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Hello everyone! And Happy Weekend!

I just love furry friends! I guess you might already know that because a lot of my cards feature furry critters! :-) What you might not know is that we cannot have fur-babies in our house because my daughter suffers from eczema and has a super bad allergies. We had to unfortunately re-home our kitty about 2 years ago, and re-carpet the whole house to try to minimize the left over dander. So, no furry pets for us!

I did hope that I might be able to have some craft rats…some ratty friends that lived in the craft room, but the temperature fluctuates too much in there, so i don’t think it would work out for the little guys. I shall have to stick to stamped critters!

And, these little guys, from the Mama Elephant Lunar Animals set are A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!

I made the background using some distress ink, on some cheap watercolour paper. I actually bought the paper for water colouring, but i really didn’t like the texture when painting with a brush, so figured i would just use it up on my cards! :-)

I coloured the images using some watercolour paints – it only takes a few minutes because they are so small…but OH SO CUTE!! <3

On the grey mouse, i used a craft knife to trip around his hands so he could be holding on to the edge of his cheese!

 

The greeting was a little bit of a challenge. The word ‘birthday’ is from the big scripty words stamp set from Lawn Fawn – a new arrival in my stash! :-) I am loving the size of these stamps – so perfect!
For the rest of the greeting, I had to use imagesĀ from two different lawn fawn stamp set to mix-and-match the letters and get the greeting i wanted!

Thanks of joining me, and be sure to give me a thumbs up on the video if you enjoy it! Feel free to subscribe for more crafty goodness!

Have a great day

Lesley

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Have A Magical Day {video} & a HBS Sneak Peek

by Lesley Oman on 18 June, 2016

Hey everyone! I hope you are having a Happy Weekend!

I am a happy crafter because I got some awesome happy mail and I have been working on a few projects for the #HoneyBeeStamps blog. I hope you will join me this week when I share the whole project but for now, a sneaky peeky to whet your appetite!

I am so excited to be on the Design team! And, whats more, there is a full team of really awesome crafters that I know you will love! I stand amongst a super talented bunch! :-D You can read more about everyone in the HoneyBeeStamps design team by visiting this blog post! And this is what our little hive looks like! {pssst…thats me, beneath the bumblebee!} What an awesome family of crafty bees!

But for today, I want to share a card that I made using the Mama Elephant Unicorns and Rainbows stamp set.

In the stamp set (which is super awesome by the way), there are two little teeny weeny fairies. They are so cute, but due to their petite size, I was using the other images in the stamp set more. I thought i would challenge myself to make a card where these cuties were the stars of the show!

The design of the card is pretty simple, but i love the final results. The inlaid die cutting technique was perfect to create a one-layer background, but with a fun twist due to the cloud shapes and hints of colour. I love the way the soft distress ink colours brings a sweetness to the card!

I wanted to add a little magic, and the star droplet image was a perfect little touch, mixed with some liquid platinum embossing powder. I even added a little holographic embossing powder over a snow stamp that i stamped behind the fairies…but you cannot really see it on camera.

It felt like ages since i made a square card… i really must make some more soon!

I’m posting on the #HoneyBeeStamps blog on Monday, so please join me there! But for now, here’s the video tutorial for today’s card!

Have a great weekend, and happy crafting!!

Lesley, xx

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Hello everyone!

It’s nearly the end of another weekend! I don’t know about you, but i think i need a day between Sunday and Monday so i can squeeze in more crafting (and more laundry too i reckon).

Today I want to share a video of a card that i kinda L-O-V-E! I’m not sure why i have fallen in love with it – maybe its the bright colours, or the crisp lines between stark white areas and the vibrant painted patches, or maybe it’s the cute bunny that sets it off! This little guy is going to sit on my sideboard for a little while longer so i can admire him a bit more. He makes me happy!

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There was a slight technical glitch with this video…technically i messed up and either didn’t video the start OR accidentally deleted the start- whoops! But i just made the background again on camera, and the good news is that i get to make another one of these sweet cards! YAY!

Enjoy the video!

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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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