Enjoy The Adventure: Bon Voyage Card (video)

by Lesley Oman on 25 May, 2015


I made this card a little while ago for our work colleague, John, who took the brave step of packing his bags and moving to Spain. It all happened so fast, but i know he will do GREAT over there!

Of course, i had to send him off in style with his own bespoke HHC card! I used this super cute fox /wolf critter from the mama elephant up and away stamp set, coloured with some spectrum noir pencils. I also used the paper airplane image from lawn fawn- isn’t it cute how it looks like he is throwing it!!

For the background i wanted to invoke the idyllic hues of a spanish pool, so created a watercolour effect using distress inks.

Enjoy the video, and see you again soon,





Robots & A Recessed Sentiment {Video}

by Lesley Oman on 4 May, 2015

More robots! But i can’t really help it – they are adorable, right?

I have been making cards for Craig’s work, so I am trying to make some that would appeal to the geek masses, and these robots are just ideal! I think this card would work for either a boy or a girl.

I have used dies to create an aperture, or window, and then embossed the greeting behind – it gives a nice element of dimension and interest to the card.

My images are coloured using Spectrum Noir colouring pencils – i am loving these sweet little investments!

Watch the video for more fun!


Love You DEERLY (video)

by Lesley Oman on 14 April, 2015


How are ya? The sun is shining here in Sunny Surrey, England, and I have just had a productive session in the craft room! Yeay! I have quite a few birthdays coming up so i made a list of cards to make and as there are about 10 needed in the next few weeks, i got cracking! I managed to get two done- both playing with distress inks as a water colouring medium. Videos to follow soon, i promise!

I have a video for today. OK. So, I’m not sure if it is supposed to be a Christmas card (?) or a valentines card, or a anniversary card, or simply a generic ‘hey there, i love you’ kinda card. Lets just say it could be used for all or any of the above.

I few awesome products to mention – the lawn fawn stitched rectangle dies of course. LOVE THESE! You know that anyway because they are practically in EVERY video you see! heehee! Also, the cottage cutz deer die. Its an oldie, but a cutie! Another favourite is the sakura glaze pen. I have it in white and black – perfect for eyes and noses of critters (as in this video) but i also used it in a cool way to create another awesome look! Check it out!

thanks for stopping by!



Sending Love – Envelope Background Stamping

by Lesley Oman on 5 April, 2015


Another video to share today Рand another play round with using stamps to create backgrounds for cards. For this card I was experimenting using the envelope stamps from the SimonSaysStamp Happy Mail stamp set. I think this stamp set is so versatile!

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I am really loving the text as well as the other images! Here’s a video walkthrough of how i made the card. Enjoy!