Hello crafty friends! Welcome to the Bastel Traum Challenge #61, which is also my very first post of 2018. I’m really excited to kicking off a new year with a Bastel Traum Challenge post. 2017 was a hectic year, juggling home, work and crafty commitments, and my monthly Bastel Traum posts helped me keep my blog active and make time for crafting, even when things got really nuts! So I really look forward to another year of playing along with the Bastel Traum Design Team and with all of you out there who choose to play along with us each month!
The subject of this month’s challenge is “Love / Valentine’s Day”. For this challenge, I put together a tag/card using one of the images I coloured during last year’s Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge (by the way, Kathy Racoosin is launching her next Colouring Challenge today, so stay tuned for that post also, which will stay pinned to the top of my blog for the duration of the Challenge).
The stamped image is from JM Creation and I coloured it using my colour pencils. At the start of the last Colouring Challenge I exchanged a few stamped images with my friend Nicole, from the Bastel Traum DT, and this was one of the ones she sent me. Both the Outside In Stitched Heart Stackable Dies (red heart) and the Lacy Heart Stackable Dies (white heart) are by Lawn Fawn. The tag die is by Neat and Tangled, and the sentiments are from Heffy Doodle‘s “Beary Big Heart” Stamp Set.
Are you making any Valentine’s Day cards? Share them with us over at the Bastel Traum Challenge Blog for your chance to win a 15 chf certificate to the Bastel Traum Online Shop (they ship worldwide!) This month’s challenge will run until 15 Feb. 2018 at 8:45 am GMT+2. Until next time!
Hello everyone and welcome to what will probably be my last blog post of the year (thank goodness for people like Jennifer, Kristina and Sandy, who continue posting between Christmas and New Years!) Today we are celebrating day 24 of the Bastel-Traum Advent Calendar for 2017.
We have a great line-up today, so sit back, relax and enjoy the show!
1. Bastel-Traum Blog
2. Nicole Vögeli
3. Karin Åkesdotter
4. Ute Berger
5. Anja Bytyqi
6.Dennice Watts – You Are Here!
7. Claudia Meier
8. Bastel-Traum Blog
Today’s project is an an extra special Christmas card, since I created it on a “Come Craft with Me” live YouTube session last night over at my friend Hungry Heffy Crafts’ YouTube Channel. Lesley is the creative genius behind Heffy Doodle, the brand of stamps and dies I used to create this cutsie little last-minute Christmas card (which reads “Be a little naughty” on the inside).
Thanks for sharing my crafty journey with each like, comment and heart here, on IG and over on my YouTube channel! I wish you all a very happy holiday season and may 2018 bring you all the health, happiness and crafty supplies necessary for it to be a craft-astic year!
Hello Heffy Doodlers! Today I’m over at the Heffy Doodle Blog sharing a super fun shadow box card using a mix of awesome Heffy Doodle products. Although this is not my first time playing with Heffy Doodle’s yummmies (check out a few of my past projects here), it IS my first ever project as a Guest Designer on the Heffy Doodle blog, so I’m super excited to be here. So feel free to leave me some love! (Hint, hint! He he…)
As some of you may already know, I’m the tired… erm… happy mum of two healthy and (mostly) lovely kiddy-winkles: a 4.5 year old boy and a 1.5 year old girl. My son is in his first year of school and, as you can imagine, birthday parties throughout the year abound! And today is no exception, as this afternoon we will be attending his good friend Nandini’s 5th birthday party. Happy birthday Nandini! You hold a very special place in our hearts.
To create this card, I used a shadow box die (although you don’t need one! Just google “shadow box card instructions”) along with my Heffy Doodle “Warm Hugs” Stamps (HFD|SSS) and Dies (HFD|SSS). The full sentiment on my card reads “Birthday Fishes to a Cool Friend” and to find that “BIRTHDAY” sentiment I simply reached out for my Heffy Doodle “Happy Snappy Crocs” Stamp Set (HFD|SSS), from Heffy Doodle’s first release. Don’t you just love how the font in all of their stamp sets matches so perfectly?! Makes sentiment-building possibilities endless!
For my colouring, I was also inspired by Sandy Allnock’s human rainbow series to try and make the cute little boy and girl on this card look like my son and his friend… and I’m really chuffed with the result!
As for my creative process, I did a bit of ink blending on my card base using my distress inks. I used a home-made stencil (cut out from acetate using a cloud border die) to create my cloud background. I stamped my sentiment using some black pigment ink and I stamped my images with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on some mixed media paper, as I knew I would be colouring them with my Prismacolor pencils. When I was done colouring, I went over them with my stumps and a bit of baby oil to smooth out the colours, and I applied some Wink of Stella shimmer pen pretty much everywhere (although, perhaps for the best as I went a bit overkill with my sparkle, you can’t really see it on my photos!)
I hope you enjoyed today’s project and, if you did, please leave me a comment and let me know what Heffy Doodle set you would like to see me play with for in my next Guest Designer Post. I also hope my project inspires you to get creative with your Warm Hugs Stamps (HFD|SSS) and Dies (HFD|SSS) as well as from our first release goodies. And last but not least, please remember to tag us on social media so we can check out all the beautiful things you create with our products. It warms our hearts!!! Until next time :o)
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
Dennice Watts – you are here!
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!
Day 1 – Stamp by JM Creation (Colour Pencils)
Day 4 – “Magical Mermaids” and “Oceans of Joy” stamp sets by Sunny Studio Stamps (Copic Markers)
Day 9 – “Zen Bouquet / Zen Flowers” Note Card by Honey Bee Stamps
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 13 – Halloween-themed birthday card
“Happy Snappy Crocs” stamp and die set by Heffy Doodle
Day 20 – “Beary Happy Birthday” stamp set by My Favorite Things (Copic Markers)