Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Willow Sketchie Sneeky Peek and award

Hello everyone! Am a little early this week with my sneeky peek for the Willow Sketchie Challenge . Please do pop back on Thursday when I will reveal all. It is Sharon's turn to come up with the goods, so am looking forward to being inspired by all of the wonderful DT creations ... Hope your week is going well? Have been a busy bee catching up with lots of housework and the house is now gleaming! I have also caught up with all of my emails and phone calls to friends, wow I have been busy!

Have been given this award from my friend, the lovely SusieQ . I am going to pass it on to all of my dear blogging buddies, so please feel free to add to your blog. It is given with lots of lurve from me to you! Enjoy the rest of your week, see you all Thursday, Heidi xxx

Monday, 30 March 2009

Pollycraft Monday Challenge # 12 - 'Downloadables'

Afternoon ladies, hope my post finds you all happy and healthy! I have had such a busy weekend, working and sleeping, so its nice to be able to relax and do a challenge or two! Here is my entry for the Pollycraft Monday Challenge Blog . This week, you have to incorporate one of the super Pollycraft downloadables. I remembered that I had the sweet teddy 'Bex', so decided to colour her in using my 'Copics' in lemons and greens as I wanted to use this beautiful paper from 'Cosmo Cricket', called 'Something old' and 'Something new'. The 'Label's II nesties are on loan from a dear friend. The flowers are 'Prima' ones with green 'Jelli dots'. The ribbon is a cream woven tie that was round a new set of tea-towels that I got from ASDA this morning, waste not! and the pearls are from 'Kaisercraft'. My sentiment is a Papermania one which went a bit wonky but I decided to leave it as it looks like it is shadowed. Am off to catch up with some of the housework, the girls will be home from school/college soon, so the house won't be tidy for long, lol! Heidi xxx

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Crafts U Love Birthday Card Class

Here are the cards we made at my card class last night at Crafts U Love . We used the QK Revolution Cupcake Die, Bo Bunny 'Sweetie Pie' range of papers, 'Blank Cheque' Bazzill Bling and Doodlebug 'Cupcake' Sugarcoated cardstock. Labels 1 Nestibilities were used to cut out the frames and a Papermania 'Happy Birthday' sentiments stamp. Finished off with some Kaiser pink pearls. We cut out the cheerie's using some scraps of pink Bazzill bling. A big thanks to ladies that came, we had a right laugh! If you are local to Charlwood, Crafts U Love are holding an Extravaganza this Saturday 28th from 10am, demos and hour-long workshops consisting of stamping, punches and scrapbooking will be taking place. If you want to book any of the workshops, call 01293 863576. Hope to see you there, come find me and say hi! Hugs Heidi xxx

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

New Blogging Buddy

Evening everyone, just a quick post tonight. Have lots of cards to upload tommorrow. Just wanted to tell you about my friend SusieQ. She has just started her own blog so please pop over and see what lovely cards she makes. Please click on this link SusieQ . Will be back tommorrow, night night, Heidi xxx

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Daisy & Dandelion Challenge Blog - Challenge # 2 - 'Thanks'

Happy Mother's Day to all of you Mum's out there, hope your being pampered big-time! I have been thoroughly spoilt by my girlies and David. Tulips, three dvd's, Annie Lennox CD and some Sugar Nellie stamps. I got breakfast in bed and some wonderful cards, Georgia hand-made mine. ... Just a quick card for this great challenge over at Daisy & Dandelion Challenge Blog . This week's theme is 'Thank You'. I have used my 'Daisy' stamp and have just stamped her out in brown onto cream card. I haven't coloured her in, thought she looked slightly sepia like this. Have used two of the lovely papers from D & D, brown Bazzill card cut-out with Nestibilities 'Label' die. Some brown 'Prima' Hydrangea's and brown/cream buttons. My sentiment is a Hero Arts one which I found at the back of stamp box ... Just wanted to say RIP Jade Goody, taken too young from a nasty disease which is close to my heart ... have a lovely afternoon, Heidi xxx

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Willow Sketchie Challenge - Sally-Ann's Sketch

Good morning everyone, again from a very sunny Sussex. Its Willow Sketchie Challenge . time, Thursdays do come around fast! This week it is the lovely Sally-Ann's turn to come up with a sketch. Her twist is that you have to incorporate embossing of some kind into your card. I have used 'Petunia', a super new download and sentiment from Willow. I have gone with embossed paper, Imaginisce 'Baby Powder - Tiny Tantrum', 'Bazzill - Pink Swiss Dot' and Blank Cheque' cardstock. Have made my own flowers using some 'Woodware' different sized circle punches. Have coloured the edges with a blue inkpad and the flower centres are 'Papermania' green furry brads. I have added some blue and pink/dot ribbon to finish. Do go over to Willow and check out all of the other DT cards, they are amazing ! Have a lovely day, hugs Heidi xxx

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Willow Sketchie Challenge - Sally-Ann's Sketch, Sneeky Peek!

That time again over at Willow Sketchie Challenge . Here is a sneeky peek at my entry. You can just see a little of 'Petunia', Willow's newest arrival, wow what a sassy puss she is too! Right, am off to make some more cup cakes. I haven't been able to get into the kitchen as the girls have been baking madly this week, here is piccy of their latest batch, along with cerise pink icing! They tasted yummy though!

Going to make up some lemon ones this time, me thinks! Will be back tommorrow with my full DT entry, see you then. Heidi xxx

Monday, 16 March 2009

Pollycraft Monday Challenge # 11 - Lynsey's Sketch

Morning everyone, from a warm and sunny Sussex. Here is my entry for this week over at Pollycraft Monday Challenge . Another versatile sketch with which I have used the lovely 'Secrets' stamp, coloured in with my ever faithful Copics. Have used some super new Bo Bunny 'Abbey Road - Dot' paper along with some Bazzill 'Bark' cardstock. I have made my own flowers from circles and jelli dots and have punched out a scallop to frame the 'Pollycraft' sentiment. Am off to sit in the garden and enjoy the sun while it lasts, enjoy the rest of your afternoon, hugs Heidi xxxx

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Penny Black Anniversary Card

Hope your enjoying your Sunday? Am enjoying the sunshine and spending mine crafting, have several projects to complete for my classes and DT, so had better get on with it. Here is my anniversary card that I made for my dear hubby David. We have been married for seventeen years and together for twenty. I just love this little stamp, I have used some great Bo Bunny paper and green Bazzill Bling. Have coloured in using watercolour pencils and have glossy accented the hearts on the tree. Great little sentiment from Doodlebug and have finished off with some Hero Art red heart embellishments and green jewels. He is off on his travels again but we did manage to get a super evening out and I have been thoroughly spoilt with a new watch and some lovely craft bits, I am such a lucky girl! Enjoy your day and have a great week! Heidi xxx

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Daisy & Dandelion Challenge # 1 - 'New Beginning's'

Hi everyone, a great new challenge blog has started today. The Daisy & Dandelion Challenge Blog is dedicated to the new stamps/decoupage and paper sets. The theme of the first challenge, is 'New Beginnings'. I have made a 'New Job' card as a friend of mine is about to start one, so thought this was quite appropriate. Please do pop over and take inspiration from what the lovely DT team have come up with. Items I have used for my entry : D & D Marshmallow Bunny stamp, Picnic Patch papers, brown and green Bazzill card, Imaginisce flower, QK label die and 'Maggie' Alphabet, some gorgeous buttons from stash and a little yellow stone for the daisy centre.... Have finished the marathon card make and am pleased to announce that we sold all twenty five cards and have raised lots of money for the school chapel. Have two more cards to make today, my friend's little man and my hubbies, as it is our anniversary this week ... My dear daughter Amy is going to get some of her A2 results today, so am using up lots of nervous energy awaiting her call. She has worked very hard over the last two years, I am so proud of her. She was bullied very badly at secondary and has shown so much courage over the time since, so today is a very special day for us here. Thanks for letting me share with you, and for popping over to my blog. Hugs Heidi xxxx PS. Just got the results, Amy achieved the following : Sociology - A, English - C, English Coursework - B, go Amy!!!!

Monday, 9 March 2009

Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Susie's Sketch

Hello peeps, soz that I have been a bad blogger, been a bit busy. Have been making lots of cards for Jess's charity make-a-thon at school. They are raising funds for the school chapel and she recruited me to help, my hands are sore from cardmaking, but we are raising lots of money for the good cause. Have at last finished this challenge, only had it sitting half finished for a week now, lol. My great friend Susie Sunshine over at Pollycraft Monday Challenge has come up with this great sketch. You all know my style by now, quite simple, not too fussy, so this sketch had ME written all over it, anyway hope you like it .... Items used : 'Seeds of Love', Sharing Sherbert - Pollycraft stamp. Magenta 'Spring Tapestry' paper, a pink 'Just the Edge' Cardstock strip, fav flower punch, green button and pink jelli dots. Sentiment by 'Hero Arts' and have coloured in using my faithful 'Copics', to finish off, have used a little Doodlebug glitter to make her lovely wings sparkle. Thanks for stopping by and as always, your comments are appreciated. Hoping you have a great week, Heidi xxx

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Willow Sketchie Challenge - Katy's Sketch

Wow, what a great sketch from Katy for the Willow Sketchie Challenge . The added twist this week is 'spots and stripes'. Here is my entry using one of new 'Walk in the Park' downloadable images from Willow Design Stamps . I have used some absolutely gorgeous spotty/stripey new 'Daisy Bucket' papers called 'Posh Posies - Groovy'. I have scallopped some purple/lime green 'Co-ordinations' cardstock and have filed the edges to show the core of the card. A super 'Willow' sentiment and some 'Imaginisce' Bitty Blossoms and 'Doodlebug' jewels complete the card. I have coloured in the fairy with my 'Copic's. Please do go take a look at all of the DT cards, which are stunning as always, good luck with the challenge, am so looking forward to popping over to your blogs to see your entries.

I just wanted to introduce you to 'Willow' the bear, aptly named which Georgia received for her birthday from my dear friend Clare. I think 'Willow' was modelled on Sharon's lovely designs. Georgia wants to say a big thank you for all of your lovely messages. She had a wonderful birthday party, bowling with her friends.

Willow Sketchie Challenge - Katy's Sketch - Sneeky Peek

Its Willow Sketchie time again, this time it's Katy's turn to come up with a sketch. Here is a sneeky peek at my card, which I will unveil tommorrow. Please pop back to see my entry, I have used some scrummy new Daisy Bucket papers,which I am sure you will love. Thanks for stopping by, Heidi xxx

Monday, 2 March 2009

Happy Birthday Georgia! & Blog Candy Winner

My little Bubby turned 9 today and here is the card that I made her. She has a large grey/white rabbit called Toby so, when I saw this image that my friend Ali had stamped up for me, it was perfect! We took the girls to Brighton yesterday and she chose herself two new bears from The Bear Factory. We had icecream on the beach and had lots of fun especially when David slipped on the rocks and fell into the sea, luckily only his feet got wet, lol. She is off bowling this evening with two of her best mates and then Mc'D's for tea. So thought I had better post this now and announce the winner of my blog candy. Thanks so much to everyone who took part. I wrote everyone's names - all 143 of you onto bits of paper and Georgia pulled out the winner as seen here in this photo.

AND THE WINNER IS .................

Please can you forward me your address via my email : and then I can post your candy to you. Thanks again to all that took part. Have a lovely week, will upload my Pollycraft card later if I can, Heidi xxx