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Helllllloooooo from this cute little mouse! I hope all my crafty friends are having a super day!

Today I want to share this card which features some of my favourite stamps sets, alongside some new products from a company which I have only recently discovered – AladinE.

When I was at Creativation, I was was walking down an aisle when I overheard a french accent coming from a demo table. I studied french at Uni so I was excited to check out the booth – and boy am I glad I did! I was excited to see a massive booth called AladinE, which had a huge range of crafty supplies – ink pads, stamps, dies, masks, fabric paints, markers and so much more. One of the most exciting products in my opinion was their texture paste. It works in a similar way to embossing paste, but it is far more robust. You can use it on metal, glass, card, wood and EVEN FABRIC! Yes – fabric, and its machine washable!

I decided to give it a try on a card today, along with a fun chevron mask and some embossing powder also some AladinE.

I thought I would use the paste to create a textured background, and then create a more whimsical design using layers of stamped images and vellum. I reached for the Mama Elephant Page Huggers stamp set along with the Yay, Kites set from Lawn Fawn -they were perfect for this card!

In the video you can see how I put together the whole card, although I will admit that I pre-stamped the images off camera first. I used my trusty copics to add some lovely colour to the images before diecutting them. I needed a few extra elements to build a ‘ground’, so I also used the Mama Elephant Up, Up and Away set to stamp some cute flowers.

I admit, I got a little bit stuck when it came to adding a greeting. I ummm-ed and aahhh-ed for about 10 minutes before settling on this scripty hello die cut from Simon Says Stamp. I used the Izink embossing powder to get the rich tomato colour, and mounted this onto die cut layers of foam to get great dimension on the card.

To finish it off, I added some little gems and dew drops from Honey Bee Stamps.

This card is a bit different to some of my other cards, but I am really happy with the way it turned out. I was really happy also with the texture paste and I cannot wait to try it out on some fabric. I even bought a little kids apron and I thought that Piper and I could have a go at decorating it for her. I think she will get a kick out of designing her own apron.

Thanks for stopping by and watching the video. See you again soon!



Hello Crafty friends!

It’s Lesley again, and today I am playing with the Playful Pups stamp set to create a fun patterned paper look for my card!

I love it when stamp sets have a selection of smaller images – these are perfect for creating your own backgrounds. I started my project today by die cutting a rectangle of card to A2 size, then used a grey ink to stamp lines of images along the card. I staggered them slightly to create more interest, and masked off the stitched border so it stayed ink-free.

Next up I die cut two of the frames using a die from another manufacturer, but for one of them, i covered it with the same dye ink. When i layered the grey underneath the white frame, I offset it slightly so it looks like a shadow. This is a fun way to bring the same colour tones into the rest of your image.

Next up i stamped two cute doggies and the food bowl and coloured these in with my copic markers. I also used the chisel tip of a teal coloured marker to add colour to a scratch piece of card then white heat embossed the word sweetheart from the Hello Gorgeous stamp set! I used my trimmer and scissors to cut it down into a fishtail banner shape.

Whilst I had my Hello Gorgeous stamp set out, I decided to stamp the word Hello using the two tone effect. For this i used my MISTI, first with the light ink, then added the darker ink to the bottom half of my stamp. To get a more freckled look, I tapped a paper towel over the inked stamp slightly. Once the ink was dry, i cut out the image with the coordinating die and layered this onto die cut foam for some dimension. I also added a few layers of my wink of stella clear glitter brush marker and finished the card with some sequins from the Honey Bee Stamps store!


Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again next Monday when I am back on the blog

Have a great day


Crafty friends are the best! Don’t ya think? 🙂

When I was in Arizona for Creativation this January, I had the pleasure of hanging out with the some of the Honey Bee Stamps gang – Melissa, Lisa, Taniesa and Carrie. One night we had a sleepover and a little crafting – it was such fun!  I didn’t have much supplies with me, but the girls let me tuck into theirs. Isn’t that so lovely!? Taniesa had the Lawn Fawn Love Letters stamp set – which hadn’t quite reached us in the UK at that point. I stamped and die cut a few, but didn’t have a chance to use them that evening so I brought them home with me.

I finally got a chance to use them this week, and I had an idea to make a pretty META card – this card, is a card about sending a card! Yes, I know its a bit crazy but FUN right?!

This card was also inspired by a recent project by Nichol Sphor, where she used yellow and orange tones to create a beautiful background. I don’t know why I hardly ever use yellow and orange tones, but Nichol’s card make me push outside of my normal comfort zone and give it a try AND I love the end result! I am definitely going to use these colours more often!

The scalloped rectangles are from the Lawn Fawn Stitched Heart Envelope die set, and I have used two together to create a larger panel on the left and kept one separate for the right. This is because I wanted the design to have a storyboard feel to it!  Plus it was a challenge to create the design in such a way so the elements hid the seam. I think it all worked out in the end! You can hardly tell that its two rectangles stuck together!

I also used my copic markers to colour in the images, and instead of yellowy chickies, I went for teal birdies this time, so they wouldn’t get lost against the background. I also used some stamps from the Lawn Fawn Monster Mash stamp set to add some fun words to the letter and speech bubble!

When making this card I had this painful revelation that I don’t have any teal cardstock left in my stash! How terrible! But nothing a little Peacock Feathers Distress Ink can’t fix for now! I layered some inked card under the edge of my white panel, after using a Mama Elephant Fine Trimmings die to add cute little holes. I love that you can see a little of the blue peeping through the holes. For the background I used some Echo Park Homefront paper from the 6×6 Dots and Stripes paper pad. I think it was the perfect design for the background! To finish I gave the card a sprinkling of sequins from the Honey Bee Stamps Baby Girl sequin mix!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this card today!

Be sure to watch the video for more information on how i made this card, and if you have any questions be sure to leave a comment or contact me using the feedback form on my blog.

Just a note to say that the Honey Bee Stamps & MISTI collaboration BlogHop will be open until 7th April 2017 when the winner will be announced. Check out my previous post for more details on how you can enter the giveaways!

Happy Crafting!

——Products Used——–

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------Other Products Used ------

Echo Park Paper Homefront 6x6 Dots & Stripes Paper Pad
Hero Arts Friends Definition Stamp
Honey Bee Stamps Baby Girl Sequins
Copic Markers - C5, C7, C1, 00, G00, Y17, R00, RV10, BG34, V000, Y11 & BG23