Wednesday, 30 December 2015

My Favourite Cards from 2015 - Part # 2

Good evening,
Thank you for stopping by my blog, to see my second selection of favourite cards that I have made during the year.
It sure has been a funny old year! I have had lots of change in my home and work life and have been rather poorly this year, but am on the mend and fighting fit ready for more adventures in 2016!

I love New Year, it means a new start in all areas.  I am very excited as I have lots of new work projects planned and booked, along with more workshops, classes and craft shows, its going to be a good year!
To my favourite cards/projects - Part # 2 - Sixth is :
A Hobby Art favourite stamp sets of mine: 'Summer Holiday' and 'Shells' - love them!
I really enjoyed decorating this Tando book, I love all of the little bunting and starfish!

It reminds me of my wonderful crafty break to St. Ives that I had in September, am looking forward to repeating the visit next year along with my lovely crafty pals.
Seventh card on my list was made using :
Little Claire - 'Freedom' stamp set
A beautiful set of butterflies, buddlia and a butterfly cage.
I teamed the stamps with some wonderful Maja paper, kraft card and cream lace.  My friend Pauline loves butterflies and it always reminds me of her when I stamp up the images.
Card eight is :
Another Hobby Art favourite :
The very funny 'Baa Humbug' set, sheep with lots of attitude!  They always make me chuckle and are great for all occasions, not just Christmas!
I added a little robin and found this fabby holly paper which goes really well with the image.
Ninth is :
A card using the cute little image from Little Claire - 'Christmas Scotties' set
Love my little Memory Box 'Stitched Heart' die, the Little Claire 'Snowy' papers I have used too. It all matches with the little heart in the image.  A very pink and girly Christmas card.
Number ten is another from Hobby Art using 'Peter the Polar Bear' and their set of 'Snowflake' stamps
Eleven is :
Hobby Art 'Owls' in teal and brown, the set comes with great sentiments too!
I have used the tree stamp to create a background and have cut out lots of leaves making a next for the owl to sit upon.
Finally, number twelve :
The glorious 'Poppies' set from Hobby Art.  I have stamped and embossed, the large image onto vellum and made a background with the writing stamp.  Love these stamps!

Ok that's me done.  I have a date with a large glass of Pinot, catch up with my soaps then a family Scrabble match, bring it on!!
Have a wonderfully Happy New Year, full of health and wealth.
See you on the other side,

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

My Favourite Cards from 2015 - Part # 1

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and got lots of wonderful presents?
I was very spoilt, lots of lovely gifts from my three favourite shops : Pandora Next and The Body Shop.  I then went to the sales and got myself a few Next bargains and a Tassimo Coffee Maker, which has been on my list for some time now.
Am sharing six of my favourite makes from this year and the next six tomorrow.  I have chosen a wide range of images, some Little Claire, Hobby Art and Stampendous.  I do hope you have liked the cards I have chosen.
Firstly, from January :
Lots of bunting and a sweet little image from Little Claire called :
'Balancing Act'
I loved all of the purple-ness lol!
A  male themed card using both a Little Claire image and alphabet set
'In a while' stamp and 'Manphabet' letter/number set
It is a great stamp to colour in and love the alphabet shapes.
Lots of sheep, not just in my sleep!
'Daisy the Sheep' Dinky stamp
Including one black sheep, because there is always one in the family.
A Hobby Art set - Commemorative
A great set to keep and remember and the poppies are a joy to colour in and cut out.
Fifth and one of my favourite sets from the year,
another from Little Claire -
'March Flowers' stamp set
A beautiful image, which looks great in any combination of colours.
and lastly, number # 6
A lovely stamp from 'Stampendous' 'Feathers' - a card that I made for The Craft Barn Summer Extravaganza that I demoed at.
A very quick and easy card and was pleased that the ladies loved it enough to buy all of the stamps in the shop.
Ok that's my first six, back tomorrow with the rest from the year.
Thank you for stopping by and any comments left.

Saturday, 26 December 2015

A Wavy Seascape

Hello, hope you are having a wonderful Boxing Day? Ours has been very quiet, as we are still stuffed full from yesterday and then on top of all of that food, our favourite lunch of all today, cold meats, pickles and mash, yum!  It is so nice to just veg out in front of the telly, play scrabble and spend time together.  We are planning to visit the sales tomorrow, lots of vouchers received that need spending lol!
I am sharing a card I made a little while ago, using a wonderful new 'Wavy' stamp called 'Wavy Seascape'.  These stamps are on special offer HERE, also the papers that I have used which are called 'Nice 'n' Stripey'.
Ok, am off to whizz around blog land and catch up on Pinterest.
Have a lovely evening!

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Happy Christmas!

Hello bloggers,
I just wanted to wish you all in blog land, a wonderful Christmas and happy new year.  The family are all here for Christmas and am very excited to have all three of my girls in one place for a change.
 I have been quite a bad blogger this year, but am determined to post more regularly in 2016 and even join in some challenges, if possible.
Thank you to all of you who have left me lovely comments on my posts, I really appreciate all of them.
Have a wonderful festive time!  Above is a photo of my beloved Berlin at Christmas. I cannot believe that only a few weeks ago I walked down this road and under the wonderfully glorious Brandenburg Gate, it is such a beautiful place.
hugs and love

Monday, 21 December 2015

My Favourite Top Five LC Design Cards from 2015

Hello, Heidi here to share my favourite five LC Design cards from 2015.
I didn't realise just how many cards I had made over the last twelve months, it was lovely to re-visit them and appreciate how lovely all of the LC Design stamps and images are.

It has been a really busy year for me, crafting and family orientated. I have been busy designing lots of cards, running workshops and doing oodles of blog work, which I just love doing!

Family life has been just the best! My eldest Amy has taken a new job in London, Jess my middle daughter had some fantastic 'A' Level results and then got accepted to the University of Surrey in Guildford, taking Psychology .  My youngest Georgia passed her first 'GCSE' and is on track to do the same with the others in 2016 when she leaves school.

I have had two wonderful trips away, a craft retreat to St. Ives in Cornwall with five lovely crafty friends and a wonderful mini-break to Berlin in Germany with my eldest Amy. We visited our family roots as my lovely mum grew up in Berlin.  I got to spend time with my lovely aunt, do lots of sightseeing and spending lots in the wonderful Christmas markets.
So here are my choice of five cards.
Firstly, in no particular order of date or month,

'Room with a View - Four Seasons'

I love the bright colours and this is a really cute little set of images. I have of course used 'Spring', 'Daisy' Alphabet letters, added some LC Designs dotty paper and some die-cut tulips.

My second is :
'March Flowers' set
I made this card for a LC Designs workshop, using lots of layers of the flower and kraft card.  I just love colouring, cutting out and decoupage!
Here is the inside of the card showing the sentiment.
My third card is :
'Lovely Hedgehogs'
Another workshop card, this time a mini-box card, again in bright breezy colours.  I just love these little hedgehogs and the little bird sitting on the flowerpot, super cute!
My fourth card is :
'Sunflowers' stamp set
I love this stamp set as Sunflower's are my favourite flowers! This is a little dinky card and I have used my ever faithful Promarker pens to colour in.
My last card is :
Dinky Stamp - 'Hello Mr Robin!'
I had to include a festive card.  This sweet little snowman image with a little robin, is another favourite of mine.  I just love colouring in this little image and have teamed up with some dinky papers and white pom-poms.
I do hope you have liked my chosen five from 2015.
 Am so looking forward to playing with lots of new LC Design stamp sets next year, its just like Christmas when the white envelopes drop on my doormat. 
Don't forget to visit the blog tomorrow when another design team member will be sharing their favourite five cards with you.
Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy, healthy, crafting 2016!

Saturday, 12 December 2015

LC Designs Monthly Stamp Challenge # 64 - A Special Christmas Card

Good morning,
Am sharing my design team card for Little Claire (now known as LC Designs) this morning.
Our challenge theme for December is, 'A Special Christmas Card'. All you have to do to join in, is make a 'Special' Christmas card, link to your blog and the design team will pop on over to leave you a comment.
The prize is a £10 voucher to spend in the online shop
I have used the gorgeous 'We Six Cats' on my card along with a new little stamp called 'Bobble Hats' which comes free with the LC Designs club magazine this month.  Both my stamps and the magazine can be found HERE.
Am going to be spending my day making Christmas cards, shopping and then attending a crafty Christmas party this evening with some lovely friends.
Have a festive weekend!

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Long time no post!

Oh my, its been so long since I last posted.
Apologies if you follow me regularly, I have been poorly with an awful virus, was spoilt rotten by my lovely daughter Amy and was taken on a short trip to Berlin and catching up with DT work and life in general.
Here is a great selfie photo taken by Amy in Berlin.  As you can see, we quite liked the Brandenburg Gate lol!
We had a fabby time catching up with my lovely German aunt, who I don't get to see that often. Seeing the wonderful sights of Berlin and visiting three Christmas markets, where lots of goodies were brought home carefully in my hand luggage lol.
Little Claire are now to be known as LC Designs Limited, they have a fabby new logo :
and here is a card I made recently using the wonderfully gorgeous new stamp from the logo.
'Wavy Cats & Tulips'
There are two more stamps available from this range, 'Wavy Beach Huts' and 'Wavy Seascape' with more to follow!  You can see them HERE.
Ok I am ashamed to admit that I still need to make some Christmas cards and start my present wrapping, so am off to get some done today as the house is empty and quiet.  Michael Buble CD to find and open up the mince pies!
Have a wonderful day, thanks for stopping by and for any comments left.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

New Dinky Dandelion Stamp and Papers

Good morning,
A little post from me today, to share a quick and easy 'dinky' card that I have made using the gorgeous new 'Dinky Dandelion' stamp and papers recently launched from Little Claire.
You can make really quick and easy beautiful cards, great for last minute, sympathy and general greetings cards.
Products used :
Little Claire 'Dinky Dandelion' stamp
Little Claire 'Dinky Sentiments' stamp set
Little Claire 'Floating Dandelions' paper pack
Dinky Scallop White Card blanks
Tim Holtz 'Blue Jeans' ink pad
Blue ribbon from stash
Stickles Glitter Glue
You can see them HERE on the website, go take a look!  There are loads of new products, papers, stamps and edition # 2 of the Little Claire magazine, full of freebies and projects to inspire you.
Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Hobby Art Samples

Good evening,
Am sharing some samples made using the gorgeous new stamp sets from Hobby Art.  Jenny was on Create & Craft today with these new sets.
'Indian Summer' with 'Friends' Sentiments
Firstly, I have stamped up the smaller images all around and have decoupaged the elephant head.  I have added glossy accents to the smaller elephant on the sentiment.
Secondly, using gold embossing powder with pink and orange inkpads

Next, 'Ornate Owls'

On both cards, I have used the great set of 'Textures' backgrounds

All of the stamps can be purchased from the website HERE.
That's my cards for this evening, thanks for stopping by my blog tonight.
Have a lovely one.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Tree 'O' Birds Card

Good morning from a wet and cold West Sussex.
Am sharing a little card I have made with the super cute
'Tree 'O' Birds
dinky stamps from Little Claire.
You can purchase them singularly or together as a set.  Just pop on over to the website HERE to purchase yours.
I have teamed them up with some dotty paper and one of the many 'Dinky' sentiment sets that go so well with the images.
Back to the craft room, lots of samples to get made.
Keep warm and dry bloggers!

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Poppy Head Fold Card

Good evening,
Am sharing my project over on the Hobby Art blog this evening.
I have used the wonderful October Monthly Special stamp set 'Poppy Head'.  It is such a beautiful set of stamps, two poppy heads and leaves.  There is a great 'Poppy' writing stamp which makes great back grounds.
I have made a fold card using the set.  I stamped on vellum and have coloured in using 'Wink of Stella' pens in green and red.
Here is the inside of the card.

My full project can be found HERE on the Hobby Art blog.
Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Little Claire Monthly Stamp Challenge # 62 - Favourite Stamp

Good afternoon, thanks for stopping by today.
Am getting over a heavy head cold which has had me homebound since Tuesday, but am on the mend today and even ventured out to Costa for a well overdue Coffee and a large slice of Carrot Cake with the family. Shame I couldn't taste it though lol!
Also, my lovely Jess is home from university this weekend, so lots of family time and we will be celebrating my eldest Amy getting a new job, which she starts on Monday.
I am sharing a little DT card I have made for the Little Claire Monthly challenge over on their blog.  We have been asked to choose a favourite stamp from the range, I chose this little beauty.  It is called 'Butterfly Balloon' and goes really well on the dinky cards that they sell on their website.
For once, I have stamped onto kraft card, I really love the effect it gives.
If you are entering our challenge, just pop over HERE to do so.  You could win a £10 voucher to spend online in the shop.
Have a wonderful weekend, am so excited to have all of my girls in one place for a change.
Take care,

Thursday, 8 October 2015

An Absent Blogger

Good morning, my post today has quite a nautical theme to it!  So I thought I would add this pop-up card that I made in the summer using the glorious Hobby Art stamps.
My gorgeous daughter is all moved in to university and is really enjoying the experience.  The lectures have started and I was lucky enough to spend the day with her yesterday, catching up.  I do miss her and am so proud of her.
I have been up to my eyes in making card samples, getting things together and moving Jess into her University digs and then I was lucky enough to go on a crafty retreat the beautiful St. Ives.
Cornwall is truly great for the soul! Such beautiful views and beaches, I had the best of times, made some lovely friends and wow the projects Sarah and Sue gave us to do, were spectacular!  I will share them on here once I get organised and take some photos.  I got to see St. Michael's Mount, which has always been on my 'see' list, wow what a wonderful place!
The trip was filled with fun, laughter and the odd hiccup! We got locked out of the house on the first day and then on day number two, my bedroom door wouldn't open, so I had to share a room with the lovely Angela and borrow some pj's from the wonderful Sue.  The night turned out to be a girly laugh fest with not a lot of sleep!  Lots of life experiences shared and now fond memories made.
So thank you to the wonderful Sarah and Sue for organising the retreat, the amazing projects and looking after us so well. Pauline for the shopping and chats, Angela for the laughter and the super fun Chris for the ride there and back.  Roll on next year!
Ok, have lots of cards to get made today and still catch up with the holiday washing.
Have a wonderful day, thank you for visiting my blog and for any comments that you may leave me.
Much love,

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Wildflowers Card

Good afternoon, are you enjoying the rugby? Well, I have left hubs to it and have taken myself off to my craft room along with a huge cup of coffee and the radio.
I have been playing with the glorious new 'September Monthly Special' stamp set from Hobby Art, which is called
It is a beautiful stamp set, so versatile. I have teamed the stamps up with some Tim Holtz Distress ink pads and of course, some 'Wink of Stella'.  I have water coloured the bulrushes and seed pods and have added the lovely little sentiment. All products can be purchased over on the website - HERE
Ok off back to the craft room, have lots of samples to get done as Jenny is back on the telly in a week.
Have a great weekend and lets hope England are triumphant!

Monday, 14 September 2015

Little Claire Monthly Challenge and Blog Project

Hello, am sharing a couple of recent makes using Little Claire stamps.
The first is my DT tag for the 'Autumnal' challenge over on the blog challenge, which you can see HERE.
I have used the glorious 'Hedgehog in Squares', which I have cut into four and spread over die-cut leaves.  I have used a lovely old die from 'Quickutz' which I have had for years.
There is a great prize on offer :
Here is my blog project card using the gorgeous stamp set :

I have covered the flowers and butterflies with glossy accents and have decoupaged the butterflies.  The sweet little sentiment is from the new 'Dinky Sentiment' collection.
Have a wonderful evening,

Friday, 28 August 2015

The Little Claire Magazine

Happy Friday!
I am sharing a photo of my card which has been featured in the new club magazine from Little Claire.  It is full of features, tutorials, papers and comes with a free brand new stamp!
Its packed full of Little Claire bits and pieces.
Here is my card made using the new 'Reindeer' stamp that comes with the magazine.
If you would like to subscribe, just pop over to the website HERE.
Have a lovely bank holiday weekend,