Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Aunty's birthday

This is the card that i've made for my Aunty...

I started with an embossed background. My Aunty likes to play bingo, so the Tim Holtz large bingo embossing folder is perfect.
I die cut the Large Iceland Poppy and added some shading with promarkers before adhereing the flower head together. I slipped the stem through the lettering on the 'for you' scripty die, then glued the whole lot onto the bingo card base. I brushed over the petals of the flower with a clear Wink of Stella pen.
The word 'Aunty' is from a retired stamp set by Clearly Besotted Stamps. I hand-cut the little tag to fit nicely around it.
The strip of paper at the bottom of the card is from Lawn Fawn's Perfectly Plaid paper pad.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Incy Wincy - touchy feely (add texture)
Seize the Birthday - A/Goes (dimension)
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - just us girls
Allsorts - Happy Birthday
Seven Hills May challenge - embossing

Thanks for looking, have a great day xx

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Hamlet PigWit in the planter.

Wednesday means that it's time for a little mid-week inspiration for From The Heart Stamps.
I've used May's Stamp Of The Month today, Hamlet PigWit in the Planter.
You still have almost 2 weeks to join in our progressive challenge, and earn yourself a free image, which will be the SOTM for June, just for taking part :)

Here's my card..

I coloured Hamlet with promarkers, then got out my pencils to add some more detailling, especially to draw in the wood effect on the planter.
I fussy-cut the image, and the sentiment, which is one of SEVEN that you get as a bonus.

I wanted to keep the focus on Hamlet, so decided on a simple card design. I used a Marianne border die (wave), and patterned papers by Prima (Believe). I raised these corners with foam, and also added foam to the centre of the card to support the image.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Passion for Promarkers - special anniversary - spots and/or stripes (my backing paper)
Scrap N' Challenge - anything goes
Stamping Sensations - anything goes

Thanks for looking :)

Monday, 16 May 2016

Don't worry, bee happy!

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

Here's sketch #152...

The twist, should you wish to use it, is "Enlarge and crop the digi".

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 is my card...

As you will have noticed, I decided to rotate the sketch 90 degrees anti-clockwise, and make it fit into a square card. I also printed the image quite large and cropped it to focus on the Birdbrain and the bee.

This image is a "FreeBee", and is called Bee Happy Birdbrain. So go grab yours now ;)
You get 3 fun sentiments to go with it, one of which i've used here.
I coloured the image with promarkers.
The checked paper is by We R Memory Keepers (Travel Light), and the spotty piece is by My Mind's Eye (Stella and Rose, Hattie).
I wanted to expand on the bee theme a little, so I used some gold shimmery card and a CBS hexagon die. Then finished the card with flowers, using a Woodware daisy punch, ash leaf punch, and yellow flat-back pearls.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Penny's Paper Crafty - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp (Weds) - flowers
The Ribbon Girl - May 'any image' challenge
Crafty Calendar - things with wings

Thanks for stopping by today, have a great day xx

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


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

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


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