Australian Holidays Card – Bastel-Traum Challenge #69

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 October 2018 at 8:45 am GMT+2 and the subject this month is: “Journey/Vacation”.

The card I created for today’s post will be for my office mate. She’s Australian and she will be heading back home for the holidays at the end of 2018. So I decided to make her a thank you for all your work and happy holiday card using the cute Australian-themed “G’day Mate” stamp and die set by Ellen Hutson and Avery Elle.

The sub-sentiment “Take it easy” is from the “Hang in there” stamp set by Lawn Fawn and I used the “Stitched Alphabet DIE-namics” by MFT to spell out “ENJOY”.

I created that stitched circle window in the middle of the card using my Lawn Fawn “Outside In Stitched Circle Stackable” dies and I added stitching to the edges of my card panel using a wonky stitches die (there are a few out there, mine is by Avery Elle).

That’s it for today! If you decide to play along with us, make sure to tag us on social media and link your holiday/travel themed creations over at the Bastel Traum Challenge blog. Until next time… happy trails!


Heffy Doodle and Simon Says Stamp First “STAMPTEMBER” Exclusive Set!

Hello Heffy Doodlers! It’s release day for the Heffy Doodle and Simon Says Stamp exclusive 2018 Stamptember set, HOORAY! Lesley has designed an absolute beauty for Heffy Doodle’s first Stamptember set (perfect for fall/autumn and winter projects in particular, but not limited to them!)

As you can see here, the set includes three little critter images (scroll down to the bottom of this post to check it out): a squirrel, a raccoon (Lesley’s favourite animal, by the way!) and a reindeer, along with lots of autumn/fall and wintery accessories for them to hold or to help you create your scenes.

I decided to use the little squirrel for my card today given that squirrels are probably my  favourite critters. (BTW, full credit for this card idea goes to my crafty friend and sister-in-law Harriet. We were brainstorming together last weekend and she was the one who suggested I use a little umbrella to shelter my squirrel from the falling autumn leaves. Thank goodness Heffy Doodle’s “Beary Big Heart” stamp set includes a perfectly-sized one!)

For my sentiment strip I used the largest strip from Heffy Doodle’s “Stitched Strips of Ease” Heffy Cuts dies and I stamped the sentiment “I love you”, followed in the inside of my card by “You won’t be-leaf how much” on one line. Just below that I also stamped the sub-sentiment “(That’s a lot!)”.

I’m sure this set is going to be a total hit and I can’t wait to see what you guys create with it. Remember to tag Heffy Doodle on social media so we can continue to admire your beautiful creations. And before I say goodbye, my heart goes out to Lesley for letting me be a part of this adventure and to Heidi over at SSS for Stamptember and all the crafty joy, anticipation and most of all excitement that surrounds it! Until next time :o)


Interactive Jungle-Themed Card Feat. Lots of Heffy Doodle Goodies (Old and New!)

Hello Crafty Friends! Today I’m bringing you a video tutorial which I published a little while back on the Heffy Doodle Stamps Blog and YouTube Channel.

In this quick video tutorial I will show you how to recreate this ad-roar-able jungle-themed interactive card using some of my favourite Heffy Doodle products, old and new.

If you are anything like me, I know that you are here for the video, so I’ll keep my story short and sweet. I simply ask that you let me know what occasion you would use this card for if you were to recreate it. This one went to one of my good friends who just landed an awesome job.

Until next time, happy Heffy Doodling guys!


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!