Hi im Heidi. Am married to David, Mum to Amy, Jessie and Georgia. I am a stay-at-home Mum who loves to craft and leave the housework, lol! We have a houseful of pets.
I am happy for anyone to take inspiration from my ideas but please do not copy any of my designs for inclusion in magazines, competitions etc. Thanks x
Navy and Copper Hang Your Stocking Card
I have the final card I designed for my Hang Your Stocking class today (you
can see the others HERE) and I decided to use the Floral Boutique D...
Back again, wasn't sure if I was going to manage to get this card put on my blog this evening, but here it is. It was meant for another challenge, and follows that sketch but I was too late to enter it and as I had used some great dotty paper, it all fitted together quite nicely! 'Going Dotty' is the theme over at Charisma Cardz Challenge Blog , there are some wonderful stamps up for grabs, so go to it! I have used turquoise and yellow Bazzill cardstock, Clare Curd Signature Range turquoise dotty paper, Bazzill Tulle, Kaisercraft bling stones, brads, seahorse and sentiment from stash. The wonderful 'Mermaid Anya' was stamped for me by a friend, I am so loving these little images, hope to get my hands on some more of them soon, every time I try to buy some, they are out of stock, so keep your fingers crossed that I get lucky and can get them soon, night night Heidi xxx
Hello, have you all been enjoying that sunshine? I have been working today and yesterday, so haven't been able to get in the garden and enjoy, but the weather is set to stay around for a while, so will be making the most of the days to come, lol!
Here are a couple of sample cards, that I have made for the shop, using the new 'Imaginisce - Wild Things Collection'. The stamps are so cute and great to use! The range consists of Panda, Tiger, Giraffe, Hippo, Lion and 'Don't feed the Animals' stamps. The papers are fab, lots of animal prints and bright bold colours, and the ribbons match perfectly! You can buy them at Crafts U Love , do hurry though as they are selling fast!
Am off to complete a challenge this evening so will be back with a card tommorrow, take care and have a great week, hugs Heidi xx
Good evening, after rather a hectic day, here is my belated DT card for the Daisy & Dandelion Challenge Blog . My card was made before I saw the sketch, so you will have to forgive me for not following it, but I enjoyed making this card and am pleased with the result. Do pop over and see all of the wonderful DT cards made lovingly by my dear friends, especially as they have all faithfully followed the sketch, slap my legs! The theme is 'recycling' and everything used is either old or from my box of stash. The paper is 'Basic Grey', card Bazzill of course! Flowers, buttons and ribbon from my box and I have cheated just a smidge, as the 'Daisy' image is new, had to have her! Am off to watch 'Britain's got Talent', big thanks to my crafting buddies, Nicki, Steffi and Karen for a super day. We all got together with the kids, did some crafting (five cards and some ATC's each) and ate lots of super cake (thanks Steffi!). Have a great evening, hugs Heidi xxx
Good morning, here is my DT challenge for Willow Sketchie Challenge . Wow, those weeks sure do fly by! A big welcome to Karen, Mindy, Katie and Zoe who have all just joined our DT, looking forward to working with them and seeing all of their lovely creations! We have all used the fabulous new downloads 'Oriental Delight' from Willow and this week's twist is use twists of some sort on your card. I have gone for a mixture of coloured Bazzill, Cloud 9 paper, flowers, ribbon and pearls from stash. I have made a fan and the sentiment on the card is 'Happiness', hope I have written it correctly! Enjoy the rest of the DT cards and your day! Please pop back later as I will be uploading my DT card for Daisy & Dandelion. Am off to have a girly crafting day with three friends and their kiddies, so it should be fun! love and hugs Heidi xx
Good morning, sorry I haven't blogged for nearly a week, have been very busy catching up with home and work committments, I have a Scrapclub class this evening, so have been busy getting that together too. Anyway, here is a sneeky peek of my DT card for the Willow Sketchie Challenge , using some gorgeous new downloads designed by the lovely Sharon. Also, a big welcome to the four new DT ladies, who have just joined us, am looking forward to seeing all of their cards. Am off to work, have a great day, thanks for stopping by, Heidi xxx
Good evening, wow hasn't the week gone fast again? Have been busy working the last two days, so thought I would have some me time this evening, so once Georgia was tucked up in bed it was time to complete another challenge. I love this sketch by Kathy over at The Sugar Bowl , I will use this one again. I made my card using some beautiful 'Wild Saffron', K & Co. papers, 'Rain' and 'Bark' Bazzill Cardstock. I have paper pieced my 'Gorjuss' girlie's dress and have cut out a large butterfly from the papers and have sat it on the large yellow daisy. Smaller cut-out flowers along with some from 'Imaginisce' and 'Kaisercraft' flowers and yellow pearls. Lastly, I found this great QK tag fasterner die. Am off for an early night, working again tommorrow, thanks for your comments, I really appreciate them all, hugs Heidi xx
Morning, here is my DT entry for this week's challenge at Daisy & Dandelion Challenge Blog . Excuse photo it leans a bit, wasn't drunk when I took the piccy honest! I have used one of the new stamps from D&D, there are great for the men in our lives. Thought this was quite apt as David has been busy decorating. Anyway, I have used some of the Colossal paper pack papers 'for him', coloured in with Copics and just added some buttons. Kept it nice and simple. Right am off to work, have a great day in the sunshine! Heidi xxx
Here is a quick post tonight. Just wanted to welcome my friend Steffi to the blogging world. Please do pop over via the link and take a look at her blog and leave her a comment. Thanks for looking, hugs Heidi xx
Good evening! Hope you have had a good day? I just love this challenge over at Colour Create Challenge and the lovely Kim has come up with a great colour combination. The added extras have to be gloss, glitter and glaze. I have used one of the Gorjuss girlies from set 2, Prima Hydrangea's, Bazzill Bling Brads and some Kaisercraft blue pearls. I have coloured her in using my Copic Ciao's and have added some glossy accents to the little ted. The sentiment is a Woodware one and the papers are from Kay & Co. Well, my dear David has done us proud, the wallpaper is up in the bathroom and it looks wonderful! Can't wait for him to finish the loo too, I love decorating, especially when I can watch him do it, lol!! Right, am off to do my DT card for Daisy & Dandelion, have a great evening, thanks for stopping by, Heidi xxx
Happy Monday to all! I have had a busy day today, we are decorating the bathroom/toilet and the whole of the house is upside down so it was really nice to relax and do some crafting this afternoon. Another new challenge to me, I have made a few ATC's over the past few years, they are such a great way to use up all of your old stash. This week's theme over at Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge Blog , is 'Teal and Brown'. These are two of my favourite colour combinations and I just love this paper, 'Make a wish - dandelion' from Pebbles. I have added some glitter to the dandlion clock and a brown stone to the decoupaged dandlion. Have good evening, take care Heidi xx
Hello, here I am again with yet another challenge, this time its the Penny Black Saturday Challenge . I haven't taken part in this one for ages and as a dear blogging pal has sent me a load of these new PB images, I just had to use them. This week's theme is '3 - 2 - 1, three buttons, two papers and one charm/brad', great recipe! I have used some of the scrummy 'Cosmo Cricket' - 'Girl Friday' papers and Orange Bazzill cardstock. A 'Fisker's scalloped edge punch and my trusty 'Nesties - circle and scallop'. Some great flowers and pearls from stash and a butterfly charm finish it off, hope you likey? Just watching the 'most entertaining' Eurovision, a large glass of wine is needed to get me through the whole thing! hugs Heidi xx
Third entry of the day, I wanted to do this challenge before they changed it, Marlene has done a super sketch over at The Sugar Bowl . I love this little image from Leanne Ellis, I have all of them so far and really enjoy using them. I have borrowed this nestie from a crafty friend (you know who you are, lol!), it is so lovely, she may never get this set back, lol! Magenta papers, Bazzill 'Edge' ric-rac and brad, brown buttons and pearls from stash. I just love this huge flower, it was sent to me by a blogging buddie, not sure of his origin. Right, am off to bed, back tommorrow, keep dry! Heidi xx
Good evening, hope you are well and not experiencing heavy rain like we are here in Sussex? Anyway, my computer seems to be ok now after its little glitch, here is my DT entry for this week's challenge over at Daisy & Dandelion Challenge Blog . This week's theme is 'Anything but a card'. I have made a quick photo frame for a lovely piccy of my great-nephew George, who will be three this year. I made it out of scrap cardboard and some lovely D&D paper. Nestie frame, QK letter and edges and brown Bazzill cardstock. I have made a tag using my 'Papershaper' scallop punch and have covered with a clear pebble stone, finished off with a green bull-dog clip and some brown pearls. Do go take a look at all of the other super DT makes, all of which are so different and inspiring! Enjoy the rest of your evening, thanks for taking the time to browse my blog, hugs Heidi xxx
Hello, apologies for not blogging last night as promised, have had problems with my computer, big thanks to Sharon, Katy and Sally-Ann for their efforts. Anyway, at last here is my DT card for the Willow Sketchie Challenge . Great sketch this week from Katy with the extra theme of 'Buttons, Bows and Ribbon'. I have used the cute new downloads, 'Willow and Walter Owl' from Willow and decided to make a boys card for a change. I used all bits and bobs from stash, am trying to be relatively good and not purchase any new bits this month, but I do remember that the buttons and dot paper are Doodlebug. Be back later, computer permitting, to upload my DT card for Daisy & Dandelion, have a great day, Heidi xx
Hello! Here is today's card, this time for the Sketch & Stash Challenge Blog . I was in heaven making this card. Firstly, because I have used this Gorjuss girlie image from set # 2, they are always a pleasure to use and secondly, I wanted to get playing with this new set from Papermania 'Touch of Teal' which I recently brought. The papers and embellies are fabulous! Finished off with some great black lace and green bling stones, I am really pleased with how this little card turned out. Right, am off to blog hop and answer some of my emails. Take care hugs Heidi xx
Hello, hope your day has been full of crafting? Just a quick post this evening, sorry about the picture quality, my camera is playing up somewhat. Here is my entry for the Pollycraft Monday Challenge . The theme this week is 'Flowers'. I have gone all lilac's today using up lots of my stash bits. Doodlebug papers, felt flowers, buttons and bling. The sentiment and image are both from the Pollycraft 'Sherbert' collection. Will be back tommorrow with another challenge, see you then, Heidi xxx
Hello everyone, hope your enjoying the sunshine today? I took Jess and Georgia to our local park this morning and we had a lovely walk around the huge lake there in the sun, we saw Heron's, dragonflies and otter's. I had just enough energy left to complete this card for a new challenge over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp Blog . It's a great sketch, one which I will definately use again. I decided to use a little 'Maggie' stamp as Maggie designed the sketch. I have coloured her in using Copic Ciao's and have used the wonderful 'My Mind's Eye' Bloom & Grow. I just love these papers, so bright and cheerful! Some QK letters and a flower stamp is from SU and the bling is Doodlebug.
Here is a piccy of my girlies that I took at the park, think they look so lovely! Be back tommorrow with another card, until then, thanks for stopping by.
Good evening, hope your weekend is going well so far? So glad I have managed to complete a challenge this evening. Any excuse to get my Tilda's out and play. Here is my entry for the Just Magnolia Challenge . This week's theme is to include some stiching on your card. I have used a Bazzill 'In Stitches' template and threads to sew 'love'. A new punch from SU and a great 'Hero Art's' flower and pearl from stash. Am on a mission to do a challenge a day again this week, hope I can stick to my mission. I haven't been able to play much this week due to work and home commitments so have been having craft withdrawal big-time! Right am off to finally watch 'Mamma Mia', I got the dvd for Christmas and I seem to be the only person in the UK not to have seen it. My friends and family keep saying that I remind them of the 'Julie Walter's' character, not sure whether that's an insult or compliment, anyway am off to find out, lol! Hope you will pop back tommorrow for Sunday's card. Thanks for stopping by this evening, hugs Heidi xxx
PS. Have just finished the film, wow what a great movie! OMG though, I think I am more like Donna (Meryl Streep's character), as I used to be a right rebel twenty years ago, didn't have half as much fun as she did though, lol! If you haven't seen the film, go watch it, cheered me up no end! Night, night!! xx
Hello, I have been a bit of a bad blogger this week, been busy working and catching up with the housework. Anyway, to make amends, here is my DT entry for this week's challenge over at Daisy & Dandelion Challenge Blog . My lovely friend Clare has done a great sketch this week. I decided to go down the easy route and I have decoupaged my bunny, these kits are so quick and easy to use. A quick recipe - Brown Bazzill, Kaisercraft papers, Clare Curd flowers, Woodware peg, ribbon and buttons from stash. Oo nearly forgot, sentiment from new D & D stamp set. Right, having a day off today, have to catch up with shopping and then prep for my class this evening, will post my Bind-it-All book later for you to see. Thanks for all of your lovely comments re my demo makes, have nearly finished the other page, so will let you see that one too. Have a great day whatever you do, love and hugs Heidi xxx
Hello, quite a long post today, I wanted to share some craft bits that I made yesterday. We had a great day celebrating 'National Scrapbooking Day' at Crafts U Love . I was lucky enough to demo some of the new QK dies, Nesties and Shimmerz and combine them with some scrapbooking. Above is a page and below a mini-book which I completed for the demo. I have started another page, but need to tweek it a bit, so will upload it later.
I decided it was time to document just some of my large collection of Russian dolls. I have been collecting them for over twenty years now and my dear hubby feeds my addiction when he travels abroad. On my page, I have used the QK Labels die (CC Shape-3-026, Imaginience 'Twitterpated' paper and Burnt Orange Bazzill card. I inked some chipboard letters with 'Momento - Cocoa', have stamped some brackets, added flowers, pearls and buttons from stash.
Above is a QK Label book on Nature. I have used the same Labels die as before and covering some scrap card with some more of the Imaginisce papers from the 'Twitterpated' range. I have used some QK bird, tree, butterfly and toadstool die to fill the book along with chipboard letters to spell out NATURE and have added loads of buttons. Some ribbons attached to the rings are from my evergrowiing ribbon box.
All products used can be purchased at CUL, if you make a purchase on-line over the bank holiday, your postage will be free, so hurry over and bag yourself a bargain or two! Am off to finish my other page, hope your enjoying your Bank Holiday weekend and managing to get some crafting done. Thanks for stoppng by my blog, Heidi xx