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Monday, 30 November 2009

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge # 10 - Angels & Fairies


Good evening, well I think I hold the record for the number of times a person can get wet in a day, lol! I have been out and about so much today in this horrible consistent rain, I have given up using my brolley!

I have entered this card for Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge . I knew exactly which stamp I was going to use for their 'Angels & Fairies' theme. The prize this week are some lovely flowers and pearls. This little 'Stampendous' stamp hasn't been used yet, so thought she needed an airing and is perfect for my tri-shutter card!

My card recipe : Black Bazzill and White Swiss Dot Cardstoc. Magnolia 'So Spooky - Black Dot' papers, Kuretake Snowflake punch, scallope Nestibility, sentiment from Elzybells, black bling stones from Kaisercraft and black & white ribbon from stash. My little angel is coloured in using my Copic Spica pens. I have suspended one of the little angels using some thin acetate.

As always, thanks for all of your lovely comments, have a great evening! big hugs Heidi xxx

Saturday, 28 November 2009

The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge # 60 - Christmas Trees


Afternoon, another challenge card from me. This week's theme over at The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge is to include a 'Christmas Tree' on your card. I have been an eco crafter today, everything I have used is recycled or found in my stash box. It's about time I used my scraps of card and paper, I have so much, lol! My image is 'Penguin & Tree' by Gillian Roberts. Bo Bunny papers (not sure of name) and Brown Bazzill Cardstock. Sentiment is from Hero Arts, MS Artic Snowflake punch and Kaisercraft green bling stones. Yes, I know I am using these alot on my cards, but they are my favs at the moment, I will get bored of them eventually, I promise! I just love this little Penguin, may have to use him again also, lol!

Am about to burn the pizza, so had better go save it! Enjoy your evening and if your like me, you will be changing the tv remote alot tonight. Strictly/XFactor/I'm A Celeb fix for me along with a nice glass of wine and some popcorn, if the girls leave me any, lol! hugs Heidi xx

Friday, 27 November 2009

Simon Say's Stamp Challenge Blog - 'Winter Love' Challenge


Good evening, I have managed to fit in this little challenge today amounst Christmas shopping with my lovely hubs. It's been sooo cold here today, had to keep warm some how!

There is a $25 voucher up for grabs when you enter the Simon Says Stamps Challenge and the DT cards are simply amazing.

My card recipe : Whiff of Joy stamp, soz have forgotten the name of this cutie, thanks to the wonderful Kim (blog candy) for reminding me that I had some of these lovely stamps. Crimson Bazzill Cardstock, Fancy Pants 'Bough of Holly' Christmas Magic papers. QK 'Be Jolly' sentiment, MS Doily edge punch, Kaisercraft red bling stones and a large snowflake from Papermania. The sketch I have borrowed from another challenge. I have added some touches of Cosmic Shimmer, Cosmic Twinkles.

Am taking my girlies and their friends to see 'A Christmas Carol' this weekend, so whatever you are doing, have fun! hugs Heidi xxx

Thursday, 26 November 2009

MAWTT & Willow Sketchie Challenges

Moving Along With The Times Challenge - Clare's Sketch



Good afternoon, its such a lovely day here in Sunny Sussex! Hope the weather is just as nice where you are. I have just got back from taking my daughter Jess to have a brace assessment, it will be fitted just before Christmas, think I am going to be liquidising her Christmas dinner this year, lol! She is such a brave little thing, I got nervous just waiting for her!

Here are my Design Team cards for Moving Along With The Times and Willow Sketchie Challenge . Firstly, MAWTT. The lovely Clare (Threadbare) has done a wonderful sketch this week and the theme is Animals. I have made another easel card using the sketch, they are so easy to do! I found some beautiful 'Ladybug' Snowflake paper that called out to be used, and have gone for brown Bazzill to make the card, which works well as a Chrimbo card, me thinks! The owl and sentiment stamps are from Stampendous. I have decoupaged and paper-pieced them and coloured in using my Copics. My favourte MS Artic Snowflake punch and Kaisercraft bling stones have been used along with a large brown button and some twine from stash. If you want to join in the fun, leave us a link on the blog and your entries have to be in by 8pm next Wednesday.

Willow Sketchie Challenge - Katie's Sketch




Katie's sketch was fab to use, I have made a side kick-stand card so have flipped the sketch aroound to fit it. I have used the wonderfully cute 'Happy Christmas to Yoo Hoo!' download from Willow and have coloured her in using my Copics. Lime and Dusky Pink Bazzill cardstock and Cheer Christmas papers have made the card. Snowflake sticky border, Imaginisce Snowflakes, Bazzill pink brads and Kaisercraft pink pearls finish it off.

Have a large order for Chritmas cards to complete, so had better get on with it! Have a wonderful afternoon, thanks for your comments, big hugs Heidi xxx

Monday, 23 November 2009

Pollycraft Challenge Blog, Challenge # 29 Ria's Theme


Good evening, just a quick post from me, have a few cards to make this evening. Here is my Guest Design Team card for the lovely Ria's theme of 'Wonderful Christmas Time' over at Pollycraft Challenge Blog . The Design Team have made some gorgeous cards, as always, so please do pop on over to take a look and join in our challenge.

Card recipe : Turquoise Bazzill and Green Swiss Dot Bazzill Cardstock, Bob Bunny 'Tis The Season, Snow Flakes' paper, 'Pheobe - Oh Christmas Tree' stamp, MS Artic Snowflake punch, Anita's ribbon. Kaisercraft stones from stash.

There is a fabulous set of all eight new roundabout sentiments on offer as the prize this week, so good luck! take care, thanks for stopping by, hugs Heidi xx

Saturday, 21 November 2009

MAWTT Challenge # 22 - Hazel's Sketch



Good afternoon peeps! I am so late in posting my DT card for Moving Along With The Times . My pc has had a bit of a service and am hoping that I don't have any more problems with Blogger. Thanks for all of your get well messages, emails and texts. I am feeling so much better after a week of resting and catching up with friends and family. Now to the challenge :-


Hazel has come up with a fab sketch this week & Helen over at Ellephantastic Cards, has sent the DT some great images to play with. The prize this week is, four digistamps, so hurry up and enter before Wednesday next at 8pm. Good luck and am looking forward to popping by your blogs to see what you have made.

Am off to make some Christmas cards for my relatives abroad, had better get a move on before I miss the last posting dates (like I always do, lol!), have a lovely relaxing weekend and hope that the storms miss you! hugs Heidi xxx

Monday, 16 November 2009

MAWTT Challenge - Clare W's Sketch


Good afternoon, here is my DT entry for the Moving Along With The Times challenge . Have had a few probs with Blogger this weekend, but am so glad to have managed to post this today. We have two new wonderful ladies on our Design Team, Susie Sunshine and Little Ted , please do pop by their blogs and see their wonderful creations, welcome aboard girlies!

My card receipe : Crimson Bazzill and Green Swiss Dot Bazzill cardstock, Magnolia 'Lingonberry' and 'So Plaid' papers, Gillian Roberts 'Misletoe and Mice' stamp, Hero Arts Sentiment and Jelli dots from stash. I have glittered the mistletoe and have coloured in my image with a mixture of Promarkers and Copics.

I had a wonderful weekend, started off by having a two-hour Skype call to my lovely cuz Maree in Australia, haven't spoken in about fourteen years, so it was long overdue! Then I did lots of Christmas shopping, had lots of fun with David and the girls and then caught up with some good friends, wow I need a week to recover from all of that, lol!

Am off to cover a mini-book that I have made with some lovely Bo Bunny papers, will share it with you when its finished. Take care and I will be back with a challenge or two (blogger) permitting tommorrow, Heidi xxx

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Sketch & Stash Challenge # 23 - Jill's Sketch





Afternoon, from a rainy West Sussex. I am still full of the dreaded flu but am on the mend thank goodness, and was determined to finish this card today! Us Greenie's are dropping like flies with flu here, my daughter Amy is the latest casualty, so get well soon hun! Big thanks to my dear friend Karen (an extremely talented scrapbooker/ cardmaker who should hurry up and get herself a blog!) who has been keeping me laughing through the sneezing and coughing, lol!

The wonderfully talented Jill has done the sketch this week over at Sketch & Stash Challenge and I really enjoyed making this card. I have used a recent acquired CC Designs 'Leisel with her wheelbarrow' and Doodlebug papers. Lime Bazzill, Prima flowers, Craftwork cards 'sentiment' and buttons are all from my stash. I have coloured her in using Copics. I have started collecting these stamps, they are so lovely to colour and fun to use.

A few questions answered from a list of questions that a lovely blogger sent me, well here goes :-

1.Where is your cell phone? Handbag

2. Your hair? shiny

3. Your mother? deceased

4. Your father? deceased

5. Your favorite food? chocolate

6. Your dream last night? David Tennant

7. Your favorite drink? Cappachino

8. Your dream/goal? Contentment

9. What room are you in? Dining Room

10. Your hobby? Crafting

11. Your fear? Spiders

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Here

13. Where were you last night? Home

14. Something that you aren't? Selfish

15. Muffins? Prefer Carrot Cake

16. Wish list item? Craft items

17. Where did you grow up? Bletchingley

18. Last thing you did? Sneeze

19. What are you wearing? Jeans

20. Your TV? Anything

21. Your Pets? Cat, Guinea Pigs, Rabbit & Fish

22. Friends? Sincere only

23. Your life? Varied

24. Your mood? Optimistic

25. Missing Someone? Yes

26. Vehicle? Fiat Punto

27. Something you’re not wearing? Mascara

28. Your favorite store? Next

29. Your favorite color? Brown

30. When was the last time you laughed? Today

31. Last time you cried? Yesterday

32. Your best friends? Sharon, Karen, Jayne, Alison and my husband

33. One place that I go to over and over? Berlin

34. Facebook? Yes!

No35. Favorite place to eat? Pizza Express

Right am off to get myself and Amy a lempsip, before having to brave the rain to get the girlies from school. Thanks for stopping by and hope the flu has escaped you all, hugs Heidi xxx

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenge # 64





Good evening peeps! Hoping you have had a lovely autumnal day? Mine has been spent shopping with my girlies followed by a lovely lunch with the family, such a lovely day! I have managed to get all of the jobs done this afternoon, including the ironing of school uniforms so have the evening left to do some much earned crafting. I have to make my FIL's 70th birthday card, so must get my thinking cap on for that one! Imagine the hardest person to make a card for and then double it, well that's my predicament, lol!

I have made my card for the Cupcake Craft Challenge . Great sketch as always, I have used a great Penny Black stamp, think it's called 'Candy Cane Perch', a friend stamped some up for me, so I apologise if it's the wrong name. Here is my card recipe : Red and Green 'Swiss Dot' cardstock, MME papers, MS Artic Snowflake punch, Anita's ribbon and Kaisercraft red pearls. I have stamped a Hero Arts sentiment on the side and have added some sparke glitter glue.

Right, my craft room is calling me, have a super evening and thanks for any comments left, big hugs Heidi xxx

Friday, 6 November 2009

MAWTT Challenge # 20 - Rememberence Day Card



Good evening, here is my DT card, which is a little late, for this week's challenge over at Moving Along With The Times . I have been poorly with the flu over the last few days, so have only just finished it this evening. We have decided, as our dear Hazel cannot join us again this week, we would extend the deadline to find us two new DT members, this gives extra time for people to join in our challenge, if you do take part, please leave a comment with your card, telling us why you want to be a Design Team member for MAWTT. Good luck and I look forward to popping by your blogs to see your creations.

My card recipe : Green, Black and Red 'Swiss Dot' Bazzill cardstock, Blossom Nestibilities, MS Doily Lace punch, Papermania sentiment, Kaisercraft red pearls and a red button from stash.

Have a super weekend whatever you do, hopefully it's 'flu' free your end! love from Heidi xx

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Papertake Weekly Challenge # 27 - Sketch





Good evening, what a wonderful blustery day we have had here today! I managed not to get too wet today and am so glad that I have managed to fit in the Papertake Weekly Challenge this week, I so wanted to do last week's challenge of 'Spots & Stripes', but as I was a day late, I have included it in my entry for this week instead. Another great sketch by Dawny, the DT cards are stunning and prizes this week are some lovely images, kindly donated by Loo at Lily-Boo.

My card recipe : Lime/Dark Pink Bazzill cardstock, My Minds's Eye 'Colour Christmas' papers. Miss Dressy Anya, paper pieced with the dot paper. Prima flowers, Jelli Dots, Woodware 'Frond' punch, 'Hero Art's' sentiment and 'Anita's' pink and lime sheer ribbon. Finished off with some 'Kaisercraft' green stones.

Keep dry and warm this evening, off to make some more Christmas cards, am trying to get organised early this year! Have five Christmas pressies already and am trying to get all of my pressie shopping done by the end of the month, instead of last minute lol! Big hugs Heidi xx