Tuesday, 2 May 2017

More CASEing

I was asked to make a card for a doctor who is retiring.
I saw this card while browsing on Pinterest, and thought it ticked all the boxes, so I decided to CASE it...


The patterned paper is by Lawn Fawn (Perfectly Plaid).
The plasters/band aids are from Paper Smooches First Aid stamp set.
Thanks was die cut using Dienamics By the Letter dies, I cut each letter twice and coloured one set with different promarkers and kept the other set white for off-set layering.
There's actually a bit of sparkle added to the letters and plasters with a clear spectrum noir glitter brush pen, unfortunately you can't see this on the photo.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Simon Says Stamp (Weds) - Anything goes
That's Crafty - Bright
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes

Thanks for looking, and thank you to Nichole Heady for the inspiration.

Monday, 1 May 2017

FTHS May 2017 Blog Hop

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

We have a “CASE it” theme this month.
Each team member will be showcasing a card CASE-d (copy and share everything) from another teammate.
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.

We are also having a link up contest with this hop.
We invite you to pick one of the FTHS DT members and “CASE” one of their cards and add it to linky collection, by Sunday May 7th.
Everyone who enters will be entered into a random drawing.
One lucky winner will win three images of choice from the 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.

I was given the opportunity to CASE the very talented Kathy Curry! :)
I spent hours looking through Kathy's amazing cards, and couldn't decide on just one, so I decided to combine TWO cards instead!

These are the cards, you can see Kathy's original post for them by clicking on either card.

Bunny swing/flip card                         Christmas Spirit Birdbrain card


As soon as I saw the bunny card I knew I wanted to make a swing/flip card too, what a great design!
And, as you all know, i'm a sucker for a Birdbrain, and this one has a red 3D nose! I also love the clean look of the card using minimal colours.

So, here's my card...


It took me quite a while to get the measurements right as it was all hand cut with a ruler and a precision knife. I also took the placement of the bow from Kathy's flip card too.
The image and colours (and nose!) were inspired from Kathy's Birdbrain card.

and here is the 'flip' side...


Image & sentiments used: Christmas Spirit Birdbrain
Colouring Medium: Promarkers
Papers: Pebble's Inc. (Sunny Side); Lawn Fawn (Let's Polka in the Meadow)
Die: Reverse Confetti (Layered bow Confetti Cuts)
Other: A flat back pearl coloured with Poppy red Promarker.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Christmas At Sweet Stampin - Anything Christmas
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Crafting By Designs - Christmas
Fab n Funky - Christmas

Now, please head over to the lady herself, Kathy, to see who she has CASE-d!

Thanks for hopping!
The hop will end on Sunday, May 7th at 6 am EST (11am UK time).
Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on  Wednesday, May 9th.

And now, 2 for Laura's birthday!

Our youngest daughter is celebrating her birthday today.
This first card is the one I made for Laura from her dad & me...


I used the same 'Donut Worry' stamp set (by Lawn Fawn) that I used for Emma's card from Jake.
I used the co-ordinating die too.
I coloured the donuts with promarkers, added glossy accents to the icing, and raised them on foam pads to add to the 'box', which has no sides, it's just a strip of patterned paper, scored and folded, with a window cut out using an oblong die. I added acetate behind the window, then re-inforced the paper with card so that the lid could be opened too.

Sentiment: computer generated.
Papers: Stampin Up 'sweet always' dsp (retired); Carta Bella 'its a girl'.
Dies: Lawn Fawn 'donut worry' Lawn Cuts; Spellbinders oblong; Spellbinders D-lites 'victoria corner'.
Other: Glossy Accents; acetate; funky foam (for dimension), small heart punch; clear Wink of Stella.

I'd like to enter this at:
In The Pink - birthday
Seize the Birthday - Anything goes

and here's her card that I made for Jake to give to her...


I used Mama Elephant's Little Cat Agenda stamp set for this one, again, colouring the images with promarkers.
I stamped Happy Birthday (Inkadinkado) above, and die cut 'Sister' for beneath the kitties, they looked to plain though so doodled on them with a white gel pen, and now I think they look too busy!

Paper: Doodlebug 'hello sunshine'.
Dies: Dienamics By the Letter; Paper Smooches 'dots and dashes'; party banner die.
Other: Funky foam (for dimension), Clear Wink of Stella; Uni-Ball Signo white gel pen.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Simon Says Stamp (Weds) - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - family

Thanks for stopping by today xx

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.