Happy Birthday Dear @HungryHeffyCrafts!

Hello Crafty Friends! Today I’ve got a surprise post for my dear friend Lesley (@HungryHeffyCrafts on social media and the beautiful creative mind behind Heffy Doodle Stamps, for which I am honoured to design).

To create this cute little birthday card, I decided to pull out my pattern paper collection (which doesn’t actually get as much love as it should!), my Prismacolor pencils and a few of my favourite Heffy Doodle goodies, which you may recognise!

The little bear holding the heart is from our “Very Big Heart” stamp set. I coloured it in with colour pencils and added some Ranger Glossy Accents to it. Left it to dry over night for good measure! I also stamped two sentiments from our “Watcha Sayin'” stamp set and die cut them out using a stitched circle die set. The little hearts behind the bear are from Lawn Fawn.

Not much else to say for this card apart from to wish Lesley a wonderful birthday on behalf of all the gals in the Design Team. We all love you Les, we love the work you do and we are honoured to know you and to help bring your designs to life every day! May your day be full of love (and new crafty goodies!) Bear hugs, your team!

One Layer Cards feat. Purple Onion Designs

Hello crafty friends! I’m really excited to bring you my first ever blog project using products from a new-to-me company called Purple Onion Designs. I first heard of this company through Sandy Allnock, who has an amazing YouTube playlist with tons of inspiration videos using products from this company. This line of stamps is illustrated by the talented Stacey Yakula and the idea is to mix and match them in order to create some adorable scenes! I’ve managed to get my hands on a few of their stamps and I’ve made a first card with a couple of them, using a bit of stamp masking (if you don’t know what that is, check out my “Maskathon” video tutorial using Heffy Doodle products here).

This card is for my brother-in-law’s family, who will soon be moving to NY for a new job. The entire scene constitutes a one-layer-card (I think it’s my very first, in fact!), and I added an in-between layer of red card stock and a little red bow for some added interest. Do you like these gorgeous illustrations or do you love them?! More Purple Onion goodness to be found in this space soon… Until then, happy crafting!

Happy, Happy, Happy Summer! – Bastel-Traum Challenge # 67

Hello Crafty Friends! And welcome back to another one of our monthly challenges, 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 August 2018 at 8:45 am GMT+2 and the subject is easy-peasy this month: “Anything Goes”.

My project for this month’s challenge is a sweet little summer card.

I created this card using a combination of products from some of my favourite crafty companies. The little girl and the stamped sentiment are from the “Summer friends” stamp set by Pretty Pink Posh; I created the big “SUMMER” sentiment using the “Stitched alphabet” die set by MFT; and my scalloped frame is part of a set by Waffle Flower Crafts called “Lacy layers 2 die“.

To create the sand line I used a stamp set by Sunny Studio Stamps called “Oceans of joy“, whilst the little seagulls I sketched myself by hand.

I hope you’ve enjoyed it and that it inspired you to get crafty and play along with us this month.

And make sure you check out the beautiful projects by the other Bastel Traum DT members. From dragons to helicopters, you are sure to find something that inspires you to create today. Until next time, happy crafting!

Summer Shadow Box Card – Lawn Fawnatics Challenge # 32

Hello fellow Lawn Fawnatics! I hope you are enjoying the summer and all enjoying all the wonderful things this season has to offer. Today I’m bringing you a summer-themed shadow box card created with Lawn Fawn’s “Shadow Box Card Die“.

To create the little waves that the duckies are surfing on I used the “Stitched Waves Borders” and some “Perfectly Plaid” teal paper, also by Lawn Fawn. The duckies themselves are from the “Easter Party” stamp set. The coral images, the banner and the stamped sentiment come from various different sets in my collection.

AI put this card together using some duckies I had previously coloured and die-cut, and it was only when I was done creating that I realised my project was a perfect fit for the current Lawn Fawnatics colour inspiration challenge!

My inspiration for this project was a phrase in Spanish my mum used to always say to me when, as a kid, she would put me in the bathtub: “¡Al agua, patos!” It doesn’t meant much, it’s just a cutesy thing to say in Spanish, and since I’m planning to send my card to a Spanish friend, the theme is simply perfect!

Have you ever used a fond memory as inspiration for a card project? If so, let me know in the comments below. It’s such a great way to personalise our projects for specific recipients!

Happy summer and I look forward to your Lawn Fawnatic entries too! Until next time…

A “Just Because” Card (and a confession from a Netflix crafter!)

(This blog post appeared on the Heffy Doodle blog on 9 July 2018)

Hello Heffy Doodlers! And welcome back to the Heffy Doodle blog, where you can find tons of inspiration to put your collection of Heffy Doodle goodies to good use!  Today I’m bringing you what I call I “just because” card which could be used for a number of occasions: from a simple summer hello to our crafty friends across the miles, to an encouragement card for a friend recovering from one of life’s rougher rides.

To put together this little project I used the Yappy Happy Mail stamp set (there are coordinating dies for it too!), and two of my favourite Heffy Cuts word dies: “sending” and “love“. Once I had die cut my words, I applied some Glossy Accents (which you can no pick up at our store, too!) to give it that puffy sticker look. The little butterfly stamps I used as finishing touches are from our “Hunny Bunny Boo” stamp set

(“Suits” spoiler alert!) And now for confession time! If I was to do this card again, I would most likely use my cloud stencil, a blue distress ink and my ink blender to add a cloudy background to my card (just like Cassie did on this project). However, the day I made this card I had “Suits” playing on the background. Unfortunately for my card, Rachel had just kissed Logan and I was so enthralled with the plot that I started merrily adhering away my images and forgot about my clouds! Still, I love my card and I think the white background helps the sentiment pop. Has this ever happened to any of you?! Confession time ladies!!! Let us know in the comments section below. Until next time, happy heffy doodling!