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Hello crafty friends!

It’s collaboration week with us Chibi-gang, and I am so excited that we are pairing up my one of my most favourite stamp companies – Lawn Fawn! EEK! What a perfect partnership!

Over the next three days, Chibitronics and Lawn Fawn will be sharing some amazing projects, and I am kicking things off today along with Jessica Frost-Ballast and Kelly Griglione. I will link to their blogs at the bottom of this post so you can hop right over to see their projects too!

There is a $30 Lawn Fawn gift card and a Chibitronics starter kit (valued at $30) that will be given away randomly to two winners drawn from comments across all days and all blogs so the more you visit and comment, the better your chances to win!

To celebrate, I thought I would make an extra special project – so rather than sharing a card, I have this fun, illuminating underwater scene built within a 3D box! Take a look!

I admit, this is an intermediate /  advanced project – but the video tutorial walks you through exactly how to create the circuit using the Chibitronics LEDs & copper tape. The fact that you are dealing with a 3D shape is the trickiest bit – but with a little time & patience, it’s well worth while in the end! Let’s take a look at the box when it’s all lit up!

The Mermaid For You stamp and die set was perfect for making this project! I love how each of the elements work so well together to build a scene. I used my copic markers to colour in the images, but then used some distress ink blending to colour in the sea floor. To create the layers of dimension, I used the Lawn Fawn simple stitched hillside border dies.

By adding some acetate to each seabed panel, I was able to add to the 3D illusion. I love that the little fish, at first glance, look like they are floating – or rather ‘swimming’ along! (Just keep swimming….! ) 😀

For the circuit I used both a blue and a green LED. These do come in separate packs, but I couldn’t resist as I really wanted to create that underwater feel!

When you watch the video, you will see that I have added the switch to the handle section of the box – this way I can easily control when it is switched on and off. I die cut another handle piece from scratch cardstock so when I don’t want to have the lights on, I simply sandwich this between the two handles which have the copper tape.

My daughter is begging me to let her have this as a night light for her room – but I am not quite sure if I can part with it just now! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to watch the video to see the full instructions on how this project was made – including details on recreating the chibitronics circuit.

Don’t forget to hop on over to see the projects that both Jessica Frost-Ballast and Kelly Griglione are sharing today as part of this collaboration.

Also, the rest of the gang will have more projects over the course of the next few days – more details over on the Chibitronics blog, which will also link to each of the projects.

Don’t forget to leave a comment at the blogs in order to be in with a chance to win!

You can also visit the Lawn Fawn Blog to see some of the awesome projects made by their team – check it out here.

There is a $30 Lawn Fawn gift card and a Chibitronics starter kit (valued at $30) that will be given away randomly to two winners drawn from comments across all days and all blog,s so the more you visit and comment, the better your chances to win!

Happy Crafting

Lesley

 

Products Used

[Affiliate links used wherever possible]

Lawn Fawn Mermaid For You Stamp set – https://goo.gl/VdDo3X

Lawn Fawn Mermaid For You Dies – https://goo.gl/p53M2U

Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Border Dies – https://goo.gl/Szut0J

Box Die (brand unknown) – Similar one here from Lawn Fawn – https://goo.gl/SRjEo5

Chibitronics Copper Tape – https://goo.gl/18785N

Chibitronics Color LEDs (Red-Yellow-Blue) – https://goo.gl/wIlFDt

Chibitronics Tropical Color LEDs (Pink-Green-Purple) – https://goo.gl/kdrUXq

Lithium 3V coin batteries – https://goo.gl/6Fcm3L

 

 

 

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Hello everyone,

It was Friday last night, which meant another ‘Come Craft With Me’ session on YouTube – where I had another great evening filled with crafting and chit chat! A huge thanks to all who joined me!

Above is the video of the live stream – so in case you don’t know what this is – every Friday night, at 9pm BST, i turn on the webcam and do a little crafting LIVE on air. You can watch live – dipping in and out as you please or sticking around for the whole session – or you can watch the video afterwards. If you join us LIVE, it means you can ask questions and interact with all the awesome gang who make this experience so much fun! Every week we all learn LOADS – not just tips and techniques, but also get lots of ideas and inspiration, we share challenges and things we have learnt! Its so FUN!

Last night I was making a ‘well done’ card for a friend who is currently obsessed with Big Foot. Naturally, the cute Big Foot image from the Lawn Fawn Loveable Legends set was the perfect stamp for this card. I kept the front rather simple in design, but will be making it into a shaker card- with some sequins by Honey Bee Stamps peeking out from some die cut alphas.

I wanted the front to be quite plain, so that the inside REALLY pops …and I really DO mean POP! That’s right, I am making a pop up element inside the card, with Mister Big Foot holding a flower.

This card is for my friend Elizabeth who also has her own YouTube Channel – Occasional Vlog. Her vlog follows her wonderful family, and is also documenting her inspirational journey as she works towards a healthier life. This week she is in Rhodes on a running retreat – which she was not much looking forward to! But she did it! YAY! And she definitely deserves a little Hungry Heffy Crafts handmade card as a ‘pat on the back’.
Please head over and take a look at her channel – but if you are anything like me, I get addicted and end up watched loads! 🙂 youtube.com/occasionalvlog

I used some Honey Bee Stamps embellishments for the shaker on the front. These blue and green tones were simply beautiful – I think they look so pretty. Here’s a closer look!

For the inside, I used some Lawn Fawn puffy cloud border dies, and simple grassy hillside dies to cut out the ground and the tree canopy – and added some kraft stamped trees using the Joy To The Woods stamp set – also from Lawn Fawn.

On the inside, I added a ‘congratulations’ message from the Mama Elephant Sunday Sentiments stamp set, and then added the ‘you’re unbelievable’ from the same Loveable Legends set that has the bigfoot image in there. I decided to do these in two different colours so they really popped!

If you watch the video you will see that the congratulations stamp didn’t quite go according to plan – but like they say in ‘Project Runway’ – I simply had to MAKE IT WORK!

With the help of my LIVE viewers, we decided to add on a silver frame and some stars to the front! I love the way the Big Foot is peeking out of the star – I don’t this it is immediately obvious what creature he actually is at this point – but as soon as Elizabeth opens the card – I am sure she will be delighted to find a furry friend inside!

Thanks for stopping by, and mark your calendars for next Friday – I hope you can come and join in the LIVE fun!

Happy Crafting!

Lesley

 

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Hello everyone,

Before I start talking about today’s card I wanted to remind everyone that the Chibitronics giveaway is still open – but not for long – so if you haven’t already entered – please head over to the giveaway blog post to find out how you can be-in-it-to-win-it!

I hope you are all having a great weekend! For us in the UK, its an extra long one, as tomorrow is a bank holiday – gotta love those three day weekends!

Today’s Hungry Heffy Crafts card making tutorial is to make a fun little baby boy card! I recently found out that friends from our University days recently became parents – even against some tremendous odds! I was so blown away by the news of their perfect little arrive, I swear I cried my eyes out when I heard the news. It was even more heart-wrenching because little Orran is a premie – and although perfect in every way, in the photo he looked so tiny and fragile.

I thought I would send his mumma and papa a HHC handmade card, and the Mama Elephant Just Hatched stamp set was the first stamp set that came to mind for this card! The little dino is so sweet – he was perfect for this card today!

I also paired this stamp set up with few other Mama Elephant stamp sets – first, the Sunday Sentiments set, and also the Iconic letters set so I could add his name to the inside of the card! I actually don’t normally decorate the inside, but I was glad that I did this time – I think it gives this card an extra pizazz, especially as I wanted the front to remain clean and simple.

To find out how I made the card, simply take a look at the video tutorial where I walk you though my process. If you have any questions, please be sure to leave me a comment either here on on YouTube – I am always happy to help if i can.

Thanks for watching!

Lesley

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PRODUCTS USED
Mama Elephant Just Hatched Stamp set – https://goo.gl/AZs7Xp
Mama Elephant Just Hatched Dies – https://goo.gl/ExozcV
Mama Elephant Sunday Sentiment Stamps – https://goo.gl/KRNjZ1
Mama Elephant Iconic Letters Stamps – https://goo.gl/XmAoCt
Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Dies – https://goo.gl/ncuaFa
Wish (Smart phone App) Dotted Rectangle Die – https://wish.com/dl use code 8pkynty

 

 

 

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