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This week i cleaned out my craft room, and sorted my sequins into new storage containers… and i realised that i have sooooooo many sequins. I thought that i would make some shakers tonight – and i wasn’t going to skimp on the shakey bits!

First up, i created a three panel shaker card with a rectangle die on a A2 card. I used my distress oxides to create a fun blue background inside the shaker panels.

I added some critters from Lawn Fawn to swim in my shaker sea, and then added a Simon Says Stamp hello die to my card. I added some red ink to the top of the pink die cut, to mimic the cute octopussy.

Next up- a baby card, because my sister-in-law is being induced today! Weeeee! I can’t wait to find out if we are getting a new niece or a new nephew. If its a girl, then i am all set with this card! First up, i used a Mama Elephant heart die to create three heart apertures and added lots of sequins behind.

I used a sentiment from a Paula Pascual stamp set, but replaced the work baby with the Heffy Doodle Baby Heffy cuts die. I stacked up a few layers to give it some dimension. So cute!

So technically, this is not a shaker card at all, but it was inspired by shakers. I used some dies from Studio Katia to create a frame, and then from the inside piece, i used the Heffy Doodle stitched strips of ease dies to cut strips out of this section. Then I replaced every other strip when i stuck it all down onto some acetate.

Through the windows, I created my own rainbow using lots of buttons – another surplus in my craft stash! To turn this into a card (and to hide the fact that the last strip was wider than the rest! teehee) I added a cute leprechaun from Heffy Doodle -layered on some black craft foam. I also used the Good Luck die from the Heffy Doodle clover frames dies. I love this card a lot!

Thanks for visiting, and if you want to watch the full video on play back – it’s right here, and also on Youtube. See you next time!

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Hip Hip Hooray! Nothing says a PAR-TAY like a shaker card! 😀 (…errr….just me?) Last weekend we were invited to a friends house for a celebratory gathering as her daughter Felicity turned sweet sixteen! Every time we go to Elizabeths house, I look forward to my Felicity hug and hearing about the latest school shenanigans and what she is now reading. She is one of those awesome teenagers that seemed to have skipped the whole ‘moody and moping around’ phase. I hope I get one of those when Piper gets to that age. Only another 9 years before i have to worry about a sweet sixteen for Pi… it sounds like ages away, but i am still in shock that Piper is now SEVEN!! Geez! How did that happen…..anyway…. back to the card!

Today’s shaker needed to be cute and fun – and i wanted to include books! So I reached for the Mama Elephant Page Huggers set, and used the bear and the books. While i was pulling that out, i grabbed the Mama Elephant Lunar Animals set also for the mouse and bunny. For accessories, I used some images from the Lawn Fawn Party Animals set. The balloons and big hat are from the Beary Special Birthday set from MFT.

I used floss for balloon strings to add some texture on my card and i used the Hooray honey cuts from Honey Bee Stamps. And just look at those shaky bits!! So many pretty beads, sequins and I also used some small metal discs from Cheery Lynn designs. When the light hits them just right the give a nice metallic shine!

Speaking of shaky bits, i also realised that i managed to trap a hair inside the card. HAHA! Well, too late now! I guess Felicity has a means to clone me now… although I’m pretty sure the world isn’t ready for another Heffy!

To finish up, I used the Interactively Yours set from Heffy Doodle to stamp the ‘shake me’ sentiment at the bottom. Perfect!

Happy Birthday Flick! <3

Lesley

 

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NOTE – i am part of two hops today, one for Chibitronics and another for Heffy Doodle. To visit the other project click here to open in a new tab. Hop along on both posts for more chances to win.

Hello everyone,

Heffy Doodle is also taking part in the blog hop today to celebrate ‘Autism Awareness Day’, which means i have another fun project for you guys. The whole Heffy Doodle team have a collection of projects over on the Heffy Doodle blog – check them out by visiting here.

Here is a peek at my card.

For this special occasion, I wanted to step away from my usual A2 sized cards, and do something a bit different (at least its different for me) – so i am making a DL sized card today.

I cut a piece of card slightly smaller than my card front, and stamped my greeting using the Unbearable Without You stamp set by Heffy Doodle. Next I masked off an area and used my distress inks to create a BLUE-tiful inked background area. To highlight this area even more, i used some faux-stitching dies along the edges (i think they are from Mama Elephant).

For my focal element, i wanted to use this bear. It reminds me of my autistic Brother-in-law Steven, who likes to twiddle his fingers on the periphery of his vision. The way the bear was holding his paws reminded me of that. 🙂 To make this more interactive, i created an acetate wobbler and added the bear on top.

To finish up, I added a speech bubble using the Heffy Doodle Whatcha Saying stamp set, and i layered this up on some blue craft foam… although you can’t really see it in the photos.

Thank you for visiting today and don’t forget to wear blue today to raise awareness for Autism!

Happy Crafting!

Lesley

 

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