Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Celebrating Heffy Doodle Stamps 1st Birthday!

Hello Crafty Friends!

Let me start by saying: Happy Birthday to you..Happy Birthday To you...Happy Birthday Dear Heffy Doodle...Happy Birthday to you!!
Now that you have that song in your head, lets get on with celebrating Heffy Doodle Stamps 1st birthday with a super-hop! YAY!! 

Two lucky winners will receive a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store. Leave a comment on each hop to qualify.

If you shop at the Heffy Doodle Store You can receive 20% off your order by using code : HeffyBirthday2u
Coupon is only available on from June 13th -June 17th

From those wonderful Happy Snappy Crocs that first caught my eye to the very recent June release, the amazing designs and punny sentiments have  made me smile, squeal and say "awww" and "wow" on a regular basis. I have loved every minute of being on the Design Team of such an amazing company and fantastic group of crafty people. I know that many of you have felt the joy of creating with the Heffy doodle products too and it's so wonderful to be able to celebrate HDS's first Birthday together!
Here is the line up (And it's AMAZING!!!): 

So for today's card I wanted to create a special 1st Birthday card - using the new Oceans of Love and Shellabrate Stamp sets and Dies. I did a card a little while ago using velllum coloured with alcohol inks and wanted to take this a little further with a vellum pop-up box!

To colour the vellum, I scribbled both copic markers and dripped alcohol inks onto my glass media mat. I dropped Blending solution onto this and placed my A4 vellum sheet on top. When picking up the vellum, I used a sideways swiping motion to give a water-like effect.

I did this 3-4 times,drying with a heat gun in between until it looked like this....

I then used the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Pop-up Box Card Die to cut a box card and cut some waves with left-over vellum and the Lawn Fawn Stitched Wave borders Dies. I used a vellum adhesive (Plus Glue Tape roller)to construct the box-card.

 I then stamped out most of the images from the Oceans Of Love Stamp Set & Shellabrate from Heffy Doodle and the diver and submarine from the Lawn Fawn You are Sublime set. I coloured them with copics and die-cut them with the corresponding dies.

I cut a large number 1 and coloured it with distress inks, clear embossing it 3 x to give dimension. I also did 1 layer of Judikins Irridescent Sparkle Embossing Powder. I made some "sand" with kraft card and die cut with MFT Stitched Basic Edges dies.
I adhered the waves, sand and all the images onto the box-card, tucking some of them behind the vellum waves. I stamped the sentiment from the Shellabrate set in versamark ink, white embossed it, cut it out and adhered it to the card with the number 1.
Hope you enjoyed this and that inspires you to colour some vellum for your ocean-themed cards!
Thanks for joining us on the hop for Heffy Doodle's first Birthday!
Ali xx

Friday, 1 June 2018

Heffy Doodle June 2018 Release

Hello Crafters!
Welcome to the Heffy Doodle June 2018 Release Blog Hop! Thanks for joining us and hope you find lots of inspriation!

One lucky winner will receive a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store. Leave a comment on each hop to qualify.
Winner will be announced on Friday, June 8th on the Heffy Doodle Blog.

Line up:

So excited to finally share with you the new Heffy Doodle Release - and it's a beauty!! Two of my favorites are the Party Palooza Set and the Everyday Sentiment Duos and I have used them to create this sweet Birthday card.
If you'd like a handy hint too on how to use your portrait backdrop/cover dies on a landscape on!! 

I first stamped the images from the Party Palooza set onto white smooth card in Momento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured them with copics. I cut them out and applied some white gel pen for accents and some Nuvo shimmer pen to help them sparkle. I attached embrodery thread to the balloons for strings.

I stamped the happy Birthday sentiment from the Everyday Sentiments Duos onto a black card strip with versamark ink and white embossed it. 

To make the background piece for this card, I used the Altenew Dotted Scales Debossing Cover Die. Now, this die is in portrait orientation and I wanted it go go across the card (in landscape) so that the curves immitated the curves in the icing of the cake in the Party Palooza Set. This is how I did it....
I first positioned half the card on the die as per below.
I then positioned the die down on my Big Shot with the card in place and put the top plate so that I didn't reach the 'cutting' edge of the die.  I rang it through my Big Shot but only just over half-way across the card.
This effectively debossed one half of the cardfront.
I then positioned the other half of the card on the debossing plate fitting the previously impressed pattern into the correct part of the die. 

I secured with tape to keep it in place and ran it though my Big Shot same as before - positioning the top plate and only running it through just over half-way & back again.
Viola! Quite quick and easy!
I then used the My Favorite Things Stitched Window Die to cut 3 windows in this piece and attached it to a white cardbase.  I positioned all my images in the windows and adhered them. I adhered my sentiment strip along the bottom and finished the card off with sequins.

Hope you enjoyed and it inspires you to have fun with the new release!
Ali xx