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Thank you to everyone who joined me for Friday night’s CCWM show. I swear I am getting quicker! Three cards in about 2.5hours – well that’s quicker than normal!

If you are new here, let me tell you about Come Craft With Me. Every Friday, I (virtually) open  the doors of my craft room, and invite you all to watch onward as I get crafty. It’s a LIVE stream, hosted on my YouTube channel, where I interact with viewers, create a few projects and have a good old giggle. Please subscribe to my YouTube and turn on your notifications so you never miss a show.

Let’s take a look at what I made! Not one, not two but THREE cards! First off, I was playing with my Picket Fence distress ink on kraft cardstock to make this fun background.

It’s a simple design, but I love how it turned out. The owl is from MFTstamps Forest Friends and the tree is from Mama Elephant Sunday Strolls stamp set. I also stamped the owl onto white card and coloured him in with some light coloured copic markers. The branch is from an older Hero Arts set – I think it was the perfect addition.

I grabbed my googly eyes – always a source of contention in my experience – but pretty much all the viewers seemed on board with adding a little whimsy to this cute critter. BUT big eyes, or little eyes!? That was the question. In the end, I outsourced my decision making to a viewer – and Nancy picked the larger eyes – Good choice, crafty friend!

Next up I wanted to use the FREE DIGITAL STAMP that Heffy Doodle was offering on their blog to celebrate World Card Making Day.  We had some issues here, as I first tried to use my zig clean color real brush markers, but I am still such a noob with these – I had to get Craig to print another version for me – but it all worked out in the end!

I added a little ink blending to this card – spun sugar, picked raspberry & festive berries – and then used the Wishing and Sending stamp set from SSS. The perfect little greeting for this card!

By the way, if you make a project with the Heffy Doodle FREE DIGI STAMP, remember to use the tag HEFFYDOODLEWCMD when you share your projects – you would win a stamp and die set! More details over on the Heffy Doodle blog.

For my third card, i wanted to get smoochy! INK SMOOCHING of course! I was inspired by the letter box in the digi stamp to use these envelope stamps to create a resist background on this card. I used a paper smooches thanks die with some pink craft foam for a nice textured greeting.

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to join us next Friday if you are free. Simply pop over to https://youtube.com/hungryheffy and subscribe to my channel – you may need to edit your notifications settings if you want to get a pop up when the show goes live!

Happy crafting my friends!

 

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BLOG HOP

Hello everyone,

Its World Card Making Day, and I have two projects to share today – a collaboration between Chibitronics and Honey Bee Stamps, and also a project made using a free digital stamp from Heffy Doodle. Click here to visit the other project.

Let’s have a look at the collaboration project! I do love a good ole collab, and we are part of a blog hop with a chance to WIN! See below for more details!

For this project, I have used the Busy Bees stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps, and made a super simple circuit. I thought it would be fun to put the LED in the bee’s rear end! LOL

I also added a greeting to this card using the Sending You sentiments stamp set also from Honey Bee stamps. I added it to a die cut fishtail banner which I had in my stash.

You can almost see the cloudy skies in this photo above! I love doing ink blending with brushes  – it gives such a soft, subtle look, even though it’s hard to make it show up on camera. I used SSS dye ink and some Lawn Fawn dye ink for the brush blending, and my copics to colour the bee and flower.

In the video, I walk you through how to make the simple circuit. Seriously! It’s easy peasy!  But of course I had to add a little PUSH HERE image to the bottom so the recipient knows to press on the heart. The PUSH HERE is from the Heffy Doodle Interactively Yours stamp set and the heart is an image from the Honey Bee Stamps Busy Bees set. What a perfect pair!

GIVEAWAY INFO

To celebrate this Blog Hop collaboration, Honeybee is giving a $25 gift certificate & Chibitronics is giving away a Chibi starter kit, drawn randomly from comments left across all blogs. WOOHOO! Comments will close at 11:59 ET on Sunday, October 8th and the winners will be announced next week on the Honey Bee Blog. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW TO QUALIFY 

And the next stop on the list is
LISA CISNEROS

Don’t forget I have another blog post today, featuring a Heffy Doodle Stamps free digi. Visit the post here.

HAPPY WORLD CARD MAKING DAY, my friends!

Heffy Doodle INTERACTIVELY YOURS Stamps HFD0009
Heffy Doodle INTERACTIVELY YOURS Stamps HFD0009
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Copper Tape
Copper Tape
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White LED Stickers Pack
White LED Stickers Pack
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Honey Bee BUSY BEES Clear Stamp Set HBST54
Honey Bee BUSY BEES Clear Stamp Set HBST54
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Simon Says Stamp HYBRID INK CUBE Ultimate Pack SETSI228
Simon Says Stamp HYBRID INK CUBE Ultimate Pack SETSI228
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Lawn Fawn ICE CREAM PARLOR Premium Dye Ink Cube Pack LF1531
Lawn Fawn ICE CREAM PARLOR Premium Dye Ink Cube Pack LF1531
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Lawn Fawn SIMPLE STITCHED HILLSIDE BORDERS Lawn Cuts LF1054
Lawn Fawn SIMPLE STITCHED HILLSIDE BORDERS Lawn Cuts LF1054
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Lawn Fawn SIMPLE GRASSY HILLSIDES Lawn Cuts LF1361
Lawn Fawn SIMPLE GRASSY HILLSIDES Lawn Cuts LF1361
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CCWM – Autumn has arrived!

Hey guys,

Friday’s CCWM LIVE stream was a hoot! And I well and truly got my Autumnal vibes on the go! I made two cards – one of which incorporates the Chibitronics LEDS.

To start, I made this sweet Fall card – with lots of distress ink blending in the background. I die cut some leaf shapes onto the top panel using some coordinating dies, so that it peeked through the the layer underneath. I often come back to this fun technique – i like the contrast between the white top layer and the rich tones underneath.

For the main image, I decided to use the deer from the Forest Friends set from MFT stamps, along with one of the tree images. They are super cute! I added some purple tones behind him, although its hard to see when the stamped images are stuck on top. I used my copics to colour them in.

For my greeting, I used the same purple distress inks to colour some white card and then die cut this using a HAPPY die. To complete the greeting, I white heat embossed a partial sentiment from a clearly besotted stamp set on top of an orange ink blended background.

TA-DA! And a little sprinkle of sequins to finish!

For the next card, I asked the viewers what they wanted to see, and someone suggested a light up pumpkin! Even though I LOVE pumpkins, and I love pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin pies — I have very few pumpkin stamps! Can you believe it! BUT, I am never one to shy away from the challenge!

Here’s the finished card!What a cutie, huh?! I used a pierced circle die from Studio Katia to make the circular areas of my pumpkin, and coloured these with some distress inks. I also dug out a die that came free with a magazine which had a flourish – so I used this for some greenery around my pumpkin.

The background looks simple – I wanted a spooky effect, so i added colours with distress inks and then covered it with chipped sapphire and black soot – this is the same way that i create a galaxy effect background, except i didn’t add specks of white for stars this time.

The real magic is of course the light up LED! I used orange lights from the tropics LED set, and put the battery at the top right corner of my card.

I added a greeting using Lawn Fawn’s Milo’s ABCs and also the Monster Mash stamp set – and white heat embossed on top of my black background. I also wanted a small image where the battery lies- and this little spider was perfect. He is a wooden stamp that I have had in my stash for several years – but i think he is super cute!

Thanks for stopping by, and this Friday there will be another LIVE crafting video over on my YouTube. Hope to see you there!

Happy Crafting

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