Thursday, 21 August 2014

Kiki Bloom

It's Inspiration Thursday over at LMM today, where you can see what the Little Misses have been making over on our Facebook Group.

Here's my card...


 My image today, is Kiki Bloom, a pollycraft image from the latest release.

The blue patterned paper is from Echo Park's 'Splash' pack.
The lilac striped piece is by Nitwit 'Bonnets & Bowties'.
'4u' was cut using Die-namics dies.
The flowers were from my stash, I added card candi to the centre of them that had been coloured with markers.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Creative Inspirations - anything goes (option of a sketch, I used #6)
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - to die for (use a die)
Fantastic Tuesday - anything goes

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

Oooh, and don't forget our current challenge, the theme is Anything Goes, so there's no excuse not to join in eh? :)

Friday, 15 August 2014

Pumpkin PigWit SOTM reminder

It's time for our mid-month reminder for the SOTM challenge at From The Heart Stamps.
Remember.... EVERYONE who plays, WINS!

If you joined in with the Stamp Of The Month challenge in July, you will have received Pumpkin PigWit via email.
You have until Sunday, August 31st, at 11:59pm CST (5.59am Monday, 1st Sept in the UK) to submit your entry, using the image shown below, and if you do, you will receive next month's SOTM digi emailed to you for free! cool eh?!
If you didn't play last month, you can still join in by buying the image from the FTH shop. OR you can still get the image for free when you spend $10 in the store, just grab the code needed from the SOTM challenge post.

Here's Pumpkin PigWit...

Pumpkin PigWit

and you get all of those sentiments too! :)

Here's my card...


The spotty paper is from my Mabel pad (My Mind's Eye; Stella & Rose), and the striped is a scrap off an old sheet of paper by Chatterbox, I think the collection was called Chateau.

As you can see, I've used one of the sentiments that you get for free with this image.

I made my embellishment. I punched out 3 hearts and then used a pair of torn edge scissors, trimming away at the edges of the hearts. I sponged them and then coloured in the centres with my markers. I shaped them slightly by pushing gently with the end of a pen onto a foam mat. Then finished with some tendrils, which were just thin strips of cardstock wrapped around a pen, then I took the coil off the pen and pulled to loosen slightly to create the curls.

I'm entering this card at:
I love Promarkers - anything goes
A Random Fan - paper patterns
Papertake Weekly - spots & dots
Fantastic Tuesday - anything goes
2 Cute Ink - animals
Digi Galore - anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - anything goes
MilkCoffee Challenge - add stripes

So, now it's your turn ;) you can link up your SOTM entry HERE
Thanks for stopping by today xx

Thursday, 14 August 2014

PDP Rayne

Good morning crafters :)
It's time for a brand new challenge over at Little Miss Muffet.
and another easy challenge it is too... Anything Goes!



This little cutie is Polka Dot Pals Rayne, one of the latest new releases in the store. I coloured her with promarkers.
I found the sentiment in my stash, it was originally in with a collection of small sentiment sheets that were free with a craft magazine.
The paper is by Melissa Frances (Classic Elegance - Strictly Business).
The flower is the smallest from the Flowers & Leaf trio die by Die-namics.

I'm entering Rayne at:
Papertake Weekly - spots & dots
Fantastic Tuesday - anything goes
Digi Galore - anything goes
Allsorts - all sentimental
I love Promarkers - anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - anything goes

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.
Please visit our Facebook Group and the LMMS page, where you can see other cards made by the Little Misses uploaded throughout the day.

Thank you for stopping by today, we look forward to seeing your entries :)

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Get Well Soon

It's inspiration day at From The Heart Stamps.
And today, I'd like to share with you a get well card using Sick Chick...


I've coloured the image with promarkers, and added a bit of extra shading with pencils.
The sentiment is one of 2 that you get along with this image, the other reads "Sorry you're sick"
I've used papers from My Mind's Eye, Lime Twist/Life of the Party pad.
I grabbed some white card candi and scored across the centre of them with the end my bone folder to make some fake pills so that my embellishments matched the theme of the card.
I glued on a little bow too, by the way, that's the twist for our current I {heart} sketches challenge, 'Ribbons or Bows'. Click on the link to the challenge to see the sketch, and where you need to link up your entry.
Join in, and EVERYONE who plays will receive a $1 discount code for 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.
So, let's see your entries, and please remember to tell your crafting buddies too ;)
You have until Sunday 24th August to enter your project.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Papertake Weekly - spots & dots
Fantastic Tuesday - anything goes
2 Cute Ink - animals (hope birds count?)
Digi Galore - anything goes

Join us on Facebook and “Like” our page to read about the latest FTH news and to see sneak peeks of the next sketch!
We'd also love it if you'd join our Facebook Group too, this new group makes it easier for you to share pics of your FTH makes, and there will also be challenges posted there too :)

Happy Crafting! xx

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Meet Kiki...

It's time for another Inspiration Thursday, where you can see what the Little Misses have been making for this week over on our LMM Facebook Group.
Here's my card...


This is Kiki Ice Cream, one of the new releases in the store this week. I coloured her with promarkers.
I looked through my scraps tub for my papers, there's more and more being added to the tub all the time, so I must make the effort to use some of these papers up.
These patterned papers are both originally from the same collection by Stampin Up called 'Sweet Always', they have long been retired since though.
The greeting is also a retired Stampin Up product, this is from the 'Crazy for Cupcakes' stamp set.
I thought my Die-namics Flower and Leaf trio die matched the flower pattern on the DSP pretty well so added a couple of flowers and finished the card with some flat back crystals.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - anything goes
Simon Wednesday Challenge - make it sparkle
Stamp & Create - anything goes

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, the theme is Baby, Baby :)

Friday, 1 August 2014

FTH August Blog Hop

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

Our theme this month is "Summer & Sunshine"


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.
And additionally, one commenter on the From the Heart Stamps blog will be selected to win a $15 gift voucher to the store!

Also, this month we have a challenge for you over on our NEW Facebook group (not the Facebook page) using the same Summer & Sunshine theme, go join now and let's see your summery entries :)

But back to my hop post... 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 an image from Sea Turtle Beach...


This is a great Summer themed set, which includes three images... sea turtles, beach bucket, and the sea turtles with the beach bucket, and you also get three bonus sentiments. A bargain!
I've coloured this image with promarkers.
The patterned paper is from a collection called Hello Sunshine by Sweet Shoppe Designs and it's FREE! ;)
The 'sand' is actually a piece of sticky back carpet that my daughter had spare from her dolls house.
The sentiment is by TLC Creations.
I made the sun by using a flower from Die-namics Flower & Leaf Trio die set, and then punched a circle for the centre.
I finished the card with blue organza ribbon and a few tiny shells that I (luckily) found in my stash, just wish I could remember where I got them from! lol

Challenges entered:
I Love Promarkers - ribbons
Penny's Paper Crafty - anything goes
Creative Inspirations - here comes summer
Crafty Little Fairies - summer fun
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes

Now, please head over to Kathy's blog to see her fun card.

Thanks for hopping with us today.
The hop will end on Monday August 4th at 6am, EST.
Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday August 6th
Good luck, and happy hopping! x

Thursday, 31 July 2014

A couple of girly makes...

I have made a couple of girly cards. This first one uses a pretty image from DigiStamp Boutique...


This is Florence and present, isn't she a cutie?
The 2 floral papers are from the collection 'Bonnets & Bowties' by Lili of the Valley & Nitwit.
The sentiment is taken from the middle of a cake stamp by Stampin Up ('bring on the cake' stamp set).
The embossing folder used here is Swiss Dots.
I added a flower using Die-namics flower and leaf trio die, and finished off with some flat back crystals.

I'd like to enter this card at:
DigiStamp Boutique - July customer competition
Penny's Paper Crafty - anything goes
Inky Impressions - anything goes
Crafting From The Heart - anything goes
The Pink Elephant - anything goes


On to my other card. This one uses an image from 2 Cute Ink...


This is Sweet Horse,  oh and she definately is a sweetie, don't you agree?
I printed her a few times, coloured and fussy cut, and then decoupaged so that she'd be more 3D.
I've used that Nitwit/LOTV paper pad again for this card too.
After sticking down the floral paper I die-cut a heart from the front of the card using the largest plain heart from Marianne's scalloped heart set. Then die-cut the scalloped heart so that I could frame the aperture.
The horse was then glued to the inside back of the card so that she would poke through the heart.
The flowers were all made using SU's boho blossoms punch.
The name was cut using Die-namics By The Letter dies, and the greeting was handwritten.

I'm entering this card at:
2 Cute Ink challenge - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Milk Coffee challenge - 2 or more die-cuts

UPDATE 04/08/14: This card is a challenge winner at 2 Cute Ink! Thank you! xx

2 Cute Ink Challenge Blog