Gelatos On Vellum – And A GIVEAWAY!

by Lesley Oman on 4 February, 2015

WOOHOOOOOO! Look at that! All of a sudden i noticed something – 1500 YouTube subscribers! Oh course, my first thought was ‘Uh? Wah? HUH?’ then i progressed onto “woohoo”! :-)

Thank you guys so much! It means a lot to little old me – and so to celebrate…. it’s GIVEAWAY time!

I have a video to share today, which is all about me playing with gelatos on vellum to create a vellum aperture card, and i have hijacked the video for a minute to say thanks and talk about the giveaway. ( it was definitely a bit weird to have my face in front of the camera instead of just my hands!).

All you have to do is leave a comment on youtube or on this post, by 28 February 2015, and i will pick a winner. It’s open to everyone, regardless of your geographical location. What do you win? well, for starters the above stamp set by Paula Pascual called Big Sentiments – i have used it in my video here, and have used it MANY millions of times, because it is just so versatile. You will LOVE it! I imagine i will add some other bits and pieces from my stash too when the time comes.

So why not watch the video, leave a comment, and have a great day!



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Deer Shaker Valentines Card

by Lesley Oman on 6 January, 2015

Hello crafty friends!

I have another video for you today – and its a shaker style valentines card. For this video, i used a technique with funky foam (also called fun foam or craft foam) to help build up the layering around the aperture, as the die i used was quite intricate. This is a technique that the awesome Jennifer Maguire used in this Inked Shaker Card video – check it out. It was a fun guest blog for Kristina Werner’s site. You should definitely pop on over to check out both of these crafty ladies.

I also have a tip for any UK crafters who are interested in shaker cards – i picked up 10 bottles of seed beads for £4 at a local Tiger store, and they come in the cutest little glass corked bottles! So Cute!

Here’s the video:

(did you notice the new intro and music! YEAY!) <3

If you are interested in making shaker cards, you should also check out the blog and YouTube Channel of Nichol Maguouirk, who is the shaker card queen!

The best tip for shaker cards that i picked up from Nichol, is to use the rectangle dies from Lawn Fawn to create the elements for your card. This makes the whole process so much easier, especially assembly. I have both the large stitched rectangles and small stitched rectangles – they are probably my must used dies! They are the best for creating framed shaker cards!

Thanks for joining me, and i have another video coming soon, this time using GELATOS! oooohhhh!


Warm Winter Comforts – Cardmaking Video

by Lesley Oman on 3 January, 2015

HHC winter comforts card

Hello everyone!

I gave you a little sneak peek of this on Instagram ( a few days back night – but here it is, another crafty video of a wintery card, this time with embossing, stamping and some inking of course.

I was going to post this before Christmas but i was having some technical difficulties- i hope you enjoy even though its not really Christmas any more!

And here are a few more photos.


HHC Warm winter comforts Cu1

HHC Warm winter comforts Cu1




Hello everyone,

I know its been a little while, sorry about that. Work + 3 year old = one tired mumma – not to mention that i have been suffering from a slipped disc for the last four months, which has severely limited my crafty mojo.

But heres the good news, i have had some spinal surgery and feel brilliant now! – obviously i am in recovery mode, but it does also mean that i have been more motivated to craft, and have some projects to share. We also had a little incident with the lights in the craft room which now has been resolved thanks to our good friends Mark and Helen who installed some new ones for me. And to mark the joyous occasion of me being back on my feet, standing and crafting in a well lit craft room, i wanted this card to be the first one i share – a Christmas card for Mark and Heli.

This is also the first card i have made with my new purchase – the Joy to the Woods stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I also bought the dies, and i am LOVING these little dudes. I think i want to buy matching dies for every stamp set from now on (but I’m not sure my bank balance would exactly reach to that!).

I also cracked out the video camera to share this card in a little video!

You can watch it here, or over on YouTube, and please give the video a Thumbs Up if you enjoy it, and hit subscribe for more videos – i hope to get back into the swing of recording videos for sharing.

have a great weekend,


warm wishes chip CU1 HHC