I have a real problem with Lawn Fawn stamps! When i see their cuteness, i simply want to throw my bank card at all the stamps and indulge in THEM ALLLLLL! There are plenty that i have been drooling over for a long time, and at the start of the month i placed a few orders – after all, it is my birthday month! :-)

I picked up some of the anniversary sets, and Year 2 features a super cute tortoise and a belated birthday sentiment. This is perfect for me. I make cards, but i am one hundred percent really crappy at remembering to post them. EEeeep!

I needed to make a card for my marvellous and gorgeous mate Alexia, but as it was several months ago, this greeting would be perfect.

Here’s the video walking you through how i made the card. Enjoy!


Ink Smooshing & Embossing Resist Technique {video}

by Lesley Oman on 25 August, 2015

Hello my inky friends

I have a video today showcasing another inky technique using distress inks. I used this technique in a previous video (click here to see it) but have coupled this up with an embossing resist made with the negative of a die cut.

I find this technique rather therapeutic, and i love the way the embossing resist creates a bright white pop against the colourful background.

enjoy the video! :-)


hello everyone!

i am going a little bit artsyfartsy with this card today! :-)
I usually tend to make cards with white backgrounds, or at least with a lot of white space, but sometimes i simply want to mix it up and have colour, CoLoUR, COLOUR!!

For today’s card, I use my distress inks in a fun technique to create a watercolour effect background. It is lots of fun!

Check out the video!

thanks for looking!


Funky Foam Die Cuts : Thanks Mister Raccoon

by Lesley Oman on 16 August, 2015

So, i have only just realised that this is a raccoon. I think! For ages i thought this cute critter was a skunk – but today when i looked at the photo, it made total sense that it was a raccoon, not a skunk! Either way, i think he is pretty cute!

And mister Raccoon has a message of thanks for the recipient of this card. For the word thanks, i cut the message out of funky foam (craft foam) using a paper smooches die – i was surprised how easily this cut, and i think it gives a wonderful dimension to the card. I kinda like the way it feels really smooth too. I used Ranger multi medium in matte to stick it to a pink piece of card that i die cut using the Paper Smooches Quotables die.

For the card itself i used a little bit of tumbled glass blue distress ink for the sky, but its hard to see in the photo. At the bottom i created stitched lines with the stitched border dies and added some shabby shutters distress ink to make a grassy area.

My stripy tailed friend is from an old stamp set from Hampton Art called Warm Fuzzies, and he has been coloured using spectrum noir pencils and blending solution.

I also added a few vellum clouds, die cut from the MFT flat bottom clouds dies, and stuck these down using a zig glue pen. Sorry its hard to see clearly in the photo. To add a finishing touch, i embellished with a few pink die cut hearts using the SSS mini hearts die set.

From me, and mister raccoon…thanks for stopping by!