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Happy Monday crafty pals!

I hope you guys are having an awesome day! I am up on the Honey Bee Stamps blog today sharing a fun video using some stamps from the new release,  which we revealed last week!

I made this card as soon as the stamps arrived through my door! I was so excited! In case you didn’t know, this was a collaboration release which meant I illustrated some of the images in these new stamp sets! It was so weird to see a sketchbook with an illustration on one side of my desk, and a fully manufactured stamp set with the same image on a stamp sitting on the other side of my desk! What a thrill!

For this card, I used quite a few stamp sets – talk about greedy, huh!? I used the box from Celebration Box, the larger furries from the Playful Pups and Curious Kitties set, and the Hooray image from the stamp set which is simply called Hooray.

I used copic markers to colour my images, and I knew straight away that I wanted to colour the pup like a golden lab. I started light and darkened up the shadows, but wanted to keep a rich, honey tone to his fur. For the kitty, I decided to colour her with seal-point features, rather than the usual tabby colours I tend to reach for. I think she looks rather elegant!

I really wanted to show you guys one of the images from Celebration Box – it is a long, skinny triangle, and its hard to figure out what on earth it is. The idea was that it could be stamped repeatedly to create little beams of light – just as I have done on this card. First I stamped the background, then my masking the box, I stamped just on the area which is the inside of the box. I also heat embossed some rays on the background and used the ink resist technique to make them pop!

For the greeting, I created a two-tone effect by adding blue ink to the bottom of the stamp and purple to the top half. I used my MISTI tool which meant I could double stamp the image, giving a nice seamless blend in the middle.

I decided to create a similar effect on the balloon images, stamped using the Celebration Box set, and I added some string to these balloons using some crochet thread, securing the ends of the string to the card using a little dab of Ranger multi matte medium.

For the inside of the shaker, I used some of the embellishments from the new Baby Boy sequin mix, also from Honey Bee Stamps. I love the variety of styles in the pack, but they all coordinate so beautifully!

Thank you for coming by to see my card today, and I hope you enjoyed the video! Thank you to everyone who has shared such kind words about the new release – I am delighted that you guys love it!

Have a great day and HAPPY CRAFTING!




Hello everyone! It’s day 4 of sneak peeks for the new Honey Bee Stamps release, in collaboration with little old me! I am here to give you guys a little taste of the last stamp set in our release!

Let’s get started! Take a little peek at CURIOUS KITTIES!

That’s right! We couldn’t release PLAYFUL PUPS without having a little kitty counterpart – after all, fur-babies come in all shapes and sizes!

Just like PLAYFUL PUPS, this CURIOUS KITTIES set has a larger cat image, perfect for use as a Mama cat, and there is a selection of little kittens- all of which have their own personality! I hope you like them!

As well as the kitties, there are accessories and other images which will help you build fun scenes around your purr-fect pals!

Let’s take a look at some projects that I have made using this set!

This card is a simple one-layer card showing you how you can use some of the images together. The wooden pole is actually the stick part of a cat chaser toy, but in this card I have mixed it up a little and have used it as a makeshift fishing pole!

I coloured the images with copic markers and used my grey tones to add a little shadow to ground my design. Then I used some dot piercing dies from Cheery Lynn Designs to add an interesting frame around the stamped area.

Perhaps clean and simple isn’t your style – that’s okay, because these images can be used to create lots of cute scenes like this one!

For this card I have inked up some die cut panels with my distress inks to create an outside scene, and added some of our CURIOUS KITTIES to the front! They sure do look like they are having fun!

With accessories such as a bowl, a ball of yarn and of course some critters to chase, this set has lots to keep your kitties busy!

 Once again I used my copic markers to colour the images, but I had to fussy cut them as my dies had not yet arrived in the post. I simply can’t wait to get my PAWS on them!

For this card I also used some stamps from the HOORAY set to add a greeting to my card! I told you this HOORAY set has lots of awesome stamps! Just wait until you see the full set tomorrow!

So there you have it! Four new 4×6 stamp sets: CELEBRATION BOX, WELCOME BABY, PLAYFUL PUPS and CURIOUS KITTIES, all of which have matching dies. We also have an awesome greeting stamp set called HOORAY which is a massive 4×8 size!

Are you ready for the full reveal!? I certainly am! This has been under wraps for so long, I am so excited that the time is finally here. Please come back tomorrow to see the FULL RELEASE, we will be showing the COMPLETE stamp sets so you can see which ones are your favourites!

Before then though, be sure to go to the Honey Bee Stamps blog to see another project today using CURIOUS KITTIES!

Have a great day!

Lesley x


Hello and welcome back to Hungry Heffy Crafts! We are in the midst of an exciting week, celebrating the new Honey Bee Stamps release, which was designed in collaboration with ME!! (yippeee)

Today is day three, if you haven’t seen day one and two – you better go and take a look

DAY 2 – Annoucning WELCOME BABY

But today we are announcing PLAYFUL PUPS

I love animals, so it was particularly fun to create a set full of furry friends! In this set there is a larger dog which could be used as a mamma dog, and a whole litter of pups! I think this scruffy one is my fave! There is also a range of doggy accessories including separate tags which can be stamped onto the doggy collars!

Not only do I have two projects for you today, be sure to visit the Honey Bee Stamps blog where is there another project showcasing the new PLAYFUL PUPS set.

Let’s have a look at my projects using this set! First of all, this fun anniversary card!

For this card, I first stamped a load of the accessories randomly onto card and white heat embossed these. Next I used my trusty distress inks to blend an ombre effect over the stamped images – the embossed images resist the ink and really pop against the brightly coloured background!

The greeting I made using two stamps from the HOORAY stamp set. The font is basic and beautiful, and the words in this set can be used for so many occasions! You will get a better look on Friday when we do the full reveal!

Next I stamped two of the doggies onto neenah cardstock and coloured these using copic markers. I wanted one to look a little scruffy and one to look sleek – a bit like a weimaraner dog! They have such a gorgeous sleek silvery coat, so I used my warm greys to build up some silvery tones.

For the scruffy dog, I even added a cute little bow to make her a lady pup! The heart is from an older (but awesome) stamp set called Beautiful Life.

Let’s have a look at another project using these PLAYFUL PUPS!

What do you think of these three cuties!? I made a promise to myself to use more patterned paper in my projects this year so in this card I combined some patterned paper with some white card embossed with an embossing folder. I love the way dry embossing creates a lovely texture.

On this card I have used three different puppies from the PLAYFUL PUPS set, and given them each a bowl of chow! Two puppies have collars so I have coloured them to match their bowls.

I coloured this pups with some copic markers and then fussy cut the images. This stamp set does come with coordinating dies, but they were still in the factory when I was making this card, so i had to make do with a good old pair of fiskars scissors!

To add some texture and fun, I created some pennants to add to the card – I used a stamp from the set which can be used for this purpose, or can be used to make a bandanna on a pup. I like to think of new and creative ways to stretch my stamps like this!

So there you go, there is a sneak peek at PLAYFUL PUPS! Don’t forget to visit the Honey Bee Stamps Blog to see another project using this stamp set, and come back tomorrow to see another sneak peek!

Happy Crafting!

Lesley xx

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