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Monday, 30 January 2012

Sliekje's sweet little fairy

This little fairy has been coloured in using my promarkers.
I have followed a sketch from the Willow Sketchie Challenge.
I have used a digi by Sliekje, she is so talented you should really have a wee looky at her blog.
made using mainly pink embossed card and purple card and some stash from my cupboards and lots of glitter hehe.
I have edged mostly with pigment chalks and have used my black pen to add details.

Close up of the glittery fairy!
And a quick view of the inside page.
I added some pearls as extra details and also faux stitching on the heart and flowers combo.
The sentiments are from LOTV.
Challenges !
Flutterby Wednesday - 187 - Embossing
Willow Sketchie Challenge
Phindys Friday Challenge 90-- Birthday Card for a child
Stamptacular 149 - Pearls or Diamonds (Pearls for me today)
Thanks for looking
Hugs heidi x

Biker boy for christmas

Have made this card for putting away for christmas time, have started off this year quite well and the pile is growing, fingers crossed that I don't fall out of the tree too quick this year, must keep it up!
I have coloured with a mixture of whispers and promarkers. I have used a bizzy becs (I think) sentiment and a DCWV sticker. Made a rosette style for under the circle sentiment for a change and popped a handmade fimo button with a piece of hemp tied to it as an extra embelly as it looked a bit 'bear'. Oh dear!, better speed this up a bit no more un'bear'able quips from me.
I made a stepper card for a change as I have not made one for quite a while now, I had forgotten how so it took a couple of goes to get it right, but think I have it now.
ABC Christmas - B is for Bears with Either Bunting, banners, brads, BUTTONS, bows or BLOOMS
Lollipop #65 - Anything Goes
Craft your passion - Beary Sweet (must have a bear on it)
Thanks for popping over and all your lovely comments, they make my day wonderful
Hugs heidi x

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Love Birds at Squiggles and Giggles

Look at these gorgeous Love Birds at a special price of 99p at Squiggle Stamps for a limited time only!!
Coloured with promarkers and then liberally glittered with my stickles.
I have used a rub-on for the sentiment and used pearlescent paper to layer up and some tiny brads.  Also popped on some super flower gems.
I love Promarkers  challenge 101 is purple and pink and I am sharing this with them.

Just to remind you the current Challenge at Squiggle Stamps is 'ALL LOVED UP'
If you use a  Squiggles image on your card you can enter twice!!
Lots of lovely images in the store and some like the love birds above have been discounted for this challenge. You may even find some freebies.
Thanks for looking

Zebra and Foal Magical Wishes for Christmas

Delicious Doodles Zebra and Foal. I love this image and have been wanting to use it since I got it at the beginning of the year.  So as I was wanting to make a christmas card, I got going on another flat one. (for posting). Used some gorgeous freebie papers and a LOTV Sentiment.
This card follows Pink Gems Sketch (Flipped) and Delicious Doodles Winter Wonderland Challenge.
I am also entering it into Sweet Stampin's Challenge 'let's see those animals' and OSAAT - Anything Goes but use a digi.
Thanks for looking
Hugs Heidi x

Squiggles Saturday says we're All Loved Up

And here is a lovely valentine card just for your perusal.

I have used squiggle stamps 'Lovey Dovey', which is available in rubber and digi.
I have coloured with my promarkers,  and followed a sketch. I used a LOTV sentiment, that fell in my basket the other day and lovely glitter on the wings of the birdies.
The ribbon has been recycled from a present that I received last year. Have added faux stitches and edged with pigment chalks.

Challenges !
Cupcake craft challenges - All you need is love
Passion for Promarkers - Recycle (pink ribbon)
Crafty Catz 117 - Things with wings
Allsorts - use one or more hearts
Totally Gorjuss - Keep it Simple Silly (KISS)
Catch the Bug - Stella says Sketch ch 103

Thanks for looking
Hugs Heidi x

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

sugar nellie rockin boy birthday card

This fun image is coloured in with my Promarkers and I have followed a sketch. I used a DCWV Sticker stack quote. '100% Boy'.
I made a bow with a fabby ribbon with stars on it and some black buttons through which I threaded hemp.

Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Simon Says Anything goes
Thanks for looking
Heidi x

Monday, 23 January 2012

Quoth the raven - Nevermore

I have had this card in mind for a week now, I knew what I wanted to make, just hadn't had time to print out! So have decoupaged the raven, written the name of the poem by poe with my metallic pen and layered up with white card.
I am entering it into the new challenge blog called
Thanks for popping over
Heidi xx

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Squiggles and Giggles Frankie Girl

Hallo again this evening, this little lady is from Squiggle Stamps and is called frankie girl. She is brilliant, i love her. I have coloured with whispers and promarkers. I have used chalks on the edges of all sides and have used a sentiment from TLC Creations.  Fantastic blogsite and store, love all the different sentiments and pictures. Go check it all out.
I am entering her into
Thanks for looking
Hugs Heidi

Pollycraft Jessy Drummer and a bit of a panic

Well for a while there I thought I wasn't going to get my blog back. This morning I got told blogger had disabled my blog etc etc. The only trouble was that I had not done anything naughty in any way to make them do this. So what was happening, guess what? I still have no idea why they did it, but they did. A quick email from the blogger guys and gals would be great to explain why they had to put me into a panic.  Blogging has become my outlet, not just to share my creations but also as a way to let off steam, well have a natter really with like minded crafters.
Well thats my grumble for the day, and I have probably missed a couple of the challenges that I made this card for but never mind eh, there's always the next challenge.
This is pollycrafts Jessy Drummer, the image was brilliant to colour and I used my promarkers.  The papers are all from my stash, some are snippets, including one snippet that I pinched from my friend Jenny's snippet box hehe. My Nephew will be 16 this week and this is for him. He used to play the drums at all hours but I think if I'm honest his ps3 is now his passion!!
I am hopefully entering this into the following challenges if I catch them in time.
Cards for Men - ch 2 - Boys and their Toys
Creative inspirations - use only your fave colour plus white
Joanna Sheens - Celebrations
Crafty Ann's Ch #57 - what's new pussycat?
thanks for looking
hugs heidi x

Friday, 20 January 2012

Squiggles Recycle Upcycle Challenge

Just one more week for you to join us at Squiggle Stamps and take part in the challenge for a chance to win 10 yes 10 digi images of your choice from Squiggle Stamps Store.

So what are you waiting for, upcycle something or recycle something, such fun.

Hope to see you there.

Hugs Heidi x

Tortoise - Welcome Babe

Hallo back again, here is a cute little Pollycraft mommy and baby or daddy and baby who knows?
I have coloured with my whispers pens and have layered onto pink papers to contrast with the green, it was only after I had made this card that I came accross Colour Create's latest challenge which is use pink and green, lucky huh?
I have added some lovely green buttons to the card as extras, cos after following the sketch, which was a lovely simple one from willow sketchie, I felt that it needed some more attention.
The Sentiment and the circle stamp are from Personal Impressions, which I have then cut out with a spellbinder die. I edged this with my dark pink chalk and layered it onto a double flower punched from green paper.  The ribbon that runs along the bottom is from a present and is extremely thick to the touch so was glad that it sits under the two rectangles, extra bit of sticky!
Pollycraft 123 - BINGO (Buttons Image Punches)
Colour Create - Pink and Green
Thanks for looking

Fizzy moon with flowers

I have coloured this cuty in with my whispers again, boring I know, soon they will lose their novelty and I will be back to using my Promarkers.
I have followed a sketch and used all pinks, even the tiny buttons are pearlescent pink!
The flowers are all punched out from co-ordinating sheets of papermania and the main back sheet was part of a candy win from the beginning of last year. I have added some pink! papermania gems to the flowers and have used some fibre span the card with and attached a wee pink! bow. The greeting was stamped letter by letter as I seem to have mislaid my happy birthday stamps.
Pile It On #3 - Fuzzy Friends (Fizzy ones in my case)
Simon Says - Use Domi's Sketch
Papertake weekly Buttons, Bows, Bling and Blooms
Catch the Bug - Happy Birthday
Ready Teddy Go #6 - In the Pink
Crafty Catz 116 - Buttons and Bows

thanks so very much for visiting.
hugs from

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Squiggles No Embellies Christmas Card

This card was a little different and I found quite difficult. No Embellies was the request from Lollipop this time around so I had a go!
I used some pearlescent papers, keeping them to just the blues.
The brilliant fun christmassy cold image is from squiggle stamps is available here.
Again coloured with whispers pens and I glittered the snowman to within a snowflake of its life.
Faux stitching around image and pretty much everywhere else, must get the real sewing machine out again as it would be much quicker.

ABC Christmas - A is for Anything Goes
Fussy & Fancy says - Let It Snow
Sweet Stampin - All that Glitters
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Anything goes with blue
Lollipop - No embellies
Deep Ocean Challenge - Sparkles and glitters
Crafty purple frog - anything goes
Thanks for looking
Heidi x

CAS Christmas Easel

This little sweetie is a sugar nellie and I have coloured her in with my whispers pens. I have followed a simple sketch and kept it clean and simple. I have added some faux stitching around the image and also some tibetan silver charms, which I attached with tiny brads.
Then I added some stickles to parts of her dress and some of the parcels.

The ribbon came from Brenda as part of her recycled candy that I won last year, it is perfect. I attached with a snowflake brad. The sentiment and snowflakes are from a set of christmas fairy stamps. The snowflakes have been liberally smothered in stickles.
Abc Christmas Challenge - A for anything goes
2 Sisters ch 74 - Use Metal (2 star Charms and a silver brad)
Critter Sketch #98 - sketch
Charisma Cardz ch2 - CAS
Thanks for popping over
hugs from Heidi x

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Hedgie Birthday Card

This time around I have used my new Whisper pens that I also bought on saturday in WH Smith.  Thanks so much for popping over and looking.  What do you think, better worse or just the same?
This is one of the adorable free images that came with my latest edition of Cardmaking and Papercraft. They are drawn by Margaret Sherry as you probably know and there was 15 images to play with. Spoilt for choice or what? Added 4 large papermania gems for a finishing touch.
Jenny do you recognise your scraps that I liberated from your scrap box.
So I made a clean and simple card for your perusal. Hope you like it.

I am entering this card into
Crafty Catz ch115 - use something new (the image)
THanks for looking
Hugs Heidi x

Sunny Flower Girl with Birthday Wishes

Well what do you think of my little girly watering her sunflowers. so cute or what!?
She is available from Squiggle Stamps and she is called Sunny Flower Girl.
I have coloured with my promarkers and have used some stashed away hot off the press papers. I also used up some scraps whilst punching out the flowers and leaves.

The 'happy birthday stamp is a Home and Heart stamp by Create It! (old old one) Which I then went over with my pens to soften the effect.I added some papermania clear gems to the wee flowers that I stamped onto the sentiment rectangle.
The card blank was made from some new bazill type card that I bought at WH SMith.
Also added sparkly gems to the centres of my scrappy flowers. (smiles)
I am entering this creation into
Charisma Cardz #1 - Happy Birthday
Winter Wonderland - Birthday Wishes
Osaat - Anything Goes
I love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Stamp & Create - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Thanks for looking
Hugs heidi x

Ooops nearly forgot to add Pixies Crafty Snippets Challenge, what will i forget next i ask myself?

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Blogger issues

This last few days I have had considerable troubles commenting, along with a lot of other bloggers I know.

The quick fix for your own blog is to go to the settings tab in your dashboard
Click on Comments
then go to Comment Placement -

You will nead to untick the button next to Embedded Comments and select 'Pop Up' instead.

This will not help you see anyone elses comments but it does mean that visitors to your blog will be able to comment. For how long is anyones guess, probably just until  blogger changes some more lines of coding!!

Hopefully they will fix this, perhaps by only allowing pop up comment boxes in the settings. hehe. Think that might be too easy!!

Hugs to you all. Heidi xx

ps Alison has posted about this on her blog too! So pass the word around

Friday, 13 January 2012

Some cuddly bears for a baby card

Sorry about the rotton picture, not a lot of good light at the moment.
I have made this card to add to my card pile, as there are several babies due amongst my friends and as of yet no one knows what sex they are having.
So I will be sharing a blue version with you all when I get around to making it!
I have not made a round easel card before, but liked the outcome.
The Dies are spellbinder nestabilities. The sentiment stamp is an old one from my stash, 'impressions' is the name that comes to mind, but not sure 100% on that make.
I have used a Squiggle Stamps Rubber stamp called 'Polar Love', then I coloured it up as if it were a brown bear and think it came out lovely.
The pink hearts have been punched and recycled from a card that I received before christmas.
The current Challenge at Squiggle Stamps is RECYCLE/UPCYCLE and I am lovin' it. Have got so many ideas, including reusing old cereal boxes and I even have an old zip put aside for a scrapbook page I have planned. Just LOVE recycling.
Right then onto the challenges that I wish to enter, I seem to be rattling a bit must be too much coffee or just that FRIDAY FEELING!!!
Fab'n'Funky ch 103 - Also have a  Recycle It! challenge
I love Promarkers 99 - Cute and Cuddly
Stampin' for the weekend ch 24 - Out with the old (use old stash)
Pink Gem - Photo Inspiration
Papertake weekly - die cute(die cuts and cute)
Forever Friends January challenge - A shaped card not square
Thanks for looking
Heidi x

Thursday, 12 January 2012

This is another gorgeous Delicious Doodles Digi image, called Pegasus.
I have followed a sketch and have used my punches, some white mulberry fine paper, Stickles and my daisy embossing folder.
I am entering this into
Forever Friends WhiteOnWhite
Deep Ocean Challenge 16 - Lots of White
2 Sisters Things with Wings
Sweet Sketch Wednesday ( I don't know if this will count as a comment or not, but I have been trying to leave a comment since I posted this card, but blogger is not responding and gives me a white page every time)

Thanks for looking
Hugs Heidi x

Delicious Doodles Katarina for little miss muffet and Sir Stampalot challenges

Hello, I have for you today a gorgeous image by Delicious Doodles which is called Katarina, I just love big cats and this snow leopard type is beautiful. I have coloured with my promarkers and have used a doily as part of the backing papers. The blue papers are papermania, WOC Flower and some blue ribbons from my stash. 
I am entering this creation into:-
Little Miss Muffet Challenge - Something New (The Digi)
Sir Stampalot - Monochrome
Delicious Doodles #10 - All things New (my digi)
Thanks for looking
Hugs Heidi xx

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

When you wish upon a star!

I have used this gorgeous girl (called Evie) and her teddybear by Pollycraft. I have coloured with my promarkers and have used some freebie papers that I found in my stash, that were just perfect I felt to go with this image. I cut out a tag to match and attached it using a lovely large flower brad and some pretty prima and papermania flowers. I have used stickles around the edge of the image and also the sentiment and stars.
I am entering this card into :-]
Sweet Stampin - Spots and Dots
Catch the Bug Blog - Anything Goes
Passionate for Promarkers - Inspired by a song (when you wish upon a star)
Thanks for looking
Hugs Heidi x

Monday, 9 January 2012

Pollycraft Frames digi image, she's so cool!

This image has been coloured with my promarkers and has been layered using some old mirror card. I have popped a couple of marianne creatables roses in the top corner and used a sentiment I got as a freebie from a magazine before christmas.  The ribbon is Dovecraft metallic pink and has gold edging. Dark puplish blue brads in the corners of the card and brownbrads on the sentiment placque finish it off.

I am entering this into
Dream Valley Challenge - Anything Goes
Cupcake Challenges - Something New (DIGI)
Lollipop Crafts Challenges - Anything (new) Goes (DIGI)
Thanks for looking
Hugs Heidi xx

Miss Evie Wonderland

Please don't ask me why they are all over the place the page says they are in the middle. ho hum. Anyway this little lady is miss evie wonderland and she is wonderful. I have made this dream of a card for a dear friend of mine.  I have followed a sketch and have coloured with my promarkers. I have used some DCWV Stickers and also recycled a lindt bunny bow and charm from last year. Stickles are generously abounding and some pretty purple flower brads have been rescued from the back of a drawer!
A close up of Miss Evie Wonderland!   Pearls in her hairband and glitter on her shoulders.
Here is the verse I found amongst my DCWV stickers. 

And the gorgeous satin bow below.

I am entering this card into :-]

Thanks for looking
Hugs Heidi xx

Pollycraft fairy for totally papercrafts sketch

Hallo everyone, I have coloured this wonderful image with my promarkers, it is from pollycraft and is called lilybean snow fairies - clover snowclouds. She is beautiful and looks lovely with all the stickles added to her wings and the snowflakes. I have followed a sketch and used some lovely prima flowers and some candy dots.  Also added some thin lace and some lovely wide purple ribbon from my stash.

Thanks for looking, I am entering this into :-}

Top tip tuesday - anything goes
Belli Challenge 134 Snowflakes
Fab'n'Funky - Use something new(the digi)
Flutterby Wednesday - open challenge
Simon Says - New Somethings (digi)
Cute Card Thursday - What's New (digi)
By the Cute and Girly - New Beginning (dig)
Craft Your Passions - Mythical Creatures

Hugs Heidi xx

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Pollycraft boy with his pup dog

Hallo again, this brilliant little digi is a new one for me. I have coloured with my promarkers and have added some stickles to the wee bauble. I have made this card for a friends son. I have used some more of the pizzaz papers from hotp (they need to be used have hoarded them for far too long).

The doily is from my local costcutter, which has been inked with chalks, pigment inks etc. The ribbon and candy dots and chipboard circle with stars is from my stash.
I am entering this into the following challenges:-
CES - Anything Goes
Thanks for looking
Hugs Heidi x

RECYCLE at Squiggles and Giggles

This brilliant digi image drawn by Evelina Wikberg is called ski girl and she is from the goth kidz range at Squiggle Stamps Store.

The challenge for this fortnight is Recycle and so I have recycled this gorgeous golden cord(from a tag) which I then remade into a tassled edging.

And then I punched out some flowers from a christmas card and edged them with Kan Dee Chalks.I have used some old pizzaz papers from hotp. and some wee candy tops for the flower centres.
I am entering this birthday card into
Bizzy Becs Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrappers Delight - Anything Goes
Pollycraft  ch 121 - Punch It
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Happy Birthday
Thanks for popping over, will have a couple more cards later today for you all.
Hugs Heidi x