Sunday, 24 March 2013

Heartfelt Creations DT update - Am I really going crazy :(

After my exciting news on Wednesday about making the semi finals for the Heartfelt Creations design team call I have been eagerly awaiting my parcel of goodies....... well it arrived Friday :)
I hadn't realised how gorgeous there papers are , I have lots of dies and a few stamps, but have never purchased any of there papers. They really are scrummy little vintage and very pretty colours, I love the papers that they have chosen for me :)  However as with all my new papers I asked myself this question _ Do I really have to use them?...... We all know the feeling when we just want to look and stroke them!  My friends and family think I'm a little strange,  but I have explained that unless you are a papercrafter you just wouldn't understand!  So anyway, I am really pleased with what they have sent me and the dies and stamp that they included I don't have these ones in my collection , so this was a real bonus :)  But I have a problem!!!!! As with many of you crafters out there I have been known to lay awake trying desperately to go to sleep, but just can't get crafting ideas and lists of what I need to buy out of my head........ However Friday night was a little different .... I actually created a whole project from start to finish in my sleep! I woke in the morning and actually thought I had really finished this project :), but when I woke properly I realised that it was just a dream!  Am I really going crazy or is it the fact that this design team thing has just gone to my head....... My question to you all is ....'Am I the only crafter that has experienced this or am I really just letting  this crafting obsession literally go to my head' ? lol  This was my first ever design Call that I applied for and I just can't believe that they have chosen me along with 19 extremely talented ladies that have also made it to the semi finals. It definitely is a dream come true :) even if I don't get through the thrill of it all is enough for me :)  The thing is the project I created in my sleep was actually pretty good so am going to give it a try:) not sure that it will work, but I will keep you posted.
Also I would just like to say that I hope all the other ladies that got through love there goodies as much as I do and GOOD LUCK to you all :) x

 So sorry for the long post today.  My creation I would like to share with you on this very cold Sunday is an altered note book.  I have used lots of new goodies that I purchased from My Crafty Heart the other day and received yesterday...... some of them are so pretty I am going to struggle to open them and actually use them :(

  • I have used papers from Hot Off The Press (purchased a few years ago)
  • Core'dinations cardstock
  • The image is Summer Flower Tilda, coloured in using distress markers (all from Bunny Zoes Crafts)
  • Spellbinder dies used:
  • A2 Filigree Delight
  • A2 Scalloped Borders one
  • Die D-lites - Flourish trim
  • Heartfelt Creations - Delicate Asters
  • Bird cage ( I have embossed) and the glass button is from Live and Love Crafts
  • Say it in crystals flourish,diamontes, pearls and Tassel (Marianne Design) are from My Crafty Heart
  • All the other embellishments are from my stash & I am not sure where from :(
I would like to enter this project into the following Challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Girly
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #16 (anything goes)
Country View Challenge - Pick & Mix



  1. Hi Nikki, this notebook is stunning! I really love all the details and the colour tones..fabulous! Carole Zxx

  2. A gorgeous notebook Nikki - its on my to do list but never get round to doing it! No you are not the only one to do daft things like this! I am not a good sleeper and often lie in bed thinking crafty things. I go swimming three times a week and do 30 lengths but I often loose track of how many because I will suddenly start planning my next project! As for papers I now have three Graphic 45 pads and will not cut into them because they are just too gorgeous however I keep looking at other ones to buy! So I think we are all tarred with the same brush lol. Can't wait to see your project for the DT call! Hugs Susan x

  3. I have dreamed about a project and it was beautiful! I am afraid when I woke up I couldn't remember it. glad you remembered yours. Your project (notebook) is beautiful and I also know what you mean about paper. I am afraid I am going to end up on one of those reality shows about hording and it will all be my paper!

  4. Hi Nikki, so glad you popped by my blog. Your altered book is GORGEOUS,
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

  5. Nikki.. playing catch up on your blog... oh how funny.. yes I go to bed dreaming of crafting.. wake up thinking about it.. I can miss an exit cuz I'm daydreaming. Must focus! Definitely good luck to you and all the other ladies. I love my color choices that came in my box as well. This is kind of thrilling!
    I love your book. Beautifully crafted.

  6. I am the same way. Sometimes I get so many ideas rattling around inside my head everything becomes jumbled together. I really need to write things down then just let my brain go. It's going to anyway! I too love the papers and my heart skips a beat when I cut into some of it. But there is always ample paper to do more projects with. Good luck!

  7. Such a beautiful notebook, a worthy entry in our first challenge at Country View Challenges. Thanks for sharing it, Chris xxx


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