Thursday 30 September 2010

Along came a spider...

Ok, so I hate Halloween. Sorry, but it's the truth.  Like many, many Brits, my mother was dead against the whole trick-or-treating thing, so I've never been.  So come October 31st, I usually switch off all the lights in the house and hide in the back room...
BUT... I really love the cute little stamps in THIS Halloween set!  
So I decided to get it, and try to use the stamps on non-Halloween cards instead.
Here is my first attempt :)
Also love THIS background stamp... so versatile.
Friday tomorrow.

Monday 27 September 2010

Birthday Cupcake

So tomorrow is my friend Fran's birthday, and I made her a really girly card.  :)
Love this chipboard cupcake (from THIS set, my current favourite product).
I also used My Mind's Eye patterned paper, gorgeous rustic Papertrey cardstock (HERE), THESE Thickers, THIS sentiment stamp and more delicious May Arts ribbon from The Ribbon Girl.  Love this ribbon.
Hope you have had a happy and productive Monday.
I miss the weekend. :(

Saturday 25 September 2010

Crackly Butterfly

I've been wanting to play with Crackle Accents since I saw THIS masterpiece over at the Hero Arts Flickr group.  How beautiful are those butterflies.
So I took my butterfly (from THIS set), crackled it up and had some fun! Love the results.
The sentiment on this card is from a set by UK company: Personal Impressions - I love THIS stamp set, lots of mixed font sentiments - my FAVOURITE things at the moment.
The playing card is from THIS gorgeous digikit, and the patterned paper is Papertrey Ink (here).
Finally, I added some yummy May Arts ribbon from The Ribbon Girl.

Friday 24 September 2010

The Apple of my Eye

So Vinnie Pearce has released a new digikit: The Apple of my Eye.  It's another gorgeous one.
I kept my card really simple, to focus on the beautful paper from THIS part of the kit.
I added the butterflies (HERE) and sentiment (HERE), printed it out, stitched the edges and then inked with Pumice Stone distress ink. 
There is so much to admire in this kit - check it out HERE.
And HOORAY for the weekend.

Thursday 23 September 2010

Pretty Poinsettia

So it seems that pink Christmas cards are now my thing :)
I adore THIS beautiful poinsettia digital stamp from Jane's Doodles. So elegant.
I printed it twice onto digi paper from THIS kit, cut it out and inked the ends with Fired Brick distress ink.  The yummy music paper is THIS one, and the sentiment is from THIS wood set.  LOVE the mixed fonts.
Just wanted to thank you all for all the lovely comments yesterday - my day was not good, and you really cheered me up.
Thank you.

Wednesday 22 September 2010

Pink Christmas

So I wouldn't normally use pink for Christmas, but I quite like the result. 
And besides, I wanted to use this yummy ribbon I got in America.  :)
This card is my final Caardvarks DT card for the current challenge.
Pink ChristmasThe large snowflakes are from THIS set, and the small snowflakes and greeting are HERE.
Oh, and THIS pink patterned paper is delicious.
Happy Wednesday.

Tuesday 21 September 2010

Christmas Trees

Here's another card I made with the lovely stamps Hero Arts sent me for the current Caardvarks challenge. Green, red and kraft = delicious.
The stamps are from THIS gorgeous set, and the grid kraft paper is THIS one.  Yummy red gems are also Hero Arts (HERE).
Christmas Trees
How gorgeous is the music tree??
And in other news...
The Ribbon Girl Blog is hosting its first challenge.  Head over to check it out and see the FAB prize!!! Click HERE for details.

Monday 20 September 2010

Colourful Christmas

It's time for a new challenge at Caardvarks, and the theme and sponsor are BOTH my FAVOURITE things: clean and simple and Hero Arts.
In my card, I used new Hero stamps and lots of yummy ink.  
The stamps are both from THIS set and the inks and pearls are Hero Hues.  LOVE the vibrancy.
And finally, the gorgeous rustic paper is by Papertrey Ink (here).
Colourful Christmas
More Hero Arts Christmas cards tomorrow...
And challenge details are HERE - be sure to enter, Hero stamps up for grabs!!!!

Friday 17 September 2010

thinking of you...

I made this card a while ago, but haven't shared it yet.  Just enjoying some Hero Arts stamps and products.  I used Hero Arts Three Floral Frames,  Old French Writing  and Just Find Me as well as Poppy Layering Paper, Poppy Ink and Scattered Straw distress ink.  All the rest of the products are from Papertrey Ink. Yum.
SO SO SO happy it's the weekend.
My mum's coming to stay.  YAY!

Wednesday 15 September 2010

Hugs and Kisses

I really love my Thickers. So I wanted to make a card where the Thickers were the main focus.
Similarly, I just adore this sentiment stamp from THIS Hero Arts digikit.  This is one of my favourite kits - in fact, I think I've used ALL the sentiments in it, and that doesn't often happen.
So in this card, I combined the two...
Simple, simple, simple.
I'm just loving CAS at the moment (had you noticed???) :)
Happy Wednesday.
P.S. Will me willing the week to end speed up time?
P.P.S. OK, I exaggerated; yesterday's cookie wasn't literally the size of my head... but it was big. :)

Tuesday 14 September 2010

Thank You Tree

I thought this simple hybrid card might be a good Thank You for a teacher. :)  I used THIS digikit, THESE yummy pearls and delicious silk ribbon. VERY sad to hear Creative Impressions are not going to make this silk ribbon any more :*(
(that's me crying).
P.S. I just ate a cookie the size of my head.
:) :) :)

Sunday 12 September 2010

Ladybirds and ladybirds and MORE ladybirds

Although my blog is called Hedgehogs and Ladybirds, I don't seem to use many of them on my cards.
So here is a card that uses my quota of ladybirds for this year!
Seriously... this card took time.  A LOT of time.  I'm not sure quite what came over me.
It took long enough to create the digital file (using the lil bug from THIS digikit).
Then adding the Glossy Accents... Then cutting them all out... Then paper piecing.  The stickers are THESE ones. Love 'em.
And finally, who else has a cat that loves boxes.  Seriously, my cat has the WHOLE garden to sit in, loads of lovely sunny spots, and he chooses to sit here!
Enjoy your Sunday.
P.S. All my paper sold! Thank you people from around the world!!!

Friday 10 September 2010

One of a Kind

Today begins Hero Arts Virtual Cardmaking Party for Operation Write Home.
My fellow hostesses and I were asked to host a challenge over at the Hero Arts Flickr group.  We chose a theme of Clean and Simple Cards of Encouragement... the details are HERE.  You are challenged to play along and create a card to send off to this great cause.
So here is my card...
One of a Kind
I used the cute chick from Hero Arts 'Sweet Girl' digikit, and paper pieced with paper from THIS kit. :) Very very very clean and simple!
So happy it's Friday.
Have a FABULOUS weekend.

Wednesday 8 September 2010

Helicopter + Hearts =

I made this card for fun, using Hero Arts Kiddie Conveyance digikit - it's so CUTE.  I had this plan as soon as I saw the kit :)  I thought it would make a sweet card for a little boy (or my husband!).
And because I know someone will ask, the font is called Justy and is free to download HERE.
The sweet heart paper is from THIS digikit, and I added lots of Stickles to the heart. :)
Hope you are enjoying your week -I love Wednesday - it's closer to the weekend... Yay.

Monday 6 September 2010

Friends Always

I made this card with Jo Hannah's new digikit 'Love-a-Lot'.  The bird and paper is from the kit - how gorgeous!!!  The stamp is from THIS set.
Brief post today - back to school means less time for me :(
Have a great Monday.

Saturday 4 September 2010

so sweet

Just playing...
I used Hero Arts Sweet on You digikit, paper by My Mind's Eye, a journaling card from THIS sweet set (on sale today!!!), my own sentiment, yummy twine from The Ribbon Girl and LOTS of Glossy Accents.
Have a great weekend.

Thursday 2 September 2010


Just love THIS digikit.  And especially this CUTE teabag.  I am a tea addict, so this image stood out to me :)  Such fun.  I added a typed sentiment and kept it REALLY clean and simple - just a little paper piecing and stitching.
Hope you are having a great week. The weekend is fast approaching.  Yay!