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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!

Lesley

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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——–

The below links are affiliate links to scrapbook.com & SimonSayStamp.com. This means that if you buy something from these websites after clicking on my links, I might receive a small commission. This does not cost you anything but does mean I can earn some extra craft pennies which I then use to buy more craft products and make more crafty videos! Thank you for your support.

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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

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HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY Y’ALL

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We are celebrating Moms today over here in the UK, and so its only fitting that I have a Mothers’ Day card to share in today’s video tutorial. Whats more, it features lots of products from the awesome MAMA Elephant! This is one of my favourite stamp manufacturers and I was so in love with the Lil’ Painters stamp set that I was very naughty and bought it as soon as I saw it arrive in a UK online store! 

I simply HAD to use it for todays card. Whilst I was giving in to my crafty retail urges, i spied that the Mama Elephant zipper die was also in stock. I have been wanting this for ages, so i just went ahead and clicked ‘Add to Cart’ without a moments hesitation! Teehee!
The idea for this card was to create a white top panel, with a colourful panel beneath, so when you pull the zipper a colourful cardstock can be seen, with the message ‘you’re a good egg’. This message is from the Mama Elephant Just Hatched set. Of course, this silly legit didn’t take a photo of the hidden message but you will be able to see it in the video. On my card, I wanted there to be a family of cute chickies, all having fun drawing a picture of mummy. The cute easel is in the Lil’ Painters set, but I pulled out the ‘mother hen’ image from the Mama Elephant Lunar Animals stamp set (technically i think its a rooster, but lets not dwell on that) 🙂

 I used my distress inks and a damp paintbrush to add some loose colour to the bottom of the panel, and after I coloured my images with copics and stuck them down, I added some splotches of pink and blue ‘paint’ using Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers distress inks. I wanted it to look like these chicks were getting super messy – we all know kids love messy play!

For the greeting I built the word Hello from the ME alphabet stamp set called Cali Letters, then added the word MOM with the new Iconic letters set. I love the way you can build the shadow on top of the solid image!

On the inside, i added a few extra images from the Lil’ Painters set and stamped a greeting on the inside – for this I used a Paula Pascal stamp set called All Year Round. It has some awesome words that come in useful for holidays all year round!

Thanks for joining me, and I hope you enjoy the video.

Happy Mummy’s Day to my Mummsy and Mom (mother in law) – they really are the best this gal could ask for!

Happy crafting

Lesley

—Products Used—
The below links are affiliate links to scrapbook.com & SimonSayStamp.com. This means that if you buy something from these websites after clicking on my links, I might receive a small commission. This does not cost you anything but does mean I can earn some extra craft pennies which I then use to buy more craft products and make more crafty videos! Thank you for your support.

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