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Thursday, 31 March 2011

All at sea over you

I found this quote by Shakespeare and decided to make a card inspired by its verse. I have followed a sketch and used a gorgeous Sweet Pea image coloured in with my PMs. I added three buttons which are fantastic parrots ( a little piratical!) The sketch with its two triangles reminded me of the flags that a ship/boat uses to signal other sea goers.

Around the image I used a lovely fringy fibre to simulate a little movement. As I write the wind is picking up here and all the trees are creaking, sounds very like being on an old boat in a high sea, well at least how they portray it on the tv anyway.

I drew faux stitching along my 'flags' and put a pale blue insert inside, with faux stitching along its edges.

I am entering this card into :-

Allsorts Wk 96 - For a special lady

Thanks for looking, hope you are all keeping well and warm!

Hugs Heidi xx

Monday, 28 March 2011

My sketch card for Less is more

This is so far taking a long time to get onto my blog, lots of interruptions, never mind eh. This is a cute little hedgy penny black that I have popped onto a gold card and followed the less is more sketch for this week. I have coloured with my Promarkders and have used two pieces of my new ribbon (obtained from an old bag). I popped three square gems on at an angle cos I thought they looked nicer this time as a diamond shape.

I am entering this card into:

Phindy's place challenge 49 - all about animals

Hope you like my small offering, will get moving again as soon as time allows and make something a bit more substantial.

Thanks for looking


Heidi x

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Space Adventurer

Well this is a card that my son loves. The image is one that he chose from Squiggle Stamps for his friends birthday card, only mummy has to find out how old he is going to be before she puts on a sentiment and number.
The two stamps I bought in a secondhand/antique shop which also has wee baggies of stamps and other trinkets, these spacy stamps were perfect to go with the image, so they came home with me.
I have embossed the dark pearlescent brown card and also the gold metallic card and have added a wee gold/orange ribbon to add a little more texture, the ribbon came with one of my recent birthday pressies,
The wee satellite is made from headpins, tibetan silver beads and goldstone, a wee bit of tigerseye and another agate (not sure which one). Then I fixed them together with a brad.
I have as is my norm coloured with promarkers and have hi-lighted with a white pen and edged here and there with my colourbox chalkeyes.
I am entering this card into :-
CES Challenge 28 - Inspired by a song
MAWTT ch 91 - Precious Metals (tibetan silver)
Southern Girls - Add an Animal
Thanks for looking
Hugs Heidi xx
PS. Sorry forgot to say which song. It's either 'major tom' which gets my vote or 'star trekking across the universe, only going forwards cos we can't find reverse' such a fun song xx

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

half a century

Hi there I made this for a close friend of mine, I used a LOTV image and coloured with my promarkers, layered up with mulberry papers, papermania papers and copper metallic card.
The flowers are made from poundland, die cut flowers and brads.
I applied my black pen for some faux stitching and used peel offs for the sentiment.
I am entering this card into:-
Simon Says - Happy Birthday
2 Sisters Ch 31 - Furry Friends
Thanks for looking
Hugs Heidi xx

Monday, 21 March 2011

Green Tea

Well here is my tea box for Willie's Peppermint/Green Tea Bags. I used exactly one sheet of 12x12 to cover it and then simply coloured this wonderful Sugar Nellie image with my promarkers, cut her out and stuck her on with double sided tape.
Please bare in mind that this box was designed to be as minimal as possible as he was in hospital at the time of giving!

I have found a couple of challenges (sat and browsed them last night) to enter:-

Crafty Purple Frog - Going Green
Fab'n'Funky #64 - All things green
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything but a square
Hope you are all keeping well and those of you who are nae well, hope you are better soonest.
Hugs Heidi x

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Just a quickie..

Well I am so sorry I've been away, poorly hubby and all that. An appendicectomy (burst appendix), so now he his home after our scary week, but will not be up and about until 2-3 wks, so no card to share, but looks like I will be at home caring for him for a while (going into months according to consultant). Good job I have lots of crafting stuff to play with and a new laptop for my birthday (courtesy of my beloved). Will be back later with the tea box that I altered to show you. I have not looked at any challenges etc. so sorry for not sharing anything else, but will fit in some new cards as and when I have the chance.
Hugs to you all and hope you are keeping well and fine,
Heidi xx

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Miss Evie birthday wishes

Well here we have the gorgeous miss evie from squiggle stamps she is coloured with promarkers and I have used a sketch and some DCWV papers and my woodware punch for the flowers which I then wetted after putting them to gether with a brad and then scrunched, when dry added glitter and popped onto card. The wee golden leaf brads are from my old stash and the miss evie is a recent acquisition. I used a clear vellum sticker for the sentiment.
I made this card in these colours specifically for the sir stampalot challenge as I missed one of the rules on how many challenges you could enter at the same time. I have to admit that I was so glad to get my computer connection running again that I inadvertedly tried to enter my last but one card to the challenge plus umpteen other challenges which generally I don't do, never mind, overloaded with spring themes etc. But this time 'B' I have not entered more than five challenges including sir stampalot. Sorry!!

This card is for my god-daughter who is 14 this year in a weeks time.

I am entering this card into :-

Sir Stampalot - Spring Colours

Simon Says - Anything Goes

Allsorts Challenge wk 93 - A card for a teenager

Totally Gorjuss challenge 70 - Sketch
Thanks for looking
Hugs Heidi xxx

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

50 happy returns

Hallo again, just little old me with another card. This one is for my cousin in law's 50th birthday (same day as mine) that is coming up this month. I have coloured with promarkers and followed another sketch. I've used some DCWV Glitter card and kanban tartan. Also some basic orange and brown matting and layering card/paper. The ribbon is a sticky backed one from my old old stash, and I used my nestabilities for the eyelet circle.
Sorry about the photo's have not photographed a twisted easel card before, it's not easy is it!
Never mind you get the gist I am sure, I have lifted elements and papers from the front for the back/base of the card and stamped warm wishes onto a circle stamp.
This card is being entered into:-

Friday Sketchers 144 - by Rach
Crafty Catz Challenge 72 - Special Birthday
Penny Black Saturday Challenge wk 141 - More than one fold
Thanks for looking
Heidi xx

Dragon Dreams

What a cutie, I love this image by Lisa Victoria of Sweet Pea Stamps, it's gorgeous. I have coloured with my promarkers and followed a sketch. I made the flowers and added a peel off for baby. The three buttons are from an old shirt and the gems popped onto them are from papermania. I have used eyelets to make a feature of the corner pieces.
I am entering this card into
Pollycraft challenge 83 Fly me to the moon
Sketch and Stash Challenge 56 - Old stash buttons & eyelets , new stash stamp
Hugs and thanks for looking
Heidi xx

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Evie's Spring Posy

Good Evening, this is a squiggle stamp called miss evie flowers, I have coloured her with my promarkers used my own layout and hand made flowers. I have stuck wee gems to the pink foam butterflies and popped a bow on the sentiment.
I am entering this card into :-
Crafty Anns challenge 35 - Birthday Card
Incy Wincy # 83 - Spring is in the air
Lollipop Crafts #28 - Think Spring
Wild Orchid Challenge 18 - Anything Goes
Squiggle Stamps March Challenge - Spring
Sir Stampalot March Challenge - Spring colours
By the Cute and Girly - Springtime
Passionate For Promarkers wk89 - Theme Sugar Rush
Try it on Tuesday - Inspired by a song (love is like a butterfly)
Fab'n'Funky #62 - Spring into Action
Flutterby Wednesday #144 - Open Challenge
Simon Says Stamp - No cook recipe
Cute Card Thursday #154 - Signs of Spring
Pixie Dust Challenge #64 - Seeing polka Dots
Stampin for the Weekend ch5 - Springtime
Thanks for looking
Hugs Heidi xx

Thursday, 3 March 2011

A little prep for Hallowe'en treats

I have coloured this 'best witches' image with my promarkers and have popped it onto a sketch. I altered an old herbal tea box, so that come Hallowe'en I can fill it with yummies.

I am entering this project into :-

The Sugar Bowl #54 - Lilian's Sketch

Cupcake Craft Challenge #131 - Anything but a square

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes & optional something old (trickortreat embellishment)

Thanks for looking

Hugs Heidi xx

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Candy Winner

Hallo there, just a very quick post as I am having a major clean out, although I will be back this evening with a wee project that I have made.
So Drum roll please ...........The winner as drawn out by my son is number 7 which is Terriavidreader who is in the USA. Congrats to you !!!
If you would like to contact me using the comment section on this post with your details of where to send it, I won't publish your addy, but will delete it so that it is not given to all and sundry, as they say!
If candy is not claimed by 9th March I will get Ro to draw again.
Hugs Heidi xx