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Cards in Envy Challenge: Winter Chills

Happy Monday and Happy New Year!  Over at Cards in Envy, we are celebrating the challenge with cards that focus on “Winter Chills”. That means we’d love to see cards that showcase anything about winter cold.  Snowmen, snowbirds, snowflakes, scarves, hats, mittens, or anything else you can think of that represents winter chills.  Don’t forget to make sure your card fits into a standard A2 size envelope.

My card today features a few different stamp sets to create this scene. The snowman is from Lawn Fawn’s “Making Frosty Friends”, the penguin is from Lawn Fawn’s “Toboggon Together”, and a few of the embellishments are from Paper Smooches, “Swanky Snowdudes”.  I colored them all with Copic Markers and paper pieced with Carta Bella’s “Bundled Up” design paper.

You have until Sunday, January 14th to enter the “Winter Chills” challenge over at Cards in Envy.   Can’t wait to see what you do.

From The Heart Stamps May Blog Hop!

Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps May blog hop. This month our theme is “CASE it”!

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 from Kathy Curry’s website, you are in the right place, if not why don’t you start on the From the Heart Stamps blog, so you don’t miss anything.

My card today “CASEs” Kelly Schelske’s card from February 2017.  One of Kelly’s talents is the use of pattern papers.  Here is her card:

I wanted to go out of my comfort zone and break out some patter paper, which is Echo Park’s “We Are Family”.  I colored up “Gratitude” from the Faithful Friends collection with my favorite medium, Copic Markers. The green is: G99, G94 and YG03, the blue B39, B34, B32, and the red in R46 & R27.  I hope I did Kelly proud!

Now head over to Kelly Schelske’s and see what she has created.

Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Sunday, May 7th at 6 am EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday May 9th.

From The Heart Stamps: Midweek Design Team Inspiration

It’s Wednesday and time for the From The Heart Design Team Highlights.  Today, I made a masculine card to inspire you using “Fishing” Birdbrain” by From the Heart Digital Images. 

I colored the image with Copic Markers and used a My Favorite Things Blueprints Sketch die. The design paper is Boy oh Boy from Carte Belle.

Hope we see you this week at From the Heart Stamps to participate in the Sketch challenge. Don’t forget, we would also love to see your work on the Facebook Page.

 

From The Heart Stamps: Midweek Design Team Inspiration

It’s Wednesday and time for the From The Heart Design Team Highlights.  Today I used “teamwork”, an image from the Faithful Friends collection by From the Heart Digital Images. 

I colored the image with Copic Markers and used a square die by My Favorite Things.  The design paper is a very old collection from my stash by DWC.

Hope we see you this week at From the Heart Stamps to participate in the Sketch challenge. Also, don’t forget about the Facebook Group.

From The Heart Stamps April Blog Hop!

Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps April blog hop. This month our theme is “I’m No Spring Chicken”!   How fun, Right?

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 from Kathy Curry’s website, you are in the right place, if not why don’t you start on the From the Heart Stamps blog, so you don’t miss anything.

For my project, I used, “Chocolate Birdbrain” which I colored up in Copic Markers in V25, V22, and V20 for the body, E29, E25 & E23 for the chocolate, YG67, YG17 and YG03 for the grass and E23, E 31 and E33 for the dirt.

My background is made using the Inky Antic’s Cloud Stencil and some good old fashioned chalk.  My paper and dies are My Favorite Things.

Now head over to Kelly Schelske’s and see what she has created.

Hope you enjoy hopping with us today.  Our hop will end on Sunday April 9th at 6 am, and the winners will be posted on Wednesday April 13th.

Happy Hopping!

From The Heart Stamps – Midweek Design Team Inspiration

I’m here today with a little Mid-Week DT Inspiration for From The Heart Stamps!  My card today is colored with Copic Markers and Distress Inks using the “Friendship” image in the Faithful Friends collection.  I also used a Tim Holtz Embossing Folder and Coffee Stencil.

I hope you’ll stop by this week to check out both the Sketch Challenge and the Stamp of the Month Challenge at the From The Heart Stamps Blog. 


I look forward to seeing you over at the From The Heart Stamps Blog  and in the Facebook Community.  We really love to see your work.

Technique Junkies – Sweet Baby Shoes

Hey Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse back with some inky inspiration for this wonderful spring day!  I hope you all get a chance to play in your craft room while you enjoy the coming of great weather.

For my card today I used the March Release stamp, Welcome Sweet Baby, Set of 4. which I colored using Copic Markers in “E” shades.  The background uses the Gessstencil Crayon Technique from the Technique Junkies December 2014 Subscriber Pages. I used Neocolor II crayons over heavy gesso through the Art Anthology Stencil called, “Bubbles”.

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Thanks for stopping by the Technique Junkies Blog today and we all wish you lots of creative play today and always.

Bye, Bye for now!!

The Crafty Nurse

Cards in Envy Challenge: Black & White with a Smidge of Color

Happy Monday!  That means it’s time for a new Cards in Envy Challenge and this week we are celebrating Black & White with a Smidge of Color cards!  Please make sure your card fits into a standard A2 envelope.

The challenge will run through Sunday, March 30th and our design team will be choosing their favorite cards to feature on the The Cards in Envy blog.

For my card I started with Alte New’s “Adore You” stamp set which I stamped and copic colored with grey tones. My Smidge of color comes in the design paper by Glitz aptly called “Black & White”.  I added a sentiment, also from the same stamp set and a few sequins.

I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week for the Cards in Envy  “Black & White with a Smidge of Color” Challenge!

From The Heart Stamps Sketch #166

Hello friends!  Happy Monday!  I’m here with sketch #166 at From The Heart Stamps. Our challenges are simple, just use a From The Heart image and the sketch as a reference.  There is also an added option to use the provided colors. Totally up to you.  The sketch challenge runs through Sunday, March 19th.

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I love the clean lines of this sketch and was inspired by one of our sketch participants, Dandi, who “cut off the legs” of her Birdbrain and I thought this would work perfectly with this sketch too.  Thanks Dandi!    For my card today, I used “Hamlet Pigwit “Think Spring” which I colored using Copic Markers in R01, YR61 and R02. The paper pad and dies are My Favorite Things and an embossing folder adds texture.
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Sure hope you’ll join us this week for Sketch #166 at From The Heart Stamps.  Also, don’t forget to stop by and join the FTHS Facebook group.  Happy Monday!!

From The Heart Stamps – Midweek Design Team Inspiration

I’m here today with a little Mid-Week DT Inspiration for From The Heart Stamps!  My card today is colored with Copic Markers using the “Feel Better Birdbrain.”   I hope you’ll stop by this week to check out both the Sketch Challenge and the Stamp of the Month Challenge at the From The Heart Stamps Blog. 


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I look forward to seeing you over at the From The Heart Stamps Blog  and in the Facebook Community.  We really love to see your work.

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