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Here’s a card I made using the gorgeous Santoro London stamp set. I used copics to colour this cute image.

Thanks for visiting.

Helen

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WWC205 – Donna’s “All About Holidays” Challenge

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Hello and welcome

At last I’m back into things.  It’s been a topsy turvy few weeks for us since Christmas Eve.  Now, all will hopefully be plain sailing.  It’s time for this week’s challenge over at  Watercooler Wednesday!  Donna is hosting our  “All About Occasions” Challenge.
Image may contain: textWhen my local Kaisercraft store had a sale last year, I decided it was time for me to add some Aussie flowers to my stash.

As the January 26th is Australia Day, I thought it would be the perfect time to try out this set –  Kaisercraft – Open Road clear stamp set.

The focus of my CAS card is the Australian Waratah. It is a large shrub or small tree with this stunning stiff flower.  Found in SE Australia, it is the floral emblem for New South Wales.

My waratah was coloured using Prismacolor pencils, after being stamped on a Spellbinders – Captivating Squares Nestabilities.

The sentiment is a favourite from a There She Goes set – Everyday Greetings.

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you get the chance to join our challenge this week.  Be sure to head to our blog for lots of great inspiration.

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

WWC203 – Karen’s “All About Occasions” Challenge

 

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Hello and welcome

Hopefully all is returning to normal after the holidays and you’re ready for this week’s challenge over at  Watercooler Wednesday!  Karen is hosting our  “All About Occasions” Challenge.

Image may contain: text My card is one I made to celebrate a friend’s new house.

I had great fun playing with this great technique I found on Jennifer McGuire’s blog. While not really new, it was new for me.

The technique involves heat embossing and watercolour lifting.  I  changed it up a bit and used Distress inks to ink up the background of a piece of card.

The next step is to stamp and clear heat emboss  a background stamp ( Hero Arts – Leafy Vines Cling) over the inked background.

Now the fun begins!  You  need to lightly wash over the card with water and remove some of the colour from the background.  The colour under the leaves remains bright and glossy as the background fades!

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After cutting a section from the card using MFT Die-namics – Homespun Stitch Lines die, it was adhered it to the card front.

After stamping, Distress water colouring and fussy cutting a bird from MFT – Tweet On You,  was added to the top of the sentiment strip ( MFT Homespun Birdhouse Die-namics) with Wink of Stella added.

The last thing was to add die cut birdhouses (Inticutz Secret Garden Collection – 3 letterboxes) covered in Wink of Stella.

Sorry you have had to work through this rather long post.  I hope you can join our challenge this week.  Don’t forget to visit our blog for lots of great inspiration!

Thanks so much for visiting

Have a great week

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge – Something New

 

WWC202 – Dawn’s Feminine “Anything Goes” Challenge

 

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Welcome back

It’s time for the first Watercooler Wednesday Challenge for 2019!  This week is Dawn’s Feminine “Anything Goes” Challenge!
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Today’s card is a very feminine birthday card.
The cross – stitch flowers are Waffle Flowers – The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery layered flowers. I love the way it reminds me of my days of cross stitching!

I must admit, when I saw this set, I fell in love and after watching a couple of videos, I thought it would be easy.  However, although I’m really pleased with the result, I must say matching the layers is not that easy. I did find that you could cheat a bit and add a couple of stiches with pen, if it seems to be missing.

The card was folded normally, but then a section was removed from the LHS.  The top layer was cut using Spellbinders – Curved Borders Two die and layered over some pale pink card, before being added to the card front. Along the side, I added a strip coloured with the same ink used on the flowers.  The sentiment is from the same flower set.

Please head over to our blog and check out the wonderfully inspirational work by the rest of the Design Team!  I hope you will find the time to join our challenge this month.  Good luck!

Thanks so much for visiting
Cheers
Helen
Challenge:

Just for You

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Welcome back for 2019!!!!  I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy and healthy new year! May you find peace and happiness!

I’m back with my first card for HLS Watercolour Challenge for January 2019 with an optional twist of TEXTURE! However, anything  watercolour is just fine.

My card features white heat embossed Hero Arts – Design Block Silhouette which then had Distress Ink watercolour background added.

After trimming, the panel was mounted on a pale blue panel and then a larger light blue.

To finish, I added a white ribbon before being added to the card front.

The vertical sentiment, which is an old wood block stamp from a local company.

A heart shaped pin and some small pearls finished the card.

Please head over to our blog and check out the wonderfully inspirational work by the rest of the Design Team!  I hope you will find the time to join our challenge this month.  Good luck!

Thanks so much for visiting
Cheers
Helen
Challenges:

 

WWC201 – Marsha’s Special Two-Week Year End Anything Goes

 

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Update: I was lucky enough to be selected for an Honourable Mention from The Flower Challenge – December. Thanks so much!

Hello Friends

Welcome to our last challenge for 2018, over at Watercooler Wednesday! As we are all busy with Christmas and New Year,  Marsha’s Special Challenge is Two-Week Year End Anything Goes!
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This week, I decided to play with a CAS one layer card after all the layers in last week’s card!

I started by stamping an old favourite – Papertrey Ink Year of Flowers Poinsettias in the middle of a piece of card, cut to the size of my card front. After some measuring to ensure the tags were evenly spaced, I cut 3 tags using a Nesting Tag die from a local craft store.

I then removed the stamped tags and watercoloured them using Distress Inks.
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For a little relief and interest, I used the 3 dot clusters from Papertrey Ink  Harvest Berries set instead of leaves, and the large dot where the tie for a tag would go.

The front panel was attached to the card front and the tags replaced to finish the image. I used a  Verve Stamps – Glad Tidings sentiment in green at the bottom.

I was really pleased with the way this one turned out.  I hope you like it too.  So simple and easy!

We would love to see what you create over the next couple of weeks!  Please check out our blog for more inspiration.

Wishing you a very safe and happy Christmas and a very happy and healthy 2019!

Thanks so much for visiting and your support over the last year.  I really appreciate you taking the time to  comment.

Cheers

Helen
Challenges:

AAA Cards #130 is Three of Something ( 3 tags, groups of 3 dots)

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #460 – colors red, green and white.

Time Out Challenge #124  – Joyful

The Flower Challenge #27 ‘Use an Older Stamp or Die’

        

WWC200 – Helen’s “All About Occasions” Challenge

 

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Hello and welcome

Believe it or not Watercooler Wednesday has reached it’s 200th Challenge!!!!! A great milestone!

I am thrilled to host this very special challenge!  So lucky!!!! This week is an  All About Occasions Challenge!  So much to choose from!

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Still in the middle of Christmas cards, I decided to change things up a bit!

My Christmas card features Art Impressions ‘Udderly Fantastic Set’  I thought it would be great fun to see those cows enjoying the Christmas season! They’re not traditional Christmas but in this scene, they fit so well with the celebrations! Don’t you agree?

After Distress water colouring and adding Wink of Stella ( gold and clear), they were fussy cut.

The window frame is from Mama Elephant.  The sky behind was a scrap from my box  the Santa and sleigh (from an old cheap wood block stamp) added. It was then attached to the background paper on the card front.

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The tree was another one of my earliest wood block stamps, which was water coloured, fussy cut, and had gel pen ornaments added. It was then attached with foam tape.

The banner is an old Papermania Urban Stamp set – ’12 Days of Christmas’, fussy cut and added across the window with foam tape. The holly at the ends is from a mini set from Docrafts – ‘Christmas Cake’ and  fussy cut. The same was used for the cow’s head dress.

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The other cow had a Santa hat added – again an old wood block stamp by a local girl.

An old wood block present stamp was coloured and cut up to get 2 presents for under the tree.

The pierced MFT rectangle frame had fun foam added and attached to the scene.

Finally, the dancing cows were added, again with foam tape.

Such a long post! Sorry!

I  hope my card brings a smile to your day!

Please be sure to visit our blog and for more inspiration from our Design Team. I can’t wait to see what you create for this special challenge!

Thanks so much for visiting.  Have a great day!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Art Impressions Challenge 246 Anything Goes WEEK 2!

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #322 – Make Your Mark

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Christmas

Simon Says Monday Challenge: Warm Winter Wishes

Time Out Challenge #124

Brown Sugar Challenge #285 December 2018

As You Like It Favourite Christmas Animal (and why?)

All Sorts Challenge Week 498 – Christmas Trees

 

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WWC199 – Tristan’s Feminine “Anything Goes” Challenge

 

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Hello and welcome

It’s time for our new challenge over at  Watercooler Wednesday!  This week is Tristan’s Feminine “Anything Goes” Challenge.  I hope you will join us!
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Christmas is fast approaching… so I decided to feature another Christmas card.  This time using one of may favourite Penny Black images – Fairy Holly.

After stamping she was coloured using Copic markers and fussy cut.  Wink of Stella was added to her sash, shoes, frills and hints on her holly wings. I added glitter to the snow globe followed by Glossy Accents, which was also added to the holly berries. Gold Wink of Stella made the bells shine.

 

The EF background suits it so well and is from Design Objectives.

After adding my fairy to the card from with raised tape, I added a sentiment from Kaisercraft (another favourite of mine).

Thanks so much for dropping bye. Please head over to our blog to check out the wonderful inspiration from our Design Team.

I hope you can enjoy some crafting the week!

Helen

Challenge:

Penny Black  and More Challenge – December – Traditional Christmas colours

PBSC December – Anything Goes…Optional ‘Winter or Christmas’!

PP421 – A Theme Challenge from Jaydee – It’s beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas 

Paru’s Card Making Challenges December 2018 challenge

Time Out Challenge #124

Brown Sugar Challenge #285 December 2018

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