≡ Menu

Sometimes I am surprised at how much an idea can change. As I started my Come Craft With Me youTube LIVE stream last night, I shared a sketch of a card idea. However, throughout the video, you will see that I change my mind several times, and by the end of the show, the card looks completely different!

I think this is a really fun thing to do. You guys get to see WHY I change my mind, you get to see what influences my decisions, and you get to see how I just ‘make it work’.

For this card I was inspired by a stamp set from Newton’s Nook – which has this cute hot air balloon with a kitty in it. I wanted to create a sky behind it, but was torn between a day time scene (primarily because I wanted to use the lawn fawn stitched cloud backdrop diecuts – teehee) and a night time scene. Another idea which has been in my mind for a long time is to use the Go-Press & Foil machine with my Lawn Fawn snowy backdrop die to create a beautiful starry foiled background. I thought it was be AWESOME to do this on top of a galaxy effect inked background. I asked the viewers for their thoughts and we went with a night time sky!

I also decided to change it up this time – no copics! GASP!! Can you even believe it! 🙂 Instead I used my distress inks to watercolour my image. Whilst I had my distress inks out, I used the blending too to create the galaxy / night time background.

So the Go-Press & Foil machine is pretty epic. If you haven’t already seen it – you should check it out! Not only can you use hot foil stamps but you can also use it with your dies – which is what i did. The machine is built to work with manual die cutting machines – it works perfectly with the Go Cut & emboss machine, but i use it with my Big Shot. I will say however, that you need to use a few cardboard shims to get the pressure just right. You will see me experimenting in the video – but the results are WELL worth it!

I also wanted to add the Eiffel Tower – for some added cuteness. I miss France. I need to go back there soon. Anyway…. off track … 🙂

My original idea was to add some chibitronics to the card, but the design changed so much along the way that i thought that i wouldn’t use them…. BUT…. then I decided it would be unfair to tease you and then not deliver… so I added some white stars. It also gave me a good excuse to use some Heffy Doodle stamps! I used the PRESS ME stamp from the Interactively Yours set to add a little instruction to the cloud. 🙂 And just look at the foily goodness!! <3

We have a collaboration coming up soon with Newton’s Nook and Chibitronics, but I have already made another project to share – so that will be coming soon (date to be confirmed). Keep an eye on my YouTube channel as it will appear there (and here on the blog) when it is the right time.

Thank you for joining me last night, I hope that you can join me again next week. It’s the day before my birthday – woohoo! I am also going to have a giveaway over on Instagram so please keep an eye out over there, and help spread the word! 🙂

Happy Crafting!

Lesley

 

{ 0 comments }

Hello crafty friends!

I am back from vacation, and it feels like a million years since I have been crafty! Although I was absolutely pooped after holiday, I really needed some creative therapy so I turned on the camera for another Come Craft With Me LIVE crafting sesh on Friday night. Thanks to everyone who joined me.

When I came home, there was an envelope of goodies waiting for me – from crafty Insta-friend Michelle Daigle. I managed to be the lucky winner of her Instagram giveaway and I won a Lawn Fawn ink pad and the Rooting for you stamp and die set. I decided to use them for my LIVE show.

I made a fun slider surprise card. I am not sure if that is actually what they are called but I am going to go with that for now! haha!

This is what the card look like normally – with lots of layers of die cutting to create a cloudy sky and a veggie patch. I used the lawn fawn simple stitched hillside border dies as well as the simple grassy hillsides dies and puffy cloud border dies. I reached for my distress inks to ink up the wite card. The veggie stamps are from the Lawn Fawn Rooting for You set – this is new to me – but lots of fun! I had to do a little mid-stream googling to get some colour inspiration for the vegetables. LOL.

I used the Lawn Fawn Ocean Wave accents to create little wavy lines in the soil so i could nestle the veggies in there. Fun, huh? I thought the front looked a bit bare without some critters, so I added three cute birdies from the Big Scripty words set. Of course, the magic happens when you pull the fun ribbon at the top!

PEEKABOO! Look a this cutie! I added the sweet bunny from the Mama Elephant page huggers set (coloured lightly with copic markers) – and when you pull the tag at the top (which incidentally is from Studio Katia) then the little bunny pops up out of the grass! SO FUN! Look at his sweet face!

For the tag, I used a new stamp set that I bought on holiday, its from Woodware and it has lots of bold words in it. I liked the way the HELLO stamp looked – although I was torn between HELLO and HUGS. I decided to go with HELLO and then pair this up with the ‘friend’ stamp from the Mama Elephant Sunday Sentiments set.

So there you have it! Thanks for taking a peep! At the moment I am working on some collaboration projects with Chibitronics, so keep an eye out for those coming soon.

If you want to join us for another LIVE crafty show, be sure to subscribe over at https://youtube.com/hungryheffy – the YouTube LIVE session happens every Friday at 9pm BST. See you there!

Happy Crafting my friends!

 

{ 0 comments }

Kitty In The Window

Hello friends,

I am just popping in to share a card that I made this weekend. I recently picked up the cute window die from Lawn Fawn and I hadn’t yet used it. I had the idea to create a card with some flowers on the window ledge.

I used a stencil to add a little brick effect to the background of my card using some fossil ink from Simon Says Stamp – I love the subtle look of it! For the flowers I used a few dies that I had in my stash – I think they were both freebies in magazines at some point. For the leaves, I cut one with plain green card and another from a green patterned paper – just for fun!

For the windows, I layered these up with acetate, so they actually move and they have ‘glass’ inside them. There is also a layer of acetate behind the kitty to make sure i could stick her down nicely.

The cat is from My Favorite Things and my 6yo Piper picked this image because ‘it looks like the pretty kitty is smelling the flowers’. I reckon it was the perfect image for this card! <3 I coloured her with my copics – just a little touch of colour!

On the inside I wanted to add a little something so you can see from the front of the card through to the inside, but when I looked at patterned paper, it seemed too busy. Instead I settled on this neutral coloured paper – it is similar to the colour in the kitty and the brick colour, so it works well I think.

I used the Lawn Fawn Outside In stitched rectangle dies for this. I love that they fit just PURRFECTLY!

Thanks for stopping by. Please forgive the phone photos, I didn’t have any battery in my ‘big’ camera, but wanted to share this project anyway.

big hugs

Lesley

 

OH …

A reminder – there will be no Come Craft With Me show this week. We are away at a wedding so won’t be able to do a LIVE YouTube stream. Sorry about that. Keep an eye on the YouTube channel as I will create an event for the next stream, whenever that may be.

Happy Crafting!

 

 

{ 0 comments }