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It’s BLOG HOP day! HIP HIP HORRAY!

Update 20 July- Blog hop entries are now closed. Thank you for participating. Winner will be announced on the Heffy Doodle blog on 22 July.

Hello everyone,
I am so excited to be joining a host of crafty friends in the Heffy Doodle blog hop today. I have been looking forward to today for weeks – as I cannot wait to see what everyone else is going to make with these Heffy Doodle goodies! Click on the image below to go back to the start of the hop if you like.

The Heffy Doodle Kickstarter campaign is alive and kicking, and will be running until 31 July – so if you haven’t already preordered some cute stamps and dies, then make sure you go check out the Kickstarter campaign before the end of the month. You can also follow Heffy Doodle on social media too. They are @heffydoodlestamps on Instagram, and @heffydoodle over on facebook, twitter and pinterest.

Not only am I making a project for the Heffy Doodle blog hop, but this is also a project that is featured in this month’s edition of Papercraft Inspirations magazine. So let me extend a MASSIVE welcome to everyone who is joining us because they saw the Heffy Doodle News article in the magazine. We are thrilled to have you with us!

Wanna WIN!?

If you leave a comment at each stop along the way, you will be in with a chance to WIN! Comments will remain open until 12 noon BST on 20th July and the winner will be announced on 22nd July on the Heffy Doodle Blog. The winner will receive an exclusive Heffy Doodle cotton tote and a set of 12 Distress Oxides! Entries are open worldwide. 

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If you are following along on the hop, you would have come from the awesome Lizi over at the Love From Lizi blog, and if not – don’t fear – you can start at the beginning by visiting the Heffy Doodle blog – just click HERE!

I have actually got two projects today – because after I made the card, I had a few scraps on my table that I simply couldn’t waste – so I made a matching pillow box to coordinate with this fun card! The full instructions are available in the video at the bottom of this post.

I am using two stamp sets from Heffy Doodle – first the Unbearable Without You set which has lots of fun crafty images. I white heat embossed the images onto my background and then created an ombre effect using my distress inks. I also added the SPIN ME message from the Interactively Yours stamp set – these images are so fun for interactive cards!

Did you know that you can stamp different expressions onto this cute bear? So on one side of the spinner is a sweet, concerned looking bear, and on the other side is a happy chappie with a paint brush tucked into his paws! I love tucking things into his paws – it makes this set so versatile!

The front of the card says I MISS YOU, and on the inside I have used some of the other sentiments that are included in this stamp set. I have decided to make it say ”I miss you.. so much that I can BEARLY craft!”. 🙂 teeehee!

When I had this card all finished, there was a left over piece of card with all the crafty supplies embossed onto it – and there was also some pink cardstock on my table – so I grabbed a pillow box die and some craft foam and decided to also make a coordinating box with a shaker panel on the front! I think this pillow box would be perfect for holding a small gift!

I used the same sequins (from Honey Bee Stamps) and the same colour scheme to make sure both projects matched nicely – but for the image I used a different bear that is in the Unbearable Without You set from Heffy Doodle.

I also added two of the smaller images from the Interactively Yours stamp set – one that says ‘SHAKE ME’ and one that says ‘I have a surprise inside!’ – aren’t they sweet?!

I hope you have enjoyed my projects and next up is the wonderful

LAURA BASSEN

 

and in case you want to see where you are in the order of hopping, here is the full list of all the participating bloggers. Thanks again for joining us, and don’t forget to leave a comment so you can be in with a chance to win!

Heffy Doodle Blog

Nichol Spohr

Jusine Hovey

Laura Sterckx

Alicia Havranek

Sandy Allnock

Amanda Kortkova

Elizabeth John

Lesley Oman <– YOU ARE HERE

Laura Bassen

Dennice Watts

Jessica Frost-Ballast

Heather Hoffman

Nicole Picadura

Lydia Evans

Laurel Beard

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Sometimes you make a card and you hardly even want to give it away!

I am so in love with this card! I think it is because I have used so many of the fabulous brands that I love – and they all work so beautifully together on this one little A2 sized masterpiece!

Thanks to everyone who joined me for the LIVE Come Craft With Me show over on YouTube where I made this card LIVE on air. If you missed it – don’t worry, you can always watch the replay above!

Let’s take a look at the finished card!

This is a teacher thank you card that I have made using products from Heffy Doodle, Lawn Fawn, Mama Elephant, Studio Katia, Simon Says Stamp and Hero Arts! Talk about mixing and matching your stamps!

For my teacher I used the elephant from the Heffy Doodle Elephant of Surprise set, and added a pair of glasses (from the Mama Elephant Page Huggers set) and her skirt is made using the fairy house roof in the Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends set! teehee!

For the blackboard I used the easel from the Mama Elephant Lil Painters stamp set – it was an awesome addition to this fun scene!

I knew I wanted to add these fairies from Lawn Fawn, because I recently got some beautiful sequin and bead mixs from Studio Katia – and they just reminded me of fairies! So I had to add them in there too!

In the Hero Arts set called Everyday Saying, there was this sweet whimsical image that said ‘you’re the best’ – i thought it kinda looked like a child’s handwriting – so i mixed that with some Lawn Fawn Milo’s ABCs to create my sentiment on the front, and then added the ‘Thank you fairy much’ on the inside (from Fairy Friends, Lawn Fawn).

To carry the design through to the inside, I stamped another elephant for the inside of my card. This Ellie is in a different pose, but is from that same Heffy Doodle Elephant of Surprise stamp set. I think she looks so sweet!

 

Thank you so much for stopping by, and i hope you will join me next week for another YouTube LIVE crafting session – Friday nights at 9pm BST over at https://youtube.com/hungryheffy

Have a great day!

x

Lesley

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Hey crafty friends,

I have set up my event for this Friday’s Come Craft With Me LIVE stream, and realised that I never did share last week’s CCWM project on my blog! What a silly sausage I am!

I had such a blast on last weeks show – firstly – our audio worked a dream! YIPPPPEEEEE!! WOOOHOOO! I cannot tell you how happy that made me (and Craig, even more so!). Also last week was the first CCWM since we launched Heffy Doodle stamps! And after a fantastic start to our kickstarter campaign, I was kinda on cloud nine!

When I was designing these stamps I really wanted to bring you guys a new stamp brand that you (AND I) could use alongside some of our other favourite brands. So in this CCWM show, I used both Heffy Doodle and Lawn Fawn products to demonstrate how beautiful they go together.

We had a little vote – should these critters be picnic-ing at the beach or in the forest? This week Craig did some magic and made the comments appear on the playback screen, which means that everyone who doesn’t get a chance to watch it live will still be able to keep track of the conversation and interactions! Hope you like that new feature – we’ve had great feedback so far!

And as you can guess  – the beach won!

For this card, I used the simple stitched border dies, the stitched cloud backdrop & the ocean hillside pop up die (all from Lawn Fawn) to create this beach scene. I added some distress ink to create the beach.

I used the Blah Bunny dies from Honey Bee Stamps to create my own plaid picnic blanket. I am so thrilled with how this turned out! Super cute!

I used a selection of stamps from my stash to create the dashed, dotted and solid lines.

I added a croc and a bear from Heffy Doodle stamps, along with some accessories such as the cake, the wine glass and wine bottle, and for the beach accessories I used some Lawn Fawn stamps in my stash.

I used Critters of the sea as well as Life is Good from Lawn Fawn – and I love how these stamps work so well with one another.

I struggled for a while in regards to a greeting – but it all paid off in the end! I love this message  – it is from a super old stamp set called Everyday sayings from Hero Arts. oh… and the sun is from the Sunday Strolls set from Mama Elephant. I am glad i added it in the end!

If you missed the LIVE stream, don’t worry – you can watch the video playback above. It is fun to put on in the background when you get crafty!

There is another Come Craft With Me coming up this week. Every Friday, at 9 pm BST / 4 pm EST, you can find me over at the Hungry Heffy YouTube channel.

Here is a sneaky peek of this weeks card – it will be a teacher thank you card, and once again I am mixing and matching different stamp brands together to create an extra fun card! Click the photo to go to the event  and you can then tell YouTube if you want to be notified when the show goes live. <3

Sending big crafty hugs

xx

Lesley

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