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Hello Crafty friends!

I hope you’ve had a fab week! Once again I had the pleasure of doing a YouTube LIVE video stream on Friday evening, and to celebrate my Chibitronics announcement last week, I incorporated a Chibitronics LED into my card. This project will also be shared in the Project gallery over on the Chibitronics website.

Along with the little light, I used some of these sweet bears from the Beary Special Birthday set from My Favorite Things. They are so adorable! One of the images is carrying a cake, so I thought that would work well for today’s light-up card.

At the top of this post is the full ‘Come Craft With Me’ video from the stream. In case you haven’t seen these before, these videos are in real time, and throughout the video I am interacting with the live viewers – so it is not a quick video. 🙂 If you can’t join me for the live stream, you can always put on the video in the background when you are crafting, or doing something else.

Lets take a look at the finished card!

I think he is so sweet! I used the stitched rectangle dies from Lawn Fawn along with the All Prettied Up die from Mama Elephant. To create the banner shape, I used some dies from the smartphone app WISH, and I layered some vellum behind them to help diffuse the light from the LED.

Here’s what it looks like when it’s all lit up!

YAY! Such fun! In the video I share some tips for creating Chibitronics cards- and I promise this is a basic, entry level circuit with no complicated nonsense. In fact, in the video, I also share lots of tips along the way. Hidden behind the SURPRISE message is the battery, which acts as a switch. Pressing down on this message will make the candles light up brightly!

I used my copic ciao markers to colour in the cute little bears – and in case you are wondering – the colours used are on the photo above. Aren’t those swatches AMAZING! Snow, a fellow crafter and awesome friend of mine, sent me some of these printed swatches, and I couldn’t wait to get them onto my markers! I think they look so awesome! Check out Snow’s work over on her instragram – @marblemine.

Whilst I was colouring one cute bear for the front, I decided to go ahead and colour another one for the inside at the same time. In the past I rarely ever designed the inside of my cards, but I do think it gives the card an extra special touch when the design is carried over to the interior.

So there we have it! I am hoping to have another ‘Come Craft With Me’ You Tube LIVE stream this Friday night, 19th May at 9PM GMT. I hope you can join me, and I often do a giveaway throughout the show as well.

See you soon!

Happy Crafting!

Lesley

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Hello crafty friends!!

It’s an exciting day! WOOOOHOOOO! Finallllllly I can tell you guys some big, exciting news that LIGHTS ME UP!

Today Chibitronics are announcing their design team, and I so thrilled to announce that I have been granted a spot amongst their talented team, as a part time design team member! YAY! YIPPEEEEEE! 

You may already know that I have shared a few projects using Chibitronics – I am a big fan of their circuit stickers which make LIGHT work of creating rather ILLUMINATING interactive cards! Their LED stickers, foil tape and fun effect stickers are so easy to use, and the Chibitronics site has a whole project section that will offer lots of amazing inspiration. I promise that after a small amount of learning, you will be able to create super awesome light-up cards that will amaze everyone! Even my 6 year old daughter has been playing with them easily!

Here’s a recap of each of the projects I have made! Click on the photo to see the blog post details of each – and I will also be updating these onto the Chibitronics Project gallery soon.

A fun, winter, light up fox scene, using stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn.

I LAVA YOU – a totally volcanic valentine’s card, erupting with cuteness! (Image hand drawn by me)

This sweet bunny couple wishing upon a shooting star! Featuring stamps from Mama Elephant.

This Jar of Love, featuring Honey Bee Stamps images.

This fun Christmas card, with multiple coloured lights! Featuring Honey Bee Stamps!

This FLASHING Christmas tree card, complete with SLIDER SWITCH tutorial! Stamp image is from Stampendous.

and this sweet Nessie card – with bright white stars and big bright yellow moon! (NOTE – giveaway now closed).

There will be some other fun projects coming soon!

I am also planning on having another YouTube ‘Craft-With-Me’ LIVE session on Friday night at 9PM GMT, and I hope to use some Chibitronics on my project. So please feel free to join us if you would like to see some Chibitronics projects in action, with an opportunity to ask questions along the way. You can subscribe to my YouTube channel http://youtube.com/hungryheffy and feel free to turn on notifications if you want to get an alert for when I go live.

Don’t forget to fly on over to Chibitronics so you can meet the rest of the team too!

+++ THIS IS SO EXCITING! +++

Happy Crafting!

Lesley

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Happy Monday everyone!

I am kicking off the week with this luscious lavender card, that was inspired by fellow DT member Galina. She has made some gorgeous cards using the Lotus Blossom stamp – and this inspired me to add this stamp to my shopping card so i too could get to play with it!

I noticed that I had a piece of watercolour cardstock on my desk which already had a curved section cut into it. It was my original idea to stamp and die cut the flowers, so I grabbed this piece of card and started stamping. Of course, my original ideas don’t always transpire, and sometime new ideas form. As I was stamping and white heat embossing the blossoms, I decided to instead create a floral background.

Before stamping with versamark embossing ink, I prepped the surface with an anti-static powder tool. This meant that when i sprinkled my embossing powder over the top – the embossing powder ONLY stuck to the stamped lines. I used a post-it note to cut out three masks, which I was able to move around my card when I was overlapping the stamps.

Next I used my Kuretake Tambi Gansai watercolours to mix some purple tones in a palate. I used the wet-on-wet technique to achieve a soft watercolour finish. To do this, simply ‘paint’ the area with clean water first, then when the paper is still damp, drop in a little watercolour. I tried to concentrate the pigment towards the centre of the flower, or in areas that would naturally have a shadow.

I think it looks so fresh and beautiful! I added this panel to a purple card, along with some twine, and then added some dew drops. I had a little piece of purple cardstock left over after making the folded card base, so I white heat embossed the word ‘hello’ from the Hello Gorgeous stamp set, and used the coordinating die to cut this out before adding this to the card!

Thank you so much for stopping by

Happy Crafting!

Lesley

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