Monday, 20 October 2014

Kitten Surprise

Well it's been 8 days since my last post, which means my beautiful baby grandson is 8 days old today. Thank you all so much for your comments, our little man is perfectly content, he's feeding really well, and settles afterwards quickly too. My daughter is feeling fantastic, being a mommy suits her and it shows when you see the love in her eyes and the glow on her face when she holds her baby son. I'm so proud!

Monday means that it's time for another I {heart}sketches challenge with From The Heart Stamps.
This time we are letting you choose which sketch that you'd like to use. You can choose any sketch from #001 to #083
Make sure you show us which sketch you have used, you can find them all by clicking HERE.

Faith has given us an inspirational photo to play with...


and I chose sketch #026, although I have turned it 90 degrees and added a sentiment beneath the image...


Here's my card...


I've used this adorable new image called Kitten Surprise, it's perfect for your christmas cards, birthday cards, or for anyone you know who adores kitties :)
You get SIX bonus sentiments with this cute image too!  I've used one of them here :)

I coloured the image with promarkers, adding a bit of detail to the spots on the gift box with a gel pen so that it would go with my paper choice slightly more, which is from Dovecraft's Merry Magic paper pad.
Behind the image, I thought i'd take the inspiration from the photo and attempt a watercolour wash background using 2 of the colours shown. I actually used 2 colours by Stampin Up; Yoyo Yellow & Pink Passion. They are from the old Bold Brights collection, but I don't know if they are available anymore since they changed the colour groups.
I've added some shiny, cerise mirror paper and some blue flat-back gems to give it a bit of sparkle.

Quite bright, modern colours for a christmas card, don't you think?

I'd like to enter this card at:
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes 
Fantastic Tuesday - anything goes with a twist (add some yellow)
ABC challenge - V is for Vibrant
Crafty Little Fairies - Only one DP
A Random Fan - anything goes
Oldie But A Goodie - christmas (my patterned paper is over a year old, and my watercolour card is about 6 or 7 years old!)

As always, 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 that you use in your blog post too.

Thank you for stopping by today, I do hope you'll join in this week :)

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Just Arrived

This card is for the sudden arrival of my grandson, who was born today at 2:50am
He wasn't due for another 9 days, my daughter went into hospital with back pain, 20 mins later she was holding her baby boy!
He's perfect, so gorgeous, and i'm totally in love with him.
I can't share any pics online, sorry.
RJ is short for Richard junior, as he will be named after his daddy...


My husband paid for some new LOTV stamps for me, one of my wedding anniversary gifts.
Just Arrived was one of these stamps.
I coloured this adorable image with promarkers.
All of the papers are from the same pad, Doodlebug's Snips & Snails, the only others used were white and kraft cardstock.
'baby' is a word die by Clearly Besotted Stamps.
'RJ' was cut using Die-namics By the Letter dies.

I'm entering this card at:
LOTV's ideas to inspire monthly challenge - anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - polka dots
Creative Inspirations - anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
Crafting when we can - name it

I'm completely in love with my grandson, and i'm so proud of my daughter.
Thank you Laura & Rich for our gorgeous little RJ, a baby brother for Mikey :)

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Hetty

Here's a birthday card made for a friend to give to his wife, a lady who loves elephants...


This cutie is from the Edwin & Hetty Set by DigiStamp Boutique, which I've coloured using promarkers.
The floral paper was given to me years ago as a birthday gift, so I can't remember what company it's from, sorry. The red paper used inside the scalloped heart (Marianne die) is by Lawn Fawn (Peace, Joy, Love).
The sentiment at the bottom is computer generated, the circle sentiment is a stamp by Stampin Up.

I'm entering this card at:
DigiStamp Boutique - october customer competition
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
Creative Inspirations - anything goes
The Pink Elephant - think pink
Fab 'n' Funky - anything with ribbon
Paper Makeup Stamps - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - anything goes

Hope you're all having a fab weekend :)

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Our Anniversary

Today is my 14th wedding anniversary. I actually met my husband on this day, 19 years ago.
He's my everything. Happy Anniversary Dave xx


I've used Cabaret from Kenny K because Dave saw it some time ago, and said that he liked it as it reminded him of me.
Now, let me just say straight away, that in reality I look NOTHING like this image. I don't own any black peep-toe boots ;)
But, my hair is a similar style, so i'm guessing that's what he meant, otherwise he seriously needs to go to Specsavers, lol.
Anyway, I have had this image for a while now, and I haven't used it until now (my bad).
I've coloured Cabaret with promarkers, then fussy-cut her out.
I've placed the image over top of a die cut heart (Heart of Hearts die by Impression Obsession)
Either side, i've used the Staggered Heart Border die by Die-namics.
The paper is from My Mind's Eye, Stella & Rose, Mabel paper pad.
The sentiment is from 'For Everyone' stamp set by Clearly besotted Stamps, and 'Husband' has been cut using my By the Letters Die-namics dies.
I've added a bit of bling with some flat-backed crystals to finish.

I'm entering this card at:
KennyK's Krafty Krew - anything goes (twist: orange & black)
The Ribbon Girl - glitz & dazzle (do the crystals count?)
Paper Makeup Stamps - anything goes
Crafty Little Fairies - Only one DP
Cute Card Thursday - spots & dots

Thanks for looking :)

Monday, 6 October 2014

Bewitchin' Birdbrains

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. Also, Faith has given us an inspirational photo too, should you wish to use it as well as the sketch and/or twist...


This week's twist: Use paper strips or washi tape.

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, we'd love to see loads of entries :)

Here is my card using the sketch, the twist and the inspirational photo...


This great image is Bewitchin' Birdbrains, I've coloured it using promarkers.
The patterned paper used for my strips are both by Erin Bradley, the grey chevron is from 'Going Batty' and the orange is from 'Ultra Mini Dots'. I've also used plain orange, black, grey and cream cardstock.
I've used a few punches; Dovecraft 38mm circle punch, Woodware yellow circle punch, and the Clippunch small star.

I'd like to enter this card at:
2 Cute Ink - halloween 
Crafts Galore Encore - Trick or Treat
Allsorts - Autumn
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
QKR Stampede - anything goes

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! There will also be challenges posted there too from time to time :)

Thank you so much for stopping by today :)

Friday, 3 October 2014

FTH October Blog Hop

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

Our theme this time is "Think Pink"

http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/

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 FTH store.
And additionally, one commenter on the From the Heart Stamps blog will be selected to win a $15 gift voucher to the store!

If you have arrived here from Jessica, you are in the right place, if not, 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.

Here is my card...


Here's my card recipe:
Image: Hamlet PigWit Icing on the Cake.
Sentiment: 'Happy Birthday 653F' by Catslife Press Rubber Stamps & 'friend' die by Clearly Besotted Stamps.
Spotty Paper: Fancy Pants 'Beach Babe'.
Colouring Medium: Promarkers.
Other Supplies: Die-namics Flowers & Leaf trio die, Die-namics Party Banner die, Xcut scalloped circle die, Cuttlebug embossing folder 'Mini Monsters Companions', card candi & pale pink lace ribbon from stash.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Creative Inspirations - lovely lace
The Pink Elephant - anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - make it feminine
Crafty Little Fairies - Only one DP
ABC challenge - U for unique (anything goes)
Crafts Galore Encore - Trick or Treat (I've gone for a 'sweet' project)
Cute Card Thursday - spots & dots

Now, please head over to Kathy's blog to see her beautiful card.

Thanks for hopping with us today.
The hop will end on Monday October 6th at 6am, EST.
Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday October 8th
Good luck, and happy hopping! x

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

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! There will also be challenges posted there too from time to time :)

Happy Crafting! xx