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Happy Sunday everyone! As promised, today I am sharing another card featuring the Chibitronic LEDs – fun little lights that you can incorporate into your cards to make them super special!

This time I used a yellow LED as a shooting star -and these two bunnies from the Mama Elephant Honey Bunny stamp set was the perfect image to set the scene, and the stars are from the Unicorns & Rainbows Stamp set, also from Mama Elephant.

I got down and dirty with my distress ink for this one, but I really enjoy creating night time scenes as I think they look awesome! So at the end of the night when my fingers are black with inkiness – I just remind myself that its all worth it! :-)

To colour the bunnies I used my distress inks with a water brush to ‘paint’ the image. I love the way this looks on cards -and its a fairly quick process which is an added bonus!

The trickiest part of this card was of course the circuit. It takes a little practice, but I am getting much quicker now, and I have picked up some tricks along the way! :-) In this card I used a post it note to create the switch mechanism, and it was much easier than sticking down a piece of paper because i could move it about if i needed to.

I decided to make the button a lot more subtle on this card… no ‘press me’ or ‘push’ buttons at all. Even the LED is fairly subtle… I was thinking that it would be fun to put a message in the inside to make it more obvious – maybe ‘give the bunnies a hug’ or ‘squeeze the bunnies’. That way it would be an even bigger surprise for the recipient!

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the video!

If you like this card, you might want to check out these other cards which also have LEDs in them – I Lava You and Winter Fox. We are off to a May Fair, to have hotdogs, ice-cream and lots of fun! But before I go, I wanted to share a sneaky peeky of a home decor project I am working on. It’s so cute I could scream!! CIAO!

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Hello Crafty friends!

My best mate Alexia has recently become a proud new home owner (yeay!) and of course, this called for a card! But, she also landed herself a shiny new job too, which, of course, also calls for a card! I decided that i wanted to make a one-of-a-kind, fun, double duty card – and what better way than an exploding box card!

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This fun card is full of awesome critters from the SimonSaysStamp Baby Party Animal stamp set. I love it! The stamps were perfect for creating a bunch of animals and some party style accessories such as presents and balloons!

To make the card double sided, i needed to do some reverse stamping! This is a little tricky, but the more you practise, the better you get. In the video i show two different ways to achieve the reverse image of a stamp – first, using acetate and a MISTI stamp tool, and the other using a light box – but you can easily use a window as a make-shift light box if you don’t have a purpose made one. Of course, you could use a stamp that is symmetrical, but i didn’t want to be restricted on the images i used.

I love that this box folds flat enough to go into a normal envelope. Sure, there is a little bulk, but you can still send it through the post, but you might need to upgrade to a stamp for a large letter. I think that it also makes the big reveal even more special.

When Alexia opened slid the card out of the envelope she actually did a “woaaahh!!” squeal of joy! All that stamping, colouring, and cutting was totally worth it! And now she has a cute new ornament spicing up her spangly new living room!

Did you notice the cute scallop border on the box flaps? I wanted to pretty up the box a little, so the Mama Elephant All Prettied Up die set was just perfect for adding a little pizzazz to this project. And i totally loved the stitching detail so I also used some stitched border dies to add some more texture to the box. :-)

Enjoy the video! I tried to make a note of the measurements and crease lines so you can try to make one yourself if you like. I’m off to drool over the new lawn fawn release! ohh, its sooooooo pretttttttyyyyyyyy!!!!

Happy Sunday!

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Hey there crafty friends!

Did you guys get super crafty over the weekend to celebrate (inter) National Scrapbook Day? I noticed quite a hive of activity on Instagram and Facebook groups, with lots of challenges and other fun ways to get the creative juices flowing.

Unfortunately i didn’t get a chance to get scrappy, as we had other plans over the weekend. Plus, it has been sooooooo long since i scrapped it would probably take me all week to finish a page! :-)

I’ve been watching some Sketchbook tour videos on YouTube recently, especially from some artists and illustrators that i follow, and so i thought it might be fun to share a scrapbook tour with you guys. It seemed only fitting, seeing as it was iNSD recently.

So here is a video showing you one of my most recent scrapbooks. Yes, the products will be older, but a lot of the design techniques and layouts will, i’m sure, still be used for inspiration.

I hope that you are inspired by some of my layouts, and maybe even get a bit crafty yourself!

Enjoy!

x

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YouTube Welcome Video & A Foxy Girl Card

by Lesley Oman on 11 May, 2016

Hello crafty friends!

The sun in shining and Lesley is smiling!! :-D Doesn’t the world seem better when there is sunshine!? YEAH!

Did you notice that i updated my photo over there on the right! –>
In the previous photo I had short blonde hair, and as I now have long brown hair, it really didn’t look much like me! I thought it was time for an update! It was one of those things that i had been meaning to do for ages but didn’t quite get round to it! I know you guys know what i mean! One of those things that gets pushed from one list to the next!

Speaking of which, there was something else on that perpetual list that i finally managed to cross out … a YouTube channel trailer video for new visitors!
(Oh my gosh, i feel so productive all of a sudden!!)

I finally did it! Go me!! I even stepped in front of the camera! You guys see my crafty fingers all the time, but rarely get to see my mug! <3

If you are already subscribed the the HungryHeffy YT channel, (... thank you, thank you, thank you!!...) then you probably won't see it as it's usually only for new visitors, so here it is for you to enjoy! It might well be the best 90 seconds of your day! (but i'm not promising anything! :-) heehee)

It would be rude not to share a little craftiness with you guys so here’s a card i made a little while back that didn’t have a video. I don’t think i have shared it before, apart from on Instagram! Isn’t she a cutie!?

I used the partial die cutting technique to create a frame around this little foxy girl. I really must do this again as it is super fun! I like the way there is a flat bit which looks a bit like the ground, and it also leaves lots of room for the greeting. ,

I used copic markers to colour her and her furry friends. I think the foxes are so sweet. I wish i had a fox!

The word ‘Hello’ is from a die cut – and I used a little distress ink to give it a blue hue, and added a little stamping underneath! Lovely jubbly!

That’s all for now, but i also wanted to say that i am working on a Scrapbook Tour video in honour of (inter) National Scrapbook Day last weekend! so watch this space!!

Have a great day, and don’t forget the sunscreen!

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