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Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Another Award!


The lovely Crafting Amy has given me this super award. I love this lady and her little pooch, wish I had her figure lol! Nevermind, once I get on my Wii Fit, there will be no stopping me!

The rules of the award are as follows, you must list five addictions and five fave bloggers. I have gone with my fav five craft addictions. It was very hard to choose just five as, I love so many things. Anyway, here goes :

1) Papers - I love any sort of papers, Cosmo Cricket, Imaginese, My Mind's Eye etc.
2) Stamps - am totally in love with Elzybells, Sugar Nellie, Hero Arts and Tilda's.
3) Flowers - have boxes of them. Have just added to my stash with some Prima ones.
4) Buttons - any shape, colour or size - must have them all!
5) Watercolour Pencils - love using them, love the effects they give.

My fav bloggers, there are so many and it was so hard to choose just five. I have had a quick peek at all of the blogs I visit to see if they have received this award. If I have given it to you again, soz, but please pass it on to someone you know who hasn't received it yet, many thanks xxx

1) The Twin's Mum - My dear cousin Maree in Oz, has recently started her blog and am loving what she has produced so far, hurry up with those challenge cards hun!
2) Taffy's Crafty Creations - just love all of her cards and her fun blog.
3) Cards By Kim - I just go WOW and get very inspired at all of her beautiful creations.
4) Art with a Heart - A super blog I have recently found, love her cards.
5) Julie's Crafty Corner - Great cards and chat and a cat lover like me!
6) Just Crafty - I just love popping over to her blog, great inspiration and fun.

Enjoy the award, I was chuffed to recieve it from Amy. xxx

Monday, 29 December 2008

Sketch Saturday Challenge - Your Choice!


My photo looks slightly wonky, soz. I have completed the Sketch Saturday Challenge which was your choice of any of the sketches from 2008. I have decided to use Challenge # 29, a great sketch which uses lots of scallops. I have used one of my new super-duper stamps from Sugar Nellie, some Papermania papers and a turquiose scallop card. I coloured in using distressed inkpads and have covered with glossy accents and loads of lovely buttons.

Forgot to say a big thankyou to all of my lovely blogging friends who sent me Chrismtas pressies, you all know who you are! I was chuffed to receive them all, thanks so much for adding to my ever-growing craft stash. Thanks for stopping by and for any comments left, hugs Heidi xxxx

I feel like a change!

Another Christmas has come and gone and I always get itchy feet at this time of year. Not sure whether this is due to just year end or change in general. I always want to decorate or make big changes to everything in sight. I am so looking forward to Spring, all of those lovely flowers popping up and the birds singing and hopefully the sun shining.

On that note, I have volunteed David to do some decorating around the house. First of all is Amy's room. We will have to decorate around her, as she is revising for her final 'A' Levels for exams starting in January. Next will be our room, just need a lick of paint but we will be putting some lovely laminate flooring down as our carpet has seen better days.

Back to Xmas, I was thoroughly spoilt, lots of lovely crafting goodies, my friends and family know me too well! I received Hero Arts, Sugar Nellie and Penny Black stamps, a wonderful Russian Doll stencil set and too many cd's and dvd's to mention. My fav pressie of all was a Wii Fit, my lovely daughter Amy gave me a Christmas Eve pressie, haven't had time to play with it, but have wanted one for ages so am excited to get started. Have braved the sales in Brighton, the girls had lots of vouchers and Xmas money that were burning holes in their purses, so a few bargains were got.

Have just finished 32 thank-you cards for Jessie and Georgia. I was in charge of cutting and sticking whilst they stamped, my fingers hurt but am itching to play with my new stamps and will post some challenges later today. Again, I can't wait to use bolder brighter colours and papers, experiment with some new promarkers that were brought for me. Hope your all enjoying the break and I am so looking forward to seeing all of your new creations, pop back later if you can as I will post some cards, hugs Heidi xxxx

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!!!

Have just finished the pressie drop and am now officially ready for tommorrow. I just wanted to wish everyone in blogland a wonderful Christmas and a happy heathly new year. I have made some wonderful friends and feel truely blessed to know all of you. Your comments and generousity have been overwhelming and as my year started off quite badly due to ill health, it is going to finish all the better for knowing all of you. Keep well and enjoy the season. Looking forward to corresponding with you all next year, love and hugs Heidi xxxx

Monday, 22 December 2008

My last family Christmas Cards




Have at last finished the cards, yippee! Here they are as promised. I have just kept them quite simple, Amy loves penguins, Jessie the mouse and fairies are Georgia's favourites. Am gonna start next year's in January, one of my new year's resolutions is to get organised, after all I am a Virgo and that is our thing! Anyway, I will agree to anything after a glass of wine or three! Have at last changed my photo, my hair has grown so long and has changed colour about four times since that last one. Also have loaded a wonderful piccy of my lovely girls that was taken this evening. The five of us all went out for a lovely Christmas meal, and I am glad that I managed to get at least one normal picture of them, without Georgia pulling a funny face, Amy and Jess in pout mode or David wearing the table flower, beer glass in hand! Well, am off to have a large coffee, the head is beginning to hurt, as the waiter decided to give me a pint glass of wine, he obviously thought I looked harrassed/worn-out or both or he expected a large tip! Anyway, hope you like the cards/photos. Will be back tommorrow (head permitting lol!) to complete a challenge or two, night night, sleep tight xxx

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Stamp Something Challenge Sketch


Have just finished this entry for this weeks challenge over at Stamp Something Challenge Blog . I am going to send this to my hubby for Christmas, as the image is soooo cute. I have used Basic Grey 'Wassail' papers this time, along with some srummy brown tulle, brown jelli dots, a 'togetherness' plaque and a beautiful heart charm. I coloured the image using watercolour pencils and have added some glitter and a sentiment from 'Lili of the Valley'. Thanks for stopping by, am off to wrap some pressies xxxx

Emma's Blog Candy

Hurry on over to Emma's blog Something Sweet where she has some super blog candy to give away. She is celebrating a milestone in blogging hits. xxx

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Secret Crafter, Saturday Challenge # 12 - Paper Piercing


Here is my entry for this weeks great challenge over at Secret Crafter. The challenge had to include paper piecing, so I have paper pieced the Elf's dress and hat. I just had to use my new Tilda, Alva the Elf and big Daisy which I brought from Crafts U Love. I have used Imaginisce paper, 'Fairest of Them All, Enchanted Garden', some jelli dots, pink flowers. Have coloured in using some great chalk pencils using a waterbrush and finished off with a little silver bell. Hope you like it, enjoy your weekend xxxxx

Friday, 19 December 2008

Am I ready, am I heck!!

No challenges today sorry, will be completing one or two tommorrow, if I can find the time. Am still trying to get organised for Thursday, how do people do it, they must be super-human! I still have all of the pressies to wrap and not much time to wrap them in as the girls are now home for the holidays..... Well the schools broke up today, bit of a sad day for us. A wonderful teacher called Mr H left today to take up a post at a secondary school (brave man!). He was a super teacher to Jess and great joke teller, will miss his sick jokes and cheerful smile every day..... Took Georgia to the local panto tonight, oh no you didn't, oh yes I did (sorry, had to get that one in). It was Aladdin with 3D flying carpets, snakes and boulders, great stuff! We had to ofcourse, buy the yearly light-up twirly thing, which cost a fortune, god I am beginning to sound like scrooge, hope I get some Christmas spirit soon, if not the liquid sort, ha ha. Well have a good weekend ladies, hoping your preparations are going better than mine, please pop back tommorrow as I will be uploading some more cards and maybe a challenge or two xxxxx

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Great Blog Candy!

Wow, the lovely Linda over on her blog at Linanna Designs has gone bonkers and is giving away some super blog candy. Pop over to her blog to include yourself and check out all of her lovely creations xxx

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

From our house to yours!






Hi ladies, hope all of your Christmas preparations are going well? I woke up thinking bah humbug today, what a bad mood I was in! Thank goodness it went soon after as I had to make a mountain of sarnies for Georgia's class for their Xmas party. I have finished pressie buying and have some small shops to complete and then I am done, just the wrapping to do. Have attempted to do some this morning, but have had a puss called Molly walking all over the paper, and purring so much that I haven't been able to concentrate, so haven't achieved too much today! I have made lots of cards for family and friends and here are a few to show you. Kept them quite simple and used up lots oddments, so am very pleased with the results, hope you like them? Also a big welcome to Blogland for my dear cousin Maree in Perth, Australia. She has just started blogging and I can't wait to see what beautiful creations she comes up with, welcome Maree, hurry up with those challenges hun xxxxx

Friday, 12 December 2008

Simply Fairies Challenge - Sue's Sketch with a Twist









Here is my entry for the challenge and a few pages of the little paper-bag album, we made at Scrapclub this week. So sorry for not blogging for what seems ages, but is in fact a week, have been up to my eyes with Christmas bits, card making, present buying and attending the yearly school shows. Georgia was in two school performances this week. With her dance class, She danced her socks off to 'Rocking Robin' and her class played 'Jingle Bells' on their recorders, she was a little star. I also took Scrapclub at Crafts U Love, we made small paper-bag books with a Christmas theme. We ate mince pies and drank wine and it was a really fun super evening, thanks to all the ladies that attended, looking forward to our January get together.

Have completed my favourite challenge, a super duper sketch by my dear friend Susie Sunshine. It was sooooo nice to make a birthday card, am all Christmas carded out now. Pop over to dear Kimmie's blog, Simply Fairies and catch all of the other great card designs. Am putting my decs up this weekend, am having my lovely bruv and sister-in-law, over for dinner on Sunday so Christmas officially starts then. Have a wonderful weekend everyone and thanks for stopping by ........... xxxx

Friday, 5 December 2008

Pollycraft Monday Challenge # 4


Great challenge over at Pollycraft Challenge Blogspot , choice of two this week, go look-see. My entry is four days late, better late than never!, I have used the lovely papers provided from Pollycraft, some Bazzill Swiss Dot card, a beautiful Ladybug stamp, three diecut snowflakes, three turq buttons and some pearls. Sorry that I haven't blogged much this week, thanks so much for all of your lovely comments, I am much better but still feeling very tired and have spent most of this week sleeping and trying to catch up with chores/friends and have been running my girlies around the county. Christmas is getting closer and I still haven't finished my cards, at least I do have an excuse this year, have another twenty to go, one a day till the big red dude comes. Have a good weekend, thanks for looking xxxxx