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Kitty In The Window

Hello friends,

I am just popping in to share a card that I made this weekend. I recently picked up the cute window die from Lawn Fawn and I hadn’t yet used it. I had the idea to create a card with some flowers on the window ledge.

I used a stencil to add a little brick effect to the background of my card using some fossil ink from Simon Says Stamp – I love the subtle look of it! For the flowers I used a few dies that I had in my stash – I think they were both freebies in magazines at some point. For the leaves, I cut one with plain green card and another from a green patterned paper – just for fun!

For the windows, I layered these up with acetate, so they actually move and they have ‘glass’ inside them. There is also a layer of acetate behind the kitty to make sure i could stick her down nicely.

The cat is from My Favorite Things and my 6yo Piper picked this image because ‘it looks like the pretty kitty is smelling the flowers’. I reckon it was the perfect image for this card! <3 I coloured her with my copics – just a little touch of colour!

On the inside I wanted to add a little something so you can see from the front of the card through to the inside, but when I looked at patterned paper, it seemed too busy. Instead I settled on this neutral coloured paper – it is similar to the colour in the kitty and the brick colour, so it works well I think.

I used the Lawn Fawn Outside In stitched rectangle dies for this. I love that they fit just PURRFECTLY!

Thanks for stopping by. Please forgive the phone photos, I didn’t have any battery in my ‘big’ camera, but wanted to share this project anyway.

big hugs

Lesley

 

OH …

A reminder – there will be no Come Craft With Me show this week. We are away at a wedding so won’t be able to do a LIVE YouTube stream. Sorry about that. Keep an eye on the YouTube channel as I will create an event for the next stream, whenever that may be.

Happy Crafting!

 

 

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Happy Sunday my crafty friends!

I am up on the Heffy Doodle blog today with this fun croc card using the Happy Snappy Crocs ste from Heffy Doodle. I love how happy this lil guy looks – and I think he is one of the most popular images in the whole collection.

There is a video that walks through how the whole card was made, but lets give you guys the run down anyway. I started by stamping some of the smaller images onto some Lawn Fawn mermaid teal cardstock using a dark teal ink pad from Simon Says Stamp. Next I used a large stitched rectangle die from Lawn Fawn to cut out an A2 panel.

I used a square die to cut a square shape out of some white cardstock and then used my trimmer to cut it into a polaroid picture frame shape. I repeated this process with grey cardstock so I could create a shadow effect.

The croc I stamped and coloured with some light coloured copic markers and I used the coordinating dies to cut him out, and then layered some vellum behind my frame. For some extra fun I cut the vellum with some cloud dies and layered them up. I added a white heat embossed greeting and also heat embossed the camera flash image onto the background – i love how it pops!

To finish the card, I added some paperclips and a strip of washi tape and then stuck mister croc onto the card using some foam tape. I also added a camera in his hand, and a few hearts to finish off the design!

Thanks so much for stopping by. To place your order for Heffy Doodle products, be sure to do so before 31 July when the Kickstarter will close for preorders.

Oh, and in case you didn’t  catch the latest blog post over on the Heffy Doodle blog – the winner of the blog hop has been announced.

Congratulations PEGGY MALLON!

To claim your prize, please reach out to the Heffy Doodle gang via the Get in Touch section of the Heffy Doodle website.

And for those of you who may have been wondering, this week Heffy Doodle announced that they are upholding an Angel Policy – which means that you are allowed to sell cards that you have made using Heffy Doodle products. WOOHOO!

 

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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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