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September 22, 2017

Peek-a-boo Bears – Guest Designer Ali

Hi Heffydoodlers!

It’s Ali here and I’m so pleased to be guest posting for Heffy Doodle Stamps today! A little introduction to me – I discovered this wonderful craft of cardmaking a few years ago, just before having my first child, who is now 17! but have really only recently begun (*been brave enough!) to start sharing my cardmaking through Instagram and YouTube .  So, in a sense, I’m a ‘newbie’ which is why I jumped at the chance to support a new, up-and-coming stamp company such as Heffy Doodle Stamps!

Their debut sets, with adorable images and witty sentiments really spoke to my cardmaking style and I have used their Unbearable Without You stamp set (available here) to create this very cute card, dedicated to a dear friend of mine who lives on the other side of Australia! I’m sure I’m not alone having a crafty friend that, due to distance, is missed so much!

I began by stamping my selected images in copic-friendly ink (I use Momento Tuxedo Black) from the Unbearable Without You set & used the coordinating dies and my Big Shot die cutting machine to cut them out. I then used copic markers to colour the images (my favorite greys are C1, C3 & C5, C7). I also used R20 for the bear ears, noses and cheeks with a small dot using a white gel pen for detail. I used various bright copic colours for the crafty accessories. I then positioned and adhered the accessories onto the bears paws (one of the really nifty things I love about many of Heffy Doodle’s dies is that they cut ‘slits’ in the images to allow them to hold accessories! Sooo cute!)

Next I prepared the white base-card layering and adhering a piece of spotted patterned paper (My Favorite Things Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot Pastels) leaving a small white border.  I die-cut 3 stitched Windows (My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Triple peek-a-boo Windows) from white card. Mixing-and-matching the sentiments in the set, I stamped them on the lower part of the window panel and then used 3D foam to pop this white panel up on top of the patterned paper. I positioned the Bears in their windows and adhered. Finally I cut 3 clouds (using AveryElle Pierced Clouds Die) from White Cardstock, adhered to the front panel and trimmed the excess. Such a fun card to make!

Thanks for stopping by the Heffydoodle blog today and hope you enjoyed this card as much as I enjoyed crafting with these gorgeous stamps. What an amazing first release and I can’t wait for more! Happy Heffydoodling!

-Ali x

September 22, 2017

28 Comments on “Peek-a-boo Bears – Guest Designer Ali

September 22, 2017 at 3:56 pm

Ali,that card is just gorgeous and will make every crafters heart so happy. Your lucky crafty friend in Australie. I love how you used all 3 of the bears to create this cute card. I really like the puffy clouds and peek a boo windows. That is a really awesome Idea.
Big crafty hugs and lots of love from Germany

Maria 🙂

Ali (alilovescardmaking)
September 23, 2017 at 2:57 am

Thanks Maria for such a lovely comment – I’m in good company here on the HDS blog!!! ❤️ Here’s to Heffydoodle friends!! xx

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo
September 22, 2017 at 9:05 pm

Oh so cute!!! ♥ Love your card and layout!

Ali (alilovescardmaking)
September 23, 2017 at 2:59 am

Thanks so much Tindaloo (Hilde)❤️❤️ xx so glad you enjoyed it (my first ever blog post!!, it was a learning curve!!)

LeeAnn McKinney
September 22, 2017 at 10:35 pm

This is awesome, and I love that about the little slits being cut, certainly makes it easy so I don’t have to worry about cutting a paw off.
Great card.

Ali (alilovescardmaking)
September 23, 2017 at 3:01 am

Thanks so much LeeAnne – yes love that feature (my scalpel skills for that are not good either!!) ❤️

September 22, 2017 at 10:41 pm

This is so sweet

Ali (alilovescardmaking)
September 23, 2017 at 3:02 am

Thank you Rebecca xx

September 23, 2017 at 3:53 am

Such an adorable card, Ali! Just love it!

September 23, 2017 at 5:59 am

Thanks so much Barb ❤️ Your kind comments are always so appreciated!! x

September 23, 2017 at 2:04 pm

Woooooow! I absolutely LOVE this card!

September 23, 2017 at 11:42 pm

Thanks so much Anna!! xx

Karen B
September 23, 2017 at 2:58 pm

Great coloring and I just love the dark grey and purple color selection!

September 23, 2017 at 11:43 pm

Thanks very much Karen xx❤️

Kirsty Vittetoe
September 23, 2017 at 9:28 pm

So adorable!

September 23, 2017 at 11:43 pm

Thank you Kirsty xx

Fiona Tuckwell
September 23, 2017 at 9:45 pm

Ali , it’s a gorgeous card.
I feel so lucky & honoured to have you in my life. ( even if we don’t get to see each other)
One day we will get to do card making together again. Xxx

September 23, 2017 at 11:45 pm

Aww thanks Fi!! Miss crafting and laughing with you!!! Will look forward to the day we catch up to make cards again!! xx looks like you had a fab crafty weekend!!

Stacey L Palmer
September 23, 2017 at 11:37 pm

Such a sweet card. Made my heart smile!

September 23, 2017 at 11:48 pm

Thanks Stacey xx such a lovely thing to bring a little smile here & there xx

Christy M
September 23, 2017 at 11:38 pm

This is such a great card! I love the little bears popping out through the windows and how you made them each hold a different crafty supply. Very cute!

September 23, 2017 at 11:50 pm

Thanks Christy!! It was so fun to have them hold all the bits – the last little guy is comfort eating!! Hehe!

September 23, 2017 at 11:43 pm

Love the peek a boo bears, so cute!

September 23, 2017 at 11:50 pm

Thanks so much Lori xx

Marjorie Dumontier
September 24, 2017 at 1:55 pm

Oh my goodness !! How adorable is this card !!

September 26, 2017 at 12:13 am

Thanks so much Marjorie!! xx

Stef White
September 26, 2017 at 11:59 pm

You did such a great job both making the card then blogging about it! Adorable card and awesome coloring. It’s been so nice following your craft career through IG, you always inspire me!

October 6, 2017 at 11:53 am

Thanks so much!! – that means a lot as I still feel like a beginner with all the social-media stuff!!

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