Tuesday 26 March 2024

One layout 2 cards

Hey Crafty Friends,

I am so excited to be a Guest Designer again for Heffy Doodles this week. This is my third post and today I am using one card layout and making two different cards. Of course using lots of yummy Heffy Doodle goodies

These are the two cards I have made using the brilliant bright and fun Summer Holiday paper pack, stamps (with their coordinating dies), sparkle mix for that touch of bling and stencils. Everything I used is from the awesome Heffy Doodle. I really love that you can get everything you need from the one brand to make great fun cards.

So let’s break these cards down. I am going to use the yellow and green Thank you fur everything card in my example but as you can see you can use the stamps and stencils you have and make your own scene. Here is what you will need:

2 different pattern papers

In my picture the 2 pieces of yellow paper are cut to 5 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches

The green paper is cut to 5 7/8 x 2 inches

I backed these on a piece of Huckleberry card stock which is a great navy blue colour I cut it 6 x 6 inches.

As you can see I also drew a line around the edge of my card and I did this before I stuck it all together by hand with a ruler. I forgot to use a white pen to line around the huckleberry card stock at the back and did this later as I just love how it finishes everything off.

I know this is a boring picture but it is hard to get a picture of white card on a white background so I have stacked these two next piece together just to show you how they will be added to the card. Don’t stick them together yet though as you want to do some stencilling on the white piece first.

The sizes for these are 4 x 3 3/4 inch for the white card and that is another piece of huckleberry card this time at 4 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches.

Now you have all your parts it is time for the fun bit! Pick your stamps and stencils 

For the first card I used these Heffy Doodle supplies:

The next thing I did was coloured all the cute critters that were just calling out to me to be stamped up from the Two by Two Safari animals and that adorable lion from the Mane Squeeze stamp set. Before using my Heffy Doodle mini die cutting machine and their coordinating dies to cut around them.

Time to get stencilling! The wildside stencil gave a great pattern to make a background on the white 4 x 3 1/2 inch card. Again the edges for me had to be drawn around then I stuck this to my piece of Huckleberry card stock.

I stamped the sentiment from the Furry Friend sentiment stamps in the top left corner of my stencilled square and then it was time to assemble everything.

To add that touch of bling some sequins from the Pride sparkle mix were the perfect addition to be scattered across the card.

But as I said you can use these measurements and this idea and give it your own twist. Change up the stamps you use and the stencils. I used stencils to create a scene background for my llama card rather than just having a pattern. Plus I moved the patterned papers slightly so the pink paper was in the centre of the card.

The Heffy Doodle Supplies I used for this second card are:

I would love to see what you can make using this layout and I hope this has inspired you to break out your patterned papers and play.

I am entering these cards for the following challenges:

A Place to start - Anything Goes with option it's hip to be square

Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes

A perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes

Classic Design Challenge - Anything goes with twist 4 legged friends

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.

Huge hugs


Thursday 21 March 2024

Sending you smiles :D

Hello lovely crafty people!

This is Amy coming to you on a different day this week with my Sweet November Stamps DT card due to the fun collab hop with Heffy Doodle that went on on Tuesday. You have until next Tuesday the 26th of March to enter the hop by the way so be sure to click HERE if you haven't already hopped along for your chance to win some great prizes.

Now onto my card for today......This duo are digi stamps from the awesome Sweet November Stamps. they are both from the Midsummer Mushroom Collection and are called Honeycup & Porcini. I just couldn't resist putting them together for this card. I didn't colour either of their mushrooms the colours they would be in real life but for me that is the fun of colouring 😁 You can pick the colours you want.

In the background I used a Sweet November Stamps Scene Builder digi called Brownie Hole and Accessories. The sentiment is from a The Greeting Farm stamp set called Anya Combo 2.

Finally for my layers under my scene I used some green card from Dovecrafts A4 primary colour card pack plus some gold glitter washi tape from the love to craft washi tape collection over at DRK crafts.

I hope you have all had a great week so far and are ready for the weekend.

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Tuesday 19 March 2024

Stretch your stash by add stitching to your hand made cards

It's Amy here from Crafty Purple Frog I am so excited to be back as Guest Designer with my second post. Today I have another YouTube video for you. This time stretching your stash and adding stitching in your card making.

Adding some stitching really gives your cards more texture and dimension. And as for the papers the Heffy Doodle summer holiday 6" x 6" paper pad has such fun bright colours in it that it never fails makes me smile. You can see my video for all the details on how I added the stitching to this cute little cow HERE.

For the stitching I again used the Spiin embroidery floss pack from DRK crafts.

My images are coloured in Copic Markers on alcohol marker friendly cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink using the following colours:

Cow body = T8, T6, T3, T1

Udders and nose = E33,E11,E00

Flower = R85, R81, Y13

All the Heffy Doodle goodies that I used were:

The Tutti frutti sparkle mix really brings a touch of shine to the creation as a finishing touch.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoy the video let me know in the comments what Heffy Doodle stamps you would like to add some stitching to. I am going to have a play making a lions mane next using the Mane squeeze stamp set.

I am entering this card for the following challenges:

Pammies inky pinkies - Anything Goes
A perfect time to craft - Anything Goes

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Wednesday 7 February 2024

Sent with love and washi tape

This beautiful lady is one of the new clear stamps from Sweet November Stamps. You can get her right now in the Crafty Purple Frog shop or direct from Sweet November Stamps. She is called SN gal Val

I coloured her up with the following copics:
Skin: E33, E11, E00
Hair: W10, W8, W6
Dress: V17, V15, V12
Boots: R85, R83, R81

I got a pack of this gorgeous washi tape from DRK Crafts it is the Dovecrafts bright set. I love the foil effect that some of these tapes have and this was so quick to put together as a back ground for this card.

To finish it off I used a big Thank you sentiment also from Dovecraft to finish it all off.

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
The crafty addicts - Anything Goes 
Crafty Calendar - Add a heart
Crafting from the heart - Anything Goes
Stamps & fun = creativity - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for taking the time to come over to my blog.

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Sunday 4 February 2024

Sweet November Stamps Valentines release YouTube hop

 Spiin embroidery floss from DRK crafts. I got the pack of 144 so there are so many options and I also got the needles and the needle threader with the threads that I didn't even realise came in the pack. 

This little guy is from the brand new clear stamp release by Sweet November Stamps and this set is called Kitty Cuddles : Sully. You can grab it from my Crafty Purple Frog store HERE for you UK people or direct from Sweet November Stamps HERE and they are based in the US. 

Here is a YouTube video showing my colouring and how I added the stitching to this little guy

I used the following copic colours to colour in this little boy and his cat:

Skin: E33, E11, E00
Top:YR07, YR04, Y08
Jeans: B99, B97, B95
Shoes: E25, E23, E21
Cat: W8,W6,W4, E04

When I do this again I will use a thicker card stock or add more tape to the area I am putting the thread in just to strengthen the card a bit more. I would also probably give the area I am adding the thread to a base coat of a colour just to hide some of the gaps and add a bit more depth but I am still so happy with how this turned out :D

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
The crafty addicts - anything Goes
Crafting from the heart - Anything Goes
Make my Monday - Use your patterned paper

Thank you so much for taking the time to come over to my blog.

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Sunday 28 January 2024

Create a scene card with me and Heffy Doodle goodies

 Hey Crafty Friends,

I am so excited to be up on the Heffy Doodle blog as a Guest Designer, my first post features a YouTube video taking you through how to make this cute scene card.

For my card I have mixed and matched a range of Heffy Doodle goodies.

The Cozy Kitties and Fireside Dreams Stamp set were just crying out to be used together.

The Heffy Doodle goodies I used for this make are:

My images are coloured in Copic Markers on alcohol marker friendly cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink using the following colours:

Rug = RV99, R39, R27

Cat = E27, E25, E23 (R20 in ears)

Dog = E74, E71, E70, R20 (Collar BG49, BG15)

Plant = G28, G07, YG03 (Pot Y38, Y15, Y02)

Fire = R27, Y38, Y15, E74

Fireplace = C8, C6, C4

I am entering this card for the following challenges:

Creative inspiration - Anything Goes

Creative fingers - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoy the video and it inspires you to make some cute scene cards.

Huge hugs


Wednesday 24 January 2024

A not so scary haunted staircase

This pretty princess is not scared by this staircase in her castle. I wanted to show that this Haunted Staircase digi stamp from Sweet November Stamps could be used for more than just Halloween. 

The beautiful princess is an oldie but a goodie called Lillianne. She is another digi stamp from Sweet November Stamps. I love the way you can mix and match all the digi stamps so easily to make fun scenes like this. I coloured this scene with a mix of copic markers and a gold Nova acrylic paint pen. to add some shiny metallic details to her bodice.
The sentiment is from the Royal Treatment clear stamp set.
I hope you are all having a lovely week and I would love to know what characters you would like to put in this castle :D

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Digi Tuesday - Anything goes
Everybody Art - Anything Goes
Shopping our stash - Inspired by fairy tales (this princess digi I have had for more years than I want to admit and I have her in a rubber stamp version as well)
Cupcake inspiration - Inspired by fairy tales

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog.

Huge hugs
Amy xx