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Hello and welcome back to Hungry Heffy Crafts! We are in the midst of an exciting week, celebrating the new Honey Bee Stamps release, which was designed in collaboration with ME!! (yippeee)

Today is day three, if you haven’t seen day one and two – you better go and take a look

DAY 1 – Announcing CELEBRATION BOX & HOORAY
DAY 2 – Annoucning WELCOME BABY

But today we are announcing PLAYFUL PUPS

I love animals, so it was particularly fun to create a set full of furry friends! In this set there is a larger dog which could be used as a mamma dog, and a whole litter of pups! I think this scruffy one is my fave! There is also a range of doggy accessories including separate tags which can be stamped onto the doggy collars!

Not only do I have two projects for you today, be sure to visit the Honey Bee Stamps blog where is there another project showcasing the new PLAYFUL PUPS set.

Let’s have a look at my projects using this set! First of all, this fun anniversary card!


For this card, I first stamped a load of the accessories randomly onto card and white heat embossed these. Next I used my trusty distress inks to blend an ombre effect over the stamped images – the embossed images resist the ink and really pop against the brightly coloured background!


The greeting I made using two stamps from the HOORAY stamp set. The font is basic and beautiful, and the words in this set can be used for so many occasions! You will get a better look on Friday when we do the full reveal!

Next I stamped two of the doggies onto neenah cardstock and coloured these using copic markers. I wanted one to look a little scruffy and one to look sleek – a bit like a weimaraner dog! They have such a gorgeous sleek silvery coat, so I used my warm greys to build up some silvery tones.

For the scruffy dog, I even added a cute little bow to make her a lady pup! The heart is from an older (but awesome) stamp set called Beautiful Life.

Let’s have a look at another project using these PLAYFUL PUPS!

What do you think of these three cuties!? I made a promise to myself to use more patterned paper in my projects this year so in this card I combined some patterned paper with some white card embossed with an embossing folder. I love the way dry embossing creates a lovely texture.

On this card I have used three different puppies from the PLAYFUL PUPS set, and given them each a bowl of chow! Two puppies have collars so I have coloured them to match their bowls.

I coloured this pups with some copic markers and then fussy cut the images. This stamp set does come with coordinating dies, but they were still in the factory when I was making this card, so i had to make do with a good old pair of fiskars scissors!


To add some texture and fun, I created some pennants to add to the card – I used a stamp from the set which can be used for this purpose, or can be used to make a bandanna on a pup. I like to think of new and creative ways to stretch my stamps like this!

So there you go, there is a sneak peek at PLAYFUL PUPS! Don’t forget to visit the Honey Bee Stamps Blog to see another project using this stamp set, and come back tomorrow to see another sneak peek!

Happy Crafting!

Lesley xx

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Hello everyone, and welcome to DAY 2 of sneak peeks for the New Honey Bee Stamps release, which I helped design! (squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!)

Today we have a fun stamp set that i sure to have you coo-ing with delight! Let me introduce you all to ‘Welcome Baby

Yes! As you can see, this stamp set is perfect to announce the arrival of a new little prince or princess! It has this cute baby, which not only comes with a lot of toys and baby accessories, but you can also add on pigtails to make this baby into a little madame.

Let me share with you a card that I made using this set, which is also featured on the Honey Bee Stamp blog today.

This card was actually super quick and simple – a good example of how you can let the products do the work for you! First I stamped the baby onto some neenah cardstock, and then stamped and cut out a mask by stamping the same image onto post-it paper. I did the same with some cute pigtails that I added to the side of her noggin!

Once I had added the mask, I then used two stamps from the Hooray stamp set to repeat stamp a background. I used the MISTI tool to help me get the alignment nice and even. Once the background was stamped, I peeled away the mask and simply added some colour with my copic markers.

This is a fun way to make a one-layer card, but I mixed things up by layering this panel onto some pink and some gold glitter cardstock -just for some fun!

I thought it would be fun to share ANOTHER project using this stamp set – just so you guys can have another peeky! 🙂 You’re welcome!

This card was inspired by one of my previous creations, and I thought the three peekaboo images from the Welcome Baby stamp set set perfect images for this design! These peekaboo stamps work so well with the CELEBRATION BOX stamp set from this release – if you haven’t seen it yet – be sure to take a look at yesterday’s post!

Here’s a closer look at these cute little guys!

I used some circle dies to cut three holes from a panel of cardstock, and then inked up the background using some ink blending brushes. I then used some of the small images from the CELEBRATION BOX stamp set to add some extra whimsy to each area!

I added a greeting to the front of my card using the HOORAY stamp set – so many great combinations of saying in this set! I love it! Then the peekaboo images were stamped and coloured using copic markers and added to the card.

These little peekaboo images are so much fun to add to cards, and they work SO WELL with the CELEBRATION BOX stamp set – take a look at yesterdays post to see a sneak of that one!

Thanks for stopping by, and come back tomorrow for another sneak peek– tomorrow’s set is my favourite.. I think! OH its hard to choose! 🙂

See you then!

Lesley xx

 

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Hello everyone! I am so excited to bring to you the FIRST day of SNEAK PEEKS for the new Honey Bee Stamps Release, in collaboration with little old me- Lesley Oman.

To start the week we are giving you a sneak of TWO new sets – that’s right, not one but TWO.  First up take a look at ‘CELEBRATION BOX’. 

This stamp set is jam packed full of lots of images which will be perfect for all those celebratory occasions. There’s balloons, strings, confetti, and other images that will have you reaching for this set time and time again.

This stamp set will also have matching dies, along with a fun die where you can add flaps to the box for more dimensional results! SO EXCITING!

For our second reveal, we are giving you an awesome set full of words! Take a look at ‘HOORAY

This one was designed by Melissa and is a larger size at 4”x8”. It has the perfect mix of large, scripty words mixed with simple, elegant text – and they all coordinate so well! The stamp set has been designed with this release in mind, so you will see that they work great with the other stamp sets revealed this week, but it will also get a lot of mileage with the rest of your stash! It’s always nice to have a great text-based stamp set in your collection!

As this set is all text, there are no dies for this stamp set – but all the other stamp sets will have matching dies! <3

Over on Instagram and Facebook, we are sharing some sneak peeks of some projects that I made, but you guys are the lucky ones because you get to see the WHOLE PROJECTS not just the peeks!

First up, take a look at this one!

For this card I stamped the box twice using a grey ink and layered it up so my balloon string was emerging from the inside of the box.

I coloured my balloon with some copic markers using a simple blending technique, and added a cute bow to attached it to the silver string.

When you get to see the stamp set (in Friday’s big reveal) there is one image where it isn’t obvious what it is. I call it the ray of light image, and you can see on this card how I have used the emboss resist technique to stamp rays of light emerging from the box, and then added some distress ink blending over the top to make these rays pop!

For the greeting, I used the Celebrate stamp from the Hooray set, and white heat embossed this on some card inked with distress ink!

Here’s another project for you guys, showcasing both the Celebration Box and the Hooray stamp set!

I started by cutting a long piece of post-it tape with a craft knife, right down the middle in a curve. Then I adhered this onto a piece of cardstock and added some colour in the middle section using distress inks. I worked the ink back and forth until I had a beautifully blended rainbow effect on my background, then I spritzed with a little water to reactivate the in and create fun distress splotches!

For each colour of ink I used, I stamped a balloon and coloured it with coordinating copic markers, then I stamped some balloon strings and cut them out. Unfortunately my dies had not yet arrived when I made this card, so I had to fussy cut the hard way- but lucky for you guys the matching dies will make this an absolute breeze!

For some extra fun, I added a thick layer of glossy accents to the middle, pink balloon, and before it was dry I sprinkled on a few sequins from the Honey Bee Stamps exclusive embellishment line!

So there you have it! Day one of our sneak peeks, and tomorrow I will be back with another sneak peek as we announce our third stamp set, with matching dies!

BUT don’t forget to head over to the HONEY BEE STAMPS BLOG TODAY where you can see another project made using the sets announced today.

And I will see you back here tomorrow!

Happy Crafting!

Lesley x

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