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IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!! YAAAAY!

That’s right, its giveaway time!

I am so excited to say that Hungry Heffy Crafts are joining forces with the amazing Chibitronics again, to bring you another fun card making video, and a giveaway!

The wonderful gang over at Chibitronics create fun LED Circuit Stickers which make it possible to combine arts and craft with technology! Here are a few of my previous projects using the fun lights!

Light Up Fox Shaker Card I Lava You – Light Up Volcano Valentine’s Card

Little Pick Up – Multicoloured LED Light Up Truck 

Check out the full details on how you can enter this fabulous giveaway at the bottom of this post!

but first, let’s take a look at today’s card! The full video tutorial is at the top of this post, and can also be found on YouTube.

This card features the fun little Loch Ness Monster image from the Lawn Fawn Loveable Legends stamp set, and I have paired this up with some Lawn Fawn and Mama Elephant dies.

You will see from the video, that when making cards with Chibitronics, I like to build it in two layers – the circuit layer, and the design layer. I find this the easiest way to get the results I want.

In this card, I knew I wanted two lights – one white LED for the stars – and the Lawn Fawn snowy backdrop die was great for creating a night sky. I then used a yellow LED to create the glow of a full moon.

I kept the scene quite simple – using the stitched mountain border dies and stitched hillside border dies to create a landscape – with Loch Ness in the foreground! I used distress inks to add colour to my die cuts, and added a layer of blue vellum to the very front.

To make sure the yellow and white lights didn’t ‘pollute’ each others area, I used foam tape to separate these areas – you can see exactly what I mean in the video!  I also added black cardstock behind the night sky – this was because I only wanted the lights to shine through the little holes and not shine through the actual cardstock.

Here’s what it looks like when the lights are off! I think it is such fun! I like that the card looks clean and simple, but has some hidden pizzazz! I hope you like it too!

Now…

Thanks to our friends at Chibitronics, you too will have the chance to WIN A CHIBITRONICS STARTER KIT – this gives you everything you need to get started with building your own paper circuits, and making fun light up projects!

Here’s what you can do to enter! You can do any of the below, or a combination – multiple entries are allowed, and international applicants are welcome! (Although, please note that sometimes the post office can be funny about shipping batteries, so these may be removed from the kit, depending on the country postage rules) <3

  • Follow me @hungryheffy on Instagram, and add a comment on the giveaway post tagging a friend. Reposting will give you an extra entry.
  • Leave a comment on the YouTube Video for today’s project over at the Hungry Heffy YT channel
  • You can also leave a comment here on this Blog post

The giveaway will remain open until 30th April and the winner will be announced on May 1st 2017.

To find out more about Chibitronic products, distributors and to see lots of fun projects – head on over to their website at www.chibitronics.com. You can also follow them on Instagram at www.instagram.com/chibitronics

The great news is that I will be sharing even more Chibitronics tutorials and more giveaways in the future, so make sure you stay tuned!

GOOD LUCK! 

Happy Crafting!

Lesley

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A little while ago, the kind folk over at Chalkola sent me some of their chalk markers to play with, and life has been so busy recently that it has taken me a while to share this post with you guys.

When I used to work in a craft shop, paint pens were a big thing, and they were so popular. This was really before the chalkboard craze took off, so I imagine these days chalky paint pens are even more popular. The first thing I noticed about these pens was the range of colours – how fun! There were a range of sizes and in the pack there are even 6 skinny ones which have a gorgeous metallic sheen.

These pens are really designed to work on slick surface – so I decided they would work great on glass! I picked up a frame at a local hardware store and fancied it up using some scrapbook paper and stamped images from the adorable Lil’ Painters stamp set from Mama Elephant.

This was a quick projectso I turned on the video camera and took a little video so I could share this with you. I am so in love with the final result, and I have already made an extensive list of Things To Do on my home-made dry erase board. Although so far, Princess Pi has come into the craft room twice, erased my list and left messages of love on there instead! But how can a mumma complain about that, huh?

You will see from the video that the pens work brilliantly. They are smooth, easy to use and give a great result. After about a minute the ink is dry on the surface and won’t budge – until you use a wet wipe to remove the ink. The best thing about them is definitely the fact that they don’t smell bad. So many times paint products can be smelly and they can give me a sore head – but not these guys.

Because I had these pens to hand, I also used them as a project for Piper’s birthday party. I bought some blank wooden doorhangers from eBay, and the kids had a blast using the markers to draw on them. Technically the pens are made for smooth surfaces, but the pens are robust enough that the wooden surface didn’t damage the nibs or anything. It was a great way to get great coverage, in a wide selection of colours. Of course, because the wood is absorbent, the ink wont wipe off the wood – but I didn’t want it to wipe off anyway.

A huge thank you to the folks over at Chalkola, and they are so generous that they are offering a discount code for Hungry Heffy Crafts viewers. Isn’t that sweet!
To take advantage of the discount code, simply use the discount code 15OFFSTR over on amazon or the Chalkola website.

Happy Crafting, Friends!

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Hello and happy Monday everyone!

The other day I totally thought I had lost my large stitched rectangle die and I nearly cried. Honest to goodness, I nearly did cry! Of course, it was just hiding, but I had the realisation that I hardly ever use any of the other rectangle dies apart from the largest A2 size one. I decided to challenge myself – so I set out to make a card using a smaller rectangle die – and this is the result- a card featuring Playful Pups, Celebration Box, and Sending You Sentiments.

I first inked up an A2 panel with some distress ink and a blending tool – I used tumbled glass and cracked pistachio inks – i love these two together! Then I cut out my small rectangle and added a few layers of clouds using a cloud die, which would be the perfect backdrop for this cuddly canine!

I stamped this pup from the Playful Pups set in memento tuxedo black ink as well as the roundest balloon from the celebration box set. Before cutting out the balloon I drew in a straight line with a copic multiliner and a ruler so it had a straight string coming from the knot. These sets come with coordinating dies, but mister postie hasn’t brought mine yet so I had to do it the good old fashioned way with some fussy cutting.

Can you see the texture on the pup? To create this I used the stippling technique to add tiny dots of colour with the copic marker. It gives more interest to the final project and doesn’t make it look so flat. I think it looks especially fun on critters as it brings them to life a bit more I think.

Of course I needed a greeting, and the Sending You Sentiments were the perfect choice! I chose the ‘sending you’, ‘loads of’ & ‘love’. I used a little washi tape to mask off the ‘loads of’ image so i could separate the two letters out slightly to create a more balanced greeting.

To finish the card, I added a sprinkling of Baby Boy sequins along with some stars that I stamped from the Welcome Baby set. I love that these teeny weeny images have coordinating dies – it makes it so easy to add those finishing touches to a card!

Thanks for stopping by

Have a great week!

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