Thursday, 20 February 2014

FTH sketch challenge

You may realise by now that I am a fan of the Birdbrains by From The Heart Stamps.
Well I coloured another up today :)
I wanted to join in with the I {heart} Sketches challenge, here's the sketch...

This time I've used an image from FTH's Football Fanatics collection.

This particular image has a blank sign option, so I added the text on my pc.
I wanted to make a card for my friend's husband who is a Baggies' fan (West Bromwich Albion).
WBA's colours are blue and white stripes, and is why I thought this sketch would work so well.
Now, here's where I made a bad decision. I decided to use blue and silver mirror card, but now I wish I hadn't. I should have used blue and white card stock for the stripes on the right instead of the mirror, because it just doesn't look right to me. I like the embossed blue piece on the left though (tiny bubbles folder).

I used a quickutz football die for my embellishment. The little scraps of patterned paper are Bazzill Basics, from the Dino-mite pad.

As well as the I {heart} sketches challenge, i'd also like to enter this card at:

Crafting By Designs - just for boys
Crafty Little Fairies - one for the boys
Crafty Cardmakers - come fly with me (use a bird)


  1. Love all the different ideas in the background, particularly the bubble embossed piece. Your bird is cute and funny and has made me smile.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  2. Great fun card! Thanks for sharing at CCM and M this time and hope to see you again soon!

  3. What a great boys card! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers & More...


  4. A fabulous boys card. Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at Crafty Little Fairies.
    Lorraine x

  5. Wow...Jo this card is OUTSTANDING!! Love the mix of paper and texture on your card!!! Coloring is outstanding and the sentiment is PERFECT!! Thank you for joining us for Sketch 54 at FTH. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  6. Great card, I love the image and the way you've customised it. I know you said you wished you'd not used silver but I think it works well.

    Thanks for sharing with us at CCM&M

  7. Like the card and all the elements. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More, Cindy