From the Heart Stamp of the Month

Ohh lookie here, a progressive challenge finished before the final few days! This month the image for the From the Heart Challenge is great for the long hot summer we are hoping for!


Materials used:
From the Heart Stamps – Ice Cream Lineup (free if you participated in last month’s challenge)
Imagine That! digis by Kris – Ice Cream Parlour Digi Papers
acrylic ice cream cone stamp (magazine freebie)
white printer card
X-Press It card
snippet of frosted shrink plastic
Copic pens
polychromo pencils
archival ink pad
white A5 card blank

The image and sentiment are printed out together then a second copy of just the ice creams is fussy cut and stuck over the top with gel glue.

The ice cream cones are stamped onto a snippet of shrink plastic, coloured with pencils, cut out and shrunk.

The backing paper is printed from the Ice Cream Parlour set and used to cover the front of the card blank. A black pen has bee run around the edges  and also around the edges of the main image.

We have been enjoying a few days of lovely sunny weather here and I have manage a couple of walks around our local reservoir/nature reserve. The coots, swans and ducks are now showing off their youngsters and a few days ago I was luck enough to spot a kingfisher flashing by. There is no mistaking the bright blue streak as it skims over the water.

I hope that if you are in the same hemispere you are also enjoying good weather. If you are heading into winter I hope it is not too harsh.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
From the Heart Stamp of the Month – June
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #35
2 Creative Chicks Showcase #11
Crafting From The Heart #115
Craft Your Passion #315
Artistic Inspirations #158 – Anything Goes (Just for fun)
Crafty Sentiments Designs – Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #281 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #17 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #21
A Gem of A Challenge #170 – Weather (my card just has to be summer!)


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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13 Responses to From the Heart Stamp of the Month

  1. Florence says:

    What a great card Pippa. I think today is going to be a day for icecream!! 🙂 I have not seen a kingfisher for years. We used to see them a lot along the canals in the UK. Many moons ago.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Flo x

  2. Sarn says:

    Hi Pippa . . . how wonderful to see Kingfishers in the wild. I’ve never managed to catch a glimpse of one yet!

    Lovely ice cream card . . . just perfect for the sunny weather I have here today.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  3. Hi Pippa super take on the Weather chall theme.. your ices look very yummy &

    thanks for sharing with us @ AGOAC this wk.

    smiles Christine x

  4. Jennifer Bradley says:

    Hi Pippa, fabulous card,love the ice creams,just perfect for the weather we are having here at present. Thank you for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. we would love to see you back with us soon and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

  5. jmhave44 says:

    Yummy looks on this cute card. Love your idea of the shrink plastic cones. Something I’ve never tried is the shrink plastic. Also looks very nice with the special ice cream dp too. Glad you’ve had the nice weather to be able to enjoy some nature walks, and get some sunshine. Happy Wkend. TFS

  6. Michelle H says:

    Wonderful card! And yes, this is the perfect summer card!
    Thanks for joining this week @ Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge! Hope to see you back again soon 🙂

  7. Donna Mosley says:

    Gorgeous card, thank you for joining us at AGOAC. Good luck!
    Donna x

  8. clauvie says:

    yummy card
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  9. Imke says:

    Perfect summer card, Pippa and the DP fits great with “Ice Cream Lineup”.
    Thanks for joining our FREE Stamp of the Month June Challenge @ From the Heart Stamps !!

  10. Carla says:

    Cute card, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

  11. craftybunny says:

    Just love that sentiment!The ice creams are coloured so beautifully.Such a wonderful card.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  12. Helen says:

    Great card – thanks for joining us at Penny’s.

    Helen x

  13. Your background paper is just perfect with the ice creams! Fun card! Thanks so much for joining us at FTHS for the June SOTM challenge.

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