Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Heffy Doodle and Time for Tea Designs Hop


Hi everyone and welcome to the Heffy Doodle and

Time for Tea Designs Collaboration Blog Hop!

The design teams ( + me!) have come together to share some

amazing inspiration featuring Heffy Doodle

and Time for Tea Designs products, and there is a prize up for grabs, too!

I am so excited that I got to join in this awesome blog hop. I love both of these companies so much and as you can see from my 5 cards once I started combining them I just couldn't stop!
So sorry for the long post haha

For card number 1 I used the new small heart xoxo die set and the heart from the Mini frame and banner set of Time for Tea Designs to make my background. I cut all the hearts out of grey and pink card layered them and stuck them down to make this pattern.


The adorable Elephant is from Heffy Doodles Elephant of Surprise stamp set and I coloured his up with Spectrum noir ice grey tri-blends. The stitched square frames are from the Heffy Doodle Stitched square dies. The sentiment is also from Heffy doodle and is from the new Close at heart stamp set. Just to finish it off I scattered some Nuvo drops around adding sparkle and texture.


For my next card I inked up these super cute Pandas from Time for Tea designs Pandamonium party stamp set. I decoupaged their heads and used just a touch of Ice blue spectrum noir tri-blend pen to add a bit of shadow it their white areas. I couldn't resist adding some fun with googly eyes for them both as well. For the background in the circle I used one of the new Time for Tea stamps called Squiggly Giggly. I stamped it in 3 different colours of distress oxide and slightly off set it each time to make it look like patterned paper. The grey stitched circle is from Time for Teas Circles of love nesting dies set.


The sentiments are from two new Heffy doodle stamp sets. The Close at heart stamp set and the bold banner sentiments. The grass is die cut from green card using Grassy Lass dies from Heffy doodle. And again to finish I used Nuvo drops to add sparkle and texture.


Card Number 3 features the new Hot diggity dog stamp set from Heffy Doodle long side this awesome bold new Thank you sentiment die from Time for tea designs. I coloured the dog with copics and the thank you I cut out twice so the grey one could be used to look like a shadow. To finish this card I put a strip of grey card down the side and stamped it tone on tone using the new washi strips stamps from time for tea designs.


Card 4 and I had to do a slim line card among the cards I was doing somewhere. So here it is and I used the new Heffy doodle Slim line trio die to do the frame around this one. I used the biggest frame in the set and this is a DL card. I trimmed the ends off as this largest one is just bigger than a DL but as you can see the width fits perfectly. I then used the next size down to do the main image inking up the background using distress oxides and time for tea blender brushes along with the curved edge of the new heffy doodle green fields stencil to make a scene.


The new Sealy friends stamp set from Heffy Doodle was just too cute not to colour up. I coloured them using Warm grey spectrum noir tri-blend pens. The small stamped sending hugs sentiment is again from the Close at heart stamp set.


The big friend shadow die is from Time for tea designs and I covered it in Nuvo drops and scattered some more Nuvo drops to add sparkle and texture.


Last but by no means least I have done some stenciling using the Time for Tea designs scattered hearts stencil, blender brushes and two shades of pink distress oxides . The frame for this card is a time for tea design die called smile sentiment and scalloped frame. The thinking of you shadow die is a new one from Heffy doodle and I think is a great size to be just used alone on a card like this. As with all the other cards of course I added some Nuvo drops to finish it off.



Heffy Doodle and Time for Tea Designs will each be giving away a £25 voucher to spend in their respective stores.

Winners will be chosen randomly and announced on July 28th on the Heffy Doodle and Time for TeaDesigns blogs.

You should have come from Sharon Nettleship and the next stop is Laura Volpes.

Here is the full list of every stop on the hop in case you missed any :)


Heffy Doodle Blog

Shabneez Khan-Muztar

Amanda Fitterer

Natalie Seddons

Cassie Trask

Catrin Goodwin

Laura Sterckx

Katrina Howe

Tallie Clewley

Sharon Nettleship

Amy Gould <----- You are Here

Laura Volpes

Time for Tea Designs Blog



I am entering my creations for the following challenges:
613 avenue create - Sentiment as the focus
Dragonfly dreams - No patterned paper
Stamping sensation - all creatures great and small
The paper players - CAS and celebrate
Crafters castle - Anything goes


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Huge hugs
Amy xx


Sunday, 28 June 2020

May your day bubble over with fun


I just can't stop using and colouring up this adorable little Merwee stamp set from Sweet November. I promise I will move on from mermaids again soon! But for now I thought I would do something a little different with them. For this card I cut a 4x4 inch square of my card and then used a load of the images from the stamp set to stamp all over it. I then coloured around the edges of them with a few copics before adding some sparkle to the bubbles with nuvo glitter drops and adding more blue nuvo drops all over to fill in the gaps. The sentiment comes with the set and I think just finishes it off perfectly. I really like how quick and easy this was to do.


I am entering this card for the following challenges:
A bit more time to craft - Anything goes
Happy craft Challenge - Anything goes
Love to craft - Anything goes
Sweet Stampin' - Create your own background
The fairy and the unicorn - Anything fantasy goes

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Huge hugs
Amy xx


I washed up like this



This beautiful Mermaid is one of the brand new clear stamp release from the awesome Sweet November stamps. The set is called Mermee set #1 and she comes with other mermaid friends and some super cute little extra fish and seahorse friends. I have coloured her with Spectrum Noir Tri-blends and then paper pieced her tail with Paper addicts Colour Pop paper pad. If you would like to have a chance to win this stamp set see my post HERE to enter my giveaway.
The little almost heart shaped eel is from the other new Sweet November stamp set called Merwee set #1 and again I have coloured it with Spectrum Noir Tri-blends.


The background I have made using distress oxides to blend the blue and yellow and then added some seaweed with the Lavinia seaweed stamp stamped with some green oxides. Just to finish it off I added the sentiment from the Mermee set and then some Nuvo drops to add sparkle and texture.
I am entering this card for the following challenges:
A bit more time to craft - Anything goes
Happy craft Challenge - Anything goes
Love to craft - Anything goes
Sweet Stampin' - Create your own background
The fairy and the unicorn - Anything fantasy goes

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Huge hugs
Amy xx

Thursday, 25 June 2020

New Mermee stamps!


This beautiful Mermaid is from the brand new Mermee stamp set from Sweet November.



If you love her you have a few options. You can buy her direct from Sweet November which is based in the US or from Crafty Purple Frog which is based in the UK :) Failing that I am also lucky enough to have one of these stamp sets as a giveaway on my post HERE.




I coloured this beauty and her crab buddy with Copics. For the background I decided to make my own using the adorable little seahorse stamp that is also in the stamp set. I stamped him out as a repeat pattern and embossed him with vanilla white and glassy ocean wow! embossing powders.
The sentiment is from the Heffy Doodle Oceans of love stamp set.

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Get creative - Fantasy
Creatalicious - anything goes option no design paper
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes

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Huge hugs
Amy xx

Some thing new and exciting is here!! Plus a giveaway!!!



Oh my gosh I am so excited to finally be able to announce Sweet November Stamps are now doing their own line of clear photo polymer stamps!! made from the awesome art work of the very talented Amy Young.
I am even more excited to be able to tell you that as well as direct from the Sweet November Stamps store you can pick these new beauties up from the Crafty Purple Frog store here in the UK.
To celebrate this Sweet November have very kindly given me a set of Mermee set #1 stamps to give away to one lucky winner.



So if you would like to be able to win this then please follow my blog here and leave me a comment. For an extra entries please also follow me on Instagram @craftypurplefrog leave me a comment and tag any of your friends that you think might like to be in the draw. I am willing to post world wide :)


There are two stamp sets to start off with and here is a card I have made with the other stamp set.
I used the Merwee set #1 stamps  and I will also send this card to the lucky winner of the draw.


I coloured the adorable mewees using spectrum noir tri-blend markers and then added sparkle and shine to their tails with spectrum noir crystal clear sparkle pen and glossy accents. The background I stamped using a rainbow of distress oxide inks and the new Time for Tea washi strips stamps. The frames are also one of the new release from time for tea called mini frame and banner dies. I used some cloud 9 dream drops to add a touch of texture around the center frame and then finished it all with a sentiment from the Heffy Doodle oceans of love stamp set.


I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Creative moments - Anything goes option for the girls
Arty Divas - Anything goes
Ike's World - R is for round/ dots
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes
Always fun challenges - Anything goes
Get creative - Fantasy
Pammy's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
The Paper Girls - Circles
A bit more time to craft - Anything goes
Craft-Dee bowz - Anything goes
Crafts galore encore - Anything goes
Creatalicious - anything goes option no design paper
Creative craft cottage - Anything goes
Love to craft - Anything goes
Morgans art world - Anything goes
Creative crafters - Anything goes

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Huge hugs
Amy xx


Friday, 19 June 2020

Ben and Jerry


This adorable duo are a digi stamp from Sweet November Stamps and are called Puppy Love - Ben and Jerry.
I couldn't resist colouring them in some bright happy colours. I used the following copics:
Skin: E37, E35, E21
Hair: C9, C7, C5, C3, C1
Eyes: E59, E57
Top: Y17, Y15, Y06
Jeans: B97, B95, B93
Dog: E99, E33   E55, E53  C5 for his nose and RV02 in his ears
Lead: R59, R35 and Y08 for his tag


I have made the orange and yellow stripey background piece by ink blending mustard seed distress oxide ink all over and then using the new release stamp from Time for tea designs essential stripes to stamp the orange lines with carved pumpkin and touches of candied apple distress oxide over the blended background.
I had even more fun making the yellow and green strip. For that I played with some alcohol inks on yupo paper for the first time. I first put spots of limeade and dandelion alcohol ink on a felt pad and tapped it all over my piece of yupo. To add a bit more depth to it I put more ink spots of Botanical alcohol ink onto a new felt pad on my mini applicator and added a few more spots of this darker ink over the top.
The amazing thank you sentiment is also from the new Time for tea release. I have to say I am completely in love with it. Its big enough to make a focal point on a card and a nice clear font. You can expect to see it quite a bit on my cards and creations :)

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
As you like it - Digi or rubber (I love both but I do like that digi's are so instant. Also I can flip them an make them any size I want)
Aud sentiments - Anything goes with a sentiment
Cute card Thursday - Summer I have gone for summery colours
Southern Girls challenge - anything goes
Crafty creations - Anything goes
Little red wagon - Animal Antics

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Huge hugs
Amy xx

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Bath time


This sums up how I am feeling most days at the moment :D This pretty lady is from the amazing Moonlight Whispers and is called Bubble Bath I have coloured her with the following copics:
Skin: E33, E21, E00 with a touch of R11 on her cheeks
Hair: E59, E57, E55
Eyes: B24, B32
Tiles: E51
Ducks: Y08, Y02
Soap: RV23, R81
Bubbles: B00
Taps: C5, C3
Bath tub: C2, C0
Floor: C3



I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Arty Divas - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Through the Craft room door - Anything goes

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Huge hugs
Amy xx