‘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 🙂

 

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.

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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 🙂

Birdbrain Brew…

A Beer

Happy Wednesday!  I’m back today to share some midweek inspiration at From the Heart Stamps using this great image called Birdbrain Brew.  If you want to check out what the DT have been up to please have a look round the blog and be inspired!

I also used papers by Recollections – Awesome Boy, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle, Spellbinders Shield and Label Dies, Epiphany Star and Circle Tool and Spectrum Noirs.  The sentiments were done on the computer.

Thanks for stopping by today but don’t forget to join us for the From the Heart Stamps Blog Hop on Friday!  We have a CASE it theme 🙂 Hope to see you there!  Take care – Karen 🙂

Lighthouse….

Lighthouse

Hello there!  I’m back today with some midweek inspiration for From the Heart Stamps.  I actually got the inspiration for this card from Imke who is one of our Design Team Leaders at FTHS. She made a fab card using this wonderful lighthouse – which you can find here and I knew I had to get this image!  It’s great for masculine cards and for encouragement and thinking of you cards.  Check out Imke’s card here.

I also used: ‘Nautical Rose’ papers, Core-dinations cardstock, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Dies, Spellbinders Oval Dies, I’m not sure where this anchor die came from! Spectrum Noirs to colour. I used the computer for the sentiment.

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Why not pop over to the From the Heart Blog to see what the design team have been up to this week. Thanks so much for stopping by today, take care – Karen 🙂

Apple Blossom Birds

anniversary birds

 

Hi there, I hope you’re well and enjoying your week so far! I can’t believe we’re nearing the end of January, time’s flying!  Well, I’m here today to share this card that I made for my parents anniversary which was at the beginning of the month, this one’s from my sister. I have used this sweet digi available at From the Heart Stamps called Apple Blossom Birds – isn’t it sweet?!   Why not pop over to the BLOG to see what the DT have come up with for some mid-week inspiration.  Also, don’t forget our weekly I (heart) Sketches challenge and Stamp of the Month challenge which you still have time to link up your creations for – details are HERE.

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I also used: Papers from Dear Lizzy Neapolitan by American Crafts, Spellbinders Foliage Dies, Spellbinders Label 4 Dies, Spectrum Noirs to colour, beautiful paper flowers and self-adhesive gems.

Thanks for stopping by today, take care – Karen 🙂

‘Birthday Burger Birdbrain….’

Birthday Burger

Hello, it’s Wednesday and that means it time for some midweek inspiration at From the Heart Stamps (doesn’t seem like 5 minutes that I said that last week!). Today I’m sharing this card that I have made for my brother who’s birthday is next month.  This card is going to be from my niece and nephew for their uncle.  When I started planning Rob’s cards they all involved food – he does love his food!  But now I feel pretty bad because he’s since decided to go on a health kick and is now being really good about what he is eating!!   In fact he’s lost quite a bit of weight already and he’s only a couple of weeks into it – hmmm, hope his cards don’t tip him over the edge and tempt him to return to his old ways!!  Nah, I’m sure he’ll see the funny side – or at least I hope so!

This image is called Birthday Burger Birdbrain and is particularly good for masculine cards I think.  I have also followed our weekly Sketch #126 to make this card.  Rules about joining in with our I (heart) sketches with a tWiSt challenges can be found HERE.

FtHS Card Patterns Sketch 126I didn’t use the ‘twist’ this week and just stuck to the sketch.  Why not join in with the challenge? Everyone who enters will receive a $1 credit to the store which you can save for  an image or you could get one of the many $1 images in store right now – everyone’s a winner! All you need to do is use a From the Heart image and you’re good to go!

I have also used papers from Papermania – Mr Mister, Spellbinders Circle and Banner Dies, Kaisercraft Rectangle Die and Spectrum Noirs to colour.

That’s all from me for today.  There’s is more fab inspiration from my talented team-mates over on the FTHS blog.  Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoy the rest of your week.  Take care – Karen 🙂

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