I have always enjoyed arts and crafts. From very early on I made my own cards and kept scrapbooks or albums. Over the years I have sewn clothes, quilts, bags, and other odds and ends. I have fallen in love with watercolour, gel printing and art journaling, so it’s not just a card blog anymore!.

You will see plenty of Penny Black  and Darkroom Door products on my blog, I am privileged to be a regular contributor to their media platforms. I also collaborate with The Foiled Fox, a wonderful online store and Grafix, a producer of high quality art supplies. My website includes affiliate links to The Foiled Fox, Scrap ‘n’ Stamp and Ecstasy Crafts; if you use these links I will receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Links to other stores are simply for your convenience with no commissions attached.

35 Comments on “About”

  1. Charlotte says:

    Can you subscribe to your blog? I found it by googling the With Gratitude set and I found your blog. You have beautiful worK!

  2. Heather says:

    I’m glad you asked Charlotte, because I hadn’t thought to add a link to the feed. You can subscribe using this address https://cardz.wordpress.com/feed
    I have also added an feed icon in the sidebar.

    Thanks for visiting,

  3. Sandra Nixon says:


    I’ve come accross your blog and love the simplicity it offers. I’m a new Stampin Up demo and have just started a blog, but with no techincal experience I have no idea on how to add Stampin Up info, I ‘d like to do something similar to yours (if you don;t mind) and post cards I make and share with my customers and others out there. Any first step ideas? sjstampinspot.blogspot.com is where you can find my beginings, I just don’t know where to go from there.
    Being a fellow Canadian and a Stampin Up demo I thought I’d give you an ask.

    Thanks much,

  4. Amy Sabol says:

    What beautiful work! Discovered your blog and would like to subscribe — please tell me how? Thank you. Thank you for sharing such wonderful creativity. I love your designs and the clear directions — keep up the good work. Do know that you are appreciated! ~Amy S.~

  5. Connie says:

    Love your work and would like to subscribe to your blog. Please tell me how…


    Connie in north Florida

  6. Ali Manning says:

    Heather, i can’t find an email address on your blog – could you please drop me a line at alimanning@charter.net – I was wondering if you’d like to be a Guest Artist on my blog because I really love your work.

  7. Lorraine Fletcher says:

    Hi Heather,

    I thought I would drop you a line to say that I love visiting your website and get so inspired by your work. I love the way you bring out the colour & texture in everything you do – just fabulous.

    Your brother David in Canberra passed on your website to me about two years ago while I was living in China and have been following your blog and site since and I have moved back to Canberra now.



  8. Hi Heather,

    I just finished looking through your blog. I love all the watercolor techniques you’ve done. I left a comment on your Birthday Silhouette card. My class ladies would love this and wondered if you would mind if I cased it for class. They always ask me if the cards we make are my ideas (LOL) and I always tell the truth and where they came from. Credit will be given where credit is due. Thanks so much.

  9. Hi Heather! We were at a house party in Ottawa South. Would you believe I was looking a bits & pieces earlier today! Not only is it a small world but it is a small blogging world too. I love your blog and have it listed on my ‘Bloggers I SPI’ Nice to meet you.

  10. Hilde Jaeggli says:

    your cards are just beautiful and I adore your winter cards.

  11. Bahb says:

    Oh my, I’d hate to have to search for this site again, there’s so much inspiration and talent here, so I’ll subscribe. Thank you for making that possible.

  12. Lynne K says:

    Hi Heather,

    Just found your blog, and I’m pleased I did. Your work is inspiring, especially your beautiful landscape cards. I’ll be visiting regularly.

  13. Margaret says:

    Have just arrived at your blog from Less is More and wanted to say I think all your cards are stunning. You prove that Less is definitely More!!
    Margaret x

  14. Bonnie Kramer says:

    I check your blog every morning. You never fail to inspire me. I really wish that I was the kind of crafter that could look out and see something beautiful, and then create it on a card. But since I’m not, I rely on your talents to help me. Any my cards are never exactly like yours…sometimes accidentally and sometimes on purpose. Anyway, thank you for your really awesome inspirations.

  15. Lisa says:

    I have a question on a stamp that you used on a card. Your work is beautiful !!!

  16. Chaitali says:

    Lovely blog! You have such an awesome and unique stamping style. Looking forward to trying out some of your tutorials! Thanks for sharing your creations.

  17. Lynne says:

    Heather I just found your blog and your cards are awesome. I love your style and will most certainly be trying some of your tutorials. I have now subscribed to you using Google Reader.

  18. Nancy Riley says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your talent! Your cards are some of the most beautiful cards I’ve seen! (And I’ve been a stamper for many, many years!)

  19. Betsy Bombick says:

    I too have recently discovers your blog. Your cards are absolutely lovely and inspiring. I seemed to have lost my mojo….but have been CASing some of your cards for personal use, and have become reinspired myself. Thank you for sharing your work and talents with us!

  20. Julie french says:

    I stumbled across your site on a Facebook link from splitcoaststampers, saw the name and tout that wouldn’t be the Heather Telford I used to work with a Maranatha…and lo and behold, you are! Do you remember me? We were actually just talking about you the other day in the staff room, remembering the first set if primary staff to move up to Endeavour Hills. Will subscribe to your blog now, I love stamping and making cards, have already got heaps of ideas from your site.

  21. Joan B says:

    I have just found your blog and just love all of your work. You are truely a very talented person. I was wondering in one of your cards you say you use a liquid mask. I have never heard of this, might be that I am too new to card making. But any help with this would be deeply appreciated. Thank you for your time
    Central Florida

  22. Diane L says:

    Where do you find your envelopes for the 2×4 (approx) cards you are making? Can you reply to my email address please?
    LOVE your blog and check it every month.

  23. Janine Q says:

    Hi Heather
    I absolutely love your cards and designs – you’re a very talented lady. I feel so inspired when I see your work, and visit it regularly. I’ve added you to my favourite blogs list ,that way I can share your lovely work with others here in the UK, I hope you don’t mnd. Can I also say what a talented son you have; both my daughter and I were blown away by his Hunger Games video, and have again shared with other HG fans here in the UK. I hope that’s ok with him too.

  24. Chris says:

    I love your work. I get a lot of inspiration from your cards. I was making a Christmas card gift set for a friend last week and I used your cards as inspiration. I posted them on my Flickr account (chgustner). I hope that I did you proud.

  25. Mary H. says:

    I’ve been enjoying your blog for some time now. Don’t see a place at the blog to leave comments though. Just viewed your youtube tutorials. How wonderful. I have a hearing problem, and you ennunciated so clearly in your instructions, it was a pure pleasure to watch & hear. I hope you will do many more tutorials, as I love your card style. So clean, elegant, crisp. Thanks for sharing such inspiring cards.

  26. Terrie says:

    I just came across your blog and had to say your work is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!

  27. Mira says:

    Hello! I just wanted to say there is rarely a person whose cards I’ve liked more than yours. You are amazingly talented and so inspirational! Thank you for choosing to share your art.
    p.s. I’ve been trying to create scenes this whole evening. Nothing compared to yours but it is so much fun and I am enjoying it so much I wonder how haven’t I tried it sooner! 🙂

  28. Francine G says:

    Hello Heather… I was wondering if you give workshops in Ottawa…. I would love to take some classes with you … I truly admire what you do, your painting and photography are also wonderful! Please let me know …I will check on your blog for a reply!

    Thank you so much for the inspiration!
    God bless !

  29. Val Vallor says:

    Hi – I have just found your wonderful snow scene cards. I wish that I could achieve something like this on my cards. I think I will have to do lots of practice. I have signed up to follow your blog and hope that you might find time to do a video tutorial on your snow scenes.

  30. Karen Wardley says:

    Heather I am really enjoying your blog and lived for 15 yrs in Nepean so when you talk about places in Ottawa it brings back lots of memories. I want to get some of the masking fluid but Currie’s art supply has several different kinds under Winsor and Newton can you tell me which one I should get. Thanks Karen Wardley

  31. Carolyn Mclellan says:

    I am so excited to see your work & techniques, every card is one to take my breath away. Could you please tell me where you you buy Penny Black’s stamps & where you obtain masking fluid? I live in Almonte

  32. Pam says:

    Hi Heather
    Just wanted to comment on your beautiful work. I always get excited when I check my email and find an post from you! I live in Peterborough, and it is hard to find Penny Black stamps here. Any suggestions where to look in Eastern Ontario?
    Many thanks!

  33. Lercy Rubin says:

    I just stumbled across your site and had to subscribe. Your work is beautiful!

  34. Lesley says:

    Came across your site by chance and find it inspirational – love your designs!