Saturday, 31 August 2013

From the heart...

When I chanced upon the From The Heart blog earlier this month and saw this adorable (digital) stamp, I simply had to have it. It was the free stamp of the month of August, provided you played in the July free stamp of the month challenge. Since I had just found the blog, I had to buy this one, but I cannot wait to find out what adorable image Faith has in store for us next month.

I also used the sketch from the current From The Heart sketch challenge:

I printed the image onto watercolour card (Crafter's Companion) and coloured the image with my new AquaMarkers (Letraset). The image and cardstock circles (Coreidinations ColorCore) were cut with Lifestyle Crafts circle dies and adhered using foam tape. The heart embellishments () were cut from a piece of veneer paper (Life birch wood, Simon Says Stamp), adhered with foam tape and finished off with a layer of Glossy Accents. I also used the Glossy Accents to adhere the button.

Materials used:
Digital image - The cat's out of the bag (From The Heart Stamps)
Sentiment - Birthday Bash set (Verve Stamps)
Colouring medium - AquaMarkers (Letraset)
Papers - Watercolour card (Crafter's Companion); Core'dinations ColorCore
Patterned papers - Bluebell 6x6 pad (My Mind's Eye)
Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Heart dies - Large Holiday Shapes, Simon Says Stamp/Memory Box
Circle dies - Lifestyle Crafts
Button & twine - from my stash
Glossy Accents, foam tape, glue tape runner

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
From The Heart - Free digital image stamp of the month challenge
From The Heart - Sketch challenge (no. 32)
Seize the Birthday - always Anything goes birthday
Sweet Stampin' - Spots and stripes
Just Add Ink - 180 Just add colouring
Sister Act  - 22 Anything goes


  1. Lovely card. The image is just adorable. Thanks for sharing it with us at Seize the Birthday.

  2. The watercoloring looks so pretty ! Beautiful card !

    Thanks for joining us @ Delightful Inspiration {from the heart} the blog from {From the Heart Stamps}

  3. Marianne, this is gorgeous! I love the colours you've used, and the background papers look fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. :)

  4. The colors you used to color that adorable kitten and your papers that you chose work soooo wonderful together! Thanks for linking it up with us over at Seize the Birthday!

  5. Marianne, that's just too cute! Beautiful colouring and the wooden accents are perfect! thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

  6. This a cute little cat - he looks very happy. I like the way you have coloured him. Chantell JAI

  7. I really understand why you fell for that cute stamp! He's a cutie. Thanks for playing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Pia x

  8. super cute cat I agree! Love your colouring and your card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week!

  9. super cute image. lovely card
    Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week
    Doreen xx

  10. Oh, how cute the kitty is with all the different color spots. Just a super card. I have that Bluebell paper you used and found the matching embellishments to go along. Now, that's fun.

  11. Loving this kitty.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin'

  12. Isn't this just the cutest of images Marianne, yet your card has a fell of elegance as well with the crisp design.

    B x