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A Bath to Remember Scrapbook Layout

by Lesley Oman on 25 May, 2011

Finally a scrapbook layout! I love making layouts, but the truth is that i am incredibly s-l-o-w at making them! ….and as a result it takes me about a week to complete them, stealing a few minutes here and there. SO every now and again I swing towards making cards and other crafty projects which are a bit quicker for me, that way i get some instant gratification.

But ever since Piper came along, every day that passes creates more memories that I want to capture, so hopefully this means that there’ll be layouts to share more frequently in the future, and who knows, maybe with practise I might even get faster at it!

I will always remember Piper’s first bath, not just because it’s one of the many typical milestones, but because it’s a funny story to tell.

Journaling reads: Granny & Granda Oman were here when we were giving you your first bath, as we had to wait until your cord fell off before we could give you a dip. Granny jumped at the chance of sharing one of your first experiences. So we all piled into the bathroom, Daddy was in charge of the bath, Mummy had the camera and Granny & Granda had towels at the ready. As the warm water covered your teeny, tiny body you seemed to love it. It was one of the first times when you were bright eyed and looking at everyone around you. After a good swoosh around, we took you out and Granny rushed forward with a towel. Daddy placed you on top and Granda patted you dry with another towel – the two of them fussing over you, determined not to let you get cold. All of a sudden there was a loud raspberry noise – all eyes turned to you, with mouths wide open in shock! A moment later we were al overcome with laughter. You had left a present in Granny’s towel! Daddy took the plunge, unwrapped you and dipped you back into the bath to clean you up whilst the rest of us hurried around to find more towels. I loved the fact that your first bath will always be so memorable!

Products used
Dcwv nana’s kids stack
Spellbinders nestabilities: circles
Quickutz dies: tabs
October afternoon Rub on
Chipboard- k&co, making memories
Sticky ribbon: do craft
Blue scallop ribbon: meiflower
Adhesive pearls : meiflower
Border sticker
We R Memory Keepers corner chomper
Buttons
Waxed cord
Bird stickers: paperchase
Brads
Flower sequins: meiflower
Alphabet stickers- making memories, doodlebug
Heidi swapp sheer (remember element)

Thanks for swinging by.

{Meiflower giveaway still open}

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My Little Jelly Bean

by Lesley Oman on 10 October, 2010

Before I talk about todays project, I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone for being so patient whilst we have been fiddling with the website. It looks pretty different, and I really really hope you like it. I also wanted to give a shout out to my darling hubby, who has put A LOT of time and energy into Hungry Heffy Crafts lately, and has helped immensely in getting the site to its current state. I love you Bear! xo

Also a reminder that there are now ‘share this’ buttons at the bottom of all the posts, so if you see something that you like, please share it on facebook or twitter, or email it to a friend. You may have already noticed that we are also launching a newsletter, so go get yourself signed up so you can get a little bit of Hungry Heffy inspiration delivered straight to your inbox.

But lets talk scrapbooking! I am really excited to share this layout with you today. Another pegnancy layout, quel surprise! I may have to warn you that I will probably be doing quite a lot of these over the next few months!

Everyone loves jellybeans…right?

Well, I love mine a whole LOT, thats for sure! Although, admittedly, I think its no longer much of a jellybean. According to iPregnancy, my jellybean is now 14cm and already has fingerprints!!! :-D

For this layout I was feeling particularly inspired by Nichol Macgouirk, if you haven’t checked out her blog, jump on over and feel the wave of inspiration. I love her work.

I wanted to go for a clean and simple style, with bright jellybean-esque colours, and I love the end result.

Products Used

Kraft Cardstock
DCWV -Nana’s Kids stack
Red Bazzill Cardstock
Sewing Machine
deco edge scissors
Cosmo Cricket –
Earth Love
Making Memories Slice ledger paper
October afternoon
Cherry Hill
Die cut yellow label (unknown)
Hearts chipboard by Crafty bits, Hobbycrafts
Red Acrylic paint -Decoart
Corner Chomper – We R Memory Keepers
Scenic Route stickers
Brad – papermania
Stamps: ‘my’, ‘little’ : Unity Stamps, Made with love: Hero Arts
White embossing powder
Alpha Stickers: Jillibean soup
Just Wonderful Journaling pad by Creative Cafe
Brown craft wire
Digi journaling block: Hungry Heffy Crafts
Buttons
Linen string
Distress Ink: Shabby Shutters, black soot

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For a Rock Star… (or Rock Chick!?)

by Lesley Oman on 1 October, 2010

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Hi Everyone,

We’ve touched down safe and sound back in Sunny Guildford! Well, the last part isn’t exactly true, because the rain has been falling since we got home from Northern Ireland. I don’t mind, because it reminds me that Autumn is on its way, but my poor little kitty Miya is not very impressed that she can’t get outside for an adventure without getting wet. She has been loudly proclaiming her disapproval all day. :(

Today, another boy card (gasp!!). Can you believe it!? Well, I suppose I shouldn’t be so presumptious, as I am sure there are many rockchicks out there that might like this card too. haha!

For the base of this card I used some pattern cardstock from the Rockstar stack from DCWV. I love the designs in these packs, and they coordinate perfectly with the chipboard embellishments from the same collection, which is where the guitar design comes from. The guitar is foiled, so gives an element of superstar pizzazz to the final project. I also used the distressed stripes embossing folder from Cuttlebug to make the central panel, which adds dimension to the card. Once I embossed the cardstock, I rubbed Pumice Stone distress ink over the raised areas to give the grey colour.

The stamp is from Personal Impressions clear stamp set called Big Sentiments, and I cut the oval using Petite Ovals Nestabilities through my cuttlebug.

Thanks for looking, maybe i’ll be in more of a girly mood again soon?

Oh, and you better come back tomorrow because I FINALLY have another video tutorial to share…. :0)

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MYM – Simply ‘hi’

by Lesley Oman on 24 May, 2010

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I’m back, as promised, to share today’s Miss You Monday card. Today is a simple, generic card, perfect for almost any occasion, as it simply says ‘hi’. Sometimes you don’t need to say much more than that!

This card is inspired by the way that in the good ol’ days, when every little boy and girl wanted a paper round as their first job! The papers would come folded with a a little piece of paper wrapped around it to hold it secure.

The card is simply scored twice to create a trifold base, but to add a little bit of interest I cut away the right edge into curves so you can see the coloured insert peeping through! The sleeve of the card is the fun bit, because it can be decorated in anyway you want. I used some Heidi Swapp chipboard flower shapes, some buttons and string, along with a few stickers from my box of tricks, and for a little bit of pizzazz, I stamped a flourish into the inside using a heroarts stamp and distress ink. Above all I love the glittery card from the DCWV glitter stack, which is bright, colourful and summery.

Thanks for stopping by, Leave me a comment here.

Don’t forget that I have a treat for you this week, as every day i will be sharing thank you cards for all those amazing teachers out there! See you then.
x

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