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HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY Y’ALL

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We are celebrating Moms today over here in the UK, and so its only fitting that I have a Mothers’ Day card to share in today’s video tutorial. Whats more, it features lots of products from the awesome MAMA Elephant! This is one of my favourite stamp manufacturers and I was so in love with the Lil’ Painters stamp set that I was very naughty and bought it as soon as I saw it arrive in a UK online store! 

I simply HAD to use it for todays card. Whilst I was giving in to my crafty retail urges, i spied that the Mama Elephant zipper die was also in stock. I have been wanting this for ages, so i just went ahead and clicked ‘Add to Cart’ without a moments hesitation! Teehee!
The idea for this card was to create a white top panel, with a colourful panel beneath, so when you pull the zipper a colourful cardstock can be seen, with the message ‘you’re a good egg’. This message is from the Mama Elephant Just Hatched set. Of course, this silly legit didn’t take a photo of the hidden message but you will be able to see it in the video. On my card, I wanted there to be a family of cute chickies, all having fun drawing a picture of mummy. The cute easel is in the Lil’ Painters set, but I pulled out the ‘mother hen’ image from the Mama Elephant Lunar Animals stamp set (technically i think its a rooster, but lets not dwell on that) 🙂

 I used my distress inks and a damp paintbrush to add some loose colour to the bottom of the panel, and after I coloured my images with copics and stuck them down, I added some splotches of pink and blue ‘paint’ using Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers distress inks. I wanted it to look like these chicks were getting super messy – we all know kids love messy play!

For the greeting I built the word Hello from the ME alphabet stamp set called Cali Letters, then added the word MOM with the new Iconic letters set. I love the way you can build the shadow on top of the solid image!

On the inside, i added a few extra images from the Lil’ Painters set and stamped a greeting on the inside – for this I used a Paula Pascal stamp set called All Year Round. It has some awesome words that come in useful for holidays all year round!

Thanks for joining me, and I hope you enjoy the video.

Happy Mummy’s Day to my Mummsy and Mom (mother in law) – they really are the best this gal could ask for!

Happy crafting

Lesley

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Hello Crafty Friends!

it’s entering PARTY SEASON for us Omans! Piper turned six this week, her BFF’s birthday is this week, and then hubby is celebrating his Bday at the end of the month. After this, it is a full run of birthdays in the Oman/Coalter clans.

As well as prepping for parties and planning celebratory shenanigans, I have been working on an order for some bespoke HungryHeffyCrafts cards for the wonderful HumanGammaBomb and fam! Little Bram is turning 4, and today I wanted to share a shaker card that I made using some Lawn Fawn goodness!

I have used quite a few Lawn Fawn stamps – Loveable Legends, So Jelly, Mermaid For You and Party Animals. And don’t they all look some magnificent together – I love mixing the stamp sets to create complete scenes!

My background has some distress ink blending, splattered with water for a distressed look, and I have added some stamped images in blue to create a silhouette look.

I coloured all my guys with copic markers. That squid was an absolute brute – he simply did not want to blend, but I think I got him sorted in the end! 🙂 Oh, and in case you are wondering, the frame die and number die I bought from an App on my phone called WISH.

I have a full video for you guys – walking you through from start to finish! I hope you enjoy taking a closer look!

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I have never been one of those organised people who start making their Christmas cards in July. I think it’s because I don’t like putting pressure on myself to create, as the seems to be a sure-fire way to make the well of creative juices dry up! The very fact that I have made an Easter card BEFORE it’s even the month of Easter makes me feel very organised! WHOOOP! Even though technically, it kinda just happened organically because I wanted to play with this cute bunny stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs called Happy Hoppy.
For this card, I am using the no line watercolour technique but instead of watercolour paints, I am using distress inks…. so does that actually make it a no-line inking technique? Maybe!

I am so in love with the way my elements turned out, so soft and sweet –  but you will see in the video that I made a booboo! Here’s a quick phone photo of the elements before the whoopsie…

Normally I add some glitter with my Wink of Stella glitter brush marker, but closer to hand this week was a new tool in my craft room – the spectrum noir glitter brush pen. After I used it, sure enough, there was a layer of glittery magic, but it actually saturated the paper and a lot of the detail disappeared. Boo! I guess it reactivated the distress inks. Ah well… you live and learn!

I just think this little bunny is so adorable! I can’t wait to use him again!

Be sure to watch the video to see the full card making tutorial. Have a great day!

 

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