Monday, 15 October 2018

Heffy Doodle New Release Blog Hop

Hello Heffydoodlers!!

Welcome to the New Release Blog Hop! 
  I seriously have been blown away by this latest Heffy Doodle release!! It's HUGE as well as being AMAZING!

One random winner will be selected to win a 50 Pound gift certificate to the Heffy Doodle Store! To be eligible: Leave a comment on every blog hop post by 11:59 PM PST on 22nd October 2018. Winners will be announced on the Heffy Doodle Blog on the 24th October 2018.  

I have some Dino interactive goodness for you all today! I've used the Dino Time stamp set to create this cute card. The Pterodactyl 'saurs' through the scene using a simple acetate strip attached to the background card with a brad.

Here's my card in action!
(I will post a full video showing how I made this card on the Heffy Doodle You tube Channel for my next video post this Sunday the 21st October).

The super exciting news is that if you spend 30 Pounds on anything including the new release you will get this Dinky Dino stamp set for free!! If you spend 45 Pounds - you'll get the dinky stmps AND dies!! They coordinate with both this set and the Prehistoric Pals!!

Some close-ups:

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I read and appreciate each comment!! Here's the blog list! Enjoy!

Ali xx

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Mama Elephant Holiday Projects

Hello lovely crafters!
Thanks for stopping by!

I have been happily creating with some of my Mama Elephant stamps to create these two Christmas cards! 
The first is using The Dog's Woof and some hats and presents from the Reindeer Games set. The sentiment is from Sweetest Greetings.
I have coloured the dogs with Copics and the background was using Distress Oxide Ink and splattered with water.
The second is using those cuter-than-cute Reindeer from Reindeer Games! 
I masked off the 'enjoy' part of the sentiment to get Joy! 
The background is splattered with white gesso.
Hope you enjoyed these - all of my cards are on my Instagram account - @alilovescardmaking - stop by and visit me there!

Ali xx

Saturday, 22 September 2018

3 Little Pigs | Honey Bee and Heffy Doodle Collab

Hello Crafters!!
It's time for a fab collab & Insta-hop!!

So excited about our Heffy Doodle and Honey Bee Stamps collaboration over 2 days!! it's an insta hop (head over to my instagram @alilovescardmaking for a chance to win) - be sure to comment on Instagram to enter the competition!!

I've got 3 Little Piggies for you!! 3 cute cards using the Pinky The Pig stamps and dies, the Ham It Up sentiment stamps and Blah Blah Blah sentiments. Ive also added some Heffy doodle stamps and dies (listed below)! What a great combo!

The cute little clouds are from the Swirly Clouds dies from Heffy Doodle.
 Think my favorite is the Piggy in the mud! A funny (metaphorical) reference to when things go wrong in life!!

On the 'get well soon' card, I hand-drew a band aid on the pig's head.
The bags and presents are Heffy Doodle Party Palooza Stamps & Dies.
A reminder to enter on Instagram!! The next Insta profile to visit after mine is Leanne West @oneallgirlstudio

Enjoy the insta-hop!
Ali xx

Friday, 7 September 2018

Stamptember!! Heffy Doodle and Simon Says Stamp

Hello Everyone!!!

 It's here!!!! The Heffy Doodle exclusive stamp set for Stamptember!! Yippee!!
As you can tell...I'm beyond excited! Such a fun time and a chance to pick up an exclusive from Heffy Doodle at Simon Says Stamp!

And here's the stamp set! It's soooooo cute!
The thing I love most about this set (apart from its obvious cuteness overload) is that size DOES matter! well, in the sense that these critter images are so fabulous to colour because they are just the right size - not too small and fiddly, but enough to colour with variation depending on your style!! LOVE THAT!
Here's my card!

I used some of the smaller images to create a background with distress inks and gold embossing.  I then die cut 3 circles and this where my critters sit. 
They each have a pumpkin spiced Latte to hold and the sentiments in this set are so adorable, I had to use a few!!

These little guys will be so useful for such a variety of different occasion cards - can't wait to mix them with some of my other Heffy Doodle goodies!!

 Thanks for stopping by and hope you grab your set quick as I think they'll disappear in the blink of an eye (or maybe the time it takes to drink a pumpkin spiced latte!!)
Ali xx

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Delicate Wedding Card - Reverse Confetti

Hello crafters!! 
Well my 2 wonderful months of being a Fetti Friend Guest designer with Reverse Confetti have come to an end with this being my final post! I’ve loved every minute and all of the products have been a dream to work with!

My last card is a Wedding card for the Stock Your Stash challenge!

 I had an idea in my head that I wanted to use the geo panel die to form two front overlapping lace-like panels - and it came together in the end! The panels are secured with some ribbon and open to a vellum flap, that you lift to see the message.

 To make the card I:
Cut two geo panel die panels from white card, cut a white piece of card (to fit the ‘square’ the panels form if you overlap the middle ‘squares’ - allow/leave a small ‘flap’ each side to attach the die cut panels to), adhere the panels to these flaps so they then fold towards the centre of the card, add a piece of card to the centre with vellum adhered to the back & folded over the front, adhere this to the inside of the card! I stamped a beautiful sentiment from The Most Beauty stamp set. Very simple but soooo effective!

Hope you enjoyed my creations as much as I have enjoyed guest Designing for Reverse Confetti!!

Ali xx

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Greatest Adventure Star Effect Card

Hello crafters! 
Thanks for joining me for another of my Reverse Confetti Posts - My time as a Fetti Friend is nearly at an end and it's been so much fun!!! 

Today I'm bringing you this Star Effect Card - the effect of the cross-over pieces in this card perfectly mirror the tee-pee shape and also trees in the Greatest Adventure Set. Warning though - this post is photo heavy - I wanted to show you the set-by-step process.  If you'd like to watch a good Youtube video of this card technique - I watched Dawn Lewis' video ( Star Effect Standing Card tutorial)
 You will need a large (6"x6") square envelope to post this card.

  • Start with 1x piece of 6"x6" card and 1 x 6"x6" coloured paper (I used the gorgeous paper from Cue The Confetti).
  • Cut both pieces down to 5" x 6"
  • fold the patterned paper short-side to short-side (to find the middle). Cut the patterned paper down the centre.
  • Then cut each half top right to bottom left & top left to bottom right (as shown below)
  • Cut the plain card piece to one corner and again to the other corner as shown below.

  • The pieces you should have are shown below
  • Cut a thin strip from the 2 'straight' sides of the patterned paper to make them slightly smaller than the plain card triangles.
  • Stick your patterned paper pieces to the plain card pieces.
  • Assemble and adhere the two separate triangles as shown below (I used my cutting mat to make sure the angles were all even).
  • Fold the larger triangle together and cut a slit (measure up the angle edge 2" and cut down 3/4". The crossed triangles then 'sit' in this slit. 
  • By folding the back piece slightly the card stands as below.
To complete the card, I stamped out the images from Greatest Adventure and coloured them with copics, cutting them out with the corresponding dies.
  • I die-cut some trees from patterned paper and added them to the cute scene.
  • When the back panel is bent slightly, the card stands like a "star".

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that you try your own version soon!!

Ali xx

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Cue the Confetti Bookmarks

Hi Fellow Crafters!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and welcome to the blog-hop!! See full list after my post.
Loving my gig as a 'Fetti friend - these stamps, dies and paper pads are such great quality and I love that the images are different to other companies and they make a refreshing change, yet are still so versatile.

If you are anything like me then you have a huge stash of paper scraps, ribbon and string\twine sitting in your craft room that you wish you could use more often.  Well, for this Reverse Confetti Post - I love that the Striped Circle Cover Panel with its bookmark-perfect dimensions is so versatile it will mean you can use up some of those bits-and-pieces that are crying out to be used!!
I paired it with the Cue The Confetti Paper pad and The Most Beauty Stamp set to create 3 easy bookmarks and in the process gleefully used up some of my stash of plain paper and ribbon!

The theme for this post was Anything But A Card (ABC) - I love the practical side of cardmaking so a bookmark is always the next best thing in my book (see what I did there??).
I am in LOVE with the Striped Circle Cover Panel - what I did notice when looking at it was that one half is exactly the right dimensions to create a bookmark - making the process easy peasy!

To create these bookmarks:
  •  Place your patterned paper so that you use just one half of the panel die to cut strips. Cue The Confetti is so bright and happy that it was perfect! 
  • Then choose a piece of coloured paper to go behind each one (picking one of the coordinating colours out of the paper pattern) to adhere behind the die-cut paper. 
  • Make a template of a simple bookmark from white card (I did 3)
  • Adhere the patterned paper panel to the bookmark base.
  • Stamp out sentiments from The Most Beauty in Versamark ind on black card and white emboss them.  Trim and round the corners. 
  • Adhere sentiment panel to the front of the bookmark.
  • Finish them off with co-ordinting ribbon and twine threaded through the top.
Easy, gorgeous and I used us some of my stash with this versatile coverplate, stamps and paper!!

Thanks for joining me and happy crafting xx
Here's the other amazing projects:

 See you again soon x
Ali xx