Hello everyone, Its the weekend! YAY!
I have been away for work all week, and I am feeling some severe crafty withdrawal symptoms over here! I am so glad to be home so I can get crafty this weekend!

I am also really excited to share a card featuring one of the BRAND NEW stamp sets from Honey Bee Stamps that is getting released this week! OH YOU WILL LOVE IT!!

You probably know that one of my favourite things to do when making cards, is to mix and match my stamp sets to create unique greetings and sentiments! I find it so fun, and it opens up a world of possibilities!

So when Michelle mentioned that there will be a new stamp set called SENTIMENT BUILDER, I nearly died with excitement!

There are DOZENS of stamps crammed into one stamp set- and you will not believe how many phrases are possible with this set! Be sure to hop on over to the Honey Bee Stamps shop – this stamp will soon be revealed, along with LOTS of other awesome stamps! let’s just say, if you have seen the Bless Your Heart stamp set, then you are going to LOVE-LOVE-LOVE what is coming to the shop this week! WOOHOOO!!

So lets talk about today’s card, which showcases not only this awesome new ‘Sentiment Builder‘ set, but also features the ‘Beautiful Life‘ set.

I wanted to make a card for our childminder Shirley, who is simply awesome in every single way! Piper adores her, and we are so thankful that she enjoys going to Shirley’s house every day. Sometimes it is a challenge to get her back home again at the end of the day, as she sees Shirley as one of the family, and totally makes herself at home over there! That makes me a very happy mummy!

I wanted the words to do the talking on this one, so the focal element of this card is a vellum panel where i stamped and embossed the bespokely built sentiment using versa mark ink and Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. Oh i love that colour! The word ‘Wonderful’ is from the ‘Beautiful Life‘ set, but ALL THE OTHER WORDS are from the ‘Sentiment Builder‘ stamp set! And believe me, there are SOOO many more stamps in it also!!

To create the background panel, I used the heart stamps from the ‘Beautiful Life‘ set – these are awesome because you stamp the bottom layer, then stamp a brush mark layer over the top – i love how it turned out! I decided to stamp the hearts in threes- kinda like a three leaf clover. Then I used one of the small confetti images to fill in the gaps around the hearts!

Because the stamped background was pretty busy, I noticed that the vellum panel wasn’t opaque enough and there was a lot of colour showing through the vellum, making the stamped words harder to read. So to fix it, i just die cut two vellum panels and stacked them up with a little glue pen! Et Voila!!! :-)

Thanks for stopping by, and please do buzz by www.honeybeestamps.com to see the rest of the release! There are so many awesome stamp sets and MORE!

You can also check out loads more sneak peeks over on Instagram using the HoneyBeeStamps hashtag! That’s where i am heading now! See you there!


Good morning stamperooneys!:-)

I hope you are having a beautiful day!

In a recent stamp splurge, i bought the Loveable legends stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I have had my eye on it for a while, mostly because of the cute Loch Ness Monster image in there. Seeing as my hubby is Scottish, it seemed like it would be a good investment for my stamp stash! Plus he is super cute!

Today’s card features this awesome image, mixed with some die cutting,inking, copic colouring, heat embossing and a little vellum too. I love that it turned out quite simple, but effective.

Watch the video at the end of this post to see how i made the card – it was fun, and rather a quick one (by my standards anyway!).

In other news, have you seen the new lawn fawn release? OH MY! I am simply in LOVE with the ‘Jump for joy’ set – I have pre-ordered it already! Autumn is my fave so i couldn’t resist! Check out the new release over on the Lawn Fawn blog.

Back to today’s card… to create a little scene, i mixed nessie with some other stamps in the lawn fawn range – the stone from Mermaid for you, and the presents from Toboggan Together. I think it helps build a little story! and I love that all the lawn fawn stamps have a similar style which allows them to be mixed and matched easily!

To colour in the stamped images I used my copic markers. I think it gives Nessie a lovely texture, and I like the way it blends from a dark green to a lighter green.

One of my favourite things about this card is the way that the vellum looks like water, and that you can see Nessie’s flippers through the waves. I think it gives a cool effect! Don’t you?

Oh, almost forgot! To finish off the card, I added one more Lawn Fawn stamped image – the party hat from the Monster Mash stamp set. After all, what’s a party without a party hat?

Have a great weekend my crafty friends!

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Honey Bee Stamps – Ink Smooshing Fun!

by Lesley Oman on 18 July, 2016


Hello Everyone!

I am over on the Honey Bee Stamps Blog today, showcasing another card made using the Special Delivery Stamp set.  This time, I got inky with the ink smooshing technique, using distress inks to create an ombre effect in the background. I mixed this up with some embossing resist and die cutting for a fun card!

Hop on over to the Honey Bee Stamps blog to find out more details on how I made the card!

Have a happy day!

Lesley x



Hello there Crafty Friends!

A few weeks ago I shared this fun sneak peek of a project that I was working on, and now I can finally share the finished piece with all of you! hurray!

My friend Rebekah, yoga teacher, awesome supermom and creator of the amazingly popular poem Slow Down Mummy, contacted me and asked me to make something unique for her daughter Ellie’s birthday!

Ellie loves unicorns, so Rebekah wanted something fun and colourful that would brighten up Ellie’s room.

I love having a secret mission, so I set to work sketching and plotting and figuring out what i would make!

and here is the finished piece! TA-DA!

I loved how it turned out! YAY!

I sketched the unicorn in my sketchbook, and then using a light box, traced it onto some watercolour cardstock. I wanted to build some dimension, so i used a paper piecing or decoupage technique to build up different layers.

I used my distress ink to add colour to the project. I love how soft and sweet it looks! I used a little bit of pink watercolour for the cheeks though!

Notice the hair and how much it shines! :-) This is a material that i have had in my stash for a long time. I believe it is called Angel Hair, and you can iron it together between two pieces of parchment paper, and all the fibres fuse together. I bundled up sections and then ironed to top edge so they would all stay together. Then i tucked the ironed sections behind so you cannot see it from the front. I had to use some double sided sticky tape to encourage the fibres to lie in the right direction, but i think it turned out fab!

For the horn, I wanted extra shimmer, because we all know that unicorn horns are extra magical! So i added a coating of ranger rock candy distress stickles!

For the clouds, i used a MyFavoriteThings die and cut several of them, and creased them down the middle. Each cloud on the project is made up for four die cut shapes.

I also used dies to create the cloud background. This time i used the MamaElephant stitched landscape trios die. For the rainbow, I used the simple stitched border dies from lawn fawn, once again coloured using distress inks!

Rebekah wanted me to add some text that said ‘I don’t believe in humans’. LOL! I decided to practise my brush writing and add a little hand lettering to the project! It was fun, but uber difficult to get the writing so small. I had to use a teeny weeny paintbrush, i think it was 3/0.

For extra dimension, I reached for my tub of embellishments, and added some sparkly star confetti and some yummy buttons! Then I was done! I bought a white shadow box frame from amazon and popped the project inside! WOOOHOOO!

And today was the big day! Happy Birthday Ellie! I hope you had a wonderful day and you like your new unicorn frame, made especially for YOU! <3

Before you go, here’s a little photo that Rebekah shared- so you can see it in the frame! Enjoy!
Have a great day!