Friday, 31 December 2010


Hello, hope you are having a lovely New Year's Eve? I have just done some sales shopping, was a bit disappointed with Hobbycraft, not a lot worth buying there. Am now taking down the decorations. CoCo has de-baubled the tree for the last time lol! Molly is now declining turkey tit-bits, David has finished the kitchen floor and it looks fabulous! Amy is getting over her Swine Flu and is feeling alot better, Georgia has now got her long awaited 'Wii Party' game (so the telly is off limits for the enst six hours!) and Jess has spent all of her Christmas money in New Look lol! Right, had better get on with some DT projects that I have on the go and then get ready for our evening in, lots of nibbles and champagne!

Have a lovely evening, thanks to all of my lovely blogging friends for your support and wonderful comments that I have received this year. Am so looking forward to 2011, it's going to be a good one!

Happy New Year!

love & hugs

Heidi & Family


Thursday, 30 December 2010

MAWTT Weekly Challenge # 79 'Birthday & Circles Theme'

Hello crafty peeps, its challenge time again over at Moving Along With The Times . This week, it is my turn to host the challenge and I have chosen the theme of 'Birthday's and Circles', the DT have come up with some lovely creations, so do whizz on over and take a peek! We have all been given some lovely images to play with but unfortunately, my printer is still being tinkered with by David, so am hoping it will be back working ready for the challenges in 2011.

We are being sponsored this week by Limited Runs Digital Images, who are offering THREE Digital Images as the prize.

My Card Recipe
LOTV Birthday Image
Turquoise & Lemon SU Cardstock
Yellow Stripe SU Ribbon
Large Pointy Scallop & Circle Frame Dies
Craftwork Cards Sentiment
Kaisercraft Stones

You have until Wednesday, 5th December 2011 @ 8pm to enter our challenge, so get making those birthday cards!

Thanks for stopping by and any comments left.



Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Georgia's Stamp

Good evening, been to the sales today so all shopped out now lol! Well, Georgia dragged me aroung town for a couple of hours spending her Christmas money, lots of great bargains were brought and of course, I had to join in, got myself a few nice bits from the Next sale and some cheap smellies from my favourite shop, The Body Shop.

Some beautiful new stamps will be available January 2011 from Little Claire's . The image that I have used has been named after my lovely daughter 'Georgia', isn't this image beautiful? It was so lovely of Steve & Gill to name the stamp after her, so of course, I just love using her!

The images are coloured in using Promarkers, everything used is from my stash.
Big get well wishes to my eldest Amy, she is suffering from Swine Flu at the moment, so am hoping it will go away soon.
Enjoy your evening!

Thursday, 23 December 2010

My Top Five Christmas Cards

Happy Christmas Eve to you all! I do hope that you are having a lovely day? My Christmas preperation is nearly done, so I can relax and enjoy the day with the family. We are at home for Christmas dinner but are off to my lovely brother's for tea tommorrow, we will be having a Trivial Pursuit tournament, it all gets so competitive in our family lol!

The uber-talented and lovely Debby is sharing some wonderful Christmas candy with us all in Blogland, all you have to do to enter is to show your fav five Christmas card makes. It was very hard to choose from as I have made so many this year (yes, organised for once, lol!), so anyway here they are, in no particular order.

(1) Scallop Card using a beautiful LOTV image.

(2) Vintage Silent Night Tilda

(3) Penny Black Snowmen (love them!) in shades of blue

(4) Penny Black 'Mimi' and Polar Bear image

(5) Little Claire Mr Darcy (Fitzwilliam of course lol) image with lots of snowflakes

Debby will also be doing a New Year Candy as well, so do go and take part.

It just leaves me to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you in blogland, hope Santa brings you all that you wish for!

love & seasonal hugs



MAWTT Weekly Challenge # 78 'Anything Goes!'

Happy Christmas Eve eve to you, lol! I have been up since six and finished my Christmas shopping by 8am today, so as you can imagine I am totally pooped but am so glad that it is now finished, just wish I could get into my fridge, why do we eat so much this time of year, lol! Just a few more things to wrap and I am DONE!

Anyway, here is my last challenge card before Christmas, my lovely friend Hazel has chosen the fabby theme of 'Anything Goes' for our challenge at Moving Along With The The Times and we don't want to see anything Christmas, so lots of lovely bright colours please!
Our lovely sponsors this week are :

and they are kindly giving away $10 so that one lucky crafter can go splurge away in their store. Pop on over via HERE . The Design Team have been given some beautiful images, but unfortunately I am unable to use them until I get myself a new printer in the sales.

My little card is a very simple one, I am a great believer in 'less is more', so I have used a new LOTV image, brown Bazzill, SU sentiment and some gorgeous flowers from Little Claire's. I have coloured in the gorgeous image with Promarkers and have added some small brown stones, I am really pleased with it, hope you likey?

Our challenge runs Thursday to Wednesday evening, so we will be picking a winner and top three next Wednesday, 29th December at 8pm. I do hope you will join in, good luck! Please remember that we only accept three entries per blog, thanks.

Am off to have a nap, I will be back with my top five Christmas cards later.

Enjoy your afternoon!

big hugs



Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Crafty Creations Challenge # 99 'Angels'

Good afternoon, it's challenge time over at Crafty Creations Challenge , this week the theme is 'Angels'. I am really loving being a Guest Designer this month. We were given some lovely images to use from our sponsor, but my printer is still not working, so I have used this little CC Designs Angel instead.

To my card, well am loving purples at the moment and have used some Bazzill Swiss Dot Cardstock in two colours. Craft Creations sparkly paper, Anita's sheer ribbon, Craftwork Cards Sentiment, SU Oval Punch, Bling stones from stash. Coloured in using Promarkers.

Our sponsor is :

"*Wink *Wink Ink is a digital stamp company that specializes in cute images of children, animals, and other fun creatures. In addition to the well drawn detailed style of our images, the thing that really sets *Wink *Wink Ink apart is the pre-colored images that are included with every stamp you buy! These are great for doing quick projects when you don't have time to color or for use as a guide for coloring your own. You get a colored jpg, a black and white jpg, and a transparent png file of each image for one low price. Many stamps now come in sets with sentiments included too!

They are offering a $15 gift certificate as the prize, so a big thanks to them.

I still have so much to do before the weekend, pressies to wrap and food to get, wish there were more hours in the day, lol! Big thanks to my lovely friend Jayne for lunch and pressies today, we had a fabulous time! I will be back tommorrow with my MAWTT DT card, last one before Christmas.

Enjoy your evening!




Saturday, 18 December 2010

Totally Papercrafts Challenge # 47 'Time To Party'

Hello, are you snowed in like me, lol??? We have had four inches of snow here in Sussex today and we had planned to do lots, visiting, delivering pressies and my lovely bruv had invited us over for dinner this evening, but alas we will have to wait until Christmas day until we see him and thrash him (as always) at Trival Pursuit, lol! Nevermind, its a good chance to catch up with the Christmas wrapping and I still have a few family cards to finish.

Here is my last DT card for this year for Totally Papercrafts Challenge , we will be back after Christmas with lots of fabby challenges, but for now our last challenge, is themed 'Time to Party'. Please do excuse the bad photo, the light was very bad when I had to take it. I have used another, brand new stamp, (yes I know I have far too many of them lol)this one is a Popcorn Bear one, I really do love to colour these images in, they are such a good size and stamp out so well. I have used a Scalloped card from Craftwork Cards, Pink Bazzill Cardstock, Bo Bunny Turquoise Dot Paper, Doodlebug Spotty Flower, QK Celebrate Die, Card candy, ribbon & pink button from stash. Coloured in with Promarkers. I just love these colours together, its nice to see non-Chrimbo colours for a change, lol!

Our sponsor this week is :

They are offering THREE lovely digi images as the prize this week. You have until 8pm on 6th January 2011 to complete your entry.

Have a lovely warm, snuggly Saturday! The girls have just put the dvd 'The Santa Clause II' on so am off to watch it and wrap away.

Take care,




Thursday, 16 December 2010

MAWTT Weekly Challenge # 77 'Let It Snow'

Good afternoon, it's freeeeeezzzzzing her in Sussex today, we have rain and the snow is on its way, a week early! Oh I do hope we get a white Christmas this year. Anyway, after a marathon shop this morning, I have been keeping warm making my DT card for Moving Along With The Times . The lovely Hazel has chosen the theme of 'Let it Snow' and after seeing the weather forecast, its quite apt, don't you think, lol!

I have used a little unused Penny Black image (god I have so many unused stamps!) and lots of scraps from my box. Bazzill Swiss Dot Cardstock in Red & Green, Red dotty paper, sorry couldnt find the name on it, MS Snowflake punch and some sheer lush ribbon. Sentiment from Craftwork Cards, coloured in with Promarkers and a little glitter.

We are being sponsored by :

who are offering FIVE images as the prize.

You have until next Wednesday, 22nd December @ 8pm when a winner and top three will be picked. Please remember that you can enter up to three cards only in our challenge.

Am off down the school now to get Georgia and then get wrapping some more, will it ever end lol!

Big huggies



Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Pretty in Pink Anya!

Good afternoon, wow where are the weeks going, I really am not ready for the big red dude coming next week and now my eldest Amy has a chest infection, so the house is full of germs, who will get it next, lol? Poor thing, she has been working really hard recently.

Anyway, it's my second GDT card for the lovely Crafty Creations team and this week we have photo inspiration to include in our creations.

I have used a very unused little Anya stamp which I love. I have made a winter birthday card for my friend whose birthday is on Christmas Eve, she is very girly so this should go down well. The card, ribbon, flower stamp and sentiment are from SU and I have coloured her in with Promarkers. The shaped die is from Little Claire's Pointy Frames range.

This week the lovely DT member Bernie is offering these lovely stamps as the prize so we do hope that you will join us.

Right, am off to look after Amy and wrap some pressies.
Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Totally Papercrafts # 46 'Paper Piecing'

Happy Saturday blogging Peeps! It's challenge time over at Totally Papercrafts and a wonderful theme this week of 'Paper Piecing'. I have dusted off my lovely 'Silent Night Tilda' stamp and papers and have used them on my DT card. Our Design Team have made some beautiful cards again this week, do pop on over to see them.

My Card Recipe :
Brown Bazzill Cardstock
Silent Night Tilda Image & Papers
Magnolia Ticket and Circle Sentiments
MS Snowflake Punches
Brown Stones & Pearls
Cosmic Shimmer
Our sponsors are :

who are offering FIVE fabby images as the prize, so a big thanks to them.

Hope you are having a wonderful Saturday, have far too many cards to make and not enough time to make them in, lol! Better stop chatting to you and get on with them, lol!

Enjoy your Christmas shopping and have a super weekend!




Thursday, 9 December 2010

Spots, Dots & Pom Pom's!

Good afternoon, its challenge time again over at Moving Along With The Times . It's Shell's turn to host the challenge, and she wants to see 'Spots & Dots' on your entries this week. We have a lovely new sponsor, called Didge, who will be giving away THREE images designed by herself, please do pop on over to see her creations, they are fantastic! Unfortunately, I havent been able to use one on my card, as my printer has now died. I have used a LOTV little image instead, I will have to treat myself to a new printer in the January sales.

You have until next Wednesday evening to enter via the main blog (link above), when a winner and our top three will be announced.

To my card, I have used up lots of scrap card, papers and embellies this week. Am on a recycle challenge with myself and I really hate wasting anything. My card is made from Red Swiss Dot Bazzill Cardstock, Lush Dotty Papers, Bazzill White Pom-Poms, MS Aspen Snowflakes, Red & White Card Candy and LOTV image. The sentiment is a Hero Arts one from a set of three, which I have used and used. Have coloured in with Promarkers as always lol, and Cosmic Shimmered around the image.

More cards to make and am going to make a start on my pressie wrapping, it always gets left until the last minute and it takes me forever to wrap lots of little stocking fillers, lol!

Have a lovely afternoon!




Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Crafty Creations Challenge # 97 'A Beary Project'

Hello, its been a while since I have blogged, have been just a bit busy with family stuff and Christmas so I do apologise. Anyway, its my second week of being a Guest Designer over at Crafty Creations , so a big thanks to Jenni and the girlies who have made me feel so welcome. We want to see 'Bear' images on your entries, this week. I have been unable to use the images supplied by our fabulous sponsor, as my printer has died, so have used this lovely little PB image instead, I got brought it by my lovely friend for my birthday in September and is feeling very unloved & used, lol!

The sponsor this week for the challenge is :

and is offering THREE of Kayla's images,

My Card Recipe :

Penny Black Image ' Snow Kiss'
Pink Bazzill Cardstock
Papers free from a magazine
Cuttlebug Large Snowflake Die
Anita's Lush Pink Ribbon
Craftwork Cards Sentiment
White Card Candy
Button from stash
Coloured in with Promarkers

Lots of cards to be made this evening whilst watching the fabulous 'Corrie', have been glued so far this week, have you?? I have been commissioned to make some Christmas cards and have lots of DT ones to get finished, so may be up late lol!

Have a lovely evening and take care,



Friday, 3 December 2010

Totally Papercrafts Challenge # 45 'Christmas Punches'

'O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree' ....... every time I see this lovely little image, I think of that carol. We have had another Snow-Day here, the girls and I have been catching up on our Christmas dvd's, OMG haven't laughed so much in ages.

It's challenge time over at Totally Papercrafts Challenge and time to dust off your Christmas punches. Your entries for our challenge must have a Christmas punch image somewhere on it and if you could mention what you have used, that would beb great!

Our sponsor this week is the lovely Susie Sugar who is offering a wonderful prize, so pop on over to the main blog to see.

My Card Recipe:
As you probably have noticed, I am loving these little Christmas images from LOTV, they are just so lovely to colour. I have used the following on my card :
Little Claire Circle Dies, LOTV Image, SU Christmas Papers, MS Snowflake Punch, SU Ribbon and card candy. Hero Arts Christmas Sentiment and Cosmic Shimmer. I have coloured in the little image using Promarkers.

Am hoping to get some Christmas shopping done this weekend, weather permitting! Whatever you do, enjoy and keep warm!




Thursday, 2 December 2010

MAWTT Challenge # 75 'Someone Special'

Good evening, its been another Snow-Day today, lots of snowball fights and frozen toes here, but the girls and I had lots of fun! Not much crafting unfortunately, just cannot concentrate on anything whilst the girls are home, lol!

Here is my DT card for Moving Along With The Times , with this week's theme of 'Someone Special'. I have made mine for Georgia for Christmas, I really love these little images and the DT have been given them to play with this week by our lovely sponsors :

Blog -
Store -

and the prize is
2 digi's - Angel with Bauble and Angel
with Candle.

A big welcome to our new Design Team member Pami, so glad you decided to join our little team, welcome aboard!

You have until next Wednesday, 8th December 2010 to enter our challenge, please do not back-link but do have fun making your entries.

Am off to watch 'I'm a Celeb' ...... love it! Another Snow-Day here for us tommorrow, David is going to brave the weather and try to get to work, am thinking of sending him with a flask & packed lunch just in case he gets stuck, lol!

Keep warm crafty peeps!



Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Crafty Creations Challenge # 96 'Gift Card'

Good afternoon from a snowed-in Sussex, we are all having a snow-day here, so of course, we had to go make a snowman! Well, Georgia & Amy made him, isn't he cute? I haven't ventured outside today, too cold for me lol!

I am chuffed to of been asked by Jenni, to be a Guest Designer for Crafty Creations Challenge during December. Their challenge this week, is to make a Gift Card Holder. It's just in time for Christmas and if you have relatives that live far away, like I do, these are a great idea and fab to post too!

The sponsors this week are :

and they are offering a $20 voucher as the prize.

Here is mine, I have made it from SU Card, Papers & ribbon in Rich Razzleberry, a Paula Pascaul Christmas circle sentiment, MS Snowflake Punches, lovely pearls from my stash and Cosmic Shimmer.

Off to do some more crafting, think we will be having another snow-day here tommorrow, I will be crafting to keep warm, lol!

Take care



Friday, 26 November 2010

Totally Papercrafts Challenge # 44 'Untraditional Christmas Cards'

Good afternoon, chilly willy here in Sussex today, we are expecting snow over the weekend, so I have the camera ready for some snowy pictures. Hope you are well and warm wherever you are?

Firstly, thank you to all of my lovely new followers for joining my blog, thanks for any comments left, they are very much appreciated!

Secondly, it's Friday, so it's challenge time again over at Totally Papercrafts Challenge . The theme this week is a a real cracker! Untraditional Christmas Cards, that means NO, Red, Green, Gold & Silver! Challenges aren't meant to be easy, lol! The DT love to mix it up and will be popping over to see what you come up with.

Our lovely sponsor this week is :

Simon Says Stamps and they are offering a $10 voucher as the prize

My Card Recipe :
White Scalloped Card Blank, Brown Bazzill Cardstock, Dotty Paper (forgot name soz), Nestibility Large Scallop & Circle Dies, LOTV Snowman Image Sentiment Circle & MS. Snowflake Edge and Snowflake punches, Silver Card Candy and Cosmic Shimmer. Coloured in with Promarker pens.

Have a busy weekend ahead, hubs and I are sorting the loft so that should be lots of fun, I have lots of Christmas shopping to get done and then the dreaded wrapping! Hopefully we will be able to do some snowman making too!
Whatever you do, enjoy!

Thursday, 25 November 2010

MAWTT Weekly Challenge # 74 'More Than One Fold'

Good morning, its freeeeezzzzzing here in Sussex today, well I expect its like that everywhere, lol! I haven't warmed up since I went to watch Georgia play in her first football match yesterday, my toes are still numb! It was such great fun, her team won the first game 1 - 0, she helped set up the goal and my god can she move on the pitch, lol! I was a very proud Mum and was slightly embarressing screaming 'come on Georgia', lol!

Anyway, it's Wednesday again and time to share my DT card for Moving Along With The Times . It is the lovely Brenda's turn to host the challenge and wow what a theme this week! Your card has to have folds, as many as you can come up with.

Our sponsor this week is Robyn's Fetish Store , they are offering THREE digi images as the prize, so hurry up and get folding!

To my card, well my printer is out of ink, so I have used one of my new images from LOTV, I treated myself to at the NEC, its such a lovely image, have made so many birthday cards using it.

My Card Recipe :

Red Bazzill Swiss Dot Cardstock, Basic Grey 'Eskimo Kisses, Reindeer Games' Paper, Papershaper Flower Punch, Queen & Co. Pearls, Cosmic Shimmer. I have coloured in the image using Promarkers.

I have lots of cards to make, some orders, DT and Christmas, so must get on with them, keeping warm eating lots of toasted teacakes and endless cups of fresh coffee, yum! Whatever your going to be doing, keep warm. This cold weather has put me in such a good Christmas mood, must go find my Xmas CD, lol!




Sunday, 21 November 2010


Good evening, thanks so much for all of you that helped me celebrate over 40,000 visits to my blog.

I wish all of you could win, but all of the names were put into a hat where Georgia picked out the name of :


Well done She, please mail me your address to : and I will send you your candy.

Thanks again, have a lovely evening!




Friday, 19 November 2010

Totally PaperCrafts Challenge # 43 'Snow & Snowflakes'


Good evening, hope your Friday has been fun! I am nearly over the flu and have been catching up with lots of housework and homey things today, thanks so much for all of your lovely mails and get well messages.

The theme this week over at Totally Papercrafts Challenge is right up my street 'Snow & Snowflakes'. The Design Team have made some fabulous projects this week, please do pop on over there to see them.

We are lucky enough to be sponsored this week by Squigglefly. The prize are FIVE digi images, so hurry up and get making your cards and cover them with snowflakes and snow!

My Card Recipe :

Turquoise Bazzill Swiss Dot Cardstock

Craft Creations Snowman Paper

Little Claire Large Scallop & Circle Dies

Penny Black Snowman Image,

Hero Arts Christmas Sentiment

Anita's Sheer Ribbon

MS Snowflakes

White buttons from stash

Promarkers in shades of Turquoise & Blue

I am also entering my card into the following challenges :

Have a lovely weekend, I will be spending mine Christmas shopping and making some Christmas cards, enjoy yours whatever you do.




Thursday, 18 November 2010

MAWTT Challenge # 73 - Sketch


Good evening, it is my turn to host the challenge this week over at Moving Along With The Times and I have decided to come up with a sketch, just to mix it up!

On my card I have used the following crafty products : Black& Cream Bazzill Smoothie Cardstock, Black/Cream Snowflake Paper, Little Claire 'Christmas Pals' Image, Little Claire Pointy Frames Die, MS Aspen Snowflake Punch & Gold Card Candy. Coloured in with shades of dark grey Promarker pens.

We have been very spoilt this week and have been given Little Claire's new Christmas stamps to play with. The MAWTT Design Team have come up with some stunning creations using them, please pop on over to the main blog to see them. The prize to the winner of our challenge will receive this fabulous stamp 'Lampost Snowman', isn't he lovely?

You have until next Wednesday (24th) to enter our challenge.

Have a lovely evening, am off to watch 'Im A Celebrity', am loving this series this time, such a great group of campers!



Saturday, 13 November 2010


Hello, hello blogging peeps! I am celebrating having over 40,000 blog hits, and am thanking you all with some lovely blog candy. Lots of crafty bits to get your mojo flowing! I have been blogging now for two years and I can honestly say that it has changed my life. I have made some wonderfully caring, supportive friends, learnt lots of new crafting techniques, spent an absolute fortune on new craft bits and it has also brought me a fantastic new job. I have laughed and laughed until my sides have ached with like minded ladies/chaps and it has made me a very, very happy blogger! Thank you so much for every comment left, I appreciate and love them all!

Candy includes :

Woodware Christmas Stamp Set, Hero Arts Borders, Christmas Stamp Set, Whiff of Joy Stamp, Sarah Kay Stamp, Flower Die Frame Set, 3 x Stamping Bella Stamps, 3 x Smookie Stamps, 2 x Autumn Leaves Clear Stamps, 2 x Snag Em Stamps, Christmas Snag Em Stamp Set, Parcel & Robin Stamp Set, Papermania 3 x Glitter Glues, Anita's Sticky Ribbons, Forever Friends Gold Peel-Offs, Anita's Stockings Ripple Stickers, Petaloo Mulberry Flowers, Papermania Paper Flowers, Blue Satin Ribbon & 3 x Doodlebug Ribbon Sets

Right to my candy, to qualify and be in it to win it, please do the following :

(1) Become a follower of my blog. If you are already, thank you, you can still enter my candy.

(2) Please advertise my candy on your blog.

(3) Leave me a comment, telling me why you want my candy, like my blog etc. lol!

The winner will be picked randomly by Georgia, my lovely daughter, on Sunday 21st November 2010 at 6pm and announced on my blog that evening. Only genuine bloggers can apply, thank you!

Once again, thanks so much for taking part, good luck and thanks for making the last two years so special for me.

Good luck to all,



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