Hamlet Pigwit Cold Suds…

Cheers Piggy!Hello, I hope you enjoyed great weekend 🙂  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 🙂

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 – Dear Lizzie Neapolitan.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day – Karen 🙂


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 – Lizzie, Spellbinders Square Die, Lawn Fawn Scalloped Border Die, Sue Wilson Camelia Die, Dragonfly die – magazine 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 🙂  Take care – Karen 🙂

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 🙂


‘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 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂


“Happy Easter”

Easter tulips

Hello and welcome to a week of Easter inspiration on my blog.  Today I’m sharing this card that I have made using this pretty spring image available at From the Heart Stamps called Easter Egg Tulips and our new sketch #143.

Card Patterns Sketch 143

We would love for you to join us this week in our sketch challenge  – and don’t forget our Stamp of the Month challenge also.  All rules and details for our challenges can be found HERE.

For this card I also used : Bazzill embossed cardstock, Bazzill pleated border, American Crafts – Dear Lizzy ‘Neapolitan’, Sizzix Banner Die, Tim Holtz Strip Rosette Die, Epiphany tool, Spectrum Noirs, sentiment from Lawn Fawn – ‘Happy Easter’ and a WRMK Corner Chomper.

Thanks for stopping by today and don’t forget to pop over to the BLOG to see what the DT have created for you.  I hope you’ll be able to stop by on Wednesday for some cute Easter treat packaging ideas.  Take care – Karen 🙂

Spring Fence….

Spring Fence

Hello there and a happy Wednesday to you!  I’d like to start by saying thank you to all who joined us on our March Blog Hop at From the Heart Stamps over the weekend.  I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by and for all of your lovely comments 🙂

Today I have some midweek inspiration for you using this lovely image called Spring Fence available at From the Heart Stamps.  This would be a lovely image to use for anyone who loved their garden and as a retirement card I think.  The design team have been busy creating some wonderful inspiration for you over on the BLOG so why not pop over for a little look?

Please remember our challenges that you can join in with too.  We have our weekly sketch challenge and also our Stamp of the Month challenge (March’s image is so cute!) All the details for these can be found HERE.

Spring Fence 2

To make my card I also used: Gingham cardstock from my stash, Bazzill cardstock, ribbon, Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circle Dies, Craftwork Cards sentiment, Round Epiphany Tool and Spectrum Noirs.

That’s all from me for today.  Thanks for stopping by, take care – Karen 🙂

From the Heart Stamps – March Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the From the Heart Stamps March 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. My card has been CASE-D from the wonderful Angela.  You can see her super sweet card HERE.

Here is my card using Balancing Hearts.  You actually get 2 images in this set.  On my card I have used the image without the stitch detail whereas Angela has used the stitch detail – both fab in their own right.

Tweet WishesTo make this I have also used the following supplies: Paper by Pebbles – ‘Yours Truly’, Coredinations cardstock, Spellbinders Heart and Label Dies and Spectrum Noirs.  The sentiment was made on the computer.

If you have arrived from the super talented Jo then you are in the right place, if not why don’t you start on the From the Heart Stamps blog, so that you don’t miss anything 🙂

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 – yay! Additionally there will be one lucky random winner selected from the comments left on the FTHS blog who will win a $15 voucher to the FTHS store – double yay!

Now head over to see what the fabulous Kathy Curry has created for you 🙂

Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Monday March 7th at 6 am EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday March 9th. Remember to leave all of our fantastic designers a comment on their blogs to have a better chance of winning!

Have a great weekend everyone – take care – Karen