Be Mine Valentine’s Card- Distress Ink Masking

by Lesley Oman on 24 January, 2015

For valentines day i would like…THE NEW DISTRESS INK cracked pistachio! I love that we are getting treated to some new colours!

Here’s a little V day card to share with you today using some inkylicious distress ink colours – salty ocean, worn lipstick, spun sugar, evergreen bough, festive berries, picked raspberry…i kinda went all out!

I didn’t have any heart dies so i handout a heart from card and used repositionable glue runner to hold it in place, then used the blending tool to add the colour. i just love the way it turned out. so pretty.

i wanted the colour to be the focal point, so i cut the panel out with a lawn fawn stitched rectangle die, and added some chipboard thickers for the ‘Be Mine’. It needed a little something extra so i hunted through my stamps to fine some pick-and-mix sentiments and used Adirondack espresso dye ink pad – the brown tones coordinated well with the brown thickers.

And to finish, some glitzy sequins.

Good enough to eat! yum!


Back To Normal -Saying Thank You To An Awesome Doctor!

by Lesley Oman on 16 January, 2015

So heres the low down: had a ski accident in February, got sciatica in August, and thanks to a particularly nasty spinal disc herniation, i had to have emergency spinal surgery at the start of December. So i am still in recovery mode, but happy to be on the mend. Of course, it was all thanks to Mr Chatakondu- the best surgeon specialist EVER! Before the surgery, i couldn’t even stand up  (that means no crafting!) and straight afterwards, it was amazing how better i felt!

After I got home there were a few cards that I had already sketched out in my mind – a thank you card for Mr. Chatakondu, and a thank you card for the staff at Woking Nuffield hospital – who really were AMAZING! I will be sharing the second one with you soon – its a shaker card!

And, well, if you know me, i can’t resist a good pun, so what do i write on a thank you card for an osteopathic consultant?- ‘thanks for helping me get BACK to normal!’. (had-har-hahh!)

For the doctor i used a boy stamp from October Afternoon, – this little guy..

but after inking i removed some of the ink with my fingernail wrapped in a baby wipe. This enabled me to draw in the doctors coat with a fine liner copic multiliner.

I used the stitched rectangles die from Lawn Fawn to create the panel, and used some stars from Wplus9 to add some colour. I like using stars for boy cards, i think it looks really cute and adds more interest to the card. After stamping, and then transforming the guy into a doctor, i used distress inks to colour him in using the technique i show in this video: How to colour with distress inks.

For the greeting, i inset the word thanks using a paper smooches die, and added a little shimmer with my touch of stella clear glitter brush pen. its the perfect touch, even for a boy card!

I had a follow up appointment on Tuesday and i got discharged! yeay! Good that i am on the mend, but BOOOO to going back to work. I won’t get to craft all day anymore.

I hope he liked his card! It was only fair that i gave him a little of my handiwork seeing as he brought his A -game when sorting out my back!


Gelato Emboss Resist Valentine’s Card

by Lesley Oman on 11 January, 2015

I’m in the mood for Valentine’s cards, so be warned, there will be a few lovey dovey cards coming on HHC soon.

This card was my first play with gelatos. I haven’t quite figured them out completely yet, but i am looking forward to playing with them more. I wanted to use them a bit like watercolours, and used embossing powder to create a resist. Its a shame that the photos don’t really show the pearlescent sheen off the finished card.

Heres the video. Enjoy!

I wish you could see this card in real life- the photos don’t really show the true pearlescent sheen.

I can’t wait to play with these little guys some more!



Have a WHALE of a time! Awesome Lawn Fawn Goodness!

by Lesley Oman on 9 January, 2015

Say hello to my little friend, mister whale!

Some of my friends are divers, so this cute critters of the sea stamp set from Lawn Fawn was an essential buy for me, and i keep coming back to them.

Im in the process of digging out all my cards that i made last year, but never really got round to photographing and sharing, so looks like you might get to see some more of my craftiness for a little bit! YEAY!