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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

x

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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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CCWM – Heffy Doodle Cards

Hello crafty friends

So it appears that i have completely neglected to update my blog with my Come Craft With Me sessions over the last few weeks. For those of you who subscribe to my blog – please excuse the series of catch up posts that are about to hit your inbox! LOL

First up, this CCWM video where I was showcasing the June release from Heffy Doodle.

First up I have this sweet card featuring the manta ray from the Oceans of Love stamp set. I have created a fun background using the Stitched Bubble Background die, and then masked areas with some acetate as I blended some ink to create rainbow rays.

Of course, I reached for the stitched strips of ease to cut out the sweet sentiment and then created my own action wobbler with acetate so the manta can wibble wobble the day away.

A simple but beautiful card next featuring the Wingman stamps and dies. These cute birdies are sweet and cheeky and are perfect for everyone. I create a simple ink blended background and cut a semi circle channel to create a slider card.

I added a simple cloudy border to the bottom with the CAS greeting – Happy Birdday! Card number 3 is a bit more involved as I wanted to include a Chibitronics light to my card. I used the sweet birthday cake from the Party Palooza set, which has an optional candle that you can add to the cake.

I used a W&W stencil to create the teal striped background and then added my ‘Happy Cake Day To You’ sentiment to a narrower panel with I trimmed with coloured card die cut with some scalloped border dies. I think it looks so sweet. I used my Interactively Yours stamp set to create the little ‘push here’ heart button on the top.

This time, it’s time to get messy. I took the Big Bold Words sentiment set and inked this up in different colours to get a rainbow effect. The MISTI makes this incredibly easy peasy to do. I trimmed my sentiment using a speech bubble die from paper smooches, and then worked on my background using watercolour paints.

I used my gansai tambi watercolour paints and dribbled paint down a piece of card to get this beautiful drip effect. I love that it looks so painterly.

Here is the full video if you feel like watching the play back. It’s a real time video so why not pop it on while getting crafty yourself!?

Happy Crafting my dears!

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