Wednesday, 26 April 2017

FTHS Midweek Inspiration

Wednesday means it's midweek inspiration day for From The Heart Stamps, and today, I'm sharing the card i've made for my uncle's 70th birthday next week...


I've used Birdbrain Brew, but erased the BB from the left of the image on this occasion.
I've coloured the image with promarkers, then added a little sparkle to the beer froth with clear wink of stella.
The papers are from Doodlebug's Hip Hip Hooray paper pad.
I followed this weeks sketch, which is sketch #2 recycled.
I drew dashes around a small side plate with a white gel pen, and finished the card with punches, and mini numbers, & alphabet dies from Tattered Lace.

I'd like to enter this card at:
MAWTT - birds & feathers
Crafty Catz - anything goes (optional: add a number)
QKR Stampede - feathered friends (or anything goes)
Allsorts challenge - I Spy (B) ... 'Birdbrain' and 'Beer'

Thank you for stopping by today.
Remember, you can enter this week's sketch challenge by clicking HERE.
You can find our current Stamp Of The Month challenge and details of how you can join this progressive challenge HERE. There's only a couple of days left for this month's SOTM challenge!
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Sunday, 23 April 2017

2 for Emma's birthday

My eldest is celebrating her birthday today. Here are the cards i've made for her this year.

The first, from her dad & me, using DigiStamp Boutique's Alyssa...


My daughter has short hair, so I opened up the image in my paint program and erased her ponytail (just as if i'd not inked up that part of the image if it were a rubber stamp), then printed it out ready to colour with Promarkers.

Papers: Dovecraft's Garden Party, Lawn Fawn's Let's polka in the meadow.
Dies: Creative Expressions Gemini Pictor, Lawn Fawn Scripty For You, Tattered Lace alphabet.
Other: Funky foam (for dimension behind image and text), Spectrum Noir clear glitter brush pen.

I'd like to enter this card at:
DigiStamp Boutique - April 17 customer competition
Seize the Birthday - 2 patterned papers


Now on to the 2nd card, this one was given to her from her brother...


It uses Lawn Fawn's Donut Worry stamp set.
I stamped 5 donuts in a row, coloured them with Promarkers, and added glossy accents to the 'icing'.
I added a sentiment which was computer generated.

Paper: Nitwit at LOTV Country Meadow.
Dies: Dienamics By the Letter.
Other: Funky foam (for dimension), Spectrum Noir clear glitter brush pen.

I'd like to enter this card at:
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Stamping Sensations - April Anything goes

Thanks for looking xx

Monday, 3 April 2017

FTHS April Blog Hop

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

Our theme this time is “I’m no Spring Chicken”

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.

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.

My card design took inspiration from this weeks sketch.
Please click on the sketch below to go direct to the challenge.


http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/category/challenges/i-heart-sketches/
And here's my card...



I used an image and sentiment from Surprised Birdbrain, and coloured it with promarkers.
I framed the image with stitched circle dies, then raised up the image and sentiment with fun foam
The dotty paper is from BoBunny (isabella).


Now, please head over to Kathy's blog to see what she has created this time.

I hope that you enjoy hopping with us today.
The hop will end on Sunday, April 9th at 6am EST (11am UK time).
Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday, April 13th.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Hippie Birthday

I have a 'groovy' birthday card to show you today...



The image is from Hippie Chick Birdbrain. In this set you get the main Birdbrain image, two accessory images, and six bonus sentiments, one of which i've used here.
I coloured the image using promarkers, and then added a little clear wink of stella to the eyelids and pendant.
I teamed up 2 old papers by My Mind's Eye, both from their Stella & Rose collections, one from 'Mabel', the other from 'Hattie'. I'd forgotten how much I love the papers in those collections.

I'm entering this card at:
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes (no twist used)
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp (Weds) - Anything goes

Thank you for stopping by today.
Remember, you can enter this week's sketch challenge by clicking HERE.
You can find our current Stamp Of The Month challenge and details of how you can join this progressive challenge HERE. There's only a couple of days left for this month's SOTM challenge!
Please join us on Facebook and “Like” our page to read about the latest FTHS 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 FTHS creations.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Lucky Lil Birdie

It's Monday, so you know what that means don't you? Yep, it's time for a new I {heart}sketches challenge for From The Heart Stamps :)

Here's sketch #167...

The twist this time is 'Easy does it', so, make a simple card, or maybe use a relaxing image (there's lots in the store that could fit this challenge). There is also an option of using the colour palette shown above the sketch. So you can choose the sketch, the twist, the colours... or have a go at all 3 if you'd like to!
One lucky challenger will win 2 images of their choice from the store :)
Remember though, you must use an image by From The Heart Stamps to be eligible for the random draw, and please include a pic of the sketch in your blog post too. Thanks :)

Here is my card...



I chose to use the sketch as it has a simple design, and  also to use similar colours too.
The adorable new image is Lucky Lil Birdie, and it comes with 3 bonus sentiments too.
I coloured the image with promarkers, and then added clear wink of stella to the horseshoe, and glossy accents to the clovers and the lil birdie's beak, just wish you could see this in the photo!
Those bright, beautiful papers are both by Lawn Fawn (Let's Polka in the Meadow).
I chose not to add a sentiment this time, preferring to add one at a later date.

I'm entering this card at:
Simon Says Stamp (Weds) - Bit O' Green
QKR Stampede - Anything goes (no twist used)
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything goes

Thank you for stopping by today, have a great week :)

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Hello Baby Connor!

He's here, He's here!!  :)

Our new grandbaby, Connor, born at 00:08 today, weighing 7lb 15oz.
Mother and baby both very well.
We almost shared a birthday, it was mine yesterday, but he wanted his own special day. Still, the best. birthday. present...... EVER!
I feel so blessed that I was there at his birth, and that I was asked to cut his cord. *So proud!*

He's such a handsome little chap, and absolutely perfect. I instantly fell in love again as soon as I saw him.
I'm sorry, I can't share any photos online, even though I would love to show you how beautiful my 3 grandchildren are.

I had this card made ready last week, so happy that I can now share it :)
When Connor's brother, RJ was born, I made this card for his arrival, and I wanted to use the same layout for Connor's card too...


I also decided to use papers that although aren't identical, they are from the same paper pad, oh and a stamp from Lili of the Valley too, although not the same image.
The stamp used here is called Sleepy Time. Unfortunately, the stamp is retired now though :(
I stamped with Memento black ink, and coloured it with promarkers.
The papers are from Snips & Snails, by Doodlebug.
'baby' is a word die by Clearly Besotted Stamps.


Monday, 27 February 2017

FTHS sketch challenge #164

Can you believe we are at the end of February already?
Here's the last I {heart}sketches challenge in February for From The Heart Stamps :)
Sketch #164...

The twist is 'Watercolours', and there is also an option of using the colour palette shown above the sketch, if you wish to use them. So you can choose the sketch, the twist, the colours... or have a go at all 3 if you'd like to ;)
One lucky challenger will win 2 images of their choice from the store :)
Remember though, you must use an image by From The Heart Stamps to be eligible for the random draw, and please include a pic of the sketch in your blog post too. Thanks :)

Here's my card, using Birdbrain Wine..



I coloured the image with promarkers. I originally thought about watercolouring the image, but decided to get out my distress inks to make a watercoloured background instead.
The flowers were made using my Stampin Up 'boho blossoms' punch.
I framed my BB using the largest die from Spellbinders 'Elegant Ovals' die set, and finished the design with the name using a Tattered Lace alphabet die.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Ribbon Girls - use any image (Feb)
Crafty Creations - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp (Weds) - anything goes
QKR Stampede - anything goes or birthday cards

Thanks for looking, hope you all have a fun week ahead, I'm hoping for the arrival of my new grandson this week... in particular, hoping for Wednesday :) xx