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Heffy Doodle Release 2 Blog Hop!

Well hello Heffy Doodlers! And welcome to Heffy Doodle’s Release 2 Blog Hop. Can I get a “Hoot, hoot?!” This is such an exciting day for the Heffy Doodle family and a dream come true for the people behind this awesome family-run business which has made it this far thanks to your love and support. We love you guys and we LOVE seeing what you create with the products we so enjoy bringing you!

Now, time for some crafty fun! In today’s card I used two awesome stamp sets from Heffy Doodle’s Release 2: “Geology Rocks“, a super original set like no other one out there,  and “Jet Alphabetters“, which is perfect for spelling out personalised sentiments.

Now, since I know you all love Lesley’s card stories, here’s the story behind my card! Although you may have never guessed it from my name, I grew up in Mexico – right next to an active volcano called the “Popocatépetl“. As I child, when leaving my house for school, it wasn’t uncommon to see the top of our volcano peeping out through the clouds. At times it was nothing but a snowy-topped mountain, but every now and then it would get excited and the ashes from its eruptions would reach us where I lived.

A few years back I moved to Europe and married a native English-speaker. When I first took him back home, I proudly pointed out the Popocatépetl to him (not that he could have missed the darn big thing!) and challenged him to repeat the name. To my surprise, he got it right the first time and spent the rest of our time in Mexico showing off about it.

When I asked him how on Earth he could have possibly gotten the name right from the start and managed to remember it, he said: “Easy: it’s called the “Pop-A-Kettle-On!”

Thanks for stopping by. Please make sure to stop by each of our amazing designers’ blogs and leave us a comment for a chance to win some Heffy Doodle goodies.

Heffy Doodle Blog

Heather Hoffman

Olga Moss

Cassie Tezak

Jessica McAfee

Kelly Martin

Maria Rudolph

Dennice Watts – you are here!

Laura Sterckx

Tallie Clewley

Lesley Oman

Lydia Evans

Sandy Allnock

A random winner will be selected for a $25 gift certificate + free shipping to the Heffy Doodle store. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 11/7/2017. Winners will be announced on the Heffy Doodle blog. Happy hopping Heffy Doodlers!

Cards Created with Images from #thedailymarker30day Challenge

Day 10 – “You’re a hoot” stacked rectangles card
Stamp by Your Next Stamp (retired)

Day 14 – “Feel Better Soon” card for the best Teaching Assistant ever!
“Get Well Gang” stamp and die set by W Plus 9 Design

Day 9 – “Zen Bouquet / Zen Flowers” Note Card by Honey Bee Stamps

Day 13 – Halloween-themed birthday card
“Happy Snappy Crocs” stamp and die set by Heffy Doodle

 

Guest Designing for Gerda Steiner Designs

Hello crafty friends! I’m over the moon to be guest designing for Gerda Steiner Designs today and I have a fun video for you in which I’ll be sharing the way I go about two fun techniques:

  1. sketching my own background scenes, and
  2. creating an easy-peasy Chibitronics light circuit.

To create my card project I used an adorable stamp set from their most recent release (Fall/Winter 2017) called “Little Christmas Reindeer“. The cute reindeer on it is absolutely darling, but it was one of the two little birds on the set that inspired this card design, since it reminded me of that short film by Pixar called “For the Birds” (do Google it if you don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s hilarious!)

This interactive light-up card is also a great design if you’re only just starting with Chibitronics, since (as you can see in my process video), my circuit is easy-peasy to replicate!

So make yourself a cuppa of your favourite drink, sit back and start getting into the holiday season with this Christmas in September video tutorial. Until next time!

My first #thedailymarker30day Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends! As many of you will know, the 8th edition of Kathy Racoosin’s colouring challenge starts today! I’m excited to be taking part in it for the very first time. As a mummy of two under 5’s, wife, friend and full-time professional, this is quite a commitment for me! So I hope I’ll be able to keep up. I’m pinning this post to the top of my blog during the month of September and I plan on sharing my daily coloured images with you here and on Instagram. Are you joining in too? Let me know! I’d love to see your colouring too…

 

If you’re curious about the cards I create using these images, click here to check them out!

 

Day 1 – Stamp by JM Creation (Colour Pencils)

Day 2 – “Summer Friends” stamp set by Pretty Pink Posh (Copic Markers)

Day 3 – “Boo Stamp Set” by Waffle Flower Crafts (Copic Markers)

Day 4 – “Magical Mermaids” and “Oceans of Joy” stamp sets by Sunny Studio Stamps (Copic Markers)

Day 5 – “Winter Friends” stamp set by Pretty Pink Posh (Copic Markers)

Days 6, 7 and 8 life got in the way!!!

Day 9 – “Zen Bouquet / Zen Flowers” Note Card by Honey Bee Stamps
(Colour pencils)

Day 10 – Stamp by Your Next Stamp (Colour Pencils)

Days 11 and 12 were too busy for crafting, but I was back for…

Day 13 – “Happy Snappy Crocs” and “Unbearable Without You” stamp sets
by Heffy Doodle Stamps (Colour Pencils)

Day 14 – “Get Well Gang” stamp set by W Plus 9 Design (Colour Pencils)

Day 15 – FINISHED “Zen Bouquet / Zen Flowers” Note Card by Honey Bee Stamps (Colour pencils) (See day 9 for the start of this project)

Day 16 – Argh! No time again…

Day 17 – “Little Christmas Reindeer” stamp set by Gerda Steiner Designs

Days 18 and 19 – I made cards with some of my coloured images and didn’t manage to colour much more (sad face).

Day 20 – “Beary Happy Birthday” stamp set by My Favorite Things (Copic Markers)

Days 21, made a card with my coloured images. 

Day 22 – “Harvest Mouse” stamp set by My Favorite Things (Copic Markers)

Days 23 and 24 – Kids kept me busy all weekend and I helped them colour and get crafty instead of doing it myself.

Day 25 – Another cute little “Harvest Mouse”, stamp set by My Favorite Things (Copic Markers)

Days 25, 27 and 28 – Preparing for a work trip meant things were crazy. 

Day 29 – Sitting at the airport, colouring images from the “Love Ya Bunches” stamp set by Lawn Fawn (Copic Markers)

Day 30 – Sitting in my hotel room with a cold, colouring  images from the “Get Well Gang” stamp set by W Plus 9 Design (Colour Pencils)

 

If you’re curious about the cards I create using these images, click here to check them out!

 

Cele-bear-ate Mask-athon featuring Heffy Doodle

Hi everyone! And welcome to my last Heffy Doodle post of the month. Today I have 3 good reasons to “cele-bear-ate”: (1) it’s Friday!, (2) it’s my son’s last day at nursery school, (3) with 3 days left ahead on the Heffy Doodle Kickstarter Campaign, there are already 228 of us who will soon be playing with Heffy Doodle’s beautiful designs in just a few weeks. It’s been a pleasure taking part in the Heffy Doodle launch campaign and bringing you some inspiration throughout this month. I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects too!

I’m keeping today’s post short and sweet, since I’ve got a video tutorial for you all about stamp masking (in fact, it’s a bit of a “mask-athon”!) If you have any questions about any of the products or techniques I use, please don’t hesitate to get in touch through my contact form.

In today’s project I simply wanted to remind you that if there is no reason to hold back from adding a stamp set to your collection simply because you already own a set from a different company with a similar theme (as if we needed an excuse to buy more crafty goodies, right?!) Most of the times you’ll be able to mix and match sentiments and images from the various sets and you’ll actually end up getting more out of your supplies. Not to mention the joy you’ll be bringing to your crafty heart!

I hope you enjoy today’s card and video, and that your weekend is also full of reasons to cele-bear-ate!

(To check out Sandy Allnock’s hex chart, click here.)