Hamlet Pigwit Cold Suds…

Cheers Piggy!Hello, I hope you enjoyed great weekend ūüôā¬† Today I’m sharing this card that I made for my niece to give to her brother on his birthday which is actually tomorrow!¬† I have used this fab digital stamp available at From the Heart Stamps called Hamlet Pigwit Cold Suds.¬† There is a good selection of messages in this set and includes 4 images – great for any celebration card!

Other materials used: Patterned papers by Lawn Fawn – Let’s Polka in the Meadow, blue card stock from stash, Spectrum Noirs, Card Candi, Spellbinders Circle and Square dies, Kaisercraft banner die and Memory Box Stitched Rectangle die.¬† I made up the sentiments on the computer. Oh, and how could I forget my Marvy snow pen for the beer froth?!!!

As this is the last week of term for my children before the summer hols, I’ll be back on Thursday with some teacher appreciation cards.¬† Thanks for popping by today, take care – Karen ūüôā

From the Heart Stamps – June Stamp of the Month

Ice-cream Treat

Hello there, I hope you’re enjoying your weekend so far!¬† It’s a very quick visit from me today with this treat bag that I made using the Stamp of the Month image for June at From the Heart Stamps¬†and it is called Ice cream Lineup and here it is!

FtHS_Ice Cream Lineup PreviewI printed the lineup of ice-cream and coloured them in with Spectrum Noirs,¬† then I¬†cut¬†them out¬†and popped them on the bag – easy peasy!¬† If you didn’t participate last month you can still take part this month by either buying the image in store or you can get it for FREE if you spend $10 in store and quote SCREAM.¬† You have until the end of the month to upload your creations to the BLOG.¬† All challenge rules and details can be found HERE.

Ice-cream Treat 2

I also used dies from Reverse Confetti, twine, Stickles, glittery peg and twine.   Papers are from American Crafts РDear Lizzie Neapolitan.

Thanks for stopping by!¬† Have a great day – Karen ūüôā


From the Heart Stamps – May Stamp of the Month

Little Pigwit Hamlet

Hello there! Today I am sharing this card that I have made using the Stamp of the Month digi¬†image for May at From the Heart Stamps and it’s called Hamlet PigWit in the Planter!¬† How cute is this?!! If you took part in the challenge last month you would have been emailed this set for FREE! However, you can purchase this in store, or if you spend $10 you can get this for FREE by using the code SQUEAL!!!¬† Challenge rules can be found HERE.¬† Here is the complete set:FtHS_Hamlet PigWit in the Planter PreviewI used a greeting that I already had in my stash but you get plenty included.¬† While I’m here, I thought I’d show you the 2 FREEBIES that Faith has very generously¬† made available at the STORE!

I think you’ll agree these are 2 fab sets¬†with so many great sentiments!

That’s all from me for today but remember you have until the last day of the month to link up your creations to the BLOG!

For my card I also used: Papers by Anna Griffin РLizzie, Spellbinders Square Die, Lawn Fawn Scalloped Border Die, Sue Wilson Camelia Die, Dragonfly die Рmagazine freebie, Kanban sentiment, Card Candi, Trimcraft enamel dots, Spectrum Noirs and Promarkers.

Take care and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

‘Feel Better Birdbrain’ – From the Heart Stamps

FTHS Get Well Soon


Hi there!¬† Today I’m sharing this card that I made for a friend of my Dad’s who recently suffered a stroke.¬† I have also used this image for my Father-in-Law who was rushed into hospital last month.¬† I’m pleased to say they are both doing really well and are now on the road to recovery.¬† ‘Get Well’ cards are hopefully not one’s that we need to send a lot of but when we do isn’t this a fabulous image to use?!¬† It’s called Feel Better Birdbrain¬†and is available at From the Heart Stamps.¬† I used a Craftwork Cards sentiment with this one but you get a great selection in the set¬†and¬†¬†here it is!

There are some great new digital¬†images in the store so it’s well worth having a little peek, and of course the lovely ladies on the DT always provide great inspiration on the BLOG.

FTHS Get Well Soon 2

I also used Spellbinders Square Dies, Spectrum Noirs, an epoxy sticker and the¬†papers are from My Mind’s Eye – ‘Kate & Co’ Oxford Lane.

I am entering this¬†in the new weekly Sketch challenge at From the Heart Stamps where the twist is to use a die-cut and here’s the sketch if you want to play along too!¬† Challenge rules can be found HERE but everyone who enters gets $1 credit for the store!Sketch149

Thanks for popping by today, I hope you have a great weekend ūüôā¬† Take care – Karen ūüôā

From the Heart Stamps – ‘Time to Bloom’

FTHS Butterfly

Hi there!¬† I’m popping in super quick today with my Stamp of the Month entry over at From the Heart Stamps.¬† This beautiful set is called Time to Bloom and here it is!If you played along last month this would have been sent to you for FREE and if you link up using this months image you’ll get the Stamp of the Month for May FREE too – and on it goes!¬† If you love this though and didn’t play along last month you can still purchase this in the store – or if you spend over $10 in a single order you can enter the code TICK-TOCK and you’ll get it for FREE! All challenge rules can be found HERE.

As you can see you get a lot of sentiments in this set¬†–¬†great fonts –¬† aswell as the main image and 2 smaller images.¬† I have printed the butterfly out 3 times here so that I could decoupage the top wings to give some dimension. I was intending to use the main image but because I didn’t have time to colour it in I just went for a CAS look with the butterfly and sentiment. I also used my Spectrum Noirs, orange and black Coredinations cardstock and some black adhesive flat-backed pearls. I also cheated a little bit with the antennae!¬† I had cut them off while I was cutting them out, so I used a butterfly die to cut out another butterfly and snipped the antennae off that and stuck it on mine!!!

FTHS butterfly 2

Thanks for stopping by today – I hope you’re enjoying your weekend!¬† If you want to take part in the FTHS Stamp of the Month challenge, you have until Saturday 30th April to link up on their blog. See you soon – take care, Karen ūüôā


‘Digging Dog…..’

Digging Dog


Hello and a happy Wednesday to you!¬† I hope you enjoyed a lovely Easter and got to see some sunshine. We had enough so that I could get out in the garden and give it a tidy-up which I was glad about, and¬†my kids will be eating chocolate for ages now to get rid of their eggs – but I don’t hear them complaining!!!

Today I’m sharing my last midweek inspiration card for From the Heart Stamps. The initial six month¬†DT term is up so I have decided to step down.¬† Of course you’ll still see lots of FTHS¬†cards on my blog¬†and I will hopefully be joining in with the sketch challenges and Stamp of the Month challenges when time allows. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Faith and¬†all the lovely ladies on the team¬†for their help when I needed it and for their lovely kind comments and encouragement over the past 6 months. Thank you ladies –¬† you are a fabulously talented team XXX

So, ¬†getting back to my card!¬† This is our Stamp of the Month for March called Digging Dog and it¬†is rather cute don’t you think?! ¬†If you’re quick, ¬†you can still link up your creations to the BLOG – you have until tomorrow night!¬† You can find all the details and rules there too. This is a great set as you not only do you¬†get this playful pooch, but also 8 sentiments and a¬†co-ordinating¬†border image of flowers, dirt piles, and bones!¬† This set is available to purchase in the store but you would have received this for free is you played along last month.

To make this card I also used the following: Patterned papers by Anna Griffin – Fifi and Fido, black cardstock, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Die, round paper punch, Paper Smooches Paw Die, epoxy sticker, twine, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment and Spectrum Noirs to colour.

That’s all from me for today.¬† I hope you enjoy the rest of your week and thanks so¬† much for stopping by today.¬† Take care – Karen ūüôā

Autumn Flower Jar….

Autumn Jar

Hi there and a happy Wednesday to you!¬† I’m popping in today with some midweek inspiration for From the Heart Stamps using this lovely image called Autumn Flower Jar. Please pop over to our BLOG¬†to see what the lovely ladies in the design team have created for you today ūüôā

To make this card I also used the following: Papers by Craft Asylum – Into the Woods, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Dies, Spellbinders Foliage Dies, Epiphany tool, Craftwork Cards sentiment stamp, Spectrum Noirs, a Presscut Stepper Die and a Memento Ink pad.

Thanks for stopping by today, take care – Karen ūüôā