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Saturday, 31 March 2012

Squiggles Easter Challenge is Here!!

You are just in time for Squiggle Stamps latest Challenge - Come and celebrate 'Easter' with us at Squiggle Stamps. Don't forget that if you use a Squiggles image you get an extra shot on the carousel.
Photo overload!!
Yes the basket does have yummies in it already, still have to get them put away so that no one eats them before they are hidden for 'egg hunt day'.
I have only made the one basket so far and two special tickets for my youngest two kiddies.
I have used some SU card and paper, an xcut lace trim border punch and my flower punches.
This ticket is for ro and the other is for evie. Above is Squigglestamps Hey Dude Stamp and below is Daisy with Bunny Stamp.  They are just perfect for the tickets.
I have coloured with my promarkers and my new su markers.
The basket is stamped with Birdie Bunting by Squigglestamps.
and filled with yummies!
Can't wait for Easter.

Stampin for the weekend - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Heidi x

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Squiggles Jessebelle Birthday Card

A Jessebelle Squiggle Card for a teenagers birthday. She is called 'Flight'.
I used some papermania papers and my promarkers to colour the image, added a pearlescent die-cut anitas butterfly and a thin white ribbon.
Squiggles Birthday Bash Challenge is on until Friday Evening, and the new challenge starts on Saturday morning.
Rainbow Lady - Butterflies
thanks for looking
Heidi x

Dragons and Butterflies

Thanks Janet from Pink Gem Designs for this gorgeously sweet, sugar wouldn't melt in my mouth wee dragon.
I have used SU 'lucky limeade' card stock and a piece of paper from the SU Designer Series Paper Everyday Enchantment, I thought it was perfectly matched for the dragon scales.
I punched out three small butterflies from the SU cardstock 'pool party' and popped wee gems on them.
I used the sentiment from the SU Swirls and Curls Verses stamp set and layered up using some small green brads.  The ribbon is Baja Breeze from SU again, and yes this was using some of the new stash that I got from my SU party on my birthday.
There are also some butterflies inside to finish off the card.
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Rainbow Lady - Butterflies

Thanks for looking
Heidi xx


A thank you card for my aunt and uncle down south.  They sent me some lovely writing paper with matching envelopes and a very vintage feel.

Yes I have been playing with my new stampin up papers, aren't they lovely. I also bought some of the stampin up markers with which I coloured in the sentiment.
The image (from pollycraft) is coloured with my promarkers and is so cute! I was going to turn it into an easter card, but know that my aunt loves wee birdies, so it was perfect for her.  I have her birthday card in the pipe line too, so will show that next week.

I even decorated the inside, which I do quite a lot nowadays but don't always remember to take photos.

Simon says - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking
Heidi x

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Little Inventors from Squiggle Stamps for Simon Says, Lollipop Crafts, Cupcake challenges and Top Tip Tuesday

Squiggle stamps Birthday Bash Challenge only has a few more days to go. So here is the wee inventors, perfect for pretty much all young boys, especially those with a penchance for making dens, building outrageous and very wierd space ray guns and of course playing with their best pals.
I have made this card using some papers I bought in a sale a few months ago they are called Take that, Rusty pickle, Shazam, thought the name was great and very funny so had to add zoom, zoom, zoom to the sentiment panel, anyone who has seen that episode of the big bang will know where i am coming from. hehe. Too much caffeine!!!
I have faux stitched and used a small ribbon with stitching along the edges, also 4 red brads from stash and added two legs to the TH rosette. I coloured with my Promarkers and hi-lighted with a white pen.

Simon Says - Anything Goes
Cupcake Challenges- The sound of music (fly me to the moon, Zoom, Rocketman where do I stop so many came to mind when making this card lol)
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Top tip tuesday - Easter or Animals or both

Well thanks so much for looking, I have about 6/7 cards in the pipeline, but got my 'stampin' up' order yesterday so have had no time to put them all together yet. Can't wait to find some free time to play with my new stash, and freebies!!

Heidi x

Friday, 23 March 2012

Take inspiration at Sir Stampalot

So I have had a go at Casing/being inspired by a card, had a bit of a bother as I couldn't find my butterfly stamp and as it was for sir stampalots challenge, I knew that I had to stamp somewhere on the card.  So I have found a swirly stamp made of foam from the kids craft box and stamped it twice, then using my craft knife I cut around (i am so going to buy a swirly die very soon!!)  so that was the stamping, oh and a wee best wishes in the bottom rhs corner. 
Next I found some dotty ribbon and made a bow and crossed the card with it.  Then I layered a piece of white card onto a piece of dark blue and stuck on the anita's pearlescent butterfly in similar colours.
Found some suitable buttons and hey presto. Not as good as the original I hasten to add, I completely fell in love with Francesca's card. You can find it here.

So yes it was gorgeously sunny and yes i have got it displayed on a pile of sarking boards.
Sir Stampalot - Take inspiration from a dt piece.
Cute Card thursday - Anything goes
Stampin for the weekend - Anything goes

Thanks so much for looking
Heidi xx

Thursday, 22 March 2012

I've got Squiggles all wrapped up!

Hope you are all feeling great on this gorgeous morning, just seeing the sunshine and a blue sky is brilliant, see easily pleased!
This cutie pie is from Squiggle Stamps and she is called All wrapped up girl. She is perfect for a friend of mine who whatever the weather is always 'wrapped up'.
I had a play with my friend jennys'  TH rosette die. got to get one of these!!
Freebie papers.
I also used some of my new anita's A4 pearlescent flutterdies toppers and organza ribbon.
papertake weekly challenge - bingo (Buttons,freebie papers,flowers)
Creative inspirations - Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesday - open challenge
Pixies Crafty Snippets 12th Challenge (The white background which I stamped happy birthday onto, was actually me playing with a scrap of paper and my friends punch hehe)
Thanks so much for popping over
Heidi x

Monday, 19 March 2012

Squiggles Jessebelles are brilliant, newest release is a must have....

So here is the first one of the jessebelles and she is called Frills, that i am going to share with you all. It would have been up sooner but have had my birthday and mothersday this weekend so have been ultra busy. Add the moray music festival to the mix and you have a last week when I was out every night with my kiddies either listening to them sing (they got an 'outstanding' for the choir)  or the string orchestra (distinction) then of course this weekend we have their real concerts on saturday and sunday and some orienteering!!!

Isn't she gorgeous!
I found this DCWV clear acetate sentiment and thought it suited her down to a t. I coloured with my promarkers, added some heart border punching some gorgeous red feathers from my stash, 2 marianne creatable red roses, some pins and a doily. and voila c'est fini.
I used a LOTV circle sentiment as the stopper for the easel.

Hooked on crafts - more than one fold
I love promarkers - anything goes

Thanks so much for popping over, promise I will post again soon.
Heidi x

Thursday, 15 March 2012

mothers day card

This is my mum in laws card for this sunday (am hoping that she doesn't see this post mind you)

I have coloured this cute little mouse from di's digis with my promarkers and also a little with my whispers pens. I have used some gorgeous kate knight freebie paper and have also put on three marianne creatables  paper roses.
The sentiment is peel off and the wooden butterfly has promarker and chalks blended on it.


2 sisters 82 - Spring colours
Pink Gem - Pastels
Deep Ocean Challenge - Butterflies
Papertake weekly - one for mum
top tip tuesday - mothers day
creative inspirations - something for mum

Thanks so much for popping over.
Heidi x

Wednesday, 14 March 2012


my cheeky monkies looking up through the hole in my ceiling
so many broken very old slates, slice your fingers to shreddies.
nearly there
nearly there, have you ever had deja vu
Jasmine also took some great pictures of the sunset on sunday, she was the official photographer as I didn't want her to do too much as you can probably imagine. Having said that we couldn't have done it without her and she and I are going for a mummy and daughter day out soon as a thank you.
yes it was dark by the time we finished at 8pm!
Will pop another picture on soon of the large green tarpaulin that is adorning our house.
hugs to you all
heidi x

what a mess!!!

Here I am again, sorry I haven't been around much this last few days, we have been demolishing our old roof, in anticipation of the new one. What a job!

Here are some piccies, cos I know you all love piccies.

The roof that is completed was the extension we put on the house first.
Daughter and hubby
This is the piles of wood etc from when we took the inside of the roof out the weekend before last, the bulging blue tarp attached to our wood shed is holding back dozens of bags of old plaster board and insulation.
Small hole in my living room ceiling hmmm?!
Hole got bigger when hubby put his foot in it Hmmmm?!!
Will Resting!
a beautiful piece of fronding on a sarking board (not sure if I spelt that right) but had to find something aesthetic out of the whole experience.
OK will have to continue in the next post as blogger will not let me put on any more photographs

Back in a mo
Heidi x

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Squiggles Challenge - Birthday Bash

Its time for another challenge at Squiggles. This one is a real easy and lots of fun one!  Its a Birthday Bash.  A £15 Voucher is up for grabs and the new release of the jessabelles is out now.
These are brilliant! Watch this space for some projects that I am working on at the moment with these fun female images;}
Here is my inspiration for the start of the challenge, more to follow hehe, went a bit mad with the birthday bash challenge as march really does turn me into a mad march hare!! I have loads of birthdays to make for, yippee!!

Here is a card that I have made for my daughter and yes you have probably guessed it is for one of my August daughters.  This is one of Evalina Wikbergs Squiggles images, she's perfect for my eldest.

Coloured with promarkers and whispers pens.  Handmade flowers and some freebie papers. Also a button, die cuts, paper flowers, the calendar from tlc creations and used my friend Jennys punch for the frame.

Here we have Toot Toot!  One of the earlier squiggles images, and such fun to play with, so good for those boys cards. I mean the  'party on dude' phrase was made for this little guy.
He is available for the duration of the challenge as a freebie, so why not pop over to the squiggles store right now and grab him for free. Then you could make a project with him to share with us for the Birthday Bash Challenge.  Of course while you are there don't forget to check out our newest release the 'Jessabelles'.

Challenges for the card
Craft your Passion 100th  challenge - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes and a button
Allsorts - Say it with flowers
Sweet Stampin lots of layers

Challenges for the tag
Paperplay ch 12 wk 10 - Recycle It! (Feathers from a fancy dress mask that fell apart)
Totally Papercrafts  ch 107 - Fave things (squiggles stamps)

Wow that was possibly my longest post ever, if you are still with me, well done!
Thanks so much for popping over,
Heidi x

Friday, 9 March 2012

Sweet pea anniversary wishes

Hmmm might have gone a little overboard on the photos.  Coloured with my promarkers and then glittered with stickles. This is snow fae from Sweet pea stamps.

Yet again, I am afraid that I have used my flower punch, funny how you go through phases with certain tools. I added gems, pearl drops and pearls.

Close up

And just a simple peel off for the anniversary wishes.  For another of my aunt and uncles ( I have a fair few!)

Crafts and me - Things with wings
Papertake weekly - Anything Goes
Craft your passion 100th - Anything Goes
Hooked on Crafts - More than one fold
Allsorts - Spread your wings
Catch the bug - Anything Goes
CES - Flower Frenzy

Thanks so much for popping over, I have a huge pile of squiggle projects to share with you tomorrow so watch this space.
Heidi xx

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Sneeky peeky --- Jess is coming to Squiggle stamps

Alittle bit of steamypunk a little bit of emo and a whole lot of fun!!

Coming this week so thats very soon, watch this space or better still pop over to squiggle stamps become a follower and you'll be one of the first to know when she gets here.
Hugs Heidi x

A very kind new blogger

Rina, a new blogger, has some beautiful candy up for grabs, she will draw a winner when she reaches 100 followers and her blog is well worth a visit, she is one talented lady with some lovely easel cards.

Hugs to you all here is the link.
Heidi x

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Seeing Through

Gorgeous Sweet pea stamp, coloured with my promarkers and whispers pens and mounted onto a spellbinder die that has been embossed and then I have threaded white fibres through the wee triangle holes around its edge.

I have used my xcut punch for the flowers which I cut from scraps and I have accentuated them using pearls, gems, flower gems and glitter.
Sweet pea Stampers - White on White
And another go on the swings please at Pixies Crafty Snippets
Thanks for looking
Heidi x