Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Blog Candy Winner!

Thank you for your lovely comments on my previous post.
Everyone who said they wanted to enter the draw to win the voucher has had their name put into the hat mixing bowl, and the winner has been drawn by my husband.

So...... who is the lucky winner of a $10 voucher to spend at From The Heart Stamps?



Congratulations, Kika!

Please email me so that I can pass on your code to claim $10 off your next purchase at FTHS, woohoo!
My email address is near the top of my sidebar.

Thanks again go to Faith, for her generosity, allowing me to pass on this $10 voucher :)

Monday, 12 January 2015

Birthday Brew... and a treat for you!

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

Here's the sketch, and an optional inspirational photo too, should you wish to use it as well as the sketch and/or twist, which, this time, is to make a Birthday 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.

Here's my card, the one my son gave his dad yesterday for his birthday...


I've used the image Birthday Brew, this was the first image I ever bought from From The Heart.
Then I discovered the Birdbrains, Pigwits, Faithful Friends and other glorious images too :)
You get 4 free sentiments with Birthday Brew, 2 of which i've used on this card.
I've used papers from Bella Gypsy 'The Last Key' (star design), and 2 Echo Park papers, the spotty piece is from All I want for Christmas, and the zig-zag from Splash!.
I've used my tiny bubbles embossing folder, and Die-namics 'By the Letter' dies for 'DAD'.

You can find more inspiration, and enter the I {heart} sketches challenge by clicking 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! 

I'm entering my card at:
That's Crafty - blue is the colour
Crafty Catz - polka dots
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Crafting By Designs - anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - anything goes
ABC challenge - A is for Anything goes


Now, you may have noticed that I mentioned a treat for you :)
Well.....
How would you like to win a $10 voucher to spend at From The Heart Stamps?!

HUGE THANKS to Faith for being so generous, enabling me to give this voucher to a lucky crafter xx

Not only was it my husband's birthday yesterday, but tomorrow (13th Jan) is my 7 year blogoversary!

So, if you'd like to win this voucher and go shopping for some awesome images to add to your own collection, all I would like you to do is leave me a comment please, saying that you'd like to win the voucher. No strings attached, just a comment. As Aleksandr Meerkat would say..."Simples!"
If you want to tell your friends by posting about this candy, then please do (Thank you), but it isn't a requirement to be eligible to win.
You have until 11:59pm, 19th Jan to leave your comment, and i'll announce the winner on Tues 20th Jan.
Good luck! xx

Sunday, 11 January 2015

George Swooney

Today is my husband's birthday.
For years my hubby has joked that he gets mistaken for George Clooney when people meet him for the first time, lol, when in reality he of course doesn't look anything like him haha!
I decided that this year i'd utilise that joke for his birthday card...


The image is George Swooney by Kenny K, and i've coloured him using promarkers.
I made the text bubble on the computer.
I've printed a sheet from the Heartfelt Paper Set by DigiStamp Boutique, and also used a scrap piece of navy dovecraft paper.
I've used 2 die sets, both by Die-namics; By The Letter (uppercase), and Staggered Heart Border.

I'm entering this card at Sketch Saturday, as I've used Debra's fab sketch (although I flipped it)
I'd also like to enter at:
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Crafting By Designs - anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - anything goes
ABC challenge - A is for Anything goes

He laughed when I gave him this card, hehe. Happy Birthday Dave!

Monday, 5 January 2015

First one for 2015

Happy New Year everyone!
And there's no better way to start a new year than with a crafty challenge eh?
Today sees our first I {heart}sketches challenge for 2015 with From The Heart Stamps :)

Here's the sketch, and an optional inspirational photo too, should you wish to use it as well as the sketch and/or twist, which, this time, is to use textured paper...


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 first card for 2015...


This fab image is Chocolate Box Birdbrain, which i've coloured with promarkers.
I've added the word 'friend' using a word die by Clearly Besotted Stamps.
I included a bit of texture with a small piece of corrugated card stock.

You can find more inspiration, and enter the I {heart} sketches challenge by clicking 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!

I'd like to enter this card at:
Simon Says Stamp (weds) - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
QKR Stampede - anything goes

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

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

My fave five of 2014

I have shared my favourite five CHRISTMAS cards for 2014,  and Debby has asked us to share our favourite cards for the whole of 2014 too. so here's mine...

HAN & LEIA...


Original post is HERE.
This was one of my first few card makes for 2014, and was made for my husband.
Love the image, love the papers, and I was happy with the brown foam/eyelet 'belt' that I made to compliment the image.
And hubby loved it :)



 SPIT HAPPENS...


Original post is HERE.
I chose this card because it uses my favourite Mo Manning stamp, Spit Happens.
I've coloured this image for both girls and boys, and for newborn cards as well as 1st birthday cards like this one. I also love how pretty the layout, papers and flowers work together on this card.



GRUMPS' BUDGIE...

Now, I couldn't do a favourite card list without including my favourite feathered dudes, the Birdbrains, could I?
I'd choose all of them for this list if I could, and my first Birdbrain card can be seen HERE, but I have chosen the following one for this list, as it still makes me giggle when I see the photo, and it was also the first Birdbrain that I coloured a little differently to personalise it especially for the recipient...


Original post is HERE.
I love how you can personalise the Birdbrains by just colouring them a little differently than the norm, and if you look through my BIRDBRAIN CARDS you will find some that show exactly what I mean.



 JUST ARRIVED...


Original post is HERE.
This card is special to me because it is the first card made for my new baby grandson, Richard Jr (RJ).



MY BATTY HERO...


Original post is HERE.
This card was made for my older grandson, Mikey.
He loves Batman, so this Tiddly Inks image was perfect for his card. I also love the cityscape die background that teams up with the image perfectly.

Well, that's it, my fave five for 2014. Here's to a happy and creative 2015!

Happy New Year everyone! xx

My fave five CHRISTMAS cards for 2014.

The ever so talented Debby Yates makes fun, colourful and well thought out cards, and she has shared her favourites with us again. These posts are always fun to read :)
HERE's the link to see Debby's favourite five Christmas cards for 2014.
She asked us to share ours too.
Here goes, oh, and if you like the Birdbrains, you'll like this post, lol...

Holly Jolly Christmas...


Original post is HERE.
This was made back in March and was my first Christmas card make for this year.
The image cracks me up! and I was really happy with the papers and bright colours I chose when I made this card.


Mistletoe Birdbrains...


Original post is HERE.
This was the first time that I made a diorama card, and I loved the end result!
It folds flat for posting, a great idea eh?


Let it snow... Somewhere else!...


Original post is HERE.
Hehehe, perfect for those peeps that don't like shovelling ;)



Christmas Gift Horse...


Original post is HERE.
*what? no Birdbrain?!* hehe.
Seriously though, I was really happy with this card. The colours, paper / mirror card combo, and fantastic Whimsy image.


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...


Original post is HERE.
Ending with another Birdbrain, and I just LOVE this image! and I also love that it didn't need much else adding to make this simple yet fun Christmas card.

Hope you liked my fave five, and I hope you'll join in too :)

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Christmas Tweets

Here's the christmas card I have made for my daughter and son-in-law this year...


I've used an image from the Christmas Tweets set by DigiStamp Boutique.
The snowflake border is from a Poppystamps Die (Frozen Flakes), and the paper is by Dovecraft (Merry Magic). The sentiment is computer generated.

I'm entering this card into the December customer competition at DigiStamp Boutique
and also at:
Papertake Weekly - last christmas card of 2014
Creative Card Crew - anything goes
Pennys Paper Crafty - anything goes
Creative Inspirations - christmas/new year
Addicted to CAS - family

I want to thank you for visiting me throughout 2014, and I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, and that 2015 is a happy and healthy year for you all.
Have fun, relax and enjoy! Cheers! :)

Jo xx