Monday, 28 April 2014

Late-ish Post for From the Heart Stamps Monthly Challenge (April)

Well I say its late (ish) but it is still the 28th of April here in the UK so I have two days left before the end of the month. I loved the image from From the Heart Stamps this month as it really spoke to me and I knew immediately that I would be using this stamp over and over again. 

The card I made is a 4x4 inch card, which I think is cute and wasn't initially intended. I used new promarkers that I received for my birthday this month and think are just beautiful. I combined some boofle paper and Hugs with Henry card kit paper to create the background and mat the stamped image. But enough explanation (because I have so much else I could talk about but would distract from the purpose of this post), here is the card I made...

I enjoyed making this tiny little card. Here's a more succinct list of supplies:

  • Hugs with Henry Decoupage card kit
  • Boofle paper pad
  • Blank white card from unknown supplier
  • Promarkers: buttercup, apple, lilac, duck egg
  • From the Heart Challenge Stamp: Spring Medley
Sorry this is so short. I promise that when June comes round I will try to be on her more. I will have more time to craft and more time to blog about it all...hopefully. :)

See you all next month. 
Sara xx

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Hamlet....Shakespeare or PigWit?

I struggle to understand Shakespeare at the best of times, however, when my sister told me she would be deputy stage manager for a production at our local theatre I just had to go along and have a look. I learnt a lot in the process of booking and going to watch this play, firstly that Hamlet is my boyfriends favorite piece of work by Shakespeare and secondly that I actually really want to learn more about Hamlet. :) I'm going to get myself a copy of the play at some point, with explanatory notes to help me understand the old English. I enjoyed the play so much and want to better understand the story line. :)

Anyway I waffle...I'm here to show you the card I made for the monthly challenge at From the Heart Stamps. Its a beautiful and very funny stamp this month, and I enjoyed colouring him in during a spare moment from working on my dissertation. Here is the card, which I made on a slightly longer break this evening. (I'm struggling with my analysis of my data right now and I need to find a way to calm down a bit...I'll get there eventually. :) ). 

I'm sorry he's a little blurry. 

Made using:  Anita Art Stamps, Baby Pink Card Base
                      Boofle paper pad 
                      From the Heart Stamp - Hamlet PigWit Think Spring

I think he's so cute and I will definitely be putting him into the challenge this month, even though I am constantly aware of the extremely talented people that I put my cards up next too. I'm learning slowly and I will achieve 'professional' looking cards one day. :) Anyway, I'm going to have a bit of a chill before bed. Talk to you again next month. 

Sara xx