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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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Hey gang!

I am so excited because for two days, the teams over at Honey Bee Stamps and Heffy Doodle are joining forces for a two day INSTA HOP! WOOP!

This means that you can WIN WIN WIN! Instead of hopping along visiting blogs, it is simply a hop along instagram profiles – simples! To start the hop visit the Heffy Doodle Instagram profile, and start clicking your way through masses of inspiration.

Honey Bee Stamps is very close to my heart because I was on the Honey Bee DT a few years ago, and I also got to go to Creativation for the first time with these girls! I am so honored and delighted to join forces for this hop- i am considering it a big crafty hug via instagram!

This card was made using the Swimming By set from Honey Bee Stamps and the manta ray is from Heffy Doodle Oceans of Love. I have also added a sentiment using the Heffy Doodle HEY Heffy Cuts die. I cut it from craft foam, covered it in glossy accents, and then sprinkled it with some very fine glitter for a shimmery feel!

Thanks for popping by, and please join the instahop.You have until Wed 26th Sept to enter, and winners will be announced on 28th Sept on the Heffy Doodle blog. Oh… and the prizes are gift vouchers to both the Heffy Doodle and Honey Bee Stamps store.

Happy hopping my friends!

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Hi everyone, another catch up post… 😀

This week I had a surprise package THAT INCLUDED CRAFTY GOODIES! WOOHOO! Best. Surprise. Ever! 🙂 My friend and DT Sista Jessica McAfee sent me a parcel will some goodies. Not only did she send me a gorgeous stamp set from The Stamp Market (my first one from this brand!) but also a set of Aqua Markers by Spectrum Noir. As i managed to get a bunch of copic second hand a few years ago, i have never used spectrum noir alcohol markers before, and i certainly hadn’t tried this aqua collection either. I knew i wanted to test them out on my ComeCraftWithMe LIVE stream.

I also treated myself to some new stamps recently, so i also used some of these in the other projects, but i couldn’t wait to get started with the aqua markers.

This Flora Bella set from The Stamp Market is lovely. Whimsical and bold, and they were a good size for creating a background. I stamped it all over some card and then used the aqua markers to color them in. I scribbled the aqua markers onto some plastic and used a water brush/ brush to pick up the colour mixed with a little water. It kinda acts like an ink or watercolour paint in that way. You can also mix the colours really easily. There were no greens in my set, but the yellow and blue can be mixed to get lots of variations on tone. This means one set goes a long long way.

I finished the card with a I MISS YOU sentiment and also the HEY Heffy Cut from Heffy Doodle.

I was so excited about this card. It features the Rub-a-dub-dub set from Lawn Fawn. I waited for ages to get this stamp. The photo makes it look a little neon – I promise it is not like that IRL) 🙂 I used the stitched bubble background from Heffy Doodle to create a fun background and then created a floor using a border die from MFT stamps. I added a little ink along the edge of Heffy Memo tape to give my ‘bathroom’ some dimension. I’ve used the Heffy Doodle strips of ease dies to create the sentiment panel.

By this time in the evening, it was getting pretty late, but I really wanted to make another quick card with my new Chameleon stamp from Lawn Fawn. Lucky for me, I found this gorgeous rainbow chevron scrapbook paper in my stash which I knew would make a perfect background. A sentiment strip cut using the Heffy Doodle Strips of Ease, plus a quick sentiment (from MFT I think) and then I stamped the chameleon onto the same chevron paper and lined him up perfectly with the background- after all, he has activated his camouflage mode! LOL

Three cards. One live stream. One tired Heffy. 🙂 To watch the whole video on playback, check out the video below.

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