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Monday 27 June 2011

Three little hedgies

I have made this card for a friends birthday, she likes clear cut colours and not too much bling, so I hope she will like the three little hedgies and the accompanying tartan paper and flower.
Coloured lightly with my promarkers I have left areas to highlight their tutus and have edged with my chalks.
I am entering this into the following challenges and I do apologise for typing in red, but blogger will not let me put it back to white.
Thanks for looking
Hugs from Heidi x
I don't believe it now it's yellow

get well soon for the sketch at mmsc and hooked on crafts ch2

I seem to have a lot of friends recently with the odd nasty virus. so here is another card for one of them.
I am entering this into the Midnight Madness Monday Sketch
and also the 2nd Challenge at Hooked on Crafts the theme for which is Show us your Flowers.(links below)
Thanks for looking, hugs from Heidi x

Wednesday 22 June 2011

Celebrations in purple for my mums birthday

Hallo all, this card has been made for my mum for her 65th birthday this week, she is looking extremely well for her 65 years and I am very proud of her. I have used an image that I coloured a wee while ago when I only had a few promarkers but the colours were good so I matched papers and made up a card for her. The lilac card is textured/embossed to be like leather effect, and the dark purple lightweight card that I used for the larger nestibility has a beautiful floral embossed pattern on it, hard to show in the photo, sorry.
I added the stickles glitter to her wings to give her a little zing.
The Nestabilities that I used were the eyelets and the beaded circles, one of which I won in some candy that I entered at Sweet Stampin, it was purely by chance that I noticed it on a sidebar of a blog that I follow and I went over to check it out. Great Blog and fun challenges.
Around the Nestabilities I popped wee pearls, and added some lovely mulberry flowers which were attached using some pearl brads. The lace that has been popped under the main image area horizontally is from a pretty wash set that I received a couple of years ago from a friend.
The wee tag is from a freebie chipboard set from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine and has been attached with a small piece of organza ribbon that I tied into a bow. The wee charm is tibetan silver and from my beady stash.
The inside I have used some more embossed leather like lilac, a papermania butterfly attached with brad, more lace and a hand made flower, made using my punches, some wetting and scrunching then drying and attaching.
Many many thanks for looking and these are the challenges that I am popping my card into:-)
PS OOOPPS forgot to say I was entering this into sweetstampin's challenge this week which is 'things with wings' doh! I think Homer might be making a comeback.

Taaa ....... Daaa......... Candy Winners, yes it is plural

So I have the winners
1st out of the hat was
number 4 - Sandra
Who wins the main candy in picture
The following all win a stamp from
2nd out of the hat was
number 3 - Edel
3rd out of the hat was
number 11 - Claudia
4th out of the hat was
number 5 - Oxana
and finally 5th out of the hat was
number 1 - Dora
Congrats to you all!
I know I was only doing one candy, but so few popped a comment down that I went and purchased a few extra stamps from Squigglestamps and have drawn out some extra winners.
Please email me on greenwood (at) mainland (dot) orangehome (dot) co (dot) uk with your addresses.
Many thanks for your continued support in my blog.
Hugs to you all
Heidi x

Tuesday 21 June 2011

Some Sunshine Inspiration

This lovely little box has been made using some DCWV card/paper, some gorgeous silk and mulberry flowers. A brad to fix them on the top and then another brad on the side to act as a hook for the beads that I used to make the loop fixture.
The sun was shining brilliantly when I made this box (seems ages ago, but was only two days actually) and the big yellow flower seemed appropriate.
I am entering this box into
Try it on Tuesday - which has a sunshine theme this week
Thanks for looking
Hugs Heidi x

Candy Time! About Time! I hear you say, well life kinda got in the way...

This candy is to celebrate almost 1 year of blogging. I started at the end of June 2010 and am thoroughly enjoying every moment. Thanks to all my blogging friends for your help in getting started and for your kind comments and suggestions during my first year of blogging, I'm looking forward to many more. x Heidi x

Now then this is a mixture of fun products that I have collected

2 sheets of die-cut decoupage; 1st is Dufex christmas and the 2nd is the fun loving Toread
1 sheet of Kanban Clara papercraft toppers (these are lovely and almost got used before I posted eeek!)
2 sheets of Henbury Lane rose paper A4 in pink and lilac.
Some purple Butterflies, pink gingham hearts and red wooden hearts
Some metal tags
Ivory Promarker
Mary Engelbreit Dimensional Stickers (ornate teapots)
Papermania pink adhesive shimmer dots (so useful)
U-Create Black Foam Dots in small, medium and large
DoCrafts Daisy and Dandelion & Friends, The Secret Woodlands Clear Stamps Set called Bubbles the Ballerina.
Embossed Marcella by Kay travel stickers and EK Success Nostalgiques stickers.
1 each of the cute garden fairies squares from LOTV (I'm afraid the girlies got to these before I did so there is only one of each of their beautiful fairy squares left in the packet)

There will be a few other bits and bobs that will be surprises.

The Rules

Simple really, either be a follower or become a follower, but please if you are only after candy or have a 'Candy Blog' please please don't enter as you will not be counted. Sorry but nobody likes a candy grabber.

Please pop the above photo on your sidebar and a link back to this post.

Then leave me a comment

One entry only per person please and my dear hubby will get to draw names from a hat at the end of the candy. Of course the date for that would be useful, so I'll make it midnight (gmt) the 21st June (longest day of the year and Summer Solstice)

Well I'm off now to peruse the Squigglestamps Store as I want to add some of their stamps to my candy.

I think there is a little of something for everyone in this pile, I know its not huge, but I hope that you will like the selection.

Hugs and enjoy

Heidi x

PS please note that I have four kiddies and June is a busy school month, so I may not get to post the winner instantly, just so as you know and are not hopping back and forth. xx

TONIGHT My candy closes at midnight gmt TONIGHT

There's still time to enter my candy and as not many of you have popped your name down, the few who have, have all got good odds.
It is open to all, but don't worry if you miss it, I will be putting on some more small candy in the month of August. Something sweet for summer.
Hugs to you all
and if you have been missing me I do apologise, but June is hectic here in our house, it is the last month of school before summer starts up here in Dufftown.
I have got lots to show you, but have had no time to post.

Tuesday 14 June 2011

Squiggles stamps Wintry days for a Christmas card blog challenge sketch.

This lovely little stamp is from Squigglestamps. I have coloured with my Promarkers and have hi-lighted with my white pen. I just love this little guys boots, they are sooo cute. I'd quite like a pair like that!
I have layered up with some more of the papers from a blog hop win from Janes super blog.
I have edged the middle square with some pretty white lace with red edging. Added a couple of buttons and edged everything with my catseye pigment chalks.

I am entering this card into
Top Tip #38 - Which is an open challenge this week
Christmas Stampin' - Babes in Toyland (kiddies christmas card)
and of course
Christmas Card Challenge Blog Ch 28 - Sketch
Thanks for popping over and looking.
Hugs Heidi x

Monday 13 June 2011

New Challenge and some CANDY

Fantastic new challenge blog starting up soon ...........The Unstampabelles Challenges
No Stamping, but heeps of opportunity for alternative crafting with paper & card, quilling, die cuts, punches, iris folding and many others.
Check it out and their candy to be drawn on 4th July.
Hugs from Heidi x

Saturday 11 June 2011

Fashion Framed

This sparkly creation is just right for summertime, I have stamped with a red stamp pad and coloured with my promarkers. I added a little glitter to the centre of the flowers and managed to stop myself from adding the wee flowers that I could picture all the way around the frame (with wee gemstones in their centres of course)
This is my entry for Less is More challenge wk19 - One Layer 'In the frame'
Totally Gorjuss # 84 - Flower Power
Crafters Companion June Challenge - Here comes summer

Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out my candy on the sidebar which is up for grabs until 21st June.
Heidi x

Fathers Day card with a fiery dragon who eats marshmallows hee hee........

This gorgeous dragon is by lisa victoria at Sweet Pea stamps, I have coloured with my Promarkers and have hi-lighted with white pen and gold pen. I followed a sketch for my dads card and used some papers that I won in the Winter Wonderland blog hop of a week or so ago. Thanks Jane (it was her candy that I won and it is lovely). Oh and by the way don't forget I have candy up on offer as well it is found here ---
The sentiment is a simple peel off and has been put on a punched circle that has been layered onto two large flower punch shapes.
The bling is from my stash some pretty green leaves and the ribbon I tried to distress a little before using not sure if I am happy with the finished result on that but never mind eh?
The diecut shapes (tag and long floral) are from a chipboard garden set from papermania that resurfaced when I found it wedged at the back of the drawer so that was a nice surprise!
I have edged everything with my black cats eye pigment chalk.

I am entering this lovely dragon card into the following challenges:-

The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 138 - A Male Card
Sketch Saturday
CES Challenge - Saturday Night at the movies my choice would be 'Dragon Heart' he was a softy too.
Stamp Something - Punched
Stampin for the Weekend ch10 - Colour combo Lemon and Lime
Fussy and Fancy - Card for a man or a boy
Paperplay challenges 11'wk23 - Fathers Day - Male Card
Fab'n'Funky Challenge -Magnificent Men
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - tic tac toe 2nd row down = flowers (under sentiment) Ribbon and Tag
There's Magic in the Air - Masculine
In a Sweet Pea Dream - Wings

Wow thats a lot of challenges but I guess a lot of them are running masculine/male cos fathers day is looming, hope dad likes his diabetic choccies that I am sending down with the card.
Hugs to you all and thanks for looking

Heidi xx

Wednesday 8 June 2011

Goth Kaya for a Totally Gorjuss Challenge and SCSC

Well this gorgeous goth girlie is called Kaya and she is from Pink Gem Designs
I have coloured with my promarkers and have followed a sketch from Totally Gorjuss Challenges (link below) and an inspirational photo challenge from The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenges (link below).
I have used a freebie paper by Rowena Stott 'The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady' that I got in a Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine (the yellow one). I have also used some plain papermania and some gorgeous floral papermania from one of their collections.
I cut an oval with my sizzix, used some mulberry, foam and silk flowers all attached with yellow mini brads and matted and layered up. I haven't added a sentiment as I thought this might be a useful card to leave blank to be added to at a future date. Always handy to have in the cupboard (especially when you have 3 girlies)
I do have another project to share with you but as it is for Granny's birthday and she takes a peek at my blog every now and then; it will have to wait patiently on the back boiler.
I can let you know that I bought 2 Goth Kaya's, one for me and one for my candy pile so now you know that Kaya can be won at this link.
So go comment and you could be the candy winner come 21st June.
Thanks for looking and here are the challenge links
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Photo inspiration -
Hugs Heidi xx

Friday 3 June 2011

Stacy's Candy 1St Blogaversary Celebrations

Can't remember if I posted about this or not, think I did but can't find it anywhere.
Perhaps blogger has the answers??
Anyway Stacy has some gorgeous candy up for grabs till 10th June, so go check it out it's awesome.
Heidi x

Wednesday 1 June 2011

Bracelet Bling and an altered note pad

Well this is a little creation to send to one of my goddaughters later on this year. She doesn't like too much fuss, so I am hoping this simply decorated pad and the bracelet will suffice.

I have used a freebie stamp that is from my very old (over 5yrs) stash. Inked up with versamark, brilliance and pretty colour ink pads, then used my I Kan Dee pearlescent chalks on the versamark. I attached a piece of gold creative ribbon from Dovecraft, and threaded it through the toggle loop on the bracelet.

I am entering this into

Fab'n'Funky - What'eva

Spoonfull of sugar 154 - Flower Power

Top Tip Tuesday - Wrap it up with ribbon

Thanks for looking

Hugs from Heidi xx