Wednesday, 20 May 2015

FTH inspiration - mix n match

Here's my mid-week inspiration post for From The Heart Stamps.
I'm also using this weeks sketch w/a twist, as shown below...


The twist this time is to use 3 of something. I chose to use 3 different ribbons, hanging from beneath the image after gluing them to black card.
I also decided to mix n match part of an image from one set (Apple Market), with a sentiment from a different set (Kitten Surprise).
Here's my card...


I coloured the image with promarkers. The green spotty paper is from Doodlebug's Snips & Snails pad.
The paw prints were stamped using an inchie stamp from a company that unfortunately aren't in business anymore called Tanda Stamps.
As already mentioned, I've added 3 different ribbons beneath the image, they were taken from my ribbons tubs, so i'm not sure of the company as they were bought many, many moons ago, though I think they may be by DoCrafts.
The green flower is the smallest die from Die-namics Flower & Leaf Trio, with a black rhinestone at its centre.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Top Tip Tuesday - animals
Allsorts - no squares allowed
Sweet Stampin - clean & simple

You can find more inspiration, and enter the latest I {heart} sketches challenge by clicking HERE.
You can find our current Stamp Of The Month challenge and details of how you can join this progressive challenge HERE.
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Thank you for stopping by today xx

Monday, 11 May 2015

Cute, Cute, Cute.

It's Monday, so that means it's time for a brand new I {heart}sketches challenge at From The Heart Stamps :)

Here's the sketch, the twist this time is to make a cute card...


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...


The image is Hamlet PigWit Pig Out, Hamlet is such a cutie, so he's perfect for this weeks twist too.
I've coloured the image with promarkers.
The spotty paper is from Doodlebug's 'Hip Hip Hooray' paper pad.
The sentiment is by Stampin Up, from the 'Bring on the Cake' stamp set, although you do get 2 bonus sentiments when you buy this PigWit. One says "You are so stinkin' sweet!", and the other "It's your Birthday, pig out!" You also get a pencil shaded version of Hamlet too, and a co-ordinating image border of 4 cupcakes, I've used one of those cupcakes enlarged to the left of my sentiment.

I shall be entering this card into the following challenges:
I love Promarkers - anything goes
Sister Act - anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Birthday Bonanza!
Simon Wednesday challenge - let's get sentimental

UPDATE:  Yay! thank you :)

Creative Inspirations Top 3


You can find more inspiration, and enter the I {heart} sketches challenges by clicking HERE.
You can find our current Stamp Of The Month challenge and details of how you can join this progressive challenge HERE.
Please join us on Facebook and “Like” our page to read about the latest FTH news.
We'd also love it if you'd join our Facebook Group too, this group makes it easier for you to share pics of your FTH makes, we'd love to see them!
Have a fab day, thanks for visiting :)

Monday, 4 May 2015

Apple Blossom Birds

Good morning!
I hope you had a fab weekend, and for those of you who have the day off today for the bank holiday... enjoy!!
I've scheduled this post because i'll be at work when the challenge goes live. Boooooo!

So, here we go with this week's I {heart}sketches challenge at From The Heart Stamps :)

Here's the sketch. The twist this time, is to use many layers...




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 is Apple Blossom Birds, this month's Stamp Of The Month.
If you are familiar with our SOTM progressive challenges then you will know that for every month that you play along, you will receive the next months SOTM for FREE!
If not, and you want to know how you can join in too, please click HERE.

I've coloured the image with promarkers, after sponging in the background sky.
The papers used here are Echo Park's Beautiful Life (green), and Bo Bunny's Roughin' It (wood). I paper pricked the edges of the green piece and dragged a coral pink marker through the holes for some faux stitching.
I've used one of the FIVE bonus sentiments that are free with this image.

I shall be entering this card in to the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar - Things with Wings
Crafts Galore Encore - anything goes
Simon Wednesday challenge - anything goes

You can find more inspiration, and enter the I {heart} sketches challenges by clicking HERE.
You can find our current Stamp Of The Month challenge and details of how you can join this progressive challenge HERE.
Please join us on Facebook and “Like” our page to read about the latest FTH news.
We'd also love it if you'd join our Facebook Group too, this group makes it easier for you to share pics of your FTH makes, we'd love to see them!

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

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Sweet Horse

** If you are looking for my stop on this month's blog hop with From The Heart Stamps, please scroll down, thanks! **

Here's a card I've made for a 30th Birthday...


This beautiful image is Sweet Horse by 2 Cute Ink.
I've used 2 patterned papers here, both are by Echo Park. The floral piece is from a collection called Beautiful Life, and the text design is from the Playground collection.
The pretty little scalloped edges were die cut using a Nellie Snellen die (daisy).
I've added flowers and the name and age using Die-namics dies, the leaves are a Woodware punch.
The name and number have had a little touch of clear Wink of Stella glitter, though it's hard to see in the photo.

I'd like to enter this card at:
2 Cute Ink challenges - anything goes
Simon Monday Challenge - anything goes
Creative Inspirations - cute critters

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you are enjoying a fab weekend! xx

Friday, 1 May 2015

Laura's 24th

** If you are looking for my stop on this month's blog hop with From The Heart Stamps, please scroll down, thanks! **


Today is my younger daughter's 24th Birthday. Happy Birthday to Laura :)
Laura said that she wanted a pink, girly card this year...


One of our memories of Laura as a little girl is of her wearing her floppy denim hat, so whilst browsing through my stamps and images, I decided to use Fancy Sunbonnet Flowers, which is a bugaboo image, made in rubber for Little Miss Muffet Stamps.
I've teamed this little cutie with papers by Echo Park; Be Mine & Little Girl.
I've used my swiss dots embossing folder, an 'Elegant Ovals' frame die by Marianne Creatables, and 2 punches from Stampin Up; scalloped border, and boho blossoms, which was used along with its matching stamp set 'One of a Kind'.
The sentiment is computer generated.


And here is Laura's card which Jake gave to her...


The patterned paper used is also by Echo Park, from the Love Story collection.
I used my cropadile to cut and set the eyelets, then scored a piece of white card for the 'toe' end.
'sister' is a word die by Clearly Besotted Stamps.

Happy Birthday Flissy! xx

Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy your weekend :)

FTH May 2015 Blog Hop

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

Our theme this time is "Mother's Day", or, for a special lady.

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.
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...


For my card, i've used one of the three images from Spring Baskets, coloured with promarkers, then fussy cut around it.
The patterned paper is from a freebie kit by Shery K Designs.
Other supplies used are my swiss dots embossing folder, scalloped edge punch, a small heart punch, and a mother word die by Clearly Besotted Stamps.

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

I hope that you enjoy hopping with us today.
The hop will end on Monday, May 4th at 6am, EST (11am UK time).
Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday, May 6th.
Good luck, and happy hopping! xx

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Baby Girl

I've made this card for a friend at work who has welcomed a beautiful addition to his family...


It was quite a simple card to make actually, once the shape was made, it was embossed then prettied up with die cuts, job done :)
So, I hand cut the card base from pink card stock using a circle punch and scissors, then embossed the front of the card with my argyle embossing folder.
The scalloped edges were made using the same circle punch followed by a SU scalloped circle punch, then using the scalloped edge punch (also by SU) for the bottom of the belly band and the ends of the arms.
The belly band uses a darker pink card stock which has been embossed with my swiss dots folder.
'baby' was die cut using a word die by Clearly Besotted Stamps, and 'GIRL' cut using Die-namics, By The Letter dies.
I added a small punched heart to finish the card.

I'm entering this card at:
2 Cute Ink - Baby theme
Simon Says Stamp (Weds) - clean & simple

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your day xx