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Heffy Doodle’s Birthday BLOG HOP

Well, well, well. Can you even believe it? A YEAR!!?

If you have come here from Amy Rysavy‘s blog, then you have made it to the last stop on our Heffy Doodle Birthday Blog hop! WOOHOO! For everyone else, you might want to head on over to the Heffy Doodle blog to start this hop, as it is jam packed full of amazing projects!

So, in case you don’t know, my name is Lesley Oman and I am the founder and creator of Heffy Doodle. For many years my hubby told me to create my own range of stamps, and last year I finally decided it was time to appease him. 😀 I drew some designs and started planning a Kickstarter campaign. It was exactly 1 year ago today that I shared my big secret plans with the world! I cannot believe how time has flown by, and I still marvel at the wonderful support I receive from customers, friends, family and this magnificent industry! I would like to say a massive thank you to each and every one of you for the part you have played in the development of my dreams. …. Enough sappiness, because its time to celebrate!


Two lucky winners will receive a £50 gift voucher to the Heffy Doodle store. Leave a comment before noon on 26th June to qualify. The winners will be announced on the Heffy Doodle blog on June 24th.

Now, let’s take a look at my project!

Birthdays are cause for celebrations and BIG PARTIES, so i wanted my card to be exactly the same. I actually created the inside first, but before we go there, here is the outside. The background was created using the Heffy Doodle Stitched Bubble Background die and I cut the frame into it using the Lucky Clover Frames set. The bear is from the Unbearable Without You stamp set, balloons from the Party Palooza set, and I stamped a greeting from the new Everyday Sentiment Duos. I even used the NEW Heffy Memo tape to mask the stamp so i could get two colours. So tell me, do you think this lil bear looks pleasantly surprised?

Here’s why…

All his sweet friends have thrown him a beach birthday party! WOO! Of course i had to do it at the beach, because then i could include some of the new ocean critters from Oceans of Love and the turtle from the Shellabrate exclusive freebie ( you get it for free when you spend £35 in the Heffy Doodle store).

For the sky, i embossed the Swirly Cloud dies, and used distress inks and oxides for the sea and beachy mounds. Then it was stamp, colour and die cut  for all my cute critters. I have used Happy Snappy Crocs, Honey Bunny Boo, Yappy Happy Mail, Oceans of Love, Unbearable Without you, Party Palooza and wingman (and the Shellabrate exclusive). For the number 1 on the cake, i just drew this freehand.

I kinda wish i was at this party! Don’t you!


As an extra special treat, Heffy Doodle are offering a special coupon in celebration of our birthday. Get 20% off with the following code, valid between 13th-17th June 2018, in the Heffy Doodle Store.



Thank you once again for all your support! If you would like to see the full blog line up – here it is!

Because many of you may be new to my personal blog, I wanted to quickly say that nearly every Friday evening, I have a LIVE crafting stream over on my YouTube Channel. We start at 9 pm BST and would love to have you join in! I create lots of cards, share techniques and generally have a good giggle with all the viewers! I occasionally do ad-hoc LIVES so if you want to be in the loop, check out the notification settings when you hit subscribe. I hope you will Come Craft With Me!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!



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  • Becca Yahrling June 13, 2018, 4:54 pm

    Happy, happy 1st birthday to Heffy doodle – congratulations
    on an awesome year. While your past year has been great,
    mine not so much, so I’ve not had the pleasure of buying any-
    thing yet (but I will!). Your card is so awesome and yes, bear looks
    quite surprised by his party!!

  • Deanna Snelson June 13, 2018, 5:01 pm

    Beautiful cards. Love all the critters together all happy. I’ve enjoyed this hop. Happy Birthday Hefty Doodle.

  • Marianne Boulejiouch June 13, 2018, 5:27 pm

    OMG! How cute and adorable did these cards come out! Beautiful design!!!!!!

  • Joela Pascoe June 13, 2018, 5:43 pm

    OMG today was the first time I have seen your products and the June release is absolutely perfect, love your stamps and the stencils are very versatile. Happy birthday, now I have to go check out the website.

  • Janet D. June 13, 2018, 5:59 pm

    Oh my gosh this is amazing, wonderful card!

  • Lise Mariann June 13, 2018, 6:06 pm

    Happy birthday and congratulations on succeeding with your dream. I love your designs and will have to get some more after having seen all the beautiful designs on this hop. And lastly: Beautiful birthday card.

  • Karthikha Uday June 13, 2018, 6:14 pm

    Wow that’s super fun!! 🙂

  • Luci Manos June 13, 2018, 6:16 pm

    Awesome card! Thank you for the inspiration!

  • Lori June 13, 2018, 7:36 pm

    Very fun card!

  • JudyK June 13, 2018, 8:03 pm

    Now that’s a beach party birthday card!!!! Funtastic!!!

  • Nora June 13, 2018, 9:01 pm

    Oh this card is so FUN!! I love the adorable front but the inside is a work of art!! Totally lovely design!!

  • Martha R June 13, 2018, 10:02 pm

    What a very fun birthday card! The one who receives it will be so pleased. Thank you for sharing your talent!

  • Jeanne Beam June 13, 2018, 10:56 pm

    Such a very special card. Love how you created the inside of your card. Amazing!
    Thanks for sharing…

  • Stacey L Palmer June 14, 2018, 12:15 am

    Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday Heffy Doodle. Happy Birthday to you! What a wonderful Blog hop for your first birthday. What a great card for a birthday celebration. And such a fabulous June release., so excited to get my hands on all these wonderful products. Looking forward to many more happy years.

  • kathleen dumpert June 14, 2018, 1:16 am

    I loved seeing all the different critters on your card! ADORABLE!

  • Kirsty Vittetoe June 14, 2018, 1:41 am

    Love this!

  • Amy Cooley June 14, 2018, 3:22 am

    Your critter cards are so adorable! It’s hard to pick a favorite from all the sweet animals.

  • Gab June 14, 2018, 4:07 am

    Congrats and happy birthday! You have created a company that makes amazing stamps! Your card is just so cute!

  • Amanda Stevens June 14, 2018, 5:03 am

    Love this card Lesley! And a huge congratulations and happy birthday to Heffy Doodle!!! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Pooja June 14, 2018, 9:05 am

    What a cute pop-up card ! Loved the beach scene .

  • Daniela Polidoro June 14, 2018, 11:36 am

    I love the soft colors you used

  • Xiomara June 14, 2018, 12:10 pm

    Congrats beautiful cards

  • Deepti Aggarwal June 14, 2018, 12:27 pm

    OMG!!! Such an awesome card… and love the inside of the card so much..its really a terat for eyes to see all the heffy critters in the party.. This was a wonderful hop..i really enjoyed it.. Hugsxx

  • Connie June 14, 2018, 12:52 pm

    Absolutely adorable card. I really like the dotted frame and the way you created the inside of your card.

  • wendi j June 14, 2018, 1:49 pm

    Happy 1st Birthday! I’ve been loving all of your cute stamp, especially the alligator. Can’t wait to see what you keep coming up with.

  • Brenda Gollihue June 14, 2018, 2:45 pm

    Ha ha! Adorable doesn’t even cut it! I always wanted a birthday with forest critters!! <3 Super duper cute!! 🙂

  • Karen S. June 14, 2018, 4:00 pm

    WOW!!! Such a wonderfully unexpected I side of a card! I absolutely love it!!! ❤

  • Arianna Barbara June 14, 2018, 4:07 pm

    Congrats Lesley and Happy 1st Birthday to your Heffy Doodle! I love your stamps! They’re so cute like this adorable and sweet card! Tanti auguri! <3

  • mariella de miranda June 14, 2018, 4:19 pm

    I love all your item and thank you for the opportunity!
    Mariella de Miranda

  • Amanda Stevens June 14, 2018, 5:13 pm

    Wow, I started here, then went back through the rest of the hop… all-star lineup and really fabulous cards!!! ❤️ Over the moon for you!

  • Cynthia Cole June 14, 2018, 7:48 pm

    Awesome birthday card!

  • Iris Soscia June 14, 2018, 9:28 pm

    So cute – love all the adorable little critters.

  • Meghan Kennihan June 15, 2018, 12:18 am

    OMG! What a great surprise on the inside! TOO CUTE!

  • Amante del Papel June 15, 2018, 5:03 am

    you create an amazing scene, so beautiful!!!

  • Andrea MacTrinh June 15, 2018, 12:11 pm

    Congratulations and huge big birthday wishes. Awesome blog hop with awesome products. Thank you.

  • Charlotte E (Lady Joyful) June 15, 2018, 1:55 pm

    This is such a fun card! Love the surprise inside. Happy Birthday Heffy Doodle – I remember seeing your kickstarter and falling in love with the stamps. They’re so cute and I’m still really happy that I was able to back you. Big congratulations on the fabulous success you’ve had – so well deserved!

  • Sue D June 15, 2018, 10:24 pm

    So cute–it is a party on the inside.

  • Angie Wylie June 15, 2018, 10:52 pm

    I love this card! I’m glad to see you used all of your critters! The Snappy Croc is still my favorite, but I adore the parrot riding on the turtle! Congratulations on your first year–wishing you many more! Happy crafting!

  • lorraine turner June 15, 2018, 10:54 pm

    Lesley that is one fab card with all the HeffyDoodle new release characters celebrating the HeffyDoodle 1st birthday at the beach. Love it! Love the 20% discount too. Always love the CCWM on a Friday night on YouTube of course too! Love all your card designs whether they are HeffyDoodle or a mix ‘n’ match as well because as you say ‘we are all unique and our card designs need to be unique to with craft resources that appeal to us. xx

  • Heather Mills June 16, 2018, 2:54 am

    Well, Happy 1st Birthday to you and your company! I was unfamiliar with Heffy Doodle until today! I get email updates from Nichol Spohr and decided to check out your blog hop. so glad I did; your stamps are ADORABLE!! This card is so fun; what a great party this little guys threw for him! : )

  • Noga Shefer June 16, 2018, 2:17 pm

    Happy happy birthday!! I am so happy for you that your dream come true! your cards are Fabulous!!

  • Indy June 16, 2018, 3:42 pm

    Just love all those well-wishers inside your card! Super fun and totally festive!

  • Dana M June 16, 2018, 10:36 pm

    Congratulations on your first year and wishes for many more! What an amazing card! So perfectly represents a celebration.

  • Di Brown June 16, 2018, 11:45 pm

    Happy, happy birthday Lesley, you have made a wonderful achievement in your busy first year. Love your card and your colouring and inside with all your Heffy friends, so cute and adorable. I am sure all of your ‘human’ Heffy friends are looking forward to seeing the heights you achieve. Don’t eat all the cake (must have champers too).

  • Angeline Choo June 17, 2018, 12:22 am

    OH MY !!!!!!! WOWZERS. This card is absolutely brilliant!!!! What a way to end the hop. Thank you for sharing!

  • Amy Tsuruta June 17, 2018, 12:56 am

    Congrats! What an adorable project and awesome inspiring blog hop!

  • Annalisa June 17, 2018, 1:12 am

    I mentioned this on the HD blog, but I was really surprised to find out this was only your first birthday! You have a great, distinct style that makes it seem like you’ve been in business for longer. I love this card idea of all the animal friends showing up for a party. Thank you for this generous hop and providing us with so many fun stamps. Here’s to many more birthdays!

  • justMarie June 17, 2018, 7:23 am

    Congratulations! So happy for you!! Great card!

  • Ruth A June 17, 2018, 6:37 pm

    Gorgeous cards Lesley. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Sue Smith June 18, 2018, 9:04 pm

    WOW !! Now that is one fun birthday card 🙂 🙂 I love this new release and the creations that all have shared on this fun blog. Congratulations for 1 year of fun and exciting opportunities for your company, and I wish you another 100 + more anniversaries for Heffy Doodles. 🙂

  • Olga Dendrinou June 19, 2018, 2:22 pm

    Amazing! I love love love your card! and Congratulations on celebrating one year!

  • Bobbi Triptow June 20, 2018, 2:21 am

    What a lot of work but what a beautiful surprise! That is a card I would keep forever!

  • Stacey Kowbel June 20, 2018, 4:38 pm

    Fantastic card! I love all the critters on the inside – such a great party!

  • F. Andre June 21, 2018, 4:53 pm

    Love this adorable card. Even the ocean critters joined in to celebrate. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  • Terrie D. June 21, 2018, 5:44 pm

    Congratulations on your first year! Your card is amazing. I love all the critters on the inside, and the bear looks so cute on the front 🙂

  • DUMONTIER Marjorie June 21, 2018, 9:28 pm

    What a super cute card !! And it’s also a little bit your birthday, right ? So happy birthday Lesley ! Love from France, Marjorie

  • Lisascreativeniche June 22, 2018, 4:15 pm

    So many cute critters I love I Think!!!

  • Maria Rudolph June 23, 2018, 6:30 am

    Happy birthday Lesley!!! Your card and stamp company are just like you!!!super special, versatile, happy and overall cute!!! Keep up the good work you lovely lady

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