Monday 25 July 2016

All bases covered.

My lovely friend, Karen, is celebrating her birthday today. As soon as I saw Dog on Scooter - Vrooming by, by Gerda Steiner Designs, I instantly thought of her, and knew I wanted to use this image on her birthday card, so I bought it straight away.
Here's what I did, & why I chose it:
Karen is a dog groomer, and animal lover... check
Karen owns a scooter... check
Karen's favourite colour is blue... check
Karen is a massive Mod music genre fan... check
Karen supports Wolverhampton Wanderers football club... check (scarf colours)

I think this card will please her, don't you think?
I used promarkers to colour the image, but the Mod target background card was printed off the computer then glued to thick white card.
'Happy Birthday' is from the middle of a stitched circle frame die.
Die cut flowers and card candi complete the card.

I'm entering this card at:
Craft Your Passion - always anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - in the round
As You Like It - your trademark style (I like to colour the image especially for the recipient)
Sweet Stampin - outdoors
The Ribbon Girls - July, any image

Have a lovely day!

Monday 18 July 2016

Cold Suds

Hello! Happy Monday to you.
The FTHS team are back after their little break, and we have a new I {heart}sketches challenge for you.

Here's the sketch:

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!

The twist this time is to use a gate fold technique, so...

I've used Cold Suds for this card, which is for my daughter's partner, who's birthday is at the end of the month. I coloured Hamlet with masculine colours and chose papers by Bazzill, Nordic Pines (music notes), and My Minds Eye, Complete Boy.
You can't see it, but I added some shimmer to the top of Hamlet's hat and the ice cubes with a Spectrum Noir clear sparkle brush pen.

I'm entering this card at:
Fab 'n' Funky - add a sentiment
Allsorts - frame it
ABC challenge - L for lots of layers

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your day :)