Thursday, 3 August 2017

Sweet Faith

The Birdbrains are crying, and the Pigwits bow their heads with respect.

Our beautiful, kind, and generous friend, Faith Skrdla, owner and illustrator of From The Heart Stamps, has passed away after a courageous battle with brain cancer. This lovely lady touched the hearts of all of us on the design team, past and present, and although we may not have met in person, I will always regard Faith as my friend.

I joined the From The Heart design team, first as a guest designer for April & May in 2014.
I was then asked to be a full time member, and I was delighted to stay on with this group of talented and caring ladies. It truly is like being part of a family. We are all so saddened by Faith's passing, such is the love and respect that you have for online friends.

There is a GoFundMe campaign to support her husband and children, should you wish to donate.

Thinking of Nate, their children, and the family.
Rest peacefully sweet Faith, I will remember your kind spirit always. xx


Sweet Horse #2 (cute ink)

I was asked to make a bright and cheerful birthday card, and as I haven't used this image for a while (and I loved the layout I used before too), I chose to case a previous card that I made a couple of years ago...




This image is called Sweet Horse, and is by 2 Cute Ink, coloured with Promarkers.
The pretty papers are by Doodlebug (Hello Sunshine)

Other supplies used:
Stampin Up eyelet border punch; Dienamics By The Letter dies; daisy punches; & ash leaf punch.

I'm entering this card at:
QKR Stampede - anything goes
Craft Rocket challenges - animal kingdom

Thank you for looking. xx

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Beer-day card

My daughter's fiance is celebrating his birthday today, here's the card i've made for him...



I used the pre-coloured pint image from Dr Digi and cut it out.
You can't see it in the pic, but I added some clear Wink of Stella to the beer froth.
The papers are by Craftwork Cards (Man Made).
The pint itself and wooden look piece are both raised with foam pads to add dimension and interest.
I stamped the greeting at the bottom, and added his name with Tattered Lace alphabet dies.
Hope he likes it!

I'm entering this card at:
Seize the Birthday - no topping
Simon Says Stamp (Weds) - anything goes

Have a great day xx

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Happy Days

Here's a bright, colourful birthday card that I really enjoyed making today...


I used an image from a set of 3 from DigiStamp Boutique called Maddie Happy Days.
I coloured Maddie with promarkers, then fussy cut her out.
I wanted a fun back-drop for her so decided to use the sketch from this weeks Sketch Saturday challenge, adding candles (made from flattened straws) and balloons.
I used 4 different papers from the same pad (Doodlebug's Hello Sunshine).

I'd like to enter this card at:
Sketch Saturday - sketch #473
DigiStamp Boutique - July customer competition 
Passion for Promarkers - use a minimum of 3 patterned papers
Seize the Birthday - no topping

Thanks for stopping by today xx

For my friend...

I wanted to make my doggy loving friend a birthday card using some of the stamps from my Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs stamp set...


I coloured the images with promarkers before fussy cutting them out.
The background was made using a paw print embossing folder by Darice, and I used a spellbinders die to cut a frame into the front of the card.
The sentiment is made from stamps by Craftwork Cards (Label Tape Sentiments), and a Clearly Besotted word die.

I'm entering this card at:
Penny's Paper Crafty - anything goes

Thanks for looking, have a lovely day xx

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Clearly Besotted Love Quotes

I was rummaging through my stamp sets the other day, and found one that I haven't used for quite a while... Love Quotes by Clearly Besotted Stamps.
Here's a couple of cards that I've made using it...


I stamped the flowers using Memento inks, then cut them out using the matching dies.
The background was made using a wood grain stamp from Kaisercraft, and a script stamp from Imagination Crafts.
The sentiment is from Stampin Up's 'Bring on the cake' stamp set.
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This simple card used papers that are all from the same pad by Lawn Fawn (Let's Polka in the Meadow), and the sentiment stamp is from an old set by All Night Media.

Thanks for looking, have a great weekend xx

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Tool pop up box card

And here's the card that I made for my Dad for my son to give to him last week...


I used Lawn Fawn's scalloped box card pop-up die, and embellished it with Die-namics Tool Charms dies.
The embossing folder is by Couture Creations (Heavy Duty)
I made the nuts by diecutting some small hexagons and then punching a hole in the centre of each one.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Crafty Calendar - boys will be boys
Crafty Creations - anything goes