Card Making

Happy Retirement Build-a-scene Card {video}

by Lesley Oman on 16 November, 2015

Happy Retirement Tony!

I love to look through my stamps and find ways to mix and match images to build a bigger picture. That is exactly what i did when creating this card for Tony – a work colleague that i have known for nearly 8 years, who retired in the summer. He and his lovely wife decided to live life to the fullest- they packed up the camper van and headed to France for the summer.

I realised the other day that i hadn’t shared this video with you yet – have fun, and please do give me a thumbs up if you liked the card or subscribe to my youtube channel.

and here are some close up piccys to share with all you crafty kids.
Have a great day.


Hello everyone.

Sorry there has been a little bit of a hungryheffycrafts-hiatus, but about two weeks ago, i was on my way to the craft room, tripped and fell flat on my face. I ended up breaking my left elbow, and i have bone edema (bone bruising) on my right arm. So i have been R-E-S-T-I-N-G, which is a very boring job to be honest. It is amazing how little you can do when you are not allowed to use your arms.

So i have been binge watching crafty you tube videos, and i also signed up to Wilna Fursenbergs Art Class – I LOVED IT. I am feeling very inspired to crack out the scrapbooking supplies – at least when i get my arms back into action.

Luckily, i had a few videos that were ready to rumble, so i didn’t have to use my hands much in order to get this video onto YT, but i will confess that it is taking me a ridiculously long time to finger type this blog post! LOL
On that note…. here is the video….ENJOY!


Hello crafty friends!

This card was a lot of fun! I wanted to use some of the Lawn Fawn Monster Mash critters that i had previously stamped and coloured using some copic markers. I thought that they would be fabulous little aliens, so i needed a space themed background.

This really was one of those times when you get ink all over your fingers, but i think it was worth it! I love how it turned out.

Watch the video for the full tutorial on how to make this kind of space-age background. oh, but before you go, can i just say that i also love these Milo ABC stamps from Lawn Fawn – what great way to create a sentiment stamp that says exactly what you want it to say!


Hand lettering is very on trend right now, and I LOVE IT! I have been watching some videos from Kristina Werner (@starofmay on instagram) who has an amazing talent when it comes to wielding a brush – her hand lettering and calligraphy is so amazingly beautiful!

I have dabbled around with a brush and some watercolours, but i guess it takes lots of practise. Maybe i will keep trying. I seem to do a little better with a brush marker- so i decided to play around and add some hand lettering to this baby card that i was making.

I wanted to keep the baby card to neutral, muted tones so used grey ink for the most of the design. The bunny is from the Mama Elephant Up and Away stamp set, and the text stamps are from Hero Arts and Personal Impressions. I coloured the bunny using copic markers and added a touch of sparkle with some clear wink of steel brush pen.

I had some real problems trying to find a pink ink in my stash that was ‘jussstt right’, but had to make do with a light pink that is really hard to see on the video. sorry about that. i have just placed an order for some Ranger Dye Pink gum ball ink – hopefully that will fill the pink void in my collection :-)

Here is the video – check it out! Have a great day!