Friday, July 4, 2014

FTH Hop - Christmas in July!!

Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. Our theme this month is “Christmas in July”
Our designers are showcasing lots of gorgeous projects.

As you hop along, please leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win the following:
  • One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win an image (of their choice) for themselves and one for a friend.
  • One commenter on the From the Heart Stamps blog will be selected to win a $15 gift voucher to the store!

If you have arrived from Cheryl's Blog, 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.

Here is my project, using Seven Christmas Birds.

I have really fallen for these cute birdies, and they are so much fun to color with my Copics.  Thanks to Faith's image for reference, I was able to shade them without too much difficulty (seems to be the hardest part for me).

I created two cards for today's blog hop using the image and sentiment from this set.

Image:  Seven Christmas Birds
Papers:  Bazzill textured cs, Neenah white cs, BasicGrey Eskimo Kisses
Color Medium:  Momento London Fog, Copics (B00, B02, B14, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y18, R11, R20, R22, C1, C3, C5, R29, R24, R08, G03, G07, G09)
Tools/Accessories:  Spellbinders curved rectangles,
Stampin Up Coluzzle oval, SU ribbon trim punch
and SU gumball green satin stitched ribbon
Inside of Card 1 using Spellbinders curved rectangles
and Labels One dies with the Sending Love sentiment
from the Seven Christmas Birds set
Image:  Seven Christmas Birds
Papers:  Bazzill textured cs, SU pretty in pink cs, Neenah white cs,
and BasicGrey Eskimo Kisses
Color Medium:  Momento London Fog, Copics (B00, B02, B14, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y18, R11, R20, R22, C1, C3, C5, R29, R24, R08, G03, G07, G09)
Tools/Accessories:  Stampin Up Coluzzle oval, SU punch board used
for ribbon, Spellbinders curved rectangles and light blue ribbon
flower accent from my stash
Inside of Card 2 using Spellbinders curved rectangles
and Labels One dies with the Sending Love sentiment
from the Seven Christmas Birds set

Now head on over to Angela's blog and see what she has created.

Thanks for hopping with us today!! :)  The hop will end on Monday, July 7th at 6 a.m. EDT.  Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday, July 9th.  Good luck to you!

Inky Hugs,

P.S. - I have linked up at Lisa D's Christmas Link-Up too.  If you create your Christmas cards early, check out her blog!!


Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Love love love these cute birdies too along with your fun bright coloring. I was browsing I the store last night and was thinking about purchasing this image. Thank you for sharing and 2nd on the blog hop.

Ema M said...

Love the design and this is super cute! Hopping along on the blog hop so off I go! xx

Stephanie said...

Love this, love the bow.

Jeannie said...

I just love the fun colors on this! Awesome Blog Hop!

Peace & Luv,

Holly Hughes said...

Oh my gosh! This is so adorable! I love both of your cards, but I think the first one is my favorite. You did an excellent job coloring them, and the shading is great! I love this so much! THANKS!

Lesley Pyle said...

I absolutely love your work! So cute and ready for their 'blog-hopping!'
Drop by and say hi!

Lesley xxx

Emily Davis said...

Beautiful cards.
So fun!

Sarah said...

All I can say is WOW. This is beautiful and now I have to buy this set because it is absolutely adorable.

Amy A said...

2 Very TWEET cards Kelly. ;o)

Love the image and great design elements.


linda said...

aww, these are both so cute and colourful; i love the pretty papers and the adorable image.

Sandy Sommerfeld said...

Super sweet card! Love the coloring...

Swimmom said...

I LOVE this image and all the bright colors!

Anna R said...

I still need to color up this image. It's one of my favorites.
I loved seeing how a few little changes made several awesome varieties of Christmas cards. Just Beautiful!

Gail said...

Super Kelly - I like the color choices as I love to make Christmas cards using other than just red or green - nice job! thanks for the hop -have a happy week!

Sharla said...

Love all your bird cards, this is such a fun image!!

Clara said...

What a cute bird image! Great coloring on your card. :)

Blue Kube said...

So cute! The paper behind the first card reminds me of winter sweaters.

Angela said...

Adorable bird the colors!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely cards. i love the cute birds and your colouring. Thank you for your inspiration on this blog hop

Jo said...

Lovely, bright, colourful cards, and I love that big bow! :)

Shirley said...

Love your non-traditional choice of colors for Christmas, and your beautiful coloring. I've fallen in love with these birds too.

Kayla said...

Beautiful card!

Kathy D. said...

The first one is my favorite. Love that you made the shape of the card with a die cut. Also like how you carried it inside with the sentiment.

Leanne said...

So awesome love the image and the colors are so bright and very pretty, nice shape of your card too...way to go on the blog hop!

Imke said...

Love these little birds and you´ve used one of my favorites DP. Great card !!

acpriess said...

I find shading to be challenging too so I love it when I can reference a colored image. Your coloring is lovely.

Crystal Rose said...

I've never tried copics but now I want to. What a pretty card!

Faith H said...

These little birdies are so sweet. I love the papers you used too. Really cute!

Mel said...

Such a cute card, great coloring on the birds!

~ Barb said...

I love shaped cards and your birdies are very tweet ;o) Wonderful paper bow too!
{Hugs} Barb

Marji Franklin said...

Oh my gosh, this is SO cute! I love the little dude with eat muffs, he looks a little squished :) Fun card

chrissy xx said...

Well they are a cute little bunch! All ready for Christmas in their own way! LOving all your colours and this Scrumptious bow! LOving the shape too!

Lyn said...

Love it! Fun coloring and layout!

Intruderlady said...

Gorgeous card. Love this image!


Monica =) said...

Such a cute gang, haven't seen this one before...Immediatelly put them on my "Must-have-list"=)
Hugs, Monica