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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
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Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens
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More than s’mores!

Have you seen the news!! The new Heffy Doodle STAMPtember exclusive set has been revealed! It’s called “more than s’mores” and it’s selling out fast!

This set is a limited edition set, made in collaboration with Simon Says Stamp, so it is only available over at the Simon Says Stamp store.

For an abundance of inspiration, hop over to the Heffy Doodle blog where the team have made some awesome projects! Here’s one of mine!

I love this little squirrel and I’ve used the cute little teacup to create a stamped background, and added colour through a stencil for more interest.

The sentiment is also from this set, and after embossing, I coloured it in with some copic marker pens.

Be sure to head over to SSS to get your hands on this stamp set. There’s also coordating dies, whilst stocks last.

BUY NOW at SSS

Happy crafting my friends!

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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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