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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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Happy Birthday Joshua

by Lesley Oman on 23 August, 2010

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It’s the 23rd today, and that means that it is the birthday of a very special wee man, our nephew Joshua. I can’t believe you are 4 today?! My, my, how time flies. This means that theres no Miss You Monday card this week – but maybe i’ll surprise you mid-week! ;0)

I hope you have a wonderful birthday and that your day is full of fun and cake. With big hugs and kisses from Auntie Lesley and Uncle Craig, and of course Miya the cat.

xoxoxoxoxox

And, as for all you crafty-kids out there, check out this card I made for Josh – made with lil’ man papers from cosmo cricket, woodware dog’s life clear stamp set, twinkling H2Os, glossy accents, my sewing machine, some K&Co stickers, and a whole lotta love.

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Rossanowlagh Beach – Summery Memories!

by Lesley Oman on 28 July, 2010

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Hey everyone,
Today I have a scrapbook layout to share. It’s funny how a single photo can bring back so many memories.

When we were growing up, summer holidays were full of fond memories of Rossanowlagh Beach. Every year we would go, with either friends or family. When we were very young, the beach meant jumping the waves with mummy, or building sandcastles. As we grew up, the beach meant playing with velcro-catch and digging massive dad-sized holes, and eventually it meant playing frisbee and catching the rays. No matter what we were doing, the beach always meant fun!

So the last time I was home in Northern Ireland, and Mum and Dad mentioned a trip to the beach, I jumped at the chance of re-living my childhood memories. I couldn’t help but take a photo through the car window of the ‘wee house’ that is the iconic feature of Rossanowlagh beach. All those memories came flooding back with just one glance of that stone structure. It makes me happy!

And so, it needed to be scrapped! With happy, bright summery colours, perfect for the beach! It was fun putting it all together.

Love it!!

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(p.s. just figured out that Rossnowlagh doesn’t have an ‘a’ in the middle. Whoopsies! ah, well, it did in my memories, so i’m not bothered’. hee heee!)

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Squirrels or Monkeys?

by Lesley Oman on 23 May, 2010

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I promised you a video, but unfortunately i am having issues with YouTube. I have decided to stop fighting against machines for now, and try again later. Sorry about the suspenseful delay! But instead, I’m sharing a card I made last week.

Let me tell you a cute story that always makes me smile. ♥

I was lucky to go to a University which was built upon a beautiful lake, and had scenic, green, grassy areas; perfect for picnics and walks. The Uni grounds was full of ducks, swans and of course, squirrels. The squirrels were so used to seeing people go by, that some of them had absolutely no fear! They would come right up to you, and I always loved seeing them share the campus with us students, and always kept an eye out for them on my way to class.

One year my mum and dad came to visit, and brought my nephew who was only about 3 or 4 years old at the time. Whilst walking through the uni grounds, he points suddenly to a tree and exclaims ‘Look at that monkey Auntie Lesley!!‘. To which of course, I replied: ‘oh, I think that might be a squirrel actually’. His reply: “No Silly! It’s in a tree isn’t it, Auntie Lesley, so it must be a monkey!!‘. LOL. Isn’t kid’s logic simply amazing! ♥

And so I still call them monkeys at times. And today, I have a card with a ‘monkey’ on it to share with you all. A cute little birthday card, pieced together using stamps and stickers to create a little scene of loveliness.

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Products used
DCWV Adhesive stack
Stickers: Paperchase
Stamps: Stitched lines (unknown brand), squirrel from ‘Whoo Loves You’ set (Heroarts), Farmer’s Market stamp (basic grey), Text from Personal Impressions
Ink: Distress Ink in Peeled paint & black soot
button
String
corner chomper
pink cardstock

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