Wednesday, 29 September 2010


Morning all you WOYWW's! Do join in the fun by visiting Julia @ Stamping - Ground . It's a really claggy day here today and I had to use the flash on my photos, first time this year lol! Here is my desk, full of activity for once. I am making a canvas for my daughter's Jess, its only two weeks late! She is very girly, so I have been searching my draws for dies/stamps/punches anything really to use on it. I have started by stenciling a Revolution flourish and thats as far as it has got, lol!

Right, on my desk today - Promarker box, tote, QK Rev dies, MS punches x 2, Glossy Accents, new LOTV stamps x 4 that I brought at AP, new Card Candy and the usual suspects, glue, scissors etc., etc.

It was lovely to meet fellow WOYWW's - Jo, Joey & Scobby Sue! It was so busy and the day just went so quickly!

The above is the most recent photo of my girlies and I just love it! I didnt realise just how much they all look alike but yet so different.

General Mum duties await, lunches and school run. Have DT cards to finish today and am going to get on with the canvas, hope to show you the finished item very soon.

Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by. I managed to get around to most of you last week, and hope to do the same today.




Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Little Birdy Canvas

Good morning, it's lovely and autumnal here in Sussex today. Hope the weather is fine where you are. Sorry I have been absent for a few days, I have been busy demoing over the weekend, at Alexandra Palace in London at The Stamping & Scrapbooking Show. WOW, it was very busy but such great fun! It was wonderful to meet lots of my blogging buddies and I haven't laughed so much in ages! Thanks to all that popped by the stand and grabbed some bargains.

I am still having some computer problems, so this is a test run, lol! I wanted to share this canvas that I made recently, I have only just found the photo whilst playing with my poorly pc. The lady who did the main design is the lovely talented Cary, I have done my own take on her design, ie. moved flowers etc. All the elements are from Stamping Up. I really loved the colours and of course, the little birdy punch had to come and live at my house, lol! I am really loving using canvasses and have recently started a larger one for Jess' bedroom wall, it is an A4 size and of course, it is a work in progress, but am enjoying altering them and taking my time to do so.

On a very sad note, we had to say goodbye to our little man Carrie yesterday. We have had him since a baby, as you may know, he had been poorly for a few weeks. Thanks to all of you who sent get well messages to us. Peeps that know us well, know that our animals are part of the family so today is a very sad day for us.

x xx

Thursday, 23 September 2010

MAWTT Weekly Challenge #

Good evening, it's challenge time again over at Moving Along with The Times . The wonderful Brenda is hosting this week and has come up with a wonderful list of things to add to your creations, so that you can enter the challenge. There is also a fabby sketch to follow and each of the design team have been given images to use by our sponsor. Unfortunately, I have had printer issues and have had to use a different image.

Our sponsor is offering four digital images as the prize.

To my card, its a really quick and easy sketch to follow and I have used a new decoupage set that I was given for my birthday. I just loved the colours and wish I had an armchair like it, lol!

As mentioned before, Brenda has set us a task to use three of the eight items on her 'To Do List', I have used two different papers, one button and some vintage linen thread. Bazzill cardstock, Kanban Image & Sentiment, Linen card and Brown Card Candy.

Right, Georgia is in bed so its time for 'Law & Order' on the box, I just love Bradley Walsh! The weekend starts tommorrow, gonna be a busy one for me, lol! Enjoy yours whatever you do!




Wednesday, 22 September 2010


Good morning peeps, its a really sunny morning here today, always puts me in a good mood, lol! Its that wonderful time of the week, when we get to share and be noisy! To join in the fun, pop on over to the lovely Julia @ Stamping Ground .

On my desk today, well there wasn't too much going on as I am using my dining room table at the moment, have lots of samples to do for some demo's that I will be doing. I hope you dont mind but I wanted to show off my lovely birthday pressies that I received, all craft bits you know! I have laid them out left to right, MME Lush letters & album, Gorguss Girly Christmas decoupage, Dovecraft paper packs, Papermania Christmas Paper Pack and two wonderful chipboard star & tree albums from Melissa Frances. Haven't I been a spoilt peep?

I also wanted to share my nice tidy draws, which I am quite proud of, they never normally look so tidy! It took me one Sunday afternoon to do the pair, the one below is my Penny Black stash, My clear ones are in another draw, yep I know I am an addict lol!

The draw above is my Hero Arts and it is slightly messy again! It doesn't take long for things to get messed up with me, I seem to work better that way!

Bresakfast needs making and so do the lunches. Will be popping over to your blog later once the school run has been done.

Enjoy your day,



Monday, 20 September 2010

Pastel & Plaid Hedgehogs!

Hi, Tuesday again already, wow they come around so fast, don't they? I had such a busy weekend as we had family to stay and am still getting over the hangover from Saturday, lol! I am not a big drinker, so three glasses of wine was a bit too much for me, god I am getting old, lol!
Time for another challenge over at Pear Tree Designs . This week, Donna has created a fabby challenge sketch with a twist and that is, you must use 'Gems' on your creations.

We are being sponsored by :

they are offering some crafty items as the prize.
To enter our challenge, we are asking that you follow the criteria listed on the challenge blog as a few entrants last week didn't follow them and had to be excluded from the challenge.

My Card Recipe:
I have gone very pastel and am loving soft colours at the moment, not like me at all, I usually love autumnal ones this time of year. I really love these Basic Grey papers together.
Little Claire's 'Christmas Star' Image
Pink Bazzill Cardstock
Bazzill Turquoise Scalloped Card
Basic Grey 'Eskimo Kisses' Papers
Scallop & Oval SU Punches
Craftwork Cards Christmas Oval
SU Artic Snowflake
Kaisercraft Pink Bling Gems
Coloured in with Promarkers

Lots to get on with today, my back permitting, I have been having some problems with it over the weekend, so must rest by making more cards, lol!

Have a lovely day!




Saturday, 18 September 2010

MAWTT Weekly Challenge # 64 - 'Christmas'

Afternoon blogging peeps! Glad to be back on-line again, lol! My camera was playing up earlier in the week and my laptop bit the dust on my birthday, and my back has been giving me a few problems, thanks once again for all of the lovely cards, pressies and birthday messages, I was overwhelmed!

Here is my design team card for MAWTT , it's Shell's challenge and her theme is 'Christmas', our sponsor is :

who will be offering the above image as the prize.

My Card : Turquoise Bazzill Cardstock, Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses Paper,
MS Artic Snowflake Punch, Craftwork Cards Sentiment, Silver Card Candy and have coloured in snowman image with Promarker pens.

Anyway, today is my lovely daughter Jess' 14th birthday! We brought her a netbook computer, so that has come in rather handy until I get myself a new laptop, lol! We are having a lovely family dinner this evening, so am really looking forward to that, lots of family that we havent seen in a while will be coming along to the restaurant. Here is a photo of her with her cake that we have just eaten, yep it was very yummy! Happy Birthday Jess!!

Enjoy your evening,


Heidi xx

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

WOYWW # 67 & Happy Birthday To Me!!!

Good morning, its Wednesday again and time to join in the fun and share your desks with crafty peeps! Julia @ Stamping Ground has the link, so do pop on over and share yours.

Here is a cupcake for each of you to celebrate my birthday today, enjoy! Another year has been and gone, which means another one closer to my trip to visit my family in Australia which should be happening for my 50th, if I can save up and get over my fear of large spiders, lol! I am going to be taken out today, am going to be doing some craft shopping, then my brother and sister in law will be popping in and I am being taken out this evening by the hubs, can't wait!

My desk is full of new goodies that I have been given and as you can see, I have been very spoilt! Many thanks to the lovely ladies that have sent me cards & pressies, I love everything that I have received, especially the home made cards, they are all beautiful!

Anyway, to my desk. Lots and lots of new goodies, papers including Bo Bunny, My Mind's Eye, New bling, Papermania Christmas pack, Penny Black and Paula Pascaul stamps. A blank canvas that I am going to alter for Jess's birthday on Saturday. Next voucher from my buddy Jayne, Little Claire Stamps and my favourite candles from my best buddy Hazel, thanks hunny!

Right have to go and open my pressies from David and the girlies, have a wonderful WOYWW and thanks for stopping by.

big hugs



Sunday, 12 September 2010

More Little Claire Samples

Hello, hope you are all enjoying your Sunday? I am having problems with my camera loading at the moment, but have managed to load Design Team cards that I made a while ago for Little Claire's .

Above, I have used a Christmas Tree stamp and have paper pieced it onto some Bo Bunny papers, have cut out and coloured this little Polar Bear image with Promarkers. Placed on to Turquoise & Brown Bazzill, have added a couple of MS punched out snowflakes and card candy. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.

This tag card was made using the new tag die and 'Swirl' die cut sets. I have mixed black & mustard Bazzill cardstock and a Hero Arts sentiment with a bit of bling and ribbon from stash.

This is an envelope style card. You need a whole sheet of paper to make it. I have used the same 'Polar Bear' image, once againi coloured in with Promarker pens. MS Flourish punch around the edges of a squre of navy & cream Bazzill, two more snowflakes and have used a QK Merry Christmas die.

Love, love, love these little owls, which are new over at Little Claire's. You can pick them up for only £2.99! This card was made using a large oval on the fold of Turquoise Bazzill cardstock and then a circle of My Mind's Eye papers. A piece of large brown ribbon, some brown card candy and the sentiment is from Sandylion.

Had better go get on with the ironing and have to cook tea. Have a lovely afternoon, hugs Heidi xx

Thursday, 9 September 2010

MAWTT Weekly Challenge # 63 - Lisa's Theme

Morning from a very sunny Sussex, wow we are having a bit of a heatwave here, makes a change from all of that rain we have been having over the last few days, lol! Have just been to the garage to collect David's car, not too much work needed doing, thank goodness! He has been using mine for the last week, so I am so glad to be able to get mine back and not be on house arrest anymore, lol!

Thursday again, yep the weekend is coming and also that its time for the Moving Along With The Times Weekly Challenge. It's the lovely Lisa's turn to host this week and her theme is 'Back to School'!

We are also celebrating that the lovely Kelli is joining us permanently as a Design Team Member, welcome to our team Kelli! Do pop on over to her blog, she makes such wonderful cards.

This week, we are sponsored by Sharon Duncan Crafts, and the prize is a £20 voucher to spend in her store.

Sharon Duncan has been designing Craft CDs since 2002. The Store was started in 2006 and has grown rapidly since then. She has over 80 CDs now available. Sharon is frequently seen on Create and Craft and Ideal World. The store now has loads instore from inkpads, CDs to The Latest Gorjuss Girls Decoupage. There is also a great range of Prima Flowers, Toppers even Craft essentials like glue and double sided sticky tapes. Pop over to see what is available. Post and Packaging is free in the U.K."

To my Card : I have used, Anika Anya Image, Red Bazzill Swiss Dot Cardstock, My Mind's Eye 'Lush' Red Circles Paper, Nestibility Die - Labels 9, Hero Arts Circle Sentiment Stamp, MS Doily Lace Punch, SU Scallop Circle Punch, Papermania Ribbon Bow, Prima, Flowers, Red Versamagic Inkpad, Cream & Red Card Candy and red buttons from stash. I have coloured Anika in with Promarker Pens.

You have until Wednesday 15th September (MY BIRTHDAY - YIPEEEEEEEE!!!!, sorry had to be done, lol) at 8pm to enter the challenge and win the prize.

I have started the dreaded Christmas Cards and have been making a couple a day this week, my stocks are growing and I am really in the Christmas mood. Think I will go Christmas shopping tommorrow, start early for a change, lol!

Enjoy your afternoon, hopefully in the sunshine!



Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Whats On Your Workdesk - Week 66!

Good morning, Wednesday again and that can only mean one thing, WOYWW! Julia @ Stamping Ground has started this craze and to join in, just pop on over and leave a link to your blog to show us your workplaces, current creations or trends, or just where you craft!

This week so far has been varied, I have been feeling a bit poorly, got a bug of some sorts, which doesnt seem to want to go away. One of our cars has been playing up, so its down the garage for it today. I have been birthday shopping for my Jess who will turn 14 next week, it's been so hard thinking of things to buy her. We are getting her a computer, so main pressie sorted, as she will be starting her GCSE's shortly, but I wanted to get her a few little bits too!

Anyway to my desk, my Promarker box including my recently purchased new pens, lol! Two Jacqueline Wilson books that Georgia wants me to read, her autobiographies. Revolution Alphabet, MS Doily Lace Punch, X-Cut Perforator set (which I have been looking for for ages), baby wipes, my small tote - full of the usual suspects. Front of desk - Papermania new Classic Christmas set & paper pack (they are so yummy), glasses, Momento & Brilliance inkpads, cut & dry foam, babywipes, strong tape & my Little Claire's ever growing box of stamps & dies, phew!

I have also shared a photo of 'Posie' & 'Bugsy' my two bears. David brought me the large pink 'Russ' bear a few years ago as I had never really owned my own teddy. Also, Georgia recently gave me 'Bugsy', which she came across in the loft and gave her to me as I love ladybugs, ah bless, lol!

Right, have to get Georgia to school on time, then have a busy day ahead, garage, hairdressers then shopping, hope I feel up to it, lol!

Thanks for stopping by,




Monday, 6 September 2010

From You Know Whoo!

Good afternoon, don't you just love Monday's? Well, I may be in a minority but I do love having the house to myself, well nearly! David has been working from home today.

Anyway, it's Pear Tree Designs Weekly Challenge again, the theme this week being 'Animals'. The prizes for this week are :

One Month's Guest Designer Slot
Crafting Goody Bag
3 Digital Images from Donna's Store

Your creations need to be added by Mr Linky and Donna will choose a winner on Sunday 12th September 2010.

To my card : I lurve this little owl, I have decoupaged him and have made a smaller easel card than normal. I have distressed all of the card/papers and have inked the edges of the paper with a Momento 'Cocoa'. The ingredients are : SU Brown Cardstock, Making Memories 'Noteworthy Ava Loopy Stripe' Paper, Fiskars Scallop Dot Border Punch, Kelly Panacci 'Twit Twoo' stamp set, Woodware Frond and Heart Punches, Kaisercraft Brown Pearls, Buttons from stash, Cocoa & Bamboo Leaves Momentoe inkpads.

I have been out shopping for my lovely daughter's birthday next week, I cannot believe that she will be 14! It is so hard to buy pressies for teenagers these days, I did manage to get a few bits, which I cannot list as she will see this later on Facebook, lol!
Have a lovely evening!




Sunday, 5 September 2010

Sweet Little Snowmen!

Good afternoon, firstly welcome to all of the lovely new followers I have, I really appreciate you popping over here to see my blog. I will of course, return the compliment!

I have had a lovely day crafting and sorting out my stamp boxes. I love Sundays in our house, the girlies go off and do their own thing, David gets on with DIY and gardening and I get left to myself to play, how lucky am I, lol? I am also having dinner cooked for me this evening, first time in about a month!

Saying that, I have only managed to make two and a half cards today. One completed DT, one half finshed DT and this 'Little Snowman' one. I really love the colour scheme, I wasn't too sure about it when I first saw the challenge blog, but now I have made this, I love them together!

I have entered my card into the following challenges :

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - 'Purple, Cream & Brown'.
Paper Sundae Challenge - 'Mixed Medium's'

My Card : Penny Black 'Snow Family' Image, Brown, Purple & Cream Bazzill Cardstock, Hero Arts Sentiment, MS Snowflake Punch, Corner Punch, Brown & Cream Card Candy, Cosmic Shimmer. I have coloured my image with Promarkers & Copics and have used Cream Bazzill Bling and Brown & Purple Bazzill cardstock, so have mixed two lots of mediums. My card is quite 'clean & simple', no papers just for a change. I have decoupaged the snowflakes and the image is on sticky foam pads to give it the 3d look.

Have a large ironing mountain to climb later this evening, lol! Enjoy your evening and thanks for dropping by my blog.




Friday, 3 September 2010

Little Claire September Club Stamp Set Cards

Good evening, I just wanted to share some cards I made using the fabby new September Club Stamp Set from Little Claire's . There are so many stamps in this set and are a bargain to purchase at £7.50, if you join the Little Claire's club, full details on the main blog. You also receive all of the materials to make one card. Do go take a look at the sample cards that the DT have made using this set.

Materials used : Red Poinsettia Card - Red Bazzill Cardstock, Making Memories Christmas paper, Nestibility Flower Die, Papermania Red Check Bow and Kaisercraft Orange Stones. I have decoupaged the Poinsettia after colouring in with Promarker pens and have added lots of Cosmic Shimmer to the leaves.

Materials used : Blue Penguin Card - Turquoise Bazzill Cardstock, My Mind's Eye, Colourful Christmas papers, Nestibility Flower Die, QVC White Dot Ribbon, Momentoe 'Tea Leaves' Inkpad, Scallop & Oval Punches. Kaisercraft Blue Stones.

Am planning on spending the weekend crafting, I have lots of ideas that I want to put to card and the girls will be busy with David tommorrow, he will be taking them out as he has just returned from a long trip to South Africa, so it will be great to have lots of crafting time and they get to spend lots of quality time with Dad, lol!

Have a lovely weekend!




Thursday, 2 September 2010

Moving Along With The Times Weekly Challenge # 63 ' In Stitches'

Hello blogging peeps, hope you have had lovely day? Georgia went back to school today and into the last year of her middle school and Jess had an inset day, so after a bit of shopping, I managed to get some ME time this afternoon and catch up on some DT cards I have been making.

I cannot believe that it is Week # 63 of our challenge over at MAWTT already! This week it is Brenda's turn to do the honours. The theme is 'In Stitches', fake or real, its up to you

Our sponsor this week is Sally over at The Digi Stamp Boutique, who is very generously giving to the winner of this challenge, TEN Digi Images. Sally offers a range of simple and trendy digital image stamps for all your card-making projects. Simply download, print, colour and create! There is immediate access - once purchased, your downloads will be available straight away at checkout, or under the 'My downloads' heading within your account."

To my card, well I have gone really girly this week, I have made this for my friend's daughter Cerys who loves my cat Molly, she will be turning five soon and is starting school next week. I have used large circles & scallop circle dies, 'Dora with Handbag' image, My Mind's Eye - Quite Contrary Papers, SU Scallop & Oval punches. Craftwork Cards 'Sentiment', Papermania bows & buttons. I have used Doodlebug fake stitches and have coloured in with Promarkers.
Please do pop on over to the main blog, the other DT's cards are stunning. We also are being joined for two weeks, by our Guest Designer, the lovely Kelli, welcome aboard!

Am off to catch Emmerdale and Eastenders, enjoy your evening and thanks for stopping by,



Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Whats On Your Workdesk???

Good morning, Wednesday again! Time to share stash, creations & all things crafty lol! To join in this craze that is sweeping the globe, pop on over to Julia @ Stamping-Ground leave a link to your blog, and us WOYWW's will come and take a look!

On my desk today, lots of new stash, lol!!! I have been on a paper buying frenzy! The lovely paper on the front is My Minds Eye 'Lush' collection, it is beautiful! Also I brought lots of card stock, Bo Bunny dots papers and some Basic Grey Christmas papers. I also treated myself to a small guillotine, something I have been needing for a while now and I picked up a bargain at Hobbycraft for £5.99! I had to ask the lady at the till to check the price as I have seen them going for up to £12, bargain! There are some new trimmer blades which I go through so quickly, my box of evergrowing pearls, stones and general bling, which I am sharing a photo of its contents with you further down. A Russian Doll pencil case that Amy brought for me yesterday, and lastly a canvas that I altered recently at a SU class. I cant take the credit of the design, a lovely lady called Cary deserves it, but I just love the colours and the simpleness of it!

Here is where I keep my 'Bling' and pearls. I got this box full of Body Shop goodies for Christmas and as it is so beautiful I made use of it. The contents of which are below.

Lastly, had to show you this picture of Molly last night, she wouldnt let Jess have her dressing gown back, she is posing well!

Its the last day of the holidays for us today, so am taking the girls out shopping. Enjoy your day and am looking forward to popping over to see Whats On Your Workdesks, lol!