Stencil Technique – Bastel Traum Challenge #73

Hello crafty friends! In today’s post I’m bringing you a card with a background created using a Heffy Doodle’s Starfall stencilsome Nuvo Glimmer Pasteand a few images from Purple Onion Designs, illustrated by Stacey Yakula. It was my first time ever using a stencil with glimmer paste (I’d used them with ink blending before) and I had a blast, so I hope you’ll give this technique a try too.

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This card is part of out monthly challenge over at, where you can play with us for a chance to win a 15 chf certificate to the Bastel Traum Online Shop (they ship worldwide!) This month’s challenge will run until 15 February 2019 at 8:45 am GMT+2 and the subject this month is: “Die Cut/Stencil”.

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Four new houses were built on our road at the end of last year and over the Christmas break we went for a walk and discovered new neighbours had moved into one of them. So I dashed back to my craft room and decided I’d put together a little “Welcome to the neighbourhood!” card to bring over with a tin of home-made biscuits. Have you ever been on the giving or receiving side of a kind gesture by a neighbour? Leave me a comment here or over on my IG account (link on the top right of my blog) and give me some more ideas to welcome the other three neighbours when they move in. In the mean time, I hope you will pull out your stencils and play along with us in this month’s challenge. Until next time!

Interactive Valentine’s Day Card

This post appeared on the Heffy Doodle blog on 9 January 2019 and features an Interactive Valentine’s Day Shaker card using Heffy Doodle products, old and new. A shaker card is a fun and easy technique for card-makers of all levels to create interactive cards. Here is an example of a Valentine’s Day shaker card using our Dino Days Stamp and coordinating die set. I hope you’ll give it a go!


Hello Heffy Doodlers! Today I’d like to share with you some new ways to use a bunch of Heffy Doodle products you probably already have in your stash.


To recreate this Valentine’s Day shaker card, you’ll need:


If you’ve never created a shaker card, allow me to redirect you to a video tutorial where a create a fun shaker card (which even includes dome heavy duty nuts and bolts for a masculine touch!)

And that’s it from me for today. If you got this far, thanks for spending time with me. And if you decide to create a shaker using your Heffy Doodle goodies, make sure to tag me (IG @DenniceWatts) and #heffydoodle on social media so we can also enjoy your beautiful creations. Until next time!



Quick and easy New Years cards

This post appeared on the Heffy Doodle blog on 30 December 2018 and features three New Year’s card using Heffy Doodle products, old and new.

No time for Christmas cards this year? How about some New Year dino cheer with these quick and easy New Years cards! Hello Heffy Doodlers! And hands up if, like me, you had no time to send any Christmas cards this year (oops!) Tee hee! Indeed, this year I have decided to embrace the chaos in my life (after having miserably failed to make or send any handmade Christmas cards) and I’m skipping straight on to the New Year with some Happy New Year cards for 2019.

To create today’s three cards I reached for my Dino Times stamps and coordinating dies (watch our product  intro video here for more details!) I did some very simple colouring this time which I hoped would encourage those of you who gave up on Christmas cards this year (like me!) to give these last minute New Year’s cards a go.

If you don’t have any number die cuts, you could use any large number stamps in your stash. Likewise, if you are short of a Happy New Year sentiment stamp, go check out our Holiday Sentiment Duos stamp set (mine are in the mail and will hopefully get here soon!) (my stamp sentiment comes from a small set by a Spanish designer).

To give my cards a bit of additional depth, I did some very light handed ink-blending on the background, matching the colour of my little dinos. Likewise, I chose to alternate the colour used on my dinos when die-cutting my “2019” numbers. If you are stamping your numbers, you could also choose to do so with different colour inks to match the colouring on your dinos.

What’s great about this project is that you could actually recreate it using any images you may have coloured on the go without thinking of a specific project (which is what I often do). I’m thinking of sending mine to some of the other girls in the Heffy Doodle design team.

Would you like to exchange some Heffy Doodle happy mail with me this 2019? If so, drop me a direct message on Instagram (@dennicewatts) and we’ll make sure 2019 is a crafty one! Until then, happy crafting!




It’s the Time of Year for some “Holiday Cheer”, Christmas is here!

This post appeared on the Heffy Doodle blog on 22 November 2018 and features a holiday and/or Christmas card using Heffy Doodle products, old and new.

Hello Heffy Doodlers! Dennice here with a project full of holiday and Christmas cheer using my favourite set from our last holiday release: “Elfish Antics”. I hope your holiday cards and Christmas crafts are well underway! As for mine, I seem to be running quite late! I put it down to the fact that my daughter is moving to a new nursery  school soon and we’ve been spending some time at the new school and giving her a chance to familiarise herself with her new environment.

Last week, when she first walked into her new classroom, her face light up as she caught sight of all the “new” toys she’d get to play with… including a little jack-in-the-box. And that’s exactly where my inspiration for today’s card came from.

To create this cheery holiday card I pulled out my favourite Heffy Doodle Christmas sets of all times: the Elfish Antics stamp set and coordinating dies.  I also added a few additional Heffy Doodle products to the mix: the Elfing Christmas Words sentiment stamp set, Stitched Rectangle dies (perfect for layering rectangles on to a standard size card. Choose between our metric/European or A2 American/Imperial card sizes).

Have you created any holiday and/or Christmas projects using this set recently? If so, make sure to tag us on social media. We love to see what you create with your Heffy Doodle goodies. Until next time… happy holiday crafting!

Veggie Congratulations to an Auber-Genius!

This post appeared on the Heffy Doodle blog on 31 October 2018 and features a congratulations card using some Heffy Doodle products, old and new.

Hello Heffy Doodlers! Dennice here with a “veggie congratulations” card to that “aubergenius” in our lives. To create the background pattern on my card, I used the Basket Case Stencil from our latest release, placed it over some kraft cardstock and used my white pigment ink and an ink dauber over it.

I then reached out for the Veggie Patch Clear Stamp Set and coordinating dies, also from our latest release. I stamped out my veggies and coloured them up using my Copic markers. (I have to say, this is one of my favourite Heffy Doodle sets so far since the shapes of the veggies really lend themselves for some fun and easy colouring.)

To create my main sentiment, “Congrats“, I covered a piece of white cardstock in golden embossing powder and then cut out the sentiment using my Congrats Heffy Cuts die. I then stamped out my sub-sentiment with Versamark ink and used some of the same gold embossing powder over it to match my main sentiment. Last but not least, I framed my little scene using our new Stitched Rectangle Dies (available in Imperial/USA A2 card-size as well as Metric/EU card-size).

And that’s about it for today’s congratulations card! I hope you will like this bit of inspiration I’ve brought you today and that you’ll remember to tag us on social media so we can also be inspired by your beautiful creations using our Heffy Doodle goodies. Until next time!