Washi Tape & Die Cuts – Technique Video Tutorial

by Lesley Oman on 1 February, 2014

Hello everyone,

I am sharing a video today and yes, I am very aware that this is a Christmas card, but guess what, thats just the way I roll sometimes!


This was my first video with my new camcorder and microphone, so hopefully I can make some adjustments over time to make sure the videos look their best! Any feedback is appreciated in the comments below.

This video may be to showcase a Christmas card, but the technique can be used for any kind of card, or even integrated into a scrapbook page. I hope you enjoy it.


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‘Little Brown Mouse’ Scrapbook Layout

by Lesley Oman on 29 July, 2013

Hello Everyone

Oh looky here! A VIDEO! whoohoo! Its been ages since I last shared a video with you, lets hope I havent forgotten how to do it!

This is a walk through video, where I talk you through how I have built up this scrapbook page, walk you through some of the decisions I have made and give some tips Рits always good to share tips, right?

Inspiration for this layout came in two forms, firstly POLAROIDS, hmm love ‘em right now and I was desperate to make some cut files for my silhouette.
And secondly – Jen Gallacher. {I have a not-so-secret scrap crush on this girl!!} I actually feel that her style can be similar to mine at times and she always inspires me. This time I was inspired by this awesome layout.

Jen Gallacher : Memories Made Video #12: Motherhood by the Numbers

You will see that I have taken inspiration from the pennants on the right hand side and also the little flourish of butterflies. Thanks Jen for another inspiring layout! Check our Jen’s Video here.

Enjoy the video and please do leave me a comment if you get a chance. [ Love getting comments- :-) ]

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Hi gang,

I mentioned a little while back that I went to a craft show at a local town. The show was called ‘Make It’ and is held every year at the Farnborough Five Exhibition centre. Last year I went even though I was about 38 weeks pregnant – that certainly wasn’t going to hold me back…on the contrary I would have been SO thrilled to go into labour being surrounded by the craft I love!

Well this year I went without hubby and without bambino, and as a result got to endure a little less kicking and a lot less grief from an impatient husband.

I picked up a bunch of cool stuff and I was excited to share them with you on a video, so I can share the great products and also give a shout out to some of the local UK based crafts businesses that help supply fantastic products to feed our craft addiction. Sorry that the audio isn’t fantastic quality [our mic broke :-( ], but it should still be clear, you may just have to turn the volume up a bit.

To celebrate in my excitement of another batch of new items coming to live in my craft room, I am giving away a free pack of 8×8 scrapbook paper. Check out the video to see the papers that are in the giveaway.

To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is subscribe to our newsletter or leave a comment here or on the You Tube video. Everyone and anyone can enter, I will ship outside of the UK.

Good luck everyone.


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MAN-day Monday : Mackenzie’s First Birthday

by Lesley Oman on 4 March, 2012

Good morning, good morning! Did you have a wonderful weekend? Ours was fun, we went to soft play to celebrate Mackenzie’s first birthday. Pam and I were due on the same date, but as fate would have it, Mackenzie arrived early and Piper arrived late so there are three weeks between Mac and Pi. Here’s my little bear and big bear having lots of fun! For today’s MAN-day Monday card I want to share the birthday card I made for Mackenzie’s first birthday. We also have a video tutorial of how i made this card which is available for our members to watch. If you haven’t signed up to be a member yet, click on the sign up tab at the top right. This is how you access all the downloadable content such as this video and other digital elements which you can use for your crafty projects. {note this is different from becoming a newsletter subscriber, but whilst you’re at it, you might as well do that too!} So here it is, Happy Birthday Mac! And thanks for the invite to the party I had lots of fun, errr, i mean, Piper had lots of fun! Thanks for popping by and don’t forget to check out the video. Products Used