Baby Bear & Balloons- New Baby Card

by Lesley Oman on 8 June, 2015

Hi there,

We have had an influx of babies recently in my circle of friends, via work, nursery and all sorts. I kinda like it, because i always find baby cards super fun to make!

I made a card for baby Hugo and then realised that i didn’t have the video camera running, so i made another girl version of the card on tape so i could share it with you guys. Good job i did, because not long afterwards my work colleague Jennifer had a beautiful baby girl! Congratulations on your new bundles of fun!

For todays card i used some Lawn Fawn and paper smooches dies, some echo park paper, and a mix and match of stamp images. I hope you enjoy the video.

Thanks for stopping by. I’m off to make some more baby cards for baby Charlie and Felicity. These tiny humans are everywhere!! :-)



Enjoy The Adventure: Bon Voyage Card (video)

by Lesley Oman on 25 May, 2015


I made this card a little while ago for our work colleague, John, who took the brave step of packing his bags and moving to Spain. It all happened so fast, but i know he will do GREAT over there!

Of course, i had to send him off in style with his own bespoke HHC card! I used this super cute fox /wolf critter from the mama elephant up and away stamp set, coloured with some spectrum noir pencils. I also used the paper airplane image from lawn fawn- isn’t it cute how it looks like he is throwing it!!

For the background i wanted to invoke the idyllic hues of a spanish pool, so created a watercolour effect using distress inks.

Enjoy the video, and see you again soon,





Clean And Simple Shaker Card

by Lesley Oman on 13 May, 2015

I love a design that is just so simple it works. And the cool thing is that this card took next to no time to make.

Shaker cards don’t need to be complicated – instead of having a big expansive space for a shaker, i have simply used a small primitive heart die from Quickcutz to create a heart aperture in a piece  of cardstock cut with a stitched rectangles die from Lawn Fawn. There are beads inside, but when the card is standing upright, you can’t see them very well in the photo- but when holding the card, they are very obvious, and just are daring you to shake them!

The background paper is from Echo Park i believe – the tone on tone paper is a perfect accompaniment to the white- it creates interest without overwhelming the design.

Thanks for stopping by, and i promise another video will be up soon




Robots & A Recessed Sentiment {Video}

by Lesley Oman on 4 May, 2015

More robots! But i can’t really help it – they are adorable, right?

I have been making cards for Craig’s work, so I am trying to make some that would appeal to the geek masses, and these robots are just ideal! I think this card would work for either a boy or a girl.

I have used dies to create an aperture, or window, and then embossed the greeting behind – it gives a nice element of dimension and interest to the card.

My images are coloured using Spectrum Noir colouring pencils – i am loving these sweet little investments!

Watch the video for more fun!