Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Heffy Doodle, Maker Forte, and Sugar Pea Designs Collaboration Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Heffy Doodle, Maker Forte, and Sugar Pea Designs Collaboration Blog Hop! Design Team members from all three companies are sharing inspiration using products from each company! I am so excited to be part of this Collaboration Hop! I LOVE these companies so much and the products go so well together!

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I absolutely Love the Maker Forte Color Hive Inks! To make this card, I first ink blended Maker Forte Pop Art Color Hive ink on the bottom half of Strathmore Bristol Smooth watercolor paper. Then, I ink blended a second layer of Pop Art ink through the Heffy Doodle Tiny Waves stencil. I used Purple Tape above the Pop Art ink so I could blend Fog Color Hive ink for the horizon. Then, I moved the tape to the top of the Fog ink so I could blend Yellowstone Color Hive Ink, in a circle, for the sun. To make the sky, I started at the top and blended down to the Fog ink and around the sun using Tiptree Jam Color Hive ink. I finished the sky by blending a little bit of Pop Art around the edge.  To make the splatters, I smooshed the Pop Art ink on my acrylic block and sprayed it with a little water. I used a paint brush and tipped the block so I could 'flick' the ink onto the card.

Next, I die cut Maker Forte Welch Dragon cardstock with the Sugar Pea Designs Large Striped Cover Plate. I love this cover plate die and can see so many different ways to use it! Using Eclipse Black ReMarkable ink, I stamped, and colored the super adorable images from the Heffy Doodle A Little Shellfish stamp set and You Go Gull stamp set. Then, I die cut the images using A Little Shellfish coordinating dies and You Go, Gull Dies.

Copics used:
Lobster: R22, R24, R27, R29 Crab: BG10, BG11, BG23, BG13 Hut: E31, E34, E37 Gulls: W0, W1, W3, Y11, Y21, Y15 Trunk: E34, E37, E31 Hermit Crab: E40, E31, E34, E37 Starfish: R00, R30, E34, E31 Hats and Pinwheel: R24, R27, R29, BG11, BG23, BG13

To make the sand, I die cut a small piece of tan cardstock that I had in my stash using the Sugar Pea Designs Large Striped Cover Plate only to fit the oval of the die. I trimmed off any access. Then, I used my Copic E31 and E35 to make dots over the tan cardstock to make the sand. 

I began to assembled the card by gluing the die cut Welsh Dragon panel over my ink blended background. Then, I glued all of the images in place. Next, I used the Heffy Doodle Friend Heffy Cuts with Maker Forte's Telephone Box cardstock and adhered the word friend over the images on the top of the oval. To finish my card, I stamped the sentiments on Eclipse Black cardstock using Maker Forte Color Hive Clear embossing ink and embossed it with white embossing powder. I glued the sentiments in place and adhered the card top to a precut Ultra White card base.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Make sure you check out all of the other amazing inspiration from the design team members listed below!!!!



To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop!
Maker Forte will be giving away $35, Heffy Doodle will be giving away £25, and SugarPea Designs will be giving away $25 to their respective stores!  Be sure to comment before 11:59 PM EST on Aug 20th to be entered to win!

Each company will post their random winner on Aug 21st at 10AM EST!  Make sure to check the Heffy Doodle Blog,  Maker Forte Blog, and SugarPea Designs Blog to see if you’re a winner!

(Optional:  You should have come from [link to person before you in the hop] and the next stop is [link to next person]. )

Blog Hop Lineup:

Heffy Doodle Blog

Amanda Fitterer

Amy Kolling

Kim Boliver {you are here}

Cassie Trask <----Next Stop

Kari VanNoy

Vera Yates

SugarPea Designs Blog

Maker Forte Blog


Maker Forte:

Telephone Box cardstock

Welch Dragon cardstock

Eclipse Black cardstock

Ultra White Card Bases

Eclipse Black ReMarkable ink

Pop Art ink

Tiptree Jam ink

Fog ink

Yellowstone ink

Clear Embossing ink

Heffy Doodle:

A Little Shellfish Stamp set

A Little Shellfish dies

You Go, Gull Stamp Set

You Go Gull, dies

Friend Heffy Cuts

Tiny Waves Stencil

Sugar Pea Designs:

Large Striped Coverplate


  1. I LOVE how you did the sky in the background and all the little gulls! TOO CUTE!

  2. Wow you tied these all together beautifully i love it

  3. Ooooo! Great combination! Love that crab 😁

  4. Just adore the wee sea creatures. Your colouring is delightful.

    1. Thank you! I love these images. They are so fun to create with!

  5. Fabulous project!!! That cover die is so unique and the paper color is divine!!

  6. This is a gorgeous card. I love the blended background. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I just get such a kick out of these gulls...great card and I am going to check out these inks from Marker Forte. TFS

    1. Thank you so much! I love the seagulls too! :)

  8. I love this. I am from South Florida so this is home.

  9. Wow!! I am loving this and your background is awesome!

  10. Marisela Delgado said: So cute! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

  11. Awesome layering and details! The striped cover plate is a favorite, and the seagulls and beach scene are just adorable! Fabulous 3-way collab hop! Enjoying all the projects!

    1. Thank you so much! I get a kick out of those seagulls. This is a really fun hop!

  12. That beach scene...adorable! How has Maker Forte not been on my radar? A new company for me to check out (my husband will be soooo happy lol)

    1. Thank you so much! I love any thing beach related. I think you will love Maker Forte. Alexandra has so many awesome products!

  13. Great background and coloring! Makes a great card scene!

  14. How cute! I just love the fun sentiment and these adorable stamps.

  15. Your card is so cute. Love the scene you have created.
    Valerija xx

  16. I like the background for this cute beach card.