Wednesday, 1 October 2014

FTH Inspiration Wednesday

It's inspiration day with From The Heart Stamps :)


Cool Dinosaur is a friendly looking dude, isn't he?
The sentiment shown here comes with him too, one of 3 bonus sentiments you will receive when you buy this image.
I've coloured Dino using my promarkers.
The papers are old ones. We R Memory Keepers 'Travel Light' (the checked piece), & Stampin Up 'old olive DSP' (striped).

I'd like to enter this card at:
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
The Pink Elephant - anything goes
Sentimental Sundays - use kraft (plus a sentiment)
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Crafty Catz - birthday

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Happy Crafting! xx

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

16th Birthday - take 2

This is the 2nd card I made for my son to give to his friend. You can see the other one in my previous post if you're interested to see it.
He has 2 friends who have birthdays on consecutive days. They all became friends in Nursery, and are now doing their GCSE's!


The image is by Jelly Park, I fussy cut it out after colouring as I wanted to use just the main part of the image. I coloured it with promarkers.
Both patterned papers are by Papermania (capsule collection/spots & stripes/jewels)
The metallic navy & kraft papers are scraps that I found, which happened to go nicely with the Papermania papers.
I stamped the game controller from the 'Text Me' stamp set by Clearly Besotted Stamps, I didn't stamp it perfectly (my fault, not the stamp) but I liked how it looked anyways so fussy cut it out and popped it up on foam pads next to the sentiment (which is by Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler)
I added '16' using my Die-namics By The Numbers die set, and finished the card with a few punched stars to balance it out.

I'm entering this card at:
The Pink Elephant - sketch
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
My Mums Craft Shop - dies or punches
Stamp & Create - circles or dots
I love Promarkers - include a number

Thanks for stopping by today :)

16th Birthday - take 1

My son, Jake, asked me to make 2 birthday cards for his friends who are each celebrating their 16th's this week (one is today, the other tomorrow). All 3 are mad about gaming.
Here's the first one I made, the other will be in my next post.


The image is 'Video Boy' by Mo Manning. And, as is usual for me, I have used my promarkers to colour him. I fussy cut around the image as Jake didn't want the snacks included.
I've teamed up the image with some old papers by My Mind's Eye (Stella & Rose, Hattie) which I duffed up a bit on the edges.
'happy birthday' is from Paper Smooches (Sentiment Sampler stamp set), and the game controller and 'game on' text is from the 'Text Me' stamp set by Clearly Besotted Stamps.
 I added '16' using my Die-namics By The Numbers die set.

I'm entering this card at:
Crafts Galore Encore - make a card
That Craft Place - sentimental
A Random Fan - anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
I love Promarkers - include a number

Thanks for looking, take 2 is coming soon ;)

Monday, 22 September 2014

Lots o' luck

What does Monday mean?.... time for another fabulous I {heart}sketches challenge, that's what! ;)

Here's the sketch for this week, designed by the talented Calypso...


This week's twist: Use a handmade embellishment.

Either use the sketch, or use the twist, or use both!
Whatever you decide to do, we'd love to see your work.

Join in the challenge, and everyone who plays will receive a $1 discount code for the store. Use it as a discount, or save them up to earn a free stamp.
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.

Here's my card...


I loosely followed the sketch this week.  When I read what the twist was going to be, I looked through the store to find an image that I hadn't used before, but could also make an embellishment to match it with.
This image is Lots o' Luck, one of 2 main images that you will recieve when you buy this set, the other image is a 'Wee Bit' of luck. You also get an extra shamrock image and 3 sentiments too, one of which is used here. 
I've coloured the image with promarkers then fussy cut it out.
The papers are Basic Grey, Basic Kraft, and Dovecraft, Merry Magic.
I've used some gold glittered tape, a small star punch, and then a small heart punch to make my lucky 4 leaf clover embellishment, I coloured the small hearts to match the ones in the image.

I'd like to enter this at:
Your Next Stamp challenge - sketch (very similar to FTHs this week)
Papertake Weekly - punch it out
Passion for Promarkers - make it digital
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes

You can find more inspiration, and enter the I {heart} sketches challenge by clicking HERE.
Thank you so much for stopping by today :)

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Flappy Birthday 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 August, you should have received Flappy Birthday Birdbrain via email.

Just make your card/project using Flappy Birthday, enter it HERE, and you will receive next month's SOTM digi 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.
You have until Tuesday, September 30th, at 11:59pm CST to submit your entry, that's 5.59am Wednesday, 1st October in the UK.

Here's Flappy Birthday Birdbrain...

http://fromtheheartstamps.com/shop/birdbrain-chick/158-flappy-birthday-birdbrain.html

And here's my card...


I coloured the image with promarkers, and mounted it onto some kraft shimmer paper.
I added a faux cross-stitched detail to the top corners by paper piercing, then using a marker for the 'thread'.
I wanted to add extra balloons, and I suppose I could have printed 3 extra ones when I printed the image, but as I had printed the image last week and only decided to add extra balloons after i'd finished colouring the image, I decided to make them from scratch instead.
Plus i'm too lazy to go downstairs at 10pm to start the printer, when it's quicker to grab a couple of punches that are right by my desk and make some balloons, lol.
I grabbed some white card stock and punched out three 1" circles, and one of the smallest flower from the Boho Blossoms punch by Stampin Up. I cut up the punched flower into quarters so that I could use 3 of them for the 'knots' of the balloons. I used my promarkers to colour them, then glued the knots to the circles, et voila! balloons!
The paper is by Basic Grey (Life of the Party), and the sentiment is by Paper Smooches (Sentiment Sampler), which had another stampin up punch used on the bottom edge (scalloped border).

I'm entering this card at:
Papertake Weekly - punch it out
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - make it digital
Tuesday Morning Sketches - sketch #267
ABC challenge - T is for Tic Tac Toe (faux stitching/sentiment/punches)

I'm looking forward to seeing more of your entries :)


My Blog Hop Winner:

Congratulations to Janet for having her name drawn as the winner of any FTH image of her choice, and my blog hop diorama card.

Janet, Please go to the FTH blog page for the details you need to claim your free image.

Also, if you'd like the card personalised or a sentiment added ("Merry Kissmas" or "Meet me under the Mistletoe"), then please let me know and i'll happily do that for you before posting out the card to you. If you'd prefer it to stay 'as is' then that's fine too of course :)
Oh, and don't forget to let me know your full address too please. My email is shown in the top right sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by today xx

Monday, 15 September 2014

Birdbrain Needs Coffee

Happy Monday! it's time for another fabulous I {heart}sketches challenge :)

Here's the great sketch for this week...


This week's twist: to make a humorous card.
Either use the sketch, or use the twist, or go the whole hog and use both! ;)
Whatever you decide to do, we'd love to see it.

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.

Here's my card for today's challenge...


This sleepy eyed dude is Birdbrain Needs Coffee, and i've coloured him with promarkers.
I've used 2 digital papers for this card; The striped paper is from my Kanban Male Backgrounds CD, and the grey chevron is by Erin Bradley Designs.
I've used a Marianne die (pretty lace border) to frame the image. I thought it would give the impression of a frilly pillow lol.
The sentiment is by TLC Creations.

i'd like to enter this card at:
Charisma Cardz - lace & pearls
Crafty Catz - clean & simple
QKR Stampede - things with wings
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes

You can find more inspiration, and enter the I {heart} sketches challenge by clicking HERE.
Thank you so much for stopping by today :)