Monday, 28 July 2014

Lil Birdie

Happy Monday Peeps!
We have another fabulous I {heart}sketches challenge starting today with From The Heart Stamps.
Here's the sketch for this week...

This week's twist: Use buttons.

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.

Please tell your crafty friends, and let's see those entries :)

For my card today, i've used Lil Birdie, isn't it a cute image?

I've used the sketch and rotated it, but have my embellishments a little lower than on the sketch so as not to obscure the pretty flowers in the image itself.
The leaves and flowers were made using punches; Woodware ash leaf, SU Boho Blossoms, Nellie Snellen stamen. I finshed each of the flowers with buttons that I salvaged from my son's old school shirts.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Sweet Stampin - take flight
Crafting From The Heart - anything goes

This challenge will run for almost 2 weeks as we are still in our summer schedule, and will close on Sunday, August 10th, at 10PM CST (4am Monday, August 11th, UK time).

Join us on Facebook and “Like” our page to see sneak peeks of the next sketch!

Happy Crafting! xx

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Birdbrain Smurf

My daughter asked me to make a card for a friend whose nickname is 'Smurf', and she is a Wolverhampton Wanderers FC fan.
Having used an image from Birdbrain Football Fanatics before for my Son-in-Law's birthday card, I knew straight away which image would look great...

I added the greeting with my computer.
I used my promarkers to colour the image, drawing in the football shirt.
The papers are 'Hello Sunshine' by Sweet Shoppe Designs.
I've used a xcut diamond border punch, and die-cut flowers (Die-namics Flower & Leaf  Trio) and leaves (woodware ash punch, and Marianne Stencil Leaves die) with card candi centres to finish.

Loving the hot weather we're having, although i'm not loving it quite so much when i'm working in the pub kitchen!
Have a great weekend xx

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Froggy bag

Good morning, it's time for another Inspiration Thursday over on our LMM Facebook Group.

I made a little gift bag, I found a tutorial on You Tube, wrote down the measurements etc, then forgot to bookmark the video so that I can credit the maker, doh! I have a feeling it was a stampin up demo video though, if I find it again, i'll update this post.
I love this image, meet Broasca The Frog, available in rubber at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.
I've coloured him with pencils.
The patterned paper is My Mind's Eye, Stella & Rose, Mabel. My peach card stock has been embossed with a folder from a pack of 4 folders by Cuttlebug (Heritage Companions set).
The flowers were die-cut using my Die-namics flower & leaf trio die.

I'm entering this froggy bag at:
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
That Craft Place - anything goes
Hobby Cutz - anything goes
Fab n Funky - walk on the wild side
Simon Wednesday Challenge - emboss it

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, which is easy peasy... Anything Goes!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Hey there!

It's time for a new challenge over at Little Miss Muffet.
This time, we've made it really easy for you to join in... Anything Goes!

This little cutie is Polka Dot Pals Vickie, I coloured her with promarkers, then added a faux stitched border around the edge.
The papers are from the same My Mind's Eye pad, (Lime Twist, Life of the Party).
The sentiment is from Paper Smooches 'Sentiment Sampler' set.
I've added some punched flowers and leaves to complete this card.

I'm entering this card at:
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - use a stamp or digi stamp
Crafting Musketeers - summertime
The Cutie Pie Challenge - cute digi
Fantastic Tuesday - anything goes
I Love Promarkers - girls, girls, girls
Penny's Paper Crafty - anything goes
Simon Wednesday challenge - spots & dots

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.
While you're there, don't forget our BLOG HOP that's still on until the 22nd July.
And please visit our Facebook Group or the LMMS page, where you can see other cards made by the Little Misses uploaded throughout the day.

Thank you for stopping by today, I do hope you'll join in our challenge this time.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Fearless Fairy Tales Blog Hop

As you can see, i've used Snow White. I coloured the image using promarkers.
I stamped my background card using the apple from Stampin Up's "Tart n Tangy" stamp set, colouring directly to the stamp using my SU markers.
I die-cut some swirly stems using the Marianne Die, Anja's Vintage Swirls. The flowers were made using punches, then adding a flat-back pearl to the centre.

Remember, you can find all the details about this new release by visiting the LMM blog.
Also, all of Today's projects can be seen over on the Gallery blog too.

Have a great weekend xx

Thursday, 10 July 2014


Good morning everyone!
It's Inspiration Thursday on the LMM Facebook Group today.

You may not recognise this cutie straight away, this is Polka Dot Pals Cecilie, but she has been to the hairdressers for a 'trim'. Ok, so I messed up while colouring her hair and needed to give her a restyle. oops!

I decided to make a large painters palette for the backdrop, so I drew one onto some kraft card, cut it out, sponged the edges, then added blobs of acrylic paint before leaving to dry.
I wanted a plainish background, so chose this softly striped paper which is from a pad called Bonnets & Bowties and is by Lili of the Valley & Nitwit Collections.

I'm entering this card at:
The Cutie Pie Challenge - cute digi
SSS Monday Challenge - start from scratch (the painters palette)
Paper Makeup - anything goes
MAWTT - girls just wanna have fun

Thanks for looking, You can see more inspirational cards from my fellow Little Misses added to the group page throughout the day,

And remember, our current challenge, which is a sketch challenge, and a really lovely sketch it is too ;)

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Would you like a Jelly Baby?

Time for a little From The Heart inspiration, using a Timelord!

Those of you who are of a certain age, like me, or any die-hard Dr Who fans, will instantly understand the title for this post as soon as you see my card today, lol.
Like many of my generation, Tom Baker was 'our' Dr Who, he played the 4th incarnation of the role for most of the 70's. His Doctor is best known for his instantly recognisable voice, his long scarf & hat combo, and his love of Jelly Babies.

So whilst colouring Birdbrain Winter Scarf for my blog hop card last week, I was thinking how much the image reminded me of that famous scarf, and how cool would it be to colour this Birdbrain as Dr Who. . .

So, I drew a hat using my paint program and printed it out along with the Birdbrain. After colouring them both,  I snipped along the brim of the hat so that I could glue the 2 together.
Here's what they look like from the back...

I needed to snip off the top of the Birdbrain's head so that it fit nicely beneath the hat.

Next, I needed a TARDIS, so I decided to make one. I started by using some old Ballet Blue card stock by Stampin Up, and cut out all the pieces I needed.
I coloured all these pieces with black and midnight blue promarkers to get the right colours and shading as I don't have any tardis blue similar coloured card at the moment.
I made the signs, windows, and top light, adding detail with my markers.
Then I just glued it all together. Job done :)

I used a Tim Holtz 'blueprint' embossing folder on another piece of Ballet Blue, and then sponged over the design afterwards using a few inkpads. I mounted this piece onto a piece of white cardstock which has had the scarf pattern replicated around the edge using the same promarkers that I used to colour the image.

I also drew the little paper bag of jelly babies, lol.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Fantastic Tuesday - anything goes
I love Promarkers - things with wings
Creative Card Crew - masculine

Thank you for stopping by today :) xx