Friday, 5 February 2016

Project 100 Snowmen Hop

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


We have a Project 100 Snowmen theme this month. Our designers are showcasing lots of gorgeous snowy projects.
As you hop along, please leave a comment on each blog. One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win an image of choice from the FTHS store.

If you have arrived here from Imke, 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's my card...


I hadn't gotten around to using this image until now, and thought how cool it would look as a shaker card.
I like the end result, but I made a couple of mistakes whilst putting this together.

My first mistake was that I added all my foam pads to the top piece before remembering to glue down the acetate, and as i'd used the pads close to the edge of my aperture to contain the sequins within, I had to take them off again, this is where I tried to pull off the first pad and found out that it had stuck hard, ripping my image a little when I took it off. This is why I added the felt holly leaves, the tear is on the snowman's scarf, which I covered with one of the leaves. I eventually cut through the foam pads with a craft knife close to the card stock, glued down the acetate and then glued down / reused the pads i'd cut away.
Also, I'd originally printed the image twice, my intention was to layer an image beneath the snowman so that the fringing at the end of the scarf could still be seen. It wasn't until I'd put the card together and went to take the photo that I realised that I'd forgot to sponge the 'sky' around this 2nd image, instead sponging a background on a plain piece of white card stock.

But, mistakes aside, I do like how this card turned out, and I would make it again (without mistakes!)

Supplies:
Image: Snowman Greeting 
Colouring medium: Promarkers
Sentiment: Snowman Greeting
Die used: Quickutz holly leaves
Other supplies: white & orange card stock, acetate, sequins, flat back pearls, green felt.

I'd like to enter this card at:
I love Promarkers - anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - anything goes
Christmas Card Challenges - anything goes


Now, please head over to Karen's fabulous blog to see what she has made this time :)

I hope that you enjoy hopping with us today.
The hop will end on Monday, February 8th at 6am EST (11am UK time).
Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday, February 10th.
Good luck, and happy hopping! xx

Monday, 1 February 2016

Looking good!

Monday means it's time for a new I {heart}sketches challenge for From The Heart Stamps :)
Here's sketch #137...


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. It's in the rules! ;)

Here's my card...




I've used Spectacular Birdbrain for this card, it was part of a fundraiser package you could get last year, so it isn't currently available to buy in the store, but it might be available one day.
The sentiment came with the image.
The green patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye (On the bright side), and the purple piece is from my scraps tub, it was from a stack of 12x12 individual sheets I bought years ago when I first started card making.
I finished the card with a punched heart.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Creative Inspirations - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes

Thank you for stopping by today.
You can find more inspiration, and enter the challenge yourself by clicking HERE.
You can find our current Stamp Of The Month challenge and details of how you can join this progressive challenge HERE.
 

Monday, 25 January 2016

Snowman Valentine

Happy Monday! It's time for a new I {heart}sketches challenge for From The Heart Stamps :)
Here's sketch #136...




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. It's in the rules! ;)

Here is my card...



This lovely image is Snowman Valentine, one of Faith's Project 100 Snowmen.
The sentiment is one of 3 that you get for free with this image.
I coloured my image with promarkers.
I layered the image with foam pads, then added this to a spotty piece of paper by Stampin Up (bashful blue DSP), which was in turn, added on top of a distressed piece of paper that I found in my stash, I think this piece is a magazine freebie, possibly by NitWit, though i'm not sure.

Thank you for stopping by today.
You can find more inspiration, and enter the challenge yourself by clicking HERE.
You can find our current Stamp Of The Month challenge and details of how you can join this progressive challenge HERE.
 

Monday, 11 January 2016

Dots and Stripes

Monday means it's time for a new I {heart}sketches challenge for From The Heart Stamps :)
Here's sketch #134...

The twist this time is 'Dots and Stripes'.
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. It's in the rules! ;)

Here's my card...



This card is for my husband, whose birthday is today! *Happy Birthday Dave xx*
As you can see, I rotated the sketch this time.
I've used the image and one of the sentiments (you get SEVEN along with this image) from Party Hat Birdbrain, using Promarkers as my colouring medium.
I used papers from Doodlebug's 'Hip Hip Hooray' pad, and alphabet dies by Tattered Lace.

I'd like to enter this card at:
The Male Room - anything goes
Moving along with the times - spots & dots
Seize The Birthday - anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - anything goes

Thank you for visiting today :) xx

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Midweek Inspiration at FTHS

Happy New Year everyone! :)
I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas, here's wishing that 2016 will be a kind year to you all too.

Let's kick of my 2016 posts with a midweek inspirational one for From The Heart Stamps.
But i'm actually going to share the christmas card that I gave to my parents, because I haven't blogged it before.


This image is Mistletoe Birdbrains, don't they look smart in their finery?
I teamed up this fab image with a sentiment from DigiStamp Boutique, and paper from Lawn Fawn (Peace, Joy, Love).
Dies used here are Marianne Creatables 'Mistletoe', and a Tattered Lace scalloped border die.

Thank you for stopping by today, have a great day! xx

Thursday, 24 December 2015

For Faith

This is the card that I made for Faith for her birthday, I think i'm safe to show it now as it should have arrived, (even if a little later than her special day)...


The main image, as well as the big choccy at the bottom of the card are both from Chocolate Box Birdbrain.
All colouring is done with promarkers.
You do get three bonus sentiments with this set, however, the sentiment directly below the image is from a different Birdbrain set Chocolate Bunny Birdbrain, and Happy Birthday was taken from Five Party Birds.
The patterned papers used throughout are all by Lawn Fawn (Peace, Joy, Love).
Faith's name was cut using Die-namics 'By The letter' dies.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Papertake Weekly - Final Challenge ... :(  (couldn't pick one so went with anything goes)
Crafty Creations - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Seize The Birthday - anything goes

Monday, 21 December 2015

For my Grandsons...

I made these 2 cards for my 2 grandsons.
I grabbed a few images from Whiff of Joy before they closed, and kept these 2 especially for Mikey & RJ.

Here's the first...


This little cutie is 'Henry On Present'. Coloured with promarkers, and edged using a cArt-Us die, (Border Drop).
I embossed the yellow piece with a folder from Cuttlebug's Mini Monsters Companions set, this folder has a sweets and lollipops design.
Grandson was cut using a  word die by Crafts Too.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Sweet Stampin - Merry Christmas
Crafting From The Heart - anything goes


and here's the second card...


This equally cute Henry image is 'Henry Hugging Bauble', but i've teamed it with another WoJ image, the baubles, from their 'Christmas Accesories' set, so that I could create this scene.
I used the same embossing folder and Grandson word die as before.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Passion for Promarkers - mega christmas challenge
The Male Room - christmas or seasonal greetings