Friday, 26 October 2018

October Blog Hop

I have been absent for a while, but everything is back to normal , hooray !!!!!!!!!
A randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will receive a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations. To claim your prize please  email Heartfelt Creations at with "Winner of the October Alumni Hop" in the subject line.  
Join in the fun and be in with a chance to win a prize.
for this card I have used .

Heartfelt Creations Intricate Swirl Frames HCD2-7191
Heartfelt Creations Gift Wrapped Presents HCPC-3748
Heartfelt Creations Poinsettia.
The Poinsettia has been done with the Heartfelt Creations Foam, because I haven't used the stamp I have drawn with sparkly gold pen down the centre of petal ,then with a pokey tool at an angle I have etched in the vanes to give it a more realistic look then added some green prills.

Do go and look at the other blogs for more inspiration from the wonderful designers.

Enjoy the hop 
Good Luck to the winner.
Much Love as always 
M xxxx

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

John next door range

Lovely  sunny day here in Rochester today ,
Post today is of the
John next door Range The Lantern.
I just love this Lantern and will be using it all year round , but for this one  I have used it for Christmas.
I have made this one doing a rust technique, I remember my nan having an old Lantern in her garden when I was a young girl, and at Christmas she used to go and get some holly and twigs and put it in the Lantern and place it at the front door, it didn't have much glass in it as it got smashed over the years but she made it look so Christmassy, so this is where I got the idea from, My Nan .

John Lockwood  will be back on Hochanda on the 6th November with the Lantern And the Poinsettia using the Foam.
This is back in stock at the

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

John next door range

Thought I would share some samples from the John next door range (John Lockwood)
using the poinsettia ,done in silk foam and vellum
much love as always
Martine xxxx

Friday, 27 July 2018

July Blog Hop

Hi Welcome to the July Heartfelt Creations blog hop.

The winner will be announced on the HC blog and on FB on the Wednesday August 1st, 201A randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will receive a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations. To claim your prize please  email Heartfelt Creations at with "Winner of the July Alumni Hop" .
And what a lovely blog hop we have again for you this month.
The team do such fab work .
For my card this month I have used Flowering Dogwood stamp and die, I  heat embossed on vellum coloured in with memento ink Pear Tart.
Classic Vines stamp and die
Eyelet Lace Frames
Heartfelt Love Sentiments
I have cut 2 frames one in silver and one in white and I off set the white in front of the silver to give a shadow effect.

Thank you so much for popping in today, enjoy the hop and good luck to the winner.
Much love as always
Martine xxxxxxxxx

Friday, 29 June 2018

Flowering Dogwood

Welcome to June's blog hop with Heartfelt Creation'
We have another great hop for you with great art work from the other designers.
to join in with the hop comment on each blog to win.

The winner will be announced on the HC blog and on FB on the Wednesday July 4th, 2018 .
 Winner receives $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations - they just need to email Heartfelt Creations at with "Winner of the June Alumni Hop" in the subject line.
For this frame card I used Flowering dog wood stamp and die
Classic vines stamp and die from Heartfelt Creations.
to get these stunning stamps and dies click on the Heartfelt icon on the side panel.
I also used the Elizabeth Crafts Happy Frame.
for the background I used white linen paper scored down at random inches and half inches.
I then used distress ink pad's and swiped down the page , then when dry I dry brushed some white gesso here and there. 
I arranged flowers and vines and added some water droplets.
I really liked the way this background lent it self so well with the blue Dogwood's.

Kathy Clement-

Thank you so much for popping by today 
Enjoy the hop
Much love as always 

Friday, 8 June 2018

First ever blog hop for Honey Doo Crafts

Welcome to Honey Doo's first ever blog hop, and we are all excited about this, I hope you enjoy this hop as much as we have doing it.
Don't forget to like and comment on each blog to win.
The winner will be announced on the HD Page and on FB on  Wednesday
Hilary REAY ..... CONGRATULATIONS, just email Honey Doo Crafts to claim your prize
13th June at 8pm

 winner receives …… 
A £10.00 Voucher to spend on the website you just need  to email Honey doo with "Winner of the June Hop" in the subject line.

Welcome to the Honey Doo Blog hop

What a great giveaway we have for you ,The designers have done some fabulous work all you have to do is like and comment on each blog to win the above prize.

Honey Doo Blogs                        Martine Smith      YOU ARE HERE`                        Rosemary Rogers                   Hellen Pearce                Debbi Watts

For this card I have used.
I stamped the image with Memento ink  and  coloured in with Faber Castell pencils.
Then I stamped the image again and coloured in only the flower and then fussy cut it out to layer onto the whole image .
I added some Crystal lacquer in  the middle and added some drops on the petals to look like rain drops and added some prills in the middle .
 Enjoy the Blog hop to win the voucher like comment on each blog 
You have to be in it to win it.
Thank you for stopping by today 
Much Love 
Martine xxxxx

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

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