Hello Heffy Doodlers! And welcome back to an awesome blog hop filled with crafty inspiration, lots of big names and a fabulous giveaway! You should have arrived here from lovely Kelly Martin‘s blog. Your next stop will be the fabulousAli Farmer‘s blog.
We will choose two lucky winners from the hop to win one of two prizes: a $50 shopping spree at www.mysweetpetunia.com and a 25 GBP shopping spree at www.heffydoodle.com. So please make sure to leave me some love on this post no later than Sunday, March 4th, at 11:59 PM Central for a chance to win! Winners will be announced on Tuesday March 6th, on the Heffy Doodle and My Sweet Petunia blogs.
I never like to keep you very long during blog hops. You will find more details about my creative process in the YouTube process video below!
I hope you have enjoyed today’s card and that you’ll hop along with us for lots of crafty inspiration and a chance to win. You’ll find the full list of participants at the end of this post. Have a good day and happy hopping!
Hello Heffy Doodlers! And welcome back to another awesome Heffy Doodle Blog Hop full of tons of crafty inspiration, big names and prizes. This time we are celebrating our amazing Release 3. And to share the love, a random winner will be selected amongst all our Heffy Doodlers to win a £25 gift certificate + free shipping to the Heffy Doodle store. To be eligible, leave comments across the entire blog hop by 11:59 PM PST on 15 February 2018. Winners will be announced on the Heffy Doodle Blog. You should have arrived here fromAlexandra Stapleton‘s blog and I invite you to head on to Jessica Frost-Ballas‘s blog once you’re done here.
Our line-up is long and all projects are beautiful, so I won’t keep you for long. I only hope that today’s blog hop will have helped you choose the Release 3 goodies you’ll be treating yourself to and to find lots of inspiration for new ways to share handmade kindness through this amazing hobby of ours!
Have a lovely day and, until next time, happy hopping!
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).
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!
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 Blogsharing 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)