Card Making

Hello there crafty friends!

It was a bank holiday weekend with us this weekend, and unfortunately we had a poorly pickle, so i never got to post a video on Sunday as i had originally planned. But better late than never, huh?!

This is a Get Well Soon card for my Uncle Robin, who had some much awaited surgery last week. We visited him when Piper and I were in Ireland last month, and we all sat on his bed and looked thorough his sketchbooks and art stash – Piper even drew a picture inside a sketchbook and used his polychromos pencils to colour it in – (I’m not jealous!!! :-S ok, maybe i am!!)

I didn’t really want to put Get Well Soon on the card, but thought that it would look better with a greeting saying “wishing you a speedy recovery”. Of course, i didn’t have any perfect stamps with exactly that greeting, but in the video you can see how i made it work with the supplies that i do have! :-)

The card also features some die cutting combos! Once again, i knew what i wanted to do, so i played around with what i already have in order to make it work! I think it turned out pretty cute!

Enjoy the Video!

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More Than Cats Love Boxes {video}

by Lesley Oman on 24 April, 2016

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you have had a crafty week!
I have a card to share which features some delicious ink smooching!! This technique is so much fun, and i love the way it looks- not sure why i don’t do it more often!

I have teamed up my distress ink smooching with a Simon Says Stamp kitty stamp from the You Are Pawesome set, and Lawn Fawn Milo’s ABCs, and an ‘i love you’ stamp from Technique Tuesday.

I also used the Mama Elephant All Prettied Up die set to create the box and scalloped panel.

Here’s the video, have fun! and please hit that thumbs up button if you like it! YEAY!! :-)

Have a great weeeeeeeekkkk!

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‘Happy Carebearth Day’ Shaker Card {video}

by Lesley Oman on 17 April, 2016

Happy Sunday everyone!

I hope you are ready for a little visit to Nostalgia Central, as the card that i have to share today features a super cute CAREBEAR!!

Ever since i picked up the Bear Necessaties stamp set from SimonSaysStamp, i have been planning to make a card with a carebear, and then i realised yesterday that one of the bears has a moon and star on it’s belly and the stamps in the Mama Elephant Unicorns and Rainbows set prettied much matched the design completely! How cool is that?

I used some of the cloudy stamps from this Unicorns and Rainbows stamp set to build up a background on some watercolour cardstock, and used a masking technique to cover these images when i inked the background with distress inks. I purposely kept the colours soft to create a ethereal and whimsical background! I think it turned out super cute!

If you have seen the SSS Bear Necessities stamp, you might realise that this little guys face looks different. Thats because i used a heart stamp from Wplus9 to give him his trademark heart nose, and i added different eyes from a stamp in the Lawn Fawn Critters of the Sea stamp set. I think it made him much more friendly and cheery! aww. cute little bedtime bear!

At the last minute i decided to make this card into a shaker card, and the greeting was a little too big to fit on to the cloud die cut, so instead i stamped the greeting onto some heat proof acetate – i love how it turned out! But i don’t think i could have stamped it so perfectly without the mist – stamping on a slick surface is tricky, especially with versa mark ink – but it all worked out! Maybe it was because i was away for work this week and hadn’t been able to craft much, and so the crafting gods were smiling down upon me! Either that, or i was just plain lucky!! :-)

Enjoy the video and see you soon.

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You’re Pawesome! {video}

by Lesley Oman on 10 April, 2016


Hey everyone!

Today’s card is for all you guys – because i kinda think you are all Pawesome!!
( Oh, i do love a good pun! ) <3

I finally got to use one of my new masks that i picked up on my recent order from SimonSaysStamp! I think these falling stars are so cute! and i love the white-on-white effect that you get from using embossing paste! It is such good fun!

Sorry if you can’t understand me in the video. I had just come back from my trip to Northern ireland and my native colloquialisms were sneaking back into my everyday vocabulary! :-) and i was super tired after the trip, so i got a little confuddled at one point! LOL. never mind!

I also wanted to mention that i have been doing a little play with watercolouring. I am not sure why, but i have been completely enthralled by the way it looks, especially with whimsical illustrations! i have been binge watching a few illustrators on YouTube and have been giving it a go myself. I will be sharing some on the blog soon, but if you want to take a sneak peek, head on over to my instagram account :-) .

for now, though… i will leave you with the video! Enjoy!

Oh, also…. i am working on a video showing how i spiced up some plain store bought items for Piper’s birthday and sprinkled a little HungryHeffy crafty magic on them in order to create not only bespoke one-of-a-kind items, but also it made them waaaaay prettier… —-watch this space — :-) Ciao!

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