More Than Cats Love Boxes {video}

by Lesley Oman on 24 April, 2016

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you have had a crafty week!
I have a card to share which features some delicious ink smooching!! This technique is so much fun, and i love the way it looks- not sure why i don’t do it more often!

I have teamed up my distress ink smooching with a Simon Says Stamp kitty stamp from the You Are Pawesome set, and Lawn Fawn Milo’s ABCs, and an ‘i love you’ stamp from Technique Tuesday.

I also used the Mama Elephant All Prettied Up die set to create the box and scalloped panel.

Here’s the video, have fun! and please hit that thumbs up button if you like it! YEAY!! :-)

Have a great weeeeeeeekkkk!


Hey everyone… a bonus video to share with you today. And, for a change, it isn’t a card! :-)

Last year we ordered a fancy schmancy birthday cake for Piper’s birthday, and although it was pretty and delicious, it was rather pricey. This year, because i was doing waaaaaayy more planning for the party, i decided to simply pick up a store bought cake. After all, there was one that perfectly matched the colour scheme of the party :-)

but i wanted to spice it up a bit, so i got my crafty hat on and decided to make a personalised cake topper and a custom decorated birthday candle.

Both these items were a huge hit at the party, and the great thing is that they weren’t really difficult to make either! :-)

For the candle, it was all about glitter glue and buttons! YUMMY!

I even managed to pass the candle on to my friend Alexia for her daughter’s birthday cake the following week – why not, huh?!

And for the cake topper, i used some paper straws mixed with some crochet twine, and stamped some cute images from the SimonSaysStamp Mini Party Animals stamp set, coloured with copics.

Here’s a video tutorial, walking you through how i made these fun items, and below are a few more piccys of the projects and also some from the party.

A huge thank you to my friend Elizabeth for bringing her candle and taking some photos on the big day of the party. I was far to busy scurrying around with a microphone running party games, and making sure that DJ Craig was working hard, and interacting with parents and being chased by little munchkins! It was a great day, and i am very thankful that i have some photos of the occasion. Thanks Elizabeth! xx

Enjoy the video! Still another video this weekend as usual :-)


‘Happy Carebearth Day’ Shaker Card {video}

by Lesley Oman on 17 April, 2016

Happy Sunday everyone!

I hope you are ready for a little visit to Nostalgia Central, as the card that i have to share today features a super cute CAREBEAR!!

Ever since i picked up the Bear Necessaties stamp set from SimonSaysStamp, i have been planning to make a card with a carebear, and then i realised yesterday that one of the bears has a moon and star on it’s belly and the stamps in the Mama Elephant Unicorns and Rainbows set prettied much matched the design completely! How cool is that?

I used some of the cloudy stamps from this Unicorns and Rainbows stamp set to build up a background on some watercolour cardstock, and used a masking technique to cover these images when i inked the background with distress inks. I purposely kept the colours soft to create a ethereal and whimsical background! I think it turned out super cute!

If you have seen the SSS Bear Necessities stamp, you might realise that this little guys face looks different. Thats because i used a heart stamp from Wplus9 to give him his trademark heart nose, and i added different eyes from a stamp in the Lawn Fawn Critters of the Sea stamp set. I think it made him much more friendly and cheery! aww. cute little bedtime bear!

At the last minute i decided to make this card into a shaker card, and the greeting was a little too big to fit on to the cloud die cut, so instead i stamped the greeting onto some heat proof acetate – i love how it turned out! But i don’t think i could have stamped it so perfectly without the mist – stamping on a slick surface is tricky, especially with versa mark ink – but it all worked out! Maybe it was because i was away for work this week and hadn’t been able to craft much, and so the crafting gods were smiling down upon me! Either that, or i was just plain lucky!! :-)

Enjoy the video and see you soon.


You’re Pawesome! {video}

by Lesley Oman on 10 April, 2016

Hey everyone!

Today’s card is for all you guys – because i kinda think you are all Pawesome!!
( Oh, i do love a good pun! ) <3

I finally got to use one of my new masks that i picked up on my recent order from SimonSaysStamp! I think these falling stars are so cute! and i love the white-on-white effect that you get from using embossing paste! It is such good fun!

Sorry if you can’t understand me in the video. I had just come back from my trip to Northern ireland and my native colloquialisms were sneaking back into my everyday vocabulary! :-) and i was super tired after the trip, so i got a little confuddled at one point! LOL. never mind!

I also wanted to mention that i have been doing a little play with watercolouring. I am not sure why, but i have been completely enthralled by the way it looks, especially with whimsical illustrations! i have been binge watching a few illustrators on YouTube and have been giving it a go myself. I will be sharing some on the blog soon, but if you want to take a sneak peek, head on over to my instagram account :-) .

for now, though… i will leave you with the video! Enjoy!

Oh, also…. i am working on a video showing how i spiced up some plain store bought items for Piper’s birthday and sprinkled a little HungryHeffy crafty magic on them in order to create not only bespoke one-of-a-kind items, but also it made them waaaaay prettier… —-watch this space — :-) Ciao!