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Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy Happy New Year to all my blogging friends....

I wish you all a very Happy, Healthy and wonderful new year. Thanks to all of you for your kind and inspiring comments and communique especially those that have become good blogging buddies during this last year,  you know who you are. Lots of good wishes winging their way to you all.

I am hoping that everyone in our house this year will manage to see in the new year. It usually ends up with just me sweeping out the old and welcoming in the new. Fingers crossed! Something kind of wonderful in it all.

Today is also our 13th Wedding Anniversary so we have our bubbly already opened. Although hubby is couch potato-ing it at the moment with the kids and watching the Pirates on Tv, good old Jack sparrow and his cronies, never fail to make you smile.  Have to admit we have been good today, had a lovely walk up the hill (all of us for a change!) and will go again tomorrow weather permitting. So now we can tuck into our scrummy snacks without feeling too naughty. hehehe.

Hugs to you all and all the best for 2012

Heidi xx

Monday, 26 December 2011

Special 50th Birthday

This is a special card for a family member, I have used lots of stash from so many different locations, including markets, LOTV, Stampin Up, Hot off the press, DCWV and have coloured with my promarkers. 
I do hope you all had a lovely christmas day, we did, lots of fun with the little ones and loads of putting the toys together (lego hero factory and sylanians this year!!! Plus a punch bag for the eldest go figure?!?)

I am entering this card, which I have to tell you I really LoVe!into :-}
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Penny Black at Allsorts - Happy Birthday
Sundays with Crissy - Anything Goes
Happy Boxing Day to you all, got to go now and have a bit of a clear up with hubby before the next visitors arrive, hehehe.
Hugs Heidi xx

Thursday, 22 December 2011

LOTV Puppies

Here is this cute little LOTV puppy again, he is so adorable, have coloured with my promarkers and attached the recycled ribbon with a large spotty dotty brad.

Layered onto freebie paper and handpressed pale green paper with punched border.

This little puppy is also coloured with promarkers and has a red ribbon attached witha gold snowflake, layered onto pretty christmas papers and freebie red paper.

Thanks so much for looking, Hugs and Happy Christmas to all my followers.Hello to my newest follower Stampin D Amour (waves).  Hope you all have a lovely time whatever you are doing and best wishes to you all for a healthy happy new year.
Heidi xx

Carol singing Squiggles and giggles

Thanks for popping over to look at these numerous similar cards, I have not put all of my christmas cards on line over the last month cos some of them were identical batches. With these last few cards I  will make my countdown to zero so I will have managed my goal by the skin of my teeth!!
I have used Squiggle digi carol singers again on this one, some dotty ribbon attached with a dotty brad and some pretty vintage paper and tartan freebie paper. More stickles and have coloured with my promarkers.
I am entering this into Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes as my third entry.
Hugs Heidi xx

more Daisies with snowflakes xxx

Here are some more Daisy with Snowflake cards, very simple, coloured with promarkers (mainly in purples) and glittered.  Layered onto freebie snowflake papers and then onto handmade heavy duty mulberry papers.
I am entering them into Charisma Cardz Challenges Anything Goes

Don't Forget Squiggles and Giggles Saturday Challenge is Let's Celebrate!  If you use a squiggle stamps image then you will get an extra entry into the challenge. The grand prize for the month is a £30 Voucher to spend in their store.

Thanks for looking, hugs heidi x

Squigglestamps Oscar on Sledge

Meet Oscar on his sledge.  Coloured with my promarkers and stickled. Attached to two layers of freebie paper and then layered on to a satin ribbon. I have popped on a couple of papermania and was getting so carried away with the glittery glues I added some gorgeous bright yellow to their centres.
Thanks so much for popping over
I am entering this into :)
Charizma Cards - Anything Goes
Hugs Heidi xx

dont forget that Squiggles and Giggles Saturday Challenge for the whole of this month is Let's Celebrate, you get an extra entry for using a squiggles digi and the prize this month is £30 to spend in their store.

Squigglestamps Daisy with snowflake

hello Daisy with Snowflake, I have coloured her in with my promarkers and have liberally stickled.  The red ribbon is as before (recycled) attached with a glorious green square brad., layered onto some red freeby paper and some hand pressed pale green paper, this has a lovely texture but am afraid light has been terrible up here the last few days so couldn't get a good close up. sorry.
I am entering this into:-}
Crafts and me - Anything Goes Bumper Challenge
Crafty purple frog - Christmas
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
I love promarkers - Anything Goes
Thanks for popping over.
Hugs heidi xx

PS All these cards that I am showing from the last batch of christmas cards have been made fairly simply for posting. xx

dont forget that Squiggles and Giggles Saturday Challenge for the whole of this month is Let's Celebrate, you get an extra entry for using a squiggles digi and the prize this month is £30 to spend in their store.

Carol singers for christmas time

These cute litttle carol singers are from SquiggleStamps and for the month of December all digis come with a 20% discount.
The red base paper is from papermania, the tartan papers are an ancient freebie and the red ribbon is a recycled wrapping from some choccies (they never made it to christmas HOHOHO) I have attached with a green brad. I have coloured with my Promarkers and edged with chalks.
I am entering this into:-)
I am entering this card into :-)
Crafts and me - Anything Goes Bumper Challenge
Crafty purple frog - Christmas
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
I love promarkers - Anything Goes
Thanks for looking
Hugs heidi
dont forget that Squiggles and Giggles Saturday Challenge for the whole of this month is Let's Celebrate, you get an extra entry for using a squiggles digi and the prize this month is £30 to spend in their store.

Christmas LOTV puppy time

This is one of my last batch of christmas cards, This is a lovely little puppy dog looking for his christmas treats.  I treated myself to this lotv when they had a free p&p day. Bargain!
I have coloured with my promarkers, used a red ribbon and a snowflake brad to attach. I have used my heart border punch on the cream first layer and have attached the stamped image to a tartan freebie paper from yonks ago.

I am entering this card into :-)

Crafts and me - Anything Goes Bumper Challenge
Crafty purple frog - Christmas
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
I love promarkers - Anything Goes
Thanks for looking
Hugz Heidi x

Monday, 19 December 2011

A miss evie christmas card from our miss evie!!

This is a gorgeous miss evie digi, that my youngest daughter Evie has used for her christmas card to her nana and grampsy this year. I am sharing it with you cos I thought she did a really good job, although if I am honest I helped her with the border punch!
Now then she is coloured in with promarkers and evie has used some of my dotty green (honest) ribbon, has punched a couple of flowers out and added big red gems to their centres.  The large green flower is a poundland felt flower.
I am entering this into the following challenges for her.
Hooked on Craft - Christmas
Passionate for Promarkers - Mega Christmas Celebrations
Crafts and Me - Christmas
Paper Play challenges 11 - wk 50 - Christmas
Hugs and thanks for looking from Heidi and Evie xx

Gingerbread House Tag

Coloured with my promarkers and generously stickled. Gold and Silver ribbons for attachment held on with a silver star brad. Gingerbread House Digi by Squiggle Stamps, and there is 20% off during December for Digis
Faux Stitches around outside.
I am entering this into
Chocolate Coffee and Cards #2 -  Tag Your It!
Hooked on Crafts #14 - Christmas
Passionate for Promarkers - Mega Christmas Celebrations (1st entry)
Crafts and Me - christmas
Thanks for looking
Hugs heidi x

Thursday, 15 December 2011

lotv challenge now called lili's little fairies challenge check it out! and they have candy!!

Check it out now they have a candy up for grabs to celebrate the change of ownership/blog.
Ends on January 4th 2012
Hugs heidi x

Little Elf Boy

Do you know i think that this is my darn colds fault, all my piccies are crooked, can't blame the kiddies for this one, I did it all on my own.ho hum. I have coloured this magical little Squiggles elf in with my Promarkers and have slightly altered the sketch from the last weeks challenge. The current challenge is Celebrate and will continue until january.
I am entering this cute candy caned elf into Totally Stampalicious - Eat, Drink and Be Merry!
Hooked on Craft - Christmas
Thanks for looking
Hugs Heidi x

two more squiggles evie heartwarming christmas cards

Miss Evie Heartwarming
sorry about terrible photos, had some littlle helpers with these  two cards.hehe. and then with the photography too!
hugs heidi xx

one layer card for posting with freeby and candy win

This card has been made with a freebie rudolph and a wreath stamp that I got from Brenda's Recycled candy.  Absolutely brilliant for all those cards that I send by post. Coloured with my promarkers.

Thanks for looking
Heidi x

Sweet Pea for a friend

This is a little sweetpea for a good friend of mine. Coloured with Promarkers, and smothered with punched leaves and die cut flowers

Thanks for looking
Hugs from Heidi

Squiggles Gatefold for christmas

A Christmas Gatefold with this wonderful squiggles image called 'Cosy Goth Girl'. Thoroughly enjoyed making this simple yet effective and i think lovely card. This really was a less is more card but probably not enough less is more for me to ever enter their challenges with it.
And their current challenge till january is 'Celebrate'

I coloured her with my promarkers and used a single layered flower from poundland of all places. I used a border punch on the green bazil card.  The flower also acts as a catch to hold the card together when flat.

I am entering this card into:-}
Charizma Cards Challenges :- last minute christmas makes
Lollipop crafts - Happy Holidays
2 Sisters - Christmas
Crafts and me - christmas
Southern Girls - Lets celebrate
Sundays with Crissy - Anything Goes
Thanks for looking
Hugs heidi x

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Squiggles saturday challenge is 'Celebrate'

I have made this card for my husband, as it is our anniversary on 31st December.  So have used the oh so cute penguin called 'Chilli' from Squiggle Stamps.  He is lovely to colour and so sweet!
The challenge over at Squiggle Stamps is 'Celebrate'
Soooo many ways to interpret this one....this is the season to celebrate!!
We know this is a super busy time of year so this challenge will stay open unti Fri 6th Jan at midnight - with a £30 gift voucher on that would be something to celebrate!

psssssst - head over to the {STORE} and celebrate with 20% off all Digi Stamps
Don't forget if you use a Squiggles Image, then you can link up twice.
Hugs Heidi and thanks so much for popping over. xx

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Shaped christmas card

This lovely lady is definitely ready with the christmas spirit!
I have coloured her with promarkers and have used a sizzix die cut to sort of frame her and a fun sticker for sentiment. The wee rose is of course a marianne creatable, love these. To finish on this side I added lots of lovely glitter.

The Squiggle Stamps 'Cats Chorus' is a recycled atc from a little while ago, I felt this needed more than just being an atc, so I used it on one of the other sides. I made a wee tag and popped it behind the image, with the words 'noel' which I thought appropriate for carol singers.
I used spellbinders die cuts for framing the 'to' label area and behind the squiggles image.

And here is my christmas tree! I will share a few more photos of my children's trees and the front doors trees soon. 
I am entering this shaped card into:-]
I love promarkers - shaped card
ABC Christmas challenge blog - yippee! Anything goes
Pollycraft - four week christmas fun
Moving along with the times - last minute christmas (think i may have more than a few last minute christmas cards to make hehe)
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Its beginning to look a lot like christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Thanks so much for looking, this is a rare treat at the moment, as blogger has not been, up till now that is, letting me put more than a couple of images on each post, but think i have worked a way round it now.
Hugs heidi x

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Thought I'd share some of my packaging for the necklaces and bracelets that I am giving to my friends this year...

Squiggles and Giggles Easel Card

I have made another easel card with calendar, I have coloured with my Promarkers and have used my spellbinders dies for the circles/shapes. I have used some wee punches for the flowers and a couple of leaves from the marianne creatables rose dies.

The little elf girl is from here and the gems are papermania.
The box that I made is just beautiful and again same gems and punches.

I am entering this into the following challenges
ABC Christmas Challenge - yippee its nearly christmas - anything goes

THankss for looking
Heidi xx

Sunday, 4 December 2011

SquiggleStamps Sketch - Halfway Reminder

This is my offering this fortnight for the Squiggle Stamps Saturday Challenge. We have a lovely sketch for you this time around and we would be really happy to see your take on it. You can flip it or rotate it, so long as we can still see the basic sketch.
I have coloured this cute little gingerbread girl in using my promarkers and have generously splattered the stickles glitter on her. I have used glitter card and a ribbon with glitter and gold edging.

The small brads are colour co- ordinated with the roses, these are marianne creatable roses they look brilliant and i used coordinations card to make them. Then i used my white pen to create some faux stitching on the leaves.  Then of course i added some sparkle.

I am entering this into a few challenges :-}
Craft your passion ch 86 - Tis the Season
Hooked on Craft - Winter Wonderland
 Pollycraft Ch - Christmas Fun for 4 weeks long
Totally Stampalicious - Non Trad colours
Deep Ocean Challenge - C is for (Christmas, candy)
Fab n funky - Anything goes
 Simon Says - Anything goes

Thanks so much for looking and don't forget to enter the Squiggles Stamps challenge.
Hugs from Heidi xx

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Sweet Pea Stamp Fairy of the Night and a sparkly blue chrissy card

This gorgeous Sweet Pea Stamp is called 'Fairy of the Night', I coloured her in using my promarkers in soft and subtle colours as I felt she seemed almost fragile. I used the blues, purples, pinks and pale oranges of the early morning. I coupled her with an offset oval sizzix die cut, some sheer ribbon with embossed stars, some tiny flower, circle, snowflake(large) and heart brads and a gorgeous light amber gem.

I think she turned out quite surreal.
I am entering her into:-}
I Love Promarkers  - 93 -  Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesday - Anything goes, sponsored by Paper Pretties
2 Sisters Challenge Blog 66 - Let it Sparkle
Creatalicious Challenges - Christmas and Sparkle
Sundays With Crissy - No Red and Green Christmas cards

Thanks for looking
Hugs Heidi x

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Candy Winner, Candy Winner!

Well I got my hubby to pick a winner from the small number of entrants to my Squiggles Candy, Where were you all?

Now I know you are all busy busy, especially this time of year, but I am putting up some more candy in a week or so and it will be a mixture of rubber and digi and maybe some bling or flowers haven't quite decided yet.

The Winner of the £5 Voucher for Squiggles Digis is ..............

Well done Leah ann, if you would like to contact Tracy at she will sort out your voucher for you.

Hugs Heidi x

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Squiggles Sweet Stuff, yummy!

Right, I know I know, I am very late, especially if you thought you would see this on saturday afternoon. What can I say. Life really did get in the way, how dare it!!

Anyhoo, Rowan had a  really fun birthday and fun birthday weekend, fireworks, roasted marshmallows and lots of friends and yummy food.  Really must do this getting together thingy more often.
Now onto the sweet stuff....
Here is the candy that I have up for grabs, Tracy from Squiggle Stamps has very kindly given me a £5 Digi images Voucher for use in her fabby store.  Thanks everso Tracy. xx

So what are you waiting for, leave me a comment and tell your blogging friends, on your sidebar or a wee post.  Oh and please no candy blogs, just my lovely 'real' followers.
You have until Saturday 19th November to enter. Good Luck.

Please do take a minute to visit Squiggles and have a wee looky around cos there is constantly new and exciting images being added to the inventory. You might even find a freebie or two?
There is also the fantabulous Squiggles and Giggles Blog where there is a fortnightly challenge in which we love you to participate.
Hugs to you all

Heidi x

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Uh oh another calendar card

This cute little image is another squiggles and is called gingerbread girl. I have even made a box for this calendar card. I know what was I thinking just make more work for myself, but I felt they really needed a little extra packaging, not just an envelope.
I have coloured this with my promarkers and have punched out flowers, diecuts, used pretty red gems and glitter. The sentiment circle is a LOTV.
I am entering this into :-)
Incy Wincy - Tic tac toe (flowers, christmas sentiment, pop it up)
I Love Promarkers ch 92 - Christmas Trees

Don't forget my candy
Thanks for looking
hugs heidi

christmas calendar gift card

Here is another of my calendar cards, this one is featuring the brilliant Elf Boy from Squiggle Stamps.
I have coloured with my promarkers, used some freebie papers, my wee snowflake punch, die cut eyelet circles from nestabilities and added lots of pretty gems. Of course I also popped on a calendar as an easel prop.
Thanks for looking
I am entering this into:-)
Papertake weekly - A card as a gift
Moving along with the times 125 - Let it Snow (lots and lots of punched snowflakes)

Hugs heidi x
ps only two more days before my candy finishes

Monday, 14 November 2011

Ribbon girls blog has a giveaway

Wow what a lovely lot of christmas embellies.  Just follow the link to have a shot at winning this gorgeous bundle of goodies. Winner picked on 20th November.
Hugs heidi x

Sunday, 13 November 2011

LOTV Easel Christmas Card with Calendar

Another of my easel calendar cards, used my Promarkers to colour with and some freebie papers and lots of lovely punched out snowflakes from glittery card.
I am entering this into :-}
Stamptacular 138 - punch It
Totally Gorjuss 106 - christmas traditions

Thanks for looking, don't forget my Candy
Heidi x

Squiggles Latest Challenge is 'Anything but a Card'

Squiggles fortnightly challenge this time around is 'Anything but a Card' we want to see all your wonderful creations on this theme!
Don't forget if you use a squiggles image, you can link twice for a double chance to win the fantastic prize of 8 digi images, yes I did say 8!!
What a brilliant prize!
My project today is a bookmark, using the fabby image called Elf Girl  by Evelina Wikberg, such a cutie.  I used some of my fave christmas paper/card by helz cuppleditch and some pretty ribbon my mum in law gave me last year. I cut out the diecut with a nestabilities and edged with chalks.

I am entering this into :-}
Papertake weekly - Christmas
Top tip tuesday - Anything christmas goes
Crafty Catz 108 - Use a Digi
2 sisters ch 65 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking and don't forget to enter my candy
Lov'n'hugs Heidi x

Friday, 11 November 2011

A cute little mousy card

Just a Quicky, this card is made mainly from co-ordinations paper, I have cut out some 'marianne' swirly flowers and have roughed up all the edges.
I used promarkers to colour the image and used a piece of my fancy ribbon, I don't use this very often heehee.
I am entering this into Totally gorjuss - Sketch
Belli Challenge 130 -  Paper Piercing
Charizma Cards 44 - Cutesy
Rainbow Lady's Challenge - Pink and or green

PS don't forget my candy
Thanks for looking
Hugs Heidi x

Gorjuss birthday card inspired by a song

Hallo everyone, something a little different today, not christmassy for a change although there may be a chance to add some more later.  I have coloured this 'gorjuss' with my promarkers and have followed an old sketch from the sugar bowl.  I used a pretty magnolia bling and some punched out leaves for embellies and added a wee tibetan silver star.

The 'make a wish' is obviously because of the star and this is a birthday card for a friend's daughter.
The papers are some freebies from a magazine that I bought ages ago and they have been lurking in my paper cupboard all this time, terrible I know, but we are all guilty of stashing stash and not using it. ho hum.

I am entering this card into
CES ch 60 - Entertain Us! Song or Film (When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are) sorry got carried away there, but you get the gist.
My partner in crafting crime ch 35 - use a freebie (my papers)
Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Birthdays
Southern Girls - Can you hear the music, Inspired by a song
Thanks so much for popping over, don't forget to enter my Squiggles Candy.
Hugs Heidi x