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Well, well, well. Can you even believe it? A YEAR!!?

If you have come here from Amy Rysavy‘s blog, then you have made it to the last stop on our Heffy Doodle Birthday Blog hop! WOOHOO! For everyone else, you might want to head on over to the Heffy Doodle blog to start this hop, as it is jam packed full of amazing projects!

So, in case you don’t know, my name is Lesley Oman and I am the founder and creator of Heffy Doodle. For many years my hubby told me to create my own range of stamps, and last year I finally decided it was time to appease him. 😀 I drew some designs and started planning a Kickstarter campaign. It was exactly 1 year ago today that I shared my big secret plans with the world! I cannot believe how time has flown by, and I still marvel at the wonderful support I receive from customers, friends, family and this magnificent industry! I would like to say a massive thank you to each and every one of you for the part you have played in the development of my dreams. …. Enough sappiness, because its time to celebrate!

BLOG HOP PRIZES

Two lucky winners will receive a £50 gift voucher to the Heffy Doodle store. Leave a comment before noon on 26th June to qualify. The winners will be announced on the Heffy Doodle blog on June 24th.

Now, let’s take a look at my project!

Birthdays are cause for celebrations and BIG PARTIES, so i wanted my card to be exactly the same. I actually created the inside first, but before we go there, here is the outside. The background was created using the Heffy Doodle Stitched Bubble Background die and I cut the frame into it using the Lucky Clover Frames set. The bear is from the Unbearable Without You stamp set, balloons from the Party Palooza set, and I stamped a greeting from the new Everyday Sentiment Duos. I even used the NEW Heffy Memo tape to mask the stamp so i could get two colours. So tell me, do you think this lil bear looks pleasantly surprised?

Here’s why…

All his sweet friends have thrown him a beach birthday party! WOO! Of course i had to do it at the beach, because then i could include some of the new ocean critters from Oceans of Love and the turtle from the Shellabrate exclusive freebie ( you get it for free when you spend £35 in the Heffy Doodle store).

For the sky, i embossed the Swirly Cloud dies, and used distress inks and oxides for the sea and beachy mounds. Then it was stamp, colour and die cut  for all my cute critters. I have used Happy Snappy Crocs, Honey Bunny Boo, Yappy Happy Mail, Oceans of Love, Unbearable Without you, Party Palooza and wingman (and the Shellabrate exclusive). For the number 1 on the cake, i just drew this freehand.

I kinda wish i was at this party! Don’t you!

BIRTHDAY COUPON

As an extra special treat, Heffy Doodle are offering a special coupon in celebration of our birthday. Get 20% off with the following code, valid between 13th-17th June 2018, in the Heffy Doodle Store.

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Thank you once again for all your support! If you would like to see the full blog line up – here it is!

Because many of you may be new to my personal blog, I wanted to quickly say that nearly every Friday evening, I have a LIVE crafting stream over on my YouTube Channel. We start at 9 pm BST and would love to have you join in! I create lots of cards, share techniques and generally have a good giggle with all the viewers! I occasionally do ad-hoc LIVES so if you want to be in the loop, check out the notification settings when you hit subscribe. I hope you will Come Craft With Me!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

 

 

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Hello crafty friends,

Today the Chibi team are pairing up with the wonderful Winnie & Walter for a fun collaboration.

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Leave comments on the hop stops to be in with a chance to win a Chibitronics $30 starter kit or a $30 gift certificate from Winnie and Walter. Comments close at 11:59 PM CST next Tuesday, May 29th.

To start at the beginning of the blog hop, head over to the Chibi blog here. Full hop list below.

I had the pleasure of meeting the amazing Shay at Creativation this year, and not only does she make fabulous, high quality products, but she is also a kind, loving person that I definitely look up to.

So i was excited to get my hands on some W&W and show you guys how to pair them with chibitronics. For me, I really wanted some more stencils  – and this one, the Classic Diagonal had been on my wishlist for ages!

But I couldn’t NOT use stamps, eh!? 🙂 I wanted to make a project that was colourful, bright and illuminating, so i paired the stencil with the Wishing You stamp set.

I use a little masking tape to create a border around my stars which makes them really pop, and this was the first time i actually embossed using my distress oxides. LOVE IT SO!

Let’s look at the card when the magic button is pressed!

Hooray! I always love seeing the cards light up! If you would like to see the tutorial, check out the video below!

Next up on the hop is Maya

Here’s the full hop list so you can visit everyone’s projects and be in with a chance to win!

Chibitronics Blog
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Eiko Uchida
Kelly Szafron
Wei Wei Wang
Kelly Griglione
Tiffany Au
Lesley Oman
Maya Isaksson
Vanessa Amann
Gayatri Murali
Heather Hoffman
Jessica Lin
Kate Capper
Keren Baker
Lea Lawson
Lydia Evans
w&w blog

Happy crafting my friends!

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On Friday’s Come Craft With Me live stream, I was playing with a new-to-me product – nuvo gilding flakes.

I don’t normally add a lot of foiling to my projects but I really wanted to try out some techniques with this cool product.

First up I used some double sided tape to create foiled lines on my card. It’s so simple and effective – so much so that I actually used this technique on another card later in my stream to give it extra shine.

Next I used a product in my stash that I haven’t used in years – it’s called stamp and bond, and essentially it’s like an embossing powder that creates a sticky glue area. I definitely think this needs a little bit of skill, but I’m happy with how it turned out.

I purposefully used a distressed outline stamp as I thought that style would be more forgiving. I love how the gold shines on the inked background.

For this card, I used some stick it adhesive on craft foam to create this golden frame. I used the Heffy Doodle clover frames for this, along with the Lucky Friends stamp set.

It looks a little raggidy around the edges but apparently a stiff bristled brush will help burnish away parts that should be there.

I actually made it to FOUR cards! Woah! For this one I wanted to experiment with my glue pens.i grabbed the one I had to hand which is the Stix2 2 way glue pen – and it worked perfectly! Soooo perfect!!

I wrote the word sister with my glue pen and waited for it to dry tacky. The rest of the card came together quickly with sticky tape gilded lines and some heart dies from lawn fawn.

So here’s what I learned about nuvo gilding flakes

– get a bigger tub. Get one BEFORE you even open this one

– experiment with brushes to burnish away the excess. Try soft brushes, stuff brushes, paper towels, sponges … all sorts

– the flakes are soooo soft. I swear the feeling of gilding flakes stick to craft foam is almost as texturally pleasing as stroking puppy dog ears

– there’s actuallylots of ways to use this product- which means I’m more likely to use it. I love versatility.

– you can rub the gilded areas with a tissue to make it shiner. It’s so cool.

– and lastly, I learned that I should definitely try some more things, even if it feels out of my usual comfort zone.

Thanks for stopping by. Here’s the video if you wanna watch it.

X hugs

Lesley

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