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Hello Crafty gals and boys!

I’m spending today with some new Lawn Fawn goodies – and I’ve managed to make, video, edit and upload a video all in one day- which is pretty much a record for me. I was feeling proud as punch, until I noticed that there is an annoying flicker on the footage. Sorry about that guys. I have enlisted the help of mister husband to see if we can make sure that doesn’t happen on future videos. Grrr! Mega frustrating – I hope you can endure it for today.

Here’s today’s card! A fun interactive card featuring a carousel or merry-go-round – one of my childhood favourite funfair rides! We used to go to an Irish seaside town called Portrush, and they had the most amazing Carousel – it always seemed like pure magic to me and my sister!

I thought this unicorn would make the cutest little element for my carousel, and I coloured him with pastel copic colours, and added a layer of glitter with my Wink of Stella clear glitter brush marker. I then added some extra sparkle using the sakura clear glitter gel pen, around the horn and the mane. Everyone knows that unicorns are 98% sparkle!

Of course there is some distress inking, and whole load of diecutting. I even threw in a little heat embossing with holographic embossing powder – for an extra glimmery shine!

The video walks you through how I made the card from start to finish. I hope you enjoy it!

Don’t forget that the Chibitronics Giveaway is still open until 31 April 2017. 

Head on over to this blog post to get more details on how you could win a Chibitronics starter kit.

Also coming up this week is the new release from Honey Bee Stamps. HBS are celebrating their birthday, so it’s the biggest release EVER! Be sure to visit the Honey Bee Stamps blog this week to see all the new goodies!

Happy crafting!

Lesley

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IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!! YAAAAY!

That’s right, its giveaway time!

I am so excited to say that Hungry Heffy Crafts are joining forces with the amazing Chibitronics again, to bring you another fun card making video, and a giveaway!

The wonderful gang over at Chibitronics create fun LED Circuit Stickers which make it possible to combine arts and craft with technology! Here are a few of my previous projects using the fun lights!

Light Up Fox Shaker Card I Lava You – Light Up Volcano Valentine’s Card

Little Pick Up – Multicoloured LED Light Up Truck 

Check out the full details on how you can enter this fabulous giveaway at the bottom of this post!

but first, let’s take a look at today’s card! The full video tutorial is at the top of this post, and can also be found on YouTube.

This card features the fun little Loch Ness Monster image from the Lawn Fawn Loveable Legends stamp set, and I have paired this up with some Lawn Fawn and Mama Elephant dies.

You will see from the video, that when making cards with Chibitronics, I like to build it in two layers – the circuit layer, and the design layer. I find this the easiest way to get the results I want.

In this card, I knew I wanted two lights – one white LED for the stars – and the Lawn Fawn snowy backdrop die was great for creating a night sky. I then used a yellow LED to create the glow of a full moon.

I kept the scene quite simple – using the stitched mountain border dies and stitched hillside border dies to create a landscape – with Loch Ness in the foreground! I used distress inks to add colour to my die cuts, and added a layer of blue vellum to the very front.

To make sure the yellow and white lights didn’t ‘pollute’ each others area, I used foam tape to separate these areas – you can see exactly what I mean in the video!  I also added black cardstock behind the night sky – this was because I only wanted the lights to shine through the little holes and not shine through the actual cardstock.

Here’s what it looks like when the lights are off! I think it is such fun! I like that the card looks clean and simple, but has some hidden pizzazz! I hope you like it too!

Now…

Thanks to our friends at Chibitronics, you too will have the chance to WIN A CHIBITRONICS STARTER KIT – this gives you everything you need to get started with building your own paper circuits, and making fun light up projects!

Here’s what you can do to enter! You can do any of the below, or a combination – multiple entries are allowed, and international applicants are welcome! (Although, please note that sometimes the post office can be funny about shipping batteries, so these may be removed from the kit, depending on the country postage rules) <3

  • Follow me @hungryheffy on Instagram, and add a comment on the giveaway post tagging a friend. Reposting will give you an extra entry.
  • Leave a comment on the YouTube Video for today’s project over at the Hungry Heffy YT channel
  • You can also leave a comment here on this Blog post

The giveaway will remain open until 30th April and the winner will be announced on May 1st 2017.

To find out more about Chibitronic products, distributors and to see lots of fun projects – head on over to their website at www.chibitronics.com. You can also follow them on Instagram at www.instagram.com/chibitronics

The great news is that I will be sharing even more Chibitronics tutorials and more giveaways in the future, so make sure you stay tuned!

GOOD LUCK! 

Happy Crafting!

Lesley

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Hello and happy Monday everyone!

The other day I totally thought I had lost my large stitched rectangle die and I nearly cried. Honest to goodness, I nearly did cry! Of course, it was just hiding, but I had the realisation that I hardly ever use any of the other rectangle dies apart from the largest A2 size one. I decided to challenge myself – so I set out to make a card using a smaller rectangle die – and this is the result- a card featuring Playful Pups, Celebration Box, and Sending You Sentiments.

I first inked up an A2 panel with some distress ink and a blending tool – I used tumbled glass and cracked pistachio inks – i love these two together! Then I cut out my small rectangle and added a few layers of clouds using a cloud die, which would be the perfect backdrop for this cuddly canine!

I stamped this pup from the Playful Pups set in memento tuxedo black ink as well as the roundest balloon from the celebration box set. Before cutting out the balloon I drew in a straight line with a copic multiliner and a ruler so it had a straight string coming from the knot. These sets come with coordinating dies, but mister postie hasn’t brought mine yet so I had to do it the good old fashioned way with some fussy cutting.

Can you see the texture on the pup? To create this I used the stippling technique to add tiny dots of colour with the copic marker. It gives more interest to the final project and doesn’t make it look so flat. I think it looks especially fun on critters as it brings them to life a bit more I think.

Of course I needed a greeting, and the Sending You Sentiments were the perfect choice! I chose the ‘sending you’, ‘loads of’ & ‘love’. I used a little washi tape to mask off the ‘loads of’ image so i could separate the two letters out slightly to create a more balanced greeting.

To finish the card, I added a sprinkling of Baby Boy sequins along with some stars that I stamped from the Welcome Baby set. I love that these teeny weeny images have coordinating dies – it makes it so easy to add those finishing touches to a card!

Thanks for stopping by

Have a great week!

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