Card Making

Hey there crafty friends!

I am still in the Autumn Mood – how about you? Today we went for a long walk with my doggy friend Hugo, and Princess Piper was going crazy picking up beautiful leaves, acorns, and ‘helicopters’. :-)

And so I was inspired to create another autumnal themed card- so i reached for the new Lawn Fawn Jump For Joy set – which has lots of cute critters and autumn images- and before long, an idea came to mind.

I love to mix and match my stamps, and I LOVE how the Lawn Fawn stamps work so well together. For this card I used the Joy To The Woods set for the trees, the Jump For Joy set for the leaves, hedgehog and birthday greeting, and the Life Is Good set for the hammock and the word Relax!

My original idea was to make a shaker card with the leaves as the ‘Shaky Bits’ (YT commenter HumanGammaBomb thinks it is funny when I say that phase! LOL), but throughout the video you will see how i change my mind in the end. In fact, you will see me change my mind several times throughout the video! :-) I am still happy with the final result though!


Heres the video for you to enjoy, and be sure to come back over tomorrow as I am sharing a card for Honey Bee Stamps.

Have a good one!



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Hello and happy Monday everyone!

This week I decided it was time to pack away the summer clothes and dig out the good old winter warmers- as it has really started to get chilly here in the UK. I love this time of year – Autumn is most definitely my favourite! I especially love going for a walk through the forest when the leaves are changing colour.

So it isn’t any wonder that I am feeling autumnal when getting crafty – and so I am sharing a card on the Honey Bee Stamps blog today which features an Autumnal Wreath mixed with a mustard yellow type writer, and with a woodgrain background!

This card was also inspired by a card created by a customer. I spied it on Instagram, and I loved the colour palate so much i couldn’t wait to use that mustard yellow colour on a card of my own!

The sweet type writer image is the Honey Bee Stamps Just My Type stamp, and I added a greeting to the paper section of the image using the word ‘amazing’ from the Sentiment Builder set, and ‘you are’ from Beautiful life! I just love the way it is so easy to mix and match these Honey Bee Stamps!

For the wreath, of course i used the spectacular Country Wreath set. I picked three of the leaf designs and first die cut the pieces with the coordinating dies. Then, using my Misti, i stamped the images on top of each die cut. Be sure to watch the video as I share an easy, fool-proof way to get great impressions every time – it makes cards like this much faster to make!

I knew that i wanted to use kraft cardstock as a base, but to add more interest I cut a panel of kraft cardstock slightly smaller than the card front and embossed it with a woodgrain effect, using an embossing folder. I used some brown distress ink to add a little colour to the raised sections, and then layered a piece of vellum on top to soften the look. I wanted to add interest, but not take distract from the beautiful wreath and type writer image on top!

Thanks for stopping by, and here is the video for you guys to watch!

see you next time



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Honey Bee Stamps: Straw Painting Technique

by Lesley Oman on 26 September, 2016

Hey guys, I am over on the Honey Bee Stamps blog today, showcasing a card made using the age-old technique of Straw Painting! Well, technically I was using ink instead of paint, but it still gives fab results!

I have used the confetti greeting from the Beautiful Life stamp set, along with the All Prettied Up dies from mama elephant.

For the inside I thought it would be fun to give the recipient some extra confetti, so I added a little treat to the inside of the card!


There are more photos and instructions over on the blog post on the Honey Bee Stamps site, so be sure to check it out to see more of this project.

have a great week my crafty friends!

Lesley x


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Fall is here! An Autumnal card ft. Lawn Fawn, MFT Stamps & Mama Elephant

September 25, 2016

  IT’S HERE! Autumn is my MOST FAVOURITE time of the year! I love the colours, I love the smell, I love the clothes, I love everything! It is definitely one of my most favourite things. So of course it was only fitting to share a autumn card with you guys today, and to use […]

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