Friday, 3 July 2015

FTH July 2015 Blog Hop

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

Our theme this time is "Patriotic" (red, white, & blue).

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 Mouse Balloon, which is a FREE image at the moment, so go grab it for your collection ;)
The image comes with 3 sentiments; Happy Birthday, Wish Big, and Have a mice day. I chose not to use a sentiment, but I did decide to follow our current sketch from challenge #113, which is running until 26th July due to our summer break, so you have plenty of time to enter.



The starry paper is by Erin Bradley Designs, from a collection called 4th of July.
I used my SU scalloped border punch to make the party banner strips, then brushed them with a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, also brushing the balloon in the image.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Crafty Creations - red, white, & blue
Little Miss Muffet - red, white, & blue

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, July 6th at 6am EST (11am UK time).
Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday, July 8th.
Good luck, and happy hopping! xx

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Happy Mail

It's time to showcase another fab image by From The Heart Stamps...


This image is Happy Mail, I chose this image to make this card for my friend's birthday.
I sponged the sky, then used promarkers to colour the image.
The backing paper is from a Kanban CD (Male Backgrounds)
The sentiment at the top is from my stash, bought years ago from C&C when I first started card making. These were several sheets of foiled sentiments. I'm not sure, but I think they might have been made by Kanban too.
'friend' was cut from silver mirror card using a word die from Clearly Besotted Stamps.

I'd like to enter this card at:
The Pink Elephant - anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers - use a sentiment
I Love Promarkers - summer
Fab 'n' Funky -  birthdays

Thank you for stopping by today.
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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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

You're Aces With Me!

It's Wednesday, so it's that time of the week again... mid-week inspiration for From The Heart Stamps.
This week i'm using the image Birdbrain Card Sharks...


This is the card that my Son gave to my Dad for Father's Day.
It's been a while since I made a stepper card, so I decided to give it a go. I'm thinking it would be a good idea to buy myself a stepper card die so that it's all ready to decorate and I don't have to think about measurements. But then I suppose if you do it yourself by hand then you can alter the size of the card itself as well as the 'step' sizes too.
I coloured my image using promarkers, colouring the card backs similar to the paper that I chose, which is from a very old paper pad (probably 6 years or more) by Sizzix, called Little Sizzles, Country.
The sentiment at the bottom is one of ELEVEN that you get with the image.
'Grandad' was stamped using a stamp from a Fizzy Moon set (All About Him).

I'm entering this card at:
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Shopping Our Stash - for the boys
I Love Promarkers - things with wings

Thank you for stopping by today.
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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Monday, 22 June 2015

For Father's Day

Happy Monday everyone.
Here is the card that I gave to my Dad yesterday...


I have had this image, The Big One by Stitchy Bear for quite a while, and have been meaning to use it for a card for my Dad since he loved to fish when he was younger.
I've teamed it up with papers from Kanban's Male Backgrounds CD, using the checked pattern to make a rosette for my embellishment.
The 'world's best dad' stamp is from Stamps Away, though I'm not sure if they are still in business.
The other sentiment at the bottom of the card is by Stampin Up, from the 'Bring on the Cake' stamp set, then I replaced the 'w' of wishing with the f.
The number 1 die is from Die-namics 'by the number' set.

I'm entering this card at:
Cardz 4 Guyz - father's day
Creative Inspirations - male creations
Sentimental Sundays - father's day / manly



Next up is the card I made for my Son to give my Hubby...


I've used this fab image from DigiStamp Boutique, it's from a set called New Baby Animals. After colouring with promarkers, I did a bit of fussy cutting.
The backing paper is by Prima, from their 'Forever Young' pad.
I've used some Hunkydory scrabble letter card tiles and the ampersand die from Die-namics 'by the letter' set.

I'm entering this card at:
DigiStamp Boutique - monthly competition for June
Top Tip Tuesday - cut it out
Crafting for all Seasons - it's a boy thing

Monday, 15 June 2015

Hello Prickles!

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

Here's the sketch, the twist this time is to add a charm...



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...

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The image is the current Stamp Of the Month, Prickles Says Hello. What a cutie eh?
I've coloured the image with promarkers, then added some glossy accents to Prickle's glasses.
The beautiful floral paper is from 'Country Meadow' by Lili of the Valley.
The sentiment 'friend' has been die cut using a word die by CBS from kraft card, with a piece of pink card behind, so actually this is the negative of the die cut.
I finished by adding a dragonfly charm hanging from a pink spotty brad.

I shall be entering this card into the following challenges:

I love Promarkers - anything goes
Sister Act - anything goes
Simon Wednesday challenge - friends or superhero

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.
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Have a fab day, thanks for visiting :)

Friday, 5 June 2015

FTH June 2015 Blog Hop

So sorry for the late post, I have been without internet service all morning.

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

Our theme this time is "Giggles and Smiles".

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.

I've decided to make a Christmas card this time (my first for this year)...


Hehehe, I love that sentiment, it's so clever! :D
For my card, i've used the image and one of the sentiments from Santa Birdbrain, i've coloured the image with promarkers..
The patterned paper is from Lawn Fawn (Peace, Joy, Love).
And the snowflakes were cut away from a border from Poppystamps Dies (Frozen Flakes).

I'm entering this card at:
Christmas Card Challenges - anything goes
Sugar & Bettys - anything goes
CHNC challenge extra - anything goes

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, June 8th at 6am, EST (11am UK time).
Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday, June 10th.
Good luck, and happy hopping! xx

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Birthday Suit Birdbrain

Hiya! it's that time of the week again... mid-week inspiration for From The Heart Stamps.
This week i'm using Birthday Suit Birdbrain...


I really wanted to incorporate this weeks sketch challenge along with the twist too, which is to use scraps & washi tape. Here's the sketch for reference...
Now, I wanted to use my leopard print paper tape (by Forever In Time), so I chose this particular Birdbrain because the spots on its shell could be altered to a leopard print design using my promarkers.
I layered the image onto a piece of printed cardstock from a digital pack (BoBunny 'Roughin It') I'd used a part of the same design a month ago when I made a card using May's SOTM and I wanted to use up the other part which had been left after that make.
Then put this on top of the leopard print tape which had been stuck to the card base with a piece of dark woodgrain paper from MME's Stella & Rose 'Mabel' paper pad.
I've not added a sentiment to the outside of this card, choosing instead to leave room beneath the image to add the recipients name when the time comes to give the card. I have however, added a sentiment inside, one of SEVEN bonus sentiments you get for free when you buy this image.
I used 'Don't forget to wear your birthday suit (But remember to check it for cracks first)' lol

I'd like to enter this card at:
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Crafty Creations - all creatures great and small
Simon Says Stamp (weds) - anything goes

Thank you for stopping by today.
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.
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!