

As you hop along, please leave a comment on each entry.
One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win an image of choice from the FTH store for yourself and an image of choice for a friend.
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 the lovely Imke, you are in the right place, if not, 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 using Birdbrain Winter Scarf...

What a great image, I can see this Birdbrain on a Dr Who/Tom Baker style card in my not too distant future :)
The patterned papers are all from the same set by Bazzill Basics, called Nordic Pines.
The gold vellum snowflake is actually cut from Marianne Designs 'Hearts' die set. Then I fixed it to the card with a silver snowflake brad in its centre.
I handcut the notched flags at the bottom.
The sentiment is one of FOUR that you get with this fab image.

Challenges entered:
Christmas Card Challenges - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - anything goes (option: Christmas)
The Pink Elephant - anything goes

Now, please head over to Kathy's blog to see what she has made to inspire you.

Thanks for hopping with us today.
The hop will end on Monday July 7th at 6am, EST.
Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday July 9th
Good luck, and happy hopping! x