Monday, 11 March 2019

Heffy Doodle Friends Blog Hop


Good morning! I'm excited to be a part of a blog hop today for Heffy Doodle! This release is already available and we're hopping to give you some inspiration with these cuties!


My first card is very literal, I made the bees into a B, for 'Bee-day', but you could use any initial to personalize your card, since the sentiment and bees work together and probably give enough 'b' coverage! LOL!

I started by drawing a B lightly with a pencil. I stamped the bees, making sure that none of them was upside down, and then I created 3 masks so that I could stamp the leaves. Then I erased the pencil, so that it didn't become 'trapped' under my Copic colouring.

I stamped the larger branch on gray cardbase to add a bit of interest.

My sentiment was stamped with embossing ink, and then embossed with white embossing powder.



My second card uses the Circles of Life stencil as my focal image, rather than as a background element. I masked a panel with a rounded mask to create a landscape. Then I blended yellow and orange ink through the stencil.

I removed the stencil and used the other half of my landscape mask to allow me to blend the 'grass'. Then I stamped the sentiment, flowers and butterfly with black ink.

Then, I had a great idea, although it was a little late in the process. I placed the landscape mask and the stencil back over the panel and used some glimmer paste over top, to add to the sparkle and shine of my glorious Easter sunrise.

Here's a video:


Blog hop details!

Prize: The winner (chosen at random) who leaves a comment on each stop on the hop will receive a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store. Winners will be announced on Monday, March 18, 2019 on the Heffy Doodle Blog.


Blog List:


Ardyth Percy-Robb << You are here






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36 comments:

Cindy said...

Love your adorable cards! Thank you.

Surekha Galagoda said...

Dear Ardyth
Oh the cards are really out of this world as usual. The cards u created using the Happy Bugs Hugs Stamp and the circles of life are lovely.
My personal preference is the first first card with cute bees. Those lovely creatures buzzing around really make me happy. Thank you for the inspiration as usual. Tc Stay blessed always. Love and Hugs

Emma Rose said...

Love the B day card, very clever and so cute. EmmaRose/HeartofCraftblog

Silvia Galloni said...

Oh my.....this two cards are so creative and beautiful.

Karthikha said...

Wonderful set of cards!! Creative! :)

Unknown said...

I like the use of the Bee to make the B-Day card. Punny!!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

super cards - love the artistic creativity of them:)

Lisa Byers said...

I love the card you made with the bees!! So creative and so cute!! Your coloring is awesome!!

Joan C said...

Sweet looking cards. The bees are so cute--love the idea for the b-day card

Jeannie Fannin said...

A letter B made out of bees....So cute! Love both cards!

sharon g said...

OH MY GOSH, the bee card is SO CUTE!!

Unknown said...

Ardyth, wow what amazing cards especially the Bee one. Loved the nontraditional way you used the stamp. What fun card that would be to receive. I so love to watch you design and so love your videos. Thank you for the inspiration you always give me.

Unknown said...

The above comment is from: Tricia Podmore, don't know why it did not publish my name. Sorry about that!!

Amy Crafty Purple Frog said...

I am so inspired! These are both brilliant. Thank you so much for inspiring me and for the chance to win :)

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Andrea Hastilow said...

You have such a fun sense of humour with the Bee B .
The Easter card is such a ptetty, beautiful idea. Your bee card has given me a fabulous idea for I daughter's 25 th birthday card, thank you x

Carolyn said...

Both your cards are amazing! The 'B' card is so original!

Shelly said...

WONDERFUL cards!

Dana M said...

Oh my goodness, what adorable and fabulously creative cards! Gorgeous designs.

Paula Desmarais said...

Ardyth,
I love your cards and your video is so easy to follow.
Thanks for sharing :)

Dana said...

Adorable cards!! Love that B card!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

What a clever idea - make the letter
out of the bees. The Easter card
gives the impression of rising - as
Jesus did. Wonderful card.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

MadeByMeghanK said...

The BEE IS THE CUTEST! It's my fav of the set! I love your Monogram! What a great idea!

cghundley said...

Cleaver B-day card
and lovely creating
on the second card.
Carla from Utah

Cathy Lillie said...

Oh my goodness, that Bee card is adorable! What a creative take on a B-day card. Your Easter sunrise is lovely!

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous cards! I really love your cute Bee-day card! Beautiful colors and textures on your lovely Easter card too!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

These are gorgeous.

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh wow! Both your cards are totally gorgeous!!! Amazing colors!!!

Marianne said...

What a great way to use the stamps and stencil, Ardyth, resulting in two fabulous cards. Also love the additional sparkle from the paste.
Marianne x

Shanna said...

I Love all of the new ideas!

Sue D said...

Sweet cards. Love the bees making a B.

Jean said...

Such creative cards!

Karen Letchworth said...

Fabulous backgrounds and stamping there, Ardythe. You really know how to inspire creatively. Thanks also for sponsoring us this week at Word Art Wednesday. I always love the inspiration I find here at Heffy Doodle.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth

Tanna Lohouse said...

That bee birthday card is just genius!! And making the circle of life stencil the focal point of the second card, really beautiful!! Love the yellow shades!!!

Papercrafts by Cindyellen said...

Ok, that Bee card?? that is incredibly clever. snicker snort chortle. YAASSS i love the puns!!! and the Easter card is beautiful. Great use of materials. This is exactly why you are on a design team and I am not. You think beautiful, clever things up.

Annalisa Young said...

I didn't think that one could do an impressionistic Easter card with HD products, but clearly I was wrong! What a lovely card. And I particularly appreciate you doing a video with the bee card, because I was able to see that the bees weren't stamped evenly apart. I think I would have gotten discouraged seeing that and wouldn't have continued, but once you put the greenery in, they looked perfectly spaced! Thanks for sharing.

Mirella said...

Brilliant cards, both of them! I must say, I absolutely adore the "B" card, but the Easter one is very artsy, too - I like how you're thinking outside the box!