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Hello Crafty friends!

I intended to get this post up earlier in the week… but it didn’t happen. Better late than never I guess. 🙂

Last Friday in my Come Craft With Me YouTube LIVE show I was sharing this fun interactive card and at the same time sharing some sneak peeks of some stamps from Heffy Doodle!

In case you have missed the news, Heffy Doodle is a NEW stamp and die company that I am launching via Kickstarter on 3rd July. Please come on over to www.heffydoodle.com to see some more sneak peeks and sign up so you can be notified of all the latest Heffy Doodle news.

Over the next few weeks on my Friday night CCWM shows, i will be giving you all some sneak peeks of some Heffy Doodle stamps, and then the full reveals will begin on 28th June!

Let’s get on with the card!

So I totally tried to be organised this week – aren’t y’all proud of me? I received some requests to share some information earlier in the week so that you can gather supplies and then you can craft the same card when I am LIVE. It was a great idea – you guys are so clever! I am going to try to do that, although part of the reason I started doing LIVE shows was because of time constraints… what with launching a new company and all! 🙂 But I promise to try real hard, and if i can.. i sure will.

I know some of you guys like measurements and exact dimensions. My brain doesn’t work like that, so in the video I talk you through the mechanics. If you can wrap your head around the engineering a little, then you will be free to make different variations of the card much easier.

But for those of you that like to keep track of dimensions – i did promise a guide. Here is is! The finished card is A2 – 5.5 inches x 4.25 inches

I had lots of fun breaking in my Distress Oxide inks – both for creating the blended background but also for stamping the messages! This ink stamps SO deliciously!

I used the masking technique to turn this card into a Fathers day card – I just love the teeny weeny ‘slide me’ message at the top! And if you like it, you are in for a treat when you see the full stamp set reveal!

If you are free, i would love you to join me for my LIVE Come Craft With Me show – it is every Friday night at 9pm BST (4pm EST). You can always go to my YouTube channel http://youtube.com/hungryheffy and join the event – that way you will be notified when we go live.

Otherwise, get crafty and maybe play the video in the background! If you can’t join me in my craft room, I would love to join you in yours! See you soon!

Happy crafting!

Lesley

 

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Hello friends,

I have the honour of taking part in the Summer Blog hop run by the fabulous girls over at Love From Lizi. Thanks for everyone that is joining us for this super mega fun! 🙂

So if you are joining in the hippity-hoppity FUN, then you will have arrived from the lovely LIZI!

What’s more – there is a prize to be won! How amazing is that! All you need to do is comment on all of the blogs in the hop to be included in the prize draw to win a £20 voucher to the Love From Lizi store! All comments must be received by 25th June, and the winner will be announced on 26th June on the Love From Lizi Blog.

 

Today I am sharing not one but TEN cards! I can’t help myself, the kit is so full of awesomeness I decided to use it in my weekly ‘Come Craft With Me’ show. If you are new here – let me take a moment to explain- every Friday evening at 9pm BST, I open the virtual doors to my craft room and invite everyone to ‘Come Craft With Me’. Simply join me and the gang over at http://youtube.com/hungryheffy – where I get crafty, share tips, and have lots of fun interacting with all our viewers!

The video above is the real time video of me creating these 10 cards – and its fun to watch my creative process and the way i change my mind every now and again! But best grab your slippers and a glass of wine beforehand – its a long one! Best watched in the background when you’re getting craft I think!

Let’s take a closer look at these cards, but don’t forget the link to the next stop is mentioned at the bottom of this post!

First up I used the sequin cord to create this shiny, textured backdrop behind a star aperture. Finished with a heat embossed sentiment from the awesome stamp set in the kit.

For this one I die cut the burlap into a heart shape- i love the texture that it gives this card!

This one nearly killed me! LOL. If you watch the video you will see for yourself. It almost had a brush lettered handwritten message on the top, but something stopped me from committing to it. Finally, I realised what was missing – those super shiny mirror mosaics!

This one was a big hit on the LIVE stream  – its hard to see but behind the vellum is some black cardstock with white heat embossed fireworks! To add some colour I used my finger to add some distress oxides ink on top, and then made it into a shaker card using the vellum! I added the die cut HAPPY from my stash.

SO simple, yet so pretty. This mirror foiled vellum is gorgeous. Just a little die cut on top and… bobs your uncle!

Three die cut circles, three pieces of patterned vellum, and some of that fun fireworks paper really made this card come together. For some extra dimension that golden ricrac did the trick!

For this next card I stamped the bunting image and tried to use my chameleon pen! It took a little getting used to, but it sure is a lot of fun! I added a pre-coloured image from my stash to round off this card!

I wanted to think outside the box at this stage, so I used the bunting die to cut out triangles onto some scratch card – which I then used as a stencil. Once again I grabbed a few bits and bobs from my stash to quickly finish this off – but I love that background!

For this one I cracked out the outline stickers -and once again I wanted to show how you can think outside the box with these. I stuck them onto some watercolour cardstock in a haphazard fashion, then watercoloured over the top. I chose to do a loose ombre effect so it created more interest on the card!

And number 10! I found a piece of watercoloured paper in my scraps with this galaxy background, and I thought it would be just perfect for this final card. I couldn’t help but finish this off with a Hooray die cut (from Honey Bee Stamps).

I made it! I hope you didn’t get swept up in all the photos on this stop! 🙂

And for more inspiration, be sure to head over to the next stop, who is the amazing Alicia!!

Don’t forget to leave a comment on every stop before 25th June – and that way you could be the lucky winner of a £20 voucher to the Love From Lizi store!

Thanks for stopping by, and i hope to see you all this Friday for my LIVE YouTube crafting stream!

Happy Crafting!

Lesley

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Oh my! These sentiments in the Blah Blah Blah set are bloomin’ hilarious!! I totally laughed out loud when I saw them for the first time. I realised that there were a couple of phrases that work really well together, so I wanted to try to make a comic strip card – a card where you are telling a story in pictures” I started by pulling out some small rectangle dies and tried to create a series of rectangular apertures which would fit onto a standard A2 notecard. Next I used a larger stitched rectangle die to cut out this frame – it was a little fiddly, but I got there in the end.

I wanted my card to focus on the characters, so I kept the background simple – just a little distress ink blending using Wilted Violet and Salty Ocean. After I had blended it, I spritzed it with water for a more textured look. Next I had to figure out what characters I would use for my comic strip- and I thought these Curious Kitties would work well. I stamped a couple, and also some accessories, making sure I had multiples so I could recreate the idea of a scene. Next I coloured them all with copic markers and cut them out. The Curious Kitties dies are so great – they have so many dies – even that tiny mouse was so easy to cut out! I used my craft knife to add a slit in the box for my first kitty. I thought he looked particularly sorrowfull! Kinda like I do when I actually do forget someone’s birthday.

 

I gave little kitty some rosy cheeks – after all he is rather embarrassed that he was so silly and forgot something so important! I like the way at these kitties all look similar but have different poses, so it is easy to make it seem like it is the same cat in each scene.

So.. for the last kitty, I was feeling a little stuck. I wanted another style – one that was looking forward, but the kitty in the stamp set had a massive cheesy grin, which wasn’t going to work for my shameful card! LOL. Instead of giving up, I inked my stamp, then used a baby wipe wrapped around my finger to remove the ink from his face. Once I had stamped my faceless kitty, and coloured him in, I used a copic multiliner to add some features to his face!

Once I had all my kitty scenes stuck down with glue dots, I finally reached for my Blah Blah Blah sentiments and stamped a load of phases over the card – I think it turned out so funny! I contemplated adding some sequins, but decided that it would detract from the story, and there is already a lot going on, so I had to resist my natural tendencies to embellish! it was pretty hard actually! I just get so addicted to Honey Bee Stamps embellishments!

have a great day, and make sure you don’t forget any birthdays this week! HAHA!

love,

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