Monday, 2 May 2016

Pigging Out!

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

Our theme this time is "Pigging Out"

Faith has designed some awesome new PigWits especially for this hop too. You can check them all out HERE.
Not only that, Faith is generously offering a 30% discount off all PigWit images, and there's no code needed! Grab your favourites now ;)

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.
We are having a little twist this month too! Some of our designers are adding ribbon to their projects. As you move through the hop, count up how many of the designers chose to use ribbon on their project. Email your answer to Faith: (faith@fromtheheartstamps.com) for a chance to win a $15 voucher to 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.

For my card, i've used Cold Suds...


I've coloured Hamlet (without his beer bucket) with promarkers then cut him out.
I've used the beer bucket image on its own inside the card.
The papers used are both retired MME ones, Stella & Rose (Hattie).
I cut the stars using a Marianne Creatables star die, the yellow is glitter cardstock.
The sentiment is one of 7 you get as a bonus when you purchase this fun image.

I'm entering this card at:
Ribbon Girl - May card challenge
Craft Your Passion - always anything goes
Creative Inspirations - for the boys
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes



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

I hope that you enjoy hopping with us today.
The hop will end on Sunday, May 8th at 6am EST (11am UK time).
Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday, May 11th.

Good luck, and happy hopping! xx

Friday, 29 April 2016

For my 2 lovely daughters

My eldest, Emma, celebrated her 26th birthday on St George's Day, and my middle child, Laura, will be 25 on May Day.
These are the cards that I made for them both.

Starting with Emma's...


Emma loves Disney's 'The Little Mermaid'.
I CASE'd this design. I recently found a photo of a party table decoration on pinterest, and thought how lovely the design would look on a card. The pinterest post links to a seller on Etsy, if you want to see the original work.
Back to my card, everything is paper pieced, then backed with foam before adhering to the front of the card base, which has a piece of glossy white cardstock, inked with 2 distress inks (mowed lawn & peacock feathers) finally, I added 'bubbles' by pressing the lid of a pen top into white ink.
Daughter was stamped using a set by Clearly Besotted Stamps.

I'd like to enter this card at Cute Card Thursday - no patterned papers

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I embossed some lines and lightly inked them to resemble a stave. Then used Dienamics 'Musical Notes' dies for the 'music'. I added further die-cutting with the Sister word die by Clearly Besotted Stamps, and stamped using the 'Text Me' set, also by CBS.

I'd like to enter this card at Seize The Birthday - anything goes


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And here are Laura's...


I started by paper piercing the backing paper around the edges, then dragged a white gel pen through those holes for some faux stitching. The paper is from a pad by StudioLight called Pretty in pink. I bought it from here.
The image is 'Cindy' by Wee Stamps (in rubber from Whimsy Stamps), coloured with promarkers.
Cindy is cut out using a Spellbinders 'Elegant Ovals' die, and then adorned with a daugther greeting (another CBS set), punched leaves (ash leaf, woodware), and flowers from the 'Lattice' die set by Paper Smooches. I finished the card by adding some tiny pearls.

I'd like to enter this card at Crafty Catz - fairies

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The image is Baseball Boots by Just Inklined, and is coloured with promarkers.
I teamed this up with a different sheet of paper from that same pad.
Dies used are alphabet by Tattered Lace, and a cArt-Us border die (fountain). I finished the card with some flat-back pink crystals.

I'd like to enter this card at Simon Says Stamp (weds) - anything goes

Thanks for looking, have a fab weekend! xx

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Wednesday Inspiration

It's time for another mid-week post for From The Heart Stamps.
My card for today takes inspiration from this weeks I {heart} sketches challenge...

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!

I've made a christmas card today. Well, we did have some snow yesterday!

This cutie is Blowing Kisses, and is one of Faith's Project 100 Snowman images.
You can see the others available HERE.


I've coloured the image with promarkers, then fussy cut part of it.
I teamed this with patterned papers from Lawn Fawn (Peace, Joy, Love), and, using the twist too, die cuts from Poppystamps Dies (Frozen Flakes), and Paper Smooches (Lattice).

I hope that you'll join in our challenge too :)

I'd like to enter this card at:
Passion for Promarkers - make it digital (my image)
I love Promarkers - pastel colours

Have a fab day! xx

Friday, 22 April 2016

Time to Bloom

Here's a reminder for the SOTM challenge at From The Heart Stamps.
Remember, EVERYONE who plays, WINS!

As it is a progressive challenge, if you joined in with the Stamp Of The Month challenge in March, you should have received April's Time to Bloom via email.
If you make a card/project using this month's SOTM, you will receive next month's image, emailed to you for free! :)

If you didn't play last month, you can still join in by buying the image from the FTH shop
If you spend over $10 on other images, you will get Time to Bloom for free when using the code TICK-TOCK (but make sure that your purchase doesn’t include this image or you will receive 2).

You have until Saturday, April 30th, at 11:59pm CST to submit your entry.
Here's my card, using the main image from this set...


I coloured this image with promarkers, then fussy cut around it, leaving a slight border.
I used the largest die from Spellbinder's Timeless Rectangles set, cut a frame using white cardstock, then trimmed out the middle so that I could make a square frame.
The papers are from my scraps drawer.
I followed this weeks sketch for the layout.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Penny's Paper Crafty - anything goes
Scrap n Challenge - anything goes

Have a great weekend! xx


Monday, 11 April 2016

Tweet Birthday

Monday means it's time for a new I {heart}sketches challenge for From The Heart Stamps :)
Here's sketch #147...





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 the image and one of the 2 sentiments from Birdie and Balloon. I coloured my image with promarkers, then added some clear wink of stella to the balloon for some added shimmer.
I coloured the birdie's tummy to match my chosen papers, which are called 'More or Less' and are by Dovecraft. I really like the colour palette of this paper pack.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Simon Says Stamp (weds) - Happy Birthday (7 years, congrats, woohoo!)
Brown Sugar Challenge - anything goes
Ribbon Girl - April card challenge

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.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Mid-week inspiration

It's time for another mid-week inspiration post for From The Heart Stamps.
My card for today uses the sketch from this weeks I {heart} sketches challenge...



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!

I've made a get well card using Feel Better Birdbrain...



I coloured the image with promarkers, and added some clear wink of stella to the medicine itself.
The patterned paper is by Echo Park (Little Girl). I found some pink glitter card in my scraps tub which fits in perfectly (together with the sequins) for the twist this time, which is to 'make it sparkle'.
The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed, and is from Paper Smooches (First Aid Kit).

I'd like to enter this card at:
I Love Promarkers - 2 colours only (pink and brown)... EDIT: I got a top 3 spot! thank you xx
Crafts Galore Encore - anything goes
Crafting From The Heart - 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.

Monday, 4 April 2016

Sweet Treat blog hop

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

Our theme this time is "Sweet Treat"

We are having a little twist this month! Some of our designers are adding some sparkly sequins to their projects. As you move through the hop, count up how many sequins were used among all the cards. Email your answer to Faith:(faith@fromtheheartstamps.com) for a chance to win a $15 voucher to the FTHS store!
Also, as is usual, 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.

For my project, i've used the accent image from Chocolate Box Birdbrain to create a gift tag...


I coloured my image with promarkers, I printed the image 3 times so that I could layer them up with foam for dimension. The sentiment is from the same set too.
I've used papers from Curiosity Corner by Dovecraft, and added some sequins - can you see how many?
I finished the tag by setting an eyelet and adding some glittery swirl ribbon from my stash.

I'm entering this tag at:
Penny's Paper Crafty - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp (weds) -anything goes
Crafty Calendar - anything goes

Now, please head over to Kathy's blog to see what sweet treat she has made :)

I hope that you enjoy hopping with us today.
The hop will end on Sunday, April 10th at 6am EST (11am UK time).
Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday, April 13th.
Good luck, and happy hopping! xx