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Hello there Crafty Friends!

I am so excited that two of my most favourite things are doing a collaboration, and it is finally time to share the exciting news! Lawn Fawn and Chibitronics have paired up to create a fun card kit and there is the most darling little robot stamp that is sure to light up your life!!

Join me and the team over on the Chibitronics blog this week as we showcase lots of projects made using Lawn Fawn products and some using the exclusive Robot stamp and die included in the kit.

For those of you who feel a little daunted by using LEDs on your cards, this kit is perfect, because you get some circuit templates included with the kit. Perfect!

I have two cards to share with you today! Let’s jump right in! This first card has been made using the template in the kit, and it features the ‘Eggstra Amazing Easter’ stamps and dies. Aren’t these bunnies so cute!?

I kept my colour pallet to fresh, almost pastel colours – ideal for Springtime! I used some blending brushes to add the soft ink feel to the grass and sky, and I used a foam blending tool to add the lavender around the edge.

I grabbed the ‘Push Here’ stamp set and also the ‘Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables’ to help me create this card. I love the lacey feel created by the scalloped borders all around.  When you press down on the button, the two pink eggs light up! Such fun!

I actually made this card during my weekly ‘Come Craft With Me’ LIVE stream over on YouTube. Every Friday at 9pm UK time, I turn on the camera and get crafty! I love chatting to everyone, answering your questions and following your suggestions! If you fancy taking a look and watching the video on replay, feel free to head over and check out the video. Better still why not join me LIVE and join the fun!

Let’s take a look at my second card, this time I made it using the Lawn Fawn ‘Love Letters’ set. I ADORE this set! So cute!

For this one, I wanted to create a light-up mechanism that operated with a pull tab, and I decided to make the letter the pull tab! I used the arrow from the ‘Push Here’ stamp set to show that the letter can be pulled upwards!

Et voila! A little secret message is revealed and what’s more, the phone screen illuminates! So fun!

As for the card, I used the large and small rectangle dies and did some partial die cutting to create the two panels on the top and bottom. I added soft colour with distress oxides and a blending brush and then added hearts using a SSS stencil and a foam blending tool.

Don’t forget to check out the Chibitronics blog for more information on the kit, for details on how you could win a crafty prize, and of course to see other fantastic projects made by the Design Team.

Happy Crafting my lovelies!!

big hugs,

Lesley

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Create a Gardening themed Light Up Shaker Card with Chibitronics and Waffle Flower

Hello crafty friends, its time for another collaboration post with Chibitronics. I LOVE these light up LEDs – they are especially fun at this time of the year when fairy lights brighten every street corner! This collaboration is with Waffle Flower, and I actually decided to go with a Summery or Springtime feel with this sweet Grow Happiness stamp set. I guess I am fed up with all the rain we have been having recently! Ha!

Head over to the Chibitronics Blog today to see more fabulous Waffle Flower Creations made by the talented Chibitronics team.

I actually made this card on my LIVE crafty stream. Every Friday (or at least as many Fridays as life can allow 😀 ) I turn on my video camera and get crafty – you can watch the stream live on YouTube and I love it when everyone comments, gives suggestions and challenges me. If you are interested in joining the fun, hop over to my channel and subscribe. Be sure to ring the bell to turn on notifications.

You can, of course, watch the video on playback if you miss the live – it’s a great background noise when you are ironing, crafting or cosying up on the couch with a glass of wine. Scroll down to the bottom to watch me making this card. You will get to see all the products I have used, and I am sure you will have a few giggles too!

For this card, I did a little ink blending – first i masked off an area for the soil using my Heffy Low Tack Memo Tape – I love this stuff! Then i added some colour to create the pinky purple background. Colour choices were requested by the viewers! 🙂 I coloured my images with alcohol markers, and then used an old tool called the Silent Setter to create little holes in the card front where my water droplets would be.

I decided to create a row of flowers, and I made one of these into my push button for the circuit. I used the Heffy Doodle Interactively Yours Stamp set to create the PRESS HERE button.
As for the circuit itself -it is not a complex one- just two lines of copper tape. One line connecting the negative ends of the lights to the negative side of the battery, and the other line connecting the positive ends of the lights to the positive side of the battery. It’s really that simple. I added two lights to make my card a bit brighter. Here is a screenshot of the circuit before I adhered the top panel on top! Don’t I look pretty chuffed with myself in the corner there! LOL

The shaker element was such an afterthought! This is often the way with me, especially during the LIVE streams (where I make it up as I go along!). 😀  I added a little yellow ink blending to the inside of the circle (cut with Heffy Doodle Stitched Circle Dies) and I did manage to add a sweet sentiment at the top using a stamp from the Waffle Flower Grow Happiness set. I used some Catherine Pooler Party Dress ink to colour it the most beautiful colour of pink! Yum!

There we go! If you haven’t tried these chibitronics lights yet, you really need to. If you need any help, you can always check out my blog or youtube, as i have made many cards with the lights – and feel free to join my live stream where you can ask as many questions as you like.

Here is the video of me making this card in real time. I hope to see you over on YouTube if you are ever free to Come Craft With Me!
See you next time,

Lesley

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Hello crafty friends,

Today I have the honour of being part of Justine Hovey’s ‘Save The Crafty YouTuber’ video hop. All week there are FIVE whole days of video hops, where you can kickstart your creativity as you watch a selection of different crafters from all over the globe, each with different styles and crafting levels. A lot of work goes into creating video content, and YouTube regulations have changed which makes it harder to get noticed and harder to reach monetization goals. So why not hop along, get inspired, and maybe even subscribe to some new crafters who you like the look of.

Not only can you get lots of inspiration, but you get the chance to WIN CRAFTY GOODIES! Check out the wonderful sponsors below, and when you leave a comment please note whether you are in the USA or international, as some prizes have got shipping limitations.

My video is a longer video tutorial which focuses on creating a twinkly light up Christmas tree using Chibitronics lights. I am using a selection of Heffy Doodle products to create this project, a full list is displayed at the bottom of this blog post.

Here is the video, and scroll down for more photos.

For this card I used the Heffy Doodle Imperial Stitched Rectangle dies, Heffy Doodle Stitched Circle Dies and the Heffy Doodle Holiday Sentiment Duos stamps. I then embossed my card panel using the Heffy Doodle Stargazer background and a tan embossing mat. Can you see those stars on the backgroun – don’t they look awesome?

For the main focal area, I used the tree and penguins stamps from Heffy Doodle’s Wanna Build A Snowman set. Isn’t is adorable? I stamped the tree on the circle die cut, then inked around the outside with Distress oxides and inks in blue tones. I splattered it with water and then added some snowfall by flicking some copic opaque white ink on there. I also added a snow drift by using the Heffy Doodle Slopey Joes Border dies. I simply had to use some holographic embossing powder on there to make it sparkle!

My penguins and trees I coloured with copics, but I don’t show this on the video as i wanted to focus on the Chibitronics Circuit. I walk you through exactly how to make the circuit in the video, and don’t be daunted, its easier in real life. It is harder finding the words to explain it compared to actually making it! HA!

I built the circuit on the top of a card base, and the magic is this — when you slide your finger across the sentiment on the card, then the tree lights LIGHT UP! But as you slide, they twinkle on and off in different colours! IT’S SOOO COOL!!

I decided to use a red, blue and white light. Normally I like white lights, but hubby is ALL about the multi coloured fairy lights! So, why not have both?!

To be in with a chance to WIN CRAFTY GOODIES as part of this hop, simply leave a comment on the VIDEO on YouTube. Why not tell me what lights you like on your Christmas tree? Don’t forget to also add wheter you are based in the USA or Internationally based.

To follow on the hop – look at the info box under the video in YouTube to see the NEXT VIDEO in the hop. The more you comment, the more chances you have of winning. Remember this is a 5 day event, so come back each day to hop, comment and be inspired!

To find out more about the hop – visit Justine’s blog here.

For those of you who are new here, I just wanted to mention that on Fridays I usually turn on my video camera and get crafty, LIVE on YouTube. I would love you to join me for my ‘Come Craft With Me’ LIVE crafty sessions – we have lots of fun chatting, creating and often have giveaways and other fun stuff. It’s 9pm UK time. Tonight is our last session on British Summer time as the clocks go back this weekend, so we will be back on Grenwich Mean Time next week. Check here to find out what time that is with you.

Have a great day and HAPPY CRAFTING!

Next person in the Hop: Janette Kausen https://youtu.be/jBJ8z9g6Il8 

Lesley

Copper Tape
Copper Tape
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White LED Stickers Pack
White LED Stickers Pack
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Red, Yellow and Blue LED Stickers Pack
Red, Yellow and Blue LED Stickers Pack
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Neenah Classic Crest Card 80 LB
Neenah Classic Crest Card 80 LB
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Mini Round Blending Tool
Mini Round Blending Tool
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Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
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MISTI Stamping Tool
MISTI Stamping Tool
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Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink Pad
Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink Pad
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Copic Markers
Copic Markers
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Heffy Doodle Wanna Build A Snowman Stamps
Heffy Doodle Wanna Build A Snowman Stamps
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Heffy Doodle Wanna Build A Snowman Dies
Heffy Doodle Wanna Build A Snowman Dies
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Heffy Low Tack Memo Tape
Heffy Low Tack Memo Tape
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Heffy Doodle Imperial Stitched Rectange Dies
Heffy Doodle Imperial Stitched Rectange Dies
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Heffy Doodle Stitched Circle Dies
Heffy Doodle Stitched Circle Dies
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Heffy Doodle Stargazer Backdrop Die
Heffy Doodle Stargazer Backdrop Die
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Tan Embossing Mat
Tan Embossing Mat
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Heffy Doodle Holiday Sentiment Duos
Heffy Doodle Holiday Sentiment Duos
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Versafine Clair
Versafine Clair
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Holographic embossing powder
Holographic embossing powder
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Heffy Doodle Stitched Slopey Joes Border Dies
Heffy Doodle Stitched Slopey Joes Border Dies
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Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens
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