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Showing posts from December, 2016

Oh so pretty ...

Eeeekkkkk, 2017 is almost upon us and whilst its good to embrace the new challenges and adventures that lie ahead, it's also very daunting at how quickly 2016 went ... blink and a month disappeared. One of my personal goals in 2017 is to try and keep a journal; not to complete it daily but at least weekly so I can look back through the year and actually remember what happened and when it happened. I think with the age of digital photos and being able to snap away at a whim, we sometimes forget the reasons why we took the photo and the memory it should become, (good, bad or indifferent). I want one of those remember vials/bowls, (like in Harry Potter), so I can pour the memory in and soak it all up again ...! Okay this project is another blast from 2016 and is made using the Magic Garden Soup Stamps from Polka Doodles ... I created a floral panel using the stamps, colouring them with distress inks. Next I inked the edges to blend the colours further. I layered the panel on to

Mr and Mrs ... packing for the honeymoon ...

Well that was a mammoth task and a half ... found 2 more memory cards and didn't think there was much on them. Oh boy was I wrong. So have spent many an hour sorting through photos and putting them together either by date, occasion (party, holidays and general get-togetherness) and my crafting ones too. If nothing else it was a great workout for the "old grey cells" trying to place each one. It was also wonderful too as we looked through them as a family and had a great reminiscing session. The only downside ... I have confirmed to myself that I do so dislike myself in photos! Anyhow, I waffle and need to get to the post in hand. On the smaller memory card were my photos of this sample I made for the recent NEW Tonic Studios Marmalade's World stamp and dies launch and as you can see, I did throw a lot at the card ... I've seen several of these card designs and thought I'd give it a go myself. Loved it. What a great way to make everything look 3D and sti

Shake it Heffi-styleeee ...

Oh my oh my ... just decided to update my blog as it's been neglected a wee bit, (large understatement) and came across quite a few projects that I haven't shared. So my mission over the next few days is to share them with you all and start 2017 with NEW projects. Not sure if this will really be the case but it's worth giving myself a goal or two. Well one of the main projects I have neglected to share was the release of a set of new stamps and dies ... and boy oh boy are the accessory dies going to be a firm favourite of mine for a long time. Versatile, fun and suitable for multiple occasions, so I apologise now if I get carried away using and sharing them. So what are they you ask ... Marmalade is a wonderful new collection of character stamps from Tonic Studios and is made up of versatile characters with FIVE different accessory sets. I had great fun playing with the collection and it was introduced to you all by the very talented Hels Sheridan on Create & C

Many "Blessings" to you all at Christmas

Time has flown by and Christmas has been and gone and now we have the New Year celebrations to look forward to ... I do love watching or even recording (as we are going out) the Jules Holland Show. Not sure why, but this programme has begun to signify the end of one year and the beginning of the new. We all have our own little traditions I suppose. Sadly no snow over Christmas and I think one year it would be wonderful to open the curtains on Christmas Day to see a white glistening carpet but until then, I can always tune in to the countless films on TV and immerse myself. Well whilst I'm still on Christmas, here is a card I made using Winnie Winterland from Polka Doodles combined with the wonderful new dies that Nikky has designed. I have printed the imaged and then framed Winnie using the Ribbon/Gift frames & Corners die . This in turn has been mounted on to black card to make her really stand out.Next matting with paper from the Winnie Winterland collection. Fina

The perfect poinsettia

Products and links: Festive Christmas stamp soup kit - stamps and CD O Christmas Tree stamp soup set Distress Inks Challenges: