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Heffy Doodle Blog Hop!

(Click here for the Bastel Traum Challenge #55 post.)

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Hello crafty friends and welcome to Heffy Doodle‘s first ever blog hop! If you’ve arrived here from the amazing Laura Bassen‘s blog, you’re on the right track. Your next stop will be Jessica Frost-Ballas‘s blog and you’ll find the full list of hop participants further below.

Remember to leave a comment below and at each stop along the way for a chance to win a Heffy Doodle cotton tote and a set of 12 Distress Oxides. Comments will remain open until 12 noon BST on July 20 and the winner will be announced on July 22nd. Open to participants worldwide! – It is no longer possible to leave a comment on this blog post. To view comments left, please open the post by clicking on the post title. Many thanks for playing along with us!

I’m over the moon to be taking part in this exciting event. As you can see from the list below, some of the crafty industry’s biggest names have teamed up to support this wonderful new crafty company being launched through Kickstarter by our dear Lesley Oman from Hungry Heffy Crafts.  The sequence of the blog hop is as follows:

Heffy Doodle Blog

Nichol Spohr

Jusine Hovey

Laura Sterckx

Alicia Havranek

Sandy Allnock

Amanda Kortkova

Elizabeth John

Lesley Oman

Laura Bassen

Dennice Watts – THAT’S ME!

Jessica Frost-Ballast

Heather Hoffman

Nicole Picadura

Lydia Evans

Laurel Beard

For today’s post, I’ve created this cute shaker card using Heffy Doodle‘s “Unbearable Without You” stamp and die set. Here’s a closer look at all the images included in that set:

The stamp set includes two single cookie images, which I turned into a yummy pile of cookies with the help of some stamp masking:

Thanks for hopping along with us! If you liked today’s video tutorial and (like me!) can’t wait to receive your first order of Heffy Doodle goodies in the mail, please stop by their Kickstarter page to pre-order your goodies and spread the word among your crafty friends!

For a look at another project I created using Heffy Doodle stamps and dies, please click here or on the image below.

Until next time… happy hopping!

Bastel Traum Challenge #55 – Mixing and matching stamp sets

Hello crafty friends! Today I bring you: not one, not two, but three cards as part of the monthly challenge over at the Bastel Traum challenge blog. This month the Design Team was given a colour scheme to work with and it was just SO gorgeous, I couldn’t limit myself to one project!

For these cards I started off by cutting my front panels from smooth white cardstock using my Waffle Flower Lacy Layers 2 Dies (very similar to Lawn Fawn’s Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables). I then created different ink blended backgrounds using 3 colours of Distress Inks to match the colour scheme provided: Spun SugarMustard Seeds and Tumbled Glass. The colourful back panels are from the Lawn Fawn Plaid Rainbow 6in x 6in paper pack.

Next up, I mixed and matched 3 different stamp and die sets by Lawn Fawn (Big Scripty Words, Home Sweet Home and Little Bundle) and a gorgeous new stamp set from Altenew (Crafty Friends) for one of my sentiments. I stamped them using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, which I knew wouldn’t bleed when I coloured over it with my (alcohol based) Copic markers, before I went ahead and die cut them using my matching dies and beloved Sizzix Big Shot machine. I fussy cut all images for which I didn’t have dies.

I adhered the more intricate images using my glue pen and for the larger ones I went for a few foam squares.  And for a finishing touch, a stroke of Wink of Stella over my images. Here’s the process video:

I hope you enjoy today’s cards and YouTube video. Don’t forget to stop by the Bastel Traum Challenge Blog to play along for a chance to win a 15 CHF certificate to the online shop (they ship worldwide!) Until next time!

“Let’s stay in touch” cards: Another end-of-school-year project!

Click here for the Heffy Doodle “Unbearable Without You” reveal post!

Between year-end picnics at nursery school and parent-teacher feedback meetings, we’ve got a lot going on at home this week! Yet, I managed to make time to put together a quick project for the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #7: Watercolour using my Lawn Fawn “Happy Summer” stamp set.

My boy is “graduating” from nursery school in a few days and, after 4 years together, all of his little classmates will be attending different schools next year. I created a bunch of these little “Let’s stay in touch” cards with our contact details to bring with us to the end-of-year picnic this week. Where did the last four years go!? And what are you doing to wrap up the school year? I’d love to find out in the comments section below!

A crafty explosion! Heffy Doodle Stamps

Hello crafty friends! Today I would like to bring you some exciting information about a brand new stamp and die company called Heffy Doodle, by my crafty friend Lesley Oman (Hungry Heffy Crafts). The company is being launched through Kickstarter and their first release will include 4 stamp sets with 4 coordinating die sets and a very special 5th stamp set for all of us interactive card-makers.

Lesley was kind enough to send me a sample set to play with. It’s called “Unbearable Without You” and these are all the cute little images it includes:

So I paired up these cute images with my box card die set by The Stamps of Life to create an awesome crafty explosion with the help of some acetate strips and a LOT of glue dots! Here is what the outside of my card looks like:

And here’s a close up of the inside:

I had lots of fun playing with this set, as both the stamps and dies are top quality. I’ll be playing with them some more throughout the month of July in order to support their Kickstarter campaign. So please stay tuned on my blog and YouTube channel over the next few days. And most importantly, please remember to stop by their Kickstarter page and website on Monday, July 3rd 2017 to check out their full release and pre-order your sets!

If you’re interested in watching Heffy Doodle’s video reveal for the “Unbearable Without You” set and learn more about their top-quality products, please click on the video link below:

Happy Heffy-Doodling!

Nursery school teacher gifts / Cadeaux pour les éducateurs à la crèche

Bonjour à tous! Je rédige l’article de ce jour en anglais, pour mon public habituel, et en français aussi, car le projet que je partage avec vous est destiné aux membres des équipes éducatives des crèches de mes petits. Je n’ai pas enregistré de vidéo à cette occasion, car mon projet est inspiré d’une vidéo crée par Jennifer McGuire (que vous pourriez visionner en cliquant ici). 

Hi everyone! I’m drafting today’s post in English and French, as the project I created today is a year-end teacher gift for my kids’ nursery school teachers (who are all French-speaking). I didn’t record a process video on this occasion, as my project was inspired on a video by Jennifer McGuire (which you can watch by clicking here.) 

Le travail fait par le personnel des crèches est très apprécié de notre famille. C’est grâce à ces professionnels de la petite enfance que des hommes et des femmes (comme moi!) n’ont pas besoin de mettre de côté leur carrière professionnelle après avoir l’immense chance de devenir parents. Ces hommes et femmes toujours attentionnés envers nos petits nous permettent de partir au travail chaque matin en toute tranquillité, sachant qu’ils seront là pour endormir ce qu’on a de plus précieux dans la vie, soigner les bobos de nos petits aventuriers, distribuer des câlins et des bisous à volonté, reprendre avec patience et respect quand il le faut, et veiller au bien-être général de nos petits bouts toute la journée!

In our family, we greatly appreciate the work done by our nursery school teachers. It is thanks to these early childhood professionals that daddys and mummys (like me!) are not obliged to chose between parenthood and a career after having been fortunate enough to become parents. These men and women, who are never lacking in attention for our little ones, allow us to leave for work every morning in the knowledge that they will be there to hold and sing our babies to sleep at nap time, to kiss and cuddle them better, to respectfully and patiently discipline them when it proves necessary, and to look after their general well-being all day long!

Afin de les remercier pour une année de travail fait avec tant d’amour, j’ai créé ces petits sets de cartes à colorier en me servant du set de tampons “Zen Bouquet” de la marque “Honey Bee Stamps“, ainsi que de mon set de “Tampons pour carterie” en français de la marque “Miaoups Créations” (site temporairement indisponible), auxquels j’ai rajouté des sets de crayons couleur par Faber-Castell. 

As a small token of our family’s appreciation for a year of tender love and care, I created these “Colour me card sets” using the “Zen Bouquet” stamp set by Honey Bee Stamps, along with my sentiments in French “Tampons pour carterie“, by Miaoups Créations (their site seems temporarily offline), and packed them up with some Faber-Castell colour pencil sets.

J’ai également colorié avec des crayons couleur une carte en échantillon, dans laquelle j’ai écrit un petit mot de remerciement.

I also coloured a sample card using my colour pencils, inside of which I wrote a little thank you note. 

Pénélope, Filo, Mélanie, Isabelle, Agneska, Chloé, Séverine, Marilyne, Émilie, Fabio, Florence, Aurélie, Nadège, Sandy, Mélissa, Charlotte, Natalia… merci du fond du coeur et bel été!

Pénélope, Filo, Mélanie, Isabelle, Agneska, Chloé, Séverine, Marilyne, Émilie, Fabio, Florence, Aurélie, Nadège, Sandy, Mélissa, Charlotte, Natalia… thank you from the bottom of our hearts and happy summer!