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Hello everyone,

It was Friday last night, which meant another ‘Come Craft With Me’ session on YouTube – where I had another great evening filled with crafting and chit chat! A huge thanks to all who joined me!

Above is the video of the live stream – so in case you don’t know what this is – every Friday night, at 9pm BST, i turn on the webcam and do a little crafting LIVE on air. You can watch live – dipping in and out as you please or sticking around for the whole session – or you can watch the video afterwards. If you join us LIVE, it means you can ask questions and interact with all the awesome gang who make this experience so much fun! Every week we all learn LOADS – not just tips and techniques, but also get lots of ideas and inspiration, we share challenges and things we have learnt! Its so FUN!

Last night I was making a ‘well done’ card for a friend who is currently obsessed with Big Foot. Naturally, the cute Big Foot image from the Lawn Fawn Loveable Legends set was the perfect stamp for this card. I kept the front rather simple in design, but will be making it into a shaker card- with some sequins by Honey Bee Stamps peeking out from some die cut alphas.

I wanted the front to be quite plain, so that the inside REALLY pops …and I really DO mean POP! That’s right, I am making a pop up element inside the card, with Mister Big Foot holding a flower.

This card is for my friend Elizabeth who also has her own YouTube Channel – Occasional Vlog. Her vlog follows her wonderful family, and is also documenting her inspirational journey as she works towards a healthier life. This week she is in Rhodes on a running retreat – which she was not much looking forward to! But she did it! YAY! And she definitely deserves a little Hungry Heffy Crafts handmade card as a ‘pat on the back’.
Please head over and take a look at her channel – but if you are anything like me, I get addicted and end up watched loads! 🙂 youtube.com/occasionalvlog

I used some Honey Bee Stamps embellishments for the shaker on the front. These blue and green tones were simply beautiful – I think they look so pretty. Here’s a closer look!

For the inside, I used some Lawn Fawn puffy cloud border dies, and simple grassy hillside dies to cut out the ground and the tree canopy – and added some kraft stamped trees using the Joy To The Woods stamp set – also from Lawn Fawn.

On the inside, I added a ‘congratulations’ message from the Mama Elephant Sunday Sentiments stamp set, and then added the ‘you’re unbelievable’ from the same Loveable Legends set that has the bigfoot image in there. I decided to do these in two different colours so they really popped!

If you watch the video you will see that the congratulations stamp didn’t quite go according to plan – but like they say in ‘Project Runway’ – I simply had to MAKE IT WORK!

With the help of my LIVE viewers, we decided to add on a silver frame and some stars to the front! I love the way the Big Foot is peeking out of the star – I don’t this it is immediately obvious what creature he actually is at this point – but as soon as Elizabeth opens the card – I am sure she will be delighted to find a furry friend inside!

Thanks for stopping by, and mark your calendars for next Friday – I hope you can come and join in the LIVE fun!

Happy Crafting!

Lesley

 

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Hello my sweet crafty friends!

It’s me – Lesley, and I am playing with paste today! YAY! Everyone loves messy play – right?!

This card is all about the texture! I love it! I used the Middle plate from the Hexagon Coverplate die collection to die cut some scratch cardstock. I love the little hexagons that it cuts out, and I wanted to use the cardstock as a temporary stencil!

I reached for my Aladine Texture paste which I have in the mimosa colour – a bright, vibrant yellow which was perfect for my card today! Working on a craft mat, I secured my card and stencil to the mat with washi tape, then used a palette knife to smooth the texture paste over the die cut cardstock. I gently peeled back the stencil and sprinkled some gold Glamour Dust glitter over the top. The texture paste takes about 30 minutes to dry, so in the meantime I grabbed some other supplies for my card.

The sweet flower is from the Busy Bees stamp set, and I love the simplistic yet whimsical style of this set. I added some quick colour with my copic markers, and then added a sprinkling of gold glitter to the centre after cutting it out with the busy bee dies.

I then reached for the Hello Honeycuts word die, and ran this through my bigshot using white cardstock. Before separating the diecut piece from the surrounding cardstock, I added a touch of Squeezed Lemonade distress ink to the bottom section to create a soft ombre effect. Then i cut it again using black cardstock and layered one on top of the other to create a shadow effect.

My card needed a little extra, so I white heat embossed the ‘My Sweet’ greeting from the Hello Gorgeous Stamp set, onto black cardstock. I then cut it into a little fishtail banner, and used this to ground the hello die cut, before adding a few enamel accents to the front of the card.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Have a great week!

Happy Crafting

Lesley

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Hello Crafty friends!

I hope you’ve had a fab week! Once again I had the pleasure of doing a YouTube LIVE video stream on Friday evening, and to celebrate my Chibitronics announcement last week, I incorporated a Chibitronics LED into my card. This project will also be shared in the Project gallery over on the Chibitronics website.

Along with the little light, I used some of these sweet bears from the Beary Special Birthday set from My Favorite Things. They are so adorable! One of the images is carrying a cake, so I thought that would work well for today’s light-up card.

At the top of this post is the full ‘Come Craft With Me’ video from the stream. In case you haven’t seen these before, these videos are in real time, and throughout the video I am interacting with the live viewers – so it is not a quick video. 🙂 If you can’t join me for the live stream, you can always put on the video in the background when you are crafting, or doing something else.

Lets take a look at the finished card!

I think he is so sweet! I used the stitched rectangle dies from Lawn Fawn along with the All Prettied Up die from Mama Elephant. To create the banner shape, I used some dies from the smartphone app WISH, and I layered some vellum behind them to help diffuse the light from the LED.

Here’s what it looks like when it’s all lit up!

YAY! Such fun! In the video I share some tips for creating Chibitronics cards- and I promise this is a basic, entry level circuit with no complicated nonsense. In fact, in the video, I also share lots of tips along the way. Hidden behind the SURPRISE message is the battery, which acts as a switch. Pressing down on this message will make the candles light up brightly!

I used my copic ciao markers to colour in the cute little bears – and in case you are wondering – the colours used are on the photo above. Aren’t those swatches AMAZING! Snow, a fellow crafter and awesome friend of mine, sent me some of these printed swatches, and I couldn’t wait to get them onto my markers! I think they look so awesome! Check out Snow’s work over on her instragram – @marblemine.

Whilst I was colouring one cute bear for the front, I decided to go ahead and colour another one for the inside at the same time. In the past I rarely ever designed the inside of my cards, but I do think it gives the card an extra special touch when the design is carried over to the interior.

So there we have it! I am hoping to have another ‘Come Craft With Me’ You Tube LIVE stream this Friday night, 19th May at 9PM GMT. I hope you can join me, and I often do a giveaway throughout the show as well.

See you soon!

Happy Crafting!

Lesley

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