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Sunday, 31 January 2010

Allsorts Challenge # 37 - Sketch & DT Call




Morning from a very sunny Sussex, so nice to see the sun for a change, even if it is frosty outside!

Its Allsorts Challenge again. The sketch above was fab to use and the DT cards are just gorgeous, do pop on over and take a look. They are also looking for a new DT member as the lovely Gro has stepped down.

To my card : My image is 'Coffee - Kiki La Rue' from CC Design's, which my girlie's said is me in rollers, coffee cup in hand, lol! The papers are 'Bo Bunny - Alissa, Twirls and Spunky. Blue and Pink Bazzill, Hero Arts sentiment, Woodware tab and Imaginisce large brads. The little flower is a Paper shaper punch and bling as always, Kaisercraft!

Am taking the girls to the cinema later, haven't decided what we are going to see yet, enjoy your Sunday whatever you do! hugs Heidi xx

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Just Cute Bears Challenge # 1 - One of the Girls!



Hello, good afternoon! There is a new challenge blog called Just Cute Bears which has started this week, so I thought I would dig out this cute little Popcorn Bear stamp to use. I then realised that I didn't have a stamp-block large enough to accommodate it! I had a brainwave and stuck it onto a QK Rev die pack and voila it stamped out beautifully!

The theme of the challenge is 'One for the Girl's', this image fits in well with it. I have decoupaged the single flower and have coloured the image in with copics. I have kept it quite simple, as the image is so large. Orange and Yellow Co-Ordination cardstock, Papershaper scallop punch, bling and button from stash and the sentiment came with the image.

Am off to do some crafting with Georgia this afternoon. Am so pleased to announce, that a story that she wrote at school, has one a competition and has been chosen to be published in a book called 'Tiny Treasures - East & West Sussex, which will be available to buy worldwide from April. Am so proud of her! Ever since she received a handwritten letter from Jacqueline Wilson, she has been writing stories and wants to be an author, so watch this space, she may be famous one day, lol!

Enjoy your Saturday, whatever you may be doing, take care hugs Heidi xxxx

Thursday, 28 January 2010

MAWTT Challenge # 31 - Nicki's Theme - A Recipe Challenge !



Good evening, am back with my second DT card of the day. This week over at Moving Along With The Times Weekly Challenge , it is the turn of our Nicki (Little Ted) to choose a theme. This week you can come up with your own sketch but the DT want to see the following recipe on your cards, using at least three of each of :-

Eyelets - Flowers - Ribbons

Nicki is also sponsoring this week's challenge and is giving away this great book 'Eyelet Greeting Cards' by Polly Pinder.

To my card, I decided to do something a bit different for my DT card. I had a long strip of Pink Bazzill Swiss Dot cardstock in my stash box and have made a three fold card with it. I have coloured in this lovely Anya image with my Copics and have mounted her on to some new Making Memories papers called 'Love Struck' and some Brown Bazzill. Have used four big pink eyelets set in using my Crop-a-dile, Papermania new flowers, buttons and bows from the scrummy new 'Capsule Collection'. The sentiment is a Penny Black one. I have inked around my image using a Momento 'Rosebud' inkpad.

You have until Wednesday 3rd February at 8pm to enter our challenge, you can also email entries into the email listed on the challenge blog. Do pop on over and take a look at the DT cards, as always they are fantastic!

Have a super evening, am looking forward to seeing how the lovely Davinia is getting on the Celebrity Big Brother house, was such a hoot last night! hugs Heidi xxx

Willow Sketchie Challenge is back!!





Good afternoon, welcome back to the Willow Sketchie Challenge after a brief absence. The lovely Sharon has designed some super-cute new images, one of which I have used today. Alfie is available to download now, so do pop on over to purchase hime and the lovely papers she has created to match.

The new challenges are going to be run a little differently, instead of fortnightly, they will be run EVERY week on a Thursday. Please follow the sketches, leaving a direct link to your blogs. The sketches can be flipped around. A free download will be given away to one lucky random entrant each week. You don't have to use a Willow image, but if you do want to, you can pop on over and choose from Sharon's lovely creations. Also if you fancy joining the Willow Sketchie Challenge Design Team, there are TWO Design Team places up for grabs, please leave your details on the main blog, telling Sharon why you want to join.

To my card : Little Alfie download and daisy paper from Willow Designs, Yellow Bazzill Bling cardstock. SU Yellow/white ribbon, Craftwork Cards sentiment, Kaisercraft green pearls and Papermania buttons.

Will be back later to post my MAWTT DT card for this week, sketch and theme by the lovely Nicic aka Little Ted. Bye for now, thanks for stopping by Heidi xx

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Sneeky Peak of DT Card for Willow Sketchie Challenge


Good evening, hope your day has been a bit quieter than mine, lol! I have been shopping with my lovely daughter, and boy can she shop! My feet are killing me! It was lovely to spend some girlie time together, we don't do it very often. I did however get my way, and I dragged her kicking and screaming into a craft shop where I then shopped for England! A good day was had by all and she is treating us all to take-out so thanks Amy!

Now to my sneeky peak! The Willow Sketchie Challenge is back tommorrow and the lovely Sharon has been very busy creating some lovely new characters. Here is my DT card for our first challenge of 2010. Please do pop by the blog and see what the other design team members have made.

I will back in the morning with my card and my DT entry for MAWTT, when the lovely Nicki is sharing her challenge theme for this week.

Enjoy your evening, pizza and Celebrity Big Bro here I come!! hugs Heidi xxx

Monday, 25 January 2010

Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge # 20 - Ger's Sketch


Good afternoon, wow second card of the day, at last I have had some 'ME' time crafting and have managed to get my card order's finished, yippee!!!

I decided to do this challenge and just for a change, make a boy's card. I have two lots of twin nephew's, so boy's cards should come easy to me, but I normally cheat and buy them, tut tut!! Anyway, the sketch that Ger created inspired me to join in over at Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge . I am also trying to use up all of my existing stash as I have far too much. Also I found some QK dies that haven't even been out of the packet, so they will be getting an airing pretty soon.


To my card, I have used Bark Bazzill cardstock, some super Sassafras, Serendipity 'Hog Heaven' pinstriped paper, MS Flourish punch, QK Pin die, Hero Arts sentiments and a cool Anya Ian dude, I got for Christmas from a blogging buddy.

Right, am off to blog hop and make the tea, have a good evening, big hugs Heidi xxx

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge # 43, Pop-Up Card


Good morning or actually good afternoon now! I have spent most of the morning exchanging banter on Facebook with some good friends and I only popped on to my laptop, to post this card, lol! I am going to dedicate this to dear Linda, hope you like it hun? Anyway, here is my entry for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge . This week's theme is 'Pop-Up's and the DT cards are fantastic! I have been given an order for some of these cards, so this fit's the bill quite nicely!

I really love this colour-combo, I dropped one of my oddment boxes and paper scattered everywhere, and these two colours were sitting together. My 'Little Claire' image is called 'Kitty & Flowers', I was given this little beauty for my birthday and have only just found her again. I have a few birthday cards to make for cat-loving friends, so she will be used a few times. Cardstock is Bazzill basics, flower punches in two sizes from Papershapers. My sentiment is from Hero Art's, button and bling from stash.

Am not travelling too far from home today as it is sooooo cold! Am going to go do some yoga on the Wii to warm up, have a great afternoon, hugs Heidi xxx

Thursday, 21 January 2010

MAWTT Challenge # 30 - Sue's Sketch & Digi Image Theme


Hello, another Thursday has come and gone and it's challenge time again! My dear friend, the lovely Susie Sunshine has come up with a wonderful sketch and digi image theme this week, for our challenge at Moving Along With The Times . Don't forget you can flip the sketch around, but we want to be able to see the sketch on your project.

We also have a fabulous sponsor, the lovely Paula from Pollycraft Designs , the prize from Paula is :-


The Design Team have all used some of the lovely images and wow, you ladies are being spoilt this week! I have been lucky enough to be a Guest Design Team member on the Pollycraft blog, using Paula's designs, so I know you will be so chuffed to win these, they are so lovely to use!



To my card, well the lovely little fairy image I have used, comes from the 'Moon & Star' Fairy Digi Image range. I have coloured her in with my Copic's and have glittered her wings with Cosmic Shimmer. My papers are from Daisy Bucket 'Posh Posies - Mod', Elzybells 'Happy Birthday' sentiment, Green and Purple Bling Bazzill cardstock, MS Hydrangea punch and Kaisercraft bling stones.

Do pop on over and take a look at the wonderful DT cards, they are just fabulous! Remember that even if you don't have a blog, you can email us your entries and you have until 8pm on Wednesday 27th January 2010 when a winner will be announced.

Enjoy your evening, am going to do some Scrapbooking myself, haven't done any for a while and the photo's are stacking up! Take care, hugs Heidi xxx

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Allsorts Challenge # 35 Pink & Brown / Sketch Saturday Challenge # 86


Afternoon, hope you are having a good one? I have spent mine crafting and it's been really lovely! Although it's been quite cold here today, all of the snow has gone and the sun came out. I have also done some bird watching. We have had quite a few different breeds in our garden recently, including a Fieldfare, which looks like a large Thrush, obviously the sun has brought them all out!

I have combined a great sketch from Sketch Saturday Challenge and the great colour scheme of Pink & Brown' for Allsorts Challenge . There are some fab QK embossing dies on offer at Allsorts and the lovely Emma has sponsored the Sketch Saturday Challenge and is giving away a fab SU Tag punch.


To my card : I treated myself to some new Anya stamps and this little one is called 'Peace', I have decoupaged the flowers in her hair. My new papers from a 'Red Hot' pad from the 'Capsule Collection'. Label's I Nestibility, Bazzill Brown flower and pink flower from Prima. I have used my new 'Papermania' brad making kit (a Christmassy pressie - thanks Ali! x) A Hero Art's sentiment, Papershaper scalloped circle punch and Kaisercraft pearls.

Have to go finish preparing our roast dinner and then get started on the ironing, have a great evening! Hugs Heidi xxx

Friday, 15 January 2010

Papertake Weekly Challenge # 32 & Cupcake Craft Challenge # 73



Hello, am glad it's Friday and the snow is finally thawing, yippeee!! I have been out shopping, had a lovely chat and coffee with a crafting friend and have treated myself to loads of new crafty bits today, so I will be busy playing this afternoon!

Here is my entry for two challenges today, the first is using the wonderful sketch by Dawny P over at Papertake Weekly Challenge and the theme at Cupcake Craft Challenge is 'Going Girlie', so my card fit's both.



I have used the following to create it : CC Design's 'Junebug' stamp, Bo Bunny 'Alissa - So Cute' papers, Pink and Turquoise Bazzill, MS Flourish punch, Versamajic Pink ink pad, Craftwork Cards 'sentiment', Kaisercraft turquoise bling stones and Prima roses. I have coloured her in using Copics and Promarker's.

Have a super weekend, thanks for stopping by, take care Heidi xxxx

Thursday, 14 January 2010

MAWTT Challenge # 29 - My Sketch & Theme


Good afternoon, at last the big thaw has arrived! It's been a nightmare here in Sussex, with lots of snow days for the girl's and ice, freezing fog and more snow.

It's my turn again to do the sketch/theme for the Moving Along With The Times Weekly Challenge . This week the theme is 'Spring', so you can use anything that is bright and colourful, the more the better! Something to cheer us all up and make us feel that Spring IS on it's way! I am also sponsoring the challenge this week and the prize on offer are some super cute 'Fairy Doodle' Decoupage sheets, some ribbons and embellishments. Do pop on over via the link above to see what is on offer!

The girl's and I are loving Cherry yogurts at the moment, we are eating about two a day each, so I have used some very neglected SU papers, covered in Cherrie's and a lovely Penny Black 'Micey Day' image and sentiment, coloured in with Copics and sprinkled with Cosmic Shimmer. I do love these little mice! Red and light blue Bazzill cardstock, Anita's red/white dotty ribbon and Kaisercraft blue bling stones.



Enjoy the rest of the afternoon, and do pop by to see the DT cards, we have a Guest Design Team member this week, the lovely Katie Louise and all of the ladies have made some stunning cards.

Warm hugs, Heidi xxx

Thursday, 7 January 2010

MAWTT Challenge # 27 Hazel's Challenge


Hello, well it's Day 2 of 'Snowday' here in Sussex. The local schools are shut and the hub's is working from home again, so not a lot of peace here for me at the moment, lol! We just had great fun having a snowball fight, in which the girl's and I did an 'Elf' and managed to get David with large snowballs, great fun but I can't feel my toes at the moment, lol!

Anyway, here is my DT entry using the wonderful Hazel's sketch over at Moving Along With The Times , the theme this week is 'LOVE', so get your thinking caps on! We have all used these cute images from our sponsor, Tracy over at Crazy Catz (http://craftycat.957.com). The prize this week are some images from Crazy Catz, so please do pop by the MAWTT Challenge blog to see all of the fab DT creations. You have until next Wednesday, 13th January at 8pm to enter, so good luck!

Products used on my card :- Pink Bazzill Cardstock,Love Bear image, Hero Arts 'So Special' sentiment and red heart pearls and Cosmic Shimmer.

Have a good evening, more snow on it's way tommorrow, another Snow Day yippee (not)! hugs Heidi xx

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Two Challenges - One Card!

Good evening, well the forcaster's were spot-on for a change! We have at least six inches of snow here in Sussex and more is on the way! It's been lovely having my girlies and hubs home today and think the way the roads are, they will be home again tommorrow, but I haven't been able to get on my laptop as the girls have been using it all day.

Anyway, to keep warm I have made this card to enter two challenges, firstly using the sketch from Create 4 Fun and also Fab's Big Christmas Cards Challenge . Although I think my card is more winter themed, it fits into both challenges. Thought I might try and get some card's done early this year, am determined to get organised, although I did manage to make most of my cards for Christmas just in time.




To my card, my little winter Anya had to come out to play today, just right for this weather! I have coloured her in with my Copics, and have sprinkled her with some Cosmic Shimmer. The paper is My Mind's Eye, Colorful Christmas 'Bright Stripes', great papers to work with and not just for Christmas cards either. My MS Doily Lace and Artic Snowflakes got an airing along with my Woodware 'Jane Gill' sentiment circle stamps, which are just fab! Finished off with a bit of Kaisercraft bling bling!

Keep warm wherever you are, hugs Heidi xxx

Monday, 4 January 2010

Sketch & Stash Challenge # 26





Here is my entry for Sketch & Stash Challenge . It's such a great sketch and I love the fact that you can use up your old stash and neglected craft products. On that note, I have really been neglecting my CC Design stamps recently. This little cutie is called 'Heidi among the flowers'. She hasn't been out of my stamp drawer since last summer, so it's about time I gave her an airing! The DT cards are simply stunning, so do pop over and take a look.

Card Recipe : Dark brown Bazzill cardstock, Sandy Lion 'Daisy' paper, QK Nestie Scallop shape, Papershaper 'Daisy' punches in three sizes and Kaisercraft baby pink pearls, all from my stash box. My sentiment is relatively new, from a great set of three from 'Hero Arts'. I have coloured her in with Copic Ciao's.

Hope your keeping warm in your neck of the woods, my toe's haven't defrosted all day from doing the school run. Wow, what a shock to get up so early, after having lots of lovely lie-in's over Christmas! Right, there is a great film called 'The Holiday' on the box at the moment, so am off to catch it. Night, Heidi xxx

Sunday, 3 January 2010

MAWTT - Challenge # 27, Nicki's Sketch/Theme





Happy New Year and good afternoon! The sun is shining here and although it's freezing outside, it's been such a lovely day. I have managed to get all of the ironing done ready for the girlie's to go back to school and all of the decorating is done, so it's time I had some ME time.

I have already posted for our Moving Along With The Times challenge, but couldn't resist making another card as the theme this week is an open one and I wanted to make good use out of my lovely FF Winter stamp. We have three prizes on offer to tempt you! 1st Prize : Debbie Moore CD Rom from Clare (Threadbare's shop), 2nd Prize : Daisy & Dandelion Stamp Set, kindly donated by The Glitter Pot and 3rd Prize : Two-week Guest Design Spot on our Design Team.

My inspiration to make this flap-card came because of the ribbon. It was wrapped around a new set of lovely pyjamas and I just loved the felt snowflake with it. I found some wonderful Bo Bunny paper, that matches perfectly, that my friend Karen gave me. Red Bazzill, a MS Edge and Artic Snowflake punch and cream jelli dots finish it off. I had to hunt around for my 'winter' sentiment from Elzybells. My friend Caz has her birthday this month, so my card is ideal for a winter birthday!

You have until Wednesday, 6th January 2010 (midnight) to enter, good luck and am looking forward to popping by your blogs to see what you have made.

Thanks for stopping by and any comments left. Big hugs Heidi xxx